I’d Like to Think Outside the Box…

but…

Lottie-in-a-Box!
the box…

Lottie-in-a-Box!
won’t let me!

Lottie-in-a-Box!
Dachhie in a boxie by CarlCarl!

Happy Birthday, JFK!

John F. Kennedy was a president, husband, father and man. Today, we are celebrating JFK the animal lover! He owned and loved many animals: Tom Kitten the cat, Zsa Zsa the rabbit, parakeets named Bluebell and Marybelle, hamsters named Debbie and Billie, a horse named Sardar, ponies named Macaroni, Tex and Leprechan, and dogs named Shannon, Wolf, Clipper, Charlie and Pushinka.

He loved his pets so much, President Kennedy was the first to request that his dogs meet the Presidential helicopter when it arrived at the White House.

Pushinka was a gift of peace from the Soviet Premier Nikita Krushchev. Pushinka was already famous for being a descendant of Strelka, one of the first dogs sent to space, now she was living it up at the White House. Pushinka was very good friends with Welsh terrier, Charlie.


Soon, they had four pups named Butterfly, White Tip, Blackie and Streaker.


Here are the Kennedys at Hyannis Port with Irish spaniel Shannon, Welsh terrier Charlie, German shepherd Clipper and the pups of Pushinka and Charlie.


A regular at the White House was a pony, and they called him Macaroni.


We salute you, JFK, for your animal-adoring ways!


Sources: Exotic Dogs, For the Love of the Dog Blog, Presidential Pets Museum, KC Pets and The Poodle (and dog) Blog .

It’s a Long, Hot Weekend…

…so keep cool.

Doggie paddle!
This important hydration reminder brought to you by Welcome to the Doghouse.

Search and ResQte

During the war in Afghanistan, three US marine soldiers took on a special mission: Rescue some of the war’s smallest and cutest victims. According to the blog Unique Scoop, two orphaned kittens have been shipped stateside to loving homes.

We salute you, anonymous sender-inner.

Veterans and Servicemen and Women, We Salute You!

On behalf of grateful humans everywhere, thank you. [Holding salute]

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Hoonah Starfish by Marlboro!. Bowing by tanakawho. Salute by galchebor. Official Penguin Salute? by kevbo1983. salute! by pico*.I Salute You, by magannie.Tai Shan Stands at Attention and Salutes our Veterans !, by tai.shar. Sleeping and Saluting, by pyza*.

Vintage G’day

Australia, 1942:  A visiting American soldier comments on how much smaller the rats are compared to his native Brooklyn.

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More classic cuteness from Flickr Commons.

Battles Large and Small

Listen, we know you could swat us with a paw in .02 seconds, but we have strict orders to watch the Fancy Feast until dinner tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime!

[gets swatted across the room]

ATTTAAACK!

Guard duty photo is by WorldIslandInfo.com and Army men revenge image is by Shooz.

Happy Birthday, Maru!

Japan’s Favorite Kitten Maru just turned five!


And, like any great eighties comedy, there is a montage with which to celebrate. GO!

Fave Frame™

Chief Sister Occifer sent this one in. Much More Maru here.

You Really Otter Learn to Swim

HERE LEMME TEACH YOU [DUNK DUNK DUNK]

Geeshe, Mom, OK already! This big time coer-shons was sent in by Beth R.

Oh… My…. Gaaaa

…halp?


Enormous Manatee action by CMGW Photography. Via BoingBoing. Spotted by eagle-eyed Ant.