Rescued in a Dogfighting Raid, Roo Is Resilient on Three Legs

Share this image



This is the story of Roo, a Pit Bull whose resilient spirit shines through the darkness of her horrifying dogfighting ordeal.

In August of last year, authorities in Clarkston, Georgia, visited a home in order to serve an arrest warrant in relation to a multistate dogfighting bust. While they did not find their suspects, they did stumble upon the dogfighting evidence: Several dogs with scarring and injuries specific to the vile practice. One dog was in particularly poor condition. That dog was Roo.

Share this image



Roo when she was first rescued.

Share this image



It always amazes me that dogs can remain so bright and happy even after overcoming unspeakable horror.

With her face covered in scars, half of one front leg entirely missing, and half of her other front leg bent out of shape, Roo needed help -- and fast. However, because of Roo's unique position as "evidence" for the crime, her rescue had to be coordinated with the county and Friends of Dekalb Animals, the rescue organization who would see to her recovery. Ordinarily, a dog who is evidence would have to remain in a county shelter, but Friends of Dekalb Animals advocated to have her released to a foster, so she could at least heal in the comfort of a home.

Share this image



Roo after her first corrective surgery.

Share this image



Roo during her second corrective surgery before they decided to amputate.

Her bent leg has been corrected through surgery, which allowed vets to address her other leg. After a failed skin graft, Roo's family decided to amputate it altogether. However, even on just three legs, Roo manages to stand strong. She will remain in foster care until her case is over, and once that's behind her, it's all happily ever after for Roo.

Share this image



Roo looking into her bright future.

All photos via Roo's Facebook page. Go check her out and tell her Dogster sent you!

Read more about rescue on Dogster:

About Liz Acosta: Dogster's former Cuteness Correspondent, Liz still manages the site's daily "Awws," only now she also wrangles Dogster's social media. That's why she wants you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and -- her personal favorite -- Instagram. See ya there!


The Scoop | The Scoop

Posted in Pet Care And Pest Control Articles | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bob Evans is Getting it Right on Veterans Day! ~ #FREE AYCE Hotcakes!!

CELEBRATE VETERANS DAY

Read more »


LoveMy2Dogs

Posted in Pet Care And Pest Control Articles | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cool Lice images

A few nice Lice images I found:

Cousin It?
Lice

Image by Lynette S.
Perhaps Cottony Alder Psyllid (Psylla floccosa)
bugguide.net/node/view/196476/bgpage

At only a few mm long, this bug probably has more hair than body weight!

rosa #1
Lice

Image by Luigi Brocca

Beetle
Lice

Image by MacroscopicSolutions
Images by Tony Gutierrez and Graham Snodgrass. Imaged with the Macropod by www.macroscopicsolutions.com

Posted in Flea Protection Media | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Monaco Dog Show – the Griffon Korthals

This is a breed I could easily give a home to.  He’s a Griffon Korthals – called a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon in the UK.

Remember Peter Mayle’s dog ‘Boy’ in ‘A Year in Provence.’  He was a Griffon Korthals and that’s when I first heard of the breed. Peter Mayle even wrote a book about him, called, unsurprisingly ‘Boy.’ I loved it and still do.

RIVIERA DOGS

Posted in Pet Care And Pest Control Articles | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Jul 19, Dog training infographic

I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know about our latest dog infographic. It took us a long time to put together. The research involved
Dog Food Blog | Best Dog Food Guide

Posted in Pet Care And Pest Control Articles | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Minecraft is too easy! MITE Mod Ep.1

MITE (Minecraft is too easy is a singleplayer mod that increases the difficulty of minecraft I cant even. Playlist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0SuuqBMET…

Posted in Flea Protection Media | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

Yes, It’s Dog Poop — But Is It Also Art?

So, let’s talk about poop.

It’s not my favorite subject to start the day off with, but it is a reality in the life of everyone who has ever had a dog, cat, or one of those little people who sometimes show up about nine months after certain incautious heterosexual encounters. As Lauren Zimmer points out, most people never quite get used to the idea of cleaning it up; they just grit their teeth and do it, because that’s what grown-ups do.

Share this image



The original picture of glitter-covered poo that Gothamist published, kicking off a hipster fury. Source: still._dixon on Instagram

What they don't do, typically, is cover dog poop with glitter or gold spray paint and leave it there for the community to appreciate. But this is a story about Brooklyn, and folks do things different there, especially the specimens of the Northern American Hipster residing in Bushwick.

According to the Huffington Post, Brooklyn has not one, but two poop artists, and a little bit of a turf war has developed between them. It started when the NYC blog Gothamist printed some pictures of a number of dog poops covered with glitter that had been spotted along Dekalb Avenue in Bushwick.

Longtime dog poop artist Gold Poo saw the pictures and called foul, claiming that the anonymous glitter-bomber was trying to ride on his coattails. "I was surprised at first," he told HuffPo. "Seeing how I have been doing this for just under a year straight and have gotten little to no attention." Apparently, all the cool kids are gilding poop these days. Or something.

Share this image



From Gold Poo's Instagram, a picture of Dekalb Avenue, the glittered poop having been "reclaimed" with spray paint. Source: goldpoonyc on Instagram

For Gold Poo, the idea started out as a gag, but then turned into something more important (or pretentious, take your choice): "People are insanely superficial and really attracted to shiny things," he says in HuffPo. "And nine times outta 10, it's all shit underneath anyways."

There is a very distinct difference between the two artists: The one featured in Gothamist uses gold glitter, while Gold Poo is strictly a spray paint kind of guy. In fact, he's openly disdainful of glitter, and refers to it in his Instagram feed as "the herpes of arts and crafts." Right. Whatever.

Share this image



Still more of Gold Poo's art, from Feb. 2014 Source: Source: goldpoonyc on Instagram

Gold Poo apparently resented the bastardized version of his art so much that he actually went to Dekalb Avenue and "reclaimed" the glittered turds with spray paint.

Share this image



This is how they did bathroom art in 1917. Duchamp's "Fountain," photographed by Alfred Stieglitz. (Source: Wikipedia

The funny thing about Gold Poo's outrage is that painting poo isn't particularly insightful, original, or even unique. It's kind of reinventing the wheel, even. Marcel Duchamp made more or less the same point in 1917, when he signed a urinal "R. Mutt" and put it on display as "Fountain," one of the seminal (so to speak) works of 20th-century art.

For contemporary poo art, Gothamist notes that "the concept does evoke the more baroque stylings of canine fecal artist Miss Heather, whose holiday-themed excrement adornments have sold for millions at auction." Judging from her blog, Miss Heather also seems to take herself a lot less seriously than Gold Poo.

Share this image



Share this image



Examples from Miss Heather's "Poo Corner Project." More effort, and less pompousness.

But in the end, whether gold or brown, it's probably better to just continue bagging the poop. Even if you have to hold your nose a bit while doing it.

Via Huffington Post and Gothamist

Laugh with us on Dogster:


The Scoop | The Scoop

Posted in Pet Care And Pest Control Articles | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Topical Lidocaine Makes Sex Less Painful

Topical Lidocaine Makes Sex Less Painful
CHICAGO — The application of topical liquid lidocaine to the vulvar vestibule allows for comfortable intercourse in breast cancer survivors with severe menopausal dyspareunia, new research shows. "Women can prevent their own pain," said investigator …
Read more on Medscape

Pivot Premieres Topical Nightly Series TAKEPART LIVE Tonight
Pivot's nightly topical series, TakePart Live, is a destination where Millennial audiences can engage in an intelligent dialogue about what truly matters to their generation. Offering viewers a forum to discuss the issues of the moment, TakePart Live
Read more on Broadway World

Best Stocks to Buy Now: A Topical Version of Botox, Cash In on High Rent, and
A Botox competitor, whose drug can be applied topically instead of injected, is completing advanced clinical trials and looks very promising. Three clean energy exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that are up more than 40% over the last 12 months stand to
Read more on Money Morning

Nuvo Research collaborates with Ferndale to develop 2 topical dermatology
Nuvo Research Inc. (TSX: NRI), a specialty pharmaceutical company with a diverse portfolio of topical and immunology products, today announced a collaboration involving Ferndale Laboratories, Inc. (Ferndale) and a leading Contract Research Organization …
Read more on News-Medical.net

Posted in Flea Protection Media | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Bundles of Fluff

These two tiny bundles of fluff were at the recent Monaco Dog Show.  I thought they were Pomeranians but I think the owner told me they are German Spitz – sometimes called Miniature Spitz, I believe.
RIVIERA DOGS

Posted in Pet Care And Pest Control Articles | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Black Labrador Loves His Bucket | Video

Black Labrador Charcoal just loves his bucket! Here is a special video made for Charcoals mommy for her birthday!

The post Black Labrador Loves His Bucket | Video appeared first on A Place to Love Dogs.

A Place to Love Dogs

Posted in Pet Care And Pest Control Articles | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment