There’s no midweek malaise that can’t be cured by a cute animal video. Without further ado, I present to you The Incredible Leaping Lamb. OMG, I’m dying. Does it have springs on its feet? Is it part kangaroo? How does it catch so much air? A kernel of joy just bloomed in my heart and my life makes sense again. I didn’t know you could keep lambs as pets. Crap, I might need one now. But it has to be one that leaps. I long to engage in this type of lamb play. [Buzzfeed]
This is Cocoa, a three-year-old Alpine Pygmy goat who lives in Summit, New Jersey, but enjoys frequent trips into Manhattan (I guess that makes her a bridge and tunnel goat?). While in the city, she accompanies her owner into shops, takes long walks around Soho, rides the subway, and lounges in Central Park. Says her owner: “She doesn’t like goats, she doesn’t like farms, she likes the people and the city.” I’ve always wanted a pygmy goat, but now I want a chic, urban pygmy goat who will sip cosmos with me. Click here to see a photo slideshow of Cocoa’s latest adventures in the Big Apple. [Reuters]
When you’re a baby, everything seems exciting and new. Take this baby lemur, who just discovered that he could climb a rope. How awesome is that? Pretty great — and also a little bit scary, right? [HolyCuteness]
Some people give their pets baths, others comb their animals. But corgi dog Corbin Dallas Multipass gets vacuumed. He seems to really love it, too. I love Corgis because I think they are kind of nature’s comedy, with their short stump legs and huge ears, but maybe that’s just me. [Corbinism]
“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 »