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Is Your Pet a Budding Star?
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Is Your Pet a Budding Star?

Have you ever looked at your pet and thought, "You oughta be in pictures"? After all, pets display so much character at home; you may already have miles of antics and tricks on videotape, enough to stretch from your home to Hollywood. But how do you persuade a casting director that your pet is just perfect for the part?

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The Election Has Gone to The Dogs!

MAN'S BEST FRIEND now has the opportunity to VOTE! Just when you thought all opinions had been voiced in this dizzying political battle, man's best friend now has the opportunity to be heard. Has your dog been barking at the TV or shredding the morning paper? Perhaps Rover is trying to tell you that he thinks Bush-BITES!
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World's Oldest Cat: 140 in Human Years, But Who's Counting?

Until he passed away at the ripe old age of 31 in July 2001, the world's oldest cat was chasing spiders without the equivalent of a feline walking cane. Spike, a British ginger and white tom, had been certified as the world's oldest living cat by the Guinness Book of Records in 1999, when the sprightly kitty was just 29.
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Penguins, Cows, Llamas - They All Came to Be Blessed

The scene was nothing short of magical at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, as dancers waving flags of green, blue and gold flitted down the nave, and choirs of dogs, birds, cats and humans echoed through the vaulting arches of the largest cathedral in the world. Pet lovers of all faiths trekked to the 108-year-old house of worship to have their animals blessed at the 16th Annual Blessing of the Beasts held in honor of St.
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Celebrity Pets: The Cats Behind “Dilbert”

In Scott Adams' popular and long-running "Dilbert" cartoon series, the evil human resource director, a feline named Catbert, routinely devises new ways to torment employees and keep them under paw. With two cats sharing his rural home, one may be tempted to think Adams is drawing from real life. No way, he says.
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Dogs on the Trail

When hiking with your dog, being prepared can make a difference. Greenfield WI-Veteran backpacker Gary Hoffman has traveled with his dog just about everywhere. He has developed some very specialized expertise and has written a guidebook packed with tips on how to care for your animal while hiking and camping or traveling in your car.
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Benji Is Healing After Emergency Surgery

SAN DIEGO Benji, the floppy-eared star of the recently released major motion picture Benji Off the Leash, is healing well after last month's emergency eye surgery at a Chicago area vet clinic, but is still having problems with her vision in her left eye, producer Joe Camp announced. San Diego-based veterinary ophthalmologist, Dr.
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Dogs and Cats as Blood Donors

Humans have long been implored to give blood - rewarded with a cookie, a glass of orange juice and the satisfaction of knowing their donation of vital fluid could help save a faltering patient. Now an increasing number of dogs and cats are being pressed into service as blood donors to keep up with advances in veterinary medicine, such as open-heart surgery and the removal of tumors and aggressive treatment of traumas that require blood transfusions.
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Puppy University Course Comments

Read what our users are saying when we asked "What did you like about the course and how can we improve it"? Here are just a few of the comments…Good interactives, informative and not too time consuming to complete. I actually learned a few things and have had my dog for 1 1/2yr. I have a puppy and it worked!
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Dog Power!

Animals have been used on farms worldwide for millenniums. Horses, mules, donkeys and oxen were by far, the favorite species for most animal powered equipment. However, Tucked away in American small farm heritage is a contraption that harnessed the power of the dog. This rare but useful piece of equipment, known as the "dog power" allowed the family dog to earn its keep around the farm.
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2006 Pet Horoscope

Wondering what the New Year has written in the stars for you, your human caretakers and pet pals? In 2006, family ties and human mankind will make a significant difference for all of Mother Nature's creatures, big and small. Thanks to the Moon, Sun, and other planets, earth changes will have an effect on domestic pets, wildlife, and our human caretakers.
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Hero Hounds That Sniff Out and Rescue People

In the wake of unspeakable devastation, such as the aftermath of the attacks on New York and Washington, we rely on hero dogs to find survivors and to snatch hope from overwhelming tragedy. These highly trained dogs have a long and illustrious history of sniffing out loved ones. They play a vital, often central, role in search and rescue.
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Chihuahuas -The Irreverent Vet's Opinion on the Chihuahua

Chihuahuas - Flip a coin, because when getting a Chihuahua you may get the sweetest, cutest family dog or a yipping, biting annoyance. In practice, I see both. However, Chihuahua owners are usually very accepting of their dogs and very devoted to them. Generally, Chihuahuas are fun little dogs that often have a lot of personality.
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Meet ” Tucker & Turbo”

Our puppies of the week are from Rockford, Illinois. Cristin, Tucker and Turbo's Owner writes: Tucker and Turbo are mixed with lab/shepherd/beagle. They are the smartest dogs. They love to play with their stuffed animals. More than anything they really enjoy the praise they get for a job well done. When their not sleeping, they love to play outside in big piles of leaves.
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Meet Adam Sandler's Tough-Talking Sidekick in 'Little Nicky'

Adam Sandler is the closest thing to a sure bet you can find in Hollywood. His last two movies - The Waterboy and Big Daddy - both grossed more than $160 million, establishing the former Saturday Night Live standout as one of the most bankable comics in the business. The money train is expected to keep rolling when his latest movie, Little Nicky , arrives in theaters Nov.
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16 Things Every Kid Should Know about Dogs

Here are some basic facts that every child should know about dogs. Help your child by teaching these basic principles: 1. A wagging tail does NOT necessarily mean a friendly dog. Just because a dog wags his tail does not mean he is friendly. Tail movement is a communication signal in dogs and can mean friendliness but in some dogs, especially when the tail motion is fast and upright, can mean aggression.
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Blessing of the Animals to Draw Thousands

Updated: September 8, 2014 Thousands of animals will fill churches and cathedrals across this country in coming days as congregations hold services to bless them in honor of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the Catholic patron saint of animals. Dogs, cats, reptiles, birds, horses and species of all kinds will receive special blessings in keeping with the spirit of the 13th century founder of the Franciscan order, whose life is celebrated on Oct.
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Bewitching Guide to Halloween Costumes

Like everybody else this haunted holiday, your dog needs a costume - and there are plenty of places to find one. Traditional favorites are the ballerina's tutu and the Superman suit; however, the French maid and the Egyptian are also popular. We scoured the Web to come up with a buyer's guide to bewitching dog duds - from devils to witches to pumpkins to ghosts - even a king and queen.
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Take Your Dog to the Ballgame - In Chicago

Once a year, a Chicago White Sox baseball game is sure to "go to the dogs," and we're not talking about low scores, striking out or fights on the field. For the past six years, the team has set aside one game every season as "Dog Day," allowing pet owners to bring canine companions to Comiskey Park. On April 20, approximately 550 canines of all breeds, shapes and sizes will watch America's favorite pastime, sitting side-by-side their owners as the White Sox host the Detroit Tigers.
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Some States Move to Give Animals Rights

The sad fate of a flock of sheep could spur a Massachusetts court to set a major precedent in the 20-year battle for animal rights. The issue: Should a couple whose sheep were ripped to pieces by a neighbor's dogs be awarded damages for their mental anguish over the loss? The bereaved owners argue their animals were more like their children than livestock, allowed free access to their house, taken along on vacations and fed Dunkin' Donuts.
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