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Video: Dog ‘Carries’ Sled Up Hill, Has Fun Sliding Downby Shifra on January 7, 2018
At least someone is enjoying the Bomb Cyclone 🙂 HT Weasel Zippers. This is the best thing you'll see all day. 😍🐕This Dog figures out how to carry his sled up the hill in order to sled for hours & hours & hours. #snow #sledding #dogs #blizzard2018 #cyclonebomb #philly #dog pic.twitter.com/7qhZ3Km9jw — Chris Strider (@stridinstrider) January 4, 2018
Man Says He Was Attacked By Bobcat, Owner Says It Was Just A Housecatby Tammy on January 6, 2018
Yes, there are big kittehs, and then there are bobcats. But as someone who has personally met a couple bobcats in the Hollywood hills, bobcats are unmistakable. Considering the guy says he was attacked *inside* a condo, I have a feeling it was the big kitteh. But you can’t sue for being scratched by a big kitteh. And bobcat is so much more dramatic. Maybe they were hoping she’d settle? Via NY Post. A Florida contractor says he was attacked by a bobcat inside a woman’s condo, but the animal’s owner says her feline is no predator, just a 10-pound domestic longhair kitty named Calli. The contractor, Marcos Hernandez, filed a lawsuit in Tampa on Dec. 19, alleging condo owner...
Israeli Zoo Treats Overweight Hedgehogs With Diet and Exercise Regimenby Shifra on January 4, 2018
Don’t blame the hedgehogs for their weight gain. It’s the fault of those Jerusalem cats; people leave food out for the many packs of feral cats roaming the streets of Jerusalem, and the hedgehogs seem to have joined in the feasts. Via Algemeiner. Ten overweight hedgehogs have had to go on strict diets and exercise regimes after they ate so much on the streets of Israel they struggled to curl up into a ball to fend off predators. Animal lovers found them waddling around and brought them into the hospital at the Ramat Gan Safari. Staff there said the hedgehogs had probably been snacking on food left out for pets. “A lot of people put cat food on the streets...
Squeeee! Your Must-Listen: The Impossibly Adorable Porcupine Voiceby Tammy on December 20, 2017
I just can’t. Do you need a little pick up? Feeling overwhelmed by everything that’s happening? This just may be your magic potion. Via Mental Floss, “This is “Teddy Bear,” a porcupine at the Zooniversity animal rescue. The first sounds are about 13 seconds in. They get really special at 1:25.” And boy, they aren’t kidding.
A Neglected Pony Is Totally Transformed By Loveby Tammy on December 16, 2017
Another weekend Must Read, with so much bad news in the world, this will reinforce your faith in humanity, and remind you there are plenty of good places in the world we can support. How we treat the the voiceless is the sign of our soul. Via The Dodo. This neglected pony was in very bad shape when he was rescued — his hooves had grown so long that he could barely walk. But his rescuers helped transform him into a whole new pony, and today on Comeback Kids: Animal Edition, we get to see him living his BEST life at a sanctuary in Belgium.
Squirrel Responsible For Damaging Christmas Lights In New Jersey Townby Tammy on December 3, 2017
Finally some law and order. Vandal found, arrested, released on bail. Not sure if he’ll return to court or what his address is, but he’s probably too scared to do it again. Probably. Via Fox News. A New Jersey town’s search for the vandal who damaged a popular Christmas lights display came to an end Saturday when officials discovered the Grinch was actually a medium-sized rodent. Officials in Sea Girt, 65 miles south of New York City, spent the past week scrambling to replace the display’s severed wires in time for the borough’s annual tree lighting on Friday, WNBC-TV reported. The morning after the ceremony, the Sea Girt Police Department said it caught the vandal in the act, posting photos...
Video: Elephant Salutes Men Who Saved Her Baby Trapped in Ditchby Shifra on December 3, 2017
We hope President Trump will reinstate the elephant trophy ban… forever. Via Mashable. Determined rescuers successfully saved a baby elephant from an abandoned well in India recently, and its family couldn’t be more thankful…. An excavator was used to dig out the well and created a pathway so the elephant can finally break free while its herd stood aside patiently waiting to be reunited with their little one…. But, of course, the relieved mom couldn’t leave without thankfully saluting her baby’s rescuers with her long trunk.
Cat Hair Helps Nab Woman Accused Of Mailing Bombs To Obama & Texas Gov. Abbottby Tammy on November 24, 2017
Yay cats! While evidence used to connect her to the bombs is amusing, the fact that Governor Abbott opened the package and was that close to what could have been a fatal attack is sobering. Keep prayers up for everyone in our crazy world. In this case. like so many others, mental health seems to be a factor. I’m sure we’ll learn more as this continues to unfold. Via CBS News. A Texas woman is accused of sending homemade bombs to President Barack Obama and Texas Governor Greg Abbott that prosecutors say could have maimed or killed the two leaders. Court documents filed in district court in Houston last week show Julia Poff was indicted earlier this month on six...
Action Alert: Let’s Encourage Trump Admin To Keep The Ban On Elephant & Lion Trophiesby Tammy on November 22, 2017
The Humane Society has a petition to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke encouraging him to keep the ban. But we also need to reach out to President Trump. Once I sign the petition, I’ll also Tweet and Facebook it to the president. As we know he’s active on social media, and will take into consideration our arguments. He did so when stopping the original plan to lift the ban. Now we need to make sure it becomes permanent. Here’s the background and link to the petition: Via Humane Society. Update 11/18/17: Good news — President Trump announced via Twitter that he will reassess the Interior Department decision to allow the import of trophies from African elephants killed by American hunters in...
Trump Halts Decision Allowing Elephant & Lion Trophy Importsby Tammy on November 18, 2017
This is excellent news, and is a reminder that the president can be swayed when he sees concern about an impending decision. This was just a halt in the lifting of the ban until he takes a closer look. It will be important to encourage him to keep the ban in place. Via CNBC. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Friday he is putting a decision to allow imports of elephant trophies on hold after a torrent of criticism from conservation advocates and across social media. Trump’s reversal came hours after his administration released a rule on Friday to allow hunters who kill elephants in Zimbabwe to bring their trophies back to the United States, which had been...
Google Street View Finally Reaches Faroe Islands, With Help From Sheepby Shifra on November 12, 2017
Google calls this story “shear brilliance” 🙂 Via Guardian. The Faroe Islands has become the latest remote part of the world to be featured on Google Street View – thanks to one woman and five sheep. Last July, tired of waiting for Google to map the autonomous Danish archipelago between Norway and Iceland, resident Durita Andreassen started her own Sheep View. She strapped 360-degree cameras to a handful of sheep and uploaded the resulting images, with their GPS coordinates, to Street View, while petitioning Google to finish the job. (There are nearly twice as many sheep as people on the 18 islands, hence the attention-catching method.) When the project hit the headlines, Google responded by supplying islanders with camera equipment....
Florida Condo Board Seeks To Evict Tenant Over Emotional Support Squirrelby Tammy on November 12, 2017
The only thing squirrelly here is the condo board. Via Fox News. A Florida man has been served with an eviction notice over his emotional support squirrel. Ryan Boylan, 40, of Clearwater, says he needs Brutis to deal with anxiety from a long ago car accident but Island Walk Condominiums says the squirrel needs to vacate the premises because she is putting other residents at risk. “I am not sure how any animal that weighs less than 2 pounds can harm anyone,” he told WFTS-TV. Boylan told the station he fell in love with Brutis after nursing her back to health after Hurricane Matthew more than a year ago. The squirrel has the run of Boylan’s apartment. One of her...
Man Wakes Up To A Family Of Lynx On His Front Porchby Tammy on October 23, 2017
Tim Newton Photography Wow! And check out those paws!! Here are a few pics but there are many more through the link. This is one of those sites that makes you go page-to-page to see the pics, but in this case I found it worth it. Via Lifebuzz. When you live in the country, you’re able to witness things that people living in the city wouldn’t normally be able to experience. You can fall asleep to the calming sounds of the crickets talking to one another. You can witness a deer drinking from a brook. If you’re lucky enough, you may even be able to watch a mama bear taking care of her cubs; although, you’d want to do that...
Neuroscience Says Yes, Your Dog Really Does Love Youby Tammy on September 28, 2017
Your good news for Thursday, and every day! Our big challenge as humans, is to make sure we love them as much as they love us. Via USA Today. They’re called “man’s best friend” for a reason. It turns out dogs genuinely love their owners, not just because they’re holding their favorite treat or chew toy. The studies are detailed in the book What It’s Like To Be a Dog by neuroscientist Dr. Gregory Berns of Emory University in Atlanta. In an interview with The New York Times, Berns breaks down an experiment where dogs were given hot dogs in some situations and praise in others. Berns found when researchers looked at the rewards centers of dogs’ brains, they responded...
Owner Shocked After Realizing Parrot Ordered Gift on ‘Alexa’by Tammy on September 20, 2017
Good birdie!! Via News Corp Australia. Buddy the parrot showed he’s a pretty clever boy by mimicking his owner to go shopping via Amazon’s Alexa voice-controlled system. Shocked owner Corienne Pretorius could not work out how she had requested a $16 set of gift boxes until she realised her African grey had bought them. The five-year-old pet had impersonated one of her conversations and placed the order while she was out. Buddy activated her $250 Amazon Echo smart speaker, which connects to the internet shopping giant’s artificial intelligence hub. Users can bark commands at it to control heating, order takeaway or access a host of other services. It responds to the name “Alexa” and hilarious footage filmed by South Africa-born...