Posts tagged "animals"

The Daily Squee: A Skateboarding Cat Is Just As Amazing As She Sounds

Meet Didga the cat, skateboarder extraordinaire. Watch Didga around her Australian hometown on her board, jumping over dogs and looking generally unfazed at just how absurd it is that she’s a cat on a skateboard. How her owner managed to train her to do this is beyond me, but I am all kinds of impressed.

By: Claire Hannum / January 23, 2014

The ‘Possum Drop’ Is The North Carolina Answer To New Year’s Celebrations

Throughout the years, there have been hundreds of variations on the classic New Year’s Eve ball drop. Georgia drops a peach, Pennsylvania drops a Liberty Bell, and MTV even once dropped Mark Wahlberg’s pants. But in Brasstown, N.C., they drop a live possum … for real. Read more on Huffington Post …

By: Huffington Post Weird News / December 31, 2013

2013: The Year In Goats!

Even if you’re not an obsessive goat lover like me, you’ve got to admit 2013 was a huuuuuge year for goats. These mischievous little bovids bounced their way into music videos, Taylor Swift songs, the Guinness Book of World Records, airport maintenance programs, bars, and even Jose Canseco’s trunk. For posterity’s sake, here’s a compendium…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 27, 2013

The Daily Squee: This Llama Plays Fetch And Can’t Contain His Glee

Say hello to Oscar the llama, who has learned how to adorably fetch a sock like a puppy. Who knew llamas could skip like that? Who knew llamas could play fetch? And unlike a golden retriever, you can actually use your adorable llama’s fur for yarn. Or, you know, Internet fame. [Daily Picks & Flicks]…

By: Claire Hannum / December 8, 2013

Beep! Sugar Glider Impersonates Miley Cyrus

The tongue! The tongue! It’s so tiny, but it’s perfect. The sugar glider manages to makes it seem far more wholesome than Miley. [Reddit]…

By: Ami Angelowicz / December 6, 2013

Your Daily Squee: The Real-Life Fox And The Hound

Norwegian photographer Torgeir Berge was stunned when his dog Tinni met a wild fox in the woods, and instead of fighting with it or chasing it away, seemed to enjoy its company. The fox, who was eventually named Sniffer, also showed an immediate affection for Tinni. The two animals quickly became best friends, and a real-life…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 6, 2013

British Bookseller Waterstones Overshadows Amazon’s New Drone Program

Sorry, Amazon: your robot drone delivery program just got one-upped, in terms of both efficiency and novelty. The future of delivery will not be dependent on technology, but rather winged animals — that is, if one British book retail giant has any say in it. Waterstones has trounced Amazon’s plans (which, really, now seem quaint…

By: Rachel Krause / December 5, 2013

9 Vintage Photos That Prove Bears Are Awesome Forever

Bears always have been and always will be totally awesome, and we have the pictures to prove it. Click to see more awesome photos on Huffington Post…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / November 23, 2013

Worst Nightmare: Dozens Of Deadly Spiders Hatch From A Banana And Infest Family’s Home

Consi Taylor was half done eating the banana when she noticed white spots on the peel. Upon closer inspection, she realized those spots were moving, and when dozens of the spots jumped off the banana and began quickly scattering around her family’s home, she realized they were SPIDERS. As if this fruit horror story wasn’t…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 4, 2013

The Daily Squee: The Bravest Little Goat There Ever Was

This baby goat has decided that his days in the pen are over. They say you have to step on others to get to the top, but this escape artist took it literally. I wonder if he planned his way out for a while with his donkey friend before taking his leap to freedom or just…

By: Claire Hannum / October 29, 2013

Meet Kerri Wolter, The Queen Of The Vultures

Kerri Wolter, otherwise known as the woman who flies with vultures, has been paragliding with the carcass-eating birds for the last 11 years. (Yes, that’s a real job — flying with vultures in the African wilderness and caring for them at a vulture conservation center. You can add that to the long list of thing…

By: Ami Angelowicz / October 28, 2013

It’s Official: Cat Painting Contest Will Be The Most Brooklyn Thing Ever

Just when you thought the streets of Brooklyn were safe again, cat people had to go do something ridiculous: on November 24th, there will be a Brooklyn Cat Painting Takedown held in a gallery space. What happens at a Cat Painting Takedown? Unlike past Takedowns where competitors try to make the best soup or bacon,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 26, 2013

This Adorable Kitty Is A Pot Smuggler

So while you were busy playing Candy Crush, cats started smuggling drugs. Guards at a prison in Moldova noticed one particular pussy was frequently entering the prison through a small hole in the fence. The kitty’s “decorative oversized collar” turned out to contain what appears to be marijuana being transported to prisoners; now authorities are…

By: Claire Hannum / October 25, 2013

Report: The Abominable Snowman Exists And He’s Half Polar Bear

I don’t suppose  we have many Frisky readers in the Himalayas, but if we do, WATCH OUT. The abominable snowman exists and he is half-polar bear. Science says so!

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 17, 2013

Here’s How Your Cat Sees The World

Ever wondered how your cat sees the world? Artist Nickolay Lamm wondered too, so he consulted with ophthalmologists and veterinarians to put together images of different scenes as they would appear from the viewpoint of a kitty. Thanks to his nifty photo series, we can take a look at the likes of Times Square or a…

By: Claire Hannum / October 17, 2013

Baby Fainting Goats & 7 Other Animal Cams!

If you are a human being with a heart and a soul and the ability to emote and feel, you will most certainly enjoy clicking on the video above and watching the mesmerizing live feed of these baby fainting goats from the Barnyard Buddies farm in Colorado. For the uninitiated, fainting goats are goats that have…

By: Megan Reynolds / October 15, 2013

Oops: Petting Your Cat Stresses Her Out

Ready to feel like the worst cat mom ever? A new study shows that stroking your cats could be making them more stressed out. When researchers at the University of Lincoln set out to study the way cats handle living alongside humans in the same home, they tested stress hormone levels in cats before stroking…

By: Claire Hannum / October 9, 2013

13 Signs Your Dog Really Loves You (As Demonstrated By My Dog Lucca)

Last night, I was feeling weirdly insecure. Not about the way I look. Not about my job performance. Not about a stupid boy. No, I was feeling insecure about my dog Lucca and whether or not she truly loves me. I like to think Lucca channels her thoughts through me for me to speak aloud and those…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2013

It’s Time To Cry: Abused Pitbull “Mama Jade” Gets A Second Chance At Life

No one knows how the battered, bleeding pitbull escaped her chains and ended up in the yard of a North Nashville home, but one thing’s for sure: she chose the right house. The person who lived there just happened to be an animal hospital employee, and was able to give the dog, who is now…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 4, 2013

The Daily Squee: Little Boy With Down Syndrome Hugs Pushy Labrador Retriever

Pets are nothing if not persistent when there’s affection to be had. Nowhere is that better illustrated than this squee-dorable video of a little boy with Down Syndrome being won over with love by a pushy Labrador retriever. The boy, Hernan, lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is shy about physical contact. At first Herna…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 3, 2013
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