Oh Gawd, It’s Aunt Doris

(First, it’ll be the chin scratch — yep, there it is — to be followed by the painful cheek pinch and the cooing of “Have you been a good girl, Beatrice?”)


It’s a baby dik-dik borned at the Chester Zoo. Story, mo’ pitchas here.

Aw, Meelk Bar’s Cwozed

See, honey? Munch-munch, grass is good. Munch-munch, yummy grass. Munch-munch, mmmm tasty. Gggak ergh awk, don’t knock it until you’ve tried it! Urkkk!


So maybe that’s why donkeys make that ee-aw sound, Sam

Clippety-Clop Cookie Dough?

There should be an ice cream flavor named after these guys.

You ice-cream lovers got any ideas? I’ll get the spoons!


Thanks for the 2 scoops of Appaloosa, Robot. Photo by Olga Itina.

The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady Deer

July 19, 1906: “Third day of bright sunshine and fifth without rain. Miss Flowerdew gave me two Creeping Plume of the Meadow which she had gathered growing wild in Berwickleyshire. Their conspicuous blooms make fine patches of color among the green blades. Presently the air hangs quite heavy with their distinctive perfume.”  …drops pen and diary, keels over


With apologies to Edith Holden, via Mike Lentz.

Whoa, I Need an Energy Drink

I can feel those mid-afternoon sleepies creepin’ up on me… (and I think I’m getting vertigo from having my head on such a long neck!)

Were you saying something, Lorraine C.? Must’ve dozed off there.

Brayin’ Teasers

You wanna play pin the tail on the donkey with me?

Oh silly, you know that game’s a pain in the ass.


Mule never walk alone, klearchos kapoutsis.

In Case of Fire Use Stares

As if newborn wildlife didn’t have enough challenges, every spring brings new life and in some places it also brings wildfire season. Luckily, rescuers provided a safe haven for this rare pair!

We didn’t start the fire.


No we didn’t light it

But we tried to fight it.


We’re rekindling an old flame from the 2009 Jesusita fire near Santa Barbara, CA. The 3 week old bobcat kitten and 3 day old fawn were taken to a dispatch office by California animal rescuers who had nowhere else to keep them.

Deep Thoughts

Of all the friendships in this great wide world, there is no more heartwarming a sight than that of a boy and his dog girl and her alpaca.


Spotted in Peru by Alex Proimos.

Whoa-mance

Get over me, hon. I’m way outta your league.


Ron S., it looks like Bella is having a little talk with Snickers. Hope Snickers took it well.

THIS JUST IN: Barrelin’ Baby Bison

Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo welcomed a new bison calf May 16, their first bison birth since the 1970′s. After tentatively exploring her surroundings (and a lunch break), the little lady’s ready to start her own personal stampede. Yeeeee-haw!

All tuckered out now:


Full story, more pics at The Huffington Post.