A Cautionary Tale

I was young and foolish. I borrowed money from loan sharks to pay my debts…

… and when I couldn’t pay them back, they had me rubbed out.

Pygmy Octopus, via Zooborns. Photos by Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium.

Hibernators Everywhere are So Jealous Right Now

All those frozen days melt away when you see the face of Princess Puffy.


“Spring is here, finally! Princess Puffy, the baby box turtle, emerged from her hibernation today and woke up HONGRY! Here she is nomming on egg white and salad. It’s her first meal in 5 1/2 months. I sure did miss my little Princess.” -Linda

Have You Accepted Geoffrey Into Your Life?

“Ma’am, I’m from the Church of Toys “R” Us, and if I could just have five minutes to share with you the good news right here in the Toys “R” Us “Xmas Doorbuster” catalog…”

Broadcasting From the Top of the World

And transmittting at elebentybillion unstoppable kewt-o-watts.

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Ork! Ork! Ork!

Rescued seal release as featured on CO, From Vancouver Aquarium.

This is Not Your Average Cute

Barely a handful o’ Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrel. Prob’ly best handled in small amounts, ’cause they’re basically one of the most powerful substances known to man ever.

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Handful o’ Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrel, via Daily Picks and Flicks.

Face Only a Mother Could Loff

All Moms, of all types, always think their babies are adorable, because … they’re the Moms!

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Via Cute Emergency. Go to Zooborns for more about “Jack”, the baby Bactrian Camel, born March 9, 2014 at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Another Childhood Memory Trashed

When I was just a little NTMTOM, Mommy NTMTOM would take me to Enchanted Forest, “where fairy tales come true.” And there, among the colorful storybook castles, was Timmy the Talking Trashcan. “Feed me your popcorn boxes and candy wrappers,” came a cartoon voice within, and mesmerized I did, earning a jolly “thank you!” every time.

Only in my later years did I learn the mundane truth: What I was convinced was wondrous magic was merely the product of ambitious enterprise and a gift for ventriloquism.

I Get BBC With The Left, And CBS Radio With The Right

[I can't get cable in my burrow, so I pop up outta the hole here to catch up on the latest news. Sometimes I gotta crick my neck to get 'em to come in good though.]

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Sand Cat Kitten from Cutest Paw.com.

If He Can Sink This, He’ll Be Two Shots Off The Lead….

..with only three holes to go. No question the Iguana has had an up and down third round here at the Puerto Rico Open…but if he can hole this putt he’ll be right back in contention. (Hush over the crowd.) And here we go…….

From DP&F.

Hope You Had a Happy, Heavenly, 4th Birthday, Gary.

This is the incredible, Gary the capybara, who lived large and in charge with his devoted hoomins and many furry friends in Texas.

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His hoomins made a big deal over big ol’ Gary but they didn’t make a big deal about his big underlying health issues, quietly tending to his medical needs and taking him to specialists many miles away to care for him. And Gary was doing really well, and lived longer than they thought he might, nearly almost making it to his 4th birthday, yesterday, March 10.

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Gary became their heart and soul and now, he lives on in their heart and soul, and in ours too.

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Full memorial to Gary on Capybara Madness. Hold on to your heart, it is quite a story.

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