Thieves steal collar belonging to former first Airedale
An antique dog collar belonging to former President Warren G. Harding’s beloved pet “Laddie Boy” has been stolen from the 29th president’s historic home in central Ohio. Read more
Man falsely accuses dog of setting apartment afire
A western Pennsylvania man who blamed his dog for causing an apartment fire has been jailed on charges that he set the blaze himself. Read more
Reminder: Friday is Take Your Dog to Work Day
On June 22, millions of pets are expected to show up at workplaces around the United States. But for many companies, notably high-tech firms in Silicon Valley, well, every day is Take Your Dog to Work Day.
“We’ve got hundreds of dogs at Google (GOOG) everyday,” says spokesman Jordan Newman. “We’ve allowed dogs to come to work since the early days because we find having your dog with you can make people more comfortable and thus more productive. Plus, it’s tough owning a dog and having it sit at home all day.” Read more
The Scottie News usually brings you the week’s top dog headlines on Friday, but we’re a little late this week.
New dog tv shows debut
The New York Times reports, “Dogs are having a television moment, with three very different programs about them turning up in the next few weeks on three very different outlets.” One of those shows is CBS’ Dogs in the City, about — you guessed it — the dogs who inhabit the Big Apple. If you missed Wednesday’s debut episode, you can stream it live here.
Stray dog follows cyclists for 1100 miles across China
Xiao Sa, the dog who became an internet sensation has been adopted by one of the cyclists she followed. Read more and watch the video:
Instead of kennels, more and more dog peeps are opting to send Fido to a specially screened dog sitter, some of whom will even send you photos and videos to ensure your mind’s at rest. Read more
Steer clear of dog treats from China
According to updated records kept by the Food and Drug Administration, chicken jerky pet treats from China have sickened nearly 1,000 dogs in the U.S. in recent months. Read more
Help. Which dog study should I believe?
As you can see, a news study about whether aggressive people tend to have aggressive dogs has generated some contradictory headlines. The Scottie News thinks the Wall Street Journal has the clearest interpretation of what the study really says. Guess when you’re used to dealing with mortgage-backed securities, a dog study is a walk in the park. Read more
According to TMZ, Cesar pulls in an impressive $170,000 a month. Now here’s the bad news … for Cesar. He must now pay ex-wife Ilusion a one-time payout of $400,000 … but that’s just the beginning. Read more
Spoilt dogs get fancy birthday parties
“We don’t get our dogs in our lives for as long as we like. They celebrate us every minute – they live to make us happy,” Ms. Wilson says. “The least we could is celebrate them for one day.” Read more
Stoop and scoopers get free WiFi
Mexican internet portal Terra is encouraging dog owners to poop and scoop by offering them free WiFi in return. The company is piloting the idea at 10 parks in Mexico City. Read more
Death row wolf dog gets another chance
A Louisianna state judge granted a reprieve Tuesday to a wolf dog hybrid he ordered destroyed for aggressive behavior, instead “sentencing” the animal to serve a life term as a guard dog in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Read more
Every day is take-your-dog-to-work day for Axel, who spends five hours daily atop rooves so he
can be close to his human, who is a thatcher. Lots more photos
Dog escapes on airport runway, delays flights
A puppy escaped from her travel crate Wednesday at New York’s La Guardia airport and frolicked around a busy runway.The Port Authority says the 30-pound Rhodesian ridgeback named Byrdie scampered for about 10 minutes while authorities tried unsuccessfully to collar her. More
Pet food recall:Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
Salmonella concerns prompted Missouri-based Diamond Pet Foods to recall a second batch of dry dog food produced at a South Carolina plant where production has been suspended, the company announced Thursday. More
This is the absolute number one dog story as Republicans try to find a way to stop people talking about Mitt Romney and Seamus, the dog he strapped to the roof of his car for a very long road trip. Even the news that Romney saved the life of a Scottish Terrier has done almost nothing to put the Seamus story to rest. And it’s unclear to the Scottie Newsthat this latest salvage attempt is going to have much impact either
“With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy). Like many Indonesians, Lolo followed a brand of Islam that could make room for the remnants of more ancient animist and Hindu faiths. He explained that a man took on the powers of whatever he ate: One day soon, he promised, he would bring home a piece of tiger meat for us to share.”
The Scottish Terrier and Dog News thinks this Obama/Romney dog comparison is an apples and oranges situation but let’s take the pulse of our readership:
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