Month: September 2012

I’m a Little Leafhopper Short and Stout…

© 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...

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Twisted People Left This Beautiful Dog with a Twisted Face… Will Someone Adopt Her?

 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...

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Grumpy Cat, Grumpy Cat, Why Are You So Grumpyyy?

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,...

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The Mini Moth That’s Smaller Than Words on a Page!

©  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,...

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The Most Expensive Dog in the World

via:  via: via: gettyimages via: via The Suite World:   A Red Tibetan Mastiff is the most expensive dog in the world. This ancient guarding breed with its unmistakable bright reddish-brown fur, has recently become something of a status symbol among China’s uber-wealthy class. The price of Red Tibetan Mastiff pups has skyrocketed over the past few years from only few hundred dollars to six figures and higher. Reputedly owned by Genghis Khan and Lord Buddha, the Red Tibetan Mastiff is viewed as a “pure Chinese” breed because of its well-documented history and nearly exclusive Chinese population. These dogs are also considered one of the oldest pure breeds in the world. Less than 20 are reported to remain in Tibet. Thought to be holy animals that provide their owners with blessings of health and security, the breed is commonly identified as independent, intelligent and very protective of its owners and their property. … I want one! The most expensive Tibetan Mastiff ever sold is called Big Splash, or “Hong Dong” in Chinese.  This most expensive dog ever is already 11 months-old and stands nearly three-feet-high at the shoulder and weighs more than 180lbs, says his breeder, Lu Liang.  He was purchased by a chinese multi-millionaire coal baron.‘Big Splash’ sold for an amazing 10 million Yuan which is about 1.5 million US Dollars and beats the earlier record...

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