If I had my way, I might change the name of The Frisky over to The Siku, so that we could cover polar bear baby Siku all the time. It would just be pictures and videos of his roly-poly belly, his tiny tongue and his sleeping little polar bear form all the time. But sadly, I don’t have overarching editorial control of TF, so you’ll just have to settle for this video from “The Today Show,” featuring the latest update on the abandoned polar bear. It seems he’s gained a whole five pounds while in captivity, and now weighs seven pounds! His favorite activities still seem to be napping and getting belly rubs, so otherwise not much has changed. Zookeeper Frank Larson, call me if you need some help or want to take a smoke break or whatever. [MSNBC]
There’s nothing cats hate more than being dressed up in festive costumes. Seriously? Look at the miserable kitty faces in this collection of Santa cats — the disdain is practically dripping off their furry little bodies. And that’s what makes Christmas cats so much fun.
These pups really put the “happy” in Hanukkah. The yarmulke-wearing, payot-growing, Star-of-David sporting doggies featured here know their latkes from their blintzes and so on. As we Frisky Jews (Ami and I) celebrate the festival of lights, we wish all of you — and your pets — a great holiday season.
He may not be cuddly, but his Christmas spirit gives us the warm fuzzies.
We love sloths, and we couldn’t be happier that the slow little buggers will be getting their own one hour television show on Animal Planet, debuting this Saturday evening. Mark your calendars!
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On is becoming quite the celebrity! After garnering millions of fans with his YouTube videos, Marcel just released a book, and may soon be seen in a new TV show. He and his parents, Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp, were recently interviewed on Williams’ new show “Rock Center,” and Marcel was not shy about giving as good as he got. When Williams asked Marcel what it was like having only one eye, the little shell shot back, “Has having one nose affected you in any way?” Boo-yah.
These two little guys just got back from the vet, and are still feeling a little woozy from the painkillers they received. So yes, they appear a little drunk-y, and actually remind me of what I typically look like after a long, vodka-soaked night out, complete with accidentally stepping in my own food bowl. [YouTube]
I could look at alpacas all day, because I consider alpacas, just like corgi dogs, to be Nature’s Comedy. Like, HOW DID THE UNIVERSE COME UP WITH SUCH A FUNNY, WEIRD THING? Apparently the folks at Yestadt Millinery agree. They took some of their hats to Raspberry Hill Alpaca Farm and tried to get the alpacas to wear them, but no dice. Because hello, they’re alpacas, not hat-wearing fools. [Buzzfeed]
Hey, look, I don’t like snakes. I don’t like snakes because I fundamentally disagree with an animal that doesn’t have legs. I just think that is WRONG, mmkay? But you know what? Live and let live. Sandra, as featured in Animal Planet’s “My Extreme Animal Phobia,” happens to think that kittens are the devil’s work. As Sandra’s not-very-sympathetic friend explains, “It’s like, when she hears ‘meow,’ it’s like she starts crying. I’m like, are you SERIOUS?” Hey, one woman’s adorable fluff ball is another woman’s waking nightmare or whatever. [YouTube]
I don’t know about you, but this raccoon’s plate looks a lot cleaner than mine does after a tasty meal. [Buzzfeed]