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Tech XX, Lousiana Tech Mascot is Missing


Written by: Phil Monahan


The face of Louisiana Tech University, Tech XX disappeared on Sunday evening.

photo via USA Today

Troubling news out of the world of college sports: Tech XX, the English bulldog mascot for the Louisiana Tech University has disappeared! Apparently, he went out for a potty break and never returned. (If I were the cops, I’d start questioning folks from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana Tech’s arch rival.) Tech XX’s owner, Dr. Patrick Sexton, and a group of alumni are offering a. . .

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Check Out This Great Live Cam: Holly’s Half Dozen!


Written by: Phil Monahan

Mollys Half Dozen

A live cam from Dog Bless You allows everyone to watch Molly’s puppies grow and play.

photo courtesy explore.org

Do you ever feel a little down in the dumps? Or perhaps you just need an emotional pick-me-up after a tough day at the office. Well, the Dog Bless You Service Puppy Cam just might be the medicine for what ails you.

This live cam allows anyone to watch Holly and her six golden-retriever puppies in their special enclosure in Brookeville, Maryland. Aside from the wonders of their sheer cuteness, it’s also heartwarming to know that. . .

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Video: Best Birthday Present Ever!


Written by: Phil Monahan

Yes, this does suffer from “Vertical Video Syndrome,” but it’s awfully cute. It seems that Madeline has been wanting a dog for two years, but her parents were waiting until they found just the right one. Here’s what happened. The only thing that might perhaps be better would be an actual mermaid.

Madeline

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Pressure Mounts to Remove Chinese-Made Treats from Stores


Written by: Phil Monahan


Cali, a shepherd mix, died from a stomach rupture after eating Chinese-made chicken
jerky treats, according to her owner Rachael Chambers.

photo via nbcbayarea.com

We’ve posted several times about the ongoing problems with Chinese-made jerky treats, which have made hundreds of dogs sick. (See here and here.) Now a California woman is claiming that three of her dogs fell ill after eating Milo’s Kitchen jerky treats and that one of them, a shepherd mix named Cali, died of a. . .

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Video: Hero Dog Saves Injured Owner Stranded in a Canyon


Written by: Phil Monahan

Taz

Danelle Ballengee is rescued from a remote canyon, as Taz watches over her.

photo via Animal Planet

It seems like it’s “Hero Dog Week” here on OrvisNews.com, as these stories keep popping up. This one is almost six years old, but it’s worth retelling. It’s the amazing story of an adventure racer, Danelle Ballengee, who finds herself injured and stranded in a remote Utah canyon. Her only companion is her dog, Taz, who manages to . . .

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Video: Hero Dog Saves Blind Owner from Gas Leak


Written by: Phil Monahan

WLTZ 38 | Columbus Georgia Regional News

A legally blind Alabama woman credits her dog, Pooh, with saving her from a gas leak in her home. The gas leak had gone undetected by sensors, but Pooh knew something was wrong. Nancy Jones was already feeling woozy when Pooh “literally drug me out the front door,” Jones said. These kinds of stories never get old.

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