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When owls hunt, they use their silent wings and the cover of night to capture their prey. During the day, however, they have tremendously successful camouflage that helps them stay hidden from daytime predators. Can you find the owls in ALL of these images?
It’s astounding how well these owls’ feathers help them blend in with their surroundings, but that’s not all they do. Owls can puff themselves up or slim themselves down as needed to match various elements of their environment and avoid detection.
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Joey was a good natured Pointer mix. Lisa Snyder found him one day. He had been tied to a pole for hours, but finally broke himself free.
Lisa found him and he was very frightened. He was barking at strangers. Lisa was nice to him and what followed is pretty amazing.
It was a three-mile walk for Lisa in order to make sure Joey was going to be alright. Joey would go to a new home, with his forever famliy.
In turn, the city of San Pedro, California did something amazing for Lisa. Heres how Lisa tells it:
“I did what I was supposed to do. And it lead right down the path where it was supposed to go.”
The gift from the community was amazing and the lesson of helping one creature out and then giving help to that person is incredible. Really great story and great example of how many good people there really are out there.
If I could have any power, I would want to be the fastest man alive. Who needs to fly or be super strong when no one can catch you! (Plus, you can run on water and reverse time!) That’s why I’m super jealous of these nearly superhuman reflexes. Seriously, how did they DO that?!
“Please eat me.”
Wait, are we in The Matrix?
Whoa, traffic jam!
Just give him Father of the Year NOW.
Wait for it…
Well, that’s an overreaction.
Saved from the clutches of defeat.
Someone should have been a goalie.
Quickest reservations ever.
You, sir, clearly aren’t texting while driving.
You’re my new hero.
I think he broke the 100m record.
Worst Jack in the Box ever!
Ok, you can valet my car.
(via eBaum’s World)
Do you see what I mean? If I had these reflexes, I could conquer the world…or maybe just be super awesome like these guys.
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He might play a selfish and deeply flawed man on TV, but yesterday Jon Hamm proved that, off-camera, he is the kindest man alive when he showed up at Stony Point Animal Shelter in Los Angeles and did push-ups in front of rescue dogs for three hours!
Nate Epstein, the shelter employee working the front desk when Hamm walked in, said he was blown away by the Mad Men star’s incredible act of charity.
“I look up and I see Jon Hamm walking through the door. I couldn’t believe it! He walked into the shelter without saying a word, went straight over to the dog kennels, and immediately dropped down and began doing a long string of push-ups in complete silence for the next three hours. It was one of the nicest things I’ve ever seen anyone do!”
Awesome! These pups were blown away by 180 straight minutes of Jon Hamm doing push ups!
Those present to witness the star’s selfless act of charity said that after three straight hours of doing push-ups for the shelter dogs, Jon Hamm went out of his way to stand in front of the dogs and shout out an arbitrary list of Mad Men characters.
Shelter director Margaret Albrecht recalled how moved she was by Hamm’s act of philanthropy.
“As if the endless sequence of push-ups wasn’t generous enough, after Jon was finished, he stood up and started shouting the names of different characters from Mad Men. He looked right at the dogs and shouted, ‘Pete Campbell! Trudy! Peggy! The guy who died! Joan! Don Draper! Roger Sterling! Trudy! Sally Draper!’ And then he just turned around and left. It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen, and of course, the shelter dogs loved it.”
Talk about going above and beyond! It’s inspiring to see celebrities give back to their communities like this. If only more famous people would follow Hamm’s lead.
Marshmallow is one smart kitty. While locked in a cage at a veterinary clinic in Marseille, France Marshmallow figured out how to escape by manipulating the lock mechanism that is supposed to be animal proof.
This video by Mr.Gregor was posted a month ago, but it has only exploded online now with over 3 million new views! Gregor claims he was going for a nice bike ride on a path through the woods when he met a bear! The bear gave chase, and he had to bike for his life! Except, most viewers aren’t buying it. The entire escape was captured on his GoPro helmet camera. What do you think? Legitimate or scam?
Fostering a pet is the best of both worlds. You get to love and spoil an animal in need, but with a fraction of the responsibility of owning your own pet.
Animal rescues and shelters all over the country have foster programs in need of more volunteers.
While it is life-saving work, fostering also has some surprising perks:
Fostering offers all the benefits of having a pet without the life-long commitment.
You can cuddle with them at night, show them off to your friends and spoil them with treats and human food.And when their stint in the shelter is over, you get towatch them go home with their forever family.
Sure,you may cry every time you drop your foster pets off at an adoption event,but theres something special about knowing you were the person whotaught this animal which may have had a rough life so far humans can be trusted.
Plus, as you chase after your foster puppy cleaning up accidents, you canlook at the silver lining. And that silver lining, for you, is that this chaos is temporary.
Fostering is like Tinder for potential pets.
The foster dog that eats your couch cushion feels oddly reminiscent of the Tinder guy whostood you up at ACL Festival in 2014.
OK, maybe not quite, but fostering does allow you to get to know all sorts of animal personalities so you can determine what will work long-term with your lifestyle.
Even if you arent planning to adopt eventually, fostering gives you the chance to have short-term matches with pets that are perfect for the various areas of your life.
While Ive enjoyed my time with every foster animal Ive ever had,the variety of personalities I have cared for taught mea thing or two about what I wanted in the dog I would someday adopt.
When I met that dog (foster pet number 27), I knew I needed him as much as he needed me.
Fostering offerscompanionship without the cost and pressure.
At many shelters, food, toys and medical care are covered by the shelter. You can foster as frequently or infrequently as you would like, so if you have a vacation or busy time at work coming up, you can decline to take on a new foster.
Many shelters just send out email blasts to their foster networks when a foster is needed, and you respond if you are available.
For college students or young professionals, this is the perfect situation if you arent sure you can commit to taking care of a pet foreverbecause of a frequently changing schedule.
One semester you may have the ability to come home and relax between every class. That could be the semester you can answer the call for puppies or bottle feed baby kittens in need.
Or, if you are fresh out of college and working unpredictable hours at a new job, a pair of self-sufficient, elderly cats might be ideal.
Though you can foster again and again, each time is a once-in-a-lifetimeexperience.
From staying up all night to nurse a sick puppyback to health, to watching the joy of a family as they adopt your foster pet (from a safe distance because youre crying like a jealous toddler watching someone play with their toys), fostering is a humbling and surprisingly profound experience.
On top of all the fun, the pee, the cuddles and the puppy breath kisses, whenyou foster, you are both improving a life of the foster pet in your home andsaving the life of the animal taking its place in the shelter.
Whenever I notice that the trashcan in my room has been ransacked, it’s pretty easy to tell which of my dogs was responsible for the dirty deed.
All I need to do is ask who did it and my golden retriever lies down shamefully on the ground with his belly in the air. It’s hilariously adorable, but I always have to wonder why he would even go through with it if he was just going to give himself away that easily.
This embarrassed pup is in the same boat. When asked if she was the offending canine who dug a hole outside of the family home, she couldn’t hide her overwhelming guilt.
Don’t worry, girl. It looks like you’ll be forgiven pretty quickly.
Though I know how frustrating it can be to deal with a misbehaving dog, I don’t think I could stay mad at her. Her shame is way too cute.
Being a cat is tough. You have to eat food people give you, play with toys, and sleep. But if you’re a French cat, the daily feline routine can quickly become filled with ennui and boredom.