When I was about 10, I decided my favorite animal was the ocelot. I liked the exotic sound of the name, the way it made me seem infinitely more cultured and knowledgeable than my simpleton friends who were still citing “cat” as their favorite animal. Plus, how could you not love a jungle cat that’s known as the “Dwarf Leopard”?! After watching this video of a 9-week-old ocelot playing on a scratching post, I’d like to, at age 28, renew my Ocelot Fan Club Membership. Click play, and I’m pretty sure you’ll want to join me. [Laughing Squid]
This cat, kickin’ back with a vanilla cone and groovy dance music, embodies the perfect state of relaxation I aim for at the end of every work day. Talk about a blissed out sugar trance. [via Dlisted]
It all started as a joke, as so many brilliant performance art projects do. Chris Naka thought it might be funny to recreate a romantic movie scene with his boss’ dog, Wrigley, and snap a photo to entertain his coworkers. Who could have guessed that Naka and Wrigley would have such amazing chemistry that the man and the pooch would start spending almost every lunch hour posing in various iconic embraces? So far the duo has recreated scenes from “Ghost,” “Dirty Dancing,” “Brokeback Mountain,” and many more. Click through to check out some of our favorites! And Lucca, start practicing your “I’m just a girl standing in front of a boy” speech now, because I know what I’m doing on my next trip to NYC… [People]
Unless you live under a rock, you have probably heard that the Midwest and Northeast were blanketed under a snowstorm last night. Everyone is pissy because they had to dig their car out from eight inches of snow this morning. But a cat named Oreo is having the hardest day of them all. You see, when Oreo woke up today his entire world had TURNED UPSIDE DOWN, thus leading him to question everything he believed about reality. This is a video of Oreo discovering snow for the first time. He doesn’t seem too happy about it. [YouTube]
As much as we love videos of dogs being reunited with their owners returning from a deployment, sometimes a simple screen shot is all you need. Airman Justin Jones captured the moment that his dog Kiba first saw his face on Skype after he was deployed in 2011. And the best part? Justin and Kiba have since been reunited in person. I can’t even imagine the excitement of that moment! [Reddit]
Vogue never fails to make me feel fat, poor, wrinkled, and frumpy. Dog Vogue, on the other hand, makes me feel like doing a happy dance. Dog Vogue was created by photographer Sophie Gamand, who had “acclaimed pet couturier” (yes, that’s a thing) Anthony Rubio dress a group of chihuahua models in couture outfits and snapped pictures of the surprisingly elegant results. Check out all the high-fashion canine editorials at Striking Paws.