Posts tagged "animals"

Be My Pet: Itty Bitty Baby Platypuses!

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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 18, 2014

Would You Feed And Talk To Your Pets Via Remote Control?

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…

Claire Hannum / May 10, 2014

The Daily Squee: Tiny Puppy Sneaks Through A Doorway

This tiny puppy is on a mission. No matter how his humans try to keep him safely on the other side of their door, he finds his way through. You did it, buddy! We believed in you!  [YouTube]…

Claire Hannum / May 10, 2014

Introducing Cats 24/7, The “All Cats, All The Time” TV Channel

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.”…

Claire Hannum / May 6, 2014

Watch This Cat Interrupt His Owner’s Musical Performance

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.

Claire Hannum / May 4, 2014

This Kitty Is Really Excited To Greet Her Owner

When her owner arrived home after three days out of town, this kitty was thrilled to greet her favorite human. Who says cats aren’t as loyal as dogs? [Thought Catalog, In The Life]…

Claire Hannum / May 3, 2014

Penelope Popcorn Is The Most Stylish Pig You’ve Ever Met

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…

Claire Hannum / April 16, 2014

The Daily Squee: What Your Cat’s Body Language REALLY Means

Illustrator Cindy Suen has taught us how to read our cats’ body language with her cute cartoons. But now we’ve been gifted with a live-action counterpart with real cats! Jeff Wysaski of Pleated Jeans has created his own funny take on what our cats might be thinking, and it’s a bit more close to home tha…

Claire Hannum / April 13, 2014

The Daily Squee: Watch This Video Of Baby Sloths Squeaking And Melt Into A Million Pieces

Did you know that sloths squeak!? Is this common knowledge to everybody else? I guess I had never thought before about “what does the sloth say?” I don’t know how I existed on this earth for so long without knowing that sloths’ squeaks are as cute as their little smiles. But this video of the sound…

Claire Hannum / April 12, 2014

This Kitty Is Obsessed With Tapping On Newspapers

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 like…

Claire Hannum / April 10, 2014

Watch This: Screaming Goats Cover The “Game Of Thrones” Theme Song

We’ve seen screaming goats cover hit songs by Katy Perry, Celine Dion, and Jay Z. Wasn’t it only a matter of time before someone synced up a bunch of screaming goat clips to recreate the “Game of Thrones” theme song? The surprising thing about this video isn’t so much that it exists, but that it&#8217…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 10, 2014

The Daily Squee: Watch These Cats Totally Ignore This Guy’s Magic Tricks

Magician Rick Lax knows all kinds of nifty tricks, or as Gob Bluth would say, illusions. He’s probably used to receiving a major reaction from his audiences who are impressed by his skills of trickery. But in this video, Rick goes up against his toughest critics:  cats. Their visible boredom as he pulls out all the…

Claire Hannum / April 8, 2014

Meet The “Geep,” A Goat-Sheep Hybrid That Will Steal Your Heart And Save The World

These days we have plenty of evidence that civilization is going to hell in a handbasket: Farrah Abraham’s erotic novelist career, elected officials making laws based on the belief that women are nothing more than barely sentient baby factories, the continuing existence of James Franco. BUT WAIT! There is finally a reason to celebrate, a beacon of…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 8, 2014

Here’s How To Read Your Cat’s Mind

Ever wonder what your cat is thinking? She’s trying to tell you — through her body language! Graphic designer, illustrator and cat lover Cindy Suen created this adorable video as a guide to the ways cats communicate with us. Watch it for a whole new perspective on your kitty’s feelings. [Laughing Squid]…

Claire Hannum / April 3, 2014

The Daily Squee: Milo The Cat Photobombs His Owner’s Yoga

YouTube yogi jahzyoga was trying to get her namaste on, but her cat Milo had other ideas in mind. The curious kitty couldn’t help photobombing her video because, as we all know, when cats demand attention, they demand it. [Glamour]…

Claire Hannum / March 28, 2014

An Open Letter To The Squirrel I Saw Eating A Mini Corndog

Dear Squirrel,

When I saw you out of the corner of my eye scampering across the parking lot, I didn’t expect you to restore my faith in the universe. You seemed like just another squirrel, narrowly dodging cars, going about your squirrel business, but then I noticed something strange in your little squirrel…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 25, 2014

It’s Time To Cry: Web Series About Adopted Pets And Their Humans Will Melt Your Heart

We here at The Frisky love animals of any kind, but we have a special place in our heart for adopted petsThe Sidekick Series, a webseries that features adopted pets and their owners, will melt you at the seams. The videos aim to encourage animal adoption by showing what wonderful companions rescue pets can make.

Claire Hannum / March 19, 2014

Photographer’s “Why We Rescue” Project Champions Pet Adoption With Moving Photographs And Stories

Adopting my dog Lucca from a shelter nearly eight years ago is, hands down, the best and most gratifying decision I’ve ever made. While I would never suggest that the love I feel for Lucca is greater because of it, I do think the experience of rescuing a dog, rather than buying from a breeder…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 5, 2014

Celebrity Selfies Are So Much Better With Puppies In Them

Frivolous celeb selfies might actually do some good in the world, if Dallas Pets Alive (DPA) has anything to say about it. The nonprofit aims to make no-kill shelters the norm in Dallas, TX, and to find homes for rescue dogs. Their oh-so-brilliant marketing geniuses have gotten into the habit of #muttbombing, or reposting celebs&#8217…

Claire Hannum / February 26, 2014

4 Goats + 1 Bendy Piece Of Sheet Metal = Endless Entertainment

If you saw a bendy piece of sheet metal stuck in the ground, you’d probably think, “Ugh, what an eyesore.” Goats, as evidenced by this adorable video, think, “OMG! A NEW TOY!” and proceed to turn it into a makeshift metal trampoline. Also, I’d like to take a moment to thank the 10 different people…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 18, 2014
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