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US Army hero dog during WWII receives posthumous medal
Mobile rescue dog injured in 'vicious' hit-and-run to undergo tail amputation
Phoenix family dog found hanged to death inside mobile pet groom
Iowa family relieved when dog pulled from house fire
Fake donkey meat sold in China: Authorities
Oklahoma woman killed in fatal mobile home fire identified
Frank Lloyd Wright final home hits the market
'Moditerranean' Is the New Style for People Who Love Italian Culture
2018-01-18 01:11:13 Modern Mediterranean, or "Moditerranean," is the newest interior design style taking over homes thanks to Joanna Gaines and Fixer Upper. Here's how to work the trendy home decor look, inspired by Italy, into your own house.   Read More ...
Tiny 200sqft ‘microflat’ containing a bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom which could soon be rolled out across London
2018-01-17 10:04:49 A MINUSCULE "microflat" could be the latest solution to young Londoners being priced out of the capital. Hackney-based studio Ab Rogers have responded to a challenge of creating a flat for between £700 and £1,200 a month rent with a 200 square foot living space. The team have squeezed in a sofa, kitchen, bathroom and dining table into the flat for U+I developers, who are looking at sites in nine central London boroughs   Read More ...
Children escape Kelso home fire by jumping out window
2018-01-17 06:54:03 Two children escaped a Kelso house fire by jumping through a window, while a black terrier survived by hiding under a couch. The Daily News reports that five others, including four adults and one teenager, also fled the Monday morning fire, which gutted a one-story home. Longview Fire Battalion Chief Troy Buzalsky says two occupants were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation, but no one was seriously injured   Read More ...
Family finds dog dead, hanging in mobile pet grooming van in Phoenix
2018-01-17 05:21:57 A Phoenix mother said she and her children are traumatized after they found their family dog, Max, dead of an apparent hanging in a mobile pet-grooming van. Amanda Wohland said she and two of her children discovered Max hanging from the loop used to keep a dog in place on a grooming table. The woman who had been grooming him was in a fetal position on the floor of the van, she said   Read More ...
Family finds dog dead, hanging in mobile pet grooming van
2018-01-17 05:05:13 PHOENIX — A Phoenix mother said she and her children are traumatized after they found their family dog, Max, dead of an apparent hanging in a mobile pet-grooming van. Amanda Wohland said she and two of her children discovered Max hanging from the loop used to keep a dog in place on a grooming table. The woman who had been grooming him was in a fetal position on the floor of the van, she said   Read More ...
Smart toilet lets users tailor their bathroom visits
2018-01-16 13:08:35 (11 Jan 2018) LEADIN: Can't live without your smart devices? Well, now there's a smart toilet that allows you to be connected even during a visit to the bathroom. The 7,500 US Dollar device allows users to create their own personal profile, including preferred seat temperature and bidet spray. STORYLINE: Everything's smart at CES, even the toilets. This 'Numi' intelligent toilet by Kohler boasts an auto open and close feature, a heated seat and touch screen remote. Users can use it to play music with its built-in speakers and change the colour of its nightlight. The device, with a list price of 7,500 US Dollars, can also be controlled with Amazon's Alexa voice assistant, meaning users just say; 'Flush'   Read More ...
Ever wondered what B&Q stands for? This is the story behind the DIY shop’s name and shoppers are stunned
2018-01-16 10:06:06 B&Q IS known for being many people’s go-to location for garden and home supplies – but ever wondered what its name stands for? The DIY retailer, which sells home improvement products, was founded in 1969 in Southampton. When it was first launched, it was named after its founders, Richard Block and David Quayle. The pair bought a former furniture warehouse in a Southampton suburb and started trading under the name Block & Quayle   Read More ...
US Army hero dog during WWII receives posthumous medal
2018-01-16 09:42:00 LONDON (AP) — A U.S. Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II was posthumously awarded Britain’s highest honor for animal bravery on Monday. Chips, a German shepherd-husky cross, was awarded the Dickin Medal for actions during a 1943 beach landing in Sicily. According to the U.S. soldiers, Chips raced into an Italian machine-gun nest, attacking an enemy soldier by the throat and pulling the gun from its mount   Read More ...
'Sick as a dog': Pet owners warned of dog influenza
2018-01-16 04:42:41 OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — The flu season has been an active one for Oklahoma. With the death toll on the rise, doctors are urging you to get your flu shot. But what about our four legged friends? The flu concern now spreading to dogs, making dog owners worried. Coughing, sneezing and poor health might sound like flu symptoms humans would get, but experts at BluePearl Emergency and Specialty Care Pet Hospital critical care specialist, Jesse Bullock, said dogs are exposed to getting the flu as well   Read More ...
S.C. Senate bill aims to get tougher on pet owners
2018-01-16 03:46:51 AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) – It's an issue that's never been regulated by state law -- dog tethering. But a new South Carolina law is hoping to crack down on cruelty to your four-legged friends. "It is not an object to just be disregarded and put out in the yard and to heck with it...that's no longer something society ought to stand for anymore," CEO of SPCA Albrecht Center, Barbara Nelson said   Read More ...
Pet Owners Warned Of Dog Flu
2018-01-16 00:21:27 There is canine influenza, more commonly known as the dog flu, and the symptoms are similar to what humans get. But it’s not the same virus. The flu is now widespread across the country and so are respiratory infections and colds. Victoria Roldan has a cold, as she suffers from a sore throat, ear infection and coughing. With so many people sick with contagious ailments, many are asking, “Can my pet catch it too?” “Flu is seen year round in pets,” said Dr   Read More ...
Local vet offers advice for pet owners on how protect their dogs - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-01-15 22:48:47 Many of us have been using a little bit more hand sanitizer and soap as we all keep a close eye on the flu this season as the virus continues to spread, but did you know dogs could also catch the flu? It's flu season for us humans and as we all work to stay healthy by keeping our hands clean and paying attention to the possible symptoms of the virus, we can't forget about our furry friends because they too can catch the flu   Read More ...
US Army WWII hero dog receives posthumous medal
2018-01-15 22:18:51 LONDON — A US Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II was posthumously awarded Britain’s highest honor for animal bravery on Monday. Chips, a German shepherd-husky cross, was awarded the Dickin Medal for actions during a 1943 beach landing in Sicily. According to US soldiers, Chips raced into an Italian machine-gun nest, attacking an enemy soldier by the throat and pulling the gun from its mount   Read More ...
Puppy tied to fence overnight tried to bite off its foot to esca
2018-01-15 21:09:32 (Meredith) – A 1-year-old German Shepherd reportedly tried to bite off its own foot while tied to a fence outside a New York animal shelter. Animal control officer Feraz Mohammed found the dog, named Buddy, when he arrived to work Saturday morning, WPIX reports. He told the news station Buddy had a wire wrapped around its hind leg, just above the ankle   Read More ...
US Army hero dog during WWII receives posthumous medal
2018-01-15 20:39:16 London - A US Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II was posthumously awarded Britain's highest honour for animal bravery on Monday. Chips, a German shepherd-husky cross, was awarded the Dickin Medal for actions during a 1943 beach landing in Sicily. According to the US soldiers, Chips raced into an Italian machine-gun nest, attacking an enemy soldier by the throat and pulling the gun from its mount   Read More ...
U.S. Army hero dog during WWII receives posthumous medal
2018-01-15 20:26:30 LONDON — A U.S. Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II was posthumously awarded Britain's highest honor for animal bravery on Monday. Chips, a German shepherd-husky cross, was awarded the Dickin Medal for actions during a 1943 beach landing in Sicily. According to the U.S. soldiers, Chips raced into an Italian machine-gun nest, attacking an enemy soldier by the throat and pulling the gun from its mount   Read More ...
US Army hero dog during WWII receives posthumous medal
2018-01-15 19:45:14 It was 1943 and allied troops were making a beach landing in Sicily, Italy, when Chips, the German shepherd-husky cross, rushed a machine-gun nest. He attacked an enemy soldier by the throat and pulled the gun from its mount, clearing the way for US troops. For that brave act during World War II, Chips was posthumously awarded Britain's highest honour for animal bravery - the Dickin Medal - on Monday (local time)   Read More ...
US Army hero dog during WWII receives posthumous medal
2018-01-15 19:00:45 LONDON | A U.S. Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II has been posthumously awarded Britain’s highest honor for animal bravery. Chips, a German shepherd-husky cross, was awarded the Dickin Medal for actions during a 1943 beach landing in Sicily. According to the soldiers, Chips raced into an Italian machine-gun nest, attacking an enemy soldier and pulling the gun from its mount   Read More ...
US Army hero dog during WWII receives posthumous medal
2018-01-15 18:12:01 LONDON (AP) — A U.S. Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II was posthumously awarded Britain's highest honor for animal bravery on Monday. Chips, a German shepherd-husky cross, was awarded the Dickin Medal for actions during a 1943 beach landing in Sicily. According to the U.S. soldiers, Chips raced into an Italian machine-gun nest, attacking an enemy soldier by the throat and pulling the gun from its mount   Read More ...
US Army hero dog during WWII receives posthumous medal
2018-01-15 17:38:52 London — A U.S. Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II has been posthumously awarded Britain’s highest honor for animal bravery. Chips, a German shepherd-husky cross, was awarded the Dickin Medal for actions during a 1943 beach landing in Sicily. According to the soldiers, Chips raced into an Italian machine-gun nest, attacking an enemy soldier and pulling the gun from its mount   Read More ...
US Army hero dog during WWII receives posthumous medal
2018-01-15 17:18:43 A U.S. Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II has been posthumously awarded Britain's highest honor for animal bravery. Chips, a German shepherd-husky cross, was awarded the Dickin Medal for actions during a 1943 beach landing in Sicily. According to the soldiers, Chips raced into an Italian machine-gun nest, attacking an enemy soldier and pulling the gun from its mount   Read More ...
What to be Doing Now for Your Spring Garden
2018-01-15 12:49:31 The snows are flying right now but your spring garden will be sprouting before you know it. Niki Jabbour is Horticulture‘s resident columnist regarding growing edibles, and she’s one-fourth of the Savvy Gardening crew. Here are her tips for what to be doing now for your spring garden. Winter Sow Many gardeners grow their onions from sets, but you can also sow onions seeds in January and February   Read More ...
Echeveria Ruby Slippers: a Colorful, Fuzzy Succulent
2018-01-15 12:49:25 Here’s a cheerful succulent that’s easy to grow in a bright spot indoors where winters are cold or outside year-round where the weather remains mild. The color and texture of its leaves will warm your heart! Season: Year-round for foliage, summer for flowers. Flowers: Fuzzy orange buds open to reveal yellow interiors. The flowers are carried in clusters on stems that rise above the foliage   Read More ...
The best landscape design ideas for 2018
2018-01-15 06:10:11 Love trawling the web in search of expert advice and trend forecasts on what’s set to be hot for the year ahead? We have you covered with these insider landscape design ideas and trends, so you can make 2018 the year for your outdoor space. According to Matt Leacy, founder and creative director of Landart Landscapes, the key landscaping trends we’ll see a lot of in 2018 are textured flooring, fire pits, outdoor rooms and strip lighting   Read More ...
Mobile rescue dog injured in 'vicious' hit-and-run to undergo tail amputation
2018-01-14 23:06:15 A Mobile Fire-Rescue search and rescue dog named Nero will have to undergo surgery after being struck by a pickup truck while taking part in training exercises. "Nero has a long road to recovery but for now, he is home surrounded by family," said Steven Millhouse, public information officer for the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department. According to Millhouse, veterinary staff said Nero suffered fluid and blood in his abdomen, severe road rash and multiple lacerations   Read More ...
Scientist Reportedly Working On ‘Pet Translator’ That Could Translate Dog’s Barks Into Human Language
2018-01-14 21:04:19 Pet owners often talk to their furry friends in human language, and while there may be times when our pets seem to understand what we’re saying, you can’t really be expected to understand the exact message your dog or cat wants to convey when they bark or meow. But that might change in about a decade or less, as a leading animal expert hopes to come up with a “pet translator” that converts a dog’s barks and growls into human language   Read More ...
Puppy who vanished leaving family's three-year-old son heartbroken is FOUND after Simon Cowell offers a £10,000 reward
2018-01-14 17:34:55 THE nine-month-old puppy who attracted the attention of Simon Cowell when he went missing weeks ago has been found. The music mogul offered a £10,000 reward to help reunite a three-year-old Edward Latter with his border terrier Morse, who was stolen. Edward, from Kent, even asked dad Richard to help him write a note to Santa to find his beloved pooch   Read More ...
Puppy in Simon Cowell reward offer turns up safe in Kent
2018-01-14 16:32:59 A nine-month-old puppy whose disappearance attracted the attention of Simon Cowell has been returned safe and well to his Kent owners. Cowell offered a £10,000 reward for the return of Morse after hearing how upset the family's three-year-old son was. The border terrier was missing for weeks before he was returned home on Friday after being found on a street. In a Facebook update, his owner Amanda Hopkins, from Marden, said the family was "over the moon" to have him back   Read More ...
Thousands in damage in mobile home fire in Union Co. - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-01-14 12:47:36 A mobile home caught fire in Union County early Sunday morning. Officials say the home located on Apple Drive caught fire due to an electrical fire caused by a power strip plugged into an outlet. Monroe Fire Department estimated between $10,000 to $15,000 dollars in damage. More >> A mobile home caught fire in Union County early Sunday morning. Officials say the home located on Apple Drive caught fire due to an electrical fire caused by a power strip plugged into an outlet   Read More ...
DIY tips for exterior storm windows
2018-01-14 12:15:25 Dear Jim: I think exterior storm windows would be good, but they are expensive. Will they improve window efficiency much? What is a low-cost simple design I can make myself? - Dennis F. Dear Dennis: Installing exterior storm windows can be a wise choice for some homes, but they are not an alternative to replacing old, leaky defective primary windows. You must make sure your existing primary windows are reasonably airtight and in good condition before considering installing storm windows   Read More ...
Gov't moving to get pet owners to register cats
2018-01-14 12:05:37 SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Yonhap) -- The government said Sunday it is moving to get people to register their cats amid a rising number of pets being cast off by their owners or getting lost. The voluntary registration that kicks off Monday is a demonstration program to get pet owners to report their cats to authorities, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Rural Affairs said   Read More ...
Phoenix family dog found hanged to death inside mobile pet groom
2018-01-14 05:03:56 PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Sean and Amanda Wohland are in shock and disbelief after their dog Max was found dead inside a pet grooming van. "We looked in the van and the dog was hanging by its neck off the table," said Amanda Wohland. "You could tell it was dead ." The Wohlands had hired a pet groomer from Roaming Rovers to come to their Phoenix home Wednesday afternoon to give Max a wash and trim   Read More ...
At home: Midtown industrial loft provides creative home for artist and developer
2018-01-13 17:08:38 For local artist Karen Jones and her husband, developer Jimmy Powell, home is a nontraditional space where they can each express their creativity and passions. The couple currently lives in an enormous second-floor loft of a historic Midtown building that they own and are in the process of fully rehabbing into multiple residences. Built in 1902 for Washington University in response to the World’s Fair exposition as its new temporary dental school location, the building was designed by renowned St   Read More ...
Spy Camera Pointed at Toilet in Mall Bathroom Recorded Children, Police Say
2018-01-12 20:01:58 (BALTIMORE) — Authorities say a man set up a spy camera that recorded both children and adults in the family restroom of a Baltimore-area mall. The Baltimore Sun reports a patron at White Marsh Mall found the camera pointed toward a toilet Dec. 23, and the incident was made public Thursday, when Baltimore County police released footage of the suspect, who caught himself on video while setting up the camera   Read More ...
Tempe Police: Puppies stolen from Arizona Mills Mall
2018-01-12 05:41:37 TEMPE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - Tempe Police officials said Thursday that five French Bulldog puppies have been stolen from a pet store at the Arizona Mills mall the night before. Surveillance cameras caught two men breaking through the back door and taking the dogs within 2 minutes, which means they knew what they were after. According to Tempe Police, two men took the puppies out of the mall in a large gray trash can   Read More ...
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden offers free admission through Sunday
2018-01-12 03:41:34 Is it worth it visiting a garden in January? Yes. And now through Sunday, it’s especially worth it because Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is offering free admission. The Garden Shop and Garden Café are closed for the season, but there’s plenty to see inside and out. It’s during winter that you can see the bones of a garden — the interesting shapes and forms of bare trees and evergreens   Read More ...
Wanted man cut from wall after he disappears during toilet visit
2018-01-11 22:14:13 Police have had to cut a man out of a wall to arrest him after he was seen entering a bathroom and never came out. Staff at an apartment building on Elizabeth Street in the CBD watched the strange scene unfold from about 3am on Thursday when the 31-year-old homeless man entered a bathroom in the foyer. Three hours later he had still not emerged   Read More ...
Wanted man cut from wall after he disappears during toilet visit
2018-01-11 22:12:40 Police have had to cut a man out of a wall to arrest him after he was seen entering a bathroom and never came out. Staff at an apartment building on Elizabeth Street in the CBD watched the strange scene unfold from about 3am on Thursday when the 31-year-old homeless man entered a bathroom in the foyer. Three hours later he had still not emerged   Read More ...
Werewolf cat named new breed at American Kennel Club
2018-01-11 20:11:57 Beware the werewolf cat. The International Cat Association announced Wednesday it had recognized the Lykoi cat -- a feline also known as the werewolf cat because of its black and golden-rimmed eyes and black and slightly gray sparse coat on a lean body. “If you walk up on it around 2 a.m…they can kind of frighten you,” cat breeder Anthony Hutcherson told NBC New York   Read More ...
Gardening can make old people stay more healthy
2018-01-11 18:21:44 Indulging in gardening may not only keep older adults active but also boost their health and mental well-being, finds a study. The findings showed that older women who spend more than three hours on household chores a day and got less or more than seven hours of sleep a night, were less likely to be in good health. However, the researchers found that the similar criteria had no effect on the health of elderly men   Read More ...