A pet can be a great addition to any home. Whether you have a family with children, a young couple or even if you live on your own. A pet can provide companionship and loyalty. The can sometimes even be a reason to help you develop a routine because there is always something else to think about other than yourself. However, getting your first pet can be a daunting experience. What type of animal would be right for you and your home? So I thought I would share with you some of the smaller animals that make ideal first pets. They are low maintenance and don’t require much space so they would suit most home set ups. [Read more…]
Flowers have the most alluring smell, and not only to the impressionable bees. We have made a list of photos that show animals enjoying a whiff or two from a petal or bloom. Kittens, nature’s cuddliest critters, look even better when they’re enjoying the sweet scents of flowers. Same goes for bunnies!
Flowers use scent to attract various small critters to carry around their pollen and help them reproduce. Some plants will take any comers, while other have developed an almost symbiotic relationship which certain species. [Read more…]
The animal kingdom is full of fascinating birds, mammals, sea creatures and reptiles, each with their own set of distinct traits and habits. Learning some interesting animal facts is a great way to explore the natural world around us.
Here are just 18 strange but interesting animal facts you probably didn’t know:
Remember Daisy? About a year ago we introduced you to the the sweet little thing, as we proudly proclaimed her “The Most Photogenic Kitten on the Internet.” The feline beauty, who lives with her owner Ben Torode in Tokyo, was captured doing the most adorable things such as playing the piano or peeking out of a mixing bowl.
The long-haired Persian is now one and half years old and she’s undergone a dramatic change. Despite daily brushings, Daisy’s fur would get lots of clumps that were too close to her skin to properly cut off. On the advice of his vet, Torode decided that Daisy needed a haircut. Not just any haircut, of course, but one that had tons of personality!
Both Daisy and her best friend Hannah didn’t quite know what to think of Daisy’s new look. As Torode tells :
“She was quite freaked out when she got back from the vet and the other cat Hannah didn’t recognize her and would start hissing and attacking. Cats recognize one another not by their faces but by their tails, so Daisy’s lion tail made Hannah think we’d gotten a new cat. Anyway, after a week or so Daisy embraced her new look and she’s is probably enjoying the shorter shave during Japan’s sweltering summer.”
Usually, the first trick dogs learn is to shake hands with their owners. It looks like a pretty simple trick to do and dogs seem to enjoy it. Here, I have a set of nineteen adorable dogs photographs, which are handshaking with humans. Checkout our selection and be inspired!
Dutchess is a blind therapy dog who works with individuals with autism. The eyeless pup provides a calming and therapeutic presence for those in need. Even without eyesight, Dutchess has no problems navigating, playing fetch, and locating all near-by treats. She visits classrooms and becomes part of a child’s reading class, assisting with speech goals or other academic endeavors.
Yes it only seems like yesterday that my kitty was that tiny newborn who was the weakest of the litter and the one who meowed and squeaked to be fed by her mum. Today, my kitty still finds a way to sleep in a tiny basket, months after outgrowing it. [Read more…]
They’re cute, they’re cuddly and they’re killers. These creatures and critters could take you down while you’re too busy gawking at how cute they are. [Read more…]
Photographer Michel Denis-Huot, who captured these amazing pictures on safari in Kenya ‘s Masai Mara in October last year, said he was astounded by what he saw : “These three brothers (cheetahs) have been living together since they left their mother at about 18 months old,’ he said. ‘On the morning we saw them, they seemed not to be hungry, walking quickly but stopping sometimes to play together. ‘At one point, they met a group of impala who ran away.. But one youngster was not quick enough and the brothers caught it easily’.” These extraordinary scenes followed. [Read more…]
The neon signs of the animal world, fireflies have been impressing us non-luminescent humans for millenia. Though their flashes are just a gaudy advertisement for sex, it is no less beautiful — even more so when you photograph them with a long exposure camera. These photos from Japan capture fireflies as little more than beautiful points of light, while others capture the zigzagging path of the moving insects. It’s great stuff, making the forest look almost magical.