All of you Brian Griffin/dog lovers can rest peacefully now that (SPOILER ALERT!) Family Guy‘s favorite — and most powerful dog — has returned to the show in last night’s very special Christmas episode! FG creator, Seth MacFarlane, finally addressed the surprising story arc on Twitter.(Time)
And for those of you not familiar with the high-profile dead dog story, you can catch up with the initial shock and bawl HERE.
Who shot JR? No, the mystery of this television decade will be ‘Who ran over Brian Griffin?
Last night, Seth MacFarlane and the Family Guy crew killed off modern TV’s most beloved, obnoxious talking dog, Brian Griffin — and here’s the loving tribute below. But beware: even cartoon dogs can make you cry!
Before Snoopy and Brian Griffin from Family Guy, there was a smartypants beagle named Mr. Peabody — (oh yeah, and Sherman, too) — who were featured on The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. Check out the cartoon’s upcoming feature film remake and the original cartoon below…
In case your volume of last year’s The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs is lonesome — then you can get it a companion with The Big New Yorker Book of Cats…just in time for the holidays! (Brainpickings)
Like its funny dog blog cousins, Texts From Dog and Dogshaming, what started out as a Tumblr blog has now become a book — Talking Animals in All Caps by Justin Valmassoi.
But beware: THESE VARMINTS ARE VERY OUTSPOKEN!
If you can’t take your dog to work, then maybe you could get crafty and create a paper clone of him/her…
Learn all about it with Paper Pups: 35 Dogs to Cut, Copy & Fold by Hiroshi Hayakawa! (Barkbox)
Hilary Knight, the famed illustrator of the Eloise books, has created the new poster for Broadway Barks 15, the annual star-studded adopt-a-thon hosted by co-founder, Bernadette Peters.
So if you’re near Times Square this weekend, the event takes place in Shubert Alley, where the bright lights of Broadway will be on the show dogs (and cats)! (DogTipper)
If you haven’t heard of Sam Simon, you know his work — as he was one of the original creators of The Simpsons TV show. But what you might not know is that he has spent millions of dollars on animal rights, as well as training service dogs for PTSD veterans through his Sam Simon Foundation. Not to mention, PETA even named their headquarters after him!
Last week, Simon was interviewed on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast where he talked about his love of animals, TV jobs, his highly-acclaimed check-writing ability — and, sadly, his recent diagnosis of terminal cancer. But he still hasn’t lost his sense of humor!
Here’s a 2007 clip from 60 Minutes…
If Benny Hill had dogs, they might play like this…(Dogspeed)
These adora-bull pics look like a children’s cartoon come to life. Meet Tasuku and his French Bulldog, Muu (courtesy of his mom, Aya Sakai, via Instagram).(Yahoo!)
Just in time for the holidays, The New Yorker is releasing the aptly-titled, The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs, which includes a bunch of witty ramblings from James Thurber, Roger Angell, and many others from the mag’s esteemed archives, along with a foreword by superstar contributor, Malcolm Gladwell (The Tipping Point).
I don’t know about you, but I think this dog texting thing is getting way out of control…(Text From My Dog)
Boo: The World’s Cutest Dog is back and even cuter with his follow-up book, Boo: Little Dog in the Big City (Chronicle Books).
And this time around we learn that Boo has landed a commercial spokespet deal with Virgin — and that his proud owner is a Facebook employee named Irene Ahn.
Maurice Sendak, the legendary childrens book author who passed away this week at 83, was famous for writing lotsa things about funny, furry varmints, including most notably, Where The Wild Things Are. However, Mr. Sendak he also wrote a charming gem of a dog book for kids called Higglety Pigglety Pop! Or There Must Be More To Life — so go check it out!