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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #250 on: September 02, 2015, 03:29:49 AM »
Fun photo series of owners posing like their dogs.

http://www.ufunk.net...n/photos/dog-people/

they're great -
it's amazing how similar many of the 'pairs' are
Tom

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #251 on: September 02, 2015, 06:08:48 AM »
^ any info about that animal?
I thought it was an owl first - I can see it's a cat but wondering how real it is (it *looks* real)

It's a Pallas' Cat.
I think they look very intriguing also.  Then again, I'm a cat person, so... yeah.

Lots of pictures here: http://www.arkinspac...hat-time-forgot.html
One cool thing is their eyes; the pupils are round instead of typical cat slits.  Beautiful creatures.


Me being a cat person as well, Edvard, your Pallas' Cat inspired me to learn more about cats eyes.

Or pupil shapes in general.  http://pets.thenest....cats-pupil-7069.html  Scalloped, square and W-shaped pupils?   :huh:

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Round

Among the great cats, lions, tigers and cougars have round pupils. Round pupils give good vision in the daytime, and they can close to pinpoints to protect the sensitive inner structures of the eyes from too much light. They can also expand in low-light situations, such as dawn and dusk, to allow some night hunting.


Slit

Slit pupils can open and close faster than round ones, and wider, too. Your cat's eyeballs aren't much smaller than yours, but their pupils can open three times larger than yours. This lets her take advantage of the smallest amount of available light -- including starlight and snow glow -- for nighttime hunting. Jaguars and leopards haunt the dimness of the tropical rainforest but also come out occasionally on the open savannah to hunt at dawn and dusk. Because they spend most of their time in semi-darkness, slit pupils work best for them.


Horizontal

You won't find horizontal pupils on any cats, but lots of grazing animals -- goats, sheep, cattle, horses, kangaroos, hippopotamuses -- have them so they can see big cats (or other predators) sneaking up on them. They have three-dimensional vision for 330 degrees: almost all the way around their heads. That means that when you're riding a horse, he can see you sitting on his back.


Vertical

Cats that hunt primarily at night or in low-light conditions have vertical-slit pupils. Because they are predators and not prey, they don't need to see what's sneaking up behind them -- they're doing the sneaking. Vertical slits work well for domestic cats and many small wild cats. With vertical-slit pupils and horizontally opening eyelids, cats have exquisite and precise control of the amount of light that enters their eyes. They can even express feelings with the pupils of their eyes. If Fluffy's pupils are slits in daylight, she's calm and relaxed. On the other hand, if her pupils are dilated round in bright light, something's wrong -- she's probably ready to run for her life or kill something.

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #252 on: September 09, 2015, 08:22:28 AM »
Horse brings hay to share with its friend:


from http://www.neatorama.com/

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #253 on: September 09, 2015, 09:32:34 PM »
Horse brings hay to share with its friend:


from http://www.neatorama.com/

"Hay gurl! You come here often?"


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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #254 on: September 25, 2015, 10:06:17 PM »
Man Builds 'Dog Train' To Take Rescued Pups Out On Little Adventures:



Cute!

Full story here: https://www.thedodo....pups-1362467342.html

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #255 on: October 01, 2015, 11:44:39 AM »
Breaking cat news comic strip, special report on shelter cats:

Screenshot - 10_1_2015 , 11_44_11 AM_thumb001.png

Read full strip here: http://www.breakingc...report-shelter-cats/

from neatorama
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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #256 on: October 01, 2015, 01:24:24 PM »
^That should be a must read!

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #257 on: October 03, 2015, 09:38:47 AM »
Dog helps kids play jump rope:


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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #258 on: October 03, 2015, 02:40:57 PM »
My family's fur babies

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #259 on: October 10, 2015, 11:47:32 AM »
Elephant protects his trainer:

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #260 on: October 11, 2015, 03:52:37 PM »
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Sometimes, all it takes is one person to believe in you to make all the difference in one’s life.

Here at LittleThings, we believe every life is equal and no animal is too small or worthless to give up on. That’s why we love sharing amazing “comeback” stories about people oranimals who have triumphed over unthinkable tragedies.

In the following video, we learn about a dog named Kenny who was seen as a lost cause after an accident severely damaged his spine and left him paralyzed. Experts believed the Doberman pinscher should be euthanized and put out of his misery, but the amazing people of rescue organization Two Hands Four Paws saw potential in Kenny and refused to let  that be the case.

Much like this paralyzed dog, multiple surgeries, 6 months of rehabilitation, and lots of love were required, but ultimately it completely changed Kenny’s life around! It was a long road for this sweet and courageous dog, but when you see him around 2:48, I guarantee you’ll be blown away.

His story really proves that anything is possible with a little faith and TLC. Way to go Two Hands Four Paws!

vi vi vi - editor of the beast

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #262 on: October 15, 2015, 08:13:35 PM »
Fox cub and dog are friends:

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #263 on: October 17, 2015, 04:09:47 PM »
How Dogs Forge A Bond With Rio’s Homeless That Is Life-saving For Both

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https://theintercept...that-is-life-saving/

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One of the most striking aspects to the testimonials one hears is how often the dogs are credited with literally saving people’s lives. The dog is often the catalyst that liberates them from self-destructive drug or alcohol addictions, or suppresses the suicide impulse, or alleviates depression, or creates a determination to stabilize and improve their lives. Professor Irvine told me, “This is the redemptive value of the relationship, which one hears over and over as you talk to the homeless.”

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #264 on: October 18, 2015, 09:27:27 PM »
Kitten grows up with ferrets as brothers:

http://imgur.com/gallery/Z3c11

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #265 on: October 19, 2015, 03:21:54 AM »
My two 1 year old pot bellied pigs looking for some food off me (which is all the time).

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #266 on: December 05, 2015, 08:35:58 AM »
Dog babysits for cat:


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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #267 on: December 06, 2015, 12:11:21 PM »
This is full of funny animal gifs & the like.

https://www.reddit.c.../r/animalsbeingjerks

Prepare to lose time.
Slow Down Music - Where I commit thought crimes...

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #268 on: December 06, 2015, 06:01:17 PM »
Dog wants his friend to play with him:

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #269 on: February 10, 2016, 11:51:01 PM »
cat and baby monkey playing:

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #270 on: March 09, 2016, 07:37:23 PM »
Penguin swims 5,000 miles every year for reunion with the man who saved his life:

http://metro.co.uk/2...ed-his-life-5741518/

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #271 on: March 23, 2016, 09:58:56 AM »
Dog and duck are best friends:

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #272 on: April 03, 2016, 02:15:18 PM »
Guy helps owl stuck in fishing line.  It's cool how the owl just relaxes after a bit and let's the guy help him:

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #273 on: May 01, 2016, 08:13:17 AM »
very cute! :D i love animals!!

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Re: Animal Friends thread
« Reply #274 on: June 11, 2016, 03:00:35 PM »
boy sneaks a hug from a dog: