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Doggy Street Artist Completes New Work
by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent
Sometimes, you have to bring the art to the people.
Baines the dog has been using that philosophy ever since he started tagging walls on the South Side of Chicago seven years ago. Since then, he’s moved on to bigger things: “Life’s Ruff,” his latest work, occupies an entire building facade in the Wicker Park neighborhood.
"Baines has always used art as a mirror for society," says contemporary art critic Francine Holt. "That mirror typically has doggy things in it."
"Life’s Ruff" is somewhat of a departure - the new piece features motifs not normally seen in the pooch’s portfolio.
"His sensibilities have definitely evolved," says Holt of the work. "This one evokes the machine-like nature of the 21st century world, where altruism is trumped by greed, and the dollar rules with an iron fist. It’s honestly kind of a bummer - I hope he goes back to bones and tennis balls after this."
The pup is rumored to be working on his next project, an interactive installation that will reportedly call attention to the plight of migrant farm workers.
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Doggy Street Artist Completes New Work

by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent

Sometimes, you have to bring the art to the people.

Baines the dog has been using that philosophy ever since he started tagging walls on the South Side of Chicago seven years ago. Since then, he’s moved on to bigger things: “Life’s Ruff,” his latest work, occupies an entire building facade in the Wicker Park neighborhood.

"Baines has always used art as a mirror for society," says contemporary art critic Francine Holt. "That mirror typically has doggy things in it."

"Life’s Ruff" is somewhat of a departure - the new piece features motifs not normally seen in the pooch’s portfolio.

"His sensibilities have definitely evolved," says Holt of the work. "This one evokes the machine-like nature of the 21st century world, where altruism is trumped by greed, and the dollar rules with an iron fist. It’s honestly kind of a bummer - I hope he goes back to bones and tennis balls after this."

The pup is rumored to be working on his next project, an interactive installation that will reportedly call attention to the plight of migrant farm workers.

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Adopted Hedgehog Happy with Home Life
By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent
Sara Cherry, a resident of Chicago, told The Fluffington Post that her baby hedgehog has grown just enough to fit perfectly into her hand. She is a lifelong fan of the spiny animals, and brought the new pet into her home at the start of the summer after years of coveting one. 
“He’s so cute!” Cherry said. “I just want to hold him and pet him all day!” 
The hedgehog in question, Walter, seemed perfectly content with that arrangement. 
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Adopted Hedgehog Happy with Home Life

By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent

Sara Cherry, a resident of Chicago, told The Fluffington Post that her baby hedgehog has grown just enough to fit perfectly into her hand. She is a lifelong fan of the spiny animals, and brought the new pet into her home at the start of the summer after years of coveting one. 

“He’s so cute!” Cherry said. “I just want to hold him and pet him all day!” 

The hedgehog in question, Walter, seemed perfectly content with that arrangement. 

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Puppy Longshoreman Fired on First Day
by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent
Bo just wanted a job on the high seas.
The aspiring longshoreman and puppy had answered a local ad looking for part-time dock help. The pay was meager, but the promise of adventure was too great to resist. 
"He thought he’d actually be working on the ships," says Ray Folger, Bo’s co-worker of one day. "I had to explain to him that he’d just be loading stuff and making sure the ships don’t float away. He got the first part down alright."
The second part proved more difficult. Bo had been on the job only an hour when the cargo ship assigned to him started drifting out to sea.
"That’s when the boss showed up," says Folger. "Needless to say, he was pretty mad. Bo tried swimming out to get it, but it was too little too late."
At press time, the newly unemployed pup was said to be applying for other positions, including zookeeper and mall security guard. 
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Puppy Longshoreman Fired on First Day

by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent

Bo just wanted a job on the high seas.

The aspiring longshoreman and puppy had answered a local ad looking for part-time dock help. The pay was meager, but the promise of adventure was too great to resist. 

"He thought he’d actually be working on the ships," says Ray Folger, Bo’s co-worker of one day. "I had to explain to him that he’d just be loading stuff and making sure the ships don’t float away. He got the first part down alright."

The second part proved more difficult. Bo had been on the job only an hour when the cargo ship assigned to him started drifting out to sea.

"That’s when the boss showed up," says Folger. "Needless to say, he was pretty mad. Bo tried swimming out to get it, but it was too little too late."

At press time, the newly unemployed pup was said to be applying for other positions, including zookeeper and mall security guard. 

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Pup’s New Fall Collection Features Ready-to-Wear, Accessories
By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent
Lulu, the renowned canine fashion designer, offered The Fluffington Post a sneak peak at her fall collection at her private studio. The ready-to-wear items feature her usual interest in soft, fluffy fabrics. Notably, the papillon is expanding her creative talents into more than clothing, and the next season will include a foray into accessories. 
“She was inspired by a Caribbean vacation this spring,” sewing assistant Veronica Broussard said. “She wanted to capture that warm, tropical feeling during the colder weather without it looking too tacky or tiki. And of course, she’s found the perfect balance.”
Above, Lulu models her Marguerite fur clip. Pink satin bow, with orange and white silk ribbons, black Swarovsky crystal. $1,200. 
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Pup’s New Fall Collection Features Ready-to-Wear, Accessories

By Anna Washenko, FluffPo Correspondent

Lulu, the renowned canine fashion designer, offered The Fluffington Post a sneak peak at her fall collection at her private studio. The ready-to-wear items feature her usual interest in soft, fluffy fabrics. Notably, the papillon is expanding her creative talents into more than clothing, and the next season will include a foray into accessories. 

“She was inspired by a Caribbean vacation this spring,” sewing assistant Veronica Broussard said. “She wanted to capture that warm, tropical feeling during the colder weather without it looking too tacky or tiki. And of course, she’s found the perfect balance.”

Above, Lulu models her Marguerite fur clip. Pink satin bow, with orange and white silk ribbons, black Swarovsky crystal. $1,200. 

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