Bodhi, of the Tumblr Menswear Dog fame, is a perfect dog. Fast Company has an interview with his owners, and it's an article as ripe for a 'Reasons To Get A Dog' list as I've ever seen.
Reason 1: Dogs are always dogs, even when they're models, which is great, because dogs are perfect.
“We went to Stetson’s New York headquarters, and they had John B. Stetson’s vintage rug on the floor…” says Kim. “It was this really beautiful old oriental rug,” Fung adds, “and as soon as we go in, he starts drizzling. I was like, ‘This is the most unprofessional thing ever.’” To Bodhi, though, [...]
It would be irresponsible to not acknowledge the heroic catwork of Hero Cat, a hero of a cat from Bakersfield, Calif., who saved a child from an attacking dog recently. We salute you, Hero Cat. [KRON 4 News]
Here is a link you can click on to watch, at this very moment, 13 separate live video feeds from the 2014 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The Best In Show judging is tonight.
Also, some tips on "Finding A Dog To Match Your Lifestyle," courtesy WKC:
Don't get a dog on impulse. Don't get a dog to be trendy. Trends come and go, but your dog will be with you for a long time. The stars of "101 Dalmatians" and "Frasier" and "Beethoven" are wonderful dogs, but they aren't for everyone and they may not be the right dog for you or your family.
Dog trainer Anna Jane Grossman began providing private iPad lessons to dogs last year. About 25 of her clients have signed up, and she is planning a 90-minute iPad clinic for dogs later this month, where they will learn to nose the screen to activate apps.
"People always say, 'Oh, can you have my dog do my online banking?' " Ms. Grossman says. In reality, dogs don't "necessarily do very useful things on the iPad," she adds. "But I don't necessarily do very useful things on the iPad either."
Ms. Grossman is part of a nascent but growing group touting the use of apps for pets. They say the apps [...]