Creative Poodle Groomin’

To say they are colorful characters would be an understatement. From Winnie the Pooh-dle to a pink My Little Pony with false eyelashes, these painted pooches highlight the art of the dog groomer. All were entrants in the British Dog Creative Stylist Of The Year competition held at Swanley in Kent and organized by dog salon owner Louisa Tandy. Poodles or poodle crosses are the breed most commonly used because of their good nature and easily sculptured coats. The colors come from washable vegetable dyes sprayed onto the coat, using stencils to achieve the patterns… Louisa insists that it’s strictly regulated to ensure no animal is harmed as it undergoes a transformation into a barking Bertie Bassett or even a dogosaurus dinosaur. ‘The dogs are thrilled with the attention they get,’ says Louisa, ‘and they love strutting their stuff.” w/ photos

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The Future Of iPads?

“The future of car shopping is here! One of the 0:30 second commercials from BookItOut’s first television campaign.” — B.I.O

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Light Fossils

“As light painting increases in popularity, artists have been creating more and more sophisticated images using the technique. At the forefront of this movement is Los Angeles based graphic artist Darius Twin. His latest project, the creation of dinosaur fossils in light, is quite something to behold. You can see even more at his website too! The technique involves exposures being made at night (or in a dark room) by moving a hand-held flashlight of the type that can be bought at any store. So far, so inexpensive but you will also need a camera with the ability to change the shutter speed to very slow – normal every day cameras will not do this. 10 seconds for the shutter speed will do – at least for a simple image. These amazing shots may well have taken longer!” w/ photos

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Kitty Bumps Baby

“This cat does not want to help the baby learn to walk and keeps wrestling her to the ground.” — Pettube

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Dog Washes Dog

“When dogs need to get clean, sometimes they have to work together.”

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Top 9 Things Every Woman Should Make Time For

“We get it: Your to-do list is already packed and the days fly by in a blur. So, is it really worth it to add more things to your agenda? In a word: yes! Women are notorious for sacrificing their own needs for those of their families. But when we don’t pay attention to the activities that nourish us, body and soul, we’re doing ourselves (not to mention our families) a great disservice. Plus, making time for these often-neglected actions can help us reach our overall life goals, says Elizabeth Lombardo, PhD, a psychologist and the author of A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription for Happiness. ‘Regardless of what you want to achieve—a better marriage, a healthier life, a happier family—taking time to do what you really want to do will actually help you achieve it.’ Read on for nine to-dos you should work into your schedule for a more positive outlook.” w/ photos

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