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Endangered Species

Accidental Deliberations: On destructive preconditions

Posted January 31, 2015 by Greg Fingas

Shorter Elizabeth Nickson: I’ll consider accepting the need for policies to preserve the environment just as soon as we’ve seen exactly how much gets destroyed in their absence.

(h/t to PressProgress.)

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Animals

The Intriguing New Science That Could Change Your Mind About Rats

Posted January 28, 2015 by Brandon Keim
The Intriguing New Science That Could Change Your Mind About Rats

Some people have non-human neighbors of the usual, inspiring kind: Bald eagles and bears, sea lions and salamanders, the sort of creatures found in nature documentaries intoned by deep-voiced narrators who plead on our planet’s behalf. But I live in New York City. The star of this show, a charismatic megafauna of my own particular wilderness, is none other than the rat — and what science is teaching us may change how we think of this oft-reviled creature, and maybe even ourselves.

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Dogs

Collar Couture & More: Customized Dog Collars for the Pets You Love #shops

Posted January 15, 2015 by Jodi Shaw

If you are like me then you absolutely love your fur baby. Harley my Morkie has his own bed, own pillow, own toys, own dish and cup and anything else he’s declared around the house as his. He’s not just my pet. Harley is my baby. He’s one of the family. So when it comes … Continue reading Collar Couture & More: Customized Dog Collars for the Pets You Love #shops

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Animals

Don’t

Posted January 1, 2015 by Perogyo

Don’tWritten by: Litsa TrachatosIllustrated by: Virginia JohnsonPublished by: Groundwood BooksPublished on: October 14, 2014Ages: 3+This is a great, silly picture book for preschoolers that introduces animals and grammar, all while giving the&nbsp…

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Cats

Happy Holidays

Posted December 28, 2014 by Marguerite

Christmas feels a little odd this year.  No snow on the ground, lots of rain.  It was 13 degrees on Christmas Day.  No snow shoes or skis.  Mittens rendered unnecessary.This is the only snowman I’ve seen so far this yearIt was a bus…

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Allan's Perspective

Stop monkeying around!

Posted December 19, 2014 by Allan W Janssen

Here’s something that will make Pam Anderson and her buddies a whole lot happier, folks! Animal-rights advocates seeking “personhood” for chimpanzees want to take their case to the highest court in New York State. Since 2013, an organization called the Nonhuman Rights Project has been seeking a writ of habeas corpus to free a pet […]

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Cats

New Additions

Posted November 29, 2014 by Marguerite

Many of you are probably aware of our cats here on the corner.  I have loved cats for years and when we moved to PEI we brought Gino with us, shipping him on a plane across the country.He’s been part of our family for ten years and there was no wa…

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Cats

Garden Surprises

Posted August 29, 2014 by Marguerite

I was wandering around the flower garden the other day.  Plotting my next move.  I’ve been working hard, one section at a time.  Clearing weeds, amending the soil, adding new plants and finally mulching.  Then I move on to the next …

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Animals

Julia, Child

Posted July 8, 2014 by Perogyo

Julia, ChildWords by: Kyo MaclearPictures by: Julie MorstadPublished by: Tundra BooksPublished on: July 9, 2014Ages: 4+What do you make when you add a love of cooking to a bowl full of friendship and bake with the talent of two of Canada’s most loved c…

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Animals

Norman, Speak

Posted May 30, 2014 by Perogyo

Norman, SpeakWritten by: Caroline AddersonIllustrated by: Qin LengPublished by:  Groundwood BooksPublished on: May 13 2014Ages: 4+When you welcome someone into your life, and communication doesn’t go as planned, what do you do? Do you just stop th…

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