How to have a lazy Sunday in 8 easy steps

STEP 1:  Be a wolverine.
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STEP 2:  Know that you are a badass predator.  Choose to chill.
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STEP 3:  Be a leopard.
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STEP 4:  You are the elitest of the elite.  You are the eyeblink of death.  You are death from above.  You come from Mongol-flocking Siberia.  Let the camera-clutching tourists squeal and flail and gibber.  They are tender and delicious.  You can afford to chill.
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STEP 5:  Be a tiger.
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STEP 6: <snort>
STEP 6a: Leopards.  Afraid of water.  Honestly.  Come, I will show you the Way of Chill.
STEP 6a1: Come closer.
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STEP 7:  Be a bear.  Better be two bears, in fact.  Be TWO RIGGA-DAM’ GRIZZLY BEARS, pilgrim!
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STEP 8:  You know the drill.
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Thanks to the Minnesota Zoo and their new Minnesota Trail and Grizzly Coast exhibits!  They’ve really been working on the place; even the run-through fountains in the play area are back.  Sadly, they didn’t have any grizzly cubs for us to take pictures of, which was too bad because that would’ve been just about THE ULTIMATE Cute Overload post.  They’re working on it, though.

Saturday Tie-tie.

Sure, my earses appear to be awake and alerts, but I’m sleepin’ in ’til AT LEAST elevens. At that point, my Bamboo ‘n’ Eggs better be ready.

Honk-shuuuuu [repeat 'til 11AM]

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Well, it’s a Saturday, so I guess that’s acceptabuhls, Bill H. This one time.

Honey? you got any black hair dye?

‘Cause I’m making a video about a "Panda Dog" [does air quotes] and I need some.

Honey? What—what’s that look for?

Um, Nice try, Brinke G. but no cigarillo.

And one, and two and one, and feel the burn and one

Come on, and one
and two, and one,
and step it out and—

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Don’t panda to me, Avital B.!

Interspecies Snorgling—Canada Style

Here’s what I think happened. This Polar Bear bear obviously saw the Interspecies Snorgling section of C.O. and decided to investigate his local options.

Tenative at first, the bear wandered over to a pack o’ sled dogs in Canada’s Hudson Bay and approached a Snorglee.

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What followed next can only be described as a solid Husky Snorf™.

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With one inhalation, the bear was hooked.

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The public nomming displays kinda got outta control, drawing the attention of local photographers.

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A great romance ensued, complete with chains [The sign of any great romance]

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Polarbears_amazonI’m SURE everyone lived happily ever after. Snopes has verified this story, People. So it’s tewtelly for reals. Photos by the fabulous Norbert Rosing.

P.S., Norbert is the same Dude who took this awesome shot, on the cover of his book. Holy Symmetrical Haunch Action!

Koal-a-Thon

This year’s Koal-a-thon includes sunbeam napping competition…

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…AND longest eyelashes:

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May the best bear win, Jane H. who took these at The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ;)

If you must know, these aren’t my feet…

"… and we would really appreciate it if you gave us a little privacy, thanks."

'Glurggh mlurrgh ig gluurlge urg FLURRGH!'

Scandalous, Elizabeth H.

Back AWAY from the bamboo, Sir

Panda: OK! OK! [Paws up]

I was only going to Nom a small amount—I SWEARS!

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You better get a otter lawyer Susan W.!

[UPDATE -- ohhh I'm reprehensible, but CLICK HERE for Reality-Casual Flashback... - Ed.]

Pay attention to this perfect specimen [looking over glasses down nose]

Class, please note:
1. tiniest eye slit, sooooo tie-tie
2. Upright miniscule ear nobbule
3. Up-turned paw pads

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4. ‘Tocks, splayed
5. More upright paw pad action
6. Overall lumpular shape

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THAT, my friends, is how it’s DONE. Take notes, Kaisa K.

We need 5 tons of bamboo STAT!

[Panning across globe] Let’s check in on the China Wolong Giant Panda Protection and Research Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, where surviving pandas and workers are doing well. 5 workers were lost and 3 pandas remain missing after the quake…

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Look at these guys, they’re all falling over themselfs and stuff.

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Thanks for the update, Monica :) Full story at ChinaView.