Category Archives: Animals

Waiting for April the giraffe

And waiting. And waiting. And waiting.

Bad kitty!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to those who celebrate it.

And to all my cat lover friends and followers.

You go, guuurl

Set a goal and stick with it.

Girl, you trippin’

When someone tells you they don’t like what Trump stands for but they appreciate his honesty.

Say what?!?

And now, a puppy break

Oh, man, is this not the most adorable neediness you’ve seen in a while?

Someone call Pat Robertson!

Hey llama! God’ll getcha for that!

He’d wring his gnarly hands and show his gnarly frown because this goes totally against God’s will. Against nature!

I like the guy’s dry narration on this video.

The video is not new, but is amusing nonetheless.

Also it has a llama AND a cow, two of my favorite animals.

The cow reacts like I react to sex these days: “OK OK! Go ahead. But could you hurry up? You’re annoying me. Also, I have Zumba in 20 minutes.”

Otto at Lake Michigan

Otto on this morning’s walk. He’s still a little scared of Lake Michigan. We’ll change that this summer.

Good dog!

Helping another struggling dog in the water.

Things certified cat behaviorists say

So I ran across this article online:

Those empty boxes may be trash to you, but your cat can’t get enough of them. What’s up with Fluffy’s affinity for cardboard castles?

There are several reasons why cats love boxes, but the big one is safety and security, says Marilyn Krieger, a certified cat behavior consultant and owner of

Boxes are like Winterfell! Casterly Rock! The Wall! But for cats!

I knew it! I totally got this one, people.

Who certifies cat behaviorists? Is it expensive? Is it difficult to get certified? Is the process certified by some questionable accreditation organization that seems to accredit just about anybody? Do they take advantage of have special programs for military veterans?

I know tons about cats*, and not because I can, you know, read cat minds. I just know things. I know a lot of things. Terrific things. The greatest things. The best things you can know about cats? I know.

“Mr. Cat Behaviorist, why did my cat piss in the bed and shit in my slippers?

“Because he is angry at you.”

“Angry at me for what?”

“How the hell do I know? That wasn’t part of my certification. Next!”

See? I feel as if I am at least halfway to certification already.

*Although there was that time I bought my male cat one of those motorized, battery-driven automatic cat pooper scooper litter boxes. Except my cat kept urinating not in the litter, but directly onto the battery compartment, shorting it out and eventually ruining the $100-plus contraption.

You ever tried cleaning cat piss out of a battery compartment? Not pretty.

I never did figure that one out. Perhaps that issue is covered in one of the advanced cat behavior courses.

Source: Why Do Cats Like Boxes? | PawCulture

A cat in her cat fort. May or may not be an actual pet cat. Actors may have been used.

Dog rescue, before and after picture

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