A few months ago, we showed you a devoted fan of Lil’ Bub, who decided to get Bub’s visage tattooed on her palm. Not to be outdone, the Grumpy Cat contingent found a similarly devoted minion, who sacrificed his body for Ol’ Grumpers. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Grumpy Tattoo. Of course this person lives in Philadelphia, because they are awesome.
After the jump, 14 more pieces of Grump-rific fan art, that we’re sure she would hate.
In the absence of comfort dogs, like the ones which have been brought to Newtown, Connecticut, to help residents heal in the aftermath of the tragedy, we have Maru. Yes, Internet cats are our comfort dogs. Maru’s newest video is just like every other Maru video — will he fit inside this box? — yet somehow refreshingly new. Thank you for being you, Maru.
How does a community move on from a tragedy as earth-shattering as the Newtown, Connecticut, shooting? There’s no easy answer, but a team of comfort animals is making their way from Chicago to the small suburban town to help calm and comfort survivors. Lutheran Church Charities sent around 10 dogs on an 800-mile journey to provide paws to hold onto.
“Dogs are non-judgmental. They are loving. They are accepting of anyone,” said Tim Hetzner, who runs the program. “It creates the atmosphere for people to share.” Keep reading »
Farm Sanctuary is a nonprofit organization that aims to rescue animals from factory farms. Operating since 1986, the organization runs three sanctuaries in New York and California, offering chickens, goats, pigs, cows and other animals the chance at a second life. Farm Sanctuary runs educational programs on the cruelties of factory farming, and works tirelessly to protect the plight of animals that might otherwise be abused, tortured, maimed or killed. The awesome thing is Farm Sanctuary offers myriad ways to help. You can donate to their programs, adopt an animal (like Blixen or Jonathan, pictured), or even visit the sanctuaries yourself, and see first-hand the difference this work is making. And right now, if you donate before December 17, your donation will be matched, dollar for dollar, helping animals in need. [Farm Sanctuary]
On the 7th day of Catsmas, my true love gave to me…
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Lil Bub and Andrew WK: Two great tastes that go great together. Here, Bub and WK team up to encourage people to support their local animal shelters this winter. Because “as precious as Lil Bub is, she takes a lot of care, a lot of resource and a lot of energy.” Lil Bub is like, whatever, I’m just gonna keep on licking this cookie. [Vice]
A Pomsky is an irresistible blend of a tiny Pomeranian and a big, beautiful Husky pup. I don’t want to think of the mating implications of that, because it sounds rather painful, but I love the mini-Husky result. This guy is perfectly pocket sized!
On the fifth day of Catsmas, my true love gave to me… Keep reading »
I have a friend whose boobs are so large that she doesn’t need a wallet because she can carry her money wedged between her tits. If I wanted to carry anything between my breasts, it would have to be like an empty Starbucks cup covered in two-sided tape. But I think all of us, large-breasted and not-so-large breasted, can agree that carrying a living creature with claws inside your bra is nothing short of batcrackers. Also, adorable.
The heart wants what it wants, and in the case of a mysterious monkey that popped up in a Toronto Ikea parking lot, the heart apparently wanted Swedish meatballs and cheaply made TV consoles. The Rhesus Macaque monkey was apparently in a crate in a car in the store’s parking lot when it escaped, wandering around the lot in an adorable coat. Toronto Police Sgt. Ed Dzingala stated the obvious about the situation, noting that, “It’s a smart monkey.” Keep reading »