my good pal buster has started a new trend--momblogging! pictures of the naked apes we know and love. this is my mawma and my onkel eric. i think it's halloween but they're kind of weird so you never know.
the wildlife are going, um, wild!
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A drunken elk is terrorizing children at a school in southern Sweden."That could be the problem. We could be dealing with a boozy elk," Jan Caiman, a police officer in Molndal, told the national news agency TT.
slate's science columnist has written a column asking "Can humans mate with other animals."
Last Tuesday, though, Beijing newspapers carried a notice about the new campaign, under way since October, concerning “pet dog management work.” It said households with too many dogs, or with big dogs, would have 10 days to relocate them. In essence, owners had 10 days to get rid of the dogs or the police would do it for them.
The note also promised to pay rewards to people who helped the police catch neighbors violating the dog rules.
Anxiety and outrage have quickly spread among dog owners. Several reported that the police were already apprehending large dogs in apartment compounds and had even entered individual apartments to seize some dogs. Web sites posted photographs of dogs crammed into holding pens at dingy city pounds. Another Internet posting warned that a slaughter of stray dogs and cats would begin next week.bummer. some dog owners have suggested that this might be a part of the campaign to pretty Beijing up for the olympics. once again, dogs paying a price for human pageantry. i can't decide if it is more or less egregious than atlanta's policy of giving the homeless one way bus tickets out of town pre-summer games.
just in case the nsa, dubya, or karl rove are reading my blog for signs of rebellion let me preface this by saying that i am not a member of alf or elf (nor have i ever watched alf for that matter). i happen to have a strong aversion to peta for their love of self-aggrandizing publicity stunts. however, i've been known to be a fan of animal rights, especially my right to be treated as good as and usually better than the naked apes around me (though i would like to advocate that if i have to be on a leash so too do the little rug rats). so i was a little worried when i read about h.r. 4239, the animal enterprise terrorism act. here it is in a nutshell (emphasis on the nut):
my friend buster posted this online quiz to find out what kind of popular dog you are. i already know what i am--the one and only corgador--but i took it anyway. the results are, um, odd.
in spite of impending storm clouds we made it to the b-a-r-k-p-a-r-k. here's me and my sister ethel playing. we're easily confused since we are both so svelte and long-legged but she's the one with the pointy ears.