Just a single photo for today!
This was a photograph sent in by Jess!
Dogs are animals of integrity. We have much to learn from them.
Just a single photo for today!
This was a photograph sent in by Jess!
Another set of photographs that show sleeping dogs, courtesy Unsplash.
They are all so exquisite.
I am hoping there will be more sleeping dogs in a week’s time.
Today we have sleeping dogs, courtesy of Unsplash.
Another Sunday; another week!
A little different for today!
Our neighbour Dordie L. sent these across earlier in the month. Enjoy!
Thank you, Dordie!
Welcome everyone to the New Year!
All these photographs are glorious. of course, and the copyright stays with the individual photographers who submitted their shots to Unsplash. You may not copy them from here.
Finally, let me again wish all of you a Very Happy New Year and many more besides.
A Christmas theme.
Back to Unsplash.
Wishing everyone a very happy holiday and the very best for the New Year.
Dear good people, I am taking a small break from blogging and will be back with you on the 1st January, 2023; in other words in a week’s time.
Dogs continue to amaze.
Almost a month ago there was an article on The Dodo website about an English dog that was most amazing.
Here is the story:
Lost Dog Strolls Into Police Station To Report Herself Missing.
She solved her own case.
Published on the 17th November, 2022.
Recently, after this sweet dog named Rosie somehow ended up getting lost near her home in England, she picked the perfect place to go for help.
She simply strolled into a local police station to report (in her own way) her own disappearance.
“[You] can see her approaching the doors before walking in and taking a seat in the corner,” the Leicestershire Police wrote. “Good dog!”
Here’s footage of Rosie in action:
It’s unclear how long Rosie had been lost, but after making her presence known to authorities, it was only a matter of time before things were set right.
“Our staff fetched some water for Rosie, and made fast friends with plenty of fuss,” police wrote. “Thankfully she was wearing a collar, so a lead was available to contact Rosie’s owner, who was delighted she had been found safe and well.”
Rosie’s own cleverness had made their job easy — though she was pretty tuckered out after the little drama finished unfolding.
Rosie’s problem-solving skills have earned her plenty of praise from people online — all well deserved, of course. But the police themselves perhaps put it best.
“What a lovely, clever dog,” they wrote.
It is not just Rosie that is a “lovely, clever dog” but all dogs. But, of course, we are biased!
Some advice from The Dodo.
There are many things we just take for granted including, if I may say, celebrating a birthday for our dog. Now I’ve no way to check with readers if what I just said is correct; it is an assumption.
Earlier in the year, July to be exact, The Dodo published ideas that might be useful for you. Here they are:
Published on the 28th July, 2021
There are lots of ways to celebrate your dog’s birthday. But different dogs might like to celebrate in different ways depending on their personality — some dogs are more social, and others might just want to spend the day lounging around.
With all the different ways to celebrate and all the different dogs out there, it might be hard for you to decide what to do to give your dog the best birthday.
To help you decide, The Dodo made a list of seven fun ideas for ways to celebrate your dog’s birthday.
Invite all your dog’s friends to his birthday party! To make sure everyone’s included, send out invites like this one. You can personalize the template and add whatever you want to say to the front!
You’ll need some decorations for the party, too, so get this banner of your dog’s face! Just send in a pic of your dog, and you’ll get this banner to hang your pup’s face all over your house.
Give your dog’s guests some party favors before they go. Fill up these paw print party bags with little treats or toys to say thanks for coming. They come in a set of 20, so you’ll have plenty to go around.
If your dog’s birthday is in the summer, let him cool off by taking a dip in the pool! This doggie poolcomes in multiple sizes and doesn’t need to be inflated, so it’s super easy to set up.
Make sure you get a life jacket and doggy sunscreen to keep your pup safe in the water while having fun!
Obviously your dog will need a cool outfit for his party. Get him this Birthday Boy (or Birthday Girl) shirt that comes in multiple sizes and keeps your dog warm enough to wear on outdoor walks.
Get this birthday crown to complete the look. It’s sparkly gold with pom poms on top and has a chin strap, so it will stay put all day long (or as long as your dog will keep it on).
Set up a photo booth with props! These birthday-themed props will let you take lots of Instagram-worthy pictures with your dog. There are glasses, balloons, cake and hats, so you’ll have a lot of options.
Make homemade pupcakes for your pup with this dog cake mix. The recipe is all-natural and peanut butter flavored, comes with an icing mix and can be made in either the oven or microwave for easy baking.
Spend quality time with your dog and give him some exercise by taking him on a long walk. You can still dress your pup up for his birthday walk with a fun harness and leash combo like this mix-and-match one that earned The Dodo’s Paw of Approval. The harness is adjustable, and there are tons of different colors. It also comes with a cute poop bag carrier to make cleaning up after your pup a little more fun.
Take time out of your day just to play with your dog. Whether it’s throwing a ball or playing with a squeaky toy or tug-of-war, your dog will love it. Get him some new toys that he can play with on his birthday too.
Take your pup to a pet store and let him pick out his own gift! You’ll probably be getting him tons of presents, but it’ll be fun for him to pick one out for himself too. Plus, dogs go crazy for all the sights, smells and sounds in pet stores, so it’ll be an adventure.
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We independently pick all the products we recommend because we love them and think you will too. If you buy a product from a link on our site, we may earn a commission.
I think there are some brilliant ideas and, upon reading this article, maybe many fewer people will take it for granted when their dogs have a birthday!
A really delightful video.
Jess and Cheryl Anderson have a blog that I subscribe to. Two days ago I received this:
This made both of us smile…BIGTIME! I’ve had a dog almost all of my life. They’ve been my best friends! Maybe some of this will explain! JESS
Just feast your eyes (and your heart)!
We have said it many times before but we say it again; dogs are the most perfect of animals. To watch this video is to show that dogs read us humans, especially at a young age, with love and compassion, and fun!
(7am on the 25th) And I should have added Happy Thanksgiving to all Americans!
That includes some of them having an unusual look!
Of the dogs that we have at home one, little Pedi, is not your average dog. He is just about blind and one of his eyes is different to the other. Not that this stops him from getting around and one sees the power of their noses at work.
Once again, The Dodo has a story about a dog that isn’t your average canine. But so what!
This Little Dog Peeking Over A Fence Is Making People Uncomfortable
Her name is Junebug and she’s actually a perfect angel 😇
By Stephen Messenger, Published on the 7th October, 2021.
This is Junebug. She’s a curious little dog with an outsized personality.
But, yeah, she can seem a bit intense.
This photo of the 4-pound pup has been making the rounds online in recent days. In it, Junebug is seen peering over the top of a tall fence, fixing what appears to be a rather ghoulish gaze on the viewer.
“Never been more scared of a dog,” one person sharing the image tweeted.
Here’s a closer look.
The photo of Junebug went viral. And since then, people online have likened her appearance to that of Beetlejuice, the Joker and even that scary clown from “It.”
Is her expression somewhat spooky? Well, yes. But in reality, there’s nothing scary at all about Junebug.
The Dodo was able to track down Junebug’s owner, Tim K., to learn about their “scary” dog and the viral pic. And sure enough, that menacing vibe people seem to sense in Junebug doesn’t align with reality. She’s actually a perfect angel.
“Junebug is, without a doubt, the sweetest dog you could ever meet,” Tim said. “She loves people. And everyone who meets her falls in love with her. She’s just the sweetest little thing in the world.”
To be fair, though, Junebug sometimes looks a tad disgruntled — even when she’s not.
But how is Junebug peeking over such a tall fence in the pic above? There’s a sweet explanation behind that, too.
“We have a privacy fence in our backyard,” Tim said. “Every once in a while, Junebug wants to see what’s happening on the other side of the fence, and I’ll pick her up and hold her. We let her look over.”
Tim’s wife snapped the picture, which he decided to share with a dog-loving community online.
“For us, it was just a cute photo,” he added. “It wasn’t until people started commenting … she’s got such an intense look on her face.”
But that’s just Junebug.
Tim and his wife never intended for the photo of their dog to go viral, or for people to think she’s scary. They know the truth, though, and are happy to spread the word about the real Junebug.
“We’ve always been dog people. She’s a member of our family,” Tim said. “If Junebug knew about all of the attention she was getting, she’d be over the moon.”
Well I am not sure I agree with Tim. Dogs are so clever that a part of me thinks that Junebug realises the attention she is getting. I guess we will never know for sure. But that doesn’t take the slightest from what is a lovely story.