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2006-06-28 14:12:00

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (Reuters) - Two dogs that survived Hurricane Katrina are at the center of a custody battle between their old owners in New Orleans and their new ones in Florida. Master Tank and Nila were owned by Steven and Dorreen Couture of St. Bernard Parish. When Katrina destroyed their home last year, they had to evacuate and left the dogs at a local animal shelter. When the Coutures returned five weeks later, they learned the dogs had been sent to a shelter near St....

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2006-01-16 08:15:00

By Alexandria Sage LOS ANGELES -- If you think Hollywood celebrities and sports superstars are a neurotic and difficult bunch, try treating the personality disorders of their pets. Meet Princess Cujo, an cute Maltese owned by high-ranking Los Angeles Lakers executive Jeanie Buss and given to fits of ankle-biting, eye-rolling fury. Exasperated, Buss -- the daughter of Lakers owner Jerry Buss -- has turned to "dog whisperer" Cesar Millan, who offers cryptic wisdom as the cameras roll for his TV...

2006-01-16 08:04:39

By Alexandria Sage LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - If you think Hollywood celebrities and sports superstars are a neurotic and difficult bunch, try treating the personality disorders of their pets. Meet Princess Cujo, an cute Maltese owned by high-ranking Los Angeles Lakers executive Jeanie Buss and given to fits of ankle-biting, eye-rolling fury. Exasperated, Buss -- the daughter of Lakers owner Jerry Buss -- has turned to "dog whisperer" Cesar Millan, who offers cryptic wisdom as the...

2005-09-15 16:20:44

By Maggie Fox NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Rescuers trying frantically to save animals left behind when people fled Hurricane Katrina have given up on collecting pets and begun simply leaving food and water for them. Teams from as far afield as Los Angeles and San Diego are traveling around the New Orleans area, wading into flooded areas and checking abandoned neighborhoods to find animals that could not accompany their rescued owners. "It's very dire," said Kim Noetzel, marketing...


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2009-05-12 10:27:02

The Newfoundland is a large working breed used for pulling fishing nets and heavy equipment which originated in Newfoundland. Its ancestors, big black bear-like dogs introduced by the Vikings, also produced the St. John's Dog. The size of the breed was produced when large mastiffs were introduced into the gene pool. Irish and English fishermen visiting Newfoundland in the 1880s accurately describe the breed as it is today, due to early establishment of its attributes. The breed is not only an...

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2008-05-22 20:17:18

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog was originally bred in Sweden to drive and guard cattle. It is also known as the Entlebucher Sennenhund, Entelbuch Mountain Dog, and the Entlebucher Cattle Dog. It is the smallest of the Swiss mountain and cattle breeds and has been known since 1889 and referred to as a separate breed since 1926. The breed stands 19 to 20 inches high and weighs 45 to 55 pounds. It has a square build with a proportionate head to body ratio. It has a long, strong jaw and small...

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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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