Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Look at this dog who saved a baby:
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A newborn baby abandoned outdoors in winter by her 14-year-old mother was found safe in a dog pen with a mother dog and her brood of puppies near the city of La Plata, Argentine media reported on Friday.
Farmer Fabio Anze found the naked baby girl on Thursday, being kept warm among his dog China's puppies, La Nacion newspaper said. Anze called the police and the baby was taken to a hospital.In a related story, scientists are claiming that domestication has made us (dogs) more intelligent and moral. Uh, dudes, wrong directionality. We have made you apes smarter, more moral, and less boring. Which isn't saying much because you've never been all that, in spite of what you tell yourselves.
Dr Friederike Range, of the
Neither of these stories is actually about me but here is a picture of me nonetheless. YOu might call it egoism. I call it giving my audience what they want:
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I hope everyone has been lovin' the Pawlympics over at Lenny's blog. I have been on the edge of the couch every day checking out the GREAT competition. Whew! I also watch the Naked Ape Games and I read this story in the NYT with great interest. It is about how certain body types lend themselves to certain sports so people tend to look similar. I told my ma ape she should go into sumo wrestling. She was not amused. I decided to figure out what body types OUR bodies look like.
My sissy Ethel is a runner.
And she has always reminded me of the British distance runner and marathon record-holder Paula Radcliffe. I'm fairly certain that if we dangled a tennis ball in front of Ethel she could probably run a marathon.
My baby brudder Oscar is also a runner who can go really fast in spurts--but he likes to run ALL the time and he is really loud and proud and never gets tired.
And he kinda reminds me of Usain Bolt--the world's fastest man who won the 100 and 200 and likes to celebrate--which he has plenty of time to do while waiting for everyone to catch up.
I am a compact dude.
Ethel suggested I should look to weightlifters for my body type:
But I think I'm a dead ringer for Canadian diver Alexandre Despatie who is very muscley, especially in the legs.. Tell the truth--can you tell which is which?
As a part of my Olympic training regimen I have decided to adopt the Michael Phelps diet of 12,000 calories per day.
No more diets! I'm in training.
And just for my friend Ruby (and her mom), here's Michael Phelps and his dog Herman.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sign of the Times
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Yo peepers. I wanted to share with you some of the new dudes at the SPCA. It was a busy week and my buds Java (who was the chocolate brown pit that Mack wanted to mack on) and Flora got adopted. WOOOOOO. And my ma ape's bud Willis! Someone fell in love with Miss Sugar while my ma ape was there and she will probably take her home.
This is Monique (Moni!) who is workin' the camera.
This little lady is Ms. Kallie.
This dude was Yoda who almost took my ma ape's arm off pulling. He is a lab mix? He is BIIIIIIG. And playful. And slobbery. And when my ma ape tried to put him back in his run he knocked her over by running backwards through her legs. HAHAHAHA! I wish I had video of THAT.
This is Cleveland. He has some physical problems like a lot of chub and a (noncommunicable) skin problem that gives him bald patches. But you're not perfect either! So appreciate his adorable face. He is some sort of spaniel mix. And one of the most unique looking dogs you will probably ever see.
This is smiley Ms. Jada.
This is Punkie, who is not as wild as his name and look here might suggest. He is a terrier/chihuahua? mix and he liked to sit on my ma ape.
And why is Big Red still at the SPCA??????