Archive for November, 2012

Viewing Cute Images of baby animals Promotes a Careful Behavior and Narrows Attentional Focus

MOTW came across a very interesting research that indicates that looking at pictures of baby animals could improve your concentration and focus. That is what a study by researchers at the University of Hiroshima in Japan published in PLOS ONE suggest. The Japanese researchers based his study on previous discoveries which suggested that people who looked at cute pictures of animals were able to focus on tough skill tasks better than people who hadn’t. The scientists who carried the earlier study showed that looking at something cute would cause people to behave more carefully – a natural response intended to make sure people handled babies safely.

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The pleasures for English mongrels

In the UK dogs and other pets are not normally alloweeed into restaurants and cafes because of our health and safety regulations. Fortunatelly things are changing  and dog friendly places are becoming very popular nowadays. We’ve heard of restaurantes and hotels welcoming dogs but we were quite surprised with a sandwiche shop in London welcoming mongrels especially.

Walking by St Pauls Cathedral, one of our Mongrels of the World lovers came across this brilliant sing outside a cafe. We wished more places in the world would accept dogs – especially mongrels.

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Mongrels of the World Calendar 2013

After MOTW’s calendar 2012 succes we decided to create the 2013 calendar to help raise money for a special foundation which shares our belief.

Each month features splendid, original photographs of cute mongrels taken by MOTW founder Juliana Velez and Cindy Amey from The Soi Dog Foundation who kindly donated some pictures to this worthy project. No stock images have been used.

Profits will go to The Soi Dog Foundation, a not-for-profit, legally registered charitable organisation in Thailand. Soi Dog helps the homeless, neglected and abused dogs.

It also campaigns against the dog meat trade and MOTW fully backs their work and wants to show support by helping raise funds through the sale of our calendars.

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