Friday Haiku: World Turtle Day

thWorld Turtle Day is
A day to celebrate the
Guys with the hard shells

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All photos at Coast & Canyon Wildlife Rehabilitation in Malibu, California. From KB.

Goin’ Home To The Place That He Belongs

Dateline, Grass Valley, CA.: People, prep the Kleenex, you’re gonna need it.

Mr. G. The Goat and Jellybean The Burro were rescued after years of living together, but went to two different rescue places. Mr. G. missed Jellybean terribly.

So they were reunited.

Spotted by Smedley Angel Fish. More at KTVU.com. Like the song? It’s called “Home,” and it’s on The iTunes.

Ever Hoid Of A “Tree Kangaroo?”

Via ZooBorns comes the deets on the birth of a Matschie’s Tree Kangaroo, a bebeh female joey named Holly. She arrived at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence RI. last fall.

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Quoting ZB: “The Matschie’s Tree Kangaroo is indigenous to the rainforests of Papua New Guinea.”

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“It is estimated that there are less than 2,500 tree kangaroos left in the wild, because of factors like habitat loss due to logging and mining, as well as hunting.” :(

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Frostie The Snow Goat UPDATE

Everybody, our first story on Frostie The Snowgoat nearly melted the C.O. servers at Lawrence Livermore Labs. So naturally, we’re gonna try and do it again. Please meet Frostie and his pal…wait for it..

PENGUIN! GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.

[Several of you also wanted to know about Frostie's rear hoofsters dragging on the ground. Kyle B. of Edgar's Mission addresses that below. -Ed.]

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“Many thanks for your concern for dear little Frostie. Protection of Frostie’s hooves is something that is foremost in our minds..”

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“..and was one of the initial points we discussed with our veterinary team after Frostie’s mobility cart was fitted.”

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“Hooves are much tougher than soft paws and at this stage we are reluctant to strap them or do anything that may discourage Frostie from trying to use them.”

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“The use of the cart is intended to assist with the return of full functionality to Frostie’s hind limbs…”

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“…and each instance that he spends short, monitored periods of time in his cart sees him flexing his fetlocks and using his legs more and more.”

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“Perhaps this is something you cannot see from a photo or short video clip.”

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“We agree that if the long term prognosis was for Frostie to never regain use of his limbs…”

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“…and if they lacked sensation they should not touch the ground…”

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“…but we are pleased to say that is not the case.”

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“…If the little guy’s progress can be maintained at its current rate….”

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“..we hope that little Frostie will be without his wheels in a very short time.”

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“Once again many thanks for caring about this dear boy.”

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Poppy, Check In The Mirror For Your Answer

“My rescue greyhound, Poppy, doesn’t understand why I find her napping so funny.” -Liz M.

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Winston The Adventure Pup!

“Winston is our adventure puppy and the love of our lives. He loves going everywhere with us, even in a backpack for a ride! Below are a few photos of his adventures in (and out) of a backpack, plus a few others. Thanks, Claire, Phil (and Winston.)”

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(Most of these were taken by Claire.)

Frostie The Snow Goat HUGE Update…

Frostie and Penguin-3..coming Friday morning at 6am PT on Cute Overload. Too much awesome for one site to handle, but we’re gonna try!

Milo, There’s Someone In Your Spotlight!

So there’s the Little Guy. Gimme five, Milo. Check. How about ten? Gotcha. Do a bunch of other stuff! No problem.

Uh-oh..who’s THIS?

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LIFTOFF!

“I’m addicted to your site because it always makes me smile! Here’s my Siamese kitteh Beatrice aka Busy Bee, Sassy Pants, and Beechi. She just turned one year old in April. Thank you for your consideration! We live in Dallas and I am her mummy.” -Leslie L.

(Updated!) ResQte Of The Week II: Firemen Rescue Bebeh Ducksters

Second Canadian rescue today, eh? Let’s summarize. Five lil’ goslings came online Wednesday and were stuck on top of an elevator shaft in Edmonton.

Whoops.

Fire rescue was summoned, and they helped get ‘em to safety. Quoting Global News: “‘Everything went off without a hitch,’ said Capt. Greg Holubowich with Edmonton Fire Rescue Services.”

From Andrew Y., who has exhausted all of Japan’s Cute and is now moving on to Canada.

UPDATED! UPDATED! UPDATED!

In a somewhat related video- see how the fine police officers of Eau Claire, Wisconsin help this duckster family to safety! From T.O.

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