Posts tagged "animals"

This Cat’s First Time In Snow Will Make Your Day

When Jonesy the cat stepped into snow for the first time, he wasn’t sure what to think of it, but he couldn’t help but investigate. Luckily for us, his human captured the whole adorable thing on camera, leaps and all! Click through for a few shots from Jonesy’s snowy adventure. [Tastefully Offensive] [Images via Elizabeth V. Bouras]…

By: Claire Hannum / December 1, 2014

5 Adorable Behaviors That Mean Your Dog Hates You

Once upon a time, a bunch of prehistoric horror-wolves realized that the clumsy species of spear-flinging monkeys they were snacking on would trade belly rubs and a place by the fire if they occasionally mauled something on command. Since then, man and canine have peacefully waltzed together through the annals of time. Thanks to thi…

By: Cracked / November 15, 2014

You’re Welcome: Here Are Puppies Shaking Off Drops Of Water In Slow Motion

Photographer Carli Davidson’s “Shake” photo series captures puppies via high-speed photography as they shake water droplets off their fur. Their reactions in slow motion are much funnier than we’d ever imagine when watching it happen in real time. As if the photos themselves weren’t cute enough, Davidson put together a video of some of her…

By: Claire Hannum / October 29, 2014

This Cat Thinks She’s A Supermodel

First of all, this cat’s name is Twitter. Like, after the internet. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s all marvel at her Naomi Campbell strut across her household carpet. All that’s missing is “Work Bitch” playing in the background. And maybe kitty-sized pumps. [Neatorama]…

By: Claire Hannum / October 21, 2014

The Frisky’s Halloween Puppy Parade

Forget the kids— dogs in Halloween costumes are probably the cutest thing ever. This year, TJ Maxx and Marshalls did us a solid and sent over some of the season’s hottest doggy Halloween costumes for our pooches. Amelia’s dog Lucca had three killer costume changes, and the pups of some other Frisky friends also made…

By: The Frisky / October 20, 2014

Baby Elephant Goes Ham Smashing Large Pumpkins, Falls & Can’t Get Up

Anybody who says they don’t like Halloween is lying. Everybody loves Halloween, including zoo animals. To help get you in the holiday spirit, take a cue from these pumpkin-smashing elephants who classily stomp on them until a younger elephant comes along and just goes totally ham. Kind of like the kid who submerges his entire…

By: Katie Oldenburg / October 17, 2014

Goats In Lust: They’re Just Like Us!

We’d all like to think we’ve evolved way past our animal antecedents, having transcended the baser survival instincts that propelled us from the primordial ooze to this moment. These very instincts have been variously invoked by relationship experts, who will one day have us believing that we’re not that different from our mammalian brethre…

By: Lauren Gitlin / October 16, 2014

Simon The Cat Hates Leashes

Simon the cat and his buddy Wash were taken for a walk in the park, but Simon was not having it. Wash adapted to life on a leash, but Simon revolted in protest. Unfortunately, curling up in a ball doesn’t stop life from dragging you along anyway. I feel you, Simon. [BuzzFeed]…

By: Claire Hannum / October 15, 2014

15 Of My Favorite Cat Videos Of All Time

Everyone knows that funny cats are the true keepers of the internet, but I think my love for cat videos went off the deep end last week when I couldn’t stop watching this footage of sliding kittens on repeat at the Frisky office while laughing hysterically to myself for days on end. I’m pretty sure the…

By: Claire Hannum / October 6, 2014

Lil BUB Adorably Visits The ASPCA To Raise Awareness For Special Needs Animals

Last week, Lil BUB spent a day playing CEO at the ASPCA to raise awareness for pets with special needs and to celebrate her BIG Fund for the ASPCA grant program, which has raised over $75,000 this year for organizations that care for special needs animals. She lead conference calls, hung out with the staff, and…

By: Claire Hannum / October 3, 2014

‘Slittens,’ Sloth-Kitten Frankensteins, Are Here To Steal All The Awwwww

Photographs of these adorable sloth-kitten hybrids, called “slittens,” began surfacing on web designer Rachael Aslett’s Tumblr blog in early July. Although they’re definitely the product of photo editing, a Sept. 26 post on the blog claims otherwise.

If slittens really were test-tube babies and not the fuzzy progeny of Photoshop, we’re sure the animal kingdom would welcome…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / October 3, 2014

Having A Bad Day? Channel This Ecstatic Dog Running Through A Water Fountain

Martha Bellingham was on her way to work when she felt compelled to stop and watch this dog, named Sasha, dancing around in a nearby fountain like she’d just won the lottery. Unlike we humans who get so caught up in our everyday worries, Sasha was able to just appreciate the simple joy of the…

By: Claire Hannum / October 2, 2014

“Rape Culture In Music Videos” Report Card: “Animals” By Maroon 5

Literally equating women’s bodies with dead slabs of meat: A+
Frequency of camera angles reducing women’s bodies to parts-without-heads/brains/faces: A
Patrick Bateman resemblance: B+/A-

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 2, 2014

Meet Alley The Record Holding Flying Cat

One of the new record holders set to appear in the 2015 edition of the “Guinness Book of Records” is Alley the flying cat, who jumps farther than any other kitty on the planet. Alley was rescued in Chicago by Samantha Martin, a trainer for the traveling cat circus Acro-cats (how did I not know that…

By: Claire Hannum / September 17, 2014

The Daily Squee: Watch This Kitten Learn To Walk

We all start somewhere, right? Enjoy this Coub (basically, a GIF/Vine/video hybrid) of this little kitten who has a whole lot to learn about walking. Luckily, Mom is there to help. [Coub]…

By: Claire Hannum / September 12, 2014

Happy Hump Day! Here’s A Micro Pig So Blissed Out By A Belly Rub That She Falls Over

Good morning! This micro pig is loving her feather duster belly rub so much that she reclines with glee and makes a sound that I can only assume is the piggy version of purring. The lesson I’m going to take from this is that micro pigs are pretty much equally adorable, equally cuddly versions of…

By: Claire Hannum / September 10, 2014

This Little Girl Cuddling With A Tibetan Mastiff Is Living My Wildest Dream

Simba the Tibetan Mastiff is about as low-key as dogs get. Weiwei, his little human friend, gets to play with, sing to, and climb all over Simba to her heart’s content, and I’m profoundly jealous. [BoingBoing]…

By: Claire Hannum / August 31, 2014

Urine Trouble At Albuquerque’s BioPark Zoo

Spend any time at any zoo and you’re bound to catch the scent of animal waste.

That’s how it is at the Albuquerque’s BioPark Zoo, but it’s not the zoo animals that are stinking up the joint. It’s the human visitors.

Park employees have recently been finding puddles of urine near…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / August 24, 2014

Somebody Take Me To A Kitten-Themed Wedding

Happily Wedding, a wedding planning company in California, has opened up a whole new market — cat weddings. In case kitten-themed seating arrangements, feline cake toppers, the “glitter box,” and stationery marked “Furrever” wasn’t enough to make the perfect wedding day for cat-loving couple Kiera and Zach, they were then treated to the surprise arrival of…

By: Claire Hannum / August 22, 2014

Cheetah Cub And Puppy Play Together At The San Diego Zoo

After Ruuxa the cheetah cub was rejected by his mother, zookeepers at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park paired him up with Raina, a Rhodesian ridgeback puppy. Their friendship was set up as part of the zoo’s animal ambassador program, which creates unlikely bonds between different critters.  And it worked: the new buds are now over…

By: Claire Hannum / August 20, 2014
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