Or, one hamster having a bad day.
Or, one hamster having a bad day.
Some sad numbers to ponder: today, on average, one in four doggehs die of cancer. For kittehs, it’s one in eight. These numbers are unacceptable. Looks like Canada has taken the initiative here- watch the video and then click here to learn how you can help! (PS- wait ’til the very end to see who the producer of the video is!)
This just in from Cuteporters of the North, O & J at our northernmost Cute Outpost Bunker in Helsinki. (Scurries to Google Maps.)
“It had apparently fallen in by accident, but luckily a man in a kayak happened by and picked it up!”
“The poor bird tried to make its way inside the man’s life jacket for some warmth. It was then taken to shore at a nearby museum, and a museum guide took it home to dry overnight. The next morning all was well and the owl was released back into the wild!”
“PS- More bunlets, please.” Also from Liisa Å. and Tiina M. Photos and big-time resqte ACTION by Pentti Taskinen.
Not quite sure what to make of this, People. Is this a Tribble straight off the Starship Enterprise, or the Biggest Bunneh In The World? I know Bunday is still two days off–this couldn’t wait. Poll away.
(Besides, “befrumpled” I mean.)
Well, if you must ask, I am a Lopseedided Muzzelpowche Muddy Soakin’ Spitzenhunden! Of course.
“Crystal was at the dock with my dad, and she accidentally slipped off the dock and fell into the water. When they got her out she was all wet and dirty (the Hudson is pretty muddy, especially at the shore where the docks are).” -Edwin A.
My Mr. Babadoo is in the laundry. I think I’m gonna cwy.
“I had the very great pleasure to catsit this handsome boy, Optimos. The photo was taken by me. -Porntip Oukosavanna.” (Porntip. Lovely name. I do not think it means what you think it means. It means, “to be happily” in Thai, ….!)
…and watch this. With some Kleenex.
Details here. Thanks to Cuteporter Andy F.
Who’s the leader of the Cute that’s made for you and me,
M.O.O.! – K.I.E.!, the M.I.G.H.-Teeeee!
“Hi. I’m Mookie the Morkie (Maltese/Yorkie). I was paralyzed for awhile earlier this summer, but it’s okay. Turns out, I’m pretty mighty!”
Mookie’s Mom, Laurie A., tells us, “One night, four year old Mookster was walking a little funny, and by 4am it was clear something was wrong, so we took him to the emergency vet. They told us a degenerated disc had ruptured (a genetic condition), and was pressing into his spinal cord. By midday, his back legs and tail were paralyzed. They rushed him to surgery, but he was still paralyzed when we took him home a few long days later. They assured us that his chances of recovery were good. I did physical therapy every day for a month, moving his legs in little circles, and later, having him walk laps in the bathtub. The day he first wagged his tail (a few days after we brought him home) was such a happy day! Since then he has steadily gained his strength back. We are so happy for our little guy to be running around again!!”
From California to Thailand and Kentucky to Kuwait, there are 25 states and 18 countries around the world holding events today for International Homeless Pets Day. Since 1992 International Society for Animal Rights has promoted this day to educate people about homeless animals and pet overpopulation. Check out the Event Schedule posted on ISAR’s website. This is big, really big. It’s been said on CO before and it is worth repeating, Shelter Puppies are the Best Puppies! (Kitties TOO! All the pets!)
Here are a few more examples of shelters holding special events in honor of the day:
Image from Bonnie L. Hayes Animal Shelter, Washington County, Oregon.
Halp! The Alliance for Humane Action (AHA!) has created the cutest Spay-Neuter video evar!