unhaunting

unhaunting:

huge dogs are wonderful friends but also very demanding. i’d love to have one but i have neither the massive back yard that one needs to hang out in, nor the ability to train and take care of one properly all by myself, and i kind of get mad at people who don’t treat that stuff very, very seriously

same. and agreed. and remember: Huge-ass dogs, while needing space, often need less space and less room and time to run and go nuts than some mid-sized dogs (think: most sight-hounds and cattle/shepherd dogs)

redfivetwo
biletree:


portraitsofboston:

“There’s a lot of things I wanted to do and succeed in, but I fell down or stepped back or took a different course. I ain’t happy with myself, but I’m comfortable. I’m content. I have a dog and a place to live. I was homeless for 20 years. I used to sleep right here on these benches, and he lived outside with me. The place I moved into didn’t allow pets, but I wouldn’t live in a house without him, so they let me have him. He’s more than a dog; he’s my therapist. I wasn’t always a good boy. I couldn’t take responsibility for anything. Now I think about him. It’s only him and me. If I don’t come back home to feed him, he’s stuck in the house by himself. He’s my reason to come home.”“How old is he?”“Ten. We’re about the same age, we dress alike and we both have beards. We pretty much look alike.”

biletree:

portraitsofboston:

“There’s a lot of things I wanted to do and succeed in, but I fell down or stepped back or took a different course. I ain’t happy with myself, but I’m comfortable. I’m content. I have a dog and a place to live. I was homeless for 20 years. I used to sleep right here on these benches, and he lived outside with me. The place I moved into didn’t allow pets, but I wouldn’t live in a house without him, so they let me have him. He’s more than a dog; he’s my therapist. I wasn’t always a good boy. I couldn’t take responsibility for anything. Now I think about him. It’s only him and me. If I don’t come back home to feed him, he’s stuck in the house by himself. He’s my reason to come home.”
“How old is he?”
“Ten. We’re about the same age, we dress alike and we both have beards. We pretty much look alike.”

thylil

Dr. Krantz and Clyde mounted at the Smithsonian. Still my favorite thing ever.

Before Krantz died, he said to Smithsonian anthropologist David Hunt, “I’ve been a teacher all my life and I think I might as well be a teacher after I’m dead, so why don’t I just give you my body.” When Hunt agreed, Krantz added, “But there’s one catch: You have to keep my dogs with me.”