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Pictures of the Week: 22 June 2012
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Animal Pictures of the Week: 22 June 2012

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Cher - 15 hours ago - telegraph.co.uk
Your weekly dose of animal pics!
2 years ago
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The Week in Wildlife - in Pictures

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Cher - 22 hours ago - guardian.co.uk
A gannet's domed head, a zebra's bulbous ears and a frog's knobbly hand star in this selection of the week's wildlife images
Ode to Joy
2 years ago

In the midst of signing petitions regarding the destruction of the planet and the torture and slaughter of it's non-human inhabitants, what a joy to have a break from the sorrow and see these beautiful photos. Thank you so much, Lynn and Nyack!
love you guys...Carol

2 years ago

You are welcome Carol- one look makes all the work worthwhile! Feel free to add any that you like

2 years ago

it's always a joy to look at these pictures

Anonymous
2 years ago

Some special photos here! Thank you Nyack and Lynn.

2 years ago

I agree with Carol R. What a delight it is to look at these wonderful pictures you post! Thank you for sharing these with us!

2 years ago

You're all very welcome. It's a joy for Nyack and me (and anyone else who posts a beautiful animal photo) to put these together for your enjoyment. As Carol said, there's so much stress with petitions and hearing about all the abuse in the world, that this and the charming animal videos that are posted in the other thread makes it all easier to take.

2 years ago

Isn't this sweet?

2 years ago

This dog is definitely high on something. lol He's totally zoned out but accepting of the cat's affection.

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Amazing!! Thank you Lynn.

2 years ago

So cute thanks!

2 years ago

Dear Nyack and Lynn, it is true that seeing all these wonderful pictures first thiing in the morning are inspiring and Make the day for me Back to the Work (that I truly love doing) and my morning Tea !! Huggsss Barb Thanx Nyack and Lynn )))

Picture and facts to go with it. :-)
2 years ago
 

The Kuvasz is similar in appearance to the Great Pyrenees. They are both probably descended from dogs of Tibet, but the Kuvasz developed in Hungary instead of France.

The Kuvasz was originally the dog of kings, especially King Mattias I, ruler of Hungary from 1458 to 1490, but eventually Kuvaszok (plural for Kuvasz) were owned by regular citizens, too. They were developed into skillful guardians of sheep and cattle. This is the work they do today.

The Kuvasz is a protective dog. He is brave, strong, and suspicious of strangers. But when he makes a friend, it's for life. He is extra protective of children. Obedience training is important. The Kuvasz needs space and exercise in large amounts. But he also needs loving attention from his family, to whom he is devoted. He may not always show it on the outside, but he longs for his family's affection.

The Kuvasz's coat is thick, long, and white. It sheds year round, even with twice-weekly brushing.

Excerpts from the Standard

General Appearance: A large working dog, sturdily built; white with no markings; well muscled without bulkiness. Moves freely, showing strength and activity.

Size, Proportion, and Substance: Height--males, 28 to 30 inches at the withers; females, 26 to 28 inches. Weight--males, approximately 100 to 115 pounds; females, 70 to 90 pounds.

Fun Facts

To ensure a close connection with the flocks they protect, working Kuvasz puppies are raised with the baby lambs. The soft, woolly white bundles grow up together, devoted friends. They form a deep attachment to each other. The lambs trust the dogs completely. And the dogs feel completely responsible for the sheep.

Excerpted from The Complete Dog Book For Kids © 1996, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Beautiful dog!! Thank you Lynn.

2 years ago

Magnificent Dog Lynn Thanx

Kuvasz
2 years ago

Beautiful picture...I remember when I was a groomer, we had a Great Pyrenees come in for a regular shampoo and dry...took all day and I was soaked. thanks for the pic, Lynn!

2 years ago

Beautiful! Thank you!

I love this one!!
2 years ago

2 years ago

Poor baby!

Oh, how could she do this to me? I'm heartbroken.  Mwaheeooww.

 

Anonymous
2 years ago

Wonderful pictures!! Thank you Lynn.

2 years ago

I love the lion.  Haa.

 

Animals soothe the soul and so do these pics

Comfort
2 years ago


2 years ago

This is a picture of the ranger in the above video with another lioness. He's an amazing man!

2 years ago

It's amazing to see what  the lion and the man do thanks Lynn

Anonymous
2 years ago

Amazing video and picture!!! Thank you Lynn.

2 years ago

Wonderful pictures Lynn! I especially love the one with the dog and the water gadget! What a smart thing!

2 years ago

These photos are so Wonderful Thanx Lynn

2 years ago

Thanks Lynn!

 

 

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Animal Picture of the Day: Rare Image of Asiatic Cheetah and Cubs

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Cher - 1 hour ago - news.mongabay.com
The Asiatic cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus venaticus), also known as the Iranian cheetah, is one the world's rarest cat subspecies with somewhere between 70-110 individuals left. No surprisingly it is considered Critically Endangered by the IUCN Red List.
Anonymous
2 years ago

Wonderful picture! Thank you Nyack and Cher.

2 years ago

All Wonderful Thanx Nyack Cher and Lynn ) ) )