This Blue Jay’s Here to Stay

Rescue a bird, make a friend; that’s the blue jay way. In this video from The Weather Channel, a nice South Carolina man did a good deed for a feathered neighbor, who now visits him every day for hors d’oeuvres and gossip, not to mention a bit of sunbathing on his porch.

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Friday Haiku: Smooth Operator

Today’s haiku prompt:
Silly surgeon sans scalpel
Appealing? Then write

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God Bless the Internet

You gotta love emails like these floating around the IntarWebs. Words and Images sent in by Monica H., from an email forwarded to her:

“These little bunnies, about 6 days old, were attacked by a dog and orphaned. Two out of the litter of five did not survive, and these three were not doing very well.”

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“Noah is a non-releasable, one-legged homing pigeon/rock dove that is in the rehab center. Noah kept going over to the bunny cage and looking in—even sleeping in front of the door to the cage.”

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”Then suddenly, there were only two bunnies in the cage. To everyone’s surprise there was the tiny bunny under Noah’s wing sound asleep! That little bunny rabbit had crawled through the cage, preferring a featherbed!”

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“Now, they are all together and the bunnies are doing GREAT. When the bunnies scoot underneath Noah’s feathers, he carefully extends his wings out to surround them and then they snuggle. When one of them moves and they start sticking out here and there, he gently pushes them back under him with his beak! It is a beautiful and amazing thing to see.”

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Pretty snorgleriffic, Monica H.

Patri-idiotic

Last month, we reported on Stephen Colbert’s selfless — and momentarily cute — journey to entertain the troops in Iraq, where he made the ultimate sacrifice: Agreeing to have his head shaved.

And what became of the hair, may you ask?

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Callista Y.: Great sender-inner, or the greatest sender-inner?

Red, White and Blue

Happy American Independence Day, Everyone! Here is some red, white and blue for you:

Red:

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White:

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and Blue:

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Red:

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White:

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and Blue:

Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.

Red:

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White:

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and Blue:

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Photo credits: (RED) this little raspberry … by jude. (WHITE) Pearl Winter White Dwarf Hamster via Wikipedia. (BLUE) name our puppy // Done! by chadmiller. (RED) Baby Fox by these are only words. (WHITE) Polo the Chow 20 byadrianrhys. (BLUE) 黑枕逆彩 by John&Fish. (RED) Stolen puppy, riding home by Glynnis Ritchie.  (WHITE) Anerable white kitten sent in by Karen M. via Piccat. (BLUE) Poison Dart Frog of the blue variety by ucumari.

Barnacles!

Baby barn swallows, or “barnacles” are fluffy, round, beaked creatures with tiny claws who encrust themselves firmly on to barn walls and fixtures. They squawk rhythmically to both attract their mother’s attention for food and to alert photographing cuteporters:

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Alert reader Keith W. spotted at these barnacles at Mercer Slough Barnacle Blueberry Farm in Bellevue, WA.

Meanwhile, at Bear Automotive…

ncVI3Well, your distributor cap is a little cracked, and your timing belt and spark plugs need replacing.

I should be able to have it back to you by tomorrow, if I can get the parts, that is.

Will that be cash, Robin C. — or do you want us to bill you? (pffft, snort, giggle.)

Friday Haiku

Thirty-six degrees,
Easy, clear trajectory.
I could crap on that.
- Argyle Donkeypants

Sharp talons and beak
Slice cleanly, and blue blood flows.
Alas, just a dream.
- Jessie

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Season? In haiku?
I can’t deal with the pressure!
Form’s too hard. (Winter)
- Von Zeppelin

On Thanksgiving Day
Nothing says let us give thanks
Like a Smurf balloon
- Daytime Deb

Complicated day
I click on CO and smile,
a moment’s respite.
- Fluffy

Stu G. and Chiku the African Grey enjoyed the Thanksgiving Day Parade 2009 2008 and snapped this beaut.

About to nom your face clean off

Are you feeling lucky, Punk?

Are you?

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It could really go either way, Ashley T.
[Seen on Melisa's Bears - Ed.]

3-week old flamingo falling asleep

1. Wow, look at those stilt legs!
2. This musak really helps the storyline [shifty eyes]
3. This video leaves us with the eternal question—did he ever strike a balance?

Hey Dalvenjah F., what’s better than counting sheep? CuteThingsFallingAsleep.org.