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Dog Lamps #33: Wacky or Tacky?

November 28, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

Every week Euro Puppy showcases a dog lamp. Is it tacky or wacky? We will leave it up to you to decide. While having our own beliefs, we would love your comments...Enjoy....

Hound Lamp.

This Traditional Golden Brown hound is a splendidly carved piece. Standing at 27 inches, it has a bronzed metal finish and perfectly defines the best characteristics of a hunting hound.

Right from the slim waist to the curved tail in action, the figure speaks of an animated moment where the dog is seeking further direction for the hunt. The whole posture exudes the presence of an intelligent animal trying to understand what her master requires from her. The lithe figure and the shapely legs show the hound in her prime.

An asset to any study and any dog lover.

Dog Lamp
Image Credit:


Sonic Dog!

November 27, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

I would argue that this is one of the most awesome shots ever. We've all played with our dogs using balls, but look at this one go! All the elements are there - Look at the paws curled up, the legs in the process of lifting off the ground...

But most of all, check out the ears. Laid black, blowing behind him with the sheer speed of movement. He looks just like a plane about to take off!

Sonic dog

Here's another one with him having accomplished the feat:

Sonic dog


Kylie Minogue's Love for Sheba the Rhodesian Ridgeback

November 27, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

Kylie Minogue is well known as a Pop Star and her unique style of stage entertainment. Most people also know that the Australian Star overcame a battle with breast cancer. It was during the treatment, that the star says she became very close to her ex boyfriend's Rhodesian Ridgeback - Sheba.

Kylie Minogue and Sheba

Rhodesian Ridgebacks are extremely loyal to their master and though they are not aggressive, they don't get friendly with strangers either. Most trainers know however that they don't respond well to rough treatement and discipline. Perhaps they have a soft side after all!

Interestingly, the dog which hails from southern Africa was used to keep lions occupied while they bought time for their master to arrive and kill it. For this reason, they are also called the African Lion Hound.

Due to the varied abilities of the amazing dog, there has been considerable controversy as to how to classify it, since it performs many functions of the hunting dog very well.

The Guardian Angel of Pets

November 27, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

If we believe in angels and that each person has a guardian angel, what do you think of an angel for our dogs too? One that takes our dogs with them after they leave earth. Remember your dog when she was young, and used to have unbounded energy? When she used to always want to play and bite your socks? They grow old so fast, these friends of ours.

It's like the elves would feel towards men...

And how will she be when she goes off to heaven (Where else can she go?). Will she play again? Only while she looks forward to meeting you again I'm sure.

Poem for Dog Lovers

Hello. I've been expecting you for quite some time.
Here, come sit beside us for awhile .
and let me tell you about this old friend of mine.
She might look tattered or maybe old
But I won't say goodbye until you've been told.
She had the brightest eyes I had ever seen,
And wore a beautiful fur coat that would out shine a queen .
She was never prissy but walked with an aire ......
And oh so polite, you could take her most anywhere.
She could run like the wind and could catch anything she chased
But she protected and sat with me when I had problems to face.
You could not find a friend nearly so dear.
Because no matter the trouble she always stayed near...
She has never asked for much from me;
Just to love and respect her and I think you'll agree .
To give her a good meal plus a nice warm bed is not much to ask ;
When she has given me all her love and to her this was no task.
Now I understand you have a schedule to keep.
But I have a small favor before she nods off to sleep.
Please fold your wings around her and let her feel young while in no pain ;
Dear Guardian Angel of Pets ,
please keep her safe and happy until I see her again

---Ginger Patton---


Small dogs vs Large Dogs

November 25, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

So how come we find that small dogs are more pushy than large ones? People invariably find that the smaller the dog, the more yappy, and arrogant it is. Of course, small dogs are lovable as much as large ones, but people more or less agree that this difference in behavior is not imaginary.

There are two explanations for this. Mine, and those of some others :)

My personal explanation is that small dogs are more insecure. They feel that unless they assert themselves, they will get left out and will fall behind. I have noticed that this assertion often doesn't translate into actual aggression. It's mostly show.

However, there are people who say that small dogs are more yappy because they are allowed to get away with it. The logic goes that big dogs are instantly reprimanded if they show dominant behavior like jumping on top of you, whereas these activities are tolerated and even encouraged. This encourages them to develop behaviors that are aggressive and irritating.

I must say that there is a lot of sense in this line of reasoning.

What do our readers have to say about this?


The Sacred Pekingese Dog

November 24, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

The Pekingese is one of the most famous dogs in China. Apparently, this is due to it's resemblance to the Chinese Guardian Lions. According to ancient chinese tradition, these lions were held to have magical protective properties that made them common figures in front of temples and palaces.

The Pekingese, with it's fur coat and unique fact bears a resemblance to the lions, and thus the lion's properties were transferred on to the dog as well. Also called "Foo Dogs" or Lion dogs, they were said to be guardian spirits.

For over 2000 years, they were held to be sacred by the Chinese emperors and were thus accorded special privileges.

Pekingese Dog

Pekingese dogs are extremely childlike, thus enforcing their status as toy dogs. However, they are very protective of the person whom they consider to be their master. Their behavior may be likened to a dog that doesn't quite realize that it's a dog and doesn't want the same rules to apply!

A left over trait from it's history in the Chinese palace maybe?


Dog Lamps #32: Wacky or Tacky?

November 24, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

Every week Euro Puppy showcases a dog lamp. Is it tacky or wacky? We will leave it up to you to decide. While having our own beliefs, we would love your comments...Enjoy....

A Dog Lamp for a study!

As soon as I saw this beautiful lamp, the image came to me of the old days, in a nice warm firelit study, with a sheaf of books...and shotguns nearby for hunting!

This fits in very well with that sort of ambiance given the fact that the dog in question is a pointer. Absolutely lovely in conception, the anatomy of the dog is laid out in marvelous detail. The dark wood gives it a lush, serious expression and the pose is superbly executed.

One of the nicest Dog lamps I have seen. Most lamps don't really come close to depicting all the details of the dog, but this one obviously had a dog lover for a maker.


Whose da boss? Me! Oh yeah? Prove it

November 20, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

Remember the post about how Cavaliers are Friendly? Well this proves it. This pictue is too cute! It's a stare down match. Who will win? Turtles can wait a long time you know....

We'd better hope that the turtle doesn't suddenly decide to go for a quick nip!

Who is da boss
Image Credit: colorblindpicaso

For those who give their dogs all that they can - except for their heart

November 20, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

There are certain people who keep dogs in the most lavish houses and surroundings, and yet with hold from them that which is most important - genuine care. For these people, a dog is either a showpiece, a watchdog, or a leftover.

Or worse still, perhaps they think that all dogs are alike, and getting another dog is just like the one that died yesterday. Such people can never understand what it is like to form a bond with a dog so deep, that it runs in your bones. And while you can derive joy from another dog, you will never forget.

The Dog Lovers

So they bought you
And kept you in a
Very good home
Cental heating
A deep freeze
A very good home-
No one to take you
For that lovely long run-
But otherwise
'A very good home'
They fed you Pal and Chun
But not that lovely long run,
Until, mad with energy and boredom
You escaped- and ran and ran and ran
Under a car.
Today they will cry for you-
Tomorrow they will buy another dog.

---by Spike Milligan---


Celebrity Dogs - Liv Tyler and her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

November 19, 2008 by sandor.fagyal

Liv Tyler has achieved lasting in her limited role as "Arwen" in the Lord of the Rings. According to lore, Elves (The race to which Arwen belonged) had a love for nature including animals. Tyler loves dogs, as evinced by her doting care on "Neal", her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Liv Tyler and her Cavalier

Cavaliers are very friendly and lovable. But did you know that at one point of time the dog was given royal favor by King Charles II? Apparently Charles I had a King Charles Spaniel in the household and it was a favorite of his children. Hence the name.

It was decreed that they were never to be disallowed entrance to any public house on the grounds that they were pets and animals! A magnificent honor, and one that isn't shared by any other breed in the world.

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