Category Archives: Fun Stuff

Vet funnies, photos, videos and sites that I love.

Crow Show

I have had many chickens over the years, including several roosters. I love their showiness and protectiveness of their flock. All of them have been nice, except… this one. Shep was lovingly hand-raised, not sure where he developed such extreme bravado that he feels he needs to jump anyone who dares to come too close.

He is always strutting his stuff.

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He will appear to mind his own business, but he is always lurking, waiting. He scratches and carries on with all of his busyness, showing off just how showy he is.

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My cat Barnie loves to go outside, so I purchased a harness so we could go for “walks.” He comes running when he sees me grab his leash. He loves these outings! This fine sunny morning though, he had reason to pause.

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A new audience! Shep got right on that. He immediately came over, ready to show Barnie (and me, for the eleventymillionth time) how important he is.

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Here is a video of Shep being “busy” as Barnie approached.

It was a careful introduction. Barnie really wasn’t too interested, but Shep demanded attention.

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In the end though, Barnie had one thing on his mind.

Dust bath!

Purl Celebrates National Dog Day

It is hard to keep track of all of the pet-related ‘holidays’ these days. Today is National Dog Day – apparently the 10th annual day of dog love and celebration.

Feeling Festive

Purl decided that a day as big as National Dog Day called for her best finery.

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The first thing I see in the morning.

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Wearing a drape on her head doesn’t seem to bother her in the least.

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Ahem – you can stop laughing at me now.

I will say that Purl dressing herself up in the curtain was a LOT less work than the reindog hats.

The Poser

Big changes are (finally) in the works over at About.com. A major redesign, the first in forever, is happening this summer. Right now, lots and lots of busy work getting ready. Frustrating, fun and everything in-between.

I am most excited about photos. Bigger, better, and more cohesive to the piece. I was reviewing an older article about cats peeing in bathtubs (it happens), and needed a photo. I searched a few places, then remembered… I had a cat and a bathtub. Problem solved?

Quincy was the model for the one photo that appears in the article. Just one photo, but several were necessary to get the one I wanted to use.

Here is a little behind-the-scenes peek on the Bathtub Poser.

Quincy explores the bathtub

I just plopped him in there, waiting to see what he would do.

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Let’s get to work, Quincy.

Quincy gets to work on the perfect pose

No, don’t look over there. Over here. Wait. Quincy! Kitty, kitty!

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Momentarily distracted, I thought my model was going to jump tub.

Quincy in the bathtub.

Just before he really did jump tub. I had the shot.