All her life Betty White has been an animal lover. As a child, her father adopted strays during the Depression. For over 60 years(!) she has lent her fame to many wonderful animal organizations; speaking at fundraisers, being an active member, making donations, and writing letters. At 91, Betty White still loves to spend days doing volunteer work with all the animals at the Los Angeles Zoo. Love ya, Betty! And thank Qte!
K.H. is our Reader O’ The Day. He sent us an email with a subject line that read:
*Snerk* OK, so I was able to decipher this Net Newbie mess and we found a terrific shot of: Bee’s ‘Tocks!
Right after he sent that email, a mea culpa arrived. (Or maybe a Bee-a Culpa.)
“Holy crap, did I actually put that in the subject line? Like a grandma in 1994 or something? No, no, NO, I am NOT one of those people… yikes. I just hadn’t seen the change to how Gmail’s interface works when I click on an email link from another page… no wonder it wasn’t letting me do a carriage return. I AM SO EMBARRASSED. This is not how I am. Please. Do not remember me like this. Just look at the bees’ tocks. Thank you.” *slinks away*
UPDATE!!! Cuteporter Andrew Y. just alerted us to a BIG OL’ HONKIN’ BATCH of new photos. Voilà!
From now through September 13th, visitors to Keikyu Aburatsubo Marine Park in Kanagawa Prefecture, southwest of Tokyo, can actually shake
hands paws with Asian small-clawed otters. (English version of the site is here.) Folks dip their finger in Wakasagi Smelt extract, then poke it thru the hole.
Quoting Steve L. of Petslady.com, “The program is open daily from 11:50am on weekdays and from 12:40pm on weekends and holidays. Admission is 500 yen (about $5) and reservations can be made by phoning the Park directly. Due to the popularity of the program, you really ‘otter’ call before visiting.(+81-46-880-0152.)”
Warm little puppeh
Has a big brown furry heart
Which he’ll give to you.
Photo by Jackie H.
Hold on to your hat! I mean, cat! Swooosh!
Christie the cat all blowed up, by Tammy S. of RowdyKittens.
“I have a rather floofy looking affenpinscher called Frank. Frank and I live in a really, very windy city called Wellington, New Zealand. Anyhoo, he and I went on our evening run to the top of a nearby hill where Frank romped around smelling the smells of many thousands of hectares which were being brought directly to his noz thanks to the particularly crazy wind we’re having today. I took some pics of him thinking, “YAAAAAAHHHHHHH THIS IS SO FREAKING AWESOME!!!” Which in fairness to Frank is what he thinks about life most of the time.” -Emma
I mean, the whole bigness thing you’ve got going, for a small dog like me, that’s a big inspiration. I guess, in my small way, I’m a big fan of bigness, er…
The Land Of the Rising Sun consistently
kicks our butt outperforms the US when it comes to The QTE. We’re just helpless ovah heah. We just saw the otters shaking hands deal, right? Now this. Cuteporter William D. sends in an email with the subject line “Oh my, the one with the duck on his head.”
That gets my attention.
A duck on someone’s head? (FYI the top row that comes on at about 1:07.) Must check it out. So William goes on to say “Animated cute, but…have you seen this? It’s amazing. Japan wins the cute arms race again.”
Yes. Yes, they do.
I’m quite fond of this bed, but, then again, I’m quite mad!
Burmese Birman cat named Gwash! Owned by Margaux D. a la Yummypets
…but it looks like there could be a wait of up to 15 minutes or so. We’ll seat you just as soon as we can! In the meantime, feel free to browse our gift shoppe.
“Hi, my name is Julia. Attached is a picture of a fresh chocolate lab litter – my Aunt Gywnne posted this to her Instagram account with the caption, ‘The dilemma lays in choosing one.'”
[Yes, that would be a problem. -Ed]