June 30, 2012
Okay, so for what’s left of your Saturday night, and indeed, your lazy Sunday morning (official start time: 1pm), we have a parody (a dogody?) of Adele’s song, Rolling in the Deep, barked by Pawdele, and also starring a rather gorgeous black cat (all black cats are fantastic and amazing and deserve to be spoiled (even though this one isn’t as goodlooking or incredible as me, he’s still a black cat)- Marvin the Cat).
Now, here’s the thing. What is going on in this video? Okay, I admit it, I’ve never heard the Adele song (at least, I don’t remember it…well, I should say, if I did, no one told me it was a song by Adele), so I’m a little in the dark. Why all the feathers? What do the tennis balls mean? Why did the dog smash the pics? Why is the house all suddenly packed up, but the dog is sitting there? And again, the black cat…is he in the attic? Is this some weird animal version of Great Expectations? Can a cat be Miss Haversham (spelling???)? There are so, so many questions.
Watch it. Enjoy. And please, comment so I can know. Don’t make me go and watch the original. Because that would be, like, work.
June 28, 2012
The scary wildfires in Colorado, being dubbed the worst in the history of Colorado, still have three burning out of control.
These fires have caused tens of thousands of residents to evacuate along with their pets.
As an Australian, I can tell you that these wildfires – or bushfires as I know them – can turn at a moments notice, jump over roads and pastures and sometimes send fireballs far ahead to start new fires. I’m not saying that these fires will do that, or that they’re up there with the worst Australia and even California have had, but a wildfire is named that for a reason, and it’s always best to be prepared, even if you’re not currently in the road of the fire.
Please, look up what the ASPCA has to say on pet evacuation, and also look up what your local government has to say about preparing your home and whether to stay or to evacuate, and of course, how to be prepared for evacuation.
But for your pets we have some advice.
- keep your pet inside
- have an emergency evacuation kit for your pet and family near the door or within easy reach (should contain meds you or your pet needs, phone numbers, food, water, blankets, some clothes and important papers)
- a carry cage for your pet
- all pet ID
If you are put on alert that you may have to evacuate, put your pet in its carry cage. Pets, especially cats, may hide in fear when the fires come close. So make sure you have everything ready way beforehand, and do as much as you can to fireproof your house by clearing all debris and making it as hard for the fire to reach your home.
To all our Colorado pet lovers, we wish you safety and best thoughts, and we hope you and your pets are kept out of harms way.
June 27, 2012
Hello boys and girls! Today’s bedtime video (or for some of you, tomorrow’s breakfast video/morning secret work break/ mid-morning secret work break/just before, during or after lunch secret work break/ early afternoon secret work break/afternoon secret work break/late afternoon secret work break…) is brought to you by an adorable dog named Sasha with a very interesting tail-do.
Apparently, Sasha doesn’t know where IT is. And she tells them so. A number of times. Seriously, it sounds like Sasha the dog is actually saying ‘but I don’t know where it is!’.
Indeed, Sasha, but don’t worry, because most of us don’t know where (or even what) it is.
June 27, 2012
After last night’s sad news about the passing of Lonesome George and his entire species, we need a little pick-me-up.
Please give a round of applause to Kodi the Kitten, who shows the world who’s who in the dominance totem pole (old news to all cats – cats 1 billion points, humans minus 56).
When a silly human thinks he’s trying to walk Kodi, Kodi shows what’s what and after a bout of very scary growling (this is known to scare any human into submission – cat law #25937, sub section F), he really shows his skills of training a human in only a few minutes.
Kodi, we love you. Humans, why do you not yet all bow down to your cat overlords? (Marvin the cat made me write that bit)
June 25, 2012
Lonesome George, the last surviving member of the Pinta Island subspecies tortoises, has passed away at age around 100.
The species is now extinct.
The Pinta Island tortoises usually live for around 200 years, and cause of death is unclear. Lonesome George who lived in the Galapagos Islands was a conversationist icon took with him yet another species from our planet.
The sad news is something that has all animal lovers, and conservationist in mourning. We humans do so much damage to this planet, and while some people work tirelessly to protect endangered species, sometimes this work fails. George was not lonely though. Although repeated attempts to breed him with females from the Espanola tortoises (they’re closely related to George’s subspecies), he had two female tortoise companions with him up to the end.
We hope Lonesome George, now he’s crossed the rainbow bridge, has found all his long lost brothers, sisters, family, and friends.
RIP, Lonesome George.