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Video: Puppy takes on rattlesnake, survives to fight another day!

In 2007, amazing story, American News, animals, celebrity, Chihuahua, chihuahua saves toddler, Colorado, dogs, Fashion Industry, Hero, natural world, News, Odd News, Paris dog, paris hilton, pets, Snakes, Uncategorized, United States, USA, wild animals, World News, Worlds most on July 24, 2007 at 2:13 am

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 The most famous Chihuahua in the world is probably our friend Paris Hilton’s 3,000 Euro pet/fashion accessory Tinkerbell.

 Move over Tinkerbell

But an unlikely hero has emerged to take that most famous Chihuahua spot away.

And it has the hallmarks of an epic battle of David and Goliath proportions.

A puppy Chihuahua named Zoey is being hailed as a hero after taking on an aggravated rattlesnake who threatened a 1-year-old boy in the backyard of a town in Colorado, USA.

Media Reports:

Zoey was in her master’s back yard, July 12, in the foothills west of Loveland.

Her master, Monty Long, was sitting on his back patio watching his grandson, Booker West.

The toddler was playing by the birdbath when Zoey darted between him and a rock on the other side. The rattlesnake was on the rock.

“As soon as she went in she yipped and came running back out,” Long said.

The grandfather said he ran over and grabbed the toddler, then took him out of harms way. Then, he said, he grabbed a pipe and took care of the snake.

“It was up in the position to strike again,” Long said.

Zoey still has a one inch scar from the attack.

“Her head was the size of a large grapefruit,” said Denise Long, the boy’s grandmother. “You couldn’t tell where her eyes were… just this little button that you could tell was her nose.”

The vet treated Zoey with antivenin and blood plasma. She has since recovered from the snakebite.

Denise Long said she hated to see her dog get bitten, but she’s glad it was the dog and not her grandson.

So is the toddler’s Mom. “I was terrified,” said Lynsie West. “I used to go out on my 4 Wheeler all the time and I’d see them constantly (snakes), but it never scared me as much as it does now. Oooh, it just gives me the chills.”

Monty Long said after everything settled down and the dog was treated by the vet, he had time to stop and think about what happened, and what almost happened. “That’s when the cold chills went up my neck, for about two hours.”

Long said he’ll be keeping a closer eye on his own back yard from now on.

He said this isn’t the first time there’s been a snakebite on his property.

“About four years ago a rattler bit Cherokee (his painted horse) on the nose.”

The quick thinking Long placed a hose in the horse’s nose before it swelled shut. That action, and another call to the vet, helped save the horse.

The Longs said they understand that snakes are part of the landscape where they live.

They said they’re glad that Zoey lives there too.

“She’s not your typical Chihuahua,” Denise said, “she’s not mean; she’s just a sweet little dog.”

Yipes!

One brave little puppy dog…

Expensive tastes: Dog eats US $800!

In 2007, amazing story, Crazy news, dogs, Human Interest, Humour, Lindsay Lohan, Money, Odd News, pets, Uncategorized, United States, USA, World News on July 20, 2007 at 3:01 pm

 

Naughty dog!

“She’s eaten lipstick, so lipstick gets all over the carpet, ball point pens all over the carpet, toothpaste, shampoo…she’ll eat a whole box of Kleenex if she can get it.”

Ahh yes, the humble dog.

One of the greatest, most loyal companions in human history. Well, in most cases. Some people choose to eat dogs rather than be their friends, sometimes both.

Pepper Ann is an eight-year-old black Labrador-German shorthair from Wisconsin, USA. And she eats everything she can get her jaw into.

On a trip to her owner’s mother’s house, Pepper Ann decided she would get on into an unguarded purse of a family friend. Poking her nose inside, she was lucky enough to come across $500 in fresh US paper bills.

Bad Doggy!

Pepper Ann’s owner, 50-year-old Debbie Hulleman was then forced to play the waiting game and sort through the naughty dog’s faeces and vomit. Amazingly she managed to recover $700, taping up the dozens of torn pieces and taking them to the bank for a refund.

You go girl!

Just wonder if Pepper Anne’s appetite subsided after chewing down on all those dollar bills. Why would Pepper Anne lose her appetite you ask?

Well, studies of US dollar bills over the years have come up with a surprising amount of evidence to suggest that up to 2/3rds of US paper money in circulation may contain traces of the recreational drug cocaine. Source: Urban Legends Reference.

Not that there would be enough of the stuff on the bills to have an effect, or would there? Apparently, cocaine effects can include loss of appetite. Not that I would know.

Maybe I should ask all round wild child Lindsay Lohan…She’s tanking faster than Enron stock that girl.

Party time!

See the story in video form.

http://video.wnbc.com/player/?id=130572

What the? English farm offers to marry you’re pets!

In 2007, amazing story, animals, canada, celebrity, Crazy news, dogs, England, EU, europe, genes, genetics, love, marriage, Odd News, UK, Uncategorized, World News, world record, Worlds most on July 14, 2007 at 2:27 am

A farm in England is offering to marry your pets.

The BBC reports

The ceremonies, which include a cake and a minister, cost from £100, about US$100.

It is thought to be one of the first services of its kind in the country.

The farm’s owners said they had already booked in seven animal weddings at the venue.

Sarie Goldstraw, who runs the farm, said: “One of the things that I’ve found is that if people are getting married and they both have a dog then if they are all going to have to live together, which includes the dogs.

“We therefore have a service to celebrate those people’s unions and that of the pets also in the home.”

Perhaps these two dogs, making headlines recently, would like to get married?

Wendy the Whippet, the most muscly dog in Canada…

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&

Reluctant media star

Sampson the “biggest dog” in Britain?

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I wonder what their babies would look like ?

Better yet, I wonder if Tori Spelling (“90210”) will be carrying out the ceremonies?

That’s right, she’s an ordained minister now, apparently…

US media reports: 

The actress says she completed the program online and already performed her first wedding ceremony at the bed and breakfast she owns with her husband.

After the ceremony she said it was the scariest thing she’s ever done.

Maybe I should change the blog name to The Scary News!

The cutest puppy in the world?

In 2007, amazing story, animals, crazy, Crazy news, dogs, Japan, Odd News, pets on July 10, 2007 at 4:22 pm

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Could this be the cutest puppy known to mankind?

A chihuahua has been born in Japan with a large love-heart shaped pattern on it’s fur coat.

The chihuahua was born in May as one of a litter to a breeder.

Owner Emiko Sakurada said it was the first time a puppy with the marks had been born out of a thousand she had bred.

She had no plans to sell the puppy, which has been named “Heart-kun”.