It’s Not What You’re Thinking

Unless you’re thinking my friend here has developed a severe case of Species Identity Disorder and now thinks he’s a Shetland Pony and insists I ride him around the room all day. Then it is what you’re thinking.



I Didn’t MEAN To Shred The Toilet Paper!!!

Will you forgive me, hoomin???

(Wendy M.)

Our Newest Cute Overlords Have Arrived~

IMG_1387And they’re really tiny.
(“Hi, C.O., this is a Mini Gecko on Kefalonia, a fabulous Western Greek Island. All the best, Bogi.”)

Otter #696: And That’s A Wrap!

Kudos to the guys at Monterey Bay Aquarium for their series on Otter #696, which we have been running since the start of Sea Otter Awareness week on the 20th. In our concluding chapter, Surrogate Mom Rosa shows #696 how to forage for food- it’s not like he can just swim on up to In and Out Burger!

(Also thanks to MBA’s Daphne K. for her timely emails.)

Press Nose, Get Present- Only In The Big J

dsc03564‘Member this video from the middle of the month?

So leave it to the masterminds over at The Big J to raise the stakes a bit higher. Or larger. The same transport company in the above video has decided to deposit a giant black cat inside Shinjuku Station this week. Quoting the ever-vigilant RocketNews24: “The big cat will be ‘awake’ and spitting out 72 different presents at Shinjuku Station’s Metro Promenade from 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. every day until 4 October. After that, he goes on tour, stopping at ten locations around the country, like a giant, furry, four-legged, off-season Santa with presents for furballs.”

A Santa…with furballs. Let’s think on that one.

(Andrew Y.)

Bats, It’s Tuesday!

11894404_928868453838010_7212402528519399754_o_1Jackie Sparrow is a flying fox who recently met actor Johnny Depp while he was filming in Australia! Adam Cox of Wakaleo Animal Channel sent us this terrific video, and images by Dean Morgan Photography/Rachael Wasiak.

Trish Wimberley from the Australian Bat Clinic (site appears to be wonky at the moment) introduced the pair while the latest “Pirates Of The Caribbean” film was shooting near her rescue center on the Gold Coast. Johnny expressed his love of bats and offered to sponsor the little one as it undergoes rehabilitation at the clinic, after losing contact with it’s mother during a heavy storm.

Extreme weather events are often damaging to flying fox populations causing many baby bats to be separated from their mothers, often via abnormally high temperatures or cyclonic winds.

Rescued bats in care at the clinic frequently remain for many months as they are prepared for their release back to the wild.

The bat clinic takes in hundred of bats every year and is commited to education and conservation of bats.

Donations can be made via their Facebook page! Remember: Never touch wild bats unless you are vaccinated and are trained to handle them. If you see a bat that needs assistance, call a local wildlife group as soon as possible.

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Heads, You Win

Discovery of a rare two-headed cat has scientists baffled! “The poor thing only has one tail, and both heads keep trying to chase it,” notes researcher Humbert Banderpooty of the Institute for Last-Minute Caption Ideas in Oslo.

Via tanjila ahmed.

Praying For Noms

[I prayed for a Brother Kitteh and they ended up bringing home a Slobberknocker LABRADOR the size of Vermont. I don’t even know what a ‘Vermont’ is, but he’s that big. So I’m hungry and gonna give this pitiful prayer thing one more shot before I take drastic measures- like climbing up the living room curtains. They think I don’t know how to do that.]

Happy Toesday 2

IMG_20150928_104414Yes, Tortoises can have Toebeans. Kinda. “Russell the Tortoises Toes. Submitted by Ron and Carol P. of Phx, AZ.” (Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android.)

Headline This Cookie!

Gizmo[*UPDATE 1:00pm PT: Thanks to Gizmo for today’s top header, and to everyone who entered!

Time for another edition of Headline THIS- featuring an apparently highly caffeinated puppeh named Cookie:

“Hello Cute Overlords, Here are some pics of my Pom-Chi ‘Cookie’ who is a little princess living the dream in Seychelles.” – Chantale B.

Write up your best header, and we’ll post our fave about 1pm PT! Good luck!


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