Friday, November 21, 2008

What Your Dog Says About You

Man's best friend offers interesting clues into his owner's psyche
11/21/08 -

You can pick
up after your pooch and make sure he plays nice, but it's your dog's breed that
truly speaks volumes about what kind of owner you are.

Got a Beagle? You are inquisitive and willing to learn new things. The Beagle is constantly questioning. If you own one of these dogs, chances are you are a curious, willful person who is loyal to friends, tough on enemies and pretty stubborn.

Those with Cocker Spaniels are family oriented and nurturing. Gentle, playful and sweet in demeanor, they are the perfect size for smaller children. Owners of these dogs display the same affectionate qualities as their pups.

Pets have become more like family than an animal left in the dog house in the backyard," says Daisy Okas, assistant vice president of communications at the American Kennel Club (AKC). "Just as people are not going to skimp on their children, they are not going to cut back on their dog." Humans are so devoted to their canine counterparts that despite the economic downturn, it seems pet owners aren't willing to cut back on canine-related expenditures. full article

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Bassets Attempt to Control Whitehouse

This is just the beginning of the canine struggle to control the Whitehouse. Notice that Obama's FIRST promise as President-Elect was to get a puppy. I believe it's obvious who put him where he is...

11/12/08 Seattle Examiner - Less than a week after the election, President-elect Barack Obama has learned that everyone who supported his election wants something in return and some of the requests are out of proportion with the significance of that support.

One of the first to come calling was a group that is eager to place a basset hound in the White House.

“Bassets are a dignified breed, and ready to handle any diplomatic tasks,” said Gretchen Shelby, president of the Society to Land Obama with a Basset Rescue (SLOBR). “And it is true that basset owners’ votes pushed him over the top this year. Well, not really. A scrubbing of the voter numbers showed that most basset owners voted for Obama, but were offset by their girlfriends and wives who hate the dogs and all they stand for. Said one source “It was a wash, which is a pretty appropriate word to use when talking about bassets.”

Obama exacerbated the situation last week, when he actually said that he wanted to get a dog for his daughters. He first milked it for political advantage, saying he would prefer to adopt a shelter dog, but soon backtracked, His eldest daughter has some allergies, and the chosen pup will need to have smooth skin that can be easily cleaned, and not a lot of hair.

Obama tried to make light of the situation by referring to himself as a "mutt," but it was too late. He was already in trouble on two fronts. The basset advocacy organization protested because you never see bassets in a shelter. And an independent group immediately accused Obama of discriminating against skin type.

"This is unacceptable," said pet activist Pete Bisket. "It's unbelievable that one of our new presidents' first important appointments is based on race. There is a reason that bassets should be disqualified. They smell."

“You shut up,” said Shelby. “They don't smell." - Latest Obama Dog News

Monday, November 10, 2008

Woman Calls Pug Pancake a Miracle

AP: A woman from the former Soviet State of Kyrgyzstan is claiming that the image of a Pug miraculously appeared in her pancake. Svetlana Morozov, 71, claims that she was making breakfast on Sunday morning, when she noticed that her pancake had an amazing resemblance to a Pug; a sacred animal highly revered in Kyrgyzstan.

"It is a sign from Dog..." she said. "Legend say that Pug is good luck, and bring good health. Is great blessing, and now I put pancake on eBay... you bid, yes?"

Neither the Catholic Church, nor the AKC have responded to Svetlana's many requests to declare the Pug pancake a miracle.