Monday, November 29, 2010

Another celeb Frenchie fan

Ashley Olsen touched down at Los Angeles airport with her adorable traveling companion. Source

Very CUTE (& the dog, too)

Actor Gilles Marini and his French Bulldog Mila. via People Pets

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Too many turkey days - must sleep now!

Shopping for gifts? Remember homeless animals

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

So much to be THANKFUL for . . . . . . Loving family . . . Great friends . . . Delightful pets . . . A beautiful world ... Have an excellent Thanksgiving, everyone. PEACE!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Photograph by Michael McEvoy, DEEP Indonesia/Barcroft/Fame Pictures A close-up of a blue-eyed moray eel in Indonesia captured an honorable mention in the "Indonesia Residents" category of the fourth annual Deep Indonesia International Underwater Photo Competition, whose winning photos were released to the press earlier this month. Known to grow as long as about 5 feet (1.5 meters), moray species generally lack pectoral fins, unlike most other eel species. Source

A Squirrel's Guide to Fashion

In the early 1940s, a woman in Washington, DC, adopted a squirrel after she found the critter orphaned in a tree. The squirrel, dubbed Tommy Tucker by the family -- of which he soon became a part -- accompanied the lady of the house on shopping trips, visits to the local children's hospital, and the like. She also, it turned out, enjoyed dressing him up in specially made outfits. Source via The Pet Museum

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Soldiers and dogs deploy for Afghanistan

FT. LEONARD WOOD, MO -- Families and friends said their farewells to about a dozen military men, women, and dogs Monday. Ft. Leonard Wood held a deployment ceremony for the Engineer Canine Company, 5th Engineer Battalion. The group included 5 working dogs and their handlers, plus 4 veterinarian technicians. The soldiers are headed to Afghanistan to support Operation Enduring Freedom. Source

Rachael Ray Donates $775,000 to Pets in Need

Wouldn't it be great if more wealthy celebrities would do this? ... This holiday season, Ray is donating 100 percent of proceeds from her Nutrish and Just 6 pet food and treat lines to animal shelters nationwide, giving away a total of $775,000 before Dec. 31. Currently on the road to promote her newest cookbook, Look + Cook, Ray is also sponsoring pop-up adoption events for the shelters she's supporting in the hopes of raising awareness for her cause. "We only give to no-kill shelters," she says. "But we give to small and large; no one's excluded. We want to keep as many animals alive as possible." Source

New large pink moth discovered in Arizona

The mountains of southeastern Arizona have been a favorite collecting site for lepidopterists for generations. Yet new species continue to be described at the rate of about three per year. One of the latest discoveries is the largest member of the genus Lithophane, a group of particularly large and beautifully coloured moths. Lithophane leeae has a forewing length 25% larger than the previous record, measuring 25mm, and more extensive and brighter pink coloration. So far known from a single female collected at 7,700ft elevation in mid-June in the Chiricahua Mountains, this species is predicted to feed on pine, like related species. Source

Monday, November 22, 2010

Penguin Gets Prosthetic Beak

Five month-old Tungo was found on a beach in Rio de Janeiro with a shattered bill that had been damaged by a boat propeller. Discovering that he was unable to eat, vets at Rio de Janeiro zoo built him a brand-new acrylic beak, shaped from a broken piece of the original. This is the first operation of its type on a penguin in Latin America. Source via Neatorama

Huge Boa Constrictor Found In Car Engine

A California couple returning from a trip to the grocery store Thursday found a 9-foot boa constrictor under the hood of their car. Animal control workers used a little cooking oil to loosen the red tail boa's grip on the car engine. It's not clear where the snake came from. But animal control workers said they suspect it broke free from its owner's care. Source

Friday, November 19, 2010

Photography by Tim Flach

Photo credit: Tim Flach . . . the best dog photos I've seen in a long time.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Mom to the rescue

This incredible scene was captured minutes after a herd of buffalo tried to drive a lioness and her babies from their den. The watchful lioness carefully nestled each one-day-old cub between her jaws and padded to a nearby bush for safety in Okavago, Botswana. Source


via L.A. Unleashed

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Look out, Rudolph!

UK supermarket Lidl is under fire for stocking reindeer meat and is accused of destroying the magic of Christmas. Story includes a recipe for reindeer stew if you're interested. Source

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Putin Falls in Love

Russian PM Vladimir Putin hugs and kisses the Bulgarian Shepherd puppy that his Bulgarian counterpart Boyko Borisov presented to him in Sofia on Saturday, Nov 13. The Bulgarian Prime Minister has a passion for canine pets and the Bulgarian Shepherd Dog is his favorite breed. He states that politicians should be like these dogs, explaining that a Bulgarian Shepherd is "faithful, strong, fights predators and bad people, and is a very good guard." Another male puppy of Borisov's is reportedly being secretly trained as a gift for present US President Barack Obama. Source

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010


via Animal Pictures of the Week

14 Celeb Cat Ladies Who Defy The Cat Lady Stereotype

Clutch Blog has gathered info on celebrity cat owners. Some might surprise you. For example, that Martha Stewart owns 6 of them! via The Daily What

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Animals in War

Veterans Day We are blessed with selfless, caring, individuals who are willing to risk their lives to maintain our freedom and well being. Take a moment on this Veterans Day to remember the sacrifices of the humans and non-humans who give themselves up in service. Throughout military history, animals have gone to war alongside humans. In On War: Animals in War see a gallery of photos from the Civil War to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Christmas Treats for your furry friends

Time to start Christmas shopping? has a wide variety of Holiday Themed pet chewies and rawhide treats for all your furry friends. Check out the Christmas stockings in all sizes, the rawhide candy canes and other goodies. Link

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Rare New Guinea Singing Dogs Discovered in Pennsylvania

New Guinea Singing Dog is the name of an ancient, rare type of primitive canine that once inhabited all of the island of New Guinea. [wiki] Why are they called singing dogs? Listen Until one month ago, only 150 were known to exist in captivity -- most of those in world zoos. But last month, in a small town west of Harrisburg, Pa., about 80 of these unique dogs were discovered living with a hoarder. Randy A. Hammond, 58, obtained his first two NGSD at an Ohio flea market in 1995. A man gave him another pair shortly thereafter, and all the dogs found at his property are descendants from those two pairings of singing dogs. link via Digg

What do you do with an unmatched glove?

Link via bb-blog

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Show Your Local Animal Shelter Some Love

National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week is Nov. 7-13, 2010 The Humane Society of the United States' National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week is a way to honor animal shelters and their dedicated staff across the country. There are approximately 4,000 animal shelters across the U.S., available to serve the estimated 6-8 million homeless animals who seek refuge each year. While 63 percent of American households include pets, only 10 percent of owned dogs and 18 percent of owned cats are adopted from animal shelters. Spread the word about animals waiting to be adopted, and celebrate the many services provided by your local animal shelter. If you'd like to SEND A DONATION to your local animal shelter, please remember that offers FREE SHIPPING on all orders benefiting an animal welfare agency or pet rescue group. That's our way of helping with their very worthy efforts. (e-mail me for the coupon code) link on Facebook

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