The DogChannel Newswire (5-4-11)

Top stories: Chihuahua fiesta; K-9 hero hangs up his badge; and other news.

Viva Chihuahua!

Sometimes small is beautiful. Not to mention highly entertaining. And portable! Chihuahua owners seem especially prone to toting their tiny dogs around and showing them off. One might surprise you anywhere: at the grocery store, on BART, on a plane, at the mall. Suddenly you lock eyes with a trembling head sticking out of an oversize purse (sometimes not even that oversize) and you are tempted to laugh, but you don’t, for fear of offending that rather intense little face, San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Dog Dies in Bee Attack
Springtime brings warm temperatures, flowers and the opportunity for families and their pets to spend more time outdoors. But it’s also bee season. And for one Torrance family, that resulted in tragedy, Daily News Los Angeles reports.
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K-9 Hero Hangs Up His Badge
He’s just 9 years old, but he’s already retiring from the NYPD. Blaze, a German shepherd, has been hampered by the lingering effects of three operations, New York Daily News reports.
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Dogs Help Students Relax
Thibodeaux, an 8-month-old Basset Hound mix from the Pulaski County Humane Society, wasn’t afraid of anyone. His cold, wet nose sniffed the hands of passing students, and his tail thumped back and forth with growing excitement, Planet Blacksburg reports.
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