We just got word Friday, April 6th is BRING YOUR DOG TO WORK DAY. Friday, April 6th is sure to be a historical day in nwktumblr’s life so please help us brainstorm ideas for what we should do to cover this monumental event. Should we just run around taking pictures of dogs? Should we “profile” them? Should we just bring a lot of treats and steal them one by one and hide in a conference room and just have our own ‘nwktumblr steals your dog at work day’? Give us ideas! We’ll do them. Don’t you think we won’t.
Ah, Westminster. Doin’ things to dogs that shouldn’t be done to dogs since 1877.
it’s all happening.
CatsForNewt.net? Does that exist yet?
This won “Best Animal Photo” at our Web Awards last night. Check out the rest of the winners
This made us laugh.
ON THIS DATE IN 1957: LAIKA LAUNCHED INTO ORBIT ON SPUTNIK II
A Dog’s Life
The first living creature to become a resident of outer space is strapped on her back in a tiny pressurized and heated cabin. The Husky in the now-dubbed “Muttnik” is covered with electrodes measuring blood pressure, heartbeat, and body temperature. She may be able to bark or whine into a miniature microphone and probably is being nourished intravenously by glucose. Why a dog? three reasons: (1) A dog does not perspire and so can be more readily confined in a limited-air cubicle, (2) a dog can register measurable emotions, and (3) a dog can be conditioned and trained to undergo severe physical trials.”
—Newsweek November 11, 1957
Laika did not survive the trip.
THE SADDEST ARCHIVES POST EVER.
Happy Friday!! Heavy reading for this Newsweek pup. (Thanks, Senses!)
And now is when we call for your pets-reading-newsweek; grandparents-reading-newsweek (that shouldn’t be hard) ((we joke!)); creepy-subway-seatmates-reading-newsweek contributions. nwktumblr (at) gmail (dot) com
There’s a really hack joke about friends and Washington we just made around the office, but we’ll pretend that we never said it.
Clearly, New Scientist is a tool of the cat lobby.