Tsar is a German shorthaired pointer who is apparently being trained to become a bartender -- or at least a waiter. In doing so he employs his skills as a trained hunting dog to retrieve his target. In this case a bottle of his owner's potent potable of choice. When his owner gives him a treat and a quick order, Tsar will run back to the car and fetch a bottle of vodka in a trice.
We all know our dogs are smart but, just like people, they can be smart in different ways. Brian Hare, an associate professor at Duke University's Center for Cognitive Neuroscience has identified nine basic ways that dogs solve problems, including Einstein, maverick, charmer, and socialite. To find out which of these fit your dog you can now go to Dognition.com and give your dog the test.
Create a little luck o' the Irish in your life this St. Patrick's Day by turning your canine companion into a leprechaun. He'll be wishing you a "top o' the mornin'" all day long! If you're really nice, perhaps he'll even show you where his gold is hidden!
News Flash: Hey Ms. Mayer, the 1950's called and they'd like their Employee Handbook back! Well,
that's one way to look at what's being viewed as Lady Mayer's draconian
work ethic. It appears that the last decade of telecommuting was a
failed exercise in the eyes of the new CEO of Yahoo! Now apparently,
"working at home" is code for taking care of your kids with a little
work thrown in on the side.
Small town America has long been a bastion of middle-class values and propriety. Small towns also have a reputation for being individual and a little quirky. Take the case of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky: in 2008 they elected a dog mayor for life. She beat out a number of competitors in a tight race for the position, including a cat, an opossum, a jackass, and a human.