A Cute Attack

Long term exposure to the cute results in what scientists are calling Acute Cutephoria, which can cause gasping, increased heart rate, gasping, decreased brain function and gasping, resulting in gasping.

Teddy takes our breath away, Candice B.

Vintage ResQte

From the Smithsonian Institution comes this very old photo, along with a heartwarming story of a dog who rode the rails:

Owney was a stray dog who wandered into the Albany, New York, post office in 1888. The clerks let him stay the night, and he fell asleep on a pile of empty mailbags. Owney was attracted to the texture or scent of the mailbags and began to follow them, first onto mail wagons and then onto mail trains. Owney began to ride with the bags on Railway Post Office (RPO) train cars across the state, and then the country. The RPO clerks adopted Owney as their unofficial mascot, marking his travels by placing medals and tags from his stops on his collar

Via Flickr Commons, collections of the world’s photo archives.

Some Things Are Best Left to the Pros

Eager to squeeze in on the “wacky cats in tiny boxes” craze, sad-eyed Buddy the bulldog bites off much less than he can chew. Nice try, Buddy.

Flying By the Seat of Our Squirrel Pants

OMG we’re all gonna die!


Penny says, “Eject! Eject!” Say it in a li’l high-pitched voice, Mark S.

Don’t Tell Me How it Ends!

Will the ungainly but lovable Great Dane win the love of the beautiful Collie, or will she fall under the spell of the intriguing but dangerous Rottweiler? And what of the cat; he seems loyal to the team, but can he be trusted? I can’t stand the suspense!

Wear These Booties and You’ll Never Be Afraid of Tiled Floors Again

Wow, I feel braver already. I used to be afraid of tiled floors. They’re slippery! Now, any tiles mess with me and there will be consequences!

The part of Pup in Boots is being played by Quincy Bean, Bryn S.’s Boston Terrier.

All Bets Are Off

Check it out, the new kitten’s sneaking up on the dog again.

Oh, this’ll be good. Bet you fifty walnuts he gets thrashed this time.

You’re on. C’mon, kitty! Go for the tail, go for the tail!

Hey, Fido! Show that pipsqueak what your teeth are made for!

Whoa, I totally did not see that coming.

The dog just jumps up, with the kitty still latched onto its tail…

… and then — crunch! — right into the coffee table!

Well, I guess it’s a draw, then.

Once again we see the corrupting influence of wagering in sports, Milosmom.

Meanwhile, Back in Wonderland

Whooooo tooka my hookah? Was it YOOOU?

Very curious indeed, Ant and Kat Z. who might like us to think there are some bugs cuter than puppies!

So Glad You Asked!

Why do dogs chase their tails?

Well you see, realistically, they have self image issues which also accounts for their lack of appreciation for mirrors. Philosophically, it could of course be a question of ethics, but by nature, dogs are conspicuous in their absence of moral reason, or any other kind of reason. Therefore, we can assume they are idealists and everyone knows idealists are easy!

There you are. Any better ideas?

So glad we were able to help, Bardi the Boxer and Jona G.

I Just Can’t Decide!

Maybe I should just nibble a bit off one end? No, that would ruin the symmetry…

Well, OK, how about equal nibbling on both ends? Um…

Oh, what the heck! Go for the gusto and bite it right down the middle!

Dianne says: “Although he loved his present, Gus Gus had no idea where to start!”


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