I deep cleaned my apartment today. Here’s my helpful houseguest lending a paw while I change the sheets and take the slip cover off my sofa.
PHOTOGRAPHER TOURS SHELTERS TO HELP DOGS GET ADOPTED - “Our mission is to provide shelter staff and volunteers with the resources to successfully groom and photograph shelter pets, helping give them the second chance they deserve.”
The One Picture Saves a Life initiative teaches animal shelters how to groom and photograph the shelter animals to present them in the best light (probably both literally and figuratively) for adoption. Photographer Seth Casteel is currently touring various shelters in the U.S. to put on workshops. You may be familiar with Casteel’s Underwater Dogs series. The photos above are examples of how different the dogs look depending on how they are presented.
In addition to Casteel, John Paul Pet, The Animal Rescue Site, GreaterGood.org, and the Petfinder Foundation are all partners in this endeavor. Click here to learn more about One Picture Saves a Life. You can also donate to this cause by clicking here. (Photos from One Picture Saves a Life)
Save all the little doggies.
That second to last one is speaking to my very soul, I tell you!
He loves robots, I love him. Happy birthday, Christian!
If you ever need a GREAT documentary, check out The Story of Weeping Camel. This six year old kid gets on a camel and heads across the Gobi desert to find this guy who knows this song that makes camels love their babies again. True story.
I NEED BOTH OF THEM!!!
George Jones was one of my all time favorite singers. I saw him live at the Cow Palace about 25 years ago and it was a transformative experience for me. His music got me through some dark times. Always potent, cathartic, inspirational and just plain great.
Back in 1996 I wrote this song in tribute to him. I posted it today in his memory.
Yip! Yip! Yip!
There’s a girl at my work who looks like one of these things. I thought about telling her but figured she wouldn’t find it quite as interesting as I do.
“Amelie has no boyfriend. She’s tried once or twice, but the results were a let down. Instead, she cultivates a taste for small pleasures: dipping her hand into sacks of grain, cracking creme brulee with a teaspoon, and skipping stones at St. Martin’s canal.”
—Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain
One time I got violently ill for 2 days after eating a combination of good foods, the last of which was creme brulee. I cannot think the words creme brulee without becoming queasy. This gif has me swilling Pepto.