Lil’ Bub’s Sum-Sum-Summertime Yule Log

Remember the Lil’ Bub Yule Log we ran on Christmas Day last year? (Hint: it’s coming back this year, too.) Well, The Bubster has made one last end-of-summer road trip to the beach. Since you’re probably NOT at the beach now, sit sit back and enjoy. Or, as the video suggests, “for maximum effect, turn on a fan and light a tropically scented candle. This video can also be used to lull you to sleep, and will bring about the most potent and magical dreams you have ever experienced.”

Good JOB, BUB!


As seen on CNET.

STELLA!!!!

Stella the tufted puffin chick in an adorably awkward phase at 32 days old.Amazingly, a quick search showed we hadn’t done this very obvy headline! (Kids, if you don’t get the reference, ask your parents.) Anyway, this be Little Stella The Tufted Puffin; current domicile, the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Born July 24th, she’s a tough and mighty 574 grams at her most recent checkup. (Searches for how much grams means in regular, normal measurements…)


Now just over one month old, Stella is losing the downy chick feathers on its chest and face to make way for grown-up feathers. A complete set of adult, waterproof feathers indicates the little seabird is ready for water! (Whatta great name- “Little Seabird.”)


Aviculturists will start Stella’s practice swims in small pools behind the scenes, making sure the bird is a strong swimmer before its next transition.

Stella the tufted puffin at two days old.
“Stella is so fluffy it is a little hard to resist cuddling, but because we plan to reintegrate this puffin with the population in the Seabird Aviary, minimizing human contact is in its best interest,” said CJ McCarty, Curator of Birds for the Aquarium. Note- they’re not QUITE sure yet if Stella is male..or female. Stay tuned.

Stella the tufted puffin at three days old.
Photos by Oregon Coast Aquarium with thanks to Erin M.

ResQte Of The Week 2: Whackadoodle Calvin

Glenna M. returns this week with a certified whackadoodle kitteh. “Hello C.O.! This is one of my current foster kittens, Calvin, protecting his litter box fort from marauders. Calvin and his brother Winston were found as strays and turned in to our rescue organization in Newport, WA. They were crawling with fleas and very skinny. They were on fluids for a week, and were bottle fed for a few weeks but are now thriving, playful and happy. Calvin may need surgery to correct a turned-in upper eyelid, but we’ll get him straightened out and both kittens will be adoptable soon!”

Kick This, Buddy

WARNING! This video contains disturbing scenes of what can happen when a fierce attack dog thinks its owner is threatened. Viewers, if you have a weak stomach, we urge you not to watch this graphic display of grisly, horrific carnage!

ResQte Of The Week : A New Home For Buttersworth!!!

ButtersworthSombreroThis photo didn’t have a little word balloon added. But if it did, we wouldn’t have been able to print it, anyway. Cats + Sombreros = usually a bad idea. “Here is an entrancing picture of Buttersworth,” says Beth M. of Rose City Veterinary Hospital in Portland. “He was rescued off the streets of Portland as a young kitten. After a couple months with me in foster care he was ready to find a permanent home and today is his big day!! He is moving in with his new human and he even gets a kitty sister to play with! Buttersworth would love to be featured on C.O. to inspire all the kitties out there looking for furever homes.”

Get the Magic-Gro Difference!

Experience mega plant growth in half the time with Magic-Gro™! We asked homeowner Eugene Saspoot of Rancho Cucuclock, CA to try Magic-Gro on his newly-planted hedges where his dog Sparky was napping. Four hours later, just look at the results!

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Via Reddit/Imgur.

All Eyes Are On Grumpy Cat

ZX1A4050_Grumpy_Cat_Sitting_MT_Touring_2015_As if Tardar Sauce’s profile couldn’t get ANY bigger grumpier- now she’s going to be immortalized at Madame Tussauds’/San Francisco later this year. Her figure will be an animatronic with five different movements. (You know, like they have at Disneyland.) The animatronic will be unveiled at Madame Tussauds’ SF location with typical disdain…by Grumpy Cat herself. After a short stay, the figure will tour the other five Madame Tussauds U.S. locations.

“This is truly an honor…” said a distinctly unimpressed Grumpy Cat. “I hate it.”

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(Info from Daily Dot and Business Wire.)

BONSAI!

unnamed“This is Bonsai the Corgi flying through an agility course! Hoverball cat has nothing on Super Corgi! Photograph by Mari Carlos.” -Thomas F.

Get Your Red Panda Ringtone Action HERE!

Yes, this video of a Red Panda getting a checkup is totally off the scale Cute. And since this one is totally 100% Speakers Up, we thought it might make a great ringtone.


So, here’s the ringtone, just right click to download. (And here’s how to get it into your iPhone, or your Droid.)

You’ve Entered The No-Cuddle Zone

Unfortunately, this guy’s prickly demeanor overcoat means you’ll just have to admire him from afar!

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(Gothamist.)

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