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The last game was mascot free, and there are several opinions about who, or what, should replace the smooshy dog. While the school has no plans yet, PETA has suggested they substitute a robotic dog for the likes of a real one explaining:
It is time for the university to put an end to the cycle of suffering endured by dogs who are brought into the world solely to represent the school’s ‘brand’. By choosing a humane alternative to the use of live animals as school mascots, UGA can show that compassion always wins.
I certainly liked identifying the schools with wild mascots (and even more wild mascots) and the pooch had a loving home when not repping the bulldogs on the field. Do you think it's mean to put these expectations on a pet, or is this just a sensationalist expectation to begin with?
- Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport opens an off-leash dog park for high-flying pups — ohmidog!
- See it to believe it: polar bear waves underwater at the camera — Paw Nation
- Five rules for pet bite etiquette from a vet's POV — The Daily Vet
- Who should pay if your dog's muddy paws get on a stranger's pants? — Dogtime
- Check out this cat-friendly abode straight from Japan — moderncat
- Cody the Labrador works hard for the money — People Pets
If you were to stop and go through the quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies weighing down your purse or cluttering up your car cup holder, how much do you think you'd collect? $10? $25? Well, according to the experts at Coinstar, the average amount cashed in for eCertificates and/or gift cards at their coin kiosks is a whopping $56 — twice as much as people think they have. Talk about a nice, unexpected chunk of change as we head into the holiday season (especially since so many of us go over budget on holiday shopping!).
Our advice to you: make every coin count! Take a few minutes to grab all the spare change "jingle-belling" in your purses, pockets, car, and desk drawers, then hit your local Coinstar kiosk, where you can turn the contents of your coin jar into cash or no-fee eCertificates from popular brands, including Amazon, iTunes, Gap, and Starbucks. Click here to find the Coinstar kiosk closest to you.
Now that you know there might be more change lying around than you think, what would you do with those extra pennies this holiday?
Did you catch the National Dog Show this year? Even if you missed it, there's still time to brush up on popular breeds before Westminster 2010 in February. See if you can identify the more popular breed from the photo choices, and check out the cute dogs in the process when playing our brand-new Which Dog Breed Is More Popular? game. That's what I call a win-win.
Need I mention, every time you play you're eligible to take home big bucks? We'll be giving away a $1,000 grand prize every month — you must be logged in, and you'll be entered once each time you play. (Check out the official rules here.) What are you waiting for? Get started!
I can't decide what this kitten is surprised at — perhaps that her loving owner stopped the petting and scratching. No matter the reason for her reaction, the reaction itself is super cute. Turn your cats on their backs and see if they'd do this, too?
Rounding out the semifinalists were:
- Sporting: Labrador Retriever (R.J.)
- Terrier: Scottish Terrier (Sadie)
- Hound: Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen (Cupid)
- Working: Doberman Pinscher (OJ)
- Toy: Miniature Pinscher (Major)
- Non-sporting: Bulldog (Uli)
- Herding: Bearded Collie (Roy)
See a video of Sadie before her performance when you read more
Over in England, there's a tradition at Harrods that I look forward to each year — in addition to all the fashion sold inside, once a year the store hosts a Pet-a-Porter Fashion show with furry friends showing off chic clothing, cute costumes, and more . . . alongside human model counterparts. To see the pictures from this year's event, start this slideshow to be swept away with the sweetness.
We all need a little pick-me-up from time to time, especially as the late Fall and Winter blahs start to creep upon us. That’s why Arbor Mist is here to remind you of a little place that has been created for hitting the refresh on your day and finding some fun in every moment.
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