On top of a couple of top-notch giveaways this week, what really caught our imagination this week were the stories about both drones and good old aeroplanes coming to the aid of canines.
1. Ugliest Dog in The World is a Hero
At 12 years old, Mugly the Chinese Crested has now won another award. The first was for being Britain’s Ugliest Dog. However, since winning, he has made multiple TV appearances and turned his paw towards helping adults and children with disabilities. At the National Pet Show this week, Mugly won ‘Most Heroic Hound’ at the SuperDogs awards. Fugly or not, Mugly is making a difference to people’s lives.
2. Drones Do Dogs a Favour
3. Dogs Catch a Flight in Canada to Escape Wildfire
Last Saturday, a wildfire threatened the lives of the inhabitants of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada. The fire is still going (live updates here) and multiple communities have been evacuated. Thankfully, before the fire reached Fort McMurray, Canadian North Airlines came to the rescue and whisked the evacuees, including 19 dogs, 5 cats and 2 turtles to safety. More details here.
4. Dog Bacteria Misunderstood?
We came across an interesting infographic by a place for animals that we had to share as it suggests there may well be benefits to sharing some microbes with our best friends (dogs of course). Considering that between cuddles, belly rubs and many sloppy kisses, the exchange if microbes is inevitable, we can only hope that our germs and theirs aren’t causing harm to either party.
5. Giveaways Galore
We’re partial to giveaways. If you’ve followed the blog or our Facebook page for long, you would be well aware of that fact. Well, in this last little segment we want to share not one giveaway with you but two!
- The first is our own giveaway in partnership with Pure Pet Food. They make several varieties of dehydrated food made from human grade ingredients. Yum right? We’ve got 3 prizes to give away to 3 winners. Each winner will get a month of dog food AND a box of treats. All you have to do is head over to our Facebook page here and follow the instructions in the giveaway post at the top. The giveaway will close at the end of Tuesday the 17th of May, so hop to it!
2. The second giveaway found its way to us thanks to our friends over at PurrfectlyYappy. You may remember them from the slow feeding bowl that Ramón reviewed a few weeks ago. Anyway, they’re giving away a rather fetching luxury dog carrier and briefcase from Jack Russell Paris. To find all the giveaway details click here.