Saturday, February 27, 2010

Seafarers and there Love of Animals

Have been today to the amazing exibition of photographs of pets that lived on boats between
1900 and 1950 .. absolutely amazing .Cats in particular were a very important part of sea life due to their hunting skills and the need for mice control on boats.All the animals took pride and place in the photos and there were alot with the cat on the Captains lap looking the most special pet .. I am sure there were plenty of fish meals .
Dogs were more of a companion to the people on boats in those times . The long travel and people missing
their loved ones . Amazing was that it was said that the dog would often be first of the ship and swim to land due to is keen sense of smell and need for other animals attention . I could just imagine the Ships Captain
calling out
 Ahoy dog wait for us !!  Hopeful the dog didnot swim toward the sunset ..
Very interesting Exhibition
The display was on at the Local Museum about 15 minutes from Home .
The Exhibition is sponsored by the  Australian Govt and  called Seafarers and their Cats and Dogs
Sorry I couldnot download photos due to copy right ..

Friday, February 26, 2010

Lucy and her Deck Chair

YouTube - Funny Commercial - Ducks Revenge

YouTube - Funny Commercial - Ducks Revenge

Friday, February 5, 2010

Can animals find their way if Lost

Can animals find their way home if lost ?

There are cases were we hear of amazing stories that a pet has returned home after being lost . Animals cannot pick up a phone or dial up the internet they use their own instincts . It is said the migrating birds use earths magnetic field to know where their destination is . eg homing pigeons
Most of the lucky ones that do find their way home are dishevelled with sore paws but happy to see their owner.
The most fascinating thing is that pets that escape or become lost and find their owners is that the pet wandered until it found a familiar scent.It is also a part habit to seek the location from where they came.
I remember my family friends gave us a sister and brother cat .They lived across the main highway and down a long street called the Corso and down over railway tracks approx 3 klm away . Mum received a call to say the one of them had returned home . Sam lived with us for a while but the sister cat disappeared from our friends . Sam went back to them to see if she would return. It was amazing ( no child hood lies in this case ) I remember taking Sam back to the “ Stones “ House . I was Ten years old and remember it vividly.She met us at the door and gave Sam a Huge hug .The interesting question was" Could the sister cat upset at being in an unfamiliar place and disappeared again because of Sam ?. We will never know .
Rupert Sheldrake a biologist has written a book and states that not all animals have the gift to find their way home ..

That is the sad part ..

new lucy photos

YouTube - " Fang " Agent " K13 " : 2 / 3 - " Car Ride "

YouTube - " Fang " Agent " K13 " : 2 / 3 - " Car Ride "