Omaha, Nebraska, couple Mel and Joey Schwanke have been married 65 years, and for more than half of that, they’ve been dressing alike. The pair started wearing the same clothes while on a vacation 35 years ago, and decided to make it “their thing.” They credit the success of their incredibly long union to their sartorial sensibilities. The pair have 146 custom-made outfits — Mel’s tie always matches Joey’s dress — and they can often be seen wearing their matching looks at the flower shop they own together.
“We kind of decided early in the game that he would be boss from 8 to 5, and I would be boss from 5 to 8 the next morning,” explained Joey. [Daily Mail]
Tell us: Do you and your partner dress alike? On purpose?
It might just be that I happen to own to highly evolved cats (hello Colonel Mustard and Pony), but it really sounds like this unhappy cat is saying “I don’t want it.” As in, I don’t want to go to the vet you stupid, stupid lady why are you making me? I’m inclined to agree with him. [YouTube]
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]