Pumpkins For Your Pets

There’s only one cat in this video, and he was obviously drafted into it, much against his will.

BTW–anybody out there ever have a bear walk off with your jack-o’-lantern? Around here the squirrels do that job. If you’ve still got a pumpkin by Halloween, you’ve defeated the squirrels.

Real Animals vs. Fake Animals

Whether you’re a cat or a parakeet or an iguana, or even a dog (you should know better), bumping up against an artificial animal has got to be a challenge. My poor painted turtle went into his whole courtship display when Patty put a china turtle in his tank. Really, you’re just not ready for it.

Wild Turkey Vs…. The U.S. Mail

If this postmaman ever ventures out of the truck, he’s history. The turkey will see to that.

The nature of the problem seems pretty obvious to me: the turkey needs his own mailbox. Then he wouldn’t have to keep running after the truck and checking all the other mailboxes to see if there’s anything for him.

Critters’ Symphony Orchestra

Kittens and puppies, ducklings and chicks, lambs and baby goats… Gee, what would you get if you put them all together, all singing, crying, or speaking at once? Besides a splitting headache, I mean.

But from another point of view, it might be a kind of symphony orchestra–all those different instruments blending into a single lovely sound.

Take No Guff from Toys!

Here are cats, dogs, a parakeet, and an iguana who take no guff from toys. I can see the iguana is young and inexperienced: hasn’t let learned the various rituals which are supposed to precede a fight. Well, he’ll learn. The parakeet could probably teach him.

‘Go Back to Bed, Lee’

I’m pretty sure that’s what this growling gator is trying to tell me: “Go back to bed!”

One should always do what a growling gator says. Maybe two or three hours at rest will do me some good.

Crazy? Cute Spider Christmas

There are folks on YouTube who are just crazy about jumping spiders. Patty fell in love with this cute video. I offer it as a bit of wimsey, worth a smile or two. Who ever thought of cute spiders? And yet they are. Kind of.

I have absolutely no idea how this video was made. Can you really train spiders to gift-wrap presents?

Orangutan Optics

A visitor accidentally dropped her sunglasses into the organgutan enclosure. The orangutan picked them up–and knew exactly what to do with them! I’m thinking it’s a mama orangutan because there’s a baby following her around.

Not only does the orang know just how to use sunglasses. She also throws them away when the novelty wears off–and that’s a pretty good throwing arm she’s got, could’ve used her on my softball team.

Baby Elephant Loves Snow

Come now! Who doesn’t love baby elephants?

We know elephants live in the tropics–who knew they’d enjoy snow so much? This is Lucas, the baby African elephant at the Toledo Zoo. Tropics, schmopicks, he loves the snow!


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.