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Friday Puppy

Three weeks ago I threw my back out after moving boxes and boxes of apples at the food bank.  Everyone has apples! around here.  We’ve got apples out the wazoo probably because of last years flood; the ground was soaked and the trees were very happy (that, and we didn’t have a late frost to kill the buds this spring).

Anyway, after another day at the food bank I’m better but still taking aspirin when I can’t stand the gnawing pain anymore (I held out until 2:30 today — hooray).  I’m hoping to feel just a tad better every day (or two) as a sign that things are going the right way.

Not only that, it was 82º in the Denver area this afternoon, “about 1/100 year heat for date” according to Josh Larson, a Colorado weather guy I follow on Twitter so hey, you know, I should be outside.  I’m not outside because I’m staring at this photo. I can’t stop looking at it. SO CUTE!

Here’s a shout-out to all of you who live with chronic pain.  God.  It’s.  Exhausting.

Okay, enough of that.  Happy Friday. Happy fall.  Thanks to the universe for puppies!

Puppy 10-24-14 via Buzzfeed Animals

Image via BuzzfeedAnimals on Twitter)




October 24, 2014 at 6:54 PM Leave a comment

Itty-Bitty Baby Gorilla Reacts to a Cold Stethoscope

Look at that face! This little guy reacts just like you or I would:

Via Science Porn

(Image via @SciencePorn on Twitter)

October 10, 2014 at 8:05 PM Leave a comment

Drone v. Hawk (Hawk Wins)

We humans think we’re so cool but maybe we’ve got a thing or two coming (love this):

On Oct 8th, I was flying my quadcopter at Magazine Beach Park in Cambridge, when a hawk decided he wasn’t too happy with my invasion of his airspace…

As far as I could tell, the hawk came out unscathed, and having defeated his prey, was happy to retreat. (As soon as he flew at me, I throttled down the props to try to minimize any harm to the bird.) The quadcopter came out unscathed as well.



October 9, 2014 at 6:05 PM Leave a comment

Image: 35,000 Walrus Resting on an Alaskan Beach

What an amazing photo but the story behind it is heartbreaking:

Image NOAA via

(Image: NOAA via

In this aerial photo taken on Sept. 27, 2014, and provided by NOAA, some 35,000 walrus gather on shore near Point Lay, Alaska. Pacific walrus looking for places to rest in the absence of sea ice are coming to shore in record numbers on Alaska’s northwest coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration confirms an estimated 35,000 walrus wer photographed Saturday about 700 miles northwest of Anchorage. The enormous gathering was spotted during NOAA’s annual arctic marine mammal aerial survey.


October 1, 2014 at 9:15 AM Leave a comment

A Cow and…a Dog in a Stroller

The focus of this video is apparently the cow, taking a walk with its guardian, but what I love is the dog in the stroller:



September 25, 2014 at 12:21 PM Leave a comment

Break Time: Artist Incorporates His Pet Terrier Into His Work

These are darling.

From Rafael Mantesso on Instagram:

Rafael Mantessso via instagram

(Image via

Way more cuteness here.



September 23, 2014 at 2:53 PM Leave a comment

Supremely Calm British Wildlife Worker Must Deal With Angry Father Sawn to Rescue Baby Swan (a/k/a a Cygnet)

Love this guy:

September 20, 2014 at 3:33 PM Leave a comment

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