Paw News | Mar -Apr 07


BOWttoms up!
We love to party…and so do our pooches…they also love dance…music…and…BEER… yes! of course…beer. Let us brew some fun together as now there is a special non-alcoholic beer for dogs also, which is made from beef extract and malt. Terrie Berenden, a pet shop owner in the southern Dutch town of Zelhem, has created a beer for our four-legged companions. Berenden consigned a local brewery to make and bottle the non-alcoholic beer, branded as Kwispelbier. “Kwispel” is the Dutch word for wagging tail. So let’s raise the toast together…for our pooches…cheers!
PETernity leaves…a blessing indeed for pet parents
London has given another gift to its pooch lovers, which has been spreading good vibes all over amongst the pet parents, as now there are special peternity leaves for taking good care of their pets. Appreciating the love and bond between a pet and parent, a few companies in London have become liberal and have approved two days annual leave for this cause. Also, one can take work home in case pet needs special care. Just another way to celebrate the human-canine bond!
Yumm…feasting on Rajasthani Lapsi…bow!
Royal Rajasthan is known for its warm hospitality world over, and this time our pooches too got a pinch of it. It was a yummy treat for thousands of pariahs in over 45 villages of desert region of Barmer, when they were treated with delicious Lapsi – a Rajasthani dish – for two days…sounds great…well, tastes too good.
The feast was organised for achieving peace, good harvesting season and brotherhood in the region…and for loving pooches’ blessings too.
Saving pooches…get an oxygen mask
Adversities never come informed…so do calamities. And being a pet parent one has to go that extra mile for the safety of doggies. Thus, little oxygen mask for pets is becoming standard equipment for firemen in US to save our doggies’ life. Countless pets have died in fire, as they are too scared to come out and die because of asphyxia.
It is a cone-shaped plastic mask, which fits snugly… and works wonders in the hour of emergency. Originally developed for the use of vets, they gradually evolved into rescue tools…for our loving canines.
Pooch… serving mother India
It’s a big honour to serve the nation for any one…be it you or me, but only a few lucky ones get a chance. Our pooches have been a part of the Indian Army’s Remount Veterinary Corps (RVC), one of the oldest arms of army, established in 1779. Today, the RVC unit includes Labradors (for sniffing and mine detection) and German and Belgian Shepherds (for guarding, patrolling and tracking), in the average age group of 6 months – 12 years. And, we all are testimony to the bravery acts of our K9s, who have saved lot of people in natural disasters like Tsunami and earthquakes. Besides, we have also heard of our K9s sniffing bombs, drugs and other anti-social elements. The recent Republic Day tableau had active participation from the RVC, where the dogs could be seen with their handlers. Great going young K9s, we salute you!
A gift of life… for Salma… by Diva
Salma Hayek needs no introduction… she is one hot dame, who has left millions breathless with her gorgeous looks. Guess, what happened to her, just an eve before Golden Globe Awards, where she bagged two awards…her pet pooch – Diva saved her life. It so happened while Salma was sleeping and Diva suddenly grabbed her sleeve and woke her up and it was then she realized that there was a gas leak in the house. We all (Salma’s fan) just want to thank Diva for saving our Diva…long live the Divas!