Freaky Friday Email – Clone Wars Version

Occasionally, when watching television or a movie, I have been moved to wonder how the hell certain actors ever get work.

Nicholas Cage, for example, has been playing the same role for about twenty years now. Ditto Cameron Diaz. And Scarlett Johannsen? Don’t even get me started. Her acting is so robotic and stiff…

Huh. Robotic. Robots are sorta like… clones, right? (Shut up, they are so sorta like clones).

Received in my inbox:

Hello dear Ladies and Gentlemen! I would like inform you that Scarlett Johansson “actress” is actually is a clone from original person Scarlett Galabekian last name, who has nothing with acting career, surname Galabekian, because of adoption happened in 1992.

Well, now it all makes sense. Read the rest after the cut. It just gets better, trust me.
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Dog Owners Fight Back in Louisville, Kentucky

When the reports first started trickling in on mailing lists, no one could believe it. “You can’t do that in America!” some cried, seemingly unaware that search and seizure without a warrant was rapidly becoming part of the arsenal of weapons at the disposal of animal control across the country.

This rumor, however, seemed pretty over the top – was Louisville Animal Control really engaging in something called the Newspaper Puppy Sting?

Put simply, Louisville Animal Control finds puppy for sale ads, shows up posing as a buyer, and then calls in law enforcement back up which then confiscates all the dogs in the house, alters them while in custody (irregardless of whether they are ten time best in show winners or backyard bred mixed breeds), and then charges the breeder exorbitant fines and penalties.

Now, it seems, some Louisville area dog breeders are fighting back – in a court of law.

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Just when you think Doodles Couldn't Get Weirder…

( for Jan, of Poodle and Dog Blog)

Cockadoodles, GoldenDoodles, WeinerDoodles, Masti-Doodles, FrogADoodles – seems there’s no breed of dog that just wouldn’t be better with a little bit of Doodle added to it. A Doodle, for those who don’t know, is just about any type of poodle cross. The portion of Poodle in your Doodle might vary, but it’s in there – and that, apparently, is what makes it ‘rare’.

Just when you think Doodle crosses couldn’t possibly get any weirder, we proudly present the MyLittleDoodle – a dog for the newish millenium.

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Weekend Round Up and Killer GPS

In case you happen to be one of the two remaining people in the Western Hemisphere that I haven’t personally emailed, Butters pulled off a hat trick on Sunday – Best Puppy, Best of Winners and Best of Breed. She behaved beautifully for her handler, Kay Reil of Bramstoke Bullmastiffs, and in Kay’s own words “Didn’t put a foot wrong”. Sarah, daughter of Butters’ co owner Paula, handled Butters on Saturday, and did a wonderful job as well, but the extra day of practice really paid off, and Butters shone on Sunday.

Kay said it was amusing to see her toddling around the group ring in the middle of all those big, polished, adult show dogs – Like a little Miss Sunshine pageant winner who’d wandered on stage at the Miss American pageant. I didn’t get any video footage, but I’ve been told that someone else did, so I’ll put it up as soon as I get a chance. In the meantime, you’ll find some photos of Butters in the group ring on Sunday here.

Now that show season is in full swing again, I’m going to start doing a Monday show results round up posting. More details to come.

In other news, I must sadly report that my GPS unit is officially trying to kill me.

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A Quick Recap from Butters' First Dog Show

Butters practices her stack.

Butters practices her stack.

Partial results from today’s Purina National Dog show in Tillsonburg, Ontario:

Judge Bud Haverstock

BOB — Belboulecan Mystic Winddancer
Best puppy — Evita Minimolos
WB — Rob Isle n Foxmoors Juanita

Sorry for any misspelling.

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