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Everything your date knows about you, he learned from your dog


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They say that the best way to meet someone is to take your dog for a walk at the park.

Or borrow a friend’s dog, and take the dog for a walk at the park.

Or hang out at the Humane Society, taking the puppies out for a walk at the park.

(See the trend here, folks?)

The secret – obviously – is to get a dog, and let that be your way to introduce yourself to the ladies or the guys.  Who can resist puppies?

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Patrick Murphy loves dogs… but hates dog poop


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Boulder, Colorado’s Patrick Murphy is a plant ecologist.

And like many of Boulder’s proud residents, Patrick is extremely environmentally conscious.  Being a plant ecologist and wanting to be environmentally-friendly sort of go hand-in-hand – but throw in the Boulder mystique, and Patrick’s really got something.

A disclaimer:  Web Watch loves Boulder.  We have a number of friends who live there, and we enjoy every opportunity we get to spend some time out there.

But like Austin, Texas’ reputation, Boulder is a bit quirky.

And that’s okay.   We like those folks anyway.  And Patrick does bring up a vitally important point that pet lovers around the world should take notice of:

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Dogs understand people more than you think


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How well do you know your dog?

More importantly, how well does your dog know you?

Have you ever noticed that your dog does really well with sensory clues around them to react to?  Web Watch remembers a former pet we had that would sleep in the corner all night long… but the one time that we knowingly get up to go to the refrigerator for a snack, they would wake right up and follow us to the kitchen.

Every.  Single.  Time.

It’s like they knew something, sensed something about what we were doing – and acted upon it.

Turns out, our observation isn’t that far from the truth discovered by scientists.

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Looking for a new pet? Try this color-coded pet matching service!


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You would love to have a new pet. 

You’ve always loved dogs and cats, but now that you’re a little bit older and settled into your personal lifestyle, maybe it’s time to take another look at what would be the best pet for you.

Besides – you would hate to go to your local pet shop or adoption shelter and pick a new companion without having any idea of whether that animal would fit in with your expectations.

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If you live in an urban area, the air you breath contains lots and lots of dog poop


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The Dog Poop Initiative
The Dog Poop Initiative

Stop for a moment and take a deep breath.

Ah.  Fresh air smells good, right?

Well, a recent study has come out that shows that the air you breath – especially if you’re living in an urban area – contains more than its fair share of CANINE FECAL MATERIAL in that air.  The study, entitled SOURCES OF BACTERIA IN OUTDOOR AIR ACROSS CITIES IN THE MIDWESTERN UNITED STATES was commissioned to identify what types of bacteria would be found in urban areas.  Would there be differences based on urban population, the season, or other elements? Continue reading IF YOU LIVE IN AN URBAN AREA, THE AIR YOU BREATH CONTAINS LOTS AND LOTS OF DOG POOP

What’s your Doggelganger? Find out using the human-to-canine pairing software


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Adopt a Dog
Adopt a Dog

You know you want one.  Everybody does.

And you know the best way to get a dog is to adopt an unwanted or abandoned puppy from an animal shelter rather than to go to a breeder and pay more money than necessary.  Of course, if purebreds are your thing – then go for it, but if you listen to Bob Barker’s (and now Drew Carey’s) spiel at the end of every episode of THE PRICE IS RIGHT, you know that going to a shelter will give you the warm fuzzies – both literally and figuratively. Continue reading WHAT’S YOUR DOGGELGANGER? FIND OUT USING THE HUMAN-TO-CANINE PAIRING SOFTWARE

Introducing a “Dating Site for Dogs”


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Must Love Dogs
Must Love Dogs

Woof.

Finally, a dating site that has a section specifically for bitches.  And one for real ugly mutts.

Yes, the Kennel Club has decided to jump into the online dating business by starting up MATE SELECT, a matchmaking program for dogs. Continue reading INTRODUCING A “DATING SITE FOR DOGS”

Today’s fun fact: Dogs get upset when they don’t get any bacon


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Bacon for Dogs
Bacon for Dogs

Apparently, dogs can get rather upset when they don’t get any bacon.

Case in point, here’s a dog that doesn’t say very much, but you can tell exactly how he feels about not getting any bacon today. Continue reading TODAY’S FUN FACT: DOGS GET UPSET WHEN THEY DON’T GET ANY BACON

Which is the more popular pet: cats or dogs?


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Cat Dog Plush
Nickelodeon CatDog Plush

You may think you know, because you are either a cat person or a dog person — but let’s put you to the test:

According to a SURVEY BY APPA, WHICH IS THE MOST POPULAR PET?

First, since we know you’re going to ask — the APPA is the American Pet Products Association, and they’ve been doing an annual National Pet Owners Survey since 1998.  So they kinda know what they’re talking about when it comes to America’s pets.

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11 ways to enjoy bicycling with your dog


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Dog on a Bicycle
Dog on a bike

Web Watch has many friends who are avid bicyclists.  They’ll ride their bikes every chance they get, and have even gone on month-long bicycle excursions across the country and around the world.

And why not?  They’re young, they’re healthy, and they follow the rules of the road – even stopping at traffic lights and stop signs like they’re supposed to so they don’t get hit by cross-traffic.

But the one thing these friends lament is that they can’t take their beloved doggie with them on these long bike rides. Continue reading 11 WAYS TO ENJOY BICYCLING WITH YOUR DOG

Video Fun: Animals Doing Funny Stuff


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Today is a day for a good laugh.

So Web Watch presents  VIDEOS OF ANIMALS DOING THINGS ON STUFF.

Chimpanzee Riding on a Segway (the original source)

Chimpanzee Riding on a Segway (the music video)

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