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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 920,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 40 days for that many people to see it.

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vesta of woolley

Woolley was Mrs. J.D. Cottingham’s kennel.

Binks painted many of her dogs.


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merry christmas

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anna attacking

Photo by Franziska Könnecke.  

This is Anna stalking her prey* in the tall grass in the eastern German state** of Saxony-Anhalt.


* Kibble hidden in the grass.

** Technically a Land or Bundesland, which is the same thing as a state in the United State.

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Ti Ti, a pekingese painted by Maud Earl in 1913.

Ti Ti, a pekingese painted by Maud Earl in 1913. 

And here are photos of the winner of the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in 2012, Ch. Palacegarden Malachy:

palacegarden malachy

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The great “breed improvement” contests that have gone on for the past century have certainly done their magic.

What was once a pretty hardy little dog is now a little lion trying to be a marmoset.

It’s now so short-legged that it waddles around when it walks, and we’ve now seen the creation of the ultimate heat-retaining little dog that has both the extremely distorted respiratory/cooling system of the flat-faced dog and a thick undercoat of something we’d expect to see from the arctic.

I don’t know how sane people allowed this to happen, but my word, it is has.



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He is putting in an application to be their retriever!


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Just a toy:



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