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Cat naps…

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If you have a cat,  these photos  will make perfectly good sense to you.   If you don’t,  you will wonder not only how cats get themselves into such awkward-looking confines,  but why they even attempt it.   They are enormously flexible creatures,  but perhaps they try simply because they like a really stiff challenge.

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August 18, 2017 at 5:29 pm

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Piglet and emus, oh my!

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If your household includes a cute little piglet  (too bad it will grow up to be a hog) and a pair of baby emus,  you are  likely to  see them playing together,  mainly by chasing each other until the birds run out of steam. You will undoubtedly enjoy it enormously for the brief time it lasts until this part of your menagerie grows up.

But you never know  —  Big Girl is nearly ten now,  and when she has canid visitors,  she still offers to  play with them,  just as she does the neighbor’s cat when he wanders over.

 

 

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August 12, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Baby elephant tantrum…

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If you have never seen a baby elephant having a temper tantrum,  you’re in for a rare treat with  this video.   If you have children,  or have spent much time around the toddler versions,  the progression of this tantrum will look quite familiar.

 

 

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August 11, 2017 at 2:10 pm

Why the surprise?

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The bird-watching community in Chicago is afraid that the Obama Presidential Center will ruin Jackson Park as the habitat for many of the 300 bird species they enjoy studying.   The lady quoted in the article says that  the project  has gone from a library to a center,  which is not only true,  but also gives you a pretty good idea of how Chicago politics works, and what an arrogant lout His Oneness is.

But these people know Chicago,  and they gave us Obama,  so why are they the least surprised that the grifter they helped raise is demanding more and more and doesn’t care about disrupting the birds’ lives or those of the humans who so enjoy watching them?

 

 

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August 8, 2017 at 1:40 pm

Spud thief…

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This elephant  in West Bengal,  India has discovered a pretty cheap way to grab a good snack,  and the firecrackers the driver of the spud-filled truck set off failed to dissuade the beast.   The fact that the thief was not even distracted by the noise makes me think it has been targeted by them before and knows they are not likely to hurt it.

 

 

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August 3, 2017 at 1:41 pm

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Puppy obstacles…

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This guy doesn’t seem upset that his delivery is being massively impeded by  a throng  of staggeringly cute and curious  puppies.   How could one resist the temptation to just plop down on the ground and be swamped by the tide of adorableness?

 

 

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August 1, 2017 at 5:32 pm

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Bridge-less beaches…

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No bridges means no cars, and very few tourists.  That’s another reason to like  these beaches  which are reachable only by boat,  in addition to the fact that they are just plain pretty.   And yes,  I have been to most of them at some point in my life.   I don’t spend much time on the water these days,  but I have never regretted doing so whenever I could.

 

 

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July 26, 2017 at 5:01 pm

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