Picking Pumpkins

Voting time again

While Couscous stayed home in comfort other dogs around the country went to the polls:

Dogs at polling stations

2017 update

We recently moved home. Here are a couple of Couscous in her new domain:

Sunday morning

New yard

Dogs and voting

A timely piece showing various dogs at polling stations – click here.

Cross-post from the BBC.

Japan’s largest pet fair

Photo Franck Robichon/EPA

Nearly 30,000 visitors and more than 10,000 pets are expected to attend the Interpets Asia Pacific fair in Tokyo, where the photo opportunities are endless.

Click here for the pictures

 

Art for dogs

World’s First Art Exhibition for Dogs

British inventor, artist and satirist Dominic Wilcox  is at it again, this time with a contemporary art exhibition aimed at canine attendees with a range of interactive installations purpose-built for pups.

Play More in London has an array of dog-oriented artworks set low on the gallery walls as well as other more directly experiential displays.

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For the full article from WebUrbanist click here.

Weald Country Park, Essex

We haven’t been anywhere new for a while but today we went over to Essex to check out Weald Country Park. Lovely day, lots of families out with picnics.  Lots of mixed woodland, deer and a few cows.

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Emmett’s Garden

Back to Emmett’s, this time with Sophie.

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Couscous enjoying the new archery magazine

Couscous and archery mag (1)

Couscous and archery mag (2)

Couscous and archery mag (3)

I own the world’s ugliest dog

When my colleague at the animal shelter called me to meet a dog that had just been brought in, I couldn’t believe what I was looking at. It was about 10 years ago, and a man had come in saying he’d found three dogs and couldn’t keep them. I wondered if I was on Candid Camera: I’d worked at the shelter as a vet for 20 years, and had seen thousands of animals, but never anything like this.

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As he walked them towards the shelter, someone said, “He’s meant to be bringing three dogs, but that one’s a pig or something.” Quasi Modo, as I later named her, was around a year old and had a birth defect called short spine syndrome: everything fused together in her back and she couldn’t move her head. She still has to turn her whole body to look at anything.

For the full story go to the Guardian.