huge lizard in Bangkok
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Assorted Critters from My Travels

These pictures in this round of critters from my travels come from a few different countries. We start off in Egypt, riding a camel, which isn't particularly comfortable, in case you wouldn't have guessed that already. The picture below is also from Egypt. This creepy taxidermied pelican was among multiple taxidermied critters at the hotel… Continue reading Assorted Critters from My Travels

kitten sitting in a woman's lap
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Critters of My Travels: Cats & Dogs

This round of travel pics features cats, dogs, and a couple of guinea pigs. Some are strays and some are pets. I was taking a little ferry across Lake Titicaca from the Peru side to the Bolivia side, and a local lady had this adorable little kitten. Lake Titicaca is supposedly the highest navigable lake… Continue reading Critters of My Travels: Cats & Dogs

cow on a train platform in India
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Critters of My Travels: India

I used to travel a lot, and one of the things that's fun about travelling is seeing the assorted creature features, both domestic and exotic. These pics are from India. Cows are sacred in Hinduism. That means a few things: 1) no Big Macs at McDonalds, 2) there are random cows wandering around everywhere, and… Continue reading Critters of My Travels: India

What is... insights into psychology series
Insights into Psychology

What Is… the Psychology of Cuteness

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week we're going to look at the psychology of cuteness. Whether your preference is human babies or babies of the animal variety, they're cute. Even if the associated adults are rather unattractive, the babies just tug at the heartstrings. And… Continue reading What Is… the Psychology of Cuteness

celery time for guinea pigs Butternut and Peanut
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Sounds My Guinea Pigs Associate with Food

Photo by author Guinea pigs have very good hearing. They're also very good at recognizing sounds that are associated with getting food. Most guinea pigs do a high-pitched wheek wheek noise to call for food. Mine don't wheek much because Peanut chews the cage bars, and everyone seems to consider that the most authoritative way… Continue reading Sounds My Guinea Pigs Associate with Food