"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring: it was Peace." -- Milan Kundera

npr:

nprfreshair:

Lena Dunham, the creator and star of the HBO series Girls, has a new collection of personal essays called Not That Kind of Girl. She joined Fresh Air to talk about oversharing, feminism, OCD, and why she thinks most depictions of sex in movies are destructive.  

Lena Dunham On Sex, Oversharing And Writing About Lost ‘Girls’

aplacetolovedogs:


Sweet wiener puppy having a little nappy on his pepperoni pizza bed
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aplacetolovedogs:

Sweet wiener puppy having a little nappy on his pepperoni pizza bed

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5-Year-Old With Autism Paints Stunning Masterpieces 

Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.

Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.

“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”

Much better version of the same subject matter I posted earlier.

I am a fucking art major and could never make anything this good

(via itslaurenlizzie)

handsomedogs:

I met Biznap here for the first time today - she’s a six year old Mastiff X and she’s a truly awesome dog.  She was so focussed on her master that he didn’t take much notice of me snapping away until the last few frames. 

handsomedogs:

I met Biznap here for the first time today - she’s a six year old Mastiff X and she’s a truly awesome dog.  She was so focussed on her master that he didn’t take much notice of me snapping away until the last few frames. 

handsomedogs:


Boel / / Mario Moreno

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I’ve never seen such beautiful trio before!!

handsomedogs:

Hi there! Liberty and Lyla here, we’re both rescue Pit Bulls that were given second chances at life.
Lyla (dark brown) - Mom rescued me from a lady that was underfeeding me, with cat food! She was about to take me to the pound when mom stepped in and saved me. I was only 6 weeks old!
Liberty (light brown) - I came in as a stray that had suffered recent abuse from the streets, and I have permanent scars around my neck from where my previous owners had kept me chained up. The shelter took me in, but because I was pregnant with 11 puppies, they decided I was too much work and put me on the euthanization list. Just hours before I was about to be put down, Paws in the City pulled me from the shelter and put me in a foster program where I gave birth to all of my puppies. Every one was adopted, but I didn’t find my forever home until about a year later, when mom came to save me. This picture is from my rescue / birthday party this year!
You can follow our story on Instagram! @tworescuedpitties

handsomedogs:

Hi there! Liberty and Lyla here, we’re both rescue Pit Bulls that were given second chances at life.

Lyla (dark brown) - Mom rescued me from a lady that was underfeeding me, with cat food! She was about to take me to the pound when mom stepped in and saved me. I was only 6 weeks old!

Liberty (light brown) - I came in as a stray that had suffered recent abuse from the streets, and I have permanent scars around my neck from where my previous owners had kept me chained up. The shelter took me in, but because I was pregnant with 11 puppies, they decided I was too much work and put me on the euthanization list. Just hours before I was about to be put down, Paws in the City pulled me from the shelter and put me in a foster program where I gave birth to all of my puppies. Every one was adopted, but I didn’t find my forever home until about a year later, when mom came to save me. This picture is from my rescue / birthday party this year!

You can follow our story on Instagram! @tworescuedpitties

aplacetolovedogs:


Two sweet Golden Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dogs, Luther Comfort Dog and Isaiah Comfort dog back when they were deployed to Newtown after the school shootings in 2012
Visit our poster store Rover99.com

aplacetolovedogs:

Two sweet Golden Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dogs, Luther Comfort Dog and Isaiah Comfort dog back when they were deployed to Newtown after the school shootings in 2012

Visit our poster store Rover99.com

handsomedogs:

Barto, the mini dachshund

handsomedogs:

Barto, the mini dachshund

handsomedogs:

Penelope is ready for a ratchet weekend!
Follow Penelope at: penelopethechug.tumblr.com

handsomedogs:

Penelope is ready for a ratchet weekend!

Follow Penelope at: penelopethechug.tumblr.com