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Walking and Reading 6|29|13

I’m back this week to report that no rotten vegetables were thrown at me for last week’s post about what I’ve been reading lately. Neat! Let’s do it again, shall we (the sharing links and not throwing tomatoes)?

My favorite author, Maurice Sendak, with his dog Herman. Photographed by Mariana Cook (Source)

For the Dogs: 

The SPARCS 2013 International Conference is live streaming all weekend long. That’s the Society for the Promotion of Applied Research in Canine Science btw. If you’re a dog nerd you’ll want to get in on this free action!

Whoa. I might have to get a Poodle so I can do this.  Or maybe I’ll just grab some markers and draw a mustache on Birdie.

I love this blog. The artwork makes me smile. And it’s really helpful. Birdie and I are doing cookie reaches this afternoon to help increase her flexibility.

For the Humans:

Oh Italy. It’s been a while. Why can’t I be rich and go see you every year? Luckily Nat and Bill over at Photo Lab shared these gorgeous photos of their trip, so I can live vicariously through them. You can too.

Listen to James Gandolfini read Maurice Sendak’s In the Night Kitchen. I love this so much. I’m sorry we won’t get to see more from this talented man.

These photos of immigrants from the early 1900s, as they passed through Ellis Island, are stunning.

For the Laughs:

How is this real? How did I not see it sooner? Why am I not prancercising right this second? Stop talkin’ and do some walkin’!

And Offline: I’m reading Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson aka The Bloggess. If you like politically incorrect, foul mouthed, not at all comfortable, yet compassionate humor, this would be your jam.

  1. Kellys Pet Sitting #

    I LOVE your e-mail messages. Just sayin!

    Kelly’s Pet Sitting 541-601-7461

    June 29, 2013
  2. De Cunningham ( @Skye613 ) #

    Love the Bloggess and am going to check out the conference. Thanks

    June 29, 2013
  3. Your thoughts are great. And frankly you can read what ever you want. We don’t burn books here – most states don’t burn books.

    June 29, 2013
  4. Loved the Ellis Island photos, thanks for the link.

    June 29, 2013
  5. Amy #

    OMG, thanks for that! – you made me laugh several times with this post! Prancersize? Really? And that poodle! Yikes! But the cookie reaches…. oh yes. Must get the dogs going on those.

    July 1, 2013

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