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Gelert is the name of a legendary dog associated with the village of Beddgelert (whose name means "Gelert's Grave") in Gwynedd , northwest Wales . The story of Gelert is a variation on the well-worn "Faithful Hound" folk-tale motif , which lives on as an urban legend . It is classified as Aarne-Thompson type 178A. [ 1 ] Here, the dog is alleged to have belonged to Llywelyn the Great , Prince of Gwynedd , a gift from King John of England .
Sometimes the only humane thing to do is to put a dog to sleep. Just three weeks ago, Erica Daniel steeled herself to take that difficult step with Harper, a small puppy in her care. Daniel, 26, fosters dogs that need serious help, and Harper had come to her in the most desperate of circumstances.
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.
From KCRG … Yurt used to live with a homeless Cedar Rapids man, 57-year-old Kevin McClain, in his car. But a month ago he became ill with lung cancer.
By Laura Cox PUBLISHED: 15:01 GMT, 7 April 2012 | UPDATED: 15:01 GMT, 7 April 2012 After years of administrative battle a military dog handler was finally reunited with her loyal friend. Former Marine Cpl. Megan Leavey was told in March that she would be allowed to give a home to Sgt. Rex, the german shepherd she spent two military tours serving with.
Ever wonder what an animal whose whole life has been dedicated to pharmaceutical research looks like when and if it is ever let out of a cage? Reports HuffPo : Forty male beagles raised inside a lab in Spain arrived in Los Angeles last week where they will be put up for adoption after being freed from captivity by the Beagle Freedom Project.
Naki'o acts just like any other eager puppy, except that he has four mechanical paws. YouTube he video: Behold the " bionic dog ."
Romanian stamp from 1959 with Laika (the caption reads "Laika, first traveller into Cosmos") Laika ( Russian : Лайка , meaning "Barker"; c. 1954 – November 3, 1957) was a Soviet space dog who became one of the first animals in space , and the first animal to orbit the Earth. As little was known about the impact of spaceflight on living creatures at the time of Laika's mission, and the technology to de-orbit had not yet been developed, there was no expectation of Laika's survival. Some scientists believed humans would be unable to survive the launch or the conditions of outer space, so engineers viewed flights by animals as a necessary precursor to human missions. [ 1 ] Laika, a stray dog from the streets of Moscow, originally named Kudryavka ( Russian : Кудрявка Little Curly ), underwent training with two other dogs, and was eventually chosen as the occupant of the Soviet spacecraft Sputnik 2 that was launched into outer space on November 3, 1957.
Seaman , a black Newfoundland dog , became famous for being a member of the first American overland expedition from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast and back. He was the only animal to complete the entire trip. [ 1 ] He was purchased for $20 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by Captain Meriwether Lewis while he was in the city awaiting completion of the boats for the voyage in August 1803, for his famed Lewis and Clark expedition. During the expedition, around May 14, 1805, both Captains, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark , performed surgery on one of Seaman's arteries in his hind leg, that had been severed by a beaver bite. [ 1 ] In early 1806, as the expedition was beginning the return journey, Seaman was stolen by Indians and Lewis threatened to send three armed men to kill the Indian tribe. Lewis & Clark's Corps of Discovery ate 263 dogs while traveling the Lewis and Clark Trail, but Lewis' Newfoundland dog Seaman was spared. [ 2 ]
Donnie is a Doberman Pinscher dog who came to the attention of science due to his penchant for arranging his plush toys in geometric forms. [ 1 ] His owner rescued him from an animal shelter, and at first he was slow to learn, and very reluctant to interact socially with her. [ 2 ] [ edit ] Behavior He has appeared on the National Geographic Channel ’s Dog Genius show. [ 1 ] [ 3 ] On the show, he is shown arranging some of his 80 plush toys into evenly-spaced triangles and lines, and chooses to use, for example, only stuffed frogs or monkeys for a particular design. [ 4 ] He is shown creating his arrangements in his large yard in Maryland on remote video cameras without humans being present. He is even said to create social vignettes with the toys. [ 4 ] [ 5 ] For example, the day after he first allowed his owner to put her arm around him, he placed a large bear with its arm around a smaller frog. [ 2 ] [ 6 ] Dr.
Pusuke, the world’s oldest dog, has died in Japan on Monday afternoon. Recognized as the oldest living dog in the world by Guinness Book of World Records in December last year, Pusuke lived for 26 years and nine months. According to reports, that's somewhere between 118 to 185 years if converted to dog years. Pusuke's owner Yumiko Shinohara reportedly said that her dog was eating well and was still active until Monday when he lost his appetite and had difficulty breathing.
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