No Cats. No Rack. Aw, Rats.

A touching tale from sender-inner Deb S. “For a couple of wonderful years we had the pleasure of living with Domino — the cutest fancy rat with the most affectionate personality ever. Unfortunately we had to say goodbye to her recently and now miss her very much. We thought you might enjoy this video of her snuggling in my son’s shirt while nomming a piece of ham.”

Complete with video Nom-Hance!

A Twisted Tale

I love to nap ‘neath the twisted tree,
It’s the only tree for me, it seems
When I lie ’round its twisted trunk, you see
I have the most wonderfully twisted dreams


Via tanjila.

Prosh Poodle Overload: An Editor’s Nightmare

Sender-inner AT has been..how you say?

Prolific.

Here we have Saya, Kikuma, Rinka, and..um… (Pawsing, clicking through multiple Gmails) ah yes, Silvey. All four are so deadly off-the-scale cute, it’s hard to tell ‘em apart. So we asked AT for clarifica-shuns.

Not sure we got them.

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“Kikuma is the brown father, Rinka is the apricot mother.”

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“Kikuma is 4 years old, 5.5 inches tall. He’s got stubby legs and floppy ears and looks like a stuffed bear.”

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“Silvey is Kikuma’s silver aunt (5 years old, 4 inches tall). She’s got a large head, but with legs so short and squat it’s hilarious.” [So this is.....Silvey? -Ed]

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[OK...so these guys are Kimuna and Rinka....right? What is Brinke trying to pull? -Ed]

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[Temples throbbing. Still thinking Kimuma & Rinka (or Silvey), shopping the lingerie department. -Ed]

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“Silvey’s got a large head, but with legs so short and squat it’s hilarious.”

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[Gonna go with Silvey here. Maybe. -Ed]

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[Got me here. Could be Snoopy for all I know. Stumped. -Ed]

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“Saya is the mahogany-red daughter (1 year old, 5 inches tall).” [Is this Saya? -Ed]

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[No idea. Defeated. Out of ammo. Time for a bowl of Alpha Bits. -Ed]

LATE BREAKING EDIT

And we found a few more shotz of Kikuma in the files- [Are you sure it's Kikuma? REALLY sure? -Ed]

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CO World Exclusive: More Ponies Wearing Sweatahs

The world stopped turning (as well it should) once the photos of the PONIES WEARING SWEATERS hit the Interwebs.

BUT There’s more, People! These shots are CO Excluseefs, unseen until now! They come to us straight from Frances Taylor, via a friend of hers, Steph M.:

“They’re the photos that Frances took during the shoot. I am attaching the super cutest ones here, which have not been on any of the news sites that I saw, or Frances’ blog. CO Exclusive! Vitamin is the mom of Frances’ fabulous Shetland pony stallion, Millhouse Independent (aka Indy Ping Pong). Whiffy is Frances’ “fairy tale pony;” they have been together for many years.”

Fantasteek! And make sure you check out Frances’s calendar, too! (Hey, gotta help a calendar buddy, right?)

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Photos by Frances Taylor.

(Every Day Should Be) National Sqwerl Appreesh Day!

Monday the 21st was National Sqwerl Appreesh Day. But when you think on it [Think hard, this is your fault it's late -Ed] every day should be Knucklehead Appreesh Day. So, belated apologies to all those little fellows maniacs:

15 Seconds of Bliss ~ Thelma & Louise from Coast & Canyon Wildlife on Vimeo.

Coast & Canyon Squirrel Release from Coast & Canyon Wildlife on Vimeo.

Kimberly Barker gave us with these marvelous photos taken at Coast & Canyon Wildlife Rehabilitation in Malibu.

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More info on their McFacebookster.

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She volunteers there and sez, “It’s a volunteer run organization that helps the bebbeh squirrels who have lost their mums.”

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“After about 3 months of care, they’re released back into the wild to live out their happy squirrel lives.”

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Hey, it Worked in that Pixar Movie

Day 4: Still not floating. Felt momentarily lighter, but that turned out to be just gas. Will continue experiments tomorrow with more balloons.

Curtis S. tells us: “This tortoise lives at a pet supply store called Animal Kingdom in Brewster, NY. His name is Turbo and he’s allowed to wander the store with balloons attached so everyone knows his location. He’s very sweet.”

Lending A Helping Fin

Kel climbs ladderSometimes you come across a video that reminds you that hoomins share the planet with all sorts of animal/fish/mammal creatures, and we should help them out when we can.

This is one of those videos.

On January 11, divers were checking out Manta Rays and discovered a Bottlenose Dolphin that had a hook and plastic fishing line stuck in its pectoral fin. Let’s watch Keller Laros go to work. (A note of caution, this might be hard for some folks to watch.)

Mahalo to Mr. Laros. Video from Manta Rays Hawaii. More info from KITV in Honolulu.

Don’t Look Now But

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Giraffe with an oxpecker hat taken by Field Guide and Hyaena Specialist, Alex T., at Selati Game Reserve, South Africa

This Week in Cute History

1958: In a frantic bid to reclaim the momentum in the space race from the Soviet Union, the United States enlists Mrs. Jingles to be the first cat in orbit.


It’s Stinky, from Justin F.

OMGPONIES!!!!1!1!1111!!!!!1!!! [Wearing Sweaters]

Cuteporter Susan L. first sent this one in. You’re not gonna believe it.

She writes, “Check out the video for some extreme close-up, ponies-in-knitwear action. Their names, apparently, are Fivla of Finnister and Millhouse Vitamin. You can’t make this stuff up.”

The Daily Mail says all this REDONK is to promote The Year Of Natural Scotland.

Then we got another email on these horsehs from Steph M. “These are my friend Frances Taylor’s Shetland ponies, Fivla (aka Whiffy) in the lovely red Fair Isle sweater and Vitamin in the tan. You should also check out Frances’ funny blog, which is full of adorable ponies (although usually not in sweaters). She is awesome and a fantastic photographer!!!”

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Photos by Rob McDougall.

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