August 5, 2005

Friday Ark

Cats, Dogs, Spiders and ? every Friday.

We'll post links to sites that have Friday (plus or minus a few days) photos of their chosen animals (photoshops at our discretion and humans only in supporting roles). Watch the Exception category for rocks, beer, coffee cups, and....?

We will add your post to the list if you do one of the following:

  • Leave a comment or trackback to this post,
  • Use the Carnival Submission Form,
  • Email Modulator or
  • Our extensive staff finds it during our weekly search of the web
Of course, if our staff goes on strike then we will link only those posts someone tells us about.

Note: Our staff will be with poor or no access from about mid-day Friday through the weekend. Comments, trackbacks and emails received by late morning will get on the main passenger list Friday. Later arrivals may not get boarded until Sunday night or Monday. It is doubtful that we will have any time this week to board folks who do not tell us they are ready.

So, do check through the trackbacks and comments for boarders you haven't visited yet!

Note for Haloscan Users: Starting last week Haloscan started rejecting trackbacks if they were submitted "too rapidly" by the same host. I don't know what the timer is but it is long enough so that it was very difficult to ping everyone that is using Haloscan for trackbacks. I'm sure that they are doing this to try to hold back the tide of trackback spam but it makes the service pretty useless for carnival type posts. Perhaps you can contact them and urge some different solution. Update: Typepad is now doing the same thing. Everytime I update the Ark it appears the timers are reset and the long list of MT autogenerated pings fail. Yecchhhh....

Dog folks: remember to submit your links to the Carnival of the Dogs hosted by Mickey's Musings.

Cat folks: remember to submit your links to the Carnival of the Cats which goes up every Sunday and the 72nd edition will be hosted this week by the founder This Blog is Full of Crap in conjunction with the Blogathon.

Bird folks: Remember to submit your links to I and the Bird: A Blog Carnival for Bird Lovers which is hosted this week by B and B.

And, check out Laurence's fine graphical analysis of Friday Ark boardings.

Arkive editions of the Friday Ark.

UPDATE 8/5 6:31 PM GMT: Staff has abandoned ship for today and will catch up Sunday night or Monday.

UPDATE 8/8 6:52 AM GMT: Staff has returned and after some sleep time will begin boarding waiting passengers.


InvertebratesDogsBirdsOther VertebratesIn MemoriamDidn't Make ItExceptions (inclusion not guaranteed)

Posted by Steve on August 5, 2005

Houdini Critiques The Catnip Toy

Posted by the Robot Vegetable at August 5, 2005 12:11 AM


Posted by Platypotamus at August 5, 2005 5:54 AM

Ring-billed Gull:

Also, I and the Bird #3:


Posted by Mike at August 5, 2005 7:25 AM

Visit this week's issue of Birds in the News for a lovely picture of an American robin (how many of you have really looked at a robin?) and another picture of the endangered cactus ferruginous pygmy owl (yes, owls CAN be that small!)

Posted by GrrlScientist at August 5, 2005 7:36 AM

Posted by Lab Kat at August 5, 2005 7:39 AM

Smacky, sleeping and with string.

Posted by Brian at August 5, 2005 8:36 AM

Good thing you're not doing the Blogathon!

Posted by Moi ;) at August 5, 2005 12:44 PM

Yellowbird is Back
- Wild Lovebirds part deux

Posted by Christine at August 6, 2005 2:22 PM

Correction. The tiny Ringneck Snake is fine. I didn't let the kitties have their way and released it back near the woodpile when the photo session was done. :)

Temptation in the garden

Posted by Sissy Willis at August 11, 2005 3:37 AM

That snake got away, you'll be happy to know:

Posted by Sissy Willis at August 26, 2005 11:25 AM
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