Whole New Ball Game

The biggest linebacker in NFL history, Sherman ‘The Tank” McTacklesons, …thinks soccer is very funny.

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“This is Sherman (the tank). It’s his first birthday, and he weighs 64 pounds. This soccer ball is the best thing that’s ever happened to him.” -Jessica G.

Penguin Live Cam! Penguins are go!

Gentlemen, Start Your Penguins! This penguin live cam from the Audubon Aquarium in New Orleans is like watching the Penguin 500. Neeeeooorrwwm! Er, including the occasional pit stops.

Also: Daily Feeding Time at 11:30am ET and 4:00pm ET. And Thursday Penguin Chats at 4:30pm ET. OK!

Live video by Animal Planet L!ve

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You may get a glimpse of three new chicks hatched in March. The chicks, named Marina, Skua and Hubig: A shout out to the Simon Hubig company, of famed New Orleans’ Hubig’s Pie … are growing quickly and have joined the penguin colony on exhibit.

Don’t Have a Cow, Man. Have Three.

Holy three headed Greek mythological creature, Batman! Triplet calves! Warm up the defibbermathingy, we are not equipped to handle this!

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“Farmer Jon Appleby got the surprise of his career one week ago, when triplet calves were born on his farm in Wirral, England.”

“I couldn’t believe it,” the 44-year-old veteran farmer told TODAY.com of the rare phenomenon. “It was quite a shock.” When the cow went into labor, Appleby stayed close by for the first two births, then left, assuming the excitement was over. He returned an hour later, only to find one more baby by her side. “We’ve never had triplets before.”

Twins are somewhat common among bovine births, triplets and quadruplets are estimated at approximately 1 in 100,000 births.

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Thanks to sender-inner Jennifer P. via Today.com

Have We Got a Photo Ass-ignment For You

- literally! We like butt beds and we cannot lie. So why not send us your butt bed photo or YouTube video link to cuteoverload at gmail dot com! Maybe your butt bed will make CO a butt bedder place, awww.

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“This is my husband and Maggie (our cat)…she loves him and clearly finds his butt comphy.” ~Shannon J. (Shannon I first read that as, “she finds his butt company.”)

Bunday, Bunday. Baa daaa, ba, da da da

Every other day, (every other day), every other day of the week is fiiiiiine, yeah!

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“Durham Humane Society photo shoot.” -Vanessa S.

Is It Bunday Already?

Making weekends more disapproval-ous, one Bunday at a time.

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“We’ve had a bumper crop of bunneh’s in the garden this summer. (A literal Cute Overload). I found this little fluffster trying to hide in the grass, and my wife Diane just had to pick him/her up. Although CLEARLY disapproving of being handled by a giant Smurf glove, teh bun-meister was pretty chill about the whole experience, and hopped off to munch on some yummy clover after it was all over.” -Jeff H.

Mr. Potato Head the Octospud

Prepare to meet …. Mr. Angry Eyes! (pulls shoes out of butt) rawr rawr rawr aarrgg!

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An octopus curls up into a ball, photographed by remote sub in deep-sea canyons off the northeastern U.S. coast. CNN Deep Sea Gallery

What’s So Funny?

We happen to take our stripes seriously you know and we will thank you to show a little respect!

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“I wanted to share good news. The Lisbon Zoo in Portugal has a new baby Okapi, born in May. He was now presented to the public and he’s the only baby of his kind in Europe. And he’s such a cutie. Do you know they’re relatives to the giraffes? Hope you can give him some love.” -Vanessa (Sounds like the little dude needs a name!)

International Homeless Pets Day, ees today!

Logo_with_Name_and_Register_UpdatedFrom California to Thailand and Kentucky to Kuwait, there are 25 states and 18 countries around the world holding events today for International Homeless Pets Day. Since 1992 International Society for Animal Rights has promoted this day to educate people about homeless animals and pet overpopulation. Check out the Event Schedule posted on ISAR’s website. This is big, really big. It’s been said on CO before and it is worth repeating, Shelter Puppies are the Best Puppies! (Kitties TOO! All the pets!)

Here are a few more examples of shelters holding special events in honor of the day:

Pet Fest, Missoula, Montana

Afternoon of Fun & Fur, Roanoke, Virginia

Open House (including Human Dunk Tank) and 50% off, Dearborn, Michigan

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Image from Bonnie L. Hayes Animal Shelter, Washington County, Oregon.

Halp! The Alliance for Humane Action (AHA!) has created the cutest Spay-Neuter video evar!

Fave Frame:

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Flashback Friday

Pup in Boots: With these boots I shall gallantly charm the king with gifts and fool him into making me a great lord, and I shall never again run after mice, except for entertainment.

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“Feb. 9, 1928. Washington, D.C. – “Peter Pan, wire-haired terrier pet of the personal secretary to President Coolidge and Mrs. Edward T. Clark, arrived at the White House today attired in ‘flapper galoshes’.” You lucky dog! Via Shorpy (“Flapper galoshes”? Want!)

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