This story is tough to take..but we need to get it out there. The HS is looking for two male skateboarders who allegedly ran over this bebeh chicken on purpose, breaking both its legs. According to NOLA.com, “A witness saw the skateboarders run over the chick Sept. 2 near Independence and Marais Streets. The witness took the bird to Metairie Small Animal Clinic where the chick was treated for its injuries. The chick, named Nan, is now recovering at Kasia’s Ark Bird Rescue. Anyone with information is asked to call the Humane Society at 1-888-6-HUMANE.”
It was a hazy L.A. morning, the kind of day when the city slept under a blanket of smog and broken dreams. I hadn’t seen the sun in so long, my quills were pale.
I was on my second pack of Luckies when the call came. It concerned Vivien Brooke-Troute, star soccer player for the Keosaqua Kicks. His legs were insured for a cool million, but now those legs were missing, along with the rest of him. Before you could say “bend it like baked ham,” I was on the next plane to Iowa.
Brooke-Troute had been imported all the way from England, and he was last seen enjoying afternoon tea with a mysterious brunette. The table was set for two, but somebody didn’t have time to finish his biscuit.
I went to the soccer field and looked for clues. The place was deserted, except for a lone soccer ball — and judging by the smell, it had been freshly kicked.
The lead pipe stung the back of my head like a nearsighted dentist had put me in the chair face down and started drilling. When I came to, I was at the wharf wearing cement galoshes. “Since you’re so keen on findin’ dis guy, shamus,” said a voice, “we’ll take you ta’ meet ‘im — at da bottom o’ da river!”
Is this the end for Benson Hedges? Tune in for the next episode whenever we get more pictures and I feel like writing it!
Christine L. checks in: “In January you featured my hedgie, Barnaby, typing at his little desk. I thought you might like to know that Barnaby now has his own Instagram account! You can follow him at @barnabyhedgehog. Here are a few of my favorite pics.”
Making peeps implode at the sight of unbearable cuteness.
Princess Di eyes also.
“This is Wolfgang, my 9 month old Pomeranian. I think he’s Cute Overload worthy, don’t you? He graduated puppy training class with a Master’s in sticking his tongue out. I’m chronicling his cuteness on FB at Wolfgang the Pom.” -Vanessa W.
“Hey, honey! We’re out of cream!”
“It’s worse than that, dear — we’re out of coffee!”
Top photo: Jay Aremac
Bottom photo: Tiffany, who adds: “Celeste is super playful and a voracious eater. As you can see, she also likes to drink out of our mugs.”
Dizzy Lizzy is off to a fast start with Twirly Whirly a close second! Here comes Spinny Spinny on the inside followed by Merry Go Round! Dizzy Lizzy is trailing and Twirly Whirly has dropped out! Looks like Spinny Spinny is in the lead but wait, Derpy Dervish is breaking through! What an upset! Oh no what’s this ohhh Merry Go Round has pooped out. Aaand it is now Derpy Dervish, Dizzy Lizzy and Twirly Whirly for a photo finish!
“I’m a long-time fan of your site! Enjoy the dancing baby ostriches!” -Susan Y., via Mother Earth News
Who’s the leader of the Cute that’s made for you and me,
M.O.O.! – K.I.E.!, the M.I.G.H.-Teeeee!
“Hi. I’m Mookie the Morkie (Maltese/Yorkie). I was paralyzed for awhile earlier this summer, but it’s okay. Turns out, I’m pretty mighty!”
Mookie’s Mom, Laurie A., tells us, “One night, four year old Mookster was walking a little funny, and by 4am it was clear something was wrong, so we took him to the emergency vet. They told us a degenerated disc had ruptured (a genetic condition), and was pressing into his spinal cord. By midday, his back legs and tail were paralyzed. They rushed him to surgery, but he was still paralyzed when we took him home a few long days later. They assured us that his chances of recovery were good. I did physical therapy every day for a month, moving his legs in little circles, and later, having him walk laps in the bathtub. The day he first wagged his tail (a few days after we brought him home) was such a happy day! Since then he has steadily gained his strength back. We are so happy for our little guy to be running around again!!”
We saw a special post from Milo earlier today- let’s take a look at a few other heroes worth noting.
Thanks Erin M. @ HooplaHa.
The entries are pouring een! Won’t you PLEASE give it UP for Dexter! “This is Dexter, our Chocolate Lab. He decided to fall asleep in his kennel, underneath the pad.” Submitted by Christine S., photo by Alex.