Aesop on an off-night

This is the story of the dog and the, oh, I dunno, how about a hedgehog?  Sure, why not?  Okay, so the dog, who was a prideful, covetous thing, was carrying his bone when he came across the crafty hedgehog. "My bone is so much bigger and juicier than yours," boasted the hedgehog. "Then I will take it from you," said the dog.

And so the dog chased away the hedgehog and took his bone. But that’s just what the wily hedgehog wanted him to do, for he knew that the dog’s bone was much bigger.  Quick as a wink, he grabbed the dog’s bone, but it was too heavy and he couldn’t lift it.

"You tricked me!" said the dog. "Just for that, I’m taking BOTH bones!"  But try as he might, the dog could not fit both bones into his mouth.  So he just took his original bone and went away.

Moral of the story:  Beats me.  I’ll be at the pub.

Somehow, I don't think you thought your cunning fable all the way through

Sometimes the magic happens, Letty F., and sometimes it don’t.

I just watched 8 hours of ferret cam to get these pics

We all know that ferrets are just kneesocks with eyes. So when this little mini endangered black-footed sock was born over at the National Zoo, of course they had to create a Ferret Cam for all of us to enjoy. I think he looks more worm-like than sock-like. You?

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Can you see his little sock-face under her right paw?

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And now, the baby face right next to his Momma’s (he doesn’t have dark markings yet)

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Now, all noodle-like, flopping around

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Kinda mini-polar-bear-ish here:

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Way to un-endanger-em, Sender-Inner Tara W. and the National Zoo’s Conservation and Research Center!

Let’s check in on the Daily Coyote!

The Daily Coyote is all about the adventures of Shreve Stockton and her animals in Wyoming.

Apparently, there is a NEW puppeh in town, Chloe. She’s seen here curling up with Eli (tomcat) and Charlie (rescued KYE-yoat). Apparently, Eli still runs the roost. Good kitteh.

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A beellion more photos and the full story available at Daily Coyote. Thanks for the update, Emily B.

I’ll have what she’s having

The perfect Sunday brunch! Strawberries, fruit cup, and fresh kitteh.

Bon Cat-pétit!

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Nom nom nom

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No, THANK YOU, Sender-Inner Ramona G. and Original poster Carnage Knockout! [Many more prosh photos/scenes there]

Hokey Pokey Challenger

Hokey Pokey Challenger "TomTom" throws down the gauntlet. "Oh, I got the hokage and the pokage" he told his spokespeople. "I got it right here. I’ll take all ya’ll on." [Looks directly into the camera with tiniest of growls]

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Of course TomTom has his own blog. Go for the win, Emily A.!

Zero Down! No Payments for 12 Months!

Hi friends Kent Sheepdip of Sheepdip Chevy/Plymouth in the Toxic Mills Auto Mall in Paramus, now friends my sales managers are great and I love ‘em but this month they’ve ordered too many vehicles and so we gotta let ‘em go at low, low rock-bottom prices, like this 2008 Chevy Lumbago V-8 convertible for $2,000 under factory sticker and I’ll even throw in the racing wheel package for no extra charge, I’ll do anything to get your business friends I’ll eat a bug, I’ll stand on my head, heck I’ll even ride a human, just come on down and give me first chance at the deal, so remember friends that’s Sheepdip Chevy/Plymouth in the Toxic Mills Auto Mall, and I’ll see ya here.

... and free balloons for the kids!

We now return you to our afternoon movie, starring Mickey Rooney, Lewis Stone and Madeleine S. in "Andy Hardy’s First Snorgle."

ANOTHER Stretch-a-thon

[Kitteh] I can stretch further than you can, Bee-yatch.
[Puppeh]
I’ve had it with your "contests"—

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[Kitteh] WATCH MEH—EHN! [belly splays out]
[Puppeh, offscreen, sighs, rolls eyes]

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[Puppeh]
Fine, I’ll show you a streeeeetch Ehn! [Tail flops forward]

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[Kitteh] You call that a stretch!? Check this out, MoFo! [Proceeds to break back in half]

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[Kitteh]
I think we KNOW who the winner of this Stretch-a-thon is now. [Proceeds to Honk-Shu land]
[Puppeh, under breath]
ElasticLittleGoodFerNuthin’LimberGymnastGrumbleGrumble!

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Nice rubber kitteh, Jennifer C.!

The Binary Hokey-Pokey

You put your right foot in …

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You take your right foot out …

Zero

You put your right foot in …

One

And then you just sit there and pout.

Zero

0100111001101001011000110110010100100000011000110110000101110100, Anne B. (translate here)

Miss September, Becky McBleen

Turn-ons: Honesty, long walks on the beach, extra gravy in my kibble, world peace.

Turn-offs: Judgmental people, Mondays, those two cats from next door who won’t stop hissing at me, voice mail.

Ambitions: I guess I want what every modern dog wants — to balance a home life and a career, treat every day like a new adventure, and always follow the path my heart wants me to follow.

... oh yeah, and go to Europe.

I only read Cute Overload for the articles, Kateryna A.  No, really.

Episode Nine: Peril in the Cupcake Swamp

Suddenly, the jungle grew still. The birds in the treetop canopy above us ceased their endless chattering and worriedly began to scan the distant horizon. “It’s no use,” I sighed, exhausted. “The surface is too smooth in every direction! There’s nothing to grab hold of!”  It was then that Julietta began to thrash about in panic. “Don’t struggle, Miss Greenaway!” shouted Professor Dawkins. “It will only cause the frosting to drag you down faster!”

But it was only the sudden rumbling of the ground that made her stop. We felt it again, then again — a dull vibration coursing through the forest floor, clearer and closer with every step. The birds scattered into the skies in terror and the monkeys disappeared chattering into the trees. There was a rustling behind me and then we saw it — the creature known by the natives as besta distorcido da selva: Fuzzy Beast of the Jungle.

Julietta screamed and struggled anew. “NO!” yelled Dawkins, but it was too late — the monster had noticed us. It lowered its massive head, and it was then that I saw them: The whiskers. They were our only hope now. “Grab onto my shoulders!” I told the others. “We’ve got one … last … chance.”

Will our heroes survive? View the entire thrilling episode at Picasa!

Dun dun DUNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!

The suspense is killing us, Laurie R!

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