This has been Toby and my winter night's reading! Nothing better on a cold night than to snuggle with your dog and read a good book!
Beautifully animated and featuring the voices of Christopher Plummer, the late Lynn Redgrave, and Isabella Rossellini, My Dog Tulip is a bittersweet retrospective account of author J. R. Ackerley’s 16-year relationship with his adopted Alsatian bitch, Tulip. The distinguished British man of letters, Ackerley hardly thought of himself as a dog lover when, well into middle age, he came to adopt Tulip – a beautiful, yet intolerable 18-month-old German shepherd. To his surprise, she turned out to be the love of his life, the “ideal friend” he had been searching for in vain for so many years. In vivid and sometimes startling detail, the film reveals Tulip’s sassy, often erratic behavior (and very canine tastes) and Ackerley’s fumbling but determined efforts to ensure an existence of perfect happiness for her. A profound and subtle mediation on the strangeness that lies at the heart of all relationships, My Dog Tulip was written, directed and animated by award-winning filmmakers Paul and Sandra Fierlinger and is the first animated feature ever to be entirely hand drawn and painted utilizing paperless computer technology.
About J.R. Ackerley and the Memoir
Author J. R. Ackerley (1896–1967) was the literary editor of the BBC magazine, The Listener, for many years. His works include three memoirs, Hindoo Holiday, My Dog Tulip, and My Father and Myself, and a novel, We Think the World of You (all available from New York Review Books).
A few of our friends that came by to help support Save-A-Pet. We will be hosting another holiday photo session on December 18th from noon-3. All proceeds will go to Save A Pet in Grayslake. Call for more info, (847) 634-9444
November is Adopt A Senior Pet Month! Stop on by our Prairie View location and check out some of our adorable cats that are available for adoption. For more information on these cats and other dogs and cats for adoption check out Young At Heart Pet Rescue.
In today’s internet age, pet owners have more tools than ever for sharing their pets’ lives with others. As Zootooers know, posting photos, videos, and thoughts about the experience of being a pet parent can connect us with millions of two-legged and four-legged friends. But the 21st-century pet owner doesn’t have to stop there. New applications and gadgets allow pets and their humans to interact with the world — and each other — in surprising new ways. The digital camera “Pet’s Eye View” gives owners the chance to experience life from their furry friend’s perspective. Available through such websites as amazon.com at about $40 per unit, the device hangs loosely from your pet’s collar. Owners can program the camera to take automatic pictures every 1, 5, or 15 minutes, providing a unique record of a pet’s point of view. If your pet isn’t ready to be a shutterbug, you can upgrade your own photos by trying out the first camera designed for pets. The Pentax Optio W90 has been programmed to detect the fuzzy faces of dogs and cats, and can be automatically set to snap the perfect pic the moment your pet’s face turns to the camera. For pet owners who want to dive deeper into technology, social networking gadgets for pets have hit the market! Many individuals have joined Twitter on behalf of their pets, but did you know that your cat can now tweet on his own? Thanks to Cat@Log, a collar attachment, you can find out what your feline is doing all day long while you’re away from home. This small device operates with the help of an acceleration sensor, GPS, and camera — and then posts one of eleven original tweets depending on the information your cat’s movements are transmitting.
From boarding for your dog or cat, to dog grooming or cat grooming, to dog training , and even a full service retail area. Best Friends has the answer to your needs! Cost-effective yet luxurious, pampered solutions that ensure your pet is always a happy one! We also offer Doggy Day Camp for dogs with energy to spare! Now open Best Friends Dog Park!