Daily musings

Mummy, I want a dog!

Posted by on Oct 24, 2011 in Daily musings

How often do parents hear this refrain? As the Christmas decorations start going up on Orchard Road, inevitably that tune will begin to increase in volume alongside the inevitable Christmas carols in the malls: “Mummy/Daddy, I want a dog for Christmas!” (or cat, or hamster, or guinea pig, or …) A well-loved pet makes a wonderful addition to any family. But parents who are beginning to soften to their children’s pleas should consider one very important thing: Kids will...

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How much is that doggie in the window?

Posted by on Oct 17, 2011 in Daily musings

For many years, animal activists have been up in arms about the living conditions of the breeding animals and puppies in puppy mills (known as puppy ‘farms’ in most countries, including Singapore), and the trauma that it causes to these animals. However, without the benefit of objective evidence, it has been all too easy to dismiss such protests as the overemotional ravings of ‘crazy cat ladies’ (or whatever the canine equivalent would be). An American study was recently...

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Posted by on Oct 14, 2011 in Daily musings

  Check out the gorgeous portrait above of King Eddy the Jack Russell, and his loyal subjects! Note his possessive paw resting on his royal orb … This regal pose was not produced by accident! There’s an old Hollywood adage that says you should never work with dogs or small children, because they can’t take direction and will run amuck on set. Can’t help you with the children bit, but betcha didn’t know that PetBuddies’ services also include Dog...

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You’ve got to find what you love

Posted by on Oct 10, 2011 in Daily musings

In the past few days, I have been reminded of something which I learned 6 years ago. Steve Job’s 2005 commencement address at Stanford University has been getting a lot of airplay these past few days. When he made that speech 6 years ago, one part of it in particular resonated with me: Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the...

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Foto Friday :)

Posted by on Oct 7, 2011 in Daily musings

Here’s a little something I’ve put together, to help everyone get into a happy mood  for the weekend – click on the link below for an album of lickety moggies and doggies: lickety-split! I hope you have a great weekend, filled with fun and furry friends See you guys next week!

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A picture really does speak a thousand words

Posted by on Oct 5, 2011 in Daily musings

Look at the difference some good framing and positioning can do! This is the work of Teresa Berg, a professional pet photographer who volunteers to take ‘glamour shots’ of shelter dogs, to help find them homes. According to Jezebel.com, “Teresa … believes that thousands of dogs are euthanized every year simply because the photos posted on adoption sites show them in a cage, looking like they’re thinking about biting your three-year-old. Several years ago, she...

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