Flashback Friday

“He’d fly through the air with the greatest of ease,

That daring young ham on the flying trapeze!”


Hamster on miniature trapeze, photo by Joseph Scherschel, 1955, Time Life/Getty images. Lyrics from, “The Flying Trapeze” written by George Leybourne in 1867!

You’re Givin’ Me An Ack Attack!

Hi, I’m Pansy. Can I get personal for a moment? I’d like to…well, bring up a topic that….no one really talks about:

Hairballs.

Today is National Hairball Awareness Day. We all tiptoe around this subject–well, some hoomins actually step in this subject. But hairballs are a continuing problem, and we’re here to address the issue. Click here to learn more, and thank-you for your support.

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Pix submitted by Elizabeth S. Headline inspired by ONJ from Back In The Day.

MooPi-stache!

Is ‘MooPi’ his title or the name of his moustachioed muzzlepowche?

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Two and a half year old Persian, MooPi, is having a good moustache day, while Tomoko thinks outside the box, Irene Y.

Friday Haiku: Size Matters Not

See Jabba The Frog
With This One The Force Is Strong
When In His Small Pond

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From Jedi Jennifer F.: “This is Jabba. After rescuing him from a fisherman’s hook, Jabba retired in my pond. When he wasn’t hunting finches that flew overhead, he enjoyed the delicacy of a big ‘ol earthworm.”

Oh Wow, I Am Such a Big Fan…

I mean it, really. The whole roaring, king-of-the-jungle thing, I just love what you’re doing. It’s so true and so empowering, and you’re such a role model for me, and I just think you need to know that about yourself, so… thank you, man. Thank you.


Via Elsie esq.

Who’d Like To Trade Places With The Hoomin?

C’mon, raise your hands, let’s see ‘em.

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“This little guy is a Quokka. It is a marsupial the size of a cat. It lives on an island called Rottnest Island, which is near Perth, on the west coast of Australia. The creature petting him is named Sowmya. She was having a bad day when a Quokka came out of the bush to say hi!”

[I bet the bad day ended right here. -Ed]

Cuteporter Doug E. checking in from Winnipeg, Manitoba…a LONG bike ride to Perth.

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And now everyone, for your Peg, the-kind-hearted-Mom-who-helps-Edward-Scissorhands, moment!

Fave, “My, those are your hands? Those are your hands! What happened to you? Where are your parents? Um… Your mother? Your father? Are you alone? Do you live up here all by yourself?” Frame:

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Lydia K., via YouTube. Video possibly from Bat Rescue Inc. Unconfirmed. Any info appreciated!
“Each year vaccinated wildlife rescuers hand rear baby flying foxes. At the end of the hand rearing process, (usually at about 13 weeks of age) the weaned babies are sent to baby bat crèche where they learn appropriate battie socialization skills. Tobermory had wing tip injuries sustained on rescue and shared the hospital aviary with several others, including 2 little guys who still required a morning bottle feed. As I searched in the bedding materials for the recipients, (weaned) Tobermory snuck over and made off with one of the bottles. I was impressed with his stealth and ingenuity and the fact he knew the bottle needed to be upended for the milk to flow. He afterwards got a bowl of warm milk for his trouble. Tobermorey is a grey headed flying fox and after his injuries were resolved, he was released back into the wild with his 60 crèche companions.”

Not Available At The GUND Store

Should be, though. Gotta get one of these.

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“I discovered this guy when I was on my honeymoon in Italy.” -Rebecca B.

It’s World Penguin Day! (Who Knew?)

It sure is! So take a LIVE LOOK BELOW @ the Little McBeakerson Dudes!



Live video by Animal Planet L!ve

These handsome chinstrap penguins photographed by Lucia Maugham and sent in by Joe D.

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Tipped off by Smedley. Photos 1-4 Spotted on PBH 2. Photo 5 c/o Gotham City PD.

Tee Tee Wa Dee!

Just for once could we try NOT going with the flow?

No.

Why?

TTWWADI! That’s The Way We’ve Always Done It!

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Tank you, awesome Monterey Bay Aquarium. It’s offishal, this photo by Sam Lopez.

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