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Free Valentine’s Day Pet Cards & Envelope Design

We love to celebrate Valentine’s Day in honor of all those near and dear to us! So, here is a free DIY animal card template for you to download and give to all of your most favorite and ‘furried’ Valentine(s). Better yet, these can also serve a great fit for all of those (ahem), last minute types who still wish to give out a simple, yet highly unique card.

This pet themed card and envelope set was designed to be simple and fun. There are two themes to choose from: pink or red. Also included in the template is a matching envelope that you can print out and cut out. It’s so easy! Better yet, download both and get extra crafty with these pet design templates. After all, every one (both human and pet), deserves to know that they mean everything to someone. Woof!

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Beautiful Pet Photography for Pets with Disabilities Project

Carli Davidson Pets With Disabilities

After coming across mymodernmet.com’s blog showcasing the talented pet photographer Carli Davidson, we just had to share these amazing and honoring images. Carli Davidson may be known for her awesome Shake series where she uses high speed photography to capture dogs in motion, but recently she’s turned her attention to another project that deserves some much needed attention. Pets with Disabilities was an idea that started two years ago while Davidson was walking alongside the Canon Beach in Oregon.

As she tells us, “There was this totally beautiful German shepherd in a wheelchair playing fetch with its owner. It was so happy, a dog doing what dogs do, totally undeterred by its disability. I felt inspired by the whole scenario. The owner made this choice out of love, to do a little extra work every day to make sure his friend was happy and comfortable.

“I thought a lot about this pair in the following weeks, and decided I wanted to create a project showcasing differently abled pets, telling their stories in order to show the world that they are happy, thriving companions. They are not sad, they are not in pain, and the owners and animals continue to be of great value to one another.”

All of the dogs pictured here are from Portland, Oregon. Davidson started this project by asking people on Facebook to submit their handicapped dogs as models and word of mouth has spread the idea so far that she now has people approaching her on a regular basis, asking her if their dogs could be added to the series. Davidson is currently working on a book.

What does this photographer want others to get out of this series? “I really hope that what people take away from these stories is information to make decisions for their own pets, an appreciation for the resilience of all animals, and ultimately a sense of normalcy from the photos and stories,” she says. “Technology continues to advance at a rapid rate, and our relationship and compassion towards animals continues to evolve. I think this book is simply following a natural path towards a greater acceptance of these pets.”

(Images From Above )

Corgi: Duncan has a spinal disorder that many corgis are prone to. Even though he can’t use his hind legs he is still extremely active. He throws toys across the room for himself to fetch, and his favorite treat is whipped cream.

Black Chihuahua, Inky: is a Chihuahua that was rescued from a hoarder. Despite his early abuse he is incredibly good-natured and loving, and is even used as a therapy dog.

French bulldog, Little Man Rue: is paralyzed from the waist down due to a spinal disorder. He is a very active and happy dog nonetheless. Little Man lives with his owner and another French bulldog, Sweet Pea.

Pug and Chihuahua, Diego: the blind Chihuahua and Buddy Nixon. Diego uses Buddy as a seeing eye dog by following the tapping of his nails as he walks around new environments.

Poodle, Ramen Noodle: lost both of his arms in separate accidents before he was two years old. Only three weeks after losing the second arm he was up and running on his hind legs. He also has a front wheelchair to get around outdoors, but prefers to walk on his own.

Boston Terrier: Taken from Carli’s Facebook page, where she explains that this image is from her ‘Face of the Day Series’: Petunia from last January! Her very first official dog photo shoot for her new pet photography business on January 25th 2010!

Friday Feebie – Illustrated Owl Desktop Wallpaper

Whoo whoo whoooo wants a little fun and furried freebie? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Check out this darling owl illustration desktop wallpaper design by Marine Connan, an illustrator from Spain.

Download this little guy today and give em’ a nice home. Hope you get a real ‘hoot’ out of it. Enjoy!

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Sniff Design Loves Skelanimals – Too Cute!

Skelanimals are adorable little animals who have met an untimely end-mostly due to their own reckless and ill-advised behavior. Come and meet them all here in Skeland and see how each of them become a Skelanimal, be sure to also stay tuned to watch some animated shorts. Fun!

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Save often…save early!

Simon’s Cat is a charming, yet mischievous cat that lives with Simon. Just also proves that when working with a kitty around, one finds themselves saving their work and saving it often…or else. Ha ha! What a great clip to watch proving this. Oh Simon – what a cutie!

Do you also have a kitty that likes to visit while you’re working at home or on your computer? Share with us your story! Or submit a pic to share with.