Sunday, January 28, 2007

Canine Controversy

Wow, who knew there would be so much controversy around dogs in taverns?! Click here to read what Seattleites have to say about it (warning dog ain't all good).

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Bar Hopping with Bowzer?

Hooray for Senator Ken Jacobsen, D-Seattle, for his measure proposed in Senate Bill 5484 that would allow well-behaved, leashed canines to join their human companions at the neighborhood pub! We in the Northwest love our microbrews and we also love our dogs, so this is great news! Read the full story in today's Seattle Times here. Note: There will be a public hearing in Olympia on Tuesday before the Senate Labor, Commerce, Research & Development Committee. How do you feel about this measure? Post a comment here.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Dogs Rule the World

If you're a political/news junkie with a sense of humor then you must read The Onion. If you're a political/news junkie with a sense of humor who loves dogs then enjoy a dose of "Fair and Balanced News from the Canine Ministry of Information" at, a website dedicated to peddling "propaganda for canine world domination." (Note: CityDog is not an affilliate of; we just dig cool websites, especially if they're all about the dog!)

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Sucker for Cute Dog Videos

Okay, so we're a sucker for cute dog videos even if it is blatant advertising. Check out this interactive doggie video brought to you by HeartGard. Type in different commands like sit, beg, roll over and shake! Then, type in kiss and see what happens!

Friday, January 19, 2007

Overweight and Style-Conscious Dogs a Sign of the End?

Read Ed Wall's article in today's New Bern Sun Journal here and decide for yourself.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Fun Dog Fact #4: Dog and Butterfly

Papillon is French for "butterfly." Hence, the papillon is so named for its large ears that resemble butterfly wings. Pictured here is Oliver; photo submitted by Christina Rodriguez.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Fun Dog Fact #3

According to a recent survey of dog lovers, the 10 gassiest dogs are: German shepherd, "mixed breed," Labrador retriever, boxer, Doberman pinscher, poodle, cocker spaniel, rottweiler, beagle, Dalmatian. (Source: Planet Dog: A Doglopedia, Hougton Mifflin, 2005.)

Pictured here: CityDog's own gassy boxer, Scout. Scout says, "Who me?"

Fun Dog Fact #2

The five most common male dog names are: Max, Jake, Buddy, Bailey and Sam. The five most common female dog names are: Maggie, Molly, Lady, Sadie and Lucy. (Source: Planet Dog: A Doglopedia, Houghton Mifflin Books, 2005.)

Pictured here is Sam, a loyal CityDog reader! Sam says, "I love CityDog!"

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Goliath (a.k.a. Hercules) is Reunited with Owner

This just in....Everyone’s favorite large-bodied cat—an unusually “stocky” stray tabby caught wedged in a doggie door while scavenging for food—was reunited today with his estranged owner. Nicknamed Goliath because of his huge girth, the cat was captured by a kind homeowner who found the stray struggling to free himself from a too-small doggie door. The cat’s real name is Hercules, and he went missing six months ago, said owner Geoff Ernest. "There was a house sitter when I was away in Seattle for a lung transplant and he took off and never returned."

CityDog loves happy endings...especially, for this one cool city kitty.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

One Fat Cat

I know this is CityDog, not CityKitty, but this is too hilarious. Check this out. A stray cat, nicknamed “Goliath,” was found stuck in a doggie door trying to steal food from the homeowner's cats. Despite his size, this fat cat must be one stealth dude. Goliath weighs in at 20.2 pounds. If he is not claimed in three days the Oregon Humane Society, located in Portland, will neuter him and make him available for adoption. "He will sure warm your lap this winter,” said Sharon Harmon, OHS executive director. “People with a king size bed would be a good fit for this cat.” The Oregon Humane Society will add a free bag of low calorie cat food with the adoption. No kidding.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Fun Dog Fact #1

An average city dog lives approximately three years longer than an average country dog (source:

Monday, January 08, 2007

Bye Bye Year of the Dog - Hello Year of the Pig

I'm sad to say the Year of the Dog is coming to a close. I liked the idea of living in a year influenced by the dog. According to Chinese astrology, it's a time when we humans imbue the qualities of our canine friends; that is, loyalty, generosity and selflessness. February marks the Year of the Pig (or Boar, if you prefer). After a Google search, I learned the pig is the most generous and honorable sign of the zodiac, and the Year of the Pig heralds a year of contentment, security and optimism. Not a bad forecast. This year is also the Year of the "Red" Pig, which only comes around every 60 years and is considered a year of booming business and family. Maybe it's time to start that pet business you've been dreaming about? Or what better way to usher in the Year of the Pig than by adopting a new four-legged family member?!

In closing, here's a weird piece of news I found on YahooNews: Chinese scientists have successfully bred partially green fluorescent pigs (link to full story here).

Happy Year of the Pig...whether it be red or green!