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In MASAYA, Nicaragua, hundreds of dogs, many dressed as babies or clowns, were taken to celebrate mass in this Nicaraguan town on Sunday, an annual ritual where the owners pray for their pets to be cured or avoid falling ill.

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A long queue of Catholics, carrying their pets or leading them on leashes, waited their turn to pass by an image of a saint in a tiny church in this town 20 miles to the south of the Nicaragua capital, Managua.

The faithful thank the saint for curing their pets or ask for the dogs to be protected from illness. The town’s priest always conducts a special canine mass.

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“We brought him so he does not get sick,” said local resident Nora Espinosa, talking about her six month old Basset Hound, dressed in a soccer outfit.

Locals say the tradition goes back to the colonial period after the Spanish conquest.
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Thank you Reuters and Reporter Ivan Castro
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God bless everyone of thier furry little heads!

I am surprised that Paris Hilton wasn’t here.

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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For those of you who like dogs…here is a cute video…

http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/confidential/canine_video.html

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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NEW YORK has a new super star and America has a new Snoop doggie.

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Uno the beagle wins best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club.

Barking and baying up a storm, Uno lived up to his name Tuesday night by becoming the first beagle to win best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club.

The nation’s new top dog was clearly the fan favorite and drew a standing ovation from the sold-out crowd at Madison Square Garden when he was picked.

Uno got right into the act, jumping up on handler Aaron Wilkerson and confirming his other title: noisiest in show. Years from now, he’ll be known for the “ah~roo” heard ’round the ring.

The only dog consistently listed among America’s most popular breeds for nearly 100 years, a beagle had never won in the 100 times Westminster picked a winner. That changed when judge J. Donald Jones pointed to this nearly 3 year old package of personality.

Good ol’ Snoopy, a champion at last.

Uno was numero uno, beating out two perfect poodles, a top Sealyham terrier, a sleek Weimaraner, a lively Australian shepherd and a sprightly Akita.

Uno celebrated his win by chewing on the microphones of reporters who tried to interview his winning crew.

More than 169 breeds and varieties were represented at the 132nd Westminster Kennel Club event, and the competition brought 2,627 entries.

Barks echoed around Madison Square Garden as the crowd cheered its favorites, among them a Neapolitan mastiff that lumbered around the ring, a Chihuahua that spun in circles and a miniature pinscher that plucked a piece of food off the green carpet without missing a beat.

Formally known as K~Run’s Park Me in First, Uno came into this competition with 32 best in show ribbons overall. Yet he was surely an underdog, make that an Underdog, because no beagle had even won the hound group since 1939.

But Uno fixed that, breezing in the 15~inch breed judging Monday morning and taking his group several hours later. So while other dogs tried to reach the final ring Tuesday, Uno spent the day going on a brisk walk around Manhattan and taking a nap underneath his warm, fuzzy blanket.

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But when it came time to show, Uno was as precocious and precious as ever.

With fans calling out his name and clapping, he soaked in the cheers as he walked around the ring. And when he made his final stop in front of Jones, Uno went to town, baying over and over.

Even when he returned to the sidelines as other dogs were judged, Uno kept going. Quite a win it was for Eddie Dziuk of Columbia, Missouri, and the other three co-owners.

“My sister called me today and said she’s always turned off the dog show on TV because she’s tired of all those poodles winning,” Jon Woodring, one of the other co~owners, said earlier in the day. “But she watched last night. I think Uno winning would show that an everyday dog can do it.”

Longtime dog expert David Frei, the paw~by~paw announcer for USA Network’s coverage of the Westminster Kennel Club show, went even further.

“If he wins best in show, I’ll rent him an apartment in New York City because I’ll be traveling with him all year, so many people will want to see him,” he said. “If he won, it would be the greatest thing for our show.”

Better get that first rent check ready, Uno is here to stay.
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What an adorable dog…I used to raise Beagles…I would suggest them for anyone and they are good with kids…city apartments…I don’t know as they love to run!

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

Fifty years ago this Saturday, Laika, a sweet tempered stray plucked off the streets of Moscow, was thrust into the global spotlight when she became the first living creature sent into space.

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When Sputnik, nicknamed “Muttnik” by the media, hit orbit, the Soviet Union grabbed the edge over the U.S. in the space race, a crux of competition during the Cold War.

Sadly, Laika’s history making voyage ended prematurely: In their rush to be first, Soviet scientists had made no provisions for her safe return.

“She died before reaching orbit, and before any real data was gleaned about sustaining life in that environment,” says Dr. Stanley Coren, professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia and author of “The Pawprints of History: Dogs and the Course of Human Events.”

But if little scientific knowledge was gleaned from Laika’s journey, her mark on world events is undeniable. “We were behind the Russians,” says Coren. “The U.S. quickly switched focus to putting a living being on the moon.”

Laika is just one of the many canines to have left a furry legacy behind. Coren names 10 other dogs and the roles they played in history.

Nos. 1 and 2. Strelka and Belka’s successful orbit

Laika was the first dog sent into space, but Strelka a squirrel and Belka, LIttle Arrow, launched on Sputnik 5 in 1960 for a one day mission, were the first to return alive. As a result, much more was learned from their mission. Strelka later gave birth to a litter of puppies, one of which, Pushinka, was given to President John F. Kennedy’s daughter, Caroline.

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No. 3. How Peritas saved civilization

Without his dog, Peritas, Alexander the Great might have been Alexander the So~So. When the warrior was swarmed by the troops of Persia’s Darius III, Peritas leapt and bit the lip of an elephant charging his master. Alexander lived to pursue his famed conquest, forging the empire underlying Western civilization as we know it.

No. 4. Charlie, Kennedy’s Cuban Missile Crisis companion

At the height of 1962’s Cuban missile crisis, President Kennedy had his son’s Welsh terrier Charlie summoned to the chaotic War Room. The president held the terrier in his lap, petting him and appearing, by all accounts, to relax. Eventually he announced that he was ready to “make some decisions” those that de~escalated the conflict.

No. 5. Jofi, the first therapy dog

Sigmund Freud usually kept a chow named Jofi in his office during psychotherapy sessions, believing the dog comforted the patients. Freud’s notes on these interactions, detailed in his diaries, form the basis of modern day, pet assisted therapy.

No. 6. Urian bites Pope, separates church and state

Henry VIII sent Cardinal Wolsey to meet with Pope Clement VII, hoping the pontiff would grant the ruler an annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon. When the pope extended his bare toe to be kissed…as was the custom…by Wolsey, the Cardinal’s dog, Urian, sprang forward and bit the pope. Clement flew into a rage, the divorce was off and Henry , to ensure the annulment the Catholic Church refused to grant, later established the Church of England.

No. 7. Newfoundland saves Napoleon

Napoleon Bonaparte owed his life to a nameless Newfoundland. As Bonaparte fled the island of Elba in 1815, where he was exiled, choppy seas pitched him overboard. A fisherman’s dog jumped in after the drowning despot and kept him afloat. Napoleon lived to experience his own defeat at the Battle of Waterloo.

No. 8. Nixon professes love for Checkers

In his 1952 “Checkers speech,” Richard Nixon, then a candidate for vice president who was accused of pawing $18,000 in illegal campaign contributions, admitted to accepting an American cocker spaniel, Checkers, as a gift.

“And you know, the kids, like all kids, loved the dog, and I just want to say this, right now, that regardless of what they say about it, we are going to keep it,” Nixon said during his famous speech.

His heartfelt proclamation swayed public opinion and prolonged Nixon’s political career.

No. 9. Peps, Wagner’s harshest critic

Without Peps, composer Richard Wagner’s Cavalier King Charles spaniel, that helicopter scene in the film “Apocalypse Now” {scored to “The Ride of the Valkyries”} might sound very different. Wagner would have Peps sit on a special chair as he played his latest compositions and, based upon the dog’s reactions, he’d keep or toss each passage.

No. 10. Donnchadh and the American Revolution

In 1306, when Edward I of England sought to bring down Robert the Bruce, and his ploy to rule Scotland, his men used Robert’s own dog, Donnchadh, to find him.

Though the animal led them to their target, he then turned and defended his master, who lived to become king of Scotland and produce a daughter who married into the Stuart family. Many generations later, the irrational actions of Robert the Bruce’s direct descendant, King George III, would cause the American colonists to rebel.

Modern medicine attributes King George’s apparent madness to porphyria, a genetically transmitted disease that researchers trace back to the Scottish Stuarts.
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Thank you LifeWire and E. Bougerol, who is a writer and editor and who lives in New York City.
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The dog is man’s best friend…and women’s too…

My dog’s name is Hannah Darlin’ O’Dae, she is a Wired Haired Fox Terrier. They are my favorite type of dog, as was my Mothers.

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~The Baby Boomer Queen~

From DETROIT, A litter of puppies was hog tied in a Detroit abandoned home that was set on fire, police said.

One of those puppies survived. A Detroit police officer rescued the puppy, now called MIRICLE.

Police reported a neighbor saw some children carrying the puppies into the house, then running away when the house caught on fire.

The two month old puppy was taken to a Almost Home Animal Rescue and then brought to the Oakland Veterinary Referral Services for treatment.

Miracle had third degree burns over 20 percent of her body, second degree burns over 20 percent of her body and first degree burns over 40 percent of her body.

Miracle will need intensive critical care and many surgeries.

Her initial care is being funded by the Almost Home Animal Rescue and the Emergency Animal Relief Foundation.

If you would like to help Miracle with a donation, you can send checks to the Oakland Veterinary Referral Services at 1400 Telegraph Road in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. 48302.

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Thank you CNN News and WVID News

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What these children did was the first step to being a social deviant…a Sociopath. Arson and animal abuse….pretty bad, Baby Boomers!

If you want to see this poor little puppy that survived…here is the link…it will break your heart…be warned!
http://www.clickondetroit.com/slideshow/14512920/detail.html?taf=det

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

Campuses vie for vegetarian honors
EVANSTON, Ill., reports that an animal rights group has nominated 40 U.S. colleges for a vegetarian cooking prize.

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Northwestern University outside Chicago, where one out of five dishes served on campus is now vegetarian or vegan, is among the group, The Chicago Tribune reported.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals selected its list of finalists from online gossip on FaceBook and MySpace, from e-mailed comments sent in by students and by looking over campus menus. The nominees include the University of Montana and Boston University.

Northwestern’s contract with its catering service, Sodexho, requires at least one vegetarian and one vegan choice at every meal. Vegetarian means no meat or fish, while vegan cooking bans animal products like eggs, milk and cheese.

Sam Berry, a sophomore, said she often goes for vegetarian meals because she keeps kosher.

“At a lot of places, when you say you are vegetarian, they try to feed you eggplant. I don’t like eggplant,” she said. “Here they’ll have veggie burgers, or they’ll replace normal meat with vegetarian options.”
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Hello Baby Boomer and friends…

Could you imagine a world with out animals?

Some of you it wouldn’t effect until it can to dinner time…

Me, I would miss them.

I can’t wait to go to Africa to see those animals that are indigenous to that area. While they are still there…

I will be posting a piece on the disapearence and extinction of the Orangutang, soon.

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

Police say Dacula man fed cats, kittens to his pit bull dogs

LAWRENCEVILLE – A suburban Atlanta man captured neighborhood cats and kittens and fed them live to his pit bulls, authorities said Thursday.

Tye Hilmo, 21, of Dacula was charged Thursday with aggravated cruelty to animals. He was already in jail on drug, firearm and probation violation charges, Gwinnett County sheriff’s spokeswoman Stacey Bourbonnais said.

The new warrant charges that Hilmo did give injured live cats and kittens to his pit bull dogs and let the pit bulls kill the already injured cats and kittens. Hilmo would capture and injure neighborhood cats for this purpose.”

He was arrested Sept. 10 after investigators serving a search warrant on his house found guns and two pounds of marijuana, Bourbonnais said. He has been jailed since then.

Authorities found the bodies of two kittens near Hilmo’s residence. Bourbonnais said they also found a gruesome image on Hilmo’s cell phone: a picture of one of his pit bulls and one of the mauled, dead kittens, and beneath picture a caption that says, “Good Dog.”

“It’s pretty disturbing,” Bourbonnais said.

The initial tip about Hilmo indicated he may be feeding kittens and cats to his dogs to prepare the dogs for fighting, but no dogfighting charges have been leveled against Hilmo, Bourbonnais said.

Sheriff’s officials could not immediately say whether Hilmo has an attorney.

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Thank you The Associated Press.
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Well, let’s see if they throw the book at him the way they did Michael Vic…

This is a pretty sick individual, in my book…what do you think Baby Boomers???

I watched the video on this and I think I am going to skip dinner tonight…I hope that someone else gets the dog so it can be retrained, if possible…once a dog gets a taste for blood, it is hard to stop.

~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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