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COSBY’S DANDIE DINMONT

13 Feb

LATE BREAKING NEWS
According to a couple of news outlets including CNN, Bill Cosby’s dog, a Dandie Dinmont named Ch Hobergays Fineus Fog or Harry for short, is the leader of the pack a Westminster today.

He took BEST OF BREED but was the only Dandie in the show (the only DANDIE at a dog show, impossible). Let’s see how he does with BEST IN SHOW… there are 2,628 entries at the Westminster Dog Show in Madison Square Garden today.

You know what they say about people and their dogs…

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Get this dog a sweater and some Jello-Pudding pops… the resemblance is remarkable.

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LABS STILL LEAD THE LIST

16 Jan

Who read the Times today? Which Times, the one that’s the paper of record people… if you’re in there, then you are somewhere… or so they bark… or so they lead us to believe.

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(Photo provided by the American Kennel Club)

In any case, yesterday the American Kennel Club announced a change in their “10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in the Nation,” and accroding to the Times article written by Anthony Ramirez, “Across the country, the most popular dog last year, as it has been for 16 years in a row, was the Labrador retriever, with about 124,000 registrations, or 14 percent of the club’s total.”

He went on to write that the “big news, the club said, was the No. 2 ranking in both the city and the country: the Yorkshire terrier, overtaking larger breeds like the golden retriever and the German shepherd.”

WHERE HAVE ALL THE FRENCHIES GONE?
So, I went to the American Kennel Club website and checked out their list which is broken down by “Ten Most Popular Breeds in the US:”

1. Labrador Retriever
2. Yorkshire Terrier
3. German Shepherd Dog
4. Golden Retriever
5. Beagle
6. Dachshund
7. Boxer
8. Poodle
9. Shih Tzu
10. Miniature Schnauzer

And then the lists are broken down by city… and although I saw bulldog on the list quite a few times I didn’t comes across FRENCH Bulldog, what up wit dat… French Bulldogs and English Bulldogs are not the same… viva de Resistence!!!

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ENGLISH BULLDOG- He’s ruggedly good-looking but eats fish and chips and drinks pints… so I bet his breath stinks…

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FRENCH BULLDOG- I’m so interesting to look at that your eyes glaze over, plus, I eat Violet Pastilles and drink Champagne so my breath smells like a spring-time breeze

BUT THEN, I went to the “Complete List of Top Dog Breed in the U.S.” only to discover that French Bulldogs RANK #36… only 36, come opn FRENCHIES, we can do better than that!

MR. WINKLE AND THE CUTENESS MACHINE

11 Jan

THE TEETH COME OUT WHEN MR.WINKLE COMES UP

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Yo animals, what up…

So my long awaited opus on why I have, had and am having a beef with the so-called “Cutest Dog in the World,” the evil Mr. Winkle.

First off, What is he? To me he is Public Enemy Number One… and a symbol of cuteness-gone-a-rye.

BOTTOM-LINE: POSHLUST
He’s a dog… not a space alien, cafeteria worker or a fairy. Why is he trying so hard to be ANYTHING other than what he is? For those of you who aren’t familiar with this canine-in-waiting, he rose to fame a couple years ago on the Internet, why? Because he is supposed to be so darn cute… but what is cute, and what does cute mean?

Mr. Winkle is what Nabokov would call POSHLUST, “not only the obviously trashy but mainly the falsely important, the falsely beautiful (another way of saying cute), the falsely clever (what some people might think of my blog), the falsely attractive,” that sums the Winks up and a couple of other headlining grabbing entities I don’t care to name, too!

I believe that both the human and animal societies place too much emphasis on being cute and not enough on having substance. We need more calendars dedicated to Seeing Eye dogs, fire and police dogs, those of us out here in the world working our tails off everyday, in a positive way, not simply by trying to pass as a living stuffed animal.

Think of all those cute humans out there, simply slipping by on their smile or over-dugg dimples… Cute, ugly, frumpy, skinny, fat, Goth, corporate, yupster, over-extended… we shouldn’t define ourselves by what’s on the outside but by the animals we are inside.

JUST SAY “I DON’T THINK SO TO THE CUTENESS MACHINE!”
Next time you see a baby, don’t say to his mommy and daddy, “Oh, how cute.” Say, “How many languages can he speak.” Or if you see a puppy, don’t patronize him, pick him up, look him in the eye and say, “I will respect you my friend because you have a wisdom that I have yet to comprehend.”

Nuff said… however, in the spirit of unconditional love I DO have to give Mr. Winkle PROPS for supporting a lot of charities… That is a sign of substance, right? I don’t know? Maybe we should ask Angelina Jolie or better yet… Jen Aniston… (Which team are you one TEAM STITCH or TEAM WINKLE?)

Who saw Mr. Winkle on TBS’s “Sex and the City” last night? He was there, on a book tour when Carry took her crazy-train-cross-country tip to San Francisco. That cat seems to pop up everywhere… especially in my nightmares.

BRITNEY SPEARS VOTED WORLD’S WORST CELEBRITY DOG OWNER

5 Jan

BARK IT LIKE YOU SEE IT
I could say oops she did it again, but really what’s the point? This chick flick/horror movie has gotten herself voted “World’s Worst Celebrity Dog Owner in an online poll of readers of Hollywood Dog and New York Dog.” Read the story:
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R.I.P. BIT-BIT, LACY and dare I say it: OH SO UNLUCKY

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NOT QUITE THE LITTLE PRINCESS ANYMORE ARE WE
Don’t forget my four-legged friends… we are not accessories to be thrown away when you think that we do fit anymore. We are NOT old news… but maybe Britney will be…the largest unofficial fan site devoted to the one-time mega-star, “World of Britney” will soon be shutting down. Read the story:
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STAY TUNED FOR:
Why Cute and Fuzzy Has Got to Go (Bye Miss Britney…BTW I mean fuzzy as in furry, not Fuzzy as in Navel or Last Night)

More Reasons to Resue a Dog (they are very theraputic)

And, Why France is SO MUCH BETTER than the UK (Brought to you by: Frogs for a United Front)