Check Out Hero Dog Chopper

The Smithsonian Channel is one of my favorites, and today I found a video of a SEAL dog named Chopper and his Navy SEAL Trevor Maroshek on patrol outside their base. When Chopper is sent to investigate an abandoned motorcycle, what he finds holds life-or-death consequences.

Cats Who Just Don't Care Any More

Occasionally, this is how I feel on a Monday morning:

Happy St Patrick's Day from Shaun and His Dancing Friends!

Question of the Day . . .

Brave Farmer

Today I was online looking for news reports of the flooding along the U.S. East Coast when I discovered this compelling photograph of a farmer trying to save livestock during the devastating December 26, 2015 "Boxing Day Floods" in the north of England. The only information I could find about the image was that it was taken in the Lancashire town of Ribchester. I Googled the subject matter of the image in hopes that I could credit the photographer, but I could not find its author. That's a shame, because it's a classic image.

You can see a video of the the devastation caused by the horrific Boxing Day floods at this link. Boxing Day, by the way, is a national holiday in the U.K. that has nothing to do with boxing. According to a Samuel Pepys' Diary entry of December 19, 1663, in Britain, on the first weekday after Christmas, it was customary for for tradespeople to collect "Christmas boxes" of money or presents from landowners whom they had served as thanks for good service throughout the year. Today it adds an extra day to the Christmas holiday. What a shame for those affected by the terrible floods.

The 10 Best Cats on the Internet

Here's a really fun compilation of cool cats. Click here and ENJOY!

Oliver And Bella Are Top Cat Names for 2014

According to the verdict is in for the most popular cat names for 2014.They are:

Male Cats

  1. Oliver
  2. Milo
  3. Leo
  4. Charlie
  5. Max
  6. Simba
  7. Tiger
  8. Smokey
  9. Jack
  10. Kitty
  11. Felix
  12. Toby
  13. Harley
  14. Dexter
  15. Oscar
  16. Ace
  17. Zeus
  18. Loki
  19. Gus
  20. Tigger
  21. Shadow
  22. Bandit
  23. Sammy
  24. Boots

Female Cats

  1. Bella
  2. Luna
  3. Lucy
  4. Kitty
  5. Elsa
  6. Daisy
  7. Lily
  8. Callie
  9. Lilly
  10. Gracie
  11. Lola
  12. Mia
  13. Ellie
  14. Cleo
  15. Princess
  16. Sassy
  17. Coco
  18. Shadow
  19. Angel
  20. Stella
  21. Willow
  22. Mittens
  23. Oreo
  24. Kiki
  25. Molly