Hipster specs company Warby Parker pranked the internet on April Fool’s Day by introducing their “new” subdivision Warby Barker, which makes eyewear for dogs. I so wish pugs with monocles would become a real thing. [Warby Parker]
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On National Puppy Day it seems all too appropriate that one Florida shelter dog is being lauded for her heroic efforts as woman’s best friend.
When a 17-year-old girl left St. Petersburg’s Friends of Strays animal shelter to walk a dog, she never imagined her volunteer work would lead her to be the one in need. But as Fox News reported, when she walked on a path behind the building with Mabeline, a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, that’s exactly what happened.
According to local television station WTSP, registered sexual predator Michael Bacon chased the girl, grabbing her hair and pinning her to the ground. The 38-pound dog began barking, scaring the attacker off enough that the volunteer was able to flee, People reported. Read more…
The main thing I measure an animal’s cuteness by is its fluff factor. The less you can see of its face, the better. Cody has a great fluff-to-face ratio, which makes him appealing to me. But he has other things going for him, namely his howl. How in God’s name does he make that noise? He sounds like a grown man going bungee jumping. He just sounds absolutely terrified. Which leads me to my secondary measure of animal cuteness: how awkward it is. I feel an intense connection with any animal that’s just a little bit odd. Duh, because I am a little bit odd. Cody, you shall be mine. [Buzzfeed]
Well, it’s official: I need a baby elephant, specifically one that likes frolicking in the ocean and face-planting in the sand. What’s he doing, anyway? Digging for sand crabs? What a coincidence — that’s my third favorite beach activity after tanning and swimming. We would be such good friends. [Buzzfeed]
Question: Is this a costume you can buy a the Horse Costume Store? I’m assuming there’s a horse costume store, of course. Otherwise, kudos to the owners of these horses for creating such a wonderful, affecting Harry-alike. Also, is there some magic Venn Diagram showing how Horse Girls and Harry Potter fans overlap? I’d like to see that. Either way, click to see a couple more Potter-some horses. Keep reading »
Longtime readers of The Frisky will know I don’t make statements like this lightly: I think I may have found a baby animal just as cute as a baby panda. Look at those faces! These playful baby seal pups may live on South Georgia Island near Antarctica, but they’re drawn to cameras like a freak to a reality show casting call. Bark, bark! [YouTube via PaperMag.com]
Snapped at your roommate this morning? Cut someone off in traffic? At least you don’t feel as bad as the cameraman who stepped on and squished to death this adorable earless baby bunny right before he was to be presented to the world in a press conference.
Til the 17-day-old bunny was enjoying the high life at a German zoo, where he attracted fans both for a genetic defect that made him without ears but also for his sheer adorableness. I mean, look at that face. But it all came to an abrupt end earlier today. The no-doubt camera shy rabbit buried himself in a pile of hay, a newspaper cameraman stepped backward into it, and bada bing, bada boom, that press conference had to be cancelled. “It was a direct hit,” said the zoo director, which I vote should be a contender for Best Quotes of 2012.
Such a shame. Til could have been the new Knut, the new Bubbles, the new Boo … the new Kim Kardashian. [AP]
Mikey the One-Eyed Cat is stuck inside, on the window’s ledge, where he can only dream of batting at the squirrels that run amok in his front yard. And that’s why one particularly cruel squirrel has taken to taunting Mikey, by eating nuts right in front of the friggin’ window — in what would be scratching distance — if it weren’t for that thick pane of glass separating the two. So, sadly, instead of running after the brazen squirrel, Mikey is left to have an existential crisis about his point in this life. If not squirrels, then what? [Laughing Squid]
Everybody deserves a kitten of their own to love, pet and cuddle with. Even St. Bernards. Here, Abby patiently lets this gray kitten walk all over her — and even lets the kitten attempt to suckle from her paw. [YouTube]