Suffering Pope Fights High Fever, Infection

By Philip Pullella and Crispian Balmer
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A frail and pained Pope John Paul was battling on Friday against a fever and urinary infection, raising fears around the Roman Catholic world that his historic papacy might be nearing an end.

Italian media said the 84-year-old Pontiff had received the sacrament for the sick and dying commonly known as the Last Rites. It is given to the very seriously ill but does not necessarily mean death is imminent.
As dawn approached on Friday, a Polish priest at the Vatican said the Pontiff's health was stabilising thanks to antibiotics administered to tame the potentially lethal infection.
Medical sources said the next 24 hours could prove crucial, adding that his condition was precarious.
"He's ill, very ill," an unnamed medical source was quoted as saying by Italy's Ansa news agency on Friday.
The Pope, who is struggling to recover from throat surgery and has been sick for most of the past two months, was not taken to hospital despite the gravity of the situation. One media report said he was too frail to be moved.
"Pope Wojtyla at the end of his life," Il Giornale newspaper said in a banner front-page headline on Friday.
Doctors stayed at the Pontiff's bedside into the early hours of Friday morning as hundreds of faithful gathered in St Peter's Square to pray for the man who has led the world's 1.1 billion Roman Catholics for the past 26 years.
"The Holy Father was today stricken by a very high fever provoked by what has been ascertained to be an infection of the urinary tract," a Vatican statement said late on Thursday, adding he was receiving "appropriate antibiotic therapy."
Father Konrad Hejmo, who is in charge of Polish pilgrims to the Vatican and has close ties to the Pontiff's inner circle, told reporters early on Friday that the treatment was working.
"The Pope's health is stabilising," he said, adding that the Pontiff had lost some 42 lb following the Feb. 24 throat surgery, weakening his defenses against infections.
Doctors inserted a feeding tube into the Pope's stomach on Wednesday in an attempt to boost his fading strength.
Italian media reported that his temperature leapt to around 104 F on Thursday afternoon, bringing doctors rushing to his bedside.
Shortly before reports of the illness broke, Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn, the Archbishop of Vienna, told the Austrian news agency APA that the Pope was "approaching, as far as a person can tell, the end of his life."
Medical experts said the Pope's infection may have spread to his bloodstream, adding that this could prove fatal given the fact that he is a long-time sufferer of Parkinson's disease.
"When someone has advanced Parkinson's disease they're at risk from opportunistic infections because of their debilitated condition," said Dr David Charles, a neurologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

"Most die from some other acute condition, whether pneumonia or a urinary tract infection," Charles said.
Television stations in John Paul's native Poland interrupted their normal programing to tell people of the condition of their most famous native son, a man Poles credit with helping them shake off communism in 1989.
In Rome, hundreds of people, some with tears in their eyes, rushed to the Vatican to pray below the Pope's windows.
"We heard the news, and we're here to pray. We feel we need to be close to the Pope right now," said Sister Antonia.
The Pontiff received the Last Rites once before, in 1981, after being shot by a would-be assassin.
The third longest-serving pope in Roman Catholic history spent 28 days in Rome's Gemelli Hospital in two periods in February and March after suffering breathing crises.
Once dubbed the "Great Communicator," the Pope has been unable to speak in public since he last left hospital on March 13, with a tube to help him breathe inserted in his windpipe.
The feeding tube was added on Wednesday because the Parkinson's disease was making it difficult for him to swallow and he was becoming increasingly weak.
Historians say one of the Pope's major legacies will remain his role in the fall of communism in Europe in 1989.
Just over a decade later, the Pope fulfilled another of his dreams. He visited the Holy Land in March 2000, and, praying at Jerusalem's Western Wall, asked forgiveness for Catholic sins against Jews over the centuries.
A tireless traveler, hailed as "God's Athlete," he has clocked up some 775,000 miles in 104 foreign trips to some 130 countries.
He has seemed as much at ease lecturing dictators of the left and the right as he has telling leaders of world democracies that unbridled capitalism and globalization are no panacea for the world's post-Cold War problems.
Critics, however, have attacked his traditionalist stance on family issues, such as his condemnation of contraception.
A former actor who wrote several plays, John Paul has used his mastery of timing, levity and languages to communicate as few other modern world figures have done.
(Additional reporting by Phil Stewart in the Vatican City and Andrew Stern in Chicago)

How to Avoid Dog Bites

Maureen A. Strenfel Animal Behaviorist

If possible, cross the street to avoid any loose dog or any group of loose dogs.
If the dog(s) is following you, slowly walk to the nearest house and ask that animal control be called. Remain inside if possible until the animal is contained.
Do not approach or try to pet loose strange dogs; dogs tied up in yards or in front of stores or dogs inside cars or tied in trucks.
Do not tease your dog or strange dog (tease means fur or ear pulling, throwing rocks or sticks at the animal, trying to remove toys, bones or food from the dog's possession, trying to ride the animal like a pony, or slapping or kicking the animal).
Do not chase after a dog that is trying to avoid you or run away from you. Instead let them go away as you walk slowly away from them.
If approached by a loose dog(s), do not reach out your hand to pet the dog nor to let the dog sniff you. Instead stand still and let the dog sniff your shoes or pant leg. Keep your arms quietly at your sides. Keep your voice as normal as possible or say nothing.
Do not stare directly into the dog's eyes; instead look at the ground.
Do not run, yell or wave your arms, instead look at the ground and back away slowly trying to keep your voice as normal and as calm as possible.
If the dog should bite, do not run or yell. Curl into a small ball on the floor and say nothing. If possible wait until the dog is gone and then slowly get up and walk to the nearest house.
Do not play with or pet a strange dog or ANY dog without the owner's permissions first.
Always have an adult present who is directly supervising any interaction a child (12 or under) is having with a dog.
Children should always play standing up so they are taller than the animal. Play simple games that foster cooperation and control. Avoid tug of war, wrestling or play fighting, or any game that encourages the dog to put his teeth on you. Good games include fetch, blowing bubbles, teaching tricks (shakes, rolls over, begs, waves, spins, speak, etc.). Or simple obedience commands like sit, down, or come.
Train and socialize your dog at an early age so he understands how to interact with adults and children alike. An ounce of prevention can save a child's life and a dogs!
Dogs do not bite unprovoked. They usually give very clear warning signs via their body language that they feel frightened or threatened by situations. Warning signs that a dog is unhappy include:

Raised hackles (hair in-between shoulder blades, at abase of tail head and also sometimes on the tail itself will be standing up on end; like a ridge)
Growling or deep throated barking (dog may be backing away as he is doing this, let him.do not follow the animal.back away slowly)
Stiff body that is leaning forward towards the target
Tail held stiffly, high and sometimes very slowly wagging (confident use of aggression)
OR the tail may be tucked completely under the animal's body (fear response)


If you continue to have problems even after you have patiently tried the above, please call the FREE Animal Behavior Helpline at 408/727-3383, extension 753.

BOOK REVIEW:The Strange Adventures of Blue Dog.

A book for Children :)
:::The Strange Adventures of Blue Dog is the tale of a small wooden dog who is part of a miniature farm set. Life on the farm is quiet and predictable for the animals except when Big Billy comes to visit and play.
"One day, Big Billy did an even stranger thing. He lifted Blue Dog up, over the chicken coop, over the barn, higher and higher. Big Billy's fingers opened. All Blue Dog could see was hair and pink cheeks and a giant eye.
'I wish I had a dog just like you,' Big Billy said softly."

Looks like a nice book for kids, I may get it for ours.
Happy reading to your Kids:)

Pope John Paul II has a high fever: Vatican

VATICAN CITY (AFP) - Pope John Paul II has a high fever caused by an infection in his urinary tract, Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls said, in the latest sign of the ailing pontiff's deteriorating health.

Despite his worsening health conditions, Sky Italia quoting Vatican sources said the pope would remain at the Vatican and not be hospitalized for the time being because he is too weak. The pope has been hospitalized twice since February 1.

Italian television stations reported that the pope had been given the last rites, but there was no confirmation of the reports.

"The Holy Father has been struck during the day by a high fever caused by an infection of the urinary tract," Navarro-Valls said in a statement.

"He is being treated with an appropriate therapy based on anti-biotics. His clinical state is being very closely controlled by the medical team of the Vatican which is treating him," it said.

Earlier, the Italian news agency ANSA said the Pope's health had worsened over the past few hours and that he had a high fever and low blood pressure.

On Thursday, a Vatican source said the 84-year-old Polish-born pontiff had lost 19 kilograms (42 pounds) in a few weeks and there is great concern over his chances of recovery after undergoing a throat operation on February 24.

The Pope also suffers from Parkinson's disease.

Italian news reports said John Paul II's personal doctor Renato Buzzonetti was at his bedside along with a team of doctors from Rome's Gemelli hospital, his personal secretary Monsignor Stanislaw Dziwisz and the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinial Angelo Sodano.

The Vatican admitted Wednesday that the pope's recovery from a throat operation was "slow" and that doctors had to place a nasal tube to feed the increasingly frail pontiff.

Ghost DOG Stories...

Ghost Dogs

From Ghosts and Legends of Frederick County by Timothy L. Cannon and Nancy F. Whitmore

Most areas of the world have their accounts of strange creatures. Several come to mind quite easily – the Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas and Bigfoot of the Pacific Northwest. Not to be left out, Frederick County, too, has had its share of strange animals. Tales of the Dwayyo and the Snallygaster have amused Frederick Countians for many years. Less well known are the accounts of numerous four-legged friends.

Probably the most famous dog of this sort is the Snarly Yow, or Black Dog. He was often seen in the last century on South Mountain coming down a favorite path toward the National Pike, now Alternate Route 40. Here, he would sometimes stop, scaring any passing travelers, before continuing his journey down the mountain. Any attempts made to follow the strange beast would usually result in the dogs’ sudden disappearance.

It is interesting to note how accounts of strange animals are often associated with the deaths of cruel men. There was such a man who lived in the Urbana district on an estate called Addison in the 1830’s; a slave owner named Singleton Burgee. That the slaves despised Singleton was common knowledge, and they took great pleasure in initiating stores about him, probably leading to the belief that Addison is now haunted. On his deathbed, it is said that a strange man wearing a black cape and riding a black horse came to Singleton’s house. As he stood over Singleton’s bed, he chanted, "Are you ready, Singleton Burgee?", then vanished. Three days before Singleton died, a strange black dog appeared on the steps leading to the room where he lay. The dog kept the strange vigil until Singleton Burgee was dead, then it too vanished.

Another strange dog, seen in the Emmitsburg area, is said to be the ghost of a cruel landowner named Leigh Masters. Apparently the dog has been sited in the Emmitsburg region for over one hundred years.

In 1887, two men were riding at dusk near Ore Mine Bridge when suddenly a large black dog cam through a fence on one side of the road. The two men watched aghast as the strange animal crossed the path in front of them and then passed through a fence on the other side.

There have been other apparent sightings. Once, a man tried to strike the creature with a whip, only to see it go right through. Another man claimed it had intelligence, for when he spoke to the dog, "Come here and walk beside me," it did. A man driving a wagon once reported a large black dog wearing a chain walked beside his wagon for about one hundred years and then vanished.

The strange black dog is said to be about three feet tall, usually seen with a huge chain around its neck. Legend has it that the strange animal is never seen more than once by the same person.

Rose Hill Manor is an historic, two hundred-year-old mansion located in the northern part of Frederick. Once owned and lived in by the first governor of Maryland, Thomas Johnson, the former estate is now owned by the county and serves as museum for children.

Many ghosts reportedly haunt it, one of which is the blue ghost of an old dog that sometimes wanders the grounds at midnight.

The story is told of a wealthy man who lived there many years ago with only his dog for company. Not one to trust in banks, he buried all his money somewhere on the property. In his will, he left directions where to find it, presumably six feet from an old oak tree. After he died, many people searched the estate for the buried treasure, but no one has been successful.

Some nights, the old blue dog can be seen roaming the grounds and on occasion has been heard to bark. I is believed if the dog can be followed while barking, its pursuer will be led to the buried gold. However, the ghostly blue dog always disappears before any treasure can be found.

Strange Genetic Dog Mixes

Collie and Lhasa Apso = Collapso, folds up easy for transportation
Spitz and Chow Chow = Spitz Chow, throws up a lot
Pointer and Setter = Poinsetter, good around Christmas
Great Pyrenees and Dachshund = Pyradachs, a puzzling breed
Pekingnese and Lapsa Apso = Peeksasso, an abstract dog
Labrador Retriever and Curly Coated Retriever = Lab Coat Retriever, the choice of research scientists
Newfoundland and Basset Hound = Newfound Asset Hound, for financial types
Terrier and Bulldog = Terribul, makes awful mistakes
Deerhound and Terrier = Derriere, true to the end
Bloodhound and Labrador = Blabador, barks a lot.

Pope's 'Living Will' Wants Life Support to the End

More Sad News...
A truly good man, so few left in the world.

Terri Schiavo Dies in Florida Hospice

Ok, it finally happened, :shaking head..poor lady to have to live like that and die like that...I just hope she is in a better place and happy and whole again...
Bon Voyage Terri...

( and no I am not being flippant about this , I found this whole thing to be a very messy, nasty ,Bitter dilema, who is right??? , who is wrong??? ) All I know is that if it was me...and I was Brain damaged with no hope of repair and was in a vegetative state, didn't know what was going on, I think I would want to die, as not to be a burden on my family, both financially and emotionally...ok enough said...:sigh...


Death Charged in Theft From Cemetery

NEW YORK - His name is Death, and prosecutors say he stole from a cemetery. Donald Death Jr., 60, of Locust Valley, was arraigned Wednesday on charges he stole nearly $300,000 from the Locust Valley Cemetery Association on Long Island.

Death, who is the chairman and assistant treasurer of the cemetery association, pleaded not guilty to two counts of second-degree grand larceny and one count of third-degree grand larceny for allegedly using cemetery funds for his own purposes, a spokeswoman for Nassau County District Attorney Denis Dillon said in a statement.
Death was released on his own recognizance and was ordered back to court April 6. If convicted he would face up to 15 years in prison.
The charges follow an audit of the cemetery association that took place last summer. The audit found that Death wrote checks totaling $170,000 from the cemetery association's account to Harbor Fuel Co. Inc., at which Death served as president, CEO and 54 percent shareholder, Dillon said.
The audit also found that Death used an association employee to provide landscaping and other work on properties he and his father owned and added a family member to the association's health and dental insurance plans, prosecutors said.
The total amount of money diverted by Death was estimated at more than $293,000, Dillon said.
Death's attorney, Melvin Roth, said the entire amount has been repaid to the association. He said he was "disappointed the district attorney filed criminal charges, especially because everyone concerned has been made whole from this unfortunate incident."
He called Death an "upstanding member of the community who has served on many boards and charities" and attributed the incident to "business pressures Mr. Death was experiencing."
"We anticipate a favorable conclusion," he said.


Holy Bat Crap!!!!!

Good News For Creatures Of the NIGHT!!!!!
Bats are cool:)

Shredder- a Schutzhund / Rottweiler...

This site has an interesting page on it , with German Commands for Dog Training...It sounds cool to "bark" german at your dog and he does his trick:)

Chihuahua Terrorizes Ind. Postal Workers

By The Associated Press
HOBART, Ind. - While there's nothing special about U.S. Postal Service workers being terrorized by dogs, the size of one here is raising eyebrows.

Mail carriers said they were recently unable to deliver mail to homes along a section of Guyer Street in this northwestern Indiana city because of a 4.5-pound Chihuahua named Bobo.
"The little Chihuahua was 10-foot tall when he was on the street," said Florence Page of the Hobart Humane Society, which picked up the dog twice for running loose. "It's kind of comical, you know, but after a while it's not any more."
She said there were no reports of the dog actually biting anyone, however.
Police have nonetheless ticketed the dog's owner, Vicki Seber, twice in recent weeks for violating a city ordinance requiring pet owners to keep their animals restrained.
Hobart police officer Ron Schalk said he had no option but to cite Seber for allowing the dog to run loose.
"The biggest thing I was concerned with is there were a lot of residents that week who couldn't get their mail," he said. "The little Chihuahua was running around being aggressive and trying to bite people's ankles."

Massive Quake Off Sumatra Coast; Tsunami Feared

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A massive 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra Monday close to where a quake triggered a tsunami that left nearly 300,000 people dead or missing across Asia, residents and officials said
The latest quake had the potential to cause a "widely destructive tsunami" and authorities should take "immediate action," including evacuating coastlines within 600 miles of the epicenter, the Pacific tsunami warning center said.
Malaysia urged residents along parts of its west coast to evacuate to higher areas.
Thailand, India and Sri Lanka also immediately issued tsunami warnings in coastal areas. Sirens were ringing in the eastern Sri Lankan town of Trincomalee, residents said.
A spokesman for the U.S. Geological Survey (news - web sites) told Reuters the quake struck 125 miles west northwest of Sibolga, Sumatra or 880 miles northwest of the Indonesian capital of Jakarta at 1609 GMT, close to where the 9.0 magnitude quake struck in December.
Tens of thousands of people ran out of their homes in many parts of Sumatra, and in Singapore and Malaysia. But there were no immediate reports of casualties.
"It was very strong," said a telephone operator in the Sumatran city of Medan, in western Indonesia. "We all ran out of the building."
An NGO official in Banda Aceh, the town worst hit by the Dec. 26 tsunami, sent out a telephone message saying thousands of people fled their homes and headed for higher ground after feeling what he described as "a very damn big earthquake."
Panic spread in many areas along the west coast of Malaysia, the Bernama news agency said. "It felt stronger than on Dec. 26," said Arumugam Gopal, a resident of the town of Penang.
U.S. Geological Survey spokesman Don Blakeman said Monday's quake was considered a "great earthquake" because it was larger than a magnitude 8. He said it was an aftershock from December's temblor but was a "very serious earthquake in its own right."
But the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quake had the "potential to generate a widely destructive tsunami in the ocean or seas near the earthquake."
"Authorities can assume the danger has passed if no tsunami waves are observed in the region near the epicenter within three hours of the earthquake," it added.


Thylacine or Tasmanian Wolf...

Very Cool Animal, wish they were still around....

Easter, It's Roots and Symbols..

Since it is Good Friday, I thought some info might be appropiate.
I am not a religious freak, but it is part of our culture and history, for that fact alone it is worth reading...


The Bad Dog Chronicles
let Fido and Fifi share their misdeeds with
other Net-connected canines and their masters.
If you've ever had a furry doggie member of the family
that's caused a ruckus or wrecked your belongings,
you will have loads of fun reading about other owners' plights.
Plus, you (or your dog) can add your own story,
complete with damage total
and a friendly reply from the four-footed Webmaster,

Here is a page about Famous dogs....pictures..

Famous Dogs from Movies..Old timey:)


A Lovely Sonnet , one of my Favorites .

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed,
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course untrimmed:
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,
Nor shall death brag thou wander'st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st,
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.


"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." -- Gandhi

"The dog was created specially for children. He is the god of frolic." -- Henry Ward Beecher

"A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down." -- Robert Benchley

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself." --Billings

"The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too." -- Samuel Butler

"Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made." -- Roger Caras

"One dog barks at something, the rest bark at him." -- Chinese Proverb
"I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better." -- George Bird Evans, "Troubles with Bird Dogs"

"My dog is usually pleased with what I do, because she is not infected with the concept of what I "should" be doing." -- Lonzo Idolswine

"They [dogs] never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation." -- Jerome K. Jerome

"Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job." -- Franklin P. Jones

"I used to look at [my dog] Smokey and think, 'If you were a little smarter you could tell me what you were thinking,' and he'd look at me like he was saying, 'If you were a little smarter, I wouldn't have to.'" -- Fred Jungclaus

"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace." -- Milan Kundera

"No one appreciatesthe very special geniusof your conversation as the dog does." -- Christopher Morley

"I wonder what goes through his mind when he sees us peeing in his water bowl." -- Penny Ward Moser

"No matter how little money and how few possesions you own, having a dog makes you rich." -- Louis Sabin

"I once decided not to date a guy because he wasn't excited to meet my dog. I mean, this was like not wanting to meet my mother." -- Bonnie Schacter, Founder of the Single Pet Owner's Society Singles Group

"Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity a human ever has to choose a relative." -- Mordecai Siegal

"You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us." -- Robert Louis Stevenson

"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man." -- Mark Twain
"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion." -- Unknown

"One reason a dog is such a lovable creature is his tail wags instead of his tongue." -- Unknown

"The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog. . . . He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer; he will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounter with the roughness of the world. . . .When all other friends desert, he remains." -- George G. Vest

"My little dog---a heartbeat at my feet." -- Edith Wharton

"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face." -- Ben Williams

Dogs in Elk..... in Vegetables

Dogs in Elk, in Vegetables: A Halloween Tribute
Disclaimer:The carnage depicted here consists
entirely of vegetable matter.
No elk (or dogs) were harmed in the production
of this web page.

And you think I have to much time on my hands....:P

Somes Funnies for today...

A Translation Of Yankee Dogs To Southern Dawgs
(Yankee) German Shepherd Dog (Southern) Poh-leece Dawg
(Yankee) Poodle (Southern) Circus Dawg
(Yankee) St. Bernard (Southern) "Thank Gawd, Here Comes The Whiskey Dawg"
(Yankee) Doberman Pinscher (Southern-2 versions) Bad Dawg, or Dobimin Pinches
(Yankee) Beagle (Southern) Rabbit Dawg
(Yankee) Rottweiler (Southern) Bad Dawg AND Mean As Heck Dawg. Good dawg to guard the still.
(Yankee) Yellow Lab (Southern) Ol' Yeller Dawg
(Yankee) Black Lab (Southern) Duck fetchin' Dawg
(Yankee) Greyhound (Southern) Greased Lightnin' Dawg
(Yankee) Malinois (Southern) Another kind of Poh-leece Dawg
(Yankee) Blue Ticks, Red Bones, etc. (Southern) Prize Coon Dawgs
(Yankee) Pekinese (Southern) Mop Dawg
(Yankee) Chinese Crested (Southern) Nekkid Dawg
(Yankee) Dachshund (Southern) Wienie Dawg
(Yankee) Siberian Husky (Southern) Sled-Pullin' Dawg
(Yankee) Bouvier, Komondor (Southern) "What The Heck Kinda Dawg Is That?"
(Yankee) Great Dane, Mastiff (Southern) Danged BIG Dawg
(Yankee) Any dog that raids the hen house (Southern) Egg-Suckin' Dawg
(Yankee) Any lazy dog (Southern) Good fer nothin' Dawg
(Yankee) Any dog that's dead & buried & gone to Rainbow Bridge (Southern) Best danged Dawg I ever had


Animal Rescue Site : Good Works here People!

I personally think this place is great , I click this button everyday, they have a shop too and there is some wonderful things here. Have already told G-man I want to get some stuff:)...check it out, and do some good for animals...please.

World's Smartest Dog

This Rocks, very smart Dog and Lady do a dance routine to the tune of "you're the one that I want " from the movie Grease> this is amazing, please check it out....:)

The origins of Dogs

Origins of Dogs:

Dogs are members of the order Carnivora,

a group of mammals that originated about 55 million years ago.

The current members of Carnivora include animals in the family Canidae.

Wolves, jackals, and our dogs, among others animals, make up the family Canidae

The first of the Canidae,

called Hesperocyon, lived about 25 to 30 million years ago in North America.

Some Canidae migrated to South America where they evolved into foxes.

Other Canidae gradually evolved into animals that began the genus Canis.

These animals moved westward over the Bering Strait and continued into Eurasia.

The oldest representative of the Canis is Canis cipio; it was discovered in Concud, Spain.

It lived about 6 million years ago.

The genus continued evolving, producing Canis lupus, or wolf, about 300,000 years ago.

The wolf is widely believed to be the forerunner of modern day dogs.

Because humans domesticated dogs about 20,000 years ago, we have no precise knowledge of how this was done.

Presumably, young wolves were caught and raised in captivity.

Then, humans would breed those animals that had the characteristics they wanted to keep.

Over many generations, different types of dogs were developed --

those specialized for hunting, for guarding, and for sheep herding, among others.

Although most modern dog breeds were developed about 100 years ago and a few in the 1700s, these general dog classes -- hunters, guard dogs, and herders, have been known for thousands of years.

Source: The Reader's Digest Illustrated Book of Dogs, 2nd ed., The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., Pleasantville, New York, 1993, pp. 9-10.

20 Ways to maintain your insanity


1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a
Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.

2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don't Disguise Your Voice.

3. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, Ask If They Want Fries
with that.

4. Put Your Garbage Can On Your Desk And Label It "In."

5. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks. Once Everyone Has Gotten
Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch To Espresso.

6. In The Memo Field Of All Your Checks, Write "For Sexual Favors."

7. Finish All Your Sentences With "In Accordance With The Prophecy."

8. Dont Use Any Punctuation

9. As Often As Possible, Skip Rather Than Walk.

10. Ask People What Sex They Are. Laugh Hysterically After They

11. Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is "To Go."

12. Sing Along At The Opera.

13. Go To A Poetry Recital And Ask Why The Poems Don't Rhyme

14. Put Mosquito Netting Around Your Work Area And Play Tropical Sounds
All Day.

15. Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can't Attend Their
Party because You're Not In The Mood.

16. Have Your Co-workers Address You By Your Wrestling Name, Rock

17. When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream "I Won! I Won!"

18. When Leaving The Zoo, Start Running Towards The Parking Lot,Yelling
"Run For Your Lives, They're Loose!!"

19. Tell Your Children Over Dinner. "Due To The Economy, We Are Going
To Have To Let One Of You Go."

How Many Dogs....


Golden Retriever: The sun is shining, the day is young. We've got our whole lives ahead of us, and you're inside worrying about a stupid burned-out lightbulb?

Border Collie: Just one. And I'll replace any wiring that's not up to code.

German Shepherd: I'll guard the lightbulb while you decide. Back off!

Dachshund: I can't reach the stupid light!

Toy Poodle: I'll just blow in the Border collie's ear and he'll do it. By the time he finishes rewiring the house, my nails will be dry.

Rottweiler: Go Ahead! Make me!

Shi-tzu: Puh-leeze, dah-ling. Leave it for the servants.

Lab: Oh, me, ME!!! Pleeeeeeze let ME change the bulb! Can I? Can I? Huh? Huh? Can I?

Malamute: Let the Border collie do it. You can feed me while he's busy.

CHOW CHOW: I'm with the malamute. After I take my nap that is!

AKITA: I'm with the chow and malamute! What's for dinner?

Jack Russell Terrier OR Wire-haired Fox Terrier: I can reach it! I just KNOW I can reach it! Another twenty jumps, and it's mine, ALL mine!!

Cocker Spaniel: Why change it? I can still pee on the carpet in the dark.

Mastiff: Mastiffs are NOT afraid of the dark.


Chihuahua: Yo quiero Taco Bulb.

Greyhound: It isn't moving. Who cares?

Kelpie: Put all the light bulbs in a little circle.

Pointer: I see it, there it is, rrrrriiiiiiight there.

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Weekly World News

OK I just had to add this, they write the most unbelieveable crap,
WE don't read this rag, just the other week G-Man
brought home a copy from the grocery store.
While waiting inline to pay for our food stuffs,
he saw a copy of this tripe, with an article,
he thought would amuse me...
It was about VAMPIRE POODLES..
When I find in my papers I will post it so you can all have a good Laugh, and test your dogs to see if they are UNDEAD!!!!!!!

What a real Man looks like:) >>It's G-man!!

Two of my favorite people, President Bush and Mrs. Bush :) they are so cool:)

Me as a Sim in Sims 2

Study Guide for Goethe's Faust

OKay a break in the poodle stuff.....

this looked very interesting and I'm going to go read it right now...

Sparky the Wonder Dog

This is a very nice site, Sparky Rocks!!!!
Great Photo gallery, nice doggy and friends:),
and it is nice to see other people as poodle nuts as I am...:)


1. If I like it, it's mine.
2. If it's in my mouth, it's mine.
3. If I can take it from you, it's mine.
4. If I had it a little while ago, it's mine.
5. If it's mine, it must never appear to be yours in any way.
6. If I'm chewing something up, all the pieces are mine.
7. If it just looks like mine, it's mine.
8. If I saw it first, it's mine.
9. If you are playing with something and you put it down, it automatically becomes mine.
10. If it's broken, it's yours.


Some days you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant. ~ Unknown

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man. ~ Mark Twain

Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about puppies. ~ Gene Hill
Outside of a dog, a book is probably man's best friend; inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. ~ Groucho Marx

Ever consider what they must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul ~ chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth! ~ Anne Tyler

My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to 99 cents a can. That's almost $7.00 in dog money. ~ Joe Weinstein

If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons. ~ James Thurber

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. ~ Ann Landers

When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem. ~ Edward Abbey

Cat's motto: no matter what you've done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it. ~ Unknown

Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail. ~ Unknown

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. ~ Josh Billings

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person. ~ Andy Rooney

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. ~ Unknown


20. Can't stick their heads out of Windows '95.
19. Fetch command not available on all platforms.
18. Hard to read the monitor with your head cocked to one side.
17. Too difficult to "mark" every website they visit.
16. Can't help attacking the screen when they hear "You've Got Mail."
15. Fire hydrant icon very frustrating.
14. Involuntary tail wagging is dead giveaway they're browsing www.pethouse.com instead of working.
13. Keep bruising noses trying to catch that MPEG frisbee.
12. Not at all fooled by Chuckwagon Screen Saver.
11. Still trying to come up with an "emoticon" that signifies tail-wagging.
10. Oh, but they will...with the introduction of the Microsoft Opposable Thumb.
9. Three words: Carpal Paw Syndrome.
8. Because dogs aren't geeks! (Now, cats, on the other hand.)
7. Barking in next cube keeps activating their voice recognition software.
6. SmellU-SmellMe still in beta test.
5. SIT and STAY commands were hard enough, GREP and AWK are out of the question!
4. Saliva-coated mouse gets mighty difficult to maneuver.
3. Annoyed by lack of newsgroup, alt.pictures.mymaster.
2. Butt-sniffing more direct and less deceitful than online chat rooms.
1. TrO{gO DsA[M,bN HyAqR4tDc TgrOo TgYPmE WeIjTyH P;AzWqS ** Too darn hard to type with paws.


Ok this is for our European Friends, a German Poodle E Mag with lots of info and shows, looks pretty good, I only understand abit of German, but it looks really cool.:)

Prayer of a Small Dog

This is sweet, having owned small dogs in the past and
of course now, this is a cute poem, and I Like it:)

The Poodle History Project

This is really interesting, alot of facts. Good for people who know nothing about them and want to learn the history of
The Poodle.....
a nice read for us History buffs too:)



(My Life As A Diva)
(This is an unretouched photo, proving once again that it takes a lot more than well-applied makeup to preserve one's youthful appearance.....it takes proper lighting, or..perhaps... the "Doris Day" filter. Think about it.)
My name is Sabine de Gauche La Ríbalde, star of theater and screen, and everything in between. I have loved the best (and the worst) of them, bossed and tossed them out and had my heart broken, yet I have not only survived, but rebounded with verve. I am renowned worldwide for my incomparable beauty and ever-youthful appearance (but you already know that!), not to mention my charitable hand-me-downs for the less-endowed and altogether pathetic. I am the founder of B.U.N. [Bitches Unite Now!], which has labored long and hard for leg (or anything we fancy) humping, human testing, mandatory insurance coverage for nips and tucks, and to establish luxurious poodle shelters worldwide, -among other equally worthy causes. ............


Finally Poodle cards...
geewhiz people haven't you figured it out yet...
...................... yes this too is a cross G-Man must bear:)

For the Bored.....

Lots of stuff to do when there is nothing to do.....

OMG POODLE :adultish not for kids

a commercial from Asia....bizarre to say the least , but it has a poodle...roflmao.....

Boogie with SPIKE

Dancing Poodle page...cool:) yeah with tacky 70's soundtrack:)

The POODLE and the Leopard

POODLE STUFF :) alot more to follow:)

A wealthy old lady decided to go on a photo safari in Africa. She took her faithful pet poodle along for company. One day, the poodle starts chasing butterflies and before long the poodle discovers that he is lost. So, wandering about, he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with the obvious intention of having lunch. The poodle thinks, "OK, I'm in deep trouble now! Then he noticed some bones on the ground close by, and immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the leopard is about to leap, the poodle exclaims loudly, "Boy, that was one delicious leopard. I wonder if there are any more around here." Hearing this, the leopard halts his attach in mid-stride, as a look of terror comes over him, and slinks away into the trees. "Whew," says the leopard. "That was close. That poodle nearly had me." Meanwhile, a monkey who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the leopard. So, off he goes. But the poodle saw him heading after the leopard with great speed, and figured that something must be up. The monkey soon catches up with the leopard, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the leopard. The leopard is furious at being made a fool of and says, "Here, monkey, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine." Now the poodle sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back, and thinks, "What am I going to do now?" But instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn't seen them yet...and just when they get close enough to hear, the poodle says... "Where's that damn monkey? I sent him off half an hour ago to bring me another leopard!"

this is funny:one of our(my side) family mottos.....


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Good Job Judge...

OK this , is good news, I knew he did it, when it happened , just a hunch....My Dad was a criminal Lawyer, and I grew up listening to stuff like this, and almost became a lawyer myself...Please no Lawyer jokes(have heard them all)...this is just my opinion....this was a horrible thing, Poor woman, Poor Poor little innocent Baby, made me sick when we saw it on the news.....