Livin’ La Vida Opie

I’m a Scottish Fold

With eyes of gold

I’m big and bold

Lo and behold

My tail can’t be controlled. OK who lol’d?

“A few photos of my cat, Opie, who is a Scottish fold, and a video with him chasing his own tail…not sure what happened between them that day but there was a rumble and no winner.”  –Monique S.


Slip Slidin’ Away

When a kitty flops over on the floor, sometimes it’s best to let it slide.

“You know the nearer your destination, the more you’re slip sliding away.” Via Fuzzy Feelings

Little Orphan Eggie

In over 40 years of rescuing our feathered friends around the world, this was one of the most anticipated arrivals of all for International Bird Rescue. A severely injured mama Mallard was brought in to their San Francisco Bay Wildlife Hospital and found to have a single egg. Mama could not be saved but the veterinary staff were able to save her one egg. 26 days later, after waiting and wondering, a perfect mallard duckling hatched!

Read the entire orphaned duckling’s awesome story at International Bird Rescue. “Hey there, thought I’d send our latest Cute Overload submission! This Mallard Duckling in hot pursuit of a dragonfly is by Kim Taylor, our recent Photographers in Focus honoree (who gives permission for the photo to be used.)” -Andrew H.

Hot. Pink. Slugs.

Only in Australia. Of course! Have a look and have a listen:

No Barbie Dreamhouse should be without them!

From Treehugger, for all your green, or hot pink, news.

Otter You Up 2, 3, 4?

May 9, Oakland Zoo, CA. Ginger the River Otter gave birth to three baby boy otters.

They are named Kohana (Sioux for swift),

Hinto (Dakota for blue)

and Shilah (Navajo for brother).

Not sure how Ginger got her name, but she might be named after Ginger Rogers.

This is Ginger’s third litter.

In 2011 Ginger gave birth to a boy and girl, Tallulah and Ahanu. Ginger had a second litter in 2012.

Come on in! The otter’s great!

8724863232_21660c85d0_z, Photos by Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group.

Hakuna Mah Tatas

It’s our bra free philosophy!

Busted! “My best friend’s cat taking a nap.” Sara Ö.

Miami Marlins Adopt-O-Mania

On Sunday, June 2, the Miami Marlins did not bat 1000. They batted 102! That’s how many furry friends found forever homes thanks to the Miami Marlins Ayudan (Spanish for “help”) Team of community outreach volunteers, along with the Humane Society, Animal Services and The Cat Network! That’s some major league teamwork, peeps.

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Go Marlins! Look who’s on the Home Team now!

Read more here: Marlins Park hosts 3rd Annual Adopt-O-Mania.

You’re a Brave Pug, Orange You!

Over 400 years ago a pug named Pompey, saved the life of his owner, William the Prince of Orange. It was near the battlefront in the Dutch struggle against the Spanish when Pompey, sleeping at the prince’s feet, foiled a midnight attack against the prince and saved his life. Soon after, the Pug became the official dog of the Netherlands House of Orange and the Royal Monarchy of the Netherlands.

“I submit for your enjoyment Miss Daisy and Mr. Poe. Miss Daisy is using Mr. Poe as her pillow.” -Shannon M.

Sloth Bear Air Keeses, mwah, mwah, mwah!

And one smooch.

Fave Frames:

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Two sloth bear cubs made their public debut 2 weeks ago at the CZSBrookfieldZoo, sent in to CO by Vena C.! (and is that Eric Johnson on guitar?)

Yay, Mooom, She’s Touching Meeeee!

Zoe, you can have the top bunk. You can have the last tuna treat. You can go first. You can have the bigger half.
Thanks, Panda! You can borrow my stuff without asking any time. You can sleep in my box. You can pick which shoe to leave a hairball in.

“Zoe and Panda are brother and sister and they love to cuddle.” -Julie P.