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]
In this life, Miranda Kerr is Esquire magazine’s “Sexiest Woman Alive.” But in a past life, Miranda is convinced she was a koala. Why is she so sure she was a little furry marsupial, munching eucalyptus leaves?
“I like to climb. I find it very rewarding,” she explained. “I don’t like going down. I like going up.” It figures as an Australian, she would identify with a koala — had she grown up in the U.S., she might have just thought she was a squirrel! [Telegraph UK]
Miranda Kerr is just one of many, many, many celebrities who are convinced this life is not their first spin around the globe. And some of their reasoning is … out there … to put it kindly.
Today I am grateful to be at my mom’s apartment, where there is power and water and and TV and wifi, which so many people don’t have, the last of which allows me to watch this awesome “Dexter” parody. Small luxuries. [YouTube: The Pet Collective]
Have you ever seen an echidna puggle? Until earlier today, we didn’t even know something called an echidna puggle even existed. But then one of these little guys was orphaned and found on a dirt track near Australia’s Central Coast. Look at this cutie! Look at his little belly! He’s currently being hand-reared at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, so he should be fine. But that belly! How precious!
Anyways! Whether you’re stuck in the path of Hurricane Sandy, or just stuck behind your desk today, it’s imperative you take a minute or two for a little belly break. We’ve got cats, dogs, puppies, lions and tigers and bears — oh my. Big bellies and little bellies — bellies that’ll make you go squee and wish you could rub them and squeeze them yourself. Click through to enjoy!
Got a case of the homebound-by-the-hurricane Mondays? Not anymore, you don’t! This adorable baby cheetah and his friends are here to cute up the joint as they come face-to-face with their jack-o-lantern nemesis.
The Internet was basically invented for cat videos. Through the years, we’ve probably wasted at least half our lives to watching cat videos and ogling pictures of cute kittens, so we’re pretty much experts when it comes to the best cats online. That’s why we’ve decided to assemble this handy list of the best cats on the Internet — EVER. These are the best of the best, and you should definitely check out these cat videos and websites. If you haven’t wasted enough time, what are you waiting for? Keep reading »
This is why I will always love Philadelphia: Because only in Philadelphia will a dude ride around on his bike with a kitten on his back. This is YouTube user RudiElias86, and in addition to being totally adorable, he’s also forged a special bond with his little kitten MJ, who goes everywhere with him. [Philebrity]
America, we have a fox obesity problem. And when you feed your pet foxes marshmallows, you’re not helping the cause. Okay, kidding, this fox was an orphan rescued as a baby, and he gets a marshmallow treat once a year on the anniversary of his adoption. Watch this little guy bury some of the marshmallows for later. [YouTube]
Did you miss the Halloween Dog Parade at NYC’s Tompkins Square Park this weekend? No worries, we’ve got plenty of pics of the dogs all dressed up in costume — Evita! Mr. T! Mutt Romney! A Thanksgiving turkey! — to bring you up to speed.