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I Need A Petite Lap Giraffe

The mini-lap giraffe in the DirecTV ads is now for sale! You can buy your lap giraffe today from Sokolovsky Farms, Russia’s finest purveyor of Petite Lap Giraffes. Ok, not really. It’s an ad campaign. But you can still waste time watching the little critters on a live web cam or finding out pet care tips at PetiteLapGiraffe.com. See “Vladimir” and other “PGLs” go about their daily business, like taking bubble baths, lounging on couches, and eating bonsai trees. Fun facts: A full-size adult PGL only grows to be about 30 inches tall and sleep in a box like a cat. I know, I’m in denial. I still think I’ll own one someday. It can happen. [Ad Freak, Petite Lap Giraffe] Keep reading »

Hedgehog In Haute Couture

She may have no spine, but Spudlina has a wicked sense of style. The two-year-old hedgehog, who mysteriously lost her spine, is living the good life in a UK wildlife hospital where she gets to wear stylish, one-of-a-kind, hand-knitted sweaters and receives regular massages. Sign me up. [Telegraph] Keep reading »

Knut The Polar Bear Has Died

Knut is dead: the famous polar bear at the Berlin Zoo has died suddenly and unexpectedly at age four. Keep reading »

Meet The Black Arrow, A Lady Superhero Who Saves Abused Pets

I love a superheroine as much as the next feminist, especially one who loves the fuzzy am-i-nals as much as I do. Meet “Black Arrow,” an anonymous British woman who fights evil in the form of people who abuse their pets. “I make sure people aren’t abusing their animals,” Black Arrow told The Sun newspaper. “I serve justice to those who deserve it. We stand for those who cannot, because we can.” (Unfortunately, the tabloid-eriffic Sun didn’t get a single detail on just how Black Arrow does this.) For six years, the London lass has stuck up for animals who are abused — presumably without crassly objectifying women in the process. You hear that, PETA? [The Sun UK, Coventry Telegraph UK] Keep reading »

Ryan Gosling Talks To Animals

Oh my god, you guys, I think I just died a little inside. Ryan Gosling went to a zoo (with Evan Rachel Wood, but let’s ignore that fact because I refuse to entertain the notion that anything could be going on there) in Cincinnati and took all sorts of adorable photos with animals. I would like Ryan to look at me the way he is staring adoringly at this beast. Perhaps if I strap his head in just right… Check out more photos of Ryan Gosling making friends with animals, after the jump! [Cincinnati Zoo via ONTD] Keep reading »

Cut Me Off A Slice Of That

One dog loaf sandwich, please! The most adorable sandwich of all time. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

Best In Show

Hickory — short for Grand Champion Foxcliffe Hickory Wind — a Scottish deerhound, took the title of Best in Show at the annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. Her handler refers to her as a “diva” who “demands love.” Something tells me Hickory is perfectly suited for stardom. [NY Times] Keep reading »

Were You A Unicorn, Horse, Or Dolphin Girl?

Bless you, Lisa Frank, for helping me build my unicorn sticker collection and making sure my school supplies were covered with the mythical, rainbow-colored creatures. I know I was not alone in my girlhood unicorn fantasy. Most young girls indulge in some kind of animal enthusiasm. But some experts think there’s a deeper reason for this. Engaging in an obsession, with unicorns, horses, or dolphins specifically, may help young girls become strong women. Why? They help us claim our power. “They’re all active, they’re all sources of power and motion and transformation … these are all borderland creatures; gateway animals to other worlds. They help us imagine wonderful other ways of being in the world. They let us be cowgirls and oceanographers and mermaids and princesses,” says scientist Laurel Braitman. Find out what important qualities each animal represents after the jump. Keep reading »

Squirrel Seeks Dog

I think this dog’s gonna turn out to be unavailable, but you can’t blame a squirrel for trying. [Telegraph] Keep reading »

A Very Freaky Fox


This fox can’t stop licking this window with his long tongue. Either he really likes the taste of glass or he wants to devour the human on the other side. Speaking of humans … is it just me or does this fox look human? It’s really freaking me out. [Buzzfeed] Keep reading »

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