The DogChannel Newswire (06-12-09)

Scientists find dogs don’t feel guilt; airports offer relief for you and your pet; and other news.

Posted: June 12, 2009, 5 a.m. EDT

Dog Just Doesn’t Say No and Gets ‘Stoned’ at Park
A dog who ran off from its owner in Seattle's Seward Park found and ate some marijuana and got high. Owner Jen Nestor Waddell told KING-TV the 11-year-old black Lab mix named Jack was "just stoned" May 12 after they returned home from the park. The dog's eyes glossed over and he had trouble walking, The Associated Press reports.
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Scientists Find Dogs Don’t Feel Guilt At All
You see guilt, but the dog doesn't necessarily feel it, a new study shows. By setting up conditions where the owner was misinformed as to whether his or her dog had really committed an offense, researcher Alexandra Horowitz of Barnard College in New York uncovered the origins of dogs' allegedly downcast mugs, FOX News reports.
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Top Dogs Bring Smiles to Young Cancer Patients
Half a dozen young M.D. Anderson Cancer Center patients turned out to help celebrate the unveiling of the newest Children’s Art Project products — a flag-inspired canine bandanna and a series of blown-glass Christmas ornaments featuring dogs wearing the accessory. The dog model was none other than Stump, the Sussex Spaniel who claimed top honors at this year’s Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Need a Walking Partner? Try a Dog
Forget about joining a gym. If you want to get into shape, all you need is a four-legged pal. Dr. Robert Kushner, a human obesity expert and professor of medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, said that dogs make great workout partners in winning the battle of the bulge, reports.
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Airports Offer Relief for You and Your Pet
While every airport has plenty of well-marked restrooms for people, not every airport offers areas for pets to find relief. But now, thanks to a new Department of Transportation regulation designed with service animals in mind, all travelers are finding it easier than ever to take their pets along for the ride, reports.
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