Swim Softly and Carry a Big Stick

Any ordinary dog can play fetch-the-stick.

A really ambitious dog will play fetch-the-mizzenmast.

We like the cut of this pup’s jib, Gordon Tarpley.


Encore! Top Twenty Nosevember Schnozzles 2.0

Presenting Version 2.0 of Terrific Nosevember Honkers submitted by You, our Peeps. Keep those nose-tacular submishes coming! WE WANNA SEE SOME SCHNOZZ-NOZZLE ACTION HERE.

Want to see your ani-pal in a Nosevember post? Send us a photo to use here! Just two weeks to go ’til the end of Nosevember! The bigger the image, the better! No thumbnailz allowed—we want maximum schnozzle action!

No more disclaimers n’ disclosures—let’s rock!

1. “Greyhounds RULE Nosevember!”

Quote and pup Blink by Karen A.

2. Get the Fünk OUTTA here

Tobias Fünk kitty from Katie B.!

3. Dill The Kitteh featuring Super Extreme Close-Up!

By Meg M.

4. Cav Borderline Baroo

Cavalier Prosh Fix supplied by Celine C.


Tori B: “Brynna likes to put her nose into everything!” Really?

6. Cosmo: Got Nosicles?

From Hana L submitted succinctly: “Cosmo the Borzoi for Nosevember Schnozzles!”

7. Finchy Finchersons

Finch’s hoomin is Billie J., who thinks The Finchster “is pretty darn cute!” Copy that.

8. Sir Nigel Tiberius Whiskerfield

Jane N. wins the award for best kitteh name evah. P.S., she adds “I am obsessed with Cute Overload. Obsessed.” No prob.

9. Max Close-Up Allowed By Law In All 50 States

The Magical Kitteh Merlin, sent een by Robert S.

10. Our Lil’ Buddy

“Please consider my sub-mee-shons of my dog Buddy, who I lost last month to kidney failure. He was a sweet boy who lived a year after his diagnosis.” Sorry to hear of your loss, Yumiko T.

11. Got Teef?

Kelly L fills us in: “This is one of my very favorite pictures of our calves from Primrose Farm in Saint Charles, IL. I think it is pretty HURRDURRTASTIC.”

12. “My Dude Winston”

Winston was zapped our way by Nicholas E.!

13. Let The Sunshine In

I.J sez: “Here’s my little ratbag Sunshine! She’s a Dumbo Rex and her hobbies include climbing Mount Wardrobe, eating candle wax and flirting outrageously with the boy rats in the cage next door.” WHAT. IN. THE. WORLD.

14. Eli The Collie On Alert!

Melanie C: “I love how the sky can be seen through his nostril. LOL”

15. Izzy From The Windy City

Maggie S. tells us “Izzy gets shy with her regular greyhound nose (and it gets chilly here in Chicago), so sometimes she lays like this with her paw over her face to keep warm.” Maggie, can’t you buy one of those new Schnozzle Warmers?

16. Outrageous Prosh Bambi Snoot Right Heyeh

JoAnna Y. sent this super-prosh critter in.

17. !FIRST! Wild Burro

A unique submishe from alert reader Tom H.

18. You Nose A Fly’s Gonna Zip Een There!

“This is Fly By Night,” sez The Delightful Miss Fee. Wheeeee.

19. Beaks Still Count, People!

Siobhan S reports: “Okay. Here is our macaw, Harley, playing under a quilt. Daddy Bird (AKA my hubby, Aaron) lifted the covers for a peek and a pic.”

20. The Intellectual Look

Janne tells us: “I’ve submitted photos of my Spanish Greyhoundess Alba before, because I think she’s mighty cute, but now that Nosevember is here, I feel obliged to try again!” Snorf.

Friday Haiku: Turtles, Start Your Engines!

Nestled in the sand

Dig out and race for our lives

To the sea, our home

Go, turtles, go, via Redditor Colsey C.

Turn up the speakers. Panda Squeaking will happen. Promise.

It’s getting really close to the Christmas holiday season, and just the right little gift is on everyone’s mind. We have it (er, him) right here!

There’s a new Bebeh Panda at the San Diego Zoo, and through a contest, he got a name! It’s Xiao Liwu (ZHEE’-ow LEE’-woo), Chinese for “Little Gift,” according to ABC News.com.

One Week ’til We Stuff Our Cheeks

In order to be prepared, only salads starts now!

Buddy up with a hamster if you have to!

This little hammie is already talkin’ turkey – gobble, gobble, gobble. Domo arigato, Yamashitamasita.

What is That Boo Thing?

Boo, every time you do that thing you do. That one Boo thing like you always do. We love the way you do that one amazing thing!

We can never have too much of a good Boo thing.

BFF’s To The Max: Misao And Fukumaru

Cuteporters Saffron & Nancy F. are reportin’ that photographer Miyoko Ihara has been taking photos of her grandmother Misao and kitteh Fukumaru for the last 13 years. One day, Grandma found an odd-eyed kitten in the shed…

It’s all captured in the new book Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat.

Via Buzzfeed Animals.


Sonya the mama cat says, “It’s complicated. It’s very complicated.”

Plus, eets een Russian!

Thanks to Marissa Y. for this altruistic animal alliance alert (in English)!

The Power of the Pompadour

Flips up black leather jacket collar. Looks in mirror, “I’m just here to check my hair. Perfect, as usual.”

This don’t-touch-the-hair image digitally painted by 2lua. Original image by Sooper Deviant.

Everyone Likes the Story of David and Goliath

Especially the part where young David kitty wins by telling the giant dog, “Go, lieth!”

Top pic: Sender-inner Brady S., tells us, “We bought a new bed for Sarge but he said Foxton could have it!”
Bottom pic: Originally sended-ins by Katie R. here: Time Thou Art a Fickle Mistress. More themed silliness here: How Cuteness Can Save the World