Saturday, March 3, 2012

Lucy stirs 'em up!

Little Lucy had a great time getting the pack to play chase games her. She took a few seconds to play with Bear, Emily, Gordon, and Winston, before taking off to rip around the play area and see who would follow.

(Sorry about the weird audio--our camera is on the fritz!)

Americans spent $50 billion and change on pets in 2011. Wow! I was really astounded to see the grand total--it's really clear that we love our animals here, and try to give them the best that we can.

In Illinois, a dog helped to alert rescuers to an elderly woman who had fallen into the cold waters of a drainage ditch. Way to go pooch!

Dogs are helping to track down giant pythons in the Everglades.

The ceremonial start of the Iditarod was today, with the real race beginning tomorrow afternoon. These dog athletes have a heck of a race in front of them! 975 miles from start to finish, the Iditarod is one of the most grueling races a sled team can compete in. If you are interested in watching live streams or learning more--check out

Be seeing you next week!

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