Oh my gosh…I just want to give that dog a great big hug. Figo and his owner are very lucky to have each other to have such a strong bond – wishing both a speedy recovery!
June 10, 2015 at 7:13pm
Ugh…please don’t even compare the two! But I’d take the pudu any day.
June 10, 2015 at 7:12pm
Adorable! The Queens Zoo, one of 5 WCS parks in NYC (the Bronx Zoo is the flagship zoo), is fairly small but it’s a lovely place to take a walk through and it provides a great opportunity to see North and South American wildlife. Time to visit again to see this little dude!
 June 7, 2015 at 12:06am
Congratulations to American Pharaoh! I hope he has broken the curse of not winning that Triple Crown – 37 years is way too long.
Most importantly, at least all of those magnificent horses finished safely and I hope they are enjoying some good food and relaxation tonight =).
May 27, 2015 at 2:06am
As I tell my students, if they have absolutely no idea what an answer is on a quiz, either take a guess or make me laugh – often with humorous results. My family and I were actually eating dinner while watching this, and one of us jokingly said that “Kinky Boots” would be the answer lol! If it were me, I’d probably have written “Fiddler on the Roof.”
God has blessed us all with a sense of humor – if life gives you lemons (like a question you don’t know the answer to), make lemonade and give us something sweet (and humorous) to smile about. Thank you Choyon for the laugh. =)
May 13, 2015 at 1:44pm
That’s so cute! Yes, they can be trained. I never really had the time to train mine to do tricks, but it is possible to teach them – YouTube is loaded with videos showing this!
Here’s one – the clicking sound you hear frequently is just a signal to the rat that she did something correctly. Enjoy!
I loved my two rats, and it was heartbreaking when they passed. I would jokingly call those 2 girls Felix and Oscar – one could be a playful slob, while the other was the disciplinarian, protector, and housekeeper. They were rather timid when I first brought them home, but with frequent handling they came to sit on my shoulder or my neck while making a gentle grinding sound to show relaxation and content. They were quite entertaining, bringing moments of joy to the entire family with their antics =).
 May 13, 2015 at 1:26pm
 May 8, 2015 at 1:06am
Just a quick story – I had the pleasure of briefly meeting Carroll Spinney at the end of the 2010 NY Comic Con. He was getting his things together as my siblings and I were passing on the way out of the show floor. My brother recognized him first, and then my sister and I confirmed. Being to nervous to ask myself, I begged my brother to go and ask for a picture, which he calmly did, and Mr. Spinney immediately obliged! When we lined up for the picture, he even happily said “Let me get in the middle” and shuffled to where he wanted to be. Upon my telling him that Big Bird was my favorite Muppet, he said “Thank you very much!” in Big Bird’s voice. Joy!
Meeting him for about a minute and hearing him do the voice brought such joy to us that evening. I can only imagine the magnitude of joy that Joey felt while talking Big Bird, the big guy himself, for about 10 minutes, and what his parents saw in Joey’s face during and after that conversation. Big Bird and Mr. Spinney do indeed have the ability to help sweep those clouds away and make the day a bit sunnier.
 March 24, 2015 at 12:08am
I can’t even begin to imagine the pain that this poor man is experiencing, and what the mother and their daughter might still have to face realizing if they recover. Let’s all pray that this family will somehow be able to live on as best they can, and that there will be happiness someday for them and more life to look forward to.
 January 17, 2015 at 10:47pm
Such a shame – I just read about the filth that murdered her baby by setting the baby on fire. It’s not right that Erica never even got to see her children even though she and her husband did what they needed to do to bring them into this world.
On the good side though, at least it looks like those children have a lot of love and support surrounding them – wishing them much happiness!
 January 17, 2015 at 10:39pm
What a piece of filth that woman is, one very deserving of the death penalty. May she burn when she meets her maker.
...and when she gits-ta HELL.... she won't hafta payfor HEAT!!
 January 14, 2015 at 5:19pm
I believe this to be one of God’s tests for this boy as well as a good swift kick in the rear to get him to choose the better path. For whatever reason, he was meant to be there. I’m glad Officer Foulks is OK and I hope that Jamal makes better choices for himself and others to redeem himself.
What was even sadder was the street preacher. Wonder who was telling him to act in that annoying manner?
 November 5, 2014 at 6:18pm
I was so happy to see this, especially since I didn’t realize she was running – congratulations to Mia Love and her constituents! It’s a good day.
 November 5, 2014 at 6:10pm
YAY!!! GLOAT FEST!!! I wish we could gloat as much here in NYC but at least the overall national turnout was a positive one – definitely not as somber as the 2012 election. May this be the second of many a gloat fest to come =).
 October 25, 2014 at 12:59am
What generous young men Diego and his brother are – I’m sure Ethan will find much happiness in those new friends he’s about to get for Christmas tomorrow! I love how each one of those toys has a story – very creative imagination there. God bless these boys and their families!
 October 12, 2014 at 9:12am
Yuck – whoever put that there is a rotten piece of filth with no class. I have ridden the F train many times to get to school, and I never saw anything like that. I’ll take the rats any day lol!
Because there’s always something to do here and it’s never boring. We have lots of different people (yes, even us conservatives =) ) and many places to go – you could live here your whole life and not see it all. I truly hope you get to actually visit here if you haven’t already done so.