Monday, October 22, 2018

Relatively Speaking

Acquiring a dog may be the only opportunity 
a human ever has to choose a relative. 
- Mordecai Wyatt Johnson

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Shakespeare Sunday

Thou callest me a dog before thou hast cause. 
But since I am a dog, beware my fangs. 
- Shakespeare

Monday, October 15, 2018


in the news
Will We Love Robot Dogs As Much As the Real Thing? 

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Throw Away Dogs Project

  • save shelter dogs
  • train them
  • match them with law enforcement
  • they are a non profit

MISSION: t"repurpose, train and relocate unique dogs to positively impact our communities."

  • Once Throw Away Dogs rescues a K9 it is protocol to have the dog get acclimated to the new environment.
  • No training will begin until the dog feels comfortable and relaxed.
  • Some dogs come directly from owners who can no longer keep them and others are rescued from animal shelters when their lives are in danger.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Feline Friday

Within the heart of every stray 
lies the singular desire to be loved. 
- Author Unknown

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Therapy Dog Primer

How Do I Get My Dog to be a Therapy Dog?
Learn how HERE

Love Is a 4-Legged Word

To call him a dog hardly seems to do him justice,
thought inasmuch as he had 
four legs, a tail, and barked, 
I admit he was, to all outward appearances. 
But to those of us who knew him well, 
he was a perfect gentleman.
– Hermione Gingold

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Semper Fi

In 1922, the Marine Corps unofficially adopted 
the ENGLISH BULLDOG as its mascot. 
The name Chesty comes from the legendary 
Lt. Gen. Lewis B. 'Chesty' Puller Jr., 
who served in World War II and the Korean War, 
and is one of the most decorated Marines in history.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Mimi And Her Cat

Original Title: Mimi et son chat
Artist: Paul Gauguin -1890 
Period: Post Impressionism
Media: gouache, cardboard

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Are Dogs Smart?

Popular Science reports that in a study, DOGs aren't especially Smart
but have a particular set of Skills. More HERE

Sunday, September 30, 2018

The World's Best

The world's best antidepressant
has 4 legs, a wagging tail, 
and comes with unconditional love.

Saturday, September 29, 2018


Dogs do speak,
but only to those who know how to listen.
― Orhan Pamuk

Friday, September 28, 2018

Nap Time

My body has decreed that I shall nap,
and nothing will stand in my way.
― Kathryn Ormsbee

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

SIRIUS, Hero Dog of 9/11

SIRIUS, a four and a half year old yellow lab, was the only K9 killed on 9/11.

SIRIUS was a member of the NY/NJ Port Authority Police Department
and worked as an Explosives Detection Dog. 

SIRIUS and his partner, Officer David Lim, were assigned to the Port Authority
Police Station in the basement of the World Trade Center’s Tower Two, where
he worked checking trucks and vehicles for explosives.

became a memberof the PAPD after he graduated from the
Port Newark K9 Center on 07/15/2000 and wore PAPD Badge #17.

We will Never Forget You.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Home N Hearth

I love cats because I enjoy my home; 
and little by little, they become its visible soul. 
― Jean Cocteau


Sometimes you need to be alone 
in order to reflect on life. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Rest This Afternoon

Learn from yesterday, live for today,
look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon. 
― Charles M. Schulz

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Pay Attention!

When an animal spoke, you were supposed to pay attention. 
― Paolo Bacigalupi

photo source: internet


Ah, wonderful sleep. I love to sleep.
It's one of the things I'm really good at.
― Kate Johnson