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Too Cute For Words


Cats and kittens are adorable pets. They are next to dogs as man’s best friend. They are very charming pets that sometimes. We tend to be over them head over feet. They have this certain charm that we can not resist.

Nothing like your mothers love !!!
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Funny Dogs Sleeping

Experienced pet owners know that our animal companions definitely have minds of their own, and do not always share our opinions about what is best for them. As we love to have a comfortable place to sleep so do the animals. So there are various types of beds for the pets to give them a comfortable sleep. So you have bought your pet a cute little bed or sofa, and allocated a proper sleeping place for it, but you can practically guarantee that the pet will decide it would prefer to sleep on something else usually in their bowl of food or water.
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Funny Animals Sleeping

Animals, pets, don’t we all just love them so much? One thing that we love doing in general when talking about pets and animals, is to look at cute animal pictures. There are many pictures of these cute animals that really can get out attention.

Are you an animal owner or simply just love animals? Do the images of cute sleeping animals brighten up your day more than anything?

Sleep is a basic necessity for most animals. Have you ever seen animals sleeping eight hours a day like us? Different animals have different ways of sleeping.

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Whatcha Lookin’ at

Every dedicated cat owner has a range of interactive cat toys at their disposal. All cats become very excited over these, and they are a great way for you to bond with your cat and have some great and fun times with them.

The good news is that there are lots of different cat toys around today that you can choose from. So whatever your cat happens to love playing with, you’re bound to find something they’ll fall in love with.

This is enormous fun and hugely amusing for you, as well as bringing lots of exercise into the day for your cat. This is good for indoor cats that don’t go outside at all, but every cat will appreciate this particular interactive cat toy for sure.

Funny Dancing Animals

Who is the best dancer in the animal kingdom? Animals and pets are the most interest-provoking creatures of all. Funny pictures are truly a great piece of entertainment.

You can do a lot with these funny animal pictures and make your life full of fun since these pictures always bring a smile to your face when you see them.

Animals are amazingly energetic and sophisticated performers, often with an elegance and sense of rhythm.

We’ve collected the best dancing animals the Internet has to offer, so which one is the best?


 

 

Beggar Dogs

Beggars deserve respect, just as every other living being. Giving money or not, is a personal choice. Many beggars use a dog to increase the beggar income. In the competition for alms, the strategy is normally to look as pathetic as possible.  Nobody spends his time on the pavement because this is his dream job and everybody can use the money.

On the spot where previously a blind man was singing, a little dog was sitting with his boss on the background. The dog was holding a cup in his mouth and was begging like only a dog can beg. Coins were pouring in, so it is a matter of time until this strategy is copied. As a donator, you should probably not think too much and just feel happy that you “tried” to do a good deed.

5,000 Ducks Crossing The Road

A Chinese farmer caused chaos on the roads when he ducked out to feed his flock of 5,000. Hong brought streets in the eastern city of Taizhou to a standstill when, accompanied by a colleague, he took his animals to a pond. Armed with nothing but a cane, he guided his feathered friends three quarters of a mile as part of an annual tradition in Zhejiang province.

Source:  dailymail.co.uk

And he boasted that, incredibly, he had not lost a duck in the past six months while making the trip.

Animals Weddings

More and more, people are starting to plan weddings for their pets. It’s actually surprising but animals weddings are more popular today than ever before. For many of us Wedding is the happiest day in our lives and should be special. A lot of girls imagine their wedding day from their childhood and they already have prepared all details in their heads. In the following article wedding photos will differ from standard celebrations. You will see wedding of dogs, cats, bears, rabbits, monkeys and few more. Seems bizarre? Well scroll down and check out photos we collected for you…

The Life of Subway Dogs

The elite of Moscow’s 35,000 stray dogs are about 500 Russian dogs constantly living in the Moscow subway (Metro). About 50 of subway dogs have learned to ride the trains, commuting from quiet suburbs stations where they spend the night to downtown where it’s easier to get some food.

Each morning, like clockwork, they board the subway, off to begin their daily routine amidst the hustle and bustle of the city. But these aren’t just any daily commuters. These are stray dogs who live in the outskirts of Moscow Russia and commute on the underground trains to and from the city centre in search of food scraps.

Then after a hard day scavenging and begging on the streets, they hop back on the train and return to the suburbs where they spend the night.

Living in the subway is just a survival tactic the Moscow stray dogs have come up with. The subway dogs have figured out how to use the city’s huge and complicated subway system, getting on and off at the stops they need. They recognize the desired station by smell, by recorded announcer’s voice, and by time intervals basing on their biological clocks. Usually they ride first or last car to keep away from crushes.

Experts studying the dogs, who usually choose the quietest carriages at the front and back of the train, say they even work together to make sure they get off at the right stop – after learning to judge the length of time they need to spend on the train.

In Soviet times stray dogs were barred from subway. Today Moscow Metro’s passengers are so accustomed to dogs on subway – sleeping on empty seats and hanging around stations – that they do not pay any attention.

For these strays the Moscow Metro is their home. The subway dogs get outside to do all their deeds and behave friendly to the passengers. They have very good instincts about people, greeting happily kind passengers and avoiding contacts with intolerant. And they always find somebody who will share food with them.

With children the dogs “play cute” by putting their heads on youngsters’ knees and staring pleadingly into their eyes to win sympathy – and scraps.

Dogs are opportunistic and intelligent, and when they figured out they were no longer chased away from the subway stations, they began hopping trains for a lift into the city. The Moscow subway system is a maze that can be confusing for people, but the dogs appear to have learned the system.

Once in the city, the dogs have their own special ways of getting food. Some position themselves outside butcher shops and wait for dog lovers coming out of the shop to toss them a bone. Others have refined a technique of sneaking up behind people who are eating food and surprising them with a loud bark which hopefully scares the person into dropping whatever they’re eating. If the dog is successful in getting the person to drop their food, he grabs his prize and runs.

Packs of stray dogs are led not by the strongest or most dominant member, but by the most intelligent dog in the pack. The dogs understand living among people in a large city requires brains and not muscle to survive. Researchers have observed dog packs selecting pack members that are smaller and cuter than the other ones who are then sent out to beg for food.

The dogs also don’t leave messes laying around where someone can step in them, and they relieve themselves in out of the way spots away from the main traffic areas. The subway riding stray dogs of Moscow have essentially learned how to interact with people and move among them in order to survive.

Amazingly Clever Animals

When you train animals good and lovingly they, more generally than not, become worthwhile, valuable and trustworthy creatures. Scientists have done lot of research and have come to a conclusion that the smartness in animal is measured three aspects such as emotions, self recognition and language. When the first aspect, which is emotion, is considered, it has been found that chimpanzees tend react to emotions in a correct manner. It is quite obvious that chimpanzees react to emotions because they have genes that resemble human genes, and this resemblance is up to 98 percent.

Chimpanzee, sometimes colloquially chimp, is the common name for the two extant species of ape in the genus Pan. Chimpanzees make tools and use them to acquire foods and for social displays; they have sophisticated hunting strategies requiring cooperation, influence and rank; they are status conscious, manipulative and capable of deception; they can learn to use symbols and understand aspects of human language including some relational syntax, concepts of number and numerical sequence; and they are capable of spontaneous planning for a future state or event.

The brain of a chimpanzee has been measured at ~337 cc, ~393 cc, with a general range of 282-500 cc. Human brains, in contrast, have been measured as being 3 times larger, variously reported volumes include ~1,299 cc, ~1,158 cc, and averages of ~1330 cc.

Parrot. Studies with captive birds have given insight into which birds are the most intelligent. While parrots are able to mimic human speech, studies with the African Grey Parrot have shown that some are able to associate words with their meanings and form simple sentences. The brain-to body size ratio of psittacines and corvines is actually comparable to that of higher primates. One argument against the supposed intelligent capabilities of bird species is that birds have a relatively small cerebral cortex, which is the part of the brain considered to be the main area of intelligence in other animals.

However, birds use a different part of the brain, the medio-rostral neostriatum / hyperstriatum ventrale, as the seat of their intelligence. Not surprisingly, research has shown that these species tend to have the largest hyperstriata, and Dr Harvey J. Karten, a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Diego, who studied bird physiology, has discovered that the lower part of the avian brain is functionally similar to that in humans.

Dog. The domestic dog has a predisposition to exhibit a social intelligence that is uncommon in the animal world. Dogs are capable of learning in a number of ways, such as through simple reinforcement and by observation. Dogs can also learn by mimicking human behaviors.Research has shown that dogs are capable of interpreting subtle social cues, and appear to recognize when a human or dog’s attention is focused on them.

Psychology research has shown that humans´ gaze instinctively moves to the left in order to watch right side of the person’s face, which is related to use of right emisphere brain for facial recognition, including human facial emotions. Research at the University of Lincoln (2008) shows that dogs share this instinct when meeting a human being, and only when meeting a human being. As such they are the only non-primate species known to do so. Stanley Coren, an expert on dog psychology, states that these results demonstrated the social cognition of dogs can exceed that of even our closest genetic relatives, and that this capacity is a recent genetic acquisition that distinguishes the dog from its ancestor, the wolf. Studies have also investigated whether dogs engaged in partnered play change their behavior depending on the attention-state of their partner. Those studies showed that play signals were only sent when the dog was holding the attention of its partner. If the partner was distracted, the dog instead engaged in attention-getting behavior before sending a play signal.

Octopuses are highly intelligent, likely more so than any other order of invertebrates. The exact extent of their intelligence and learning capability is much debated among biologists, but maze and problem-solving experiments have shown that they show evidence of a memory system that can store both short- and long-term memory. It is not known precisely what contribution learning makes to adult octopus behavior.

An octopus has a highly complex nervous system, only part of which is localized in its brain. Two-thirds of an octopus’s neurons are found in the nerve cords of its arms, which have limited functional autonomy. Octopus arms show a variety of complex reflex actions that persist even when they have no input from the brain.In laboratory experiments, octopuses can be readily trained to distinguish between different shapes and patterns. They have been reported to practice observational learning, although the validity of these findings is widely contested on a number of grounds. The octopus is the only invertebrate which has been shown to use tools.

Rat. Because of the ability to learn, rats were early on investigated to see whether they may exhibit general intelligence like larger or more complex animals.

Robert Thorndike, for example, provided strong evidence for g in rats by the use of a variety of tests such as mazes, problem-solving tasks, and simple avoidance conditioning. Performances tended to correlate across tasks, with stronger associations found between mazes and problem-solving than with simple avoidance tasks. Thorndike also reviewed a dozen earlier studies which also suggested that the highest correlations are found between more complex problem-solving tasks. However, it should be noted that there were other contemporary studies that found split or near zero-order correlation matrices for other populations of rats across cognitive batteries.

Elephant. With a mass just over 5 kg (11 lb), elephant brains are larger than those of any other land animal. A wide variety of behaviours associated with intelligence have been attributed to elephants, including those associated with grief, making music, art, altruism, allomothering, play, use of tools, compassion and self-awareness. Elephants are believed to rank equally in terms of intelligence with cetaceans and nonhuman primates.

The elephant’s brain is similar to that of humans in terms of structure and complexity; the elephant brain exhibits a gyral pattern more complex and with more numerous convolutes, or brain folds, than that of humans, primates or carnivores, but less complex than cetaceans. However, the cortex of the elephant brain is “thicker than that of cetaceans” and is believed to have as many cortical neurons (nerve cells) and cortical synapses as that of humans, which exceeds that of cetaceans