September 2, 2005

Friday Ark # 50: Katrina Relief Edition

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Katrina Relief Effort: If you have not already made your first donation please do so today! Please consider The Humane Society or one of these pet rescue sites.

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

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Bird folks: Remember to submit your links to I and the Bird: A Blog Carnival for Bird Lovers. The 5th edition is hosted by A DC Birding Blog.

New for the spineless: Circus of the Spineless. A monthly celebration of Insects, Arachnids, Molluscs, Crustaceans, Worms and most anything else that wiggles will be posting its first edition on September 30 hosted by: Milk River Blog.

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

Arkive editions of the Friday Ark.

And, Leslie has information you need to read about the pending federal Pet Animal Welfare Statute. Help your senators and representatives either totally toss or at least improve this unneeded bit of federal legislation.


InvertebratesDogsBirdsOther VertebratesIn Memoriam
  • Athenamama: Missing Mama: Athena April 9, 2001 - August 31, 2003
  • Publius & Co.: Friday Rat Blogging: Leather is an old girl! She passed away 9/3.
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Posted by Steve on September 2, 2005

Tinker's Purple Aura

Posted by the Robot Vegetable at September 2, 2005 12:14 AM

Since it is Friday, I have another dog blog at:

My critic tells me I should have more photos of Taffy. But because of his broken leg he is confined.

Best wishes,


Posted by wmmbb at September 2, 2005 3:24 AM

An immature Bald Eagle:

Posted by Mike at September 2, 2005 4:26 AM

I have Grasshopers Being Murdered By Hairworms

Posted by afarensis at September 2, 2005 5:35 AM

We're actually have kittens being born as I type this...

Posted by Matt at September 2, 2005 6:04 AM

Moo, the cat mascot at VETS, talks about Noah's Wish.

Posted by brainwise at September 2, 2005 6:33 AM

Friday Diamondblogging: New Kennel!.

Posted by KipEsquire at September 2, 2005 6:49 AM

Birds in the News #25 features a lovely photograph of an Atlantic puffin, Fratercula arctica, and an ostrich, Struthio camelus, as well as an Audubon painting of the black-backed woodpecker, Picoides arcticus. Additionally, the top stories for this issue are organizations that are providing disaster relief and rescue for animals that are victims of hurricane Katrina.


Posted by GrrlScientist at September 2, 2005 7:27 AM

Smacky, playful and sleepy.

Posted by Brian at September 2, 2005 7:39 AM

More invertebrates!

Vulcanoctopus hydrothermalis

Scolopodendra gigantea

Posted by PZ Myers at September 2, 2005 7:50 AM

Also, New Species of Squid

Posted by afarensis at September 2, 2005 8:50 AM

Friday Insect Blogging: Red Velvet Ant

Thanks for hosting.

Posted by Henry at September 2, 2005 7:54 PM

The name of the bird is actually Palestine Sunbird, Nectarinia osea.

Posted by Rahel at September 3, 2005 2:12 PM
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