General Patton’s Dog

A man throws a birthday party for his dog. Perhaps a little bit strange, but add a few more key details to the story, and it becomes even stranger: the party thrower in question is General George Patton, known primarily for leading armies in World War II and for his brusque, pugnacious nature. Man and dog take to one another instantly, yet sadly one day prior to Patton’s return to the States (and his dog) in 1945, Patton was involved in a fatal car accident. The photo above was taken three days following Patton’s death and serves as one of the best examples of man’s relationship with his canine compadre.

What We Love This Week, Volume XII

This Year’s Best National Geographic Photo Contest Entries

The National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest hits its mid twenties this June. For nearly 25 years, wanderlust-riddled individuals have sent their snapshots into the DC-based magazine in hopes of sharing a slice of their experience with the masses. And, OK, getting a little name recognition in the process. Thanks to The Roosevelts, we’re able to share some of 2013’s most promising entries thus far.

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The Quiet Beauty Of The Florida Manatee

Manatees Florida

The Florida manatee is an ovine creature content to roam the depths of southern waterways at a leisurely three to five miles per hour. And yet, it is the fast-paced, no holds barred lifestyle of humans that proves the manatee’s greatest threat to existence.

The Curious World Of The Moscow Cat Theatre

Monkey grinders are so 20th century. In Russia, the new animal troubadours are acrobatic cats and their equally dynamic trainers.