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Monday, March 1, 2021

Lady Gaga's dogs stolen and she offers reward of Rs.3.63 Cr (approx) for finding out !!

Sure have heard of or have used the idiom ‘It's a dog's life’ ~ something you say which means that life is hard and unpleasant.  Dogs often are related to hard times often uncared for. There is another phrase associated with dog – ‘dog’s day’…. that  refers to the sultry days of summer . …  


On Sunday (August 30, 2020), Prime Minister  Shri Narendra Modiji’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ address was music to the ears of most animal lovers, activists and rescuers across the country. As the PM spoke about the beauty and resilience of Indian dogs, and the induction of several indigenous breeds into the Armed Forces, it was a shot in the arm of efforts to eradicate a general tendency of viewing native breeds as inferior to their foreign counterparts.

Centuries ago, native dogs were not relegated to the back benches of the breed hierarchy as they have been in India today. They were constant companions of kings, queens and aristocrats as adept hunters and symbols of stature. Their attachment to humans has even been documented in ancient cave paintings.  Besides Chippiparai dogs that could run   run very fast and jump upto 10 feet at one go with ease, there are other breeds :  Kombai, Kanni and Rajapalayam— fearless and loyal to their masters, experts said. Mentioning about Indian dog breeds, the prime minister said they cost less to raise and are better adapted to the Indian environment and surroundings, adding that the security agencies had also been inducting these dogs. "


Away, the  French Bulldog (bouledogue français) is a breed of domestic dog, bred to be companion dogs. The breed is the result of a cross between Toy Bulldogs imported from England, and local ratters in Paris, France, in the 1800s. They are stocky, compact dogs with a friendly, mild-mannered temperament.  In 2019, they were the second-most popular registered dog in the United Kingdom,  and the fourth-most popular AKC-registered dog breed in the United States. The modern French Bulldog breed descends directly from the dogs of the Molossians, an ancient Greek tribe.  

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta  (wonder who !!)  better known as Lady Gaga, is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is known for her image reinventions and musical versatility.  She studied at Collaborative Arts Project 21, through New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, before dropping out to pursue a career in music. After Def Jam Recordings canceled her contract, she worked as a songwriter for Sony/ATV Music Publishing, where she signed a joint deal with Interscope Records and Akon's label, KonLive Distribution, in 2007. Gaga rose to prominence the following year with her debut studio album, The Fame, and its chart-topping singles "Just Dance" and "Poker Face".  Gaga's five succeeding studio albums all debuted atop the US Billboard 200. Her second full-length album, Born This Way (2011), explored electronic rock and techno-pop and sold more than one million copies in its first week. Its title track became the fastest-selling song on the iTunes Store, with over one million downloads in less than one week.  

This is no post on Lady Gaga or on her musical skills but on her dog .. .. .. Lady Gaga's dog walker was shot in the chest four times by two men who stole two of the star's three French bulldogs in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.  Ryan Fischer, 30, was reportedly ambushed by the assailants outside of his home on Sierra Bonita Avenue as he walked Gaga's beloved dogs Koji, Miss Asia, and Gustav just before 10pm yesterday.  Two of the dogs, Koji and Gustav, were stolen. Miss Asia, meanwhile, managed to get away.

Police were called to reports of shots fired and arrived to find Fischer seriously hurt, but conscious and communicative. He was taken to a nearby hospital and is now said to be 'recovering well'.  Video from the scene captured by KABC showed Fischer laying on the sidewalk and clinging to Miss Asia as first responders attended to him. It's currently unclear whether the thieves knew the dogs belonged to Gaga. However, French bulldogs are in high demand and sell for anywhere between $1,500-$3,000. Those with pedigree lineage can also go for as much as $10,000.  Gaga, 34, is said to be distraught over the incident. She is offering a $500,000 [Rs.3.63 crores apprx] reward for the return of Koji and Gustav 'no questions asked', TMZ reported.    In a statement to, the LAPD confirmed the shooting, but said it was too early to know 'if it was a robbery'.   

Fischer, who runs a company called Valley Of The Dogs, had been watching Gaga's bulldogs while she's away filming a new Ridley Scott movie in Rome, Italy. Officers were seen prizing Miss Asia from his arms as they rendered him aid on Wednesday night. The pooch was then swaddled up in a blanket and taken to the LAPD's Hollywood headquarters. One of Gaga's bodyguards collected him from the station shortly afterwards.  The suspects are believed to be two black males, who were reportedly both wearing baseball caps.   They fled the scene northbound on Sierra Bonita Avenue in a white vehicle - a BMW or possibly a Nissan - and remain at large, police said.  

She is currently filming in the Italian city for Ridley Scott's new movie Gucci, in which she stars Maurizio Gucci's ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani. Debuting new brunette locks, the Bad Romance hitmaker was spotted walking into her hotel, glad in a glamorous animal print kaftan and a black studded face mask. 

With regards – S. Sampathkumar

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