Monthly Archive:: September 2008

‘Miracle’ dog adopts tiger cubs: Loving golden retriever saves newborn tigers rejected by mother.

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Our favorite news story this week is so sweet our teeth hurt.
We just had to share this darling accompanying photo, regardless that it resembles a poster you perhaps hung on your bedroom wall at the age of nine.

According to NBC’s Today show and MSNBC, dogs and cats don’t always see paw to paw,
but in an amazing story of animal kindness, one golden retriever named
Isabella adopted three white tiger cubs that were abandoned by their
mother.

Tom and Allie Harvey, owners of the Safari Zoological Park —
a private zoo in Caney, Kansas — own the cubs who found a mother in
Isabella — described as the “sweetest most gentle Golden Retriever” by
her owners — has been nursing the baby tiger cubs ever since their
mother rejected them just 24 hours after giving birth. Now 7 weeks old,
the cubs are healthy, strong and have
just finished weaning.

The Harvey’s hope that by promoting their
unique story and inviting people to visit their zoo, they can raise more
awareness for tigers and highlight the need to help endangered species.Muttropolis_blog2
 

As for those who are worried about what will
become of the cubs’ relationship with their adoptive mother, Tom Harvey
claims there’s no real concern. “They won’t really become dangerous to
her because they think that she’s their mother. They are very gentle
with her. They chew on her tail.”

For dear Isabella, who is most certainly taking one for the collective canine team, we suggest she schedule some ‘me-time’ and throw back a couple all-natural Muttropolis Mellow Mut dog treat chews, followed by some anti-oxidant rich Muttropolis Blueberry Schmoo’s Granola Bites Mutt Munchers for dessert. 

To learn more about this story, visit MSNBC.com  or the Harvey’s Safari Zoological Park.

The Call of Duty: Dog dials 911 when owner has seizure

Picture_4What’s next…text messaging Terriers?

This week’s shout out for the Muttropolis pack’s favorite story goes out to Buddy, an uber-smart German Shepard who remembered his training and saved his owner’s life by calling, yes, calling 911 when the man had a seizure.

Buddy has apparently been there before for his owner, Joe Stalnaker, who frequently suffers from seizures, according to police officers.

On a recording of the 911 call, Buddy is heard whimpering and barking after the dispatcher answers and repeatedly asks if the caller needs help. Police were sent to Stalnaker’s and after about three minutes Buddy is heard barking loudly after the officers arrived. Stalnaker is OK.

For being at the bark and call at the right time, here’s to Buddy!

What’s next…text messaging Terriers?

For more on this story, visit ABC NEWS here.

Olympian Amanda Beard’s Pups are “Chomp-ians” too!

Picture_9_2 The mutt pack at our Tuscon, Arizona store located at La Encantada was thrilled when four-time Olympic Gold Medalist Amanda Beard stopped in to pick up a few toys for her four-legged critters last week. Based on her pups apparent fondness for Muttropolis water toys, we’re guessing that Amanda isn’t the only one in her family who likes to make a splash!

We especially appreciate Amanda’s stance on animal rights and and cheered her on when she staged an anti-fur campaign just days before the beginning of the 2008 Summer Olympics. To learn more about the campaign, click here.