This fabulous new Cariboo Activity Gym gives your baby child all the excitement and exercise it can handle. Recommended for ages birth through 10 months, it provides a unique activity center for your child that blends beautifully with your home décor. The Activity Gym may be used as a natural play environment on the floor or as a bassinet mobile for any of the Cariboo model bassinets.
If you’re looking for a few nice websites that sell cat products, we have a few to recommend:
KittyPod: KittyPod has a few modern looking and environmentally friendly chaise lounges and safe claw sharpening products for your kitty cat - a few shapes and sizes - the products promise your kitty cat a fine time sleeping, yawning, whatever they do in the reclining position.
Pre-Fab-Pets: Pre-Feb-Pets have great modern pet furniture products for kitty cat and dog pets too - of mention is one house inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright - the great American architect of all time. The products, mostly made out of wood such as doggy and kitty wooden lath beds also have a distinct Japanese styled simplicity about them - highly recommended. There are some nice looking throw pillows too for the little ones.
Cats Play: If you’re looking for pet products that are a little less modern and prefer the wrought iron day beds, plush pillows etc., why not check out CatsPlay.com - the look is more regal; if you’re that kind of person who likes to leave millions of dollars to your favorite pet in your will (well, we hope you won’t do that above your kin), then Cats Play is a nice site for you. Victorian, decorative, luxury style. Pet houses, luxury pet beds, pet tents and luxury pet sofas. Both for cats and little doggies. For us, its a little too much plush but there are a great few finds in between such as a corner pet bed, unique cat houses in various colors called the ‘Kat Kabin’, bistro cat feeders and more.
Amazon.com: You can always find a few pet product treasures at Amazon.com - like the Fun Tunnel by Abo Gear as seen in the following illustration:
At One Form Design, there’s this absolutely lovely ‘cat cocoon’, pictured below.
For more products, check out the New York Times article “Good Design - Happy Cats?“
Nora the cat piano player is thrilled to sit with her owners at Raven’s Wing Studio and play piano with her students.
There are a few sequels with a kitty break in between.
Found by Jennie at Neatorama:
A hunter-trapper Brian LaDoon was taking care of his pack of Husky dogs on a Canadian tundra whilst German photographer Norbert Rosing was setting up his cameras, when out of nowhere a large polar bear walked up to one of the dogs.
Brian knew that the bear had not eaten for months, and thought it was “curtains” for the dog when something completely unexpected happened: the polar bear and the dog started playing with each other! As if that wasn’t enough, the polar bear returned every night for the following week to continue playing with the dogs.
Here’s the audio slide show given by Stuart Brown about the encounter:
Tanja Askani posts her photographs online at fotocommunity.de. She’s now captured the most moving different-species animal friends - a deer and a rabbit - who seem to LOVE each other’s company. Some of us have seen similar friendship bonds between different animals (no, we are NOT talking about human to dog or human to cat).
Below, you’ll see other animals that love each other in a common compound. We’ve seen dogs and cats as best friends who must spend the night snuggled together, right?
Tanja is one of a kind certainly, because if you view her portfolio, you begin to realise that she not only loves photography, she LOVES animals, and some of the kind which we fear, such as white wolves.
Dog & Fox Friends
Wolf and Dog Friends
Other Tanja Askani Photos:
Tanja’s photo site at fotocommunity.de is certainly worth visiting. If you’d like to buy Tanja Askani’s book on wolves (with whom she relates - see her history); you can get it at Amazon.com: Kinship with the Wolves -
About Tanja Askani:
Tanja Askani is Czech author and animal scientist who lives with her husband at a game park in Germany. Originally, they had established a falconry at the park, bred raptors, and presented bird shows with their birds of prey.
Then her husband brought her an orphaned three-day-old wolf pup and Askani’s was introduced into lupine life. The orphan wolf, ‘Flocke’ , meaning ‘Snowflake’ in German, was weak and required intensive care given by Askani and her dog, Snowflake eventually lived.
The bond between Askani and Sonwflake has survived its return to the game park and Snowflake’s mating with another hand-reared wolf. Eventually, a third, younger male wolf was added later and eventually all three wolves treated the humans like auxiliary wolves.
Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal, Nov 2006:
“This is not a scientific treatise but a warm and carefully observed portrait of one woman’s efforts to change our perceptions of the sadly reviled wolf. The numerous photographs–close up, striking, and informative–will make animal lovers weak in the knees.”
Nancy Bent, Booklist, Oct 2006:
“. . . the charming, diary-like writing style and the plethora of color close-ups of the wolves will enchant wolf-lovers.” “. . . great insight into the world of the wolf. . . . the charming, diary-like writing style and the plethora of color close-ups of the wolves will enchant wolf lovers.”
A Chinese man named Chen acquired a pet mouse in a home where he already owned a cat. The cat paced around the cage with excitement when the mouse arrived. After observing his pet cat for several days and concluding that the cat was not really intimidating the mouse, Chen let the mouse out of the cage. The two animals apparently instantly became friends.
Whilst Chen was being interviewed about the unusual relationship of his two pets, the mouse constantly climbed the cat’s back and sat on its head. According to a local expert at the pet hospital, well-fed house cats don’t necessarily see mice as food. We hope that Chen’s house cat never gets hungry.