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The Baby Bat Orphan

After being abandoned, this adorable orphaned baby short-tailed fruit bat was found by people, and now is being hand-raised by the Bat World Sanctuary in Mineral Wells, Texas.  Bats aren’t usually seen as being cute or cuddly, but I think this one certainly is.

The Orange Alligator

This photo was courageously taken by Sylvia Mythen, a 70-year-old grandmother from Venice, Fl, who has apparently discovered the world’s first orange alligator.

 

“After sending the picture to her local news station she also contacted a biologist who believes the gator is really just half-albino. That said, he says he has never seen or heard of one. But Gary Morse from Florida Fish and Wildlife feels the orange color might be from some environmental element.”

But still…. it looks pretty cool to me. ;-)

http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/70-year-old-woman-discovers-worlds-first-orange-alligator.html

Puppies for Christmas

So, now that all the presents are wrapped, and the tree is up and decorated, it’s time for puppy mayhem!  Merry Christmas Eve!

Okay, maybe not mayhem, but it sure is cute watching them play amongst this very festive scene.

How to Wrap a Cat

Merry Christmas Eve Eve!  Are all of your presents wrapped yet?  Let kitty show you how!

This video is a couple years old now, but it’s so hilarious, that’s it’s become my tradition to watch it during the holiday season for a little wrapping inspiration… and huge laughs :-D

 

Happy National Keep Pets Safe in Winter Day

It’s officially Winter now, and today is National Keep Pets Safe in Winter Day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those of us that live in colder climates, Winter can be challenging for our pets.  The ASPCA has offered great tips we can use to make sure our beloved animals stay safe and warm:

  • Keep anti-freeze stored on high shelves in sealed containers, and quickly clean any spills or leakage.
  • Use a pet-friendly (salt-free and chloride-free) ice melter in areas where pets walk.
  • Limit outdoor time for pets when temperatures drop below freezing.
  • Check warm spots on cars, such as hoods, where animals might seek shelter from the cold, before starting the engine.
  • Keep pets on a leash, especially dogs, as they can become disoriented or lost when once-familiar surroundings are covered in ice and snow.
  • Wipe paws clean after walking on ice and snow.
  • Make sure pets are wearing ID tags and proper outerwear as needed.

http://www.aspca.org/Blog/keep-pets-safe-in-winter.aspx