No Poop For You!


Michelle M. rescued this Bassett-Shar-pei mix, who loves to eat bunny poop.

Doing the Birdy Backup Boogaloo Here

All the birds you see in this post were squawkin’, “Breaker 1-9 is there anybody out there, c’mon?” And Whitford Wild Bird Care Centre answered, “Hearing ya loud and clear, good birdie!”

Let’s hand it over to Susan R. now,

“Hi there, Summer has arrived in New Zealand which means it’s very busy at the Whitford Wild Bird Care Centre near Auckland! Loads of young birds there. Here are a few photos of some of the cutest – most of these are from the last few months, a few are from a couple of springs ago. I volunteer there and have helped look after most of these little guys and can confirm that they are all extremely cute, even the kind of ugly ones!” :

“Blackbirds! Although the centre focuses on wild New Zealand birds, in this case a nest full of blackbirds were cared for. Note their ‘sideburns’!”

This is an adult pukeko who decided to stay near the centre after he was released. He lives by a stream nearby and each year, has a batch of babies, and sometimes drops by to say hello (Mandy the centre manager is in this photo).”

“Morepork, New Zealand’s only surviving native owl (sadly quite a few native birds didn’t survive the arrival of European settlers but the centre is helping the ones who are left). The Maori name is Ruru, but European settlers called them ‘Morepork’ as their call sounds like this. (…)”

“Yes, this is an owl in a margarine container:”

Who let the owls out, who who:

“Dotterels are an endangered species and this little guy just about didn’t make it. The adults nest on the sand at the beach and during a very high spring ‘king tide’ a few weeks ago, a conservation ranger discovered one nest had been washed away. She found three eggs floating in the waves and rushed them to the centre. Two hatched: this is the first one, which weighed 18 grams (0.63 oz); and its sibling was just 16 grams (0.56 oz). Both are doing well.”

“Green finch – One of the latest arrivals and Mandy the centre manager says it’s the smallest patient they’ve ever had! Note the bread tag (approx 1.5cm wide) for scale. Less than 100 green finches were introduced to NZ in the 1860s from Europe, but they’ve now settled in and are very common.”

“Grey warblers (Riroriro in Maori) are native to NZ and sing beautifully. They are often very difficult to see but you hear them! This website has their song: This is a young one but even as adults they are very small.”

“Here is the grey warbler with a young goldfinch:”

“Paradise Shelduck  are native to New Zealand. These ducklings were orphaned. They, along with other types of duckling, have a bath/swim once a day, usually in a bucket.”

“Harrier Hawk chicks or Kahu in Maori.”

“These hawks catch a wide range of prey including, er, birds, but we like to think that when they’ve been cared for at the centre they will be a little kinder to their feathered friends :-)”

“Baby Pukekoes (a Maori name, pronounced ‘poo-KE-ko’).”


“Plover: This youngster was rescued after falling twice down drains while strolling behind its parents. Now it’s strolling in much more pleasant surroundings, a comfy incubator (the photos are to help prevent imprinting)”

Fantastic cute-porting! Thank you, Susan R!

Mona Lisa’s Goat

Smile, and the whole world smiles with you.

Ear’s lookin’ at you kid.

Sofia R. met a cutie patootie goatersons over at Homestead Farms in Maryland.


Pingoo 1. Sooooo, what are we doin’?

Pingoo 2. Aww, you just had to ask.

Pingoo 3. I know!

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Trying to start The Wave! C’mon help me out!

Um, you go first.

The Wave? Can we surf it?

We penguins do not do The Wave.

Gee, I’ve never started The Wave before.

I’m too shy.

Wheeeee! This Wave is coming right at you! You’re next!

Via PBH2

Then We Tried the Cat Pillow!

Of all the decorative pillows ever sold, Furtastic fine quality cat pillows have the look and feel of real cats. With patented Flooferizer; our luxurious Furtastic 5000 per square inch fur count is approved by strict Federal Lint Brush standards.

Ann S. says, “This is Donald. His nose is cold.”

My Favorite Spot

It just feels right. Just me and my fleecie in our own safe haven where everything in the world is cozy and fine.

Kiwi is in his comfort zone, Kathleen D.

Here and There

Hello? Anybody up there?

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Hello, it’s just me up here.

That’s a cute trick Alison A., but please don’t let Mr. Giles tell the boss how to be two places at once.

We’ve Been Over This Before

Remember, peeps. Please calmly proceed to look at this kitten in a calm and orderly fashion.

Thank you for your co-operaysh -AAAHHHHHH!

(mass asplodinks sounds)

OK, everybody settle down! Don’t panic!

Oh where oh where could the defribbermathingy be? You peeps really should try to keep it somewhere handy.

Meanwhile CO is here for you, maybe this puppy will help?!

(mass hysteria)        …whoopsies!

Fatally cute kitten photo by Sandra Shurmans of Tierfotograf-Berlin. Killer accomplice Yorkie is Russell, by Lindsay E. who tells us, “He’s pretty cute. :) He even has his own Facebook page.” Um, “pretty” cute?! Huh, ya don’t say.

You’ve Been Waiting for This Your Entire Life!

Attenshons! Do we have your attenshons?! This is BIG!

Ta-daaaaaaaaa!  The Eyebrow Dots tag is finally HERE! No! Yessss!

But first, a message from our eyebrow dots sponsor-pup,

“Hi, I am a 7 week old as yet unnamed Husky puppy. Would you like to help name me?”

Victoria’s hubba-hubba Husky is hungry for a handle!

Ten miles. In the snow. Uphill. Both ways.

Harrumph, cats these days. Why, when I was a kid ……! (ok, it’s a sheep, not a goat, close enough!)

Very c-ewe-t, Anea D.


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