Tuesday 22 May 2012

Dog stamps

The U.S. Postal Service recently released new stamps honouring working dogs.
The set of four stamps, that celebrates the partnership of dogs and people, depicts four typical jobs of working canines: guide dogs, therapy dogs, tracking dogs and search dogs.
The guide dog is a black Labrador Retriever, the sweet therapy dog -- pictured being petted -- is a Welsh Springer Spaniel. A yellow Labrador is the tracking dog while the search dog is a German Shepherd, standing in tall grass.

Thursday 17 May 2012

Perfume for dogs

Discover the « Les Poochs » perfume range !
For the female dog, there is La Pooch Perfume: a sprightly and light floral reminiscent of spring flowers and Lily of the Valley.  For the male dog, there is Le Pooch Cologne: a light woodsy-green top note with lingering hints of leather and spice.
Yours from Paw Palace on-line pet boutique where you can find all sorts of pet products you have not even dreamed of. 
Can you imagine Ozzy parading through the house smelling like a French boudoir?

Thursday 10 May 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi's dog.

Aung San Suu Kyi with her dog Tai Chi Toe, at her home in Rangoon. Burma's democracy icon and leader of the opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), spent more than 15 years under house arrest in her lakeside home and Insein prison. She was released from her latest sentence in November 2010.
The dog was purchased by her son Kim Aris, who was able to visit his mother for the first time in a decade after her release.
Don't you think it looks a bit like Ozzy?  

Monday 7 May 2012

All in the mind

Dogs do many things to help people. Physiological measures show that petting a calm and friendly dog actually reduces stress ( reduced muscle tension, more regular breathing and a slower heart rate).  It has been said that people who own dogs are likely to live longer and require less medical attention.  
Dogs can also assist in psychotherapy.  Sigmund Freud felt that dogs had a special sense that allows them to judge a person's character accurately. For this reason his favourite chow-chow, Jo-Fi, attended all of his therapy sessions.  Freud admitted that he often depended upon Jo-Fi for an assessment of the patient's mental state. He also felt that the presence of the dog seemed to have a calming influence on all patients, particularly children.

Wednesday 2 May 2012

Thorny start



Cactus Jack, a eight-week-old puppy was found face-first in a cholla cactus in Phoenix, Arizona. Passersby who found the Yorkie-terrier mix alerted the Arizona Humane Society and went to work on removing the scores of fish hook type spikes from his face. They removed a five gallon bucket worth of spines. Vets who treated him said he was not phased by his ordeal. He just loved the attention and was wagging his tail throughout his medical examination. Cactus Jack was put up for adoption. The Arizona Humane Society believes there will be some many takers that a ballot will be opened.