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Creatures called Elvis

  • Elvis Set To Star At Flemington [racecourse]
    (Virtual Form Guide / AAP, December 30, 2007)
    "Elvis" is on his third Melbourne tour and there are encouraging signs that he will be the star of the show at Flemington on New Year's Day. Better known as Colonel Parker, the brown gelding looks the part with his white face and three white socks and will contest the Group Three Standish Hcp (1200m) after a tantalising performance in the Listed Christmas Stakes at Caulfield on Boxing Day.

    Tasmanian trainer Bill Ryan said Colonel Parker was nicknamed Elvis from the time he was a foal frolicking around in his paddock. "He is a very pretty horse and was a little showman from day one," Ryan said. "We tried to get the name Elvis for him but we couldn't so we got Colonel Parker who was Elvis Presley's manager." History shows Colonel Parker controlled the rights to the Presley's fortune in movies and merchandising products. "They tell me Colonel Parker got all the money so it could be a fitting name," Ryan said. ...

  • Names sought for Elvis offspring
    (, January 31, 2007)
    A marine visitor attraction on Tyneside is asking the public to come up with names for a quartet of baby otters. The four are the offspring of a pair of Asian short-claw otters named Elvis and Priscilla, residing at Blue Reef Aquarium in Tynemouth. They were born more than a year ago, but keepers have only recently been able to determine that they are males. Visitors are now being asked to come up with appropriate names, not necessarily on an Presley theme. Suggestions can be sent in on a post-card or posted into a box at the aquarium until after the half term holiday.

    Anna Etchells, from Blue Reef, said: "The otters' dad is called Elvis and their mum is named Priscilla so there is something of a Presley theme at the moment. "However we've decided that we don't necessarily have to carry that on and we'll pick names that we feel best fit their temperaments. Having looked through a list of all of Elvis' most famous hits we've also discovered that most of his songs are, unsurprisingly, about girls, and names like Mona Lisa, Maybellene and Long Tall Sally don't quite fit the bill." ...

  • Her lengthy to-do list narrows to one simple item: Help others
    (Star-Ledger, January 18, 2007)
    Not satisfied with simply pointing out Elvis, her lion-headed rabbit, Trish Nering falls to her knees, crawls under the kitchen table of her Fan wood home, retrieves the whimper ing creature, displays it and provides a lecture on what looks like a hairy hamster on steroids. Ending with, "I like bunnies, I had 22 of them when I was a kid, but this one is not named for Elvis Presley. I just knew two people named Elvis and I liked them."

  • Elvis Sighting
    (Cumberland Times, July 24 2006)
    Potomac Falconers Association member Floyd Presley signals to his bird Elvis Presley, a Harris Hawk, to land on his hand at the Rocky Gap State Park campground during the association's birds of prey event held on Saturday afternoon.

  • In brief: Missing: Elvis and Priscilla (2nd item)
    (Observer, March 19 2006)
    A pair of rare and endangered cockatoos nicknamed Elvis and Priscilla have been stolen from their nature reserve home, police said yesterday. Keepers at the Birmingham Nature Centre discovered the two endangered cacatua sulphurea birds, worth ú3,500, missing from their home early yesterday morning.

  • Ain't nothing but a husky dog
    (, January 19 2006)
    A Siberian husky named Elvis dresses upálike his namesake prior to this year's 23rd Aviemore Sled Dog Rally. Elvis was retrieved from a rescue home by owner Dawn Peat. ...

    Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA

  • Miniature horse used in rehab therapy
    (South Florida Sun-Sentinel / KRT Wire, January 18 2006)
    He strolled the hospital corridor Tuesday afternoon, shoes clicking on the linoleum floor. As he walked toward the rehabilitation unit, patients did a double take and reached down to stroke his back. Elvis was just doing his job.

    The 32-inch tall American Miniature horse makes monthly rounds at Florida's North Broward Medical Center as part of an equestrian therapy program called Let's Peace it Together, Inc. Founder Donna Jellis brings tiny steeds to several South Florida hospitals for hour-long visits, including Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood, Connors Nursery in West Palm Beach and Broward General Medical Center. The patients respond. "They get so excited," said Jellis. "It's a unique thing to see a horse in the hospital. It takes their mind off whatever pain they're going through. There's something healing about it. It's amazing."

    Elvis followed Jellis down the hallway and onto the elevator. "He's used to being in the hospital," said Jellis as the elevator doors slid shut. She has taken horses to hospitals for the past five years. When Gail Rockwell saw Elvis enter the physical therapy room, tears welled in her eyes. Rockwell, who wore a neck and back brace, nuzzled Elvis' bristly black mane and kissed his forehead. Rockwell, of Coral Springs, was admitted to the hospital in December after a car accident. Since then, she's slowly recuperating, struggling to walk again in regular therapy sessions. Meeting Elvis reminded Rockwell of her two cats, Teaser and Stirling, waiting for her at home. ...

  • Event raises awareness, funds for storms' four-legged evacuees
    By Samuel R. Irwin
    (The, October 22 2005)
    Renee Smith and her dog, Queenie, dress as hula girls Saturday and tie for first place in the dog costume contest at the Canine Fall Festival in Walker. Smith and Queenie, of Arabi, were displaced by the hurricane and are currently living in Denham Springs. The bride, Mr. Matt Dillon, wore white and married the nattily attired Elvis Presley. After impatiently posing for pictures, the newlyweds threw off the white veil and crown and cape ensembles and happily played fetch with the wedding attendees. It's not as crazy as it seems because Mr. Matt Dillon and Elvis Presley are both black Labrador retrievers and the Saturday mock nuptials were part of the Continental Kennel Club's Fall Festival.

    The dogs' owner, Terry Senez, dressed her animals in the outlandish costumes to focus attention on the thousands of dogs and other pets still separated from their owners in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Continental Kennel Club president Mike Roy said the organization sponsored the dress-up contest in hopes of pairing foster-owners with 20 orphaned dogs housed at the club's Rainbow Lane kennel.

  • Duke dethroned, Elvis rules, Byers crowned (Subscription needed)
    (Shepparton News, August 30, 2005)
    ... During his debut season at stud, `Elvis' will serve more than 150 mares at $38 500 each.

  • Electric Elvis
    (DeHavilland Information Services, August 24, 2005)
    A 16-year-old boy has found a novel way to make his pet pay for itself as part of his science GCSE project. Peter Ash has attached a generator to his hamster's exercise wheel that recharges his mobile phone battery. As Elvis, the 18-month-old hamster, does the legwork, Peter can charge his phone in an economically and environmentally friendly way. ...

  • Elvis the robot cat
    (Gadget Spy, August 19, 2005)
    Elvis the cat was involved in a tragic accident with a truck and lost the use of its rear legs, so Carlo Bertocchini developed a 'robot platform' to give it back mobility. The hard part was apparently teaching the cat to use the 2 button control, but the feline now has the hang of it ...

  • Vote 1 for Elvis. Vote Elvstroem (the horse known as Elvis) to be the Peoples KING!

  • Since my kitty left me ...
    (Wanganui Chronicle, July 25, 2005)
    Wanganui woman Virginia Clotworthy is thanking her lucky stars today after the return of her cat named for a king. Mrs Clotworthy appealed for the return of Elvis through the Chronicle last week after her granddaughter spotted a man on a mountain bike scoop the cat up and carry her off last Thursday morning. The 18-year old Elvis is a much-loved member of the extended Clotworthy family and very precious to Mrs Clotworthy who feared for her safety, especially as the cat would be without the warmth of the household heater at night. Added to the distress was the fact Mrs Clotworthy had recently lost her dog Boy.

    But then on the weekend a man knocked on the Clotworthy's door and lo and behold, in his arms was Elvis! The man was apologetic and explained he had mistaken the cat for sick because of her stiff, old aged walk and had taken Elvis home with the intention of helping her. Mrs Clotworthy said she was very relieved and Elvis was treated to a special home coming dinner of chicken. "And all she wanted was her heater," she said. While Mrs Clotworthy was pleased to see her companion, she said Elvis's love of the heater had resulted in a huge power bill last month. When the Chronicle called old Elvis was very relaxed and none the worse for wear as result of her brief disappearance.

  • Elvis wants back in the building
    By Eileen Mitchell
    (San Francisco Chronicle, June 18, 2005)
    We've all heard of counterfeit Gucci handbags and knock-off Rolex watches. Is there such a thing as a fake greyhound dog? I'm beginning to wonder, because Elvis, my sweet and loving greyhound, that fast and glorious 45 mph bolt of lightening, is in fact, one lazy dog. If Elvis represented an accurate depiction of the greyhound, a certain bus company would have achieved more success with a slug as its logo. Because, as far as Elvis is concerned, walks are nothing more than an intrusion into his naptime, something he must endure to humor his human. ...

  • Bookmakers expect Elvis to go missing
    By Adrian Dunn
    (Herald Sun, June 13, 2005)
    BRITISH bookmakers rate Elvstroem a roughie for this week's Prince Of Wales's Stakes at York, England. Elvstroem is generally posted as a $13 or $15 chance with British betting shops in a Royal Ascot race dominated by Azamour and Ouija Board. The John Oxx-trained Azamour, a winner of the Irish Champion Stakes in September, is $3 favourite for the 2088m Group 1 race, to be run at 12.45am on Thursday. ...

  • Pet Of The Week: Elvis Wants To Leave The Building
    By Nikole Kaldestad
    (Oregon Humane Society, June 10, 2005)
    Elvis, no. 31814, is a 10-month-old kitten looking to leave the building (meaning, find a home of his own). Elvis is an extremely easygoing fellow who needs someone to keep him company. He likes to play and has been exposed to dogs and cats in the past. Please visit with Elvis and see if he is the lover you have been looking for.. ...

  • Elvis and Armee falter
    By Tim Habel, Hong Kong
    (Herald Sun, April 25, 2005)
    AUSTRALIAN stars Grand Armee and Elvstroem flopped spectacularly in yesterday's $2.3 million Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Sha Tin. Grand Armee, backed from $3.10 to $2.60 favouritism, finished 11th, beaten 7 3/4 lengths, and will be spelled. Elvstroem [nicknamed Elvis], the Dubai Duty Free winner, fared little better, running ninth and putting in doubt plans to race in Europe. Jockey Nash Rawiller said Elvstroem had not adapted to the right-hand way of racing. ...

  • Weight's a worry for Elvis
    By Adrian Dunn
    (Herald Sun, March 26, 2005)
    ELVSTROEM enters the scrap of his life under his best fighting weight, but trainer Tony Vasil has a greater concern. Vasil can't get a read on those who'll be trading blows with "Elvis" in the $2.5 million Dubai Duty Free (1777m) at Nad Al Sheba early tomorrow morning. ...

  • Kentucky Derby Trail: Rocky and Elvis and Other Headliners (3rd item)
    By Steve Haskin
    (, March 22, 2005)
    Elvis has left the building
    The big performance is over and "Elvis," as trainer Nick Zito likes to call Sun King, has left Tampa Bay Downs and the adoring fans who made him the 1-20 favorite in the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III). The race basically served two purposes: it gave the son of Charismatic his first stakes victory and moved him another step closer to what Zito hopes will be a peak performance on the first Saturday in May ...

  • Diva can only improve, Elvis cannot: Boss
    By Brendan Cormick
    (The Australian, March 11, 2005)
    SPECIALIST big race jockey Glen Boss is brimming with confidence about the prospects of Cups queen Makybe Diva inflicting an unprecedented weight-for-age defeat on Elvstroem in the $1 million Australian Cup (2000m) at Flemington tomorrow. Boss is adamant that Elvstroem, wound up to claim victory in his two starts this campaign, cannot make the same physical improvement that the Lee Freedman-trained mare can following their tussle in last month's St George Stakes at Caulfield. Makybe Diva failed by a half-head to gather in the same horse that pipped her in the Caulfield Cup. ...

  • Top dogs fetch attention at boat show
    (SUN HERALD, March 6, 2005)
    When it comes to boat shows, special attractions often steal a little of the thunder away from a variety of boats and marine electronics. With that in mind, the 36th Annual Biloxi Boat and RV Show at the Coliseum, through the first two days, has been one for the dogs. Literally. A top draw this year is the Fetch-n-Fish display that features three back labs and one yellow lab showcasing talents designed for training, obedience and diving into a tank full of water. They chase anything from a squeaky toy to a hot chili pepper. Welcome to the world of Ginger, Elvis, Pricilla and Shadow, a group of dogs who put on a show in and out of the water. ... "I always took Elvis on the road with me when I was fishing," Dog trainer and owner Jason Reynolds, a Checotah, Okla. native said. "On the road I also started a tank (demonstration) for extra income at various shows." With that in mind, Reynolds introduced his dogs into his fishing demonstration and has never looked back. ... Elvis, who is eight years old, will climb on top of the tank with Reynolds and fetch a toy hot chili pepper attached to a fishing pole. There are no hooks in the pepper but Elvis can reach 15 to 18 feet on his jumps, landing just behind the pepper before engulfing it. ...

  • Meet Elvis, Prissy, Dora, Tucker, Veda and Takita
    By Michelle Mank
    (Knox Village Soup, February 28, 2005)
    Do you like great big girl dogs? Are you by chance looking for a Lab or a Husky mix? Well, you are in luck! We have two delightful dogs that fit the bill! Takita and Veda are a magnificent mother and daughter team that are currently available for adoption. ... Not to forget our feline population, we have plenty of cats needing homes too! Elvis, Prissy, Dora, and Tucker are some of the many cats that are living here at the shelter. A handsome and hefty fellow, Elvis is an affectionate two-year old male. Prissy is a pretty long hair torti that can be a little feisty at times. ...

  • Hawkes joins Elvis fan club
    By Adam Hamilton
    (Herald Star, February 26, 2005)
    WAYNE Hawkes is a tough marker when it comes to declaring a horse a champion. At the height of Northerly's career, Hawkes went public with the declaration that the dual Cox Plate winner was not a champion. It's a view he changed before trainer Fred Kersley retired Northerly. That's why people stopped, listened and looked at each other when Hawkes waxed lyrical about Elvstroem [nicknamed Elvis] at yesterday's Blue Diamond media conference. "He is just a super horse and I really don't think he has got the recognition he deserves," Hawkes said. "He is . . . well, I think he is heading towards champion status." ...

  • Snake owner survives poisonous bite: Bitten owner doesn't blame snake
    By Mike Redelson
    (Marion Star / Gannett News Service, February 25, 2005)
    Phil Gallant has no grudge against Renee, the poisonous viper snake whose bite earlier this month put him on the brink of death and a helicopter ride to Cincinnati. In fact, Renee is pregnant and he anxiously awaits the arrival of her babies. "I spooked her -- that's why she bit me," said Gallant, 43, 1940 Brokensword Road, Bucyrus, and an employee of the City of Marion's service department.. "It's not her fault." ... Gallant's favorite snakes have names, including C.C. Deville, Elvis Presley and Stevie Nix. ...

  • Dogged effort to solve calculus problem pays off
    By Ron Seely
    (Star Tribune / Wisconsin State Journal, February 20, 2005)
    It's not every day you meet a dog with a business card. Or an honorary doctorate in math. Or a face that has stared from some of the world's most learned mathematical journals. But then, it's not every day you meet a dog like Elvis Bogart Wales, a Welsh Corgi who has achieved considerable fame in the mathematical world of calculus. ... A couple of years ago, during a lazy summer afternoon on a Lake Michigan beach, Pennings noticed that when he threw a ball into the water for Elvis to fetch, the dog would follow the same route to the ball almost every time. Curiously (or not so curiously, as it turned out), Elvis would not swim directly to the ball. Nor did he sprint down the beach to the point on shore closest to the ball and then jump in. Instead, he ran partway down the beach and then jumped in and swam at an angle toward the ball. Something started to dawn on Pennings. Elvis, over and over again, was naturally solving a common and very old calculus problem. He had figured out, almost before even raising a paw, the quickest route to the ball. ...

  • The 'wild' side of mating rituals
    By Mindy Pollack-Fusi
    (Boston Globe, February 14, 2005)
    Tallensi and Rendille do it exclusively with each other. Isadoro and PJ do it, too, but they're not monogamous. Ditto for Elvis and Priscilla, which probably comes as no surprise. ... Tallensi and Rendille are pottos ... Isadoro and PJ are ocelots. ... Elvis and Priscilla are warthogs, which do not stay loyal to one another. ...

  • Teachers in Broward school reward reading efforts by eating worms
    By Robert Nolin
    (Sun-Sentinel, January 29, 2005)
    A hall full of school kids learned a new recipe for brain food Friday: Words plus worms equals fun. To reward the 765 pupils at Hollywood Central Elementary School for reaching a milestone in a reading program, eight teachers partook of a Fear Factor spoof in which they cuddled with snakes and a tarantula and, much to the delight of their squealing charges, ate worms. ... Physical education coach Dustin Morris, garbed in the blue cape and red shorts of Million Minute Marathon Man, performed with his pet pythons Arnold and Conan, and pet tarantula Elvis. His co-stars were about 50 bait worms drenched in syrup. ...

  • Man Stabs 'Elvis' the Alligator to Death
    (Xposed mens Magazine, November, 2004)
    A 49-year-old man has been cited in the stabbing death of an alligator nicknamed "Elvis" by the residents of the golf club community the reptile called home. The five-foot alligator was found dying in October with a hunting knife lodged in its head. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission said Friday that Rick Allen Burns of Sarasota told them he killed the alligator in self-defense while fishing on the pond. . ... Residents at the golf course community had nicknamed the alligator "Elvis" when he first appeared about 18 months ago. Residents say the animal never hurt anyone or even ducks living nearby. ...

  • top dog: And the winner is...Elvis!
    (Pet portraits by Aimee, June, 2004)
    Congratulations to Elvis. He won the unqiue dog competition, "America's Top Dog", which aired earlier this year on the A&E channel. As a part of the Grand Prize, he and his owner Julie were awarded a custom pet portrait. ...

  • Baby Elvis joins the fun at indoor swap meet: Leopard cub accompanies owner to work
    (The View, March 6, 2002)
    The Mirage has white tigers on display. But Fantastic Indoor Swap Meet, 1717 S. Decatur Blvd., has a baby leopard cub named Elvis. Monica Riddell, who goes by the name Nikki, is his owner. Like many newborns, Elvis needs round-the-clock feeding, has to be burped after each meal and can't maintain his body temperature very well. So Riddell takes him to her animal foundation booth at the swap meet. ...

  • Elvis alive and well at zoo
    By Tina Allen
    (The View, June 23, 1999)
    The Southern Nevada Zoological-Botanical Park recently unveiled its latest habitat -- a new home for Elvis the alligator ... Elvis, a 14-year-old, 7-foot American alligator, was brought to the zoo in 1991 after being confiscated by the Nevada Division of Wildlife from a private citizen who retained him as an illegal pet. He was named after the alligator in the television show "Miami Vice." Alligators can live to be about 60 to 75 years old and grow to about 15 feet in length. Zoo curator Dara Hall said Elvis has grown 3 feet since he was brought to the zoo. He was released in his new home, which took 19 months to complete, about three weeks ago. "The first time he got out here, he just didn't know what to do with himself," Hall said. "He was swimming, probably one of his best swims. He loves to be submerged in the water. He has areas of sunlight he never knew existed before." Elvis thrives on a diet of mostly chicken, fish and rats ...

  • Wild and Exotic: Should Kids Own Exotic Pets?
    (Kids' Turn Central, undated)
    Have you always wanted an exotic animal for a pet? If you are serious about owning such a pet there are a lot of things you need to know and take into consideration before you bring one home.

    About 4 years ago my son became the proud owner of a Green Iguana, shown in the photos - he named him Elvis. At the time, we had no idea the amount of care, work and commitment it takes to successfully raise such an exotic pet. Elvis was a gift we were unprepared for, but over time, we have learned to take care of him - he has become a part of our family. ...

  • Pet Diabetes Presents Stories from Around the World! Of Owners and Their Pets with Diabetes Mellitus
    (Kids' Turn Central, undated)
    Elvis was adopted on October 10, 1998. He was rescued from the Lincoln County Missouri pound, where he was "Dead Dog Walking." ...

  • Elvis (pig)
    (Ching Farm and Rescue Sanctuary, undated)
    Have you always wanted an exotic animal for a pet? If you are serious about owning such a pet there are a lot of things you need to know and take into consideration before you bring one home.

    About 4 years ago my son became the proud owner of a Green Iguana, shown in the photos - he named him Elvis. At the time, we had no idea the amount of care, work and commitment it takes to successfully raise such an exotic pet. Elvis was a gift we were unprepared for, but over time, we have learned to take care of him - he has become a part of our family. ...

  • Animals available for adoption
    (Animals Deserve Better Inc, undated)
    German Shepherd Dog Mix
    Size: Large
    Age: Adult
    Sex: Male
    I.D: Help 1

    Sad story but it happens this dogs family is moving into an assisted living facility after sudden medical complications. They are selling their current house which has a fenced in yard. Obviously they can't take Elvis. We are trying so hard to find him a new home w/no luck. ...

  • King Croak
    (Parade of Frogs, undated)
    Elvis is alive and Hopping. Hand made ceramic elvis frog. He is ready to hop around the clock tonight. Limited edition. ...

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