How You Doon?

Me and my associates are conductin’ a little Family business up hea. If you got a problem with dat we might have to do a number on yous.

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“Cute baby swallows on my front porch.” -Heather M.

Show Stealer

Gorgeous ruby red tropical blooms that scream for attention? Oh please. Wally is the headline act.

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Even a fluffy black Eminence on a neon tapestry is getting upstaged by Wally!

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It’s OK, all you hot pink and fuchsia flowers, ain’t no shame in being outdone by Wally.

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“We adopted Wally, the Blue-fronted Amazon Parrot, when he was 23 years old and had had two previous owners.  He will live well into his sixties and I have promised him a forever home. He has settled into our family of 2 dogs, 2 cats, a cockatiel, a tortoise and a Bearded Dragon. I love to place Wally in colorful settings around the back yard and take his photo.” -LuvFurArt.com artist, Kris B.

A Crow’s Tail

Cuteporter Annie K. found this on The Corvid Blog. The blog says their rather sneaky behavior of creeping up and giving their prey’s tail a good yank is just part of who they are…the little finks. Are you the guys who wake me up in my backyard every morning?

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Mother Gooses her Child!

How else can a Mama Cat keep her ducklettes in a row? Give ‘em love bites on the butt. Just like a real family.

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As seen on Love Meow

Double Dip

George The Budgie dives in for a quick splash…then decides it’s twice as nice to go back a second time.

Video submish by Deb T.

Look Me In The Eye When I’m Talking To You, Young Man

Listen, son. If you’re going to grow up to be a strong young flamingo and work at our famous casino and hotel in Las Vegas, you need to pay attention and do what I say!

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Mama Flamingo lays down the law to her son, Frankie Flamingo. From the San Diego Zoo Tumblr. Photo by Angie B.

Disgusting Animal Species

Ranging from the Northeast to the Great Lakes region, the Crimson Nosepicker (mucus digguli) is a constant nuisance to any unwary hiker caught without a tissue.


Via Mark Dumont.

Honk-out at the OK Corral

A hot breeze stirred the streets of Tombstone as the marshals approached the edge of town. Some of them wouldn’t be coming back, they knew — but no matter the outcome, there would be justice… and honking.


Via Simon Yeo.

It’s OK. He’s Friendly. Maybe a Little ‘too Friendly

Allo. Allo. Allo. Nice ‘too meetcha!

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Let us dispense with the formalities, shall we?

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Time ‘too let the ear neeblingks begin.

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Who’s next?!

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“I’m calling it a redonkatoo.” -Josh Norem (lol, good one!)

First Trip To The Doctor

Son: Where we goin’ to, Ma?
Mom: We’re going to get your booster shot.
Son: Will it hurt?
Mom: Maybe a little. But you’re a tough little fellow, & we’ll get ice cream after, ok?
Son: OK!

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Taken by Genesis S. ©2012 at Reid Park Zoo, Tucson, AZ.