January 5, 2013 |
Arnold des Contes D'Hoffmann, who joined the Department of Defense in 2008, has never been to Afghanistan or Iraq. But numerous of his progeny have deployed to the war zones and are credited with saving American lives. Arnold has a unique job description in the American military: He's a stud. With 149 offspring - and six more expected soon - the Belgian Malinois is one of the more productive males in the breeding program at the military working dog program at Lackland Air Force Base, a sprawling military installation in San Antonio.
November 22, 2012 |
As a Utah dog rescue worker, Brenda Gordon has seen lots of crazy situations in homes where the animals rule the roost. But she has never seen anything like this. Gordon was among of phalanx of animal advocates scrambling Wednesday to care for 149 sick and hungry Chihuahua dogs rescued from the home of an animal lover turned hoarder who officials say lost control of his Ogden house. “When this man first opened the door, we had to back up 10 feet,” Gordon, a spokeswoman for Pack 'N Pounce Animal Rescue, told the Los Angeles Times.
October 15, 2012 |
"The Walking Dead" is back! While we've been waiting all summer for the return of our occasionally intrepid band of zombie apocalypse survivors, an entire winter has passed for them since the exodus from the farm . We open on Rick, Daryl and Carl emptying a house of walkers and ushering the rest of the crew inside for a temporary rest. A quick sweep of the kitchen reveals no provisions save two cans of dog food, but that still looks pretty good to Carl, who barely has time to crack one open before Rick pulls it out of his hands and tosses it in the fireplace.
September 12, 2012 |
A woman with a history of fighting New Jersey's controversial annual black bear hunt scored a court victory this week when a judge ruled that the pile of bear-friendly food and bear feces found in her front yard did not prove she had violated state laws against feeding the animals. It was the second time Susan Kehoe has faced criminal charges since New Jersey in 2003 permitted its first black bear hunt in 33 years. Kehoe, 61, was acquitted in a court in Vernon on Tuesday night, the Star-Ledger reported , despite testimony from state wildlife officials that they found dog food, sunflower seeds and bear feces in the front yard of Kehoe's home in a rural area of northern New Jersey.
September 10, 2012 |
The fact that “No Love,” now in its world premiere at the Eclectic Company Theatre, went up 25 minutes late with absolutely no explanation as to why, was undeniably irritating. And a lengthy opening monologue delivered in almost total darkness by an actor who couldn't find her light (granted, in John Dickey's lighting design there was precious little of it to be found), proved almost insurmountably annoying. Yet those glitches faded into insignificance given the accumulated problems of Andrew Osborne's play - a sort of latter-day “La Ronde” in which various loosely connected characters hook up, act out and get kinky, frequently sans clothing.
July 20, 2012 |
The pup chosen to star as Sandy in the Broadway revival of "Annie" has been announced -- and it's (appropriately) a rags-to-riches story. Four months ago, animal trainer William Berloni spotted online photos of Sunny, a 2-year-old female terrier mix, while conducting a nationwide search for the part. The Houston pound holding Sunny incorrectly listed her as a male by the name Bruno. When Berloni learned the dog was due to bei euthanized, he decided to adopt Sunny, not for the role, but to find her a home.