The Gas Station Bird

10,000 Birds

He is simply waiting for someone to move him from the filthy plastic bucket where he is tethered next to a gas pump. Above is a gorgeous photo of a Cooper’s Hawk by Ingrid Taylar. The bird is just chilling out, waiting for the urge to fly. The bird below is also waiting, but not to fly.

Black Bear

Animal Person

It’s the kind of place that helps you get past the human notion that we’re outside of nature—that there’s this divine, glorious thing called nature, and then there’s us, you know, way above it all and in charge. I had developed the arrogant attitude that my existential plight was unique among humans. A month or so ago I stated my intention to alter the way I blog and one thing I wanted to get back into that I did for a brief time last year was podcasting.

Bears 101

Best Friends Animal Society Helps You Protect Your Pets this Independence Day

4 The Love Of Animals

While humans are uttering “oohs” and “ahhs,” enjoying the 4th of July fireworks, many terrified dogs are digging under or jumping over fences, breaking tethers or even shattering windows in an attempt to escape from the frightening noises. Best Friends four-legged Celebrity Ambassador Lassie encourages everyone to protect pets this Independence Day weekend by keeping them in a safe, comfortable place inside the house during fireworks.

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