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Howard, the Tactical Explosive Detection Dog & his handler, Alexander, get ready for bed in Afghanistan. Image via Dog Bless You's Facebook page. ("Dog Bless You" Philanthropist Donates 170 Dogs to Veterans | Dogster)

K9s for Warriors graduate team David & Wilco. Photo courtesy Dog Bless You's Facebook page. ("Dog Bless You" Philanthropist Donates 170 Dogs to Veterans | Dogster)

"Dog Bless You" Philanthropist Donates 170 Dogs to Veterans | Dogster ~ After adopting Lucky, an abandoned Golden Retriever, Charlie Annenberg Weingarten founded the nonprofit, whose Facebook page has more than 510,000 fans. (Read whole story...)

Hang gliding psychiatric service dog takes to the skies ~ Shadow doesn't like to be separated from his owner, so Dan McManus fashioned a special canine harness to his hang glider.

Lupo, the Royal Dog ~ The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge adopted a black, male, cocker spaniel puppy in late 2011; Lupo, which means 'wolf' in Italian, was part of a litter belonging to Ella, a cocker spaniel owned by Kate's parents. Although the royal family's official website doesn't include any info about him,, purports "Things we know & things WE think we know about Lupo Cambridge." It's unclear who is behind the site. (read more...)

c.2001 - Jean Craighead George feeding baby wolf cub (author of "Julie & the Wolves")

'Service dog wears cap and gown at graduation' | MNN - Mother Nature Network ~ Bridget Evans' service dog, Hero, attended all her classes, so she thought he deserved to graduate too.

"Pirate and me." -India Hicks ~ Photo by Bruce Weber

"If there's no inner peace, people can't give it to you. The husband can't give it to you. Your children can't give it to you. You have to give it to you." Linda Evans

August 2012 - Malgosia Bela by Lachlan Bailey for Vogue Paris ~ Małgosia Bela (born Małgorzata Bela on 6 June 1977 in Kraków, Poland) is a Polish fashion model & actress.

Positive faces in support of Pit bulls - Elle the Pit Bull w/ her owner Leah Brewer. Elle, a certified canine good citizen & licensed therapy dog, participated in a special summer reading program at the Roanoke Rapids Public Library. Elle is also up for consideration in the Hero Dog Awards, w/ daily voting starting May 7-July 30. Anyone interested in voting for Elle may visit 'Elle the Pit Bull FB page to follow the voting link!

Ms. Streisand has written an inspiring book about her Malibu Home.

"Pirate and me." -India Hicks ~ Photo by Bruce Weber

Orange Co, Fla: PETITION TO SAVE RUFUS! His family is doing everything in their power to stop him from being pts after he bit their 4-yr-old son. He isn't an aggressive dog at all - he was just excited, he had never had wet dog food before & the boy startled the him from behind while eating. The boy needed a few stitches, so the co. took the puppy. The boy isn't traumatized, the family loves the dog & wants him to live & is willing to give up their beloved dog to another home w/ no children!

Drenched Dog Running to Car after Car, Begging For Someone to Let Him In - I LOVE happy endings!

During her 50 yr career spanning the 1930s through the 1980s, Eloise Wilkin illustrated over 110 books for children. Her illustrations evoke an idyllic rural world not unlike that which she knew while raising her family of 4 children in upstate N.Y. Famous for her instantly recognizable style: sweet, cherubic, chubby-faced children; detailed early American & Victorian style architecture & furnishings; & the verdant, daisy-strewn hills of upstate N.Y.

OMG! I. Love. This. Photo.

"Puppy Love" bedsheets: Allergic to dogs? Don't want to get one? Kids still bugging you? Problem solved. (mage via Snurk)

John Steinbeck and Charley