Roundup #9: Our Favorite Dog Stories of the Week
Hooray for the great weather we’ve had this week, and woot woot because it’s the weekend. Laika and I have had a lot of fun lately – I’ve been enjoying the long hikes and she’s been thrilled with all the mud. Have you been getting out a lot more lately? Have a great weekend and I hope you enjoy my picks for this weeks awesome dog stories. (By the way if you’re a fan the new season of Game of Thrones starts Sunday – I know what Laika and I will be watching)
Informative & Inspirational Dog Stories
Giving Michael Vick’s Former Dogs a ‘Fighting’ Chance
The amazing story of the 51 dogs seized from Michael Vick’s dog fighting ring in 2007 and their road to being rehabilitated and re-homed.
These 48 dogs who have proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that fighting was something that was forced on them, not something they were born to do. Once they had the opportunity to become companions, they took it and ran with it.
Why Scientists Believe Dogs Are Smarter Than we Give Them Credit For
Take a look at some of the breakthrough scientific studies that have been done on canine intelligence over the past decade. It’s thought that a dogs intelligence is roughly equivalent to that of a 2.5 year old child. What do you think?
The Dog You Adopt and The One You End Up With
This is such a beautiful post; I think it’s a perfect reminder to all of us that our dogs change, adapt, and learn to evolve just as we do. It always amazes me when I look back on Laika 3 years ago and Laika now – as she peacefully rests on my lap.
How Worried Should You Be About Your Pets Health?
Here’s a great article regarding all of the health advice (and panic) that’s been thrown around lately regarding the canine influenza outbreak in Chicago.
Teach Your Pet Something New in Ten Minutes
I can’t get over how awesome, cute, and simple this trick is. I’m going to working on it with Laika this weekend. Be sure to check out the whole positive training blog hop; it’s amazing what you can teach your dog in 10 minutes.
I Like ‘Em Complicated
Taking on a challenging dog isn’t for everyone, yet some of us actually seek out dogs with ‘issues.’ Great perspective on what it’s like to work with a complicated dog – and all the great lessons learned from it.
I’m not a very religious person, but I like to think some great force interevened, because he clearly picked me, and I think we’re both the best thing that’s ever happened to each other.
Cute & Funny Dog Stories
This Police Puppy Will Make You Cry with Cuteness
Meet Whiskey the police puppy in training. She’s the cute Shepherd in the featured image above. Check out more of Whiskey’s training progress (and videos) on instagram.
If Game of Thrones Characters Were Dogs
If you’ve ever watched Game of Thrones you’ll love this post. And if I were to make another comparison I’d say Varys is definitely a Chow. By the way the new season starts tomorrow – just sayin’. (Can you guess what my favorite show is?)
Shelter Goes For Radical Honesty in Adoption Ad for ‘Terrible’ Chihuahua
Don’t worry – the ending is all good. Oops, should I have said spoiler alert?
Best Dog Deals of the Week
- Petsmart.com is offering 99¢ shipping on all orders through 04/17/15
- Muttropolis – 20% off Orijen treats through 04/30/15
- Only Natural Pet – New customers save $5 on orders of $25 with code AF5BUCKS
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Funny & Great Dog Videos of the Week
Should I feel bad for laughing so hard at this?
Such a heartwarming story (and great dad for creating the pack).
A brand new Hope For Paws video.
Do you have any great posts to share? Post your favorites in the comments or submit it for a chance to be featured in one of our weekly roundups. Have a great weekend.
Lauren Miller says
I really liked the post by Tales and Tails, too! 😀
Jen Gabbard says
I know isn’t it wonderful? Such a beautiful way with words – the sentiment comes across so clearly.
Thanks for sharing us!
Christie from LifeWithBeagle.com
Jen Gabbard says
No problem, it’s such a fun post – and I agree with Lara that Dany would be a Rhodesian Ridgeback 🙂
Thanks for sharing my post! 🙂 I love your weekly roundups. You provide such great information that I didn’t come across in the week myself. I love that article on the Vicktory dogs. We can all learn such great life lessons from those dogs. They came out so wonderfully from such a tragic situation.
Jen Gabbard says
I can’t get over the Vicktory dogs either; I just keep thinking about how amazing their story is. To go from that into forever homes just proves how loyal dogs are deep down inside.
Leah Erb, Let's Go Dog says
I’m in love with the Laika in the mud picture!
2 brown dawgs blog says
Great round up. Hope you had a nice weekend!