How to Talk to Your Child About Lizards

Your child’s first outbreak of lizards is likely to be a traumatic experience. What is happening to me? he or she will wonder. Will I stay like this? It’s important to reassure your child that lizards is a phase every child goes through, and that with proper facial care and some dead flies, lizards will go away on its own.


“As we had been vacationing at the resort, I can’t quite decide who visited whom,” says Ingrid H.

Cheetah Cubs and Puppies. Is There a Cute Connection?

“Oh You Cutesters,” (who, us?!) “I just saw this story that the Dallas Zoo is raising two cheetah cubs with a labrador and almost died! I ask you, how is it EVEN OK OR LEGAL TO LOOK LIKE THIS? With the leetle heads so gigante? And the artfully dwipping eye-winer? The baby cheetahs, they are ADORABU. And they live with a PUPPY!” (it’s puppeh or it’s the Mod Lounge for you!) “Keep up the good work!” (we will, thanks! You too, Camilla C.!)

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Yes, there is a cute connection. Labradors have been companions for many cheetah cubs.

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Cute Talk and All Caps provided by Camilla C.  More at Yahoo News.

HISS! HISS! Eet’s Belleh Scritchin’ Time!

Wooo-hoooo! (say in Pillsbury Doughboy voice)

“We thought we had seen everything, and then we came across this.” -Barb & Paul: Cutesters

Holey Moley!

Digging holes is okay, but what I really want to do is tunnel a massive subway network with ticket booths, turnstiles, newspaper stands and gift shops and, and restaurants!

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And that’s the tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth.

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“A Giant Zambian Mole-rat pup born on June 22 is the first surviving second generation of this species at the Peoria Zoo.” Via Zooborns

She’s a Maniac, Maniac on the Floor

And she’s dancin’ like she’s never danced before!

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Limber lizard via Daily Mail

Sister Mary Elephant!

“Class… Cl-aaaaaaaaaaa-aaaaaaaassss…”

“SHAAAAAAAAAAAAADDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP!!!”


Via Reddit, uncropped version here. (Apologies to Cheech and Chong.)

Cute Flavor of the Month: Koalas!

September is Save the Koala Month! When it comes to Koalas it seems that our far away friends are as popular as ever. With their population down over 50% it is time to get the word out now to keep these adorable cuties from becoming endangered. Happily, a lot is being done before it is too late!

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Thanks for the alert and the link to the Australian Koala Foundation from sender-inner Gabrielle C., who tells us,  “There is much cuteness on there, so check it out!  The attached picture was taken over the summer at the Cleveland Zoo’s koala exhibit.”

Come On In! The Water’s bbllllggg spllsssh wmmphhh

Last one in is a splooshy-splashy roly-poly pachyderm!

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Via YouTube

Brown Bears Say, Just Doo Eet

Yooo-hoo polar bears, too bad ’bout that truck. Lookee here what we got! How you Doo-in’ now?

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A little dab’ll Doo ya! Via Daily Mail

Newborn Giraffe: Six Foot High and Rising!

A Rothschild’s Giraffe calf standing 6′ tall was born on Aug. 20 at Paignton Zoo in England: The tallest baby in the world! No confirmation yet whether it’s a girl or a boy. AND, guess who doesn’t have a NAME yet?! What do you think? Mama’s name is Janica and Dad’s name is Yoda …unnhh wasn’t Yoda the short dude …I’m thinking no way he’s the da – oh well!!!

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Staring at you, dear readers, daring you to turn away…

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…at you own peril!

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Sender-inner Carol B. wants to make sure we noticed the “massive babeh giraffe disapproval!” OK, she hadn’t had her coffee yet. Via Zooborns