Being a news junkie takes a toll on the nervous system. The world is a mess and there’s plenty to worry about. What a relief to come across some animal antics to soothe the soul today. Thought I’d share them with you.

Cat and dolphins. (If you have any jokes about cat food, please keep them to yourself.)

Watching the news getting to you? Switch over to the eagle hatchlings webcam.

Eagle hatchery webcam and chat.

Decorah, Iowa.

The live video feed is streamed online 24/7. At night an infrared light provides night vision to viewers through the cam. Infrared light is not visible to eagles, they do not see it or know it is there.

First hatch 4/2/11.
24-hour collage of first egg pip and hatch
Second hatch 4/3/11.
First glimpse of second hatchling
Third hatch 4/6/11.
Close-ups of the third hatch

If you’re as lucky as TAM Patricia Smiley you don’t have to search online for an adorablness fix. This picture of three baby squirrels keeping each other warm was taken in her own backyard.

Maybe what they say is true: happiness lies right under our eyes back in our own backyard.

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  1. Tammy says:

    Wow, what a wonderful post. Thanks Pat 🙂 Chicken soup for the soul for sure.

  2. morecowbell says:

    I prefer creatures with scales

    Just saying… give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat all day drinking beer.

    • Tinker says:

      We can always count on you cow for the truth! :o) but you left out the sunburn part.
      The cat and dophin video is a little slice of Heaven. God’s critters are the best! (the one’s that don’t talk that is)

  3. dennisl59 says:

    Just proves that Cats are the most perceptive people in the world! 😉

    Thunder the Cat, excellent nudging of the other mammal, dude…gimme a High Five Cat Paw!

  4. Palin2012 says:

    Thanks for posting the squirrel photo – turns out there are four of them, very cute and fun to watch. I have 3 feeding stations for them and a squirrel house in the backyard – it keeps these critters away from the bird houses and feeders.

  5. otlset says:

    What a great video of the cat and the dolphins! And all the more endearing to me because the cat looks exactly like my little guy who died after 17 years of palling around with me. Same blase attitude too!

  6. Slimfemme says:

    This really made my day. I’ve been down in the dumps about the bullsh*t that’s going on in the world. This video tells me to keep going with my goals, no matter what!!!

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