Celebrity Pets

Happy Alien Day!

Today--April 26, 2016 (known as 4/26 after the planet named LV-426 in the Alien movies) is Alien Day!  As such, there are many events going on celebrating this creepy critter's origin.  Warning--some disturbing stuff ahead if you've not seen the movies (which are great).

Holy Cow, Jon Stewart’s Running With The Bulls

When one mentions Angus Bulls, it’s hard for most of us carnivores not to think of a succulent juicy steak dinner. However, to the contrary, vegetarians and one award-winning TV comedian might think otherwise. Most recently when the fate of Frank Lee the bull was publicly released, it quickly became a breaking news story. Why? Because Jon Stewart was instrumental in allowing for this particular bull to go from a ‘Blue Plate Dinner Special' to securing him safe haven in a sanctuary.


Gorillas, Endangered Gentle Giants With A Heart Of Gold

While gorillas are often characterized in film as wild and mean-tempered jungle beasts, there’s too much evidence in the real world that suggests the contrary. These magnificent creatures are not only our closest cousins on the evolutionary scale (98% of their DNA is identical to that of humans) . . .

Dindim The Penguin Knows There’s No Place Like Home

Like his fictional counterpart Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, “Dindim the Penguin” seems be of the inclination “there’s no place like home.” Except the hometown in this case is not Kansas. In fact, it’s not even in North America. No, this Magellanic Bird returns home annually to visit an old friend who resides in the southern hemisphere on Proveta Beach in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil.

Santa’s Flying Reindeer Fly When They’re High?

The story of Santa and his flying reindeer might be based on some historical fact. It appears that in Siberia, reindeer (the animal North Americans call caribou) are indigenous — and so is a hallucinogenic mushroom that goes by the genus name of Amanita muscaria. For literary buffs, it’s widely known as the hallucinatory ‘shroom’ responsible for Alice tripping the light fantastic in Wonderland.

With Teacup, Toy, Pocket, Micro, Mini, Nano & Juliana Pigs, Does Size Matter?

The only difference between a small pig and a tinier pig is the name, and perhaps to fracture the famous quote made by our favorite Elizabethan Bard: “a pig by any other name would smell the the same.” Small pigs have been described as "teacup, toy, pocket, micro, mini, nano and Juliana." And while each name might infer something slightly different, the fact is that the smaller the swine, the more popular they become.

Getting Holiday Pet Pics Taken With Your Favorite Furry Friends

If your pets are your family, there are places you can go and get their pictures taken with holiday backdrops and props, including Santa, to add to your photo album.