HELLO MY FRIENDS!

Have a nice day! ;)

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Dear Santa,

This year we want you to bring love, care and joy, to those who don’t have it. Let us be honest with you: this year has been materially speaking a disaster,ok. This is per se not very useful but it did in fact make us understand how very important the 3 above mentioned elements are. We never lost them thanks to our dogs, our families and our partners. This is real happiness and we think everyone deserves this…. ok everyone except the guy who stole my bike, evil persons in general and most of all those bastards that abuse animals ( they so deserve to….it’s better if i don’t write it, but i just hope karma is gonna kick back brutally on those f+”*ç/&%ç*”…)

well, that’s all for now, so… Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!

Love,

The lovedogloggers

WHEN PIT BULLS BECOME BABYSITTERS

Uh I just bumped into this  article that goes like:

“Did You Know That Pit Bulls Were Known As The Nanny Dog?” uhm..nope!

it continues like this:

“For many years (in the late 1800′s and into the early 1900′s) in America, Pit Bulls were known as “The Nanny Dog” and were often in charge of babysitting the children. If you wanted your children kept safe, you got a Pit Bull because they are so loyal and protective. Nobody’s gonna kidnap your baby when she’s curled up with a Pitty”

I don’t completely agree with the last sentence, cause nowadays they might knidnap both but…. this is truly unbelievable! I mean, not completely, because i totally believe it, so let’s call it amazing, isn’t it? And you know what? Actually i remember when i was a child we had a bull terrier and he also took care of me as a baby like when i was crying he would come over and give me kisses! When I think of this i start felling this little pinch in my heart again… but lets have a look at these vintage pictures as proof  for those who don’t believe and as a delight for all the others!

 

 

 

source: the petcollective 

THE FOX AND THE HOUND

I don’t know if you remember the Walt Disney Film. It tells the story of two unlikely friends, a fox and a hound dog , who struggle to preserve their friendship despite their emerging instincts and the surrounding social pressures demanding them to be adversaries.

Of course i never managed to watch it until the end, because i kinda had  bad feelings about it…so, i still don’t know the end ( prefer beginnings) but what happened: here is the real version of that movie. And i tell you it’s unbelievable. ( and so heartwarming that it hurts a bit…)

Sniffer the wild fox and Tinni the domestic dog met by chance one day in the woods of Norway and became friends. Tinni’s daddy happened to be photographer Torgeir Berge who captured every heartwarming moment between the two best of friends.

The tender and playful relationship between the two was so inspiring  that Berge decided to release a book chronicling the canine duo called The Fox and the Dog which will feature fairytales based on their friendship.

More so, Berge noted how similar his dog and Sniffer were and his thoughts on Norway’s controversial fox-fur trade changed so much that he is now campaigning to have it banned. ( thank you!) 

 

Read more about them on daily mail

 

TRIBUTE TO NELSON MANDELA

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

ARCHITECTURE FOR DOGS

Oh my dog, this is one of the coolest things EVER. So what is this all about: Basically you go on Architecture For Dogs, a site created by some genius architects and designers and you can rebuilt these awesome dog houses and beds by looking at the diagrams and pictures or watching the videos and share it with the woooorld. And if ( like me) you’re not so the bob-the-builder type of person you will at least enjoy the pictures and videos.

L’INTERVISTA DI CHOUPETTE

Choupette, per chi non lo sapesse, è il gatto di Karl Lagerfeld. Nella sua intervista con la rivista francese GALA, racconta della sua vita al fianco dell’imperatore della moda e spara alcune frecce sul suo primo proprietario Baptiste Giabiconi. Ecco un estratto di questa intervista, uscita nell’edizione di ottobre di GALA.

 

Gala: Choupette, prima di sedurre Karl, faceva le moine a Baptiste Giabiconi. Non sarà mica un’intrigante?

Choupette: No! Siccome Baptiste vedeva che Karl mi adorava, gli ha regalato la sua Choupette. Non sono stata a lungo con Baptiste, non era abbastanza organizzato per tenere un gatto.

Gala: Karl non ha mai espresso il desiderio di sposarsi o di passare la sua vita con qualcuno. Ora ha dichiarato di essere pronto a sposarla. Sono due anni e mezzo che vivete insieme, non pensa che lui stia correndo troppo?

Choupette: Noi due siamo fatti per la vita. Le formalità bourgois le lasciamo agli altri.

Gala: Karl le ha di recente regalato un Ipad. Lei riesce ad ottenere da lui qualunque cosa desidera? Cosa si aspetta per natale?

Choupette: Per ora gioco solo con le icone delle apps. Mi diverte perche si muovono. Natale? Per me Natale è tutto l’anno! Anche se non sopporto gli oggetti preziosi e pretenziosi che gli umani si regalano a vicenda. Non ci gioco mai. A me basta un semplice nastro, una piuma e mi diverto come una matta.

Gala: Si vocifera che le due domestiche, Françoise et Marjorie, siano tenute a descrivere in un diario le sue giornate tipo. Karl non sara’ mica uno geloso e possessivo?

Choupette: Anche Karl scrive nel mio diario. In questo modo tutti annotano le loro osservazioni. Ma capiamoci, Françoise et Marjorie non sono delle domestiche! Sono le mie amiche più care. Karl mi ama. Nella nostra relazione gelosia e possessività non esistono!
(…)

Gala: Si dice sia sua consuetudine sdraiarsi sui fogli mentre Karl scrive e disegna. Lei pensa che lui lavori troppo?

Choupette: Siccome dormo piu’ di lui, di solito mi addormento al suo fianco mentre lavora. Le sue giornate non sono mai abbastanza lunghe. Legge anche troppo per i miei gusti…

Gala: E’ vero che le basta uno sguardo per farsi capire, senza dover miagolare?

Choupette: Ci siamo inventati un linguaggio tutto nostro che funziona… Non miagolo mai quando sono con Karl, lui lo detesta.

Gala: Si dice che lei abbia ispirato Karl per le collezioni di Chanel, Fendi e Karl Lagerfeld. Lei pensa di essere la sua musa?

Choupette: Lo spero…

HOW ANIMALS SEE THE WORLD

HELLO WORLD


A lion cub huddles behind its mother’s legs in the Ndutu Conservation Area of Tanzania.
Photo credit: LAURA ROMIN / CATERS NEWS

 


A mother rhino trots along with her two-week-old baby at the Leipzig Zoological Garden in Leipzig, eastern Germany, on September 22, 2013.
Photo credit: AFP

 


A giraffe named ‘Shania’ nuzzles her week-old calf inside their open-air enclosure at the Zoo Wrocław in Wroclaw, Poland.
Photo credit: Maciej Kulczynski / EPA

 


A monkey family embraces each other as captured by amateur photographer Eric Monvoisin.
Photo credit: Eric Monvoisin / HotSpot

 


A team of zebras race across the water at Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, Kenya, on September 15, 2013.
Photo credit: Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

 


Doting parents keep a close eye on a four-day-old Chilean flamingo chick at the Himeji Central Park in Himeji, Japan, on October 2, 2013.
Photo credit: Buddhika Weerasinghe / Getty Images

 


A baby dolphin leaps alongside its mother during their swim near Sao Miguel Island in the Azores region, Portugal.
Photo credit: Sascha Losko / Solent

 


A baby panda sleeps next to her mother ‘Yuan Yuan’ at the Taipei City Zoo in Taiwan.
Photo credit: REUTERS

Discovered on HUNGEREE

ANTROPOMORFISMO

Noi siamo sempre in continua ricerca di cose che ci affascinano. Al giorno d’oggi ci sono cosi tanti impulsi visivi, che per attirare l’attenzione non basta piu’ essere bravi a fotografare. Bisogna pensare out of the box. Miguel Vallinas l’ha fatto con questa incredibile ed affascinante serie fotografica dal titolo “Second Skins”, dove uomini e donne antropomorfici adottano i ruoli dei classici stereotipi americani. Qui trovate la serie completa.