Puppy vs. Kitty
Puppy vs. Kitty — I love this stuff
Puppy vs. Kitty — I love this stuff
The war on squirrels [via Dave]
I know it may seem strange that as a parent with only cats for children I actually read a parenting blog, but Parent Hacks is a regular read for me. (Partly because Asha has been so supportive of GRS.) There's a great discussion going on there right now about the problem with star charts. I suspect many of you could get some good stuff out of this debate.
Twirl a squirrel! [via Andrew P.]
Really expensive cat toy [via Amy Jo]
Bird songs of the Yucatan Peninsula — an on-line guide to some common tropical bird vocalizations with descriptive analyses
Fat cat done in by doggie door [via Celeste and Amanda, who says to be sure to watch the video]
Spiders on drugs — nature film at its finest [via Jeff]
Survival of the fittest: "Oh, look at that rare swallow. Isn't it neat?" gunk "Oops. Swallowed by a hawk..."
Screamin cat — this is what it's like living with Toto... [via Rich]
Here kitty, kitty, kitty! Does everyone call cats in the same silly way?
Seal swims to rescue of drowning dog — Must. Start. Animal. Intelligence. Blog.
Best weblog ever: Hitler Cats
Amazing! Sir David Attenborough, naturalist and pioneer of the nature documentary, turned 80 last month. To mark the occasion, Britons were asked to choose their favorite Attenborough moment and of all the memorable scenes, his recording of the lyrebird came out on top. In this clip the bird mimics neighboring birds, several cameras, car alarms, and perhaps most impressively, loggers with chainsaws. (wmv, qt) [via mefi by way of frykitty]
This site is awesome: What's that bug? For all of your bug-identification needs.
Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kindgom nostalgia page
Apparently some monkeys can communicate in complete 'sentences'. I need to start that animal intelligence weblog! [via Dave, who knows I love this stuff]
Is this a repeat? I love stories of feral children. They're wild! [via Dave]
Alcohol consumption in monkeys mirrors human drinking patterns — interesting study that shows monkeys drink when stressed, and that solitary monkeys drink more [via bb]
A wild fox playing on a trampoline in the back garden — cute, cute, cute
Dolphins know each others' names — I'm telling you, animals are far smarter than most people give them credit
This is awesome: Cephas the tame blue jay, who hangs around while Cass McNutt programs
Great essay at 2Blowhards on the food we eat: The Slaughterhouse and the Carrot. Almost makes me take the Miron anti-pork stance. Almost.
Rabbi the Kosher Kitty [via AmyJo]
Cat communication — a summary of cat postures and vocalizations that will allow you to "speak cat". (It's amazing how much of this a cat owner learns after a few years.)
Wildlife defies Chernobyl radiation — this is a fascinating story of how the twenty-mile exclusion zone around the failed reactor has become something of a nature preserve
Let me point again to Nicole's Bunny Guide. Thanks, Nik!
Best welbog ever: Dogs Barking in Cars. It's just videos of dogs barking in cars. Brilliant!
You know how I love tales of interspecies friendship. Well, here is a series of wonderful photographs portraying Cairo, an Italian mastiff puppy, who was introduced as a playmate to 10-week-old Koza, a lion cub whose twin died, at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. I love this. [Again, via frykitty, who should e-mail me this stuff.]
Photography: birds in nature
A monkey and a cat, friends: We must learn to live together as brothers or perish as fools
Be careful what you say around talking animals: Mouthy Parrot Reveals Sex Secret
Scientists believe that early humans were hunted by birds. Scary!
Can dogs smell cancer? Study shows dogs ability to distinguish breast and lung cancer in people compared to healthy controls.
French baboons baffle zoo staff — Zoo keepers in Kent are having to learn French in order to speak to the baboons at Port Lympne wild animal park
The flight fantastic: the secret, longer life of birds revealed
Fantastic flotch: via this MeFi thread comes squirrels-for-you.com — have fun raising squirrels! This site features flash movies of domesticated squirrels. All your nuts are belong to us. Three sites are worthy of special notice: squirrel recipes, Russian squirrel pack kills dog, and, the best of all, the laugh-out-loud Beet Pulp Safety Warning.
Perhaps my favorite piece of news all year, for a variety of reason: chimpanzees beat out children in a reasoning test (NYTimes link)
Diaper Free Baby is a network of free support groups promoting a natural approach to responding to babies' elimination needs.
This may be a repeat, but it's worth it: Scary Squirrel World!, your source for all things squirrel
For Kris: Goats help boy cope with ADHD. Goats are the miracle pet!
Great AskMe discussion: Should I stop being vegetarian?
What happens when a mountain lion chases housecat up utility pole. A "sad day for felinity" happens, that's what.
Missing U.S. cat found in France. I wonder how we can convince Toto to take a long boat ride.
Feral Children, isolated, confined, wolf and wild children. This is another subject that fascinates me. To me, it's closely related to animal intelligence.
Scientists study tool-using gorillas [via Dave]