Category Archives: random barks

Good Reads: Awkward Family Pet Photos

If you can’t resist an abundance of funny photos of families and their pets, Awkward Family Pet Photos is the book for you. From the publisher: “We adore our pets, but let’s face it sometimes L-O-V-E makes us go a little overboard. Like giving them middle names, throwing them elaborate birthday parties, and making them a Christmas…

Dogs in the City: A Big Paws Up

My owners thoroughly enjoyed Dogs in the City, which premiered earlier this week and airs on Wednesday nights on CBS. The show follows behaviorist, Justin Silver, who speaks dog and counsels owners and their pets. In Manhattan, Justin Silver is known as the “go-to guy” for all things dog-related. He has a creative and instinctive…

Dog Talkin’

This very amusing video of a dog tortured by his owner’s talk of meaty treats was emailed to us from Waggin Tails, an online pet supply site “When most of us talk to our dogs, we tend to forget they’re not people.” Julia Glass

We Have a Winner! My Favorite XLVI Superbowl Ad

It was Mr. Quiggly by a length. Sporting those flashy GoRun sneakers, the stylin’ French bulldog was my paws-down favorite. In case you missed him — here’s a recap:

Denver: the Very Guilty Dog

We’ve all done it — snatched something from the trash or off the corner of the table that was just above nose level. The initial the triumph can be tempered by guilt is we get caught. Poor Denver, first he eats the kitty treats; then he gets quite a talking to:

Chris Cohen: Pet Translator

I love Chris Cohen’s hilarious animal videos on You-Tube. (More preceisely, I love watching my owners laugh at Chris Cohen’s hilarious animal videos on You Tube.) Cohen vocalizes pets reactions to uncooperative printers humilating dog booties and more. Profanity alert: In Chris Cohen’s world, pets have very salty speech.

The Next Best Thing

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend.  Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” Groucho Marx. These recycled rascals combine both — the written word and the noble beast. Each started out as shredded and rolled newspapers and grew into an adorable eco-friendly canine — one headline at a time….

Chutz-paw: $230,000 for a Guard Dog

The New York TImes reports on Harrison K-9 Security Services in Aiken, Georgia, where dogs are trained in the same tracking and fighting skills as the canine members of the elite Navy SEAL team 6, but sold to individuals to do domestic guard duty, for as much as $230,000!  “Protection dogs” trained in the German…