“Pbbbbbbbfffft”-ing for the first time





Day-old "Balboa" gets his "Pbbbbbbbfffft" on. Thanks Cat R. 😉



  1. Lady Chroe says:

    It must be weird to breathe through a hole in your back.

  2. pretty much how i’m feelin’ about work today…..pbbbbbbffffffftttttt!

  3. heidilynn says:

    Rule number 7, in the water! Way cute.

  4. acelightning says:

    Lady Chroe – the blowhole isn’t in a dolphin’s back, it’s more or less at the top of the forehead. And they probably think it must feel weird to breathe through a pair of holes in the middle of your face.

  5. luvinmals says:

    I absolutely love dolphins. Thanks for posting this. I swam with the dolphins and it was the best experience ever.

  6. EliottM says:

    Day old–wow, that’s a big baby.

    And LOL at this being in the Fishes category.

  7. Almost anything “day old” just has to be cute, and Balboa is no exception.

  8. ThreeCatNight says:

    Dolphins have brains that are larger than the human brain, and are highly sensitive mammals. But it’s always been the stories about their aiding those swimmers or sailors who have been lost (whether true or not), that have captured my heart. Intelligent and so appealing!

  9. MilkyWei says:

    Go on little buddy! Master that butterfly stroke!

    SarahP-The exception for me goes for day-old hairless rodents. I don’t know about day old kittehs either.

  10. you, go, balboa! pbbbbfftt like the wind!

  11. MilkyWei, the only exception I thought of was day-old maggots!

  12. “Hey, Mom! Am I doing it right?”

  13. what an adorable smart lil boy! great photo!

  14. Water Mohawk!

  15. One word:

    P E R F E C T I O N !

  16. Theresa says:

    I’ve read all that stuff about how punky dolphins can be to each other, but I still lerv their smiley faces. 😉

  17. I never knew it until just now but *this site needs more dolphins!* 🙂

  18. Suzy's Mom says:

    Babeh dolphin, yeeeeaaaaaahhhhhh!!!

  19. Suzy's Mom says:

    Babeh dolphin, yeeeeaaaaaahhhhhh!!!

  20. Suzy's Mom says:

    Babeh dolphin, yeeeeaaaaaahhhhhh!!!

  21. Suzy's Mom says:

    Babeh dolphin, yeeeeaaaaaahhhhhh!!!

  22. Suzy's Mom says:

    Babeh dolphin, yeeeeaaaaaahhhhhh!!!

  23. Suzy's Mom says:

    Babeh dolphin, yeeeeaaaaaahhhhhh!!!

  24. awwww! even though it’s just a little “Pbbbbbbbfffft” it looks very well done!!

  25. I luff teh dolphins!! More more!! xx

  26. Love the Mom & bebeh picture. We saw dolphins and whales regularly back in the O.C. *sigh* I miss it…I shall go imagine swimming along with this pair..a little scary (they’re BIG!) but fun!

  27. Woods Walker says:

    Dolphins are beautiful animals. How do you think they feel about seeing something breath through the front of their facec.-Woods Walker

  28. Cassandra says:

    I agree with all who said “more dolphins.” Hooray for more dolphins! I’ve gotta fever..and the only thing that’ll cure it…is more dolphins.

  29. LOL, woodswalker!

  30. Nice Walken impression, Cassandra!

  31. snorgler says:

    3CN — Yes, there are many stories about dolphins bumping people back to shore. We just don’t hear about the ones they bumped the other way…

  32. Finally! DOLPHINS!!! It’s a bottlenose time!

  33. LOVE the babeh dolphin! and the mom too. 🙂 wonderful

  34. lymerae says:

    Balboa! What a wonderful name for a baby dolphin.

    (For those that don’t know, it’s a fast-paced, quick-stepping, terrifically fun dance)

  35. I prefer to admire dolphins from a distance…can’t stop remembering that episode of the Simpsons when the dolphins came for revenge…

  36. Pbbbbbbbfffft along you cute baby dolphin.

  37. Sharon, “water mohawk”! TOTALLY!

  38. The caption to this picture was so cute, and so funny….the water I was drinking while reading it went PBBBbbbbbfffffffffft” right out of my nose!

  39. AlbertaGirl says:

    Snorky… talk… man…

  40. EEEeeeeee!!!!!!!!!! Dolphin!!!!!!!! *jumps around wildly clapping and laughing*
    Did I mention dolphins are my favorite?

  41. Shannon Johnson says:

    YAY! Dolphins! I love dolphins!

  42. Sorry, peeps, but I’m with Terry Pratchett on dolphins: “Never trust a species that grins all the time – they’re up to something.”
    BUT…Rule #7 is inviolate…

  43. tinkyboo says:

    It’s too bad he’s called Balboa (which makes me think of Rocky). When I first read the post I thought he was called Barbosa like the pirate in Pirates of the Caribbean. A pirate name for a dolphin, how cute would that have been?

  44. lil_cutey says:

    Um iz it just me or does that dolphin look a little strange?


    [joins Raegan in squealing and clapping wildly]

    Did you know Irish dolphins living in the river Shannon were found to have their own distinct brogue?

    And did you dolphins are the only species besides us that have sex for pleasure? *No wonder* we call them intelligent. 😛

  46. Book_monstercats says:

    Sarah P, not everything one day old is cute, even young hedgies. As you’ll see if you can follow the link to one of our freebie newspapers. But I think they’re wonderful and I’m so happy they’ve been rescued.


  47. zosterops says:

    Did you know that the life expectancy of a dolphin, depending on the species, is between 40 and 80 years? And that this life expectancy drops to 5 to 10 years in captivity?

  48. darkshines says:

    I will never forget the Simpsons ep with the evil dolphins that take over the world. As Terry Pratchett once said, never trust a creature that grins all the time, its up to something…..

  49. “I’m a little dolphin
    Short and stout
    Here is my handle
    Here is my spout…”

  50. This site needs bebeh manatees and their mumsiees. I submitted a bunch, but Meg apparently isn’t down with the ‘Tees

  51. Metapenguin says:

    O yes! bebe manatees! yes yes yes!
    Even non-bebe manatees!
    Even middle-aged manatees!
    Even elderly manatees!
    *onnnnnn* !!!

  52. Did you know that dolphins brain halves take turns sleeping? So half the dolphin brain is sleeping at a time? They’re so cool. I wish I could do that. Would save me a lot of time.

  53. And about species that have sex for pleasure, so do monkeys and such…

  54. Now they will have to come up with a “pbbbbfffftttt”-guard for your keyboard, also.

  55. “Dolphin-like typing detected”

  56. Not trying to lower the mood, but Dolphins are mammals, not fish 🙂

  57. Yeah. We don’t have an “Aquatic Mammals” category, though.

    (and before you ask, NO.)

  58. Yes Theo, but technically it should really be under the unusual animals category. Not that dolphins are weird, but they’re not fish. It’s like putting a flying squirrel in the bird category. 🙂

    I’m not trying to cause an uprising or anything, just thought I should mention it.

  59. And yeah, I did notice that this is in the unusual animals category as well as the fish one.

  60. i absolutely love dolphins!!! <3333
    Can u put some more pictures up?