Was passing along the beach on the way back from the shops and had a lovely encounter with a couple of dogs being walked.
First was a collie sheepdog that turned to say hallo as they passed and then lay down on my foot for pets, gave her a scratch while talking with the owner.
Then a little while later there was this shaggy white & grey dog trailing far behind its owner who walked over to me. Was super friendly and even jumped up into my arms so it could be cuddled and lick my chin.
Not going to post it here because this is an animal thread that focuses on being cute or amusing but just saw an image of a turtle with a cracked shell for the first time and it was pretty horrifying. Needed to share to get it off my chest.
Wouldn't that just be something frustrating for your cat? To keep seeing the same movements of the mouse but be unable to catch it? But then according to all the comments apparently peoples cats love it...
So sweet. Though I've heard Deer can be pretty vicious? Dunno if that applies specifically to ones who are used to the presence of and being fed by people, and get annoyed when you aren't feeding them.
>>426944 That's a fake ceiling, some places where the height of the room is too high, they install a fake ceiling out of some soft material. How the cat got there is a different question, but I don't doubt their ability to get wherever they want to.
>>427965 I don't think they mind the snot to be honest. The bigger issue is how often humans will step on you because they don't even see you underfoot due to issues of your size and current visibility it makes me deeply unhappy whenever I randomly hear & feel the tell-tale crunch of a snail underfoot.
>>428787 >wasp mantidfly this thing not only looks half wasp half mantis, it also has its larvae climb on top of a spider until they start mating, move over to the female spider, wait there until the spider starts laying eggs, then the mantidfly larvae slips down into the spiders egg sack and start feeding on the spiders eggs.
>>429236 >>429375 The video is interesting, the corvid actively moving the other animal out of the road and away from cars purely out of concern? Like if speaking from a practical point of view it might have actually benefited from the critter being turned into roadkill, since the birds eat carrion.
Curious baby just wants a cuddle. Had a slightly older cat come up and curl up in my lap once outside a supermarket, was suckling on my t-shirt for comfort. It was one of a pair of siblings that I'd see around for awhile.
An old lady who lives near me had to get one of her pair of dogs put down, little Terrier things. It was obviously a long time coming since they are very old and have health issues, but still very sad. Apparently the remaining one of the pair took it very hard, was inconsolable for multiple days and wouldn't eat. They were both very friendly dogs when you met them in the street and would run up to you for attention.
There's a homeless woman with a big dog I've been seeing round my bit recently. Its so friendly, will roll over for belly rubs. Now that it knows me it will see me down the street and run over when I get close dropping the little tub it holds up for change, if I sit down to talk to the woman the dog sits in my lap wanting to be pet.
Friend's dog was just hit by a car today, in the vet, don't know how its going at this point. Had to help friend out with some money since even with social assistance didn't have enough to cover the cost. She's a lovely dog and doesn't deserve such a fate. Friend broken up since the two of them are inseparable.