Category Archives: Animals

Animal Funnies!

Those who have pets know that our companion creatures are individuals, each with their own distinct personalities.

A cat in Istanbul, Turkey, calmly squats right in front of a busy escalator outside a subway station in Taksim Square, forcing humans to gingerly step aside from Her Royal Felineness.

A dachshund named Crusoe figured out how he can get his dinner BEFORE the scheduled 5 p.m. — by moving the wall clock’s hour hand to 5!

~Eowyn

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16 Baby Animals!

#1: Baby albino koala

#2: Baby bunny

#3: Baby Persian cat

#4: Baby crane

#5: Baby dog

#6: Baby donkey

#7: Baby fox

#8: Baby frogmouth chick

#9: Baby hawk

#10: Baby hedgehogs

#11:Baby hippo

#12: Baby otter

#13: Baby panda

#14: Baby pig

#15: Baby polar bear

#16: Baby skunk

Vote for your favorite!

H/t PawMyGosh

~Eowyn

We all need this Sunday smile: Doggies napping!

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Loving dog stops and waits for elderly owner

A security camera in a residential neighborhood captured on video an elderly man out for his daily walk.

The man walks very, very, very, very slowly with the help of a walker.

Watch how his faithful, patient dog would periodically stop and wait for the old man to catch up with her.

H/t PawMyGosh

~Eowyn

Creation: Killer whale counts up to 3 and says ‘hello’

The killer whale or orca is a marine mammal belonging to the oceanic dolphin family. Killer whales are apex predators, as there is no animal that preys on them. They can be found in each of the world’s oceans in a variety of marine environments, from Arctic and Antarctic oceans to tropical seas.

Killer whales are highly social and notable for their complex societies. Only elephants and higher primates, such as humans, live in comparably complex social structures. Killer whales have the second-heaviest brains among marine mammals (after sperm whales, which have the largest brain of any animal). They can be trained in captivity and are often described as intelligent, although defining and measuring “intelligence” is difficult in a species whose environment and behavioral strategies are very different from those of humans.

Like all cetaceans, killer whales depend heavily on underwater sound for orientation, feeding, and communication. They produce three categories of sounds: clicks, whistles, and pulsed calls.

Alexandra Ma reports for Business Insider, Jan. 31, 2018, that Wikie, a 16-year-old female orca at a marine park in Antibes, France, is the first of its kind to mimic human speech.

Wikie has learned how to count to three; say “hello,” “bye bye,” and “Amy” (the name of her trainer); shriek, and blow raspberries. She made these sounds while partially submerged, with her blowhole — the human equivalent of a nose — exposed to the air.

Killer whales typically live in groups in the sea and develop their own dialects. They’re also one of the few animals in the world — alongside dolphins, beluga whales, and parrots — that can mimic the sounds of other creatures, such as dolphins and sea lions. (The Guardian).

Dr. Jose Abramson, who led a scientific study on Wikie, said that Wikie might even be able to hold basic conversations in the future:

“It’s conceivable… if you have labels, descriptions of what things are. It has been done before with a famous grey parrot and dolphins using American sign language; sentences like ‘bring me this object’ or ‘put this object above or below the other.'”

Here’s a video of Wikie saying “hello” and other human words:

~Eowyn

Dog visits owner’s grave every day

This is Caesar, a little dog whose owner, a 79-year-old man in Turkey, was paralyzed.

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When his owner passed away, Caesar mourned at his funeral.

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The owner’s son, Ali, adopted Caesar.

Ali noticed that every morning, Caesar would leave the house.

So Ali decided to follow the little dog to find out where he goes . . . .

~Eowyn

Thursday Animals: Sleepy little critters!

Baby duckling dozes off:

What do hamsters dream?

Kittens! We have sleeping kittens!

And a baby hedgehog yawns!

~Eowyn