Dog of the Day: Ruckus the Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Okay, Waffles is a strong contender, and Loki is certainly up there, but I’m not sure but that Ruckus might be my new favorite name for a corgi.

He also has an Instagram account. Although unlike him, it’s a bit… anemic.

Grinning Tricolor Pembroke Welsh Corgi

All he needs is a little black mark across the bridge of his nose and he would have the best pair of sunglasses EVER.

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Dog of the Day: English Bulldog Mix

I don’t know about new tricks, but this old dog had ‘sit’, ‘lie down’, and ‘come get this treat’ pretty well down pat.

English Bulldog Of A Certain Age

He’s not an Old English Bulldog… he’s just an old English bulldog.

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Caturday Supplement: Marmie Kitten

Yugh. I was sick all day Friday and all day today. And now… I am feeling much better! I attribute it to the large amounts of garlic that I ate and the large number of zinc lozenges that I sucked on. This combination will not be doing my digestive system any good over the next 24 hours, but it is amazingly effective at shortening colds.

No, really: there’s some quite good evidence across several clinical trials that zinc lozenges work, and some not-quite-as-good-but-still-okay evidence for garlic: a bunch of semi-okay trials and one good one (that link is to a meta-analysis, here’s the good trial here). Unlike vitamin C, and all of those other lovely home remedies, which, well, let’s just say that evidence isn’t part of the package you’re buying. If you’re the type of person who gets colds (I’m usually not, these days) then do yourself a favor and try this out.

Anyway. Here is a kitty. For it is caturday, and we all deserve one.

Marmalade Kitten Giving Side-Eye

This kitty did not want my help with anything. Having a 2x zoom lens on my phone is really helpful for such situations.

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Dog of the Day: Donatello the Schnauzer Puppy

I have been remiss in my dogly duties the past couple of days, so you get a puppy and a proud puppy-mom. Donatello is 11 weeks old in these pictures, young enough that he wasn’t even allowed to mix with other dogs (because he hadn’t had all his shots yet.)

Woman Holding Black Schnauzer Puppy

Don’t they make an adorable pair?

Woman Holding Black Schnauzer Puppy

Think his ears will stand up?

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Memorial Dog: Max the Shiloh Shepherd

I’ve run into this pup a couple of times now, and I think today is the perfect day to post someone so dignified and regal. Max is 4, and consider this picture of him dedicated to all of the brave and noble dogs who gave their lives in the service to their country. Or their masters. Or, for that matter, their puppies.

Shiloh Shepherd

Max is only the second Shiloh we’ve seen on here. And the first one actually pulled a cart.

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Caturday Supplement: Raar

This is actually a yawn, but I prefer to think of it as a vicious murder cat snarl, because I am feeling a little vicious-murder-catty myself today.

Snarling Cat

Actually, I also kind of feel like yawning, so I guess I doubly resemble this kitty.

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Dog of the Day: Cody the Lab Mix

Cody is eleven, but was out leaping around and having a blast in a park last week, so I guess he’s doing okay!

Happy Old Labrador Retriever Mix

I think I made a new friend.

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Dog of the Day: Sassee the Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Sassee is 9, but doesn’t look a day older than 3!

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Sassee is the sister of yesterday’s pup. And she sure lives up to her name.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Of course she does! She’s a corgi.

 

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Dog of the Day: Marty the Yorkshire Terrier Poodle Mix

Poor Marty has a heart condition, and just got out of the hospital. Let’s all send him best wishes for a quick recovery!

Yorkshire Terrier Poodle Mix In Baby Carriage

You can just see Marty’s right front leg, where it was shaved for the IV.

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Sunday Switchup: Foxy Piñata

Saw this ‘pup’ in a shop window. And considering how little detail there is, it’s amazing how obvious the breed is.

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