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US canine crowned world’s ugliest dog in 2007 dies

In a Friday, June 22, 2007 file photo, the Chinese Crested and Chihuahua mix dog "Elwood"  won the title of World's ugliest dog of 2007 at the 2007 World's Ugliest Dog Contest, in Petaluma, Calif. Elwood died unexpectedly on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 28, 2013, said his owner, Karen Quigley of Sewell,Calif. She said Elwood had been dealing with some heath issues in recent months but appeared to be doing well. AP

A New Jersey canine that was crowned the world’s ugliest dog in 2007 and later became the topic of a children’s book preaching acceptance has died. Elwood was 8.

Posted: December 1st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

This TV vet makes wildlife come alive for the average Pinoy

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WITH Indonesia’s famous Komodo dragon

I’m sitting at a coffee shop table with Dr. Nielsen Donato, renowned veterinarian and, for the past year-and-a-half, co-host (with fellow vet Dr. Ferds Recio) of the environmental show “Born To Be Wild,” which airs Wednesday nights at 11:30 on GMA 7 (with a spin-off, “Born Impact,” Sundays at 9:30 p.m.). And his phone won’t stop ringing.

Posted: April 14th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Losing my best friend

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He wasn’t anything special. He didn’t have bright eyes or beautiful hair, or incredibly soft skin. He didn’t play an instrument or sing; he wasn’t particularly intelligent.

Posted: March 15th, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

A new breed of spaholics–dogs!

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MOBILE Dog Spa operator Vanity Fur offers salon services (nail
clipping, bath, dematting) ranging from P200-P450

I always believe that when there is stress, there is a spa to relieve that stress. It would surprise me if true-blooded spaholics didn’t have their favorite home-service spa operators’ contact numbers on their speed dial—for that much-needed respite from their demanding schedules.

Posted: February 4th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Cat used in Brazil prison smuggling try

In this photo taken with a cell phone early Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, and released by Brazil's General Superintendency of Prisons of Alagoas (SGAP), guards hold a cat that has items taped to its body at a medium-security prison in Arapiraca, in Alagoas state, Brazil. A prison official says they caught the cat slipping through a prison gate with a cell phone, drills, small saws and other contraband taped to its body. AP/SGAP

Guards thought there was something suspicious about a little white cat slipping through a prison gate in northeastern Brazil. A prison official says that when they caught the animal, they found a cellphone, drills, small saws and other contraband taped to its body.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Pet safety travel tips

1. Never keep your pet in your lap or the front seat. Even at 56 kph, a 60-pound unrestrained pet becomes a 2,700-pound projectile. Keep your pet safe and secure in a well-ventilated crate or carrier; or secure your pet in a seatbelt attached to its harness.

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 in Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

Artists get to pet–and remake–the Wonder Puppy

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ALEX Martinez, aka Tripp63, uses Hawaiian island colors.

THE cities of Chicago, Seattle and Singapore have done it before: tapping different artists to jazz up animal figures such as cows, pigs and even lions. Even Guyito, this paper’s mascot, has been reinterpreted by various Filipino artists.

Posted: August 26th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Throw a theme party for your pet

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the “pawty” cake

A roaring “pawty” for your four-legged best friend is now just a bark away.

Posted: August 14th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Lessons a Doberman taught me

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“You better be careful. Dobermans are traitors, they turn on their owners.” That was the “advice” I got from friends and family when I announced I was getting a Doberman.

Posted: December 3rd, 2011 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

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