Photographer’s little dog has a big taste for adventure!

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Photographer’s little dog…

If you are, like this dog, the one to believe in Calvin and Hobbes or enamoured of the teddy bear king Ted, you’d have surely wondered how it would be to hang out as your dog’s sidekick?

Photographer Christopher Cline also thought on the same lines and dedicated a photo series to show the gigantic role his dog, Juji (pronounced Joo-ji), plays in his life.

Photographer’s little dog (or shall we say huge) has got the internet talking about these cute pictures!

Christoper met his Golden doodle Juji a few years ago when he was experiencing homesickness. Although Juji is about 2 feet tall, Cline photo-shopped each of the images in the series as if they drank the magic potion from Alice in Wonderland!

Quite like Kaalicharan, Juji enjoys a good story too 🙂

dog reading story
Tell me a story!
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A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” ~ Tim Cahill

Just in time for the favorite sitcom…

dog watching TV

Life is like a see-saw ride full of ups and downs. But when you are down a good friend will jump on the other seat to bring you back up again.

dog see saw

“Nature never did betray
The heart that loved her.”

― William Wordsworth
dog man sun

You’ve got mail!

dog mailbox

Bon voyage!

dog on kayak

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” — Marcel Proust

dog pier

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.”
— A.A. Milne

dog umbrella man

My dog does this amazing thing where he just exists and makes my whole life better because of it!

dog cycle
Hey pops, you wanna hurry it up. I’m tryin’ to get home to eat lunch and take a nap…put your back into it, old man!

Dire wolf, anyone?

calvin and hobbes real life

Why wait to be pushed? Let’s jump!

Photographer's little dog has a big taste for adventure

The Butterfly effect…

dog butterfly

These images taken over the course of a year, show the subjects as if living in a fantasy world, reminding of Gulliver’s Travels and Sindbad the sailor.

“It just defines how I feel about spending time with my puppy,” Cline said. “He is my best buddy and we have so much fun creating these together.”

You may follow Cline and Juji on Instagram to stay updated on more pictures from this series.

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What if your dog could sing?

Dogs do speak but have you ever wondered if your dog could sing?

We asked our readers which songs they are most likely to hear if their dog could sing and here’s what they had to say…. (To our surprise no one mentioned ― Who let the dogs out?)

15 Songs you may hear if your dog could sing…

1. ‘Iris’ ― Goo Goo Dolls

if your dog could sing

You’re the closest to heaven that I’ll ever be.
And I don’t wanna go home right now… 

If there ever was a lady Dr Dolittle, Geetalima di’ would be her. The dog whisperer has so often heard her four-legged kids sway their ears to this song.

2. ‘Theory Of The Crows’ ― The National

Abhilasha and her adopted kids swear by The National’s words:

And if I forget you
I’ll have nobody left to forget…

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 3. ‘Fix You’ ― Coldplay

Riya Bamniyal, the actress/model/TV Presenter, but most importantly a dog-lover, knows that dogs don’t lie about love and are always there to fix all that’s broken.

Riya Bamniyal dog lover

When the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can’t replace
When you love someone but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
I will try to fix you.

 4.’Happy’ ― Pharrell Williams

Acclaimed model and Devika Raizada and her pooch Phoebe know that there’s no ‘Y’ in ‘Happiness’ 🙂

Devika Raizada dog lover
Because I’m happy!

It might seem crazy what I’m about to say
Sunshine she’s here, you can take a break
I’m a hot air balloon that could go to space
With the air, like I don’t care baby by the way

Because I’m happy
Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof
Because I’m happy.

The Bark Is the Song of the Dog

5. ‘Free Fallin’ John Mayer

Devout dog worshipper Natasha Adlakha and Google are John Mayer fans 🙂

dog lover India

I wanna write her name in the sky
I wanna free fall out into nothin’
I’m gonna leave this world for a while

Now I’m free, free fallin’, fallin’
Now I’m free, free fallin’, fallin’.

6. ‘Let Me Sleep’ ― Pearl Jam

Ira and her pooch believe in bringing home the Christmas spirit…

Cold wind blows on the soles of my feet
Heaven knows nothing of me
I’m lost nowhere to go
Oh when I was a kid oh how magic it seemed
Oh please let me sleep it’s Christmas time.

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 7. ‘Kabhi aana tu meri gully’― Euphoria 

 Sukhda and her fur babies are all for Palash Sen’s Euphoria and their anthem of choice croons around the streets.

Himachal dog lover

8. ‘Red Hill Mining Town’ ― U2

Kaalicharan‘s geeky Greek friend Virginia and her best friend Peru have U2’s cult hit as their song.

 I can lose myself. You, I can’t live without.

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9. ‘Listen To The Man’ ― George Ezra

Pristine as the river, I believe she’s named after, Kaveri has so often helped this dog when it comes to spreading adoption updates. Not only this, but she rescues in hoards and across species – guinea pigs, cats, dogs… humans 🙂

Here, we have Pebble And Beetle at their aww-worthy best!

cat and dog friends India

I feel your head resting heavy on your single bed
I want to hear all about it, get it all off your chest
I feel the tears and you’re not alone
When I hold you well I won’t let go
Why should we care for what they’re selling us anyway
We’re so young girl and you know.

10. ‘Tuney mari entriyaan, dil mein baji ghantiyaan’ ― Gunday

Divya’s best bud ‘Saawan’ is a Bollywood buff and since he’s happiest on everyone’s arrival, his song exudes the same excitement for the doorbell!

dog happy to hear doorbell

11. ‘The Bare Necessities’ ― Jungle Book 

Having rescued 8 dogs, Dhruv knows that the simple joys of life are all that matter. A fan of The Jungle Book, he even has a mutt named Baloo. 

Jungle book dog

Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife
I mean the bare necessities
Old Mother Nature’s recipes
That brings the bare necessities of life.

12. ‘My Best Friend’  ― Weezer

Sandhya Gola and her brother, the sibling team which feeds their canine neighbours, believe that Weezer’s My Best Friend is the apt song that describes their bond with the dogs.

my best friend dog

There is no other one that can take your place
I feel happy inside when I see your face
I hope you believe me Because I speak sincerely
and I mean it when I tell you
I need you.
You are my best friend and I love you,
and I love you Yes I do.

13. ‘Army Of One  ― Coldplay

When we asked Deepthi which song would it be if her dog could sing, it was Coldplay’s latest album.

Dog lover Singapore

So I never say die
Aim never untrue
I’m never so high as when I’m with you
And there isn’t a fire that I wouldn’t walk through
My army of one is gonna fight for you.

14. ‘Where Are You Going?  ― Dave Matthews Band
Where are you going,
Where do you go.
Are you looking for answers,
To questions, under the stars
Well, if along the way,
You are grown weary,
You can rest with me
Until a brighter day
When you ok.

I am no superman, 
I have no answers for you. 
I am no hero, 
And that’s for sure.
But I know one thing,
That’s where you are, is where I belong.
I do know 
Where you go,
Is where I want to be.

15. ‘Set The Fire To The Third Bar’ ― Snow Patrol 

And miles from where you are
I lay down on the cold ground
And I, I pray that something picks me up
And sets me down in your warm arms
And miles from where you are
I lay down on the cold ground
And I, I pray that something picks me up
And sets me down in your warm arms

Over to you, which song would it be if your dog could sing?

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Why world is choosing between puppy or baby?

puppies are better than babies
je ne sais quoi! ~Image courtesy Virginia

Why do you want a puppy, not a baby?
Puppies become dogs. Dogs are fun.
But, so are the babies.
Babies become people. People are dumb.

Some of the questions that haunt us aren’t a device of our making, but that of the world. Consider this ― When are you getting married? and god forbid, if you are married, When are you expecting a baby?

Also see: How to introduce your dog to the baby?

What about the questions that matter, something on the lines of Mary Oliver – what one wants to do with his or her wild and precious life?

Like the other deeply conflicting debate: Which came first, egg or the chicken  Humans these days are choosing puppy or baby (that is when they can’t have both).  From Italy to the USA, the birth rate hit an all-time low. The stats were so staggering that even Pope Francis publicly warned married couples against substituting pets for children. He also suggested that such couples have been too strongly influenced by a “culture of well-being” which promotes the idea that life is more enjoyable without kids.

This dog isn’t suggesting that a puppy is a replacement for a baby, but shouldn’t we leave this choice to pet parents? Why drag religion into it? For pet parents treat their dogs like babies. Furthermore, what about the countries where the population growth rate is still far from under control, I am all for having dogs, provided you adopt them.

Scientific research has also led to conclusive evidence that dogs and babies share some common traits. Japanese scientists have found that the “mutual gaze” between dogs and their owners stimulates the same bonding process (release of oxytocin) that occurs between the mother and child. While Researchers in Hungary concluded a study that shows that dogs respond to eye contact and verbal and nonverbal cues from humans similarly as a human baby would. So for all of you out there who say your dog is like your baby, you may be more right than you thought!

“My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child. We can’t decide whether to ruin our carpet or ruin our lives.” 

—  Rita Rudner

Still having doubts?

Running puppies over crying babies? Any day 🙂

Okay, good luck with diaper changes and tantrums, I would rather have my doggy ‘kid’.

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