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Post Office Issues New Dog Stamps!


Written by: Phil Monahan

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The new “Dogs at Work” stamps, featuring art by John M. Thompson.

photo via U.S. Postal Service

Last week, the U.S. Postal Service released a series of four 65-cent stamps that feature working dogs. The black Labrador retriever, Welsh springer spaniel, yellow Labrador tracking dog, and German shepherd are beautifully rendered by a world-class artist.

Here’s the information from USPS.com:

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Video: Six New Breeds at the Westminster Kennel Club Show


Written by: Phil Monahan

This is always a great time to walking around midtown Manhattan because there are suddenly dogs everywhere. And these aren’t just the normal dogs you see on the streets; these are pampered, gorgeous, regal, and sometimes exotic animals. That’s because the Westminster Kennel Club’s Annual Dog Show takes place at Madison Square Garden each February. For 2012, the 136th time the event has been held, six new breeds are being recognized, and the video above introduces them. By the end of the day, I expect everyone of you to be able to pronounce Xoloitzcuintli.

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Photo Essay: The Dogs of Reddit


Written by: Phil Monahan


One of the many great dog photos posted on Reddit.com.

photo via Reddit

Reddit.com refers to itself as “the front page of the Internet,” but it’s really a social news website where folks post links to pretty much anything they find interesting or funny. The content can be pretty vulgar and sophomoric, so I don’t recommend that anyone easily offended visit the site, but what makes Reddit relevant to this blog is that members frequently post pictures of their dogs. And some of these photos are quite wonderful. They feature puppies, older dogs, funny dogs, and everything else we love about our pets. Here’s a selection of pooch photos posted from the last couple days.

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A Real-Life Lassie-Style Rescue


Written by: Phil Monahan


Monty the hero, an 11-year-old Labradoodle.

photo Courtesy SWNS

The classic Lassie-style rescue scenario—the dog barks and someone says, “What are you trying to say, Lassie? Timmy fell down a well? Let’s go save him!”—has been the butt of jokes for decades. But here’s a remarkable, real-life example of a dog who ran and got help for his owner.

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Orvis Dog of the Day: Oz!


Written by: Phil Monahan

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“My grand-daughter knew that Oz (a 7-year-old Jack Russell terrier) would love his new pink ball,” writes Linda. “She tells me it is his favorite color!”

photos by Linda, Howey-in-the-Hills

Click “Read More” to see two more photos of Oz!

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The Gorgeous Sporting-Dog Art of Bob White


Written by: Phil Monahan

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“The Little Prince” – oil on canvas

by Bob White

Editor’s note: I’ve been friends with Bob White since we first met at a benefit fly-fishing event for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in 2007, but I’ve been a fan of his artwork for much longer than that. For instance, he did the wonderful illustrations for Tom Rosenbauer’s The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide. Bob posted a gorgeous dog painting on his Facebook page a few days ago, so I asked him if he would allow us to post a few examples of his work along with his thoughts about what goes into these paintings. Luckily for us, he agreed. He wrote the following brief introduction and then notes on each piece of artwork: . . .

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