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Inu Hariko – A Cute Dog Amulet from Japan

An Inu Hariko is a kind of traditional Japanese dog doll. It is a cute amulet that was said to ward off evil. However, now it is used more as a toy or decoration.

Shitayama. Inu Hariko, mid 19th century. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Public Domain License. Information is from Wiktionary(CC BY-SA 3.0).

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The Northern Luzon Giant Cloud Rat(1852)

Firstly, what a bad ass name! Giant cloud rat!? Secondly, looks like a rat and guinea pig mixed together, which are two of my favorite animals. They can weigh as much as 5 pounds and be as long as 30 inches(including tail). Image is by Christophe Annedouche.

Image is from Wikimedia Commons and is under Public Domain License. Information is from Wikipedia(CC BY-SA 3.0).

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Original Winnie The Pooh Toys

“Original Winnie-the-Pooh stuffed toys. Clockwise from bottom left: Tigger, Kanga, Edward Bear (a.k.a Winnie-the-Pooh), Eeyore, and Piglet. Roo was also one of the original toys but he was lost during the 1930s in an apple orchard somewhere in Sussex. Owl and Rabbit were not based on toys. Gopher was made up for the Disney version.” – Description

Spictacular. Original Winnie The Pooh Toys, 2006. Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain License.

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Traveling Cats (1903)

“..proving themselves to be the most wonderful and agreeable little traveling companions imaginable.” – Arnold Landor.

The man depicted is Arnold Henry Savage Landor. He was an explorer with a knack for writing and painting.

In 1901 he traveled from Russia to India, riding on horseback through Persia, publishing the account of that journey in the book Across Coveted Lands (1902). During this adventure he found Kerman(left) and Zeris(right).

They were spoiled with love, an endless supply of raw meat, and adventures! Arnold was very adamant about cats not being put on a vegetarian diet. He considered it inhumane. Kerman and Zeris certainly agreed. hehe

After the long expedition the three made it safely home to London. I wonder if the cats missed the open road?

The image and some of the information is from the book Across Coveted Lands(1903 version), found via the Internet Archive. Both are in the public domain. The rest of the information is from Wikipedia(CC BY-SA 3.0).

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Jean Bernard Works

All images are from Rijksmuseum and are under Public Domain License.

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Running Rats (1833)

“Animated Phenakistiscope disc (16 sections, time lapse 0.10 s) – Running rats, Fantascope by Thomas Mann Baynes. Manufactured in London, Great Britain, in 1833. Manufacturer : Rudolph Ackermann. Diameter : 25.7 cm (10.1 in). Also called an Optical illusion disc.” – Description.

Rats are amazing! ❤

Gif is from Wikimedia Commons and is under Public Domain License.

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Cats (1850)

Who doesn’t want to see over 53 cats in one poster?!

Kuniyoshi, Utagawa. Cats Suggested as The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō, 1850. Wikimedia Commons, public domain.

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Cat (1857)

Official title “Ricefields and Torinomachi Festival”, part of the “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo” series.

Just a cute little cat loaf, sitting on a windowsill.

Hiroshige, Utagawa. Ricefields and Torinomachi Festival, 1857. Brooklyn Museum and Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain License.

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Air Conditioned Hen Houses (1938)

The first temperature controlled maternity ward for hens has just been put into operation at the governmental experimental farm here. The hens have voiced their approval by laying more frequently; also a more uniform egg. R.B. Nestler poultry expert, is pictured as he removes the eggs from the automatic chute in the new room.

– Library of Congress

Harris & Ewing. Air Conditioned Hen House, 1938. Library of Congress and Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain License.

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Alex – The Prize Winning Police Dog (1924)

He smoked cigarettes, flew in planes, drove cars, and was cute!! Warning: Do not let your dog smoke!!

Harris & Ewing. Alex- The Price Winning Police Dog, 1924. Library of Congress and Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain License.