1. This is Sparky, author Ann Patchett's pup. In her interview she tells us why she never wanted to have children, and why she always wanted to have a dog—a decision that was often met with criticism. 
In his free time, Sparky works as a greeter at Patchett’s bookstore, Parnassus, in Nashville, TN. 
You can read Sparky’s guide to being a shop dog here.  View in High-Res

    This is Sparky, author Ann Patchett's pup. In her interview she tells us why she never wanted to have children, and why she always wanted to have a dog—a decision that was often met with criticism. 

    In his free time, Sparky works as a greeter at Patchett’s bookstore, Parnassus, in Nashville, TN. 

    You can read Sparky’s guide to being a shop dog here

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  1. It’s all going to be okay. See you tomorrow!

    It’s all going to be okay. See you tomorrow!

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  1. Posted on 24 September, 2013

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    This is how we feel about Tuesdays. View in High-Res

    This is how we feel about Tuesdays.

    (Source: maddieonthings)

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  1. Posted on 9 July, 2012

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    combatkarma:

US Marine Lance Cpls. Matthew Scofield (left), and Jarrett Hatley, a squad automatic weapon gunner and an improvised explosive device detection dog handler, rest next to Hatley’s dog Blue after clearing compounds with Afghan National Army soldiers, Jan. 4.

Today: a member of an IED-removal squad talks about what he remembers from his time in Iraq View in High-Res

    combatkarma:

    US Marine Lance Cpls. Matthew Scofield (left), and Jarrett Hatley, a squad automatic weapon gunner and an improvised explosive device detection dog handler, rest next to Hatley’s dog Blue after clearing compounds with Afghan National Army soldiers, Jan. 4.

    Today: a member of an IED-removal squad talks about what he remembers from his time in Iraq

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  1. Posted on 8 November, 2011

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    How Dogs Evolved Into Our Best Friends: “There’s  something about them that makes us friends with them. There are people  who dislike dogs for sure. But dogs also have an uncanny ability … to  walk in a room and pick out the one or two who seem to dislike dogs the  most and make friends with them. It’s happened to me with some of my  dogs on numerous occasions. I think there’s a deep — some people call it  love, I call it a ‘deep empathy’ between these two species — that  resonates with each other in a way that makes them comprehensible to  each other even though they don’t speak the same language.” View in High-Res

    How Dogs Evolved Into Our Best Friends: “There’s something about them that makes us friends with them. There are people who dislike dogs for sure. But dogs also have an uncanny ability … to walk in a room and pick out the one or two who seem to dislike dogs the most and make friends with them. It’s happened to me with some of my dogs on numerous occasions. I think there’s a deep — some people call it love, I call it a ‘deep empathy’ between these two species — that resonates with each other in a way that makes them comprehensible to each other even though they don’t speak the same language.”

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  1. Tomorrow: the history of dogs in the Americas.


fun girl (by saikiishiki)

    Tomorrow: the history of dogs in the Americas.

    fun girl (by saikiishiki)

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    animals

  1. Dogs On Fresh Air:

    The New Science of Understanding Dog Behavior

    Helping Your Dog Navigate Aging

    Triumph, The Insult Comic Dog

    America Is Going To The Dogs

    The Road To Recovery For Michael Vick’s Dogs

    Putting Puppies Behind Bars (For A Good Cause)

    Temple Grandin On ‘The Best Life For Animals’

    Making Stars Out Of Pound Pups

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  1. When I meet a dog, I hold my hand out. I don’t stick my fingers right out, just in case but I just make a loose fist and put my hand out to the dog. If it’s a small dog, I’ll squat down. And that dog will want to come and sniff my hand and lick it if necessary. That’s a greeting and I think if we don’t do that, I think it’s as upsetting to the dog as if we were talking to somebody that we never met before and covered our faces at that point in time, as if we were trying to disguise who we were.

    — John Bradshaw, on how to greet a dog.

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  1. Meet Monty: Yale University Law School is an intense place, and its library is no joke: It has soaring vaulted ceilings, stained-glass windows and giant chandeliers that hang from chains. To help students unwind, the library is offering a rather unusual checkout option: Monty, a Jack Russell-border terrier mix. View in High-Res

    Meet Monty: Yale University Law School is an intense place, and its library is no joke: It has soaring vaulted ceilings, stained-glass windows and giant chandeliers that hang from chains. To help students unwind, the library is offering a rather unusual checkout option: Monty, a Jack Russell-border terrier mix.

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  1. Posted on 3 March, 2011

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    lookhigh:

I Sniff, Therefore I Am. Are Dogs Self-Conscious? : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR
Humans, chimps, elephants and dolphins can recognize themselves. How about Fido?

    lookhigh:

    I Sniff, Therefore I Am. Are Dogs Self-Conscious? : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR

    Humans, chimps, elephants and dolphins can recognize themselves. How about Fido?

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  1. jonasily:

wink!

Tomorrow: Owners of aging dogs often struggle with their pets’ dementia and incontinence. We talk with veterinary behaviorist Nicholas Dodman on taking care of your aging dog.

    jonasily:

    wink!

    Tomorrow: Owners of aging dogs often struggle with their pets’ dementia and incontinence. We talk with veterinary behaviorist Nicholas Dodman on taking care of your aging dog.

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