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Dogs Are A Victim’s Best Friend (Official Court Canine)

I love knowing that several area courts have hired specially trained canine staff members whose job is to provide comfort to victims. Service dogs do seem to love their jobs.

“Thurston County Courthouse canine provides comfort: Two-year-old black lab specially trained to comfort crime victims” by Amelia Dickson http://www.chronline.com/crime/thurston-county-courthouse-canine-provides-comfort/article_236182c0-ad85-11e5-9999-439c47a7bcd0.html

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Cat Lady Central (The PNW Has More Cat Ladies Than Other US Regions)

Several people have sent me this news item published on December 4, 2015 on Northwest Cable News: “Pacific Northwest has more ‘cat ladies’ than anywhere else“.

That article cites the Seattle Times story “Are you a cat lady? Seattle area has 2nd-highest number in U.S.” published on November 17, 2015. Their stats are based on . . . → Read More: Cat Lady Central (The PNW Has More Cat Ladies Than Other US Regions)

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Great Dane Eats 43.5 Socks And Only Wins 3rd Place

I read an article on the BBC news website about the “They Ate WHAT?” contest run by Veterinary Practice News and I had to share!

Kitten abducts alien

Third place went to a Great Dane who ate 43.5 socks. Honorable mentions include a bearded dragon who ate a Barbie’s banana, a golden retriever who . . . → Read More: Great Dane Eats 43.5 Socks And Only Wins 3rd Place

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Bone from oldest domestic dogs found in human feces in Texas cave

A friend sent me a link to a National Geographic article about a fragment from a canine skull fragment found in feces from a human that is 9,400 years old (by Ker Than). This fragment is the oldest documented domestic dog bone found in North America.

There are many accounts of humans eating dogs as . . . → Read More: Bone from oldest domestic dogs found in human feces in Texas cave

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