Cat videos have surely taken on a life of their own on the Internet and the segment below shows one reason why. The video is simplicity itself, but it is entertaining and somewhat captivating. I have one suggestion below the video. I hope you find this as interesting as I did.
Notes From the Video – Pavlov’s Humans: Adorable video shows cats ‘training scientist’ to bring them food every time they ring a bell
NOTE – I wonder what would have happened if ringing the “other cat’s bell” would have yielded more treats? Would they have learned to ring only the other bell?
As JBRish readers know, I am fond of collecting and sharing vanity license plates from the state of Arizona; my home state. While out-and-about one day, I came across the picture below.
It wasn’t the license plate that caught my eye, but the number of pets this family ostensibly has. This family has quite a menagerie which might not be that unusual. I was somewhat puzzled, however, in deciding how many cats they have. Do they have just one cat with many moods? Do they have two cats which each have various moods? Or, oh my gosh, could they have six cats?!
If it is the latter, I want to know their budget and logistics for buying kitty litter!
Bears often find trees to use as scratching posts. Those who study bears will often place wire on trees they understand are popular with the bears to harvest the hair and analyze DNA for tracking information, etc. We don’t often get to see the bears enjoying themselves so much, but I think you will also enjoy this humorous video that is accompanied by a very fitting musical score.
From the YouTube Video Listing:
Published on Nov 11, 2016
Sometimes bears have an itch they just have to scratch! Episode two details below. The second episode of Planet Earth II focuses on mountains.
Please check local listings for specific information:
· UK, BBC1 13th Nov, Sunday, 8pm
· Nordics (BBC Earth channel), 13th Nov, Sunday, 8pm
A BBC Studios Natural History Unit production, co-produced with BBC America, ZDF, Tencent and France Télévisions.
**NOTE** – A Murder of Crows is a term used to refer to a large gathering of crows. Only having two at a meeting would be a mere attempt! How did this term evolve? According to Quora these are the possibilities:
For instance, there is a folktale that crows will gather and decide the capital fate of another crow.
Many view the appearance of crows as an omen of death because ravens and crows are scavengers and are generally associated with dead bodies, battlefields, and cemeteries, and they’re thought to circle in large numbers above sites where animals or people are expected to soon die.
But the term “murder of crows” mostly reflects a time when groupings of many animals had colorful and poetic name
These dogs are very well-behaved. Each waits until their name is called before proceeding to the chow line. They appear to be called in a random order, but could be conditioned to the same daily roll call. All goes well UNTIL…the very last dog who seems to have the patience of Job or resents being called last. I think you will enjoy this very short video.