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April 28 2010

WLS On Demand: Helping Homeless Apes; Getting Dogs into Shape and Walking for Canine Cancer

It’s amazing how many chimpanzees and orangutans need homes. Crazy. Homeless Apes? But chimps that people (illegally) get with the intent of being pets are given up (because they are strong enough to rip your face off); and retired animal actors and also from quasi sideshow zoos that close down – they have nowhere to…

April 28 2010

Win A Dog or A Cat Toy, Celebrating My 300th ChicagoNow Blog Post

300 entries in 8 months — Could this be a blogging record? Or at least a ChicagoNow record?More important, over 700 comments back from you…I believe a blog might simply be a conversation and unless you’re a politician, you need at least two to have one of those. So without you, this blog wouldn’t be…

April 22 2010

Do the Hamster Dance, All Together Now

Here we go – Hamster Appreciation Week continues, it’s the Hamster Dance

April 22 2010

Celebrate Earth Day – Scoop the Poop

Why don’t people scoop the poop? Are people merely lazy, or just incredibly irresponsible? It’s true dog feces are some potential health issues to people, according to veterinary parisitologist Dr. Dwight Bowman of Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine including roundworm, salmonella and camplobacteriosis. Giardia, roundworm and whipworm can be spread to other dogs. There’s…

April 22 2010

Celebrate Earth Day – Save a Snake

Good deeds are sometimes rewarded. Earlier in the year, Yu Feng of Liaoning Province in China found a dying black snake in the grass outside his home. He brought the snake indoors, received veterinary care and saved the snake’s life. In about 20 days, the snake recovered. a black snake Once the snake appeared to…

April 20 2010

Hamster Facts: Knowing Your Hamsters

Hamsters need bifocals – they can’t see within six inches of their faces. Hamsters get their name from the old German word ‘hamstern’ associated with storing food. Hamsters have been found in the wild with up to 30 or 40 lbs. of stored food in their burrows, that’s equivalent to finding around 7,000 lbs. of…

April 19 2010

Hamsters for a Greener Planet: Hamster Powered Electricity

National Hamster Appreciation Week meets Earth Day (Thursday, April 22). Hamster powered electricity. Why not? Here’s how it works:

April 19 2010

Selling Lemonade to Help Animals

Open a lemonade stand and help pets. Lemonade for Shelter Aid contest is now through May 10 is supported by the American Humane Association. The contest ends May 10, which happens to be the end date of Be Kind to Animals Week, which this year it’s May 2 through 10. The idea is pretty old…

April 18 2010

Hamster Coming Out Event, National Hamster Appreciation Week

And they’re off! Hamsters are off and rolling Saturday’s Hamster Derby, April 24, at all Petco stores across the country. On my WLS, AM 890, Radio show, Rich Williams, Petco’s VP Companion Animals offers this hint for success, it’s just like making to Carnegie Hall, “Practice, practice, practice.” Watching how others have done it might…

April 17 2010

Why Did the Chameleon Cross the Road?

Rappin’ lizard (a chameleon, though I don’t know the species – I suspect a Parson’s chameleon. Perhaps chameleon experts can chime in) – (post compliments of Facebook Friend, Brad) 

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