May 312014

Penguin here.

I actually first heard of guanacos the other day while watching Jeopardy, and thought that they were so adorable, I had to post a picture of one here on ACAD.

According to Wikipedia’s Guanaco article, guanacos belong to the camelid family (which includes alpacas, bactrian camels, dromedaries, llamas, and others) and they are native the mountainous regions of South America. Guanacos live in herds consisting of a dominating male, females, and guanaco offspring, also known as chulengos.

Guanaco Baby with Mother

Guanaco Baby with Mother

Images c/o Odd Anderson / AFP/Getty Images and found here: Los Angeles Times

May 212014

Penguin here.

I stumbled upon this picture today and it made me laugh out loud. I have no idea what the alpaca on the left is doing to the one on the right, but maybe it’s a kiss of sorts? Whatever is going on here, the alpaca on the right seems to be enjoying it!

By the way, do you know how to tell the difference between an alpaca and a llama? Llamas are about twice as large as alpacas, and alpacas can actually learn tricks! You can learn about all this and more here at Rising Sun Exotics.

Alpaca Romance

Alpaca Romance

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May 162014

Penguin here.

My sister’s friend, the owner of Kara and Kizmet, the two dacshunds, just posted this picture on facebook. Kara, the dachshund, weighs about 10lbs (4.5kg), while the larger dog weighs 120lbs (54.4kg). They get along super well. Apparently, the larger dog lets Kara win when they play together. Isn’t that so sweet? This really shows that friends come in all size.

Kara the dachshund with a much bigger (but very friendly dog).  10 lbs versus 120 lbs.

Doggy Buddies

May 112014

Penguin here.

Happy Mother’s day to all you excellent moms out there on behalf of everyone here at ACAD. Blue Bear and I both think that we have the greatest moms ever. They are both amazing people who always look out for us, just like the mommy duck below who is taking care of her (rather large) flock of ducklings.

We hope that you get the chance to celebrate Mother’s day with the people you love. If possible, don’t forget to give mom a big hug for her special day. Every day should be mother’s day, in our opinion!

Duck Mother with her flock of ducklings

That’s quite a flock! What a devoted mom!

Image c/o Matt Cardy/Getty Images and found here: Chicago Tribune

May 052014

Hey everyone. So, on Saturday I was at my friend Howard’s house and happened to show up as he was giving his little yorkie a quick bath. She is not a big fan of baths, but we at ACAD are big fans of the way she looks while getting cleaned up! Here are two pics, one of her completely wet where you can really see how small she is (her head is the size of a baseball), and another of her half-dry and looking super fuzzy.

Pocky Wet

Get me out of here!

Pocky Fuzzy