Laura Dash is small in size, but she has a big heart for neglected Chihuahuas. Tonight at 9p, BarkFest continues on Nat Geo Wild with Second Chance Chihuahuas, and you get to see how far she will go to save them and find a furever home.
These sweet little pups are the second most euthanized dogs in the country and she is going to save as many of them as she can. In the last 10 years, she has rescued almost 2,000 of them. Tonight you will get to see her work her magic on just a handful of them.
The episode starts off with her getting call from a shelter that they have one with a broken leg and he needs surgery to get it fixed. She asks the doctor if she can meet him to see if he would be a good fit for her rescue. As soon as she meets the sweetie, she falls in love and takes him home until he is ready to get the surgery.
The next call she gets is about a Chihuahua running loose in the LA River. So Dash and Jim Peterson dash down there, try to find the little guy and take him back to the Dolittle Ranch in Studio City with them. As soon as they catch the dog, they realize he has been abused and he is not very people friendly. They will have a lot of work to do with him before he can find a furever home. They name him Grumpy and he lives up to his name. Not only is not people friendly, he doesn’t like other animals either. She will use water therapy to get closer to him and you will be shocked by how quickly it works.
Dash and Peterson have another Chihuahua in their house that is ready for adoption, but he doesn’t know how to walk on a leash. They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but will they be able to teach this one that trick?
They get one more call and this time someone says they saw 10 Chihuahuas running around in an abandoned building. The two of them make a date night to capture as many as they can and see how feral they are. After spending the night in the building, they come out of there with five of them. Sadly the Dolittle Ranch is full and she will have to find other rescues for them.
Many of us have animals that were rescued and with this show you get to see how much work goes into getting them ready to be adoptable. It is not easy work, but we appreciate all that they do.
Chihuahuas hold a special place in my heart because when I was a teenager, my grandfather found one chasing a Doberman in the South Bronx and gave it to us. We had Gizmo for the rest of his life and he was the sweetest dog. Granted he was the only dog in a house full of a cats that were all bigger than him. Even with all of that against him, they all got along purrfectly.
In other words, they are small in size, but they are big as their bark. So adopt one now! You will want to after you watch Second Chance Chihuahuas.
Starting at 9p tonight, Nat Geo Wild celebrates its second annual Barkfest. The channel is going to the dogs all weekend long with special programming dedicated to man’s best friends.
They kick off the celebration with World’s Funniest Dog and these arfdorable pooches will have you laughing out loud.
First there is Fritz, he’s a Golden Retriever who can’t retrieve. You can throw food, toys and balls at him and he just won’t catch it. Next up is Nathan, a Chinese Crested dog who loves to dance on his hind legs. While those dogs are cute, Ally is very mischievous pup. She likes to destroy her owner’s house when he is gone. She tears up the kitchen looking for something eat. She is so dedicated to finding food, she learned how to open and search the fridge. You have to watch how she does it. Diesel the Bulldog loves his cardboard boxes. So much so, he will do anything to get one and destroy them. Don’t even think abiut trying to take one away from him because that ain’t going to happen. Finally there is Skippy the Dotson whose noes knows what it wants. You can’t hide toys and treats from him because he will always find them.
No matter how these dogs makes us laugh, they all have their special way of bringing a smile to our faces.
From funny dogs to what is that dog? If you have adopted a dog from the pound, brought home a stray or rescued a rescue, then you might not know what type breed your dog is and you want to know. Who’s Your Doggie? helps 5 families find out what their mutt is? Some will guess part of their breed, others will be way off and one family will get it right.
As the show tests the dogs’ DNA from the last two generations, we will learn about the different breeds that they people think their dogs are and the breeds that they really are. Each breed has their own characteristic and it is interesting to learn how they differ.
Span is the first dog and when you look at the black short-legged, long-bodied dog, you think there he’s a Corgi and Black Lab mix. After a DNA test, you will be surprised to find out he is a part of one of those dogs and three parts other breeds that don’t seem possible. Roonie’s owners think he is a mix between a Terrier and English Setter and they are a quarter right. Luna is a beautiful dog and her photographer owners think she’s a Catahoula Leopard. They like saying that name, but can they say it after the DNA test? Our next family has two dogs the want to get tested. When you look at them, they look like they could be siblings, but could they be? Finally, there is Morie. His owner’s are convinced he’s part Shih Tzu, but he is twice the average size of one. Is he even part Shih Tzu? His results are the most shocking.
I don’t have a dog, but I have a cat that was rescued from the LA Shelter. I think I know what breed she is, but I would love to know what is she really. Because of that, I found this special really interesting. I could sympathize with the owners and enjoyed watching their reactions when they learned what is their best friend’s lineage.
These are the first two specials that air tonight, tomorrow 9p it is about Second Chance Chihuahuas and on Sunday it concludes with How Dogs Get Their Shapes. Besides these original specials, there will be plenty of other programming all about canines. If you love dogs, then Nat Geo Wild is where you need to be this weekend.
Religion is a hot button topic these day, but all of them agree in a higher power. Tonight at 9p on NatGeo, Morgan Freeman covers several topics related to The Story of Gd in 6-part series.
Tonight’s premiere episode looks into the afterlife and he travels the world in search of that answer. The first concept of life after death was established almost 5,000 years ago and he travels to where that happened. There was King who believed in it, and shared his path to get there. Even though he was the first, he is not the most famous person that we talk about. That person is Jesus Christ and Freeman goes to where he was crucified and probably buried. A place still worshiped today. Maybe some of the Hindus, who have been reincarnated, have visited there in one of their past lives. Freeman witnesses a cremation of a Hindu, but there is only so close he can get to witness it.
These are the religious views, but he also talks to a Scientist. That man reveals that our consciousness goes on even after brain activity ceases. If that doesn’t blow your mind, Freeman’s next discovery is an Android that possesses the memory of a woman and she can hold a conversation with you. Could our memories go on without us?
That is just what he discovered tonight, in the upcoming weeks he looks at many different religions’ takes on the Apocalypse, Who is Gd?, Creation, Why does evil exist? and the power of miracles. All of this is told by the man with one of the closest voices to the supreme being.
If you are as fascinated with the religions of the world as I am, then this is a must watch show. If you are close minded and believe that your religion is the one and only, then this docuseries will show how much they are all alike on the important issues. So for you I insist that you tune in tonight and next 5 Sundays.
The guys from Wicked Tuna are heading south to the Outer Banks of North Carolina again to compete in the Tuna race down there tonight at 9p on National Geographic Channel. The limit there is 42 tons which is around 270 fish. That means the competition will be over quickly, so they have to get as many fish as they can before it is all over.
The first day starts off slow, but once the fish start biting they don’t stop. Will it be a team from the South or the North who gets the first fish? Who gets the one that’s worth most? And who goes empty handed?
Not only do they have to try to find the most expensive tuna as possible, one that’s worth around $20,000, they have to deal with the elements. By the end of the episode tonight one of the teams will crash their boat into a bridge and their season could be over before it even began.
Normally, I find fishing boring, but Wicked Tuna and Wicked Tuna: Outer Banks makes it so exciting. There is a thrill you get by watching them trying to catch a fish, bring it in and then to find out how much it is worth. Nothing puts a bigger smile on your face when you hear that the tuna is worth over $15,000. Who knew those things were so expensive? I just thought it tasted good.
Paul Rose and his crew from National Geographic’s Pristine Seas were on the Assumption Island when their silence was suddenly broken by a loud moan. They went to check out what the sound was and they discovered two giant tortoises mating. When the tortoises realized that they were being watched, the woman went to hide and her man chased after the crew. Just like a human male in that situation, he was not going to stop until he confronted the person who interrupted his love making. Only problem is, he can’t move very fast. Which is great for his lover and even better for his human intruders.
So watch the best chase ever to air on National Geographic!
Wicked Tuna is back swimming with the fishes tonight at 9p on the National Geographic Channel and this season is shaping to be the best one yet.
It is a new season, so the fisherman of Gloucester, Massachusetts are all starting at zero. Just because a team finished first last year, doesn’t mean they will catch the most tuna by the end of the day, let alone the season. In fact, expect the unexpected because the tuna is biting, but not everyone is catching. One boat will bring in, not one, not two, but three huge tunas by the end of the first day. Will anyone else come close?
These men are all fighting to be #1, and some of the competitors are fighting amongst each other. The pressure is on all of them and the tension is stronger than ever. Will their anger get the best of them and sink their season? Will they be able to use it to catch more tuna?
And most importantly, how many tuna will the catch by the end of the season and how much money will they bring in? We will have to tune in to this exciting reality show every week to find out.
This past winter was not really conducive for Tuna Fishing, so are boys from the Massachusetts are going down to the Outerbanks of North Carolina tonight at 10p on NatGeo. Wicked Tuna: North vs South shows what happens when our tough competitors meet equally tough competitors who have just as much is on the line. What makes it even tougher, there is a quota and once it’s reached, it is game over.
How will the Northerners do in the South, you will just have to tune in each week to find out.
Have you ever wondered if you are compassionate? Well tonight at 9p on NatGeo’s Brain Games, you will take part in several tests that will give you that answer.
The show starts out asking if you can see the demons or the angels in a picture and it goes on from there. Throughout the episode, they will ask you questions that show if you have tendencies that lead more to compassion or to being a psychopath. Being compassionate starts when you are just a baby, and they will show you a test done to infants to see just how early the trait starts. My favorite test is done towards the end. Several people are put in a room, given 3 levels of hot sauce and asked to pour one of them on a plate for a stranger to eat. At first they all go with mild. Then they have that “stranger” rudely bump into the test subject and again they are asked pick a hot sauce. All of them go with Death. But is there a way to make them choose a different one? There is and you have to see how they do it.
You are never to old to learn and Brain Games actually teaches you something you can use. So make sure to check it out every Monday and see what lesson you will be taught.
It is the season finale of Wicked Tuna tonight at 9p on the National Geographic Channel and you don’t want to miss the thrilling conclusion.
All season long, the tuna have not been biting. But for the final stretch of the competition they come to play. One by one our fisherman catch a big fat expensive bluefin tuna and they rake in the cash. But is it enough to change the leaderboard? You just have to tune in to this suspenseful episode to find out.
The Numbers Game debuts on Nat Geo TV tonight at 9:30p and you don’t want to miss the show that will blow you away.
Tonight’s episode is what makes a hero? Did you know that someone who volunteers an hour a week is more likely to help someone in need than someone who doesn’t? If a person fell at a restaurant which patron would help them first, someone dining solo or in a group? Then next week they look in to why we can so easily be suckered. It is a little tips that you will get from this episode that will help you not get suckered again.
I like a show that makes learning fun and that is exactly what The Numbers Game does every week on Nat Geo at 9:30p. And if you want science to be fun, then watch None of the Above at 9p.
Then at 10p turn the dial over the TruTV for The Safecrackers. Phil Crawford, one of America’s leading safecrackers, and his best buddy, Blaze, travel the country and open safes and the likes that haven’t been opened in decades. You never know what is inside one until you open it. Will it be gold, money or smoking pipes? You will just have to tune into find out.