As an obsessive dog owner, it can be easy for me to forget that there are other creatures people keep as pets and love as much as I love Lucca. I was reminded of this yesterday, when I posted a link to the Puppy Bowl X gallery to FB and a friend, who happens to be a cat lover, reminded me that puppies are not the only stars of the Puppy Bowl. “Everyone knows that the Kitten Halftime Show is the real draw,” he said. Now, I don’t want to pit puppies and kittens against each other here, as there’s more than enough room for all kinds of cuteness in this world. So let’s give the Puppy Bowl kittens their due!
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. Unless, of course, this is some crazy Photoshop job and cats on skateboards don’t exist. But Happie the goat knows how to skateboard, so why not Didga? [Refinery29]
We live in an era when “found footage” of Internet cat Lil Bub is treated as if someone found an old video of Jennifer Lawrence singing in her high school’s production of “The Sound Of Music.” It’s Lil Bub! At eight weeks old! Like all kittens, she is painfully adorable, but most noteworthy to me is that her face isn’t fucked up-looking yet. Like, her tongue is still resting inside her mouth normally. The tongue protrusion must have happened in kitty adolescence, poor thing. [YouTube]
The Etsy description for this “cat battle armor” is just too good not to post in its entirety:
“100% wearable, flexible, and comfortable, the Cat Battle Armor is a for-reals armor harness for your kitty. Completely hand-made from durable veg-tan leather, this is no mere costume piece. Your cat will become an unstoppable force for slaughter in this fully articulated suit, shielding him/her from foes while allowing unimpeded movement across the battlefield or living room floor. The imposing torso section features several riveted, articulated plates and a terrifying rack of dorsal spines. Your cat’s hindquarters are sheathed beneath exquisitely arrayed overlapping scales stitched to a soft leather backing, adorned with nickel silver dome rivets. Midnight black scales and plates are finished with a glossy protective coat and seamlessly join together like the petals of a deadly flower. Adjustable at the collar with elastic and two nickel silver buckles, and at the belly with grommeted corset-style lacing for a secure, comfortable fit.”
Convinced your fierce feline is ready for some armor of her own? It will cost you $500, but when it comes to outfitting your pet for the zombie apocalypse, spare no expense! [Etsy]
There are so many things about this picture that are making my head spin, but it involves a onesie and it’s somehow appealing to my sense of cuteness, so I’m going with it…even though I have been known to have nightmares about skunks. Anyhow, Stunky the the skunk (I should specify that she’s someone’s PET) recently had surgery to get spayed, so her owner dressed put her in a puppy diaper and a onesie to keep her from scratching her stitches. This picture of Stunky, short for Stunkard, cuddling with her stuffed sloth, were posted by her owner. Because I know you’re wondering, YES, Stunky is descented, meaning she can’t spray. What the WHAT? I just kind of can’t even deal with how cute this is. There’s another picture of Stunky after the jump because I had to. [Reddit via Laughing Squid] Keep reading »
In November, the Toronto Zoo welcomed a newborn polar bear cub. Now just two months old, he is learning the put one paw ahead of the other and walk … but oh man, is it hard. Keep at it, little guy. You can do it! [YouTube]