Posted August 30, 2018 by Laurie Kay Olson

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.

Posted August 17, 2018 by Creature Features

A pet-owner from Belleville, Illinois got that sinking feeling while trying to rescue his escaped parrot from the middle of a mud-choked lake bed.

Posted June 8, 2018 by Creature Features

Kea parrots in New Zealand have been caught on camera shifting traffic cones into active lanes in a clever ploy to coax food from passing vehicles.

Posted May 31, 2018 by Ron Callari

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.

Posted May 7, 2018 by Ron Callari

Pets and animals are most at risk when left behind or separated from pet owners and animal advocates.

Posted March 2, 2018 by Ron Callari

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?

Posted January 23, 2018 by Ron Callari

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.

Posted December 18, 2017 by Laurie Kay Olson

*plink, plink" I'm learning to accompany myself on the piano while I sing the dreidel song. I'm just about there!