Tag Archives: Animals

Lost And Found

12 Apr

You may remember Miss Whiplash, who used to think about things.  Also known as Patrecia, who lives in Bulgaria with her animals and husband Neville, in that order.  She used to blog regularly and then she just stopped.

At 74, she decided she had said everything she wanted to say about her life on her old blog, so she deleted it and started a charming new blog.  You can find her at God’s Creatures, where she has been harassing the Tanzanian government, in an effort to get them to treat their animals better.

Please mosey on over there.  If you like animals and you like sweet ladies, it’s a great place to find them both.



Joke 729

22 Mar
Skunk Dog Outfit

Skunk Dog Outfit (Photo credit: http://www.petsadviser.com)

Three animals were having a huge argument over who was the best.

The first, a hawk, claimed that because of his ability to fly, he could attack anything repeatedly from above, and his prey had nary a chance.

The second, a lion, based his claim on his strength.  None in the forest dared to challenge him.

The third, a skunk, insisted he needed neither flight nor strength to frighten off any creature.

As the trio debated the issue, an alligator came along and swallowed them all…hawk, lion and stinker.

From Will & Guy

5 Aug

A lovely, lovely story.

Face Facts: Animals Are Weird

2 Feb

Image via Wikipedia


  • A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.  In humans it’s known as ‘flirting’.  Not so much in sharks.  Put it this way, can you see past their teeth?
  • A snail can sleep for three years. 
  • Butterflies taste with their feet.  Eeewwwhhh.
  • A crocodile cannot stick out its tongue.  Somewhere in pre-history, a crocodile mama must have said, ‘That’s rude.’
  • The chow is the only dog without a pink tongue.
  • A cat uses its whiskers to check if a space is too small to squeeze through.  I use my waistline.
  • Rabbits love liquorice.
  • Elephants can’t jump.
  • Penguins can – as high as six feet.
  • A female oyster may produce 100 million young over her lifetime.  Imagine the stretch marks.
  • Polar bears are left-handed.  Polar bears are also less cruel than people: I bet no-one ever tied a polar bear’s left hand behind its back to make it right-handed. 
  • Tigers have striped skin.
  • A duck’s quack doesn’t echo. No one knows why.  More to the point, no one cares.
  • An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
  • Some lions can mate more than 50 times a day.  Just like British teenagers.
  • Dogs and cats are not ambidextrous; they are right- or left-pawed. 
  • Vultures sometimes eat so much they can’t take off.  I know that feeling.
  • When drunk, an ant will always fall onto its right side.  I know that feeling too.
  • The sperm of a mouse is longer than the sperm of an elephant.  Mice sleep around and need large testes for the job.
  • The peregrine falcon can spot its prey from more than 8 km away.  That’s why mice are promiscuous: survival of the species.
  • There are more chickens than people in the world.
  • More human deaths have been attributed to fleas than all the wars ever fought.  Time to get rid of the dog.
  • Flamingoes are pink because they eat shrimp.  By that reasoning, I should be brown with a malted centre.

The Aaaahhh Factor

7 Nov

I saw this on another blog and I wanted to share it: baby otters learning to swim like a plastic duck takes to water.

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