Here’s to all the new discoveries in store for us in 2014! #pearsthesizeofeggs #egg #pear

Here’s to all the new discoveries in store for us in 2014! #pearsthesizeofeggs #egg #pear


Anthony Michael Hall and Molly Ringwald in a record shop during a break while filming The Breakfast Club, 1984

Anthony Michael Hall and Molly Ringwald in a record shop during a break while filming The Breakfast Club, 1984

(Source: nineteeneighties, via ladydarth)

nprfreshair:

Introducing the cats of Fresh Air:

(Top) Terry Gross’ cat Mighty Mite

(Left) Associate Producer John Sheehan’s cat Molloy

(Right) Assistant Producer Molly Seavy-Nesper’s cat Sullivan

(Left) Executive Producer Danny Miller’s cat Spotty

(Right) Administrative Assistant Dorothy Ferebee’s cat Mr. Sweetie

(Left) Director Roberta Shorrock’s  cats Sully (in a bag) and Gracie (right)

Anthrozoologist John Bradshaw, author of Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet spoke to Terry Gross today about the science of cat behavior. This book is a follow-up to his New York Times Bestseller Dog Sense. Here he explains how cats are less social than dogs, yet still affectionate:

I think cats are much less demonstrative animals than dogs are. It’s kind of not their fault, they evolved from a solitary animal that has never had the need for a sophisticated social repertoire in the way that the dog, having evolved from the wolf, had that ready-made. So their faces are just not terribly expressive, and some people read into that, that they’re kind of cynical and aloof and those sorts of things, but I don’t believe that for a moment. I think cats show, by their behavior, even if it’s a bit more subtle than a dog, that they really are fond of their owners.

By John Michaels

By John Michaels

(Source: tropicaldreaam, via dailycandy)

Hot pepper harvesting, from the backyard. #fatalii #love #orange

Hot pepper harvesting, from the backyard. #fatalii #love #orange

Entry for the “Pet Cardboard Box Dinosaurification Challenge”. Cat, Doosey - Photo by Wendy Strohmeyer.

Entry for the “Pet Cardboard Box Dinosaurification Challenge”. Cat, Doosey - Photo by Wendy Strohmeyer.

I’m having Flamenco separation anxiety. #culebra

I’m having Flamenco separation anxiety. #culebra

And the rain came hammering down / Everybody running for their wagons

And the rain came hammering down / Everybody running for their wagons

Nothing like fresh picked nip! #caturday

Nothing like fresh picked nip! #caturday

Hello charcoal, my old friend…

Hello charcoal, my old friend…

Nice surprise to see Mat B in the @nytimes today. #matbrinkman #art

Nice surprise to see Mat B in the @nytimes today. #matbrinkman #art