Spring is here , the temperatures are finally rising and many of us will be starting to fold up those chunky knits for another year. But one of the best things about the break in the cold snap is that flora finally seems to be blooming everywhere you look . It's natural to want our own gardens to mirror that effect and many of us will be breaking out the bulbs and tending to our once frozen lots. But herein lies a hidden danger - what's good for the gardener isn't so good for the animal and it's more than just lilies we need to be on the look out for . Read More Animal news Thankfully for us, BillyOh's garden experts have published a list of the top garden blooms, plants and vegetables that could be more dangerous than they look. Potatoes Unripe, green or raw potatoes are very dangerous to dogs and the leaves can also be toxic. If you want to grow potatoes then it's worth taking precautions to make sure your pets can’t get to them. Tomatoes Tomato vines are toxic to … [Read more...] about Is your garden pet-friendly? Plant dangers you may not know about
A man has been banned from keeping animals after his pet monkey was found locked in a cage inhaling cannabis smoke. Joe Forrestal, 23, of Priory Park Road, Brent , kept his marmoset in "heartbreaking" conditions - alone in a metal cage, being fed the wrong food - and reeking of the Class B drug. Concerns were raised about the welfare of the cute monkey, named Caesar, so the RSPCA visited the defendant's home. RSPCA deputy chief inspector Nicole Broster said: "Poor Caesar was kept in completely inappropriate conditions which was heartbreaking to see. When we entered the room there was such a strong smell of cannabis it was overpowering." Read More Animal news Ms Broster added: "We had been told he was being kept in an environment where he was exposed to cannabis smoke and so forensic tests were immediately carried out on a sample of his fur. "This tested positive for cannabis exposure. It is completely unacceptable for an animal to be exposed to this. "Marmosets are also very … [Read more...] about Pet monkey found locked in cage inhaling cannabis smoke
A Mansfield man with Asperger Syndrome says his life has been transformed by his pet dog who was rescued from a rehoming centre. Robin Jones, 27, adopted Charlie, a collie Labrador cross, two years ago and now cannot imagine living without his canine companion.“It isn’t an exaggeration to say I couldn’t get through each day without him, said Robin. “He is wonderful.“Sometimes the world feels overwhelming and I don’t even have the motivation to get out bed. But then Charlie drags the covers off me and nudges me until I get up. Just seeing him makes me so happy.”Asperger’s is a disability that affects how Robin perceives the world and interacts with others. It often makes facing the day seem an impossible task, and he can find it stressful to have conversations with others, particularly strangers.However, since acquiring five-year-old Charlie as a stray, he and his mum, Jenny, have trained him to make every day worth living.“I have … [Read more...] about Life of Asperger’s man is transformed by his pet dog
It is obvious enough, especially for us Malaysians, that when one gets into his/her car after it has been parked under the sun for some time, that conditions inside are almost oven-like. Surely then, anyone with an ounce of common sense would think twice about abandoning one’s child and/or pet inside said car, right? What about if one has to run down for a quick errand that will take no more than 10 minutes? Well, in a video by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), ten minutes (or even less) might just be enough time for heat stroke and dehydration to set in – as demonstrated by NFL player, Tyrann Mathieu of the Arizona Cardinals. In the video, Tyrann enters the parked car with its interior temperature already rated at 36 degrees Celsius after just two minutes in. Now, here comes the scary part. After just four minutes in, the temperature has climbed to a scarcely believable 40.6 degrees Celsius. By this time, the professional athlete is seen furiously … [Read more...] about VIDEO: NFL player illustrates what your pet or child goes through inside a locked car under the sun!
Can you believe that BMW’s MINI is now 18 years old? It may seem like not too long ago that the cute little hatchback made a big splash in the car market, but time flies and it’s now of legal age! The MINI Hatch has since grown in size, and a couple of bodystyles have been introduced, but the essence of the playful brand has remained intact. Most importantly, it’s still cool.We have here the MINI in its most original (modern) form, the three-door hatchback in Cooper S guise, painted in a lovely shade of green with white on the stripes and roof. If you want a MINI, you want to look cool and want the car to look cute – so, surely this dinky 3 Door has to be only and right choice? We think so, but clearly many don’t, and BMW provides the 5 Door for the cop-outs. Just joking. The F56 third-generation MINI surfaced at the tail end of 2013 and was launched in Malaysia in March 2014. The Cooper S is powered by a 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbo engine with 192 hp … [Read more...] about QUICK LOOK: F56 MINI Cooper S 3 Door – playful pet