- 20/10/2016Portrait of a Parent's Pet.
My latest photo on www.flickr.com/photos/kwpashuk
This is my parent's dog Tasha, who has developed a finely tuned skill at barking at nothing in particular. I caught her in a quiet moment.
When they got her after retirement, all of us kids thought they were nuts. Tasha has been a great companion and has kept them moving well into their late 80's.
- 15/10/2016The 'Canine Companions' hive is buzzing these days - all are welcome to join and share photos of your best friends . Zanzi is really handy with her front paws - she was about 5 months old in this photo.
- 13/10/2016Rex the Weimaraner aka "Human" loves to pose and also sit in his human's lap like a little, tiny, 68lb puppy 😀
- 13/10/2016Microsoft Fetch - and others - answer what you may have been wondering - what sort of dog are you?Microsoft's Fetch! app can tell you what breed of dog you resemble from a picture | Daily Mail Onlinewww.dailymail.co.uk Fetch! is a combination of machine learning and expert data about dog breeds. Built by Microsoft it allows users to upload an image and the app will match a dog breed that looks most like their ...
Comments13/10/2016 #5 Deb HelfrichThey all have their own preferences. My first dog had 1 stuffed animal her whole life, took it everywhere. My current dog ended up with the exact same look as Rudy and a little stuffing sticking out of her mouth when I gave her a stuffed animal. Keep the pictures coming!
- Producer02/10/2016Rescatando perros perdidosMe gustaría compartir con vosotros lo que nos pasó hoy. Esta tarde íbamos en coche por las afueras de Madrid y mientras estábamos parados en un semáforo me pareció ver a dos perros que iban sueltos y solos. Al momento se lo dije a mi novio y en...
Comments03/10/2016 #12 Laura Rodríguez MartínGracias Flavia, Ojalá todo el mundo se preocupara como tú y reaccionara de la misma manera.
Yo cuando encuentro perretes, los acerco directamente al veterinario para que avisen al dueño, y también ocurre que los contactos de los dueños están desfasados. Tan importante como ponerles chip es asegurarnos que tienen el teléfono y la dirección correcta.
Saludos.03/10/2016 #11 Flavia Toro Rodriguez#7 Yo tampoco sabía a donde llamar, así que probé. La verdad es que esto fue así porque es una ciudad grande y tienen un equipo que se dedica a esto y una red de veterinarias colaboradoras.
En la mayoría de las ciudades lo que hacen es avisar a la policía que los recoge y los lleva a la perrera.03/10/2016 #10 Flavia Toro Rodriguez#9 Totalmente cierto. Me contó la veterinaria que hace tiempo había encontrado a uno y la respuesta del dueño al devolvérselo fue que "No pasa nada, ya volvería".
Hay que ser muy conscientes de que no son juguetes, es una responsabilidad duradera, no puedes olvidarte en cuanto pasa el capricho.03/10/2016 #9 Javier beBee@Flavia Toro Rodriguez a los que había que enviar a la perrera es a muchos dueños de perros que se compran un perrito y luego pasan de ellos , o lo que es peor, los abandonan. Sin duda, cuando tienes un animal hay que se consciente de que lleva mucho trabajo y durante muchoooo tiempo.03/10/2016 #7 Isabel Díaz DuránMe gusta la gente como tú Flavia, que no mira para otro lado!! Yo encontré una vez un perro abandonado, cruce de pastor alemán , desafortunadamente no tenía chip y se veía muy delgado y algo desnutrido, no sabía que se podía llamar al 112, en mi caso llamé a una protectora, entre la chica y yo intentamos cogerlo pero no hubo manera, era agresivo yo creo que porque tenía miedo , finalmente vino el lacero de la perrera y se lo llevó .Intenté buscarle acogida por redes sociales porque yo no podía quedarmelo tengo 3 perros y uno más no es posible. Me alegra que en tu caso haya habido un final feliz. Buen día Flavia!!!!
Comments10/10/2016 #4 Phil FriedmanThanks, Kim. Dogs respond not only to love and affection, but with love and affection. Many animal behavior studies support that. Puppies fed by one group of people and played with by another, will always give preferential attention to those who... play with them. Even brain physiology studies indicate enhanced activity in those portions of the brain considered pleasure centers, when a human with a close relationship comes into the room, or even more so returns home after an absence. Cheers!
- Producer09/10/2016The Move - by River (My dog)Where the F*ck are the rabbits? What happened? Why are we here? I don’t understand? The other day I got picked up for doggy daycare and then the craziest, messed up thing happened. The doggy daycare lady took me somewhere I had never been. She had...
Comments09/10/2016 #1 Deb HelfrichClosets are a moving dog's best friends. My girls learn about packing really young. I hope the lobby situation gets sorted out, as being picked up for each exit and entry will eventually get to a be a big pain. I had to carry Zanzi around for two months last summer.... Happy House Warming!
- 09/10/2016At the request of @Deb Helfrich … This is Max. Max is a Mac puppy. :)
- 25/09/2016My fur children are amazing friends. I am overwhelmed everyday at how much love I am always given without any condition by the three doggie amigos. My home is well protected!
- 23/09/2016New here, saying hello. This is one of my dogs, Henry! I work with him & 2 others in photography & animal models. Their work helps to pay for all their food!
- Producer17/08/2016Sea Beagle ('Postcards from Acadia' Series)Janni the beagle is as tame, un-wild a dog as they come. His belly is round, his coat is shiny, and he is unmoved when rabbits and chipmunks play three feet in front of him. Recently, when he jumped out of the car, he was greeted by a skinny, lively...
Comments30/08/2016 #6 Laura MikolaitisI love this @Maria Fafard and Janni is adorable! There is something mystical about Acadia or at least I think so. We vacationed in Southwest Harbor two years ago and we took our canine child, Henley with us. His nose never stopped all the while we explored Acadia and we went almost every day to hike and just be. I remember the first time we took him to the beach and introduced him to the ocean - it was awesome. Inquisitiveness took over and seeing him cautiously step out into the water made our hearts smile. When we went to Cadillac Mountain I truly believe that is where the sky meets the ocean - so breathtaking and so healing. I have a picture of Henley standing on the rocks and whenever I look at it, I simply smile. I believe our pets are windows to many worlds - oh to see though their eyes.18/08/2016 #5 Lisa Gallagher@maria farfard, I LOVED this. As I read it, I felt I could actually smell the ocean breeze. I have been to Acadia, one of my favorite spots. I believe the ocean has many untold stories and our animals are more in-tune than many humans. Thanks, this was inspiring! Janni is beautiful too! ~The ocean whispers and we just may hear the whispers if we can quiet our minds~ Lisa
- Producer08/08/2016Talking to the DogSitting up here in my room, filling out applications and sending in resumes, is lonely work. I augment the time job hunting by writing these posts. Of late, I have been bringing the dog up here with me. He is a Lhasa Apso we got as a companion...
Comments09/08/2016 #10 Lisa GallagherGreat story about Buster, your dog @Phillip Hubbell! I had to laugh when you wrote about his personality and even words he picks up on. In some ways Buster reminds me of our 13 year old Boston Terrier. He used to bark at his own shadow, he likes laying on his own and hes very stubborn. Its nice you have company while writing. At least he doesn't interupt you unless he needs a potty break eh? We too, decided no more dogs after our little guy is gone. We can also enjoy our kids pets and grandchildren now!08/08/2016 #8 Deb HelfrichHmmm, I don't know how much I even register that talking with Zanzi is different than talking with folks who manage to walk on just 2 legs. But then we are both introverts, so we are happiest when things are quiet and calm and zen. We disagree about exactly how important it is to convince squirrels and crows that we don't take kindly to their presence & there is a squeaky gate that she is just not going to let invade our house without making it aware there is a dog who is prepared to send it packing should it manage to breach our door. For me, instead of talking to her about jobs, and finances, and difficult challenges, I just go lay down for a cuddle with her. It works a lot better than staying in my analytical mind and trying to talk it through. As long as you don't revert to talking directly to the sandwiches, @Phillip Hubbell, I think you are going to make it through.08/08/2016 #6 Kevin PashukTruly enjoyed this post @Phillip Hubbell. After a long string of animals in our house, we are now pet free (at least the ones we know about). While I do appreciate the quiet (we apparently had an 'invisible burgular' that would set our Sheltie off at the strangest times), I do miss the muse that animals provide.
I also miss the opportunity to blame certain messes and smells on the dog, but that's another story.
Your story about Buster is evidence of the benefits of having a critter in the house.08/08/2016 #2 Andrew PorterLove this article @Phillip Hubbell I also have a Lhasa, and how you describe Buster is very reflective of our pooch 'Harley' who is 3 next month, he also likes to have is own way, barks at anything and everything that moves or talks, and also has health issues....which must be a trend in this breed of dog!08/08/2016 #1 Susan RooksI am sure you know you're not alone in talking to/with your dog, right, @Phillip Hubbell, right? I have lived on my own for about 15 years, but always with one or more dogs. With them, I'm never (OK, rarely) lonely. Without them, I'd hole up in my tiny house and probably not meet enough people to meet even my basic loner needs. They force me out for walks, and it's an all-around good thing!
My pups listen very well -- I have two rescues, Gibbs and Abby, more or less American Chihuahuas (although Abby is probably crossed with an Italian greyhound or whippet). They are delightful, they do come when called (especially for words like walk, out, cookie), and they're funny. They're someone to touch and love.
Never have had a Lhasa Apso, I don't know about their temperament. I do know I like dogs that like me back! But Buster still sounds like a good fit, especially as he lets you talk to him.
I hope you find good work soon!
- 07/08/2016How appropriate a hive for dog lovers, here is a picture of my pooch 'Harley' making himself comfortable!