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“A Woman with a Dog and Bird” – James McNeill Whistler

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    • Karen F

       /  June 13, 2015

      The fox’s expression! Lucky, lucky fox, though, to pick people with such kindness and incredible sangfroid.

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      • db

         /  June 14, 2015

        My thought, too. Blessings to those folks who helped her instead of just killing her. She’s a pretty little thing and I hope she is able to be treated and released. Wild animals don’t have such an easy time of it.

    • KateH

       /  June 15, 2015

      I’m amazed their greyhound didn’t catch it – that really is a lucky fox!

      Also, I love the illustration you put up, by J.M. Whistler. As a greyhound person, I always like to know about images of them in art, and that one is quite nice. My first greyhound actually snatched a fledgling that fluttered right in front of him as we passed a railing next to a marshy pond. It was as if the dog was startled, meant to bark, and when he opened his mouth, the bird just about flew right in! It was spit out immediately, but it was too late.

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  1. anne davis

     /  June 14, 2015

    Shelter Puts Dogs In A Photo Booth To Get Them Adopted, And The Results Are All That!

    http://upshout.com/shelter-dogs-in-photobooth/

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    • Whoa, that attachment is not working for me.

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    • KateH

       /  June 15, 2015

      Not animal related, but after you check out the absolutely adorable photobooth pics, if you click on the link about the man who bought all the undeveloped photo negatives, you can learn about an amazing photographer – I’m going to hunt down a copy of the documentary about Vivian Maier. Such an interesting story. Thanks Anne, for sharing that link, because I got two cool things out of it!

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      • I watched part of that Vivian Maier doc but had to turn it off when they were interviewing her former charges. As a nanny, she allegedly abused at least some of the children in her care and they talk about it in the film. She also took one of the kids to a slaughterhouse as I recall.

      • KateH

         /  June 16, 2015

        Oh, that is depressing – here I thought it would be super interesting, and now it sounds yucky.

      • I saw the whole documentary in the theater and it was well worth seeing. A fascinating story. In addition to mistreating some of the kids in her care, she was also a hoarder–of inanimate objects, mostly old newspapers. She had an apartment over the home office of the father of some of her charges, and had filled her apartment with so many old newspapers that his office ceiling began to mysteriously sag (it was mysterious because she kept her apartment locked at all times, so they did not know about the old newspapers). She was an enormously talented street photographer–as good as anyone on the staff of Life magazine at the time, and I wondered why she didn’t pursue photography as her career until I saw the film. A very, very strange person…

  2. Photos from NY Philharmonic outdoor concerts over the past 50 years. One from the 1990s includes some fancy hounds:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/14/arts/music/celebrating-50-years-of-new-york-philharmonic-outdoor-concerts.html

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  3. Arlene

     /  June 15, 2015

    I’m amazed that the question is even asked! Animal shelters do not put any warm and fuzzy pictures in my mind……the following tells why.

    http://www.examiner.com/article/animal-shelters-safe-havens-or-slaughterhouses

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    • db

       /  June 15, 2015

      Examiner has an article about a 14 year old girl dropped off at Miami Dade. Please share so Dessie gets out alive.

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      • db

         /  June 15, 2015


        Here’s the link.

      • Clarice

         /  June 16, 2015

        Dessie has been rescued.

      • db

         /  June 16, 2015

        I saw that but there is more to the story. A woman who wanted to adopt her was there first thing when they opened and were told there was a rescue hold on her. To the best of my knowledge, the rescue took her and if the woman still wants her she can go through them, and if approved, will pay $250 to get her. Too bad the rescue didn’t let the woman take her and pull another senior. The rescue is begging for foster homes on their page AND now this sweet old dog will have 2 more adjustments to make once she is adopted. Just could have been handled better, in my opinion. Glad Dessie is out and safe, though.

  4. Savannah GA is considering a mandatory spay/neuter law. I’ve been unable to find a copy of the proposed law. But I did find an article stating that the local Humane Society is against it because theres a lack of low cost neuter options and they believe that such a law will increase their intake rates.

    http://www.wjcl.com/news/local-news/city-proposes-total-spay-neuter-policy-on-dogs-and-cats/17792000/story#.VXrbNhJze4Y.facebook

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  5. Has Savannah actually allowed the public to adopt pets yet? A couple of years ago a dog named Barkley exposed some pretty shady practices going on. Including the fact animals could only be pulled by a rescue, and all money paid went to said rescue.

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  6. PETA allegedly has a couple of Chihuahuas up for adoption, which may be news, but is more likely to be pre-emptive B.S.: https://www.facebook.com/official.peta/photos/a.55746449585.62921.5647744585/10153402771494586/?type=1&theater

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  7. Eucritta

     /  June 17, 2015

    A troop of Girl Scouts attending a Control Oversight Commission meeting at the Cecil Co., Maryland ACC to protest conditions there are taunted with racist insults:
    http://www.rawstory.com/2015/06/adults-taunt-girl-scouts-with-racist-insults-for-speaking-out-against-animal-abuse-at-maryland-public-meeting/

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    • vida

       /  June 17, 2015

      Eucritta beat me to the post, I’d come here to share that.Disgraceful treatment of young people.

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  8. If you enjoy The Onion’s style of humor, you might like this:
    http://www.theonion.com/graphic/pet-adoption-tips-37399

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