And Lion Makes Three

Yep, nothing to see here, just your normal family: Mom and Dad, a dog, a bunny… and a lion cub. When Simba became ill, zookeepers cared for him at home, where he befriended Monty the dog and Thumper the rabbit.



  1. silentk says:

    Awww, cute kitty… cute doggy…. cute – – DON’T EAT THE BUNNY! BAD kitty!! 😮

  2. It would be cool to get up in the morning to make a rest stop and have a leetle lion cub clinging to me. All I get to do now in the morning is step in cat barf… 😦

  3. Aaaaggh! Slay me! Baby lion cuddling (??) with bunny and man with Scottish brogue. I is ded.

  4. bob drummond says:

    AWWW nuts ! I thought I was gonna be the first comment ! Shucks , didn’t quite make it ! Anyway , that was a great video . In the wild both the dog & bunny would’ve been dinner and lunch for the king of the beasts ! BUT NOT THIS TIME !!! WHEW !

  5. Wow! I want to be awakened in the morning by a lion cub pulling back the covers. Or Hugh Jackman. Either one.

  6. lilasandoz says:

    I’m pretty sure that bunny is not amused. Remember how rabbits are snack animals and lions are predators?

  7. Theresa says:

    Can I interest you in an ISEDH (™, pat. pending)? 😀

  8. dubyah1 says:

    Matchinks x 3! Beige Akita, bun and cub.
    I like the ‘Why, no, Mum, I wasn’t gnawing bunquarters. Why do you ask?’ look, right after the Axis of Snorglage.

  9. Fird Birfle says:

    maybe the Universe is TRAINING you for your Ultimate Destiny, Saffron.

    Maybe, one day …..

    *begins daydreaming about bebbeh Rions living at Saffron’s place*

    when you’re a Marshmallow-skinned ‘Mericun, who has lived in Japan, you begin wording everything as some Japonais pronounce some words in “Engrish”….
    I have a book in my shelves, which is titled “Too Far East, Too Long”, based on the same logic..)

  10. Fird Birfle says:

    me two, Michelle.

    *collapses in agonee of cuteness*

  11. Fird Birfle says:

    I wanna bunneh and a visiting Lion cub.

    *looks out, from under eyelids, to see if my pouting has caused anybody to knock on my front door with bunny and lion cub*

  12. Fird Birfle says:

    did you turn in your application pkg yet (items in triplicate),
    to the Lib/ Congress in DC, Theresa?? If not, I’ll be HAPPY to take it there, for you!!!

    J. Wellington Wimpy

  13. LunaChickFringe says:

    I just returned from the Ohio Scottish Games and there were no lion cubs or bunnies! I want my money back!

  14. Lion cub: Hummm…tastes good can I eatz it?
    Rabbit: HELP!

  15. Lion cub: Hummm…tastes good can I eatz it?
    Rabbit: HELP!

  16. emmberrann says:

    Not a chance,Ms. Birfle! Pouting doesn’t work! You hasta go get your owns. Partickly lion bebehs. They just doesn’t grow on trees, ya know!

  17. Theresa says:

    I’ll buy you a hamburger, Firdie. 😀

  18. I am SO concerned for the bunnehsons in this picture. The dog is clearly seen as the lion cubs playmate but poor Mr McBunnehsons is definitely a prey item! Oh my lord I won’t be able to sleep tonight!

  19. cub knows no prey. only fwends now.

  20. 6rabbits says:

    “Marshmallow-skinned” *snerk* The new descriptor I’m using for my skin! 🙂

  21. 6rabbits says:

    Ok, Theresa, remind me, pleeeze.
    “Inter-dimensional Stable of __?__ __?__ Husbands.”
    I need to set up one of these myself. Do I need tools or a permit to build it? And how do you get them INTO said stable? 🙂

  22. Fird Birfle says:

    *puts fingers into ears*


  23. 6rabbits says:

    First, “Axis of Snorglage” WINS!
    Second, caption/quote exactly captures cub’s expression!
    Third, bun says “TEETH! TEETH! He’s-not-licking-anymore, Mum!!”

    Of all the inter-species snorglings I’ve seen here at CO, THIS duo takes the cake!

  24. Theresa says:

    Invisible Stable of Extra-Dimensional Husbands. You just will it into existence. It’s my gift to humanity. 😀 *waving hands benevolently*

  25. Theresa says:

    So Saffron, are you saying you’d like some lion barf?

  26. Theresa says:

    PS: You’re all welcome.

  27. Theresa says:

    “Bunquarters” Snerk

  28. “snack animals?!”

    in the words of theo, “snerk.”

  29. Queen of Dork says:

    I don’t want an EDH. Could I please instead have a kitten?

  30. Robin McKiernan Kiesel says:

    How about rolling over in bed to find Hugh Jackman under the covers and pouncy lion cub on top of covers?

  31. Mamabear says:

    Awww, the bunny is named “Thumper”? I don’t believe I’ve ever heard of that name before. I guess it’s because they thump their back feet or something?

    Sorry, with the lion named “Simba” and after having worked a very busy week with every other black lab named “Shadow” and every third animal from a shelter named “Lucky” I couldn’t help myselfs. 😛

    Thank god Monty wasn’t their pet python! I might have exploded.

  32. Well, maybe not the dog. Aren’t carnivores bad eatin’?

  33. bob drummond says:

    When you’re the king of beasts you get to eat whoever you want or whoever is available come dinnertime !!!

  34. bob drummond says:

    Dear Mamabear, WAKE UP ALREADY ! Thumper was the name of Bambi’s largomorphic companion !

  35. bob drummond says:

    …or are U familiar with Disney films ?

  36. Theresa says:

    An EDK? I think, with a minor adjustment, we can swing that.

  37. Theresa says:

  38. warrior rabbit says:

    I always refer to them as forest munchies.

  39. warrior rabbit says:

    Bob… it was sarcasm.

  40. I disagree. I have a rabbit & he loves my cat….. he does the exact same thing, putting his head down like that. It’s submissive behavior. If Thumper didn’t like the lion cub he’d be hiding.

    I do find the term “snack animals” amusing though!

  41. mamabear forgot to use the “sarcasm” sign. LOLZ

  42. See, that’s how I know I’m still asleep. I’m all, “Again?!?” And then I wake up for reals. It’s always disappointing.

  43. Relax. If that lion cub saw the rabbit as prey, the rabbit would’ve been digested by now.

  44. A lion cub romping with an Akita and a bunny, and a man with a beautiful brogue. Be still my heart!

  45. Legotech says:

    yesh, that totes looks like he’s starting to chew and then he’s all…”nope, just cuddlin’, really…bunneh isn’t tasty at ALL!…I was just helpin get rid of some fleas, yeah, fleas, that’s my story….”

  46. Legotech says:

    Snack Animals…so much nicer than Prey…but now I picture the big cats lying around on couches in dirty undershirts and boxers with beers and cartons of snacks….

  47. That´s so adorable!

    And I´m so very glad to see that the baby lion has *claws* cause in the UK it´s illegal to declaw. 🙂

  48. Fird Birfle says:

    that descripshon totally wirks 4 meeeee

  49. Fird Birfle says:

    Theresa, you’re *SO* benevolent !!! wow.

  50. mplsdeb says:

    I agree. 🙂

  51. mplsdeb says:

    I also don’t think mom/dad would have allowed that to happen. It’s a family pet.

  52. mplsdeb says:


  53. I am pretty sure his wife and adopted daughter would not be amused…. =(

  54. Ah, but Johnny Depp is back on the market.

  55. Just like that religious text that everyone likes to quote sez, “And the bebeh lion shall lie down with the bunneh wabbit, and there shall be squee upon the earth.”

  56. AWW 😀 I am glad to hear that the lion cub is going to be okay 😀

  57. Fird Birfle says:


  58. phred's mom says:

    Oh, but surely there men with Scots accents.
    Lucky you.

  59. phred's mom says:

    there WERE men. fer heaven’s sake.

  60. phred's mom says:

    does “extra-dimensional” mean anything to do with size?
    Or are they in a different dimension and we don’t have to
    pick up after them in THIS dimension? Difficult choice.

  61. phred's mom says:

    now you’re talkin’…

  62. phred's mom says:

    “Brogue” is Irish, Scots would be “burr”
    Lived with both growing up. Both are
    lovely comfy sounds to me.

  63. Sunshine, Lollipops and…. BUNNIES everywhere!!!

  64. Lerrinus says:

    So now you’re a Snerk Animal, right!? 😉

  65. Is that a 20 lb rabbit? It’s almost as big as the cub!

  66. Theresa says:

    We have any number of snerk animals here.

  67. I’ve heard that alligators are tasty.

  68. Theresa says:

    Good question. No, it’s not size (unless you want it to be 😛 ). It’s that whatever dimension they are in (both time and space-wise), they can be in your “stable.” It’s genius, if I say so myself. 😀

  69. Theresa says:

    I’m telling you, you are all ready for the ISEDH(™, pat. pending). 😛

  70. Theresa says:

    You mean tossing the telephone pole isn’t enough for you? 😛

  71. i know! “in the words of [insert all regulars names here]” just didn’t have the ring.

    snerk animals. heh.

  72. Theresa says:

    They taste like chicken. 😛

  73. and those adorable little kilts! 😉

  74. not as cute as lion cubs wif buns & pups, but adorable.

  75. Mamabear says:

    There ya go, you got it.

    I hate to signal with a ‘sarcasm’ tag, though. I figure that if someone doesn’t get it, then that joke just wasn’t for them. That said, I thought my second and third paragraphs were a huge signal that I was being snarky. I’m surprised the dog wasn’t named Pluto or Goofy, depending upon whether the dog could speak or not.

  76. LunaChickFringe says:

    Oh those kilt wearing, strapping young men tossing about cabers and such were totally awesome. Some of them even had lovely accents that made me weak in the knees. There were highland cattle, clydesdales, a falconer, sheep dog demos and lovely bagpipe bands but no lion cubs or bunnies were to be found. Clearly those of us in attendance were completely ripped off. Sternly written letters of complaint are being composed.

  77. I need to get a better Bible translation. NIV has very little squee in it.

  78. I thought of Woody Allen’s line from Love and Death,”The lion will lie down with the lamb, but the lamb will not be very sleepy”.

  79. scarletgunn says:

    Hugh Jackman, in my bed, cuddling a lion cub? *sigh*

  80. Lunachick, were you at the games in Wellington?

  81. sotadragon says:

    I snerked at that! 🙂

  82. 6rabbits says:

    Thank you, Theresa! 🙂 I like how making it involves no work at all! 🙂
    Sorry I screwed up the name… 😦

  83. LunaChickFringe says:

    Yes, yes I was!

  84. Theresa says:

    *makes benevolent gesture again* Not at all, 6rabbits. Just write in my name on your Nobel Prize ballot.

  85. That’s where I’m from! Grew up there. Closer to Cleveland now, but it’s not often someone knows of Wellington!

  86. luvstehQte says:

    ooooh, it’s like a really, super-duper, extra-special room of requirement…

  87. Theresa says:

    But it’s SCIENCE™! 😀

  88. Grew up attending the Lorain County fair there 🙂 My mom was the organist for the fair’s horse show for many years. And my first Dutch bunny came home with me from there when I was about 7 🙂

  89. Moska… I did lots of 4H projects there… grew up in Huntington Twp, and now my parents are in Wellington.
    What are the chances!!!