I’ll Stick My Neck Out For You

What’s the deal between giraffes and ostriches? Must be the necks, because this isn’t the first time we’ve seen unlikely friends like these.  In this case, it’s Bea (left) and Wilma, best gal-pals at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

I predict a loooooooong friendship, Lauren S.

International Bear of Misery

From the BBC, it’s Misery Bear Goes To London, from the filmmakers who brought you Misery Bear Attempts to Change Planes at Heathrow, and Misery Bear Gets Strip-Searched in Customs.

More Misery Bear here! Nice work, Nat S.!

How to Toilet Train Your Puppy

Correct method:

Incorrect method:

Credit: Jenna B. (top), Olaf (bottom), via Urlesque.

Alien: The Cute Version

“Who’s a cute little chest-burster? Who’s just the cutie-patootiest unstoppable hostile chest-bursting little life form? It’s you, yes it is! Yes — it — eee-yizz!”

Even Ripley wouldn’t believe it or not, Cheryl L.

My, what an adorable — YEEEAAUUGH!!

Two new red-ruffed lemurs were born at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay last month, and that can only mean one thing: It’s time to play everybody’s favorite party game, “Guess When The Photo Session Went Horribly Wrong.”

Via KiksMedia.

When it Absolutely, Positively Has to Be Cute Overnight

When you need to move your kitty cargo, trust Worldwide Tabby Freight. Just one call to WTF, and we’ll dispatch a van to carry your kitties around the corner or around the world. So for speedy service, day or night, don’t say “huh?” say WTF!

Photo credit: *yasuhiro. Via Urlesque.

Next Week, on The Guiding Leash

Dr. Flangstone reveals to Jessica that her sex-change reversal surgery has left her legally genderless. Meanwhile, aspiring evil real estate tycoon Blake van Drake accidentally forecloses on a casino and turns it into a day-care center.

While across town, in the sanguine Boogerman household, young Timmy Boogerman begins to suspect that he may have been adopted…

OK, the real story, from the Daily Breeze: A dog rescue volunteer took home an added bonus with her chihuahua mom and pups — an orphan kitten who started to nurse right along with his new brothers and sisters.

THIS JUST IN: White Otters!

Keepers at UK’s Blue Planet Aquarium recently saw something beyond the pale: Two baby otters born with white fur. But they’re not albinos; they have a rare condition that causes fur to grow without its normal pigment.

Full story at the Telegraph. And the aquarium is inviting people to name the cuties. Judging from the picture above, we’d say “Yin” and “Yang” will top the list.

Update: Corrected spelling of “Yin.” Thanks to all who caught my error.
Update II: Electric Boogaloo: Corrected error in link. Thanks, marthava et. al.

I’m Forever Striking Blows on Bubbles

I’m tellin’ ya, it’s a wonder Glinda the Good Witch made it out of this scene alive.

Gravity 101

Many people think kittehs are naturally agile, but in fact this skill requires months of rigorous training to achieve. In this video example, students at Kitteh Kollege undergo advanced postgraduate training in slippery surfaces.

Update: The creator of the video provides this background: “The cat gave birth up there, I didn’t put them up there. I blocked off the top of the slide, they got around it, I blocked it off better, and finally kept them safe. They got on the slide themselves and even after falling off when I wasn’t there, they still kept getting back on. I did help the kitten at the end back up.”

Updated update: Sent in by Theresa!

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