Goosey Two Shoes

Just when we thought Red Goose Shoes went out of business decades ago, they go and make a comeback. Sender-inner Rebecca B. explains:

These nice folks were staying with us at the St. Francis Inn in St. Augustine, FL. They let me photograph their pet goose, who goes by the name of “Gator.”


While walking alongside his owners in urban or suburban areas, Gator often has to cross many blocks of asphalt and concrete. All that rough terrain takes a toll on his feet, so his people commissioned a special pair of Teva sandals for their bird.


They say it’s totally worth the expense, and Gator seems to like the shoes just fine …


… though sometimes it looks like he “marches” more than he walks. Very deliberate steps.

Cut Me Some Quack

Hey Mom! All my friends are here! You can leave now! You’re in our no-fly zone!

(Silent, “YAY she’s leaving!” , ’cause she might hear.)

Credit for good con duck, Andrea S.

The C.O. Guide to Financial Planning

Step One: Always maintain a balanced budgie.

From Ant’s Quality Foraged Links: aqfl.net

What Can I Say? Chicks Dig Me!

When a Chinese farmer’s cat came across thirty chicks that escaped from their enclosure, the farmer feared the worst — but instead, the cat became their mother hen, licking and playing with the Chicken McNuggets.

Found by Barbarella, aka The Mad Cat Lady (via this Dutch site, where you can see more pics)

Everybirdy Loves a Parade

Mama, are we waiting for a parade?
Yes, it’s a parade for Memorial Day; a holiday to honor our “heroes and she-roes”.
Do we get presents?
No.


Stand down, Ben S.

Rare white kiwi action

The New Zealand Pukaha Wildlife Centre recently announced the birth of a prosh, rare white kiwi. Due to recessive genes, very few kiwis look this faaaaaaaabulous!!! [singsong] Check it:

Sender-Inner Kristina B. says this chick is “a-stupid cute”. Yes. Manukura – the little white kiwi. is by Mike H.

A Bicycle Built for Whoooooooo

Flickr user Adam Norwood found this owlet had taken over his bicycle! “Definitely the best excuse I’ve ever had for being late to work,” he writes.


After snapping a few pictures, Norwood left the scared little bird alone. “Sure enough,” he writes, “as soon as it started getting dark out he called (screeched, really) for his momma owl to come take care of him.”

Now We Know Where that Phrase Came From

“Lord love a duck!”

Previously on COQOPO, Cute Overload’s Quest for Obscure Phrase Origins, “the cat’s pajamas” !


Thank you, Ant’s Quality Foraged Links

The Owl and the Pussycat Fer Realsies

Check out these BFFs, leaping and soaring straight out of the classic nursery rhyme. Now all we need is a pea-green boat, a small guitar, honey, money, mince, quince, and a runcible spoon, whatever the heck that is.

It’s The Wingston Trio!

Their music set toes a-tapping and touched a generation in that very special place. And now, for the very first time, Q-Tel Records is proud to present the timeless folk song stylings of The Wingston Trio!


You’ll hear all the classic hits: If I Had a Hamster • (My Feathers Are) Blowin’ in the Wind • Where Have All the Fowlers Gone •  and many more!


Peter G. writes: “Today I assisted with the banding of three peregrine falcon chicks (eyases) here in Providence, RI. I’m so honored that I get to be part of this annual event – my favorite day of the year.” See more action over at Providence Raptors!

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