[W]hile we house-train them, you might say, they world-train us.
Erica Fudge, Pets (Stocksfield, UK: Acumen Publishing, 2008), p. 10
This is a dog-centric personal blog.
The blogger behind the screen is M.C. I’m currently a Ph.D. candidate in the humanities on a research stint in Taiwan from August through December 2013. My academic background accounts for my pedantic streak, geeky diversions, and drive to scrutinize details. I have a regional interest in East Asia, which will be reflected in many of my posts.
In my other life, I reside in California, the San Francisco Bay Area. I have also spent time living in the American Midwest, Taiwan, and traveling throughout China.
The Two Bows are Bowdu the Shiba Inu and Bowpi the Basenji.
They both have Chinese names, and I explain the origin of their names here.
Frequent blog topics include dogs in movies. Dogs in music and audio recordings. Appreciative snapshots of other people’s dogs. Dogs as personal and artistic inspiration. Dogs as newsmakers. Dogs as a vision of a more humane society.
In general, I keep things nice and friendly, loose and eclectic. I blog regularly and frequently and make no apologies for stuffing your inbox if you choose to subscribe by e-mail — but I will say thanks! Thoughtful comments on entries old and new are always appreciated.
I love taking pictures of dogs, but am obviously not a professional photographer. However, I do take pride in sourcing nearly all of my own images for this blog. If I didn’t snap it, write it, or screencap it myself, credits are prominently displayed. Please do not leech my efforts without proper attribution. You should link back to the original source (this blog), at the very minimum.
For locals: If you should happen to see your own dog on this blog and would like a high resolution file of any pictures, drop me a line — I don’t mean to be a creep, and I’m happy to provide!
Seven featured posts:
- 20101108: In every link I called his name
- 20101126: Grandpa and his tugou
- 20110222: FILM: Goodbye, My Lady – 2000 Words and Some Screencaps
- 20110303: Hachiko’s droopy ear
- 20110526: The dog food I’ve eaten
- 20110826: The puppy mills that don’t look like puppy mills
- 20111214: The not-so-anomalous faithful dog
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