Category Archives: Fun Stuff

Vet funnies, photos, videos and sites that I love.

Purl Celebrates National Dog Day

It is hard to keep track of all of the pet-related ‘holidays’ these days. Today is National Dog Day – apparently the 10th annual day of dog love and celebration.

Feeling Festive

Purl decided that a day as big as National Dog Day called for her best finery.

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The first thing I see in the morning.

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Wearing a drape on her head doesn’t seem to bother her in the least.

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Ahem – you can stop laughing at me now.

I will say that Purl dressing herself up in the curtain was a LOT less work than the reindog hats.

The Poser

Big changes are (finally) in the works over at About.com. A major redesign, the first in forever, is happening this summer. Right now, lots and lots of busy work getting ready. Frustrating, fun and everything in-between.

I am most excited about photos. Bigger, better, and more cohesive to the piece. I was reviewing an older article about cats peeing in bathtubs (it happens), and needed a photo. I searched a few places, then remembered… I had a cat and a bathtub. Problem solved?

Quincy was the model for the one photo that appears in the article. Just one photo, but several were necessary to get the one I wanted to use.

Here is a little behind-the-scenes peek on the Bathtub Poser.

Quincy explores the bathtub

I just plopped him in there, waiting to see what he would do.

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Let’s get to work, Quincy.

Quincy gets to work on the perfect pose

No, don’t look over there. Over here. Wait. Quincy! Kitty, kitty!

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Momentarily distracted, I thought my model was going to jump tub.

Quincy in the bathtub.

Just before he really did jump tub. I had the shot.

 

This can’t be comfortable

Have you ever looked at your peacefully sleeping pet and wondered how that pose could ever be comfortable? Especially getting up and moving afterwards?

Me too.

Exhibit A: Sleeping Argos

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I wouldn’t be able to walk for several hours after waking if I slept like that. Barnie agrees.

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Then there was a cookie-dispersal or other kitchen attraction, and dog bed occupations shifted. Purl grabbed this dog bed, but wasn’t fast enough(!), and had to split the bed with Barnie.

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Finally Purl took off for the Best Dog Bed Ever, aka the couch.

Barnie rejoiced.

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