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Puppy Longshoreman Fired on First Day
by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent
Bo just wanted a job on the high seas.
The aspiring longshoreman and puppy had answered a local ad looking for part-time dock help. The pay was meager, but the promise of adventure was too great to resist. 
"He thought he’d actually be working on the ships," says Ray Folger, Bo’s co-worker of one day. "I had to explain to him that he’d just be loading stuff and making sure the ships don’t float away. He got the first part down alright."
The second part proved more difficult. Bo had been on the job only an hour when the cargo ship assigned to him started drifting out to sea.
"That’s when the boss showed up," says Folger. "Needless to say, he was pretty mad. Bo tried swimming out to get it, but it was too little too late."
At press time, the newly unemployed pup was said to be applying for other positions, including zookeeper and mall security guard. 
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Puppy Longshoreman Fired on First Day

by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent

Bo just wanted a job on the high seas.

The aspiring longshoreman and puppy had answered a local ad looking for part-time dock help. The pay was meager, but the promise of adventure was too great to resist. 

"He thought he’d actually be working on the ships," says Ray Folger, Bo’s co-worker of one day. "I had to explain to him that he’d just be loading stuff and making sure the ships don’t float away. He got the first part down alright."

The second part proved more difficult. Bo had been on the job only an hour when the cargo ship assigned to him started drifting out to sea.

"That’s when the boss showed up," says Folger. "Needless to say, he was pretty mad. Bo tried swimming out to get it, but it was too little too late."

At press time, the newly unemployed pup was said to be applying for other positions, including zookeeper and mall security guard. 

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Pup’s New Fall Collection Features Ready-to-Wear, Accessories
By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent
Lulu, the renowned canine fashion designer, offered The Fluffington Post a sneak peak at her fall collection at her private studio. The ready-to-wear items feature her usual interest in soft, fluffy fabrics. Notably, the papillon is expanding her creative talents into more than clothing, and the next season will include a foray into accessories. 
“She was inspired by a Caribbean vacation this spring,” sewing assistant Veronica Broussard said. “She wanted to capture that warm, tropical feeling during the colder weather without it looking too tacky or tiki. And of course, she’s found the perfect balance.”
Above, Lulu models her Marguerite fur clip. Pink satin bow, with orange and white silk ribbons, black Swarovsky crystal. $1,200. 
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Pup’s New Fall Collection Features Ready-to-Wear, Accessories

By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent

Lulu, the renowned canine fashion designer, offered The Fluffington Post a sneak peak at her fall collection at her private studio. The ready-to-wear items feature her usual interest in soft, fluffy fabrics. Notably, the papillon is expanding her creative talents into more than clothing, and the next season will include a foray into accessories. 

“She was inspired by a Caribbean vacation this spring,” sewing assistant Veronica Broussard said. “She wanted to capture that warm, tropical feeling during the colder weather without it looking too tacky or tiki. And of course, she’s found the perfect balance.”

Above, Lulu models her Marguerite fur clip. Pink satin bow, with orange and white silk ribbons, black Swarovsky crystal. $1,200. 

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Puppy Taken First Overall in Professional Fetch Draft
Last night’s Professional Fetch League draft opened with a bit of a surprise when Kansas City selected 2-month-old Riley, a puppy from California, with the number one overall pick.
"We think Riley has the natural talent to be a star in this league," said Kansas City Mud Hounds GM Billy Hannigan. "We’ll assign him to our development club in Wichita and hope to call him up mid-season."
Though there is no dispute over Riley talent — he’s quick off the blocks and has 25” vertical leap — he was considered a signability concern coming into the draft. The pup is strongly committed to Miss Marcy’s K9 Training Academy this fall and it was assumed he would fall to the fourth or fifth round.
"He’s a great pick," said one rival GM. "But [Kansas City] will have to pay a lot of kibble to buy him out of his commitment."
The draft’s first two rounds were held last night at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY and broadcast on ESPN. Round three through 10 will be held today and livestreamed on the PFL’s website.
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Puppy Taken First Overall in Professional Fetch Draft

Last night’s Professional Fetch League draft opened with a bit of a surprise when Kansas City selected 2-month-old Riley, a puppy from California, with the number one overall pick.

"We think Riley has the natural talent to be a star in this league," said Kansas City Mud Hounds GM Billy Hannigan. "We’ll assign him to our development club in Wichita and hope to call him up mid-season."

Though there is no dispute over Riley talent — he’s quick off the blocks and has 25” vertical leap — he was considered a signability concern coming into the draft. The pup is strongly committed to Miss Marcy’s K9 Training Academy this fall and it was assumed he would fall to the fourth or fifth round.

"He’s a great pick," said one rival GM. "But [Kansas City] will have to pay a lot of kibble to buy him out of his commitment."

The draft’s first two rounds were held last night at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY and broadcast on ESPN. Round three through 10 will be held today and livestreamed on the PFL’s website.

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Puppy Experiences Serious World Cup Withdrawal
By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent
The world’s sports fans enjoyed an exciting summer of World Cup action, but now that the final goal has been scored, many are reporting withdrawal symptoms. For a closer look at this phenomenon, FluffPo profiled soccer hound Max of Arlington, VA. 
“Max was really pulling for Brazil,” owner Lisa Rodriguez said. “But at the end of the day, it was all about good matches and great playing, so he was fine with the way things turned out.” 
After the final goal, though, Max seemed unsure how to spend his time. Rodriguez explained his strange behavior.
“Now he’s just listlessly pushing his soccer ball around the backyard,” she said. “Sometimes he stares at the TV even when it’s not on. I’m really worried about him.”
Veterinarian Eric Gladwell said that many pet owners have told him sob stories about depressed dogs in the days following the World Cup’s end. He recommended shifting puppies’ focus to other sports, keeping them active and excited about physical activities.
“Every little bit of exposure to other sports will lessen the soccer obsession,” he said. “Go outside with a frisbee. Toss a tennis ball around. If it’s really bad, turn on the Golf Channel.” 

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Puppy Experiences Serious World Cup Withdrawal

By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent

The world’s sports fans enjoyed an exciting summer of World Cup action, but now that the final goal has been scored, many are reporting withdrawal symptoms. For a closer look at this phenomenon, FluffPo profiled soccer hound Max of Arlington, VA. 

“Max was really pulling for Brazil,” owner Lisa Rodriguez said. “But at the end of the day, it was all about good matches and great playing, so he was fine with the way things turned out.” 

After the final goal, though, Max seemed unsure how to spend his time. Rodriguez explained his strange behavior.

“Now he’s just listlessly pushing his soccer ball around the backyard,” she said. “Sometimes he stares at the TV even when it’s not on. I’m really worried about him.”

Veterinarian Eric Gladwell said that many pet owners have told him sob stories about depressed dogs in the days following the World Cup’s end. He recommended shifting puppies’ focus to other sports, keeping them active and excited about physical activities.

“Every little bit of exposure to other sports will lessen the soccer obsession,” he said. “Go outside with a frisbee. Toss a tennis ball around. If it’s really bad, turn on the Golf Channel.” 

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Dachshund ‘Shamed’ on Internet
By Scott Friendstein, FluffPo Correspondent
Barry the dog will probably think twice before falling asleep at a party again.
Friends tell The Fluffington Post that the dachshund was at a gathering last weekend when he apparently could not stay awake.
"He got into the kibble pretty early on," says Kirk Evans. "We told him to slow it down, but he didn’t listen. He was out before 10 pm - poor little guy.”
Poor indeed. Unfortunately for Barry, his friends took complete advantage of the situation and decided to “shame” him. 
"Some of the other guys got the idea to find the most embarrassing-looking sheets and tuck him into bed," says Evans. "Then, of course, we took a picture. It was too funny not to share with everyone - so we did."
Evans certainly meant “everyone” - by the next morning, the pup had gone viral online.
"Those sheets are probably as famous as he is now," says Evans. "He hasn’t returned any of my texts, but he’ll come around - I hope."
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Dachshund ‘Shamed’ on Internet

By Scott Friendstein, FluffPo Correspondent

Barry the dog will probably think twice before falling asleep at a party again.

Friends tell The Fluffington Post that the dachshund was at a gathering last weekend when he apparently could not stay awake.

"He got into the kibble pretty early on," says Kirk Evans. "We told him to slow it down, but he didn’t listen. He was out before 10 pm - poor little guy.”

Poor indeed. Unfortunately for Barry, his friends took complete advantage of the situation and decided to “shame” him. 

"Some of the other guys got the idea to find the most embarrassing-looking sheets and tuck him into bed," says Evans. "Then, of course, we took a picture. It was too funny not to share with everyone - so we did."

Evans certainly meant “everyone” - by the next morning, the pup had gone viral online.

"Those sheets are probably as famous as he is now," says Evans. "He hasn’t returned any of my texts, but he’ll come around - I hope."

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