THIS JUST IN: We’ve Got The First Maru + Hana VIDEO!

Mugumogu finally cranked up the video cam, and here we go. FRESH off the YouTube Presses—like a MINUTE ago—-here it is!

THIS JUST IN: Kitteh Cat-astrophe Averted In Brooklyn!

BThanks to Cuteporter Julia G. for the tip. It seems two wayward kittehs now named Arthur & August were spotted Thursday on some subway tracks (the Fe-Line) in Brooklyn! No one knows how the little guys got there, but rescuers had to scramble to save their furry little necks! Over to you, Matt.

The service was shut down for about two hours; they were found near the B and Q stops located at Church Avenue in Brooklyn.

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The kittehs were, predictably, hard to wrangle.

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Rescuers named the pair, who were transported to the Brooklyn Animal Care Shelter, where they are safe.

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Quoting the New York Daily News, rider Sandra P. said “The announcer said it had to stop to rescue some cats,” Polel said. “I didn’t mind. I wanted to get home, but I also wanted the kittens to be safe.”

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All’s well that ends well. Finally!

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Photos by Marc Hermann/MTA.

THIS JUST IN: US Open Gets Sqwerly

In the middle of a women’s match, This Little Dude decided to challenge a call. Or look for a nut.

Spotted on the Yahoo! Sports Twitter.

THIS JUST IN: Grumpy Cat Meets Bub!

And the Intertubes brace for the shockwave. Mashable says the pair were in Minneapolis for the Internet Cat Festival. (Click each image to play the Vine video.)





THIS JUST IN: RIP 2 Wasabi-Chan

Got this note from Cuteporter Edward H., who just posted it on the CO FB page.

“It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Wasabi-chan at 6:30pm Tokyo time today, the cute kitten in a mushroom costume who was featured here.”

Sigh, been a tough summer for our friends, from Schoep to Jay V. to Chase The Baseball Doggeh, and now Wasabi-chan.

When you love the furballs like we all do..it makes their passing that much harder, doesn’t it?

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THIS JUST IN: More Dog Days Of Summer (Updated!)

082513-am045The Giants have had a “Ruff” season. In fact, it’s gone to the dogs.

CO’s kept you up to date on several Bark In The Park events during the summer, and today’s update is from CO’s home team and venue, the San Francisco Giants and AT&T Bark. This event’s called, quite creatively, “Dog Days of Summer.”

According to the MLB site, “Prior to game time over 500 furry, four-legged canine fans paraded around the warning track with their hoomin companions.”

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First photo from The Furrtographer. Other photos including thumbnail from MLB.com Blog Network and the Giants Twitter and Instagram accounts.

THIS JUST IN: Bundle of Panda Joy

Mama Panda Mei Xiang’s water broke at 3:36pm EST at the Smithsonian National Zoo and we are proud to announce she delivered at 5:32pm! We. Have. A. Cub! Proud Panda Dad Tian Tian was last seen giving out ceegars!

There’s a bit of a line forming at the PANDA CAM. Looks like everyone is sending their best wishes. More info 2 come! Stand by the Panda tweet feed!

Visit the Smithsonian National Zoo Facebook page and share the joy.

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OK, now don’t faint or anything, but we got VIDEO of the BIRTH-EO, riiiiight here:

A Super Shout Out and Grand Panda Thank You to superfast Cuteporter Nicole K. who says, “Will you please get a load of that cute little squirmy hairless panda?!?  Mei Xiang is an excellent mom—she immediately picked up the cub and has been cradling it ever since.”, and our own Brinke! Photo: Astrid Riecken/The Washington Post

THIS JUST IN: First Family Welcomes Second Puppeh (Updated!)

President Obama and his family have a new Portuguese Water Dog named Sunny, joining their other Portuguese, Bo. The official White House site says “In honor of Sunny, the Obamas are making a donation to the Washington Humane Society.”
@FLOTUS tweeted, “So excited to introduce the newest member of the Obama family—our puppy, Sunny!”

Updated! Where does Sunny rank on the list of the World’s Most Powerful Puppehs? Glad ya asked.

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Official White House Photos by Pete Souza + hovers via Whitehouse.gov.

THIS JUST IN: Maru/Hana Nose Boop GIF!

We bring you the latest chapter in our continuing struggle effort to translate Mugumogu.

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“Maru: [I detected a strange creature] Maru Chibi cat released in the place you’re interested. Chibi cat Greetings to circle’s first and foremost. . Because Maru was interested in a kitten, I left a cage Open The kitten Said hello to Maru Foremost “scary …… This ultra-what.” Maru: [. Wow, this is a terrible creature] some interest, but it is stay away first meeting and scary.”

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“After that, the habit of going to smell from their own, and repeated the escape to say it “. stopped” when the nose Chu. Maru was afraid of a kitten first. Afterwards, Maru smelled the kitten many times. However, he escaped When the kitten Approached.”

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THIS JUST IN: Goldie Overload ACTION

From the Who Knew? file- there’s a Golden Retriever Festival in Scotland!

Ah, we missed out! It wuz last month @ Guisachan Estate, Tomich, Invernesshire, Scotland. (Muttering: ‘Must find on Google Maps & book airfare for 2014…’)

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Photos by Gordon Richardson. Thanks to Cuteporters Tamara H., Christine K. and Sofia C.

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