Posts Tagged 'dogs'

How Breeding Has Changed Dogs

 

This article quickly covers the questionable traits bread into various dog breeds in the last 100 years.

Read the article HERE.

Do You Look Like Your Dog?

From Awkward Family Photos –

We’ve all heard the saying that dogs tend to look a lot like their dog owners. That was the inspiration for Swiss artist Sebastian Magnani’s photography project called “Underdogs,” in which he photographed dogs and their owners and combined them into to highlight the connections between them.

Check out the photos HERE.

So You Always Wanted A Watch Covered With Your Pet’s Fur?

So you always wanted a watch covered with your pet’s fur? Well, today is your lucky day. Actually not; they’re on back order. But, you can find out about the watches HERE.

Simply send us 2-4 oz of your pets fur in an airtight bag. Once it arrives at our studio, the magic begins! We’ve developed an innovative and hand crafted process to transform the fur into a felted wool, which we heat form to a leather watch band and metal watch body shell. With our specialized hydrophobic coating, your new timepiece will remain soft, yet stay clean and water resistant.

Animal Selfies

dog-selfie-s

Cheezburger.com posted a collection of ‘selfie-like’ photos of various animals. Enjoy.

Here’s a page of dog selfies.

Too Damn Cute – Animals Smelling Flowers [pics]

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The title explains it – check out the photos HERE.

Tech Enables Communication With Dogs

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Wired reports –

Melody Jackson, a computer scientist at Georgia Tech, has been outfitting service dogs with computerized vests, so that in an emergency they can find another human and pull a mechanical lever on the vest that triggers an audio message: My handler needs you to come with me! When people hear this for the first time, “they jump back 3 feet, because the dog is talking,” Jackson says, laughing. The dog can also do other tricks with its wearable, like triggering an SOS alert with GPS coordinates. A search-and-rescue dog could do the same. It’s all part of a curious new field called animal-computer interaction.

Continue reading HERE.

Why? It’s A Slow News Day

 

Dogs And Snow [video]

Photo Booth For Dogs [pics]

Excellent set of photos on Imgur

Lynn Terry’s site

doggyphotobooth-s

 

Pool Party For Dogs [video]

Magic For Dogs [video]

Dogs Have Been Banned From Antarctica For 20 Years

sleddogThe British Antarctic Survey reported that by April 1994, the last dogs were removed

…because of concern that dogs might introduce diseases such as canine distemper that might be transferred to seals, and that they could break free and disturb or attack the wildlife.  It was also thought to be inconsistent for the Protocol to have strict controls on the introduction of non-native species, but at the same time allow huskies to be bred and used in Antarctica. Dogs were taken to the Antarctic on the early ‘heroic age’ expeditions at the turn of the 20th Century. They were instrumental in helping the Norwegian explorer Amundsen and his team to be the first to reach the South Pole in 1911. The fact that the Norwegians were good and experienced dog handlers was thought by many experts to be one of the main reasons that they were able to reach the pole before Scott and his team. Since those days, dogs have been used extensively for polar travel and for the support of scientific work. Although dogs were slower than vehicles, they were considered to be safer as they were not so heavy and it was thought that huskies also had an awareness of crevasses.

continue reading HERE or HERE

 


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