Jul
24

Are pugs taking over the internet?

They’re in our homes, our parks, our hearts—and recently, pugs have been popping up everywhere online. Are those irresistible smushed up faces hiding a secret plan to take over just the internet or possibly the entire world?

 

Exhibit A: Puglet Kickstarter campaign

 

“What a piece of work is Pug! How noble in reason! How infinite in wrinkles! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like a snoring angel! In gaseous emission how like a god! The beauty of the world, the paragon of animals!”

- Shakespeare  Hamlet  Puglet  Act II, Sc II

Pug Hamlet Kickstarter

Puglet!

Kevin Broccoli’s Puglet Kickstarter campaign is raising funds to produce the first stage production of Hamlet using an all pug cast.

Pledge rewards start with tickets to the production, include a chance to meet and play with the cast members, and feature the ultimate reward: a walk-on role as the only human among pugs!

The campaign runs until August 6th and has raised $1,222 towards its goal of $5,000 in pledges to put on the play.

 

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Jul
23

Top 10 reasons dogs love Rover

Hey dogs: we know you love your people, but sometimes you just need to get away from it all. When you send your family out of town, you want to settle into a comfy home with some new friends and be a dog. At Rover, we totally get it.

We polled some canine guests about their recent stays and compiled their stories. Here they are: the top ten reasons dogs love Rover for their vacations.
Occupy Couch - dogs love rover

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Jul
23

Does the dog die? The spoiler alert every dog lover needs

Spoiler alert: scroll over for answers to the question, “Does the dog die?” Some movie spoilers follow.

Does the dog die?

I Am Legend Dog - Does the Dog Die

Run, Rover, Run! From Godzilla (2014)

Whether by fire, water, or sharknado, danger threatens many of our favorite canine movie pals. Terrified humans race down the street seeking safety… but wait—between the shifting masses, on all fours, a determined dog scampers by. Will this camera-ready canine find shelter, or serve as a heart wrenching tear jerker? In other words, does the dog die?

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Jul
23

Top 5 lessons I learned from my dog

 

Kristen and Barlet, lessons I learned from my dogWhen I was nine years old, I desperately wanted my family to adopt a dog. I remember telling my parents that a pet would teach me responsibility. The truth was, I didn’t care about that part of the equation—but I was willing to try anything to get a puppy.

When our dog arrived, I had a lot to learn about caring for someone other than myself—and quickly.

Twenty years later, my husband I adopted our own dog, and I found myself looking at things a little differently. Watching my little Havanese, Bartlet, interact with the world, it occurred to me that I could learn a lot more than responsibility: I could learn how to live my life.

Here are the top five lessons I’ve learned from my dog:

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Jul
22

Dog horoscopes… What your canine’s sign really means

Canis Major illustration, dog astrologyOur dogs’ inner lives may sometimes mystify us—one day, he’s plucky; the next, he’s lost in thought. When a milk bone and a belly rub doesn’t cut it, why not turn to the sun, moon, and stars for answers? If you’re curious how your pooch’s astrological sign might reveal his hidden dreams, fears, and agendas, read on to explore our astral collection of dog horoscopes.

 

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