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.

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!