White owl

I could really go for a cigar right now, for some reason.

Betsy B.

Nothing to see here, keep paddling

Dad’s just acting like an iceberg again.

6

These little dudes spotted in Rome by Patrizio.

Meet Today’s Players

A cardinal…

You got anything to eat around here?

… and a stealer:

Photo credit: Wing and a Prayer by Creativity+ Timothy KHamilton

Duck rides shotgun

Here’s the story of Frank and Joe.

Frank is the fast-quacking trucking buddy of construction delivery guy Joe. Joe used to hunt ducks, but got a duck-hunting dog that… wouldn’t. Frank does helpful things like eat bananas on the job, watch Joe deliver stuff, and snorf the ladies. The best part is the "if more people had ducks…" line.

Actually, Sender-Inner Sparky thinks the gosling baby pics are the best part.

Inaugural Ball-Crashers Compare Notes

"… well, first we tried the MTV Youth Inaugural Ball, but it was strictly A-listers and they had these huge goons working security, so we were able to sneak into Foreign Diplomats Inaugural Ball for a half-hour because they thought we were waiters, but then they kicked us out when they caught us swimming in the punch bowl.  Finally, we ended up at the Mid-Atlantic States Linoleum Manufacturers for Change Gala; they were pretty much letting anybody with a tux in after 10:30 …"

They had a nice 'O' ice sculpture, too. Very comfy.

Party on, Jane K.

WIPE OUT!

Click for musak:

Well said, Linda Z. ;)

Undulating Chick Carpet!

Well, wonder no more!

Attached are pictures of my annual hatch. Despite having a heat lamp
to keep them roasty-toasty, they sleep by packing themselves in like
sardines, burying their little faces under their neighbor. The result
looks like a fluffy carpet or rug (with the odd wing, beak, or foot
sticking up out of the pile) that undulates as they breathe. The
little buggers are so damned cute, I can hardly stand it. And although
it may be difficult to believe, in just a fortnight they’ll all be as
ugly as sin (Ever seen an adolescent chicken? They’re definitely NOT
Cute Overload material!).

20090104_chicks00

20090104_chicks01

20090104_chicks02

20090104_chicks03

Happy New Year.

-Dutch

The Year In Cute: Is That A Ferret In Your Blouse …

… or are we just happy to see you?  2008 was a diverse year for Cats ‘n’ Racks™: Ferrets, waterfowl, stuffed animals, and even the occasional cat.  And now, a little somethin’ for the fellas:

Nothing says 'you're just getting a handshake tonight' quite like ferrets.

Accessory Tip: A strategically-placed duckling can be very beak-oming …

Ugh, we're going to pretend we didn't hear that.

And finally, perhaps the most enchanting creature ever to grace these pages: Warm, inviting smile; eyes that sparkle like moonlight across distant waters … and a really nice beav — No.  No, I won’t say it.  I won’t sully this vision of radiance and purity with such vulgarity.

Like hell I won't: NICE BEAVER!!

Thanks for the mammaries, Jennie W., Arlo R., Brittany F., and (sigh) Sasha V.

Helper Mini-horses, parrots and monkehs

Got agoraphobia? Maybe you need a helper monkeh!

Got bi-polar? Maybe you need a calming, talking parrot!

Got blindness? A teeny guide horse may be for you!

The New York Times is reportin’ that unusual service animals are helping folks with unusual disorders.

04creatures1500

Author Rebecca Skloot does it again, Sender-Inner Ida N.!

// Pics and links to more pics/video just added! Many more images and a video over at author Rebecca Skloot’s website here. //

Panda540

Parrot540

Monkey540b

Much more over at Rebecca Skloot’s website HERE!

You had me at ‘Bokee!’

It’s another installment in our million-part series "C’Mere Bebeh"!

Introducing Cassanova McParakeetersons making moves on Sender-Inner Stephanie A.

"Woooooooooooooo!" [canned audience sound]

Canon104

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 14,374 other followers