This music is annoyingly catchy…however, anything is worth seeing those little legs...Read More
Month: September 2012
© John Horstman © John Horstman © John Horstman Habitat: ChinaStatus: Not Listed You’ve got to have eagle-like eyes to spot this incredibly camouflaged creature! What appears to be a little leaf is actually the nymph of a leafhopper (Ledrinae, Cicadellidae) that likes to keep an incredibly low profile. Check out its little eyes peeping out! How adorable is this...Read More
Poor Lucy is an American Staffordshire Terrier that has suffered tremendous hardships at the hands of some terrible people. She was found wandering the streets of Colombia, starving and alone, severely malnourished and with a broken nose and jaw. Lucy had been repeatedly used as a breeding dog and then tossed out onto the streets like garbage. Luckily, some kind person in Colombia picked her up and took into their home, where she stayed and regained her strength. When a volunteer at Stray from the Heart in New York heard about Lucy’s plight the woman arranged for her to fly to New York where she has been under the care of the rescue ever since. Lucy’s facial bones never healed properly from all the abuse she suffered. However, a specialist assures us that she is in no pain. She can eat perfectly fine and actually has quite the appetite. As Lucy was not suffering, Stray from the Heart decided against putting her through the extensive surgery, which would basically have been cosmetic. Personally, I think she’s beautiful just the way she is. Her face reminds us what a strong animal she is and how she never gave up. Lucy has been anxiously awaiting a forever home for over a year now and I really feel like this dog deserves way better. Even after all she’s been through, Lucy is...Read More
That title should be sung in tune to Phoebe Buffay’s “Smelly Cat” song, just in case you were curious. This is the grumpiest cat on the entire planet. Sometimes he reminds me of the cat equivalent of Ron Swanson from Parks and Rec (as shown below): and other times he just reminds me of Golem, as portrayed in this video: I picture him saying, “stupid hobbitses….I go back under bookshelf while I plot how to get back mah precioussss.” Freaking love this cat! Oh, and just so you know the breed is called a Snowshoe Siamese cat which originally popped up as an accidental genetic mutation from the traditional Siamese & were bred for the cute markings, but because they are so rare & they are already genetically mutated this could be what accounts for her adorable frown & funny body. Don’t quote me on it,...Read More
© Alexey © Shipher © elle_nz Habitat: Sri Lanka, India, Indochina, southern China, Taiwan, Sundaland, northern Australia and the Bismarck Archipelago Status: No Conservation Concerns This has got to be one of the smallest and yet most beautiful moths I’ve ever come across. It reminds me of something knitted by a sweet little grandma (Mother Nature’s mom?). The species is called Comostola laesaria and adults only grow to have a wingspan of 20 mm. How incredible is that?! Check out the size relative to WORDS on a piece of paper: Crazy,...Read More
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