Archive for March 2007
Here are all the posts written in 2007 March.
A blog on why we love animals so much
Ichimi the kitten was rejected by her own mother. Lost and alone, Ichimi had a slim chance of survival on her own. Luckily, the orphaned kitten was rescued into a loving family. Ichimi’s new family has fostered many homeless kittens, so Ichimi’s arrival at their home was accepted by all of the other pets in […]
Dogs are widely regarded as man’s best friend, although everyone has their own preference for pets. Coming in a variety of different breeds, sizes, shapes and personalities, no two dogs are alike. Whether you’re a fan of big, loyal guardians or small, playful puppies, dogs never cease to bring smiles to our faces. Go ahead […]
Ladies and gentlemen, this just might be the cutest darn thing on the entire internet: 4 impossibly cute, perfectly perched, flying floof balls !
His “wife” is injured and the condition is fatal. She was hit by a car as she swooped low across the road. He brought her food and attended to her with love and compassion. He brought her food again but was shocked to find her dead. He tried to move her … a rarely seen […]
The goldfish (Carassius auratus) was one of the earliest fish to be domesticated, and is still one of the most commonly kept aquarium fish. A relatively small member of the carp family (which also includes the koi carp and the crucian carp), the goldfish is a domesticated version of a dark-gray/olive/brown carp native to east […]
A kitten has survived an unexpected ride from the Kapiti Coast to Plimmerton early this morning after stowing away in a car’s wheel arch. The car’s occupants, who were not cat owners, were surprised to hear meows as they drove south late last night, eventually stopping at the Plimmerton weigh station to investigate said Plimmerton […]
What do cats do when their owners are away? There was one way to find out – cat cams. Fifty house cats in the US were given collar cameras that took a photo every 15 minutes. The results put a digital dent in some human theories about catnapping. Based on the photos, about 22 percent […]
The mysterious mewing in Vickie Mendenhall’s home started about the time she bought a used couch for $27. After days of searching for the source of the noise, she found a very hungry calico cat living in her sofa. Her boyfriend, Chris Lund, was watching TV on Tuesday night and felt something move inside the […]
In an amazing series of photos, a fearless rat stared down a mighty leopard–and the leopard blinked. While the puzzled cat sniffed and watched, the rat helped itself to the leopard’s steak dinner. Full story at [ DailyMail ]
We all know that cats love to hide in small, hard to get in places. Here are some cats playing hide and seek:
Here are all the posts written in 2007 March.
Orange Tigers Orange is the standard colour for the tiger. All other colours are caused by recessive genes (white), or sometimes by inbreeding (black). It is often considered that breeding facilities should aim only to produce the orange tiger as the colour is true to species and colours such as that of the white tiger […]
While in south-eastern China American missionary Harry R. Caldwell described a clear sighting of a tiger coloured deep shades of blue and maltese (bluish-gray). Caldwell was experienced in recognising tigers and during his time in China he shot literally dozens of the big cats. September of 1910 saw Caldwell in the Fujian Province and watching […]
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The lynx inhabits the high altitude forests with dense cover of shrubs, reeds and grass. Though the cat hunts only on the ground, it can climb trees and swim. Though it can be found in the northern regions of Scandinavia, it is primarily found in North America and also in pockets in the Himalayas. The […]
General behavioural traits resemble that of a leopard. Lynxes are usually solitary, although a small group of lynxes can travel and hunt together. Mating takes place in the late winter. Its desired resting place is in crevices or under ledges, and it gives birth to 2 to 4 kittens once a year. It feeds on […]
Lynxes have short tails, and usually a tuft of black hair on the tip of the ears. They have a ruff under their neck which has black bars (not very visible) and it looks like a bowtie. They have large paws padded for walking on snow, and long whiskers on the face. The color of […]
The four species placed in this genus are: Lynx lynx, Eurasian Lynx Lynx canadensis, Canada Lynx Lynx pardinus, Iberian Lynx Lynx rufus, Bobcat Eurasian Lynx While the Eurasian Lynx bears rather pallid markings, the Iberian Lynx has distinctive, leopard-like spots with a coat that is often light gray or various shades of light brown-yellowish. Some […]
Neolithic The exact history of human interaction with cats is still somewhat vague. However, a gravesite discovered in 1983 in Shillourokambos, Cyprus, dating to 7500 BC, during the Neolithic period, contains the skeletons of a ceremonially buried human and a type of young cat. Since cats are not native to Cyprus, this suggests that cats […]
The domestic cat and its closest wild ancestor both possess 38 chromosomes, in which over 200 heritable genetic defects have been identified, many homologous to human inborn errors. Specific metabolic defects have been identified underlying many of these feline diseases. There are several genes responsible for the hair color identified. The combination of them gives […]
There are nine subspecies of tiger, three of which are extinct and one of which is almost certain to become extinct in the near future. Their historical range (severely diminished today) ran through Russia, Siberia, Iran, Afghanistan, India, China and south-east Asia, including the Indonesian islands. The South China Tiger is believed to be the […]