Wanna Cuddle A Manatee?

This fellow had the opportunity to! Quoting the YouTube text, “WPBF 25 engineer Jay Darden spent his Thanksgiving weekend swimming with a Manatee in the Crystal River near Tampa, where he got up close and personal with the sea cow.”

Watch when they cuddle! Cuddling a Manatee! Get OUT!

Thanks to Cuteporter Othymiano.

Hodge-Podge o’ Pudge

These puppehzzz will fetch your slipperezzz but just five more minutes pleeeazzzzz…

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Via The Bark Post

Seal Swim Lesson… Forgetaboutit!

And so, li’l bebeh blubbernugget, what have we learned from today’s swim lesson? “BLORPTH!”

Crybaby learns to swim. Thanks to Lucy’s Mommeh, and other sender-inners, via YouTube

Some Kinda Penguin Island Beach Ritual

I dunno, there we were, a few of us giant seals mindin’ our own business, when thousands of penguins showed up and …

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had the biggest pillow fight you ever saw!

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All I need now is mah PJs and a blanket.

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“This giant seal appears to be wearing a white feather coat after rolling around where thousands of penguins had been moulting. Photographer John Eastcott, from the Catskills, New York, USA, captured the moment with his wife Yva in Right Whale Bay on South Georgia Island, near the Falkland Islands.” -Via Daily Mail

Hippopo’TockToeberbeantamus Overload

I think we’re in over our head….

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“Hippopotamus ‘tocks at the San Diego zoo.” -Photo taken by Dee Dee Dotson

Meanwhile at the Fatcat Home for Retired Soccer Players

“When did the ball get smaller? And faster? And resemble mah belleh?”

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Via Mostly Cats

Orkin’ In The Galapagos (Updated!)

Cue Kathleen C.: “Near the end of our Galapagos Islands trip, we went to a beach where legend has it, a giant colony of Blorp Pillows resides. We added some artistry to the scene & built a big old sand sculpture. Wouldn’t you know it, a sea lion comes floppin’ over and decides to have a nap. On our sculpture.

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“Here is the colony. We R not kidding. All the way up and down the beach, the Blorp Pillows were “just lion around.” Our ears were ringing with Ork, Ork, Ork, but it was so worth it.”

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“The main port was awash with sea lions. This one was stealing freshly-caught fish right off the market counter with a “Humph” on its face.”

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“These two pups were rolling all up and down the beach, playing with each other. We saw plenty of wildlife but the sea lions were the best.”

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BONUS EXTRA IMAGE FROM KATHLEEN C.!

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No Sharp Objects

It is important to remember, when trying to cure the hiccups, there are alternatives to holding your breath as long as you can.

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OK who yelled, “Shark!” ?

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“The Solitary Life of a Bubble Eye Goldfish” -Petslady.com

Here Comes the Chub Chub Train

Alllll aboooooard!
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Tickeets. Tickeets please.

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Chub Chub train’s leaving the station.

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Chubba Chubba,

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Choo chooo-oo.

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Oops, we have a loose caboose.

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Eight miniature piglets (5 girls, 3 boys) born this spring at Zoo Basel, Switzerland. Via Zooborns.

The Wild World O’ Cute

traveler-photo-contest-logo_65913_160x120 Look at these great photos (#1-5) as seen on My Modern Met.com. (Others from NG site.) They’re all part of the 25th Annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, going on now. Click the logo at left to enter (you’ll need to set up a National Geographic account, or log in with an account from Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, etc.)

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1. Photo and hover by Gary Migues/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.
2. Photo and hover by Adam Lichtcsien/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.
3. Photo and hover by Petra Bensted/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.
4. Photo and hover by Richard Sidey/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.
5. Photo and hover by Peter Stanley/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.
6. Photo and hover by Mary Gretchen Kaplan/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.
7. Photo and hover by Francisco Mingorance/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.

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