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 add boarders all day Friday plus intermittently on Saturday and Sunday so visit frequently.
Do link to the Ark every week!
You can find out how to board the Friday Ark at the Arkive page.
Update (10/28 4:30 PM GMT): The Ark Staff is traveling. No more boardings until late tonight or tomorrow.
- The Scratching Post: No Shame
- houseofchaos: A way of life: the happy smell
- Chris Dolley: Almost the Perfect Tribble picture: Kinky Tribble and more
- Catymology: You want me to wear WHAT?
- The Poor Mouth: Is that it? I can lick my own bottom..,
- Sisu: Arthur, Daisy and Tiny & Baby, Pensive Baby Cakes and Did you say kitty treats?
- Meankitty Says….: Who’s Been Updating the Meankitty Website and The Neighbor’s Cat
- enrevanche: Flatbed or cat bed?
- Blog d’Elisson: The Damning Evidence and Tummy T’ursday
- Beezer Song: Bed Time
- Melange: Banana Belly and Migration Time
- The Conservative Cat: Ferdinand T. Cat – Catblogging: Thinking on Top of the Box
- TacJammer: The Big C: Mycah
- Why Now?: Friday Cat Blogging: What Do You Mean, Your Chair?
- bloggo chicago: Friday Cat Blogging #36: What’s that Smell?
- Manx Mnews: Abby longs to be a star
- Texas Oasis: Friday Cats – Advice from Jax
- Val’s Bien: Making Up the Bed
- stillpoint: …ribbitt-ribbitt…
- Catcall: Friday Catblogging – Frisky and Nardo
- Elms in the Yard: Tummy Tuesday, Three Days Late
- andrethegiant: Friday Cat Blogging from the Left Paw Society
- Music and Cats: Feline Friday: Feline Friday: The well-trained human
- Stereophilia: Yeth Mathter and Boo!
- Dohiyi Mir: Friday Samblogging
- Computers, Society, and Nature: cat blogging, the luv-ums edition
- The Dees Diversion: Friday cat blogging — demonic edition
- Here, There, and Everywhere 2nd edition: Feline Friday: BooBoo Kitty
- Echidne Of The Snakes: Friday Cat and Dog Blogging: Spinoza’s cat and Barry’s dogs
- A Blog Around The Clock: The Cat That Fell To Earth: Marbles
- Take Joy!: Study in Black and White and Confrontation
- Lawyers, Guns and Money: Friday Cat Blogging: Herbert has diabetes; & Nelson and Starbuck
- IMAO: Friday Catblogging: Nardo the Evil and Frisky the Scared
- composite drawlings: Friday Catblog: Rime of the ancient kitty
- Real Art: Friday Cat Blogging: Frankie and Sammy, Paz and Phil
- Just Between Strangers: Can’t go another week without Kittens
- Kayak soup: Halloween Weekend Cat Blogging (#73)
- Kaze the Cat: Frootbat Friday
- The Calico Girls: I Am Better
- Derby, The Sassy Cat: My Purthday Pressie
- Kitten Picture: Kitten Hexagon
- Meditation Matters: Friday cat blogging! Henry
- Multi Medium: Friday Quote & Cat Blogging: Squish encore
- Middle Fork: Time-Lapsed Tinker
- Photos and Pursuits: Two in Spring and Accidental
- nycbabylon: Catblog Friday by MJ Cat
- No Capital: Panorama of poofiness! Fiesta of fluff! It’s Zoratime!
- A Blog for Emma: Lazy Dayz
- Jelly Pizza: BOO! boarded 10/18
- anniemiz: Friday Cat Blogging: Kitchen Kitty boarded 10/28
- Athenamama: Ebby vs Tha
lia boarded 2006-10-29
- 7610: Please don’t take My picture! boarded 10/29
- Anchored by Grace: Cute Kitties boarded 10/29
- Mind of Mog: Catach of the Day boarded 10/29
- Watermark: Carnival of the Cats #136 – Halloween 2006 Edition
- Val’s Bien: Casey Has a New Toy
- Duck Pond: Friday Night Dog Blog – Heads or Tails: Sasha and Dexter do not seem to mind
- Burning Silo: a nice design: Sabrina checks it out…
- Dog Blog: Dogs 280-286
- Echidne Of The Snakes: Friday Cat and Dog Blogging: Spinoza’s cat and Barry’s dogs
- WoodSong: Dogsand Those Who Love Them
- Ironicus Maximus: Friday Hound Blogging: Al is reserved
- Good Nonsense: Friday, uh, Kayle Blogging
- Maggie’s Meanderings: Roxie
- Grits for Breakfast: Prison Pups
- Old Controller: Seymour’s Heartworms Are Persistant
- Pop Culture Gadabout: Weekend Pet Pic: Kyan Pup celebrated his 11 month birthday; boarded 10/28
- Athenamama: Happy Birthday Papa boarded 2006-10-29
- Thomasburg Walks: Friday Critter Blogging: Eastern Chipmunk, Tamias striatus
- BillyCreek: Hop, Hop, Hopping Along
- First Draft: Friday Ferretblogging
- Outside In: Not a TIGER
- Take Joy!: Confrontation
- Bob Harris: Friday Pudublogging: All Ears Edition
- Darren naish: Tetrapod Zoology: Lunging is expensive
- Linuxart: Real-life Firefox
- A Blog Around The Clock: My Second Horse: Kefli
- ksquest: Giant Silkworm Moths: Smart and Beautiful. Io, Polyphemus, and Luna MothSmart and Beautiful. Io, Polyphemus, and Luna Moth
- Pharyngula: Friday Cephalopod: Feather Star
- (sometimes)photoblog: Monarch Caterpillar
- musings: Butterfly
- On Location With Rick Lee: Wierd Caterpillar
- Snail’s Tales: Helicodiscus parallelus revisited
- Migrations: I and the Bird, Issue 35
- A DC Birding Blog: Disrespected Eagle
- 10,000 Birds: Blue-headed Vireo
- Birdchick Blog: Quick Morning Post: Warblers, Swallows and Swans
- Birder Blog: Florida Scrub-Jay
- Mike’s Birding & Digiscoping Blog: Trumpeter Swan
- Mokka mit Schlag: Winter Birds Arrive
- Natural Visions: Friday Quiz #19: another little bitty bird
Didn’t Make It
Exceptions (inclusion not guaranteed)
- the skwib: The Lost PowerPoint Slides: (King Kong Edition)
Extra, Extra: All Ark boarders are invited to shout out at the Friday Ark Frapper Map. (73 shouts as of 10/19)
Cat folks: remember to submit your links to the Carnival of the Cats which goes up every Sunday and the 135th edition, 10/22, is up at Catcall. The 136th edition will be hosted by Watermark on 10/29. There are more weekly cats at Weekend Cat Blogging hosted on 10/28 by KAYAKSOUP . Do go shout out at The Catbloggers Frappr Map.
For the spineless: Circus of the Spineless. A monthly celebration of Insects, Arachnids, Molluscs, Crustaceans, Worms and most anything else that wiggles. The 13th edition is up at Deep Sea News. The 14th edition will be hosted at the end of October by The Neurophilosopher’s Blog.
Note for Haloscan Users:
Over the past month or so Haloscan started (the end of July) handling of trackbacks has improved though it is still pretty broken for carnival type posts. Now, instead of rejecting every attempt to ping it accepts single pings for a while and then will start rejecting them. I will keep trying to track back to Haloscan boarders but can make no guarantees for any particular week.
Note for Typepad Users:
Typepad continues to behave similar to Haloscan for trackbacks. I have, though, for the past month been able to get trackbacks to most, if not all, Typepad based boarders. I have to do it one at a time and wait a while in between pings but Typepad does not go into semi-permanent rejection mode like Haloscan.
I and the Bird #35 is up at Migrations.
Check out the “charismatic and inspiring avifauna.”
This is not something that our congress critters seem to want. Not accountability, not the transparency provided by public debate of the legislation they choose to enact.
If a given piece of legislation or a specific appropriation is important enough that federal congressional action is appropriate then it seems it should be important enough to be debated and voted upon as a single issue, as a single appropriation.
Congress should eliminate earmarks and eliminate amendments unrelated to a primary bill. Any piece of legislation should address one and only one issue. For example, the recently enacted and signed internet gambling legislation should not have been part of the port security legislation. As Declan McCullagh notes:
If this happened only rarely, perhaps we could forgive our elected representatives for gluing unrelated amendments onto a proposal that’s destined to become law. (With a tight election just weeks away, how many politicians have the mettle to vote against “port security”?)
But the problem is that the technique has become commonplace, meaning that even the sniping sessions that have come to define debate in the U.S. Congress are bypassed. Voters also lose a chance to learn how our supposed public servants vote on specific topics, rather than on a 300-page bill with scores of unrelated components.
Which, of course, is precisely the point. Because politicians dislike being held accountable for their actions–specific votes can be compiled into embarrassing scorecards and inconvenient voting records–they prefer to lump everything together. The U.S. Senate Web site offers an official definition of the practice: a “Christmas tree bill,” meaning unrelated amendments that adorn legislation.
For more examples of Christmas tree bills see the rest of Declan’s post.
If congress is unwilling to hold their debates, to pass legislation in the light of public scrutiny then we must ask who congress represents and whether congress should be allowed to continue to exist as it currently operates.
Arthur Silber on bush:
And all this is not because of George W. Bush, although he has hastened events. How could it be remotely conceivable that such an utterly ridiculous figure would bring down the most powerful nation in the world, even with the aid of his corrupt cabal? He, and they, could not; he, too, is a symptom of the rot that has been eroding the country’s foundations for at least a century. Do you think so little of the United States that you truly believe the country you imagine still exists could be destroyed by this?
The rest just gets better!