“We just brought home our first baby boy..[Congrats! -Ed.]…so Blondie is now a big sister. I walked into the room and found she had stolen his pacifier. It’s like she was saying ‘I’m still your baby too.'” -Ashley S.
Lookit Bear here. First he gives us the Princess Di eyes act, then decides he can’t wait to be petted and GOES FOR IT.
From Rebecca B.
People, wantcha’ to meet Wallace! As you can see, having three out of four limbs doesn’t bother THIS prosh prowler one leetle beet.
“This is Wallace! He was rescued from the streets and had to have his front leg amputated. Now he lives in Washington, DC with his librarian, Mfred (that’s me). As we like to say, “three legs, big heart, can’t lose!” -Marcella F.
“These adorable kittehs were rescued from a terrible fate (won’t go into it here, the important thing is they were rescued!) They were taken to Save the Animals Foundation in Cincinnati, and are currently in a foster home. Names are Captain (the only boy,) Skipper, Catalina, Marina, and Sailor.” -Cathy B.
Ever seen a kitteh petteh fish?
So Timo eventually gets bored with that (a cat getting bored, imagine that) so he heads home. But then he gets bored of being inside, and wants to go outside. (A cat changing his mind, imagine that.)
THAT FACE KEELS ME DED.
Watch the powerful story of Joey. Chills.
Duffy lost his eyesight due to various ailments. BUT: he had surgery and now he can see again.
It’s good to be Duffy.
(Memo to Duffy: you’ll lose that Cone O’ Shame soon, dude!)
Somebody feels like Wrasslin’! Without further adieu, let’s welcome MISTER…Neil…Diamond!
From Susan M.
Cuteporter Holly H. spotted this Sloth-Tacular on The Telegraph. (Well, it turns out The Furrtographer was down at the Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica two years ago, but The Telly is just now on it. They must not have seen this post!) His comments are below.
“In 2012 I was lucky to be accepted as the “artist in residence” at the Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica, also known as Aviarios Del Caribe. My primary goal was to take photos of the sloths, as I had never seen one in the wild or at a zoo, and was curious to find out what they were like.”
“Over the course of my two week stay at the sanctuary I took many pictures, but also served as a volunteer alongside several other visitors from all around the world. The sanctuary has since discontinued its visitor and artist in residence program in order to focus its energies full-time on the sloths in its care, so I was extremely lucky to be able to experience the sloths up close like I did.”
“We were able to feed them twice a day which included preparing their meals, then delivering plates of food to them inside their roomy enclosures.”
“In the mornings after breakfast we’d take some of the younger orphaned sloths and train them to climb on a small jungle gym the sanctuary created out of large sticks.”
“Since these sloths were without a mother to show them the ropes, they had to learn on their own, and with the help of other sloths.”
“After some jungle gym time, we’d put the sloths back in their areas, then take a break for lunch. We’d repeat the process again in a few hours for dinner, which usually consisted of a plate of vegetables all freshly prepared by the volunteers and staff.”
“All in all it was an amazing trip, and I got to know many of the sloths on a personal level through spending a lot of time with them over the course of two weeks. They are sweet, curious, and have very sharp claws and a few sharp teeth as well.”
“I learned the females have a high-pitched mating call, and that most sloths only defecate about once a week at the bottom of whichever tree they are currently using for shelter.”
“Overall it was an amazing trip, and Judy and the rest of the staff were extremely hospitable.”
“I’d love to go back someday, and the sanctuary offers tours and lodging if you want to experience the sloths for yourself. I highly recommend it!”
All photos by The Furrtographer/Caters.