For animals who are so fussy about getting wet, cats sure do like to play in the sink. It’s one of the great mysteries of life. Study these cats viciously killing that scary thing that comes out of the faucet in this epic cats-in-sinks roundup and help me make sense of it all. [Huffington Post]
Kittens are basically useless at everything, which makes them perfect stand-ins for Disney movie reenactments. Some grownups with a lot of time on their hands corralled a small child and a bunch of behbeh kittehs for a somewhat comprehensive reenactment of “The Lion King,” songs included. They’re no Jonathan Taylor Thomas, but they’ll do! [Mashable]
Normally when a celebrity adopts an animal (or, um, child) we are happy knowing they have now entered Fat City. Except, that is, when the adoptive parent is Justin Bieber. We have only just gotten over his irresponsible and inhumane treatment of his pet monkey and his pet hamster, both of which he abandoned.
Well, now he’s gone and bought a bulldog puppy (above). Keep reading »
You think you love Christmas? Check your elf hat at the door. Your excitement is only a fraction of what cats across the world are feeling. This year, I’ve been lucky enough to watch two kittens experiencing Christmas for the first time and I’m a little jealous of all the fun they’re having. Here are five reasons cats are seriously stoked about Christmas… Keep reading »
It’s the holidays, which means over the next couple days your mother / parental figure is going to completely annoy the shit out of you. Because no one wants to feel like a holiday Grinch, I thought I might I remind you of your first, best defense in holiday burnout: adorable baby animals. Meet baby Kabibe, an gorilla at the San Francisco Zoo who was adopted by clan matriarch Bawang. She’s serving as a surrogate mother for the five-month-old baby gorilla, which at this point means lugging the baby around on her back. You know, like mommies everywhere. Aww! [Laughing Squid]
I don’t know about you, but I am physically incapable of talking to an adorable pet without using a weird hybrid of baby talk reserved solely for encounters with animals. Even in high-stakes social situations that require me to act like a total grown-up, I can help but melt into pieces when a puppy walks into the room and start talking to the dog like he’s a toddler. Thankfully, I’m not the only one! TheAwoman, who is some kind of recruiter, thought she had hung up the phone after leaving a voicemail when she starts singing to her … dog? She could be sweet-talking a child, a cat, or anything in between. But whoever the recipient is, the message is nothing short of adorable. Lyrics like “I love my little beary-kins. You can stay here!” and “My little carebear, I love my little beary-boy” remind us that nobody is immune to cute puppy-talk. You can listen to the clip on Deadspin. It’s so embarrassing, it’s cute. [Deadspin] [Photo of cute dog via Shutterstock]
I have no idea why this Chihuahua named Rosie Pig is wearing a wig and a turtleneck, clutching ice cream, while Bey’s “Pretty Hurts” plays in the background — but it’s a pretty accurate depiction of what I’m going to be doing in about 45 minutes. [Vine via Buzzfeed]
It might be hard to believe, but cats weren’t always domesticated pets. Once upon a time, someone actually invited these tyrants into the house and the rest, as they say, is history.
According to recent findings, the first wild cat (or what we now call a stray) began hanging out with humans maybe over 5,000 years ago. While excavating a Stone Age village in China, researchers have found the earliest evidence of cats and humans — their first step in becoming the pets (and Internet stars) we love today. Keep reading »
Gold, frankincense, myrrh … and kitties? A snuggly bunch of feral cats have taken over a nativity scene in Brooklyn, laying in the manger between Mary and Joseph like they belong there instead of baby Jesus. The two sisters who display the nativity every year told People magazine that the kitties always knock Jesus off his bed of hay. What would you expect? They’re cats. That’s their hay now. But in all seriously, this gives me a big case of the Awwwwwws. Nothing says the Christmas spirit quite like giving a warm, dry place to sleep for some homeless animals. I think Jesus would approve. [People]