HAPPY PUPPIES

The most important thing for a puppy is socialization, that is, learning to relate to people, other animals and their environment. This includes car noises, crowds of people, children, parks, etc. The idea is to naturally expose him to everything that will be part of his adult life.
Dogs are very good at reading facial expressions and are more likely to react quickly to simple hand movements than to long complicated sentences, the meaning of which they can only guess through the tone of our voice. First think carefully about how you want to give your puppy basic commands such as "Sit!", "Let go!", "Let's go!" and what gesture can you combine to emphasize them. After that, keep these simple commands always using the same keywords and hand movements.
Your dog understands who the contact person in his "pack" is above all through clear commands and a perception of reliability. Excessive rigor or repressive education are not only unnecessary but on the contrary they would end up frightening your sensitive four-legged friend. After all, no one wants the dog to obey his commands out of fear, but rather to respect the rules of the game with joy. How can we encourage the pleasure of learning in the puppy?
Praise and rewards play an important role in motivating young dogs. In this sense, dogs are not very different from most people - they choose the path that promises them the greatest benefit. Reproaches and punishments demotivate: they have the effect of distracting the puppy from the desired path, ending up hindering the success of the educational process.
NEVER GIVE CHICKEN BONES BECAUSE SMALL PIECES CAN SOCK YOUR THROAT.

DO NOT GIVE CHOCOLATES, SWEETS, CHEESES.

DO NOT GIVE RAW FISH, CANDIES, CHEWING GUM, GARLIC, ONIONS.

NEVER DRINK ALCOHOL OR BEER OR CARBONATED DRINKS.

NEVER GIVE GRAPES OR SEEDED FRUITS.

DON'T GIVE NUTS, AVOCADO, EGGS.
NEVER GIVE YOUR DOG FOOD OR CAT FOOD.
If your puppy is not yet well trained does his "needs" on the sofa and you notice him only in the evening, when you want to go to sleep, scolding him at that point is useless. Instead, praise him if he can "hold on" until you let him out. Reward your young paw friend with a puppy snack (don't overdo it, please!), Or with affectionate words, caresses of tenderness, gestures that express praise or even with his favorite toy. Even small freedoms, such as letting him go for a few meters off the leash, allowing him to romp with other dogs or play ball together, are experienced by the dog as desirable goals and can therefore serve as a reward.
I recommend that you spend the first few days in close contact with your puppy and surround him with lots of love, instilling him with a sense of security and giving him your time. Talk to your dog often by his name so he can learn it quickly, pet him, play with him and give him some snacks he can eat from your hand: this way you create the necessary trust between you and make sure that the puppy feels at ease with you. This is the fundamental basis from which to start, to then reach together the other objectives that are part of the puppy's education path.

FAUN COSPLAY

  1. Today we will talk about the Faun, which in Roman mythology was considered a creature half goat and half man. His figure Corresponds to the god Pan, he was the protector of the woods and the inhabitants and the god of agriculture and pastures.

    Faun loved to woo the beautiful nymphs, to hunt, but he did not disdain to frighten the men who passed near the woods where they lived. The Romans imported this god from Greece into their culture, where he was known as God Pan and became so important that he was worshiped as one of the main deities!
 
In Greek mythology Faun was a creature half man and half goat, God of the countryside and the woods and protector of all their inhabitants. He was a good and peaceful God. In Medieval Culture, in the Middle Ages, the Faun was considered and known as a man – beast or Satyr, moreover and was endowed with superhuman strength. Its natural habitat was the wood, but they rarely came out of it, if they did so it was only to attack the flocks of sheep and herds of oxen.
The faun is also one of the most intelligent beasts and used its strength to use weapons, including heavy clubs and clubs. His aggressive attitude led him to be hated and fought by medieval men. In honor of the god Faun, the Lupercalia were celebrated, purifying feasts that consisted of driving away two groups of priests in the forests, frighteningly made up and dressed in the skins of sacrificed animals. The only temple dedicated to him in Rome, the Temple of Faun, was located on the Tiber Island. In the first centuries of the Christian era, many pagan deities were demonized and fauns were associated with nightmare demons. Later the faun became the devil-type figure.
In the second chapter of the Spyro dragon saga, titled Spyro: Ripto’s Rage !, there are several female Fauns. The main one is undoubtedly Elòra, Spyro’s friend and helper, who shows herself as a woman with legs, hooves and a ponytail. In the world of Colline Frattura, on the other hand, together with some Satyrs, other female Fauns appear, made curious by the yo-yo they play continuously with. They appear in God of war II where, unlike the Satyrs, they appear as creatures with goat legs but with undead torso. Appears in the video game The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Sometimes Faun made his voice resound in the woods and sent prophetic dreams to those who lay in incubation or were exalted by ecstasy. He was also the inventor of the ancient Saturn verses, on which Latin poetry is based. He was also considered the protector of domestic animals; he was called Luperco, as defender of the flocks from the assaults of the wolves.
The feast of the Faun is then replaced with the feast of Valentine’s Day, dedicated to lovers but without sexual connotations. During the same period, Fauns were also converted into non-evil beings, similar to goblins. For some, the Faun would have been the third prehistoric king of Italy, and would have introduced the cult of divinity and agriculture to the peninsula; after his death many honors were dedicated to him and he was venerated as god of the woods, protector of flocks and herds. According to other sources, the Fauns were ancient shepherds, inhabitants, at the beginning of the world, in the territory on which Rome was founded.
He is therefore a god of prophetic and poetic inspiration, like Pan and the Nymphs to which he is connected. It is also associated with panic fear (typical of Pan), due to frightening apparitions and supernatural voices. But his voice does not always inspire terror, on the contrary, sometimes it reassures and encourages, in fact he is a good and auspicious god, protector of domestic animals, flocks and crops. “Any kind of human wisdom is in vain” answers the Faun to those who question. Perhaps because the Faun is the bearer of the instinct that directly grasps itself and the world, without mental ruminations. This discovery does not give despair but only causes laughter, dance and the will to live. The Faun knows how everything is just a game; he is the god of the ring, the god of joy who returns to himself and becomes circular, bends into a perfect circle, a symbol of eternal return, the very image of eternity spread throughout the earth.
Legend has it that Faun was married to Fauna. The third king of Italy who taught the population about agriculture in rural communities. The celebrations of the Lupercalia are dedicated to him. The man half goat and half man is also the culprit in the death of Eurydice, loved by Orpheus, god of music, whom he went to recover in the underworld. In the legend it is said that Eurydice, collecting flowers in the woods, was noticed by the Faun who began to chase her to possess her. While the girl ran away, she was bitten by a snake and died.

FURRY

The term “furry” indicates everything related to anthropomorphic animals, in art, fantasy and mythology. The definition is deliberately generic, as it is almost impossible to summarize in a few words all the many aspects of what in the USA has taken on the dimensions of a real underground cultural movement. The modern furry is linked to a long fable and symbolic tradition, enriched by the themes of scientific / social interest introduced with the spread of science fiction.
The term “furry” in English means “hairy” and expresses in one word both the appearance of anthropomorphic animals (although not all of them have fur) and this feeling of “animality” which I have already mentioned. This term has been applied to anthropomorphic animals with different degrees of anthropomorphization and / or realism: we go from characters who live and behave like real animals, with the only difference that they speak and think like human beings (Bambi, the King Leone, just to cite some well-known examples), to real “animal societies” (as in Omaha, or the well-known Maus), almost always multispecific (exactly as ours has now become multiethnic), where man often does not exist, and in which the characters have assumed an almost human form, in a society that almost always mirrors ours (even if in a fantasy, science fiction or conventional setting…).
The furry fandom, although widespread all over the world, is mostly represented in North America (United States and Canada), in Japan (where the equivalent of furry is “Kemono”) and in Europe especially in Germanic countries (Great Britain , Germany, Sweden). For such a dispersed community, the Internet has acted as a means of contact and cohesion, especially on the part of those who, despite not knowing the existence of such a fandom before, have discovered that they are attracted to it. The “official” birth of furry fandom is often traced back to 1973, the year of the release of Disney’s Robin Hood, the first high-level film starring furries.
Another peculiarity is that furry fandom is mostly supported by a large group of non-professional artists and authors, who constitute the real backbone. As another meaning, “furry” is also of those who, in addition to enjoying furry art and stories, feel themselves a furry, or feel a certain affinity, from multiple points of view, towards one or more animals, assuming their identity or at least the main features. This happens for almost all fans, to have an alter-ego to use in role-playing games, in chat, as a character of drawings or stories.
Generally the preferred species are carnivorous mammals (wolves, skunks, felids, mustelids in general, etc.), rodents and the like (squirrels, rabbits, mice, etc.) and herbivores (horses, deer, various ungulates). In any case, the path that leads to choosing an animal rather than another depends on numerous factors such as an affective / aesthetic factor, a behavioral level (stereotypical), or an empathic / totemistic level (mainly chosen by “lifestylers”).
A particular category, among the furry creatures, is that of the “tauri”, that is creatures similar to the centaurs of Greek mythology, but so to speak “furryzzati”: they are beings that have the lower part of the body on four legs, similar to that of their “natural” version, from which an anthropomorphic bust with arms and an “animal” head is detached, where in the real animal there is the neck. Also in this case very common are the “volpetauri”, but also very popular are the “felitauri”, such as the chakat hermaphrodites created by Bernard Doove. In addition to these, there are no species that do not have their “tauri”: so we have “lupotaurs”, “moffettauri”, “lontratauri”, “equitauri” (in practice horse-headed centaurs), etc.
The Fursuits (so called from the English term “fursuit”, composed of Fur, fur, and Suit, clothes), are costumes in the shape of anthropomorphic animals, often associated with the furry subculture, that some furry fans wear on many occasions and that often they are modeled to resemble their fursona.
Fursuits can be composed of simple tail and ear accessories to become whole costumes that completely cover the body of the person wearing it, complete head, completely masking it as a character (called a fullsuit). Whoever owns and wears a fursuit is called a fursuiter, while the act of wearing and playing a character within the costume is called fursuiting. The fursuits have different costs that vary depending on the materials used, shape, size and also by the company that produces it: usually, the lowest prices are around twenty dollars for the ears alone, while it reaches a maximum of one thousand. or two thousand dollars for a Fullsuit.

HOBBIES FOR WINTER DAYS

Sometimes I have felt it hard for many people to get bored, especially on rainy winter days. So why not rediscover something useful to do at home?
"Do-it-yourself" is not building a wardrobe or a table but also small jobs that even the most inexperienced person can do. 
Bricolage is something creative that can make you relax from very busy days or evenings that are too quiet.
DIY allows you to save money, to reuse materials and resources already present in the home (giving them new life!). Furthermore, a self-produced product or object must not be transported, packaged and does not generate waste.

OVERWATCH COSPLAY

 

FLYING HIGH

I love airplanes, fighter, airliners, airplanes and everything that flies. But in particular the fighters. My dream was to be a fighter pilot, even if I have always been contto la gueera. How strange yes, but as a child I would wake up in the night hearing bombs explode, and I saw American soldiers in my room, and maybe in a previous life I was a pilot. However, for me, take-off and landing are like ecstasy and it is the height of pleasure to be up there. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make my dream come true. I also really like the flight equipment, the pilot suits, the cockpit, the air disasters, the films dealing with air disasters.
Sometimes the fighters from Aviano arrive here above my house and it is very exciting to see them flying low. For me it’s like I’m up there with them.

FINAL FANTASY COSPLAY

As you well know I am not a gamer but I know many game characters thanks to cosplay. Therefore a very famous game that offers many more or less complex characters. Hope you enjoy both the female and male ones.

COSPLAY WITH ARMORS

COSPLAY COLLECTION ( part one)

Cosplay is a term formed by the fusion of two different words of English origin such as "costume" which can be easily translated into costume and "play" which can be translated into play or interpretation. This term indicates the practice, common and very popular today, consisting in creating and wearing a costume that represents a character belonging to a specific culture, typically inscribed in the genre and in the fantasy world.
The practice of cosplay is used above all within the contexts of conventions or gatherings that have the fantasy world as their main theme and are aimed at a target audience of varying ages, ranging from preteens to young adults
People who find it hard to bring out parts of themselves, thanks to the disguise can be able to amplify these parts. The disguise therefore allows to recognize and explore parts of oneself that are normally inhibited. A shy person has the opportunity to put himself in a condition of great visibility and confront (and perhaps overcome) his inhibition, even if only for a day.
The characters of fairy tales, comics, superheroes in general, are never ambivalent, but have a very clear character, clear and defined identities. They are good or bad, ogres or fairies. A person who chooses a very aggressive character is likely to do so because he recognizes this dimension within himself and wants to experience it in the game. Moreover, in a period of fragile identities like the one we are experiencing, cosplay can be a game that allows the search for a clear definition of oneself.
It is clear that the choice of being a cosplayer also challenges all the old stereotypes about gender realities that our country still carries with it. But in the end, cosplaying can also be just a game or a gesture of freedom useful to find one's place in the world. We transform ourselves for fun, but sometimes also to understand who we really are.
Often the cosplayer is seen as a big kid who refuses to grow up and takes refuge in a fictional world made of cartoons and PVC figurines. But the reality is quite different. Cosplay is not wearing a costume to make a fool of yourself at the fair. It is not a "carnival". Cosplay is passion and art.

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