A week out from Hurricane Sandy, the East Coast has been hit by a new storm — a snowy, slushy Nor’easter. Dear Mayan Prophecy, we get it! We get it! It’s with that in mind that I think all of us over in these here parts (and heck, just about everyone) would benefit frm adding a little yoga into their routines. No, not people yoga — personally, I find people yoga to be insanely boring — but pups doing the famous stretch for which a yoga move was named. So commencing henceforth: an assortment of dogs doing downward dog stretches!
While America was shitting its collective pants yesterday, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were Down Under snuggling cute baby animals. They appear to have wrapped up the marsupials in Hermes scarves, complete with eucalyptus leaves and interspecies affection. I never would have thought I would be jealous of Camilla, but that koala kiss is stupid cute! Also, Ami wants me to make a joke about how Camilla is really the Duchess of Koala-wall. If you think that joke is lame, it’s not my fault. You hear? I take zero responsibility for how bad that joke is. [Photo: Getty]
If you’re like, oh, the whole Frisky staff, you woke up this morning consumed with anxiety — nay, dread — over the potential turnout of tonight’s election. You know what you need? A good puppy video.
Well, it’s not good for the puppy. He can’t get that damn doorstop. Poor thing. [Glamour]
Meet Sunny. He’s not my kitten, but he’s staying with me for a little while — my little furry eight-week-old Hurricane Sandy refugee (he is presently chasing his tail). As much as I’d love to, I can’t keep Sunny, because I already have two cats of my own, and my boyfriend will murder me if I try to move another animal into our apartment. But Sunny is a temporary addition — I’m fostering this little babe until he gets permanently adopted.
Thankfully, it looks like Rachel’s mom is going to take Sunny (Rachel is noodling naming him Jordan Catalano, on account of his guyliner eyes), so he’ll have what shelters call a “forever home.” But there are still, and always will be, stray and abandoned animals that need help. Which is why I love fostering — I can make a positive, longterm affect on an animal’s life. Keep reading »
It’s Election Day, which is kind of stressful no matter what party you support. Maybe looking at this baby giraffe will help ease your anxiety! True story: My mom had a dream that she gave birth to a baby giraffe while she was pregnant with me, which made her decide to finally give up smoking (thanks, Mom!). This babe is just one month old and was born at the Whipsnade Zoo and is already six-feet tall. [Buzzfeed]
This tiny koala joey was found abandoned on the side of the road in Australia, and wasn’t expected to survive due to extreme dehydration and malnutrition. At first he was so sick he even refused to feed, but he finally latched on to a bottle of formula, and now his future is looking bright. These days the 3-month-old marsupial has a proper name–Raymond–and a busy schedule hanging out on his caretaker’s desk between feedings. Check out another RIDICULOUSLY cute picture of Raymond lounging on a laptop keyboard, after the jump… Keep reading »
What do you get when you mix a lion with a liger? You get a Liliger, duh! Liligers are super cute, squishy little big cats. Born at a Russian zoo, this Liliger is named Kiara and is being raised by a regular old housecat since her mom wasn’t able to produce enough milk. Click through for more cute as heck pics of Kiara and her surrogate ma. [WhiteWolfPack]
It’s been a hard week for many people on the East Coast and I think I know what will make us feel temporarily better: panda babies! Seven of them! In a crib! These seven little boogers were all born in the past three months at Chengdu, the panda perserve in China where I am going to get thrown out of someday for being a crazy person who tries to snag the pandas. The eldest baby panda’s name is Oreo, because he both looks like the tasty Nabisco cookie but “oreo” also means “beautiful” in Greek. This is the first pic that all seven pandas have taken together — I assume, in a rare moment of squee-dorable repose. [Yahoo]
Guys, it’s been a rough week here in New York and the surrounding areas. We feel a little beat up and spit out — a bit like Cooper, stuck here in a cute as hell panda suit against his will. Much of the region is still totally fucked, and could really use your thoughts, prayers and support. If you want to help, please check out this list of resources. Alternatively, if you simply want to enjoy a couple minutes of cuteness, we can get behind that, too. [YouTube]
Sometimes a hedgehog just wants to crawl into a chip bag and enjoy a snack in private, you know? But when a baby hedgehog in a British seaside town acted on his salty snack impulses, things took a harrowing turn: he became stuck in the chip bag. A shopkeeper nearby heard rustling and saw a tiny hedgehog nose emerge from the bag, but the animal was in a railed off area and couldn’t be reached. Prickles Hedgehog Rescue was called in to handle the delicate extraction, workers cut through the railings, and three and a half hours later, the little guy was saved from his plastic bag dungeon. The hungry, hungry hedgehog–now named Crispian, in honor of his penchant for crisps–was cold and dehydrated but is expected to make a full recovery. Godspeed Crispian, godspeed. [BBC News]