“This is my baby girl Candace. She was rescued from the streets of Managua as a puppy. Everyone always comments how striking her eyes are.” -Arlen A.
Tomorrow is our annual Twenty-Four Hours Of ‘Tocks, our
exhausting, over-done hilarious look at ‘Tocks from around the animuhl world. But we also wanted to mention that October First is also the start of Adopt A Shelter Dog Month. Get more deets here, and if you’re in the market for a puppeh, a shelter is a great place to start your search! (Also please notice Rule #58 in the above photo. That’s Derek, who was adopted from the Animal Protection Society of Durham, NC.)
(Photo via Flickr.)
Today’s the last day of September. And we all know what that means. Tonight at midnight (PT;) 24 Hours of ‘Tocks. We’re
rockin‘ ‘Tockin’ Around The Clock all day tomorrow- bringing you Furry Butts from all over the world!
[Is easy to hug the hoomin. If you just sit on floor and go ‘Meow?’ Hoomin will pick you up, make all sorts of gooey sounds like ‘Who’s the widdle wuv-wuv, WHO is.’ Then just hop up and clamp on. If hoomin hasn’t fed you in several hours, this move can also be used to strangle. Or so I haz been told.]
(As seen on TheAnimalRescueSite.com.)
Will you forgive me, hoomin???
And they’re really tiny.
(“Hi, C.O., this is a Mini Gecko on Kefalonia, a fabulous Western Greek Island. All the best, Bogi.”)
Kudos to the guys at Monterey Bay Aquarium for their series on Otter #696, which we have been running since the start of Sea Otter Awareness week on the 20th. In our concluding chapter, Surrogate Mom Rosa shows #696 how to forage for food- it’s not like he can just swim on up to In and Out Burger!
(Also thanks to MBA’s Daphne K. for her timely emails.)
‘Member this video from the middle of the month?
So leave it to the masterminds over at The Big J to raise the stakes a bit higher. Or larger. The same transport company in the above video has decided to deposit a giant black cat inside Shinjuku Station this week. Quoting the ever-vigilant RocketNews24: “The big cat will be ‘awake’ and spitting out 72 different presents at Shinjuku Station’s Metro Promenade from 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. every day until 4 October. After that, he goes on tour, stopping at ten locations around the country, like a giant, furry, four-legged, off-season Santa with presents for furballs.”
A Santa…with furballs. Let’s think on that one.
Jackie Sparrow is a flying fox who recently met actor Johnny Depp while he was filming in Australia! Adam Cox of Wakaleo Animal Channel sent us this terrific video, and images by Dean Morgan Photography/Rachael Wasiak.
Trish Wimberley from the Australian Bat Clinic (site appears to be wonky at the moment) introduced the pair while the latest “Pirates Of The Caribbean” film was shooting near her rescue center on the Gold Coast. Johnny expressed his love of bats and offered to sponsor the little one as it undergoes rehabilitation at the clinic, after losing contact with it’s mother during a heavy storm.
Donations can be made via their Facebook page! Remember: Never touch wild bats unless you are vaccinated and are trained to handle them. If you see a bat that needs assistance, call a local wildlife group as soon as possible.
[I prayed for a Brother Kitteh and they ended up bringing home a Slobberknocker LABRADOR the size of Vermont. I don’t even know what a ‘Vermont’ is, but he’s that big. So I’m hungry and gonna give this pitiful prayer thing one more shot before I take drastic measures- like climbing up the living room curtains. They think I don’t know how to do that.]