April 6 might be setting a new tradition with Dog and Chips Day in the UK. Not a celebration of deep fried canine and spuds, but a legal requirement for pet owners in England, Scotland and Wales to get their best friend fitted with a microchip that logs details of ownership. Compulsory chipping has been active in…
It is Chang Thai Day or National Thai Elephant Day (March 13) in Thailand. Stemming from the day a white elephant was added to the Thai flag it recognises the importance of elephants to Thai culture, promoting awareness of the need to protect these pachyderms and their environment.
More Alaska photos! I posted earlier in the week that I recently traveled to interior Alaska, and while the Northern Lights were amazing and completely unlike anything I’d ever seen before, my favorite part of the trip by far was my visit to Denali National Park.
Does what it says on the tin — animals randomly invading the fields of various sporting events. Dogs get pride of place, and seem to think they're participating. But it's not just dogs.
Awesome article over at SciAm about the use of dogs in order to track rare animals in the wild for research purposes. As someone who works with animals in the lab, nice to see animals being used to help scientists where they aren't the test subjects.
Christmas possum seems happily resigned to his grisly fate.
Because he just might enjoy it too much.
On November 7th, a small litter of African Wild Dog puppies (one male and two females) was born at the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden to first-time mother Xena. The birth was monitored carefully, due to Xena's inexperience, and unfortunately she showed no interest in mothering the pups. The zoo staff…
...but I think Peanut has joined some kind of colorful 1960s motorcycle gang.
Everyone, meet Kiba, the cosplaying corgi. Kiba, this is everyone.
They've been a popular option for pet owners taking road trips with their dogs in Sweden for the past decade, but these wonderfully over-engineered Variocages are finally available in North America. Like your car, the cages are designed with crumble zones to absorb impacts during a crash, providing extra protection…
Here is Peanut helping me sort through my obsolete crap.
I was away for a business trip last week, and was therefore not able to be as vigilant on the baby animal front as I usually am.
wasn't sure I got the right dog back at first....
...a facehugger got the dog again. Well at least I know there is a vet in the house. :-)
If you have a dog — and many of you do — you probably like to feed it. And your dog probably likes * t * r * e * a * t * s *. (My beagles know that word so well I don't even dare directly type it).
The lava is, of course, the small puppy prancing about on the floor out of frame.