Category: Cute


Underwater Dogs in Slo-Mo

Canine hydrotherapy at Greyfriars Veterinary Rehabilitation and Hydrotherapy Referrals.

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Pic of the Day – 4/12/16

Black cat eye art by makeup artist Tal Peleg.

Black cat eye art_Tal Peleg

The puppets at Glove and Boots did an “Uptown Funk” parody called “Shaolin Monk.”

Unidentified bird in Argentina.

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And he’s only 12 pounds!

Pic of the Day – 4/7/16

Two Subwoofers: Irish wolfhound Guiness with dachshunds Sarah and Lulu, by photographer Ida Verveen.

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Miniature Works of Art

One of the things we inherited from Rich’s mom was a number of old dolls. We recently sold the entire lot to a local collector. We don’t have room for them, and we don’t really appreciate dolls. Much better they go to someone who will love them.

But my mom had gotten this box of handmade doll hats from Rich’s mom, and she thought we might want to sell them to the same lady. But they are SO beautiful and creative and twee, I can’t possibly bear to part with them. Problem is, there are 32 hats, plus two crocheted baskets, plus a small old doll, and only three hat stands. Well, two hat stands and a doll head. How to display them?

Treasure! All made by Gwen Sage, Rich’s grandmother, who owned an antique shop. Two of the nicer hats even have labels inside: “Made by Gwen, Elyria, Ohio”

Looking at mini hat stands online, they run anywhere from $2 to $15 each. Ouch. And I wasn’t seeing a good variety of heights, either.

I'll take a close-up photo of each one later.

I’ll take a close-up photo of each one later.

So yesterday, I had to go to the city to renew my license at the DMV (picture, fingerprint, and vision), then I had to take the Yaris to the dealer for a recall fix. But I had an hour of extra time in between (the El Cajon DMV is the BOMB, San Diego peeps), so I hit a Michael’s nearby. Found materials to make my own hat stands. Here they are in the process of gluing and painting with oil paint, so it’ll be a little while before they’re ready.

Paint drying.

Paint drying.

Storyboard artist Marty Cooper (aka Hombre_McSteez) has released “Aug(de)mented Reality 3,” a new collection of adorable animations which he superimposes over real-life backdrops with the aid of an iPhone and transparency film.

A beribboned llama at the Laguna Colorado salt lake, altitude 14,000 ft., near Altiplano,Bolivia, by photographer Esther Buttery.

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Upon discovering a newly born calf stuck in a snowbank on his farm in Rossville, Indiana, farmer Dean Gangwer took quick action and jumped into his hot tub with the tiny bovine–that he named Leroy–to keep him from freezing to death. Gangwer explained how came up with the idea in an interview with RTV6:

The third-generation farmer said he must have missed one of his cows give birth. “She decided to go off by herself, which a lot of cows do, they want to be alone, big old pile of snow, I found this calf laying in there,” Gangwer explained. …Once home, the pair sat together in a hot tub. Although it was unconventional, Gangwer hoped it would help bring Leroy’s body temperature back up to normal. “I jumped in fully dressed, held Leroy up so he didn’t drown, and him and I had a nice bath for an hour, so we both came out warm and I think the end story’s gonna be great for him,” Gangwer said. After getting out of the hot tub, Gangwer took Leroy inside his home to dry him off. Then he wrapped the animal in electric blankets to help warm him up even more.

Luckily, Leroy has fully recovered and is thriving under both his mother’s and Gangwer’s care.

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