Posted May 20, 2013 by Laurie Kay Olson

If you ever find yourself in a place called Cottonwood, Idaho, you have to check out this place -- the Dog Bark Park Inn. If you are a dog fanatic you may want to make the journey just to stay in this fabulously fun bed and breakfast built in the shape of a giant beagle. Oh, and about that fire hydrant nearby -- it's an outhouse. A touch of irony to go with the fun.

Posted May 17, 2013 by Laurie Kay Olson

If you find yourself heading down to Key West on vacation there is something you have just got to see -- The Catman and his Flying House Cats. They perform for the crowds each night at sunset. Contrary to what just about everyone will tell you about cats, they CAN be trained to do all sorts of things. For Dominique LeFort they will literally jump through hoops -- even if the hoops are on fire.

Posted May 14, 2013 by Arnold Carreiro

Seventeen years ago, Paul Templer, a guide taking some tourists through
the Zambezi river was attacked, bitten, battered and nearly eaten by an
angry bull hippopotamus. Your job doesn’t seem too bad now, does it?

Posted May 13, 2013 by Laurie Kay Olson

For many international travelers one of the most popular destinations in Africa to check out is Nairobi, Kenya. For a really great place to stay you may want to check out Giraffe Manor. The manor is an elegant hotel with decor that hearkens back to the 1930s. It is a place of grace and charm and . . . well . . . giraffes. The hotel boasts its own herd of endangered Rothschild giraffes.

Posted May 9, 2013 by Creature Features

“There's a rat in mi kitchen, what am I gonna do?” If you're UB40, you make a record. If you're a Chinese high school's cafeteria worker, you simply shrug, slice and serve it up with rice.

Posted May 9, 2013 by Laurie Kay Olson

Vacation time is just around the corner and that means you need to get away from stress of the day job and all the responsibilities at home -- but not necessarily your dog. Where can you go where you and your pooch can go to relax with activities for you to share? How about the Glen Highland Farm and their Canine Country Getaway in Upstate New York

Posted May 8, 2013 by Laurie Kay Olson

Kattenstoet is a Festival of Cats that takes place every three years on the second Sunday in May in Ypres, Belgium. The history of the festival dates back into the Middle Ages and the horror of cat torture and killing of the time. Back in those days many cultures believed cats to be in league with witches and the devil. The festival has grown to be a grand celebration of cats.

Posted April 24, 2013 by Creature Features

A devastating earthquake in China's mountainous Sichuan province not only shattered human lives, homes and area infrastructure, it left dozens of endangered Giant Pandas at the region's panda centers shaken in more ways than one.