Jessica Walton, an Australian school teacher, had her first baby with her partner last year. They wanted to supply their child with books that reflected their family, and were able to find plenty of books that featured children with gay parents – but what they couldn’t find was a book that represented Walton’s dad, whoREAD MORE »


Hi! Happy Tuesday morning! Here’s an adorable baby sloth. I hope this makes your Tuesday better. This baby sloth is named Edward, after Edward Scissorhands (he’s after my heart, here), and he lives at the London Zoological Society. He has adorable little claws, and he uses them to hang from a plush faux-mommy sloth, because… READ MORE »


Someone made the grave, grave mistake of not alerting me to the fact that Build-A-Bear Workshops are now selling Star Wars bears. Bear Han! Bear Leia! Plush Chewbacca! They have a mini Ewok bear, guys. SQUEEEEEEE!

Notably absent from the selection: Luke Skywalker, because Luke Skywalker is boring as fuck. Darth Vader is… READ MORE »


Say hello to Quasi Modo! The winner of the 27th Annual World’s Ugliest Dog Contest at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California.

This sweetie pie whose spinal birth defects left him a bit hunchbacked took the $1,500 prize competing against 25 other ugly darlings.

Little Quasi Modo was abandoned at an… READ MORE »


Some New York City firefighters have taken to Instagram to share the lives of their rescue cats, and I’m kind of hoping it turns into a massive trend, because stumbling upon their pictures has made my day significantly more cheerful. Boogie of Ladder 24 and Carlow of Ladder 13, both in Manhattan, fill Instagram feeds with their daily… READ MORE »


I know, at first I thought this was about an amazing elusive vibrator as well. But it’s not, it’s about a glorious magical little baby rabbit-like creature called an Ili Pika who lives in the cliffs of the Tian Shan mountains of China.

These little precious tiny dudes have not been photographed because… READ MORE »


What the heck is this? Why am I not there on the coast of California right now adopting all of these hundreds of sweet baby sea lions who are hungry and sick?!

Yesterday, I wrote about California’s disappearing fresh water and now this pops up and I am at the point where I… READ MORE »


Stop what you are doing right now and prepare to squeeeee your heart out. It’s time for a baby panda belly rub! The baby panda born in July at the San Diego Zoo had his third medical examination recently to ascertain the gender (it’s a boy!) and enjoy a good old belly rub. This sweet… READ MORE »


This little guy is a 4-6-week-old walrus calf who was separated from his family and rescued by fishermen from an Alaskan lagoon. He’s currently being cared for at a marine rehabilitation center, where he’s giving (and getting) plenty of snuggles from the staff. Suddenly I am very aware of the lack of baby walrus in… READ MORE »