Today Is World Animal Day!

More deets here, and check out this great animated video from the Singapore SPCA. BTW–how much IS that Doggeh In The Window?


How Darth Vader And Doggehs Are Alike

But I’ll bet Lord Vadah doesn’t like bellah rubs.

From Dog House

Where Do We Draw the Line?

Is it really a cute kitten if it’s only a picture of a cute kitten? Can a picture be “real”? That’s a tough concept to wrap oneself around; I just can’t put my finger on it…

From Sin Amigos via Flickr.

And now, Simon’s Cat, in “Fetch”!

In which we learn that fetching can be a sticky business. And, do not blink or you’ll miss the hedgehog!

Fave Frame:

Retrieved from Simon’s Cat

Rambo, the Paradox Paradog

In the webcomic The Oatmeal, cartoonist Matthew Inman sometimes shares the eccentric habits of his Shi Tzu puppy Rambo, such as in the recent comic My dog: the paradox (not safe for work and perhaps lunch). Inman recently shared a video of Rambo in a less eccentric mood from his Facebook page.

An Animated Quarter Century

According to Kotaku, May 21 was the 25th birthday of the animated GIF, those grainy silent loops that turn your computer into a 100-year-old penny arcade. And what better way to celebrate than with some loopy animal hijinks?


(Caution: Web sites distributing GIFs may contain NSFW content.)

Let’s Play: Animal or Dust Ball

You can’t tell the difference between this puppet, this kitteh and a Totoro Dust Ball.

OK, the pup has a collar. But if the dust ball had a collar, you couldn’t tell.


Check it: [double take neck spasm]

Dust Balls! Now available without collars at Skankazon! Kitten dust ball courtesy of Ant over at

Bears Repeating

Time for some cute nightmare fuel, in the form of this animation from artist and composer Cyriak, which looks like the result of a nuclear meltdown at Build-A-Bear.

Double Your Simon, Double Your Fun

Apparently, Simon’s cat’s owner (who coincidentally is also named Simon) must be a glutton for punishment, because he’s just gotten a mini-Simon, and the pair proceed to doppelgäng-up on his nice clean home.

Spotted by Theresa. Thanks!

Play Him Off, Keyboard Cats!

Actually, if you squint a little, this looks sort of like the Tom Hanks/Robert Loggia keyboard-dancing sequence from the movie “Big.”

Via GIF Buffet (mostly safe for work)