There are times when all you can say is ahhhh!

(8 pm. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

This is so wonderful and amazing — all I can say is AHHHH!

The Orangutan and the Hound

Would that WE . . . . . . . !  L O V E!


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  1. And, there are times when we NEED to say AHHHHH!

  2. …. accessories !

    This is the slowest loading video….  sigh.

  3. Is that a Blue Tic hound or a German Shorthair?  Thanks so very much for posting this.  Just made my whole being laugh.  

  4. It’s so great to see this, especially on a gray cold morning where the news on every front seems bleak and not a little depressing.  This video brought smiles & a realization that there is a lot of joy and wonder and goodness in this world amid all the suffering and pain, if we just take the time to look for it and to savor it.  This was a balm for the soul this morning.  Thanks 😉

  5. If a picture is worth a thousand words, even a brief video can be even far more valuable.  

    Here is yet another reminder that there is much that humans could learn from the animal world, which raises the inevitable question — What is it that they could learn from us that would be valuable?  We may assume that they are not intelligent because they are not as advanced in some areas (i.e., language, etc.) as we are.  

    This brings to mind a couple of stories from a book I read years ago and although the details may not be exact, they should be fairly close.

    In one case, researchers placed eggs from another bird species on a hen’s nest.  She kept them warm, caring for them as if they were her own.  When they hatched, she continued to be a diligent mother.  The researchers assumed that she was simply clueless about the difference.  Some time later, they were surprised when they observed her leading her adopted offspring to another location, began scratching in the dirt and exposed larvae which the little birds ravenously devoured.  The larvae were a main staple of the diet for the little birds, but something never eaten by chickens!

    In another, duckling eggs were placed on a hen’s nest, with a similar result, only in this case, when the time was right, the mother hen led the ducklings to a tiny pond.  She hopped up onto a board which traversed the pond and despite her own fear of water, went out to the middle and clucked at the little ducklings until they reached the water’s edge, entered it, and took their very first swim!

    We are surrounded by many wonders of nature.  We dismiss its importance at our peril.

    Thanks again, tahoebasha3!

  6. but it’s definitely entertaining.

    Thanks, Yahoe.

  7. I love this place.

    thanks tahoe

  8. Cars, trucks, snowmobiles, ATVs, airplanes are all machines on which I have ridden.  What gave me the most joy.  Being on top of a 16.1 hand three year old stud who obviously wants to jump over this tree in the woods and me at the time, a you have no business being in the woods at your age and skill level on top of any horse at all idiot, and he actually listens to me.  It was a spark of communication, a renewal of a skill people have lost.  Can I teach the horse?  Yes, to a point but the horse also teaches you.  

  9. For ALL of us!  🙂

    • Robyn on January 25, 2010 at 06:14

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