Posted August 22, 2016 by Laurie Kay Olson

It seems that most places have memories and tales of an animal that stands out in the hearts and minds of the locals. In England it was Olly, a cat that lived at the Manchester Airport. In Japan it was Tama, a cat that was made stationmaster at a train station. In Colorado it was Shep, a stray dog that came to live at the tollbooths along the Boulder-Denver Turnpike.

Posted July 27, 2016 by John P. Barker

Insects weren't always small.  Check out the variety of bugs that would freak people out if they still lived today...

Posted June 23, 2016 by Rebecca West

Game of Thrones fans: Have you ever wondered whether dire wolves were real or merely a figment of author George R.R. Martin's imagination? Well, according to the blog Scientific American, they were. Find out when they lived, how big they really got, what they ate and what their social structure was right here.

Posted June 18, 2016 by Ron Callari

As much as naysayers would like to continue critiquing ‘climate change’
as a conspiracy theory, this week the world is witness to an unfortunate
milestone. According to recent scientific studies, climate change has
claimed its first victim in the mammal species. And no, this particular victim is not a political animal — as many might favor. This mammal is an “adorable rodent” according to The Guardian known as the the Bramble Cay melomys. 

Posted June 6, 2016 by Laurie Kay Olson

People have partnered with dogs in times of war for thousands of years. No one is quite sure exactly when we took dogs from being soldiers to parachuting dogs or "paradogs," but this shift happened at some point early in the 20th Century. When it came to the invasion of Normandy in World War II, three dogs were dropped in France along with the British 13th Parachute Battalion.

Posted June 6, 2016 by Kitty Devine

It was 72 years ago today that American soldiers landed on the beach and parachuted into Normandy to begin the final push against Hitler to free Europe from the oppression of totalitarianism. In remembrance of these events you can get either a WWII Soldier Bear or a Boeing WWII Aviator Bear.

Posted June 6, 2016 by Laurie Kay Olson

It is hard to believe that D-Day was 72 years ago today. Here's to remembering that pivotal moment in world history and all those who served in World War II -- including those who served in fur!

Posted May 25, 2016 by Laurie Kay Olson

One of the most iconic advertising figures of the 20th Century was Elsie the Cow, the "spokes-bovine" for the Borden Dairy. She was created back in 1936 as a mascot to represent the perfect dairy product. That means she is turning 80 this year. The udderly charming queen of the dairy scene has been known for her charm, wit, and bits of wisdom shared through her "Elsie-isms."