Walky Raccoon

Now somewhere around Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England..

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There lives a young pet who’s a walky raccoon.

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And some days the woman goes walkies with another guy.

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You have to hear how Liz affectionately describes Zella, whose name means, “dark, mischievous and mysterious”. And she’s very mischievous, all the time!

Dooo, doo doo doo doo-doo… Via Daily Mail.

Come Get Some, Hoppity!

You want a piece of this, diaper baby? C’mon, Matilda, let’s put on the gloves and waltz a few rounds! Yeah, you better run, ya overgrown rat! And keep runnin’!

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Swoonworthy

Oh Kim. You. Me. Us. Now. Don’t you see? If this is wrong I, I don’t want to be right.

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“Just saw this on Facebook, OMG, I can´t take it. The expression. I just melted away there…. ” -Barbarella aka The Mad Cat Lady .
This is the text that went with it: Who else would melt into a puddle if a clouded leopard looked at them like this? Ganda is 8 months old, and in this picture she’s cuddling up with her trainer at the San Diego Zoo. Photo by Deric Wagner.

Armadillo Always Told Me

Be careful what you do, don’t go around raking the moonwalk, woo-oo.
Heheea! Shamone! (I’m Bad, you know it.)

Blame it on the Voices wanna be startin’ somethin’ on YouTube.

The C.O. Guide to Alien Religions

Due to items carelessly left behind by interstellar researchers, the highly impressionable Craycray people of the planet Oopsidas-E developed a cult that worshipped office supplies.

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Via Reddit.

We Pick Eddie the Otter to Win!

Don’t look now but March Madness is starting early! OK, suffice it to say, I don’t even know what March Madness is except it has a basketball and a hoop. Does it involve otters? Because Eddie the Otter is a Hoophead!

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“He can swim with the ball, take aim and even do slam dunks – and rarely misses a shot.”

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To top it all off, Eddie the otter is 16 years old! That is the Golden Age for otters. Ever since being rescued off the California coast as an abandoned pup, Eddie has been taken care of at the The Oregon Zoo. Training Eddie to play basketball is more than fun, it is helping Eddie exercise away the otter-itis in his otter elbows.

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Eddie’s starting a March Madness office “pool”. You in?

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The rest of Eddie’s story via the Daily Mail.

Flashback Friday

A kangaroo’s dream come true!!!

In the 1950s, Mr. George Nissen, inventor of the trampoline, jumped on a trampoline with a kangaroo in Central Park, New York.

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As a publicity stunt to introduce the trampoline, Nissen hired a kangaroo for a photoshoot in Central Park, New York. The stunt was a success. He started bouncing at one end of the trampoline to get the kangaroo bouncing at the other. Then Nissen timed his jumps so he and the kangaroo would be in mid-air together for the photos.

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Source: Boston.com, The New Yorker, various. Not Boing Boing, strangely!

You Look Fantastic, Mr. Fox

“Are you getting my left profile? The shadows on my nose aren’t too harsh, are they? Did I do that thing with my tongue? Dang, I bet I did that thing with my tongue. Ooh, I can’t bear to see how this turns out…”

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Via Reddit.

Once You Pop, You Can’t Stop

Hello, I’m Rocky, and I’m a popoholic. (group: Hi, Rocky.) For me, it started so innocently, just a small sheet now and then, and I told myself I could keep it under control. When I hit bottom, I was doing three sheets a day, and ordering stuff I didn’t even need just to get the bubble wrap.

Daddy’s Little Googlie Eyed Girls

Meet Gertrude and Eleanor, two Sifaka Lemurs born on the same day last month at the Duke Lemur Center.

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Looks like everybody is pretty Googlie Eyed over it!

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Show me how it’s done Mom and Dad!

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Googlie Eye powers activated!

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“Two female Sifaka lemurs, Gertrude and Eleanor, were born on January 5 at the Duke Lemur Center. Gertrude weighed .23 pounds (105 g) at birth and Eleanor—a big girl!— weighed .25 pounds (117g). Gertrude is the daughter of mom Pia and dad Jovian – Jovian being the famous lemur that played Zoboomafoo in the popular kids show by that name on public television. Eleanor is daughter to Rodelinda and Marcus. Both infants are in the process of being introduced to their fathers and siblings, and all is going well.” Via Zooborns.