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BL Ochman

B.L. Ochman is co-founder of Pawfun - the free custom photo ecard site for pet lovers. She's also the human companion of Benny Bix Ochman Labradoodle.

She heads the creative team of whatsnextonline.com, blogs at What's Next Blog, grows orchids, and is a really pretty good swing dancer.

PawFun blog posts by BL Ochman

[VIDEO] The Hero Dogs of 9/11

This video highlights the more than 300 American Search and Rescue Dogs who worked to find the missing, the dead and the remains of Sept 11, 2001.

via The Dog Files

A dog and an elephant – a most wonderful pair of friends

Doesn’t this make you wonder why we all can’t just get along?

Pool Pawty!

Too bad Lucky Puppy is in Michigan and we’re in New York! We’d be there in a minute! Benny & The Pets LOVE swimming.

Sad orphaned Rhino being comforted

The video shows an employee of an animal preservation Center in South Africa trying to comfort a baby Rhino after hunters show and killed his mother.

If he hadn’t been rescued, he would surely have died in the jungle. His sadness is palpable. . She tries to “comfort” the rhino, which is still considered a baby, after hunters have shot and killed his mother. If he hadn’t been rescued, surely would die in the jungle. In addition, it is remarkable its aspect of sadness. #comovente www.jornalciencia.com (Translated by Bing)

A cat in a shark suit, riding a vacuum

Note to self: immediately purchse shark costume for Noni Kitty Ochman

A dog with perfect pitch

Dog Song

This White Shepherd, Wagner, is singing to Daft Punks’ “Get Lucky.”
And he’s got perfet pitch.

Adorable “Hello Kitten” by ZeFrank at BuzzFeed approaches 13 million views

Ok, it’s an ad, but it’s adorable!

The ever-fabulous ZeFrank, online performance artist, composer and humorist, (with whom I have long been mad about!) narrates an ad for cat food, telling the story of an older cat initiating a new kitten into the rules of the household. It’s approaching 13 million views after just a couple of weeks online.

Will it make me feed my cat Purina? No. But it will make me think they are a creative company with a terrific agency. :)

Dear Kitten

Dogswell celebrates Take Your Dog to Work Day

Work is one of the top causes of stress.

June 23 was Take Your Dog to Work Day and Dogswell – maker of premium pet treats and food – decided to celebrate with a wonderful surprise.


Shouldn’t every day be take your dog to work day?

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June 23, 2014

How to train your dragon (pug puppy version)

Cuteness alert! How to Train Your Dragon (pug puppy version) is produced for The Pet Collective by FremantleMedia, the global company behind such hits as American Idol and America’s Got Talent.

Pet Collective’s popular live streams can be found on YouTube and at The Pet Collective website. Pet lovers can also follow them on multiple social media sites.

See Why You Should *NEVER* Leave Your Dog in a Parked Car on a Warm Day

It’s that time of year again. The days are warm and people just don’t realize how dangerous – and often fatal – it can be to leave a dog in a parked car. Don’t do it for “just a minute.”

Don’t do it “with the windows cracked” and don’t leave the dog in the car in the shade.

Here’s why – demonstrated in a way I hope you’ll never forget!

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Veterinarian Dr. Ernie Ward set out to see what it feels like for a dog helplessly trapped in a hot car – with the windows cracked. Armed with a clock,a thermometer and a video camera, Dr. Ward sat in his car, where it took only a few minutes for the temperature to reach to a sweltering – deadly – 116 degrees.

Humans sweat, Dr Ward explains, but dogs don’t have that cooling function. Their internal body temperature rises and in the 30 minutes a dog would be dead.

NEVER leave your dog in a car on a warm day – even with the windows open, even in the shade, even for a few minutes. NEVER.

Hat Tip to Toby Bloomberg