Sunday, October 31, 2010

One More Halloween Themed Song

Well, it was better than The Shags from earlier today, wasn't it?

It's Halloween!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween is Almost Here... So is Christmas!

It's Halloween tomorrow!!! And is this strip the truth, or what?!? Especially if you've been to your nearest Michael's craft store.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I'm Bat Cat

" WHO ARE YOU?!?!?"

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

We Haven't Done Any Cats Recently

A Whiter Shade of Eskie hasn't done any cat photos lately, so let's catch up.
Meow! Meow! Bring on the chow!

Zombie Dog Owners

Halloween is coming! I'm going to bark and bark and bark and bark and bark at all the children! I can't wait!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Awww... Fennec Fox Pup


How cute!?!

We shall officially enroll this Fennec fox pup in the Honorary Eskie Club.

Friday, October 22, 2010

File Under DUH!


File this under the something we dog's don't already know category:

Scientists have shown just how much dogs rely on seeing their owner’s faces in order to recognise them.

The researchers also measured how much dogs prefer to gaze at and follow their owners, rather than a stranger.

In the journal Animal Behaviour, the team described how dogs had difficultly recognising their human "best friend" when the person had their face covered.
The study sheds more light on how thousands of years of domestication has affected the behaviour of canines.

Paolo Mongillo from the University of Padua in Italy led the study. He explained that, although many researchers have studied how dogs interact with humans, no one had yet investigated how the animals focused on one person in preference to another - or just how much companion dogs "prefer" their owners.

Dr Mongillo's team invented an experiment to measure this.

"We had the dog in an empty room and we instructed the owner and another person - someone unfamiliar to the dog - to walk across the room several times," the scientist explained.

"The people walked in opposite directions, so they crossed many times in front of the dog and we measured how long the dog looked at one person versus another."

The research team then instructed the two people to leave the room via two different doors and allowed the dog to approach one of the doors.

"Most of the dogs gazed at their owners for most of the time and then chose to wait by the owner's door," said Dr Mongillo.

He described this as an "expected" result but something that no one has measured before.

"If you imagine a dog in a real setting in a city or anywhere in the middle of a crowd or a crowded space, you can see how the animal must have adapted to give preferential attention to its owner," said Dr Mongillo.
In the second part of the study, the scientists asked the people to cover their faces; the human volunteers then walked across the room with bags over their heads.

During this phase of the experiment, the dogs were much less attentive to their owners. This revealed just how much the animals relied on human faces for recognition.

Wild dogs rely on body signals and on cues from other animals in their social groups, but studies including this one suggest that domestic dogs are so attuned to human social groups that they are even able to recognise some human facial expressions.

"This is very likely to be a by-product of thousands of years of domestication," said Dr Mongillo.

Studies of the genetic differences between dogs and their wolf ancestors suggests that canines were first domesticated between 15,000 and 40,000 years ago.

In the same study, the team investigated the effects of ageing on the dogs' attention.

They found that "aged" dogs - seven years and older - were less able to focus on their owner and also were less likely to choose the owner's door.

"There have been studies to show that dog ageing is similar to human ageing in terms of cognitive impairment," said Dr Mongillo.

So studying ageing in dogs could help our knowledge of human as well as animal age-related diseases.

It Must Be Autumn

You can click on it to make it bigger.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Mommy Is Out Stalking Rick Springfield Again!

Wait a's not May and Mommy isn't in Milwaukee so what gives???

Well, it seems that Rick wrote a book and is doing a signing in Naperville so off she goes. What is it about this guy? Anyway, Mommy was very happy as she left the house this evening and said something about being number 75. I hope she's not out all night.

Daddy went out and got a huge burrito for dinner but he wouldn't share it with me. You know Daddy, you COULD have brought me chicken nuggets!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Russian Cop VS. a Pack of Wolves

There's no sound to this. A Russian police officer pulls over a driver with a broken headlight and gets a surprise coming at him.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Cat Afraid of the Dark???

This cat INSISTS that the lights stay on.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Smell Like A Monster

Grover is simply... the best Muppet EVER!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Friday, October 8, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Under Pressure

David Froggie and Froggie Mercury sing!

Monday, October 4, 2010

My Mommy Is In Rick Springfield's Movie!!!!

It should come as no surprise to anyone who knows her, but my Mommy is a HUUUUUUUUUGE Rick Springfield fan and she's in this video for the upcoming Rickumentary!

She's the person who says: "You meet friends from all over the world and your family becomes a little bit bigger."

Wow....she's famous cool is that???!!!

Serenading Unicorn - What the Woof?!?

What the woof?!?!?!?!?!?

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Elvis Presley Screen Test

My Mommy and Daddy were married by this guy in some far away desert. I think the place was called Las Eskies... or something like that.

From Elvis’ screen test for producer Hal Wallis at Paramount Studios on March 26, 1956. He showed his star quality in two acting scenes and this lip-synched presentation of his cover of the Carl Perkins hit Blue Suede Shoes.