The DogChannel Newswire (11-22-08)

"Bolt” movie familiar but fetching; what your dog says about you; and other news.

Posted: November 22, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

‘Bolt’: Familiar but Fetching
Bolt is an action hero who firmly believes he possesses superpowers. Sounds like a spoof on the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Actually, Bolt is a friendly dog whose entire life has been spent as the heroic star of a popular TV show. An enjoyable animated family film, Bolt features some engaging 3-D sequences and distinctly lump-in-the-throat moments for dog lovers, USA Today reports.
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Dog-Greeting Tips to Help Avoid a Bite
It made for a lot of cute jokes about being “biting mad” over everything from his master’s imminent departure to liberal media bias. But there’s nothing funny about the bite that Barney, President George W. Bush’s Scottish Terrier, gave a Reuters reporter recently. The first dog’s transgressions seem a timely prompt for some dog-greeting tips. Newsday (N.Y.) reports.
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Man Falls Through Pet Shop Skylight After Puppy Thefts
A man was in critical condition late Thursday after falling through the skylight of a pet shop from which burglars earlier had stolen 17 purebred puppies worth at least $11,000, police said. The man, believed to be a 28-year-old subcontractor of Puppy Love Boutique, suffered head and chest injuries in the Thursday morning fall, police said, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
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What Your Dog Says About You
You can pick up after your pooch and make sure he plays nice, but it’s your dog’s breed that truly speaks volumes about what kind of owner you are, (N.Y.) reports.
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Donations Mean Bayport Police Can Add a K9 Officer to the Force
The city of Bayport, Minn., is going to the dogs. One dog, actually. Bayport police officials have raised enough money from donations to start a K9 unit. It's been more than a year since Police Chief Laura Eastman received the go-ahead from the City Council to seek contributions from businesses and individuals to purchase a trained police dog, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.
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lk   n haven, CT

11/23/2008 3:23:03 PM

this is great

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Phil   Salina, KS

11/22/2008 7:48:54 AM

What a fitting tribute to Zeus. As a military working dog handler(retired) I know the value of a good, well trained police dog/partner.

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