Thursday, January 1, 2009

Just for Fun

Okay, this post has absolutely nothing to do with disabled pets. I just had to post it because it cracks me up and I thought it would be a fun way to start out the New Year. Kittens really are adorable, but they can also be hilarious. My favorite thing is when they get all revved up and do what we call "Sideways Kitty." If you've ever had a cat, you know what I'm talking about. If not and you've never seen this behavior, it's pretty much what it sounds like, only you simply have to see it happen to understand how funny it is.

Anyway, here's an itty bitty kitty being equal parts enthralled by and frightened of a remote-controlled mouse.

And here's a great vid of Snowball the cockatoo gettin' his groove on to the Backstreet Boys. You just gotta love it!

Enjoy, and Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Everything's Just Ducky!

Here's a great "up" ending to the year: the story of Lemon the Duck. Lemon is a crested Pekin. He was born with neurological issues which affect his coordination and balance. He is unable to stand or walk on his own, but he has a sling, a scooter, and other ways to get around. He grew up in a classroom and with his teacher friend, Laura, so he's an imprinted duck. He just loves people, especially children.

Don't feel sorry for this duck, though -- he has a great life! He goes for rides in his baby carriage, to work every day with Laura and home with her every night. He receives lots of love and attention.

Lemon has had loads of adventures---and consequently so has Laura. He's been to the mall (many times), outdoor concerts, a powwow, camping, to the dentist, the grocery store (shhh), to New Hampshire to swim in the Saco river, canoe trips, and so many other places.

You can learn lots more about Lemon, and the book Laura wrote about him, at his website.