Archive for the ‘Pets’ Category

Animal Land (ASPCA)

Wednesday, 15 March 2006; 13:10

There are some things that please me very much. Seeing not-for-profits outperforming the corporate world is one of them. And that is just what we have with AnimalLand.org from the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).

AnimalLand opens with a very nice Flash cartoon index page. From there, I highly suggest you [and your kids] click on the pet care guides for several household pets, or simply to learn. Each animal has at least one full-page Flash presentation clearly designed to be fun for kids, and short enough for their attention spans. Do not stop with these, but some examples include:

  • Cleaning up after your dog
  • Getting to know your hamster
  • Keeping your bird clean
  • While you are there, also stop in at ASPCA: Celebrating 140 Years. April 10, 2006 is the society’s birthday. As part of the ASPCA’s Enlighten America for Animals campaign, on that day 140 buildings and landmarks across America will be lighted with the color orange, the official color of the ASPCA.

    And last, stop by the ASPCA’s media page where you will find several videos of its public service announcements. Included is this PSA by Russell Simmons, the hip-hop mogul.

    Distillery Proof Rating = 8 (Comments?)

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    “Confessions….” (Purina)

    Wednesday, 8 March 2006; 16:46

    I am still laughing, almost to the point of tears. Animal lover or not, you absolutely must see the videos at Purina’s sub-site, Doglitter.com. Which is your favorite?

  • Roxy
  • Stewart
  • Snowball
  • (Nope, I do not think you would ever see these on television.)

    Distillery Proof Rating = 9