J-Lo's Former Pooch A Lovebug Not A Menace New Owners Say

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Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez is being sued in Brooklyn Federal Court by a stewardess who claims that J-Lo’s former guard dog, a German shepherd named Floyd, attacked her on a private jet in 2006. But Floyd’s new owner, “West Wing” actress NiCole Robinson, told the New York Daily News that she was flabbergasted to hear about the lawsuit, and promises she will go to court to defend the dog’s reputation.

Robinson and her husband, political consultant Craig Snyder, bought Floyd from a K-9 security firm in South Carolina in 2007 after they were frightened by a home break-in. They paid $35,000 for the dog, who received military training in Germany and whose full name is Floyd vom Meierhof. Lopez’s husband Marc Anthony had bought the dog for $39,000 in 2005 and had returned him to the company.

According to the Daily News, the new owners’ 4-year old daughter rides happily atop Floyd’s ample and furry back.

But when it comes to protecting the family, Floyd means business.

“He’s under very strict rules of engagement,” Snyder told the Daily News. “The training was remarkable.” But off-duty, Snyder says, “Floyd acts like a big baby puppy who just wants to be loved.”

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J-Lo's Former Pooch A Lovebug Not A Menace New Owners Say

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Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez is being sued in Brooklyn Federal Court by a stewardess who claims that J-Lo’s former guard dog, a German shepherd named Floyd, attacked her on a private jet in 2006. But Floyd’s new owner, “West Wing” actress NiCole Robinson, told the New York Daily News that she was flabbergasted to hear about the lawsuit, and promises she will go to court to defend the dog’s reputation.

Robinson and her husband, political consultant Craig Snyder, bought Floyd from a K-9 security firm in South Carolina in 2007 after they were frightened by a home break-in. They paid $35,000 for the dog, who received military training in Germany and whose full name is Floyd vom Meierhof. Lopez’s husband Marc Anthony had bought the dog for $39,000 in 2005 and had returned him to the company.

According to the Daily News, the new owners’ 4-year old daughter rides happily atop Floyd’s ample and furry back.

But when it comes to protecting the family, Floyd means business.

“He’s under very strict rules of engagement,” Snyder told the Daily News. “The training was remarkable.” But off-duty, Snyder says, “Floyd acts like a big baby puppy who just wants to be loved.”

(source)

Bird Song Intensity Used To Calculate Size Of Population

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Scientists have for the first time worked out a way of using birdsong to accurately measure the size of bird populations. The sound recordings from a microphone placed in forests or woods can now be translated into accurate estimates of bird species’ populations and could revolutionise this branch of ecology.

Because the new technique is so accurate it could lead to a major advance in our ability to monitor whale and dolphin numbers as well.Measuring populations of animals such as birds, dolphins and whales has always been difficult because they are often heard but not seen.Actually trying to count numbers is extremely time consuming.

Biologists have long counted songs to get an idea of bird abundance but it is much harder to work out the actual density.Existing methods need observers to measure either the distance to each bird, or whether they are within a set distance from the observer.Now Deanna Dawson of the US Geological Survey and Murray Efford of the University of Otago, New Zealand, have developed a system that combines audio equipment with computers.
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Man In Wheelchair Credits Dog With Saving Him From House Fire

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Billy King is ready to buy his dog, Skip, a big bag of dog food after the dog barked to warn him of a fire on the other side of his duplex. The early warning was particularly important in this case because the Kansas man uses a wheelchair and had to call his son for help.King tells that he awoke to his dog’s warning around 4:30 a.m. Firefighters and his son helped him out of his home, at which point the windows started to break from the heat of the fire.

Something tells us Skip is going to get more than a bit of extra dog food — do they even make dog treats tasty enough to show this kind of appreciation….. ????

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Good Moos! Cow Survives 60-Ft. Fall Into Quarry

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It was all for a tasty patch of grass. A 2-year-old hungry Holstein cow who resides at a farm in Haughton, England, was reaching for a bit of the green stuff when the ground gave way and it fell a whopping 60 feet into an unused scrap metal pit, according to the The Shropshire Star. Rescue crews from four nearby towns worked to save the animal — who has since been named “Lucky” — for three hours using a farm tractor to pull it to safety after it was sedated. Cows like Lucky typically weigh about 1,500 lbs.

“It was remarkable that it was not hurt when it fell from such a high height,” incident commander Paul Corfield told the newspaper. “The operation was particularly precarious because the cow was pretty lively and your first priority is to safeguard the crew.”

Amazingly, veterinarian John Pinder said that Lucky will make a full recovery. Phew, that’s good moos!

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