I am mostly taking this week off from the blog as I am working on a book (!) about beagles (!!) which hopefully will be finished in 2022 (or one of those other years). Please feel welcome to post anything animal related in the comments including links, questions, observations, etc. Or just enjoy the blessed … Continue reading A Little Announcement
Cockatoo and Pomegranate at Night by Ohara Koson (1877 - 1945) Gorgeous painting by Maud Earl from the book The Power of the Dog by Arthur Croxton Smith, 1910 or 1911 Illustration by Alex Ries from a project called Imaginary Ornithology A Stag with its Pack by Carl Henrik Bøgh (1827 - 1893) From the … Continue reading Animals in Art: White/Christmas
(Image: Boston Daily Globe) On page five of the Boston Daily Globe's June 4, 1886 edition is an article entitled "A Canine Charity" which I happened upon recently. By the end of it, I'd found a new hero. The Ellen M. Gifford Sheltering Home for Animals was built in 1884 on one and one quarter … Continue reading Ellen M. Gifford, I Like Your Style
Ad appearing in Forest and Stream, January 1920 Portion of an ad appearing in Forest and Stream, December 1920 Spratt's dog food ad including a calendar showing June 1908 Ad appearing in Forest and Stream, June 1920 Ad for canned dog food Ad appearing in the backpages of the book Horse and Hound by Roger … Continue reading Vintage Print Ads Featuring Dogs
Tree trunk inspector, on duty.
Yin & Yang by Olga Krimon, 2016 Violin Practice by John Lechner, 2018 Photo from the book The Sporting Dog by Joseph Alexander Graham, 1904 Photo from the book The Human Side of Animals by Royal Dixon, 1918 Illustration by Bettina Baldassari From the book Water-animals by Ella Rodman Church, 1890 Les Dames Goldsmith au … Continue reading Animals in Art: Human-Animal Bond
(Stock image via Pexels) A study published this month finds most purebred dogs are highly inbred and unhealthy as a result: [G]enetic analysis of 227 breeds found an average inbreeding rate of 25%. That's the equivalent of sharing the same genetic material with a full sibling.[...]"Data from other species, combined with strong breed predispositions to … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
Lordy I hope everyone here loves looking at Finn pictures as much as I do.
(Stock image via Pexels) In my inbox this morning, a press release promoting a holiday adoption drive in which the shelter in Charlotte, North Carolina is participating: Bissell Pet Foundation is bringing hope to homeless pets across the country this holiday season with its “Empty the Shelters – Holiday Hope” event, December 6 - 20, 2021. … Continue reading Adopting a Shelter Pet during the Holidays
(Stock image via Pexels) From a story on WOWKTV.com: Shelters across the country are seeing an increase in pet drop-offs and lost strays. Some shelter workers say people appear to no longer need their “emotional support animal” they acquired during the early months of the pandemic. What a crummy thing to say. It conjures an … Continue reading This Tired Trope