Cheetah Impersonates Cat

Technically they’re big cats, but you don’t have to be afraid of being attacked by a cheetah. That only happens, very rarely, in zoos–not in the wild.

So I have had to discard my theory that the cheetah makes this meowing noise to try to lure gullible humans to their deaths. You think you’re going to rescue some poor cat lost on the savannah, and uh-oh, it’s a cheetah! Run for it!

Good luck with that, kimosabe.

A Teddy Bears’ Picnic?

Holy cow! This happened right here in New Jersey! Who would’ve thought it?

Momma Bear and five cubs discovered this family’s backyard pool and decided to enjoy it.

The bear-claws don’t interact well with the pool’s liner, but they weren’t going to worry about that.

None of the humans ventured out of the house to join in the fun.

Now I’ve Seen Everything: Dog & Guinea Pig

Betcha you’ve never seen this before.

The nice lady in the video is taking her dog for a walk. And her guinea pig, too. The dog has a leash. The guinea pig doesn’t. The neighborhood features some really fancy buildings. Maybe palaces.

I never heard of taking your guinea pig for a walk. Then again, my iguana almost did a dog food commercial…

Special! Guest Quokka Leaf Video!

G’day! Byron the Quokka here with a special treat sent to us by Phoebe–top-secret video of a bunch of us quokkas snacking on leaves. We call them “ponga leaves” so that humans won’t come along and take ’em all.

We can never understand why humans don’t like leaves. You don’t know what you’re missing! And they’re good for you, too. A woman named Smith ate leaves and lived to be 120 years old. You could look it up!

We hope you appreciate this wee glimpse through a keyhole into the lovely motel room of quokka cuisine. I am working hard on my metaphors!

Nice Baby Animals

They’d better be nice! I had a devil of a time trying to load this video. The computer thought I wanted ghost stories. Well, yeah, I like ghost stories–but this is time for critter video.

Anyway, enjoy the baby animals while I try to figure out what happened.

Guinea Pigs Consumed by Zoomies

I’m falling in love with guinea pigs. I can’t help it. What’s going on in their minds, when they run around like this? What would make a couple of human beings behave like that?

Exciting False Fact! A guinea pig named “Dr. Edwards” taught Superhero Studies for three years before the college caught on to him. It is believed he shredded final exam papers to make nests.

Crazy for Mice?

Now that’s eccentric. Big-time eccentric: building a hobbit village in your garden… for mice. But that’s just what this man named Simon has done. Obviously the English have not forgotten how to be eccentric.

I’ve had many pet mice, and I can tell you they’re affectionate, adaptable, and very intelligent. If a mouse could live ten years, he’d be practicing law.

These are wild mice, in the video. Now that they’ve got nice houses of their own, they don’t come into Simon’s house.

There’s something very Beatrix Potter about this…

Does Your Pet Roomba?

One of the dogs in this video has a very peculiar reaction to the roomba. I wonder where he learned it.

Anyhow, this video proves that animals are individuals, just like us, and each has his own way of dealing with the roomba.

Dogs and Cats Meet Dragons

Lizards aren’t mammals. Dogs and cats are. They’re very different sorts of animals, and their interactions together can be tricky. My iguana, for one, had a cat and a dog for friends: all three used to cuddle up together. I’m guessing that was kind of unusual.

All the lizards in this video are bearded dragons. When they puff out the “beard” under their jaws, or bob their heads up and down, they’re annoyed and those are signals–which the cats and dogs ignore. They’re lucky they didn’t get bitten–although the lizards probably know that once they bite the other animal, the die is cast. So they exercise an admirable restraint.

P.S.–The squirrel would’ve gotten it but good, had the window been open.

Don’t Have a Cow, Man!

Well, at least not in your living room. Not unless you have the right kind of chair or sofa.

I daresay this is something you don’t see here in New Jersey.

Betcha this cow comes indoors whenever they leave the door open. She does seem to know herd way around.