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Art Exhibit Goes To The Dogs!

There are few things in life that we find more awesome than puppies. So when one of our friends over at Sweatpants And Coffee told us about an art exhibit specifically designed for our four-legged friends, we couldn’t wait to find out more about it.


As it turns out, there is both good news and bad news where the exhibit is concerned. The bad is that the gallery — sponsored by the folks at More Than insurance as part of their #PlayMore compaign to encourage pet owners to spend more time with their furry companions — is no longer open. The good news, however, is that there are plenty of photos and videos capturing the sheer joy felt by the dogs who got to experience it!

“Play helps stimulate [pets] physically and mentally, ” the company explained on their website, “and we believe happy pets are healthy pets.”  With that in mind, they reached out to designer Dominic Wilcox to oversee the exhibition.


The selected paintings — all displayed at a dog’s eye level — were all works done in the blue-yellow-gray color spectrum which the pooch’s actually see in. But the real highlight was the interactive elements, which featured water “dancing” from one dog bowl to another, a 10-foot dog bowl filled with balls designed to look like dog food, and faux car windows outside which sat giant fans blowing meat-scented breezes for the pups to enjoy!


“Contemporary art has long been an important source of inspiration and fascination for humans,” Wilcox explained, “but never before has it been created with a view to drawing the same kind of emotionsl out of animals instead.”


Shelter Puppy Heals Fractured Hearts

Chiliana Kennedy may be the lead in Broadway’s “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” but at home, pups Molly and Dolly are the real stars. And the story of how Dolly, an adopted shelter puppy, helped the other members of the household learn to love again is truly something to sing about.


In a recent New York Post piece, writer Barbara Hoffman shared the heartwarming story just as New York City is preparing for the 18th annual Broadway Barks event. Kennedy reveals that six years ago, both she and Molly (a Portuguese water dog) were taking her divorce pretty badly.

Proving that people and pets are deeply connected on an emotional level, Kennedy says that Molly was “lethargic and didn’t even want to eat. When I went to work, the look of sadness on her face broke my heart.”  Deciding Molly needed a friend, Kennedy eventually added a poodle-terrier-dachshund mix she found on a rescue Web site into their household. And the rest, as they say, is history!

Although Dolly was petrified of people after having been taken from an emotionally abusive home, she quickly adjusted to life with her new forever family. And the newbie helped Molly, too! “They healed each other,” Kennedy tells the paper, adding that they had the same effect on her.

Flash-forward a few years, and the household now includes a new man and a baby. Because what sort of fairy tale would not include high school sweethearts reconnecting 14 years later, as Kennedy and beau Jacob James did? Making the story even more dramatic: He actually tried to stop her first marriage by calling, out of the blue and after having not spoken for two years, to say she couldn’t go through with it! (In recounting the tale to Playbill, she admitted, “I hung up on him!”)


Next on Kennedy’s appearance list is the aforementioned Broadway Barks, an amazing event created in 1999 by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore. Featuring, as they used to say, “more stars than light up the heavens,” BB helps New York City’s shelter animals find forever homes while also raising money. For those who’d love to show their support, but can’t actually attend the event, the organization sells Man’s Best Friend bracelets, which can be purchased here!



Fall In (Puppy) Love With This Corgi Video

The whole reason we created Moment of Awesome was to make people smile. So when we sat down to think about what we’d feature on the first day of our launch (technically, a re-launch), we knew it had to involve a puppy. Who doesn’t love puppies in general, and corgi’s in particular? And once we’d made that decision, well… the rest fell into place.

Meet Hercules, a Welsh Corgi who is about to take you through a typical day in his life. You might as well bookmark this page right now, because you’re going to find yourself wanting to spend time with Hercules every time you need a pick-me-up.

So welcome to Moment of Awesome… which will likely never be able to post anything better than this in the future. But we’ll try!