Mojo barking mad at breeder’s insult

first_imgTwitter Print Advertisement WhatsApp Linkedin NewsLocal NewsMojo barking mad at breeder’s insultBy admin – September 10, 2009 789 center_img Facebook Previous articleCois Fharraige 2009 Win TicketsNext article‘Feuds brought to Elm Park’ – claim admin Local dog deemed not ‘worthy’ enoughMOJO, a winner at the recent Limerick Dog Show, was not considered ‘worthy’ enough by a county Antrim owner for breeding purposes. The owner of the Newfoundland dog was recently looking for a mate for her pet, but felt insulted when told that there were no dogs of that variety worthy of breeding in the Limerick region.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mojo was purchased by his owner in Pallasgreen, and the Canadian Newfoundland breed was entered in numerous competitions, in which he often took first place.The animal was ‘top dog’ in a large breed category at this year’s Limerick Show in Patrickswell, and it was there that the pet owner met a dog groomer who told her that her 10-month-old pup could be a contender for championship shows.This prompted the owner, who also has a German Shepherd, to consider breeding the dog, and she and her husband began looking for a suitable mate. They got in touch with a breeder in Antrim.This breeder, who had previously entered dogs in Crufts, said a mate could not be provided as there were no Newfoundlands worthy of breeding from Limerick, and that it would be a waste of time to enter the dog in any competitions in other parts of the country where “the standard would be much higher”. The Limerick Post contacted Limerick Animal Sanctuary to find out if there was any foundation in this woman’s claims, and spokesperson Anne Kelly told us: “This is a totally unfounded claim, and there is no way she could know this to be true.“If the owner of the dog is still interested in breeding him, she should contact The Kennel Club to point her in the right direction, but this is a very weighty decision to make and shouldn’t be jumped into.“It’s generally not the best scenario to stud family pets as they change their behaviour. Also, Newfoundlands are quite costly to buy and tend to have large litters of puppies, so this may not be the best economic climate for it”. Newfoundlands are costly to buy. Emaillast_img read more

Ocean City Waits Thursday for 6 to 8 inches of Snow

first_imgAs of 5 p.m. Wednesday, National Weather Service forecasters were calling for 6 to 8 inches of snow on Thursday for all of southern New Jersey.The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning in effect for Ocean City through 7 p.m. Thursday.The notice warns of hazardous travel conditions as rain turns to sleet then heavy snow on Thursday.The precipitation was all rain as of 8 a.m. Thursday, but it is expected to turn to snow as the temperature dips just below freezing later in the morning. Snowfall predictions call for 6 to 8 inches of accumulation for Ocean City and surrounding areas by the time the snow stops Thursday evening.As of 7:30 a.m. Thursday, no snow had arrived in Ocean City. Heavy rain was still falling.The Ocean City School District announced early Thursday morning that schools will be closed due the forecast. The tentative date for the last day of school and Ocean City High School graduation has already been pushed back from June 15 to June 17, after two snow days and one school cancellation for flooding.The Ocean City Police Department reminds car owners that parking along the entire length of West Avenue is prohibited when snow covers the road. The roadway is an emergency route, and violators will be ticketed.Gov. Chris Christie announced a state of emergency Wednesday night for the entire state. (What does that mean?)Full-moon tides arrive at 7:53 a.m. and 8:15 p.m. on Thursday when north winds will be blowing 10 to 20 mph with stronger gusts. The Weather Service has issued no flood warnings, but residents of low-lying streets may want to keep an eye out for rising water.The big freeze returns on Friday with a high of 24 degrees and a low of 16 degrees. The sun returns Saturday with a high of 35 degrees.See the full weather briefing below:Download (PDF, 356KB)last_img read more

Subway launches healthy eating campaign

first_imgSubway is to promote its low-fat sandwiches in a new healthy eating campaign, as part of its commitment to the Government’s Public Health Responsibility Deal.The sandwich chain will be launching a television ad, which will highlight it range of nine ‘healthy’ sandwiches, which contain less than 5g of fat and 370 calories.Manaaz Akhtar, head of marketing for Subway stores in the UK and Ireland, said: “‘The Live Fresh, Eat Fresh’ campaign is designed to raise awareness of the low-fat sub range at Subway stores. “We want customers who are interested in a healthy lifestyle to feel confident they can head to a Subway store when in search of a healthier lunch.”last_img read more