Category Archives: Animals

How mama ‘roos do it…

Busy mother, wildlife park outside Perth

Busy mother, wildlife park outside Perth

Here’s a lactation trick humans can only marvel at:

A kangaroo mama often nurses two babies (“joeys”) of different ages, meeting the individual nutritional needs of both simultaneously. She does this by producing milk of very different composition from each of her two breasts–one milk designed for the newborn and the other for the “toddler.” Protein and fat content differ considerably between the breasts.

Kangaroo lactation consultants certainly have their work cut out for them…

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Pet therapy, sort of.

The great thing about having your own blog is that you can put anything you want to on it, even if it’s only very slightly related to your alleged theme.

Great bed-makers!

So, here’s a video my daughter, Claire, made in Oaxaca, Mexico, where she’s studying abroad this quarter through the University of California, Davis. It’ll cheer you up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl0vdU84gQw

I guess we can loosely categorize this one under “Pets: Therapeutic advantages.”

PS: Those of you who have read my book, Birth Day, will remember Claire–those are her newborn baby footprints at the begining of the book.

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