Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
Would you believe this bracelet is made of hair?
It's a Victorian snake coil bracelet with 14 karat yellow gold and garnets and a woven hair band, approximately 14" total length by 1/2" wide, snake head 2" long. For sale here.
Hair jewelry was the height of the romanticism and sentiment that characterized the Victorian era.
Watch chains and bracelets often show the most ingenious hair weaving techniques with more than one color of hair often used, as perhaps a chain given by three daughters to their father.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
Looks like a mouse: Has a mousy tail. And certainly its ears are Mickey-like. But it's no rodent.
This resident of the Riozoo in Rio de Janeiro is a Brazilian gamba (opossum), specifically the Big-Eared Opossum.
Photo: Vanderlei Almeida, AFP/Getty Images / SF
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Are Australian Shepherds from Australia and Baltimore Orioles from Baltimore?
Are Guinea Pigs really pigs from Africa?
Check the article (and photos) at the Huffington Post: 8 Creatures With Misleading Monikers
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
#1: Keep your Pet away from the front door.
Keeping your Pet in a separate room during the trick-or-treating hours is best. At an open door, dogs in particular, may feel the need to protect their home & humans and may bite your bizarre-looking visitors. Your Pet may also become frightened and dart out through the open door.
#2: Be careful of Pets around candles and lit pumpkins.
Pets are attracted to bright lights in a darkened room. Candles can be easily knocked over, spilling hot wax onto furniture and carpet, and potentially causing a fire. Curious kittens especially run the risk of getting badly burned.
#3: Keep your Pet inside.
There are plenty of stories of vicious pranksters who have teased, injured, even stolen Pets that are left in their yards or allowed to roam outside on this night.
#4: Do not give your Pet candy.
#5: Do not take your cat or dog with you in the car while your kids go trick-or-treating.
It can be very frightening to a Pet to sit in a dark car while scary creatures of every size and shape walk by. Furthermore, your normally friendly Pet can become aggressive & protective and lash out at a friendly ghost or witch. For the safety of your Pets, leave them at home, inside where they are safe.
#6: Ensure decorations cannot be pulled down.
An item that is pulled off could seriously hurt your Pet if the decoration was pulled down on top of them. And with some decorations they could become entangled.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
You bet they can!
Look at these cute little guys ...
I saw the photo at Content in a Cottage, but didn't believe anything that cute could really be real.
They're Valais Blacknose, a breed of domestic sheep originating in the Valais region. It is a coarse-wooled breed from Switzerland kept primarily for meat. Both rams and ewes are horned.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
With no shoulder blades, BeeBee can’t put any weight on her front legs or straighten them. Yet, BeeBee refuses to let her handicap stop her from living life to the fullest.
BeeBee has always been a beloved visitor at Alpine Living Center in Thornton, Colorado but now that she has a specialized wheelchair she roams the nursing home halls all by herself cheering up everyone she meets!
Watch BeeBee in action:
Ken Stanfield is a passionate blogger who spends his time researching and writing about respiratory health, healthcare and humanitarianism. He has also been a dog lover for most of his life. He writes currently for the nebulizer systems supplier, JustNebulizers.com.
Monday, October 15, 2012
His work is an exploration of the natural and man made world through intricate paper cuttings, paper sculpture and hand drawn illustrations.
Andy has produced work for variety of clients, including the Crafts Council, Liberty, Hermés, Kensington Palace, Seifried and Mack, DDB Australia, The Hepworth and Lazerian, producing varied work for site specific installations, window displays, illustration, brand graphic, apparel and interiors.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Man dies after bug-eating contest
A feast of cockroaches and worms was the last meal for the winner of a bug-eating contest.
Edward Archbold, 32, of West Palm Beach, was "the life of the party," stuffing handfuls of insects into his mouth with about 30 other contestants vying for the grand prize of an $800 python at the Ben Siegel Reptile Store, Broward Sheriff's investigators said.
Shortly after the contest was over, Archbold wasn't feeling well and began to regurgitate. He collapsed outside the store and later died at a hospital, investigators said.
Joy is dedicated to providing health care for dogs and donates a percentage of her income from pet portraits to animal rescue organizations.
Visit Joy's website to see some of her past animal portraits, and consider ordering a Holiday Pet Portrait if you're looking for a great holiday gift.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
If you are like most dog owners your 4-legged friend is part of the family and as such you might want to make him some treats. The treats at the grocery store are full of preservatives that are great if you want your dog treats to last for years, but why not make some yourself that will last a couple of weeks on the counter or a few months in the freezer. With ingredients found in your pantry and about 10 minutes of your time you can have some healthy dog treats in the oven.
The recipe is available at Summer Nanny ...
Thanks for the tip, Emma!
It had been 23 years since a baby Gorilla was born at North Carolina Zoo when on August 4th, "Bomassa", a healthy male, was born to 12-year-old "Jamani".
The rare births are cause for celebration not only for N.C. Zoo but also for the entire Gorilla Species Survival Plan (SSP®), the group responsible for the long-term sustainability of the western lowland gorilla population in North American zoos. With these births, the Gorilla SSP moves closer to its target population size of 360 individuals in 52 zoos.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Just received the following, wonderful email ...
I am pleased to inform you that The Pet Blog has been recognised for excellence due to the contribution its top quality editorial offers the pet health world.
KwikMed are a leading health (care) provider and and are regularly covered in the mainstream national press for their professional, modern approach to healthcare. They are one of just two fully licensed online pharmacies in the USA. This year, our specialist panel of judges have reviewed hundreds of different sites from across the internet before hand-picking the very best for each category. The Pet Blog is among the elite selection of awardees that our judges felt made a real contribution to the pet health category and you can see your site in lights here:
Please accept my warmest congratulations, as well as our appreciation of your continued hard work and excellent quality editorial. I hope it continues for many years to come! We’re rolling the awards out fully with our members soon and hopefully it will bring some deserving attention your way.
There are some great winners on the list, including some sites that have less exposure than your site does, and were selected by our judging panel for their unique perspective and contribution. It would be great for all if you let your readers know where they can find some great resources on pet health by linking to the awards. Either way it would be great to hear from you.
Once again, I would to send you my congratulations for your well-deserved recognition.
Thank you - how nice to be recognized!
Sunday, October 7, 2012
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Friday, October 5, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
If the spread of the grey squirrel continues unchecked, the species could spread as far as France, the scientists fear.
Grey squirrels were introduced into Italy relatively recently, in 1948. They were a gift from the US ambassador and kept in Turin, but escaped into the wild and rapidly colonized the surrounding area.
Grey squirrels are not only more aggressive than the native European red squirrel, which causes them to invade red-dominated areas and take over, but they also carry a deadly virus, the squirrel pox. While greys are largely immune to the virus, it is lethal to red squirrels, which typically die within one or two weeks of being infected.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
This Sept. 20, 2012 photo p[rovided by the East Providence, R.I., Animal
Control Center shows a female poodle mix that animal control officers
removed from under a car's front grill. The dog survived an 11-mile ride
from Taunton, Mass., to East Providence after darting into the street.
The driver slammed on the brakes, but didn't see the dog and continued
driving. Authorities are trying to locate the dog's owner.
AP Photo/East Providence Animal Control Center
Porcupines are herbivores, feeding mostly on leaves, twigs, herbs, pine needles and thin tree bark, which they remove with their sharp, strong teeth.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
70-year-old Oregon farmer eaten by his hogsOn Wednesday morning, Terry V. Garner, a 70-year-old Oregon farmer, went to feed his animals. Several hours later, when he hadn’t returned, a family member went to look for him and found, on the ground of the hog enclosure, his dentures.
Monday, October 1, 2012
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You need to ensure that your pet is given fresh water every day. Do not feed cat food to dogs or dog food to cats. Feeding the pet twice a day is optimal for its health. Younger kittens and puppies should be fed three or four times a day.
Providing your pet with a natural supplement daily will do wonders to boost its immune system. Supplements can help your pet to resist minor diseases. Keep ticks and fleas away by using a natural health solution.
Ideally, dogs need exercise twice a day. If you can’t provide exercise twice a day, make sure you allow it to exercise at least once in the evening. If you have a secured backyard, allow your pet to play in it. You can get your daily dose of exercise by playing with your dog. Cats, too, need frequent play to keep them healthy and active.