Perrunías Machine, a space to small touches of humor

Under the microscope of our artist and collaborator J. Coca, born Perrunías Machine. A space to and from the humor, anecdotes and meetings about our dogs.

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Wet Dogs By Sophie Gamand

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In collaboration with Pet Stylist Ruben Santana, Sophie Gamand has photographed dogs as they are being washed before grooming. The way the water plays with their hair, and their facial expressions as the water is poured on them creates striking portraits that resemble famous humans or important characters.

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Best of the Week Cute Animal Pictures

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This post is part of our weekly series: showing some really cute and funny animal pictures around the world, so you can have a good mood after a week of hard work. If you want to share your cute animal pictures with our readers, just register and upload them to our site. Sit back, relax and enjoy the post.

The social dog of Keith Haring

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A few days ago, silosperroshablaran enjoyed reading an entertaining post of Professor Moriarty, blogger of Las Mil Vidas (LMVs) on Keith Haring and his artistic ability to blend the pop with the primitive and involve in his work, at the same time,  toWarhol, the photographer Mapplethorpe and the actress Grace Jones. What led us to realize that we shared a fascination with this pop art graffiti artist for whom the dog represented in his work one of the most important icons and revolutionaries, as a social and protest.

So today we have the special collaboration of Moriarty, talking about the Keith Haring´s work and his social dog. Here you have his post:

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Keith Haring (1958-1990) at first drew on black panels that were used to cover old advertisements in the subway in New York , and did so anonymously and compulsive , we could say that is an ancestor of Bansky as ” visible author ” in the ” Street Art ” .

But soon it became a public figure since his message about ” democratize art ” , quickly noticed the ” art scene of the time.”
Early resorted to images of dogs barking , sometimes as a metaphor for the protest that people should do on the socioeconomic situation of the moment, and at other times as a symbol of the authoritarian and oppressive . Many times beside his famous ” Radiant Baby ” , a symbol of human potential .

“We decided that we loved you ,
which is pretty funny the first day that you meet someone .
My guide and protector,
my eyes and ears .
Never subtle to show their praise.
I never lie ,
and that’s why I love him , I’m sure “

Keith Haring : ” Dogs”

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Melanie Faith Dove and Andrew Chapman – ‘Working Dogs’ Book

Photographers Melanie Faith Dove and Andrew Chapman have collaborated on a project about the dogs that work in our outback. ‘Working Dogs‘ book launched on Sunday October 27 at Collingwood Children’s farm here is a collection of their pictures documenting the bonds between farmers and their dogs.

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Chocolate or Red Border Collies, Floss and Pepper pup at Vin Stapleton’s Bushfield Property, February 2013. Photo by Melanie Faith Dove

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Dog Pageant by Sophie Gamand

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The “Doggie moms” are women (and sometimes men) carrying dressed up toy dogs in purses everywhere they go. Through their dogs, they meet regularly, often for animal-related charity events, and for each occasion have their dog wear hundreds of dollars in bedazzled outfits.

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Elephant versus Hippo

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Wildlife photographer Rian van Schalkwyk captured the spectacular scene as he watched the animals grazing at a safari park in Namibia. They say a mother will do anything for her child – even if it means putting herself in harm’s way. This fully-grown hippo was flipped several feet into the air as she stood her ground against an aggressive elephant bull, giving her calf time to scamper to safety. Amazingly, the mother emerged relatively unscathed from the attack, apparently suffering nothing worse than a little gash on the side of her body and a rather bruised ego. The scene was captured by wildlife photographer Rian van Schalkwyk, 40, at the Erindi Private Game Reserve in Windhoek, Namibia. (Photos by Rian van Schalkwyk/Barcroft Media)

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PetChatz

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PetChatz lets you be there with your pet from anywhere, hear and see each other while apart. Reward them with snacks and sniffs they love. Record and share fun videos. Play even when you’re away.

Watch the video at blessthisstuff.com

Smartest dog in the world posing for Delidesign xmas gingerbread

The shop for designer gingerbread located in Vienna/Austria called  Delidesign presents wonderful pictures with Betsy, the smartest dog in the world.
Betsy was featured on the cover of the March 2008 edition of National Geographic and was the star in a BBC documentation.

Betsy has at the moment a vocabulary of more than 600 words, which rivals that of the great apes, in terms of intelligence and lateral thinking.

She is not only very intelligent and beautiful, she is also a dog of taste. She agreed immediately when we asked her to act as a model with our gingerbreads. She loves the designs and the taste of our high quality products and we spent some terriffic hours together in the studio.  And we can tell you a little secret – she will surprise her two-legged family with our extraordinary knucklebone-collection for christmas.

You can find more information about her at wikipedia or if you google her.

Photos: scenics.com

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Lythronax Argestes, Newly Discovered Dinosaur, Unveiled in Utah

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A new species of tyrannosaur unearthed in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah is revealed at the Utah Museum of Natural History Museum in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. Paleontologists unveiled a new dinosaur discovered four years ago that proves giant tyrant dinosaurs like the Tyrannosaurus rex were around 10 million years earlier than previously believed. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Al Hartmann)

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Tiger Cubs Take Swimming Test at Smithsonian National Zoo

The Smithsonian National Zoo’s Sumatran tiger cubs took a swim reliability test at the zoo’s moat in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. The two 13-week-old Sumatran male and female cubs named Bandar and Sukacita, were able to keep their heads above water, navigate to the shallow end of the moat and climb onto dry land, passing this critical step. The cubs are ready to explore the yard with their mother, 4-year-old Damai.

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A three-month-old Sumatran tiger cub named “Bandar” reacts after being dunked in the tiger exhibit moat for a swimming test at the National Zoo in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. All cubs born at the zoo must take a swim test before being allowed to roam in the exhibit. Bandar passed his test. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

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Oakland Zoo Feeds Pumpkins to Animals

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A tiger plays with a pumpkin at the Oakland Zoo in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. Over the next few months visitors will be able to view animals feasting on and playing with thousands of the leftover donated pumpkins. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)

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Terrifying Portraits of Indonesia’s Street-Performing Macaques

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“Terror often stems not from the unknown, but from something familiar that has been subtly – but unmistakably – transformed. This certainly helps explain why Finnish photographer Perttu Saksa’s series, “A Kind of You”, is so unsettling. Saksa, a portrait photographer by trade, was appalled when, traveling in Jakarta in 2012, he first caught sight of macaque monkeys that had been manacled and forced into roles as “actors” in street performances. In the fall of last year, with the help of an Indonesian journalist, Saksa began investigating people known as “monkey masters” – entrepreneurs who train and rent monkeys to beggars.

Saksa then photographed those monkeys, “in character”, that he found especially chilling; often clad in dolls’ masks and children’s clothes, his subjects convey an eerie, anthropomorphic spirit. Bound by chains and peering from behind masks that, at least ostensibly, evoke playfulness and innocence, the monkeys in Saksa’s portraits are emblems of a primal human fear: the terror of being enslaved, wholly controlled, at the mercy of forces greater than ourselves.

Along with the unease the images provoke, however, most viewers will likely feel another, perhaps deeper response. Namely, anger. How, we ask ourselves, is this sort of abuse allowed to happen, out in the open?

“It’s a matter of empathy”, Saksa once said in an interview with art critic Mika Hannula – an observation that suggests his photographs are more than mere portraits. They are an indictment of our own indifference to the suffering of others.

In early 2013, Jakarta tightened its oversight of the city’s “monkey masters”, making the ownership of monkeys a violation of a criminal code on animal abuse. And two weeks ago, Jakarta’s governor announced a cash incentive for handlers whose monkeys are seized and released from captivity.

Soon, Saksa’s images may serve as spooky vestiges of an archaic tradition. For now, they’re powerful – and eerily beautiful – reminders of a grim reality”. – Vaughn Wallace via The Time.

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Eating Breakfast with Giraffes in Kenya via @ongezondnl

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Dating back to the 1930s, Giraffe Manor is one of Nairobi’s iconic historical buildings. Situated on 140 acres (57 hectares) of land, the property is a sanctuary for one of the most endangered subspecies of giraffe in the world, Rothschild’s giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis rothschildi).

For the fortunate guests that stay at Giraffe Manor, they can expect a visit from the herd of resident Rothschild Giraffes that like to drop by in the mornings and evenings to sniff out some snacks before venturing back into their sanctuary.

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Best of the Week Cute Animal Pictures #12

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This post is part of our weekly series: showing some really cute and funny animal pictures around the world, so you can have a good mood after a week of hard work. If you want to share your cute animal pictures with our readers, just register and upload them to our site. Sit back, relax and enjoy the post.