Feline lovers take more pictures of their cute cats

FELINE LOVERS TAKE MORE PICTURES OF THEIR CUTE CATS

Are cats just more photogenic, or do cat lovers love taking pictures of their cats more than dog lovers do? Ever wonder where all...

Learning puppy speak

LEARNING PUPPY SPEAK

Can you tell what this cute puppy is thinking? In honor of National Puppy Day on March 23, I have a guest columnist to help puppy...

 
 
 
McLaughlin Eastshore State Park improvements

MCLAUGHLIN EASTSHORE STATE PARK IMPROVEMENTS

Sunset at McLaughlin Eastshore State Park. (Courtesy of East Bay Regional Park District) Good news for those who love nature and wildlife,...

A helping hand for mourning doves

A HELPING HAND FOR MOURNING DOVES

A mourning dove nest. Mourning doves have a well-earned reputation for being really lousy nest builders. Some actually manage to assemble...

 
 
 
Saving Carr Ranch

SAVING CARR RANCH

Carr Ranch Recently I published a letter in my column from Linus Eukel, executive director of the John Muir Land Trust , about the...

EagleCam winning hearts and fans

EAGLECAM WINNING HEARTS AND FANS

EagleCam shows two new eaglets and their mom. EagleCam , a camera trained on the nest of two American bald eagles, Liberty and Justice,...

 
 
 
Bluebirds nesting at Our Garden?

BLUEBIRDS NESTING AT OUR GARDEN?

Six eggs were found inside a Western bluebird nesting box in Walnut Creek, but do they belong to a bluebird? Last year the California...

Meet the family of oak titmouse birds

MEET THE FAMILY OF OAK TITMOUSE BIRDS

Just hatched! Oak titmouse chicks. Our Garden produces around 14,000 pounds of vegetables and fruit each year, but this is the first...

 
 
 
Ukiah woman tries to sell fawn on Craig's List

UKIAH WOMAN TRIES TO SELL FAWN ON CRAIG'S LIST

A doe and her two fawns. You can buy a lot of things on Craig's List, but not wildlife, or so a Ukiah woman learned when she tried...

Happy birthday to the Queen of corgis

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE QUEEN OF CORGIS

A faux Queen Elizabeth II plays with a sea of stuffed corgi pillows. Queen Elizabeth II turns 90 on Saturday, June 11, and that's...

 
 
 



Mom Surprises Daughters By Secretly Rescuing The Dog They Fell In Love With

Mom Surprises Daughters By Secretly Rescuing The Dog They Fell In Love With

Rosie, a one-year-old Great Pyrenees/Golden Retriever mix, was brought to a Georgia shelter after her parents got divorced. The young mother couldn't afford to move with both... Read more ...

Facing Euthanasia, Local Shelter Offers Dog Dad Hope For His Injured Pup

Facing Euthanasia, Local Shelter Offers Dog Dad Hope For His Injured Pup

Stephen Foster works as a part-time maintenance man at a gas station in Dade City, Florida. Since the recent death of his wife of 35 years, Stephen has come to rely on the love... Read more ...

30 Of The Funniest Tweets About Cats And Dogs This Week

30 Of The Funniest Tweets About Cats And Dogs This Week

“Have learned many powerful lessons from my cat, such as that you can get whatever you want if you are so f**king annoying.” Read more ...

Brown's Brewing Company - Helles Rebuke

Brown's Brewing Company - Helles Rebuke

Many birders find gull identification one of the more difficult aspects of this hobby and classifying gulls when they appear on cans of beer is often no less vexing a problem... Read more ...

Miranda Lambert Loses 2nd Dog In Bonded Sibling Pair After Just 9 Months

Miranda Lambert Loses 2nd Dog In Bonded Sibling Pair After Just 9 Months

Country music star and two-time Grammy winner Miranda Lambert has announced sad news. Her precious dog, Jessi, has passed away at 13 ½ years old. She shared the news on... Read more ...

Sweetest Dog Who Was Set On Fire To Receive Hero Animal Award

Sweetest Dog Who Was Set On Fire To Receive Hero Animal Award

The road to recovery has been a long one for Buddy the Labrador Retriever mix. Buddy is getting a new lease on life after being intentionally set on fire by a 12-year-old boy... Read more ...

RECALL: Two Separate Food Recalls Issued From Different Companies Over...

RECALL: Two Separate Food Recalls Issued From Different Companies Over Aflatoxin & Plastic Pieces

Two recalls have been issued for dog and cat food products from two different companies. These recalls have been issued for separate reasons. First, Sunshine Mills, Inc. has... Read more ...

Young Girl Is Saved From The Strong Ocean Current By Canine Lifeguards

Young Girl Is Saved From The Strong Ocean Current By Canine Lifeguards

A team of impressive rescue canines saved the life of a young girl caught in a strong ocean current. Even the best of swimmers can get whisked away in an instant, leaving them... Read more ...

Comparison of long non‐coding RNAs in adipose and muscle tissues between...

Summary lncRNAs play crucial roles in fat metabolism in animals. Previously, we have compared the mRNA transcriptome profiles between seven fat-type Chinese pig breeds and one... Read more ...

Birding Bob

Birding Bob

There's a birdwatcher in Central Park in New York City who calls himself Birding Bob. He leads bird walks in the park for the nominal sum of $10. But according to the New York... Read more ...