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From: Bored Panda

If You’re Having A Bad Day, These Finalists From Comedy Pet Photography Awards 2021 Are Bound To Make It Better (35 Pics) 

From: Bored Panda…so sweet.

Man Known As Mustache Farmer Spends His Life With Farm Animals And Proves They’re Not Just Food

Our brains and our cultures tell us to reproduce. Hormones flood our bodies, pushing us to make more of our species. And then one day, you wake up and realize how you have been lied to, and what you have done.

Grayscale Photo of Girl Smiling

face it
we’re animals
life has one goal
to keep things gong
to make more of itself
but here’s the thing
unlike other animals
our children
never really leave
our cubs don’t walk away
when the next batch
is expected
they don’t wander off
and start a new tribe
never to be seen again
they don’t return
when things don’t work out
the job of a mother bear
is to stop the father
from killing the young
and teaching them to climb trees
there’s no teacher’s conferences
clothes shopping
college applications
holiday celebrations
birthday parties
new cars
old cars
doctor appointments
and all the rest
and there certainly
are no brats
like the kid in the photo
a giraffe falls out of it’s mother
she nudges it
it stands up
and runs with the herd
our babies lay there
eventually they sit up
but it takes them
a year to be able to run
without falling over
and then they have to learn
to FEED themselves
are the
things in the
when it comes to
and by the time
some actually do it
they’re already retired
and on the way out
I think we got the short end of things
other animals are ready to go in an hour
sure there are predators they have to worry about
human babies have those too
but that doesn’t seem to make them
stand up any faster
human babies
are completely helpless
the other animals
but be laughing
themselves silly




Photo:  Mitya Zotov

Which of these is NOT a sheep…I think we finally found Waldo.

Sheep, Herd, Dog, Livestock, Grazing


If you like raccoons…you might like this, from Bored Panda

This Online Group Shares Funny Pics Of Racoons That Prove They May Be The Goofiest Animal Ever (50 Pics) 

This is really fun…from: Bored Panda

This Guy Seems To Befriend Any Animal He Meets, Here Are 30 Of His Best Selfies With Them

Crutches…a poem

Free stock photo of architecture, bridge, building

Humans cover the earth “crutches.”  It’s as if we, as a species, are disabled.  We have stairs, piers, railings, ropes, cables, shelters, cars, stop lights, electronics, trains, chairs, dishes, forks, drinking and eye glasses, shoes, medication, doctors, ad infinitum.

We are the only species that can’t seem to live/survive with nothing, as the rest of the animal world does.  And they have less and less all the time, since we destroy their habitats, and food sources.  We poison them, along with ourselves, and generally kill everything.  But the fact is, they are in perfect harmony with their environment, until we destroy it.

We, on the other hand, can’t do anything without help.  Even hard core campers and wild men, take guns, a tent, food and gear when they go into the “wilderness.”  No one goes naked with nothing at all.  But every other species does it.

That seems really strange to me.  We are animals, but weaker and without as many survival skills as the rest of the wild kingdom has, when it comes to being on our own.  People who get lost in the wilderness can die, if not found.  How does that make sense?  We build skyscrapers and jets but if we get lost, we can die.  How did we make it this far?  Seems as if our distant ancestors were a lot tougher than we are.  Sure, they didn’t have the wheel, but they got along without it, and that’s the point.

I don’t know…just seems that things are a little off.  Mothers still have to protect their kids from males, although climbing a tree doesn’t usually work for us and our babies can’t even hold up their own heads, let along climb a tree.  And yes, we still have to defend our territory now and then, but our instincts have become dull, or we never had them to begin with.  Other animals can smell, run, jump, climb, dig, and fly.  We just kind of wander around and need ladders, ropes, shovels and planes.  On our own, we’re kind of helpless.

We’re ground animals and not very good at digging with our hands.  Granted a lion couldn’t build the Eiffel Tower, but why would she want to?  So much of the things we do is to satisfy our never ending search for beauty, or inspiration.

We like pretty things, like the birds that collect bits of colored glass and sparkly things.  Still, without our “stuff,” many of us wouldn’t survive very long.  Too cold, too hot, to everything.  We don’t have the protection other animals have and we get bitten, scratched  and tangled in things.  We don’t have waterproof coats or camouflage.  We are vulnerable.

And sure, a panda may never write poetry, although he may think of poems, knowing he can’t hold a pen, but still…the poetry we write, won’t keep us alive.

I don’t know, just weird, as I said.  Like naked newborn mice…that’s what we remind me of.  Helpless and frail.  Other babies fall out of their mothers, hit the ground, get a few licks from their mom, then get up and run with the herd.  Our kids have to learn to sit up.  OMG  Weak and vulnerable.

Weird.  We really are weird.

These are wonderful…from: Bored Panda

Digital Artists Were Challenged To Put Animals Into Famous Paintings, Here Are The 60 Best Ones

You need to stand up straighter if you want them to take your picture…

Homeless cat fighting with dog on street

Photo:  Tehmasip Khan

From: Bored Panda…do NOT miss a single picture…so wonderful and adorable.

50 Times Vets Encountered The Cutest Pets At Work And Just Had To Take A Picture

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