A Fox’s Funny-Bone

My wife loves these fox videos. I never knew foxes could laugh maniacally until she started watching these. Sounds like they must’ve read Comrade Xi’s jokings book.

We are told it’s not a swell idea to bring foxes indoors. Better they do their laughing outside.

Cats and Babies: The Return

(Please excuse the portentous title. I’ve always wanted to write one.)

Our cats get plenty of cuddling, but we are careful not to sit on them. I marvel at the patience shown by the cats in this video. They’ll put up with stuff from babies and toddlers that they’d never tolerate from us. Is it love?

Dogs & Cats on Ice

As long as you don’t land on your head or break something else (like your coccyx!), sliding on the ice is lots of fun. I still enjoy it, and I’m not even a dog or a cat.

You can’t tell me these critters aren’t having fun.

Your Pet… Mink?

I never heard of anybody having a pet mink. Do you have to provide them with an abundance of plastic Easter eggs?

They’re so graceful, such handsome animals! But the one in this video looks like he might be just a bit too high-energy for me to have for a pet.

Cats Take No Guff from Bears

Here are five confrontations between cats and bears; and in only one does the bear come out ahead.

Why are these bears afraid of cats–and why aren’t the cats afraid of the bears? Seems like the whole thing is going backwards.

Fun False Fact: In 1948 cats drove all the bears out of Ireland.

How Not To Be a Guard Dog

My wife has fallen in love with the dog in this video.

Offering a toothy smile and a wagging tail won’t scare off many intruders. Then again, maybe they’ll think the dog is crazy.

This is Nooze-free Sunday.

Canines Cavorting

Dogs really know how to have fun! No one makes better use of snow than a dog.

Keep your eye out for the dog who steals the sled out from under a human so that he can use it instead. And another pooch makes off with someone’s snow shovel. I wonder what he meant to do with it.

Playing With A Grumpy Chicken

Here’s a little cat who wants to play, but there’s no one around to play with. (We’ve all been there.) But wait! There’s a nice chicken, I’ll go play with her.

What a surly reception the poor cat gets. Chickens don’t impress me as all that playful, although they do have their good qualities. If a chicken chases you, it’s because you’ve cheesed her off.

Live and learn, kitty. Live and learn.

Cat & Pheasant

[Achh, I’m late! Cockup on the catering front…]

What’s going on here? I’m assuming the pheasant is a wild bird. Isn’t he supposed to be afraid of cats? The cat is a born predator. Isn’t he supposed to hunt birds? But no–he lets the bird eat the rest of his kibbles.

Just when you think you’ve got animals all figured out, you see something like this.

Bonus Video: Friendly Squirrel

Don’t you love it when a squirrel takes a nut from your hand, and settles down next to you to crack it open?

Those red squirrels with the tufted ears are the cutest little critters. We don’t have them in New Jersey, although occasionally you see a grey squirrel with a red tint. But the tufted ears are what wins the prize.