Blade Runner Roller

Earlier today, we saw a great example of one big ol’ Turtle helping another! This hour, it’s a hoomin’s turn to do a good deed. It seems Blade was having trouble moving about, so his hoomin carted him off to his vet- who came up with the idea of sticking some Lego wheels on, so Blade could become a man in motion. So to speak.

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One Green Planet.org says Blade has a metabolic bone disorder, and the wheels will help him move around so he can regain leg strength.

We found a LiveLeak.com translaysh. Dr. Plische says, “We mounted Lego wheels on the turtle ‘Blade’ because he had a bone metabolism illness and his shell was too heavy and had a loss of muscles. That’s why he couldn’t pick up himself and walk anymore. The bones were like rubber and the musculature had clearly diminished.”

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Blade’s hoomin, Iris P., says: “At the beginning or in the middle of August last year, I noted for the first time that Blade wasn’t so active and fit as the other two turtles [I own]. I kept him in his terrarium because [the weather in] August was really cold.”

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How’d they get the wheels on there? Dr. P. said, “The turtle didn’t feel any pain because we made no hole, but we stocked it with a special glue, that only has two components.”

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Kudos to Dr. Carsten Plischke for thinking outside the box, and swiping his son’s Legos. From Susan M.

[*Note: The video header says “turtle.” The One Green Planet article says Blade is a tortoise, yet the translation has the vet saying “turtle.” And the translation ALSO refers to “tortoise.” -Ed.]

The Bebeh Sloth With The Unusual Name

This little knucklehead acquired a strange name during its first night at the Kids Saving the Rain Forest Wildlife Sanctuary.

Thanks to Derek M. for going above and beyond.

Hi Mr. Nudibranch (The Sequel)

tumblr_ne48hsOlw61r31v2no1_1280Harken back to March of 2013- we introduced you to Mr. Nudibranch! Now, in December of 2014- thanks to Carly of The Featured Creature, we’ve got Mr. Nudibranch (The Sequel.) She says this is actually a “Leaf Sheep Nudibranch.” Well, of course I knew that. Learn more right here. The above photo is by Lynn Wu.

Hey Pal, Little Help?

Everybody needs a helping hand shove now and then!

Translating the text from the YT video: “Daughter outdoor teaching, Mucha Zoo Africa, met a turtle stand up, full rescue companion, the arm of the force – to help ㄧ.”

“So, What Do I Do With This?

Timo (joined later by Cleo) doesn’t seem to get the concept of a “sled.”

“I’ve just posted a new Christmas video. I hope this video of Timo & Cleo brings people in the mood for Christmas! Hope you like it! Petra.”

It’s a Cute-spiracy!

For those of you wondering “Whatever happened to Merida’s three brothers from Brave?” we’re happy to report they’re still out making mischief, specializing in pic-a-nic baskets.

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Via Arend on Flickr.

Why Ducks Don’t Do Yoga

“For a start, it’s hard to contemplate your navel when you haven’t got one.”

Via Piper Gu on Flickr.

Munchkin Hits The Slopes

Although after he reaches the bottom, he wonders what comes next!

[You remember Munchkin, right? -Ed.] (T.O.)

Maryville College, Class of 2014

[I graduated this year, and all they gave me wuz this Maryville mug. Oh, and the diploma, which I will be paying for with my student loan’til 2050!!]

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(Reddit.)

Aye, He’s A Wee Little Laddie, That One

IMG_2221People, we’d like you to meet MacTavish, a feisty Scottish Westie who also answers to “Tavvy,” and assumes the position as soon as the word “treat” is spoken. Check out the video- two amazing Back-to-Back Baroos at the very end.

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Thanks to Nicole of Orinda, CA.

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