Posts tagged "animals"

‘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 them with…

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…

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-

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…

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]…

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…

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]…

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 the polar bear exhibit,…

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…

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…

Claire Hannum / August 20, 2014

Watch A Baby And A Roomba-Riding Cat Celebrate Shark Week

Shark Week is over, but it lives on in this holy grail of YouTube entertainment, featureing a cat, a baby, America’s favorite week in television, and a Roomba. This is the peak of the internet, friends. It’s only downhill from here. [Laughing Squid]…

Claire Hannum / August 19, 2014

This Is Actually The Cutest Kitten In The World

I know the internet is the land of hyperbole, especially when it comes to cats. But for real, everyone, anointing this kitten getting a belly rub as “The Cutest Ever Cat Video On The Internet” seems pretty spot-on to me.  I dare you to disagree with me. [Love Meow]…

Claire Hannum / August 16, 2014

Cat Loves Hot Dude, Pesters Him For Cuddles

If I were in this cat’s shoes, I can’t promise I wouldn’t do the exact same thing.

Claire Hannum / August 14, 2014

This Disabled Lion Forms Sweet Friendships With Everyone He Meets

Bonedigger, a disabled lion at G.W. Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma, has made some unlikely BFFs in his zookeeper, John Reinke, and a Dachshund named Milo. The lion was born with a metabolic bone disease, leaving him mildly disabled in his front legs. Reinke, who is himself disabled, personally raised the lion and formed a closed…

Claire Hannum / August 14, 2014

Some Jerk Left Five Abandoned Kittens Zipped In A Suitcase On The Street

Today in miserable situations: five abandon kittens zipped inside a suitcase were discovered in Cardiff, Wales. A passerby happened to see the suitcase on a back street and opened it, only to find the nine-week-old kitties peering up from inside. One of them was stuck in the bag’s zipper, another kitty had a sore eye, and…

Claire Hannum / August 12, 2014

The Daily Squee: Maru Discovers Window Blinds

Maru, one of the greatest internet cats of our time, can now add window blinds to his list of fearless conquests.

Claire Hannum / August 11, 2014

Sometimes You Just Really Need To Watch A Bunch Of Puppies Rolling Down Hills

Maybe you’re having a bad day. Perhaps you’re super hungover, just got fired, or can’t make the rent. No matter what’s eating at you right now, I can guarantee that this compilation of puppies gleefully and mindlessly tumbling down hills will instantly cheer you up at least a little. It’s a good thing pups are…

Claire Hannum / August 1, 2014

Cat Hamster Wheels Are A Thing Now

So many people love the bizarre idea of watching their cat run manically on a hamster wheel that a Kickstarter campaign for exactly that has raised over 18 times its goal. Over $189,000 has been raised for the “One Fast Cat” exercise wheel. Indoor cats who don’t need to hunt to survive struggle with a…

Claire Hannum / July 31, 2014

Cat Can’t Be Bothered With The Outdoors, Hides In A Stranger’s Purse

It’s no secret that most cats don’t like to be walked, and this kitty made that extra clear on his first adventure outside by trying to hide in a random woman’s purse while still on his leash. I’m pretty sure I look the exact same way most Monday mornings. [Laughing Squid]…

Claire Hannum / July 31, 2014

RIP Society: Black Cats Are Being Abandoned Because They Don’t Show Up In Selfies

According to the RSPCA, a British animal charity, abandoning animals that aren’t photogenic has become “a national problem” in the U.K. Of the 1,000 cats currently living in RSPCA shelter, 70 percent are black. Between 2007 and 2013, there was a 65 percent increase in the number of black cats taken in at the Blue…

Claire Hannum / July 30, 2014
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