The DogChannel Newswire (09-08-10)

Dog saves woman from drowning; why having a dog improves your health; other news.

Dog Saves Tennessee Woman From Drowning
A dog in Tennessee is being called a hero after saving her owner’s life. The trouble started when Rebecca Northern decided to dive into her parents’ pool to cool off. Northern said when her head hit the floor of the pool, she knew she had broken something, but there was no one else home, except her Jack Russell Selena, ABC7.com reports.
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Why Having a Dog Does Improve Your Health
Why do nearly 40 percent of households in the United States cherish dogs? Yes, they give us unconditional love. Yes, they become beloved family members. But research shows that they’re also good for us — for our health, for our children and for our communities in general, USA Today reports.
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Rescue Tale Possibly Faked to ‘Save’ Puppy-Throwing Girl
A Bosnian girl became the target of international criticism and Internet harassment last week after a video showing her joyfully tossing newborn puppies into a river went viral. In an attempt to stem both online and offline harassment aimed at the juvenile, locals may have concocted a story about the puppies being rescued by an elderly neighbor, MSNBC reports.
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Jessica Simpson Pays Tribute to Her Dog Daisy
Jessica Simpson took time out Tuesday to remember the love of her life — her dog Daisy. “This day last year my life changed because I lost my baby Daisy Mae — the best pup of all time,” Simpson tweeted Tuesday. “Give your dog some extra love today!!” Last fall, Simpson’s Maltese-Poodle mix was snatched by a coyote, People magazine reports.
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