The good news: a lost Boston Terrier puppy was found by someone in Jackson Heights, Queens, and is safe and sound. The bad news: his finder doesn’t seem to have any intention of returning him to his rightful owners. I mean, I guess it’s nice that this person put up signs assuring the puppy’s owners that he’s a-okay, but suddenly being “homies” with an adorable dog doesn’t make him yours to keep. I hope this is a joke, because if anyone found Lucca and refused to return her, I would spend the rest of my life hunting them down. [Twitter]
Doris Carvalho, a veterinarian and designer from Tampa, has put together Fur You by Doris, a line of purses made of the dog hair that gets left over at the groomer’s salon (read: no dogs are harmed to make them). Carvalho launched a Kickstarter campaign in hopes of raising $15,000 to create and market her first line of 30 bags. The dog hair is sterilized and used to make the yarn that adorns the bags, which are handmade and require about two pounds of fur each. Currently, they cost about $1,000 each, but if they were to be mass produced they’d become significantly less expensive. My first thought about these bags was NOPE, but that’s kind of hypocritical of me, right? People wear fur and leather all the time, and in most cases the animal dies for it, but these bags are cruelty-free. As Carvalho says on her campaign page, “These handbags are ecologically designed to help curve the immense global footprint on the planet, accessories used in the designs are also from raw pieces from the Earth. My product adds value to a sustainable society.” It’s not for me, but I feel like some diehard puppy lovers in the world would spring for this. If you’re into it, think about supporting her campaign — a portion of Carvalho’s profits will go to the Humane Society. [Oddity Central] [Image via Kickstarter]
I would never condone recreational painkiller use by domesticated animals. Just say no, dogs! But if they’re going to get high off of pain medications due to a trip to the vet, while, I guess that’s okay. Just make sure you film it for a supercut of high-off-their-ass pooches who have no idea what’s going on. Oh, if only these guys could talk … [The Daily Dot]
There’s an old saying: You have to fight fire with fire.
A woman in Los Angeles is threatening to take the same approach with lazy dog owners — except she’s using poop instead of flames. Annie Preece, a street artist and muralist, is so angry at neighbors who let their canines defecate on her yard that she’s posted a public warning to anyone who doesn’t clean up after their pet, according to BigNewsNetwork.com. Read more on Huffington Post…
What’s cuter than a bunch of adorable puppy faces? A bunch of adorable puppy faces captured UNDERWATER. I’m just going to tell myself that all of the pups shot by award-winning animal photographer Seth Casteel for new book, Underwater Puppies (a followup to the New York Times bestseller, Underwater Dogs), are having the time of their lives, because I sure am having a blast seeing them swim. See a few more shots above, check out an interview with Casteel over at NPR, and get a head start on your holiday shopping by picking up Underwater Puppiesfor all the pooch-loving people in your life when it hits stores on September 16. [All photos by Seth Casteel]
Simba the Tibetan Mastiff is about as low-key as dogs get. Weiwei, his little human friend, gets to play with, sing to, and climb all over Simba to her heart’s content, and I’m profoundly jealous. [BoingBoing]