The title of this post was almost “you say ci-cay-da, I say Secada.”
Anyway, on to more pressing matters. It’s cicada season in parts of Virginia. Thus, if you live in the area or will be visiting, you may want to be on the lookout for these noisy insects. The season is just getting started, but before long they’ll be everywhere. Seriously… everywhere. In fact, to mutilate a classic song: ”If you’re going to be at BlogPaws, you just might find a cicada in your hair.” If that happens, try not to panic. It’ll be okay. Continue reading →
Speaking of rhinos (as one does), you should head over to Tiny n Fit to read her recent post about visiting South Africa. She shares some sobering facts about rhino poaching, as well as some ways that you can help. (Spoiler: you don’t even have to leave your house, although you can if you want.) Finally, you can enter to win a cool Rhino Force bracelet (ends Monday).
Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day! Today, I thought I’d share one of my favorite squirrel-themed videos – I remember this one from childhood and it always makes me smile. It’s my favorite way to celebrate the holiday. (That makes it sound like I have a favorite list of squirrel videos. I do not, but perhaps I should curate one.)
Today, we’re talking about seals… or as I like to call them, “the puppies of the sea.” They even call their little ones pups (well, humans call their little ones pups… I imagine that the seals have not adopted our terminology, but I digress). Anyway, in case you hadn’t already guessed, I find seals pretty irresistible. (Proof: I used to be obsessed with this animated version of Rudyard Kipling’s “The White Seal” and had a stuffed animal to back up that claim.)
Anyway… I have a pretty wonderful seal video to share with you today. Recently, two seal pups that were rescued and rehabilitated by the Pacific Marine Mammal Center were released into the wild. Their farewell scene was perfection:
Sadly, even as illustrated in the cartoon I linked to above, the topic of seals is not without a sad component. To learn more about the dangers faced by seals and what you can do to help, click here, here, and here.