Dog Is Mother to Baby Rabbits
BESSIE, a three-year-old purebred Alsatian dog in Orsett, England, had no puppies of her own, but longed for something on which to lavish her affections.
She adopted a baby rabbit, and was happy for a time. The rabbit died, however, and Bessie was so grief-stricken that her master bought her a tame rabbit.
Although rabbits generally have a deep fear of all dogs, they seem to sense the affection of Bessie, and are happy with her.
Canine College Has Some Star Pupils in Hollywood
A SCHOOL—the only one of its kind in the world—where dogs are instructed in the best methods of living amicably with their owners, with other human beings and with their fellow-dogs, has been established in Hollywood, California, and rewarded, in the few months of its existence, with an attendance of more than 200 four-footed pupils. No “tricks” are taught, and the animals are not prepared for motion picture work. They are started on how to stand, how to walk, how to sit, how to lie down, how to go up and down stairs, how to open and close doors, how to go through open windows and over fences and walls.
THE FINEST OF DOG HOUSES
WHO WOULDN’T BE A POMERANIAN?
New York now boasts the largest and finest equipped dog house in the world; it provides a home for twenty-five prize dogs belonging to Mrs. Eldridge Gerry Snow, Jr. The interior of the home is furnished with the finest Japanese tapestries and bric-a-brac for the edification of the canines.
SOME PEOPLE DO THE DOGGONEDEST THINGS
The discipline and literal-mindedness of the Germans help make them both the most immaculate of craftsmen and the most laborious of humorists. These two aspects of the German spirit were caught in one inspired outburst by the man who thought up the contrivance above.
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Dog Leash on Spring Reel Plays Fido Like a Fish
A leash attached to a spring-operated reel is a new wrinkle for dog owners. Encased in a light but sturdy aluminum housing, the reel carries twelve feet of waterproofed leash strong enough to hold a great Dane yet light enough for use with a Pekinese.
It’s a Dog-Gone STRANGE WORLD!
Here are some of the darnedest breeds of dogs you ever saw. They do everything from diving for fish to rooting up the fabulous truffle.
By Douglas Kennedy
THE fisherman teetered dangerously-on the slippery rock out in the surf. He had just latched onto a 30-pound bass. But in all the excitement of hooking the big fish he had gotten his line fouled up and nearly plunged headlong into the chilly sea.
As he struggled for a footing, he yelled for his dog on the shore. The animal dashed into the water and dived under the surface. A moment later he came up with the escaping bass flopping helplessly in his jaws. Quickly the dog swam back and deposited his catch up on the beach, then helped tow his master safely ashore.
Form is everything in this most exhilarating of water sports. Back straight. Limbs tucked tight. Tail leveled out. Now a quick blast of power and away you go in a foamy streak. Once the basics are mastered, any old dog can turn the trick. In fact Peanuts, the enthusiastic Miami water buff introduced here, eschews the usual requirements of skis, tow line and high-speed towboat. When the urge strikes, he simply sprints to the water’s edge, splashes through the shallows, hurls himself into the air and puts on a show of skiing that would earn applause even at Cypress Gardens.
WHAT WE HAVE IN COMMON WITH DOGS
Scientists study canine behavior to see if it will explain our own Why are some dogs, like some humans, more active than others . . . brighter or duller . . . more dignified . . . more playful? Why, like humans, do they behave differently in groups: getting along well together or fighting . . . blindly following a leader … or keeping to themselves?