Everyone knows cats require 23 hours of sleep so they’re fully rested for … whatever it is they do the rest of the day. This whiskery old kitteh was just trying to have a snooze over a glass of orange juice when someone got all up in his face with a video camera. How invasive. Sheesh. Now I know how Angie and Brad must feel. [Huffington Post]
This is not a video of an unwilling cat being assaulted by a sloth with its long, creepy claws in its face. This is a video of a cat being smothered with love by a sloth. [YouTube]
I’m sorry, but I cannot stay silent. This sloth is clearly trying to kill this cat in its usual slow-like fashion and while everyone else in the world who has bought into sloth PROPAGANDA is busy awwing over how “cute” it is, this poor kitty is going to lose its life. I mean, this is basically a sloth horror film. A snuff video even. Do not be fooled, internet! — Amelia, President of the Sloth Are Gross Not Cute Society
Ferrets: playful, baby-faced weasels or hissing, smelly spawn of Satan? Tell us your feelings. But first watch this video of ferrets joyfully leaping around a kiddie pool filled with packing peanuts. I’m exhausted just watching their prancing. They’re happier than I’ve ever been in my whole life. [Laughing Squid]
Actually, it’s a baby Mouflon. A Mouflon is a type of wild sheep with big horns. So technically this is a baby lamb, but if you ask me, she looks more like a baby deer. Anyway. The cuteness is indisputable. Go on. Try and dissuade me. Nope, you can’t do it. [YouTube]
Once this guy I was messaging with on an online dating website starting talking about the “holy trinity of Internet cats: Lil Bub, Maru, and Grumpy Cat.” I asked him to marry me. He didn’t respond. That’s what popped into my head when I saw Maru had a new video out about all the things he can do with his paws. Spoiler alert: the same things all cats can do. But, you know, this one is Maru. [YouTube]
Last time we checked in with Xiao Liwu, the baby panda at the San Diego Zoo, he was more fluffy and roly-poly. These days, the 26-week-old panda cub is looking more like an actual bear than a puffball, but he’s still as wiggly as can be. All together now: Squeeeeeee!
White lions are incredibly rare: a majority of their population is kept in zoos because of a (recently-dispelled) belief that they could not survive in the wild, and another large part are bred in South African camps for “canned hunting” purposes, which makes me want to say, “Fuck this whole being human thing.” There are only about 200 of them in the world, but these numbers got a healthy boost recently when twin female white lions gave birth to six cubs between them. They are, as you can imagine, to die for — and it’s easy to see why indigenous African priests recognize these beautiful creatures as direct messengers of the divine. Check out the cubs in this video, then hop on over to White Lions Homeland to learn more, and see what you can do to protect their future. [BuzzFeed]
Over the summer, a baby panda named Xiao Liwu was born at the San Diego Zoo, inspiring delight in Jessica Wakeman’s cubicle, and a few months later we watched him get his first adorable baby panda belly rub. Now, here’s Xiao Liwu getting his 22-week checkup over New Year’s. And also learning the hard way that tires have holes in the inside that you can fall through!
He’ll soon be on display to the public, which means it’s time for a Frisky reader in San Diego to put me up on the couch/bail me out of jail when I get arrested for trespassing. Any takers? Smokers and Tea Party Republicans need not apply. [Neatorama]
In the absence of comfort dogs, like the ones which have been brought to Newtown, Connecticut, to help residents heal in the aftermath of the tragedy, we have Maru. Yes, Internet cats are our comfort dogs. Maru’s newest video is just like every other Maru video — will he fit inside this box? — yet somehow refreshingly new. Thank you for being you, Maru.
If you’re like, oh, the whole Frisky staff, you woke up this morning consumed with anxiety — nay, dread — over the potential turnout of tonight’s election. You know what you need? A good puppy video.
Well, it’s not good for the puppy. He can’t get that damn doorstop. Poor thing. [Glamour]