The DogChannel Newswire (12-31-08)

‘Marley’ film’s message: Sniff sniff, whimper; puppy retrieves human skull; and other news.

Marley’s’ Message: Sniff Sniff, Whimper
The movie follows a bungling pooch through his life, and there’s nary a dry eye in the house at the end. That’s par for the course for dogs in films, the Los Angeles Times reports. Read now >>

Labrador Puppy Finds Human Skull
An adult human skull found by a Labrador puppy is being studied by the medical examiner’s office. The puppy was outside playing in eastern Noble, Okla., when it brought the adult skull back to the family’s porch, said Cleveland County Sheriff’s Capt. Doug Blaine, (Okla.) reports.
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Dog to Search for Missing Woman
It’s been 13 years of wondering for Sarah Teague. Now, she’s hoping that a Bloodhound can help solve the mystery of what happened to her daughter, the Associated Press reports. Read now >>

Gorilla Glue Is a Sticky Threat for Large California Dog
Lola Bear is a big, strong 140-pound Newfoundland, but she was no match for the strength of Gorilla Glue. The docile 22-month-old dog with big brown eyes is recovering from emergency surgery that was required after she snacked on about a third of a bottle of the glue. The glue expands dramatically when it comes into contact with moisture, creating a solid mass with the consistency of plastic foam inside the stomach, which is what happened to Lola Bear about six days after she devoured the glue, the Contra Costa Times (Calif.) reports. Read now >>

Deputies: Man Throws Dog Against Window, Threatens Neighbor
A Dunedin, Fla., man beating a dog threatened to shoot the person who saw him harm the animal, Pinellas County deputies say, reports.
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