Vikings Greyhound Coat via grandmaks
You guys…it’s a Greyhound wearing a Vikings coat.
TaterTot the pit bull saves Minneapolis boy’s life
Less than a week after rescuing a pit bull that would have been put down, a Minnesota mother says the dog returned the favor by detecting a dangerous drop in her son’s blood sugar and rescuing the young boy from a life-threatening situation.
Christi Smith took in TaterTot just hours before he was scheduled to be put down by Minneapolis Animal Care and Control. She planned to foster the four-legged friend until she could find him a permanent home, but she says he’s already become family for good.
When watching Peyton Anderson play with his dog, it’s clear the two have a special bond — but Smith didn’t know how special that bond was until last week when the pooch alerted her that the 4-year-old was not well in the middle of the night.
"He just seemed kind of weird," Smith recalled. "He wasn’t really coherent — deliriously tired."
Although the 10-month-old pit bull rescue had only been in her home for a few days, TaterTot quickly sensed something was wrong and began licking and jumping on the boy when he wouldn’t wake up.
"He kept on whining and barking and running between the two of us," she told FOX 9 News. "I checked on him, and he was barely breathing."
After rushing her son to the emergency room, doctors ran a battery of tests to discover the boy’s blood sugar was dangerously low.
"If his blood sugar was that low, he may have been producing ketones," explained Isis Sanchez, of Blue Pearl Veterinary Clinic. "That may have been what the dog picked up on."
"Doggie heroes come in all sizes," she said.
Psycho Suzi’s Puppy Fashion Show
1st Annual Puppy Fashion Show! Saturday at 2pm.
- Best in Show Prizes include: $200 cash, 5 days of training at Ruff Love, and a basket with over $200 in puppy gifts & Suzi’s gear
- Prizes will also be awarded to 2nd, 3rd, & 4th place
- Home-made costumes & fancy hairdos encouraged!
- Limited spots, so register early by calling 612.788.9069
Don’t have a pup?
- Not to worry! Pet Project Rescue will be bringing some.
- Also, Puppy Kissing Booth
Mpls. bakery plans cupcake fundraiser for injured dog
A Minneapolis bakery will stage a cupcake fundraiser on Good Friday to help a dog rescued from abusive teenagers.
The Sweet Retreat will release a special edition cupcake to raise money for Franco, a 1-year old pocket pit bull who was injured in attack by a group of teenagers outside a Blaine convenience store.
The cupcake will be chocolate with vanilla icing, have Franco’s photo on it, and will sell for $3.25 with $1.50 of it going directly to Second Hand Hounds for Franco’s extensive veterinary care.
As KARE reported over the weekend a Blaine convenience store worker says she saw a group of teens kicking Franco around in the parking lot “like he was a football”. The worker intervened, grabbed the dog and called police.
The teens got away, but the woman who saved the dog took him to a veterinarian.
"It just pulls at my heartstrings," said The Sweet Retreat owner Robin Johnson when asked why she was staging the fundraiser. "I can do something about it, and I am."
This is not the first time The Sweet Retreat, located at 5013 France Avenue, has stepped up for animals. Most recently the shope was at the forefront of a fundraiser aimed at saving Minnesota’s diminishing Moose Population. The Sweet Retreat donated over $3000 dollars in that fundraiser after selling a record 1,731 cupcakes in one afternoon alone.
Pet of the Week - Pugsly
Pugsly is an adorable fawn-colored male Pug. He is not yet altered. He enjoys his walks with the volunteers and snuggling with humans. We believe Pugsly will make a fantastic addition to anyone’s home. Please consider adopting this friendly guy today!
Please Refer to the Animal ID#: A265810 / KS02
Minneapolis Animal Care & Control is open for public adoptions Monday through Friday, 3:00pm to 7:00pm, and on Saturdays from 11:30 to 3:30pm.
Snow deep, pretty; up to 14” could fall by day’s end
National Weather Service forecasters predicted that 14 inches could blanket the Twin Cities by the time snow stops falling late Sunday night, with even more farther west, where blizzard conditions were reported.
Cupcake the Bulldog
This is Cupcake, and she is the newest resident of Brooklyn Center.
Rosie The Beagle Is Missing
While walking through the Islands of Peace Regional Park in Fridley today, I noticed several flyers taped around the park, alerting us about a lost Beagle named Rosie.
So if you are in that area by the Mississippi River around 694, keep an eye out for Rosie the Beagle.
Blaine Rottweiler helps save a man’s life
When her two-year old Rottweiler wouldn’t stop barking, Blaine resident Tiffany Moore knew something was wrong.
Moore couldn’t see anything out of the window because her neighborhood is dark, so she put on her slippers and stepped outside. She found a man laying in her driveway and another man standing by a car.
“He was apologizing and in complete shock,” Moore said.
Moore lives on 132nd Lane in Blaine. The 18-year-old driver had been driving home from a soccer event and had hit 24-year-old Daniel Gill, who had landed in her driveway.
Gill had been walking his dog when the driver rounded a corner and hit both of them.
Moore said the force was so hard Gill had been pushed out of his shoes. Gill didn’t have a cell phone on him and was very disoriented.
According to Moore, Chopper frequently jumps onto a couch under a window in her home to look outside whenever a dog is walking nearby. She believes he saw the whole accident happen.
“If it wasn’t for my dog barking, I don’t know how long those two men would have been there not doing anything and in complete shock,” Moore said.
She brought the two men inside and called 911. Before paramedics arrived, Moore said Chopper stayed by Gill’s side and kept licking his hand, which they later found out was broken. When the paramedics arrived, Chopper was surprisingly calm.
“Whenever anyone comes over Chopper is antsy to see who it is, but when the paramedics came… he wasn’t barking or whining, which is not like him at all,” Moore said.
Gill had a concussion and a broken hand. He had staples placed in his head and he is going to have surgery on his hand. Gill’s dog had a limp but was able to return home.
According to Moore, the police had the driver take a breathalyzer test, but he was not under the influence of anything.
Moore said the event had been an accident.
Gill met with Chopper and Moore’s family on June 24 to thank them.
“Pay attention when your dog is barking because they could be in the process of saving someone’s life,” Moore said.
via ABC Newspapers
Missing/Injured Dog Alert, Burnsville
Please keep your eyes out for this dog “Dash” who was recently hit by a car in Burnsville and is now missing. He was last seen in the marsh/brush area in between 35E and Portland Avenue S, near Plymouth Avenue. Here is a map of the area.
Thanks to Bill Roehl of Lazy Lightning for helping start get the word out on this.
***Post Update 5/30/12 Dash made it home! He had a few cuts and bruises, but should be OK. Thanks to everyone who helped get the word out!!