Goose Troop

“All right, scouts, stick with your hiking buddy and stay in formation!  (Dear, would you kick Hubert back into line?)  Now, let’s earn those merit badges!  Sound off!

“Peep, two, three, four! … Peep, two, three, four!”

Make way for goslings, Todd C.

THIS JUST IN: Baby Giraffe

The Memphis Zoo got a tall order last Thursday: A baby giraffe named Akili (“bright and intelligent” in Swahili), born right on exhibit.  She’ll stay indoors during the cold weather, but zoo officials hope to have her on view soon.  Full story at the Commercial Appeal.  See photos of the birth at Facebook.

You Call Yourself a Mouse?

“Get with it, pal!  You’re supposed to scurry around so that I can catch you and look good for the food lady!  So make with the mouse-type behavior already!”

You want to break it to Mango here, James H., or shall we?

I Hate it When Clients Meddle

“Shouldn’t you be using a close-up lens?   The product really needs to stand out!  And how about backlighting it, for a halo effect?  Tell the model to stop covering up the logo!  Now, I’ve had an idea for the background, just thinking out loud here…”

It’ll look good in your portfolio, Khalid I.

So Long, and Thanks for Jumping Straight Into My Mouth

A clever dolphin stirs up the mud, and his pals enjoy the catch of the day.

D-I-V-O-R-C-E

According to the BBC, wildlife experts were stunned to witness a rare “divorce” among a pair of swans.  The birds, which normally mate for life, returned to a Gloucestershire wildfowl sanctuary — with different partners. Sanctuary officials hope the birds will resolve their differences on an upcoming Maury Povich.

Photo: Swan Heart by fmc.nikon.d40

Performance Art: Typical Reaction

“OK, I managed to sit through the 45 minutes of chanting.  And the lady who showered the audience with toenail clippings while screeching about her childhood was kind of funny.  But by the time they got to the three guys in frogmen suits who smeared each other with vanilla frosting, I just went baroo?

How cute can you possibly get? is by wili_hybrid.

Finding the Perfect Box

The box is the most important choice a cat can make.  It is more than a place of rest; it is a spiritual center tailored to each cat’s unique karmic needs:

Does the length create the optimal head-to-torso folding ratio?  Can the feet rest horizontally across the width?  Is there proper chi flow?  And what about chafing?

So … do you have anything smaller?  This one’s a bit large for me.

Writes Caleb B.:  “My cat Boo likes to sleep in this box in our kitchen that is smaller than he is.  If he curls up in a ball, he can kind of fit in it.  It may not be practical, but it sure is cute.”

Your Thought For Today:

A bat on the hand is worth two in the belfry.  (Hmm, I dunno, it just doesn’t seem to have the same ring to it.)

Quick, Robin!  Tell Alfred to activate the Bat-Hance-O-Tron-O-Meter!

Photographed by Megan C.

You’re Trembling Now, Aren’t You?

“Ooh, I’m scary!  Better not mess with me, because I’m baaaad! See how tall I am?  That’s not hair sticking up, that’s 100 percent pure pulverizing kitty muscle that you do not want to tangle with!  You’re scared now, aren’t you?  Right?  Aren’t you?”

Phyllis P. says: “I got Buckley from an in-home rescue service.  He was one of 15 kittens and their mother was run over by a car when they were all just babies.  They were all bottle fed.  I got him at 6 weeks old and he’s doing great.  He’s meeting his first non-family cat in this picture.”

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