TODAY IN HISTORY
2000, Jay Leno receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2004, Jennifer Aniston tops People magazine's list of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World."
1937, former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein was born in the village of al-Oja near the desert town of Tikrit (he was executed in Dec. 2006).
1952, The U-S occupation of Japan ends.
Jessica Alba - 1981 She's never been Oscar-nominated, but she's been up for the Razzie for Worst Actress five times. Her resume includes Valentine's Day, The Love Guru, Awake, The Eye, Into the Blue, Fantastic Four and FF: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Sin City and T-V's Dark Angel. (Age: 31)
Jay Leno - 1950 Tonight Show host (Age: 62)
Ann-Margret - 1941 She was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Carnal Knowledge in 1972 and for Best Actress for Tommy in 1976. Her other films include Grumpy Old Men, The Cincinnati Kid and A Pocketful of Miracles. She's also a singer and used that talent in such movies as Viva Las Vegas, Bye Bye Birdie and State Fair. She was the only one of Elvis Presley's female co-stars to attend The King's funeral. (Age: 71)
Penelope Cruz - 1974 The Spaniard won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Vicki Christina Barcelona in 2009 and was nominated again in the same category the next year for Nine. She'd previously gotten a Best Actress nomination for Volver in 2007. Her other notable English language movies include Sahara, Vanilla Sky and Blow. (Age: 38)
Jon Patch - Host
KellyAnn Payne - PetsIncredible / Training / Behavior Advice
Bob Page - Executive Producer
Zach & Matt - Network Producers
5:00 PM EST – Arden Moore joins Jon & Talkin' Pets Saturday at 5 PM EST to discuss her two books Happy Cat & Happy Dog
6:30 PM EST – Dr. John Babish, Chariman of Bionexus joins Jon and Talkin' Pets to discuss their new skin care lotion for dogs
This guy quacks us up with his choice of pets...
BORIS the duck hates water. But he does enjoy holidays in Spain, sipping beer in bars and taking a ride in his owner’s car.
Wayne O’Donnell and his feathered friend are inseparable. He even carries the crazy bird on his head when it rains.
Wayne has cared for Boris since he was a tender hatchling most likely to end up as a Sunday roast. Four years later, the Aylesbury duck behaves more like a pet dog. The pair go for walks most days with Boris happily waddling beside his master through the streets of Romsey, Hampshire in England.
Boris doesn’t think he’s a duck. He’s an unusual pet, but they are very intelligent creatures. Although Boris took to foreign travel like a duck to water, water is the one thing he’s not keen on.
Wayne said: “Unfortunately, I didn’t teach him how to swim. I used to take him out on canal boats and he stayed on the deck because he doesn’t like getting his feet wet.”
My dog Albert naps and eats all day; this dog fought off a robber and called the police...
Philadelphia police responded to a home invasion early this week after the blind victim’s seeing-eye dog called them for help.
According to police, a woman said a suspect broke into her home at approximately 4 a.m. Monday morning. The 52-year-old blind victim said she was threatened before being choked and falling down a flight of stairs.
Officers said that after witnessing the assault, the woman’s seeing-eye dog fought off the attacker. She told them that once the home was secure, the dog used a specially manufactured device to phone police and alert them.
The woman is being treated at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and is in stable condition. The suspect remains on the loose.
Here is a great idea to get people to scoop the poop...
Mexican internet portal Terra is encouraging dog owners to scoop the poop by offering them free WiFi in return. The company is piloting the idea at 10 parks in Mexico City.
When people throw away their bags of poop in a special box in the park, it calculates the weight and Terra gives everyone free minutes of Wi-Fi in the park. The greater the weight, the more minutes are added — and everyone can enjoy a poo-free park. In an age when people are probably more interested in staring at their smartphone than watching what their dog is doing, it’s a smart idea.
What’s to stop pedestrians from tossing not just poop, but other waste that they wouldn’t mind parting with? Nothing, says the agency, but that would just help keep the streets even cleaner. To help consumers focus on the poop, however, hostesses are stationed at each of the bins during the day, passing out bags for doggie droppings.
Couple facing fine for calling 911 to help rescue their dog...
A Missouri couple distressed by the sudden collapse of their beloved Great Dane called 911 for help. That call has them in hot water with police, who slapped them with a fine the following day.
Rose and Randy Lakey said they felt like they didn't have any choice but to call for help when their dog, a 140-pound Great Dane named Oreo, collapsed.
According to news reports, “Police said a 911 recording showed Rose Lakey clearly said her “daughter” needed help. She didn`t deny it; it could have happened given her hysterical state. Still, she said she knows she said “dog” at the beginning of the call. The Lakeys hoped for a little more understanding from police.”
The Lakeys are due in court next month, sadly Oreo passed away.
Odd couple celerate anniversary right in our own back yard...
Busch Gardens Tampa is celebrating an anniversary for a very special relationship. This April marked the one-year anniversary of the first time park guests got to see an 8-week-old male cheetah cub and a 16-week-old female yellow labrador puppy start to strike up a friendship that the park’s animal experts expect to last a lifetime.
The pair — later named Kasi and Mtani — spent only supervised play times together at first. The cheetah first came to the park after its mother ceased caring for him. The 8-week-old male cheetah cub and 16-week-old female yellow labrador puppy bonded instantly. Now, a year later, they live together full time at the park’s Cheetah Run habitat and even travel together to schools, events and television studios, helping the park’s education team teach the public about the plight of cheetahs in the wild and the importance of Busch Gardens’ conservation efforts.
In Japan, it was a monstrous earthquake and tsunami that brought down the Fukushima nuclear plant. In California, it’s just a tiny, jellyfish-like sea creature called salp that’s causing problems at the Diablo Canyon atomic plant.
An invasion of salp has prompted Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to temporarily shut down a nuclear reactor at Diablo Canyon, in Avila Beach, San Luisa Obispo County, on the central California coast.
A giant swarm of the transluscent barrel-shaped organisms this week clogged intake screens that are used to keep marine life out of the seawater that is used as a coolant for the nuclear plant.
Lara Uselding, a spokeswoman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the federal agency that oversees reactor safety and security, said the plant is not in any danger.
Salps are tiny, gelatinous organisms that move by contracting, thus pumping water throughout their bodies. They can reproduce and multiply quickly. Though salps look a bit like jellyfish, they are actually more closely related to organisms that have backbones. They typically grow to 1 or 2 inches long and usually do not appear at the coast, They’re typically more of an offshore living organism.
Other than clogging the cooling system filters of a nuclear plant, the organisms pose no danger. They don’t sting, they don’t have teeth and they’re not poisonous.
At this point the plant will wait out the bloom, as they will probably be carried away in strong currents.