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The good, the bad, and the just plain funny

There's been some some good, some bad and some just plain funny celebrity dog related news lately. First off, Burt Reynolds has adopted a rescue dog
. His criteria for choosing the dog? - she reminded him of Steve McQueen. Now there's something you don't hear every day!

This one, I just don't understand. Joan Rivers is convinced she ate dog while in China. She has rescue dogs, and would hate to think that it's really true, but she thinks that is what happened. Apparently she kept asking if there was dog meat in any of her meals and on being assured there wasn't she tucked in. Now I have to say that I had the remotest suspicion that there was dog in the meal I was about to eat, I would simply not eat it. I certainly wouldn't risk it and then agonise over it later. (Although it does seem to have won her much needed media attention.) I hope she didn't eat dog, and I hope next time she takes the veggie option.

Now for the funny. On a visit to a police dog centre, Prince Charles's wife found herself in competition with a German Shepherd dog for possession of her scarf. The Duchess of Cornwall took it in her stride when the dog in question gripped her scarf between his teeth and gave it a good pull. Something I love about dogs is their complete lack of regard for who you are. The rest of the world may think you're a big shot, but if a dog fancies making friends with you - or ignoring you - it'll be his own decision, not because he's star-struck. Brilliant! - and I do admire Camilla for keeping a smile on her face while such a big dog had her by the neck.
Take care,
Julie x


277 - Tripawd Superdogs, GB Senior Agility World Championship Team, Tuk's Law and the escapee kitten saved by a dog

In a bumper, bonanza, bulging at the seams episode, hear the inspiring story of the Tripawd Superdogs inspired by photographer Sarah Loveland's own three legged dog. History in the making, as the first British team enters the Senior Agility World Championships. Tuk’s Law campaigns to stop dogs and other pets being put down without the owner's knowledge. Daisy the escapee kitten was saved by a search and rescue dog, and her story is worthy of a Disney movie!

189 - The Dog Healers and War Dogs Remembered

In this episode you can hear Mark Winik talk about his debut novel, The Dog Healers, and listen to Julia Robertson explain why she founded the charity War Dogs remembered. Plus there's the DogCast Radio News, and what Mischief the German Spitz puppy has been up to.

188 - Service Dogs UK and Roxie the Doxie Finds Her Forever Home

In this episode you can hear about Service Dogs UK, a fantastic charity which trains assistance dogs to support veterans of any service - military personnel, police, firefighters, paramedics and the coastguard - who develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to their job. Also, listen to Dr Jody A Dean, a clinical psychologist talk about how her book, Roxie the Doxie finds her Forever Home, is helping children understand and talk about adoption and other family issues. Plus the DogCast Radio News and some thoughts on the alpha dog myth.

187 - Muffins Halo and Chorley Fun Dog Show

In this episode you can hear about Muffin's Halo for Blind Dogs, and what motivates people to enter their dog in a fun dog show. In the DogCast Radio News, listen to stories about the latest dog related research. Plus there's a new member of the DogCast Radio team!

186 - Maxwell Muir on wolves

In this episode you can hear trainer, behaviourist, writer, broadcaster and wolf expert Maxwell Muir talk about what wolves mean to him personally, their plight in a modern world, and his hopes for their future. Plus we have the DogCast Radio News.