Meet My New Lady

“Oooh, well look at you! You’re fancier than an M&M!”

“My name’s Bud – will you be my best friend?”

“You’re the prettiest mole I’ve ever had, bestie.”

Mai P., this is the start of a beautiful friendship. Photo credit by www.maibri.com.

And now, time for “The Avian Gourmet”

For the bird of refined tastes, a glorious afternoon’s cracker-tasting is one of life’s most sumptuous pleasures. The heady aroma of the wheat, the piquant delight of the perfectly roasted sesame seed — these infuse the soul with inspiration.

Having said this, it must be confessed that the standard concoction of flour and salt possesses a consistency as dry as one’s own Rabelaisian wit. So one must rejuvenate the palate between courses and ready it for the wonders yet to come.

While many of my colleagues are partial to a mild sorbet for this purpose, I prefer going straight to the source: Nature’s bounty, in this case, a succulent strawberry. The juice should not be too tart; we wish to cleanse the palate, not strip-mine it.

Also, an attendant with a napkin is usually advisable at this stage…

“The Avian Gourmet” is brought to you by the generous support of Emilie C. and viewers like you.

Now for Some Advice from Dr. Corgi Know-It-All

I’m no botanist, but I’m thinking – you know – water may help the situation out here.

Dr. Corgi may be onto something here, Tim S.

Let’s check in on the puppy cam

Everyone’s doing it. Look, Kimiko the Shiba Inu is watching the puppy cam. (And whimperingks!)

Let’s check in too. Come on, Boys and Girls [robotic hand wave towards link] Jump!

Jamie Lani S. sent in Kimiko getting her cam on.

WAAAAAAAAAAA

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANT!

Call it a hunch, Elizabeth B., but I think Mollie would like that pupcake.

Tea, Earl Grey, cute

Hey, everybody, take a pekoe at this teacup pup. We haven’t seen a face this dar(jee)ling in, oo, long time.

We’re green with envy, Lori S.

Meow Culpa

I’m … I’m really sorry about what happened to your curtains. And the Bentley. And your credit rating. This has never happened to me before — since the last time.

Twister Gone Wrong

Oh believe you me, next time my Food Dispenser-Person wants to play a game, I’ll read the directions first.

Right paw on red, left hind leg on head, Stacy.

Sears Portrait Studio is Now Officially Insect- Free

It seems the anteater is having the best week ever. Over at Discovery Cove in Orlando, a lesser anteater (only in name!) – or tamandua – was born just a few days ago to mother Cypress. And like any proud ma, Cypress’ first order of business was to carry her adorable freeloader over to get some frame-worthy photos taken.

“Give me junior-prom-date cheesy!”

“Give me artsy-fartsy avant-garde-y!”

“Give me Burt-Reynolds-on-a-bear-skin-rug-circa-1979 hunky!”

“Give me eyelash-less-eyeball-y!”

Again, thanks to Nick G. Photo by Jason Collier, Discovery Cove

You’re gonna need a bigger bird

Pushing the envelope on the whole “birds on backs” theme, Mama Bird re-enacts the famous “evacuation of Saigon” photo from the 70’s.

By Petra Z via Pixdaus.

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