Archive for 'animals'

Feline masterworks

Thinking about the personality-plus cat we had when I was a kid, this seems just about right.

"Feline Masterworks": a comic by John Atkinson

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Floofs!

Mama floof and baby floofs. (Flooves?)

Photo of a mama shar pei and her five puppies

via Dog and Kitty on Twitter

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Scotland, sheep and my next book

The second book in my Penhallow Dynasty series, The Laird Takes a Bride, takes place in Scotland. So, yes, there are sheep. Toward the end of the story, sheep play a small and (if I may say so) delightful role. I imagine them looking rather like this.

Painting by Seren Bell: "Hardwick Ewes."

“Hardwick Ewes” by Seren Bell; more about her here. This image was posted on Twitter by Helen Warlow.

You can preorder the Kindle edition of The Laird Takes a Bride here. It’ll be available on August 29, 2017. (More info about other formats coming soon.)

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Bow wow for these doggy portraits!

Saw on Twitter how the Humane Society of Utah creates “photo-booth” portraits of their adoptable dogs. Which is so brilliant and so artful and, most importantly, really successful. Have to share a few of them with you.

A "photo-booth" portrait of a dog up for adoption at the Humane Society of Utah."Photo-booth" portrait of a dog up for adoption at the Humane Society of Utah.

"Photo-booth" portrait of a dog up for adoption at the Humane Society of Utah.

"Photo-booth" portrait of a dog up for adoption at the Humane Society of Utah.

These photos via Animal Life and Beautiful Pictures on Twitter; also themindcircle.com

More about the Humane Society of Utah here.

 

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And later on . . .

This makes me smile.
Photo of a baby and a large dog looking at each other; the caption reads "And later on . . . when you learn to walk and run, we can chase cats!"

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Whale swimming beneath the moon

Having recently gone whale-watching, and having the incredible good luck to actually see some whales — magnificent! — I loved coming across this beautiful image. It’s kind of like a memento.

Illustration: WHALE SWIMMING BENEATH THE MOON by Richard Cartwright, via Helen Warlow on Twitter

“Whale Swimming Beneath the Moon” by Richard Cartwright. Via Helen Warlow on Twitter.

More about the artist Richard Cartwright here.

 

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You’re gonna be just fine

It’s good to have a doctor you trust.

Photo of a little girl using a stethoscope to 'listen' to the heart of an enormous dog patiently sitting next to her.

via the Cult Cat on Twitter

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Just . . . breathe

Your moment of Zen.

"Your moment of Zen": this photograph shows a Chihuahua in a moment of wonderful beatitude.

image via Beautiful Pictures on Twitter

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Still life with cats

This photo seems implausible. How could you get five cats to pose this way? (Which is why I included the tag “wow.”) But isn’t it wonderful?

Lisa Berne, author of historical romance, admires a surrealistically realistic photo of five charmingly grouped cats.

via the Cult Cat on Twitter

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True Romance

Here’s one of the most truly romantic stories I’ve ever heard.

“Most bachelor parties end with foggy memories, but Michael Craddock will never forget his celebration. Craddock and his friends were staying at a rented cabin in the Tennessee woods when a hungry dog appeared at their door. The group fed the dog and then followed her into the woods, where they found her eight newborn pups. The men got right to work: bathing the puppies and spending their beer fund on kibble. Each groomsman went home with a pup, and Craddock’s fiancee was delighted to meet her new pet.” –via The Week

 Michael Craddock's amazing bachelor party. Image via abc.com

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