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  1. ProducerAndrew Garf

    Andrew Garf

    The Dog's Owner Guide to Stop Excessive Shedding
    The Dog's Owner Guide to Stop Excessive SheddingExcessive Dog shedding can become a major headache. How many hours do you spend to clean clumps of dog hair stuck to your clothing?While you can't stop dog shedding altogether, but fortunately, there are many simple, natural methods to help minimize...
  2. Louise Smith

    Louise Smith

    Louise Smith


    Louise Smith
    29/06/2017 #3 Louise Smith
    #2 Lovely - looking forward to seeing them !
    Barbara Henslee
    29/06/2017 #2 Barbara Henslee
    #1 Hi 🙋🏻 Yes, currently, I have two German Shepherd dogs. Both adopted from rescue shelters. Bruder is about 10 years old, and he joined us when he was about a year old. Jake is estimated to be about 6 or 7, But, he acts like he is 2. We adopted him March last year. Both dogs are super sweet and smart as whips. I'll share some photos soon.
    Louise Smith
    29/06/2017 #1 Louise Smith
    Do you have a dog/s @Barbara Henslee? Any other pets?
  3. Louise Smith

    Louise Smith

    Louise Smith
  4. Gary Sharpe

    Gary Sharpe

    "What happened next was extraordinary. A low constant growl was heard. I moved my eyes as best I could, and little Evie was staring at me, just staring unmoving, but making the low, guttural sound. Why would she growl (very rarely does she do this) at the very same person she had been playing with just minutes earlier? Perhaps because it wasn't quite the same person inside?"
    Gary Sharpe
    How A Dog in the Family Helped Me to Understand My Parkinson's Disease
    www.outthinkingparkinsons.com Then something profound and disturbing, but extremely important happened. As I was sitting there, I switched into a deeper "off" state - one in which I zone out completely, lose myself, the brain fog descends, I stiffen up and become rigid,...
  5. ProducerSusan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Friday Funday: Fins, Feathers, Fur!
    Friday Funday: Fins, Feathers, Fur!Today's Friday Funday is brought to you by the birds, the fish, and other animals, all of whom might help you enjoy your last workday -- if Friday is that for you -- of the week. You know that a bunch of crows is called a murder of crows,...


    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    29/04/2017 #6 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Bird using Wireless technology gave me one of those moments dear Susan! ;) LOL!
    Aleta Curry
    29/04/2017 #5 Aleta Curry
    I can't respond; I'm too busy chuckling. Good one, @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess!
    Laurent Boscherini
    28/04/2017 #4 Anonymous
    #3 Thank you @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess , yes a lot of laughs ;) Let me wish you a great weekend !
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    28/04/2017 #3 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Thank you so much, @Laurent Boscherini, for sharing my post! Let's hope others enjoy a good laugh today!
    John Rylance
    28/04/2017 #2 John Rylance
    My favourite is the bats, performing Danse Macabre. For once there is one I don't like, it's one you have said you like best. I will however still manage, what for us in the U.K.,is a Bank Holiday Weekend.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    28/04/2017 #1 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Laughed ou loud for real at the bikini season one
  6. ProducerPhillip Hubbell

    Phillip Hubbell

    Shhhhh…we’re hunting wabbits…
    Shhhhh…we’re hunting wabbits…“Be cunning, and full of tricks, and your people will never be destroyed.” Richard Adams, Watership Down This morning we had a bunny situation in our yard. I was sitting comfortably in my recliner having my coffee and my wife suddenly...


    Todd Jones
    29/04/2017 #2 Todd Jones
    Great post, Phillip. My wife just asked me what I was laughing at...
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    26/04/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    This is the cutest story and now I am going to worry about that bunny. I probably would have wanted to keep it but once it grows larger I would have regrets. IMO, rabbits belong in their natural habitat and not in a cage.

    When I was younger, around 10 yrs old, my parents gave me a baby duck for Easter. Well, it got to be huge and we didn't have a farm or a large fenced in yard so my father took it to a farm, so he said.

    Thank you for the delightful share, @Phillip Hubbell.
  7. Franklin Coetzee
    Franklin Coetzee
    After 6 Years And 720,000 Attempts, Photographer Finally Takes Perfect Shot Of Kingfisher
    www.boredpanda.com Alan McFadyen, who has been an avid wildlife photographer since 2009, just captured a photo that he has spent 6 years trying to get. By his count, it took him 4,200 hours and 720,000 photos to get a perfect shot of a kingfisher diving straight into...
  8. Franklin Coetzee
    Man Films Alligator Crossing Path. When He Reviews Footage At Home, He Realizes He Wasn’t Alone
    Franklin Coetzee
    Man Films Alligator Crossing Path. When He Reviews Footage At Home, He Realizes He Wasn’t Alone
    www.littlethings.com Put yourself in the following scenario for a moment. Imagine you are on a walk at a nature preserve, and you come across a massive alligator crossing your path. Everyone, including a wildlife photographer, pulls out their camera to document the...
  9. Franklin Coetzee
    Franklin Coetzee
  10. Pamela 🐝 Williams
    This is a NON-SUBSISTENCE TAKE: which means it is not done for the health and well-being of the animals or for the safety of humans: It is trophy hunting; by cowards.

    S.J.Res. 18: A joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the ...
    ... final rule submitted by the Department of the Interior relating to Non-Subsistence Take of Wildlife, and Public Participation and Closure Procedures, on National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    U.S. House sanctions killing hibernating bears, wolf pups in their dens on federal refuges in Alaska · A Humane Nation
    blog.humanesociety.org What the U.S. House of Representatives did today – actually a very narrow majority of the House – was shameful. Cruel. Callous. Venal. The vote in favor of H.J. Resolution 69, authored by Alaska’s Rep. Don Young, was 225 to 193. Those 225 members...
  11. Marcos Macário

    Marcos Macário

    As perspectivas pára 2016 não são otimistas, porem o empresariado/empreenderes tem que a longar a visão e criatividade, além das fronteiras tradicionais de cortar custo demitindo funcionários com se isso por si só resolvesse todos os problemas.
    Tem que ir além unir-se, trocar experiência,criar associações, nos produtos, descobrir novos nichos de mercado e etc....
    Marcos Macário


    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    18/03/2017 #9 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Great day in Savannah, St Pattys Day has about 500,000 people in town. Even the penguins' from the zoo showed up in the parade!!
    Luis Cardona
    10/05/2016 #8 Luis Cardona
    #1 hola, tengo proceso nuevamente mañana a las 11. preséntate. Recomiendo Puntualidad.
    Luis Cardona
    07/05/2016 #7 Luis Cardona
    Luis Cardona
    07/05/2016 #6 Luis Cardona
    EY NESECITAMOS personas como usted q le guste generar ingresos por medio de su trabajo le ofrecemos bacantes de supervisión y selección de personal entre otros con horarios flexibles, medio tiempo contrato directo con la empresa INGRESOS FAVORABLES le interesa llame ya: 3223470499 o 7209571 o envíe su hoja de vida vanessa652representante@gmai:com No olvide su código de referencia 652
    Pedro Torres Valderrama
    28/01/2016 #4 Pedro Torres Valderrama
    #3 Hola Adriana, te recomiendo que ingreses a Google y pongas "codigos postales en Chile", apareceran todos los codigos por Comunas, ingresa el de tu comuna y listo, slds
    Adriana Patricia Gil Torres
    28/01/2016 #3 Adriana Patricia Gil Torres
    liliana mendoza
    27/01/2016 #2 liliana mendoza
    maria ballesteros osma
    26/01/2016 #1 maria ballesteros osma
    busco trabajo
  12. ProducerFlavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    Elephants never forget ...
    Elephants never forget ...Once in Brazil, I met a person from Amazon, not from the depths of the Amazon rainforest but from the city (Manaus) that surrounds the jungle itself.He told me how he loves to daily watch the Amazon rainforest: its beautiful green , its birds,...


    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    02/03/2017 #1 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    I agree and i applaud.thank you
  13. Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Subject: Giraffe Supply Chain News

    Here is the link with webcam.
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    WATCH LIVE: Animal Adventure Park Giraffe Expecting Calf at Any Moment
    www.mytwintiers.com An Animal Adventure Park giraffe is expecting a baby calf at any moment, and a live webcam is allowing you to follow...


    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    24/02/2017 #6 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    THANKS TO @Netta Virtanen & Scott !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Maria Merino Oslara
    24/02/2017 #5 Maria Merino Oslara
    #3 jajaja thanks Bill !!
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    24/02/2017 #4 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    THX SCOTT & @Netta Virtanen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE TWO COOL BEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    24/02/2017 #3 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    THANK YOU @Maria Merino Oslara !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOUR SO SWEET !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Maria Merino Oslara
    24/02/2017 #2 Maria Merino Oslara
    ahhh cute!!!
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    24/02/2017 #1 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    MAMA MIA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    This penguin got away! WOW!
    Killer Whales - Penguin trying to stay alive
    Killer Whales - Penguin trying to stay alive Penguin trying to stay alive - This is real...


    Cyndi wilkins
    20/02/2017 #16 Cyndi wilkins
    #15 Awe!...Back at cha Bill;-)
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    20/02/2017 #15 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    We love you @Cyndi wilkins! Darn Orcas :)
    Cyndi wilkins
    20/02/2017 #14 Cyndi wilkins
    What a great share @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador! That just made my day;-) Glad the orcas didn't decide to rock the boat!
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    20/02/2017 #13 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    #8 Hi @Dean Owen, oh my God, did they cook Penguin there! That's why they closed, it did not taste like chicken :~))
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    20/02/2017 #12 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    THANKS @Don Kerr !!! You have good taste here & a good sense of humor !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    20/02/2017 #11 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    #7 @Itziar Ruiz López , Penguin's not for sale, only for sale in a Batman Movie. :~)) ......................THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS, I knew some people that dressed up like a Penguin, sometimes in Catholic school thats what we called our nuns, but don't tell anyone I said that.
    Maria Merino Oslara
    20/02/2017 #9 Maria Merino Oslara
    Wow....fantastic !!
    Dean Owen
    20/02/2017 #8 Dean Owen
    #7 there used to be a penguin restaurant in Shibuya, Tokyo. Closed down in the 90's
    Itziar Ruiz López
    20/02/2017 #7 Itziar Ruiz López
    I want a penguin!!!!!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    20/02/2017 #6 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Love it !
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    20/02/2017 #5 Don 🐝 Kerr
    Love this @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador I think many of us who lean to left feel a bit like this penguin and hope that we get the same outcome! BTW: Shared this with my sister in law who is a huge penguin fan. Know it will make her day.
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    20/02/2017 #4 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    MANY THANKS @Fran 🐝 Brizzolis!!
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    20/02/2017 #3 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    THX! @Aitor Vacas Carrillo
    Aitor Vacas Carrillo
    20/02/2017 #2 Aitor Vacas Carrillo
    good music.....prodigy!!!!!
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    20/02/2017 #1 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    GREAT VIDEO, this penguin lives to tell the story to lady on the boat that saved her :~))
  15. ProducerLuca Scialò

    Luca Scialò

    Gatti che somigliano a Vip: ecco video che mostra 61 casi, da Hitler a Batman passando per Ronaldo
    Gatti che somigliano a Vip: ecco video che mostra 61 casi, da Hitler a Batman passando per RonaldoDopo aver visto i politici e le loro strambe somiglianze, in quest’articolo vi mostro un video lungo poco più di 8 minuti che mostra ben 61 casi di gatti che somigliano a Vip. E vengono da tutto il Mondo. Ce n’è per tutti i gusti: dai cartoni...


    Chiara Randazzo
    30/01/2017 #2 Chiara Randazzo
    #1 :O Hai ragione!!
    Monica Rampini
    30/01/2017 #1 Monica Rampini
    Molto curioso sto video...Alcuni sono proprio allucinanti!
  16. Javier 🐝 beBee
    Nature is beautiful Javier 🐝 beBee


    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    03/01/2017 #7 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Amazing picture. Beautiful!
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    03/01/2017 #6 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    Si que lo es, ojalá mas personas lo vieran de esa forma.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    03/01/2017 #4 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Mindblowing! Wonder who shot that pic?
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/01/2017 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    Truly beautiful! Thanks for the share @Javier 🐝 beBee.
    Maria Merino Oslara
    03/01/2017 #1 Maria Merino Oslara
    Me encantó la foto... gracias @Javier 🐝 beBee
  17. Maria Merino Oslara
    Una madre es una madre..!! Maria Merino Oslara


    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    10/12/2016 #6 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    So sweet!
    10/12/2016 #5 SANDRA CORREA VASQUEZ
    Son imágenes que siempre deberían estar presentes en los lugares, es una foto de conciencia :) ese pequeño más tarde va a contribuir a nuestro planeta ..... :)
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    09/12/2016 #4 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Los brazos de una madre están hechos de ternura y los niños duermen profundamente en ellos.
    Maria Merino Oslara
    09/12/2016 #3 Maria Merino Oslara
    #2 Así es... da igual de que raza o especie sea!! una madre es una madre!!.. gracias por comentar.
    Miguel Angel Yóbal Cuacua
    09/12/2016 #2 Miguel Angel Yóbal Cuacua
    y en medio de la tormenta, angustias y miedos un hijo siempre va a buscar la paz y tranquilidad en su madre quien siempre tendrá sus brazos para protegernos.
    Oscar Gomez Amento
    03/12/2016 #1 Oscar Gomez Amento
    Adorable imagen...!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  18. laurent jacquet

    laurent jacquet

    Wild Welva . Spanish street artist involved in wildlife protection . Read more on my blog blog
    laurent jacquet
    Wild Welva Artwork
    streetart360.net Wild Welva is a street artist based in Huelva, Spain.  Seba Ventana, the guy behind Wild Welva creates big hand made drawings on paper that are pasted up on walls afterwards. He focuses on animals...
  19. ProducerDeb 🐝 Helfrich
    Do You Underestimate Your Dog?
    Do You Underestimate Your Dog?I have a lot to say about dogs. Which is highly curious since the reason I share my life with a dog is precisely because of the wordless communication that fills my introverted soul. I love Zanzi. So much so, I had to write a book about our...


    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    08/01/2017 #31 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #29 This is a wonderful response dear@Deb 🐝 Helfrich and I love this part of your comment because it reflects reality "simply because they are missing a set of vocal chords". You are truly an eye-opener to simple, but ignored facts.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    08/01/2017 #30 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #27 @Lyon Brave my Zanzi is a lover not a fighter. She likes to clear away squirrels and birds from our path, she seems to find it fun to make them skedaddle, but she is not keen to initiate an actual altercation.

    I feed her lots of duck. We lived for 4 years next to a park with a lot of ducks because it had a very large 'pond-like' water feature. She learned that I let her chase off crows, but not ducks. The thing I could not get her to give up, though, was rolling in fresh duck poop on the occasions when they went on the grass, not in the water....

    We are still in the process of learning to agree to disagree on that aspect of our partnership!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    08/01/2017 #29 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #26 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee - Your buzzes do precisely that - uncover faulty assumptions that we have derived when we neglect to consult nature. You are such a sage writer who so easily opens our eyes to the natural intelligence all around us.

    And that is what I like to do with our dogs. We spend time with them everyday, but often don't plainly see how smart they truly are, simply because they are missing a set of vocal chords.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    08/01/2017 #28 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #25 I have been pondering about these sense of smell posts for awhile, @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee. My sense of smell is my current Achilles heel...

    In that article they meant dogs smelling UTIs. Well, in my book I wrote about the fact that I observed that my dog had a UTI and the response that I got from the Vet was the last trip I ever made to a conventional Vet. He treated me with derision, said I couldn't possibly know that, and didn't even have the decency to phone me directly when the test results came back that she did have a UTI....

    As you so clearly know, we discount so much of the information we get from our senses at our own peril. We would be wise to start noticing how much actual information we get from our dogs.

    I always learn about the first spring daffodils a few days before they break the ground, as Zanzi starts sniffing a patch of dirt....
    Lyon Brave
    08/01/2017 #27 Lyon Brave
    My dog thinks it's ferocious like a panther but the reality is it's more like a hamster.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    08/01/2017 #26 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Great buzz @Deb 🐝 Helfrich and I enjoyed reading it tremendously and so shared it.
    The comments revealed my opinion n the high quality of your post. What I may add here is your writing
    "If we start to realize how inaccurate a great deal of current training advice is, we might also wonder if our current beliefs about most of our dogs capabilities is accurate". OI believe the same applies to many other training. This is a common faulty training based on faulty assumptions
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    08/01/2017 #25 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Dear @Deb 🐝 Helfrich I just posted about smell in response to @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee - https://www.bebee.com/producer/@deb-lange/smell-a-neglected-sense
    When I did the research I found a great article on dogs and their ability to smell blood sugar to help people with diabetes and to smell forms of cancer early, http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/160319-dogs-diabetes-health-cancer-animals-science/ Love that you love dogs!
    Wayne Yoshida
    22/12/2016 #24 Wayne Yoshida
    #23 Thanks Deb! Looking forward to your next post on this!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    22/12/2016 #23 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #22 That is a great question, @Wayne Yoshida. And a Xmas gift for me to get started on my Jan dog post....

    We know people have different learning styles and canines as a separate species have a different sensory order and differences within each breed and individual dogs. So the method itself is still at the core, but some dogs are sight 'hounds' and hand signals would be the easiest way to get them trained, rather than vocal commands, because of course, we humans are all about varying how we say things, some dogs are great at separating all the noise of our yammering on from the signal of the command, others will end up tuning us out, because our voice commands always come in fully grammatical sentences. I ran on to prove my point.

    I exert all the influence in my house by putting my hand in my left pocket or executing a thumb's up. This would not work as well in a large household because the dog wouldn't have only one person to focus on.

    The wolf wiring fallacy as I see it has to do with the 'must be an alpha' mindset. Even when that dominance is positive, the way actual wolves and actual dogs learn best is observe and cooperate. Fighting for status is really dangerous in the wild outside of official matters like mating.

    Bad dogs are just ones who aren't sure how to cooperate, as they are being judged on human concepts, like being the first through a door - that is not a license to 'take charge' on a walk in a dog's mind. That is a ludicrous assumption, but even professional dog trainers swear by that. Exactly how many door situations did wolves encounter as they formed this inbred urge to observe order through a threshold as a sign of pack hierarchy?

    My 2000 characters must be close....
    Wayne Yoshida
    21/12/2016 #22 Wayne Yoshida
    Thanks Deb! As I read this, I thought about all the dogs in my life and family and their behaviors. We always had ones that would listen/obey (the "good dogs"), and some would ignore our commands ("the bad dogs"). I attributed that to the "spoilers" in our family that would destroy the good behaviors. I have always based my training to use stimulus/response/positive reinforcement. Is this outdated and based on wolf wiring?
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    29/11/2016 #21 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #20 I am sure your kat has a great deal of intelligence, but I am rather certain no one will ever be able to get one to voluntarily hang out in an MRI machine in order to really see what is going on in their heads... :) I got to spend some time with a couple kittens earlier this year and they were rather amazing. I shared some of Zanzi's toys and each one ended up actually preferring a different dog toy than the bog standard little mice they were supposed to prefer. They also were great at accurately telling me when I should take ownership of my role of being their 4th back-up feeder. I also found it fascinating how the much smaller sister was 10 times as brave when it came to interacting with me and Zanzi.
    Pascal Derrien
    29/11/2016 #20 Pascal Derrien
    OK my kat and I read this article very carefully and we think you guys need to make sure you don't overestimate your dog, this is obviously based on our non biased feline observation , meow for now :-)
    Paul Kearley🐝
    29/11/2016 #19 Paul Kearley🐝
    @Deb 🐝 Helfrich check out these posts...https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-win-friends-impact-humans-dogs-perspective-paul-kearley and also https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/conflict-resolution-what-dogs-can-teach-you-teamwork-paul-kearley if you really want to see something interesting, go here: https://youtu.be/OQNqAzx09_E and here:https://youtu.be/6rE0NRV8UrU
    My dog is so far advanced from being my best friend, it's ridiculous. She is the best listener, motivator, encourager, and friend I've ever had... except of course for my beautiful wife.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    28/11/2016 #18 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #17 Thanks for the comment, @David B. Grinberg. Personally, I think best friend sort of undersells the relationship. Dogs have co-evolved to be our companions. And that fact is why the whole treat your dog life a wolf mentality is so very wrong.
    David B. Grinberg
    27/11/2016 #17 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Deb, especially for all the dog lovers out there. I had a Golden Retriever growing up and he was one of my best friends as a kid. Yes, dogs are not just "man's best friend" but the best friends of all people.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    26/11/2016 #16 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    #13 I don't know specifically about this guy, Cesar Millan, but I now see how they worked together. I have heard bad things about a/all "dog whispers" too.

    I am thinking of The Power of Now, and discussions like this :

    Thanks for the great insight, Deb!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    26/11/2016 #15 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    @Laurent Boscherini - thanks for posting the share yesterday. @Loribeth Pierson - thanks for getting me to realize I needed to pull together a series on what neuroscience is starting to reveal about our dogs.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    26/11/2016 #14 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #9 Thanks for sharing that your 3 dogs in your household @Franciane Nunes Paciência Torres have episodic memory.

    I am certain 'proof' it is happening in homes all over the world, but we repeat the incorrect assumption that dog's brains don't have 'higher' functions and we neglect to notice just how complex their behavior can be, simply because they don't strike up a conversation to challenge our faulty beliefs!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    26/11/2016 #13 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #8 I have some familiarity with Tolle, but I did not know he had a very prominent series of talks with Cesar Millan. It prepopulated when I googled. Ummm.....

    I have a complex relationship with Mr. Dog Whisperer. Let me unequivocally state that he is a very present man, in tune with his own energy, and I respect his ability with aggressive dogs. BUT I believe that his theories are harmful to the average house dog. Except for the part that you will ultimately have a better adjusted dog if you let other dogs play a role in your dog's development.

    My life with dogs has been a little n=2 experiment, as detailed in my book, that really highlights that each dog is as individual as each person and that there are similar nurture versus nature tensions that contribute to the overall behavior of the canine being.

    Dog training theories derived from Wolf Pack behavior just don't add up. The reason they came to prominence was the dearth of actual research on either wild wolves or domestic dogs. The maladjusted behavior of captive wolves provides inaccurate models for both species. In is gratifying to see that we are now getting data to support what I saw in my own household.

    We are companions, not leader and submissive follower. I do often have a cognitive upper hand that I try to wield with lovingkindness, minus the occasional lapse into verbal shenanigans.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    26/11/2016 #12 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #3 Interesting names, @Gert Scholtz. You will appreciate that my girls - Tangenyika and Zanzibar - were named because of my affinity with Tanzania.

    I think we have to give them names that we want to say millions of times and that register the joy we have in our hearts.

    The thing that I found curious is that almost all my vets knew the source of Tangenyika when most everyone else had no idea where I came up with that name. Whereas Zanzi is easily attributed to Zanzibar.

    One of my upcoming buzzes with be about the dogs of Pemba, who have been extensively studied. I did not know that so much of what I would come to understand about dogs would be based on a population so close to the names I initially chose because I loved to say the sounds!
  20. Ben Pinto

    Ben Pinto

    Join the hive, 'Cat' today! Ben Pinto
  21. Maria Merino Oslara
    Hermoso !! Maria Merino Oslara


    Oscar Gomez Amento
    10/11/2016 #5 Oscar Gomez Amento
    Bella imagen de la naturaleza viva.!!!
    José Ramón 🐝 López
    10/11/2016 #4 José Ramón 🐝 López
    Pedazo foto!!!
    Antoine 🐝 Prager
    10/11/2016 #3 Antoine 🐝 Prager
    Maria Merino Oslara
    10/11/2016 #2 Maria Merino Oslara
    #1 Son hermosas!! maravillas de la naturaleza
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    10/11/2016 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    qué pasada !
  22. ProducerRenée  🐝 Cormier
    Help! I've Got Bird Brain!
    Help! I've Got Bird Brain!People think I’m crazy. “What are you doing with four parrots?” I get it. I never imagined I would ever become a bird person. I grew up with dogs, and later, cats. I loved them and still do. The way I see it, there are basically two kinds of...


    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    01/06/2017 #26 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    I did do a live buzz quite some time ago with them playing catch. I also have a thousand videos on my phone. LOL
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    01/06/2017 #25 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Those birds are beautiful. You should make some YouTube video of their free spirits. I think you might get some great followers.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    23/11/2016 #24 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #21 Birds definitely come with their downside. They are all free spirits, I'm afraid. :)
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    23/11/2016 #23 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #22 The hidden costs are one of the least charming features of parrots, for sure!
    Melinda Brain
    17/11/2016 #22 Melinda Brain
    Well written piece! I never knew a pet could be so pricey!
    Jim Murray
    17/11/2016 #21 Jim Murray
    That was lovely. I had no idea you were a parrot person. I love the idea of them. I used to have a parakeet named Billy. He flew all over the place and crapped on all our paintings. He was a good bird although totally untrainable. A free spirit I assume.
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    16/11/2016 #20 Graham🐝 Edwards
    @Renée 🐝 Cormier you should get a cat... I mean, just to say. lol
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    13/11/2016 #19 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #16 That's interesting!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    13/11/2016 #18 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #17 Thanks, Lisa. You understand my folly. Even a guinea pig can be sweet and lovable.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/11/2016 #17 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Renée 🐝 Cormier, I knew parrots are very smart but I had no idea how much the up-keep is. I could never do it! Kudos to you. I had a parrot talking to me when I took a trip to our humane shelter this summer. The parrot was even repeating a few things I said. So cool but not for me!

    My daughter had guinea pig and it's name was Skittles, she named her. Skittles was like a loving kitty cat. I would go in to check on Skittles because my daughter was 13 at the time and I could not trust her to take care of her pet like an adult would. One day I walked in and Skittles hadn't eaten or drank her food in 2 days. I felt her and she was very cold too. I tried to feed her with my hands and a dropper, it didn't work. I took her to the Vet the next day. I had her in a box and I was used to bringing my dog to the Vet, not a guinea pig! All of a sudden I heard, "Skittles, you can come back." I felt almost embarrassed and looked around to see if anyone was chuckling. Skittles??? That was the only humorous part of the trip. Once I brought her in, they said she had pneumonia and was bleeding internally. I had her put to sleep. Again, I never imagined I would bring a Guinea pig to the vet and then have her put to sleep. I never imagined I would cry. I cried like a baby! So yes, we can get attached to pets we would not have dreamed of. She loved being held and would always climb on your lap and look into your eyes. She wasn't a biter, just sweet.

    Thanks for sharing, this is good information for others to know! Your parrots are beautiful by the way.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    13/11/2016 #16 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    That's a whole lotta love n feathers dear Renee! And heartwarming too! I have spent time with parrots up close and they are an engaging bunch. I fed em some guavas and berries a few times when in their company. They pick up words and phrases fast and imitate recklessly! ;) In India, they are used (caged mode) by street fortune tellers to pick up Parrot-Cards (a la Tarot Cards).
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    10/11/2016 #15 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #9 If I could only keep one bird, it would be the smallest one, for the exact reasons you mention. The bigger birds are more destructive, require a lot more handling and attention and are much messier. I do love them all, however. They have their own little personalities and they are quite loving. It's funny, though. If your dog bit you, you would give it away or put it down. Bird owners are much more tolerant. If you fail to read your bird's body language, you will get bitten, so we tend to blame ourselves.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    10/11/2016 #14 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #3 I will check that out. Bird people are good people!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    10/11/2016 #13 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #10 Think small and make sure you learn what you need to do well before you buy one. The smarter the bird, the more work required, btw.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    10/11/2016 #12 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #7 Good idea.You are definitely a smart man!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    10/11/2016 #11 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #4 Very funny! You make me laugh , too!
    Ken Boddie
    10/11/2016 #9 Ken Boddie
    I can understand your attraction with parrots, Renée, as I have a cockatiel who has featured in a couple of my buzzes. But she's small, manageable, loves her head to be scratched, doesn't bite, stays close to her cage (most of the time) and loves our Queensland warm weather (so no expensive rooms and heaters). We also stay in touch with the breeder, her Auntie Maureen, from whom we originally got her, and she goes back to see her Auntie Maureen for regular visits when we go away. But she can be very messy, even more so when she's laid eggs, and she makes a lot of noise when she wants attention. Don't think I could handle the biting, larger mess, louder noise, and general maintenance of a larger bird, never mind four! Geez, Renée, your mother must have taken you to see a lot of pirate movies when you were young?
    Pascal Derrien
    10/11/2016 #8 Pascal Derrien
    wow that's a big commitment tom animals :-)
    Paul Walters
    10/11/2016 #7 Paul Walters
    @Renée 🐝 Cormier $15- $20 K to build a room to house a bird !!! I thoughts kids were expensive ! And they bite/peck? Well, even if they do sing, recite poetry and dance about I think I'll avoid being a parrot owner for now....just saying !
    Randy Keho
    10/11/2016 #6 Randy Keho
    #4 Quip of the day goes to Kevin. I could add something about ears, but I won't. Damn, did I write that out loud.
  23. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    Monkey Business; The Disappearing Habitat Of Boneo’s Orangutans.
    Monkey Business; The Disappearing Habitat Of Boneo’s Orangutans. The title for this piece is perhaps a little ambiguous as it will revolve around the orangutans of Borneo and Sumatra, rather than the Gibbons or the Proboscis monkeys of that region. The monkey business reference in the title refers to many of...


    Claire L Cardwell
    08/11/2016 #24 Claire L Cardwell
    #22 Thanks @Aurorasa Sima
    Paul Walters
    08/11/2016 #23 Paul Walters
    @Aurorasa Sima Methinks it is almost impossible to find any products these days devoid of palm oil!
    Claire L Cardwell
    08/11/2016 #19 Claire L Cardwell
    #18 Now I am in a quandary, do I throw away these products or do I finish them off and in the meantime source ethical alternatives? Am considering making my own.
    Claire L Cardwell
    08/11/2016 #17 Claire L Cardwell
    #16 @Aurorasa Sima - just lost the bet! V. pissed off, I deliberately chose SA products that were not tested on animals and stupidly assumed that they would not be killing animals and destroying forests in the production phase. Will have to do a search to find products that are ethical and organic.
    Nick Mlatchkov
    08/11/2016 #15 Anonymous
    I guess Borneo ....
    Claire L Cardwell
    08/11/2016 #14 Claire L Cardwell
    #12 Hi @Aurorasa Sima - that's quite a list re Palm Oils - I think my Shampoo is OK and most of my food products as I generally don't eat processed food. I've reposted your link.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/11/2016 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #9 I need to pay more attention, just when I think I'm paying attention to all icky ingredients, something new comes my way. I'm not sure what has palm oil in it that I may be purchasing?

    Great idea for an app- App with ingredients on labels to stay away from. It would be beneficial to carry that around on one's smartphone.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    07/11/2016 #10 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    We simply have to start cherishing our whole planet and every single lifeform right now. There will always be some level of give and take and predators and prey; but no natural lifeform stands a chance - us included - if we don't severely curtail the industrialization of the world immediately. Our machines are more advanced than our understanding of the havoc they ensure.

    A nice cuddly reason, @Paul Walters, to really start speaking up about non-sustainable industrial practices.
    Claire L Cardwell
    07/11/2016 #9 Claire L Cardwell
    @Paul Walters thanks for the reminder about how terrible palm oil is and the devastating effect the producers are having on the environment. I have cut out creamers that contain Palm Oil - but from now on will check the labeling on packaging a lot more carefully.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/11/2016 #8 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #7 I think I remember seeing that on the news back in 98 @Dean Owen, that had to be scary! Oh if I were younger... it would be fun to volunteer at the Sanctuary.
    Dean Owen
    07/11/2016 #7 Dean Owen
    The recurring haze, almost an annual event since the late 90's, is a travesty. I remember moving to Singapore in 98 when the haze was the worst it had ever been. All passengers on that flight from Japan disembarked with facemasks. Back then we only thought about our own health risks and not about the loss of habitat for numerous endangered species. If anyone has a few spare weeks and are looking for an adventure, you can volunteer for 2 to 12 week stints at an Orangutan sanctuary here:
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/11/2016 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    As much as I enjoy being able to see a variety of animals in zoo's, I also get very sad knowing they were taken from their natural habitats. I didn't know about human diseases and they can contract them. Wow, the fires... insane and to have to wear a mask for that long, actually scary. Orangutangs are really cute. They can play video games? I'd say, they are highly intelligent! Thanks for tagging me Paul!! Always enjoy your pieces.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    07/11/2016 #4 Don 🐝 Kerr
    My eldest son Gabriel, who is nine, inspired his school to ban serving Oreos because they contain palm oil and so Oreos were destroying the habitat of orangutans. Very proud of him and must share your story @Paul Walters View more
    My eldest son Gabriel, who is nine, inspired his school to ban serving Oreos because they contain palm oil and so Oreos were destroying the habitat of orangutans. Very proud of him and must share your story @Paul Walters with him. Close
    Paul Walters
    07/11/2016 #3 Paul Walters
    @Aurorasa Sima Thanks . Ow, punch in the face!!! Sorry for that!
  24. Cristina 🐝 López Hara
    " Adoro a mi gata Grisi. Siempre sabe como animarme, cada detalle de su comportamiento es único y hace que los días sean mágicos e inolvidables " Cristina 🐝 López Hara
  25. Maria Merino Oslara
    Naturaleza!! Maria Merino Oslara


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    25/10/2016 #12 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #9 It is a sad memory but not a bad memory, my friend was trying to take a photograph just like this one, it speaks to the risk any photographer takes with Elephants. Elephants have long memories. His death is a reminder that elephants need protecting from poachers, and the elephants in the picture are lucky to have their tusks, such is the size of the illegal ivory trade.
    Ruth Tarragó Guañabens
    25/10/2016 #11 Ruth Tarragó Guañabens
    #7 Gracias Maria por resolver mi duda :)
    Ver todos los animales en su hábitat natural tiene que ser una gozada, y más así de cerca, aunque dé mieditis jijiji
    Cepee Tabibian
    24/10/2016 #10 Cepee Tabibian
    Maria Merino Oslara
    24/10/2016 #9 Maria Merino Oslara
    #1 I am sorry that this photo you have brought bad memories !
    Maria Merino Oslara
    24/10/2016 #8 Maria Merino Oslara
    #5 Poder ver los elefantes en su hábitat natural tiene que ser una experiencia emocionante.. es una cosa que me gustaría hacer algún día
    Maria Merino Oslara
    24/10/2016 #7 Maria Merino Oslara
    #3 Creo entendido que se cubren con arena para protegerse del sol, @Ruth Tarragó Guañabens
    Fernando 🐝 Santa Isabel Llanos
    24/10/2016 #6 Fernando 🐝 Santa Isabel Llanos
    Impresionante la foto. Gracias por compartirla @Maria Merino Oslara
    Cristina 🐝 López Hara
    24/10/2016 #4 Cristina 🐝 López Hara
    Espectacular foto que revela como la naturaleza es realmente bella .
    Ruth Tarragó Guañabens
    24/10/2016 #3 Ruth Tarragó Guañabens
    ¡Impresionante imagen! Lo que no sé es porqué se pinta con la arena, aunque no le queda mal jejeje
    Loribeth Pierson
    24/10/2016 #2 Loribeth Pierson
    #1 Sorry to hear about your friend, very sad. Your right, the Elephants have been so traumatized by poachers that they don't trust humans anymore. Rightfully so, we have failed them.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    23/10/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    This picture fills me with a little sadness because it reminds me of my friend Don Hornsby who I stayed with in South Africa and who was rushed by an elephant and trampled to death while trying to take a photograph. Elephants have been so traumatized by poachers that the large elephant instinctively went on the attack. I cannot believe that this was six years ago, it was only a matter of months after I had returned from South Africa that we heard of this terrible news from his family. http://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/elephant-tramples-man-to-death-687670
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