Two Paws Up

CO is sorry to note the passing of the great movie critic Roger Ebert, who had battled cancer for years.

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Image Credits: 1) Interwebs 2) Tumbili001’s Flickr 3) Daily Otter 4) The Weather Channel 5) Cosmo Brown The Smashing Kitteh from Cuteporter Sarah S.

Meanwhile, Somewhere Between the 6th and 7th Heineken

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Cheers to Shumai The Cat and Sender-Inner Katharine H.

BONUS! Second Friday Haiku! OMG

Tiny Hummingbird
Fell out of his comfy nest
YAY he was rescued

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Submitted by Fernanda A.: “He’s a baby hummingbird, he fell off his nest and we rescued him from the street. We called him Atila.” Photos taken by María V.

Q: Who’s the Best Pet Photographer in all the Land?

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A: The Furrtographer! Friend of the site Josh Norem is up for Best Pet Photographer in the Bay Area and needs your votes because it’s CLOSE!

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Says Josh: “Voting ends in a few days and it’s down to the wire. If I nab this it will be a lifelong dream fulfilled.”

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He continues: “Almost all the cats & dogs I shoot are from shelters like these, so this will help them too.”

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“People can vote with their Facebook or Yahoo! account. They don’t have to create an account.” Go Josh!

Chillin’ In Ma Jam Jams

Sam P. sent this one in with the P.S. “My heart is melting” and even provided the post title.

PUPPEHS IN JAMMEHS. All aboard the Reeeeeeeeeeeeee-donk Express!

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CO Real Best Picture: Rock The Stoat!

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FOIST of all, thanks to all the CO Peeps that took the time to send in their photos. We’ve had huddled discussions all weekend to choose the finalists, with officials from PricewaterhouseCoopers (the suits that come out during the Oscars.)

Check the NOM NOM NOMinees, vote for your favorite, from now ’til tonight at midnight PT. Tomorrow morning at precisely 8am PT, they will be declared WINNER of the Cute Overload Real Best Picture contest!

OK, let’s go! (Posted here in no particular order- voting box at the very bottom.)

Louise (Italian Greyhound) and Rocky (Boxer), from Virath D.
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Shilow, from Jennifer B.
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Kingston Pappy Van Winkle III, from Kara E.
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Kodie, from Angela C.
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Dermot, from Amy F.
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Steve & Milo, from Mrs. 4444
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Domino, from Carina M.
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Mouse, from Morgan W.
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Sofia, from Viviana A.
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Areia, from Ana P.
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Voting Now Closed: check back at 8am PT Tuesday morning!

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: The ‘Audrey Hepburn of Bunnies’ for Best Picture

Only a couple of days left to get your entry in for Cute Overload’s The REAL BEST PICTURE!

On Monday morning, (the day after the Oscars,) we’ll have voting (From You, Our Peeps, our ACADEMY). There is still time to send in your best animuhl photo!

Maybe this BUN NAMED PERSEY will show up on Bunday Monday for the FINAL VOTING! Amanda C. says “She’s the Audrey Hepburn of rabbits.”

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THIS JUST IN: Maddie On The Road!

Remember Maddie The Coon Hound? The celebrated author? She stopped by THE QTE last fall, and now she is ON THE ROAD! The tour kicks off March 8th in Austin, TX.

Maddie tells us on her website: “I’m pumped to hit the road and meet all of ya’ll! We are making 35+ official bookstore stops, countless photo meetups and telling 50 stories in every state for Why We Rescue!”

Maddie Book Tour! from This Wild Idea on Vimeo

Thanks to Mo (Michael O’Neal) via Chief Sister Officer for the teep.

Pine Martin–Sounds Like a Name on a Soap Opera

This email just came turbo-screaming in from Johanna S. We thought THEY’RE PINE MARTENS WHY NOT PUT ‘EM UP THERE.

And so we deed.

[Are these maniacs related to Stoats? Need follow-up by EOD. -Ed]

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Photo 1 from Best-Animals. Photo 2 from The InterTubes. Photo 3 from The Beauty of Wildlife.

The Cat Did It

Sender-Inner Gila C. explains: “These are pictures of what we came home to the other day. Our 8 month old boxer bull dog named Silly Lilly Boom Boom had a party…without us.”

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