Stuff On My Pet?!?

Is your pet very accommodating and will allow you to place objects on them somewhere? It seems like a new internet fad to place objects on your pets and share the images. Of course, some of these ideas (and photos) have been circulating the internet for years.

Here are two examples:

1. Dogs who will tolerate items on their heads-

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It is fairly easy to train a dog to keep a treat or item on their head, it is a good way to teach patience and focus even when food is involved.

2. A rabbit with some type of object on their head – often a pancake –

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There was one rabbit which started this craze named Oolong.

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Many copy-ca… uh, copy-bunnies have popped up to show off their own pancake balancing skillz across the reaches of the internet.

Now, for your viewing pleasure, there are sites which have a plethora of examples of these types of images all gathered together!

For more bunny balancing acts, check out the twitter Stuffonmyrabbit.

For more dog images, check out stuffonmymutt.com.

Stuffonmymutt has dogs sporting all kinds of items their owners managed to place on them including clothes.

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If you have some free time or need something to make you smile, I suggest checking out either of the above sites!

 

SOPA/PIPA

Today many of the larger websites in the US have gone dark today to bring attention to legislation currently going through congress that would hurt the internet if passed as is. I encourage you today to look at and understand SOPA and PIPA, and if you can sign a petition or contact your representatives so that this does not pass as is.

Articles with links for further info: Mashable talks about why this legislation is dangerous, CNN Money discusses the legislation and why it matters, and a  New York Times article about the event today.

Here is a petition from Google: End Piracy, Not Liberty

I support the effort to protect intellectual property online and to make laws better in that regard. However, I cannot support these bills as they are with the ability to take down a website without having to prove that there is actually a problem. And doing it in a way that the website would not be able to recover or really even fight for its own reputation.

Here is what Wikipedia says about the legislation:

“SOPA and PIPA would put the burden on website owners to police user-contributed material and call for the unnecessary blocking of entire sites. Small sites won’t have sufficient resources to defend themselves. Big media companies may seek to cut off funding sources for their foreign competitors, even if copyright isn’t being infringed. Foreign sites will be blacklisted, which means they won’t show up in major search engines. SOPA and PIPA would build a framework for future restrictions and suppression.

In a world in which politicians regulate the Internet based on the influence of big money, Wikipedia ‚ÄĒ and sites like it ‚ÄĒ cannot survive.

Congress says it’s trying to protect the rights of copyright owners, but the “cure” that SOPA and PIPA represent is worse than the disease. SOPA and PIPA are not the answer: they would fatally damage the free and open Internet.”

Some websites that are taking part in the blackout: Google (take a look at the censor bar over their logo)

Wikipedia has a blackout page on the english language version of their site (see it here)

wordpress.com has censor bars all over the main page stories, Moveon.org, Craigslist, Reddit, Boing Boing, Firefox browser creator Mozilla, and the Cheezburger network are all participating today.

Again, here is one of the easiest ways to voice your opinion –¬†from Google:¬†End Piracy, Not Liberty

Designer Dogs: The Doodles

Designer dogs or hybrid dogs, crossing two pure bred dogs, are incredibly popular these days. There are many different crosses which now have almost standard names of their own and you can easily find puppies of these varieties. However, exact names do vary as do the resulting puppies appearances and temperaments.

Pure bred dogs have a written standard against which individual dogs are judged and usually only those that match well are bred on to ensure the breed remains consistent. Bringing home a purebred dog means that you generally know the dogs personality based on breed, size, energy level, instinctual abilities (like tracking, pointing, digging, etc.) and if they make good family pets. Of course every individual is different, but you have a sound idea of what you are getting if the breeding has been good. Designer dogs attempt to take the best attributes of two breeds and get a consistent outcome in their puppies that has the best of both parents.

It is argued that this craze for crossbreds began with the Labradoodle, first bred in Australia by crossing the Labrador retriever (intelligent and easily trained) with the Poodle (intelligent and has a nonsheadding coat) to be an allergy friendly guide dog.

Today I am featuring poodle designer dog crosses – dogs that now have doodle in their name. Here are pictures of common poodle crosses:

1. Labradoodle – Labrador Retriever and Standard Poodle

2. Goldendoodle РGolden Retriever mixed with Standard Poodle

3. Aussiedoodle – Australian Shepherd and Standard Poodle

4. Airedoodle – Airedale Terrier and Standard Poodle

5. Bernedoodle – Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle

6. Bordoodle — Border Collie and Poodle

7. Boxerdoodle — Boxer and Poodle

8. Cadoodle — Collie and Poodle

9. Doodleman Pincher — Doberman and Poodle

10. Irish doodle¬†— Irish Setter and Poodle

11. Pyredoodle — Great Pyrenees and Poodle

12. Saint Berdoodle — Saint Bernard and Poodle

13. Sheepadoodle —

14. Sheltidoodle — Sheltie and Poodle

15. Shepadoodle — German Shepherd and poodle

16. Springerdoodle — English Springer Spaniel and Poodle

17. Weimardoodle –Weimaraner and Poodle