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Remembering the Brightest Jack O’Lantern


The thing about your family acquiring multiple pets in their youth over the course of a few years is that they grow old together and then break your heart while it’s already broken. This is my third cat eulogy post … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day at the Zoo


Last year, a family member adopted a young cat, and thus the most playful cat in the world became a part of my life. Last month, I searched pet supply stores for a Valentine’s Day-themed cat toy for him, surprised … Continue reading

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Ollie and Olivia


Ollie is the National Zoo’s bobcat who recently made headlines by escaping her enclosure, possibly by crawling through a hole in the mesh fence, and disappearing for about three days until she was found back on the zoo’s campus near … Continue reading

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Lilycove at Shady Grove


Lilycove is not actually a real place anywhere near the Shady Grove Metro. Lilycove is a fictional city (with an art museum called the Lilycove Museum) in the imaginary world of Pokémon. The imaginary world of Pokémon, meanwhile, has recently … Continue reading

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Photos: The Animals in the Living Collections


The majority of my five most recent posts did not have any photos, because the majority were about places I have not actually visited. But I did see the same kinds of animals today at the National Zoo:

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The Gorilla in the Zoo


By now, probably everyone has heard about the gorilla Harambe at the Cincinnati Zoo, recently euthanized after a small boy (the many news articles I read variously cited his age as either 3 or 4 years old) deliberately entered his … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Lions


I hope everyone had a happy Halloween!

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