It’s Squirrel Appreciation Day!

Did you know today is Squirrel Appreciation Day?  Thank goodness we have the Los Angeles Times to tell us about these things!  Anyway, here’s a squirrel you’re sure to appreciate:

Welcome to my Boudoir

Welcome, daah-leenk, to my private hideaway. Thees international jet-set hamster life, eet ees so stressful. My spirit requires the—how you say—”me time,” yes?

Ah, the servants have prepared our luncheon: Tomato Bisque with Basil, and Prosciutto-Wrapped Cantaloupe. Bon appétit!

Who’s your decorator, Laurel E.?

Is This Thing On?

Hey, is that a camera?  Am I on TV?   Hey, Aunt Louise, I’m on TV!

But wait — there’s even more Curious George action at the National Geographic site, including the thrilling “poking the lens with a stick” sequence!  Thanks as always to MarilynT.!

Survival of the Cutest?

According to a study cited in Science Daily, dog breeding mimics the laws of natural selection — and it favors Teh Qte.  Dogs bred for companionship show wider variation than all other breeds.  Said a researcher, “Domestic dogs are boldly going where no self respecting carnivore ever has gone before.”

Bunny Brain Balance Book Baffles Buyers

I have no idea what you’re talking about… so here’s a book about a rabbit with a pancake on its head.

From 1999 to 2003, Hironori Akutagawa photographed his rabbit, Oolong, with various objects perched on his conveniently flat head. Now the photos have been compiled in a book titled In Almost Every Picture 8 from KesselKramer Publishing.

We eagerly await the sequel, featuring a bunny with a book about a bunny with objects on its head on its head.

Just what your coffee table’s been yearning for, Kyra M.

Daily Af-fur-mation

I am a good kitten. I am fun to be with. I am the master of my box addiction. I will show that ball of string who’s boss around here. I am not going to pay a lot for this muffler. I am the Eggman; they are the Eggmen; I am the Walrus, goo goo ga joob. Because I’m good enough, I’m cute enough, and catgone it, people like me.”

We celebrate your supportive sender-innering contributiveness, Mileni D. Photo by Alec D.

Know Your Obscure Folklore!

According to ancient Japanese legend, if a white cat smiles at you while balancing cherry tomatoes, you will suffer an ice cream headache during an ocean voyage.

Sent in by Masako, who thinks that this cat, Shironeko, could be the next Maru.

How to Assemble Your Puppy

Incorrect:

Correct:

From sender-inner Whitney S.: “This is Bailey!  In the first picture, she was so ‘puppy sleepy’ that she fell off her little bed into that position and then just fell right back asleep!”

Stalking the Wild Letter Carrier

Day 24: I gave my porter a break so I could watch the herd across the river.  Most of them had moved to the tall rushes, where their uniforms camouflaged them.  From their skittish chatter, I could tell they sensed my presence.  It was a waiting game now, and I played it better than any hunter alive.

Photograph by Art Verduzco, scoped out by the ever-reliable Marilyn T. and Susan W., as seen on the Daily Dozen National Geographic.

Winston Is Speechless

When Winston hasn’t used his meow-box for a while, says Rich at FourFour, it tends to get a little rusty, resulting in this compilation of our favorite flat-faced feline at a loss for words.

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