Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ain't nuthin' but a hound dawg


Red ears


Leaping Google!

Google on February 29, 2012 - celebrate Leap Day and the 220th anniversary of composer Gioachino Rossini’s birth.

Google on February 29, 2008

Google on February 29, 2004

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Are you a cat person?

The Purina Cat Chow brand launched a new video, called “We Are Cat People,” on YouTube.

You can also join cat people just like you on the Purina Cat Chow Facebook page at

Paws up

Handcasted by L&G in stoneware with a cork stopper.


In the fog

On a foggy day in the Parco Di Monza, Italy.

Photo: Stefano Farneda

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Royal pet

Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia (1566–1633) by Alonso Sanchez Coello (Spanish painter, c 1531-1588)


Naptime everyone

Jan Van Beers

“Les Petits Chats”

Got an hour? Film: Secret Life of Cats

From National Geographic

What is your cat doing when it slips out of the house? You'll learn more about your pet than you might want to know!

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Come to my window

Photographer Rachel Bellinsky has taken something we see every day — pets peering out from windows — and has captured it an adorable gallery. Titled "Tails from the Fishbowl," it features a charming compilation of animal portraits she took while walking her dog, Cooper, through their Southern California neighborhood.

Bellinsky is in the process of putting together a book of photos called “Tails From the Fishbowl: Cats and Dogs With a Window Seat.” which will be ready to ship in March, but you can reserve a copy here. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Humane Society.

Source and many more sample photos available here.

How to draw a horse


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Friends on high


Friday, February 24, 2012

Birdrizzlers for your table

What better way to decorate your dining table than with these two elegant oil and vinegar drizzlers?

Crafted to resemble a pair of love birds, these white porcelain containers have removable heads, with silicone rings to keep them snugly attached when you are pouring the oil and vinegar through their beaks.


This PIG likes DOG EARS!

But if your DOG likes PIG EARS, head over to for the biggest, yummiest USA pig ears.

Photo By Michael Sohn Source

Mary Pickford and friend

Best buddies

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Baby Lizards That Fit in the Palm of Your Hand

Babies of all kinds tend to have a cuteness factor, but baby lizards get an A+ in being adorable.

Each of the little reptiles pictured here will grow up pretty fast, so it’s lucky for us some terrific photographers have got in quick and captured their cuteness on camera!


Have you lost a cat?

Too close for comfort?

Amateur macro photographer Nicolas Reusens has amassed a huge series of insects from around the world - totalling over 100 images - over a three year period. Each image takes Mr Reusens between 20 and a staggering 200 shots to compose through a complex process called stacking. Source

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Kate and Will's puppy's name is Lupo

The royal secret is out. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband Prince William named their new pet puppy Lupo. The newlyweds welcomed the black Cocker Spaniel into their home several months ago but kept the name under wraps until now.

Lupo is Italian for "wolf." The puppy is the offspring of Ella, owned by Catherine's own parents, Michael and Carole Middleton.



Briton Riviere (1840 - 1920) - Hope Deferred


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Make your own animals

Knitting Patterns


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Riot gear for Chicago police horses

Days after announcing that Chicago Police would get new riot gear, including 3,000 new face shields, in time for the NATO/G8 summits in May, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration has begun soliciting protective equipment for police horses, too.

Emanuel's camp is seeking bids for "police horse riot gear and training aids," including leather nose guards with "impact-absorbing foam," rear and front leg shields made of "high-impact plastic" and training tools to help prepare the horses for crowd-control operations, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The city plans to outfit all 30 horses in the CPD's mounted unit, in excess of their annual $2.7 million budget.


Chocolate and cats


Anybody want a peacock?

The Fox Hollow community in Boynton Beach, FL, is considering paying a trapper $6,000 to round up half the neighborhood population of peafowl and kill them.

“I want every one of them out of here,” said resident Dorothy Laswell. “They bang on my French doors, throw themselves at my windows, and wake me up every morning, jumping on my roof at 6 o’clock. And during mating season, they scream and holler.”

There are an estimated 400 peafowl living in Fox Hollow, and they have their defenders. So the homeowner’s association is considering a compromise of sorts: eliminating half the bird population.





Sushi for cats?


Blowing in the wind

Monday, February 20, 2012

Pleeeeze, can we come in now?

Photo credit: Igor Svirid

Underwater dogs

Photographer Seth Casteel spent hours underwater in Los Angeles taking pictures of dogs chasing balls. Twelve dogs took part in the shoot, including labradors, a border collie, a dachshund, a bulldog, a Belgian tervuren and a King Charles spaniel. A book, Ruff Water, is planned.


Mini moose



Sunday, February 19, 2012

Video: Mama wolf

Wolfmother from Adam Bilsing on Vimeo.


Best rare bird pictures

A picture of an endangered Asian crested ibis soaring over China is a first-prize winner in the first annual World's Rarest Birds international photo competition, organizers announced in January. Launched in 2010, the competition ranked pictures of birds that fall into three categories determined by the International Union for Conservation of Nature: endangered or data deficient, critically endangered or extinct in the wild, and critically endangered migratory species. See the other winners HERE

Slap me five!

Picture: Peter G. Christiansen / Rex Features Source

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Monkey tongue

OMG ... that's all I can say ... OMG!

A moustachioed Emperor tamarin sticks its tongue out at Fürth-Erlenbach Mountain Zoo in Fürth, Germany.

Bunny tongue

Photo credit: jpockele

White Tiger tongue

Cat tongue


Friday, February 17, 2012



Wood whale

The Wood Whale holds all of your desktop belongings so they don't stray. Pens in the spout, phone in the mouth, letters in the tail. Service with a smile...

Each Wood Whale is hand-crafted in Michigan using reclaimed timbers. The Whales are crafted with care, hand-oiled, signed, numbered and packed carefully for migration.