THIS IS A BLOG ABOUT HOW GREAT CHIARA IS. also for our other friends. also for really cute animals/people/life.
A three-day old abandoned female sea otter pup is rescued by the Monterey Bay Aquarium. “Saving Otter 501” airs on NATURE on PBS on Wednesday, Oct 16: http://youtu.be/x-3ECtObdH0
I repeat, AAAAHHHH.
from the video: “The mother was clearly deceased, and the pup was found holding on to her, crying”
AND NOW IM CRYING. THANKS, NATURE.
AAAH I’LL BE YOUR NEW MOM OTTER PUP YOU CAN LIVE IN MY BATH
First Aid Kitty: Cute animal pictures are good for you. These pictures elicit an emotional and caring factor in our brains. Photos by Pat Doyle, Hannes and Paul Souders via Mail Online
Picture: petpiggies.co.uk (via Animal pictures of the week: 7 December 2012 - Telegraph)
This is my youngest colt, Dante.
He is half Houdini, half goat.
I took him to his very first halter show, left him tied to the trailer with his mother, and turned my back. When I looked back, he had untied himself, his mother, and was halfway to the next trailer over - presumably to either make friends, untie the other horses, or attempt both.
So I stuck him in the trailer, figuring he couldn’t get in much trouble in there.
Now, I don’t know how familiar you are with stock trailers/cattle haulers/what have you, but many have this hay loft up front, and a partitioning gate about halfway back that can be locked open or shut.
He unlocked the center partition (the mechanism for this is on the *outside* of the trailer), waltzed up front, and climbed into the hay loft.
This is how I found him.
(He was not hurt, if you were curious. He just kinda hopped back down.)
He is now 6 years old, and his antics over the years have included: opening gates, untying every knot that I know how to tie, undoing various buckles (on halters, headstalls, saddles, harnesses, *my belt*), pantsing his farrier, attempting to steal his vet’s wallet, opening doors, climbing stairs (up *and* down), climbing into the back seat of the truck, opening the trailer door, locking his brother in said trailer, treeing a raccoon, outsmarting the electric fences (fence posts are insulated, thus do not shock him + if the wire touches the ground, it shuts off = remove the fence posts, ground the wire, escape).
Today, he clipped my truck keys off my belt and disappeared with them.
This horse is too smart. Send help.
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