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Hope springs eternal. Does anyone know how a dog can survive three weeks at sea with no food and water? Can dogs drink sea water?

Kandu, an adopted two legged dog, gets a new set of wheels and more.

Looks to me like the dog cheated a couple of times.

I can't quite place my finger on it but I'm pretty sure the following video has been faked. I know this because there's no way it would take six minutes plus for a dog, especially a Lab, to finish that small a meal.

Skateboard dog. This is kind of a cute animation but don't try this at home.

dog skateboard from theAMIGOunit on Vimeo.

Skateboard Dogs. The following short came out about the same time as the one above but this one is a bit weird/creepy, I think.

Dogboarding from DANIELS on Vimeo.

Extreme animals. Animal photographer, Ren Netherland, takes photos of dogs with surprising haircuts.

Yes, that is a dog. More here. And again, please don't try this at home.

Woodkid - Iron. The best thing about this over wrought music video is the sequence near the beginning of the drooling German Shepherd. Okay, the owl and the horse stuff is kind of cool too but the exploding mud bombs is, well, it's too exploding mud bomb-ish for me.

Thanks to everyone who submitted a suggestion.

3 Comments to “Sunday links”

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  3. Fred says:

    Thanks, Mel. Very cool. I've posted the video.

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A request

The reason for this blog is to help get specific dogs adopted from TAS but equally important is to try to normalize the idea of shelter dogs being just as good and just as desirable as any other dogs including those which are regularly merchandised by backyard breeders, puppy millers and those few remaining pet store owners who still feel a need to sell live animals. The single greatest stigma shelter animals still face is the belief that shelter animals are substandard animals. Anyone who has had enough experience with shelter animals knows this is untrue but the general public hasn't had the same experiences you've had. They see a nice dog photo in a glossy magazine and too many of them would never think of associating that dog with a dog from a shelter. After all, no one abandons perfectly good dogs, right? Unfortunately, as we all know, perfectly good dogs are abandoned all the time.

The public still too often associates shelter dogs with images of beat up, sick, dirty, severely traumatized animals and while we definitely sometimes see victims such as these, they are certainly not the majority and, regardless, even the most abused animals can very often be saved and made whole again.

Pound Dogs sometimes discusses the sad histories some of the dogs have suffered. For the most part, though, it tries to present the dogs not as victims but as great potential family members. The goal is to raise the profiles of animals in adoption centers so that a potential pet owner sees them as the best choice, not just as the charity choice.

So, here's the favour I'm asking. Whenever you see a dog picture on these pages you think is decent enough, I'd like you to consider sharing it on Facebook or any other social media sites you're using (I know many of you do this already and thank you for that). And when you share it, please mention that the dog in the photo is a shelter dog like so many other shelter dogs waiting for a home. If we can get even five percent of the pet buying public to see shelter dogs differently, to see how beautiful they are and how wonderful they are, and to consider shelter dogs as their first choice for a new family member, we can end the suffering of homeless pets in this country.