With Labor Day comes the unofficial end of another summer. Therefore one good long look back at the sultry season on the beach is in order with these awesome animal sand sculptures. You could call them sons of beaches.
A while back I questioned whether or not animals could laugh and cry? Research indicates they can — but with reservation. Some behaviorists indicate animals have a difficult time with the “incongruity theory.” This is the supposition that humor becomes evident when a being reacts to the inconsistency between what one expects to happen and what actually does happen.
Remember that Lacoste logo that came part and parcel with every polo shirt you purchased? They were designed by French tennis player René Lacoste. Did you ever wonder why a ‘crocodile’ was chosen by that superstar of the 1920’s — and why almost a hundred years later that famous crocodile is being preempted by ten other members of the animal kingdom?
I’m the proud owner of a 12-yr old grey-cheeked Conure. We named him ’Gauguin’ due to his similar color palette that matches the famous artist’s work — namely, viridian green, teal, cadmium yellow, red ochre and zinc white.