Caturday Supplement: Kitty in a Window

I’ve posted this kitty — the one who occasionally sleeps in the window of Bow Wow Meow — before. But I quite liked the image of these two sharing the… facilities.

A Real Cat And A Stuffed Animal Dog Lying On A Pet Potty

Cats and dogs, living together… mass hysteria!

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Dog of the Day: Munchkin the Bernese Mountain Dog

The only way I could get Munchkin to stop moving around for long enough for me to get a non-blurry shot was to pet her until she leaned against my leg hard enough to keep me from moving, and then hold out the other hand with the camera and aim at random. Fortunately, I seem to have gotten lucky.

Munchkin has only fifteen toes! She had to have one amputated when she was young. You can just tell how traumatized it left her from that haunted look in her eyes.

Bernese Mountain Dog Face Smiling At The Camera

I have taken pictures of this pup before, apparently back in 2012, but I’m not sure I ever posted them. I am such a bad person!

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Dog of the Day: Indi the Saluki

I am saving more Paddington pics, because I want to post them as pic/video combos and it is soon going to be much easier to do so. Instead I would like you to meet Indi Al Jamal Bella the saluki (2 years old, Indi for short.) Indi is not only gorgeous, she has one of the coolest stories of any dog I’ve ever posted. Instead of me trying to retell it, let’s just go with what her parents emailed me, word for word:

Indi Al Jamal Bella of Zekreet was found in an abandoned fishing village in Qatar by a Greek microbial biologist and her black lab/border collie service dog from Tennessee.

Her paws and tail had been dipped in henna, which is done to racing dogs. We’re not sure how she ended up in the abandoned fishing village.

While the microbial biologist wanted to keep Indi, she travels a lot as a consultant for Cornell. She reached out to some friends, a retired Canadian nurse and her American husband, to foster her. They took her for a few months and then contacted Desert Hound Express to help find a forever home since they travel for the hottest months of the year.

We found her via the dhex website. We Skyped with her so we could kind of meet her. We were in love. A few weeks later a wonderful couple flying to Boston from Qatar took Indi along with them as a flight buddy to Chicago. We also flew to Chicago and waited for Indi to come out. She was so jet lagged and excited to see all the grass.

The next morning Indi flew back to the Bay Area with us. She’s the life of the party.

Her parents also instantly ingratiated themselves to me by say ‘Oh wow I know that blog, you posted a saluki on there and I was like wow there ARE other salukis in the Bay Area!’

So there you have it. A racing saluki from Qatar ends up in San Francisco by means of a Greek microbial biologist, a Tennessee black lab/border collie, a Canadian nurse, and a small army of other people. It’d make a great movie.

Saluki

The body language looks a little standoffish, but she wasn’t.

Saluki Apparently Trying To Lick Her Own Eyeball

She was just concentrating on sitting and staying.

Saluki

Aww, sweetie, why the long face? O:-)

Saluki

A tail that doesn’t know whether to ploof or curl.

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Dog of DOOM: Paddington Again!

Is there no one who can put a stop to the reign of Paddington??

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppy Licking Woman's Face

Just in case you thought maybe all the affection went in one direction. We got plenty of smooches from Paddington.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppy Being Held By Woman And Gnawing On Photographer's Hand

Licks Autumn, gnaws on me. Yeah, that’s pretty typical.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppy Winking Ridiculously At The Camera

I could just sit and watch this dog for hours. Well, I could sit and watch any dog for hours, but with this one I would probably miss a meal or two and not even notice.

Woman Smooching Uncomfortable-Looking Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppy

I swear he cycles through every possible expression so fast that you can’t even see them without a high-speed camera.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppy Making An Ambiguously Hilarious Face

Okay, I’m going to give up for tonight. And yes, there are still oodles left. Oy.

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Dog of the Day: More Pad-Pad-Paddington!

Because everyone needs more Paddington in their lives, especially on tax day.

And, as I suspected, there is more Paddington still to come. Heck, there might be enough Paddington for this entire week. Would you be sorry? I wouldn’t.

Woman Cuddles A Delighted Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppy

There are few faces that can express joy so thoroughly as a cuddled corgi puppy’s can.

Woman Cuddles A Delighted, Derpy Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppy

I can’t decide if I like the last one — delighted — or this one — delightedly derpy — better. (Hovertext is with apologies to Frederick the Great, Ogden Nash, possibly Groucho Marx, and a certain 1998 Beggin’ Strips commercial.)

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppy Eyeing Man's Arm Speculatively

Speaking of derpy.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppy Looking Ridiculously Coy And Innocent

Ever heard the expression ‘you’d think butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth’?

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Dog of the Day: Oh Good Lord You Must Be Kidding Me (Part 1)

So, you remember on Saturday I said the kitty had a canine brother? Well, meet Paddington, the 16-week-old Pembroke Welsh corgi. I can’t even come close to doing him justice in just one day. I took hundreds of pictures of him and most of them turned out good, so I’m just going to pick some for today and some for tomorrow and heck, maybe even some more for Wednesday. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppy Biting A Dangling Toy

Paddington seems to have learned a few cat-tricks from his feline brother. Including playing with dangly-toys.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppy Lying On Interestingly Patterned Carpet

He wiggles around in the most hilarious ways when he’s chewing on a bone.

Surprised Corgi Chewing On Man's Hand

It’s like putting your head in the lion’s mouth, except the lion’s teeth aren’t nearly this sharp.

The Goofiest Pembroke Welsh Corgi Puppy In The World

This may be the most perfect moment I have ever captured on my camera.

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Sunday Switchup: Another Airport Therapy Animal

Some of you may remember that I posted a member of the ‘Wag Patrol’, which is a group of therapy dogs who wander the San Francisco Airport calming down those who are anxious about flying.

Well, I say ‘a group of therapy dogs’, but as it happens, that’s no longer an inclusive enough term. LiLou joined their ranks last year, complete with adorable painted toenails. I knew she lived in the neighborhood but I have never been lucky enough to run into her until last week. Even then, alas, the lighting was kind of crappy, but it was just too good an opportunity to miss. I guess she is hypoallergenic, and although quite a few people have dog phobias, almost nobody’s got a pig phobia. And hey, how on earth could you be afraid of that face?

LiLou the Therapy Pig With Red-Painted Trotters

Petting her is a novel experience, but not at all unpleasant. And she seems to quite like it too.

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Caturday Supplement: Bob-Tail Cat

This is not just any bob-tail cat. This is the feline brother of a certain dog that you will be seeing shortly. The two share a certain lightness in the tail department, and very friendly dispositions.

Grey Kitty In Sitting In A Window

I didn’t catch the kitty’s name, alas.

Grey Kitty In Sitting In A Window

He had a nice little shelf in front of the window to lounge on. I need to get me one of those.

Grey Cat Sniffing Photographer's Hand

My favorite kind of kitty. Aloof for… roughly 15 seconds.

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A Tail of Two Peppers, Part 2: Pepper the German Shepherd Husky Mix

So, yesterday (shh, I know it was two days ago, just pretend with me) I posted an adorable male 5-year-old German shepherd mix named Dr. Pepper. So today may I introduce Pepper, an adorable female 1.5-year-old German shepherd mix. And yes, she doesn’t have her doctorate yet, but come ON, she’s only ten and a half in human years!

In the immortal words of Peter Venkman, “Oh, we have to get these two together.”

Come to think of it, the response, “I think that would be extraordinarily dangerous,” might also apply. Tails flying everywhere, bruised knees galore.

German Shepherd Husky Mix

Look at the markings on her chest. Lovely.

German Shepherd Husky Mix

A little of the same stare, although not quite as intense.

German Shepherd Husky Mix

I’m serious. We need to get these two together.

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A Tail of Two Dogs, Part One: Dr. Pepper the German Shepherd Lab Mix

This is the first of a tale of two dogs: meet Dr. Pepper, the German shepherd Labrador retriever maybe mix, age 5. Note his alert expression, his lovely eyes. Especially note his magnificent, foofly tail. Remember them for tomorrow. There will be a quiz.

Possible German Shepherd Labrador Retriever Mix

Dr. Pepper lives right near me, so I get to meet him at the bus stop regularly. Yay!

Possible German Shepherd Labrador Retriever Mix

With a stare like that, there might be some border collie in there too.

Possible German Shepherd Labrador Retriever Mix

I am informed that there are a few pictures of Dr. Pepper around in a mortarboard hat, from when he graduated top of his class from puppy obedience school. And that he hated the hat. Which makes me want to see the pictures even more.

Possible German Shepherd Labrador Retriever Mix

There’s that tail on full display.

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