SNN (ScrollingNetworkNews) ✿ ✿ Our Mel and Sydney returned to their nesting box with plenty of bonding occurring..but after 2.5 months of Sydney in the box from Dec 2013 to mid Feb 2014, the lack of prey gifts from Mel ( perhaps due to the severe and historic drought underway in California)and they have forgone the nesting process this year as many other raptors ✿ Compared to other owls of similar size, the Barn Owl has a much higher metabolic rate, requiring relatively more food. Pound for pound, Barn Owls consume more rodents – often regarded as pests by humans – than possibly any other creature. ✿ We remind viewers that sometimes owlets may not survive - the parents will dispose of things in "The Owl Way" -viewer discretion is advised, this is nature and the "Owl way". ✿ ~ ✿ “Animals, like us, are living souls. They are not things. They are not objects. Neither are they human. Yet they mourn. They love. They dance. They suffer. They know the peaks and chasms of being.” ― Gary Kowalski, The Souls of Animals ✿ Each species is a masterpiece, a creation assembled with extreme care and genius." ~ E.O. Wilson

Thursday, June 28, 2012


This inspiring feline named Oscar is the first cat in history to be equipped with prosthetic legs. Both of Oscar's hind legs were accidentally chopped off in a combine harvester. (Luckily he hadn't used up all of his nine lives.)
His new legs were drilled into what remained of his original legs in a special procedure that will eventually pave the way for a similar method to be replicated on humans, said his surgeons.
For now Oscar has adapted to life as an indoor cat because his legs aren't ideal for an outside environment, but otherwise he's back to his mischievous ways.