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"60 Seconds" - Dogster News (4-12-10)

April 12th 2010 12:07 am
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Hello... I'm Peanutty Crankite reporting on Monday, the 12th of April. This is your 60 seconds of news on Dogster.

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Happy Monday! Today is "D.E.A.R. Day (aka Drop Everything And Read)", "Licorice Day", and "Walk On Your Wild Side Day."
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Some crazy shih-tzu: Tiny dog takes on train

A stray shih-tzu in Utah got hit by an outbound train, and hit by it again on its return route, then was rescued and taken home by the engineer.

“I saw this little guy between the rail,” said Fred Krause, a Utah Railway engineer, “and of course and it was too late to do anything about it… It breaks your heart. But there’s nothing you can do.”

Krause’s train, on its way to Kennecott, struck the dog Sunday. On his return trip to Midvale, he encountered the dog again, ABC 4 News reported.

It was as if the dog were playing a game of chicken with the train, he said.

“I’m flashing the lights, blowing the horn, trying to get him out of the rails,” Krause said. “And he just ran right down the rails at us. I tried to slow down, got it from 20 miles per hour to 15 miles per hour when we hit, thought for sure we killed him.”

The engineer was required to keep the train moving, but when he got off work, Krause, who has a shih-tzu of his own, went back to the scene to look for the dog.

“I took my flashlight and walked down the rails and saw a heap of fur and thought this is it,” Krause said. “I shined a light on him and he turned around and looked at me.”

Krause took the dog to the vet, then brought him home.

“If he can get along with Milo (his other shih-tzu) we might keep him,” Krause said. “If we can find the original owners we’ll give him back. Or if not we’ll find a home.”

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60 Second's adopted dog of the day

Li'l Dot is a 10-month-old spayed female Yorkshire Terrier/Miniature Schnauzer. She is good with other dogs and cats and is adoptable within 120 miles of Laplace, Louisiana. This little beauty was left behind after her owners moved and left her to fend for herself. Li'l Dot deserves a loving furever home. Let's hope that she finds one ASAP! ♥

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Cute Dog Video Of The Day

Asleep in Dish

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Who is this?

It's actress Catherine Zeta-Jones and her fluffy pup Figaro in N.Y.C.

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Dog Gift Idea Of The Day

Petmate Pet Step

Price: $39.95

Holds up to 75 lbs. Lightweight and easy to use yet tough and durable. 4 steps. Size: 26"L x 15.5"W x 20"H. Color: Almond.

jefferspet.com

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Robber Makes Getaway With 2 Chihuahuas In Car

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A bank robber stole a customer's keys Wednesday and drove off in her Jaguar while her two Chihuahuas were still in the car, police said.

Melanie Davis stopped by the Bank of America at 4710 North Chicago Avenue at about 2:30 p.m. While she was there, Davis said a man came storming into the bank, cursing and yelling that it was a bank robbery.

Seconds later, Davis found herself a the mercy of the gunman and was forced to turn over her keys.

"He turned to me and said, 'You're the one who owns the Jaguar?' And he goes, 'Give me your keys now,'" Davis said. "And I gave him my keys."

Davis' two dogs were still in the car at the time the bank robber drove away.

"I'm sure they spoke their mind when he got into the car," she said.

The robber escaped before officers arrived, but he crashed Davis' car into a fence near North Columbia and Martin Luther King boulevards less than 10 minutes later, police said.

Officers immediately tried to track the man on foot, but he remained at large as of Thursday morning.

"I'm just glad everyone's safe and nobody was hurt," said Davis, who was reunited with her dogs Wednesday evening. "Nobody was hurt while he was driving my car."

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That will be it for today, news pups. Thanks for reading! This is Peanutty Crankite, signing off. And that's the way it is.

 
 

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