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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Shiba Inu Puppy Cam

Tune in daily to see the cutest Shiba Inu pups… EVER! The six Shiba Inu pups (3 boys and 3 girls) were born on Thursday, April 14th, 2011. This is the third, and final, litter by their mom, Kika.
Live streaming video by Ustream Here's the link: http://www.ustream.tv/sfshiba#utm_campaign=synclickback&source=http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/22/puppy-cam-shiba-inu-live-video-2011_n_852713.html&medium=317016

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Meet the Dogs of War

Their razor sharp teeth are made from titanium, their body armor can withstand clouds of hot shrapnel, and they've been trained to wear oxygen masks for high altitude dives into enemy territory. Say hello to the US Military's dogs of war - including the bomb-sniffer that joined the hit squad of 79 Navy SEALS that took out Osama Bin Laden in a compound in Pakistan. The dog would have dropped into the battle zone strapped to the chest of one of the SEAL team members as he rappelled from one of the three Black Hawk helicopters landing in Abottaban, Pakistan. Wearing body armor equiped with an infrared camera, the dog could stream live images to team members in other parts of Obama's hide-out and back at the base. A radio mounted near the dog's ears would have let SEALS in other parts of the compound give orders to the dog. Read more ...

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Can a pigeon be a champion?

Founded in 1920, the National Pigeon Association is an all-breeds pigeon club with an International membership. Encompassing all varieties of domesticated pigeons, the NPA promotes, educates, and acknowledges the efforts of fanciers in the continued development and care of our "favorite feathered friends!" Yes, a pigeon CAN be a champion, because the NPA holds a yearly exhibition to select the best of the best. The NPA 2010 Grand National was held in Salt Lake City Utah. There were 3,721 entries representing 26 breeds. Exhibitors came from every state in the USA and Canada. These pigeons are NOT your average scavengers, you know. Twisted Sifter, in "Bizarre Gallery of Grand National Champion… Pigeons!?!" has collected 30 photos of some of the winners from the Grand Nationals. Below are a couple of my favorites.

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Found on the web

Animal-Human Leprosy Link Found People infected with leprosy in the United States often have the same previously unknown strain of the microbe Mycobacterium leprae that is also carried by armadillos. Elderly Animals - in pictures Photographer Isa Leshko has set out to document old age in the animal kingdom with a series of beautiful photographs. 10 Amazing Zoos Every Animal Lover Should See Instead of going back to your local zoo again and again, why not see what else the world has to offer? Here are 10 amazing zoos every animal lover should see.

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Photo: Eloy Alonso / Reuters

Pizza for lunch

Photo by ANDRE J. JACKSON/Detroit Free Press The animals at Detroit Zoo feasted on the special delivery from Buddy's Pizza, on April 27, part of a $150,000 donation that will sponsor zoo field trips for underprivileged schools during the next five years. Source

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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This is a baby Grevy's Zebra, born April 17th at the Detroit Zoo. (via ZooBorns)

Tails from the past

Don't you just love looking at old photos? The hair styles - the clothing - the furniture - the expressions on the peoples faces ... And the best ones are the ones containing their pets! I'm happy to have found an excellent website Vintage Tails, chock full of people with their four-legged pals. Many have descriptive, often humorous commentary, like the following:

"Yep, it was now a piddle skirt."
"The head transplant was successful."
Got a few hours to waste?

Monday, May 2, 2011

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Revisit the robin's nest

In 2005, a robin built her nest in the best spot - on top of a rose trellis, under my bedroom window. From May 14, 2005 through June 10, 2005, I took a photo every day and watched as the eggs were laid, protected and cared for and guarded. I took a photo daily as the little hatch-lings emerged and grew. Sadly, I took a photo of the empty nest as they grew up and left the nest. I posted the photos of the robin's nest on a webpage, one which receives several hundred visitors each day. Now that spring might actually be coming (!) I thought we'd take this opportunity to VISIT THE ROBIN'S NEST