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Meet Sniffer & Tinni: A Real Life Fox & Dog Duo Who Will Star in Fairytale Storybooks for Kids

Thursday 12.05.2013 , Posted by

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Although Ylvis may pretend, nobody knows what the fox says better than Tinni, a Norwegian dog who has become best friends with one. The unlikely pair met while Tinni was on a walk in the forests of Norway with his owner Torgeir Berge, who happens to be a photographer. Berge named the fox Sniffer and has been capturing precious moments of the duo’s camaraderie. The pair shows how closely related dogs and foxes are as they walk side by side, play together, romp around, take naps, and cheese it up for the camera. Their friendship has inspired Berge to work towards banning the fox-fur trade in Norway and to do this he has teamed up with writer Berit Helberg to turn his photographs into a storybook for children. Proceeds from the published book will go toward funding the fight against fur-trade. [Read more...]

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Foxes Hidden in the Fine Print

Monday 11.26.2012 , Posted by

The images you see here were made by 19 year old Jade Phillips, an Alaskan artist who has combined two highly nostalgic and beautiful things: foxes and the printed page. She creates her works on the pages of Russian literature and newsprint, using sharpies and Prismacolor pens to mark-up the text into linear based shapes of the northern animal. [Read more...]

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