What is a family? Typically, a standard family consists of mom, dad and child. Some would number their family as 1.5 or 2.5 which I do not understand where the point 5 comes from. Others would prefer to have … Continue reading
At my friend’s place in the suburbs, I was feeding an adult raccoon with grapes. It went away for a while. Maybe it had its fill, or maybe grapes are not part of the raccoon’s diet. A few minutes later, … Continue reading
Dad, Mom and Me Source Photo by Pedro Jargue Krebs via Smithonian
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“If my dear pet can’t be with me, then I can’t be there.” Source: Franciscan Media Image: CIA de foto.
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These penguins clearly couldn’t face being photographed by Charles Kinsey, so they hid their heads – completely Enter the competition for free through the website http://www.comedywildlifephoto.com. Conservation through Competition The deadline for entries is October 1, 2016, and … Continue reading
Go ahead. Adopt a dog, a cat, a cat and dog; it will turn your life around and make a better person of you.
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and I can’t wait for Mother’s Day!
Two years in dog’s years = 14 years. After living and working in Slovenia for two years, Rebecca Ehalt returned home to Pennsylvania in July 2014 and reunited with the family dog. In the clip, Rebecca is greeted by the … Continue reading
Make sure you watch the behind the scenes.
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A young deer was spotted roaming downtown Vancouver Tuesday morning, sparking concern for the animal’s safety. It spread like wildfire through tweets. First tweet: Something you don’t typically see in downtown Vancouver – a young deer on Granville Street. From … Continue reading
Early morning commute to work.
Christmas is over.
Time to go on a diet
And not January 1, 2015
AC does not want me to think that he is still playing with stuff animal as I mentioned in this post. So he sent me more evidence that this is what he does in his one and wild precious life in Thailand.
To prove his point that he is not the baby but the Tiger. Note the long line up on the right of the monk. Many are experiencing this one and wild precious life.
Here kitty, kitty, kitty: BREAKFAST!
Every morning without failure, Maurice jumps onto the table, asking for a lot of loving just before I go to work.
Wake up, wake up, wake up!
It’s time to get up!
How many times have you been kicked out of bed?
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Photographer’s Note: ‘Cayenne’ in the back, six months old 🙂 one of the twelve puppies we fostered for the BCSPCA animal shelter in Squamish, British Columbia Canada…’Raine’ in the front, also a rescued dog….almost two years old…we love them both! Cayenne is … Continue reading
Started with a smile 🙂
Photograph by Rita Thompson. Thank you.
A Perfect Pair
This is me and Dillon, my blind cat. He and I have a symbiotic relationship. I rescued him, and he rescues me every day. He is determined, courageous, intelligent, and humorous. He constantly inspires me, personally and creatively. He gives me perspective. We love each other, and we make each other’s lives better. What more could you ask for from a cat? Photograph by Hannah Harvey.
Hannah, I admire you for rescuing Dillon, your blind cat. I hope you inspire others to look beyond the surface of the cute and young when doing the good deed of rescuing, it is hard to do. Of course the focus of this photograph is the dramatic eyes or lack of. Thank you, Robin Schwartz
From: National Geographic’s Assignment “The Animals We Love.”
There were 28 winning contributors out of over 16,000 photos and this is one of winning photos.
Last day of work for 10-month employees working at the school. Summer break begins. But, this is a big BUT, should the teachers’ strike continues for the summer, I will be still be unemployed. I work 12-months at the head office. Needless to say, I have to respect the picket line and will not cross it.
I will be joining Abby panhandling instead.
Passers by are just begging to touch Abby. I’m pretty sure, it’s a lucrative job since no one can resist touching this soft little fur ball for a buck.
Bonus: tax free !
You look funny, too.
First thing Monday morning.
Image Photograph by Michael Duggan, thank you.
Between Mon and Dad is Abby.
Abby is a rabbit. In the eyes of these homeless couple coming from Toronto, Abby is their baby. Having Abby in their life brings out their humanity to extend their love to take care of an animal even though they are homeless.
I took this photo in between times on my way home carrying with me a Canon PowerShot SD1000. It’s just an ordinary camera that helps me get out of my head and self. Having a camera focuses my thoughts outward rather than inward. Photography is a beautiful technique to relieve mental illness.
Just for fun, I submitted it to National Geographic’s assignment “The Animals We Love” titled Mom, Dad and Baby Abby.
Yesterday, I received an e-mail stating “a National Geographic editor favorited your photo, Mom, Dad and Baby Abby, on Your Shot. Robin Schwartz added your photo Mom, Dad and Baby Abby as a favorite.”
Needless to say, I am elated.
Out of 14,953 submissions, this is one of her 1,401 favorites. Thank you, Robin!
THE NAMING OF CATS ~ T.S. Eliot
The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn’t just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I’m as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.
First of all, there’s the name that the family use daily,
Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,
Such as Victor or Jonathan, George or Bill Bailey –
All of them sensible everyday names.
There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter,
Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames:
Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter –
But all of them sensible everyday names.
But I tell you, a cat needs a name that’s particular,
A name that’s peculiar, and more dignified,
Else how can he keep up his tail perpendicular,
Or spread out his whiskers, or cherish his pride?
Of names of this kind, I can give you a quorum,
Such as Munkustrap, Quaxo, or Coricopat,
Such as Bombalurina, or else Jellylorum-
Names that never belong to more than one cat.
But above and beyond there’s still one name left over,
And that is the name that you never will guess;
The name that no human research can discover –
But THE CAT HIMSELF KNOWS, and will never confess.
When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name:
His ineffable effable
Deep and inscrutable singular Name.
via: Brain Pickings by Maria Popova
“We had better share our bewilderments. By hiding them from each other we should not hide them from ourselves.”
― C.S. Lewis,
Artist Pascal Chesneau won the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation 2014 Wildlife Artist of the Year award for his stunning Transparence Elephant sculpture.
Three ways I interpret this art work:
- An elephant in the room
- The vanishing animal
- Endangered species
It’s no big surprise that he won the award not just his artistic ability and it’s an excellent conversational piece with so many meanings.
What does this mean to you?
What emotions arises from you?
What are you hiding?
Update: National Geographic News June 16, 2014 ~ Elephant Satao: Monumental Lost
May your day be as calm as the cat and dog sleeping together.
In order to make room in the garden, I have to give away these
to plant these.
Between the cats and me, there’s just no room for me in the living room
or the bedroom.
On a count of One, Two.
Three or Go
Were not even uttered, yet!
Smart, very smart, very smart dog.
Kudos to your trainer.
Help National Geographic caption this photo by Julia Wimmerlin in their FaceBook at National Geographic.
For the month of April, some of the letters in the bulletin boards are about whales, bears and dragonflies. These animals stand for respect, cooperation, kindness and courage. The students wrote what they think regarding the nature of things.
What the children wrote is based on the circle of coexistence and cooperation of nature. It is a partnership of students, teachers, staff, elders and families in the community. As a community, they can learn what these animals can teach them in life.
Letters are not enough, the children worked with their hands by creating papier-mâché which is more fun than writing, in my opinion.
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin
It’s great to be alive.
The grace of a gazelle, the bound of a bunny, the heart of a hound… We can’t help but smile at this jubilant pup!
Five more minutes, please.
Pleasant days to all.
“Cat’s motto: No matter what you’ve done wrong, always try to make it look like the dog did it.”
Can’t believe how humans were portrayed as cat and dog friend. Hilarious. Viewed over 17 million.
The area that I work is an artsy place from paintings, photography and sculptures. One particular artwork is very interesting and is in full display at a street corner. Surprisingly enough, the sculpture has maintained its integrity. It’s about the love for three different animals: a horse, a monkey and a dog.
These are the friends of Emily Carr and she loved her animals.
“I sat self-contained with dogs, monkey and work; writing into the long dark evenings after painting and loving everything terrifically. In later years my work had some praise and some successes but the outstanding event to me was the doing which I am still at. Don’t pickle me away as done.”
What do you think this cat is doing?
For me, I think it’s warming up the system.
What say you?
The penguin’s laughter is so contagious and it loves being tickled.
It reminded me of the time when I was younger how I loved being tickled by my big brother. I cried in the end coz’ it was sheer torture being tickled.
Meet “Buddybuddybuddy…” the cockatiel.
I certainly feel like Buddy should I not get a caffeine fix.
Source: Okay Listen Here
Source: Sunny Skyz
It sure was fun to have a Family Day.
Now, how do I get out of this situation?
I’m seem to be burden with heavy weight on me.
Image credit: Dona Minúcia
Riding the BC Ferries from one island to another is always an exciting trip for me especially when El Capitan will announce that there is a pod of whales ahead.
A rare sighting happened on Monday, February 3 when there were two pods in sight off the coast of the harbour in Nanaimo, BC. The pod of orcas hunted the pod of dolphins and ended up killing two of them in full view of the ferry passengers.
Orcas is also known as the killer whales. They are the wolves of the sea. This is a transient group that hunts for mammals including seals. The resident Orcas eat salmon only in this area.
With the return of the dolphins and the boom on harbour seals, it’s indicative that the water is recovering This means that there will be more interaction such as this in the future.
This is the nature of things as David Suzuki will say.
Source: The Province
Credited to pawnation.com
Listening to the laughter made me laugh harder while watching the reaction of the boxer eating a lemon.
Sometimes, people and animals have more in common than you might think. Blaze, the beautiful young Husky in this video, is obstinately resisting his owner’s suggestion that he go to sleep in his kennel. In this case, the owner is just doing it to tease the pup, but all of us have probably resisted our bedtimes just at fiercely at one point or another. And because he’s a Husky, which is a very verbose breed, it sounds just like he’s saying “No!” (Source: Bored Panda)
Looking onto the window is one of my favorite pastimes when I am out for a walk; I am a window gazer not as a peeping tom but curious who will look out. There are many windows of different shapes and sizes, with blinds or drapes, plain or with iron grills. I often wonder if looking at a window, I can see a different world and a whole meaning will come without searching for it.
This window is fascinating for it changes continuously. I am beginning to think that the tenant is looking at me looking at the window. I’ve seen a person inside once before.
On a different day, the blue cat has a company, another beautiful cat with short fur and a long whisker. What happened to that hairless one? Maybe the bald cat is not allowed to catch the sunshine, or else it might get more wrinkles for lack of protection.
For most days, only the blue cat is on the window. I am beginning to miss not seeing the cats. Mind you, more cats are gazing out in the neighborhood to entertain me than people looking out of the window. When I look at humans looking out of the windows, most of them are elderly.
Otherwise, I will find you
and lick you!
Source: Buzzfeed ~ Tuna
It is a good day for I am about to introduce a new addition in our community. Everyone say hello to Spiky. She is a baby hedgehog.
Please do not be jealous, Binky. I am very much aware that it was you who found this spikeball. Of course, you are still the centre of attraction. I promised Grandma that I will help her find the other foster parent to another spikeball in the cyberspace. Maybe they can exchange how to take care of Spiky so that she won’t eat your food.
What do you think, Binky? Oh? You want me to introduce you as well? Okay, everyone, meet Binky the hero of Spiky.
Related link: Spiky: Furry Friend
Greenland posted a video that is made from British Columbia, Canada and I was hoping to see a real bear made in Artic!
British Columbia has Kermodo and Grizzly bears. I think this Polar bear from Greenland wants to move in Canada.
Very clever, The Fourth Continent.
These Otters are jumping with joy.
Is it because it’s hump day?
Or is it because they found out someone wants to be an otter in his next life?
A confession of a cat.
Dear God, please forgive me…..
Maurice, my cat, invaded my chair and all I can post is this silly video.
I am all blogged out and over-dosed from too much remembering of Remembrance Day stories I posted yesterday.
If you are really curious like a cat, click here and find out.
First, I had an epiphany and you can read it here.
Second, I found out what is the most popular search: The Cat Prayer.
It’s rather interesting to read the search engines and the various ways people identify what they are looking for. These are the examples:
a cat’s life poem, a cat’s prayer, cat poem, cat poems, cat pray, cat prayer, cat praying, cat praying to god, cats good night prayer, cats prayer, cat’s prayer, cute cat poems, , poem about cat, poem on cat, praying cat, praying kitty, thankful cats and the best is meow I lay me down to sleep prayer
Thirdly, I am thankful and appreciate your interest on this article. Therefore, I am reposting it for your enjoyment.
If we eliminate Monday, then what day can we make fun of?
November 3, at 2 a.m. on Sunday,most Canadians will “fall back” and turn their clocks an hour back to end daylight saving time and revert to standard time.
But don’t let the time change dampen your mood
It’s hump day.
I’ll race you to next Wednesday.
Footage from a traffic camera overlooking a busy freeway in Santiago, Chile captured a dog performing a heroic act — pulling an injured friend from oncoming traffic.
The video, from Azteca America Colorado, shows an injured dog lying in the middle of a freeway after being hit by a car, while a rescue dog dodges traffic to run to its side. The rescue dog then drags the severely injured canine across lanes of traffic as cars swerve around it.
No motorists stopped to help either dog, but a highway crew arrives at the end of the video.
The translation of the announcer is as follows:
These images seen from the surveillance cameras show a very common situation with our overpopulated highways. It is normal for us to see dogs run over. In the video, we can see this dog fighting for his life because he was run over by the vehicle.
What is very touching is to see the very heroic actions of this other dog who is trying to pull him to the side of the highway. We are going to keep seeing things like this until we find a solution to the dogs living on the streets.”
On the internet, you can never have too many cats. Now, on two islands in Japan, a similar principle seems to be in effect. The islands of Tashirojima in Miyagi prefecture and Aoshima in Ehime prefecture are covered in cats – and tourists love it.
The two islands are gradually being taken over by cats as the aging populations on those islands gradually fall. Veterinary doctors regularly visit the islands to ensure that the cats are in good health, Otherwise, however, they are free to roam. Tourists have been arriving by ferry to photograph and feed the cats, and local ferry captains have reacted with great surprise to the influx of new tourists.
At the moments, island officials are trying to figure out what to do to make the situation best for both tourists and cats. The cats already have a plan, however – take over the world!
- Aoshima Island aka Cat Island in Japan! (mitsueki.wordpress.com)
- This Japanese island is filled to the brim with felines! (en.rocketnews24.com)
- Two Islands In Japan Are Ruled By Cats (Boredpanda.org)
Actually: Daily ritual
How can we stop this:
This video is about dogs in China. China breeds animals for their fur. The next time you see a fur coat or fur lined clothing, think where they came from. Viewer discretion is advised.
Furthermore, please be very cautious of the food you feed your animals especially coming from China.
Must see Video. Play video:
FDA proposes strict new safety standards for pet food producers
Other than Lucy, the cat, who helped me get over the brain “silent treatment” Sophie the dog of a mutual friend on Facebook showed me how to relax.
We had a fabulous day of relaxation having our facial. I learned a trick from her how to remove the bags from my tired eyes. Cucumber. That is what I call a cool cucumber. It works.
Sophie’s motto is “every girl needs to pamper herself.” And did we ever. Pure bliss.
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