All tuckered out.
Bird: “Um Hello, this is the Ono family.”
Bird: “What’s wrong?”
Owner: “Abe-chan, you’re a little too early. Once the phone’s picked up, then properly say hello.”
Bird: “Okay, understood.”
Owner: “Do you really understand? I’m counting on you. Hello, this is the Ono family residence in Gifu.”
Bird: “Okay, I understand!”
Owner: “Got it.”
Squee Alert! In celebration of her new book, The Power of the Sloth, author Lucy Cooke put together this absolutely adorable compilation of squeaking baby sloths from sanctuaries such as the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica and the Aiunau Sloth Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre in Colombia.<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/11712103″>Meet the sloths</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user2714304″>Lucy Cooke</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
What Gordon Ramsay must have been like as a child:
My interest in bonsai has led me to discover Marimo “moss” balls. They aren’t moss, actually, but a form of algae that grows in lakes in Japan, Iceland, and North America. People like them for aquariums to control algae because, as algae themselves, they steal nutrients from the water that unwanted algae would otherwise use. They are considered good fortune. So I ordered a little terrarium with gorgeous green glass gravel and a tiny fan coral, and three 1/2-inch wide Marimo balls from Etsy.
I must say that I’m enjoying them FAR more than I expected. They float or sink based on their interaction with the air and water. Fun fact: if they’re not sharing an aquarium with other fish or plants, they enjoy club soda for their water! The carbon dioxide stimulates photosynthesis, and they like the trace sodium levels, too.
Gracie and Cisco in full winter mode:
Another shot of Catalina Island, and you can also see a ship at sea to the right.