Kelly Osbourne Gets A New Puppy!

And puppy makes four for Kelly Osbourne and her motley family, which includes fiance Luke Worrall; Sid, the Pomeranian puppy she received as a birthday gift last year; and now Woody, a teeny, 1-lb. brown Pom that resembles a ball of caramel fluff with a pair of black button eyes.

Over the course of several messages posted to Twitter in recent days, Osbourne announced that she was traveling on a private plane to pick up a new puppy for her father, Ozzy Osbourne, who had “been so down” since a coyote attacked and killed his dog, Little Bit, last summer.

They found the perfect companion for dad, “We also have my dad’s new dog with us I can’t wait he is not gonna believe his eyes.”
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Celebs Take A Stand Against Puppy Mills

We all know about the dangers and horrors of puppy mills, and hope that sooner rather than later, they come to an end. So the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) recently recruited some celebrities to help spread the message, as they promoted the upcoming season of television shows in New York City.

Katrina Bowden (30 Rock), Jesse Metcalfe (Chase) and Heather Morris (Glee), among others, signed a “Stop Puppy Mills” poster and even filmed video spots urging animal lovers to “make adoption your first option.” Reality stars Alex McCord and Nigel Barker lent their names to the cause, as well.

The HSUS Stop Puppy Mills campaign works to crack down on puppy mills through public policy, investigations and humane education. Throughout the past two years, the organization has helped shut down 24 mills and rescue more than 5,200 dogs.
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Victoria Beckham — And a Puppy!

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It’s taken a long time for Victoria Beckham to shake her frigid sophisticate image, but after two years in the States, the former Spice Girl has started to show more of her true colors.

Beckham takes to the cover of the March issue of Glamour magazine, dressed in a loose-fitting, casual t-shirt, a pair of denim jeans from her own line … and a little blonde puppy draped over her shoulders! The puppy (not a member of the Beckham family) modeled with Beckham in the rest of the cover shoot, photographed by Ellen von Unwerth, posing inside a basin and wearing a party hat.

The designing mom got down-to-earth in the rest of the spread, as well as in her Q&A, with questions that came from readers. In response to one, she said, “Absolutely [heels make my feet] hurt. Absolutely! I’m not going to lie. But no pain, no gain, as they say. I don’t mind. I will suffer. I don’t wear heels every day, but when I’m out, that’s how I feel confident.”

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Miley Cyrus Shows Off Her New Puppy

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You pretty much have to be cute on some level to make it as a star on the Disney Channel. And if degree of cuteness dictates level of success, then Miley Cyrus must be the cutest Disney Channel star of all time. But she’s hedging her bets.

Just to keep her cuteness locked down for a little longer, Cyrus — aka Hannah Montana — recently was spotted out and about with her adorably fuzzy new puppy in her arms.

His name is Mate, inspired by Cyrus’s nickname for her Australian boyfriend. No word yet to confirm the pooch’s breed, but really, who cares? The thing is adorable as all getout. Isn’t that all we really need to know?

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Jeff Koons's 'Puppy' Named Art Work Of The Decade

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A giant puppy sculpture made entirely of live flowers has been anointed the “art work of the decade” by New York Magazine. Created by contemporary artist Jeff Koons, the sculpture, simply entitled Puppy, is heralded by the magazine as a “glorious phantasmagorical masterpiece.”

Fantastical it is. Over 70,000 flowering plants — including marigolds, petunias, begonias and impatiens — were carefully placed over a soaring stainless steel structure to form the unmistakable image of a West Highland white terrier puppy with its pointed ears and rounded head cocked slightly to the right. Inside the Puppy sculpture, 25 tons of soil kept moist by an internal irrigation system allowed the bright, colorful flowers to stay alive.

But why a puppy? It’s a symbol, Koons told the Public Art Fund, of “love, warmth and happiness.”

Puppy stopped traffic when it was unveiled at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City in the summer of 2000, where it was declared a “contemporary masterpiece” and a “triumph of scale, color and materials.” The colossal sculpture was acquired by art collector Peter Brant, and it sits today on Brant’s 53-acre estate in Greenwich, Connecticut, where it costs a reported $75,000 per year to maintain. According to New York Times Style Magazine, each spring, 10 men work for 12 days replanting the tens of thousands of blooms that make up Puppy.

Still, it’s all worth it to Puppy’s owner, Brant, who considers the sculpture one of Koons’s greatest works. “To me it was like the greatest public sculpture that I’d seen, as important as anything done in the last couple of hundred years,” Brant told The Art Newspaper earlier this year. “It’s probably my favorite work of art.”

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Jeff Koons's 'Puppy' Named Art Work Of The Decade

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A giant puppy sculpture made entirely of live flowers has been anointed the “art work of the decade” by New York Magazine. Created by contemporary artist Jeff Koons, the sculpture, simply entitled Puppy, is heralded by the magazine as a “glorious phantasmagorical masterpiece.”

Fantastical it is. Over 70,000 flowering plants — including marigolds, petunias, begonias and impatiens — were carefully placed over a soaring stainless steel structure to form the unmistakable image of a West Highland white terrier puppy with its pointed ears and rounded head cocked slightly to the right. Inside the Puppy sculpture, 25 tons of soil kept moist by an internal irrigation system allowed the bright, colorful flowers to stay alive.

But why a puppy? It’s a symbol, Koons told the Public Art Fund, of “love, warmth and happiness.”

Puppy stopped traffic when it was unveiled at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City in the summer of 2000, where it was declared a “contemporary masterpiece” and a “triumph of scale, color and materials.” The colossal sculpture was acquired by art collector Peter Brant, and it sits today on Brant’s 53-acre estate in Greenwich, Connecticut, where it costs a reported $75,000 per year to maintain. According to New York Times Style Magazine, each spring, 10 men work for 12 days replanting the tens of thousands of blooms that make up Puppy.

Still, it’s all worth it to Puppy’s owner, Brant, who considers the sculpture one of Koons’s greatest works. “To me it was like the greatest public sculpture that I’d seen, as important as anything done in the last couple of hundred years,” Brant told The Art Newspaper earlier this year. “It’s probably my favorite work of art.”

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Deaf Puppy Learns Sign Language

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Snowy was handed in to an animal charity because her owners could not cope with having a deaf dog.However, within just three weeks of training, the four-month-old Jack Russell can sit, stay and walk, by responding to hand gestures. The pet has learned a vocabulary of different commands including, sit, stop, lie down, roll over, come back and walk on.

Staff at the Dogs Trust Salisbury in Newton Tony, Wilts, hope that they will now be able to find Snowy a home because of her newly-acquired obedience.Her trainer, Leslie Carley, described Snowy as “the brightest spark” among the animals at the centre.Mrs Carley, a support relations officer, said: “Snowy is very bright and learned remarkably quickly, so she’s picked up half a dozen commands already.

“When she first came in she didn’t have a clue what was going on and would chase around causing trouble.”But she has these amazing big soft eyes that notice every movement and function better without hearing so she’s picked up the sign language amazingly quickly.”It’s incredibly that she’s only four months old – but I suppose it’s easy to teach a young dog new tricks.”
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