Monday, June 24, 2013

Mourning Dog buries dead puppy

A video on youtube show a dog burying a dead puppy. The dog meticulously burythe dead puppy with sand using his snout. The video was apparently taken in Iraq.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Guide dog saves trainers from out of control car

A guide dog saved a man and a woman dog trainers in California when a vehicle swerve through a public sidewalk at high speed.

Todd Jurek and Danielle Alvarado, both employees of Guide Dogs for the Blind which trains dogs to assist visually impaired individuals, were training a dog in San Rafael, California when a 93-year-old woman who's trying to park her car lost control and put the car in reverse that smashed windows of some establishments. They were taking an 18-month-old Labrador retriever named O’Neil, out for a training walk when it happened.

"It was just an unbelievable sight to see something going backwards, barreling down the sidewalk," Jurek told the paper.

One of the trainers is blindfolded as part of the dog's training, they didn't see the fast approaching car but O’Neil sensed something is wrong and pulled his head backward, and it caught Jurek's attention who then also looked backward just in time to see the car.

Jurek said O’Neil underwent a series of tests on Tuesday to ensure he was not traumatized by the incident. Guide Dogs for the Blind says it hopes to have the courageous pup placed with an individual sometime in the coming weeks.

The news was reported by San Jose Mercury News.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Iran will Arrest Dogs

Iran is cracking down on people who owns pet dogs, as they viewed dogs as “najis” or unclean in Islam.

Guard dogs that are kept outside, sheep dogs used for herding, and hounds for hunting have always been acceptable, however the increasing number of pets being acquired by a middle class family that somehow imitate Western culture is reportedly causing increasing new alarm to Iranian authorities.

Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirzi in June 2010 said that dog companionship is “a blind imitation” of Western culture,” warning that such behavior would lead to family corruption and damage societal values.

Many people in the West love their dogs more than their wives and children,” the Ayatollah told the media.

The only blind people here are the Iranian authorities.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Comfort Dog Pet Doll

Comfort Dog Pet Doll

Moses the Comfort Dog gets a break with his pet doll. Workers in Oklahoma gave Moses the Comfort Dog his own Golden Retriever stuffed animal to snuggle with while taking breaks from visiting with the victims of the devastating May 20 tornado.

The K-9 Parish Comfort Dogs visited Oklahoma to help residents heal from a disaster.