Stuck in the Middle with You

“Well, I think I’ll roll around and chomp on my tailio.”

Good Kitten Times via my other favorite blog DListed.

Get an Ocean, You Two

A pair of rescued elephant seals got a taste of freedom — and each other — when the Pacific Marine Mammal Center sent them back into the wild last Saturday. With well-wishers cheering, the pups shared a kiss before being shooed into the ocean.

2011: A Squirrel Oddity

We take you now to the training center of NASA (Naturally Aerodynamic Squirrel Astronauts), where would-be space travelers use this elaborate state-of-the-art simulator to overcome the difficulties of eating in zero-gravity conditions…

THIS JUST IN: He Who Must Be Named

The Toledo Zoo is welcoming a newborn African elephant calf by asking the public to vote for a name from three choices: Lucas, Chuck, and Iain. If your choice gets the most votes, you might win a prize, too. Click here to vote.


More information at the Toledo Blade.

This Week, on “Antiques Roadshow”

We’re in Hardup, Utah, the Beehive State, and we can’t bee-live the treasures we’re appraising in this hive of activity! Here’s some of what you’ll see in our first hour:

A crystal pig with a digital clock embedded in its side, of which only 36,045,940 are thought to still exist today…
One-half of an elaborately decorated metal brassiere, part of the costume for the earliest American production of Wagner’s Die Walküre
This one-of-a-kind paperweight, origin uncertain…
And a bowl of hand-carved wooden fruit that may have been accidentally nibbled by a slightly inebriated Theodore Roosevelt.

How much for the paperweight, Fiona C.?

Please Leave Your Message

After the, “Beep!”


Thank you for calling, Bobby D.

Now a Word From Our Sponsor Mars

Remember, if you like to climb on things and get high, this is the place.

This is a sample from “Rhett and Link: Commercial Kings,” an IFC Channel series that creates TV advertising for local businesses.

Pup-vo-lution!

After a few more generations, dogs will be able to fly!


C.O.X.E.C.U.! (Cute Overload Xtreme Evolutionary Close-Up)


That’s one way to really make the fur fly, Kitty and Jennifer.

Let’s check in on the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee

I see they’re still working hard bathing, swaddling and eyedrop-feeding their foster kittens.

Nice work!

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Lottie Bouvierlottie in a blankie
Thanks to Sender-Inner Michele “BonzoGal” M. Photos by the talented and crafty kitten fosterer Laurie C. over at the Itty Bitty Kitty Committee in Tacoma, WA.

Holy Imprinting!

Discovery News is reporting some awesome interspecies duckling/pup action:

According to Sara Hallager, a bird biologist at the National Zoo; “All baby birds, when they’re born, the first thing they see, which is usually the same species, is what they imprint on.”

So how did this duckling duo end up thinking a dog was their parent? It turns out it wasn’t part of the original plan when Frances Marsh, 25, and her family bought two two-day-old ducklings at a local garden center near their home in Atlantic Beach, N.C.

Yogi, the family’s 5-year-old corgi, was in the car that day and was instantly fascinated by the family’s purchase.

“They were in a little box. He just leaned his head over and licked them,” Marsh said.

Ever since, the ducklings, Biggie and ‘Pac, have chosen to follow Yogi, as if he were their mother.


Alertly spotted by Sender Inner Nicholas H. Story and hovertexts by Amy Enchelmeyer for Discovery News. Photos by Frances Marsh. More on this story over on Discovery News.

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