“My first love was the box. And I am still in love with it. I might have had some kind of a relationship with boxes in a previous life.”
– Maru, the world’s greatest cat, in an exclusive and all-too brief interview with Buzzfeed. In it, he talks about his admiration for Garfield, his biggest inspirations, and, of course, his love for boxes. [Buzzfeed]
Happy National Pet Day! In honor of this momentous holiday, author Anna David — her Kindle single, Animal Attraction (about being a crazy cat lady), is a must-read — has penned this list of 20 reasons why sharing a bed with a cat is better than sharing it with a man.
1. No inappropriate confessions/dirty talk if they’ve had too much to drink.
2. No possibility their cell phones will ring and wake you up.
3. Bored senseless by Internet porn; thus not dying to give you the money shot. Keep reading »
What’s better than baby animals? Miniature baby animals! And we’ve got ‘em. Pygmies and extra-smalls of all kinds, for your enjoyment. Click through to see a super-tiny menagerie.
Are you a horse girl? I’m a horse girl. And in another life, I would do what photographer Becky Standridge does. She spends her days in Arizona’s Tonto National Forest, documenting the wild horses that live there and helping to catalog the herd and its migration patterns. One day, while watching the horses, she managed to capture a dramatic water rescue on film. “People think horses don’t have a soul,” says Standridge. “But the soul of a horse is much bigger than man knows.” [AZ Central]
Meet Beyonce. The other Beyonce, that is. Beyonce is currently the world’s tiniest puppy; she’s so tiny, in fact, that she can fit in a mug. Mind you, she’s only five weeks old, so at some point, she is not going to be the world’s tiniest puppy. But let’s not ruin her moment of fame, okay? Watch her appearance (along with her slightly bigger siblings) and learn about her harrowing story, after the jump! Keep reading »
Oh hello, it seems you’ve caught me and my two gals having ourselves a little festivity, in honor of it being the summer solstice. We love putting on our party hats and celebrating the changing seasons. Who wouldn’t? Nature’s bounty is before us, as are my fabulous poodles. [AnimalsHavingParties]
Why do they even bother with bunnies on Easter? Unless, English Angora rabbits were the official Easter bunnies, then I would understand. But they’re not. Regular rabbits are, which aren’t nearly as fluffy in the face. I’m not a “squee-er.” In fact, I hate that word, but you can’t deny puppies with bunny ears. You just can’t. Actually, this is more than just an Easter video. Watch it year-round if you’re pissed about anything. Oh, and have a very Happy Puppy Easter! [You Tube]
In yet another blow to their species (and their dignity), two pandas at the Edinburgh Zoo refused to “do sex” this week and gift the world with a baby panda. Female panda bears only ovulate once a year, so the pressure was on for Sweetie and Sunshine, who had a 36 hour window to get it in. Zookeepers respectfully turned off the zoo’s public “pandacam” to give the bears some privacy and opened the zoo’s “love tunnel” between their separate enclosures to encourage romance. Things seemed promising when that filthy little minx Sweetie “called out incessantly” to her lover, as us ladies are wont to do, and pressed her nose and paws up against a grate. (There’s video here and it’s safe for work, but rather indignifying.) Keep reading »
It’s possible that nobody was smart enough to come up with an all-pug parody of Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony’s 1995 hit “First of Tha Month,” until now. But I prefer to think that the world just simply wasn’t ready for this much genius back then, and so we had to wait until we really deserved it. [Vimeo]
My cats are large, sluggish monsters. But despite their obvious girth and weight, they are absolutely terrified of the vacuum cleaner. They run and hide under the bed anytime it’s turned on. I find that hilarious, especially because my mom likes to tell me how she used to treat our old, skinny cat to vacuum baths. Clearly, this kitten is not having it either. The look of sheer, adorable terror on this cat’s face kind of says it all. [The Stir]