Category:
Dogs

Charlie meets the ice cream truck

Oh, Charlie!

Posted By: Alex - Tue Aug 04, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: Video, Dogs

The Woof Washer

Not only cleans your dog, but also apparently gets them to stand still.

Posted By: Alex - Tue Jun 30, 2015 - Comments (6)
Category: Inventions, Products, Dogs

Judy the Dog:  Only Canine POW of WWII

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Judy the dog survived internment in a Japanese POW camp. Her story is told in No Better Friend (see sidebar).

Posted By: Paul - Thu May 21, 2015 - Comments (3)
Category: War, Dogs, 1940s, South Pacific

Dog gunit

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A few days ago a Veterinarian removed over a dozen live .308 caliber rounds from a dog's stomach.

http://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/arkansas-veterinarian-operates-dog-ate-23-bullets-30896359

Posted By: BrokeDad - Mon May 11, 2015 - Comments (6)
Category: Animals, Guns, Dogs

Name your favorite Cartoon

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What is your favorite cartoon ? .. The above is mine as I have a golden retriever just like Kenny.

Posted By: BrokeDad - Wed May 06, 2015 - Comments (12)
Category: Dogs

Dogs demolishing a chair

This video comes with no explanation (and no sound). The action really starts around 2 minutes in, and I fast forwarded through much of it. But I'm curious to know, why exactly do these dogs so desperately want to destroy that chair?

Posted By: Alex - Mon Mar 30, 2015 - Comments (5)
Category: Video, Dogs

The First Dog Whisperer



Much iconography that was once taken for granted as part of our culture now means nothing to people. Does any youth of today understand that a Napolean hat = crazy?

Posted By: Paul - Thu Feb 26, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Business, Advertising, Products, Food, Nutrition, Dogs, 1960s

Two Dogs Get Married



This is exactly what conservatives warned us would happen in a godless nation.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jan 03, 2015 - Comments (2)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Weddings and Marriage, Dogs

Camp Bow Wow

If you want to work as a "counselor" at Camp Bow Wow, dog-sitting service, you're first going to have to sign an "employee confidentiality and non-compete agreement." According to this document, if you ever leave the company, you're forbidden from working at any other pet-sitting service within a 25-mile radius of any Camp Bow Wow for two years. The company explains that it needs to "prevent unauthorized disclosure of our trade secrets." Camp Bow Wow counselors mostly make just above minimum wage. Their chief responsibilities are picking up dog poop and other cleaning duties. [Huff Post]

Posted By: Alex - Thu Dec 04, 2014 - Comments (9)
Category: Business, Dogs

The dog-hair yarn business

Back in the 1980s, Betty Burlan Burian Kirk got the idea of starting a business spinning dog-hair yarn. Her clients were people who "want to wear something from their dog." She said it was "becoming more and more popular."


Has the trend of "wearing your pet" continued to grow in popularity since the 80s? Well, here at WU we've posted before about people who wear dog-fur sweaters. So maybe it is a popular thing.

And though Betty Burlan Burian Kirk no longer seems to be in business, a quick google search pulls up plenty of places (such as here) that'll spin your dog's fur into yarn for you, if that's what floats your boat.

Update: So her middle name is "Burian", not "Burlan". And she's still in business. Her website, bbkirk.com, offers plenty of info on dog hair — how to collect it, wash it, pricing, etc. Plus, she has a Gallery of Dog Hair Items.

Posted By: Alex - Sun Nov 02, 2014 - Comments (9)
Category: Fashion, Dogs, 1980s

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