Friday, August 23, 2019

French Poodle Friday

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead.
Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Thoughtful Thursday

No matter how little money
and how few possessions you own,
having a dog makes you rich. 
- Louis Sabin

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Tornjak Tuesday

TORNJAKs aka the Bosnian and Herzegovinian – Croatian Shepherd dogs are friendly, courageous, N intelligent.
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Sunday, August 4, 2019

The Damned Human Race


"Cats are loose in their morals, but not consciously so. Man, in his descent from the cat, has brought the cat’s looseness with him but has left the unconsciousness behind–the saving grace which excuses the cat. The cat is innocent, man is not."

"The cat plays with the frightened mouse; but she has this excuse, that she does not know that the mouse is suffering. The cat is moderate–unhumanly moderate: she only scares the mouse, she does not hurt it; she doesn’t dig out its eyes, or tear off its skin, or drive splinters under its nails–man-fashion; when she is done playing with it she makes a sudden meal of it and puts it out of its trouble. Man is the Cruel Animal. He alone is of that distinction."

The 2 excerpts above are from: The Damned Human Race by Mark Twain

TO READ THE ENTIRE ESSAY, click HERE



PLEASE NOTE: You will find spelling mistakes in this essay. 
"As I have said before, I never had any large respect for good spelling."
- from the Autobiography of Mark Twain

Mark Twain LOVED CATS. He once said, “I simply can't resist a cat, particularly a purring one. They are the cleanest, cunningest, and most intelligent things I know, outside of the girl you love, of course.” ... Twain wrote: “When a man loves cats, I am his friend and comrade, without further introduction.”


What do a cat, a rooster, and an anaconda have in common? Twain suggests that man is a descendant of all these animals, as he agrees with Darwin that every animal has evolved from the same starting point. However, Twain suggests that Darwin wasn’t exactly correct in his claims of the human species being more evolved than other animal species’. Although men tend to believe that they have evolved from what Twain satirically calls the “lower species” of animals, Twain argues otherwise. Men harbor avarice, cruelty, and a knack for destruction; traits that Twain argues are present in no other animal. Therefore, it is possible to conclude that the human species is actually a devolution of other animals, which is precisely what Twain argues in his satirical essay, “The Damned Human Race.” - from: ngordsatire - a wordpress blog .

Hope you found this pawsatively illuminating.
Thank you for visiting.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Paw Preference

According to two studies, the answer is YES!: "Just like humans are usually right- or left-handed, cats and dogs are typically right pawed or left pawed. ... If your dog or cat is playing on its back and you put your hand just out of their reach, which paw do they reach for your hand with?" Read more HERE

Also, "science has confirmed what some dedicated owners have long suspected: yes, dogs do have a dominant or preferred paw. A study at Queen's University Belfast found that female dogs tend to prefer their right paw, while male dogs prefer their left. ... Some dogs are "ambidextrous" to begin with and exhibit no paw preference." Read more HERE

Monday, July 29, 2019

Watching

I like to prowl ordinary places
and taste the people-
from a distance.
― Charles Bukowski

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Saturday, July 27, 2019

The Art of Photographing Dogs

Constance Bannister Photograpjy/Getty Images
The AKC Museum of the Dog will feature Constance Bannister’s work starting July 9. The new exhibit is titled “Women & Dogs in Art in the 20th Century” and will highlight several female artists.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

A Gentle Golden

Treat what you love
with gentle kindness
and appreciative respect.
― J. Earp

Monday, July 22, 2019

LOL

Blessed are those
who can laugh at themselves,
for they shall never cease
to be amused.
-Anon

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Look-A-Likes?

my doggie don't wear glasses
so they're lying when they say
a dog looks like it's owner
aren't they

- My doggie don't wear glasses”
― John Hegley

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Dog Days of Summer


The DOG DAYS OF SUMMER are hot, sultry days occurring July and August.


Historically, this period followed the heliacal rising of the star system Sirius, which Greek and Roman astrology connected with heat, drought, sudden thunderstorms, lethargy, fever, mad DOGS, and bad luck.


Needless to say, keep your pets indoors, out of direct sun and especially hot cars. Being locked in a hot car can kill within minutes.

If your dog is panting, he or she needs to be in a cool shady area with plenty of clean cool drinking water.

See your vet immediately is your dog is prostate, lethargic or unresponsive for possible heat stroke.

Provide clean cool drinking water Summer, Spring, Winter and Fall.

Always consult your veterinarian if you have any questions about this or any other pet matter.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Saturday, July 13, 2019

DOGS N Xylitol = Deadly

Xylitol, a common sugar substitute can be deadly for dogs, FDA warns. Read more HERE 

Other Toxins:



see original post HERE

Thursday, July 11, 2019

I Like Dogs

I like dogs
Big dogs
Little dogs
Fat dogs
Doggy dogs
Old dogs
Puppy dogs
I like dogs
A dog that is barking over the hill
A dog that is dreaming very still
A dog that is running wherever he will
I like dogs.
― Margaret Wise Brown

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Chic Cat

It's clear
that glasses
have gone
from nerd necessity
to chic accessory.
― Adam Tochann

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Happy 4th!

During the holiday celebration,
the best place for your pets is indoors
where they are safe
and away from noise and firecrackers.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Abandonment

Message From An Older Cat
I sit alone and so confused, behind the metal bars.
The loss I am feeling, will forever leave its scars.
My family left me here one day, a month or two ago.
They said, "Don't worry, you'll find a new home, we know".
It seems they'd bought a condo, that said "No Pet Permitted".
I thought they'd never leave me, but they did it.
My favorite window sill is gone, where I use to lay and sun.
I cried all night the day they left remembering all the years of fun.
Now people stop and look at me, and always say, "poor thing".
Then they choose a kitten, when they could of had a King!
As days go by, it's getting worse, the memories, you see.
Of laughter and my family, hands that once stroked me.
There was lots of laughter as I played with all my toys.
I miss them both so much these days,
their love, their kisses, and the joy. 
So, please, if you stop by my "home",  just give me an extra rub.
I've given up being adopted, but sure could use the love. And if you really like me, please take me with you. I'll be really good, I promise, and love you long and true!
- Anonymous

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Humanity

Those who teach us
the most about humanity
aren't always human. 
- Donald Hicks