Today’s Culture Break: Moneigh™

Herc_200_2Meet Hercules:  Ancient hero… blood donor… draft horse… impressionist?

Hercules lives right down the road from me, more or less, at the U of M‘s College of Veterinary Medicine.  About a month ago, Herc helped raise funds for the U’s new Equine Center in unique fashion — by creating hoofprint paintings as gifts to the (human) donors (of money).

The imposing palomino isn’t limited to prints, though–he’s been receiving instruction on his brush technique.  This is a university, after all.

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Here’s what I’d like to see, though: For your next fundraiser, tack a plain canvas dropcloth to the wall, line up a couple of paintbuckets in front of it on a sawhors… um, some kind of support… then have Hercules give ‘em each a nice solid kick.  Et voila: Jackson Paddock.

The Stealth Vampire Soft Kronsche!

This Siamese kitteh is patiently waiting for HEES NEXT VEECTEEM! [Jaws music]

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Then, suddenly, with absolute PREE-CISH-SHONS, we witness the Stealth Vampire Soft Kronsche!

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Nobody does an iPhone photo better Deanna D!

Pup with an Extreme ‘Tude

Like, Oh, My GAWD NO WAY. He said that? What a deck.

Oh, I would NOT listen to Kelly. She is such a betch.

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Gag me with a spooon, Imvae! Tubular pic.

The laziest kitteh IN THE WORLD

This kitteh is either the laziest kitteh ever, OR it really likes the treadmill treads on his face. (Maybe it’s like a big tongue lick?)

This cat is about to honk-shu right there.

Sender-Inner Frank S., Love the giggling, Video Taker Erik… I don’t know how many drinks it took to figure this out, but count me in for next round.

D.I.Y. Kitteh powsche

Hggg_2You know how it is. You have a bebeh kitteh, and he wants ALL your attenshons, and you have STUFF to do, and you can’t spend ALL your time with your kitteh. Well, that’s where the D.I.Y. Kitteh Powsche comes in. It’s hands-free, Baby!

All you need is some ties, a behbeh kitteh, and 1 powsche.

MEESSIONS ACCOMPLEESHED! [head tilt, eyes crossed]

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AppleShannon on Craftster figured this one out… Stephanie P. spotted it…

Señor Carlos Muffin, Esq. makes an appearance

People, this is Carlos Muffin, an exotic shorthair, just like Winston the kitteh. You may remember Señor Muffin from his first pic on C.O. where he almost keelled his owner for dressing him up. He obvy has infinite patience.

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Welcome back to C.O., Señor Mufeens and Diana S.

Window cleaners, only pennies a day…

2 cents per slurp, 3 cents per glurp. No job is too small.

Call 1-800-SQWERLS, press 1 for Tony.


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HALP! mah tun ith thuck, Laura J.

[on phone] Oh, Notingks moshe. Just hanging in the bag.

Yeah, come on over, I"m just hangin’ out.

We’ll watch the game. Yeah. Come on over.

Hangin

Brittany, we’re gonna hang with you. Got any salty snacks for us while we watch the game?

Winston versus the—oh, whateverrrr

Our fave kitteh "Winston" is up to his smooooshed-face antics again, looking annoyed, and generally lazy (notice not a single paw is lifted during his battle with the string.)

FourFour, Rich and Winston, niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.

Bashful mantis leaves a present

Sender-Inner Lorel J says: "Earlier this year I hatched 3 praying mantis egg cases (insert comment about sitting on them).  Finally a grown-up one found me. I don’t flatter myself that it came to thank me for the gift of life, but it did leave me a little present, albeit unintended.[see CU with circled gifty-poo, also attached]Guess he was nervous, poor guy.  Probably soothed himself by chawing on a ladybug."

Iminyourgardenco

Nicely done, Lorel! Nice circling on the perpe, too. I like how the mantis arms are up in a bashful posishe, with head tilt.

Pooco

Yay for poops and manti.

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