“I was raised as a cat person,” Franco said – Jam.s Franco seems like a likeable guy although he has been in the media for some odd stuff recently! But the star is not afraid to mock himself and also isn’t stupid (he has a PHD). So it should not be that surprising that his two cats have literary names and he seems to love cat’s dearly/
He has been quoted as saying,
“I was raised as a cat person,” Franco said. “I had cats when I was a kid and that’s what I’m used to. I don’t really know how to take care of a dog, but I think I’m pretty good with cats.”
The cats Sammy and Zelda were named after writers. Franco said “Sammy’s named after Sammy Glick from What Makes Sammy Run, and Zelda is named after Zelda Fitzgerald.”
Read more here: http://www.peoplepets.com/people/pets/article/0,,20503388,00.html
Russell brand on cat Morrissey – It’s not surprising that Brit comedian Russell Brand owns a cat at all. Even less surprising is the name of the cat.
Brand’s cat is called Morrissey, named after the famous singer of The Smiths (and solo artist in his own right). He penned hits like Meat is Murder and is a keen animal rights activist and vegetarian.
Sadly it seems that Brand’s kitty doesn’t follow his namesake too closely and speaking of the feline Brand said he rules the LA Home.
He said he doesn’t care for hugs and people so much and likes nothing better than heading out into the world and murdering god’s creatures!
He even joked that his kitty now had a face tattoo, had probably joined a gang and was calling him Biatch!
British long distance open water swimmer Adam Walker is currently trying to complete the Oceans7, swimming the 7 hardest oceans in the world. He is doing this in aid of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation charity and maybe the pod of dolphins that swam with him for over an hour had heard of his good work!
Adam was swimming New Zealand’s Cook Strait when a Great White appeared below him. He was of course worried but then a pod of dolphins joined him for over an hour until the shark was gone. It appears they were looking after him!
What an amazing experience!
The challenge has seen Adam swimming the English Channel, Gibraltar Straits, Catalina Channel, Molokai Strait, Tsugaru Strait and now the Cook Strait. He just has one swim left, the Irish sea which will make him the first ever Brit to complete and 5th person ever to complete.
You can sponsor Adam here http://www.justgiving.com/swim4whales.
Now luckily the dolphins were caught on video and can be seen below.
Cats and dogs are amazing but some pet owners just want something a little more exotic. Of course for those there are a number of weird and wonderful pets available, some you may have never realised you could own.
Buzzfeed put together this list of 9.
2. Teacup pigs
3. African Pygmy Hedgehogs
4. Fennec Foxes
8. Muntjac Deer
9. Sugar Gliders
Of course you need to check your local state / country laws on these animals but many of them are legal USA wide and many places in the world. Along with these there are many more animals including very exotic reptiles, birds and more.
But the issue really isn’t if the pet is legal or not to own, to me it’s if you should be bringing these animals into a home.
Personally I think these kinds of animal or any wild or close to wild animal should not be bred as a pet. We should only ever have them as rescued animals.
In fact I think while dogs and cats die in shelters were probably shouldn’t be breeding any animals as pets, it’s quite a selfish endeavor!
What do you think?
If you don’t love elephants then maybe you are just a cold hearted soul! I find it nearly impossible to see how you wouldn’t love these amazing creatures!
Just like human babies elephants are not born with all the skills they need and learning to have full control of their trunks is something that takes time, experimentation and a lot of fun, or so it seems!
Buzzfeed put together 17 gifs showing these cut little critters, ok not little, learning to use their extra limb in the cutest ways!
Here are the first five:
Amazing eh! See the rest here.
One thing that’s sad about these babies is that they are all in captivity! I know this is needed but I wish I had never seen an elephant in real life, they should be in the wild far far away from our destroying ways.
Having a crappy day? Well then you might want to bookmark one of Buzzfeed’s latest posts, use it today and any crappy day to make the world seem like a better place!
Polar bears, despite the huge size and real danger if we get close (we are more dangerous to them in the scheme of things) are simply majestic. Something about the white beast draws our attention like few other fluffy creatures. Maybe it’s the ice dwelling, the solitude, their rarity, something about them is pure magic. Sadly we are destroying their habitat, so seeing babies with them gives us some hope and twin polar bear babies are just about as cute as anything else I can imagine!
These little cubs seem to like to roll around in the mud and play all day and make some stunning poses for the camera. So, I guess you want to see them eh? Head on over to Buzzfeed here: http://bzfd.it/1nPLXvn
Polar bears have one of the lowest reproductive rates amongst mammals and generally have their first litter at 5 or 6 years old, despite reaching maturity between 3-5. Males often don’t breed until they reach 8-10.
Females will have a litter about every 2-3 years and about 5 in total throughout life. Litters are around 1-4 cubs, so for the Mamma in the photo she has landed in the middle, the typical litter.
Oddly cubs are born while the female hibernates so she has to put on a lot of weight to sustain both her and the babies for this period.
Babies are born deaf and blind and hairless, they can see within a month and have hair and are walking after two. A slow process and dangerous time.
I don’t know what it is about babies and dogs but there is often a connection and the dogs get protective, playful and know they are supposed to care or be friends with this entity. Babies mostly have a positive reaction too and now we have the power of YouTube and photo sharing sites like Instagram there seem to be hundreds of these first encounters committed to film for us to see.
The moments are funny, beautiful and odd at times but in most cases go very well and friends for life are made!
Of course, dogs are animals so babies need to be supervised when around man’s best friend.
Buzzfeed compiled 21 of these meetings and put together a great list with some pricesless photos which can be seen here: http://bzfd.it/1hSeo4q
But to get the live action I suggest you head to YouTube and just type in Babies Meeting Dogs For The First Time, you’ll get confronted with an amazing amount of results!
So, do you have a baby and a dog? Do you remember their first time meeting and even better did you manage to capture it?
Lets face it, animal facts often amaze! There are so many unexplained and unbelievable things related to the wild kingdom that you often just have to shake your head in awe.
Everyone’s favorite list website has put together an insanely awesome list of facts, 79 of them infact, that show just how amazing animals are both physically and mentally. Below we share their first 20.
1. A chameleon’s tongue can be as long as its body.
2. Great white sharks can detect a drop of blood in 25 gallons of water and can even sense tiny amounts of blood from three miles away.
3. The blue whale’s tongue weighs as much as an adult elephant.
4. Houseflies hum in the key of F.
5. Fleas can jump distances 100 times their body length.
6. A beaver’s teeth never stop growing. It needs to chew on tree trunks and branches to keep them from getting too long.
7. Oysters can change gender multiple times during their life.
8. The water boatman can make a 105-decibel noise by rubbing its penis against its belly.
9. The howler monkey is the loudest land animal. Its call can be heard from three miles away.
10. Blue whales are the loudest mammals, producing low-frequency “pulses” that can be heard from more than 500 miles away.
11. The snapping shrimp is the loudest known living creature. It has specialized claws that shoot jets of water at up to 62 miles per hour and leaving a trail of bubbles that explode at 200 decibels — enough to stun and even kill its prey.
12. A cheetah can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in three seconds.
13. Male emperor penguins will stand without eating for up to two months in the Antarctic elements while the female goes to feed.
14. During those two months, the mother will travel up to 50 miles each way to hunt, and will return to their newly-hatched chick with a belly full of food to regurgitate.
15. Seahorses are monogamous and mate for life.
16. Seahorses are also the only animal on earth where the male bears the unborn young.
17. Polar bears have black skin under their white fur to better absorb the rays of the sun.
18. The name “jaguar” comes from a Native American word meaning “he who kills with one leap.”
19. Hippos secrete a red oily substance from their skin that acts as sunblock and a moisturizer.
20. All clownfish are born male, and will only change sex to become a dominant female.
And the remaining 59 can be seen here: http://bzfd.it/Q0dxY2
I love the fact that gender doesn’t seem to be much of an issue amongst some fish and lizards, they just change as needs be! Maybe our world would be a little easier if it was that way!
I also love the physical feats of power and speed, makes me feel very inferior!
What’s your favorite fact from the list?
Have you ever seen a Tibetan Mastiff before? Well they certainly are a stand out doggy but the fact that one has just reportedly sold for 2million seems absolutely insane!
The sale said to have happened in China may be the most expensive dog sale ever made.
The passing resemblance to a lion and sometimes ferocious demeanour have led the dogs to become extremely popular amongst high society China and of course around the world. This has led to prices just spiralling out of control.
A property developer in China has said to have paid 2 million for the one year old pup!
The details of the sale can be found on the Huff: http://huff.to/1l63XzH
Of course as an animal lover I find this ridiculous. These dogs don’t really know they are different to others and have no idea of their supposed worth! They are just dogs like any other, like any mutt. It makes me sad they have become a commodity.
Part of me wishes there was no breed and dogs were just allowed to breed with each other then you would hope we would just own dogs because we want to have a pet, not for a symbol of status.
What do you think?