With all of the stress the holiday season can bring a fun way to relax and rejuvenate. Cats and dogs can help with this. Why not curl up on a chill winter evening and try your hand at this old childhood favorite pastime with a Christmas Cuties Coloring Book.
The world has changed a lot in the last year. Our public discourse, social behavior and perceptions of what is acceptable has changed. Normalization is a threat when actions that were once verboten in the past have all of sudden become copacetic. As humans are finding their way in this new cultural shift, there’s solace in knowing man’s best friend is still at our sides to comfort us when change gets too tough to handle.
But wait, now even our pets are targets of discrimination?
Israel is finding itself inundated with millions of extra birds. The birds, which usually use Israel as a stopover on the way to Africa, are opting to stay in cooler climes and hanging out in the country. The increasing encroachment of deserts and frequent droughts in Africa have made food for birds scarce. Many types of birds are staying longer in Israel as their migratory patterns change.
During his auspicious journey to the Galapagos Islands in 1836, Charles Darwin discovered several finchesthat varied from island to island, which aided him greatly in developing his theory of evolution and natural selection. He was pleasantly surprised to see the differences in the beaks of the birds and identified the 15 different specimens as different species - 12 of which were brand new species.
Our pets enjoy getting new toys - and dogs, especially, love to tear open their wrappings. So, here are my picks of this year's best, including gifts for dogs, cats, pet birds, rabbits, ferrets, geckos and other small pets!