Lion and Dog, Friends Forever

After my previous article about animal friendships, I found the friendship of a Lion named Bonedigger and a Dachshund named Milo truly inspiring.

Just look at them together:

Bonedigger has a metabolic bone disease which has left him slightly crippled. Milo, and a couple other Dachshunds, seemed to recognize his disability and took to him to protect him as part of their pack. Milo has been with the lion since he was a cub, so they have a special relationship to the point that Milo will even groom him. All of these animals live at the G.W. Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood Oklahoma.

The pictures alone are simply amazing! Such a big cat with such small dogs, sharing in mutual grooming and even eating together!




I think it can be easily said that animals form friendships. Such a small dog would seem like an easy snack for a lion, but instead they are living together in a way in which is enriching for both.


Even more intriguing is the story of Bonedigger’s keeper, John Reinke. He used to be a professional bungee jumper but ended up losing both of this legs to an accident from the sport and now works with big cats. You can read his story at NewsOK.

Reinke with Bonedigger and Milo:
(all pictures from the dailymail)

If you are ever near the G.W. Exotic Animal Park you should pay these unique animals a visit!
– Fizz Pig


People can create amazing pictures on Photoshop by combining different animal pictures together. The article I found on Petapixel describes these creations as Chimeras. A Chimera originally referred to the mythological Greek animal combination of a lion, goat and snake (usually portrayed as a lion with goat head on its back and a snake tail). Now the term Chimera can be used to refer to any imaginary creature created using two or more animal pictures.

Here is an example of the original Chimera:

Bronze Chimera of Arezzo, in Museo Archeologico Nazionale in Florence.


Here are some examples of modern Photoshopped Chimeras:

Guinea Pig + Horse


Whale + Penguin


Duck + Horse


Guinea Pig + Lion


All of these photos are examples are from Petapixel. Click the link to see more photos and read a short tutorial about the process if you want to create your own Chimeras.

I really want to start looking for appropriately colored and posed animal photos to try and create my own examples!

Confectionery Magic

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful Friday!

I have found another set of wonderful confectionery treats in cute animal designs to share with you. Cake, cupcakes, cookies, and sugar are wonderful mediums! I included a link to the baker’s website or facebook page so you can purchase some wonderful treats if you live in their area.

Kandy Cakes 

This bakery located in Stratford Ontario creates beautiful custom cakes, cookies, and cupcakes.

Zebra Cake


Deer Cake


Stuffed Rabbit Cake


Giraffe Cake


Butterfly Cupcakes


All above photos are from Kandy Cake’s facebook page.


Made With Love By Me

This wonderful pastry artist from London makes and decorates beautiful cakes and cookies.

Owl Cake


Lion Cake


These photos are from the Made With Love By Me website, and more information can be found on her facebook page.


Michelle Sugar Art

Michelle Wibowo creates beautiful sugar art and cake sculptures, she is located in West Sussex.


Tiger Cake


Pegasus sculpture


She even has a Guinness world record for creating the worlds largest Corgi cake.


Here is a video of the real corgis eating the giant cake.

You can find out about pricing, see more examples of her art, and find order information on her website and you can follow her on facebook.


Highland Bakery

The Highland Bakery is located in Atlanta Georgia, and makes all kinds of baked goods including custom orders.

Wombat Cake


Rhino Cake


The above two photos are from the Highland Bakery’s website, where you can see more photos and learn more about ordering.

You can also follow them on facebook. Here are a couple of cakes posted on their page:

Dressed up Rabbit


Chubby Bunny with Carrot


Dog Mistaken for Lion

It is not everyday that a dog can be mistaken for a lion, and frankly I am not sure how it happens at all, but I recently saw the headline “Norfolk 911 calls for ‘baby lion’ turn up a coiffed dog.”

A labradoodle named Charles was mistaken for a baby lion while running down the street by three people who called 911 to report the animal to police.

Here is the dog in question:


(Steven M. Katz/The Virginian-Pilot)

His owner had the dog groomed to resemble the lion mascot of the Old Dominion University. He does look the part from a far I suppose, but not in size nor in overall structure and face once you actually get a good look at him. The incident made national news and Charles was featured on “Today” on CBS.

You can really see the lion like mane as Charles poses with Greg Brockheim the director of the Virginia Zoo:


(Photo from the Virginia Zoo)

You can read the whole news story at the

Or watch the story here: