Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Dogs Fight Secretive War on Terror

The Department of Defense regularly trains and employs working dogs to aid in military operations and the War on Terror. These dogs are commonly used for tasks such as explosives detection, security and patrol, guard duty, and search and rescue.

However, some watchdog groups have claimed that there are other secret canine "mercenaries" who operate in the shadows, and whose missions are highly classified.

These stealth operatives are highly trained in a variety of unorthodox arts of war including sabotage, assassination, and espionage. If you believe that your dog is part of this elite group, you may consider honoring and identifying them with this intimidating new apparel. The apparel is lightweight and aerodynamic so that your dog will achieve maximum success in their missions, and remain virtually invisible in snowstorms.

Monday, October 29, 2007

OT: Kurdish official claims Turkey fears democracy


The Deputy Speaker of the Parliament of Kurdistan, Kamal Kirkuki, has alleged that Turkey's threats to attack Kurdish rebels in Iraq's northern region were motivated by an unspoken fear of the democracy developing beyond its southern border.

Turkey has been threatening to launch cross-border operations to seek out rebels from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), who are hiding in the rugged Qandil Mountains of northern Iraq and attacking Turkey.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Dognappers Abduct Member of Revolution

This story is further proof of German Shepherds' important role in international politics. - A role that continues to hidden by mainstream media:

Monday October 22, 2007

Two men are in custody, wounded in a shootout after they allegedly came to pick up a ransom. The victim is safe and doesn't seem to be all the worse for his terrifying experience. It sounds like a movie plot or some fiction novel. But it really happened in Bogota, Colombia - and it's even stranger than the scenario would suggest.

Because the cause of all this violence and gunplay is a family dog.

Kidnappers snatched the animal from a rich neighbourhood in Bogota last month while the owners were away and demanded US$350,000 for his safe return. When the abductors made contact with the owners of the German shepherd (similar to the one pictured in the file photo, top left), they contacted police. Authorities then arranged a sting to lure out the pooch-takers, which ended when two men were shot last Tuesday after they apparently came to pick up the ransom.

The story moved between high drama and outright farce, after his captors sent the family a video of their pet to prove he was still alive. It was accompanied by a note that read, "This is how your dog cries at night."

The standoff finally ended when the hostage - named Aldo de Fescol - was dropped off at a veterinarian's office on Friday, with the remaining members of the conspiracy leaving a note saying he needed a bath. The animal wasn't hurt and was returned in good condition, apparently none the worse for wear.

Kidnapping is unfortunately common in the country, a favourite tactic of drug runners and guerillas trying to raise quick cash. But in this case, the effort went unrewarded. Police confirm no ransom was paid for Aldo, who's happily back with his family after their dogged pursuit of justice.

citynews.ca File photo credit: Rob Elliott/AFP/Getty Images

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Dog Spiritual Leader Shirts

Biting off the famous Jesus pop culture design, these t-shirts will show others who your spiritual leader really is.

Available in Beagle, Boston Terrier, and Corgi...

Also, an Elmo version for the kids...

Monday, October 15, 2007

Police Dog Bonds With Suspect

Video from a recent police chase confirms that Pluto, the friendly police dog, has the authority to decide which suspects are really "bad guys."

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Dog Joins Peace Marathon

Kosice, Eastern Slovakia: An unidentified dog is seen joining the International Peace Marathon in Slovakia on Sunday. The dog inspired hundreds as it joined the runners in promoting world peace. However, witnesses say that the dog soon lost interest and left the race after realizing that it could not run and lick its genitals at the same time.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Lhasa Apsos Demand a Free Tibet

The Lhasa Apso is known for being one of the 14 most ancient dog breeds. A popular breed in America, the first pair of Lhasa Apsos arrived in the early 1930's as a gift from Thubten Gyatso, the 13th Dalai Lama of Tibet. The Lhasa Apso is also known for it's small size, yet fearless nature. The Tibetan name for the breed is, "Seng-Kyi" which literally translates to "Snow Lion."

After WWII, in 1950, the Chinese People's Liberation Army invaded the Lhasa Apso's native country of Tibet, crushing a resistance of monks and farmers armed with pitchforks and swords. China then claimed sovereignty over the area, making it official with an agreement ratified in the city of Lhasa later that year.

After the brutal invasion, China began a campaign of state terrorism which led to the death, torture, or disappearance of over 1 million Tibetans. (an accusation that the Chinese government denies) Fearing for his life, the current Dalai Lama fled to India where he still remains in exile today. Canine calls to "Free Tibet," demand an end to the violent Chinese occupation of this peaceful country.
The Lhasa Apso have been given a prominent role in the Tibetan flag, (above) because of their fearless, resilient nature. - Qualities that they share with the Tibetan people, as well as the "Seng-Kyi" - the mythical snow lions of the Himalayas for which they were named.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Chihuahua Threatens; Stalks Vick

Atlanta, GA - Jewels, a 6-year-old Chihuahua, has been ordered to stay at least 500 feet away from Falcons quarterback Michael Vick after police found the dog lurking just outside of Vick's home in Duluth, Georgia.

Police say that the dog was in disguise, attempting to gain entrance to the athlete's home by impersonating former Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders.

Witnesses described the animal as "cold and calculating" and speculate that the dog was out to seek revenge against Vick for a recent animal cruelty conviction.

Although formal charges have not been brought against the animal, Vick has reportedly obtained a second bodyguard as a precaution.

Monday, October 01, 2007

New T-shirt for Dachshund Owners

I've created a new t-shirt design for the many Dachshund owners who share photos of their pets online. This fellow sent me a picture of himself wearing his new shirt. Thanks!