June 2016

Monthly Archives

  • Squirrel Central

    Can you believe there are over 265 species of squirrels worldwide, including tree squirrels, ground squirrels, flying squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, prairie dogs, pygmy and giant?  Like other rodents, squirrels have four front teeth that never stop growing, but are kept to size by constant gnawing.  These gorgeous little critters even help us by planting trees […]

  • Musically Inclined

    Music is an incredible thing – it can get us up off the couch and dancing like a lunatic, or it can bring us to our knees weeping with emotion.  Some of us have been blessed with an incredible voice, and others have been gifted with the talent of an instrument.  These animals seem to […]

  • It’s Chilly

    When it starts to get cold, there’s nothing quite like refamiliarising yourself with that favourite woolly jumper you’ve had for years!  I’m sure most of us have one – that old thing which probably has more holes in it now than to really be doing any good?  These cute critters are all looking super warm […]

  • Getting Foxy

    Whilst the fox has commonly been regarded as a pest in the past, they are now being seen in households as pets…if you are willing to part with around US$9000!  These beautiful specimens may well get you thinking about whether you need a second job!

  • Peanut Butter Dogs

    Greg Murray is an award-winning photographer who lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio. Greg is best known for the series “For the Love of Peanut Butter”, which depicts the comedy of dogs enjoying the favourite treat of many of us…peanut butter. He is dedicated to animal rescue and adoption, often volunteering with various rescue organisations […]

  • Jumping For Joy

    All of us have experienced those moments in life where we are so happy we cannot contain ourselves and are bursting with energy…the resulting release is sometimes that where we “jump for joy”!  Is it the high that makes us do such things, or is it because jumping releases natural endorphins?  These animals are certainly […]

  • Super-cute Sheep

    So a friend of mine thinks sheep are the best thing in the world…and who could disagree with him when you look at these total cuties?  Despite popular misconceptions, sheep are highly intelligent with very good memories, and Egyptians even believed they were sacred.  With there being more than 1 billion sheep in the world, […]

  • Ferreting About

    Ferrets were originally domesticated around 2000 years ago, but only really became popular around the 1980s.  The Latin name for “ferret” means ‘little thief’ and this probably stems from their penchant for stealing small items and hiding them away.  Ferrets are very easy to train and make fabulous pets, so be sure to think of these furry […]