Am I the only person who is annoyed when people say they "rescued" pets they adopted? I don't mind if you say, "She was a rescue dog," if the shelter did, in fact, rescue her from somewhere, but if you just paid for a pet and you say that you personally rescued it, it just seems a stretch to me. Why not say adopted?
As the owner of two blue heeler/lab mixes, I know how annoying barking can be. The sound of my dogs barking can be grating on my ears and I usually call them back inside after a moment of barking. I sure appreciate it when someone I don't know knocks on my door or someone tries to sell me something, though!
One of the coolest animal stories to emergy fro 2017 was that of a rare, wild black serval caught on video. Servals are cool in and of themselves. They are gorgeous wild cats with beautiful coats and long, pointed ears. Seeing a black serval, however, is quite rare, so when a black serval was captured on camera in Kenya, it made the news.
Recently someone mentioned the website I Can Haz Cheeseburger? and it really took me down memory lane. I bet ICHC was one of my first favorite websites when I started using the Internet! For those who are weirded out by my age now, the site is a place where you can find funny Internet memes and GIFs, often of the animal variety. You can even watch videos and rate them (thumbs up or thumbs down).
If you have a pocket pet like a hamster, gerbil or mouse, he or she might love this cool craft! All you need are some popsicle sticks, glue and patience and you can build this cute DIY hamster swing. Not only is it something your pet can climb on and play with, but he or she can gnaw on the wood, which helps their teeth stay manageable and it also amuses them.