In the midst of signing petitions regarding the destruction of the planet and the torture and slaughter of it's non-human inhabitants, what a joy to have a break from the sorrow and see these beautiful photos. Thank you so much, Lynn and Nyack!
love you guys...Carol
You are welcome Carol- one look makes all the work worthwhile! Feel free to add any that you like
it's always a joy to look at these pictures
Some special photos here! Thank you Nyack and Lynn.
I agree with Carol R. What a delight it is to look at these wonderful pictures you post! Thank you for sharing these with us!
You're all very welcome. It's a joy for Nyack and me (and anyone else who posts a beautiful animal photo) to put these together for your enjoyment. As Carol said, there's so much stress with petitions and hearing about all the abuse in the world, that this and the charming animal videos that are posted in the other thread makes it all easier to take.
Isn't this sweet?
This dog is definitely high on something. lol He's totally zoned out but accepting of the cat's affection.
Amazing!! Thank you Lynn.
So cute thanks!
Dear Nyack and Lynn, it is true that seeing all these wonderful pictures first thiing in the morning are inspiring and Make the day for me Back to the Work (that I truly love doing) and my morning Tea !! Huggsss Barb Thanx Nyack and Lynn )))
The Kuvasz is similar in appearance to the Great Pyrenees. They are both probably descended from dogs of Tibet, but the Kuvasz developed in Hungary instead of France.
The Kuvasz was originally the dog of kings, especially King Mattias I, ruler of Hungary from 1458 to 1490, but eventually Kuvaszok (plural for Kuvasz) were owned by regular citizens, too. They were developed into skillful guardians of sheep and cattle. This is the work they do today.
The Kuvasz is a protective dog. He is brave, strong, and suspicious of strangers. But when he makes a friend, it's for life. He is extra protective of children. Obedience training is important. The Kuvasz needs space and exercise in large amounts. But he also needs loving attention from his family, to whom he is devoted. He may not always show it on the outside, but he longs for his family's affection.
The Kuvasz's coat is thick, long, and white. It sheds year round, even with twice-weekly brushing.
Excerpts from the Standard
General Appearance: A large working dog, sturdily built; white with no markings; well muscled without bulkiness. Moves freely, showing strength and activity.
Size, Proportion, and Substance: Height--males, 28 to 30 inches at the withers; females, 26 to 28 inches. Weight--males, approximately 100 to 115 pounds; females, 70 to 90 pounds.
To ensure a close connection with the flocks they protect, working Kuvasz puppies are raised with the baby lambs. The soft, woolly white bundles grow up together, devoted friends. They form a deep attachment to each other. The lambs trust the dogs completely. And the dogs feel completely responsible for the sheep.
Excerpted from The Complete Dog Book For Kids © 1996, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Beautiful dog!! Thank you Lynn.
Magnificent Dog Lynn Thanx
Beautiful picture...I remember when I was a groomer, we had a Great Pyrenees come in for a regular shampoo and dry...took all day and I was soaked. thanks for the pic, Lynn!
Beautiful! Thank you!
Oh, how could she do this to me? I'm heartbroken. Mwaheeooww.
Wonderful pictures!! Thank you Lynn.
I love the lion. Haa.
Animals soothe the soul and so do these pics
This is a picture of the ranger in the above video with another lioness. He's an amazing man!
It's amazing to see what the lion and the man do thanks Lynn
Amazing video and picture!!! Thank you Lynn.
Wonderful pictures Lynn! I especially love the one with the dog and the water gadget! What a smart thing!
These photos are so Wonderful Thanx Lynn
Cher - 1 hour ago - news.mongabay.com
Wonderful picture! Thank you Nyack and Cher.
All Wonderful Thanx Nyack Cher and Lynn ) ) )