"Just months before the Nazis launched their attack on the Soviet Union, they had nothing better to do than to obsess about this dog." Introducing Jackie, the Finnish dog
that infuriated the Nazis.
posted by naju
on Jan 7, 2011 -
: DNA Profiling for Pets; "... designed to help communities enforce their pooper scooper rules and give the pet owner tools that help them build a better relationship with their dog." [more inside]
posted by bwg
on Jan 3, 2011 -
once recited a poem about his dog, on the Johnny Carson Show.
It's an awwww moment...
now...go pet your dog.
I can't believe this hasn't been posted on Metafilter yet.
posted by HuronBob
on Nov 21, 2010 -
You will walk away from this video smiling and wondering why YOUR dog is so stupid!
posted by HuronBob
on Nov 7, 2010 -
The Wet-Dog Shake (SLYT).
Scientists have worked out the optimum amount of shaking that animals have to do to dry themselves after getting wet. Filming in slow motion, they captured various animals shaking themselves off, from a wet mouse to a big grizzly bear. [more inside]
posted by 7-7
on Oct 30, 2010 -
Caring about something is about taking the pain and the joy. The pain is hard. Taking the pain, facing it, dealing with it are the ways I think we can show we really care. That we know we care.
, the story of a dog.
posted by Gator
on Sep 18, 2010 -
of Norway make their home in nests along cliffs and in caves. These nests were inaccessible to human hunters. The hunters needed a special kind of dog. A spelunking
dog. [more inside]
posted by dogmom
on Aug 10, 2010 -
Greetings from the Twine Ball, wish you were here
: "But you can't see out of the side of the car, because the windows are completely covered with the decals of all the places where we've already been: there's Elvis-O-Rama
, the Tupperware Museum
, the Boll Weevil Monument
, and Cranberry World
, the Shuffleboard Hall Of Fame
, Poodle Dog Rock
, and the Mecca of Albino Squirrels
. We've been to ghost towns, theme parks, wax museums, and a place where you can drive through the middle of a tree
... " [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Jul 8, 2010 -
My brother found this deer alone and malnourished when it was a tiny baby. My family bottle fed the baby, named Theen, until he was eating grass. Several months later he's very socialized with people, our black lab, and our cats. He is free to wander if he likes and we've seen him with several herds of whitetail and axis deer. Apparently he fits in just fine with them. He frequently comes back to the house to eat some catfood and play with our dog, Buddy. He doesn't care much for deer corn.
One dog. One deer. One ball.
posted by lazaruslong
on Mar 29, 2010 -
In the 50's and 60's, more than a thousand sled dogs were slaughtered by RCMP officers and provincial police, some of them killed in ad hoc gas chambers. A recent report
from retired Quebec judge Jean-Jacques Croteau states that Ottawa and Quebec should apologize and compensate the affected communities for 'turning a blind eye' to the slaughter. You can hear Makivik
President, Pita Aatami
talking about it on CBC's As It Happens
posted by Bartonius
on Mar 25, 2010 -
Old dog photos, lost and found. I’ve always loved and accumulated old photographs, but one day about 10 years ago I looked around my house and suddenly found all those long-dead babies and brides and wearers of extraordinary hats rather depressing. . . But I noticed that the dogs — frequent subjects of those black and white images, on purpose and not — seemed somehow to remain alive.
posted by _sirmissalot_
on Sep 6, 2009 -
Tuesday is a so-called psychiatric-service dog, a new generation of animals trained to help people whose suffering is not physical, but emotional. They are, effectively, Seeing Eye dogs for the mind.
Tuesday's master is an Iraq war veteran suffering from severe post-traumatic stress disorder. [more inside]
posted by educatedslacker
on Jul 11, 2009 -