A Flavorful Power Drink Just For Dogs

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After Brian Fate came home from a hot day at the park and reached inside the refrigerator to grab a cool Gatorade, he looked at his over-heated chocolate Labrador/sharpei mix, Ophelia, and thought to himself: “Why do dogs only get tap water? Ugh.”From that thought comes Dogdration — the first flavored, vitamin-enhanced premium dog water beverage.

Made in Santa Cruz, Calif., and launched in December, the all-natural 100 percent human-grade peanut butter flavored drink is allergen-free and laced with ginseng for vitality and health, glucosamine for hips and joints, brewers yeast for skin and shiny coats, and electrolytes for hydration.

“It’s interesting to see different dogs react to the drink,” says Fate, who studied natural resources, recreation and tourism at Colorado State. “They’ve never smelled anything like it in their water bowls and some will dive in and lap and lap and lap it up; others come to it a bit more tentative. ‘What’s this treat smell?’ they say. It’s kind of cute.”
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Rascal : World's Ugliest Dog Again!

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He’s been called Hairless Potter by some, Space Alien by others, but Rascal’s favorite title might be World’s Ugliest Dog.
The naturally hairless, mostly-toothless Chinese Crested’s ugliness dominance has just been cemented by his recent win at the 15th Annual Ugly Dog Contest in Del Mar, Calif., and with that crown, Rascal may beat out his own grandfather to have the most Ugliest Dog titles in the Guiness Book of World Records.

At Sunday’s contest, hosted by the Del Mar Kiwanis Club, a panel of five judges awarded Rascal a score of 49 out of 50. Contest founder Sheila McDonnell said it was a surprise that Rascal won, because he’d entered in the past four contests and had been bested by other uglies.”He actually had some pretty decent competition this year, too,” McDonnell “I was actually excited that Rascal finally won.”
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Rascal : World's Ugliest Dog Again!

001698599

He’s been called Hairless Potter by some, Space Alien by others, but Rascal’s favorite title might be World’s Ugliest Dog.
The naturally hairless, mostly-toothless Chinese Crested’s ugliness dominance has just been cemented by his recent win at the 15th Annual Ugly Dog Contest in Del Mar, Calif., and with that crown, Rascal may beat out his own grandfather to have the most Ugliest Dog titles in the Guiness Book of World Records.

At Sunday’s contest, hosted by the Del Mar Kiwanis Club, a panel of five judges awarded Rascal a score of 49 out of 50. Contest founder Sheila McDonnell said it was a surprise that Rascal won, because he’d entered in the past four contests and had been bested by other uglies.”He actually had some pretty decent competition this year, too,” McDonnell “I was actually excited that Rascal finally won.”
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Dog Is A Dirt Bike Speed Racer !!

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When motorcross bike rider Mike Schelin, 41, first got his dog Opee in 2002, he had no idea the blue merle Australian shepherd would become his race partner.”I love dogs and couldn’t believe how I bonded with Opee after we got to know each other,” Schelin, who lives in Perris, Calif., with the now 8-year-old pooch, “Right away we started playing in the desert on weekends, and I found he liked my dirt bike. He would run to chase me while I was riding.”So Schelin plunked down $3,000 to buy a four-wheeler that would fit them both.

“I bought it so we could ride together,” says Schelin. “I started a construction business because I wanted a job where I could take my best friend to work. So I figured we could also spend our weekends together if he learned to ride with me along desert roads.”

Once Schelin saw that Opee disliked getting dust in his eyes, he bought his pooch a pair of goggles. After a couple of heady turns when the goggles fell off, Schelin strapped them around the dog’s chin.”Opee showed a liking for my Harley so he rides on the tank with me and loves it,” the motocross racer . “I got him a half helmet and we both wear backpacks. When he’s all geared up with a neck brace, inflatable vest, jerseys, etc., he weighs nearly 100 lbs. I call him my sack of cement!”
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