Friday, August 31, 2007
Yeah, yeah...Everything's big in Texas... But if you want big, Picture a 60 a-c-r-e spider web.
- Spider Trivia: The average human eats 8 spiders in his/her lifetime while sleeping. (!!! - Run that one by Snopes for me.)
-Got Spider Phobia? VR Therapy seems to kick it.
-Spider Love? Play the Virtual Spider game.
--- Ginormous - finally got to use it! ---
The reporter calls him a Randy Rogue Male and says, in mating season, no Circus is safe until he is caught. That's where he got his new girlfriend...three other elephant pals got out but returned.
Here is the Happy -for now- Couple on the lam.
Want to see what the "kids" are up to at home while you are working to pay for all their chew toys and cat litter..??. Here's a free web cam set up. My Pet Cam. Or, if you don't want the hassle - have a friend sign up and watch their pet.
Here's Cat cam...
The Cat Cam Home Page
Not a live pet cam....but it has earned the Presidential Seal of Approval....Join the first Dog and see what he does with his time. Lots of Posing. Barney Cam.
Here's Animal Planet (Live Cams)
Here's Horse Cam = She was sleeping when I checked in. I saw her ears wiggle.
Panda Cam = Same deal ...sleeping but the panda rolled over and Yawned... This also has sound... Oh ...then he rolled over again and snuggled. Just a giant teddy bear.
Okay....I admit...this can be addictive. No pets, just scenery here:
The Watermark Hotel
The Duke Cam = Hawaii
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
And this is one Photogenic Hamster ... he makes eating veggies cool.
Lost another shoe to the bite patrol... A few tips on Eco friendly Pet toys. Ideal Bite.
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Given her not-so-cheery demeanor and downright frightening reputation, it is nice that she found some way to connect with life. The fact she also left Billions to her Charitable Trust might be an indication that she found it easier to help those she had no emotional connection to than anyone who triggered sore spots she refused to acknowledge. No doubt she had some baggage... the dog definitely gets designer bags now.
Other Financially Endowed Pets include Moose/Eddie from Frasier: Story from the BBC
A few who might eventually join the list of Permanently Pampered Pets.
You can bet Oprah's pets are in the will.
So How much do you know about Rich People and their pets?? People: Trivia
And at least one Chinese Millionaire tells his troubles to his dog (AKA Pet Therapy)...several hours worth...says it helps... Can't help but note the bundle it saves on therapy bills. Story
No word on whether Submarine has found a home...Submarine is the pet carp who knows his name. I am hoping he has. If you know anything, drop me an update. (Thanks.)
How long can you spend on the Internet looking for fun pet stuff? How long have you got? Today's highlights.
Doggy Product Review performance anxiety... Dog gets two points for knowing how to get the treat without performing... : ) Dog Lips
Baby turtle pics..
The Horse Singers
Great site for Custom Pet Portraits: Art Paw
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
-Why whales don't have legs. The important role of a gene called Sonic Hedgehog.
-Family Film alert: - Eye of the Dolphin
Buzz from the website of the young actress who plays the lead. Her motto: Love life and Life will love you.
Monday, August 27, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Visits to the vet -- said to increase during a full moon. More ...
Cool Moon Facts... just because.
Still got a vacation option after the Last day at the pool/lake Labor Day Crush?? Here are two helpful pet travel sites if you want to take the "kids" with you.
News bites: Useful Pet Gadgets
Finally, the Underground Fence for Cats
And -- Spying on Your Pet can be Fun! ...and enlightening. Here is proof they really do wait to do all the things they know they can't when you are home...
Friday, August 24, 2007
- The Talking Pet Water Bowl
- Prototype creating a stir amongst the Hamster set....Hamster powered paper shredder...
- The Kitty Bum pencil sharpener. (??) Why ask why??
- And the ultimate people pet toy: Robo Dog. Will set you back almost five grand...
- This one actually benefits the pet. Climate controlled Pet Crate
...and Two might actually make the Christmas list... not that Two.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
There is no doubt, watching this performance, that the horse is thoroughly enjoying his face time...Beautiful to see.
Today's exotic Pet --- Jessica the Hippo -- She'll leave you Speechless!
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
You can do all that and more at the Acatemy underway now in New York. (Photos) I like the concept... and the show called, "How to get your cat to do what you want." I think one could make a fortune by expanding that concept to ... anyone ...
Speaking of getting others to bend to your will - The Amazing Kreskin is one of the headliners. Had no idea he was a cat lover. His advice. "If you want to learn a lot about a person, see how they treat animals."
Okay...the show is going on tour....why the big DE-tour around the midwest??
*Source - Reuters
Missed this one from the BBC - Healthy kids come from homes with pets.
A recent study says children who have pets at home take fewer sick days from school. (More) It is thought that those kids were exposed to more infections early on and that exposure boosted their immune system.
- Back to the Cat story... Do they have a class for this classic cat passtime??? Better question. Do they have a big enough fish bowl?? If not, try the virtual fish tank...make your own fish.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Classy and - surprisingly dry .... The dog team is surfing for charity. Fox News has the photos.
Walmart bags suspected problem Pet Treats. - Fox.
And from Ap News-AOL - a heartwarmer. An amazing Dog Rescue
Catwalk....Top Dog - Manfred of Sweden...Can you Say, " Bow Wow Wow..!!"
By the numbers -
According to the American Pet Product Manufacturers Association, 63 percent of American households have a pet:
88 millions cats
74 millions dogs
142 million goldfish
In dollars - the pet industry is worth about 40 Billion. Of that:
16 billion - pet food
20 billion - vet bills and medicine
and about 4 billion - toys, clothes and dog-sitters.
Billionzz....with a B....that's a wonderful wardrobe allowance...
Now I've got a sudden urge to watch Best in Show.... Cha-ching! Pet related media and entertainment... Not included in the above tally. Guessing it's another big B... Ba-dah-Bing!
What's up at Meow Mix? Lots of stuff...including a star studded Cat "Acatemy."
Monday, August 20, 2007
Note the Dumbo Octopus bears a very close resemblance to the Pac Man Ghosts, or is that the other way around? The Yeti Crab - Wow! Discovered in 2005. I am biased toward the warm fuzzy of the bunch: The Angora Rabbit.
- Nationally known Pet Writer, Author, Speaker and Presenter, Arden Moore has new info for pet lovers. Highly recommended and well connected, her latest books: The Dog Behavior Answer book and The Cat Behaviour Answer Book offer a wealth of information. Web site and more info: Arden Moore.
- If you need a bit more insight from a non-traditional source, try nationally known Animal Communicator Dr. Kim Ogden-Avrutik.
She got my attention with her cd - Songs to Make Dogs Happy.
*"According to Dr. Kim's survey, dogs were in overwhelming agreement about song lyrics that make their tails wag:
• 93% of dogs surveyed want to hear that their "human companion loves me"
• 93% want to hear a song about "having a dog bed"
• 92% want to "tell my human I love them"
• 87% want to hear a song about a toy• 87% want to hear a song about eating food
• 75% want to hear a song about playing outside"
Love those Priorities!
*Source: Dr. Kim's website.