News Hounds: The Wackiest Dog Stories from Around the World

News Hounds: The Wackiest Dog Stories from Around the World

by Ryan O'Meara
     
 

Bizarre dog behavior—old news?
Think again!

Ryan O’Meara brings together the craziest headline-making news stories from around the world and puts them into one hilarious compendium that will blow the usual anecdotes right out of the dog park! With clever titles like “Canine Calamities,” “Why People Need Pet

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Overview

Bizarre dog behavior—old news?
Think again!

Ryan O’Meara brings together the craziest headline-making news stories from around the world and puts them into one hilarious compendium that will blow the usual anecdotes right out of the dog park! With clever titles like “Canine Calamities,” “Why People Need Pet Insurance,” and “Dogs that Found Fame,” each chapter is custom-made for readers of any age who simply love dogs for the quirky animals that they are.
 
Featured among its nearly two hundred neither long nor tall tales are:
 
A pit bull who takes a stroll in the woods near home and returns with a human hand
A basset hound who has a bellyful of problems owing to a pair of women’s tights
An Australian cattle dog who saves an elderly woman from an alligator
A yellow Labrador who claims the cleanest mouth after eating ten bars of soap
A mixed-breed dog who nurses three tiger cubs at a Chinese zoo
A golden retriever who saves his owner with a modified Heimlich maneuver

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599214788
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Edition description:
First
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Family dog finds unique treasure in garden

There was a flurry of activity in Derby, UK, when a family dog walked into its owners' house—carrying a human hand. The hand was unearthed from the back garden in Worcester Crescent in Chaddesden and was estimated to have been there for several months. Police found the rest of the presumed male body in the garden and were treating the find as suspicious, but did not suspect murder because there was no sign of trauma.

         

The man was thought to have had no fixed address, and would spend his time alternating between friends' houses. That was thought to be the reason why nobody had reported him missing. It may not be a happy ending, but without an inquisitive dog who knows how long the body would have been there, waiting to be found?

Dog comes back from the dead!

Cats are renowned for having nine lives. However, a stray female dog named Dosha appears to be blessed with the same attribute!

A car had accidentally hit Dosha and in order to save the poor animal from the pain of her extensive injuries, the attending Clearlake, CA, police officer decided it would be best to put her out of her misery. The officer shot Dosha in the head and then took her to a local animal control center that promptly placed the dog in a freezer to await disposal.

           

Several hours later, animal control interim director Denise Johnson was informed of the incident. But when she went to the freezer she couldn't believe her eyes. "I went to the freezer and found that she was alive and cold," said Johnson. "She had hypothermia and a gunshot wound, but no broken bones from the car accident."

           

Fundraising has begun by several animal humane groups to pay for her care.

Meet the Author

Ryan O’Meara is the founder and managing director of K9 Media Ltd., Europe’s most prominent pet publishing company. He is the editor in chief of the UK’s first lifestyle dog publication, K9 Magazine, and publisher of Pet Friendly Magazine. K9 Media’s Web sites and magazines reach more than eleven million pet lovers globally. Previously O’Meara was a successful professional dog trainer. 

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