The Master of Disguise!

Many exotic species—chameleon, zebra, Michael Jackson, just to name a few—depend on camouflage for survival.  But few are as cunning as incognitus redonkulii, commonly known as the "Dessert Lizard."  As patient as it is gifted, the Dessert Lizard has mastered the art of blending into the environment so completely that it can enjoy its diet of meringue without detection.  In this photo, for example, the Dessert Lizard has cleverly assumed the shape of a fork.

This green loser next to me, on the other hand, is a total n00b.'

Thanks to National Geographic Your Shot. Photo by the Bonnie "Macro lens at the ready!" Marsh.  I’ll never look at flatware the same way again, Sender-Inner Johanna S.

Does America have a favorite animal shelter!? wants to know too. They want to donate $10,000 to the shelter with the most votes!

Vote for your favorite here!

While you’re pondering that, here is a lil’ story about Oliver the Puppeh.


Sender-Inner AS 33 fell in love with Oliver.

After several visits Oliver would run to the front of his cage and stuff his nose through the bars. He’d cry when she left.


When Oliver was scared and he would hide under his bed.

Then, AS 33’s brother adopted Oliver.


After only a week, Oliver followed his new Human around everywhere and was very loyal. 


Oliver refuses to be walked, cuddled or fed by anyone else!


The End. [Head tilt]

Sssssssshhh. Don’t speak.

[Fly speaking] Baybee, you may be the most poisonous Newt in North America, but you’re still all mine.

[Unbelievable KISSING SOUNDS]

Shhhhh. [Covers leeps]


Brinke G., you are slithering into hearts of C.O. fans everywhere. Truth.

Make sure that’s organic, mmmkay?

For a red panda I don’t ask for a lot. Really.


I must have organic pears, apples and grapes.

I insist on hand-feeding [Beady-eye intense look]


I also need my two-toned look kept fierce (Clairol Hydrience Hibiscus Dark Red Hair Color # 32), at LEAST once a month



And let me know when the hot tub is ready. [Scampers back up a tree]


Awesome red panda shots, Jessica R.:D Check out all her shots here. This was all made possible by the Wellington Zoo.

Baby ferret dreams of changing THE WORLD

One day, [dreamily] ferrets won’t be seen just as furry knee socks with eyes, or hammock-dwelling, mischievous ne’er do-wells!


No! [shifts anerable feets] we ferrets will stand up and — Mmm, delicious blankie — lead other Pocket Pets by example!


No more shoe stealing, constant cat swiping or hiding under bed covers surprising humans when they least expect eet! —Yawn—


That day will come, Claire. It will.

Sunday Snork

According to Sender-Inner Cammie C., all the other giraffes at the zoo were happily snorfing down pellets while this gal snorked a pole.

Mmmm, salty McTimberssons! Snork snork snork.


Giraffe leeps are so great—check out the bendy-back action.



Cammie C., and everyone out there, have you snorked today?

Scottish Fold wide-eyed tongue action

[eye roll]People, there is way too much proshness going on here with this ‘Fold.

Behold the ‘On-the-back-wide-eyed’ action and the ‘sure-I’ll-suck-on-your-fingie’ action:

And just in case you need an extra hit:

The Lick Spot!

We ALL have one.

Don’t even TRY to tell me you don’t have a Lick Spot. Because I know you do. My Sophomore biology teacher told me about ’em.

Marco U., I’m not even going to ask WTF is going on in this freaky sitch. I’ll just enjoy.

Encore Presentayshe: SING IT, WHITNEY!

This is an encore presentayshe of Christian the Lion. This version has Whitney Houston belting it out in the background, timed perfectly with the lion leap is just *too moshe* to handle.

Joanna A., I wish a local vicar would let ME play on his field. Oh, and I will always love you.

!!! H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y M E G !!!

Please accept this leetle gift on your special day!



Sparky + C.S.O.


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