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Dog Ramp

If you have  buddy who is a little older like me, or has an injury or has had a few too many biscuits this year !!

and has a problem with steps, please consider a wood, permanent ramp. My new ramp gave me back my independence!

 

Call my ramp guy Robert at 828-280-5871

Your Shop Dog, Cate

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PUPPY BOWL TODAY

Photo by Reuters

Puppy Bowl goes LIVE today!

Wiki says: The Puppy Bowl is an annual television program on Animal Planet that mimics an American footballbowl game similar to the Super Bowl, using puppies. Shown each year on Super Bowl Sunday, the show consists of footage of a batch of puppies at play inside a model stadium, with commentary on their actions. The first Puppy Bowl was shown on February 6, 2005, opposite Super Bowl XXXIX. The puppies featured in the Puppy Bowl are from shelters.

VOX explains the purpose and practice of Puppy Bowl HERE!

See videos HERE!

Only one thing to say about all this: ADOPT

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Origin of Dogs

James Gorman reports in the New York Times that scientists are close to discovering the origin of dogs. The problem, Gorman says, is that dog genes are "a kind of tomato soup" meaning that all the ingredients have been blended together over the years.

 

Most scientists now agree that 15,000 or more years ago, a group of ancient wolves separated from the pack to become, well, dogs! But, as you might expect, all had different behaviors, environmental demands and breeding patterns making the murky mix that is dogs.

 

As for the cradle of dog civilization, so to speak, the contenders are the Middle East, the Far East, Europe and Mongolia. Really narrowed it down there! In any case, we would like to submit as evidence that the "greyhound" is the only breed mentioned in the Bible. 

                                                 Your Shop Dogs,

                                                               Me (Cate) and Bandit

 

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Happy Birthday Cate

 

Happy Birthday Cate! Born to Flying Madam and Kiowa Sweet Trey on December 10th, 2003, Cate is 13 today!

It was a sad day at our home in Washington DC, just a short time after a gut wrenching loss, that Jerrie of The Greyhound Alliance in Chicago called us. Jerrie said they had a 7 year old girl, Cate, who needed a home. After being at the track all of her life, The Greyhound Alliance was hoping to find Cate a family who was open to a senior with a yard. That was us.

But we were still a pretty sad family. Jerrie said: "If we could find it in our hearts to give Cate a home, she would give us the peace and love we needed." We packed the car, loaded up our big boy greyhound, FourWheels, and drove from Washington DC to Chicago that day. We picked up Cate the next day, and started driving home. Jerrie was right. And we are grateful everyday to Jerrie and Rich of The Greyhound Alliance for trusting us with Cate. She took care of all of us and made FourWheels smile everyday.

Cate is a gracious, beautiful and confident girl. She is a constant source of friendship, love, and strength.

Happy Birthday, Cate. You are very loved.

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Goodbye Angela

This is Angela. She was a long distance family member in Illinois.

Angela passed over the Rainbow Bridge this morning.

She was a lovely and sweet girl and her family everywhere will miss her more than we can say.

Help give we gentle giants a HOME if you can.

         Your Shop Dogs, Cate and Bandit.

 

 

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