Margaret on July 23rd, 2009

Mandy is lucky to have escaped from an alligator and to have a brave owner who pulled her from the jaws of death. In Florida, where it is common for alligators to frequent ponds in neighbourhoods,  a 45 lb. Wheaten Terrier, was saved by its owner from becoming an alligator’s meal. David Grounds lost 2 […]

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Margaret on July 6th, 2009

There are quite a few reasons why a dog might appear to chase and want to catch and bite his tail.  One could be boredom, especially for dogs in small kennels with nothing else to do.   Another could be because he gets a positive reinforcement from humans – laughter.   Fleas and ticks can usually attack […]

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Margaret on June 28th, 2009

Some of the walkers and their dogs The B’dos. Dog Training  Club organised a walk which took place this evening in St. John.  It started from the grounds of Peter Evelyn, Q.C, and Anne Blanchard’s home and walkers had a choice of a short walk in the country side  with their dogs, or a much […]

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A year ago in Kansas,  a small zoo  was struggling to survive declining visitors and hard times.  And a Bendal tiger they had gave birth to 3 cubs and then abandoned them.  Isabella, a Golden Retriever, was in the process of weaning her own  two pups and the Harveys, owners of the zoo, tried Isabella […]

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Margaret on June 11th, 2009

Just read that a couple in California paid US $10,000 for the return of their Yorkie-Chihuahua mix which was stolen from their parked car while they popped inside a restaurant for a quick meal. They believe that they paid the actual thief of their dog to return it, with no questions asked. The “thief” sent […]

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Margaret on June 7th, 2009

Arriving to the USA in June was a small dog Leia which was rescued by a solider and which his troops sent home to his family as they knew that Major Hutchinson had been working on getting the small dog which he loved and befriended sent to the USA.  Major Hutchinson was killed in Iraq […]

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Margaret on March 28th, 2009

Just coming from a dog show where people have imported all kinds of different breeds, and they and the locally bred dogs shown are obviously lovingly cared for, trained and prepared for the show, I was appalled this morning to see the pix. below in my favourite Barbados blog: Barbados Free Press Their heading on […]

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Just a few lines to congratulate the winners: BIS winner: Miniature Schnauzer Ch. Risepark Pretty Smart Guy at Jamrock owned by Ricky and Jolene Anderson RBIS winner: Labrador Retriever Kelleygreens Aztec Super Dog owned by C. MacPherson. Best Puppy in Show was the Rhodesian Ridgeback owned by Josee and Philip Atkinson, call name “Sinja”: Best […]

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Margaret on February 11th, 2009

Lovely line up of dogs and it did have some of my favourite breeds such as The Puli, Scottish Deerhound, Scottish Terrier and the Giant Schnauzer. The Giant Schnauzer shown was the USA’s number one show dog. It’s a “wow” to realise that the dog which won Westminster 2009 is 10 years old.  (I believe […]

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