The collie breed of dog was very much part of Michael’s early life. His family owned an extensive farm near Moville in Donegal, Ireland. He recalls the very special status of the six or so collies that worked the farm with the landowners.
In a city boasting more than one hundred kilometres of canals, it’s no surprise that Amsterdam is full of houseboats writes Annie Cooper. However, a houseboat in the historic Herengracht district is hiding something peculiar inside. It is the waterborne home to about 50 pussy cats and their kittens.
Meet the husky who risked his life to save many others in what became known as the 1925 Serum Run. The hero dog’s name was Balto, a Siberian Husky who in the most atrocious Alaska can heap on man and beast carried life-saving medicine to halt a diphtheria outbreak.
The most-deserved belt in history was given to Bridger Walker the little boy who saved his little sister from a German shepherd dog. He had 90 stitches all over his body but saved his three-year-old sister from certain death. And had stated, ‘If anyone has to die, it’s me, I’m the big brother.’
A boater from California who fell into the Santa Barbara Channel in the middle of the night earlier this month told reporters that he was preparing to die until a seal came to his rescue and pushed him to a nearby oil rig. The man believes his survival was truly miraculous as he had to swim in chilling waters and in complete darkness for hours.
The incredible German shepherd cross was the victim of a hit-and-run incident that left her at death’s door. She was spotted on a traffic security camera, lying at the side of the road. As a result of the accident, the unfortunate pooch had two legs and one paw amputated.
With his ten hours at the helm of the MV Britannic completed the tenderfoot seaman acquired his Steering Ticket. In the meantime, Michael also added his Lifeboat Ticket to his haul. Still a deck boy he was now judged qualified to follow any course given to him by any ship’s commanding deck officer.
‘Some years ago, I was stuck on a crosstown bus in New York City during rush hour. Traffic was barely moving. The bus was filled with cold, tired people who were deeply irritated with one another, with the world itself.
The Greene King pub chain has announced plans to rename a Scottish pub from The Black Bitch to The Black Hound in keeping with contemporary sensitivities. However, locals are not keen on the proposed name change.
Besides writing Bambi, the novel upon which the Disney animated movie is based, Jewish author Felix Salten also wrote a notorious pornographic novel about a child prostitute which was so appallingly obscene that it became illegal to even own a copy of it: