THIS JUST IN: Gem Was Adopted Today! (Updated!)

Remember Gem, the pupster we told you about earlier this week?

The poor little puppeh was found in December at a San Francisco recycling center, moments from certain doom. Gem was adopted today at San Francisco Animal Care and Control by Patricia A., one of the center’s employees! There was a lottery from 200 applications to determine who would be allowed to take Gem, and her application was chosen. See the new video here.

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Gem says “Thank you all for showing me so much love and adoration and for all the wonderful applications for my adoption. I have found a wonderful home and new family.”

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“My hope is that all the fantastic folks who wanted to adopt me will take their love for me and go to one of the many shelters and rescues near them and adopt another totally deserving animal in need.”

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“If everyone that wanted me would adopt another shelter animal it would make such a great difference in the world.”

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“Please spread the love and find another animal needing a forever home…”

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“..and thanks again for all the attention.”

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“I just hope it helps folks learn more about shelter animals..”

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“.. and how great we can be!-XXOO, Gem.”

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All of these fine photos (except press conference shot) by Desiree Nguyen © 2014 Delighted Images.

(These are photos taken from today’s press conference- super late-breaking-zoom-zoom-gotta-have-those-photos-thanks to Kristen H. at SF ACC!)

THIS JUST IN: RIP 2 Colonel Meow

Sad news to report here, People. From the blog:

“Colonel Meow passed away yesterday evening. I will post more about the details when I’ve had a few days to grieve. Thank you so much for your understanding, Minions. Your love and support has meant the world to us both. -Slave Beast”

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Yes, That Photo Is What You Think It Is…

…Roo The Chihuahua in a little scooter cart thing, and a…poofy headed chicken named Penny. In the snow. Good grief.

I saw this on Facebook, an employee at an animal hospital in Duluth, GA. has a chihuahua in a wheelchair and a little fluffy chicken- Wednesday was their first snow day.” -Barbara L.

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Hamster. In A Very Small Sweater.

Roll up the InterTubes and go home. That’s all there is for today. Thanks for coming. Drive safely.

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June T. sent this in, and we are forever in her debt.

Whole Lot O’ Snortin’ Goin’ On

Great shot of Mama Pig and her little guys! And I mean LOOK at those smiles! From the always entertaining Edgar’s Mission FB.

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Ukraine Kittehs Really Knock Us Out

Ever thrown a party only to have an unwanted guest mess things up? Cuteporter Valerie R. tells us, “My daughter staged a surprise tea party for my 3 year old granddaughter, whose best friend is Sheepy, (at right in the photo) the one in the sweater.”

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“But it was crashed by a hooligan named Kiska, who is a little short on table manners.”

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“The photo credits go to Kristina J., snapped in Kiev, Ukraine, where she and her husband teach music in a private English school. Kiska was a street kitten (thus the bad manners) before she was rescued by my daughter. Now she leads a life of ease, but still feels the compulsion to steal food sometimes.”

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*Title inspired by The Fabs once again.

ABBA Goes To The Dogs. And The Cats.

This clip was performed by the SPCA of Wake County in Raleigh NC, and you’ve got to hand it to them: they knock off ABBA pretty well. They’d like you to take a chance on one of their residents, and who can blame them!

“We hope it encourages more pet adoptions across the country and around the world!” -Darci S., SPCA of Wake Co.

“Just in case this hasn’t been sent in already by a gazillion others … check out the fabulousness of this Wake County SPCA promo video!” -Karen, aka Sasha’s Mum.

[Note: I was always a "Frida" guy. -Ed]

Got Kleenex?

[This is the Budweiser SB commercial. Go get one -before- viewing this clip. Then come back and hit 'Play.' -Ed]

Sharla’s Guide To Japan Cat Cafes

Sharla is a Canadian student studying in Japan. When she isn’t studying, she hangs out at cat cafes.

This is not a bad gig.

From VVV.

Goggie Goalie

This little guy is an absolute WALL when it comes to being a soccer goalie. Well, except when the hoomin cheats and pooks it over the puppeh’s stubbular head.

Everyone has his/her limits, after all.

From 22Words.