Time catches up to all of us –– even our loyal dog friends. And if you’ve ever had the privilege of growing older with a pet, you’ve seen there is beauty and dignity in aging, as Pete Thorne documents in his graceful new doggie photo book, Old Faithful: Dogs of A Certain Age.
Those aren’t wrinkles — they’re laugh lines! (Pete Thorne Photo)
Happy New Year! The stock market’s tanking and the El Niño storms are coming in 2016…but at least Laurie Anderson is getting the year off to a positive start — by putting on a free concert for dogs (and their owners) in Times Square tonight! She’s even supplying 350 wireless headsets so humans can enjoy listening to the low-frequency concert with their canine companions. (Rolling Stone)
There’s nothing that brings a smile more than watching different animal species getting along — so sit back and enjoy this YouTube celebrity squirrel hiding nuts inside a dog’s fur…just in time for Thanksgiving! (YouTube)
“Every love story is a ghost story.” – David Foster Wallace
Laurie Anderson, the well-known performance artist, uses DFW’s words and more in her new deeply personal film about love and loss, as she documents her difficult experiences with losing family members, spouses (Lou Reed), and, of course, her lovely Rat terrier, Lolabelle, in Heart of A Dog.
Ever wanted to experience a day in the life of a professional cat photographer? Well, now you can get all the hairball-y details in Mark Zemel’s adorable new short doc, The Purrtraitist! (The Atlantic)
Fresh off the VMAs, Miley Cyrus surprised her fans this week by dropping a new FREE album called Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz — which was inspired, I assume, by the loss of her pet dog, Floyd, last year. You can listen to the full album HERE!
After a quick preview, I found “The Floyd Song (Sunrise)”, “Karen Don’t Be Sad”, and “I Get So Scared” to be particularly heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. So twerk that! (photo: US Mag)
However, if you want to just stick with the old school “Wrecking Ball” Miley, then check out the new Seth Rogen trailer for The Night Before, which celebrates Christmas –– and her classic hit as well!
Sad news today in the celebrity dog world when word came that Uggie, the lovable Jack Russell terrier in the 2011 film, The Artist, was put to rest this past Friday. He will not only be remembered for his charming presence on the silver screen, but also his “infinite love for chicken and hot dogs”, one of his trainers said. (NY Daily News)
Even our little Chihuahua friends need a little R-and-R…
The Internet exploded with outrage yesterday (and rightfully so) over the truly disturbing circumstances surrounding the death of Cecil the Lion, who was killed on a ‘hunting trip’ by a Minnesota dentist outside a Zimbabwean national park.
Even late night funnyman, Jimmy Kimmel, got a little choked up retelling the awful tale — as well as throwing in a ‘small penis’ joke…
Taking a page from last year’s #IceBucketChallenge playbook, NFL star, Tyrann Mathieu (formerly nicknamed “Honey Badger”) has teamed up with PETA to demonstrate how dangerous it is to leave your family pooch in a hot car for just a few minutes during the dog days of summer…
More than just a clever spin on the classic Disney title, All Dogs Go to Kevin: Everything Three Dogs Taught Me (That I Didn’t Learn in Veterinary School) is Dr. Jessica Vogelsang’s new humorous, touching memoir that details the three
amigos dogs that have impacted her life before and after becoming a vet.
You can read an excerpt here on Medium!
I’m all about being open to experiencing new cultures — but this dog meat festival in China definitely crosses the line. Here’s the full story via The New York Times.
You think losing the family dog is tough? Well, even the loss of a pet robot dog has sent thousands of owners reeling when Sony stopped making replacement parts for its high-tech pooch, Aibo — as seen here in this New York Times piece, A Robotic Dog’s Mortality. Check out the touching video here!
War is hell…even for dogs, as we see in this upcoming Warner Bros. family flick, Max.
The amateur doggie photographer business is getting crowded — as Nikon has just unleashed a new strap-on camera harness to compete with GoPro’s Fetch design.
So, be prepared when all those dog’s eye view pics start cluttering up your Instagram feed! (Enterpreneur)