Posts tagged "animals"

Your Daily Squee: Newborn Lambs In Neon Sweaters

Britain’s winters get chilly. What’s a newborn lamb to do? Augment your natural wool coat with a trendy neon sweater, obviously. [Buzzfeed]…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 2, 2013

If Zoo Animals Were Sartorialists

If zoo animals were sartorialists, they’d something look like this. Yago Partal’s Zoo Portraits series imagines the fashion possibilities for every species.  And now we know that ostriches look fetching in bowler hats. It must be their long necks. You can see more fashion forward zoo animals or buy prints here. [Laughing Squid]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 30, 2013

Animal Advice For 6 Common Sex-Related Freak Outs

The downside to getting laid, if there has to be a downside, is dealing with the aftermath. Once the guy has gone home, it’s just you and your vagina left to process the whole thing. This can become particularly panic-inducing if something’s itchy down there or if your period is late or days have gone…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 29, 2013

Be My Bearfriend: The Sun Bear Combines Bearishness With Slothiness In Equal Measure

While I was out in the Northwest, I visited the Portland Zoo and their new baby otter pup. While I was there, I discovered a new animal to bestow my love and affection on: The sun bear, a mythical creature that combines the best of the bear world, with the undeniable coolness of a sloth.

By: Julie Gerstein / March 28, 2013

Nightmare Squared: Snake On Fire Sets House On Fire

A snake set a house on fire. Wait. Let me back up because that sounds like a snake is guilty of arson. And we all know that’s not possible because snakes don’t have arms. Except for that snake freak of nature that grew a hand and crawled across a woman’s wall. Claw Snake, you may…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 24, 2013

Showbiz Is Tough, Even For Pets

Earlier this month, Lizzy, a seven-year-old corgi, got fired from a West End production of “The Audience” starring Helen Mirren after she failed to make her mark in “16 consecutive preview performance nights.” She was replaced by a younger rival named Coco. (The corgi, I mean, not Helen Mirren.)

This week, on the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 24, 2013

Can We Please Just Let Dogs Be Dogs?

Jessica sent me a link to an article about a trend in China where people dye their dog’s fur to look like another animal, probably thinking I would find it cute. But I don’t and let me tell you why. Okay, sure, I’ll start off by acknowledging that there is obviously something cute about a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 22, 2013

14 Kinds Of Cat Breeds You Maybe Didn’t Know Existed

As a verifiable crazy cat lady, I decided I’d delve into the world of weird cat breeds, just because. Do I need a better reason? I don’t think so. Here are 14 breeds of cat you’ve probably never encountered.

By: Julie Gerstein / March 22, 2013

7 Pictures Of A Grumpy Otter Being Awoken From A Nap

Poor otter pup. He was having such an amazing dream! And then some stupid human woke him from his slumberjust as things were getting really good. Thanks a lot. Click through to see more of this adorable otter feeling really grumpy about being woken up from his nap.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 22, 2013

“Piggy Poop Balls” And The Meaning Of Life

By now, you’ve probably seen this picture of a pig with a poop on it’s giant balls that’s been circulating around the interwebs. If you haven’t HERE IT IS. Buzzfeed tracked down the “piggy poop balls” photographer, Jeff Reardon to explain the circumstances under which his scatological masterpiece occurred.

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 13, 2013

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 members of…

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 various gorilla noises.

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.

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
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