Now THIS Is The Way To Cool Off!

Check out this Prosh Family O’ Otters! They aren’t just beating the heat, they’re flat out destroying it! It’s a warm one at the Zoological and Botanical Garden in Ichikawa, Japan, don’cha know. Seen on Mail Online.

Lucy In The Sky…With Milk-Bones™?

IMG_1784“This is Lucy, a 3 year old my boyfriend and I adopted two weeks ago from the D.C. area Partnership for Animal Welfare (PAW Rescue.) She came “pre-programmed” with the whole repertoire of Cute Rules and adheres *strictly* to C.O. Rules like “head down, eyes look up” religiously. She was nervous at first but quickly warmed up and is now up to all sorts of insanely cute antics.” -Caitlin R.

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[Caitlin gave us the header, too. And Happy late Birthday. -Ed.]

Let’s Visit A Rarely Used Rule: (#46)

boxer puppiesThe Rules Of Cuteness exist for the sole purpose of trying to maintain some semblance of order in an otherwise Cute Chaos. It is with that in mind that we present these photos from J.P.S.

“My wife and I took some photos of our friends’ puppies and I think we hit on a few of the rules. Here’s the one for #46: ‘A yin-yang position for two animals is cute.’ My wife and I took ‘em, so they’re all ours (The pictures, not the puppies. Sadly, we’re allergic.) Thanks for all the smiles!”

Totally on the mark there, J.P. Let’s see some of your other photos too:

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I’ll Have One Shiba Inu, Please.

As spotted on Bored Panda: this small store in Tokyo has one of the friendliest (and furriest) clerks you’ll ever meet!

I Think I Lost Her

There was this giant following me, so I climbed to the top of this tree to keep an eye on her, and now I don’t see her anymore! Well, that’s a relief.

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Jen Knoedl wants to know: “Do I have something in my hair?”

Friday Haiku: Snail Tales

photoMeet at the tree stump
We’ll swap tales and tell lies
Til the evening comes

“Hi, Here is a picture of some snails socialising* on a tree stump this morning in my garden in Thornton Heath aka ‘poor man’s Croydon.’ You may have heard of it on Crimewatch. [Nope. -Ed.]
Many thanks, Andy A.” [*British spelling alert! -Ed.]

Somebody is Ready To Rock

This little guy is primed for action. You wanna piece of him? Make yer play, pardner.

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From the SD Zoo Tumblr.

Dinner, $30.00. The Look On That Face? PRICELESS.

IMG_2007[So, let’s see, what to eat…what to eat. OK. I’ll have the Filet Mignon, medium-rare. Hmmm…what looks good, ah! Some home fries with that…a tossed salad with Ranch, ah…and a huge dish of vanilla ice cream I can smash my face down into! And don’t forget the sprinkles.]

“This is Fenway, my 2 year old Pomeranian-Bijon mix (Pomachon.) He may very well be a Muppet. He loves cheese, boys, running into things when he’s excited, and watching Nick Jr. His big Googly eyes are almost as big as his heart.” -Shira H.

Vintage Beauty

“I’m so sick and tired of everyone calling me a dog. ‘Look at that Enid,’ they all say. ‘What a dog.’ So I’m getting my hair done, then a manicure, and then — look out, world, it’s a brand new me!”

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A dog with its fur set in curlers at George Constantinides’ hairdressing salon on Hornsey Road, London, December 1968. (Photo by Paul Fievez/BIPS/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) Via Gizmodo.

Does This Thing Have Handles Or A Step Ladder?

Satara The Sphynx Kitteh tries to get to the top of Simba The English McBulldoggersons without much success! But you know the old saying, “If at first you don’t succeed…” From Mail Online. More videos of these guys are here.

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