August 14, 2009

Friday beastie blogging

Posted in Animals, Apropos of nothing at 12:48 pm by The Lizard Queen

I don’t know about you all, but I am ready for the weekend!  Here’s some fun beastie-related stuff that I hope will brighten your Friday and get you through ’til 5:00.  🙂  Enjoy!

First, the latest report in the ongoing saga of the belljar atop one of Neil Gaiman’s beehives: “We’re individuals in the community…”

Next, quoth Evil Bender: “That squirrel is jerks. But awesome jerks.” (Hat tip.)

From the squirrel piece I came across this article: Bald penguin given wetsuit to prevent sunburn.

Finally, pictures of our dogs as puppies below the fold, just ’cause.  😉  Read the rest of this entry »


June 12, 2008

Read-ems for June thus far

Posted in Animals, Consumer info, Feminism, Medicine, News, Racial issues, Reproduction, Sex at 3:13 pm by The Lizard Queen

Hello my lovelies!  Here are some links for you, since I haven’t been writing.  I started a new job on the 2nd, and it’s currently sapping nearly all of my energy.  Here’s hoping that changes once I adjust to the new schedule.

Happy reading!

May 5, 2008

Recommended reads for Monday

Posted in Animals, Civil rights, Feminism, News, Politics, Rape culture at 6:16 pm by The Lizard Queen

I like how Lauren always puts it: what you should read since I’m not writing:

January 28, 2008

Good news for pit bulls

Posted in Animals at 10:21 pm by The Lizard Queen


Leslie Nuccio plays with Hector, one of Michael Vick’s former fighting dogs, at her California home.

There’s a great Associated Press story up at about the dogs seized from Michael Vick’s property, focusing on the dog pictured above, Hector. Rather than go into what he went through as a fighting dog, I want to highlight how he’s doing now:

Hector’s settling into his new life, getting further and further from his past.

Weekly “canine good citizen” classes are correcting his social ineptitude. And he’s taking cues on good manners from patient Pandora, a female pit bull mix who’s queen of the household’s dogs. Once Hector graduates, he’ll take classes to become a certified therapy dog, helping at nursing homes and the like.

For now, he’s learning the simple pleasures of a blanket at bedtime, a peanut butter-filled chew toy, even classical music.

“I put on Yo-Yo Ma one day and he cocked his head, laid down and listened to the cello next to the speaker,” Nuccio said. “He’s turning out to be a man of high class and culture.”

There’s more — including more absolutely adorable pictures — at the link. Enjoy!

December 7, 2007

Friday dogblogging

Posted in Animals at 11:51 am by The Lizard Queen

Yesterday wasn’t such a good day in a number of ways, but the bright spot was getting to see the first snowstorm of the season — and, more importantly, getting to see the dogs romp around in the snow.  I took 48 pictures, many of which turned out about like this:


I finally got the hang of pointing the camera at where the dogs were going to be by the time the shutter clicked, though I still did better when they were holding still.  Ah well.  Anyway, here are a few of my favorites:




Seamus tries to get Tiwa to come play some more.


Tiwa, however, is much more interested in eating snow.  🙂

Happy Friday, all!

November 22, 2007

Out-of-Town animalblogging: fuzzy bellies

Posted in Animals at 11:39 am by The Lizard Queen

Happy Thanksgiving, all!  To mark a day on which we generally stuff ourselves silly, I thought I’d give you some fuzzy belly pictures (below the fold).  Enjoy!  🙂 Read the rest of this entry »

November 21, 2007

Out-of-Town animalblogging: holiday wishes

Posted in Animals, Apropos of nothing at 10:40 am by The Lizard Queen


Mary Ann and the Professor wish you a happy and stress-free (or stress-as-minimal-as-possible) day-before Thanksgiving!  (Also, the Professor says “Shiver me timbers — where’s me grog, wench?  Yar.”)

October 31, 2007

Fear me… if you dare!

Posted in Animals, Apropos of nothing at 4:38 pm by The Lizard Queen


Via Liss. And while I am indeed happy to see you, that is, in fact, a tiger tail in the back of my jeans. 😉

Go build your own wild self here.

October 24, 2007

Knut: Let me show you my pumpkin.

Posted in Animals, Apropos of nothing at 6:24 pm by The Lizard Queen

My pumpkin.

Let me show you it.

(Scroll down the page I’ve linked to for a video of Knut the polar bear enjoying his birthday present — a welcome change from much of the rest of my day, I tell you what!)

October 18, 2007

A scene.

Posted in Animals, Apropos of nothing at 11:58 am by The Lizard Queen

Lizard Queen climbs into bed, a look of amused bewilderment on her face.  Evil Bender rolls over to sleepily greet her and ask how she is.

LQ: The Professor ate one of my contact lenses.

EB: That cat is insane.

LQ (still bewildered, but beginning to giggle): I’d taken it out and put it in the case, but I knocked the lid off the counter, and when I bent over to pick it up, he started lapping at the solution in the case, and by the time I pushed him away it was gone.

EB: I hope it doesn’t make him sick.

LQ: This too shall pass.


(The Professor: I have no idea what you’re talking about.)

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