Category Archives: animals

Fifi The Rasta

I love Paris in the summertime Less people if you can avoid the tourists and the skies seem clear of pollution. Of course the city empties out even more after the Grand Depart. Back in the July of 1985 I was walking in the Bois de Boulonge, which is much larger than Central Park. A […]

Cleaning Out The Zoo

The Copenhagen Zoo has come under attack for first killing Marius, a giraffe, on the grounds that its genes were too close to the female giraffe. This culling of a healthy giraffe was according to the BBC, which reported that since 1828 only five giraffes have been euthanised for conservation reasons. The zoo further explained […]

Malay Ban on Smiling Pigs

This weekend The New York Times published a small fluff story about how Switzerland has banned ownership of one guinea pig since they suffer from loneliness. This law is very protective of porkers, however not everyone loves pigs. Seal Beach in Orange Country has banned household pigs, which was directed at the one pet-owner in […]

Cats on LSD

Luckily I had no cats in the 70s.

Oink Oink Sniffer Snout

Back in the 80s I was exiting Paris at Charles De Gaulle Aeroport. A French SWAT team cordoned off a corridor. An unclaimed bag lay against the wall. After a minute a small pig trotted over to the bag and sniffed at the potential ‘bombe’ with its pink little snout. The pig shook its head […]