It’s the end of an era with the sad news today of the passing of Grumpy Cat, the OG of social media/Internet celebrity superstars, who reportedly raked in untold millions in endorsements and appearance fees (and whose real given pet name was actually “Tardar Sauce”).
Although she always had that notoriously miserable expression pasted on her face, this famously frowning feline spreads tons of good cheer wherever she was seen online — or up close and personal. Thanks for the meme-ries, Grumpy Cat! (SFGate)
Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods break down the cognitive attraction between readers and dog books in their ‘mind-blowing’ New York Times essay, Why Are There So Many Dog Books? (NYT)
DisneyPixar has come out with another adorable 10-minute animation film as part of their #PixarSparkShorts series…Kitbull!
Here comes another cute, kid-friendly dog movie from W. Bruce Cameron, the author of A Dog’s Purpose and A Dog’s Journey…
So, you wanna turn your beloved pooch into an Instagram influencer? Well, don’t quit your day job, according to Brian X. Chen in his revealing NYT piece, I Tried to Make My Dog an Instagram Celebrity. I Failed.
While it may not be in the running for this year’s Oscars, you can bet this new dogu-series (ahem, sorry), DOGS, will be sure to gain some traction with Netflix viewers.
If you wanna see 1,000 Corgis storming the beach this weekend, then this is the place…Corgi Con! (Sorry, all other breeds — you’ll have to bribe the lifeguards to sneak in!)
In these wild and crazy times of fake news and over-the-top hyperbole, it’s refreshing — and maybe a little insane — to see two young people put their lives on the line for a loose dog in the city, as you will see in this thrilling NYPost story, Dog Leads Cyclists on Dramatic Chase Through the Streets of New York.
“In the future, your dog will tell you how to survive.”
Harlan Ellison, the strikingly original — and some might add bizarre, combative, and controversial — sci-fi writer whose credits included Star Trek and many more dozens of TV shows and screenplays, died yesterday at the age of 84.
With his extremely provocative Stephen King meets Disney-style, Ellison was also one of the early innovators of the “talking dog” movie, as seen below in the 1975 apocalyptic cult classic, A Boy and His Dog, which starred a young Don Johnson.
Learn “What It Means to Be Loved By A Dog”, a nice piece from Margaret Renkl in The New York Times. (As if you didn’t know already — haha!)
Who says fairytales don’t exist — even for rescue dogs? Wait ’til you read the heartwarming story about a Beagle named Guy who went from being on death’s doorstep in a Kentucky shelter to riding alongside the Queen of England for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding last week! (People)
Yes, Wes Anderson’s new comedy, Isles of Dogs, had a special screening for dogs and their humans. Milk Duds not included (hopefully)! (NYT)
“The Pain of Loving Old Dogs”, Margaret Renkl’s beautiful column in The New York Times today, will not only touch your heart and soul — but also reminds you of what a gift it is to have a dog in the first place! (NYT)
Sigrid Nunez’s new novel, The Friend (Riverhead), wryly and thoughtfully details how a woman copes with the loss of a dear friend — when she inherits her late friend’s dog, a gigantic Great Dane named Apollo.
Surely there will be a lot of laughs — and tears — in this one! (Amazon)
The Montgomery family recently lost their beloved family dog — and boy does she (and her neighbors) have a wild tale to tell! (NYT)