googling “interdigital cyst”
no wonder the pharmacist gave me that face
GATHERERS, another new one for SooJin Buzelli at PlanSponsor. This is for an article about how healthcare and retirement planning can work in unison.
I liked all my sketches for this, though, as usual, only one of them actually works for the prompt. It usually takes me a bit to really suss out the core of the article. There’s a balance that the working sketch strikes that none of the others do.
When these projects pop up, and I can more or less draw anything, as long as it relates back to the topic, I almost always try to exhaust whatever current topic my mind is focused on, before trying different subject matter. Last time it was knights, this time it was strange animals.
I usually get a lot of color advice from Kali, but she had a bigger hand in this one than usual. Pretty much steered the whole ship for a little while.
googling “interdigital cyst”
no wonder the pharmacist gave me that face
In better news, we have puppies. Two smooth Salukis, Sharqquiyah (Sharkie, the dark male,) and Anisah (NiNi, the light bitch.)
Their parents are from Saudi Arabia, and live in Canada. Mum and dad are registered through the Puerto Rican kennel club, which is an FCI member, as ‘generation zero’ Salukis, which is a rather round about way of saying they are now considered founders, as direct imports. Our pups will be registered as generation ones, their offspring will be generation two, and their grandoffspring will be generation three and eligible for AKC registration.
(Minna and Enki, our black Salukis, are gen 3s.)
We are very excited to have Sharkie and NiNi.Absolutely gorgeous, and look at that coat on NiNi! I can’t tell on my iPod, but is she a very light brindle? Either way, what amazing puppies!
Yep, she’s a very light brindle. She’s got some gold and red along her back and on her ears, but otherwise she is much lighter than the pictures. She has a sister that is identical in color. This type of color in Afghans is called oyster brindle or silver brindle; it’s rare enough in Salukis that a snazzy name has not been coined yet.
The stripes in this litter were a surprise, dad is gold with a black mask and mum is also gold, but hiding stripes because she’s e/e. The owner did not see mums parents, so when the first pup came out brindle, it was a bit of a shock.
Brindle is a bit contentious in Salukis. ::snerk::
They’re both beautiful, but Sharkie’s color is confusing me. I thought tanpoint dogs could only have brindle on the points, but he looks like he has it on the darker parts of his coat as well! He’s gorgeous whether I knew his color was possible or not, though. Look at that squishable little face!Sharkie is a grizzle. Technically black and tan being modified by EG, the ‘grizzle gene.’ EG affects the expression of black pigment, how much and where. EG is epistatic to black, whether it’s black and tan or brindle or just plain dominant black, in Salukis, Afghans, and several other breeds. It does a lot of entertaining things to brindle, black and tan, and plain old black in Salukis, Afghans and several other breeds, and the effect changes according to the other genes the dog is carrying. Grizzle in Salukis can range from dogs that have an open face, like Teshie, to dogs that have a bar down the nose, like the Bean. The dog to the Beans right is a black and tan (silver.) I have seen grizzles that had so little black pigment you could not tell they were grizzle, it was confirmed via DNA testing. Others are almost indistinguishable from a highly marked black and tan.http://cynoanarchist.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/smteshieandlolly121009.jpg http://desertwindhounds.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/victorviento070307.jpgIn Afghans grizzle is called ‘domino’ (after a dog named Tanjores Domino, before that it was called ‘reverse mask,’ which makes no sense at all.) Domino Afghans usually have an open face, without the bar down the nose. Nappy is a brindle domino.http://cynoanarchist.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/nappy100308.jpgShiva is 75% Afghan, 25% Saluki, and she is also brindle domino, but she has a bar down her nose.http://cynoanarchist.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/smshivaface092209.jpgNiNi, Sharkies sister, also has EG, but it has affected her brindle stripes by lightening them. Houdini is also a ‘silver brindle,’ just darker. I don’t know why the stripes often tend to fade towards the feet and face in brindle Salukis; undoubtedly there is another modifier at work. I’m not a real color genetics nerd, I just like to know enough to guess at puppy colors.http://cynoanarchist.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/houdiniheadturn021311.jpg
foxinu This is Buddy:) in the first photo his eyes are half closed because he was in mid blink. Is this what you mean when people attack snapshots saying the animal is stressed even though is something totally harmless? (Second photo is for his eye shape, because I absolutely love it)
yess i have seen people using slitted eyes too as a welfare concern (with ears back usually). meanwhile in real life the wind is just blowing hard. or the ears back, “smiling”, eyes slitted response that butt scratching gets.
i wanna be Buddy’s buddy.
So I found this harlequin romance paperback today, and normally I just toss those right over without paying them much mind, but the cover of this one made me pause. Sure that the artist was just taking liberties, I checked out the back.
I’m dubious. I should read a passage:
It is a literal bear.
Okay yeah I’ll admit it I’m going to read this but only because it sounds like the most fucked up romance novel in existence.
You have some explaining to do, Canada.
You guys don’t understand. Screw it being a bestseller, 50 Shades of Gray is a bestseller, this book won the Governor General’s Award. That’s the highest literary award in Canada. That’s the pulitzer prize of Canadian literature. Bear is a part of Canadian literary history.
Meanwhile in Socialist Canada:
Bear rug lays you
I remember a friend talking about this book - it was assigned reading for her course (yes, in Canada.)
let’s play tug
let’s do the jumping thing
how about the one where i chase you around only to discover that you’ve been leading me on with a fucking woodchip and not actual food but i eat it anyways
NO I DONT WANT TO PLAY THE “WAIT PATIENTLY UNTIL I’M DONE MY COFFEE” GAME
that last picture
i have never seen an all white Corgi before but i am loving it — please explain how this is possible and if it’s common etc. is it albino?
Corgis can be merle so I would assume an all white corgi would be double merle so like nope not a good thing at all do not wantIt has a lot of pigment, so maybe it’s a corg mix instead of double merle? Sammy or other spitz? Or do corgis have the resessive genes for it?
Oh! I know that corgi’s blog! Let me find it. Or sorry, her instagram. She’s purebred, maybe they explain her coloring on there?
You’ll see her in some short haircuts there, and her puppy pics as a light sable. She’s probably faded from clipping.
weez bein such a good girl
just chillin in her crate with a heat pack, not fidgeting or licking or anything
(her foot ballooned up with an abscess last night… it looks like it’s resolving quickly)
My dad is visiting.
He thought that the dogs needed to be fed when he got up at at 9:00 (I feed them every day at 6am)
They’re now obsessed with getting fed since they saw him take some food out for them and put it back.
Thanks for trying I guess.