Now that he’ll be staying with the Philadelphia Eagles for at least one more season, Michael Vick can spend the next few months doing what any suburban dad would do with a little bit of free time on his hands as spring approaches.
He could work on his golf game, take the kids to Dave Busters, maybe head over to Lowe’s to get a head start on the gardening.
In Vick’s case, one of those activities happened to be signing up for dog training classes at a local PetSmart, the sort of thing that wouldn’t normally raise any eyebrows had the Eagles quarterback not, you know, served federal prison time in the most famous dog fighting case in U.S. history.
Philadelphia sports site Crossing Broad posted several photos of Vick and his dog enrolled in training classes at a New Jersey location of the retailer, providing the following context.
Via Crossing Broad:
A CB tipster, whose claims can be corroborated by several tweeters, sent along a few photos of Vick that were taken at a New Jersey PetSmart*, where Vick, his family and a bodyguard have been attending dog training classes for Angel, the Vick family’s young Belgian Malinois (a type of Shepherd).
The tipster says that Vick frequents the store and signed up for a total of six training classes on Monday evenings, with this being the second week.
Vick admitted in October that his family owned a dog, something that he was legally allowed to do after his probation expired last summer.
“I understand the strong emotions by some people about our family’s decision to care for a pet,” Vick said in a statement at the time. “As a father, it is important to make sure my children develop a healthy relationship with animals. I want to ensure that my children establish a loving bond and treat all of God’s creatures with kindness and respect. Our pet is well cared for and loved as a member of our family. This is an opportunity to break the cycle. To that end, I will continue to honor my commitment to animal welfare and be an instrument of positive change.”
From the look of the photos, he appears to be doing just that. Irresponsible pet owners don’t usually spend time and money to make sure their puppies learn the proper ways to sit and stay. And no matter how uncomfortable Vick’s possession of a dog will make some fellow pet owners, he has been a model citizen since his release from prison in 2009.
But can you imagine being one of the other dog owners in that class and having Michael Vick just plop down in the seat next to you? That might make for an interesting conversation with your significant other when you get home.
“Hey honey, how did Marley do at his first training class?”
“Well, Michael Vick was there with his dog.”
“Oh, that’s nice. Are you going to sign up for gun safety classes with Oscar Pistorius next?”
“No, seriously. Michael Vick was in our dog training.”
“Fine. Remember how I went to the DMV to renew my license yesterday? Lindsay Lohan was tooooootallly in line with me.”
“Come next week. You’ll see Michael Vick and his dog ‘Angel’.”
SAN DIEGO, Mar 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — When many people are deliberation pet adoption, dogs and cats many immediately come to mind. However, what many might not comprehend is that rabbits are a third-most surrendered animal to shelters and they, too, can make smashing additions to a family. Attend any of a Petco National Adoption Weekend events holding place Mar 9-10th to learn about that pet is right for you. While not each Petco will have rabbits accessible for adoption, there will be copiousness of adoptables seeking a perpetually home and guest can learn how to scrupulously caring for a new pet’s physical, mental, amicable and romantic needs – cat, dog and rabbit alike.
Domestic rabbits can make smashing pets for families that are prepared for a responsibility. For anyone prepared to take a “leap” into rabbit ownership, here are some engaging contribution to keep in mind:
More than half of U.S. households with rabbits also have fish while 23% also have birds as pets.
Nudges on a ankle or a bit of conduct jolt are signs that a rabbit wants to be socially intent and playful. Since rabbits lift their smell gland on their chin, pet relatives should cruise themselves “marked” when their bunny rubs a chin opposite them. It’s a pointer they are emotionally happy!
Most domestic rabbits’ lifespan is 8 years, yet rabbits that are spayed/neutered can live as prolonged as 10-12 years. Un-neutered masculine rabbits are disposed to prostate cancer and un-spayed females have a 60-80 percent possibility of building ovarian, uterine or other reproductive cancers, so it’s endorsed they are spayed/neutered during an early age to assistance lengthen their life.
Dogs aren’t a usually ones that beg! Rabbits can be contenders with dogs when it comes to vagrant for food.
All rabbits chew, though those who do some-more of it tend to be intelligent and outgoing. Make certain to have lots of toys around to assistance quell bunnies nipping behavior.
It’s critical to make certain pet rabbits stay physically fit by removing daily practice and time out of their habitat. Their medium should be spotless weekly and always be stocked with uninformed grain and purify water. Much like dogs and cats, rabbits should also have copiousness of toys to keep them mentally stimulated.
Rabbits are meticulously purify animals and are easy to housebreak and train. Much like a dog, a pet rabbit can stay mentally warning by being taught to come to his/her name, lay in your lap, and perform tricks.
For those prepared to acquire a rabbit or any new pet into their home, Petco and Unleashed by Petco locations national will be hosting adoption events a weekend of Mar 9-10, 2013. Pet adoption times might vary, so it’s endorsed to hit a nearest plcae for adoption hours.
To find an adoption eventuality in your area or for some-more information on adding a pet to your family, revisit petco.com/adoptions.
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Major was described by John Henry Walsh in an 1865 edition of The Field
It is believed to have been the first attempt to define a dog breed standard
Walsh was aiming to end disagreements over the judging at dog shows
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A Pointer called Major has been identified by historians as the first ‘pedigree’ dog.
The team, from the University of Manchester, found a description of the dog in an 1865 edition of the Victorian journal, The Field.
It is believed that this was the first time that an attempt had been made to define a dog breed standard based on the animal’s physical form.
John Henry Walsh, who wrote under the pseudonym ‘Stonehenge’, paved the way for the pedigree dog breeds we know today with his description of Major (pictured)
John Henry Walsh, who wrote under the
pseudonym ‘Stonehenge’, paved the way for the pedigree dog breeds we
know today by creating a system of giving scores for different parts of
the dog’s body.
His aim was to solve the bitter disputes that were brewing over the seemingly arbitrary decisions of judges at dog shows which could see a dog win a class one week and then come last the next.
In September 1865, Stonehenge published a classification for the Pointer which gave its head and neck 30 points, frame and general symmetry 25, legs and feet 20, quality and stern 15, and colour and coat 10.
The historians who discovered Major are based at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine and the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures – both at the University of Manchester.
Professor Michael Worboys, who was involved in the research, said: ‘The standard set by Major must surely be one of the most important milestones in the 6,000-year-old relationship between canines and man.
The pointer – experts say it may have been the first ‘modern’ dog breed defined by its physical form
‘As dogs came to be defined as ‘breeds’, they were bred for greater conformity to breed standards, which meant more inbreeding, and more health problems as dogs were bred from a smaller gene pool.
‘Stonehenge’s classifications set in chain a process where dogs were re-imagined, redesigned and remade.’
Stonehenge’s aim was to solve the bitter disputes that were brewing over the seemingly arbitrary decisions of judges at dog shows (Major is pictured)
Dr Julie-Marie Strange added: ‘Stonehenge was so impressed by Major when he saw drawings of the dog – and heard it had won a prize at a Birmingham show – he devised the classification.
‘There’s a historical theme in the way many of these breeds were created. For example, though bull baiting had been banned in 1830, the Bulldog was bred to form considered to be ideal for grappling with a bull, for example, a protruding lower jaw to grab the soft nose of bull.’
Before the 1860s, types of dogs were defined by what they did, not how they looked.
Pointers were gun dogs, valued and bred for their ability to find game and, though a recognisable type, came in a variety of sizes and colours. But in the show ring they were expected to have a defined shape that aspired to the ideal set out in the breed standard.
Major signalled a new age where dogs were increasingly bred for their form and from their pedigree.
The emphasis on conformation to breed types spread rapidly to other countries, where British dog shows were emulated and British dogs imported as foundational breed stock.
Dr Neil Pemberton said: ‘Though Stonehenge’s classification isn’t used today, its principle of defining a breed and judging by conformation will be the main criterion in the show ring at Cruft’s this week.’
Choosing an AKC-registered name for your dog is an important part of purebreed ownership.
March 4, 2013
Once you choose your puppy from a litter, it’s time to think about what its AKC-registered name will be.
Choosing your dog’s formal registered name is an important part of owning a purebred dog. Some people use a favorite song or poet for inspiration, name the dog after a loved one or mentor, or take a trait from the dog itself as inspiration for the formal AKC-registered name. Often the breeder will have a name in mind or certain restrictions for choosing a name. From the Dogs In Review Facebook Page we asked purebred dog owners how they arrived at their dogs’ AKC-registered names and got some great responses. They may amuse you … and even inspire you.
Let us know how you chose your dog’s name by leaving a comment below!
Taylor Dearborn: Broadway Paradigms Summer Loving … It’s from the movie Grease.
Nancy Zumbach Smith: My son played travel hockey for 11 years, and his last year is when we acquired our dog. I have a poster at work of the Stanley Cup, which says “The Ultimate Goal.” Our dog is Ch. Windmoor’s Ultimate Goal, and of course we call him Stanley!
Clint Werner: I like literary names, and my breeder likes painters’ names. It was an R litter, so we found Dante Rosetti, a poet and painter named after Dante Alegheri, so he’s Ch. Beldach’s Radiant Rosetti ‘Dante.’
KS AmStafs: KS’s The Big Guns ‘Mac’ is named after my Grandfather who was a USAF bomber pilot.
Rachel Diller: In 2011, I lost three Mastiffs to bone cancer (in about four months), so I was devastated. The year prior to that I lost my alpha bitch to old age (almost 12) and my next in line girl to another type of cancer in her spine. Both of my Afghans went back to the breeder because of aggression with those Mastiffs. Then, after all was said and done, the breeder resold those Afghans, and I was not able to have them back. The last Mastiff to pass away was my stud and sire to an unborn litter. So, when the litter came to be, the only fawn girl was named Marbles Magnum’s Until I Found You. She saved my sanity. At that time, I had to take over the old Afghan again who had been bred, and the litter was too challenging to manage. I whelped the litter of Afghans from three days on, and my new Mastiff pup came and nursed on her as well two days after that. The Mastiff mother did not nurse after she woke up from her C-section. So, I was able to have my Mastiff, puppy fix and so forth. So, Marbles was raised on the Afghan Hound along with eight other puppies. I love her so much. I also just won a Bred By Exhibitor Group 2 at the Denver Cluster against 13 working breeds. She’s my life saver!
Amanda Dunne:My latest puppy is Fasusq Bohemian Rhapsody, as I was in the Czech Republic when he was born!
Carrie Cabrera:Canaan Dog Sufat Sheleg Ziva bat Ash: Sufat Sheleg is Snow Storm in Hebrew — kennel name; Ziva means “brightness, radiance, brilliance” in Hebrew and being a favorite character on NCIS!; “bat Ash” is “daughter of Ash.” Canaan Dog FarSight Maccabee bat Onyx: “Maccabee” came from my favorite Christmas carol “Light One Candle.”
Trudi Kimm:When I saw Buzz for the first time, I thought, “This dog is going to cause a buzz in the breed,” hence Pleasant Hill’s What’s The Buzz. Until his death last year, he was the most versatile living Canaan dog with 18 group placements and a CDCA Versatility Excellent title.
Janet Warner:Our mentor had just died. Her favorite dog in the whole world had “Connection” in his name. She had a boarding kennel (not her kennel name) named Holiday. Her name was Daisy Lilleym so we named our girl after her. (The first three names are our kennel names) GCh.Majic Azuma Wilbec’s Holiday Connection ‘Silly Lilley.’
Sarah Diaz:My latest dog’s name is Bessdach’s Calm Before the Storm ‘Katrina.’ The litter was born two weeks after hurricane Katrina, and the breeder lives in Texas, so it was fitting.
Erin P. Cody: The litter had a theme of ‘Hunter.’ So what type of “hunter” did I want? A trophy Hunter, of course! So thus Ch. Cha-Rish Trophy Hunter.
Eric L Green: GIFAJ La Diosa Rubia is my newest Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy. The kennel name means “God is faithful and just.” The Mexican interpretation of her name is the blond goddess, and she is a brindle! She was the most famous female bullfighter in all of Mexico. in that culture, they preferred to refer to darker skinned people by the opposite of what they were so as to not offend them. Hence the term rubia or blonde, as opposed to negro.
Alexia Fino: Stonecroft’s Pretty Fierce Potrero, aka Nina, was named after Nina Garcia from Project Runway. Nina G. is my favorite host on the show because she’s pretty and fierce.
Joan Lieder Hackel:Jazz was in the “J” litter and called Jolene by her breeder. We were not fond of it. I changed it to All That Jazz. Our older one came named by her breeder, and because she was older we kept her name.
Shana Rodriguez:Being that my dog’s breeder loves Western theme names, I had a great name in mind. Dachaven Barketta The Singing Cowboy, call name ‘Autry’! And yes, he does “sing” … and my dad is a huge Gene Autry fan.
Lyn Dunne:I named my most recent Cavalier puppy Aberlour Shakitlykapolroidpctr (pronounced “Shake It Like a Polaroid Picture”), as her mother is Aberlour Mega Pixel! (LOL)
Chris Vitosh: Due to a conversation I had shortly before my Mother passed, I went back to my childhood breed and found a female pup who I named Paxston, which is my Mother’s maiden name. A family memory was my mom as a toddler telling her teenage aunts that she needed “Ip-I-tick and oouge”; hence, Paxston became Ch. Stone Ridge Packin’ Lipstick ‘n Rouge.
Cheryl Claypool: Artworks Let The Rumors Begin, aka ’Rumors,’ is my foundation bitch and Artworks Rumors Will Be Herd, aka ’Echo,’ was the talker of the litter.
Sharon Walden Manos: I was given a list of song titles to choose from by my breeder. His stud dog was named after Stevie Ray Vaughn, so I chose the song title that best suited what was going on in my family at that time. Ch. Rayvon’s Wall of Denial, call name ‘Max.’ He was born on my parent’s wedding anniversary; my mom is Maxine, and we were dealing with her dementia, so Wall of Denial seemed perfect.
Kim Egan: My first show quality Toy Fox Terrier came from Louisiana from Kajun-Fox kennel. I am a big fan of zydeco (Cajun) music, and he had the prettiest gold markings I ever saw, so I named him “Beausoleil” (which means “beautiful sun”) after the zydeco band. All of his puppies that I kept were named for Beausoleil album titles (Cajunization, Vintage Beausoleil) or albums recorded by the lead singer, Michael Doucet (Christmas Bayou).
Linda Deuel: Ch. Lindel Caran No Denying It was an “oops” breeding. I was in total denial that we were going to have puppies until about 10 days before seven puppies were whelped. Her call name is ‘Deni.’
Mary-Ann Yanez: We’re fans of The Honeymooners, so my dog’s littermates have Jackie Gleason-themed names. My girl is GCh. Augustines To The Moon Alice BND’s. Her sister is Augustines How Sweet It Is.
Mary Anne Morrison:BISS Immerlachen I’m Roly Poly o Chief was named by my son, a fan of Bob Wills music. “Roly Poly, daddy’s little fatty, he needs lots of strength to run and play!”
Andrew Dolan:My Rory came from the “wait” litter, as both kennels had waited a long time for the pups to come. That’s why he’s called Kr’msun Nefer-Temu Worth His Wait In Gold.
Cara N. Dixon: I used to have a Yankee. I wanted a Rebel. Now I have one. A Beauceron. He is Rebelle Avec Une Cause Du Chateau Rocher, a nod to his French heritage and a reminder that he has a job — to soak up all of the love and attention that he most certainly deserves.
Now, for my doberbaby. He is Electron N Foxfires Easily A Saint, call name ‘Nico’, shortened from Nicodemus — St. Nicodemus. Because mama is Easily Steller, the litter had to have Easily in the name. Electron is the breeder; both bitch and dog are Foxfire dobermans. And his beautiful disposition makes ‘Easily A Saint’ the perfect name.
Sarah Woodling Houle: Brian the Beagle as a puppy was named after Brian on Family Guy. So his registered name is Kinsglo Road to Rhode Island, which is the musical episode featuring Brian and Stewie’s characters on a crazy cross-country adventure!
Randall Learniski:My last Sealyham Terriers name was Katharine Hepburn after my favorite actress, of course!
Lisa Higham:Shasta’s Mud Monster. Yep! She earned it!
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Officers from a Cumberland County SPCA are questioning either animal cruelty was concerned in a deaths of 10 dogs who were killed in a fire.
Officials contend 7 array longhorn puppies and 3 adult array bulls were being kept in a tiny building behind a home on East Pear Street in downtown Vineland. The building went adult in abandon on Friday, murdering all 10 animals. Officials contend an electric space heater might have caused a blaze. They are now questioning either there was any neglect.
“Apparently they were not contained in a protected manner,” pronounced Bev Greco of a Cumberland County SPCA. “You’ve got bootleg tact and I’m certain we have an bootleg kennel. Now they’re all passed since they shouldn’t have been there in a initial place.”
Investigators contend a owners of a dogs doesn’t indeed live where a dogs were kept. They’re now perplexing to figure out how a animals finished adult inside. One lady told NBC10’s Ted Greenberg that her daughter owned a skill where a glow happened.
“Did she know a dogs were there?” asked Greenberg.
“I don’t know,” replied a woman. “She works all day.”
Investigators are now perplexing to lane down a dog’s owner, who officials contend was formerly convicted of animal cruelty behind in 2003. They have not nonetheless found him however.
VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) — Virginia Beach military and a Commonwealth’s Attorney bureau contend there wasn’t any rapist vigilant concerned in a genocide of a dog that was left outward a preserve overnight in cold weather.
Police tell media outlets that a caretaker forgot to lapse a 10-year-old array bull, named Batman, to a Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center after holding him outward to a dog run on Feb. 17.
Overnight temperatures were next frozen – in a reduce 20s.
A recover from a military dialect released Monday pronounced “The caretaker had taken a dog outward in a dog run area for practice on that Sunday afternoon and forgot to lapse a dog behind into a building before securing for a day.”
A necropsy shows that Batman had heart and lung illness and presumably diabetes. Hypothermia’s probable purpose in a dog’s genocide is inconclusive.
Police are stability to examination a shelter’s policies and procedures.
The Animal Care and Adoption Center is underneath a military department. Officials highlight it has no tie to a Va. Beach SPCA.
When author and journalist Scott Fayner was trying to decide what his next project would be, he looked around him. And saw dogs. Lots of dogs.
That’s because at the time, Fayner, now a Waltham resident, was working at a dog daycare facility. Talk about drawing inspiration from your daily life.
Fayner said he grew up with dogs and knew a lot about dogs, so the idea just seemed natural to him.
“I wanted to help children learn from a young age about breeds and their characteristics and energy levels, so when they grow up they’ll have a better knowledge about which ones to choose,” he said. ”If you have a breed like a Jack Russel Terrier in an apartment when you work all day, they will ruin your house and they end up in pounds. So it was a great project to help try to prevent that.”
His new book, written with co-author Katie Bazaz, is titled the ABCs of DOGs, and takes children through all the different dog breeds from A-Z, with two dogs for each letter of the alphabet. On the last page is a place for children to imagine their own type of dog breed with the characteristics that they like the best.
Fayner met his co-author through their job at the dog daycare center. Although Fayner had experience with writing, Bazaz did not and neither had any experience with publishing.
“Katie had never been a part of something like this, but and she was really great,” Fayner said. “I never could have done this without her.”
Through his work on the book, Fayner said the most interesting thing he learned was more about smaller breeds of dogs.
“I’ve always liked big dogs, so I looked at smaller breeds as one type, like they were all the same,” he said. “But, they really are not and have all different personalities.”
“I also learned it’s not easy to write a book,” he said.
The book is currently on sale at Sooki, a women’s clothing and boutique store owned by Fayner’s mother, Suzan Griffith. Fayner said besides Amazon.com, the store is the only place where you can find his book right now.
“The South End community is passionate about their dogs and treating them properly,” he said. “It’s a good way for young people to get started loving dogs, and maybe they’ll want a career working with dogs one day.”
Maybe the book is not just for kids
“What’s funny is that a lot of adults read it and they’re like, ‘I learned so much!’” he said.
Dogs seized from a home in Gates County, N.C. are now being cared for by organizations in Hampton Roads.
“We are unequivocally only perplexing to get them to be family dogs during this point, perplexing to learn them a life that they didn’t know,” pronounced Cat Walker with a Virginia Beach SPCA.
When a Gates Co. Sheriff’s Office found a dogs in mid-February, many were malnourished and injured. There were 19 dogs, mostly array bulls. The policeman in Gates Co. says they were used for dog fighting. One of a dog’s teeth had been filed down to a resin line. The box was sent to a grand jury that will establish any charges
In a meantime, a dogs are removing improved with a assistance of several organizations. Donald Duck, as he’s now called, is one of 3 dogs a Virginia Beach SPCA is now holding caring of.
“They demeanour a million times improved than they did when they initial got here. When they initial got here, they were physically thinner, to a indicate of emaciation,” pronounced Walker.
They named a other dual dogs Foghorn Leghorn and Betty Boop.
Walker says they’re doing well, yet they still need to benefit a small weight and provide some issues like heartworm, and Betty Boop is still a small shy right now.
“She doesn’t know how to play, she doesn’t know how to be a pet, she doesn’t know how to play with other dogs, she doesn’t know what toys are,” pronounced Walker.
Fortunately, she and a others have utterly a few to play with. NewsChannel 3 viewers took action, donating toys after initial conference about a situation.
Another dog was taken to a Portsmouth Humane Society.
Gooch was malnourished when they took him in. Jennifer Austin, Executive Director of a Portsmouth Humane Society says they’re feeding him 3-5 times a day to assistance him benefit weight. Otherwise, he’s doing well.
“Every chairman he meets is his new best friend,” pronounced Austin.
The rest of a dogs are being cared for by several other groups, including a Norfolk SPCA.
Unfortunately, a few of a dogs had to be euthanized because of serious earthy problems or since they were only too assertive with people.
The good news is some of a dogs will be accessible for adoption as early as this weekend, including Donald Duck and Foghorn Leghorn. It will be a small longer before Betty Boop is prepared to go home with a family. The Virginia Beach SPCA says we can come take a demeanour during a dogs. Here’s a couple to their website. Even if we don’t wish to adopt one, Walker says we can stop by to review to a dogs to assistance consort them.
It will be a few some-more weeks before Gooch is prepared to be adopted, though we can get some-more information from a Portsmouth Humane Society’s website about how to adopt him or any other animal.
A Nova Scotia lady indicted of hidden dual dogs she was dog sitting for a lady in New Brunswick and afterwards offered them has now been charged.
Gail Benoit is charged with fraud, burglary underneath $5,000 and temperament fraud.
Const. William Creamer pronounced military lay Benoit combined a fake temperament to both take and afterwards sell dogs belonging to Cassie Craft of New Brunswick.
Last November, Craft pronounced she was looking for someone to demeanour after her dual white boxers, Diamond and Bently.
She told CBC’s Information Morning in a Jan talk that a lady from Waverley, N.S. named “Ashley” responded to her ad online looking for a dog sitter.
“She seemed great, she told me she had a summer home with a fenced-in backyard — fundamentally all we wanted to hear. we substantially should have know that it was too good to be loyal though we gave her a advantage of a doubt and we believed her,” pronounced Craft.
Craft pronounced she forsaken a dogs off in mid-November. Not prolonged afterward, she pronounced Benoit a.k.a. Ashley, stopped responding to her emails.
“She didn’t answer a phone a integrate of times, she didn’t answer a doorway when my father showed adult a integrate of times and afterwards she stopped replying to my emails,” pronounced Craft.
Craft afterwards posted an ad on Kijiji observant her dogs had been stolen, in a hopes that someone could give her information.
She pronounced someone destined her to an ad promotion her dual boxers for sale, with a phone number, Craft famous as belonging to “Ashley.”
“I found out that it wasn’t Ashley, that her name was Gail Benoit and that she was convicted before for animal abuse,” she said.
Craft pronounced she after perceived an email from a people who bought her dogs, allegedly, from Benoit.
“I told them a lady who they bought [the dogs] off of, they weren’t hers to sell,” pronounced Craft.
Craft was reunited with her dogs in late January.
She pronounced she was really transparent with Benoit during a time that she was seeking for a dog sitter, not giving a dogs up.
This is not Benoit’s initial run in with a law. In Jan of 2009, she and Dana Bailey were found guilty of dual depends of animal cruelty for offered ill and malnourished dogs.
Const. Creamer warns people looking to though a pet to make certain to buy from creditable breeders and to do correct investigate beforehand.
Benoit is scheduled to seem in Bridgewater justice on May 8.