When my brother texted me a picture of this sign that he found hung up on the wall of his rural high school, I knew I had found my true calling. I mean, I’ve come across many miniature horse care and feeding jobs in my day, but none with such a flexible schedule. Amelia, consider this post my two weeks’ notice. Time to give this mysterious “Carol” a call…
Disturbing news out of the Bronx Zoo: yesterday, a man jumped into the tiger exhibit and lost a foot. Police say the apparently emotionally-disturbed 20-something man was riding the zoo’s monorail at around 3 p.m. when he suddenly jumped into the tiger pen.
One of the big cats began mauling the man, allegedly tearing off his foot, before emergency workers could rescue him. Gothamist is reporting the man’s leg was shredded, his back was bitten and “a fang punctured his lung.” Keep reading »
Beyoncé does not want to be friends with Kim Kardashian, so Kim went and got herself a pet kitten. I see what you did there! Fortunately, it’s a cute kitten — as cute as Choupette, even, and coming from me, that’s saying something.
But I don’t believe that Mercy, the Teacup Persian she named after one of Kanye’s songs, is anything other than an adorable publicity stunt. Just look at the way she’s carrying Mercy around everywhere in her arms. That’s what giant purses are for, Kimmy.
I pretty much love anything comically oversized, and that goes double for animals. So you better believe I’m a little bit obsessed with Zeus, the 44-inch tall Great Dane that took top honors as the tallest dog in the world. The Otsego, Michigan, pup is just three-years-old, and stands 7-feet 4-inches when on his hind legs. He weighs a lean 115 pounds, and eats up to 12 cups of food a day (aw, a growing boy!). “Zeus is an awesome dog,” said his owner Denise Dorlag. “The only downside is that everything costs more; the food, medicines, transport. We had to get a van to be able to transport him, oh, and if he steps on your foot – he leaves bruises!” We bet! [Discovery]
Sometimes I discover a Tumblr so genius that I get jealous, bordering on hostile, that I didn’t think of it myself. Today’s find is The Celebrity Kingdom, which expertly morphs celebrities and their spirit animals. Dammit! Why didn’t I think of that? Seriously, Goose Vilanch is my inspiration for the day. Well, Goose Vilanch and those five cups of coffee I pounded. Hey, whatever keeps you motivated. Click onward to see a few more of my favorite animal/celeb hybrids.