Thursday, January 31, 2013

Cat or Trap?

Doesn't this .....

Venus Fly Trap
Remind you a little of this ..... ?

Feline Hand Trap

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Teen Spots Deep Diving Elephant Seal

An amazing discovery was made by a young man from Ukraine  The teen spotted a deep-sea camera capturing an elephant seal catching and eating a hagfish at a depth of 3,000 feet below the surface of the ocean off the coast of British Columbia. Before this, it wasn't known just how deep the seals could dive and catch food.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

New Snub-Nosed Monkey Discovered - Already Endangered

It isn't a "pretty" creature but this new species of Snub-Nosed Monkey discovered in Myanmar was considered endangered shortly following its discovery. It is called the Sneezing Snub-Nosed Monkey because of it's upward facing nostrils that cause it to sneeze uncontrollably when it rains. It is considered  endangered because it is hunted and killed for its meat. 
"Hunters hunt them more often in the rainy season, because they are much easier to locate—normally they're pretty quiet." National Geographic

Monday, January 28, 2013

Monday Meowsings

People need to get their "beauty sleep". Cats use this time to perfect their cuteness.

Photo: ABC Science

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Animal Crusaders

With all the troubles we have experienced in recent history regarding gun violence in schools I can't help but think what an important impact programs like this can have on children. It has been proven time and time again that people benefit greatly from having contact with animals. 

Friday, January 25, 2013

It's The Weekend

Enjoy some silly time!

Original photo: Florida Renaissance Festival
Captions: Nanny McFur

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Nanny's Cat's Weight Loss Journey Pt. 2

2nd Step - Choosing Food

Choosing the right food is the single most important decision you can make for your pet's health, including weight loss and weight management. It is a tough decision among so many choices.

Photo: Evan Sheline

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cat Meets Snow

That's Some Serious Bling For Dogs!

I came across a site yesterday called  I Love Dogs Diamonds. The collar in the photo below costs $899,000!! Your dog is worth though, right?

With an 8.5-carat sapphire pendant as blue as the ocean,
Amour de la Mer (“love of the sea”) is illuminated by more than 
600 hand-set diamonds. An ostrich leather band provides flexibility 
and durability that will last a lifetime.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Keep Your Babies Warm And Dry

There has been somewhat of a growing phenomena happening in my part of Canada over the past couple of decades. Folks who are born and raised here are becoming increasingly unhappy with the winter season. It comes around every year like clockwork and yet people seem to be shocked and offended by it.

Photo: Maryland Dog

Monday Meowsings

"With the dogs out of the way, cats will overthrow the humans and you will receive your just reward: sixteen pounds of Monterey Jack and the continent of Australia" ~ Cats and Dogs

Mr. Tinkles

Saturday, January 19, 2013

A Match Made in Africa

This is a wonderful rescue and unlikely friendship story! Something people don't always know about elephants is their lives depend on love and companionship. Without it they will die. This is especially true for the young.

Friday, January 18, 2013

It's The Weekend

Get some exercise .... but do warm-up stretches first!

Photo: National Geographic

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Remembering Dian Fossey

From Gorilla Doctors ...

Happy Birthday to Dian Fossey! Today would have been her 81st birthday and we know she would have celebrated it with her beloved mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Thank you, Dian, for your perseverance and hard work to bring the first Gorilla Doctor, Dr. James Foster, to Rwanda. For more on the Gorilla Doctors’ early history, go to

Dog Meets Kitten

I'll bet they didn't expect that go as well as it did.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Top 5 Most Endangered Animals

These numbers are alarming. Similar to "it takes a village to raise a child", it takes the global village to get involved. There are many complicated issues surrounding the destiny of animals on the endangered list. Simple ways to help include making donations to organizations that are working to save them and, if the species lives in your country, put pressure on your government to protect them by writing to them or talking to them.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Monday Meowsings

Why does my cat say "meow" when she really means "ahem!"?

Photo: Daily Casual
There are some really beautiful cat photos here!

Friday, January 11, 2013

It's The Weekend

Avoid watching too much TV

Photo: 1Funny

Thursday, January 10, 2013

It's A Bird!

One of the cutest things cats do is "chattering" at birds or squirrels when they see them from a window. But why do they do it?

The rapid-fire movement of the feline jaw that happens when a cat stalks its prey may be similar to a Pavlovian instinct witnessed in dogs who salivate come mealtime. But the truth is that we’re not quite sure exactly why cats chatter at potential prey. After all, felines tend to be stealth, soundless hunters who'd certainly tip off prey with this behavior in the wild — which is why some behaviorists speculate that house cats are simply displaying pent-up frustration when faced with prey they can't attack. Vet Street

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Nanny's Cat's Weight Loss Journey Part 1

At the beginning of December 2012 the vet advised that both of my cats needed to lose some weight. Pet obesity is becoming somewhat of an epidemic. 54% of pets in the US are overweight according to a recent veterinarian survey. Just like their human companions, obese pets are at risk for serious health conditions like type 2 diabetes, osteoarthritis, high blood pressure, breathing problems, kidney disease, and shortened life expectancy. Nanny's oldest, largest cat can be heard wheezing and snoring from across the apartment when she is sleeping. That is scary!

Photo: Pet and Supply

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Spotted Skunk Wants On The List

What an adorable little animal! In the not too distant future, we may only see it in photographs unless the petition being considered by the US Fish and Wildlife Service successfully places it under the protection of the Endangered Species Act.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Monday Meowsings

Nanny loves cats and dogs but this is too funny!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Funny Cat Commercial

I love this! Saw it on I Can Haz Cheezburger this morning.

Top Pet Names from 2012

These are the top ten trendiest pet names according to Vet Street

Graphic: Vet Street

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

My Cat Called 911

On New Year's Day, I received a call from police asking me if I had called 911. What? No! You may remember I published a story  and the video below a couple of weeks ago about my Sunny loving to lie in my purse? He had done that a few minutes before I got the call from police. I heard my phone make a single beep but didn't think anything of it because it does that if it is locked and any button is pressed. I didn't hear anything else. What I didn't know was a button being held down called 911.  I wonder if they heard me talking to the cat telling him he wasn't allowed to use the phone to call his kitty friends?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Irish New Year Blessing

Photo: New Year Funny Photos

Here's to the bright New Year
And a fond farewell to the old
Here's to the things that are yet to come
And to the memories that we hold
May God be with you and bless you
May the best of this year be the worst of the next
May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward