Off the Court: Man’s Best Friend with the Detroit Pistons

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Jonas Jerebko of the Detroit Pistons introduces us to his best friend, an adorable goldendoodle named Hank. The post Off the Court: Man’s Best Friend with the Detroit Pistons appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. They are both pretty cute, aren’t they? cute animals cute video dogs just for fun

Off the Court: Man’s Best Friend with the Detroit Pistons

4 The Love Of Animals

Jonas Jerebko of the Detroit Pistons introduces us to his best friend, an adorable goldendoodle named Hank. The post Off the Court: Man’s Best Friend with the Detroit Pistons appeared first on 4 The Love of Animals. They are both pretty cute, aren’t they? cute animals cute video dogs just for fun

27,000 Animals Rescued in Texas

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From the Detroit Free Press. Tags: zoos exotic animals detroit animal rescue PETA Holy cow! That's HUGE. It was an exotic animal importing firm (why the eff do those even exist?) that was allegedly mistreating its animals. A lot of these animals are reptiles, spiders and amphibians, which explains the large number. This rescue is the result of a PETA undercover investigation. See, husband, this is why I like PETA!)

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Slaughtered to Extinction

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There is a great article about Passenger Pigeons by Bill Loomis in The Detroit News today. It is well worth a read. Asides

Worst Opinion Piece from Thanksgiving

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I was reading this nasty, mean-spirited "opinion piece" in the Detroit News and thinking, "Wow, what asshole is this guy?" Then I found out it's a representative from the Center for Consumer Freedom, a "a nonprofit coalition supported by restaurants, food companies and consumers to promote personal responsibility and protect consumer choices." Enough said.

Hermit Thrush Brewery: Po Tweet

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Piping Plover Pilsner: The Detroit Zoological Society and Griffin Claw Brewing Co. The beer is named for the Piping Plover ( Charadrius melodius ), a now-scarce Great Lakes breeder, and a portion of the proceeds from sales will support wildlife conservation efforts by the The Detroit Zoological Society. The beer is available as a limited release in the greater Detroit area.

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Two James Spirits: Doctor Bird Jamaica Rum

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Well, even though it’s blended in Detroit, Michigan, Doctor Bird Jamaica Rum from Two James Spirits gives us just that.

Grand River Brewery: 313 Polish Lager

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But I did have what comes close to qualifying as a Proustian moment in finding this week’s featured beer: 313 Polish Lager from Grand River Brewery of Detroit, Michigan. According to an explanation by Grand River brewer John Hebda-Burtka printed on the can, 313 Polish Lager is “an homage” to his “hard-working [Polish] ancestors that powered the [Detroit] 313 area code.”

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The Birds at Itasca State Park Are All Wet

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But there is the Alexandria-Detroit Lakes axis, I suppose. I’m writing this post a day late (sorry) from Itasca State Park, Minnesota. Over the last few days we’ve traveled from the Twin Cities north to lake country, back to the Twin Cities, and back up north, but to a different region. Which reminds me of something funny about Minnesota.

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10 Questions for Birdchick on 1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know

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My other two favorites would be the Detroit Lakes Festival of Birds in Minnesota because you can do three different biomes—one day it’s prairie (bobolinks, shorebirds and Henslow’s sparrows), the next boreal forest (black-backed woodpeckers and loons) and then load up on warblers in a deciduous hardwood forest. 1001 Secrets Every Birder Should Know: Tips and Trivia for the Backyard and Beyond was published this month!

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