Hero Dog Awards Voting Is On!

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The American Humane Association’s Hero Dog finalists are out for voting.

The top 8 hero dogs have been announced. Last year pit bull Hudson made it to the finals as top therapy dog. Hudson’s story is an inspiring hero dog story about overcoming tragedy and abuse and giving back love. In 2012 at three weeks old, Hudson was found nailed to railroad tracks in Albany, NY.…

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Why Did France Give Us The Statue of Liberty?

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The Story Behind Who Gave The Statue of Liberty to the US.

The Statue was not a gift from the French government, but rather a gift of inspiration that began with two prominent Frenchmen who thought of honoring the United States for our freedom and democracy in hopes of inspiring France’s own democracy after many war torn years lead by monarchy government.…

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Famous Pit Bulls: Little Rascal’s Petey

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Pit bulls once considered “America’s dog”, were quite famous.

They were in fact, one of the most popular dogs in the 1920’s and 30’s.  One of the most famous pit bulls was Petey from the Our Gang/Little Rascals TV series. Two different pit bulls were the main stars.  Pal the Wonder Dog was the first.  …

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Why Is New York City Called The Big Apple?

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There are many rumors about why New York is called the Big Apple.

New York is the second largest apple growing state, after Washington, but that’s not why New York is called the Big Apple.  Here’s the story the city government has agreed to and the one that expert etymologist Barry Popik cites from his in depth research on why New York City is called “The Big Apple”.  …

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Why Do Dogs Lay In The Sun?

Dogs love to lay in the sun.

Big Sil included! Even in the winter, he always manages to find a small square of sunlight coming through the window. Why does he position himself right there in that little sun square? Why do dogs lay in the sun?  Researching this topic yielded interesting perspectives.…

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