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.
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A Science-Fiction Writer and His Talking Dog
“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.
You Could Do Worse Than Being Loved By A Dog
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!)
A Cinderella Story for Rescue #Dogs
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)
Sneak Preview for #Dogs
Yes, Wes Anderson’s new comedy, Isles of Dogs, had a special screening for dogs and their humans. Milk Duds not included (hopefully)! (NYT)
Old #Dogs, No Tricks
“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)
Grief Is A Thing With…Fur? #dogs #novel
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)
Great Holy Ghost #Dogs Story!
The Montgomery family recently lost their beloved family dog — and boy does she (and her neighbors) have a wild tale to tell! (NYT)
Happy New Year to You and Your #Dogs
Treat yourself, dog lovers, and read this heartwarming end-of-the-year op-ed piece, Inside of A Dog, by Jennifer Finney Boylan, which beautifully describes the pain and glory of dog rescue! (NYT)
Rescue #Dogs the New Must-See TV!
The Dodo’s Facebook show, COMEBACK KIDS: ANIMAL EDITION, has become so popular online — over 130 million views — that there’s talk it may be moving to cable soon! (BI)
I Triple #Dogs Dare Ya!
In the spirit of A Christmas Story, here are three new-ish dog books that are guaranteed to warm your stockings this year –– Walking With Peety, Arthur: The Dog Who Crossed the Jungle to Find A Home, and Saving Sadie: How A Dog That No One Wanted Inspired the World…
Who Do You Love More: #Dogs or People?
I’m usually not a fan of these clickbait polls, but this new study cited on Business Insider seems to find most dog lovers have a serious bias towards their furrier friends. (BI)
“He was an aging rockstar.” #dogs
These New Books #LoveDogs
A couple new dog books featured in The New York Times today — Afterglow (by Eileen Myles) and Fetch: How A Bad Dog Brought Me Home (Nicole J. Georges) — showcase how these two female authors’ respective dogs not only made them better artists, but better people as well! (NYT)
New Wes Anderson trailer: ISLE OF #DOGS
Wes Anderson, the colorful director of The Royal Tenenbaums and The Grand Budapest Hotel, has made an epic stop-motion animated movie about dogs…