"Pet custody disputes
have become an increasingly common fixture in divorce cases." Related: "Animal lawyers
are careful to distinguish themselves from animal rights advocates... These lawyers are concerned primarily with getting the legal system to acknowledge that animals have an intrinsic value beyond mere property."
posted by amyms
on Sep 17, 2007 -
The story of Sgt Stubby of the 102nd Infantry,
the most decorated dog of WWI, is an amazing tale. As a stray he wandered onto a troop barracks in the U.S. & was adopted by one of the young recruits. Barely a pup when he was smuggled aboard a troop transport to the front lines, he served in over 17 battles, providing morale boost up & down the trenches, early warning (through his enhanced sense of smell) for gas attacks, and even uncovering & capturing a german spy in the trenches. Though largely forgotten today, upon his return to the U.S., Stubby was met with a hero's welcome, and went on to become the original mascot for the Georgetown Hoyas
. After his passing in 1926, his preserved remains were put on display by the Smithsonian
, wearing the special coat he was given to hold the large number of medals & awards he received for his service in the Great War.
posted by jonson
on Sep 1, 2007 -
"All Creeds. All Breeds. No Dogmas Allowed."
Whether you are a dog person or not, you have probably seen Stephen Huneck's woodcut illustrations
or children's books
. The man clearly likes his canines. About eight years ago, a wild idea
came to him shortly after he returned home with his wife and three dogs following a near-fatal illness that left him in a coma for two months. He was inspired to build a non-denominational chapel on his 400-acre mountain-top farm in St. Johnsbury (named "Dog Mountain," naturally), and to style it in the manner of a small village church built in Vermont around 1820. He then opened Dog Chapel
to the public. "I look at this chapel as the largest artwork of my life, and my most personal."
he says. It looks cool
posted by miss lynnster
on May 29, 2007 -
Is your plan of spending an idyllic Saturday at the lake playing fetch
with your chocolate Lab hampered by the fact that you don't own
a chocolate Lab? Flexpetz
to the rescue! If you live in Los Angeles or San Diego, you can rent a dog by the day.
posted by freshwater_pr0n
on Apr 26, 2007 -
If you took the concept of a cat scratching post, and replaced "cat" with "Horny Dog" and "Scratching Post" with "Hollowed Out Fuckdoll," you'd have the Hotdoll
posted by jonson
on Apr 18, 2007 -
What’s a dog worth?
Los Angeles kills more animals in its shelters than any other metropolitan area in the United States. For that to change, we will have to figure out what to do with the pets none of us want.
posted by PenguinBukkake
on May 13, 2006 -
Bottled water for dogs.
For the malnourished or dehydrated pooch. I might be mistaken, but isn't this in Revelations as one of the portents of the apocalypse?
posted by howfar
on May 2, 2006 -
Dogs trained to sniff out cancer. In this study which will be published in the March 2006 issue of the journal Integrative Cancer Therapies published by SAGE Publications, researchers reveal scientific evidence that a dog's extraordinary scenting ability can distinguish people with both early and late stage lung and breast cancers from healthy controls.
A BBC Four documentary will be aired soon in the US, an article and a clip from the documentary can be found here
posted by Meredith
on Jan 12, 2006 -
U.S. scientists have succeeded in reviving dogs after three hours of clinical death, paving the way for trials on humans within years.
posted by stevis
on Jun 27, 2005 -
Feral Robotic Dogs
OUT THERE, in happy family homes, in the offices of corporate executives, in toy stores through out the globe, is an army of robotic dogs. These semi-autonomous
robotic creatures, though currently programmed to perform inane or entertaining tasks: begging for plastic bones; barking to the tune of national anthems; walking in circles; are actually fully motile and AWAITING FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.
posted by warbaby
on Jun 6, 2005 -