We’ve all probably got some sort of childhood family photos that bring us back to the “good ole’ days,” which is why so many o us can relate to photographer and father of six Alain Laboile’s beautiful photos of his family. His eye for beautiful and vital compositions, along with his choice to shoot in black and white, give his photographs a timeless feel and make them seem as though they could have been a part of anyone’s childhood – as if they’re childhood universals.
Posts Tagged ‘cats’
We love having cats and dogs around as our furry companions, but we often don’t give them much thought when we arrange our homes (unless you own any pet furniture). Nonetheless, our pets are understanding – they try to make do with human furniture. Things don’t always go as planned, however, and when everything goes south, their humans are there to capture hilarious photos like these.
Meet Mercury. Despite missing his two front legs and all but one of the toes on his left hind leg, this inspirational survivor is just as rambunctious and playful as the rest of his pals. Mercury was found with his horrific injuries when he was just four days old – his eyes weren’t even open yet. His owners suspect that he must have been injured by a weed whacker. After taking him to a vet, they continued to care for him and tend to his wounds.
While we did write recently about furniture and home design for pets, we never had any idea that anyone would take it this far: an unidentified homeowner in California has spent $35,000 turning his home into a feline paradise. It’s not clear who this home is better for, the owner or the 18 cats he lives with. Spiral ramps, walkways, scratching posts, miniature stairways, crawlspaces and other awesome details designed specifically with his 18 fluffy roommates in mind.
Pets and people share a very special bond when they grow up together, which is why we’ve compiled a list of pictures of people and their pets growing up and sometimes growing old together. Because of their shorter lifespans, dogs, cats and other domestic animals tend to grow out of their juvenile forms relatively quickly. In a few months, that cute and doofy puppy that’s tripping all over himself will be galloping between your legs enthusiastically, and in a few months more he or she will be approaching their adult size.
The Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Pennsylvania, is running a beautiful incentive program called Book Buddies where children volunteer to read books to sheltered cats. The program helps children improve their reading skills while also soothes the shelter animals.
What’s cuter than a sleeping bear cub? Two sleeping bear cubs. Here are 31 photos of animals cuddling up and sleeping together in blissful slumber. These animals may have drastically different sleep times and requirements, but all of them look adorable while doing it. We hope they give you sweet dreams.
Because cats are widely considered to be the cool and cute overlords of the internet, we thought it was about time to bring them down a notch by showing you just how silly cats look when they get wet. The two things almost everyone knows about cats from an early age is that they love mice and hate water. Many cats do indeed hate water, especially house cats, but there are plenty of exceptions.
Cats and dogs are cool enough on their own, but just in case you weren’t convinced about this verified fact, here are some famous people with their pets to convince you. Given how most of the pet owners on this list are larger-than-life celebrities, it’s nice to know that even they enjoyed the company of pets just like we do. Sure, maybe not all of us can afford an ocelot like Salvador Dali, but it’s nice to know that even he had a cat to scratch behind the ears from time to time.
We’ve written about how the world around us changes during the winter, but that’s not the only thing that changes; throughout the animal kingdom, birds and beasts that live in colder climates have special adaptations to help them survive the winter’s harsh weather. The animals in some of these photos may look like they’re freezing, but that’s not 100% certain – in most cases, the photographers are probably colder than the animals that they’ve photographed.
German design company Goldtatze (Goldpaw) specializes in creating overhead playgrounds and walkways for cats. The company’s complex playgrounds feature long scratch posts, descending ramps, rope bridges, platforms and other structures perfectly suited for a cat’s acrobatics. As most cat owners know, a setup like this is much preferred to a tree, which cats might be able to climb but may have trouble getting out of.
Anyone who has a cat knows they have the marvelous ability to sleep wherever they want, however they want. These pictures will show you just how funny or weird their sleep positions can get. Given how much they sleep, cats have plenty of time to try out some ridiculous positions and places to sleep.