Friday Fun: Snowball the Cockatoo Rocks Out

Snowball the cockatoo has some pretty fly moves.  Hee-hee!

He’s is being cared for by the people at The Bird Lovers Only Rescue Service. They find forever-homes for unwanted, neglected, abused, and special needs birds.

Snowball piqued the interest of scientists who confirmed Snowball is actually dancing and adjusts his moves as the tempo of the song changes.  Check out these other articles and scientific papers if you want to learn more.

DIY: Woven Dog Coat

WovenCoatjpgRuth Morrison, a weaver from Tulsa, shared this pattern on Interweave Press a few years ago.  It’s originally from the Sept/Oct  2006 issue of Handwoven magazine.  If you’re a weaver, check out the very thorough instructions for weaving and sewing a cute coat for your dog. The weave is called Bedford Cord—it’s ribbed which makes air pockets that help insulate your pup.

If you don’t weave, but like the fit of the coat, there is a pattern and instructions on how to sew the coat itself.  Nifty!

October Is Adopt-A-Dog Month

Adopt-A-Dog Month is a great time to consider adopting a shelter dog.  There are dogs of all shapes, sizes, and energy levels waiting to be rescued.  You can even adopt a pure breed dog, but mixed breed dogs are just as wonderful.

Make sure you’re ready to adopt and adopt a dog suited to your lifestyle.  All dogs need attention and training.  Here’s a good list of things to consider before adopting a dog.

The ASPCA has great tips on preparing for a new dog.

And don’t automatically go for the puppies.  Here are 17 excellent reasons to adopt an adult dog. I love puppies–who doesn’t–but, I’m so glad we adopted an adult dog.  Our dog Saffron was just as fun as a puppy, without all the extra chaos and destruction.

Maybe this is the month you save a life and enrich your own!