Tag Archives: pets

My Scar Stories

I ♥ Vermin (but They Don’t ♥ Me) Dictionary.com defines vermin as “small animals that are troublesome to man.” Bunnies, raccoons, foxes, chipmunks…they’re all vermin. But, aww, I mean, just look at ‘em! Heck, I even think rats are cute. … Continue reading

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How Animals Teach Us to be Human

Part One The animals I’ve loved have taught me far more than I’ve taught them. For example: Animal behaviorists say that cats are loners. And this is sometimes mistaken for proof that cats don’t care. False. I know this because … Continue reading

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Animal Group Names

Most official names for things are dull. But group names for animals are a hoot. Here are some of my favorites (Source: The Oxford Dictionary): Appropriate  (What else could they be called?) Cats – Pounce or Glaring (often both at … Continue reading

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Clever Animals

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Animals are cleverer than we give them credit for. They can… Operate their own café: “How would you like your eggs, sir?” Keep the fire going while we’re away. Overcome ridiculous odds. Do impressions of…

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Catkind

I’m in the midst of final prep on my feature film Notzilla. Meanwhile, here’s a kitty-litter-deep tribute to a somewhat more realistic beasty. The cat’s in the bag. Literally. “Just got my fur done. Do you think it’s too literal?” She … Continue reading

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Difference Between Dogs and Cats – Illustrated

Child: “Daddy, how are dogs different from cats?” Dad: “Watch this video, my child, and then you’ll understand.” Suggestion: Leave sound off (music is a bit cutesy).

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Happy Tuesday, Humans!

How wonderful is it that animals tolerate us, and sometimes even deign to love us? “An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.” ~Martin Buber             “Until one has loved an animal, … Continue reading

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