Cesar Millan explains the need to get dogs spayed to CNN’s Latin American audience, in Spanish. Watch the video at Noticias 24.
Here’s his public service announcement, in English,
and in Spanish,
Sell a guinea pig, go to jail.
That’s the law under consideration by San Francisco’s Commission of Animal Control and Welfare. If the commission approves the ordinance at its meeting tonight, San Francisco could soon have what is believed to be the country’s first ban on the sale of all pets except fish.
That includes dogs, cats, hamsters, mice, rats, chinchillas, guinea pigs, birds, snakes, lizards and nearly every other critter, or, as the commission calls them, companion animals.
Here’s what passes for reasoning on this:
“People buy small animals all the time as an impulse buy, don’t know what they’re getting into, and the animals end up at the shelter and often are euthanized,” said commission Chairwoman Sally Stephens. “That’s what we’d like to stop.”
But does it match reality?
But the city’s animal control staff said that excess puppies and kittens are not the problem at the city shelter, thanks to the plethora of rescue groups.
Not to worry. San Francisco’s Commission of Animal Control and Welfare won’t let you buy one all the same.
It’s the hamsters who are the problem, and those don’t come from pet shops anyway,
But those shelter hamsters almost certainly did not originate at a pet store, said Michael Maddox, general counsel for the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council in Washington, D.C.
Well, San Francisco is a sanctuary city. What about the illegal aliens from countries where people eat hamsters? After all, guinea pigs are part of the Ecuadorian, Colombian and Peruvian cuisines. Perhaps the pet shop owners should locate a group of illegal aliens who dine on hamsters and appeal to the Commission of Animal Control and Welfare, pointing out that depriving the sale of these critters would infringe on the dietary needs of that particular ethnic group.
And you can wash it down with an icy-cold glass of delicious soy milk.
San Francisco bureaucrats: They know what’s good for you, reality or not.
Go off your meds, drop trou, throw puppy, take getaway bulldozer? Yeah babee!! It doesn’t get better than this!
Puppy thrown at German biker gang
A German student “mooned” a group of Hell’s Angels and hurled a puppy at them before escaping on a stolen bulldozer, police have said.
The man drove up to a Hell’s Angels clubhouse near Munich, wearing only a pair of shorts and carrying a puppy.
He dropped his shorts and threw the dog, escaping on a bulldozer from a nearby building site.
He was arrested later at home by police. The 26-year-old is said to have stopped taking depression medication.
After making his getaway on the bulldozer, he had driven so slowly that a 5km tailback built up behind him on the motorway.
After driving about 1km, he had abandoned the bulldozer in the middle of the motorway, near Allershausen. He continued his journey by hitchhiking.
The cops are looking for a motive:
“What motivated him to throw a puppy at the Hell’s Angels is currently unclear,” a police spokesman said.
The puppy is now being cared for in an animal shelter.
You bet that puppy has a story to tell his grandchildren.
And for once, the article lives up to the promise of the title. Even exceeds it
Honoring veterans today, a great post of
gods dogs meeting their masters after the masters’ return from war:
The Late Movies: Dogs Welcoming Home Soldiers
Watch all of them. I particularly enjoyed the weiner doggies:
Dachshunds Franklin and Sally give a vocal welcome to their dad, a U.S. Navy man returning from an eight-month deployment to Kuwait. (According to the YouTube description, Franklin and Sally are both rescue dogs. If this video has put you in a dachshund-adopting mood, contact Southern States Dachshund Rescue at ssdr.org or Dachshund Rescue of North America at drna.org.
The best video in the post is the last one. Have some Kleenex handy for that one.
Freudian slip corrected, as George suggested in the comments. As you can see, I’m a dog lover! (and mildly dyslexic, at that).
Dogs Know When You’re Lying, and they still love you:
Fido always seems to know which hand hides the treat, even without sniffing, and researchers and pet owners alike have long wondered whether pooches imagine what we are thinking or whether they simply read body language.
“Dogs evolved with humans, and a number of studies have suggested they are particularly sensitive to human cues,” says psychologist William Roberts of Canada’s Dalhousie University. Sentimental pet owners might even say their dogs know what they are thinking.
Maybe that’s why this dog didn’t want the treats from Obama?
The former French First Lady did not reveal where on his body Chirac was bitten.
And the poodle’s named Sumo, at that.
My latest on the dog that made the news, and the law, at the Star Ledger’s NJ Voices.