photo taken by my brother


i have been walking a lot in the mountains that surround my parents’ home in the past while. my family all live in stellenbosch and between them they have 4 dogs who need a lot of walking. two are hunting breeds, and so they need double the amount of exercise.…


Man’s Best Friend

i am still as broody for pets as i always have been. we are waiting for the right time (or rather, home) to finally get a dog – and my yearning for one has gotten to the point where i am already naming them. the big dog will be called Coach…

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The Silence of Dogs in Cars

The Silence of Dogs in Cars is a project by photographer Martin Usborne. it is as beautiful and striking as it is sad and upsetting… and sometimes, oddly amusing. i have picked my ten favourites below out of the 41 amazing photographs he took for the series. of course no…

Dog Portraits

i’m a huge fan of Mark Peckmezian’s photography, especially his series of portraits that i end up favouriting every time he uploads a new one. he has a set on flickr dedicated entirely to shots of dogs that will make you smile all day long. all photography by Mark Peckmezian

hug a dog day

i’m declaring this international hug a dog day. they love it, you love it – everybody wins. photo credits: sisilia piring / atypicalart / li-han lin

sad coco


coco is my family’s german short haired pointer, and if you know anything about this breed it’s that they need a lot of exercise. and i mean a lot. unfortunately for coco it’s been raining quite often & will be for the next few months (ah, love those cape winters)…

dog show

i just love the pageantry of dog shows, and especially how the owners often look like their pets (the dogs also look either horribly embarrassed or completely elated to be there).

loads more at the crufts flickr gallery. happy friday!

sugar town

been finding lots of pretty things over at flickr lately… clare owen illustration katie c. turner Truus, Bob & Jan too! Lea Maria Heinric tom palumbo letslookupandsmile pilllpat (agence eureka) little-stories Kevin Day Camilla Engman Kinnéidigh Garrett simple tess Gatochy

happy friday

just a few things to start your weekend off on the good foot flickr credits: Elly Jelly / gatitodelsol / Ben Pearce / featherbed / janwillemsen and the best for last: alan!!!

flick flack

just some pics i’ve found + fav’d over at flickr recently ben pearce shtroxy suzalayne nich hance terr-bo artinconnu laser bread mademoiselle molly fryxell luxiferre superbomba stomach aches serena photography

dog baby

my heart is melting

i have looked at these pics a dozen times, but everytime i come upon them my brain explodes with cheerful cuteness.