We just saw this on Facebook and had to share: a pup has gone missing by Runyon Canyon, specifically at Fuller and Sunset. We live near here and know the fear of losing a dog in this area: be on the lookout! We know we will be. Have a safe trip home, little buddy.
The food I eat doesn’t look good. I’m not talking about the food itself: I’m talking about the packaging. It never looks good! It’s not cool or sexy or like the packaging that you people friends get in your food. There’s always a lot of unnecessary clutter on pet food bags and there’s inevitably a cheesy photo of some dog friend who comes courtesy of obvious stock photography. LA designer Michelle Han has an idea for making dog food look better. She and a team did a little redesign project a few years ago to attempt to package pet food in a simple, attractive, and straightforward way. I would eat this food!
Why do people get to have all of the fun? We dog folk need to relax some every now and again, too. After months and months of work and finally convincing the people here to let me share a guide of cool things to do and places to go for LA dogs, I’m proud to share the Los Angeles, I’m Yours Drink Map–For Dogs!
A few weeks back, some of you dog people may have seen a little event that would have gotten pups all dressed up and looking cool to help NKLA. The event was called Fancy Paws and had Creative Director and Designer Sarah Sherman Samuel and photographer Sarah Yates (and the Birds of a Feather gang) dressing up pups for charity. The event saw a variety of dog friends and dog people and yielded some fabulously adorable dog portraits. These are your cute fix for the day, everyone!
There will never be a time when a dog will be able to curate an art show. In fact, there are very few moments where pups like me get a chance to show off how important we are to humans and culture through art. We’re either seen in the background of classic portraiture or as the butt of a joke in cheesy, silly art pieces like this. William Wegman has always given us dog people the respect we deserve. He’s now an East coast based artist but he spent a lot of time working on the West coast, specifically in Santa Monica and Long Beach (where he taught at CSU Long Beach). During his time in California was when Wegman found his muse: Man Ray, the first Weimaraner who would appear in his work. Wegman recently spoke with MOCAtv about his practice of videomaking and how dog people got involved in his practice. What a great video!