I would be so stoked if I could be half as relaxed and mellow as the cat in the party hat in the bowl is. That guy doesn’t even raise a whisker at the party hat intrusion. In fact, all of these cats seem suspiciously laid back about wearing stupid human hats, given the general demeanor of felines toward clothing and accessories. What’s the secret here? [YouTube]
If I had my way, I might change the name of The Frisky over to The Siku, so that we could cover polar bear baby Siku all the time. It would just be pictures and videos of his roly-poly belly, his tiny tongue and his sleeping little polar bear form all the time. But sadly, I don’t have overarching editorial control of TF, so you’ll just have to settle for this video from “The Today Show,” featuring the latest update on the abandoned polar bear. It seems he’s gained a whole five pounds while in captivity, and now weighs seven pounds! His favorite activities still seem to be napping and getting belly rubs, so otherwise not much has changed. Zookeeper Frank Larson, call me if you need some help or want to take a smoke break or whatever. [MSNBC]
This little bullfrog is rather skilled at the iPhone game Anteater. Watch as he gets a bit overexcited at the prospect of squashing flies — with dire (hilarious) consequences for his owner. [YouTube]
There’s nothing cats hate more than being dressed up in festive costumes. Seriously? Look at the miserable kitty faces in this collection of Santa cats — the disdain is practically dripping off their furry little bodies. And that’s what makes Christmas cats so much fun.
Apparently, when most of us take off for the holidays to hang out with our families, the internet’s cat population takes over. Witness this trailer for the new film “The Dark Knight: Rises” — the latest in the Batman series — as performed by cats. Ironically, incredibly, the role of Catwoman (as played in the actual movie by Anne Hathaway) is played by a dog. [Comic Book Movie]
These pups really put the “happy” in Hanukkah. The yarmulke-wearing, payot-growing, Star-of-David sporting doggies featured here know their latkes from their blintzes and so on. As we Frisky Jews (Ami and I) celebrate the festival of lights, we wish all of you — and your pets — a great holiday season.
While the war in Iraq may have officially ended last week, the U.S. soldiers who were stationed there will be feeling the after effects of life in a warzone for some time. As soldiers and Army personnel are reunited with their American friends and family, they are often leaving behind their Iraqi family — the many stray Iraqi dogs the soldiers bonded with and took care of while serving overseas. The pups provided an invaluable emotional support to the men and women and many returning soldiers are now working with a program called Operation Baghdad Pups to bring their Iraqi pets to the States. Keep reading »
There may be nothing cats hate more than wearing clothes. That’s because cats, unlike dogs, absolutely feel humiliation and embarrassment in a real way. You can see it on their little cat faces, and read it in the way that they stalk around with utter disdain whenever they see the offending humans that made them wear the reindeer ears or, in this particular cat’s case, the Santa suit. [Buzzfeed]
He may not be cuddly, but his Christmas spirit gives us the warm fuzzies.
Are your children misbehaving at school? Are your loved ones suffering from medical ailments? Is your home infested with bedbugs?
If you answered yes to all of these questions, you’ll be happy to know that there’s a simple reason you are experiencing these seemingly unrelated misfortunes: Your dog is possessed by a demon.
And, thankfully, there’s a simple solution: A $197 pendant sold by a woman who claims her poodle was inhabited by a demonic spirit. But wait, there’s more! Read more…