My good friend Torben recently introduced me to the newest book publication from The New Yorker — and if this preemptive peek through its pages is any indication, I owe him a giant thank you! The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs, a beautiful 400+ page, hardcover tome, features full-color dog-themed cover art, articles, fiction, humor, poems, cartoons, drafts, and drawings from the magazine’s 88 years of archives. If you’re asking me, this sounds like a true treasure for dog-lovers!
Sooooo…. this has been making the rounds on the Interwebs this month: French photographer Erwan Fichou‘s 2007 portrait series of “dogs and their masters wearing coats or sweaters carefully knitted from lovingly gathered dog hair”. This isn’t a new phenomenon by any means (have you seen the Crafting with Cat Hair book? *shudder*), but it does pose an unavoidable question:
Would you, dear Dog Milkers, ever wear a sweater made from dog fur? Why or why not?
Bark out loud in the comments below!
[Thanks to Jen for sending this my way!]
January is National Train Your Dog Month and, although it’s nearly February, it’s not too late to step up your training game. In fact, it’s something we should all be working on every day! To help make things easier, Maggie Martin together with dog training veteran Denise Herman, recently launched an interactive book for iPad and iPhone: Positively Dog Training: The Better Path to a Well-Behaved Pup.
I can’t get over these playful porcelain accessories by Jade Gallup of Me Me Me!
Where’s Momo? Finding Momo. What About Momo? Okay, the terribly dated pop culture puns could go on for hours, so I’ll stop while I’m ahead (I’m still ahead right??). If my lame puns are any indication, Momo is hard to find. This elusive border collie is the muse of graphic designer Andrew Knapp, whose Instagram stream is dedicated to the hard-to-spot Momo.
It’s almost February and February means Valentine’s Day! To celebrate the month of love, we want to see some canine couples: submit a photo of your dog and their significant other/best buddy. Maybe they’re on date, playing, snuggling, or sharing a plate of spaghetti — it’s up to you*!
Here’s how your dog can become our newest Facebook star:
- submit (1) one photo sized 851 pixels wide by 315 pixels tall
- photo should be of decent quality; if it’s too dark or fuzzy, we won’t be able to use it. Sorry!
- include your dog’s name, age, and breed (Please do not put this text on the photo — we will add that.)
- send your photo to email@example.com – photos posted directly to our Facebook wall will not be included for consideration.
Submissions start now and close on Thursday, January 31st. We’ll announce our newest Cover Canine on February 1st!
*Please no humping dogs… this here’s a family site! Sorta.
Ringo is a sweet, eager-to-please metal lab mix puppy from Artori Design. His favorite things include holding magazines and staying organized. Be sure to meet his smaller brother, who’s the perfect size for desktop organization!