This is Offbeat Home's archive of animals posts.
I live with my soon-to-be husband and my nine-year-old daughter in the top part of a duplex in a pretty awesome city. As much as we love the neighborhood, the house, however, is an entirely different story. But despite all of its flaws, there is something adorable and promising about our house. I realized this one day when I compared her (the house) to our animals…
My passion and knowledge for all things avian increased over time, but the "bird nerd" tipping point came during a cross-country road trip. On a windy Florida beach I held a brown pelican while a fisherman removed a hook from its wing. Despite numerous incredible animal experiences that include bathing elephants and swimming with wild dolphins, manatees, and whale sharks, my interaction with this pelican deeply moved me. I became determined to get involved in bird rescue and rehabilitation.
Here in the U.S., we have a lot of deer. So many in my area that we often see them chilling by the side of the road like it ain't no thing. And for those of you who grow flowers in your garden, you might know that they enjoy eating the fine delicacy that is your colorful tulips. Here's my favorite way to keep them from chowing down.
Helping rescue animals is addictive. But when you think about how many animals there are that still need help, and how few there are of you, it's easy to start over-extending yourself. Consider this post your guide to avoiding dogaholics/cataholics anonymous and ending up on Animal Hoarders.
I present to you, the giraffe bathroom — girafferoom? girbathroom? — and it's actually pretty awesome. In fact, that giraffe shower curtain is just the tip of the amazing giraffe shower curtain iceberg. Like the giraffe itself, this post has so much more going on the more you scroll from top to bottom…
Remember when we wondered what the next style and home decor trend would be? Portlandia nailed it to the freaking wall with "put a bird on it." But, after doing a little online shopping on Modcloth, it's seems to me that foxes are the new birds.
What does the fox say? It says "buy me."
Much like with my last bathroom theme post, I was inspired by a shower curtain to create this inspiration board. From there, I scoured the web for the cutest forest animals fit for a bathroom. Let these porcupines, bears, foxes, and birdies help you get ready every morning… like a mother fucking Disney princess!