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  • Moose drool inhibits growth of toxic fungus

    Animals News -- ScienceDaily
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Research shows a surprisingly effective way to fight against a certain species of toxic grass fungus: moose saliva. Inspired by an earlier study that showed that moose grazing and saliva distribution can have a positive effect on plant growth, the research team set out to test an interesting hypothesis -- whether moose saliva may, in fact, "detoxify" the grass before it is eaten.
  • Sea turtle 'hugs' surfer who cut it free from nets

    Animal Crazy - Orlando Sentinel
    19 Jul 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Did a sea turtle "hug" a surfer who rescued it from fishing nets? Call it what you will, but the moment caught by a GoPro camera on the stunning video shows there was a connection there.
  • Kitten vs ceramic cat (video)

    Amazing Creatures
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    25 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
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  • Massive Mayfly Invasion Marauds Midwest: Photos

    Animals News : Discovery News
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:55 am
    A massive hatching of mayflies wreaked havoc across Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota.
  • Canberra kangaroo cull falls just short of target

    Animal Concerns News Service
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:51 am
    "We were having to run around, and shine our torches and make noise and the rangers refused to shut the shooters down," Ms Drew told ABC.
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    Earth in Transition

  • Exploring Consciousness with Jeff Warren

    Michael Mountain
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Jeff Warren calls ecology "the contemplative tradition of our time." His Consciousness Explorers Club meets in Toronto each week for guided meditation and "collective wonderment." In this discussion, we talk about how people who care about the natural world have a kind of empathic consciousness that embraces other living beings, rather than just a small circle of humans; about how meditation can help you to be more focused and effective in what you're doing; and about how he sees the future as we enter a time of mass extinction.
  • Nonhuman Rights Project on ‘Colbert Report’

    Michael Mountain
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Legal rights for animals?? Expect Stephen Colbert to be suitably shocked, horrified and appalled when, in character as the classic right-wing bloviator, he welcomes Steven Wise of the Nonhuman Rights Project as his special guest, Thursday evening, on The Colbert Report. The Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) is seeking to have four chimpanzees – Tommy, Kiko, Hercules and Leo – recognized as "legal persons" with the capacity for, at least, the fundamental right to bodily liberty. (If and when the courts recognize this, any or all of them could be moved to sanctuaries.) Colbert, arguably…
  • An Emerging Consciousness – Part Two

    Michael Mountain
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:11 am
    "In a few years, it will all be over, and the human race will have divided in twain. There is no way back, and no future for the world you know. All the hopes and dreams of your race are ended now. You have given birth to your successors, and it is your tragedy that you will never understand them – will never even be able to communicate with their minds. Indeed they will not possess minds as you know them. They will be a single entity, as you yourselves are the sums of your myriad cells. You will not think them human, and you will be right."                    …
  • An Emerging Consciousness

    Michael Mountain
    19 Jun 2014 | 1:00 pm
    (This is one of a series of posts exploring how, as chaos grows around the world and a Sixth Extinction takes hold, a new kind of collective consciousness may be emerging among certain kinds of people – and what this may mean.) One evening, in the fall of 1995, when I was checking the message boards of our CompuServe forum (remember those old online services?!), the following suddenly appeared: "We are a group of Serbs and Croats ..." Wait. A "group of Serbs and Croats"? There was no such thing. A dreadful ethnic war was raging between these two people in Bosnia. They were mortal enemies.
  • Authentic Spirituality in the Coming Storm

    Michael Mountain
    12 Jun 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Once you've accepted that Planet Earth has entered a Sixth Great Extinction – one that's irreversible and that will consume most, if not all, species, including our own – the question becomes: What now? Where does this leave you? And what do you do with the time remaining? Most people, of course, haven't accepted that we're already well into a major extinction event. They prefer either to remain in complete denial or to pretend to themselves that human ingenuity and technology will somehow ride to the rescue. (In fact, more technology almost invariably goes hand-in-hand with more…
 
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    Animals News -- ScienceDaily

  • 'Light pollution' may affect love lives of birds in the Viennese Forests

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:03 am
    Artificial light in cities exerts negative effects on humans, animals, and their environment. In an ongoing research project, behavioral biologists are investigating how blue tits in the Viennese Forests react to "light pollution." The study might help to understand effects of “light-at-night” on reproductive behavior of birds. In consequence, it could help developing concepts, minimizing negative effects on the lives of animals and the ecological system, by reducing light sources in specific regions.
  • Large raptors in Africa used for bushmeat, study indicates

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Bushmeat, the use of native animal species for food or commercial food sale, has been heavily documented to be a significant factor in the decline of many species of primates and other mammals. However, a new study indicates that more than half of the species being consumed are birds, particularly large birds like raptors and hornbills.
  • Moose drool inhibits growth of toxic fungus

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Research shows a surprisingly effective way to fight against a certain species of toxic grass fungus: moose saliva. Inspired by an earlier study that showed that moose grazing and saliva distribution can have a positive effect on plant growth, the research team set out to test an interesting hypothesis -- whether moose saliva may, in fact, "detoxify" the grass before it is eaten.
  • Biologist warn of early stages of Earth's sixth mass extinction event

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:19 pm
    The planet's current biodiversity, the product of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary trial and error, is the highest in the history of life. But it may be reaching a tipping point. Scientists caution that the loss and decline of animals is contributing to what appears to be the early days of the planet's sixth mass biological extinction event. Since 1500, more than 320 terrestrial vertebrates have become extinct. Populations of the remaining species show a 25 percent average decline in abundance. The situation is similarly dire for invertebrate animal life.
  • Humans share fairness concerns with other species

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Humans aren’t the only species to react strongly to actions they consider unfair. A similar drive for fairness in monkeys and some dogs may offer insight into people’s desire for equity, according to experts.
 
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    Bedlam Farm Journal

  • A Different Heart: From The Bottom Of The Soul

    Jon Katz
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:53 pm
    Bottom Of The Soul "It was not a groan of pain or of grief – oh no! – it was the low stifled sound that arises from the bottom of the soul when overcharged with awe."   – Edgar Allen Poe, "The Tell-Tale Heart." They told me all about the aftermath of the surgery, the sleeplessness, mood swings, sweats, exhaustion, pain and confusion. Only one doctor tried to talk to me about what my new heart might feel. He sat with me in the emergency room, he said he advised to see no one and speak to no one for at least six weeks after the surgery. "Your heart," he said, "was getting 5…
  • The Border Collie And Theresa’s Lamb

    Jon Katz
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:49 pm
    The Border Collie And The Lamb I never pretend to truly know what a dog is thinking, their minds are alien from ours and they do not have our words. I walked a long time through the cemetery this morning, it was hot and humid. Red has an inexhaustible supply of energy, as most border collies do, he almost never lies down. I stopped to drink some water and take a breath, I had just been up a long hill and I saw Red move among the markers and then lie down. I came closer and saw that the tombstone had a lamb on it, it was the marker of a seven-year-old girl named Theresa, she died in 1911 and I…
  • Windowsill Gallery: Birdbath

    Jon Katz
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Windowsill Gallery
  • The Soft Things In Life

    Jon Katz
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    The Soft Things In Life I have a friend who is working so hard I worry about him, he has no time for the soft things of life. I want to take him by the shoulders and talk to him about the soft things, they are the point of life, it's purpose. Reading a book. Taking a walk. Weeding a garden. Giving carrots to donkeys. Making love. Talking to friends. Taking photos. Singing songs. What is the purpose of work? Of making money if we do not experience any of the soft things of life. To me, that is a kind of slavery. Watching Maria in the garden today, hanging out with the hens, I thought the image…
  • The Nature Of Life

    Jon Katz
    27 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
    The Nature Of Life A friend of mine called me up to ask me how I was doing, and I said fine, and then asked her how she was doing. Oh, she said,  moving very eagerly past my open heart surgery, it was a horrible year. Her beloved dog died, her cat got kidney disease, her mother had to go to a nursing home, her uncle was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and then there was this awful news coming out of Washington and the rest of world. It was a terrible year, she said, she never got to work on her art, read the books she wanted to read, take the trips she wanted to take. After listing this sad and…
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    OnEarth.org

  • Weekend Reads: Virtual Reality Environmentalism, Climate Cowboys, Are Water Witchers for Real?

    Jason Bittel
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:19 pm
    By Jason Bittel If a Tree Falls in a Virtual Forest…Imagine you’re a little piece of purple coral. Everything’s going swimmingly until the ocean begins to acidify and your reef starts dropping dead all around you. Then, all of a sudden, you watch yourself losing your purple hue … and then the darkness is closes in. Lucky for you, this is just a virtual reality experiment to see if “experiencing” an environmental disaster can change people’s real life feelings and habits about issues such as climate change and deforestation. According to Amy Westervelt, a little fantasy may do…
  • Blue Whales in the Way, Court Blows ABX Decision, Radioactive Snow Monkeys

    Jason Bittel
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    By Jason Bittel Take your medicine (oh, what’s the point...): The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is under no obligation to ban the practice of administering antibiotics to healthy livestock as a way of promoting growth—even though study after study shows that the practice is creating drug-resistant superbugs (see "You Want Superbugs With That?"). The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has even argued that overuse of antibiotics could lead to "the next pandemic.” NRDC, which publishes OnEarth, had sued the FDA…
  • Boom! There Goes the Neighborhood

    Jason Bittel
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:59 pm
    By Jason Bittel Suppose someone was detonating a stick of dynamite in your neighborhood. BOOM. Every 10 to 12 seconds. BOOM. For days and weeks and months on end. BOOM. Maybe you could just ignore the noise. BOOM. Or maybe you’d go a little crazy. BOOM. Maybe you lose your appetite. BOOM. And stop trying to ask your kids how their day went. BOOM. Maybe you start walking in circles. BOOM. Or get lost. And good luck getting your significant other BOOM to cuddle up and BOOM relax for a little BOOM romantic BOOM fun BOOM time. BOOM. BOOM. BOOM-BOOM-BOOOOOMMMMM! Annoying, isn’t it? But guess…
  • Your Fur Coat Needs to Go to Rehab

    Susan Cosier
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:17 am
    By Susan Cosier Taking fur from wild animals was once needed to keep our relatively fur-less bodies warm, and in more recent centuries, wearing pelts became a symbol for wealth and glamour (despite the cost to wildlife). But now a humane organization is giving fur back to the animal kingdom. A recent campaign by Born Free USA asked fur owners to donate their old garments to help rehabilitate injured or orphaned wildlife—a much better use for them, if you ask me. “The furs are being used to replicate the warmth, comfort, and stimulation that young orphaned animals would have otherwise…
  • Mayflies (Temporarily) Inherit the Earth, New Rules for Runaway Oil Trains, PBS Newshour Is the Shiz

    Jason Bittel
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
    By Jason Bittel Check yo’self before you wreck yo’self: After a devastating year of oil train crashes, the Obama administration is calling for a “new world order.” Newly proposed rules, announced yesterday, require phasing out outdated DOT-111 rail cars (80,000 of which are on the tracks today), addressing speed limits, improving brakes, and sharing route data with emergency personnel. PoliticoWall Street Journal PBS! PBS! PBS!: My 7th-grade civics teacher once told us that you watch nightly news shows to be entertained, but if you want to be informed, you watch PBS Newshour. Well, a…
 
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    Endangered Animals News -- ScienceDaily

  • Large raptors in Africa used for bushmeat, study indicates

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:29 pm
    Bushmeat, the use of native animal species for food or commercial food sale, has been heavily documented to be a significant factor in the decline of many species of primates and other mammals. However, a new study indicates that more than half of the species being consumed are birds, particularly large birds like raptors and hornbills.
  • Biologist warn of early stages of Earth's sixth mass extinction event

    24 Jul 2014 | 2:19 pm
    The planet's current biodiversity, the product of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary trial and error, is the highest in the history of life. But it may be reaching a tipping point. Scientists caution that the loss and decline of animals is contributing to what appears to be the early days of the planet's sixth mass biological extinction event. Since 1500, more than 320 terrestrial vertebrates have become extinct. Populations of the remaining species show a 25 percent average decline in abundance. The situation is similarly dire for invertebrate animal life.
  • Global wildlife decline driving slave labor, organized crime

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:42 am
    Global decline of wildlife populations is driving increases in violent conflicts, organized crime and child labor around the world, according to a experts. Researchers call for biologists to join forces with experts such as economists, political scientists, criminologists, public health officials and international development specialists to collectively tackle a complex challenge.
  • No returning to Eden: Researchers explore how to restore species in a changing world

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:42 am
    Reversing the increasing rate of global biodiversity losses may not be possible without embracing intensive, and sometimes controversial, forms of threatened species management, according to zoologists.
  • Nearly 50 years of lemur, other primates data now available online

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    A 48-year archive of life history data for the world's largest and most diverse collection of endangered primates is now digital and available online. The database allows visitors to view and download data for more than 3600 animals representing 27 species of lemurs, lorises and galagos -- distant primate cousins who predate monkeys and apes -- with more data to be uploaded in the future.
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    Animals on Huffington Post

  • Mary Ellen Harte: Climate Change This Week: US Flunks Efficiency, Green Bonds Grow, And More!

    Mary Ellen Harte
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:58 am
    How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide. Read more: Wind Power, Natural Disasters, Rising Sea Levels, Congress, Australia, Fracking, Epa, Agriculture, Colorado, Clean Energy, Animals, Business, Green Energy, Coal, Canada, Nevada, Indonesia, Oklahoma, Greenhouse Gases, Political Activism, Climate Change Denial, Department of Energy, Business News, Portugal, Asia, Massachusetts, Solar Power, Global Warming, Natural Gas, Voting, Boston,…
  • We Asked What Your Pit Bull Means To You. Here Are Your Answers.

    The Huffington Post News Team
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:16 am
    HuffPost Green is launching a week-long, community-driven effort to bust the myths and raise awareness about pit bulls, a maligned "breed" that often ... Read more: Pit Bulls Dogs, Pit Bull Week, Huff Post Pit Bull Week, Huffpost Pit Bulls, Pit Bulls, Pit Bull Family, My Pit Bull, Pit Bull Pictures, Pit Bull, Are Pit Bulls Good Dogs, Dogs, Green News
  • Arin Greenwood: 10 Stereotypes About Pit Bulls That Are Just. Dead. Wrong.

    Arin Greenwood
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Most pit bulls aren't bred for anything -- by and large they're mutts, plain and simple, who happen to share a similarly blocky-shaped head. Read more: Pit Bulls Dangerous, Pit Bull Sterotypes, Pit Bulls, Pit Bull Myths, Elle the Pit Bull, Myths About Pit Bulls, Pit Bull Jaws, Dogs, Green News
  • Dog Passes Out With Joy When Girl Comes Home After Two Years

    The Huffington Post News Team
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:48 am
    When this schnauzer saw a familiar face after two whole years away, the pet could barely keep it together. Watch the video above posted by Rebecca... Read more: Video, Dog Reunited With Owner, Cute Dogs, Dogs Reaction to Owner, Dog Reunited With Family, Dog Video, Dog, Dog Passes Out, Dogs, Happy Dog, Weird News News
  • This Cat Loves This Man So Much, It Could Melt Right Into Him

    The Huffington Post News Team
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:47 am
    On a scale of one to 10, how much does this cat loves its human? One cat-jillion. That's how much. If you want to see what kitty love looks like, ... Read more: Cat Loves Man, Cat, Video, Cats, Cat Loves Human, Cat Videos, Cute Cat Videos, Good News News
 
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    Animal welfare | The Guardian

  • Britains increasing taste for white meat is a disaster for animals and for us | Justin Kerswell

    Justin Kerswell
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:24 am
    As much as 92% of all chicken is contaminated with faecal matter, while intensive livestock production crams 30,000 birds living in their own excrement into a single shedAs shocking as it is, the Guardian investigation into the British poultry industry is the thin end of the wedge when it comes to animal welfare and the human health implications of consuming poultry meat. Continue reading...
  • How to survive a heatwave, North Korea style

    Moon Eun-ju for Daily NK, part of the North Korea network
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:51 am
    From dog meat soup to boiled rabbit, Pyongyang recommends eating a 'revitalising' diet to survive the hottest days of the year. Daily NK reports When the summer heat strikes the Korean peninsula, it's not ice or water that North Korea's authorities recommend to get through the sweltering conditions it's dog meat, among other "revitalising" foods.On the Korean peninsula, the three hottest days of the year are known as sambok, which usually takes place in mid-July (the dates depend on the lunar calendar), and are a time of feasting for Koreans to energise tired bodies and improve…
  • Man pours beer over tiger as London Zoo Lates parties get out of hand

    Adam Vaughan
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    Sources raise concerns about impact of drunken behaviour following incidents with tigers and penguins at Zoo LatesThe welfare of animals at London zoo is being put at risk by drunken visitors at its Friday night parties, including one incident in which a man poured beer over a tiger before being thrown out by staff.Another incident this month saw a man strip off and attempt to enter the penguin pool, forcing staff to intervene. There are also unconfirmed reports that a drunken woman tried to enter the lion enclosure in June. Continue reading...
  • Laboratory-grown beef: meat without the murder, but would you eat it?

    Carole Cadwalladr
    12 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Growing meat in labs could cut hunger, tackle climate change and end animal slaughter, but creator Professor Mark Post says the biggest beef will be convincing consumers Continue reading...
  • Imperial College registrar quits animal welfare post after university broke rules

    Ian Sample, Science editor
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:26 am
    John Neilson resigns role after staff 'fell short' of guidelines to make sure animals did not endure more pain in experimentsThe registrar of Imperial College London has resigned from his role in animal research after a report from government advisers found the university broke rules and put animal welfare at risk.John Neilson, who continues as the university's secretary and registrar, was responsible for making sure that staff complied with laws around animal research, but was asked to step down after a discussion between the university and Norman Baker, the Home Office minister responsible…
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    4 The Love of Animals

  • Walking? Use the @ResQwalk app to help animals!

    Aimee
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Friends, the ResQwalk app is awesome. Not only is it free, it’s helps your favorite shelter or rescue just by doing something you already do. Walking! When you have downloaded the app you can then choose which rescue you want your part of the weekly donation to go towards. You can actually choose up to three charities to walk for. From there, it’s just as simple as using the app to track your walks! I have been using it almost daily now and just love it. Not only is it a great way to track my progress walking, but it feels great to know that our daily walks are helping animals in…
  • Purina Beyond Giveaway

    Aimee
    12 Jul 2014 | 11:21 pm
    We recently received a sample of the new Purina Beyond dog food (and we have some bags to give away for cats or dogs, so be sure to keep reading). We were excited about this new product because it is full of natural ingredients. Real meat, poultry, or fish is the number 1 ingredient. The food is free from corn, wheat, and soy, with no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. And no by product meal! They even sent us something special, a recipe to be made for the humans! The recipe is based on the fresh ingredients that can be found in the Beyond food for cats and dogs. It was delicious…
  • Best Friends Animal Society Helps You Protect Your Pets this Independence Day

    Aimee
    3 Jul 2014 | 9:39 am
    Best Friends four-legged Celebrity Ambassador Lassie encourages everyone to protect pets this Independence Day weekend by keeping them in a safe, comfortable place inside the house during fireworks. While humans are uttering “oohs” and “ahhs,” enjoying the 4th of July fireworks, many terrified dogs are digging under or jumping over fences, breaking tethers or even shattering windows in an attempt to escape from the frightening noises. Cats who are allowed outside are also vulnerable to being scared away from their homes. Frightened run-away pets wind up in shelters across the country,…
 
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    Inside Conservation Blog

  • Rescued great horned owl, Owlfred, reunited with rescuer, and the team that cares for him

    Jessica Volk
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
      Meet Owlfred, a very special member of our SeaWorld family. He was rescued by Murray Miller of Tampa, Fla. in 2013 when Murray saw Owlfred in distress. He approached Murray several times, making a crying sound and seeking help. Miller knew something was not quite right and decided to bring Owlfred to the National Audubon Society, a local organization that conserves and restores natural ecosystems including birds and other wildlife. After receiving care and rehabilitation for several months at the National Audobon Society, it was determined that Owlfred could not be successfully…
  • SeaWorld Orlando Animal Rescue Team Returns Rehabilitated Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle

    Jessica Volk
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Early this morning, SeaWorld Orlando’s Animal Rescue Team traveled to Washington Oaks Garden State Park in Palm Coast, Fla., just south of St. Augustine, to return a juvenile Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle. The Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle was rescued in March by a University of Central Florida turtle monitoring group and then transported to our facility for care and rehabilitation. Upon arrival, the turtle was underweight, lethargic and required antibiotics and fluids. Throughout rehabilitation the sea turtle gained weight and was medically cleared to be returned today. For more than…
  • Celebrate Arctic Sea Ice Day at SeaWorld San Diego!

    Kathryn Danganan
    12 Jul 2014 | 9:44 am
    Come and celebrate Arctic Sea Ice Day with us here at SeaWorld San Diego! This day was created by Polar Bears International, the world’s leading polar bear conservation group, and one of the non-profit organizations supported by the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. Arctic Sea Ice Day was created to bring awareness to the longer ice-free periods happening along the Hudson Bay due to the planet warming. This causes the Hudson Bay population of polar bears to wait longer and longer each year on the arctic tundra to hunt for their food source – ice seals. Please join us…
  • First Clapper Rail Release of the Season

    Kathryn Danganan
    10 Jul 2014 | 1:44 pm
    SeaWorld San Diego and other members of Team Clapper Rail kicked off another successful season recently with the release of six light-footed clapper rails at the Batiquitos Lagoon Ecological Reserve near San Diego recently. Three of the birds came from SeaWorld and the others came from San Diego Zoo Global. Team Clapper Rail—which is comprised of SeaWorld San Diego, the Living Coast Discovery Center, San Diego Zoo Global, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service—have bred, raised and released more than 400 of the endangered birds over the last…
  • Eight Sea Lions Get a Second Chance at Life

    Kathryn Danganan
    20 Jun 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Eight sea lions were recently given a second chance at life, following several weeks of care from our SeaWorld Rescue Team. When returning animals, our Rescue Team often has the unique opportunity to see many different species in their natural habitat. During this return, the Rescue Team caught a rare glimpse of the mighty blue whale, the largest species of any animal on Earth! Watch the clip below to see how the return went!
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    India's Endangered

  • Why the Ocean Ecosystem needs Whales

    Ramya Naresh
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:43 am
    All species big and small have a role to play in the natural world defining the habitat and the ecosystem they live in. Now scientists have found the important tasks whales have been given to maintain the health of the oceans. A recent study shows that these giant mammals have an influence on global carbon ...Read the Rest
  • The Wild Wisdom Quiz Book- Review

    Amrita Sharma
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Amrita Sharma reviews for India’s Endangered The Wild Wisdom Quiz Book by WWF-India Children are curious by nature and if we wish to raise kids who love the Earth, all we have to do is expose them to the awe-inspiring beauty, diversity and immensity of nature. Their natural curiosity can then be trusted to propel ...Read the Rest
  • Bats in Karnataka in need of a Saviour

    Rohit Daniel
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Gotham City might be under the comic hero Batman’s protection but who is to protect the eponymous bat species from possible extinction? In the state of Karnataka in India indiscriminate destruction of their natural habitat is putting bats in grave danger everyday. The state, which is home to one-third of the bat species found in ...Read the Rest
  • Tiger and Her Cubs Cool Off at Ranthambore National Park (photos)

    Atula Gupta
    20 Jul 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Indian summers are famous for making even the toughest look for some means to cool off. So when photographer Andy Rouse saw a wild tiger and her cubs dip into the cool water of a lake in India’s Ranthambore National Park, he knew he had the perfect opportunity to click some amazing shots of the ...Read the Rest
  • Restoration of Coral Reefs Best Way to Save Millions of Human Lives

    Shilpi Gemawat
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:33 am
    Coral reefs form one of the most delicate and valuable ecosystems along the coastlines of the world. Even though they cover less than 1% of the ocean floor, they provide habitat for close to 2 million species. Known as ‘the rainforests of the ocean’, owing to their rich and diverse biodiversity, now a recent study ...Read the Rest
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    The Other Blokes Blog

  • Bringing Local Traffic to Your Website

    contributor
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Courtesy of Stuart Miles via freedigitalphotos.net When you set up your online business, you may wonder exactly how to attract local traffic to your website. If you are new to running a virtual business, you could benefit by working with a service to help you with this task. Partnering with a service that specializes in tactics like local SEO could help you generate the daily traffic you need and help you stay financially afloat as your competitors lag behind you. When it comes to services like SEO Montreal clients will certainly appreciate being able to find you easily. People who conduct a…
  • What an SEO Company Does for You

    contributor
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:07 pm
    Courtesy of Stuart Miles via freedigitalphotos.net A search engine optimization company is one that specializes in customizing your website so that from a search engine’s perspective, it offers rich, unique content. The more esteemed your website is in the eyes of search engines, the higher it will rank. A simple translation: if a search engine likes your website, when your customers are searching for you via relevant keywords, your website will be listed higher than those of your competitors. Most internet users do not go past the first page of search engine results, which is why it…
  • Excite and Engage Your Audience with Your Presentation

    Barry Welford
    30 May 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Courtesy of jscreationzs via freedigitalphotos.net Whether you are in sales, marketing or are the owner of a startup company, you will need to give presentations from time to time. Putting together a compelling presentation can take some time, especially if you want to include research and statistics that help you prove your points. You will also need to find a way to present these facts and figures in a way that will keep your audience interested, not put them to sleep. When you want more audience engagement, a PowerPoint presentation can be the key.  If you do not know how to create a…
  • What is Local Online Marketing?

    Barry Welford
    27 Apr 2014 | 11:07 am
    Courtesy of PublicDomainPictures Local online marketing refers to focusing on SEO tactics that will optimize your website based not just on the products and services you offer, but on your physical location. This type of marketing is also referred to as local SEO or location-specific SEO, but all of these terms mean the same thing: optimizing your website so that it beats out your local competition, as well as your online competition. There are two types of customers that use the Internet to find companies: those who are shopping online exclusively, and aren’t going to pay attention, or…
  • The Immediacy of Tomography Software

    Barry Welford
    28 Mar 2014 | 5:08 pm
    Tomography refers to imaging underground formations by sections or sectioning, through the use of any kind of penetrating wave. When companies or individuals shop for EarthImager software, they will find that they have the chance to make the most of the land that they are studying or have purchased. Scientists will be able to survey the land that they are studying in real-time rather than waiting to develop images or for a slow program to put out the images. This equipment is designed to make the work of a tomography scientist or a survey team as simple as possible. Even someone who is not…
 
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    Articles at PetsLady.com

  • PetsLady's Pick: Funny Wheelchair Dogs Pic Of The Day

    Laurie Kay Olson
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:56 am
    "What do you think that is?" "I dunno. Whadda you think it is?" "Should we smell it?" "Go ahead, smell it!" "I dunno. Whadda you think it is?" "Oh, for Dog's sake! Just give it a sniff!"
  • The Other Side Of Pit Bulls: Ace The Rescuer

    Laurie Kay Olson
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    Pit bulls have gotten a really bad reputation over the past couple of decades and it has led to numerous communities banning the breed. While some of the dogs have shown aggressive and even violent tendencies, they can also have a sweet, caring side that gets far less press. This has led to many debates over whether it is really the dogs or the owners that are at fault. Earlier this month a pit bull named Ace saved his family's deaf son before the house burned down.
  • Canine Comfort Built Into New Housing

    Ron Callari
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:46 am
    It's a darn good dog's life for canines who are members of families purchasing housing from Standard Pacific Homes. This construction firm is believed to be the first to build and sell houses with 'pets suites' as an option, giving a whole new meaning to the term, "doghouse."
  • PetsLady's Pick: Funny Bear Cubs Pic Of The Day

    Laurie Kay Olson
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:33 am
    No, I swear. It goes rock. paper, scissors, lizard, Spock. I saw it on Ther Big Bang Theory. It help us decides who plays the Grizzly.
  • Uncertain About Buying? Why Not Rent A Chicken First

    Laurie Kay Olson
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:09 am
    Who would rent a chicken? Apparently quite a number of people. It is having chickens without the commitment. For Jann Symons and her husband Jim Perry it started out as a just an ad on Craig's List that made them chuckle. Then the more they thought about it, the more it made sense as a great business opportunity. They took a chance and now their in-box is full and the phone is ringing off the hook.
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  • The Other Side Of Pit Bulls: Ace The Rescuer

    Laurie Kay Olson
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    Pit bulls have gotten a really bad reputation over the past couple of decades and it has led to numerous communities banning the breed. While some of the dogs have shown aggressive and even violent tendencies, they can also have a sweet, caring side that gets far less press. This has led to many debates over whether it is really the dogs or the owners that are at fault. Earlier this month a pit bull named Ace saved his family's deaf son before the house burned down.
  • Canine Comfort Built Into New Housing

    Ron Callari
    27 Jul 2014 | 6:46 am
    It's a darn good dog's life for canines who are members of families purchasing housing from Standard Pacific Homes. This construction firm is believed to be the first to build and sell houses with 'pets suites' as an option, giving a whole new meaning to the term, "doghouse."
  • Uncertain About Buying? Why Not Rent A Chicken First

    Laurie Kay Olson
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:09 am
    Who would rent a chicken? Apparently quite a number of people. It is having chickens without the commitment. For Jann Symons and her husband Jim Perry it started out as a just an ad on Craig's List that made them chuckle. Then the more they thought about it, the more it made sense as a great business opportunity. They took a chance and now their in-box is full and the phone is ringing off the hook.
  • How Lilica The Dog Supports Her "Family"

    Laurie Kay Olson
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:13 am
    Lilica was abandoned at a junk yard in San Carlos, Brazil when she was unceremoniously dumped out of a truck when she was just a puppy. Neile Vania Antonio, the junk yard caretaker, befriended the young dog and took care of her. As Lilica grew she befriended the other animal denizens of the junk yard -- a dog, a cat, several chickens, and a mule. They became her "family."
  • Whipper, The Awesome Mutant Parakeet

    Laurie Kay Olson
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:43 am
    Yes, there really is a bird under all of that even though he looks more like an exotic desert. His name is Whipper and he is just a parakeet. Well, a very famous mutant parakeet that lives in New Zealand and overcame tremendous odds to survive. This little budgie has become known around the world for his totally wild do.
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  • YORKSHIRE TERRIER puppies for sale

    admin
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Our Yorkshire Terrier puppies where born on April 30, 2014. There are 3 Males available. Only 1 Male Left 3 Black & Tan Males – 2 are SOLD This litter will weigh between 5 and 6 lbs as adults. Parents are on site for viewing Our Yorkshire Terrier puppies are $1,500 plus hst. If you are interested in our puppies and have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 905-830-2290. To view our other puppies please see our puppies for sale page. A puppy is not promised unless a Deposit has been given. MORE PICTURES BELOW The Yorkie is a Toy…
  • SHIH TON puppies for sale

    admin
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Our Shih Ton puppies were born on May 30, 2014. There are 2 Males & 1 Female available. Only 1 Male Left 1 Black with White Male – SOLD 1 Black & White Male 1 Black with White Female – SOLD This litter will weigh between 12 and 14 lbs as adults. Mother is on site for viewing Our Shih Ton puppies are $ 885 plus hst. If you are interested in our puppies and have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 905-830-2290. To view our other puppies please see our puppies for sale page. A puppy is not promised unless a Deposit has…
  • SHIH POO puppies for sale

    admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:44 am
    We don’t have any Shih Poo puppies available right now. If you are interested in our puppies and have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 905-830-2290. To view our other puppies please see our puppies for sale page. A puppy is not promised unless a Deposit has been given. MORE PICTURES BELOW The SHIH POO is a hybrid of the Shih Tzu and the Poodle. The Shih Poo is a very popular mixed breed dog. They are usually smaller than the Shih Tzu and oh so beautiful in body and temperament. The Shih Poo being a mix of the Shih Tzu and the Poodle…
  • SCHNOODLE puppies for sale

    admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:13 am
    We do not have any Schnoodle puppies available right now. If you are interested in our puppies and have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 905-830-2290. To view our other puppies please see our puppies for sale page. A puppy is not promised unless a Deposit has been given. MORE PICTURES BELOW
  • SHIH TZU puppies for sale

    admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    We don’t have any ShihTzu puppies available right now. If you are interested in our puppies and have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at 905-830-2290. To view our other puppies please see our puppies for sale page. A puppy is not promised unless a Deposit has been given. MORE PICTURES BELOW The Shih Tzu is a true companion dog and makes an ideal family pet. They are one of the original lap dogs and the quintessential house pet. Always bred to be a lap dog, and are happy, outgoing, and affectionate. Their excellent temperament and their…
 
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    Marine Dynamics

  • Great White Shark Cage Diving Daily Trip 27 July 2014 (Trip1)

    27 Jul 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Another weekend interrupted by worrying weather conditions! We have had the past two days off due to storms coming through the area but luckily it had cleared enough for us to get on the water this afternoon...
  • Top 10 Named and Famed Sharks of Dyer Island | South Africa

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:56 am
    We are lucky enough to have many Great Whites visit our vessel whilst out on the water. Some of these individuals are easily identifiable due to scars, pigmentation, tags, notches in dorsal and caudal fins and also missing pieces from their fins. Some have earned names for such interesting, distinguishable features and have also been seen to have distinctive personality traits to match as well! It is my pleasure to introduce a few of our favourites...
  • Great White Shark Cage Diving Daily Trip 24 July 2014 (Trip1)

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:57 am
    Conditions this morning were better than had been predicted, with the seas relatively calm we were able to anchor in the shallows where we have been finding sharks for the past few days...
  • Great White Shark Cage Diving Daily Trip 23 July 2014 (Trip1)

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:12 am
    A misty morning greeted us as we headed down to the harbour today. By the time we reached our dive site, the Geldsteen, the mist had disappeared to reveal a beautiful day...
  • Great White Shark Cage Diving Daily Trip 22 July 2014 (Trip1+2)

    25 Jul 2014 | 2:57 am
    The clouds were setting in this morning however the water was calm as we set out for the day. We chose to anchor in the shallows again today...
 
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  • How To Avoid And Treat Heat Stroke

    Nancy Boland
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:47 am
    Unlike humans, dogs eliminate heat by panting. When panting isn’t enough, their body temperature begins to rise, and can become fatal if not averted quickly. Signs To Look Out For Excessive panting and signs of discomfort indicate overheating. However, it is important to be aware of the temperature in general and moderate appropriately. Primary Cause Any hot environment can cause heatstroke, but the most common cause is careless actions such as leaving a dog in a car on a hot day or forgetting to provide shade to a dog left inside. Immediate Care It is essential to remove the dog from the…
  • Top Fancy Dog Beds

    Chelsea Dogs
    27 Jul 2014 | 11:31 pm
    We have a huge range of luxury dog beds available to buy online at Chelseadogs.com but which are our top fancy dog beds? We’ll show you our most fancy dog beds below. For more information on any of them or to buy them, simply click on the pictures. It doesn’t take us to tell you that fancy dog beds don’t come cheap, in fact, quite the opposite! Prices for fancy dog beds can range from £100-£2000 and that’s only the beds that we sell. We’ve seen luxury dog beds for sale at nearly £10,000!!! Here are our top fancy dog beds: Chien Vivant Couture La Rochelle Dog…
  • Best Dog Sofa Beds

    Chelsea Dogs
    27 Jul 2014 | 12:12 am
    Are you thinking about getting your dog his very own sofa to sleep on? It can be hard work keeping your dog off your sofa and not to mention the cleaning of it and trying to remove all the stuck dog hairs! Here at Chelsea Dogs, we have some great dog sofa beds that are sure to please your pampered pet and he’ll finally have his very own sofa to call his own. There are many benefits of dog sofa beds. They are raised off the ground so your dog will be protected from droughts and they normally have high sides that will make your dog feel safe and secure whilst resting. We have some…
  • How To Deal With (And Prevent) Choking

    Nancy Boland
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    Having personally dislodged an overly generous piece of sausage from my dog’s throat, I think it’s safe to say I know a little about the panic and procedure associated with choking. Most dogs will chew nearly anything: bones, toys, shoes, socks, the list is endless. But would you know what to do if something became lodged in the windpipe or stuck on the palate and your dog began to choke? I didn’t, and given its high up on my list of phobias, it was a pretty traumatic experience for both of us. Nonetheless, it’s important that you don’t hang around for veterinary assistance, (unless…
  • Best Red Dog Collars

    Chelsea Dogs
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:50 am
    Choosing a new collar for your dog can sometimes be a tough decision. There are so many different styles to choose from including the material and the colour. You have to decide if you want a leather dog collar, a fabric dog collar or a collar that has a bit of both. After you’ve crossed that bridge, you then have to decide on the colour. Here at Chelsea Dogs, we have noticed that there are some colour dog collars that tend to be more popular than others, red dog collars being high up on that list. It’s not hard to see why, red dog collars suit both males and females and they look…
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  • There's Always One in the Bunch...

    Melissa
    1 Jul 2014 | 1:53 pm
         I used to take long car rides to Pennsylvania with my father to visit my grandparents and cousins when I was little. My father and I would listen to music, his music, and talk. I loved listening to my father talk when I was little. His stories were always so exciting the way he told them! He once told me a story about how he almost lost his job because of his big mouth. He explained that I had inherited his big mouth and that I would eventually learn the hard way, just as he had a few times, how not to use it and how to use it for good and bad. I remember being a little…
  • What's Wrong With The Reefers?

    Melissa
    1 Jul 2014 | 10:24 am
    Now that the wedding planning as well as the wedding is over my life is slowly getting back to normal...My house is slowly getting there too. I can finally see the floor next to my computer again which was covered for the last year with boxes and bins filled with items used to decorate the venue. My bedroom was filled with wedding magazines, dresses, and other miscellaneous items that I couldn't cram anywhere else in the house at the moment. Even the dining room was overflowing with wedding stuff...oh my god, I'm soooo glad it's over!In the process, I once again fell six months behind on my…
  • Sealife LED's Review

    Melissa
    26 May 2014 | 7:49 am
    Written by Chris MessierSealife LED's ReviewI was asked by the owner of The Coral Reef to take his LED light, Sealife LED's (previously, The Patriot LED’s), that he designed himself, home to my tank to put above my tank and then review them. He wanted to do this because he felt I was well known on the forums. Anyone who knows me well knows that I am highly against LEDs. Anyone that I have seen put these things above their tank, I have pretty much watched their coral die off and then I watch them switch back to T5’s or halide’s shortly afterwards. However, I…
  • OSRAS...What Schmucks...

    Melissa
    11 Feb 2014 | 9:45 pm
         So, I'm minding my own business about two weeks ago and I find out that these schmucks have not only kept my photo's up on their page but they have now used them for their upcoming conference advertising...even for a commercial. Your fucking kidding me right?! I've let this shit slide until this point but now, they have taken this way too far. (Thank you to the person who informed me of this too!)     I contact my lawyer who tells me to try to get the ad off of YouTube with the copyright infringement claim first, as well as through Facebook.
  • Month One - This Should Be a Job

    Melissa
    29 Jan 2014 | 4:33 pm
         It's funny, one of the board members of CTARS stumbled upon this blog a week or so ago and mentioned it to Chris. While I joined Chris at a board meeting last week, he mentioned it and in a joking manner, he stated he would try to never get on my bad side. On the way home, Chris and I messed with him about adding me to something and when he thought he might not have accidently, we told him he had now made it to 'The Blog.' I was laughing so hard I was nearly crying.     Truth is, everyone gets pissed at someone at some point in their lives. When you're…
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    TheDogTrainingSecret.com

  • How to Train a Teenager

    Minette
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:12 am
    Thanks lafayette county for the Photo You just read that heading and you think it is impossible, right? But the truth is, it is pretty easy. Human training is actually pretty easy if you stick to the rules of positive reinforcement, operant and classical conditioning. One of My Favorite Books One of my favorite books of all time is Karen Pryor’s “Don’t Shoot the Dog”. It has an odd name, but when you read the book she explains to some degree why it is titled as such. When I trained Service Dogs for my clients with disabilities I kinda forced them to read the book. I even had a quiz…
  • Top 5 Reasons Your Dog Won’t Crate Train

    Minette
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    I get a lot of questions either asked of me in person, online, via email etc. And one of my biggest fixes for many things is utilizing a crate. Crates help with potty training, they help with chewing, they help give your dog a haven when he needs to get away and they help to give you some sanity when you need a break from watching your puppy or dog. They also keep you safe in your car, and allow you to stay in motels that otherwise don’t allow dogs. In addition, they can keep friends and family happy when you visit; since they know your dog will be taken care of and well behaved at…
  • Dumb Dog! It’s all about Inflection!

    Minette
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    Thanks I.imgur for the happy dog photo It’s funny I was browsing Facebook the other day when I ran across a post from a “non-dog” person. On my friends list that relates to someone who doesn’t do “dog training” for a living and just has pets. After all, being a dog trainer, I am “friends” with a lot of other people in my profession; which is nice because it helps keep me current with what is going on out there! This friend was relating a story about how “Dumb” their dog was because her daughter (teenaged) was sitting on the floor calling out various names to the dog (none…
  • Mental Exercise Tires a Dog Physically More Than Physical Exercise Does

    Minette
    11 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    I love this quote by Ian Dunbar. Check out Ian Dunbar here . I have been saying this for years. And, quite frankly I kinda love Ian Dunbar. If I were to have an admiration work crush I think it would be on him and Karen Pryor. Check out Karen Pryor here. So I found this “meme” the other day while scrolling through Facebook and of course I shared it! It seems I may mention Facebook too much, ha ha ha, but my mind often has to multitask and so as I work, I go back and forth seeing what my friends and colleagues are up to in their lives. Anywho… I digress… another problem of mine……
  • It Is Easier to Just Clean It Up; Another Look at Potty Training

    Minette
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:44 am
    Thanks Talent Hounds for the Photo I tend to write about life experiences, ha ha. I guess that is how we all learn. And, I don’t always have a scheduled plan about what I am going to write about from week to week. So I’ve mentioned it before and I will undoubtedly continue to mention it my bestest friends have just recently gotten a Yellow Labrador Retriever puppy for their family. They wanted my Fury, but I keep telling them we are a “package” deal and I am not sure they are up for the “me” part of that package! They had had him for about 5 days before my…
 
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    Corgi Flop

  • It’s A Great Day To Play Outside

    Mrs. Hayden
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    During summer what is better than playing outside with your Corgi pal? I can’t think of a single thing.Please leave a comment and tell us what you think, we LOVE hearing from our readers. Better yet, you can send us some of your best corgi pictures for us to feature on the site!!Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter. Nothing is better than waking up to find awesome corgis in your inbox. Or you can connect with us on one of our social media pages.Like us on FacebookFollow us on InstagramCheck our boards on PinterestThe post It’s A Great Day To Play Outside appeared…
  • Corgi Mixes Are Absolutely Furdorable

    Mrs. Hayden
    9 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Please leave a comment and tell us what you think, we LOVE hearing from our readers. Better yet, you can send us some of your best corgi pictures for us to feature on the site!!Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter. Nothing is better than waking up to find awesome corgis in your inbox. Or you can connect with us on one of our social media pages.Like us on FacebookFollow us on InstagramCheck our boards on PinterestThe post Corgi Mixes Are Absolutely Furdorable appeared first on Corgi Flop.
  • You Know What To Do With That Corgi Butt

    Mrs. Hayden
    8 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Please leave a comment and tell us what you think, we LOVE hearing from our readers. Better yet, you can send us some of your best corgi pictures for us to feature on the site!!Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter. Nothing is better than waking up to find awesome corgis in your inbox. Or you can connect with us on one of our social media pages.Like us on FacebookFollow us on InstagramCheck our boards on PinterestThe post You Know What To Do With That Corgi Butt appeared first on Corgi Flop.
  • Fluffy Corgi Butts

    Mrs. Hayden
    2 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    We hope you enjoyed these Corgis and their long tongues. Please leave a comment and tell us what you think, we LOVE hearing from our readers. Better yet, you can send us some of your best corgi pictures for us to feature on the site!!Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter. Nothing is better than waking up to find awesome corgis in your inbox. Or you can connect with us on one of our social media pages.Like us on FacebookFollow us on InstagramCheck our boards on PinterestThe post Fluffy Corgi Butts appeared first on Corgi Flop.
  • My What A Long Tongue You Have

    Mrs. Hayden
    1 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    We hope you enjoyed these Corgis and their long tongues. Please leave a comment and tell us what you think, we LOVE hearing from our readers. Better yet, you can send us some of your best corgi pictures for us to feature on the site!!Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter. Nothing is better than waking up to find awesome corgis in your inbox. Or you can connect with us on one of our social media pages.Like us on FacebookFollow us on InstagramCheck our boards on PinterestThe post My What A Long Tongue You Have appeared first on Corgi Flop.
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    Birding Pictures

  • Seven Surprising Facts about Moths I Learned on my First Mothing Night

    Lauren Shaffer
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    Luna Moth What’s a Mothing Night? Something I had always wanted to try, but never did, was to set up a bright light at night in order to attract moths.  When I heard of other birding friends who did this regularly, I invited them to my house in the woods of Central PA to see what they could attract.  Paul Dennehy, a 9th grade science teacher who has been mothing for a score of years, brought his equipment and set it up in the yard before it got dark. I learned some surprising facts about moths that night! Fact #1 The names are in Latin!  When Peterson’s Field Guide to Moths was…
  • Damselfly party!

    Lauren Shaffer
    3 Jul 2014 | 3:20 pm
    After the storm yesterday, I noticed a few hazy patches of vegetation in the water, maybe 25 feet out from shore.  A photograph with a long lens showed what was making the hazy movements.  There were hundreds of damselflies, most in tandem, busily laying their eggs in the vegetation!  These are mostly Powdered Dancers, with a few Bluits joining the massive egg-laying party.  Wikipedia gives an interesting explanation for the Latin name of Powdered Dancer (Argia moesta): The common name refers directly to the male’s pruinosity, appearing to be covered with a powdery blue or grayish…
  • Ruddy Duck

    Lauren Shaffer
    26 Jun 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Ruddy Ducks are one of our smallest ducks, at 15 inches. They are all head, beak, and stiff tail, with a short body in between. They often swim with their tails upraised, and unlike other ducks they are able to slowly sink below the surface of the water.  According to allaboutbirds.org, Ruddy Ducks can be very aggressive during breeding season and will even attack rabbits along the shore!  Males perform unusual courtship displays in which they stick their tails straight up while striking their bills against their inflated necks, creating bubbles in the water as air is forced from their…
  • Doves and Pigeons of Southeast Arizona

    Lauren Shaffer
    24 Jun 2014 | 11:28 am
      Inca Dove Inca Doves, Common Ground-Doves, Banded Pigeons, White-winged Doves, and Mourning Doves were fairly common on our birding trip to Southeast Arizona. With Mourning Dove being the only common Dove in our part of the Eastern US, it was fascinating to see doves of all sizes, shapes, and behaviors in Arizona. Inca Dove Inca Dove, the size of a large sparrow, has dark-gray tipped feathers, making them appear scaly. These doves have a square-tipped tail and rufous under the wings, readily seen when flying.  They were often observed by our group feeding on corn at feeding stations.
  • Elegant Trogons

    Lauren Shaffer
    17 Jun 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Elegant Trogon Elegant Trogons are supposed to be the highlight of any birding trip to southeast Arizona; that is, if you are lucky enough to see one!  They seemed to be late arriving at Cave Creek Canyon near our group’s home base of Portal, AZ. Only one pair had been seen in various places the week we were there;  sometimes at a sycamore tree in a dry creek bed near a trail crossing, and a couple of times flying through the campground.  My friend and I were with a Road Scholar birding group, and we had just 5 days to find our prize Elegant Trogons along with more than 100 other…
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    Small Dog Breeds

  • Papillon

    dogwyst65
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:53 am
    Easy to Train Good with kids Energy Heat tolerance Cold tolerance Watchdog Shedding Papillon Personality traits and Temperament Papillon is a precious elegant companion dog of the spaniel type. Being one of the oldest of the toy spaniels, it derived its name from its characteristic butterfly like look of the long and fringed hair on the ears, they are small, but has a very strong adaptability. They are cute, beautiful, little and dainty. The temperament of a papillon is a happy, friendly, adventurous dog. They are not shy or aggressive. The Papillon is not a good choice if you want a…
  • Norwegian Lundehund

    dogwyst65
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:49 am
    Easy to Train Good with kids Energy Heat tolerance Cold tolerance Watchdog Shedding Norwegian Lundehund Personality traits and Temperament This is one of the world’s rarest breed, originated from the remote islands of the Arctic Norway, is a small rectangular and agile Spitz breed with unique features. They are alert, but sometimes wary towards strangers, but never aggressive. They are also very energetic, loyal and protective of their owners, cheerful, inquisitive, and mischievous. This dog also need close supervision to keep him out of trouble. They love to play and will enjoy long…
  • Norfolk Terrier

    dogwyst65
    20 Jul 2014 | 5:43 am
    Easy to Train Good with kids Energy Heat tolerance Cold tolerance Watchdog Shedding Norfolk Terrier Personality traits and Temperament Norfolk Terrier is a smallest of the working terriers. Their main characteristic is their refusal to be cowed or dominated. They are brave, loyal, emotional and obedient to their masters, also has great charm. A Norfolk’s typical temperament is happy, spirited, and self-confident. They are fearless, but can be aggressive at times; they have the softest temperaments in the Terrier Group. This breed generally works in packs and easy to get along with other…
  • West Highland White Terrier

    dogwyst65
    19 Jul 2014 | 8:17 am
    Easy to Train Good with kids Energy Heat tolerance Cold tolerance Watchdog Shedding West Highland White Terrier Personality traits and Temperament They are also known as Poltalloch Terrier, Roseneath Terrier and White Roseneath Terrier. are a bold, confident, fun-loving, intelligent dog who can find joy in the simplest pleasures of life, such as squeaky toys, a belly rub, and food. They are energetic, people-oriented dogs, beloved and admired for their bright white coats and shiny, shoe-button eyes. They are very restless dogs and although they look like a lap dog, they are far from it. They…
  • Mittel German Spitz

    dogwyst65
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:17 am
    Easy to Train Good with kids Energy Heat tolerance Cold tolerance Watchdog Shedding Mittel German Spitz Personality traits and Temperament Mittel German Spitz is a very lively, alert, independent, devoted and watchful dog. A happy dog that is very loyal and extremely devoted to his family. They crave for human attention and company. He needs moderate exercise to burn off his high energy and liveliness, and loves vigorous games or chances to run free in a safe area. They needs mental stimulation and to be involved in your life and your activities. They are excellent companion who likes to…
 
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  • How to housetrain your pup

    Terry Meeks
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:33 am
    House training – it’s one of the most asked about topics in the dog training world. It can be one of the easiest things to train, yet it is one of the most common reasons that dogs are relinquished.  Fortunately, the “how-to’s” are the same whether the pup is 8 weeks or 8 years so all new dog parents – … Continue reading →
  • Approaching Large Dogs

    Debra Lockhart
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    If I had a dime for every time someone asked me, “Does he bite?” or “Will she eat me?”  Well, I would have a lot of dimes.  Although my dogs consider themselves to be lapdogs, society calls them large or even extra large in some cases.  I also volunteer quite a bit and mainly work with dogs of similar looks … Continue reading →
  • Peanut Butter Pumpkin Biscotti Dog Treats

    DoggyDessertChef
    19 Jul 2014 | 7:05 am
    Talk about yum! Your dog will love these homemade peanut butter and pumpkin biscotti dog treats. Frankly, I think many humans would find it pretty tasty! Give it a go and let me know if your dog liked his special baked treats. Equipment you’ll need Large Bowl Mixing Spoon Baking Sheet Parchment paper or a silicone baking mat Large knife … Continue reading →
  • Ultimate Guide to Dog Holidays

    Jodi Thomson
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:59 am
    Do you ever look for a special reason to pamper your pooch more than usual? Celebrate your dog (and cat, ferret, or even bird) using the pet holiday guide below. I have scoured the web, the calendar, and even some old fashioned encyclopedia type things (remember those?) to find you the most up to date list of dog (and pet, and … Continue reading →
  • Heatstroke and How To Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer

    Magda Walczak
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:50 am
    Keeping your dog cool in the summer heat is super important. Like humans, dogs are susceptible to heatstroke and other heat-related problems. Unlike humans, dogs can’t just take off a layer of clothing or turn up the AC – it’s up to you, their parent, to keep them cool and safe. Read on to learn about signs of heatstroke, tips … Continue reading →
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  • You really want a pet piranha? Part 3 – The set up

    PiranhaGuy
    15 Jul 2014 | 9:28 pm
      I’m assuming by this point that you bought everything that I mentioned in part 2, or at least the basic necessities to start off. So now you are probably asking… what they heck do I do now? Before you go out and buy your pet piranha, have a look at this post. It will give you a high-level list The post You really want a pet piranha? Part 3 – The set up appeared first on worldofpiranhas.com.
  • You really want a pet piranha? Part 2 – Aquarium supplies

    PiranhaGuy
    1 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
      Ok, you’re ready? So my previous post didn’t scare you from at least looking into this hobby a bit more. Awesome.   Now before we get into details on what aquarium supplies you need to get, you need to decide what type of pet piranha you want to invest in.   What piranha species should I get? I’ll keep it The post You really want a pet piranha? Part 2 – Aquarium supplies appeared first on worldofpiranhas.com.
  • You really want a pet piranha? Part 1 – The basics

    PiranhaGuy
    19 Jun 2014 | 3:50 am
      So you went to bed late last night watching your favorite piranha movie (in my case… Piranha 3DD… if you are going to watch a piranha jump out of the water to snack on someone’s head, might as well watch it in 3D) and this morning you woke up thinking – How cool would it be to have a The post You really want a pet piranha? Part 1 – The basics appeared first on worldofpiranhas.com.
  • Piranha attacks – Are they really out for human flesh?

    PiranhaGuy
    5 Jun 2014 | 3:20 am
    These nasty-looking freshwater fish can range from 5 to 12 inches long and are normally gray in color; however that can change depending on their location. These meat-loving creatures are mostly found in major river basins in South America but they can also be found in places such as Bangladesh and even China. As you can see from the picture The post Piranha attacks – Are they really out for human flesh? appeared first on worldofpiranhas.com.
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