What We Loved This Week, Apr. 3 – 9

Published April 8, 2016

Meet The Participants Of The Musical Canine Freestyle

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Salem, Connecticut. March 2015. Carrie and Lyric in their garden after practicing their Austin Powers routine. Image Source: Slate

To most people, one minimum requirement in a dancing partner is that they have two feet. For the people who participate in the Musical Canine Freestyle, that’s not really the case — in fact, they’d rather a partner with four legs.

Beginning in the late 1980s, the event is a “choreographed, costumed, musical number between a dog and its human handler,” and one which “truly demonstrates the joys and fun of bonding with your pet,” Slate wrote.

Intrigued by the event’s whimsical — if not bizarre — nature, photographer Bego Antón contacted some of the participants and asked to photograph them. Here’s just a sampling of what she saw.

Black Dog White Snow

Quakertown, Pennsylvania. March 2015. Barbara and Rambo on the path that leads to their home. Rambo died a few months after the picture was taken. Image Source: Slate

Lying Down Dog

Albuquerque, New Mexico. February 2015. Julia and Sparkle in their dancing outfit showing the last move of their “The Syncopated Clock” routine. Image Source: Slate

23 Stirring Maya Angelou Quotes That The World Needs Now More Than Ever

It’s not exactly surprising that a brilliant poet would speak, in conversation, with an eloquence akin to poetry. But even still, the stirring poignancy of Maya Angelou’s words is positively stunning. This touching collection of Maya Angelou quotes and photos will provide words to live by — not just for you, but for the very world we live in.

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