Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Dog Gets Stem Cell Therapy for Arthritis

Dog Gets Stem Cell Therapy for Arthritis - Amazing story this week about a 12 year old Border Collie dog that got same-day stem cell therapy for his arthritis. Basically they took cells from the fat in his body, took out the stem cells, and then injected them into his arthritic joints so that the stem cells can fight the arthritis.

You can read the full story about this dog's stem cell therapy at thestemcellblog.com

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Dog that Mocked Hitler Enraged Nazi Party

AP - BERLIN – Newly discovered documents have revealed a bizarre footnote to the history of the Second World War: a Finnish mutt whose imitation of the Hitler salute enraged the Nazis so deeply that they started an obsessive campaign against the dog's owner.

Absurdly, a totalitarian state that dominated most of Europe was unable to do much about Jackie and his paw-raising parody of Germany's Fuehrer.

In the middle of World War II — months before Hitler ordered some 4.5 million troops to invade the Soviet Union — the Foreign Office in Berlin commanded its diplomats in the Nazi-friendly Nordic country to gather evidence on the dog, and even came up with plans to destroy the pharmaceutical wholesale company of its owner.
The dog, Jackie, was a mutt owned by Tor Borg, a businessman from the Finnish city of Tampere. Borg's wife Josefine, a German citizen known for her anti-Nazi sentiments, dubbed the dog Hitler because of the strange way it raised its paw high in the air like Germans greeting the Fuehrer with a cry of "Heil Hitler!"

After being reported by a neighbor, Borg was ordered to the German embassy in Helsinki and questioned about his dog's unusual greeting habits. He denied ever calling the dog by the German dictator's name, but admitted that his wife called the dog Hitler. Full story 

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Friday, January 07, 2011

Obey the Beagle!

Yes... look into the Beagle's eyes... you are getting very sleepy... let go of your own opinions and thoughts, and do exactly as the Beagle says... 

Thanks to Eric from the stem cell blog for the pic.

Obey the Vizsla!

Vizsla puppy shows how to deal with insurgency