It’s Canada Day! Beauty!

unnamed“…and VOKRA rescue kitty Abbie McFlooferson has a couple of awesome photos we’d like to share. I’m hoping you can post these shots of my little Mountie.” -Sharon D.

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“This is a photo of my niece’s guinea pig Vanilla Bean Meringue (a.k.a. “Beanie”) showing her true north strong & free colours for Canada Day today.” Sent by Sandra T.

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Greatest Disapproval In The History Of History

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Toesday: How 2 Relax The Otter Way

so-4(Already saw this one prior to the Andrew Y. express email, but he’s the RN24 guy so he gets the cred.)

Hangin’ Out In The Big C-R

“Hi CO! Love your site! Took this video at the Jaguar Rescue Center in Puerto Viejo di Limon, Costa Rica this morning (The Sloth Sanctuary is down the road…I’ll go there tomorrow.) I hope you like it! BTW, no jaguars at the Jaguar Rescue Center.” -Jerri M.

Come On EEN! The Water’s (Snort) Great!

photo1It’s July 1st! The summer is rolling right along, and THESE guys nose it! (Nose, geddit? Peeg snouts and- never mind.)

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Anyway, these are the famous Swimming Pigs Of The Bahamas!

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Mail Online says they will swim out to your boat, to see if you have anything good for lunch.

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MO also adds, “Filmmaker Charles Allan Smith is now shooting a documentary that hopes to uncover how the animals first took to the water. ‘When Pigs Swim’ will follow the trail from the original swimming pigs.”

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It looks like they’re doing (this is totally from MO:) the “Hog Paddle.”

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“Keep up the cute!” -Sharon B-C (Western Australia)

Tiny Blob Monsters In Elizabeth’s Backyard!!!!

They’re COMING FOR US!

The TINY BLOB MONSTERS!

Elizabeth M-G’s already come face to, er, face with these mysterious visitors from far, far, away. “I was moving some plants around on my porch yesterday when I noticed these weird blobby things on a small leaf. Cute tiny blob monsters?? After a little online searching, these “creatures” turned out to be the eggs of a Leaf-footed Bug, probably the species [Say like Cliff Clavin: Ed.] Acanthocephala Terminalis, which I see around my Connecticut yard pretty frequently. Weird and cute!”

[Weird AND Cute? You're at the right website. -Ed.]

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“The second photo shows the eggs from a different angle, where you can actually just make out the baby bugs folded up inside. Again… weird, and cute?? I think so…maybe.”

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But How Many Pixels Is That?

Pixel could be the world’s shortest cat when measured from her paws to her shoulder. She is about 5″ tall- the size of a soft drink can! (You also get some great British narration with this Barcroft TV YouTube clip.)

From VVV.

I’d Say He’s Hooked

But then, a month-long stay at one of those vacuum-rehab places could set him right.

From David M.

The Power Of A Smile

Vadja B. sent us this NatGeo link, (and the header) and we totally loff eet. OMG Ponies!!1!1!!1, indeed.

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Photograph by Oscar Medina, National Geographic Your Shot.

Well, HELLO There, Violet

Here’s a typical day in the Life O’ Violet. First, a nap.

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Then, model a little fleece outfit so your hoomin can make fun of you.

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Next, another nap.

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Starting to wake up from nap #2.

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Stuck. Again.

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Road trip!

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“I’ve attached a few pictures of my sweet baby, Violet. She is a Puginese, adores all people, and lives for attention.” -Mary.