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Greet Loved Ones With Enthusiasm!

You may be running into lots of family and friends tomorrow on Christmas Day! Take advice on this #WoofWednesday, from the new book Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me, and greet your loved ones with a true enthusiasm. This book is tender, funny, warm, and utterly inspiring.  Read More »

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The 115th Annual Christmas Bird Count

The National Audubon Society coordinates the Christmas Bird Count each year during this season. The Christmas Bird Count is a census of birds in the Western Hemisphere, by volunteer birdwatchers. From the Audubon website, "The 115th Christmas Bird Count begins on Sunday, December 14th, 2014, and runs through Monday, January 5th, 2015. The count period runs from December 14 to January 5 every year.  Let the counting begin!" Browse the great photos in the Christmas Bird Count Gallery on the Audubon Society site. Read More »

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Welcome to Slothville

Sloths are a source of joy, amusement, and wonder. Did you know that all sloths have three toes—even two-toed sloths? Here are a few more fun facts about sloths for your entertainment! When you're done absorbing these fascinating facts, check out this adorable new video from Lucy Cooke, author of the Hangin' with Sloths calendar.  Read More »

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Wildlife Conservation Day

It's Wildlife Conservation Day! Today is a day nationally recognized as a day to help animals all over the world. This special day exists to bring attention to the wildlife that desperately needs our intervention in various parts of the world, not just in our own backyards. From the elephants of Africa to the tigers of Siberia, and even the birds of America need our help to thrive.  Read More »

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Teacup Pig Power at Pennywell Farms

Cuteness overload alert! Did you know there's a farm in England by the name of Pennywell that is pretty much guaranteed to melt every visitor's heart. Taking children to Pennywell Farm comes with a warning: they will never, ever, ever want to leave! In this Kingdom of Cute, you will find miniature pigs and piglets famous the world around along with orphan lambs and tantalizing turtles. Read More »