There's an exhibit at the PPOW in New York now through April 14, 2012 that I
would not miss were I nearby. Even on the computer screen, George
Boorujy's paintings of animals in their current un-natural environments flood one
with awe for the master painter, affinity for the animals he portrays,
and sadness, even guilt, that Boorujy's subjects have not been left alone by nature or man.
The current law provides that shelters keep lost pets for at least 6
days before euthanization. The bill up for a vote would not only reduce
the waiting time to 3 days, but limit that protection to dogs and cats
only. In other words, a found pet of any other species could be
The work of the Paul Winter Consort is legendary due in a large part to
the inspiration he draws from the natural world. For Homo Sapiens who
migrate annually to St. John the Devine Cathedral in Manhattan for his
Winter Solstice concerts, over the course of last four decades, he has
amassed larger and larger audiences. They are attracted mainly by his
spiritual symphonic compositions that incorporate the sounds of animal
life, hailing from their indigenous habitats.
San Francisco woodworker Luke Bartels and artist and sign painter Jeff
Canham have designed and created some really creative bird houses for an
upcoming show called For The Birds. Despite how the magnified
images look, bird house components are really small, as is the sign
painting for them. But do look... they are so precious!
The Global Pet Expo, held in Orlando, FL last week, awarded new products
in 9 categories: Aquatics, Bird, Boutique, Cat, Dog, Natural Pet,
Reptile, Small Animal, and Point of Purchase. Yes, you can say 'so
what,' but wait until you see these innovative and impressive products!
I used to think Harry Truman was an okay guy until I
learned that he gave away the cocker spaniel he was given as a gift.
Guess the president who said, "If you want a friend in Washington, get a
dog," didn't want a friend himself.
Parakeets and other small parrots are so much fun to have as pets. And
what's more they know they're fun! In a pet store the other day, I
happened to see a conure playing with this bowling ball toy and I want
to say that both the conure and I were laughing out loud.