Video: Cat vs. Bear

It's OK, the cat wins, I think.

Disney Wedding Dress


celtic wall hangings . . .

based on Celtic Art,
these wondeful wooden wall hangings

Yeah, I tried to get out of jury duty, too

Boston resident Sal Esposito recently got called in for jury duty. He might have some problems performing this required task, though, as Sal is a cat.

The problem arose after owners Anna and Guy Esposito listed him on the last U.S. Census under "pet."

Anna filed for his disqualification of service. He was not "too old," "ill," or a "convicted felon," so she filed that he "cannot speak English."

The jury commissioner denied this request.


Note: cat in photo is NOT Sal Esposito.


Picture: CATERS

Got lots of time to waste? Cat video collection

From cute to curmudgeonly, sappy to scary, tame to thrilling, and more, here's Gawker's compilation of the 2010's best feline-focused video offerings.

OK, so their video will only take 90 seconds of your time.

If you have lots of time:

Have fun!

Strapless Wedding Dress


handmade hats . . .

adorable cuteness
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its worth a pop over just for a smile
see luck o the irish!!

సంక్రాంతి శుభాకాంక్షలు - 2011

పాల పొంగళ్ళు ....
రంగుల ముంగిళ్ళు ....
ముద్దు గొలిపే గొబ్బిళ్ళు ....
బావ మరదళ్ల ముచ్చట్లు ....
అందరి గుండెల్లో ...
ఆనంద పరవళ్ళు ....

అందరికి సంక్రాంతి శుభాకాంక్షలు 

Alberta Ferretti

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Sasha Pivovarova for Alberta Ferretti Spring 2011.
No words needed. I'm in love!

Law and Order: Animal Victims Unit

Brandon Bird diorama 2010

via Laughing Squid

Entry-level USB 3.0 pen drives from Transcend

Transcend lanched its latest flash drive JetFlash 700 which is designed with USB 3.0. It is priced attractively at 1300 for 8GB pendrive.

While the superspeed USB 3.0 spec. offers blazing fast data transfer, We need to have a motherboard that supports the technology.

Transcend JET700 transfers the data upto 70mb/sec, which is ten times faster then the hi speed usb 2.0.

The prices are given below

8GB: Rs. 1,300
16GB: Rs. 2,000
32GB: Rs. 5,600

Hold that tiger!

German police have told an employee of a Russian circus group that he can take his tigers for walks as long as the authorities are notified in advance.

The 30-year-old man caused a stir in the northern German village of Ratzeburg on Sunday when a woman called police to report a man walking a tiger cub outside of town.

The man, who is from a nearby village, works for a Russian circus group that is now on a break in the Netherlands and was charged with looking after three grown tigers and a cub.


Baby, it's cold outside!

But Gizzy is nice and toasty (and absolutely adorable!)

via Crocheting in Georgia

Help keep your pet healthier

According to Colorado State University, as many as 50% of pets die of cancer, making it a leading cause of pet death. With loads to worry about and treatments being insanely expensive, what can you do now to help prevent cancer in the future?

10 Dog Foods that May Lead to Cancer by Vet Tech blog, lists foods and additives which have been known to cause illness in humans and are also a good choice to stay away from in all pet and people foods.

Shoulder black Dress 2011


Box of Tricks . . .

Tiny, delicately stitched "inchies" from
see Yvonne's blog here
she layers silk, embroidery & beads to make
wonderful pieces of textile jewellery too.

Lonely robot...

Pure Inspiration.

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Bridal Gowns 2011


Chicago: another mass animal death

Along the Chicago lakefront, gizzard shad - a type of herring — are dying off in large numbers. Thousands, maybe more, are dead and frozen or floating in Lake Michigan. Geese and ducks are feeding on the dead and dying fish.

Gizzard shad, members of the herring family, are more sensitive to drops in oxygen levels than most fish. And thick ice came early to Chicago harbors in December.

PHOTO: Dale Bowman~For the Sun-Times

Pandas in kilts?

Giant pandas are to return to the UK for the first time in 17 years.

The pair of seven-year-old pandas, Tian Tian and Yangguang, will arrive at Edinburgh zoo this year, marking "the culmination of five years of political and diplomatic negotiation at the highest level" according to the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.

The ambassador of China to the UK, Liu Xiaoming, said: "Pandas are a Chinese national treasure. This historical agreement is a gift to the people of the UK from China. It will represent an important symbol of our friendship and will bring our two people closer together."


Happy New Year . . .

perfect paper sculpture by
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I am back to share much more loveliness!
I hope a good christmas was had by all,
Wishing a Happy New Year to you
wherever you may be
x x x

These quiet times...

jacket: vero moda. top: pimkie (old!). scarf: vintage.
boots, necklaces: primark.
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Pet Ferret Bites Off 7 Fingers Of Infant

GRAIN VALLEY, Mo. -- A 4-month-old boy had seven of his fingers gnawed off by a pet ferret in Grain Valley.

Police and firefighters responded to a home in the 200 block of Young Street Monday morning after an animal bite call. Grain Valley police Chief Aaron Ambrose said it was much worse.

Video: Ferret Bites Off Fingers Of Infant

"Upon further investigating, they learned that the infant's fingers had been taken off by the family's pet ferret," Ambrose said.

The police report said the boy was in a rocker when his parents fell asleep, one parent in the bedroom, the other in the same room the bites occurred. The ferret bit off all but the boy's two thumbs and one pinky, the report said.


Honey - another Chinese import to worry about

As crime sagas go, a scheme rigged by a sophisticated cartel of global traders has all the right blockbuster elements: clandestine movements of illegal substances through a network of co-operatives in Asia, a German conglomerate, jet-setting executives, doctored laboratory reports, high-profile takedowns and fearful turncoats.

What makes this worldwide drama unusual, other than being regarded as part of the largest food fraud in U.S. history, is the fact that honey, nature’s benign golden sweetener, is the lucrative contraband.

What consumers don’t know is that honey doesn’t usually come straight – or pure – from the hive. Most honey comes from China, where beekeepers are notorious for keeping their bees healthy with antibiotics banned in North America because they seep into honey and contaminate it; packers there learn to mask the acrid notes of poor quality product by mixing in sugar or corn-based syrups to fake good taste.

None of this is on the label. Rarely will a jar of honey say “Made in China.” Instead, Chinese honey sold in North America is more likely to be stamped as Indonesian, Malaysian or Taiwanese, due to a growing multimillion dollar laundering system designed to keep the endless supply of cheap and often contaminated Chinese honey moving into the U.S., where tariffs have been implemented to staunch the flow and protect its own struggling industry.

Continue to read this fascinating story ...

Prairie dogs on the lam from Ohio zoo

POWELL, Ohio -- An Ohio zoo is trying to round up runaway prairie dogs and is asking its neighbors for help.

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said Friday 11 of the critters wriggled their way out of temporary quarters and so far only four have been recovered.

Assistant Curator Jeremy Carpenter says in a statement there's no reason to believe the animals have left zoo property. But he says nearby residents are being asked to watch for prairie dogs, just in case.


Scary pork?

In a small complex of nondescript barns set in the flat, snow-covered fields of Ontario, Enviropig is a scientific project which, some argue, represents the new frontier of a technology that could benefit millions of people around the world.

For others what is happening here is weird, dangerous science.

The pigs they are breeding could be among the first genetically modified farm animal to be approved for human consumption.Each pig contains genes from mice and E.coli bacteria, which have been inserted into their DNA with absolute precision.

Those genes make a small but important difference to the way these pigs process their food.

Ordinarily, pigs cannot easily digest chemicals called phosphates. That means that the stuff that comes out of the back end can be toxic and damaging to the environment. The phosphates are easily washed into waterways, where they can produce a hugely fertile environment for plants. But the plants grow so rapidly that they choke the stream or river and cause huge damage to the ecosystem.

The genetic modification enables these pigs to digest phosphates, which means they are less polluting and cheaper to feed.


Sleepy, sleepy Monday morning

Rusty yawns

Romeo yawns

Let's go back to bed!

from Flickr, corsi photo

Orphaned bat epidemic in Australia

Torrential rain has brought chaos to Australia, and not just to the humans who live there.

Australian Bat Clinic and Wildlife Trauma Centre director Trish Wimberley and her carers have helped save 130 orphaned bats on the Gold Coast in past weeks.

They saved 350 young bats during the 2008 storm season but this year think there's more going on than just wild weather.

Carers have visited several bat 'camps' on the coast in recent weeks to find four-week-old babies on the ground covered in maggots and fly eggs.

Trish said: 'They're coming down to feed on the ground. That makes them vulnerable. It's not a natural occurrence and shows there is trouble in the environment.

'Bats are a barometer to what is going on in the environment. They're our canaries down the coal mine'.