Animals

September 21, 2018

Charming Dog Portraits Help to Give Shelter Dogs a Second Chance at Life

In a bid to promote pet adoption, animal lover Suzanne Donaldson (aka Mrs. Sizzle) recently teamed up with Social Tees Animal Rescue (STAR) and fellow dog lover and photographer Shayan Asgharnia to share the stories of 19 shelter dogs. The adorable pups have all traveled from “high-kill” shelters in LA to New York, where they now have a second chance of finding their forever homes.

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September 7, 2018

Photographer Captures the Undeniable Similarities of Dogs and Their Humans

Dogs and their humans have developed bonds so strong that it's no wonder they start to resemble each other. The similarities often exist in subtle yet undeniable ways—be it through flowing locks, soulful expressions, or a silly grin. Photographer Gerrard Gethings highlights these “doggelgängers” in his charming collection of colorful portraits. The idea that a bonded dog and human share a resemblance has been put to scientific tests.

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August 30, 2018

Adorable Webcomic Illustrates Love Between a Dog Mom and Her Pug

For a lot of pet owners, owning a dog could be considered similar to having a child. From painstaking potty training to daily walks, our “furry babies” require a lot of love. And for dog mom Gemma Gené, she has her hands full with her adorable—and often clingy—pet pug, Mochi. Gené illustrates their inseparable relationship and hilarious day-to-day scenarios in a heartwarming daily webcomic.

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August 23, 2018

Artist Trains Live Ants to Scurry Across the Page to Complete Her Illustrations

A post shared by Iantha Naicker (Deaf) (@ianthaartlife) on Aug 21, 2018 at 11:27am PDT For those with a fear of creepy crawlies, the thought of using live insects to create art might send shivers up their spine. However, artist Iantha Naicker finds the idea enjoyable and does so by incorporating real, live ants into her animal illustrations. Naicker bribes the ants with sugar, coaxing them to gather on her artwork in certain areas.

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