Monthly Archives: June 2011

Doggy Bionic Pioneering Orthotic Paws are a success

Posted On 2011-06-29 03:06:56

Naki’o is a very special dog and one that would not be out of place in a science fiction movie. Having lost his paws to frostbite the Red Heeler cattle dog is now bridging the gap between dog and machine. Nakio was abandoned in a frozen puddle as a puppy... more

Jennifer Aniston has tattoo done in memory of her dog Norman

Posted On 2011-06-28 10:06:29

Jennifer’s new tattoo left fans wondering what the meaning behind it was, but it has been revealed that it is a tribute to her late dog Norman. Norman, the Welsh-Corgi terrier cross passed away last month and Jennifer was said to be distraught. She wanted an eternal reminder of his... more

Two police dogs die after being left in car as temperatures soar

Posted On 2011-06-27 03:06:56

Two police dogs, one of which was just a pup, died yesterday after being left in a car with windows shut as temperatures soared up to 29 degrees. The dogs were discovered by a member of staff at the Met’s dog training centre in Kent. An inquiry has been launched... more

Cat survives 120ft drop

Posted On 2011-06-24 08:06:48

One adorable Tabby cat had a very lucky escape this week after it survived a 120ft fall from the top of a tower block. The seven month old female survived amazingly without serious injury, suffering only a broken tooth. Residents of the block became aware of the incident when the... more

The Sheepdog that is scared of sheep

Posted On 2011-06-23 09:06:32

Sheepdogs are fast, confident and have been bred to round up sheep. Ci, the Border Collie, on the other hand has been scared by sheep since he was a puppy. The flock of sheep quickly picked up on Ci’s body language and started to bully him: Sheep can be quite... more

The Skyhoundz Disc Dog European Championship

Posted On 2011-06-21 10:06:45

In the early 1970s dog owners invented a Frisbee game involving their canine friends. It takes time to train dogs to understand the concept of the game and handlers start by training dogs to first catch the disc thrown straight at them, then advancing onto running after a disc thrown... more

Andy Murray’s Dog Maggie is a Twitter Star

Posted On 2011-06-21 09:06:26

Andy Murray’s Dog Maggie is becoming the next big twitter star. Maggie, likely with a bit of help from Andy’s girlfriend Kim Sears, has been tweeting about her famous owner in the lead up to the Wimbledon championship. Tweeting before Murray’s Queen Club victory Maggie said As long as you... more

Pontypridd man arrested over animal welfare claims

Posted On 2011-06-20 09:06:41

A serial animal welfare offender from Pontypridd, South Wales, was jailed for 12 weeks as RSPCA officers found several animals knee-deep in their own waste in the cellar at the man’s property. The man admitted having a pony, a cat, two goats, nine geese and eleven dogs in shocking conditions... more

Downing Street’s Larry is the Minister of Mouse Catching

Posted On 2011-06-17 02:06:29

Larry, the Downing Street cat, is finally earning his keep and is turning into quite the ministerial mouse catcher. Larry moved into number 10 last year and after a slow start has finally got in to the swing of things earned his Minister of Mice Catching Status. Speaking on This... more

Owning a cat or dog could help your child with pet allergies

Posted On 2011-06-14 02:06:59

A study has suggested that having a dog or cat in the first year of your child’s life could improve their resistance to pet allergies. Previously research into whether pet exposure to children could help with allergies had been inconclusive. The study was conducted in America and was based on... more