Flashback Friday

And to think this poor puppy will have to dial each number, all the way around. We’re dizzy thinkin’ about it.

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1978. Photo: Hulton Archive, Getty Images. From the wonderful world of Stamford Advocate’s historical photos of dogs being adorable.

Today Was a Good Day

I drank almost the whole ocean and snarfed up half the beach!

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“Charlie taking a break from digging, sitting on her butt in the hole she made.” – Raelin S.

Cancel All Plans

We’re going to the Birmingham Zoo in Alabama! To meet the first red panda cubs born in the US in 2013!

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Ta daaaa!

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The proud first-time Mama is named Sorrel. What will the cubs’ names beeee?! (singsong)

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Sorrel is being the best new Mama ever, but we think all red panda Mamas should check out How to pick up a baby Red Panda in 5 easy steps!

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The cubs are still in seclusion until this fall. But zoo visitors can view Sorrel and her cubs on a video monitor.

Show Stealer

Gorgeous ruby red tropical blooms that scream for attention? Oh please. Wally is the headline act.

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Even a fluffy black Eminence on a neon tapestry is getting upstaged by Wally!

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It’s OK, all you hot pink and fuchsia flowers, ain’t no shame in being outdone by Wally.

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“We adopted Wally, the Blue-fronted Amazon Parrot, when he was 23 years old and had had two previous owners.  He will live well into his sixties and I have promised him a forever home. He has settled into our family of 2 dogs, 2 cats, a cockatiel, a tortoise and a Bearded Dragon. I love to place Wally in colorful settings around the back yard and take his photo.” -LuvFurArt.com artist, Kris B.

What The Fish?

We weren’t sure at first but, no this is not an oriental silk fish painting, nor the contents of a really groovy petri dish experiment.

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These are Sailfin Sculpins! They’re cute! And they are on exhibit now at the Kelp Forest touch pool at the always awesome Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Happiest little bottom dwellers ever. (shifty-eyes)

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Via Zooborns

Found a Pearl on the Beach

Beachcombing? Why yes! Combs are standard Pekingese equipment you know.

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Diva Pearl the Pekingese, catching an ocean breeze. Author Vicki Gattuso from her book “Diva Pearl the Pekingese”

Mother Gooses her Child!

How else can a Mama Cat keep her ducklettes in a row? Give ‘em love bites on the butt. Just like a real family.

Fave Frame:

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As seen on Love Meow

Invasion of the Catnivorous Plant of Doom

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“Tika (gray) 15 years young, getting her kitten on and showing off her mitten feet (she’s polydactyl with an extra thumb on each paw). Niobe (tabby) finally showing interest in stalking. It only took her 12 years – the pampered house kitty never needed to learn how to hunt!” -Cathy R.

Physhy-ology

Hi there! (extending paw in friendly handshake gesture). Would you care to have a meaningful anatomy oriented conversation?

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“This is my cat Hemingway aka Mr. Poops aka Fatty. I’ve raised him from a kitten but I don’t want to be held responsible for his bad manners! This picture is of him trying his hardest to get at a fish we were pet sitting. Please note that he is a polydactyl kitty – and his white paws make it look like he’s always wearing mittens! Love the site! Keep up the good work!!” -Caroline C.

Ow Chihuahua

I thought I could fly – but I just forgot how to land.

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“My chihuahua, Oliver, dislocated his wrist jumping out of my mom’s arms. He was having a hard time chewing his bone with his cast! I thought this would fit nicely under Cute or Sad?” -Dana N.