A good dog shouldn’t weave and thread through your legs while you’re walking, but it should have a place to curl up after a long stroll. The Baba Tree basket company has woven that perfect place. Their dog beds expand on a range of African market baskets that includes options for laundry, storage, and bikes.
Founded by Gregory ‘Ayinedollah’ MacCarthy, the fair-trade company directly contributes to the development and sustainability of a community based in the town of Bolgatanga, located in Ghana’s Upper East Region. Each of the hundreds of artisans who hand-weave the baskets are pictured on the web store with their work, and they earn extra commission whenever one of their artful baskets is sold. This transparent chain means owners can feel as good about their purchase as pooch pals do about sleeping for 14 hours a day.
A heartfelt thank you to all the photographers, artists, illustrators, and writers who trusted us, dived in, and brought us delight, grace, excitement, courage, wilderness, and wonder over the last five years. Their work not only reflects the bonds we share with our animal companions, it also celebrates their spirit.
None of this would be possible without our four-legged counterparts who sprinkle magic dust time and time again, and our readers, who embraced this kooky idea, rallied around us, and made this world theirs too. With friends like these, who needs nine lives?
February 5, 2019
Harrison Ford has taken on a role that was portrayed in the past by Clark Gable, Charlton Heston, and Rutger Hauer before him: the character John Thornton in the latest cinematic adaptation of Jack London’s 1903 novel The Call of the Wild. John Thornton becomes a human companion to Buck, the big St Bernard-Scotch collie mix who’s the heart of the story. The two meet in Yukon, Canada during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, and head off on an adventure into the great unknown together. Interestingly, Buck was portrayed using motion capture by Terry Notary, who you might recognise from that dinner scene in 2017’s Palme d’Or winning film The Square. Watch The Call of the Wild on Google Play, iTunes, and more.
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June 17, 2020