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BL Ochman

B.L. Ochman is co-founder of Pawfun - the free custom photo ecard site for pet lovers. She's also the human companion of Benny Bix Ochman Labradoodle.

She heads the creative team of whatsnextonline.com, blogs at What's Next Blog, grows orchids, and is a really pretty good swing dancer.

PawFun blog posts by BL Ochman

Kevin Richardson playing football with wild Lions! Oh My!

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It’s a promo for VanGils menswear, and for Lion Whisperer Kevin Richardson’s wildlife sanctuary with some absolutely remarkable footage of him interacting with beautiful African Lions.

PhotoRealist Painter Ester Curini’s 2nd solo show opens Oct 2 in New York City

More than a dozen monumental new works by my friend and neighbor, the remarkable photo realist painter, Ester Curini, will bre featured in a solo show from Oct 2- 25 at the famed Bernarducci Meisel Gallery in New York City.


Curini, who is entirely self-taught, first spends time with her subjects, to learn about their personality.

She begins each painting with the eyes, in which you’ll see the reflection of its natural surroundings, and, often, also her reflection. As you can see in the detail, below, she then meticulously paints her subject, spending months on each of her huge canvases.

Her paintings reflect a sense of humor and irony, and make clear that she puts a piece of her heart into each of her paintings.

More paintings by Eser Curini

[VIDEO] Dr. Jill Elliot DVM – Should you vaccinate your indoor cat?

NY Holistic veterinarian Dr Jill Elliot D.V.M. NY Holistic veterinarian Dr Jill Elliot D.V.M. says, “After their kitten vaccinations, indoor cats don’t really need to be vaccinated.”

She councils cat owners on the minimum vaccines to give and then how to use vaccine titers to evaluate the efficacy of the vaccines for the rest of the animal’s life.

Dr Elliot recently told Reader’s Digest:
“… They’re not going to get rabies sitting inside the house. Vaccines have the potential to create a lot of harm for cats, including possible tumors at the vaccine site.”

There is additional information from Dr Jill Elliot about vaccinations for indoor cats on Pawfun Blog

[VIDEO] The Hero Dogs of 9/11

This video highlights the more than 300 American Search and Rescue Dogs who worked to find the missing, the dead and the remains of Sept 11, 2001.

via The Dog Files

A dog and an elephant – a most wonderful pair of friends

Doesn’t this make you wonder why we all can’t just get along?

Pool Pawty!

Too bad Lucky Puppy is in Michigan and we’re in New York! We’d be there in a minute! Benny & The Pets LOVE swimming.

Sad orphaned Rhino being comforted

The video shows an employee of an animal preservation Center in South Africa trying to comfort a baby Rhino after hunters show and killed his mother.

If he hadn’t been rescued, he would surely have died in the jungle. His sadness is palpable. . She tries to “comfort” the rhino, which is still considered a baby, after hunters have shot and killed his mother. If he hadn’t been rescued, surely would die in the jungle. In addition, it is remarkable its aspect of sadness. #comovente www.jornalciencia.com (Translated by Bing)

A cat in a shark suit, riding a vacuum

Note to self: immediately purchse shark costume for Noni Kitty Ochman

A dog with perfect pitch

Dog Song

This White Shepherd, Wagner, is singing to Daft Punks’ “Get Lucky.”
And he’s got perfet pitch.

Adorable “Hello Kitten” by ZeFrank at BuzzFeed approaches 13 million views

Ok, it’s an ad, but it’s adorable!

The ever-fabulous ZeFrank, online performance artist, composer and humorist, (with whom I have long been mad about!) narrates an ad for cat food, telling the story of an older cat initiating a new kitten into the rules of the household. It’s approaching 13 million views after just a couple of weeks online.

Will it make me feed my cat Purina? No. But it will make me think they are a creative company with a terrific agency. :)

Dear Kitten