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Overnight: How to Teach your Dog to Hunt Truffles

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Truffle Hunting DogYou just never know what you might need to know in life, so if you ever feel you need truffles and don't have a pig handy, you can train your favorite dog to hunt truffles. (Pigs are great truffle hunters but they like to eat them and might before you get there so dogs are better for the purpose anyway.

From the YouTube information on this video:

Ever wonder how rare and delicious truffles are found? Join Karine Hagen of Viking River Cruises in Bordeaux, France as she learns how dogs are trained to unearth one of the world's great delicacies. On Viking's Châteaux, Rivers & Wine river cruise, a visit to a working truffle farm is one of the many optional excursions you can enjoy.
Learn more at www.vikingrivercruises.com

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Thursday Links

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USPSLogoORIGElizabeth Warren: End Usurious Payday Loan Exploitation by Making Post Offices Mini-Banks

Mormon President Ordered to Appear in UK Court

Pat Robertson implores creationist Ken Ham to shut up: ‘Let’s not make a joke of ourselves’

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All You Ever Wanted to Know (and more) About Requited and Unrequited Love in the Harry Potter Books

How Climate Change Is Worsening California's Epic Drought

19 Dogs Standing Up To Sochi’s Deplorable Treatment Of Stray Dogs

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Video Mid Day Distraction- Cats Massaging Dogs Compilation

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Via Sullivan.

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Video Overnight Thread- Dogs Who Love Snow

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Sigh. Wish I felt this way, but this is my reality for the next few days. Via Sullivan.

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A Friend To The End

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Cancer patient and his dog

 

Courtesy of MailOnline:

Mike Petrosino, 21, was diagnosed with cancer in the eighth grade. He has been in and out of Massachusetts General Hospital since then but last week doctors said there was nothing more they could do.

So on Friday, his family brought his dear dog Rusty to the hospital to say a final goodbye. The emotional image of the pet by his bedside was shared on Reddit and has since gone viral.

This is the time of year for miracles -- actually any day and any time is right for an act of God or any other deity. Here's wishing for a safe journey -- perhaps delayed, for a stranger to me, but a friend to all including his dear Rusty.

And for those who think dogs don't understand a friend and relationships, read on:

John Petrosino [Mike's brother] told TheBlaze the moment was deeply moving, and Rusty, who is now 10 years old, seemed to understand the gravity of what was going on.

'That was by far one of the most touching moments of my life,' he told the website.

'Rusty was very emotional when Mike said his finale goodbye. Every time I come home these past two days, he sits near Mike's favorite couch and whines, which is rare from him.'

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Video Mid Day Distraction- The Non Swimming Dog

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"I'm not going to splash about quite undignified along with these crude fellows when it's much more seemly walking around on my perfectly good two legs. Harmumph." Via.

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Video Overnight Thread- Dogs Terrified Of Walking Past Cats, A Dramatic Compilation

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Via HuffPo, h/t Lucian.

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