Posts in category "animals"
“5 Reasons Everyone Should Stop Calling Donald Trump a Pig” [Laura Goldman at care2.com] Our president with orange wig Is very often called a pig. But this is callous and purblind And in its essence so unkind. So let me straighten out this matter: This is an insult to the latter.
“The longest-living fish in a zoological setting, a lungfish known as Granddad acquired by the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago in 1933, has been euthanised after suffering failing health well in his mid-90s.” [theguardian.com] The marlin, the tuna, the trout, or sea bass; May be popular choices among fish. Or one might prefer... Read more »
How much do our dogs know? The calm ones and the violent. They probably know too much. That’s why I’d keep them silent.
[Note: I stole the rhythmic first line from ChicagoNow blogger Steve Dale who this morning posted “Be careful when buying reptiles” . Otherwise, I go in a completely different direction.] Be careful when buying reptiles For they have the most cryptic of smiles You may think that you wanna Bring home an iguana,... Read more »
“A Perth man has been attacked by a lion, just one day after arriving in South Africa on holiday. A PERTH man has been attacked by a lion, just one day after arriving in South Africa on holiday. The man was driving through a safari park when the lion reportedly jumped through the window and... Read more »
Behold the noble elephant So gentle and intelligent. The circuses vow not to use them, Which has been one way to abuse them. That said, all efforts must be made To ban the senseless ivory trade.
The mayor of the small Wisconsin town of Sun Prairie yesterday, on Groundhog Day, was unceremoniously bitten on the ear by the very creature being celebrated. He was taken totally by surprise. Before he was taken for medical attention. Mayor Jonathan Freund could have avoided this embarrassingly uncivil demonstration if he had only read... Read more »
News item: “Wayne County in Ohio is planning to spike bird seed with birth control in hopes of keeping pigeons from despoiling the renovated exterior of its 19th century courthouse. A county commissioner says there are plans to put birth control chemicals specific to pigeons in bird seed to help control the population:” SouthtownStar.com In... Read more »
From Today’s Chicago Tribune Sports “Last Row” : “Maybe it’s a real feud or it could all be one big inside joke, but Bears teammates Martellus Bennett and Kyle Long exchanged what seemed like harsh words over Twitter on Tuesday. What ever it is, it apparently kicked off when Long, a guard , found... Read more »
Note: I am indebted to ChicagoNow blogger Margaret Laing (a.k.a. Margaret Serious) whose post ”This place is a zoo’ is a compliment not an insult” was the genesis of the following verse. Some people who don’t have a clue Might utter “This place is a zoo:” Although chaos, there’s more On a stock exchange floor... Read more »