Friday, September 28, 2007
(But not about trucks, trains, getting drunk, or prison...
a nod to steve goodman/david allan coe.)
Cats --- mug shots
And the kicker....The world's smartest squirrels rule on an awesome obstacle course.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Bull gone wild! For whatever reason - a bull attacked a house. He's okay...the neighbor's house, car, and fence -- not so good.
Reporters are trained to look at the camera....focus on the animal is automatically secondary...and that's when it gets ugly.
Working with Co-stars - A Reminder... Animals don't care about the camera.
These videos show just how talented The Croc Hunter was. When working with animals - they always have to be the primary focus. The camera is number 2....
Family Dog Training for the Pros....Interested? Track the seminars here. Brian Kilcommons and Sarah Wilson
Absolutely Incredible Animal Art -in Body Paint. Guido Daniele.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Horse Sense -- or something like that. It stopped a potential stampede.
An internet sensation (still love this one) --- lovey-dovey mugshot of the year... otters holding hands...
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Never fear...William and Harry are here...two newly employed egg guards...
On the brink of extinction? It's a long list.
Duck Love - Trying to buck the odds...a recovery plan for Steller's eiders.
Adorable Panda Cub is waiting for her name at the San Diego Zoo.
A Rare White Koala - Meet Mick - the video. His expression looks a bit like, "What's all the fuss?" He is...
Gotta read more of my magazine...have a great day!
Friday, September 21, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Baby Elephant sez "Oh My! I'm not awake yet..."
Recipes for food for Pets - Cats and Dogs
From Epicurean.com - Banana Mutt Cookies - as follows:
1 1/2 cups ripe mashed banana
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 cups oats
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1/4 cup applesauce
Directions:Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together thoroughly. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture onto an ungreased baking sheet, and press flat with fork. Bake for approximately 15 minutes, then cool on a rack before serving. Store in an airtight container. Makes about 20 doggie pleasures.
A favorite of my four dogs: Rutger, Max, Wolfgang and Hans!!!!]
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Not a pet - it's a cow Maze.
And for those who want an alternative approach to pet food with a list of reasons why it might be an idea to consider.... Petsumer Report.
Today's funnies -
Monday, September 17, 2007
And the blog sites are abuzz with Oprah's final arrangements for her pets if she should depart before they do.....$30 million.
Another take and another. Lots of yapping about that dough...
Friday, September 14, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Surfboard Rescue for swamped dog. The rescuer said when he reached the dog - he wasn't paddling anymore. He hauled him aboard and fought his way back to shore, said he wasn't going back without the dog.
Top Ten most amazing extinct Animals...
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Ready to bust a move?? - Hint: gentle stretching is highly advised before trying these moves.
Revilo's Breakdancing Cat
New Game with horses seems to be catching on. Horse Soccer. (Takes a bit of time to load.)
And Claude Cat - looking for research assistants. Could be you.
Saying Goodnight to Alex -
A final note.... one of the best obits (read to the end) I could find for Alex the bird....who left a truly amazing legacy for bird researchers...and incredible insight into the avian world.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
The lab results in question were done on mice - and that information did not get to the AMA committee reviewing the case for approval of the chip implant in humans.
According to one doctor.
["There's no way in the world, having read this information, that I would have one of those chips implanted in my skin, or in one of my family members," said Dr. Robert Benezra, head of the Cancer Biology Genetics Program at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
Before microchips are implanted on a large scale in humans, he said, testing should be done on larger animals, such as dogs or monkeys. "I mean, these are bad diseases. They are life-threatening. And given the preliminary animal data, it looks to me that there's definitely cause for concern."
Published in veterinary and toxicology journals between 1996 and 2006, the studies found that lab mice and rats injected with microchips sometimes developed subcutaneous "sarcomas" - malignant tumors, most of them encasing the implants."]
Expect more fallout from this.
Monday, September 10, 2007
More stats on Lifestyles of Rich and Famous Pets
And remember - no matter how good your dog thinks you are -- you might want to temper that warm fuzzy ... keeping in mind .... dogs are also famous for their preference for toilet bowl water.
(However, I do recall a recent study that compared the purity level of certain ice cubes and toilet water... ice cubes lost. But I digress.)
Friday, September 7, 2007
The latest news: Canine Rabies wiped out in the US.
Did you hear? Human - Animal Embryos - for research.
Do the Brits love their pets more than Americans?? - Pet Health Insurance rates might offer a clue.
Up close and personal with a couple of working dogs... These dogs actually have a bounty on their heads...it's a tough racket. No joke.
And the kicker -- a recycled story... results of a Brit insurance survey ...showed 34 percent could not decide who they would rather live with...the pet or the partner....
Lots of Friday Fun stuff...
-Take your pick - new photos to vote on every day...if an off color one does slip by...
just vote for the better one. Here are the top cuties....adorable.
-My goal was to find out more about Dancing Cats...I am a huge fan of why cats paint.... and then --surprise.....the "museum" also has "bird art".....and lots of it........more.
-Have you seen Elephants paint? They sell too. Buy one.
-Not a story about animals - it's about a goofy employer who actually....no joke....forced employees to beg for money as part of the job.... Forget an apology or admission that begging
might not be a good job requirement....Nope. They concocted a creative excuse
to justify it.
-And the kicker - Talking Animals... !!! For real. They mimic their owners.
Have a great Weekend!!
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Meet Washoe the chimp and find out more about this fascinating program. She has passed sign language on to her adopted son.
Here is the blog. Check out the web cams too. Or make a donation to the Chimpanzee & Human Communication Institute.
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007
(A really - really unattractive dog.) A Texas woman found the animal as road kill. She now has the head and a DNA test will tell the rest of the story. Photo and Story.
~ Samuel Butler