If Dogs Could Vote


Maybe what we really need is a “Pack Leader in Chief.”

photo via Kathleen’s questionable Photoshop “skills”

“When people say the country is going to the dogs, I say, I wish it was!” Check out this funny and thought-provoking piece from “The Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan in which he argues we should look to our dogs to help us pick the right Pack Leader.

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Video: Duke the Shelter Dog Saves 9-Week-Old Baby

Duke’s owners are surely thanking their lucky stars they made the decision to adopt a shelter dog six years ago. The little hero awakened the Connecticut couple the night of October 7th by shaking uncontrollably on their bed. Since Duke is always well-behaved and had never done anything like this, it signaled that something was wrong.

Indeed, when the couple went to check on their six-week-old daughter Harper, they found she was not breathing. They immediately called 911, and paramedics revived the infant. It is truly amazing what dogs can sense. This is a good reminder to listen when they’re trying to tell us something. Read the full story here.

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Orvis Sevierville Event: Pink Your Drink

Pink Your Drink

The Pink Your Drink event benefits Casting for Recovery.

If you’re in the Sevierville, TN area, check out this great event. The 2nd Annual “Pink Your Drink” party will feature complimentary drinks from Chambord Vodka, hors d’oeuvres, and an Orvis merchandise raffle. All proceeds benefit Casting for Recovery, which combines counseling, medical information, and fly-fishing to build a focus on wellness instead of illness within a supportive, natural environment. See event details below:

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Orvis Sevierville Event: Pink Your Drink

Pink Your Drink

The Pink Your Drink event benefits Casting for Recovery.

If you’re in the Sevierville, TN area, check out this great event. The 2nd Annual “Pink Your Drink” party will feature complimentary drinks from Chambord Vodka, hors d’oeuvres, and an Orvis merchandise raffle. All proceeds benefit Casting for Recovery, which combines counseling, medical information, and fly-fishing to build a focus on wellness instead of illness within a supportive, natural environment. See event details below:

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The Orvis/TU 1000 Miles Campaign: Tabor Brook

The Orvis/Trout Unlimited 1,000 Miles Campaign’s goal is to reconnect 1,000 miles of fishable streams by repairing or replacing poorly constructed culverts throughout the U.S. Check out the Tabor Brook project below.


The Tabor Brook Culvert.

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The Orvis/TU 1000 Miles Campaign: Murphy Brook


The Murphy Brook Culvert.

The Orvis/Trout Unlimited 1,000 Miles Campaign’s goal is to reconnect 1,000 miles of fishable streams by repairing or replacing poorly constructed culverts throughout the U.S. Check out the Murphy Brook project below.

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Drift-Boat Auction to Benefit Skagit River Wild Steelhead


Master craftsman Ross Duncan built this one-of-a-kind drift boat specifically for this auction.

photo courtesy Ross Duncan

Orvis has teamed with the Wild Steelhead Coalition to auction off a one-of-a-kind, McKenzie-style driftboat, hand-built by master craftsman Ross Duncan. The 17-foot boat is constructed with BS1088 marine plywood and white oak, and it is full of great features. This is simply a gorgeous watercraft that rows, holds, and maneuvers beautifully. It is a brilliant fishing machine.

Here’s the best part: all proceeds will go toward WSC habitat restoration and steelhead research projects on the Skagit River. The retail value of a boat of this quality would be well over $12,000, and bidding will start at $5,000. The auction will run until October 30. This is a unique chance to get an incredible boat and to help preserve wild steelhead.

Click here to read about all the boat’s features or to place a bid.

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Underwater Dogs by Seth Casteel


Seth Casteel’s photos of dogs underwater are suddenly all over the Internet.
Photo by Seth Casteel

We contacted photographer Seth Casteel a couple weeks ago about doing a slideshow here, but the dang Internet beat us to it. The appearance of his images on Reddit.com resulted in widespread acclaim. Casteel, who calls what he does “lifestyle pet photography,” works in both . . .

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