Saturday, October 30, 2010

Edgar as Koko for Halloween

Monkey Mask

Mr. Mandrill

Save a Pit

Watch the premier of the new season of Pitbulls and Parolees tonight on Animal Planet.

Darwin's Vampire Finch

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Werner Herzog

If anyone has insight about what all this might mean, I would be grateful for some other people's veiws on what you think he might be saying by all these things. Seems to me he is showing the battle we are fighting with nature and that we are losing. And how people both hate and love nature at the same time. If you love it too much, it will kill you and if you disrespect it, it "hits back." His views of the jungle just seem to reflect that great fear many people have of the natural world and only understanding the human order of things and not seeing nature's complex order and designs.  I don't know, I feel like I could ramble for 20 pages about his depictions and views of nature and maybe some have changed over time. Whatever it means, it really makes me think about our complicated relationship with the natural world.

Bringer of light

The raven should not be associated with death or evil.  Many cultures have viewed ravens much differently than we do.  We should view these highly intellegent birds in a more positive light along with their crow friends.  They only got the death association because they are black and their habit of showing up on battlefields to eat the corpses of soldiers. Now, who's evil?  

A True Friend

A dog standing vigil over his canine friend after it was hit by a car. A Russ Scott Photograph, 1942.

Baby fruit bat gets a nappy

Celebrate Halloween by adopting a black pet

Meet Boo!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ways of Love

Anna Magnani


Im in the Delaware, Ohio animal shelter. Im a bit shy but Im sooo cute.  $16 and I don't have long to live. Please help!

homosexuality in animals

If you are interested in this topic the book "Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity" is very interesting plus there are many scientific papers about the topic.

Animals that are better than you.

seal puppy

angry puppy

naughty puppies

"the true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love"

Ernesto 'Che' Guevara

Vladimir Lenin

Even the coldest heart can be warmed by a dog

Primitive Love

Jayne Mansfield

Monday, October 25, 2010

meems and I

Swarming Starlings

Reminds me of a lava lamp

One new species every three days in the Amazon

The Bald Parrot

Bison Skull Mountain

The last passenger pigeon

Martha (1914)

Lazarus Taxon: Rediscovered Extinct Animals!

This gives me hope that more species will be rediscovered. The song kinda ruins the video but it's interesting to see all the animals that have "come back to life."

Last Tasmanian Tiger, Thylacine, 1933

A carnivorous marsupial that was hunted to extinction. There have been many people who think they have seen them in the wild but it has not been verified. It would be a such a blessing to have these amazing creatures back on earth.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dog and Cat of the Year: rescued animals making a difference


Konrad Lorenz

Konrad and Friedrich

     “The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth will ever be.”
A Nobel Prize winner and one of the founders of Ethology.