I Can Has Brush Now?

Kuzma The Kat decides to go for it.

“This is my Siberian, Kuzma. He has EXCELLENT grooming habits :)” -Michele W.

Do You Know The Way To Monterey?

OK, so that’s not the way Burt Bacharach wrote it. But the Monterey Bay Aquarium does offer some of the finest sea life anywhere in the USA. In the neighborhood? Check eet out.

Monterey Bay Aquarium from Selah Video Production on Vimeo.

This is a visitor video posted on the MBA Tumblr page.

Rock The Stoat, Er, Vote 4 Josh

tailPeople, time to Get Out The Vote For Josh Norem. Josh is a frequent photo submitter to Da QTE, sending in everything from Sloths to Kittehs and Bunnehs.

He clearly nose his way around F-Stops and Photographical Things.

So here’s the deal. He is up for Best Bay Area Pet Photographer, & we happen to theenk he is totally deserving.

[An OM NOM NOM NOM-inee…geddit? -Ed]

So get on over to the voting site and CAST THAT VOTE! Meanwhile, are some more Josh-o-graphs. (He also sent us the animated image.)

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Fetching Fashion

Not to be left out, pups are taking the runway by storm!

Buzzy spotted these Couture Canines on The Frisky. Turns out they are the subject of a new book by Paul Nathan called Couture Dogs of New York. Where else but The Big Apple?

Get all the gossip from the Fashionista interview with Mr. Nathan, including who had sex on set!






Doing the Birdy Backup Boogaloo Here

All the birds you see in this post were squawkin’, “Breaker 1-9 is there anybody out there, c’mon?” And Whitford Wild Bird Care Centre answered, “Hearing ya loud and clear, good birdie!”

Let’s hand it over to Susan R. now,

“Hi there, Summer has arrived in New Zealand which means it’s very busy at the Whitford Wild Bird Care Centre near Auckland! Loads of young birds there. Here are a few photos of some of the cutest – most of these are from the last few months, a few are from a couple of springs ago. I volunteer there and have helped look after most of these little guys and can confirm that they are all extremely cute, even the kind of ugly ones!” :

“Blackbirds! Although the centre focuses on wild New Zealand birds, in this case a nest full of blackbirds were cared for. Note their ‘sideburns’!”

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This is an adult pukeko who decided to stay near the centre after he was released. He lives by a stream nearby and each year, has a batch of babies, and sometimes drops by to say hello (Mandy the centre manager is in this photo).”

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“Morepork, New Zealand’s only surviving native owl (sadly quite a few native birds didn’t survive the arrival of European settlers but the centre is helping the ones who are left). The Maori name is Ruru, but European settlers called them ‘Morepork’ as their call sounds like this. (www.doc.govt.nz/conservation/native-animals/birds/land-bi…)”

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“Yes, this is an owl in a margarine container:”

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Who let the owls out, who who:

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“Dotterels are an endangered species and this little guy just about didn’t make it. The adults nest on the sand at the beach and during a very high spring ‘king tide’ a few weeks ago, a conservation ranger discovered one nest had been washed away. She found three eggs floating in the waves and rushed them to the centre. Two hatched: this is the first one, which weighed 18 grams (0.63 oz); and its sibling was just 16 grams (0.56 oz). Both are doing well.”

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“Green finch – One of the latest arrivals and Mandy the centre manager says it’s the smallest patient they’ve ever had! Note the bread tag (approx 1.5cm wide) for scale. Less than 100 green finches were introduced to NZ in the 1860s from Europe, but they’ve now settled in and are very common.”

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“Grey warblers (Riroriro in Maori) are native to NZ and sing beautifully. They are often very difficult to see but you hear them! This website has their song: www.nzbirds.com/birds/riroriro.html This is a young one but even as adults they are very small.”

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“Here is the grey warbler with a young goldfinch:”

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“Paradise Shelduck  are native to New Zealand. These ducklings were orphaned. They, along with other types of duckling, have a bath/swim once a day, usually in a bucket.”

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“Harrier Hawk chicks or Kahu in Maori.”

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“These hawks catch a wide range of prey including, er, birds, but we like to think that when they’ve been cared for at the centre they will be a little kinder to their feathered friends :-)”

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“Baby Pukekoes (a Maori name, pronounced ‘poo-KE-ko’).”

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“Plover: This youngster was rescued after falling twice down drains while strolling behind its parents. Now it’s strolling in much more pleasant surroundings, a comfy incubator (the photos are to help prevent imprinting)”

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Fantastic cute-porting! Thank you, Susan R!

Showtime, Punxsutawney Phil!

03-15-07_more-winter-on-the-way_originalIt’s precisely 7:00am ET at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania- home of The Royal Exalted Chubbular One, AKA Punxsutawney Phil. Is it six more weeks of winter, or is spring right around the corner? Let’s go to the live video! Phil’s appearance is scheduled for 7:20am ET.

Here’s Phil’s FB and Twitter.

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Dateline, Punxsutawney PA. Phil did NOT see his shadow, so it’s an early spring! Break out the Coppertone! (But not in Gobbler’s Knob- it’s 11 degrees! Go back to bed, Phil!) PS- AMC is running Groundhog Day all day 2day, just sayin’.

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Stella, You Givin’ Us The Furry Eyeball?

[Let’s just get the obligatory STELLA!!!!!!!!! outta the way up front. -Ed]

From Stacy M.: “Here is another picture of our sweet Stella napping. The only time she slows down enough for pictures is when she’s exhausted :) We hope you enjoy the lippy and toebean action!”

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Mona Lisa’s Goat

Smile, and the whole world smiles with you.

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Ear’s lookin’ at you kid.

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Sofia R. met a cutie patootie goatersons over at Homestead Farms in Maryland.

THIS JUST IN: First Dog Barney is Barking at the Pearly Gates

What!? We scooped Scottish Terrier News.com!? Come on! THEY SHOULD BE ON THIS!!!

President George W. Bush’s First Dog Barney has passed away. Let’s go to The Dubya Facebooks for details:

“Laura and I are sad to announce that our Scottish Terrier, Barney, has passed away. The little fellow had been suffering from lymphoma and after twelve and a half years of life, his body could not fight off the illness.”

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“At Camp David, his favorite activity was chasing golf balls on the chipping green.”

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Using the power of the Cute Overload WAYBACK MACHINE we’ve looked into the past at what Lil’ Barnicles might have looked like as a puppulence:

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Rest in peace Barney buddy. Baby Scottish Terrier pics via Scottish Terrier News. Because if it’s not Scottish Terrier News, IT’S CRAP!

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL

HUT 1 HUT 2 HUT 3

Crank the offishe “NFL Music” and get your Heisman Ham Game Face On!

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Under FORTY EIGHT HOURS ’til kickoff. Let’s do the pre-game checklist. Let’s see, lucky T-shirt? Check. Nachos? Check. Guacamole dip? Check. iPhone set to DND? Check. Logged OUT of Twitter? Check. WE’RE ALL SET! HUT HUT HUT

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