Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Lickitty lick



(Photos by the Petophile.)

Loose juice

The juice is loose.

Casey's loose in the garden, surrounding herself with flora to soften her beastly rough edges.

 And, as usual ...

... she's making me sick with that stupid shark chin. Casey, I puke on you.

 I wonder if she knows how frequently she has been exploited on the Internet?

(Photos by the Petophile.)

Monday, August 30, 2010

A little more pygmy

Can't enough of this little thing.

(Photos by the Petophile.)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Vampire kitten

Going for the jugular, as the kids say.
(Photo courtesy of Steph R.)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010


This unbelievably gorgeous creature is real.    

So are his pasture mates.

White eyelashes make me weep with joy, not to mention those light-colored eyes.

What lovely neighbors.

Lovely, indeed.

(Photos by the Petophile.)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hide and seek


(Photo by the Petophile.)

Regarding animals, rentals and draconian landlords

Good news for California renters. On Wednesday, August 25, a bill was passed that prohibits landlords from being able to require tenants who have pets to declaw or devocalize their animals. I wasn't even aware that such draconian measures were even legal. Thank goodness it's not anymore. Here's the language from the bill, Assembly Bill 2743:

AB 2743, as amended, Nava. Real property: rentals: animals.
Existing law regulates the terms and conditions of residential tenancies and governs the obligations of tenants and landlords under a lease or tenancy.
This bill would prohibit a landlord, that allows a tenant to have an animal on the premises, from advertising or establishing rental policies in a manner that requires a tenant or a potential tenant with an animal to have that animal declawed or devocalized, for nontherapeutic purposes, as a condition of occupancy. This bill would impose a civil penalty, not to exceed $1,000, for each violation that does not result in the declawing or devocalization of an animal. This bill would also impose a civil penalty, not to exceed $2,500, for each animal that is declawed or devocalized in violation of this prohibition of these provisions, to be paid to the owner or owners of an animal that is declawed or devocalized in violation of these prohibitions person or entity that brings the action . This bill would specifically authorize a person to seek declaratory or injunctive relief for a violation of this prohibition.
This bill would additionally authorize specified charitable organizations law enforcement prosecutorial entities to enforce these prohibitions.

Don't you love reading bills? You're welcome.

And in a story on the passing of the bill in the SF Gate, it says that "Eight local governments in California recently banned the practice of cat declawing, calling it inhumane." Agreed.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Roadside attractions

Why, hello there.

Wow, you look ... amazing.

Nice weather we're having today, no?

Oh, I see you're with some friends. 

Do you come here often?

Wait, don't go! I don't even know your name ... or your friends' names!

(Photos by the Petophile.)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

More bunnies, more problems

This is a photo essay on why I do not like bunnies.
Askew ears. I hate it.

Nibbling: It highlights the terrible little mouths connected to awful round little cheeks and annoying twitching nose. I don't like it. 

And this one's been watching too many gangster movies. Stop acting like that pellet is a cigar, buddy.

Again, with the chubby, furry cheeks. Despicable.

And when they cluster they create freaky bunny eyeball moments.
Then one of them will go and pose all gracefullike, as if she should be on a cameo. Don't fall for it: They're just trying to manipulate you.

See, she's got backup.

I don't like it. At all.

(Photos by the Petophile.)

Monday, August 23, 2010

This just in

Caseyface looking like a fennec.

(Photo by RCMII.)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Something beautiful out of something terrible

Given the tongue-in-cheek name of this website, (the two) readers here understand it has nothing to do with any "savagely cruel or depraved behavior," a.k.a. bestiality. "Petophile" (pet [domesticated animal] + phile [having an affinity for])—which is a made up word, but is more of a word than "refudiate" ... wait, does that make me Shakespeare?—is closer to the New Oxford American Dictionary's first definiton of "zoophile": "a person who loves animals; an opponent of cruelty to animals." Hell yeah!

But the second definition, "a person who is sexually attracted to animals" (hells no!) is what the film Zoo is about. It's an exquisitely filmed documentary and retelling about a the true and unfathomable story about men who have absolutely unbelievably shocking relations with horses, and the death of one of these men. Despite the disturbing content, it's an education that's presented beautifully.

If you are interested in seeing it, it's best to rent, so as not to lose the quality of the picture. But it has been posted it in several parts on YouTube here, if you choose to go that route.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Little cat, big roar

Don't mess with this vicious beast.

She'll cutch you.

(Photo courtesy of RCMII.)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Going gay

So these guys ... they get pretty vulgar.

Notice the revolting behavior—if you can stand it—of the kittens entwined in each others' paws.

And the use of a cat by a cat as a cat pillow. Ugh.

Totally gay, totally great.

(Photos courtesy of Steph R.)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Human usefulness

Humans can be pretty decent scratching posts.

(Another animal from A Chance for Bliss animal sanctuary.)

(Photo by the Petophile.)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Blanket eating

How many blankets are you going to eat, Fuzzbucket?

 Aw, Fuzzface ate so much blanket she fell right asleep. Gross.

(Photos courtesy of RCMII.)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Geese and a special treat

Five geese and some nice stems.
To whom do they and that lovely shadow belong to, anyway?
To her, of horse—er, I mean—course.

(Photo by the Petophile.)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

Following fallow deer

I love spotting deer. It's like winning the lottery but better, because the government doesn't take away nearly 50 percent of your winnings.
Eyes rejoice.

(Photos courtesy of nmorrisphoto.com.)