Posts tagged "animals"

College Student Receives $40,000 Settlement After Her Guinea Pig Is Banned From Campus

Kendra Velzen, a 28-year-old student at Grand Valley State University in Michigan, suffers from depression and uses a pacemaker. Her pet guinea pig, Blanca, helps her cope with the stress of day-to-day life. Or, as Velzen's lawyer put it: "The presence of an emotional support animal provides Ms. Velzen with continued emotional support and attachment…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 12, 2013

Debate This: Am I Crazy For Not Wanting To Go To A Rodeo?

So, dilemma, you guys! My friends and I are planning a trip this summer to Montana. Big sky country, blah blah blah. Everybody -- even my fellow vegan boyfriend -- wants to go to a rodeo. Rodeos really make me uncomfortable, and before you assume I'm just assuming they're terrible, I've been to rodeos i…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 11, 2013

10 Animals That Are Total A**Holes

So last week, the Facebook page "I Fucking Love Science" posted a picture of this horrible little creature, a mouth-infesting isopod called cymothoa exigua that crawls into the mouths of fish and eats their tongues. Seriously? Dick move, bro. I mean, look at its smug little face. Ugh. This awful parasite got me thinking about other…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 4, 2013

21 Baby Animals Being Bottle Fed

I'm in love.  I'm in love with a baby gorilla.  His name is Nyambe and he was rejected by his gorilla mommy, who sounds like a fucking bitch, because LOOK AT THAT FACE. Nyambe now lives at the Cincinnati Zoo, where zookeepers take turns wearing gorilla outfits and snuggling him while "speaking" in variou…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 4, 2013

All This Tibetan Mastiff Puppy Wants To Do Is Shake Hands With You

Are you going to deny him his only joy in life? Let the puppy shake your hand, okay? Do it now, before he grows bigger and wants to smother you with his furry body.
By: Julie Gerstein / March 1, 2013

Be My Boyfriend: Jeffery Boussolini, Founder Of The Feline Institute

Dear Jeffrey Boussolini, I understand that you're a bit of a cat lady. Me too! As founder and sole proprietor of the Center for Feline Studies, you've transformed your apartment into a kitty laboratory. As a catspert (can I call you that?), you observe and analyze the intricacies of cat behavior. In this Vice video,…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 28, 2013

Cross-Species Love: Tortoise & Pup Edition

This just in: All animals need love, even the hard-shelled kind. On Friday, the Humane Society of the United States posted these amazing photos of a rescued tortoise who found a home in a litter of pups. Just look at those buddies! [Humane Society]…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 23, 2013

I Need An 0.8 Inch Micro Crochet Mohair Panda

My big sister Allison egregiously aids and abets my panda obsession. She is the one responsible for almost all my panda crap, most of which sits on the bookshelf above my desk at work: panda mug, panda PEZ dispenser, panda eraser, twin panda Christmas ornaments, a panda figurine, and a panda T-shirt. Now, I have…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 21, 2013

Two Minutes Of Goats Yelling Like Humans

You didn't know you needed to watch this, did you? But you do. You need to watch two minutes of goats yelling like humans. Just like humans. It's unnerving. It's annoying. It's not at all adorable, but still completely fascinating.
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 18, 2013

There Is Nothing Funny About An Owl Stuck In A Car Grill, Except This GIF

A woman driving to Plantation, Florida -- always, always Florida -- freaked out after she thought she ran over an owl. Sonji Coney Williams was sure that the Great Horned Owl she hit was dead and long gone. Except! It turns out the owl lived, and actually was stuck in the woman's car grill. She…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 16, 2013

Banana Joe The Affenpinscher Takes Home The Top Prize At Westminster Dog Show

Well, what do we have here? Allow me to introduce you to Banana Joe, this year's Westminster Kennel Club Best in Show. The five-year-old Affenpinscher snagged the trophy over the crowd favorite, an English sheepdog named Swagger. Best in Show judge Michael Dougherty said of the upset, "This little fella seemed to want it a…
By: Rachel Krause / February 13, 2013

The London Zoo Puts On A Romantic Concert To Get Tortoises In The Mood To Mate

The London zoo pulled out all the stops to get their Galapagos tortoises, a species under threat of extinction, in the mood to mate. They hoped that hiring French pianist, Richard Clayderman, to play his album "Romantique" would sexually arouse the creatures. No such luck. Through "Ballade pour Adeline" and "Chariots of Fire" the tortoise…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 12, 2013

Wheel Cute: 10 Adorable Animals On Wheels

This week, we heard about Chris P. Bacon, the piglet on wheels, and a goldfish who floats with the help of a harness. You thought you had things hard, you ain't got nothin' on these physically challenged animals. These dogs, cats, pigs and alpacas (yes, that's right, alpacas) were born just a little bit different,…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 8, 2013

5 Romantic Things To Do With Your Cat This Valentine’s Day

No boyfriend? No problem. All you really need to celebrate this tres romantic Hallmark holiday is a feline friend or two. Just ask this gentleman, who spends much of his free time serenading his cat with Seal's classic love song "Kiss From A Rose." No shame in that, guy! If all else fails, and…
By: Rachel Krause / February 7, 2013

Let’s All Go To The Cat Cafe, Shall We?

The Japanese are generally better at everything -- including cats. For years, they've had cat cafes, where overworked people with not enough space can go to pet kittens. Now some cat-tastic enterprising Londoners are trying to take that idea global. They want to open a lovely space called Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium, where cat lover…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 5, 2013

It’s A Safe Bet That This Swimming Fat Cat Hates Her Life More Than You Do

Holly is a 13-year-old fat cat that desperately needs to lose some weight, so her owner takes her for weekly swim sessions at the local YMCA. The look of utter disgust and horror on this cat's face just says it all, doesn't it? It's pretty clear poor Holly is in the midst of some pretty…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 3, 2013

13 More Animals That Terrify Me

Lately, my mom has been getting her kicks by emailing me photos of animals she thinks I'll find terrifying and asking me if I like them. Very funny. See, she knows all about my fear of birds, and I'm pretty sure she thought my slideshow on the scariest-looking…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 29, 2013

Sometimes We Are All Just A Puppy In A Swing

Look at this guy, all excited to be pushed in his swing, waiting patiently for the moment some kind person will come along and give him a nice strong push. Yeah guy, I totally feel you. [Reddit]…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 27, 2013

Meet The Fashionable Couture Dogs Of New York

Want to feel slightly depressed? There are people who spend more on their dog's annual wardrobes than most people do on their own in 10 years. Meet the couture dogs of New York, the subject of a new book by Paul Nathan. This expansive volume features people with an excess of money, time and love…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 27, 2013

Want To Broadcast Your Choupette Love To The World? So Do We — Here’s How!

When this delicious macaron from heaven, featuring a back-of-the-sweatshirt cameo by Choupette Lagerfeld, angel-winged its way onto our computer screens yesterday, I was beside myself. Firstly because Jessica beat me to the Choupette Watch punch (Jessica: I forgive, but I don't forget), and secondly because hello, why do I not have a Choupette sweatshirt…
By: Rachel Krause / January 25, 2013
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