Canis Blanketus

 I have many things I need to post about, most notably the Ravenous Romance Ornery Eleven (Formerly Dirty Dozen) Blog Tour, which is kicking off on April 18th, but because I am on a deadline at work and that will be a link-formatting heavy post, and because I really want to post something new RIGHT NOW, I’m sharing some wild life info a friend sent me.  Thank you, Deb!  

To protect baby while mama is out foraging for food, Canis blanketus  females train their young to lie

motionless for hours at a time.  Unless the baby moves, it is invisible, so seamlessly does it blend into its natural environment.


(And if you can’t wait for me to get my act together to find out more about the tour, go to C. Margery Kempe’s blog here ’cause she’s already got the schedule up and running)

9 thoughts on “Canis Blanketus

  1. Give that puppy a white pillow roll so he’ll be safe while you’re gone gallivanting around.

    By the way Dana, whenever I click on your Profile, it takes me to your old blog that hasn’t been used since last September.

  2. Our non-human friends could teach us a lot about how to hide. Black cats, for instance, can seemlessly blend into dark shadows; the darker the better. Hmmm…. Wonder if the SEALS learned their tricks from some of these critters?
    Looking forward to the blog tour. Go get ’em! LOL. 😀

  3. You are a doll to mention me! Following in the spirit of the blog tour, perhaps in the wake of it even, will you do an special “encore” interview on my blog? Maybe we can Skype an audio interview! That would be fun.

  4. Helen, I’m not sure how to change the profile thingee ’cause that’s my blogger ID. Any ideas?!!

    Jack, I’ve no doubt the SEALS learned at least some of their tricks from nature!

    Oh, Margery, YOU are a doll for getting the schedule up right away! I have been so swamped, I haven’t had time to d it! I’d LOVE to do an interview on your blog…and vice versa!

  5. Good grief – I had to really LOOK at that photo to see the dog! That’s enough skin for FOUR dogs!

    Oh I loved the photo on that last post too – the little pussy on her back (smile)

  6. How interesting. Fascinating blog by the way. I love the picture of the kitty in the previous post too, and also of that tiger! All the best for the tour 🙂

  7. Marvin, it took me a couple times to ‘find the dog’ too! Dog mates with blanket. This is the result.

    Thanks for the good thoughts, Ailurophile, and thank you for stopping by!

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