We’re all in need of some Christmas cheer and this year it appears to have come in the form of an Owl in a Spruce rather than a Partridge in a Pear tree. This tiny Saw-whet owl, one of the smallest species of owl in the Northwest, hitched a ride on this year’s Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and was discovered dehydrated and hungry among the trees giant branches by one the tree’s transport workers. Read more
The Cat Furniture from Okawa is high-quality, nicely designed wood and upholstered furniture for felines made by various artisans in Japan. With painstakingly-perfect scaled down proportions, their sofas, benches and beds for cats come in various styles, all of them as nicely made as their human-sized inspirations. Read more
Once again, London’s Natural History Museum has honored the top Wildlife Photographers of the Year with their winning picks in several categories ranging from animal behavior to underwater photography. In addition to the winners, selected from over 48,000 entries from 100 countries, they have recognized several “highly commended” photographs as well. Read more
This past Saturday, August 18th, ARF (the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons) hosted the Bow Wow Meow Ball where over 350 high profile (and very white) guests from New York and the Hamptons attended the evening to celebrate ARF’s life-saving work.
At the ball, ten one-of-a-kind designer dog houses and cat condos were auctioned off to raise important funds for cats and dogs in need. Although it’s not the first time we’ve seen architects and builders get together to create cool spaces for fur babies in the name of charity (Barkitecture is one example; these Cat Cribs are another), this time the idea came from local 14-year-old Luke Louchheim, whose family has adopted two ARFans, Buttercup and Sam. Read more
Yesterday reddit user Spinolio posted the above photo of a Foaf’s dog who found an ingenious way to keep himself cool in the blazing summer heat. It didn’t take long for the image to go viral on social media. Twitterers, Redditors and Facebookers are gleefully sharing the image – and given that we are dog-lovers, so are we. Read more
I wasn’t actually going to put up a post for Mother’s Day today, but I simply couldn’t help myself once I stumbled upon an old folder of great photos of wild animal moms and babies hidden in the bowels of my Mac. A few years back we shared with you touching familial wildlife photos by Suzi Esterhaz. This time, some of the images are from unknown photographers. Should you know who to credit, please let us know. In the meantime, get ready to feel warm all over….. Read more
I recently came across these adorable images deep within my computer that I had pulled several years ago for a project. Although the project never came to fruition, these great shots of Pups and Peeps (both the marshmallow treats or the plush toy version) make the perfect Easter Treat. Read more