Zoomin’ Zinzinnati Wiener Dogs! (Updated!)

They take Oktoberfest VERY seriously in Cincinnati Zinzinnati. Witness the 7th annual Running Of The Wiener Dogs on Fountain Square. Mitzi was the winner of Friday’s event. (UPDATED: Now with video, thanx Gryt.)






Photos by Leigh Taylor for Cincinnati.com. Thanks to Claire S.


Milo, Wake Up, It’s Saturday Morning!

Imaginary Milo Thought Balloon: [I don’t wanna. Please keep scritching Milo’s belleh until Milo instructs U otherwise.]
(Milo thinks in third person. Oh, and look at the teeny eyes closing at 1:01!)

If you’re a Milo Head, you’ll love going here.

Caturday: Val’s Selfie

There are about ten GAZILLION “Selfie” photos on the Intertubes by now.

Make that ten GAZILLION and one.

“This is Val (Short for Valentine) but my daughter calls her Satan to annoy me. The kitty is a 5 year old Cornish Rex. I suspect this is her Match.com profile photo. Likes: demanding attention, complaining, subduing Styrofoam coolers, teasing the dog. Dislikes: being alone. Photo by my spouse David. I’m her mommy.” -Ann-Claire A.

Yeah, Show Biz Has Been Good to Me…

… but I paid my dues for years in some real stinkers. I was an extra in Cat Women on the Moon, for example — still living that one down. But when I won the Felix for Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, I knew I’d earned the respect of my peers.

Shari E. proudly writes: “This is my new rescue kitten, Olivia! I had forgotten how active a kitten is! She is CRAZY. She was born to a feral mother in the Baylands, and left for dead, but rescued and rehydrated and she made it. Now she is steadily tearing my house apart…. but she is SO CUTE doing it.”

The New iPhone 5S: Puppeh Approved!

The new iPhone 5S model went on sale today, and puppehs everywhere are saying, “Two Paws Up!” (OK, so it’s really an iPhone 4. Just PRETEND it’s a new one.)

Flashback Friday


This is Wilfred, a South African Bush Baby in London Zoo enjoying his morning cocoa from a teaspoon, February 15, 1938. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images).

Squeaky Brakes?

Let’s just have a quick look, no need to have some expensive mechanic work on ’em…ah! There we go!

From Cuteporter Spacecase.

Aromatherapy for Dogs

Whenever the stresses and strains of lying around and licking yourself become too overwhelming, take a “me break” by deeply breathing in a relaxing and favorite smell.

Katie M. of the Okinawan-American Animal Rescue Society sends this scent-uous friend and adds: “We’re a handful of volunteers who rescue abandoned and neglected animals on Okinawa, Japan. We place each animal in one of our wonderful foster homes, and then find them forever homes with U.S. military personnel who are stationed here! It’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it. The reward of seeing our animals finally united with their forever families is well worth it.”

Friday Haiku: Tiny Shells

Shells head for the sea
They know where they’re going to
With their GPS.

“This is a photo essay video done by my friend of some baby turtles making their way to the sea, here in Jamaica. He took these while on assignment for one of our local papers, which did a feature on the turtle hatchlings!” -Teri C.

Alpacas Rock! Alpacas Roll!

And, they shake their pom-poms! Expectant Alpaca Mama Lily (due in November) and daughter Rose do a little celebrating upon arrival two weeks ago at Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square. They are even having a Royal Alpaca Party on September 28! How posh!

“Hello CO! Just wanted to share with you our newest zoo residents- alpaca mom Lily (sporting the white fleece) and her one year old cria, Rose (adorned in scarlet). Donated to us by a private owner, these two are pure pedigrees with fancy lineages (pinky up!)… but within the first day in their new enclosure, they were ready to get down and dirty. Watch their little pom-pom tails and fluffy ‘tocks just wiggle with excitement! This was their first day in their exhibit after a looooong trailer ride. We all love your site! Cordially, Lizzy S.”