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Ready for lunch?

Now That's Nifty has gathered some canned food items and prepared a picnic lunch for us. So, if you're ready, let's eat!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Attack cat!

Cat Playhouse by Suck UK Folded cardboard toys for cats! Cats love to play in cardboard boxes, and these are just about the most fun cardboard boxes you will find. Hours of entertainment for you kitty and for you. Part of the ever popular cardboard classics series. $32.00 at greenergrassdesign (via [BB-Blog])

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Video: Screaming Pug Rocket!!!

A truly unique 4th of July event. Watch video

Friday, July 3, 2009

Smile, it's Friday!

Source: Life Photo: Fox Photos/Getty Images May 01, 1937

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Three cheeps

They're kestrel chicks Picture: EPA

Today's awwww

Source Picture: BARCROFT MEDIA

Monday, June 29, 2009

10 Most Diabolical Fish On Earth

This piranha is one of the disgusting looking creatures included in Environmental Graffiti's list of the 10 Most Diabolical Fish On Earth. Don't go in the water! Photo from Flickr, by Laura Travels

Real men love cats

I love the photos at A Man and His Cat. Like this one: (via All Night Surfing)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Do you own a bored bunny?

Give your rabbits hours of fun. This bunny playground is sold by the Bunny Bunch SPCR (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Rabbits), so your money goes to helping rabbits. For $289.00 at Bunny Bunch Boutique (via Rabbit Merriment)

Friday, June 26, 2009

A horse is a horse, of course, of course

In an effort to stop vets' drugs from entering human diets, the nations of continental Europe, where two million horses are reportedly eaten every year, will be enforcing a new law requiring horse owners to sign a pledge that their horses will not be eaten. The new regulations come into force on July 1. Horses born after this date, and those born before June 30 who have not been issued a horse passport, will also have a microchip implanted. A spokesman for the Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs said: "Horse passports will clearly identify those horses which are not eligible for the food chain if they have been treated with substances which are potentially harmful to humans. Source Photo: PA

Smile, It's Friday

A Dogs Life

(via Comedy Plus)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

DIY Bird Mobile

Tutus and Turtles says this bird mobile would really brighten up a corner of a child's room. Read more about the how-to here and here, and get the bird pattern here. (via [bb-blog])

Fursday Fun

from Flickr, by Girlrobot

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

You can catch MRSA from animals

An infectious superbug, a strain of bacteria known as MRSA, which has evolved a resistance to antibiotics, has long plagued hospitals but in recent years has become more common in homes. About two years ago, scientists began to suspect that pets can spread this bacteria. In the July edition of The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Richard Oehler of the University of South Florida College of Medicine and colleagues lay out the latest thinking on MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and pets. The infections can be transmitted by animal bites and most threaten young children, the researchers note. "MRSA colonization has been documented in companion animals such as horses, dogs, and cats, and these animals have been viewed as potential reservoirs of infection." "Bites to the hands, forearms, neck, and head have the potential for the highest morbidity," the scientists warn. They conclude: "Much more remains to be learned about MRSA and pet-associated human infections." Source Photo from Flickr, by GrahamIX

Mind numbing

Baby Baboon

Will you take your dog to work on Friday?

On June 26 a few thousand companies will participate in Take Your Dog to Work Day, which was created by Pet Sitters International 10 years ago. The event lets companies across the country celebrate dogs and promote adoption of pets from animal shelters and breed rescue clubs. Last year, more than 1,000 companies registered, but the American Pet Products Association found that 1 in 5 businesses are currently pet-friendly. So, which businesses are the most pet-friendly? Petside.com ranks the top 5 pooch welcoming employers: 1. Printing For Less 2. Procter & Gamble's Pet Care division 3. Wonderware, Inc. 4. Diversified Technical Solutions 5. Replacements, Ltd. Photo from Flickr, by -[Matt]-

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Meet me at the swimming hole

These incredible pictures of orangutans swimming in an Indonesian river have left wildlife experts stunned. Playing on the Rungan River, near to Palas Island on Borneo, these orangutans can be seen swimming and submerging themselves in the muddy waters. For experts the behaviour of these orangutans – who like all apes have a natural fear of water because of predators such as crocodiles - could prove to be a significant step forward in their evolution. “This is a rarity – to see orangutans coming down for a swim is unheard of in the wild,” says Simon Husson – project advisor and scientific consultant for Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation. “However, we know that orangutans are intelligent and innovative." Source

I want

A Komondor Picture: AP or a A Hungarian Puli Picture: REUTERS

The internet likes rawhide dog bones

At whatdoestheinternetthink?net, I asked what the Internet thinks about rawhide dog bones. Great news - that's what we sell at i-pets.com! You can ask the internet a question, too. (via The J-Walk Blog)

Fat cat ad

From this: To this: From the New York Public Library (NYPL) Digital Gallery Image ID: 1261066 & 1259072 Nestle's Swiss Milk posters by John Hassall (1893-1924)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sick perverts

Muskogee County, OK, prosecutors on Tuesday charged a man and woman with fatally shooting and skinning a 7-week-old puppy they intended to make into a belt. A judge ordered mental competency testing for Austin Michael Mullins, 26, and Krystal Lynn Lewis, 23. Muskogee County sheriff’s Deputy George Roberson said Mullins shot the puppy 10 times with a .22-caliber pistol at a park near town, and Lewis then skinned the puppy at her apartment. The pair nailed the hide to a board displayed at the apartment and told investigators they planned to have it made into a belt. Source

How long are this dog's legs?

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2,500-year-old bird's nest found

A 2,500-year-old bird's nest has been discovered on a cliff in Greenland. The nesting site is still continually used by gyrfalcons, the world's largest species of falcon, and is the oldest raptor nest ever recorded. Three other nests, each over 1,000 years old, have also been found, one of which contains feathers from a bird that lived more than 600 years ago. Like many falcons, gyrfalcons do not build nests out of sticks and twigs, but typically lay eggs in bowl-shaped depressions they scrape into existing ledges or old nests made by other birds such as ravens. Source

Extreme Mammals

Found only in Thailand and Myanmar, the bumblebee bat is no bigger than a bumblebee and weighs only about as much as a dime. This is just one of the unusual animals featured at Extreme Mammals, where you can meet some of your more bizarre relatives. How about you. Are you extreme? Well, yes and no. On the normal side, we are warm-blooded, have hair, nurse our young and have three middle ear bones. Like ancestral mammals, we have sharp front teeth and grinding back teeth. On the extreme side, our brains are remarkably big for our body size. Our thumbs can close against our fingers with both strength and delicacy. Our tail is just a remnant of a few hidden bones, and our body hair is very sparse. How about walking around on two legs? What might seem to humans like the most normal thing in the world is actually one of our most unusual features. The only other mammals that travel primarily on two legs all hop like kangaroos. Walking human-style is rarer in mammals than laying eggs! Photo: Dr. Merlin D. Tuttle/Bat Conservation International/Photo Researchers

Waste some time

The object of this game is to trap the cat – keep him from jumping off the game board. You click on a circle and the cat jumps one place. Keep it up until you trap the cat and he can’t escape. (via Bits and Pieces)