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The amazing carousel animal art of Tim Racer

1669789_762125143811920_1403894082860736383_o tim_honky_studioArtist Tim Racer is best known for his original carved sculptural works in the style of old-timey carousel creatures. Here are some photos from his Facebook, and here's his website. He is available for custom work, and also restores and helps preserves 19th-century carousel animals. He also co-founded BADRAP, a pitbull rescue organization.


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Wet Dogs


Sophie Gamand's “Wet Dog” is a series of portraits of dogs photographed during their least favorite activity: bath time. (2013)

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'How to Be Happy,' by Natalya Lobanova

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Dogs playing bluegrass (video)

The classic 'Dueling Banjos," played badly by dogs, but played by dogs. Sort of. Video Link. [Thanks, Dean!]

Pug levitates up stairs

[video link, HT: @harryallen]

Meta-dog barks at video of self

Video of a dog barking at herself barking at herself. On video. (via Laughing Squid)

Magician makes dogs' treats vanish

Magician Jose Ahonen confounds canines with some sleight of hand. "By the way, all the dogs got treats before and after the trick," states the video description on YouTube.

Magician makes dog treats disappear

Poor pups! [Video Link]

Dog invades soccer pitch, poops on it

Good boy! [via Arbroath]

Dog with "two" noses seeks home

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This is Snuffles, a Glasgow dog with "two" noses who is apparently seeking a home. As of a few days ago, he was temporarily residing at the Scottish SPCA. (via Life With Dogs)

Dog can't get to tennis ball

Someone, please throw George a ball. [Video Link via Arbroath]

My heart is broken. My dog Molly has passed away.

I cannot begin to explain the loss that is Molly. She was just a few weeks shy of her 13th birthday. She lived the most amazing, cared for, caring life a Cavalier King Charles could dream. My Molly had the deepest, most soulful eyes you have ever seen on any creature or finest work of art. Everyone who met her loved her. Even dog haters could not resist this dog, because Molly might actually have been love herself.

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Treat Triad dog puzzle

Pretzel going bonkers for the Treat Triad dog puzzle on a rainy, indoors day.

These past few rainy days, I've been trying to entertain my dogs with puzzles. The Treat Triad is a clear winner.

Both a Great Pyrenees and a Cavalier King Charles, dogs large and small, love smacking the spinner around and then figuring out how to open the treat bay doors. It is light, simple and hasn't broken apart after hours of battering.

Treat puzzles are no way to get the dog to let you sleep, but they certainly keep them busy when its too nasty to go out!

The Treat Triad

Dog brings home human leg

131110 Nisqually Body 2Bill Flowers, 93, of Nisqually Reservation, Washington, didn't know what to do when his dog Liberty brought home a curious gift last week: a human leg. So he buried it in his backyard. Eventually, his daughter convinced him to call the police. "I was afraid to call," Flowers told KOMO News. "I'm 93 years-old. I didn't want to have to go to the pen for something I didn't do," Police have since located additional body parts in the woods nearby and are attempting to figure out the who and why behind the dismemberment.

Slow-mo video of dogs shaking, and photo book!

DoggggSHAKE is a new photo book by Carli Davidson collecting her photographs of dogs mid-shake. The photos (here) are fun but I really appreciate the full-motion silliness of the slow-mo video above. SHAKE by Carli Davidson

H2O4K9 Dog Canteen: water + bowl on the go

We like to let our dogs take us outside for both our benefits and theirs. But keeping them hydrated without letting them resort to slurping up who-knows-what from puddles has been a sort of a problem.

We’ve tried a variety of doggy-intended canteen things. Nalgene bottles & floppy bowls. Little buckets & bottles. Everything was either a pain for us or the dogs weren’t interested in some stinky wet plastic — no matter how thirsty they were.

I recently bought some bottles from The dogs took to them immediately. The bottles themselves are stainless steel. The “insulated” version’s dog-trough is big enough that both our dogs get water at the same time, sorta, and it looks like it’s big enough for large-muzzled pooches.

The insulated “K9 Unit” and non insulated bottles are both 25 ounce capacity. There’s a 9 ounce model for dogs-who-are-cat-sized too. -- Wayne Ruffner

H2O4K9 Dog Canteen: $10 – $15 | Insulated model: $20

Cats stealing dog beds

I am a dog person, mostly, but that does not mean I can't acknowledge that they are an easy mark. [Video Link.]

Update: Huh, "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Huffington Post." Looks like this edited compilation of other people's youtube clips can thereby only be viewed at HuffPo itself.