Today, let’s all resolve to not merely bleat weakly and coast toward the weekend, but to grab life by the horns, let out a rousing yell of excitement, and give it all we’ve got. Like this baby goat. [YouTube]
Thor, a Great Dane puppy, is supposed to wake up at 3:30 in the morning to go to work with his human. He sounds just like we did, oh, every single morning of high school. Can you really blame him for wanting to stay in bed? It’s okay, Thor. Lots of humans act the same way in the mornings. You’ll get used to it. [Tastefully Offensive]
Are you as excited as this little puppy? Didn’t think so! Someone get me a dog and a car, there are road trip adventures to be had! [22 Words]
Full-grown platypuses* are sort of unsettling to look at. I mean, the British settlers didn’t call them “water moles” for nothing (shudder). But look at these itty bitty baby platypuses! Have you ever see anything cuter and more snuggly looking in your life? They’re like living, breathing beanie babies! Or mini hippos! I want 10 of them, please. And little top hats to put on them. [I Fucking Love Science]
*My 7th grade biology teacher used to get SO mad if any of us uttered the word, “platypuses.” She would actually whack our desk with a ruler and say, “The plural of platypus is platypi. PLATYPIIIIIII!!!” But I just found out that the plural of platypus is in fact “platypuses,” and now I feel both vindicated and confused.
Another addition to the “high-tech kitty feeder” canon has come onto the scene, and it allows you to watch, listen to and chat with your pets long-distance via wifi. When inventor Ken Powers couldn’t find a reliable product online to feed his two cats while he was away, he decided to create his own. Enter the PetPal, which feeds your dog, cat, rabbit, or other cute critter on command with the help of an app. He wants the very best for his cats, so he put the feeder together with his trusty 40-year-old toaster in mind — built to last rather than be replaced every few years like a smartphone. Keep reading »
Our prayers have been answered! Cats 24/7 is an internet-powered TV channel that airs cats, and only cats, all day long. Why didn’t somebody come up with this brilliant idea sooner? Cats 24/7 features:
“All cats, all the time. 24/7/365. We’ve got kittens too. Meow-mazing.” Keep reading »
You know that moment when you’re trying to type something and your cat can’t stand not being the center of your world for even a second, so he plops himself right down on your keyboard? Musician Tim Collins has been there. His cat can’t resist waltzing in like he owns the place and shamelessly interrupting Collins’ vibraphone practice. Repeatedly. [Laughing Squid]
Meet Penelope Popcorn, an Instagram star whose clothes are probably more awesome than yours (and mine!). At first I was as weirded out by her pictures as you probably are, but now I can’t decide whether I’m more impressed by her adorable name or her array of hair ribbons.
Penelope is a 28 lb., potty-trained household pet to a family of three living in California. The one-year-old Juliana purebreed‘s owner says she’s been dressed up and had her nails painted since she was very young, so posing for photos is routine. According to her owner: Keep reading »
Today in Animals Doing Weird But Oddly Endearing Things: Bibia the cat loves tapping his paw on anything made of paper. Once a newspaper or paper bag is in front of him, he touches it over and over and over again repetitively Really, it’s almost like Bibia has got kitty obsessive-compulsive disorder. Maybe Bibia likes the sound of his paw brushing against it? One thing’s for sure: this kitty can’t stop, won’t stop. [Laughing Squid]