Out with the dry food, in with the filet mignon! There’s a new trend going around and it’s all about feeding your pooch human food. And we’re not talking a scrap of meat here and there, we’re talking about households going out of their way to make an extra plate of food for the dog. […]
Jo Fallon is an UK illustrator and designer currently based in Japan. She draws custom pet portraits for the owners of awesome dogs, where the personality of their furry baby is allowed to take centre stage against a bold, bright background.
What an idea. A couple of years ago, New Zealand’s Pedigree Adoption Drive, aided by Colenso BBDO Auckland, decided to use facial mapping software to match canines looking for adoption to the humans they resemble. It works like this: interested human uploads a photo, software scans a database of thousands of adoptable dogs for a […]
This is a really awesome feel good story. Break and read in case you’re having a bad day. Rupee was an eight-month old stray puppy, dying of starvation and dehydration in a dump in Northern India. Joanne Lefson found him and decided to nurse him back to health. She told the Daily Mail, ‘When I saw him on that dumpsite he couldn’t have had more than an hour to live. He couldn’t even walk ten meters without collapsing’. She continues, ‘The little fellow had heart, I could tell that but he was very weak from having no food and water for days, perhaps weeks’.
This video bothered me so much when that big, stupid baboon stole a helpless puppy from its family. I gradually felt better as the video continued and the poor pup wasn’t made into its dinner. The narrator claims that baboons actually steal puppies to keep as pets, just like humans. I’m not sure I buy […]
Long gone are the days of Fido sitting in the backyard in a makeshift doghouse. Designers are now getting into the wonderful world of canine doggie dream homes with the likes of Kazuyo Sejima, Kenya Hara and the architectural firm Reiser + Umemoto getting in on the craze. And the best thing about Architecture for […]
Wish you could read your canine companion’s mind? Just pay attention to his tail wagging. According to a study released by Current Biology, whether your dog’s tail wags more to the left or right matters a great deal. If the tail veers more to the left, your furry friend may be stressed.
Dogs shake in order to dry themselves, to shake off an emotion, to shake off imaginary bugs, or to recover after lots of invasive touching. A side effect of this shaking, when caught in slow motion, is sheer happiness for animal-lovers everywhere.
Oh, pugs. Something about these scrunched up faces say so much about their hardened criminal ways, while their doleful eyes plead innocent. Photographer Jim Dratfield took these Pug criminal information photos to expose them for their heinous crimes — such as peeing in public.
Down, canine! There’s nothing a cat can’t bring under control with a good kitty swipe. Or unbearable cuteness. Really, cats just wield this weird invisible hold over everyone. Even dogs. Especially dogs. All hail kitty.
It’s fairly well known that yawns are contagious among humans. But did you know that they are across species too? According to a study published in the Japanese journal Plos One, dogs are susceptible to contagious yawns from humans and are more likely to start yawning if they see their owner do it too.
Britta Gustafson could not have put it more succinctly than she did when she described this collection thus: ‘Flickr says “click here to tell people why you created this gallery”, but i think it is obvious this time.’ You’d think dressing up canines as crab-like critters would be pretty niche, but it hardly is. Enjoy.
Photographer David Hunt was losing sleep from his new dog’s barking, so he took it upon himself to build a bark activated door opener using the Raspberry Pi. ‘I could do this with a timer switch and a door strike, but where’s the fun in that’, said he. That says it all, really.
Ridogulous Labs has developed the Smart Collar, a dog collar that works with a smartphone app and a proprietary algorithm to ensure that your canine companion reaps the benefits of today’s technology with you too. There’s GPS in it, which allows you to find your dog if he’s missing and comes with brain training and […]