Friday, August 31, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Today is National Dog Day but every day seems to bear that title on You Tube where there are over 2 million dog videos. Who is the mot popular? Mishka, above, a Husky with a penchant for copying human speech has amassed over 300 million video views.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
I have an incredible soft spot for seals and walruses and this one, who is being fostered by the Alaska SeaLife Center, has stolen my heart. Walruses. apparently, are incredibly social animals and spend about two years with their mothers. Watch and see how Alaska SeaLife staff members are stepping in to fill that role.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Did you catch the wonderful profile of Cornelia Guest, who graces the pages of The Culinary Canine, in Sunday's New York Times? The writer visits Cornelia in her family home, Templeton, which is where we did the photo shoot for the book.
Cornelia is about as genuine as they come and is the real deal when it comes to loving animals. The story mentions some new additions to her menagerie: a giant tortoise and the wonderful dog in the photograph which must be the Newfoundland mentioned in the piece. Madonna, the donkey, sounds like she is still well-fed!
The portrait of her father, in the above photo, which must now hang in her Manhattan office, was hanging at the bottom of the stairs when we visited. It is quite imposing. By the way, one of her most beloved dogs is named Winston after her father.
Now about that yard sale she promises...I just might have to make the trip!
Monday, August 20, 2012
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Enough is enough. What is it going to take to unhitch those horses? Horses and cars cannot and should not coexist on the same streets, especially in New York City where you often take your life in your hands crossing the street let alone driving.
Put the horses in the park and let them be horses.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
An amazing rescue story. Strangers brought together out of their love for animals bring an abandoned dog to safety.
Now that the original owner who left her there has come forward, a custody battle is brewing. Stay tuned. Animal Control in Colorado will decide the rightful owner while Missy or Lucky remains in the care of a vet, where she is doing much better.
What a great story. A family pet, turned in to the SPCA to be euthanized because they couldn't afford the vet bills to repair her injury, was nursed back to health and reunited with her family.
Watch and keep the Kleenex handy.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Snippets from a live webcam feed of puffins on Seal Island off the coast of Portland Maine. These guys are sometimes called the clowns of the sea and the National Audubon Society has installed the live web feed to drum up some interest in these coastal birds.
I have been to Seal Island--it is accessible only by mail or lobter boat and has great hiking trails and lots and lots of birds!
Thursday, August 16, 2012
By now, more than 3 million people have seen the wonderful photo (shown at the end of this video) about John Unger supporting his dog Schoep in the water to help the dog, who is suffering from arthritis, fall asleep. The photo is all about love and doing for others what they do for you.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
As a follow up to this incredible story aired about a year ago on The Early Show, Evan, has received his seizure dog, a glorious goldendoodle named Mindy and so far so good.
“Mindy has a new home and a relatively new family, so it’s an adjustment,” says Evan's mom Lisa. “But she’s been enjoying playing with our other dog, Dinky, and whenever Evan leaves the room, Mindy trails closely behind.”
“Evan hasn’t had a big seizure yet [since Mindy has been home], but Mindy has already been alerting us to some smaller seizures that would have gone unnoticed before,” says Lisa.
“Having Mindy is great!” says Evan, summing up his feelings about his new assistance dog.
His mom has to agree: “I think Mindy is going to change our lives in ways we aren’t even aware of yet.”
What an inspirational story and you can read all about the training on Evan's blog.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
This video is not technically about an animal but Julia Child did cook a lot of them and I just adore Julia Child and her exuberance in the kitchen. August 15th is what would have been her 100th birthday and PBS has prepared a special that promises to be as special as she was.
Just a heads up that this writer of The Culinary Canine always enjoys playing with food!
Monday, August 13, 2012
A rare white buffalo has been born in Goshen, Connecticut. The odds of such a birth are one in ten million and the while calf is sacred to many Native American cultures. This little guy, temporarily named White Buffalo, will have an official naming ceremony July 28, an event that could take four days!
In the meantime, the calf is being watched night and day by its owner to guard it from foul play.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Ellen, age 11, was one of the oldest fighting dogs rescued from Michael Vick's property. She lived out her days at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah, and passed away in late June from a mysterious illness.
We are grateful that she got to know some days of happiness, safety and belly rubs after her brutal and horrible early life.
Rest in Peace, Ellen.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
I just love this guy who is relaxing in Churchill, Canada, the spot where polar bears migrate once a year on their way to the Arctic. This guy must be on his way, judging by the mud--maybe not quite frozen--or making his way back inland after the winter.
What a life and those sleepy eyes remind me so much of Sam!
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Oh the places these dogs have been! Thanks to a microchip in one of the basset hounds, they were reunited with their owners, 5 1/2 years after they were stolen from their backyard. What are the odds?
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Monday, August 6, 2012
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Ok we've seen a lot of world records broken these days at the Olympics, but the one that Sarah, an 11 year old cheetah at the Cincinnati Zoo broke left humans and most animals in the dust.
While being photographed for a National Geographic magazine article that will include never before seen high speed photos of a cheetah in high speed action, Sarah covered 100 meters in 6.13 seconds, and, in the process, earned the title of world's fastest land mammal.
How fast is that? Well watch and see for yourself.
Friday, August 3, 2012
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
|The Colbert Report||Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c|
|Mitt Romney's Champion Horse & Dressage Tribute|
Hey (pun intended), it's the Olympics and I couldn't resist.