Margaret on May 29th, 2009

US newspapers and television yesterday reported the rescue of  close to 400 American Toy Eskimo dogs from a “puppy mill” in Benton Country. ” barks rang out from across more than two acres on Stewart’s property. There were puppies in shopping carts, tiny pens, hot cages. Some of the animals were just days old, many […]

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Margaret on May 25th, 2009

The original photo which was in circulation with the same theme story on the ‘net was of a Golden Retriever. There was actually a Golden Retriever which last year vanished in Barbados and his owners never recovered him although they put up numerous fliers all over the island and spent countless hours searching and driving […]

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I read in today’s “Nation” newspaper that an Akita was brutally killed after it bit a one and a half year old child.  Apparently the child “was calling the dog’s name, Shawn, over and over and hitting him. Then the dog pushed his head through the gallery and clamped on to the boy’s hand,” The […]

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Margaret on May 22nd, 2009

These beanie baby look like Bo toys were introduced in stores in the USA two days after Bo, the Portuguese Water Dog puppy was unveiled by the Obama family.  Priced at $4.99 they sold out in a few hours with fresh “litters” then being produced to meet the demand. Of course, you can also imagine […]

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Margaret on May 21st, 2009

I saw in a recent post of DogWorld that a man recently kicked to death his fiancee’s Yorkshire Terrier.  A Yorkshire Terrier is a toy breed, according to the standard, with a weight not exceeding 7 lbs. There were some of this breed in Barbados years ago with pedigrees and I believe there are still […]

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Margaret on May 7th, 2009

The famous designer loves Pugs and has six of them.  He recently had a competition which 450 Pugs entered and the object was to select the 20 “most fashionable”.  The above is known as Pugger Doodle and was only a runner up but with its incognito appearance, it certainly would have attracted a lot of […]

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Margaret on May 6th, 2009

Here are a few of the ones I find cute: To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs. –Aldous Huxley 1894 English Novelist. If dogs could talk, perhaps we’d find it just as hard to get along with them as we do people. –Karel Capek 1890-1938 Czech Journalist. You never […]

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Margaret on May 3rd, 2009

Agility restarted a few weeks ago, and Rita (Rap’s litter sister out of Netherlands import Ch. Rick Lois From the Dogsfarm at Calliope and the UK import Ch. Farleycross So Far So Good of Calliope) whom I had booked for the agility class and was working with in agility now for a while, went into […]

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