Sometimes I don't have any new pictures that I haven't already shared on the blog or Twitter so I look through my camera roll and hope the ones I pick aren't repeats. With that...
This post has a good ending, I promise. Stock photo via Pexels Rich, white European and American men of the late 19th century had the controlling interest in purebred dogs. They were overwhelmingly the owners, breeders, judges and breed standard creators of purebred dogs and tragically, many were racists. Racial slurs were commonly used to … Continue reading Miscegenation and 19th Century Dog Breeders
A selection of wood engravings from the book Anecdotes of Dogs by Edward Jesse · 1858 (originally published 1846): Engraver: E. Landells, Painter: C. D. Radcliffe Engraver: E. Landells, Painter: C. D. Radcliffe Engraver: Pearson, Painter: Stewart Engraver: W. Branston, Painter: W. Harvey Engraver: Pearson, Painter: Carrendale The above are all reasonable likenesses of the types of … Continue reading Vintage Book: Anecdotes of Dogs
It's been years since we've gotten snow. For Finn and Willa, this is their first snow. Newt enjoys it in small doses. Finn still follows his nose, with the occasional break for a bite of snow.
Stock image via Pexels A post on the Best Friends website addresses the issue of adopting out intact shelter pets and cites diminished access to veterinary services nationwide. The basic idea being that pets waiting to get neutered are better off in their new homes rather than a shelter. Best Friends is fully supportive of … Continue reading Adopting Intact Shelter Pets
I can't recall ever hearing of a breed called the Owtchar, as described in the article below, but a quick online search turned up a page for Owtscharka, describing it as a collective term for several breeds of livestock dogs. This short breed profile appeared in the May 23, 1891 edition of The Fanciers' Journal: … Continue reading Livestock Dogs Outside the U.S. in the 1890s
Would a dog rather live in a deli or a bar? On May 16, 1891, The Fanciers' Journal printed this story which I thought worth sharing:
Untitled piece by Don Kenn, 2010 Illustration by Tyra Kleen, 1907 Illustration from the book Marvels of Animal Life by Charles Frederick Holder, 1885 Fish Devouring Shell Food by John Hamilton Mortimer (1740 - 1779) Ruggiero Fights the Sea Monster that Threatens Angelica by Gustave Doré (1832–1883) Sketch from the cover of the English paper … Continue reading Animals in Art: Sea Monsters II
The only known calving area for the North Atlantic right whale is the coastal waters of the southeastern U. S. They travel south every fall from the waters off the New England states and Canada. Researchers closely monitor the mother and calf pairs and so far this season have identified eleven new calves, including this … Continue reading Extinction Watch: North Atlantic Right Whales