Posted April 6, 2012 by Lady Bee

Until the publication of Professor Xu Xing's findings this week in the journal Nature, the last living dinosaur discovered with feathers was the Beipiasaurus,
which lived about 125 million years ago. Now Xing's newest feathered
discovery, found in the same region of Liaoning Province in China, is
about 40 times larger than the man-size Beiplasaurus, and has been named Yutyrannus huali, "beautiful feathered tyrant."

Posted April 4, 2012 by Lady Bee

If you've had any desire to get under the skin of just about any species
of animal, then you have to get to London sometime between now and
September and see the Animals Inside Out exhibit at the British Natural History Museum.  But be prepared...

 

Posted April 3, 2012 by Ron Callari

As a second-generation kid of Italian descent, a trip to Grandma’s house in Rochester, New York’s inner city was always entertaining. While Grandma Rose (aka “The Boss”) wasn’t necessarily what you’d classify as eccentric, her old-world habits and traditions were often an adventure to behold for a toddler who was being gentrified in the suburbs. While household pets in my world were of the canine variety, Grandma was the first to introduce me to the idea that a chicken could also be man’s best friend.

Posted April 3, 2012 by William Bortz

There's no question that cockatiels are beautiful animals, but there's one more thing that will leave you in awe.

Are you tired of talking to your pet cat without it giving you a response? Friends and family giving you funny looks when you carry on a twenty minute conversation with your dog? Well I think I have found the pet for you! These beautiful birds, with the right training - can learn cute sayings, sing elegant songs, and even make cat calls at your friends! You'll definitely be the life of the party with a your new pet cockatiel.

Posted April 1, 2012 by Ron Callari

Traveling with one's pet can be an arduous task, but often dog, cat and bird
owners just can't leave home without them. So the issue becomes
how to scout out pet-friendly accommodations in advance of travel to be
assured there will be 'room at the inn' when you
arrive. With today's technology and specific websites dedicated to pet
travel, that job has become a lot easier as a result of certain hotel
brands and even independent inns and B&Bs opening their doors to
four-legged guests.

Posted March 24, 2012 by Ron Callari

Remembering Ella Fitzgerald classic tune "Let's Do It," back in the 50s,
an updated version of that song might in today's Internet world focus on
how the various species on this planet are just as attracted to
"Twitter" as they are to "falling in love." Based on the number of pets
that have taken to tweeting out 140 characters or less, it can
definitely be said that Twitter is an all-inclusive ecosystem.

Posted March 21, 2012 by Lady Bee

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.

Posted March 19, 2012 by Myra Per-Lee

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
euthanized immediately.