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(Sleep) Walking My Dog in the Middle of the Night
Like most normal people I have a nightly routine. Around 9 PM I take my dog, Silver, an 11 year old, 111 lb. Silver Labrador Retriever for her last walk of the day. Then I get ready for bed, wash my face, brush my teeth, do all the things that need to be done, and crawl under the covers by 10 PM. I usually scroll for about an hour, then read for another, and finally turn the light off by midnight.
How To Become A Pet Influencer On Instagram?
According to the latest statistics rolled out by Instagram, there are over 24.6 million business profiles among the one billion active monthly users. Some are real brands, but others are profiles created by those who want to access the analytics and several other perks offered by professional accounts.Data reveals that during 2020, the number of active Instagram users grew even more, as many users switched to creator or business profiles. What’s even more interesting is that the number includes accounts of brands and people and pets who already enjoy the perks of having millions of followers.
ORCA: A Racist Animal Rights Fraud
ORCA (Oceanic Rescue Center and Awareness), is an animal rights extremist group that claims to “create empathy, concern, and greater participation” of cetaceans and other marine wildlife issues through animal rights literature and signing of petitions and letters as forms of action. They also claim to have a rehabilitation center that is aimed at rehabilitating cetaceans. However, when I looked at their website in hopes to locate the supposed facility, I found what was actually at its given address. ORCA’s address was actually the address to two small businesses that are in San Francisco, California. One was a health consultant center, and the other was a software company. There was no sign of a wildlife rehabilitation facility being at that address.
Jeff Lowe, the Other “Tiger King” Under Fire
On October 4th, 2020, Jeff Lowe, owner of the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, lost his license to continue housing and raising exotic animals in the state of Oklahoma. This came because of a USDA inspection where he got charged for allegedly starving and burning animals under his care. As a result, they have removed several animals including 11 wolves and two bears from Lowe’s custody, and have they have sent them all to other facilities. Meanwhile, Lowe is currently opening a new facility dubbed “Tiger King Park” on the Oklahoma-Texas border but because of the Pandemic, will operate as a film set until it is safe again to open it to the public.
How to Make Your Pet Famous on Instagram
My name is Zulie and my cats are more famous than I am. I use the word “famous” a little leniently here. They have 15K followers on Instagram, but they’re not being recognized on the street or anything. Aside from the people in apartment 7c, who always point at the weird lady walking her cats. Thanks for that.
I love dogs. I have a dog myself, a rescue named Gunnar. He's an asshole. I still love him though. I would do anything for Gunnar, except one thing. I would never, even if my life depended on it, make an Instagram account for him.
The Real Queens of Wakanda VII: Into the Unknown
In our latest Queens of Wakanda entry that is in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we get to know a marine mammal trainer who is currently based at the Miami Seaquarium in Key Biscayne, Florida. Lauren Beltran’s journey is truly one that involved her traveling “into the unknown”.
What are you doing on a scanner?
Have you seen a cat on a scanner before? Well, @cocopangpang on TikTok you can see a video of a white cat sitting on a scanner. In the introduction phase the video starts by a white cat playing on a scanner. Then a girl filming says "Oh my god, what are you doing on a scanner?" to the cat. Right at that moment, the cat acts like nothing is happening by covering the scanner with her feet and an innocent look towards the camera. Then the camera shutter sound triggers three images from the scanner. Each image shows different looks of the cat on a scanner where the image above shows the second image from the video. The other two images are different from the one above. You can visit the video though the link here. (https://www.tiktok.com/@cocopangpang/video/6839751024983510277)
TikToking Cat: @cocopangpang
Since June 6th 2020 my cat Coco Pang Pang made a TikTok account while the pandemic caused us to spend most of our time at home. We started the account to have fun and try out trendy challenges on TikTok. Her first video as about a trend called "Don't be ugly." The video starts by showing something around what you want to show, in our cause, Coco. Then the video captures Coco when the audio says "OH OMG!!!!" The video is supposed to show how Coco is not ugly while making others think she is cute in the video. We had 1669 views with 154 likes and 7 comments. I felt happy reading comments saying Coco is adorable, love it, aww, you are not ugly, and you are cute. With a great start on our first post, we decided to post videos of TikTok challenges every day. In only three days we reached 1000 followers, thousands of likes and comments. As the numbers were overwhelming, we tried out best make others laugh with great contents. During that time our favorite video was film which is called "Square Tape Challenge." This challenge is about making a square shape on the ground with tape. Then watching how Coco reacts to the square tape. As cats tend to sit in boxes and square spaces, the video is supposed to capture the cat sit inside the square tape pattern on the ground. As I was filming the video on TikTok, Coco was sitting outside the box during the intro part of the video. then all of a sudden Coco synchronized with the audio and moved towards the square tape at a perfect timing. I was surprized how she moved and sat perfectly in the square tape. It almost seemed unreal. This video had 556 thousand (556K) views, 44.2k likes and 350 comments. It was a surreal experience. I felt the love and affection of TikTokers viewing my video which made me want to make better contents every time I post. After a couple of weeks of TikToking we were able to laugh, enjoy and stay bright at our house. Coco was in a bright mood by my side to try out new things. She got active, healthier and started to pose towards the camera. Nowadays it seems like Coco wants to film more videos to post than me. We are still TikToking on a daily basis on a goal to make people smile. This is an introduction to our future stores I will share here. If you enjoyed it or wanted to check out more please visit @cocopangpang at TikTok. Hopefully it will make you smile and make your day a little bit more brighter.
The Zoo and Aquarium Community Deserves Better: An Open Letter to All Social Media Outlets
To All Admins of Various Social Media Outlets, I am writing this open to letter to you all to express my concerns about how animal rights extremists are using various social media sites as a platform to conduct cyber attacks on the zoological community and how very little to no action has to been taken to crack down on the admins of the animal rights-based pages that instruct their followers to commit awful acts of cyberbullying since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
PETA Breaks The Internet?
While the COVID-19 Pandemic has forced many zoos and aquariums to stay closed to the public until it is contained, many animal care professionals continue to care for the animals that call these facilities “home”. They often update people on how the animals are doing, share some facts about their natural history, and even demonstrating how they care for them through husbandry and training sessions. While many are praising these people as “heroes” to both people and animals alike, there are some who don’t see it like that at all.
Love More Dogs
We farewelled our beautiful rescue dog Missy last year. She'd had a good run, and was dearly loved for the many years she spent under our roof.