“Horrible Bosses” provided a breath of fresh air the same summer that “The Hangover: Part II” came out. In an ironic, yet not especially surprising, turn of events, “Horrible Bosses 2” makes many of the same mistakes as “The Hangover: Part II.” While this sequel to the 2011 buddy comedy isn’t without its moments, “Horrible Bosses 2” really only exists to recycle the same old plot and make the studio some easy money. It’d be one thing if the film knew it was a retread like “22 Jump Street” or had a huge nostalgic factor going for it like “Dumb and Dumber To,” which was also co-written by director Sean Anders. There just aren’t quite enough laughs here to merit the film’s existence, though.
The holidays are a busy time for everyone but whether you’re travelling, shopping or hosting the party, the Phoenix Police Department says there are simple ways to make it a little harder on criminals.
Just about everyone would like to have a polite, well-mannered dog. Such dogs are a pleasure to take with you into the community, greet guests well and make their owners feel proud. Here are three key training exercises that you can practice with your dog to teach him to be more polite.
Oscar winner Hilary Swank is unleashing some serious star power to help rescue dogs get adopted by families who want to make a difference on Thanksgiving — or those who just want to watch terriers instead of touchdowns on TV.
Roger, a 3-year-old Chinese Shar-Pei mix, is an intelligent dog with a lot of energy. He likes to play and gets very wiggly and silly. He needs to meet dogs before going home, as Roger prefers calm and easy going dogs. He really like treats, but will need training on how to wait and be patient. Roger’s a big and lovable dog, who just needs a family who is patient and experienced enough to handle his energy needs and training.
In this Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 photo provided by Smiling Dog Rescue, Rica Powell poses with Truman, a 4-year-old pit bull who will be up for adoption on "Fox's Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular" that is set for Thanksgiving and aims to find 35 dogs on set and thousands of others around the country a home by Black Friday. Powell’s Smiling Dog Rescue in Tucson, Ariz., will bring some dogs to the telethon. The group she founded in 2007 specializes in pit bulls, the breed that accounts for 70 percent of dogs in rescues. (AP Photo/Smiling Dog Rescue, Jess Gardner)
Little Miss is a 2-year-old sweet and petite long-haired Calico cat. She enjoys using a scratching post and likes to sit on a cat tree to enjoy the world around her. She is very gentle, talkative and affectionate after she warms up to you. Little Miss likes to take long naps in a bathtub or sink and is good with other cats. Can you give her a second chance at a new life?
Feather is a sweet, young female cat who spent her kitten hood in a backyard. She’s now an inside princess content watching life from a window, seeking a loving home. She is fixed, declawed, tested, and has all her shots. Feather is sweet and shy and gets along with all other cats, but probably not dogs or very small children.
Foxie, a Catahoula Leopard dog/Rhodesian Ridgeback, may seem a little shy at first, but once she gets to know you she will be your best friend forever. All she wants is fresh air, love and cuddles, and guidance. If 3-year-old Foxie sounds like the girl for you, come meet her at the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA, Building 6, 25 N. 40th St. in Phoenix. She would love a comfy home to sleep in. Her adoption fee is $150 and she is spayed.
Jacy is a 2-year-old beagle girl who was recently rescued from the Pinal County shelter. She is very affectionate and sweet and working on her social skills around other dogs. Jacy loves going for long walks and does well on a leash. She also enjoys going for car rides. She is full of life and energy and would make a great family pet.
Flame, a beautiful 2-year-old cat, was left in an abandoned apartment in a rolling file box with food and water. A maintenance worker heard her crying and brought her to PetSmart where our caring volunteers jumped into action. As we pulled her from the file box, she was very relaxed, calm and started purring as soon as we picked her up. Flame now is safe in her new foster home while she puts on some weight and waits for her perfect forever home, where she will never be left behind again.
There are numerous ways to make money like investing in the stock market, in real estate, money lending, engaging in small business or big venture, and a million ways more. A decision to invest in any product whether real estate or stocks needs to be an educated decision based on a long-term financial strategy rather than an emotional decision based on speculation. My personal choice is land because of practical reasons.
When my wife and I carried our newborn child through the sliding glass doors of the maternity unit, we were not given an instructional manual. No type of handbook accompanied the second or the third child either. Like all parents, we were directed to the exit sign clutching our new wrapped-in-blue bundle, with little more than a slap on the rear end, like a coach sending in his second-string substitutions. We were those kids with plenty of eagerness to play the game, but not a lot of knowledge about the playbook. We simply were not prepared for or coached up on every possible situation that would arise in our family-building career.
Harry is an adorable 9-year-old Cocker Spaniel who loves spending time with his people. He is so cheerful that his tail wags nonstop and he has a permanent smile on his face. Harry enjoys being petted and loves to have his ears scratched. He loves to be gently brushed and follow his people. He enjoys patrolling and sniffing the backyard. Even better is going on walks — Harry loves them and is good on his leash, never pulling and always by your side.
Mork is an adorable terrier blend, estimated to be about 4 years old. He is named after the wonderful Robin Williams character but he’s not from Ork (as far as we know). He found his way to Gilbert from the Yuma Humane Society where he was brought in as a stray.
Nala, a 1-year-old Retriever, Labrador/Chinese Shar-Pei, has lots to learn and wants a family to help her with everything and teach her how to live in a new home. Her old house burned down and her family couldn’t keep her. Nala was so happy to be saved, but now it’s time for a new loving family.