It’s great the way the Russians keep innovating when it comes to weird pet tricks. Like take this guy, who blows in his dog’s face and causes the dog to “inflate.” If I blow in my parent’s dog’s face, Roxy just tries to lick me. Clearly Russian dogs are better. [Neatorama]
Note to the Yalta zoo that recently celebrated the birth of four rare white tiger cubs. Maybe you should take a cue from the guys that set up the Shiba Inu 24-hour cam and set up a similar arrangement so that I know every single thing these babies do. Also I love how the British news reporter says “Albeeno” white tiger.
Here’s a couple of things about dogs: They have no sense of size — if you put a chihuahua and a Labrador retriever together, the chihuahua will try and boss the lab around, and the lab will likely take it. Also, they think everybody else is a dog like them. Witness golden retriever Dickens playing with newborn little deerkins baby in the backyard. He has no idea that his playmate isn’t actually a dog, too. [YouTube]
Pallas cats are like the farty, pissed off cousins of your basic house cat. They are way cute, but also have a perma-scowl on their little cat faces. That might be because they are considered a near-threatened species, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Or it could be because they just don’t like you. In any case, here’s a bunch of wild pallas kittens giving you the gas face. [YouTube]
Cats live very stressful lives. You might not have known it, because they hide it very well, with all their fur licking, sleeping, pooping and general air of cool detachment and remove. But if this video of a cat enjoying the spoils of a neck massager is any indication, cats need all the relaxation they can get. [YouTube]
In 1915, Harry Whittier Frees published a book called The Little Folks of Animal Land. In it, Frees dressed up kittens and puppies in a bunch of human scenarios and created comical scenes. Because people have generally always loved laughing at animals in people clothes — long before ICanHazCheeseburger figured it out. Click through for a bunch of cute photos of pups and kitties from ye olde times.
All young leukemia sufferer Kye wanted was to get to play his favorite comic book character Batman. So the town of Arlington, Texas, got together and put together an adventure for Kye. Kye and his team of do-gooders encountered rascally criminals like The Joker and The Riddler, detonated “bombs” and recovered stolen money. The day ended with a ceremony at City Hall where Kye was given a key to the city.
We’re often shocked whenever we encounter nature in unlikely places, so you can imagine how this cat must feel, suddenly surrounded by a gaggle of deer. It seems the deer, too, are rather amazed to come across this tiny little white furball. Interspecies love affair? Well, not quite. [Tastefully Offensive]
Just wait til he gets drunk on a pitcher of margaritas and starts whipping his tiny sombrero around. It’s really a sight. [CutestLife]
Anybody who’s ever owned a cat knows that they choose you as much as you choose them. And that’s what makes the story of stray cat Bobcat and his owner James all the more remarkable. James, a street musician, takes Bobcat with him everywhere that he goes, and Bobcat happily seems to comply, even submitting to wearing a harness and walking around the streets of London with James on his daily jaunts. As James often reiterates to passerby, if he didn’t want to be there, he wouldn’t, but it’s clear that cat and man have a strong bond. [Laughing Squid]