"The greatest love is a mother's; then comes a dog's; and then a sweetheart's." - Polish Proverb
Basset Hound: "Dog", from the Detective Series: Columbo (1971-2003)
"Dog" was the name given to the Basset Hound owned by Detective Columbo. It was magnificently lethargic and so ugly he was cute. "Dog" would only bark and run at the worst possible times. He hardly became a regular character but he does make splendid appearances in certain episodes. We learned that "Dog" enjoys ice cream, watching television and swimming in a neighbour's pool.The original dog died and was replaced by an equally passive pooch. This change went unnoticed by the public. However the new dog did create some problems for Columbo, since it was much younger than the original one, so they had to put makeup on the second dog to make him look older...
On 23 June 2007,Elwood, a two-year-old Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix, was crowned the world's ugliest dog. Elwood, dark coloured and hairless - save for a mohawk-like puff of white fur on his head - is often referred to as Yoda or ET, for his resemblance to those famous science fiction characters. He was placed second last year. Most of the competing canines were also Chinese Crested, a breed that features a mohawk, bug eyes and a long, wagging tongue. Beyond the regal title of ugliest dog, Elwood also earned a $US1000 reward for his owner.
Click here to see a Youtube video of Elwood!
My Noisy Dog
He scratches away at the newly laid parquet,
yapping just like an old lady to have his say.
He soundly snores when he sleeps,
and woefully wines when he weeps.
He growls when grumpy and bleak,
snarls in grim need of reap.
He whimpers when he’s meek,
yodels and howls at any midnight creak.
He sleuth-fully pitter-patters on all fours in “attempt” to silently seek,
rubber-necks to take a quick peep.
He slurps when he has heaps,
always gulps to keep.
He huffs and puffs to blow your house down,
barks at the slightest moonlit sound.
Basenji: "Lady", from the book: Goodbye, My Lady (1954)
Good-bye, My Lady is a novel by James H. Street about a boy and his Basenji dog. It was published in 1954 and made into a movie in 1958. Due to its popularity, it was reprinted in 1978. Skeeter is a little orphaned boy, who adopts a lost dog called "Lady". A friend hears from a traveling salesman that a kennel in Connecticut lost a Basenji. The description of the lost dog, named "Isis of the Blue Nile", matches that of "Lady"...
Hi Mario, I have a question about mites. In July Brutus got three hot spots, one on his butt right above the tail, and two on his right shoulder. My vet said the tail was a hot spot, but the shoulders were mites. She said it was related to his testosterone levels and we should fix him right away. She also put him on a liquid oral medicine, everyday for two months, then every other day for two months, and then once every three days for two months. The hot spot was cured quickly and the hair grew back quick, the hot spots she said would take longer to the other follicles wake up. My question to you is everything looks great, all his hair has grown back and he looks perfect. My vet moved to Florida and we have a new one, but I wanted to check with you if this sounded familiar, and if we need to continue the medicine, we are three months into it. Is this something you know about? Ivercide 1% is the medicine. I have refills from the new vet but wanted your input.
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