May 30, 2012

May 27, 2012

small and useless things


Notes from the Pack - a dog blog. Beautiful Beagle photos by Shingo Uchiyama.

There are records of dogs that hunted in packs with their keepers 
in both England and Wales in the 13th Century. 
Early on, these hounds were divided by size; 
the large ones hunted deer and other large game and 
the small ones hunted hares, rabbits, and pheasants. 

The small hounds were called “beighs” or “beagles,” perhaps 
after “beigle,” the French word for “useless or of little value,” or 
“beag” the Celtic word for “small.”  

Notes from the Pack - a dog blog. Beautiful Beagle photos by Shingo Uchiyama.

The Beagle is a well-muscled, small-to-almost-medium-sized dog 
with a keen sense of smell and a wanderlust that can lead him into trouble. 

He comes in two sizes. 
Unfortunately, when a Beagle is left alone, he may 
lament his situation long and loud. 


Beautiful Beagle photos by Shingo Uchiyama.  


May 26, 2012

dogs of the beach


Notes from the Pack - a dog blog. Dogs on the beach, from 'If You Only Knew How Much I Smell You' by Valerie Shaff & Roy Blount Jr.

Hear the ocean crash and heave.
Nothing you can throw in it we can't retrieve.
Far as the nose of dog can reach,
We are the dogs of this here beach.


Photo: Valerie Shaff, 'If You Only Knew How Much I Smell You'


May 24, 2012

dogs in cars


Notes from the Pack - a dog blog. Photographer Martin Usborne's haunting pictures of Dogs in Cars.

Now I am free of the collar,

the yellow raincoat, monogrammed sweater,

the absurdity of your lawn,

and that is all you need to know about this place

except what you already supposed

and are glad it did not happen sooner -

that everyone here can read and write,
the dogs in poetry, the cats and the others in prose.

from 'The Revenant'
- Billy Collins


Notes from the Pack - a dog blog. Photographer Martin Usborne's haunting pictures of Dogs in Cars.

Notes from the Pack - a dog blog. Photographer Martin Usborne's haunting pictures of Dogs in Cars.

Notes from the Pack - a dog blog. Photographer Martin Usborne's haunting pictures of Dogs in Cars.

Notes from the Pack - a dog blog. Photographer Martin Usborne's haunting pictures of Dogs in Cars.

Photos of Dogs in Cars by Martin Usborne.
Support his Kickstarter project here.


May 19, 2012

May 13, 2012

May 10, 2012

the lost dogs


Notes from the Pack - a dog blog. Beautiful portraits of pit bulls from Mod4 Photographic.

“A dog is not almost-human, and I know of no greater insult to the canine race than to
 describe it as such”

- John Holmes

Notes from the Pack - a dog blog. Beautiful portraits of pit bulls from Mod4 Photographic.

Notes from the Pack - a dog blog. Beautiful portraits of pit bulls from Mod4 Photographic.

Notes from the Pack - a dog blog. Beautiful portraits of pit bulls from Mod4 Photographic.

Notes from the Pack - a dog blog. Beautiful portraits of pit bulls from Mod4 Photographic.

All photos from Mod4 Photographic.
More information on pit bulls and the Vick dogs at the Bad Rap blog.
Or read Jim Gorant's book 'The Lost Dogs'


May 4, 2012

May 2, 2012