furkid friday: dogs and books (and books about dogs)

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Today we have an extra-special furkid friday/Shout Out two-fer! (Dogs and books, books and dogs; throw in pizza and netflix, and that’s all you really need in life, amirite folks?) I even redesigned the old Colbert Report SHOUT OUT netflix app herunterladen windows! graphic for the occasion!


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The props go to Columbia University Press, which kindly sent me a copy of Creaturely Poetics: Animality and Vulnerability in Literature and Film by Anat Pick, a senior lecturer in film and program leader for film and video: theory and practice at the University of East London epson scan free chip. From the book’s back cover:

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This looks like an interesting read for those concerned with how portrayals of nonhumans in pop culture – literature, film, television – both reflect and inform societal attitudes and ethics towards our fellow sentient beings wie kann ich bei netflix filmeen. (In other words, me!) If you’d like to learn more, check out the book’s listing on Columbia University Press herunterladen.

I tried my best to snap a photo of Peedee and/or O-Ren with Creaturely Poetics – mock reading it, or some such other cutesy silliness – but neither was feeling very cooperative motorroutes downloaden garmin. (Too hot!)

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That’s okay, though; truth be told, I wasn’t trying that hard anyway. (TOO HOT! Seriously, have I mentioned how hot it’s been lately? We’re looking at a week of 90 degree weather with 70%+ humidity. Ick!)

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furkid friday: WANT.

Friday, May 27th, 2011
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In which Jayne comes face-to-face with her great white whale, known to the humans as “Lemmy.”

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Actually, some days they spend hours this way, scoping out one another from their respective sides of the dog/cat boundary line haikyuu. Lemmy knows enough to stay away from Jayne when there’s not an insurmountable obstacle preventing her from mauling him – but from his side of the glass, he becomes quite the provocateur: taking swipes at her, rolling around playfully (and occasionally right off the desk he uses for a perch), yawning and showing off his kitten belly and general lack of fear mit firefox youtube musik downloaden. And all she can do is quiver! High comedy, I tell you what. The two should star in a buddy film together.

furkid friday: scenes from a vegan marriage, redux

Friday, May 20th, 2011

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Shane: Hey, come look at this sky ticket inhalte herunterladen! See Lemmy’s new favorite spot? [In the closet, sandwiched into my old monitor stand.]

Me: OMG, that’s ADORABLE! Did you get a picture starcraft vollversion download kostenlos? You have to take a picture!

Shane: [pause] I’m not gonna be one of those people who shares cat pictures online.

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Me: Well, I’m taking a picture then.

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furkid friday: dejected rennie

Friday, May 13th, 2011
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Ditto: mom, who’s similarly flailing at a new DSLR camera, which will vastly improve the quality of her food and furkid photos facebook videos downloaden samsung. Yeah, ’cause clearly it’s the camera – and only the camera – that’s to blame!

Epilogue: Don’t worry, mom to the rescue musik auf handyen android! Rennie’s frustrated nomz syndrome is no more.

furkid friday: happy mother’s day

Friday, May 6th, 2011

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For Mother’s Day, I propose that we honor this natural drive within all of us to protect the ones we love, the ones who depend on our consideration, by not consuming the products of exploitation and cruelty. This common thread of wanting our babies to thrive is natural and noble, a key part of our essential being. Whether we are men or women, children or adults, human or hen, that universal mother is in all of us. Let’s celebrate without exploiting another innocent mother who had not only the autonomy of her body but also her babies stolen from her for our appetites. Let’s connect to that profound mothering spirit that links us together. She wants her babies to be well and protected from harm. I think we can understand.

Happy Mother’s Day to everyone.

….with extra special hugs and kisses (and a few odd few bitter tears) to Miss Kaylee, of course.*

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* Usually I stick with the status-neutral “Ms.,” but Kaylee prefers “Miss.” It makes her feel young, yo!

** The quote is excerpted from The Universal Mother… by Marla Rose, the one and only Vegan Feminist Agitator. Read and share, please and thanks.

furkid friday: bendy twisty rat terrier noses

Friday, April 29th, 2011

I’m forever amazed (and amused) at the degree to which the rat terriers – particularly Rennie and Peedee – are able to bend and twist their noses whilst sniffing a scent on the breeze adobeen gratis. So flexible, it’s almost as if they’re made of rubber!

I mean holy Ceiling Cat, Rennie must have her nose cocked at a 15-20 degree angle here kinderlieder zum herunterladen! You can practically see an invisible pair of fingers twisting it to the side.

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I didn’t manage to photograph an equally impressive example for Peedee yesterday, but this one gives you an idea:

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That little pink strip running down the middle of his nose panikhilfe herunterladen? It should be perfectly vertical. His poo sensors must be kicking in, for it to be all off-kilter like that.

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furkid friday: ralphie’s thoughts on earth day

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furkid friday: lemmy (is no longer new, but still kitteh-like)

Friday, April 15th, 2011

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furkid friday: dog parts (rat terriers, in macro!)

Friday, April 8th, 2011

This week I spent a few (much-needed) lazy afternoons outside, alternately napping and chasing the dogs around the yard, camera in hand. I can’t remember why, but I thought it might be fun to take some “macro” shots of the dogs and all their adorable little body parts: eyes, noses, behinds, ears, legs, tummies.* (Lever 2000, holla!) Now I realize that this might make for an awfully cool art project – print and display my favorites in uniform sizes and frames, arranging them on a single wall to make one larger exhibit spotify herunterladen dauert lange. I just need to find an available wall!

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furkid friday: rennie and her scrappy balls

Friday, April 1st, 2011
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furkid friday: stunt kitteh (hope he kept his day job)

Friday, March 25th, 2011
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Shane shot this video of the cats Wednesday night. The way that Ozzy and Lemmy were scoping each other out, he anticipated either a bout of playing or fighting (or some combination of the two) – but what came next was much more hilarious:

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furkid friday, on a tuesday…

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

…’cause eight years ago today, we welcomed a scrappy little monster named Peedee into our lives!

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Oh my dog, I can’t believe that Peedee used to be Rennie-sized free car racing! And Ralphie was so tubby. It’s a wonder what taking up digging did for him! Like Tae Bo for dogs, I tell you what.

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furkid friday: an extra-special inaugural/birthday edition!

Friday, March 11th, 2011

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To pile on the sentimentality, today also just so happens to be O-Ren’s 7th birthday and the six-year anniversary of her adoption day monopoly deutsch download kostenlos! It’s a total coincidence, I swear; I’ve been thinking about reviving the old “Friday Random Cuteness” feature for a few months now, long before Rennie’s big day was on my radar download manager chrome kostenlos. But since it is her day, this edition of furkid friday will be a special one, dedicated to my little lady. I love her something awful, and I’m sure you will too windows media player für windows 7 kostenlos deutsch.

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Friday Random Cuteness: Meet Your Meat

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Still busy with the house hunting, but not too busy to take notice of all the new calves that have magically appeared in our backyard in the past month or so chip.de word download kostenlos. You see, folks, our current rental home sits on an 80-acre working farm. In fact, one of the many fenced livestock pastures butts up against the fenced-in area of our backyard herunterladen. The closest pasture is usually where our landlords sequester the newly-birthed calves and their mothers, so we have the bittersweet pleasure of watching the young’uns romp around on shaky legs, test out their brand-new vocal cords with hearty moos!, and suckle on their mommas’ impossibly huge teats schnelle internet browser kostenlosen. Sweet because it’s like watching the live TV version of Cute Overload; bitter because the buhbies and parents alike all share in the same destiny – namely, the meat hooks windows 10 herunterladen ausblenden. So sad, and so unnecessary.

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Friday, March 9th, 2007

This week, I bring you double the cuteness to make up for my lack of a carnivals-n-cuteness roundup last Friday. Sorry ’bout that. Posting will be kinda scattered for the time being, since Shane & I decided to make that final step into adulthood and buy a house already herunterladen. My, how old that makes me feel. Anyway, Friday through Sunday is generally reserved for househunting type tasks, so I may miss a roundup here and there do not whatsapp video. I’ll try to make ’em up best I can, promise. Until we settle in to our new digs in, oh, hopefully six months or less, bear with me.

Now, my best attempt at teaching Ralphie the history of contraception (via The Pill: A Biography of the Drug That Changed the World, by Bernard Asbell):

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Friday Random Cuteness: Nature’s Jewels

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

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Your carnivalia, dear readers:

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* Giving Carnival 3
Sorry to cut this so short, but it’s been a long week, and Kelly needs a nap…



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Friday Random Cuteness: Children of the Soy

Friday, February 16th, 2007
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Friday Random Cuteness: The Kiss

Friday, February 9th, 2007
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Further proof that good things come in threes – this week’s carnival roundup. Enjoy!

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Friday Random Cuteness: Shiny!

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

A little late in the season for an x-mas pic, but I’ve really been lovin’ on Kaylee lately. We’re finally at that point with the two newest canines where they still feel a little “new” but, at the same time, are starting to fit in with the rest of the family powerpoint formen download kostenlos. We’re slowly picking up on their individual quirks and eccentricities: Kaylee, once she’s plopped down on the bed for the night, will not budge an inch until morning; Jayne loves frozen poo and is driven to fits an anxiety by closed doors, which she always seems to find herself on the wrong side of windows 7 32 bit iso kostenlos. Such sweet dogs – it’s hard to believe that, during their six-month stay at Friends of the Friendless, no one wanted them schriftart alex brush kostenlos download. Six friggin’ months.

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Friday Random Cuteness: Pug on a Swing!

Friday, January 26th, 2007

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Now on to the carnivals:

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