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Canadian photographer Jess Bell has a flair for capturing unique and artistic images of animals in action.

He recently organised some of his very talented dog-owning friends (and their exceptional pups of course) to participate in coloured powder photo shoots. The results are bright, crisp and dynamic! 

These crazy colours and dynamic swirls are captured in-camera in real time and on location. As a result, every single image is unique and highlights the amazing differences between how dogs of various breeds and body shapes move.

Rush | Border Collie

Nyero | Mudi

Slice | Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Gemma And Lyric | Mix & Coolie

Gnash | Malinois

Lyric | German Coolie

Style | Border Collie

True | Australian Shepherd

Lottie | Border Collie

These photos highlight how hard our dogs work for us when asked, and frequently for nothing more than the toss of a toy or a dried biscuit. However, for them is pure joy to run freely or catch a disc.

Amazing dogs, vibrant colours, excellent shots!

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If you’ve got a dog friend in your life hug them, and give them some chicken in memory of Boo the Pom Pom.

Boo was an internet star who had more Facebook followers than all of us combined times a million and was once declared the World’s Cutest Dog.

Sadly, the fluffy ball of animatronic teddy bear adorableness died yesterday morning at the age of 12… Boo’s humans broke the sad news to his 16 million Facebook followers last night.

Google tells me that the lifespan of a Pomeranian is 12 to 16 years, so Boo may have been on the young side, but his humans say he had heart issues that began after his pom brother Buddy died in 2017.

But truth be told these dogs are bred to be cute and that has a price, as they are genetically deficient and have many ailments, because humanity is evil as hell.

Like Jiff the Pomeranian, Boo’s internet fame led to getting that money through endorsement deals and through his many books and toy line. And now, he can rest in heaven, where he and Buddy are causing the angels to awww themselves inside out with their double dose of happy cuteness:

We humans don’t deserve the love and loyalty dogs give us, but they keep giving it to us anyway.

Rest In Bliss beautiful Boo!

NYC pigeons have a reputation for being flying trash rats who would gladly eat a rotten piece of hamburger meat out of a dead hyena’s asshole (hey, many of God’s creatures need protein).

But this pigeon proves that #NotAllNYCPigeons are uncouth trash eaters. Some are elegant and refined creatures, and you better treat them like the dignitaries they are!

Steven Pesantez and Mariel Mitkowski were at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal last Thursday when they noticed a pigeon just standing on a water fountain. Steven figured that the pigeon needed a helping hand, specifically a helping hand to turn on the damn fountain, so as Mariel filmed, he turned on the water and watched as the feathered ball of refinement delicately quenched its thirst while getting a facial (not that kind, you nasty trick!).

After the clip made the rounds on Instagram, Gothamist interviewed Steven about the moment the graceful pigeon made him famous!

Watch as the pigeon politely stands there waiting for a human to make themselves usefull FOR ONCE!

All jokes aside, pigeons are not flying rats. They are highly intelligent and gentle creatures that mate FOR LIFE! Humans only wish.

Since not all is sex in my life, today I went for a job interview and I think I did pretty well. *fingers cross* Now I just need to wait and see if 2019 will be a year of change for me.

In the meantime, I also went to my local second-hand bookstore to check things out and I bought these 3… 

My type of reading:  Social issues, politics and animals.

I haven’t read a book in months, so I thought I should catch up.

More to come…

Rose, the bulldog puppy, became the overnight sweetheart of the internet after a video of her with guilty eyes went viral.

Rose’s human walked up on her mischievously loving on some mud, and when she realised she did a wrong, she turned on those puppy dog eyes and made the same guilty face you probably made when a family member walked in on you on Christmas morning in the kitchen with a mouthful of the cake you were all planning to eat after lunch.

@sarahashlev tweeted the first perfect movie of 2019 after her auntie and Rose’s human sent her footage of the newly crowned mud queen rolling around in wet dirt heaven.

The video is pure perfection all the way to the last moment. It’s like a Disney-fied Blair Witch Project.

That horrified scream at the end is priceless.

Run, Rose! Ruin everything!

Researchers this week bid farewell to a beloved land snail that was the last known survivor of his species Achatinella apexfulva.

The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) wrote in a touching Facebook post on Thursday that George died New Year’s Day at the estimated age of 14 years old, according to David Sischo, a wildlife biologist with the Hawaii Invertebrate Program. George, the post said, was named for the Pinta Island tortoise Lonesome George, another lone survivor of its species that has become an icon of conservation efforts.

George was one of 10 of the snails brought to a lab at the University of Hawaii in 1997 but was the only one that survived.

New Scientist reported in 2016 that it is partly humans who are responsible (OF COURSE!) for the demise of Achatinella apexfulva, which were coveted by collectors for their stunning shells, they were frequently used for lei adornments though climate change (humans fault too,) invasive species, and loss of habitat (humans fault as well,) are reportedly also factors.

Last year I read an article that said that humans are just 0.01% of all life but have destroyed 83% of living things on the planet… We’re like a plague of locusts and I believe one day, nature nature will dole out exactly what we deserve. RIP George!

On Sunday, the BBC will burp up their latest riveting and highly entertaining animal docu-show about the dangers for animals who live in a land that’s icier than the freezer burned pile of icy coal in a Trump’s heart.

It’s narrated by David Tennant, although it should be BenDAdick CUMberbatch instead.

To promote it, BBC One put out a clip that I believe was shot in the North Pole, and it shows a Giant petrel pretty much tying an imaginary napkin around its neck and sharpening an imaginary knife while trying to get at Emperor penguin chicks.

The Giant petrel manages to grab at one of the chicks, and just when those penguins think that their lives are going to go from Happy Feet to Eaten Feet, a hero waddles in.

As Poppin’ Them Thangs played in its head, an Adélie penguin busted onto the scene and let a bitch know who’s the king of that corner.

Adélie is French for Not. The. One. (Not really but let’s say)

The Adélie penguin is known around those parts for being a trick you don’t mess with, so as soon as it stood in front of the chicks, the Giant petrel realised that the only thing it would be eating would be its feelings.

Cutest badasses on the planet!