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Nearly naked man covered in peanut butter visits Dallas dog park

Screen shot: YouTube Drugs and alcohol were not involved. S teven Shrout, a 25-year-old man from Arlingto, Texas, arrived at Bark Park Central Dog Park in Dallas. He was wearing only a gold Speedo. As astonished dogs and their owners looked on, he proceeded to cover himself with peanut butter. He stood quietly for 5 minutes while the dogs eagerly approached him, not believing their good luck. Meanwhile his girl friend was capturing it all on video.   Why?   It seems he had placed last in h...
Tags: Texas, Youtube, Pets, Dallas, Fantasy Football, Arlington, Jan, Dog Park, Speedo, Shrout, Steven Shrout, Arlingto Texas, Bark Park Central Dog Park


Players Brace for Moves as NHL Trade Deadline Nears

Thomas Vanek remembers waking up in Edmonton, Alberta, and turning on the TV in his hotel room to find out where he was heading. It was March 5, 2014, the NHL’s trade deadline day, and Vanek’s bags were packed. He knew he had played his final game a few days earlier for the New York Islanders after rejecting the team’s bid to sign the pending free agent to a contract extension. It wasn’t until the deadline passed when Vanek’s phone started ringing. It wasn’t his agent, the Islanders nor some oth...
Tags: Florida, New York, Minnesota, Toronto, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Kings, Rangers, Holland, Nashville, Philadelphia, Dave Lewis, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL


From Shelter to Service: A Comeback Canine Story

B ritt, a 5-year-old German Shepherd mix, is high energy, extremely toy-driven, hyper focused -- and  totally annoying. Sometimes maybe she is even a bit neurotic. It isn’t surprising that she was picked up as a stray and taken to a shelter where she was adopted and returned twice. Fortunately for Britt and the residents of Escambia County, Florida, K-9 Officer Robert Oliver saw her potential and was willing to give her a third chance. Qualities that are undesirable and annoying in a family dog...
Tags: Florida, Pets, Louisiana, Shelter, Oliver, Jan, Escambia County, Britt, Escambia County Florida, Robert Oliver, Drug Detection Dog, K-9 Officer Robert Oliver, Prize Winning, Road Prison, Escambia County Sheriff K


Sabres Need More Than a Fired up Bogosian

Two days after Buffalo Sabres head coach Phil Housley called his team soft, following a 6-2 drubbing at the hands of the New York Rangers, they had a chance to respond on the ice. Many expected – if not hoped – for them to play a passionate, physical game filled with desperation and urgency to start their three-day road trip with a much-need victory against the New Jersey Devils in Prudential Center. It didn’t happen. Buffalo Sabres head coach Phil Housley was looking for his team to respond. (...
Tags: Florida, Usa, NFL, Sport, AHL, Hockey, New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, Reinhart, Buffalo Sabres, Schneider, Devils, Gabriel, Prudential Center, Sabres, Sam Reinhart


Dog rips open neighbor’s package to find a new toy

Picture: Mercury Press & Media Lee Edwards, 36, and partner Jenna Crozier, 34, from Greater Manchester, UK, took in a package delivery for a neighbor. They thought it was safe tucked behind a door while they were away. But when they returned home they found their playful black Labrador pup Bonnie had ripped the package open and was playing with a new six-inch toy not meant for dogs.   Eventually the neighbor came to get her package. Jenna apologized and explained what had happened. "She gave u...
Tags: Pets, Jenna, Jan, Bonnie, Lee Edwards, Mercury Press Media, Jenna Crozier, Greater Manchester UK


Is it stupid to have a Golden Retriever as mayor of your town?

N ot at all, say the residents of Idyllwild, California. They are  are celebrating the election of their latest mayor, Max the Golden Retriever. He defeated 14 other dogs and 2 cats. Max, along with his chief of staff (and owner) Phyllis Mueller, is ready for his elected duties. Max’s role as mayor is more ceremonial than bureaucratic or administrative. With such a cute and happy mayor, it can be difficult for the citizens not to get involved in their community. His presence at events brings...
Tags: Pets, Max, Jan, Idyllwild, Phyllis, Idyllwild California, Phyllis Mueller, United States Candidates, Maximus Mighty Dog Mueller, Mayor Max


8 Practical Ways to Love God More Than Money

I write this article as much to myself as to you: I fully realize how money will persistently and insidiously seek to capture a bigger and bigger portion of my heart and my life. I also know that drifting through life doesn’t work because I seldom drift closer to God. Perhaps this is why Jesus declared these two loves to be polar opposites: No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve b...
Tags: Pinterest, Religion, C, Giving, Jesus, Save Money, Matthew, Jan, No-thumb, Christian Finances, RePub-Me, Matthew 6:24 NIV I am


Just when you thought romance was dead

  J ust in time for Valentine's Day... "The El Paso Zoo will name a cockroach after your ex and then feed it to a meerkat live on camera. "You can message the zoo on Facebook with your ex's name, then wait patiently to watch the roach get devoured during the 'Quit Bugging Me' meerkat event, which will live-stream on Facebook and the zoo's website." The zoo calls it the perfect Valentine's Day gift. "The meerkats love to get cockroaches as a snack and what better way to celebrate Valentine's Da...
Tags: Facebook, Pets, Valentine, Jan, Kent England, Bronx Zoo, El Paso Zoo, Hemsley Conservation Center


Boulez, Twyla Tharp and the Creed of Curiosity

In the first chapter of Twyla Tharp’s instructional bible for creativity The Creative Habit, the iconic American choreographer identifies a contradiction. “There’s a paradox in the notion that creativity should be a habit. We think of creativity as a way of keeping everything fresh and new, while habit implies routine and repetition. That paradox intrigues me because it occupies the place where creativity and skill rub against each other.” Musical artists—instrumentalists, composers, and singers...
Tags: Europe, Australia, France, New York City, Religion, Canada, Career Development, Denmark, Joan Didion, Singing, Banff, Commentary, Workshops, Plato, Boulez, Jan


Bringing Change: Clare Egan and the Season She Hoped For

US Biathlon’s Clare Egan in Antholz, Germany during the IBU World Cup in January. (Photo: @clareeganbiathlete Instagram screenshot) Having the season you hope for and actually having that season is the rarefied magic of sport. “I am having the season I hoped for but didn’t expect,” US Biathlon’s Clare Egan said in a telephone call on Jan. 30th. “I got the balance right for the first time since I started training full time. Since for eight years — three of which were devoted to cross-country...
Tags: Europe, Interviews, US, Sport, Austria, Skiing, Italy, Wada, Ioc, Committee, First Time, Midway Utah, Jan, Pyeongchang, Egan, Cape Elizabeth


 Those of us who speak and understand dog…

CBS Minnesota are often amazed at what our dogs can tell us if we would just listen. They sometimes display a sense that humans can never understand or explain.   An 87-year-old woman in Minnesota owes her life to a 4-year-old black Lab who sensed something was wrong and to his owner, neighbor Tim Curfman, who listened. During a dangerously cold snap when the temperature was a little below zero, Curfman was taking out the garbage. Suddenly his dog Midnight sensed something was wrong next door....
Tags: Minnesota, Pets, Jan, Noreen, CBS Minnesota, Tim Curfman, Curfman


Teenager with  extreme allergies gets a dog who saves her life

F i ft een-year-old Martina Baker from Maine has a very rare disorder which makes her allergic to almost everything in the world. Included are such common things as heat, water, cleaning products, and anything that has a perfume scent. One sniff of cooking oil can send her into anaphylactic shock and she could die without quick treatment.   The disorder first started when she was 13. She started breaking out in hives and her throat would close up. The only thing that helped was being jabbed...
Tags: Books, Pets, Massachusetts, Maine, Jan, Martina, Martina Baker, Caiomhe


The Voice of an Angel: A Tribute to Valerie Carter

None Although she sometimes balked at being the center of attention, the late Valerie Carter had a singing voice destined to thrust her into the glare of the spotlight, whether or not she sought it. Although other backing-vocalist powerhouses have, in recent years, garnered more attention (most notably via the 2013 documentary, 20 Feet From Stardom by which Carter was, inexplicably, ignored), Carter was the equal of legends like Merry Clayton when it came to demand for her talent. Pick up an Am...
Tags: Feature, Music, Japan, Hollywood, Interview, La, Earth, Pop, Soul, R&B, James Taylor, Warner Bros, Jackson, Prince, Neil Diamond, Elvis


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Ex-Facebook security boss Alex Stamos says the company is like "Game of Thrones" at the highest levels of leadership. In an interview with CNN, the outspoken security pro said it could be difficult for Facebook execs to admit when they were wrong. Saudi Arabia denies role in leaking Jeff Bezos' messages to National Enquirer, The Guardian reports. "This is something between the two parties, we have nothing to do with it," said Ade...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Saudi Arabia, Trends, Cnn, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Jeff Bezos, Hulu, Donald Trump, Alexa, Jan Koum, Zuckerberg


Facebook's $19 billion WhatsApp acquisition might not have happened if it wasn't for Mark Zuckerberg's Hungarian sheepdog, Beast (FB)

Facebook's $19 billion WhatsApp acquisition in 2014 might not have happened if it wasn't for CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Hungarian sheepdog, Beast.  In an interview with CNN, Zuckerberg said, "My dog Beast, I think, is actually the secret weapon here."  According to Zuckerberg, negotiations were tense but when Beast hopped onto WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum's lap "a second later Jan goes like, 'Okay, I think we’re good.'"  Facebook's $19 billion WhatsApp acquisition in 2014 might not have ha...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Trends, Cnn, Wall Street Journal, Sheryl Sandberg, Jan Koum, Zuckerberg, Max, Forbes, Acton, Jan, Laurie Segall, Cambridge Analytica, Brian Acton, Koums


Reducing gun violence, charter school accountability, top voter concerns in education, poll says

By Laura Fay | LA School Report School safety and college affordability are the most pressing issues in education, California voters said in a ew poll. The top priority overall was reducing gun violence in schools, with more than half of respondents saying it was “very important.” But voters with children as well as those ages 18-49 and those earning less than $35,000 a year rated college affordability as more important. The annual poll, conducted since 2012, was led by researchers at the Univer...
Tags: Florida, News, Education, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Oakland, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Oakland California, Jan, United Teachers Los Angeles


Iran forbids walking dogs and transporting dogs in cars

\ APF Getty According to a ban enacted January 29 if police catch anyone driving anywhere in the city of Tehran with their dogs—they will be “dealt with severely.” To those who ignore the dog walking ban lawmakers proposed in 2014 the punishment would be 74 lashes and a minimum fine of $3,500. Their dogs would be taken away from them and sent to a zoo or, worse, abandoned in the desert. And yet dog ownership continues to rise. Dog owners have not yet had to suffer this harsh punishment. Polic...
Tags: China, Pets, Iran, United States, Hassan Rouhani, Tehran, Mao, Jan, Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi


Watch a single cell develop into newt in only six minutes

The development of a new organism from a cell is a fascinating process. Dutch filmmaker and photographer Jan van IJken has recently put this miracle of life in a stunning timelapse. His short film BECOMING shows a newt forming, from a single cell to birth, in only six minutes. As a photographer, Jan leans towards […] The post Watch a single cell develop into newt in only six minutes appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Nature, Timelapse, Timelapse Video, Jan, Jan Van Ijken


Surgery is successful for Milo, the dog with the upside down paws 

Milo, an 11-week-old hound mix puppy, was born with a rare defect in his elbows that twisted his front legs, turning his paws upside down. This condition prevented him from walking. The best he could do was a slow, painful "army crawl." Recently he underwent a highly complex surgery at the Oklahoma State University Center of Veterinary Health Sciences. Veterinary surgeon, Dr. Erik Clary, inserted pins in Milo’s elbows to realign the joints so Milo can learn to walk normally. In nearly 30 years...
Tags: Pets, Oliver, Hays, Jan, Milo, Clary, Erik Clary, Friends Farm Sanctuary, Jennie Hayes


Glitter on dog testicles—not really a trend - just a one time joke

P hotos supposedly of a weirdly disturbing new trend are cropping up on social media. People putting glitter on their dog’s testicles. The perpetrators stress that it is edible glitter applied using corn syrup so it is completely safe.   Hundreds of people have taken it seriously believing this is a new trend and weighed in to debate whether they think it is cruel or funny.  "I feel sorry for the dog. People will do anything to a animal and think it is funny. So bad." "Shame on the person who...
Tags: Pets, Burns, Louisville Kentucky, Jan, Jingle, Jordan Burns


Golden Poodle awards for January

  The Golden Poodle award goes to Griffin the service dog who was awarded his own college diploma after helping his owner, Brittany Hawley, every step of the way as she completed her master’s degree.     The Lizard Brain award goes to 40-year-old fugitive car thief Bryan Woolever who thought police dogs couldn’t find him hiding in a cow barn full of manure.  He was wrong.     The Neanderthal award goes to Jarel Haines, 41, who compounded the charge of drunk driving and disorderly conduct by bar...
Tags: Pets, Griffin, Jan, Brittany Hawley, Bryan Woolever, Joyce Boghosian, Jarel Haines, Kevin Jennings Ukiah


Rangers & Hayes: The Final Countdown?

It is only a matter of time… or is it? Returning from an upper-body injury that has kept him off the ice since Jan. 2, pending free agent Kevin Hayes slid back into the New York Rangers lineup for their matchup with the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday. Perfect timing for general manager Jeff Gorton to market his star center with roughly four weeks until the trade deadline. There is no questioning the effort that Hayes has put forth for the organization in his five seasons in New York, particularl...
Tags: Usa, New York, Boston, Sport, Rangers, Hockey, NHL, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Kim Klement, AAV, Brendan Smith, Panarin, Jan, Chris Kreider


Health warning: do not kiss or snuggle your pet hedgehog

T he Center for Disease Control has issued a warning to hedgehog owners not to kiss or snuggle their pet hedgehogs because of the risk of contacting salmonella. According to the CDC, 11 people were infected with the Salmonella strain Typhimurium — and there was evidence that their cute prickly pet was the cause. Of the 11 infected people 10 reported  being in contact with a hedgehog before becoming sick. Hedgehogs have become increasingly popular as pets because they are cute and cuddly. They ...
Tags: Cdc, Pets, Salmonella, Jan, Center for Disease Control


Security Deposits: Roommate Not on Lease, Moved Out Without Sufficient Notice, Wants Deposit Refund

My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: California She is not on the apartment lease. Before moving in, I emailed her the roommate agreement without personal information filled in and and she agreed to it verbally. The roommate term is from 10/1/18 until 4/30/19. Here is what it says about the deposit: "roommate will pay a mandatory month’s rent deposit to cover damages and/or unexpected departures:"."Each roommate will receive his/her share of the security deposit if and when...
Tags: Law, California, Landlord-Tenant Law, Dec, Jan


Therapy Alligator visits nursing homes

N o, siriusly. Wally, a a four-and-a-half foot long alligator with razor-sharp teeth, recently visited an assisted-living development north of York, Pennsylvania on a leash.  Wally may not be soft and cuddly like a therapy dog, but he loves making new friends and having the top of his head rubbed. He has never bitten anyone and is afraid of cats. Wally belongs to Joie Henney of Joie Henney’s Outdoors, a hunting and fishing show that ran from 1989 until 2000 on ESPN Outdoors and other outlets...
Tags: Florida, Pets, Jan, Wally, Henny, York Pennsylvania, ESPN Outdoors, Henney, Joie Henney


‘Native Son’ Review: ‘Moonlight’ Star Ashton Sanders Captivates in This Stunning Adaptation [Sundance]

Native Son is an adaptation of Richard Wright’s 1940 novel, and while I haven’t read that book, first-time director Rashid Johnson arrives on the scene with a smart, impressive debut full of strong work from a young cast. Ashton Sanders, who played the teenaged version of Chiron in the Oscar-winning Moonlight, transforms into Bigger “Big” Thomas, a young man from Chicago with a love of punk music and a look to match, wearing a shock of green hair and a long black leather jacket with writing scr...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Drama, Chicago, Movie Reviews, Adaptation, Beethoven, Matthew Libatique, Johnson, Naacp, Darren Aronofsky, Nick Robinson, A24, Richard Wright, Independent, Sanders


The scientific study of dogs continues

Researchers were surprised to discover that dogs could experience human emotions  such as jealousy.   [Author: Jan]
Tags: Pets, Jan


These working airport dogs don’t look for drugs or explosives

    A irport travel can be extremely stressful. Long waits to board planes, flight delays, security checks, fear of terrorists and for some, fear of flying. But a new canine program called the Snuggle Squad is helping ease the stress at Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport in Canada. The Snuggle Squad is composed of 30 volunteer handlers and their dogs who roam the airport terminal and offer companionship to travelers. Labrador and Golden Retrievers are the preferred breeds because ...
Tags: Pets, Canada, Tsa, Transportation Security Administration, Jan, Labrador, David Pekoske, Snuggle Squad, Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport


South Korea is turning away from dog meat

S outh Korea is becoming a nation of dog lovers. As families embrace dogs as family pets, the market for dog as a dinner course is rapidly declining. One in four South Korean adults now keeps a pet, and the average owner spends about $90 every month on them. As pet ownership has grown, businesses offering goods and services such as insurance, day care centers and grooming shops have proliferated. Dog spas and grooming parlors are part of a $1.4 billion with a “b” industry that is expected to ...
Tags: South Korea, North Korea, China, Pets, Korea, North, Kim Jong, Jan, HSI, Moon Jae, outh Korea, Humane Society International HSI


Are the Maple Leafs Simply Not Good Enough?

After John Tavares signed as a Toronto Maple Leaf last summer, the hopes of the fans were buoyant. Certainly, this was to be the season the team would contend for the Stanley Cup after so many seasons of frustration. With the exception of the drama of William Nylander’s extended holdout, everything looked so promising. This team would rock! That hasn’t happened. After a strong start, the Maple Leafs are on a losing skid no one saw coming. In fact, with last night’s 4-2 loss against the sud...
Tags: Florida, Toronto, Sport, Atlantic, Hockey, NHL, Calgary, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins, Montreal Canadiens, Auston Matthews, Washington Capitals, Maple Leafs, Toronto Maple Leafs, Coyotes