While this list is in no way all-inclusive, here are some of my favorite animal stories of 2011 brought to you by Animal Shak.
Greyhound Drama – So who do you believe? I don’t have the answer because there are two or twenty sides to every story. What we do know is that there really are a LOT of greyhound available for adoptions and they are gentle, sweet dogs. Definitely a family friendly dog that would make a home a happy place.
Hey Squawk Meet Peep – My best onomatopoeia for birds naming their chicks bird sounds are – apparently – squawk and peep! Those names are better than some names I’ve heard for regular humans, but hey… who am I to judge what people name their babies?
When Monkeys Roam Free – One bad monkey escaped and attacked a neighbor. He was put down and because the other primates were in poor condition, they were removed from the home. Be careful of wild animals. Always be careful.
OCD Cats – My own tries to run into the bathroom every single time I have to go. She weaves all around my legs – the figure eight move – and will “try” to stand on her back legs with her front paws on my knees. I shoo her away. Closing the door could be a better option when using the restroom.
Bite Me Once, Shame on You – If a dog is growling and baring its teeth, that’s a pretty big signal for me to stay away. If a dog is barking, same thing. If a dog is trying to stare me down, I turn the other way.
That’s it for 2011. We welcome 2012 with catcalls and barks!