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Movie Review written by Jon Patch with 3 out of 4 paws

The French Dispatch

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, American Empirical Pictures, Indian Paintbrush and Studio Babelsberg present an R rated, 108-minute, Comedy, Drama, Romance film directed by Wes Anderson, screenplay by Anderson and story by Roman Coppola and Hugo Guinness with a theater release date of October 22, 2021.

Philanthropist Michael Puck with K9 Photo? National Dog Day is 8/26, and this unique brand gives back to people and pets. 
K9Photo is a non-profit 501c(3)organization supported by years of research on the advantages of the human-canine relationship. His photography business features an array of professional dog wall art that enhances relationship-focused businesses. 
100% of the profits are used to support and fund projects that focus on protecting and saving animals while raising awareness of the benefits people receive from dogs.

K9 is currently launching the Global Dog Art Gallery, an online hub where companies can purchase dog wall art to support projects and initiatives that prevent suffering and save lives. This includes initiatives that eliminate puppy mills and dog fighting and initiatives that convert 100% of the over 3,000 animal shelters in the country to no-kill shelters. 
Companies can give back to their own workplace community and contribute to the betterment of dogs around the world on this National Dog Day by supporting K9. Mr. Puck was inspired by his experience with a childhood dog, and continues to incorporate dogs in people-centric frameworks.

 K9Photo and Global Dog Art Are on a Mission to Save 1 Million Dogs by 2030
Photographer Michael Puck has launched two businesses with the singular goal of saving shelter dogs from the death chamber with dog photography.
Kingsport, TN (August, 20 2021) – K9Photo is a nonprofit 501c(3)organization on a mission to showcase the benefits of the human-animal bond to prevent animal suffering. Photographer and founder, Michael Puck engaged the best pet photographers from around the world to contribute their photos for sale to individuals and businesses.
Puck, a “people scientist,” has discovered that dogs and, by extension, photographs of dogs offer a wide range of benefits that address some of the biggest challenges businesses are facing. He says that having photos of dogs in a business establishment increases sales intent by 56%. Science proves that dog wall art facilitates human-to-human interaction, creates warm and trusting relationships, and reduces stress. Intrigued by this concept, he launched K9Photo, which provides relationship-focused companies with custom-designed dog wall art options.
K9Photo’s long-term objective is to eradicate the commercial misuse of animals, including industrial farming, to achieve animal equality and effective laws and ordinances that protect all animals. 100% of K9Photo's profits are used to support and fund projects that focus on protecting and saving animals while raising awareness of the benefits people receive from dogs.
Puck is now launching the Global Dog Art Gallery, an online hub where companies can purchase dog wall art to create warm and welcoming environments that foster trust, social connections and promote increased mental health for employees and patients

Bio: Michael Puck, an HR innovator and change agent, has anestablished track record of discovering and implementing sustainable solutions to challenges in the workplace. He refines complex issues into a comprehensive diagnosis thus empowering his audience to develop and accelerate action-oriented strategies

that maximize HR's business impact.His international and multi-cultural background, 25 years of HR experience, and a passion for people-centric frameworks fuel his goals as a senior partner at a Boston-based consulting group/software company.  


Puck graduated from the German Air Force Academy. His eight-year term as Officer bolstered his understanding that putting people first is vital to the success of the team and organization. During his time in the military, he earned a degree in business and a postgraduate degree in economics from VWA in Essen, Germany. Additionally, Puck is a Senior Certified Professional with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP), a published author, frequent presenter and the President of an animal-focused non-profit in the state of Tennessee.



Info about K9Photo 501c(3) & vision

K9Photo offers dog wall art and wall art design to relationship-oriented businesses to enable human-to-human interaction and relationship building. Our work is displayed in airports, car dealerships, wealth management offices and money others. 

Vision:  K9Photo offers dog wall art and wall art design to relationship-oriented businesses to enable human-to-human interaction and relationship building. Our work is displayed in airports, car dealerships, wealth management offices and money others.

 
Students and Alumni Now Eligible to Submit New Works
 
New York, N.Y. - The Westminster Kennel Club has partnered with Pratt Institute for its annual art contest. The contest participants will be current students and alumni. The winning artist will receive $10,000 and the five finalists $1,000.
 
Pratt Institute, founded in 1887, has a mission to educate artists and creative professionals to be responsible contributors to society. The Westminster Kennel Club, founded in 1884, also shares with Pratt a long history of excellence in its field, and promoting responsibility among dog owners. These two organizations based in New York City for more than a century look forward to promoting canines in art together.
 
Pratt Institute is a global leader in higher education dedicated to preparing 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers through its academic schools of art, design, architecture, information, and liberal arts and sciences. Pratt boasts a historic 25-acre campus in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, a campus located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, and an extension campus in Utica, New York (Pratt MWP College of Art and Design). Its esteemed faculty of accomplished professionals and scholars challenge talented students to transform their passion into meaningful expression and contribute to society as leaders in their fields.
 
The winning artwork and five finalists' pieces will become the commemorative poster, Official Program cover and notecards for the 142nd Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show held from Feb. 12 - 13, 2018. For 2018, a donation of $15,000 will be disbursed equally between three national breed clubs for dog rescue efforts. The donation will assist the clubs by offsetting rescue-related expenses such as transportation, veterinary care, grooming, boarding, feeding, and training. The three selected clubs will receive their check in a presentation at Madison Square Garden during the event. 
 
 
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About The Westminster Kennel Club - The Westminster Kennel Club is America's oldest organization dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs.  Established in 1877, Westminster's influence has been felt for more than a century through its famous all-Breed, benched dog show held every year at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Today, America's dog show has expanded into Westminster Week which includes the Masters Agility Championship at Westminster and the Masters Obedience Championship at Westminster, both held at Piers 92/94. More than 3,000 dogs from the US and abroad make Westminster Week like no other. Westminster. There's only one. Visit us at: www.westminsterkennelclub.org or follow @WKCDOGS.
 
About Pratt Institute - Pratt Institute is a global leader in higher education, preparing 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students for successful careers in art, design, architecture, information and digital innovation, and liberal arts and sciences. Founded in 1887, Pratt is a living laboratory of creativity with a historic, 25-acre campus in Brooklyn, as well as a signature building in Manhattan. Our esteemed faculty of accomplished professionals and scholars challenge talented students to transform their passion into meaningful expression and contribute to society as leaders in their fields. For more information, visit http://www.pratt.edu/news
 
 
WESTMINSTER. There's Only One.

Review written by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 paws

Nocturnal Animals

Universal Pictures, Focus Features and Fade to Black Productions present a 117 minute, R rated, Drama, Thriller, directed and screenplay by Tom Ford, based on the novel “Tony and Susan” by Austin Wright with a theater release date of November 23, 2016.

 

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 “Meet the Animal Artist” Experience Added to Oakland Zoo’s Animals Saving Animals Annual Art Auction

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Oakland, Calif. -- September 15, 2016 -- Oakland Zoo has added a new twist to the third year of their annual “Animals Saving Animals Art Show” to raise money for animal conservation. Bidding winners get to come to the Zoo to be part of the painting experience with the animal artist.

Zoos across the country now sell animal paintings as a way to fundraise, but Oakland Zoo wanted to enhance the concept by personalizing the experience. “We saw that people bought these artworks to connect with the animals, so we decided to offer an experience where people could meet an animal artist up-close and behind-the-scenes, for the ‘creative’ painting process.’ It’s an amazing way to connect with animals at the Zoo, support animal conservation in the wild – and, of course, acquire unique artwork,” said Erin Harrison, Sr. Manager of Marketing & PR at Oakland Zoo.

Artwork created by zoo animals is up for auction on eBay now through Thursday, September 22 at 11am. Artists featured in the Animal Art Show Experience include an elephant, lemur, goat, sun bear, giraffe, parrot, and green monkey. For a complete list of artist names, biographies and bidding link, and additional information on Oakland Zoo’s Animal Art Show Experience, go to: http://www.oaklandzoo.org/Animal_Art_Show_2016.php

“The Animal Art Show Experience is a triple win; it provides fun enrichment activity for our animals, helps support the conservation of wildlife, and draws public attention to the various conservation challenges that animals face,” said Amy Gotliffe, Conservation Director at Oakland Zoo. “The Animal Art Show is also a perfect example of how the entire Oakland Zoo staff embraces our conservation efforts, from our Marketing Department to our Animal Care team. We hope the lucky winners of this unique art know that they took action for wildlife every time they look at it.”

None of the animals are forced or coerced into participating in the Art Show. The painting sessions are conducted with zookeepers, using only positive-reinforcement methods to encourage voluntary participation. The paint used is non-toxic and water based. All funds raised from the auction will benefit Oakland Zoo’s conservation partners, who are working in the field to save wild animals.

ABOUT OAKLAND ZOO:

The Bay Area's award-winning Oakland Zoo is home to more than 660 native and exotic animals. The Zoo offers many educational programs and kid's activities perfect for science field trips, family day trips and exciting birthday parties. Oakland Zoo is dedicated to the humane treatment of animals and wildlife conservation onsite and worldwide; with 25¢ from each ticket donated to support conservation partners and programs around the world. The California Trail, a transformational project that more than doubles our size, opens in 2018,

and will further our commitment to animal care, education, and conservation with a focus on this state’s remarkable native wildlife. Nestled in the Oakland Hills, in 500-acre Knowland Park, the Zoo is located at 9777 Golf Links Road, off Highway 580. The East Bay Zoological Society (Oakland Zoo) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization supported in part by members, contributions, the City of Oakland and the East Bay Regional Parks. For more information, go to: www.oaklandzoo.org

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“We just have one question: Why did it take so long for someone to come up with this?”
—Huffington Post

“You may have a slight obsession with reblogging cats on Tumblr. French Tumblr account Des Hommes et des Chatons takes that obsession to a whole new level with their photos of cats imitating sexy male models and actors.”
—Buzz Feed

“Today, we love the tumblr Des Hommes et des Chatons, a comic-sexy mix of guys and kittens. Want to see cute kittens and ultra sexy guys? The tumblr Des Hommes et des Chatons will brighten your day.”
—Glamour (Paris)

“We love a really cute Tumblr. Des Hommes et des Chatons, the name says it all. The perfect addition to make us literally melt. We already loved cats. We also like men now. A salivating emergency!”
—Cosmopolitan (France)

MEN & CATS

By Marie-Eva Gatuingt and Alice Chaygneaud 

Do you (or someone you know) like to look at pictures of sexy men? How about cute cats?

Now you don’t have to choose between the two. Based on the chic French Tumblr Des Hommes et des Chatons, Men & Cats (Perigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House, September 1, 2015) by Marie-Eva Gatuingt and Alice Chaygneaud presents an original collection of 50 pairs of sexy men and adorable cats.

Each clever match-up shows a heartthrob posing alongside a cat in a similar pose or with a similar expression.

Men & Cats is a lighthearted, humorous take on posing models, and a reminder that you can make everything better by just adding cats to it.

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Marie-Eva Gatuingt and Alice Chaygneaud are the creators of the Tumblr Des Hommes et Des Chatons. They live in Paris, France.

MEN & CATS

Marie-Eva Gatuingt and Alice Chaygneaud

Perigee hardcover ǀ $15.00 ǀ 978-0-399-17585-5 ǀ on-sale September 1, 2015

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20th Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures and Temple Hill Entertainment present a PG-13, 139 minute, Drama Romance, directed by George Tillman Jr., written by Craig Bolotin and novel by Nicholas Sparks with a theater release date of April 10, 2015.

Columbia Pictures, 20th Century Fox and Smokehouse Productions present a 118 minute, PG-13, based on a true story, action, drama, biography, directed by George Clooney, written by Clooney and Grant Heslov with a theater release date of February 7, 2014.

Fox Searchlight Pictures, Cloud Eight Films, Decibel Films and Pathe present an R rated, 101 minute, crime, drama, thriller, directed by Danny Boyle, written by Joe Ahearne and John Hodge with a theater release date of March 27, 2013.