Is it OK if our dog sleeps in our bed?
I do not know how many times a year we are asked, “Is it okay if our dog sleeps in our bed?” The reality is there is nothing inherently wrong with your dog sleeping in your bed, and contrary to popular belief, sleeping in your bed does not make a dog dominant. If you do allow your dog to sleep in your bed, you’re in the majority. In an informal survey I conducted via FaceBook, 75 respondents (77.32 percent) indicated that their dog is allowed to sleep in bed with them, whereas only 22 respondents (22.68 percent) indicated that their dog was not allowed to sleep with them.
However, sharing a bed with a dog is not for everyone - and not all dogs are fans of sharing sleeping space. Therefore, before inviting Sparky into bed, please ask yourself the following questions:
Social media kicks up sales of bronzed baby shoes
COLUMBUS, Ohio — During the Depression, former kindergarten teacher Violet Shinbach canvassed Ohio neighborhoods looking for yards with wading pools, tricycles and toys strewn about. She knew the young mothers who lived in those houses were prospective customers for her fledgling entrepreneurial enterprise: bronzing baby shoes.
Despite the hard times, the business took off and endured. By the early 1970s, the Bron-Shoe Co. in Columbus was bronzing 2,000 shoes a day and sending them all over the country.
Gaugin sale shrouded in secrecy
BERLIN — A painting by French post-impressionist Paul Gauguin has reportedly sold for a record-breaking sum, but its erstwhile owner won’t reveal the price or buyer.
The oil painting, called “Nafea faa ipoipo?” — Tahitian for “When will you marry?” — and showing two Tahitian women, had belonged to the Swiss family Staehelin for almost 100 years. Earlier this week, Swiss media citing unidentified art world insiders reported that the 1892 painting was bought by Qatari royalty for $300 million, making it the most expensive painting ever.
Star Wars exhibit puts costumes on display
SEATTLE — The creators of a new traveling exhibit on the costumes of Star Wars are hoping to gather geeks, fashionistas and movie fans together to discuss how clothing helps set the scene.
But mostly, the exhibit that opened this past weekend at Seattle’s EMP Museum is an opportunity to see 60 original costumes from the six Star Wars movies in one room — from Princess Leia’s slave bikini to Queen Amidala’s wedding dress, which has not been part of any previous public display.
4 surviving Magna Cartas together for first time
LONDON — You can’t exactly call it a reunion — the four surviving original Magna Cartas had never before been in the same place.
So the British Library called it a “unification event” Monday when the priceless documents were put on display together for the first time.
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