Is it a sheep-matian — or is it just a lucky lamb? A Dalmatian dog living on a farm in southern Australia has adopted a lamb born with black spots whose mother abandoned it. Much to the bemusement of other residents of the farm in the Barossa Valley, champion Dalmatian bitch Zoe, who doesn’t have any offspring of her own to take care of at the moment, doesn’t miss a moment’s opportunity to lick her ovine charge clean, and pay her all the attention a normal mother would. Local vets say it’s not unusual for dogs to take surrogate care of animals, including lambs, and in this case it’s not a far stretch to suggest that Zoe might well have thought the black and white lamb was actually one of her own. Farm owners John and Julie Bolton say they hope some friends who’ve bought Dalmatian puppies from them in the past might take the nice-looking lamb on as a pet, and save it from the pot, a sentiment its adoptive mother Zoe undoubtedly agrees with.
Choose Your Own Apocalypse
An Israeli dance company founds a ecologically conscious village to nurture art and creativity without harming the environment. Israel’s Vertigo Dance Company is internationally acclaimed for its originality and cutting-edge choreography. It’s also known for the socially conscious outlook of its founders, Noa Wertheim and Adi Sha’al. The women decided to set up their own unique community to nurture art and creativity while engaging with the environment. Vertigo Ecological Arts Village… is located midway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, in the Ela Valley. An abandoned chicken coop became a mud-brick dance studio, and bedrooms are lit by green electricity and there is no air conditioning. A gray-water system, compost toilets and wind turbine complete the model for alternative living meant to inspire the dancers. Downloads: streaming with narration www.megaupload.com streaming no narration - www.megaupload.com hi res with narration - www.megaupload.com Documents: Intro: www.megaupload.com script: www.megaupload.com Please credit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel for any use of these videos.