Posts Tagged ‘pets’

Why People Treat Their Dogs Like Humans

March 23, 2020

“Why People Treat Their Dogs Like Humans,” from The New Yorker.  Some pet owners are supplying their pups with everything from “pawdicures,” five-star dog hotels and private chefs. Is that good for pooches?

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Man’s Best Friend

February 15, 2020

“Man’s Best Friend,” a 1952 Disney Studios theatrical cartoon featuring Goofy, directed by Jack Kinney. This is the film that sparked a major philosophical discussion: is Goofy a dog or what? Did he used to be a dog? Now he owns a dog? Whoa. Heavy, dude.

Written by Milt Banta and Al Bertino. Principal animation by George Nicholas, John Sibley, Charles A. Nichols, and Hugh Fraser. Narrator: Alan Reed. Voice actors: Pinto Colvig and Jimmy MacDonald.

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Humans Domesticated Cats Twice (or vice versa)

February 7, 2020

Felis catus, the domesticated cat. A PBS Eons video.

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Petlexa

October 5, 2018

Alexa, who’s a good boy?

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How Cats Tamed Us

August 29, 2018

Abigail Tucker explains why humans are obsessed with cats. A New Yorker video.

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Making the Perfect Dog Toy Is No Walk In the Park

August 1, 2018

Bark & Co. works with BarkBox customer research, a former LEGO designer, and stand-up comedians in its quest to make the best chew toy for every dog. Fetch more here.

A Quartz video.

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The Big Game

February 4, 2018

The Big Game

Sunday, February 4, 2018: Time for the Big Game. That’s right, Puppy Bowl XIV is on Animal Planet starting at 3 PM Eastern Time. Many of the cute canine competitors are hurricane rescues from Puerto Rico, there’s a kitty halftime show, duckling, piglet and baby bunny cheerleaders, a sloth referee, and a new Dog Bowl for full-grown adoptable canines. Yes, you can adopt a “wide-retriever” of your own.

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Google Play for Pets

April 1, 2017

Google Play for Pets, available April 1st.

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The Dogist

August 7, 2016

A short documentary about Instagram canine photographer and author Elias Weiss Friedman aka The Dogist (@thedogist).
Director: E.J. McLeavey-Fisher
Editor: Erik Auli
Cinematographer: Nathan Lynch

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Breaking: UK Cat News

July 12, 2016

Breaking UK Cat News

This just in: Larry the Cat votes “Remain,” in a sense. Number 10 Downing Street’s “Chief Mouser,” a tabby who moved into the UK Prime Minister’s official residence in 2011, will not be leaving with David Cameron on Wednesday. “It’s a civil servant’s cat and does not belong to the Camerons – he will be staying,” said a government spokesperson. Larry will continue to shed fur on the chintz during the tenure of incoming PM Theresa May.

There has been no reaction from the kitties of the EU so far. We await miaous from Brussels.

More:

“Larry the cat escapes Downing Street eviction,” BBC News

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