Category Archives: Perspective

Look Closely: People Really Do Look Like Their Dogs…And Here’s Why

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Yep, you’re his owner. Dead on! Stock photo.

 

*Whether or not you think Miss Williams resembles her dog “Butch” or not, science may be on their side on this one.

Psychologist Sadahiko Nakajima’s research on dog-owner resemblance has enjoyed a resurgence of interest in recent weeks thanks to coverage in Slate, the U.K.’s Daily Mail and other news outlets. Nakajima, a researcher at Japan’s Kwansei Gakuin University, says there’s evidence to support not just the notion that humans and their pet dogs look alike, but also why that’s so.

It’s all in the eyes, he claims. Continue reading

Sad News: Zeus, World’s Tallest, Friendliest Dog, Dies at Age 5 (Video)

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*Animal lovers all over the nation – and dog lovers in particular, are saddened by the death of Zeus, the Great Dane from Michigan who held the title of the world’s tallest dog.

Zeus was 5 years old.

Zeus’ owner Kevin Doorlag told the Kalamazoo Gazette that the canine made his debut as the tallest living dog in the 2012 edition of Guinness World Records. He was an astounding 44 inches tall (about the size of an average donkey) at the shoulder and 7 feet, 4 inches on his hind legs; and weighed 165 pounds. Continue reading

Teenage Girl Forced to Marry Stray Dog…No, We’re Serious! (Watch)

Indifference coming from the "groom?" Maybe.
Indifference coming from the “groom?” Maybe.

 

*I dare you to complain about living in America after you hear this mess. With all due respect to the cultures and their rituals, you can’t possibly expect everybody to take this kind of news with a straight face. Trust me, there will be deviants!

With that said, villagers told an 18-year-old Indian girl that if she wanted to ward off evil spirits, she would have to get married. Not to a man, mind you. Nor to a woman. But to a dog…a stray dog.

The ceremony is said to have been lavish.

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See Dog’s Happy Face During Spa Bath, While the Sight of Another Eating 43 Socks Will Gag You!

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Ahhh…Heaven must be like this.

*The look on the face of this doggie will make any dog-lover smile. Hopefully, it will also reiterate the fact that your dog really enjoys things like spa days and even massages (just ask my dog about that last one!).

We just thought you’d like to see a video of just how much fun this pampered pooch is having as he lays back in the tub – eyes closed, with paws akimbo, while he gets bathed with loving care. Continue reading

Big Deal: MSNBC Had a Program With Black Hosts and Black Guests Discussing ‘Non-Black’ Issues (Say What?)

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*Nope. I’m not being facetious in the headline. This was a big deal!

If you were one of the astute observers who switched your channel to  MSNBC on July 11 in the 6 p.m. hour, you may have noticed something pretty out of the ordinary. Oh, it may not have been immediately apparent – but chances are, after the first station-break you had one of those “Hey, wait a minute…” revelations. What the heck am I talking about?

Bear with me a moment longer.

You may have, at first glance, seen the usual host and panel speaking on topics such as the tragic, much-covered death of an infant left in a car; or even the latest victim of police brutality. But then, just as you were about to settle in with that quart of ice cream you realized… Continue reading

Jerry Brown Signs Bill That Makes It OK to Bring Pooch to Restaurants

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*I thought it was a bit peculiar when I visited a local bar in Northern California recently, and there, amongst the Saturday night regulars, sat “Fido” – just as comfortable as he pleased.

That’s because Gov. Jerry Brown made history recently when he signed Assembly Bill 1965, which says it’s OK to bring Fido into bars and restaurants.

Assembly Bill 1965 means you don’t have to leave Fido at home the next time you want to dine out or grab a drink at the local pub. The bill permits dogs to join owners at the outdoor sections of food establishments, provided the canine companions are under control and not barred by a city ordinance or a restaurant owner. Continue reading

Hilarious: Monkey Takes Selfie & Starts Ownership Copyright Feud

This is an authentic monkey selfie!
This is an authentic monkey selfie!

*Well I’ll be a monkey’s uncle! If this don’t beat all!

Today.com tells the story about the court battle over the rights to a “Simian selfie.”

You heard right.

A photographer apparently went to a jungle and left camera equipment for the monkeys, who actually did take pictures of themselves.

Of course, in the “monetize everything” world that we live in, the argument now becomes, who owns the photos? The photographer whose equipment was used? The monkeys?

What to do. What to do? Continue reading