Ben & Jerry's launches new frozen desserts for dogs
Does your dog stare you down as you enjoy a bowl of ice cream? Or maybe your canine companion gives you those sad eyes and drools while your are enjoying a cone? Your pup is now in luck, thanks to Ben & Jerry's brand of ice cream. The Vermont-based premium ice cream brand on Monday announced the launch of Doggie Desserts frozen treats for dogs. The new ice cream line kicks off with two flavors: Pontch's Mix and Rosie's Batch named after employees’ dogs. Pontch is a French bulldog and Rosie is a rescue dog of mixed heritage. Ben & Jerry’s Vermont headquarters is a dog-friendly workplace where t...
Detroit Free Press
San Diego Zoo Safari Park gorillas test positive for COVID-19
SAN DIEGO — Gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to an announcement from the park Monday. The pandemic has been widespread in San Diego County for months, but this is the first time any San Diego Zoo Global animals have tested positive for the coronavirus. It’s also the first confirmed instance of the virus infecting any of the great apes, a group that includes gorillas, bonobos, chimps and orangutans. “They are doing well. They’ve got some minor symptoms, but they’re drinking and eating,” said Lisa Peterson, executive director of ...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
'Inexcusable': Sen. Mitt Romney slams federal COVID vaccine rollout
As state and local governments struggle to vaccinate Americans for COVID-19, Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, blasted the federal government’s vaccine rollout plan Friday, calling it “incomprehensible” and “inexcusable.” Romney rang in the New Year with the broadside against President Donald Trump, which he posted on his Senate webpage Friday morning. “That comprehensive vaccination plans have not been developed at the federal level and sent to the states as models is as incomprehensible as it is inexcusable,” Romney wrote. “I know that when something isn’t working, you need to acknowledge reality an...
New York Daily News
Major and Champ Biden are about to make the White House warm and furry again
Of the more than 500 million Americans who’ve ever lived, fewer than four dozen have ascended to the presidency.It’s hard to relate to a group that exclusive. But pets that dig up the Rose Garden, chew tassled loafers in the West Wing, and have accidents under the Resolute Desk are the great equalizer: There are more Americans who live with animal friends — around 66%, studies show — than those who don’t.“Pets humanize presidential figures who seem remote,” said Andrew Hager, historian-in-residence at the Presidential Pet Museum, formerly in Williamsburg, Va., now awaiting a new home. “Seeing ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer