The Petside Digest: This Week's Must-ReadsPublished May 6, 2011
The Four-Legged Hero Who Nabbed Bin Laden: New York Times
Let’s face it: we will never know the identities of who exactly was behind the U.S. commando raid that successfully accomplished the mission of killing the world’s most-wanted man, Osama bin Laden. What we do know, however, is that there was one of our four-legged friends involved in the raid. And so the speculation has started as to who this courageous canine could be and, more importantly to some, what breed the patriotic pup belonged to.
Most likely, the pup was either a Belgian Malinois or a German Shepherd, as those are the two breeds the military uses most. We could discuss the increasing use of dogs in the military and their importance in our foreign and domestic battles, but we here at Petside both enjoyed and appreciated the playful debate between proponents of both the Belgian Malinois and the German Shepherd breeds who are clamoring to claim the mystery pup as their own. Check the article out; it’s both informative and funny!
Tyson Tied Emotionally to Pigeons: New York Times
In continuing with news from New York, the paper featured an article on its web site written by former boxing great Mike Tyson in which he professes a profound understanding and appreciation for what many New Yorkers deem to be its most brutally annoying bird: pigeons. He presents a compelling argument, kind of. In any case, check it out and either take it to heart or, like his appearances in the popular movie The Hangover, dismiss it as “Tyson being Tyson.”
Record Roaring from Smokey the Cat: Boston Globe
We covered this on our site awhile back, but this cat Smokey really can purr. And it became official: Smokey is the loudest purring domestic cat in the world, setting a record by purring at a ludicrously loud 67.7 decibels. How’d you like to hear that every night before you went to bed? Yikes!
If Your Dog Were a Musician, Who Would They Be?: PawNation
In their weekly segment “Pet on the Street,” PawNation asked people on the street a simple question: if your dog were a musician, who would they be? Check out some of the responses—it’s quite humorous! Do you have any opinions on what musician your pup would be? Leave a comment and let us know!
Adoptable Pet of the Week: Melody
Melody (pictured) is a Labrador Retriever hailing from Manhattan. She is already spayed and is up to date on her shots, and needs a home. Help her out!