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  • Changes At The State Department

    04/24/2014 5:38:08 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 2 replies
    4-24-14 | Retired Texas Vet
    Changes are on the way at the State Department. SOS John "Lurch" Kerry-Heinz announced today that he is planning major changes at State. Due to the "workplace violence" in Benghazi that seriously depleted the staff in Libya, Slick Willy's wife slithering off with most of the senior staff, and a general fear of working for State in Muslim countries has caused Lurch to feel that he has been left in a lurch. After re-evaluating the Mid-East operations, Lurch has decided to contract out all of the State Department functions in Mid-Eastern countries to CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood. Lurch is...
  • Why Do Dogs Bark? It's Still Mostly a Mystery.

    04/24/2014 4:35:17 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 68 replies
    Real Clear Science ^ | 4-24-14 | Ross Pomeroy
    Whether a woof, ruff, yip, or yap, dogs bark dozens, if not hundreds, of times each day. Imagine if every pet canine in the U.S. -- all 83.3 million of them -- congregated. The chorus would be a postal worker's nightmare. Dogs sound off in almost any situation. Maybe the doorbell rang, or a stranger approached, or a bird fluttered nearby. Even with little to no obvious stimulation, dogs can bark incessantly. Behaviorist and biologist Raymond Coppinger once observed a dog that barked for seven hours straight, even though no other canines were within miles. Because dogs bark repetitively and...
  • Camel Milk: a Miracle Cure for Children With Autism?

    04/24/2014 3:58:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Gulf News ^ | Jay Hilotin
    Children with autism relieved of symptoms following therapy that includes camel milkDubai: Can camel milk help children with autism? Two American mothers who sourced camel milk from the Middle East say it definitely can, citing circumstantial evidence of their children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) responding positively after therapy that included camel milk. Author Christina Adams shared her camel milk story with XPRESS following a meet-up organised by Autism UAE, Stepping Stones, Child EIMC and Emirates Industry for Camel Milk and Products (EICMP) at The Majlis Dubai, a new camel milk cafe next to Jumeirah Mosque. American-born Zeba Khan,...
  • Should Cats or Dogs Sleep in Bed with You? We Ask Vet Professionals What They Do

    04/24/2014 12:11:49 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 107 replies
    Vet Street via Yahoo! Shine ^ | 4/24/14 | Kristen Seymour
    It's a topic so divisive that it has been known to be a significant factor in choosing a spouse: Do you let your pet sleep in your bed with you? In some households, it's the norm. All pets are allowed everywhere, all the time. In others, it's no pets on any furniture, ever. But in many, the answer lies somewhere in between: Perhaps the cat or small dog is given a spot to snuggle, but the Great Dane has to remain on the floor. Many factors come into play, of course. Some pet owners suffer from allergies and sleeping with...
  • Cardinals

    04/24/2014 4:46:14 AM PDT · by Revski · 9 replies
    youtube post ^ | 4-24-2014 | revski
    Backyard, peaceful day. Posting this one again because the first seem to have a problem working. Thanks for viewing and hope you enjoy this back yard short video.
  • Lost Cat Reunited With Owner After 5 Years, Thanks to Microchip

    04/23/2014 5:25:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    News-Sentinel ^ | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    Virginia Fryback of Fort Wayne couldn't believe she was being contacted about her lost cat Charlie. He disappeared from home five years ago, and although she searched, he seemed to have vanished. That is until 10-year-old Charlie showed up at Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control on Monday. Animal Control officials scanned the cat and discovered Charlie has a microchip that identifies Virginia Fryback as the owner. “We routinely scan all lost pets for a microchip and it's wonderful when we find one and can notify an owner that we have their lost pet. The chip has likely saved Charlie's...
  • Food Blogger Colin McQuistan Tries Wacky Experiment to Make Dog Food Edible, Fails

    04/23/2014 4:24:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | APRIL 23, 2014 | Debra Killalea
    SOME of us may have tried it out of curiosity, others by accident after a few beers. And then there are those of us who have eaten dog food because our siblings may have forced us to. But food blogger Colin McQuistan had none of those excuses and simply decided to try the animal food just for the heck of it. And while pet food clearly warns on the label that it should not be eaten by humans, Mr McQuistan was determined to try it. The good news is he lived to tell the, er, tail. The Scotsman, who is...
  • The Joys Of Fostering Rescued Cats & Kittens

    04/23/2014 3:27:26 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    The Joys Of Fostering Rescued Cats & Kittens
  • It's #Purrito night! Mexican-themed moggies are a hit as adorable Cat Burrito pictures take

    04/23/2014 6:12:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 23, 2014 | Martha Cliff
    First there was Cat Bearding, then Mutt Bombing, now the latest animal craze to hit Instagram is the Purrito! Inspired by Mexican snack, the burrito, the process involves wrapping your pet in a tight tortilla style wrap using a blanket rather than tin foil. The hashtag #purrito has now seen hundreds of Instagram posts with owners branching out into picnic blankets, towels and even socks as their wrap of choice.
  • Bear walks down streets in Canadian town with jar stuck on its head

    04/23/2014 6:08:42 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies
    upi ^ | April 22, 2014 | Aileen Graef
    SUDBURY, Ontario,Canadian police were called after people saw a bear blindly walking down a Sudbury, Ontario street with a large white jar stuck to its head. The bear walked down the street blindly and even stumbled into a police cruiser. The police called the Ministry of Natural Resources who sent officials to sedate the bear and cut the jar so the bear's head could be released. The bear had apparently attempted to get the last bit of bird seed out of the jar, got stuck and was not able to pry it off.
  • Urgent Surgery Saves Pregnant Camel, Baby

    04/22/2014 3:33:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    Veterinary doctors at the public health and safety department of Dubai Municipality have saved life of a pregnant camel by performing an emergency surgery, said Hashim Al-Awadhi, head of veterinary services section at Dubai Municipality. He said the camel and new born are safe and in good health now. The camel was suffering acute pain due to delivery complications which might have led to death of the animal if emergency surgery was not done, he said. He urged the public to be careful of the health and safety of all kind of domestic animals by following approved methods of animal...
  • Godwin's Law and the Real Green Nazis

    04/22/2014 10:14:26 AM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 19 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 4/22/2014 | Mark Musser
    Modern greens who inappropriately and metaphorically often use the term “denier” to compare global warming skeptics to Holocaust deniers are shockingly betrayed by their very own environmental history. Modern environmentalism was largely born in the racist forests of Germany in the 1800's that was at first anti-Semitic, but later became mixed up with Social Darwinian biological science in which the very word 'ecology' was coined in 1866. Today, the green movement is no longer racist, but has evolved into anti-humanism in general ...
  • The 15 Strangest Cat Laws

    04/22/2014 6:42:23 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Cat News ^ | 8-29-13 | Conradukp
    We write articles all too often about things like animal cruelty and the mistreatment of cats. Clearly there are a lot of us out there that think cat laws in this country (and others) should be way more strict when it comes to their treatment. However, there are some laws out there that we’re not quite sure how became legal. They just seem so strange. Then again, states have the right to pass their own legislation so it is what it is. But trust us when we say these cat laws are super weird! Thanks to Bandofcats, Mustlovecats, and a...
  • Stairs and Maru&Hana (funny cats from Japan)

    04/21/2014 4:09:19 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 5 replies
    Hana is a female Mau cat and Maru is a male Scottish Straight. Maru is very dominant but loves his adoptive sibling Hana.
  • Ospreys Forced to Feather Their Nests in the Oddest of Westport Places

    04/21/2014 2:42:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Necessity has become the mother of invention for certain birds of prey looking for a place to lay their eggs and raise their young as their natural habitats are lost to development. Local ospreys, for instance, are getting creative about selecting nesting sites in the wild ... or not-so-wild sites in the area. Pairs of ospreys, one of North America's largest birds of prey with a wing span of up to six feet, are currently building nests in densely developed sites in the region. One of the couples is weaving branches together atop a utility pole along busy Post Road...
  • Honey Badger Houdini

    Stoffel the honey badger is a master escape artist who gives his caretakers a workout every time he breaks out. Living at the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in South Africa.
  • Loch Ness Monster caught on Apple maps?

    04/21/2014 6:43:04 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 42 replies
    philly ^ | April 19, 2014, | Alex Wigglesworth,
    An Apple maps image of what appears to be a large figure swimming in Scotland’s Loch Ness has reenergized fans of the mythical monster. Two amateur “Nessie” hunters came across the image last year as they scanned smart phone photos from Apple’s satellite map app, according to a report from the Daily Mail. The photo appears to show a shadowy, finned shape, estimated to be 100 feet long, swimming in the waters of the Scottish Highlands. The eagle-eyed enthusiasts alerted the Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club, whose members have been consulting with experts in a bid to figure out...
  • Meow! Internet Cat Video Festival Returns to Oakland

    04/20/2014 12:52:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/18/2014 | Jessica Yadegaran
    The spot: Oakland Internet Cat Video Festival, 3-10 p.m. May 10, Great Wall of Oakland, West Grand Avenue between Telegraph Avenue and Broadway. The vibe: It's so hard to find like-minded couple friends, isn't it? People who share your interests. Your values. Your love of cats. You might just find them on May 10, when Uptown Oakland transforms into a feline frenzy, and the funniest and cutest Internet cat videos
  • Jaws, the prequel: Scientists find the ‘Model T Ford’ of sharks

    04/19/2014 11:53:13 PM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 16, 2014 6:24PM EDT | Will Dunham
    (Reuters) - You've heard of the Model T Ford, the famed early 20th-century automobile that was the forerunner of the modern car. But how about the Model T shark? Scientists on Wednesday announced the discovery of the impeccably preserved fossilized remains of a shark that lived 325 million years ago in what is now Arkansas, complete with a series of cartilage arches that supported its gills and jaws. :snip: Employing sophisticated equipment at the European Synchrotron in France, the scientists used high-resolution X-rays to obtain a detailed view of the shape and organization of the arches and associated structures. They...
  • Voices

    04/20/2014 9:32:01 AM PDT · by Revski
    Youtube ^ | 4-20-2014 | Revski
    This video has family pets and some voices enjoying daily life. The sound effects of the running brook was recorded from the Chepachet R.I. river. Voices are my grandchild and myself. The children song, sang by the eaglet is, (Is Anything To Hard For God).
  • Happy Easter: Worker Sends 1,000 Ducklings to Boss’s Home in Wages Dispute

    04/19/2014 6:20:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Saturday 19 Apr 2014
    A disgruntled worker hatched an unusual revenge plot against his former boss when he sent more than 1,000 baby ducks to his home. Builder Chiu Xiang arranged for the 1,130 live ducklings to be dropped in the home of his employer, Hung Bin, in a dispute over wages. The 60-year-old, who worked for Bin for three years, said he was owed £300 in unpaid wages after quitting his job in China’s Sichuan province last year, according to the Shanghaiist. ‘It was all he deserved,’ he said. ‘I hope the ducks drove him quackers.’ Xiang organised for a contact who runs...
  • Family’s Car Catches on Fire While in Lion Enclosure at UK Safari Park

    04/19/2014 5:56:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Metro UK ^ | Saturday 19 Apr 2014 | Jimmy Nsubuga
    A family visiting Longleat Safari Park in Wiltshire were faced with a nightmare scenario after their car caught on fire while they were driving through a lion enclosure. Footage of the family’s car ablaze was filmed by another visitor to the sanctuary yesterday and seemed to show them in a precarious situation. Luckily staff at the park had already pulled the woman and two children from the car before the fire had started. ‘The lions just kept their distance and didn’t take their eyes off the fire and smoke,’ eyewitness George Lear told the BBC. ‘The rangers were pushing them...
  • Centipede Eats Viper, From Inside Out

    04/19/2014 4:36:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, April 19, 2014
    Grisly fight for freedomThe picture as published in 'Ecologica Montenegrina' showing the centipede bursting out of the snake's stomach. (Pic courtesy: Ecologica Montenegrina) The picture is not for those with weak stomachs and the report itself is as creepy as its protagonist. However, if you are looking at the picture, then you may well be looking at the most famous centipede known to man. Also famous now is the Ecologica Montenegrina a hithertho Montenegro college journal of science that published the find. A viper is believed to have swallowed centipede alive. The centipede then fought back – and the paper...
  • Ducklings Rescued From Oregon City Storm Drain

    04/19/2014 4:33:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    kgw ^ | April 18, 2014 | Jeff Thompson
    Firefighters rescued two ducklings from an Oregon City storm drain Friday, officials said. A couple near Beavercreek Road and Highway 213 saw the ducklings struggling to follow their mother up a curb when they fell into the drain, said Jed Wachlin of Clackamas Fire District No. 1. The couple called the non-emergency line and a fire engine from Station 16 was dispatched about 9:30 a.m. Firefighters quickly found the ducklings and pulled them out safely, using "the simple compassion and care located in every Clackamas tool box," Wachlin said.
  • Animals with Human Rights Make Researchers Run Scared

    04/19/2014 11:18:55 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Scientific American ^ | April 17, 2014 | Josh Fischman
    Dogs and cats, historically, have been people's property like a couch or a toaster. But as they've moved into our houses and our hearts, courts of law have begun to treat them as something more. They can inherit your estate, get an appointed lawyer if your relatives challenge that inheritance and are protected from cruel acts. Your toaster can't do any of that. As these animals inch closer to citizen's rights, the trend is being watched with worried eyes by biomedical researchers who fear judges could extend these rights to lab animals like monkeys and rats, thereby curbing experimentation.
  • People on Instagram Are Ditching Their Musical Instruments to Play Their Cat [videos]

    04/19/2014 12:19:24 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 20 replies
    I Can Has Cheezburger? ^ | 4/15/14 or thereabouts
    Here is the best of #CatBand on Instagram. I'm not sure I want to live on this planet anymore...
  • Kittens accidentally packed in box, shipped from Los Angeles to San Diego [w/video]

    04/18/2014 9:49:02 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 17 replies
    ABC News 10 ^ | Apr 16, 2014 | Itica Milanes
    SAN DIEGO - A Cox Communications employee was shocked after he opened a box at work and found two newborn kittens clinging to life inside. Two kittens are recovering after they were found inside a box that was shipped from the Los Angeles area to a Cox Communications office in Chula Vista. The two kittens were somehow packed with fiberglass equipment, loaded into a Cox Communications semi-truck and shipped from the Hollywood to San Diego County. Cox employee JC Collins said, "They were very, very lucky that they didn't fall out of it in transport or when we were unloading...
  • Mystery of Pregnant Camel With no Mate

    04/18/2014 3:44:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 17 Apr 2014
    The owners of a farm shop and tea shop were puzzled to find one of their two camels was giving birth on Thursday – as both camels are female. Andrew and Maria Henshaw had no idea that Doris the camel, which lives with its half-sister Delilah, was pregnant until it began to calve. Mr Henshaw, a farmer, who runs the Mainsgill Farm Shop near Richmond, North Yorkshire, suspects that Doris, who has not been near a male camel from more than a year, was impregnanted before she was brought from Cornwall to North Yorkshire.
  • How to use a paper bag (cats)

    04/18/2014 3:13:19 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 11 replies
    youtube ^ | MAKO0MAKO0
    from japan
  • Teen Uses FB to Save Romania's Stray Dogs

    04/18/2014 3:04:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Thursday, April 17, 2014
    When French film actress Brigitte Bardot began a campaign to spare the thousands of stray dogs in Romania's capital from being put down, she did it with a $150,000 donation scheme. A similar campaign is being waged by Ana-Maria Ciulcu, a 13-year-old schoolgirl with braces on her teeth who uses Facebook to appeal to dog lovers all over Europe - and to make sure the dogs go to the right homes. "I like to know that my dogs will be spoiled, and will be allowed to sit on the sofa ... so one of my first questions would be: 'Are...
  • Dog Stabbed to Death in San Francisco Street Fight

    04/18/2014 3:00:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Apr 18, 2014 | Emily Bockian
    A man walking his dog in San Francisco’s Mission district early Friday morning was threatened by two men with a knife, who police said ended up stabbing his pet to death. According to the San Francisco police, one of the suspects grabbed the dog, sparking a street fight between the three men at the intersection of 22nd and Bartlett streets about 3 a.m. After the two suspects, both in their 20s, ran away, the owner realized his dog had been stabbed. The dog later died of its injuries at a nearby animal hospital. The motive for the attack remains unclear.
  • ..Centipede EATS its way out viper's stomach

    04/18/2014 6:08:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2014 | Sally Lee
    Freedom was so close, yet so far for this centipede. After being swallowed whole by a snake, it made one last desperate attempt to escape by eating its way out of her stomach. Researchers found the dead nose-horned female viper with its prey exploding from its side during a field study in Macedonia on May 14 last year. Both creatures were dead.
  • Grumpy Cat Upstages Stars As He Hits The MTV Movie Awards In Pharrell's Hat

    04/18/2014 3:46:40 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    yahoo ^ | 4-14-14 | Jennifer Ruby
    The world-famous mog pretty much blew everyone else out of the water when it came to her outfit choice, after getting style inspiration from a certain pop superstar. Looking her usual *ahem* cheerful self, GC showed up with Pharell's famous over-sized hat sitting casually on a tilt... pulling it off like a pro. Looking suitably unimpressed with the whole event, the 2-year-old greeted the screaming fans with her icy glare, before heading inside.
  • Abandoned kitten saved by loving retired guard dog [w/pix]

    04/17/2014 10:18:54 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 30 replies
    Kitty Army ^ | 4/12/14
    Lorrie R. and her family live near a heavily wooded park that is behind a train station and a very busy highway in south Florida. Every morning, they take out their very large Akita, Lily, there for a walk. Despite the highway and trains, the park is a refuge for many birds and animals. Unfortunately, it’s also the place where other people dump their pets. In recent months, Lorrie have discovered 5 animals in the park and find birds in distress. One day, They were out for a usual walk with her dog Lily, she said. ‘I heard a loud...
  • Enormous Great White Shark Grabs Spotlight In Western Australia

    04/17/2014 12:56:42 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 15 replies
    GrindTV.com ^ | 4/16/14 | Pete Thomas
    Photo of predator being tagged alongside boat sparks media scramble. Western Australia has endured months of criticism over a shark-culling program intended to keep swimmers and surfers safe, but now a monstrous great white shark that was tagged and released is making headlines… and causing jaws to drop. [Photo at link]
  • Surrendered “smelly cat” finally finds new home [kitteh has serious gas problem]

    04/16/2014 8:05:47 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 65 replies
    Cat Time ^ | April 10th, 2014 | DogTime
    Cats are surrendered to animal shelters due to any number of owner complaints: clawing up the furniture, fighting with other pets, not liking the owner’s new baby. But for black-and-white Domestic Shorthair Lenny, who was rescued from a Rochester, New York, park in February and brought to the Scottsville Veterinary Hospital & Adoptions shelter, finding a forever home is something that eluded him for a very unusual reason. Lenny is one gassy kitty. Shelter staff thought they’d found a wonderful home for Lenny last month, but after only two days with his new family, they were back at the adoption...
  • Hippo vs. Crocodile: Stunning Photos Show Beastly Showdown in the Wild

    04/16/2014 4:56:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    An army of crocodiles took on a herd of massive hippos -- although if you ask us, this fight doesn't seem quite fair. Check out the wild photos from the beastly battle... It's nature at it's most stunning -- and also it's most brutal. A herd of hippos was no match for this throng of hungry crocodiles that descended upon the unsuspecting beasts at the South Luangwa National Park in Eastern Zambia. See how the drama unfolded...
  • Portland Officer Shot, K-9 Killed in Gunfight

    04/16/2014 2:15:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    KOIN ^ | Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | Brent Weisberg
    The K-9 German Shepherd Portland police searched for much of Wednesday morning was found dead with at least one gunshot wound a little before 10 a.m. The dog was hurt during an officer-involved shooting just before 3 a.m. near Southwest Capitol Highway and Lobelia Street. A suspect, armed with a weapons similar to an AR-15 rifle, also wounded an officer, though those injuries are considered to be not life threatening. Earlier, officers were investigating a burglary at a uniform supply store that sold police equipment, where a vehicle was located with three suspects inside. Reese said officers saw three people...
  • Police K-9 found dead after SW Portland shooting

    04/16/2014 11:17:12 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 25 replies
    KGW.com ^ | 4/16/14 | KGW.com staff
    A K-9 whose human partner was shot and wounded early Wednesday morning in Southwest Portland was found dead from a gunshot wound after a widespread search involving police, bloodhounds, area residents and even TriMet bus drivers.
  • 10 Cats Who Love Easter Peeps!

    04/16/2014 11:15:42 AM PDT · by Gefn · 19 replies
    I Can Has Cheezeburger ^ | 4/16/2014 | I Can Has Cheezeburger
    While we enjoy the marshmallow variety, these kitties enjoy the real thing. Enjoy!
  • A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia

    04/16/2014 4:39:12 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    Most children, Asher Svidensky says, are a little intimidated by golden eagles. Kazakh boys in western Mongolia start learning how to use the huge birds to hunt for foxes and hares at the age of 13, when the eagles sit heavily on their undeveloped arms. Svidensky, a photographer and travel writer, shot five boys learning the skill - and he also photographed Ashol-Pan
  • "Three Cats One Meat" Teaches Us to Always Be the Middle Cat

    04/15/2014 7:55:01 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    IO9 ^ | April 13, 2014 | Katherine Trendacosta
    "Three Cats One Meat" Teaches Us to Always Be the Middle Cat This video might just contain all the answers to life. Three cats are given a single piece of meat, and while two cats play tug of war, the third just starts gnawing at the center. That's some impressive problem solving. The two bigger cats are stuck in a live re-enactment of Newton's Third Law, while the third tries to get in on the action. Props to the smallest cat for eventually realizing that it's better to just eat what it can rather than try to beat the others...
  • New Jersey Dog Receives Jury Duty Summons

    04/15/2014 7:25:35 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 15, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    Dog receives jury duty summons Recently man’s best friend has been called upon to perform duties beyond simple unconditional love and loyalty. Earlier this week, there were reports thata canine in England was invited to vote in the upcoming European Parliament elections. Now, canine civic responsibility has hit the States. On Friday, a jury duty summons was sent to “IV Griner,” a New Jersey German Shepherd. As reported by WKYW CBS 3, the name on the summons is the same name that appears on the pooch’s vet record. IV’s owner, Barrett Griner told the station, “Nobody in my house is...
  • A Dog Is Invited to Vote in the European Parliament Elections ... Norton, England

    04/15/2014 7:02:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 14, 2014 | Charlene Sakoda
    A dog is invited to vote in the European Parliament elections Zeus, an eight-year-old Rottweiler mix, was sent a polling card to vote in the upcoming elections for the European Parliament. The pup belongs to RussellHoyle of Norton, a village in north east England. Hoyle told The Evening Gazette, “I can remember when the people came round to do the census. I remember saying ‘There is myself and my wife. My son is not old enough to vote. We have got Zeus living here as well and he is 63 in dog years.’ When the polling card addressed to ‘Zeus...
  • This Billboard for Rabbit Pizza Is Made from Dead Rabbits

    04/15/2014 3:35:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Time ^ | 4/15 | Olivia B. Waxman
    In the walk-up to Easter this weekend, New Zealand pizza chain Hell Pizza, known for its saucy marketing campaigns, has put up a billboard that has stirred controversy among animal rights activists because it is covered in rabbit pelts. Boasting the tagline “Made from real rabbit. Like this billboard,” the sign advertises a new pie with “smoked wild NZ rabbit, toasted pine nuts, beetroot & horopito relish, cream cheese, rosemary & garnished with fresh spring onions.”
  • 5 Signs Your Cat is a Rabbit

    04/14/2014 6:29:57 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    youtube ^ | Cole The Black Cat
    5 Signs Your Cat is a Rabbit
  • Saudi to Bring Up Baby Wolf That Killed His Sheep

    04/14/2014 1:43:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Monday, April 14, 2014
    Caught cub after chasing the predator and its mother By StaffA Saudi farmer who captured a baby wolf after a chase on foot said he would look after it and bring it up although he had killed many of his sheep. Abdul Karim Al Mutairi said he caught the wolf after chasing the predator and its mother through the wilderness in the western town of Madinah. “I ran after them and captured the little wolf but his mother managed to escape. I will bring it up,” he told Sabq newspaper.
  • Check Out These Very Bad Cats

    04/13/2014 6:27:41 PM PDT · by OneVike · 57 replies
    For all you cat lovers, this is for you. I'm sure you have your own bad cat stories to tell.
  • Cat Puts Kibosh on Guitar Solo

    04/13/2014 5:51:12 PM PDT · by Yardstick · 25 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 8, 2014 | Eddie Van Kitteh
    Abyssinian decides it's time for pats, not solos, and then gets kind of snippy about it.
  • My Cats Hanging Out With The Eagles

    During the summer these same two eagles hang out on the porch about every day like it is their own private perch. Video in Unalaska, Alaska in the Aleutian Islands by Pam Aus.