dogs

Photos Capturing the Life of New York City Dogs

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New York City dogs are a unique breed. The metropolis offers plenty of stimuli for canines — places to sniff and socialize, including dog parks for the average pup and criminally overpriced doggy day care centers for the pampered pooch. Dogs in the big city contend with tiny apartments and little grass, but their personalities cannot be contained. Life is bustling, and hydrants await.
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Charming Portraits of People with Their Favorite Things

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Photographer Michael Warren, who Design You Trust introduced us to, photographed his subjects with their favorite things. Somebodies depicts the strange and lovely things we cling to, because of their personal meaning. For some, that meant an old doll and a tube of cherry chapstick. Other people were photographed with their pets and a bag of used Kleenex that belonged to their late spouse. See more of Warren’s charming photos in our gallery, and visit the artist’s website to read the stories behind them.
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An Art Therapist Analyzes George W. Bush’s New Paintings

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Gawker recently published another six paintings by George W. Bush. Among the politician-turned-painter’s images are new subjects; after a slew of dogs, we were delighted to find cats(!), shells, a crucifix, and, erm, more dogs. Reactions to the new artwork have been fairly mixed. Some felt that Bush’s paintings were “sort of sweet.” “Guys. Stop making me feel sorry for George W. Bush,” urged another commenter. A less sympathetic viewer denounced the “dull drab emptiness” of the paintings, while others pondered the resemblance of one of the cats and its painter. Someone else considered the suggestive connotations of Bush’s shells. Overwhelmed by all the symbolism, we took the 43rd President to art therapy – well, not really, but we did speak to the art therapist Rachel Brandoff in an effort to clarify his paintings. Here’s what she had to say.
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Hilarious Photos of a Sophisticated Dog Dressed in Menswear

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Our latest favorite single-serving Tumblr was discovered on website Honestly WTF: Menswear Dog. A dapper Shiba Inu dressed in Ralph Lauren, linen blazers, overpriced driving caps, and oxford shirts mugs for the camera — and that’s all we need. The three-year-old, New York City-based pup has true panache. “His interests include never washing his selvage denim, lurking around Soho for someone to notice his steez, and sniffing fine a$$ bitches,” the Tumblr tells us. Show Menswear Dog some love in our gallery.
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