Tag: english bulldog
We hereby proclaim this — now that spay-neuter month is officially over — Dancing Dog Day.
And we begin our presentation with a dancing English bulldog who, though deaf, still seems to feel the blues.
Jamynne Bowles, of Long Branch, N.J., shot the video on her phone when her bulldog began seemingly following the rhythm of a song a friend was playing on his guitar.
Some viewers of the video speculate the dog is merely scratching his butt, but others believe, given how the dog’s moves are so in sync with the song, he truly seems to be feeling the music.
Then, too, it’s possible both might be true.
Tish Cyrus, in an entry on her blog, says Ziggy “grabbed” Lila in “just the wrong spot and Lila didn’t survive.”
“For some unknown reason, Ziggy grabbed Lila …Not really sure if she was playing or what … We dont think Ziggy is a mean dog.”
She said Ziggy was “taken to SPOT dog rescue and they found her a new home with no other pets or children just in case it wasn’t a fluke.”
Miley Cyrus tweeted about Lila’s death last week: “For everyone asking … I have never been so hurt in my life My heart has never been so broken … Lila my sweet baby girl has passed away.”
Lila, a Yorkie mix, turned 2 in November.
Cyrus has adopted at least five dogs in recent years, including Floyd, an Alaskan Klee Kai, also known as a miniature husky, a Rottweiler-beagle mix named Happy, and a black and white mixed breed named Mary Jane.
Each time, news coverage resulted, as it did when she dyed Lila pink for her second birthday.
Her mother Tish said Miley was not ready to talk about what happened:
“As for Miley, its been a really tough week. As you all know her beloved baby girl Lila passed away. Everyone has been so precious and so supportive of her and I love you all so much for that. Miley loved Lila more than anyone can imagine. I know some people were saying its JUST a dog, but to Miley she was so much more.”
(Photos: Top, Cyrus and Lila; below, Cyrus and Ziggy / Twitter)
Posted by jwoestendiek December 18th, 2012 under Muttsblog.
Tags: adoption, animals, cyrus, died, dogs, english bulldog, floyd, grief, happy, killed, lila, loss, mary jane, miley, miley cyrus, miley cyrus dogs, mix, pets, rescue, shelter, surrendered, tish cyrus, yorkie, yorkshire terrier, ziggy
This English bulldog may look like grandpa, collapsed in the La-Z-Boy after too much Thanksgiving dinner, but he’s just a pup.
And we can only guess what he’s doing in his puppy dream.
The video comes from Suburban Bullies in Portales, New Mexico, which describes itself as “a responsible and ethical breeder of English Bulldogs.”
To see more sleeping dogs, click here, then click on a headline for a video.
Posted by jwoestendiek December 3rd, 2012 under Muttsblog, videos.
Tags: animals, behavior, bulldog, dog, dogs, dreams, english bulldog, pets, puppy, sleep, sleeping, sleeping dog videos, sleeping dogs, suburban bullies, videos, zzzzz
Tech XX, the English bulldog that served as mascot at Louisiana Tech University, died of heat stroke after being left out in the heat Sunday.
Though initially reported missing, the four-year-old English bulldog was left outside by an employee, who has since been fired, according to the veterinarian that cared for the dog.
The employee, according to news reports, tried to cover up the dog’s death.
“Tech XX was a member of our immediate family and a daily part of our lives for the past four years,” Patrick Sexton said in a statement. “We are devastated over the circumstances of his passing, and there will be a large void in our hearts for some time to come. As with any family member, we will spend considerable time grieving his passing.”
In a statement, the university said that since becoming the mascot in 2008, Tech XX got superior care from Sexton’s team.
Tech XX’s predecessor, Tech XIX, was retired in 2007 because of health concerns after suffering heatstroke, the university said on its website.
Originally, a worker said he let the dog out to go to the bathroom and the dog went missing, said Sexton, who kept Tech XX at his home. Dozens of students and residents searched for the dog, and rewards were posted.
For four days, the employee kept Tech XX’s death, and location, a secret, according to the Shreveport Times.
“That employee unfortunately chose to handle it the wrong way and attempted to cover it up,” Sexton said. “Due to this negligence, the employee is no longer employed by Sexton Animal Health Center.”
Tech XX was owned by the school’s Student Government Association, the president of which, Will Dearmon, said, ”It’s extremely disappointing and sad news this happened to our beloved Tech XX.”
“We’ll work through that in the coming days and there will be a Tech XXI, but right now our hearts are broken,” he added.
Posted by jwoestendiek August 2nd, 2012 under Muttsblog.
Tags: athletics, college, cover up, death, dies, employee, english bulldog, fired, heat, heat stroke, louisiana, louisiana tech university, mascot, mascots, patrick sexton, reward, ruston, search, sports, team, tech, tech XX, university, veterinarian
Ostrosky Stern broke the news on Twitter this week, saying, “We lost our precious Bianca today. My sweet little girl, may you rest in peace. I love you forever.”
Howard Stern, who has Bianca’s name tattooed on his arm, also tweeted: “Tough day today my friends. Thanks for all the kind messages. Give your dog a hug for me tonight.”
The 10-year-old English bulldog participated in the couple’s New York wedding in 2008, and her photo is on the cover of Ostrosky Stern’s 2010 book (no relation to ohmidog!), “Oh My Dog: How to Choose, Train, Groom, Nurture, Feed and Care for Your New Best Friend.”
According to MSNBC, Bianca was purchased in 2002 from a “rescue breeder.” (Maybe they meant a breed rescue.) There has been no word on the cause of death.
The dog would often accompany Ostrosky Stern, who is a spokesperson for the North Shore Animal League, on appearances.
(Photo: Beth Ostrosky Stern’s Twitter page)
Posted by jwoestendiek July 20th, 2012 under Muttsblog.
Tags: america's got talent, animals, beth ostrosky stern, bianca, bulldog, dead, death, dogs, english bulldog, grief, howard stern, north shore animal league, oh my dog, pet, pets, twitter
Analise J. Garner, 19, of Lake in the Hills, returned home drunk over the weekend and bit her family’s 80-pound English bulldog at least three times, officers said.
According to the Chicago Tribune, she was also charged with domestic battery and underage drinking.
Police were called to her home about 4 a.m. Sunday after neighbors reported loud noises, Sgt. Mike Smith said.
Garner scratched and hit her 37-year-old mother in the face and also bit her on the right hand. Three bite marks were found on the dog, he said.
“The bulldog finally did bite her back in self-defense,” Smith added. “There were no charges against the dog.”
Garner was released Monday from the McHenry County jail after posting bail on $3,000 bond. She is due in court May 23.
Posted by jwoestendiek May 2nd, 2012 under Muttsblog.
Tags: animal cruelty, animals, argument, bites, bulldog, chicago, cruelty to animals, dog, dogs, domestic battery, drunk, english bulldog, fight, intoxicated, pets, underage drinking, woman, woman bites dog
What happens when you decide to walk a dog whose head alone probably weighs more than your entire body?
First, you grab the leash and pull. When he doesn’t budge in the slightest, as is often the case when that dog is a bulldog, you pull again.
What happens when the bulldog finally gets pointed the right way and builds up some momentum?
Quite possibly, if you weigh less than his head, you will fall down.
What happens when you fall down?
You get back up.
(George, a 70-pound, 3-year-old English bulldog, was attending Tuesday night’s Winston-Salem Dash game. It was the first of five “Pups in the Park” nights to be held this summer, sponsored by the Forsyth Humane Society.)
Posted by jwoestendiek April 25th, 2012 under Muttsblog.
Tags: animals, baseball, bulldog, dogs, english bulldog, forsyth county humane society, george, how to walk a bulldog, leash, minor league, north carolina, pets, photography, pups in the park, walking, winston salem dash, winston-salem
Cowlitz County deputies arrested Jesse James Clark, 38, of Kelso, and Johnny Lee Jordan, 39, of Longview, on Wednesday, according to a report in The Columbian.
Clark was charged with possession of stolen property and giving false and misleading statements to a law enforcement officer. Jordan was charged with possession of stolen property and extortion.
According to the sheriff’s office, additional arrests and charges are still possible.
The sheriff’s office said Clark and Jordan aren’t facing animal cruelty charges because prosecutors would have to prove in court that they killed the dog. Investigators remain uncertain about who killed Jaggar and why.
Jennifer Thomas reported her dog missing on Oct. 4. A few days later, she said, she received threatening text messages demanding cash and prescription pain medication for the dog’s safe return.
On Oct. 24, the sheriff’s office received a report from a resident who saw the body of a dog lying along railroad tracks in Kelso. It turned out to be Jaggar, who officials say apparently was placed on the railroad tracks and hit by a passing train.
After news reports appeared about the dog being found dead, the sheriff’s office received a tip from a witness who reported seeing Jaggar at Clark’s home in Kelso.
Based on information provided by Clark after his arrest Tuesday, deputies searched Jordan’s home in Longview. There, officials said, they found a cell phone that was used to contact Thomas on Oct. 8.
“This is a felony theft and extortion case,” Cowlitz Sheriff Mark Nelson said in a press release. “It just happened to be that the thing stolen was a dog; someone’s pet and part of her family. And while we’re happy to clear the case with these arrests, we’re all sorry that Jagger was not recovered alive.”
Anyone with additional information about the case is asked to call 360-577-3092.
Posted by jwoestendiek November 4th, 2011 under Muttsblog.
Tags: animal cruelty, animals, bulldog, cowlitz county, dead, dog, dogs, english bulldog, extortion, jaggar, jesse james clark, johnny lee jordan, kelso, kidnapped, killed, pets, railroad tracks, ransom, sheriff's office, stolen, text messages, theft, threats, train
Thomas Cook Airlines has apologized to the owner of Buster, an English bulldog who died in the cargo hold on a flight to London’s Gatwick Airport.
The dog was owned by a member of the armed forces returning from duty in Cyprus.
The airline was fined £6,500 and ordered to pay £12,000 costs, the BBC reported.
At a three-day trial in Haywards Heath, magistrates were told that snub-nosed breeds such as English bulldogs were more susceptible to breathing problems in times of stress.
The airline was found guilty day of causing unnecessary suffering, using a transport container that was not of the correct size and two counts of incorrect labeling of the transport container.
A spokesman for the airline said it had carried more than 3,000 animals on its flights in the last three years without incident.
“We’d like to reiterate our sincere apologies to Buster’s owner for the distress caused,” the spokesman said.
Posted by jwoestendiek November 2nd, 2011 under Muttsblog.
Tags: air travel, airlines, apology, armed forces, breeds, bulldog, cargo hold, cyprus, death, died, english bulldog, fined, flight, gatwick airport, snub-nosed, thomas cook airlines
Jaggar, an English Bulldog whose owner reported him stolen and said he was being held for ransom, was found dead Monday by railroad tracks in Kelso, Washington.
The Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office was notified about the dog by a citizen who saw the dog’s remains and assumed he had been hit by a train.
The dog’s remains were taken to the Cowlitz County Humane Society for tests, KATU News reported.
The dog was killed an estimated two to three days before the remains were found, deputies said.
Jennifer Thomas of Woodland, Washington, told KATU News earlier this month that Jaggar had been taken from her driveway, and that three days after that she received photos of her dog and a text message demanding $1,000 and prescription drugs.
The text message said, “If you don’t do exactly as you’re told the next few messages will be of your friend slowly getting tortured to death. And do us both a favor, keep this to yourself, no cops.”
No further messages were received, she said.
“This appears to be a sad ending to this part of the investigation,” said Cowlitz County Sheriff Mark Nelson. “It doesn’t mean that we’re done with the investigation. We’ll follow any leads we get to find out who took Jaggar.”
Posted by jwoestendiek October 25th, 2011 under Muttsblog.
Tags: animals, bulldog, cowlitz, dead, deputies, dogs, english bulldog, jaggar, jennifer thomas, kelso, kidnap, kidnapped, pets, ransom, safety, sheriff, stolen, tests, text message, threats, washington, woodland