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A Gathering of Friends

April 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Oh Hai!

I just love the friendships that are depicted in these photos.  Two adorable animals + friendship = massive cuteness.  Enjoy and smile!

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The Graham Ten

The World’s Cutest Pets

August 1, 2009 3 comments

Oh Hai!

After surfing the internet for about an hour, I have come up with a list of twenty of the world’s cutest pets for your consideration.  My pets were not eligible to compete because that would  be unfair.  Without further ado, the top twenty cutest pets in the world.

#20 –  Great DaneGreat Dane

#19 -Puppy in Bandanna – You can’t resist those blue eyes.

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#18 – Puppy in Costume

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#17 – Kittens Relaxing

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#16 – Adorable Mixed Breed

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#15 – Hound Dog

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#14 – Owl

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#13 – Piggy

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#12 – Pug

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#11 – Cutie Patootie Puppy

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#10 – I’m Not Sure What it is, But it’s Exotic

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#9 – A Puppy With Heart and Soul

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#8 – Bulldog

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#7 – World’s Tiniest Chihuahua

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#6 – Cruft’s Prize Winner

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#5 – I Will Eat Your Soul

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#4 – Hamster

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#3 – Tiny Cat

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#2 – Bunny Cuteness Will Make Your Head Explode

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#1 – Hedgie Cuteness Dominates The Standings

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To all the amazingly cute pets out there that enrich our lives and bring great joy and happiness, I salute you.  Whether you be fish or foul, domesticated or exotic, cat or dog, big or small you make the world a better place just by being in it.  Special shout outs to Hero, Beatrice, Crookshanks, Tinkie, and Rocky up in heaven (because there is no heaven if my pets can’t be there with me).

Thank You For Your Consideration,

The Graham Ten

Pet Detectives are Real!

June 26, 2009 Leave a comment

Oh Hai!

Pet detective is a real job.  Who knew?  These heroe’s search for and rescue missing pets to reunite them with their families.  What a lovely calling.  I learned about pet detectives while reading about a Seattle Area search dog named Zeke who swallowed a rock and required extensive expensive surgery.

Detective dog’s surgery causes rocky

situation for owner

10:41 PM PDT on Thursday, June 25, 2009

By OWEN LEI / KING 5 News

SEATTLE – A local pet detective says her organization is in financially rocky straits after one of her search dogs swallowed a large rock, requiring expensive surgery.

That, plus an economy-related drop in donations, has really put a strain on her non-profit Missing Pet Partnership, said founder Kat Albrecht, especially during one of the busiest times of the year.

Last Friday, Zeke, a 5-year-old bloodhound, somehow swallowed a 1-inch diameter rock, said Albrecht. Veterinarians had to surgically remove the stone from Zeke’s intestines and close it up with stitches. The final bill tallied about $2,089.

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Zeke and the other Missing Pet Partnership dogs are trained to sniff out missing pets, much like police search and rescue dogs find missing humans. In fact, Albrecht said she got the idea while working with K-9’s as a police officer at the University of California-Santa Cruz.

July 4 and the days surrounding tend to be the busiest time of year, Albrecht said, as many pets run off, frightened by the sounds of the fireworks.

The Missing Pet Partnership will be offering lost pet assistance, free of charge, from July 5 through July 7, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Seattle Animal Shelter at 2061 15th Ave W. Last year they helped find 14 lost dogs, Albrecht said.

She said she is also accepting volunteers and donations.

Read more about Zeke and the Missing Pet Partnership at Missing Pet Partnership: Search and Rescue for Lost Pets.

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The Graham Ten

Awhh or Odd? You Decide!

June 18, 2009 Leave a comment

Oh Hai!

There have been a large number of animal stories in the news the last few days.  I am not sure how to feel about this one.  On the one hand you have a dog who was a 9/11 rescue hero.  On the other hand you have five identical cloned puppies.  I can’t help but wonder what the implications of this story will be.  What does it lead to?  Is cloning necessary science or just humans pushing the boundaries to see how far we can go.  Will the dogs live normal lives?  Will they be healthy?  Will they have a normal life span?  In the end I do love the hero angle and the cute puppies.  I just hope the puppies don’t suffer for science.  Anyway, here is the story so you can form your own opinions.


Five Puppies Cloned from 9/11 Hero Dog

By Amy Jamieson

James Symington is about to find out whether you can clone heroism.

The retired Canadian police officer – who took part in the rescue operation after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks in New York City – is scheduled to take possession Wednesday of five puppies cloned using DNA from his beloved late German shepherd Trakr, the rescue dog credited with finding the last survivor in the smoking rubble of Ground Zero.

Symington, who won the opportunity to have Trakr cloned in an essay contest last year, first met his new pups in an emotional encounter on June 14.

“They’re identical – down to the smallest detail,” Symington said in a statement released by BioArts International, the California company that arranged the intricate cloning procedure. “Few dogs are born with exceptional abilities – Trakr was one of those dogs.” Symington said that if the puppies have the same abilities as Trakr, he intends to put them to work as search and rescue dogs.

Trakr died in April at the age of 16. The actual cloning using his DNA took place at the Sooam Biotech Research Foundation in South Korea and was led by Dr. Hwang Woo-Suk, who produced the world’s first canine clone in 2005. The goal was to create one clone, CBS News reported, but five genetically identical puppies resulted from surrogate pregnancies. The first of the pups was born on Dec. 8 of last year and the last arrived April 4.

Five Absolutely Identical Puppies

Five Absolutely Identical Puppies

The Original Hero

The Original Hero

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The Graham Ten

Dog Plays Fetch With Live Hand Grenade and Survives to Tell the Tail!

June 17, 2009 Leave a comment

Oh Hai!

I found another cute animal story this morning.  It is cute because no one was hurt.  Talk about your dog leaving you a big surprise.


BERLIN (AP) – A dog playing fetch in Germany has found and delivered to its owner a U.S. hand grenade from World War II. Police in the western town of Erkrath said Monday they were called by the dog’s 40-year-old owner who stopped walking her pooch when she recognized the “rusty” object it was carrying was a weapon. Police summoned a munitions expert Sunday to identify and defuse the grenade.

Grenades and bombs left over from World War II are still often found in Germany.

Sometimes whole streets in neighborhoods are evacuated so that such devices can be safely defused.

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Dog With Grenade

Dog With Machine Gun

Dog With Machine Gun

The cat better watch out.  This dog means business.

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The Graham Ten

Babies, Babies Everywhere!

May 30, 2009 6 comments

Oh Hai!

Maybe it’s because it is spring, or maybe it’s because I am preoccupied with the desire for a baby, but babies seem to be everywhere these days.  Everywhere I look I see human babies and animal babies.  Babies here.  Babies there.  Babies, babies everywhere.  I thought I would share the wealth and post a few of those animal babies for you to enjoy.  Enjoy!

Thank You For Your Consideration,

The Graham 10

Honor a Vet on Memorial Day

May 25, 2009 Leave a comment

The Always Faithful Memorial

Be they human or animal, their sacrifices keep us free.

Thank You For Your Consideration,
The Graham Ten