Posts Tagged: dogs
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Reasons To Get A Dog

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, [...]

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We Salute Hero Cat

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]

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Olympic Programming Break: Dogs

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.

Sage [...]

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All the Cool Dogs Have iPads Now

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 [...]

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The Best Time I Lived With 100 Sled Dogs in Alaska and Learned How to Be Alone

May 26, 1994: “It’s only been two days [since I arrived]… and I am in charge of Lot A dogs. Susan had to go into town for a few days so she showed me how to do everything and now I am here by myself.”

Twenty years ago this summer I was living just south of the Arctic Circle, taking care of more than 100 sled dogs. Their care was relatively simple. It was summer, so the dogs were off-season and mostly just jumping around on their six-foot chain leads, sometimes breaking loose and getting into fights or running off into the woods. My job was to feed them, [...]

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Britain's First Clone Puppy Is 10-Day-Old Dachshund Named "Mini Winnie"

When a South Korean tech firm organized a cloning competition for elderly pets:

Miss Smith, a caterer, [] read about the cloning competition and entered her 12-year-old dachshund, sending in videos of her pet. She said: 'My sausage dog is very special but she is 12 and not going to be around for ever.'

Winnie made it onto a shortlist of three, and after she won, a sample of her skin tissue was removed, and sent to South Korea in liquid nitrogen.  There, the cells were put into eggs provided by a bitch of the same breed, before a spark of electricity fused the two. The embryo was then put into [...]

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Lucy's Conquests

My dog is a Gabor sister, trapped in the body of a pit bull terrier blend. She has never seen a man she did not want to meet, or met a man she could not charm. The heart of a charming courtesan beats within her broad black and white chest. She has the tennis and racket ball collection to prove it.

During walks near the public courts, Lucy is not above grinning and wiggling for “an old ball I was going to throw away, really. She can have it. Who’s a pretty girl? Does this pretty girl want a tennis ball? Oooo, she does!” I stand around smiling, feeling de [...]

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Interview With My Dad, Whose Parenting Guru Was Marshall McLuhan

My dad was born on Christmas and is named Noel. 

Happy early Father’s Day. What are you going to do to celebrate?

Mom and your brother have to tell me what they want to do. I’m not going to plan my own Father’s Day! I have kept my schedule open. Ideally you would be here and we would all be playing golf.

I’ve done my part to kill that dream for you. You going to play on Sunday?

Maybe Martin and I could, and Mom…

Never going to happen.

Maybe sometime in the future!

Do you think Father’s Day is stupid or do you like it?

I think it’s a [...]

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Dogs I Saw This Week, Rated

A scruffy gray mutt tied to a parking meter. V. old, had to lie down by scooting paws forward in several stages. ★★★★★

A friendly pit bull begging for food outside the local teen boba-tea hangout. Apparently v. fond of tapioca balls. ★★★★★

A golden retriever going jogging with its owner. Seemed v. enthusiastic and smiley about going jogging with its owner. ★★★★★

A boxer puppy tied to the leg of a table on a restaurant patio, begging for food. Looked v. soft and floppy. ★★★★★

A pit bull with a homeless owner on a bus going down Haight Street. V. well-behaved even though [...]

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Today is National Dog Day

This is a truly unnecessary holiday, as every day is dog day. However, here are some great canine things:

• Vintage photos of dogs at Mental Floss

• A slideshow of Presidential dogs at TIME

• The classic Shiba Inu puppy cam

• The canonical video of a suit-wearing dog enthusiastically eating peanut butter

• A Fast Company typology of the doglike qualities you might find in your office

• A Buzzfeed list of the "Top 25 Corgi Hybrids"

• And a podcast hosted by Colum McCann, in which Isaiah Sheffer [...]