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Pets feature in ‘Say no to tear gas’ protests in Hong Kong

Hong Kong residents are trying to encourage the police to avoid tear-gassing their pets amid all the chaos in Hong Kong.

According to Hong Kong-based photojournalist Alex Hofford, Animal Rights groups have also been organizing ‘Say no to tear gas’ rallies to spread awareness around the issue.

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The Dog Photographer

William Wegman is a photographer famous for his portraits of dogs.

For the last 45 years, Wegman has been dressing up his Weimaraners in human clothes and making them do everyday poses.

“Dogs are always in a state of becoming something: they become characters, objects…when they’re lying down they’re becoming landscapes.”

His dogs have since appeared in children’s books, videos for Sesame Street and an appearance on Saturday Night Live.

Over 300 of his images appeared in [easyazon_link identifier=”1452164991″ locale=”US” tag=”wells01-20″]William Wegman: Being Human[/easyazon_link] (Amazon link), released last year.

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All images courtesy William Wegman


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The making of Isle of Dogs + VSCO presets for the film

Twenty-seven animators worked on the new Wes Anderson flick Isle of Dogs. This video demonstrates some of the techniques and challenges they faced in production.

According to one of the creators, “one of the hardest things to do in animation is a walk.” So they strapped cameras to the backs of dogs to understand a canine’s movements and other points of view.

VSCO releases Isle of Dogs Presets

Photo editing app VSCO released some filters to help promote the movie. I took some photos of my dog and applied the presets.  DOG 2 gives the images a yellow tint while DOG 3 adds a pink hue to images.

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‘Dogs are our link to paradise..’

Photo by Wells Baum

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.”

— Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being: A Novel

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Piper the Aviation Bird Dog

Piper, the border collie, protects airplanes taking off at Cherry Capital Airport in Michigan from bird strikes — recall the geese that got sucked into a US Airways flight on the Miracle at the Hudson. Says his handler Brian Edwards: “When he goes out to deploy and chase something, it really looks like a missile launch.”

Such a fun story.

 

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Therapy friends

You can practice speaking in front of them. You can count them on to keep you in shape. You can always rely on their love and affection.

You may dislike some things about your dog but there are too many benefits that outweigh the costs of their barking and neediness.

My dog Tatlim (Turkish for sweetie) is the bravest Silky Terrier in the world. She is one cool cat…eh, dog, and a best friend.

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Life With a Dog: You Meet People

Yes, he’s a lot of work, at least at this age. But like a small child, Max makes me laugh many times a day. That’s not unusual, apparently: In a study of 95 people who kept “laughter logs,” those who owned dogs laughed more often than cat owners and people who owned neither.

It’s been a while since our dog Bebe passed away.

But we’re picking up a new dog in May. Indeed, dogs are a lot of work but they just make life better.

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Carpark by Bird Box Studio

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Barkitecture.   Architecture for Dogs, coming soon.  
Barkitecture.   Architecture for Dogs, coming soon.  

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Joystick or Leash, It’s All About Love

like all games, owning a dog is about the quiet magic of doing. The love comes from the doing.

Dogs take work.  They own you.  Love that.