Boo, the World’s Cutest Dog – Usually we follow the dogs of celebrities, but sometimes it’s worth mentioning dogs who are celebrities. Enter Boo, who Khloe Kardashian once called, “the cutest dog on the planet,” and Ke$ha called, “her new boyfriend.”
Boo currently has over 5 million Facebook fans, and any new photos of him instantly get thousands of comments. Looks like Boo has a sweet deal with Virgin America, (look for him to post travel tips) a book, and even a Gund toy emulating him. (see above right)
You can find new photos of Boo on his Instagram page. Wow… that’s cute. Kind of makes Justin Beiber look like a troll.
Obama eats dog?
Political Dog Fight: Starting with accounts of how Mitt Romney famously packed their family dog on the roof of their car for a trip to Canada, (who does that!) the “dog war” in the 2012 election is still heating up. (Dogs against Romney recently recorded their 50,000th Facebook friend!)
Recently, attention was brought to the fact that Obama tasted dog meat as a poor youth in Indonesia, although Romney later proposed that the election should be about, “jobs not dogs.”
Well, it’s clear that dogs are already playing a role in opinion poles for this year’s election. Look for lots of photo ops of these guys hugging dogs in the near future…
Sausage sticks it to The Man - REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
Viva la Sausage!
Sausage the Greek Riot Dog – While the Greek economy comes apart at the seems, most dogs still prefer to leave the drama to humans. All, that is, except “Sausage the riot dog.”
Sausage (or “Loukanikos”) has been a part of every protest in Syntagma Square (central Athens) for years now, and has become a celebrity in Greece and abroad. When people took to the street yesterday to protest the latest government cuts, Sausage was at the front lines again, barking at police, and disrupting their attempts to hit protesters with batons.
don't tase me bro!
Interestingly, although Greeks are up to their necks in economic problems, they still serve as an inspiration to much of the world in their handling of stray dogs. In Greece, stray dogs are not euthanized, or left to rot in tiny city kennels. They are neutered, given vaccines, and even microchipped. All 2000 or so of them wear collars and tags, making them easy to identify.
After such humane treatment, it is fitting that a stray dog like Sausage has become a symbol of freedom in Greece. Let’s hope that Athen’s financial crisis doesn’t lead to an end to their inspirational stray dog program*
Update: I see evidence that the program might not be as successful as I had initially heard. It looks like Greece has their share of problems with stray dogs, and cruelty against them from city residents. Maybe dogs like Sausage will help them gain respect.