Category: Animals

Happy Fall

For the Chipmunk in My Yard I think he knows I’m alive, having come downThe three steps of the back porchAnd given me a good once over. All afternoonHe’s been moving back and forth,Gathering odd bits of walnut shells and twigs,While all about him the great fields tumbleTo the blades of the thresher. He’s luckyTo …

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Pet Profile: The Loyal Chihuahua

You’ve probably seen people toting around tiny dogs with big poppy brown eyes. These dogs, called Chihuahuas, are one of the smallest dog breeds in the world. The Chihuahua first appeared in Mexico and does well in warmer climates. Of course, a doggy sweater can make one of these small dogs feel warm and cozy …

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Pet Profile: The Norwegian Forest Cat

The Norwegian Forest cat is a brilliant Feline species native to Northern Europe. They are well-suited to their environment and thrive in cooler temperatures and have an ancient lineage that can be traced back to the Vikings (and beyond). This strong, sturdy and intelligent breed is similar to the Northern American Maine Coon. They are …

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How to Walk Your Cat On a Leash

Most cats love being outdoors, the fresh air and stimulation is great for them and they love the warmth of the sun. Unfortunately, there are some downsides to being outside because many cats will roam and may get lost, injured, kill birds or other wildlife or get into things they shouldn’t. A cat leash is …

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Pet Profile: The Sociable Siamese Cat

Siamese cats are one of the most beloved breeds amongst cat lovers, and understandably so. There are many reasons to love a Siamese cat from their blue eyes peering through the dark patch on their face to their high level of intelligence and energy. From their history to their personality, Siamese cats are a very …

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World Tiger Day

In an effort to double the tiger population from 2010 to 2022, World Tiger Day (July 29) was created by TX2 (Tigers times two), a group consisting of 13 tiger range governments. In 2010, the world tiger population was at an alarmingly low number of 3,200. Currently, there are only 3,900 tigers in the world, …

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Walking Your City Dog in Summer

If you live in the city and have ever thought “boy, how about this heat” in summer, then think what it’s like for your dog. If short haired dogs can overheat in high temperatures then long haired dogs must suffer terribly! But walking your city dog in summer doesn’t have to be such an ordeal …

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July 4th Birthday Love: Koko

From dogs using speech buttons to fish playing soccer, we are now seeing more and more animals surprise us with their intelligence and communication skills. But the biggest modern breakthrough in animal intelligence may have been when Koko the gorilla learned to speak sign language. Koko had a vocabulary consisting of over 1,000 signs, and …

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6 Tips to Keep Dogs Calm During 4th of July Fireworks

Most people respond to a fireworks display with delighted “Oohs” and “Ahhs.” Unfortunately, what most Americans consider the ultimate way of celebrating the Fourth of July may cause their dog to wish they could hide under the covers until it is all over. The dog’s highly sensitive hearing paired with the over the top stimulus …

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Happy World Turtle Day!

Happy #WorldTurtleDay! As I mentioned in my recent endangered species post, the Hawksbill Turtle is on the critically endangered list, and turtles everywhere are threatened by plastic and other unwanted debris in the ocean every day.  A few ways you can help show your love for these beautiful creatures is by using less plastic, recycling …

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