October 7, 2005

Friday Ark #55

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.

Visit each border and come back regularly Friday-Sunday to visit new boarders. And do link to the Friday Ark whether you use trackbacks or not.

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 81th edition will be hosted this week by Ginasrantings. There are more weekly cats at eatstuff's Weekend Cat Blogging which has many participants who may not be familiar to Ark or Carnival participants.

Bird folks: Remember to submit your links to I and the Bird: A Blog Carnival for Bird Lovers. The 7th edition is up and hosted by the Bird Treatment Center, Anchorage, Alaska.

New for the spineless: Circus of the Spineless. A monthly celebration of Insects, Arachnids, Molluscs, Crustaceans, Worms and most anything else that wiggles. The first edition is up at Milk River Blog.

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

Arkive editions of the Friday Ark.

Alert: There will be no updates today between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM CDT.


InvertebratesDogsBirdsOther VertebratesIn MemoriamDidn't Make ItExceptions (inclusion not guaranteed)
For other current carnivals check out The Conservative Cat's Carnival Page and The TTLB Uber Carnival

Note for Haloscan Users: Haloscan started (the end of July) 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 appears to be 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....

Posted by Steve on October 7, 2005

This week in Birds in the News, the featured photo is an American Bittern.

Posted by GrrlScientist at October 7, 2005 4:17 AM

Friday Invertebrate Blogging: Spiders


Thanks for hosting.

Posted by Henry at October 7, 2005 5:56 AM

Sasha and Taffy have been out as Spring starts.

Posted by wmmbb at October 7, 2005 6:28 AM

Abby thinks that the flowers are a nice touch at:

Posted by Debra at October 7, 2005 7:17 AM

The excel spreadsheet I tracked the links in has died, so it looks like I'll be stopping that fun little project. Hope it shed some light on the relative popularity and obsessions of various petbloggers.

Posted by Laurence Simon at October 7, 2005 7:31 AM

I've got cats and birds

Posted by Matt at October 7, 2005 7:42 AM

Romeo loves him some mohair

Posted by beau at October 7, 2005 8:10 AM

A Savannah Sparrow (for sure!): http://www.10000birds.com/#10/3/05

Posted by Mike at October 7, 2005 8:11 AM

What a cute idea. I've got a picture of an adoptable kitty on my blog today. :)

Posted by Meg at October 7, 2005 8:18 AM

I am sorry to be such a pain, dear modulator, but can you please fix the broken link to my blog up there in the list? The link should read as such;


Posted by GrrlScientist at October 7, 2005 8:32 AM

Smacky's been sleeping a lot in hard-to-find places.

Posted by Brian at October 7, 2005 8:49 AM

Thank you for posting Spider With Spider, and for all the excellent hosting.
I fell asleep last night before midnight struck and Friday released the flood gate on Houdini Watches For The Two New Neighbor Kittens. I haven't see them yet, but the reports are "sooooooooo cuuuuuuuuuuuute!!!!"

Posted by the Robot Vegetable at October 7, 2005 1:13 PM

Happy Vampire Cat Blogging Friday over at The Mystery of the Haunted Vampire


Posted by jillian at October 7, 2005 1:30 PM

Requium for a Pangolin
(no...really...there IS such a thing!)


@ blogging.la

An African anteater known as a pangolin came to live at the Los Angeles Zoo last January after being confiscated by a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services inspector from an area family returning from a trip to Africa.

..Well, last weekend Mayeye died after apparently being ill for several weeks, and I'm among the broken-hearted Zoo staffers, volunteers, members and visitors who are going to miss seeing the little tyke bustle about its exhibit. The cause of death hasn't been determined.

Posted by jillian at October 7, 2005 4:52 PM
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