Mabel’s Birthday Conundrum

… and so, Mabel settled down in the straw and enjoyed the new scarf her older brother had given her.  But still, her brother’s knowing smirk filled Mabel’s mind with troubling questions.  For instance, why was she dressed just like a baby?  And why was there a baby dressed just like a lamb earlier that week?  But these doubts paled next to the most worrisome question of all…

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Was this scarf knitted from someone I know?

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Spotted at the Bendigo Sheep and Wool Festival in Victoria Australia by kelebek.  More here.

I Shall Überleeck You

“Oh, yeah… a little more to the left… yesssssss, that’s the spot… now, do the ears… and the other one… ohhhh, that’s the ticket… now, nibble my neck while humming the National Anthem of Uruguay… the album version, not the single… ohhhh, you know what I need, baby…”

Was it good for you, Meghan H.?

This Just In: Okey-Dokey Okapi!

She looks like the head-on collision of a zebra and a giraffe, but she’s 100 percent gorgeous.  Meet Kalispell, an okapi born June 27 at the Denver Zoo, one of only a half-dozen okapi zoo births in North America annually for this rare species. But don’t rush to see her yet, Denverites — she’s still under wraps until she gets a bit older.  For more, see the Denver Post.

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I’m canceling my subscription to Field & Stream

Can you believe this? I go to Field and Stream for Fishing, Hunting, Survival, AND Guns! GUNS!

Now, the world’s leading Outdoor Website Field & Stream is wondering if these fawns are TOO CUTE for their website. See for yourself.

MAYBE if they had tiny fawn-sized rifles, it’d be OK.

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The answer? If traffic is any judge, they should continue the trend. Many more photos to fawn over at their gallery here via “Fly Talk” blogger Tim Romano.

My Llovely Llama Llump

Llonely llama, llying llimp and llistless, llacking llove.  Llong lluxurious locks, lleft at this llofty llatitude, llie llike llukewarm llava, lleaching llife and lleaving llegs llike llinguini.  Llet’s llop her lload to a llower llevel, llest she lliquify!

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Llovely llenswork, Rachel S.

This Just In: Moose on the Loose

What a rotten way to start your life: Separated from your mom, chased by wild dogs, a state trooper thinks you’d be better off dead, and worst of all, you gotta move to Wisconsin.  But thanks to some kind Alaskans, it’ll be a happy ending all the same for this moose calf. Full story and more pics at the Los Angeles Times.

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Harrumph Day

Caturday? HAH!! Saturday is the new Wednesday!  It’s like “Hump Day”, only different.  Remember, you heard it here first on Cute Overload — the internet’s premier cutting-edge authority on what day it isn’t.  And it certainly isn’t September 18, 2008.

In the remote plains of Wazoolooland, we come upon an all-too-familiar scene: A fierce camel locked in mortal combat with the small but wily plastic bucket.

Ah, we meet again, my old nemesis ...

Saracen pig! Roman cow! Take THIS! And THIS!

For the bucket, its only chance is to raise its defenses and hope his adversary tires …

... there's the kick, aaaannnd -- GOOOOOOAAAL!!!

Yeah, I'd like to see that lame-o walrus pull this off.

Alas, even the bucket’s tough protective shell is no match for the camel’s ruthless onslaught …

No, we're not making a new "nomming" tag.  Please stop asking.

… and with one final bite, the struggle is over.

FOR GREAT JUSTICE!! ***CHOMP***

Victorious, the mighty camel cries out his call of triumph.

THIS ... IS ... SPARTAAAAAAA!
We’ll be back with more of “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” after these messages.

They sell bucket insurance, by the way.  I'm just saying.

Yes, sir, Gelosia … that’s your “Baby.” ( More photos here )

WHERE DID MY ‘TOCKS GO?

This poor lil’ mooselette is missing his tockular regions!

I suppose it’s normal for a guy his age…?

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Sender-Inner Val C. sez: “Hello! My sister and I live in Alaska, and she basically lives in the middle of nowhere. She often has wildlife roaming through her yard. Last week when her husband got up to let their two dogs out, they both made a beeline a place under my sister’s deck, where a mama moose had given birth a few hours before. The baby was still a little wet, she said. Of course, the mama was not thrilled with the dogs, who both got stomped, and miraculously came out unscathed…My sister said the mama and the wobbly baby wandered off into the surrounding woods a short time later.”

Friday Remix ♫

Come on, C.O., come on C.O.
Come on, you can’t play coy
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Come on, take it easy
Come on, don’t get cheesy
Rat pix make me queasy, make me queasyrodentistry

Everybody’s got something to hide, except fortabby_kitten_and_monkey

(So, the Beatles are on iTunes & Amazon now, right? …No? Really?)

THIS JUST IN: Under-the-desk snuggling has moved to hallway

Extremely alert reader Fiv3r is reporting that Animal Planet is reporting the bobcat kitten was rescued near Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ranch, where it was dehydrated and near death.

“They rescued the fawn during last week’s wildfire. Although wild animals, especially of separate species, are never placed together due to regulations, in this emergency situation, they had no choice. During the mayhem of the fire, they were forced to put animals anywhere they could, since they had run out of crates large enough for the fawn. The kitten ran to the fawn, and it was instant bonding.”

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