Reddit Photoshop Battle: This Rather Smug Looking Goat

Original Image: THE Picture of Goat Defiance

It could be Kim Jong-Un bending over. Perhaps it has to do with Kim Kardashian's latter (and fatter) parts. It could have to do with Putin's chesty breastal regions. Or it may just be a goat. The goat above, in fact. Some think this little guy's expression says "smug." Some think it's proud. Personally, I think it vaguely resembles a goat version of success kid (one of my favorite memes).

Just how Redditors interpret the goat's countenance is currently being expressed in a Reddit photoshop battle thread. The results are rich; a few are pictured here. Check them all out at Reddit. Via Daily Dot

Wutchoo talkin' about Reddit?
 Skeptical goat


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 
Featured Designs from the NeatoShop:



Who’s a Good Dog?

Did you notice a theme developing in our feature banner at the top of the blog this week? We had dogs with degrees, research on dogs barking, Marilyn Monroe’s dogs, and even corn dogs. And now that we’ve made it to the end of Dog Week at Neatorama, it’s time for something just plain silly. We are going to examine the phenomena of The Good Dog. Who’s a good dog? We ask our dogs that all the time, and them, being dogs, just have no idea. 

Continue reading

Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Cat is Obsessed with Balloon

Evie has a balloon, and it’s her favorite thing ever! She carries it around with her all the time. Maybe it’s her security balloon!

(YouTube link)

And like any small child with a balloon, she goes into a panic when it gets away from her. There’s a bit of tension in this story, but things work out in the end, and Evie gets her balloon back. -via Tastefully Offensive


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Don’t Worry, Kitty!

This adorable kitten looks aghast, but he’s okay. That’s just the way his eyes look all the time! Bum was brought into the San Diego Humane Society’s Kitten Nursery and was adopted by employee Courtney Morman. Bum is all grown up now, and helps Morman with the other kittens she cares for. Morman gave Bum his own Instagram account because so many people love his worried eyes. You can see plenty of pictures of him there.


Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Hot New Thing: Yoga with Bunnies

Out: yoga with cats and dogs. In: yoga with rabbits! Metro News reports that Sunberry Fitness in Richmond, British Columbia, recently held classes in which people performed yoga while rabbits hopped around the studio.

The studio offered these classes in conjunction with Bandaids for Bunnies, a local rabbit rescue charity. Their goal was to offer a new yoga experience and get some of the rabbits adopted into good homes. The first two classes sold out and there’s a waiting list for future classes.

Continue reading

Load More Comments
Start New Comment Thread...
Preview Comment
Start New Thread Post Your Reply

 

Couple Find Strange Black "Walking" Fish In New Zealand Bay

People come across odd animals all the time, posting the photographic evidence online and sparking a wave of discussion about what the heck that animal in the pic actually is.

Most of the time these critters end up being nothing more than deformed or otherwise genetically defective, but sometimes their discovery is actually an important biological breakthrough.

A couple in New Zealand found a strange black fish while snorkeling in the Bay of Islands near Auckland, the fish seemingly "walking" along the ocean floor.

They caught the fish and sent it to researcher Andrew Stewart from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa so he could study it and tell them what they'd found.

Andrew came to the conclusion that the bizarre black fish is actually a rare variation of the striated frogfish, but Andrew was amazed by the fish's jet black coloration considering they're normally brightly colored and boldly striped.

(YouTube Link)

Now the black sheep of the frogfish world is part of the Te Papa collection, where they'll study it to discover whether the black coloration is an evolutionary adaptation or merely a mutation.

-Via Boing Boing


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Simon's Cat Logic: Crazy Time

Simon Tofield, the animator behind Simon’s Cat, talks with Nicky Trevorrow, a cat behavior expert at Cats Protection about why our furballs do the odd things they do, specifically the sudden craziness. You’ve seen your cat switch off his senses and explode in a flurry of activity like a scalded haint. That’s crazy time.

(YouTube link)

Better yet, Trevorrow gives us tips on how to help cats release that energy in a more productive way. Tofield is beginning a new series of videos called Cat Logic. Future episodes will explore other cat behaviors that seem incomprehensible to us mere humans. -via Tastefully Offensive


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Two Tough Lizards Take Their Scrap To The Street

Lizard gangs like to take their rumbles right to the middle of the street, so all the wimpy humans watching the fight will see how tough they are and leave them alone.

But only one lizard gang lord can rule the block, and as this video shows it can take quite a while for the king lizard to come out on top!

(YouTube Link)

Sadly, this epic battle was ignored by virtually every human who passed by, but the guy who decided to capture the whole thing on video is now under the protection of the South Side Saurians.

-Via Daily Mail


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Baby Horse Knocked over By His Own Sneeze


(Video Link)

The little newborn foal filmed by Sammi Hill experienced his first sneeze and went for a tumble. Either he’s a bit unsteady on his legs or he’s discovered a superpower. Get back up try again, little foal.

-via Tastefully Offensive


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Common Plants That Can Be Deadly For Pets

Pet owners often assume their cats and dogs will instinctively know which plants are safe to eat and which ones are toxic.

But for some reason domesticated animals will chew on just about anything if given the chance, including common plants that are actually pure poison for pets.

If your cat likes to hang out on the counter they might be enticed by that beautiful bouquet of lilies you bring home, but lilies can cause kidney failure in cats and ingestion is fatal if not treated within 18 hours.

 

(Image Link)

The sap from both the elephant ear and dumb cane plants can be fatal if ingested, and if the sap gets into your cat's eyes while it's prowling around they can get mighty infected.

Learned that one the hard way, and lemme tell ya- it's no fun trying to hold your cat down and give them eye drops!

Those beautiful foxgloves that sprout up all over the place are poisonous to both pets and people, but your pets probably won't notice them until you bring them inside, so leave them in the yard where they belong!

(Image Link)

Read about 12 Common Plants That Can Be Deadly For Pets here


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Some When Where Why of Dogs Barking

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research, now in all-pdf form. Get a subscription now for only $25 a year!

Research in, on, or about barking
by Nan Swift, Improbable Research staff

Molnar’s Barking Dogs in Review
“Barking in Family Dogs: An Ethological Approach,” Péter Pongrácz, Csaba Molnár, and Ádám Miklósi, Veterinary Journal, vol. 183, no. 2, February 2010, pp. 141-147. The authors, at Eotvos Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, report:

Although it is one of the most conspicuous features of dog behaviour, barking has received little attention from ethologists or from an applied perspective. In this review, an ethological look is taken at the communicative aspect of dog barking. Emerging new research has indicated that in the repertoire of dog vocalisations, barking has unique features in showing wide ranges of acoustic parameters, such as frequency, tonality and rhythmicity. Barking has been shown to be context dependent, and provides information for humans about the inner state of the dog although there are few indications that barking is used for intra-species communication. It is assumed that dog barking emerged through selective processes in which human preferences for certain acoustic aspects of the vocalisation may have been paramount. A more experiment-oriented approach is required for the study of dog vocalisation that could shed light on the possible communicative function of these acoustic signals.

Detail from the study “Barking in Family Dogs: An Ethological Approach.”

Molnár’s Method to ID Dogs by Bark Identification (2005)
“Human Listeners Are Able to Classify Dog (Canis familiaris) Barks Recorded in Different Situations,” Péter Pongracz and Csaba Molnár, Adám Miklosi, and Vilmos Csanyi, Journal of Comparative Psychology, 2005, vol. 119, no. 2, 136–144. The authors, at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary, report:

Continue reading

Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Giant Dog Takes Vet Tech for a Rodeo Ride

Dexter is a Boerboel, a working and guard dog of South African origin. At 175 pounds, he’s a lot for the vet techs to handle. Here he is at the veterinary clinic getting his nails trimmed. Two techs appear to have him under control while the third works on his nails. But when a 175-pound dog decides to leave, nothing is going to stop him. Dexter bolts and one tech rides him like he’s a bucking bronco at a rodeo.


(Video Link)

The remaining vet tech appears to crack up laughing.

-via Tastefully Offensive


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

A Lizard Napping in a Rose

The daughter of Imgur member Cymcherrytree picked a rose. There was a special gift hidden inside: a little lizard taking a nap. Noting that it was a special moment, she remarked “As long as I live I will probably never see this again.”

You can see more photos here.

-via Messy Nessy Chic


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Snow Maze for Dogs

It’s snowing heavily wherever redditor anneewanee lives. Her two dogs want to play outside, so she shoveled and shaped the snow in her yard into a maze.

The dogs are really enjoying it! For a while, they ran head-first into walls before they realized that some paths had dead-ends. You can see more photos here.

-via Boing Boing


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

You Are Dog Now

Have you ever wanted to be a dog? What dog would you be? You might find out by submitting a picture to the Twitter account You Are Dog Now.

The person or persons behind it will go to great lengths to find a dog image that matches your appearance, expression, position, location, accessories, and whatever else it takes to make you a dog.

It can’t be a bot, because the results are too good. And yes, there are celebrities in there, too.

-via Metafilter


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

My Dog Has PhDs

The following is an article from Uncle John's Fully Loaded 25th Anniversary Bathroom Reader.

These true stories of accredited canines show that you really can get anything online- even a college degree for your dog.

ASSOCIATES DEGREE

Applicant: Wally.

Story: In 2004 Peter Brancato, a reporter with the Schenectady, New York, television station WRGB, filled out an application for a degree from Almeda University for his dog, Wally. Brancato wrote that Wally "plays with the kids every day" and "teaches them responsibilities, like feeding the dog."

Result: Wally received an associates degree in Childhood Development …and a transcript certifying that he’d completed courses in European culture, algebra, and public speaking. (Ruff!) After WRGB aired the story, Almeda University issued a press release accusing the station of weaving a "smear campaign" against them. The "university," which is still in operation, gives its location as Boise, Idaho,  but its headquarters are actually on the Caribbean island of Nevis.

Update:  In 2008 Wally was featured in a political cartoon showing him with a thought bubble that read, "I graduated with Bill Chesen." Chesen, a candidate for mayor of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, had listed a degree from Alameda University on his resume. Chesen accused his opponent of defamation, but the district attorney took no action. (And Chesen won the election.)

MBA

Applicant: Chester Ludlow, a pug.

(Image credit: Chester Pug Ludlow at Facebook)

Story: GetEducated.com is an organization that monitors online universities. In 2009 the company decided to test one of its subjects, and had "Chester Ludlow" -a pug belonging to one of its employees- apply to Rochville University.

Continue reading

Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Maru the Shiba Inu Prefers to Sleep With His Stuffed Polar Bear



Like many other animals, Maru, a Shiba Inu owned by Shinjiro Ono. has a favorite toy that comforts him to sleep. Maru's stuffed toy happens to be a round, roly poly polar bear, one whose body lines resemble his own. This pairing leads to adorable photos of Maru sleeping with his toy. The pictures have amassed a huge (2.3 million) following on Instagram. 

Visit Maru's Instagram account to see more sweet photos of him with his little stuffed pal. For anyone who loves cute animal photos, it's a virtual jackpot. 

Images: Shinjiro Ono


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Monkey Adopts Puppy, Cuteness Ensues

Image: Facebook 

An unlikely bond between a 
rhesus macaque monkey and a puppy warmed hearts and brought out curious crowds in Erode, India earlier this month. The monkey apparently took the stray pup under her wing and off she went.

The macaque made sure her adopted baby ate well, and kept a tight hold on him as she traveled both on the ground and up in the treetops. Locals who found the pair endearing set food out for them and watched as the monkey had the puppy eat before her. 

There are now unconfirmed reports that local officials may have taken the puppy away from mama monkey, which, though a sad parting, is likely better for the puppy in the long run.

See additional photos — including one of the monkey flying through the trees with the puppy under her arm — and read more on the story here. 


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Dog Runs Half Marathon

Last Saturday, April Hamlin of Elkmont, Alabama, let her hound dog Ludivine out in the backyard. Ludivine snuck out of the yard and wandered around, which is not out of characters for her. She walked about a quarter-mile away where the Trackless Train Trek Half Marathon was about to begin and was petted by some of the runners, including Tim Horvath. When they took off, Ludivine ran with them. And she continued for the entire 13 miles! Ludivine stayed within sight of Horvath through most of the race.

“One time she went over and met another dog next to the course,” Horvath said. “Later on, she went into a field with some mules and cows. Then she’d come back and run around our legs. I wondered if she was going to get tired or go back to wherever her home was.”

But Ludivine kept running despite her distractions and eventually finished just behind Horvath who ran 1:32 for sixth place. Once Ludivine crossed the line, she slowed to a walk. Volunteers, apparently in awe of the spectacle, put a medal around her neck and started taking photos, Horvath said.

Race officials were delighted with Ludivine’s accomplishment. Friends called Hamlin to congratulate her, which was a surprise. Hamlin didn’t even realize Ludivine was gone from the backyard! Read the whole story of Ludivine the marathon dog at Runner’s World. -via Metafilter

(Image credit: WeRunHuntsville/Gregg Gelmis)


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Panda Makes a Snow Angel


(Video Link)

Tian Tian is an 18-year old panda that lives at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. The winter snow storm has hit that region hard, but Tian Tian and his friends are having a great time there. This morning, caretakers spotted him rolling playfully in the snow. Pandas have thick coats and the cold doesn't bother them at all.

-via Jonah Goldberg


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

The Cat with Magic Eyes

When you think about heterochromia in cats, you picture a left eye of a different color from a right eye. This cat has two colors in each eye, the outer half blue and the inner half gold! The effect is heightened by the cat’s slit-shaped pupils. See more heterchromic cats, mostly white cats, at Love Meow. -Thanks, hearsetrax!

(Image credit: raoeang at imgur)


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

The Disappearing Puppy

This little guy is learning to come when called, just like the big dogs! But it’s not always easy when you’re that little.

(YouTube link)

Looks like someone has been landscaping. One more shrub to go! I’m just glad this isn’t an old septic tank hole, because those are truly dangerous. -Thanks, hearsetrax!


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Bolivia Releases 100,000 Baby Turtles into a River


(Video Link)

Last December, Bolivia's government released approximately 100,000 baby turtles (auto-start video) belonging to several endangered species into the Guaporé River, which is a tributary of the Amazon. One of those species can grow up to 3.2 feet wide and live for a century. There were so many turtles that they had to be scooped into the water.

-via Nag on the Lake


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Poodle Mix Knows Exactly What to Do with the Last of the Milk


YouTube Link

When adorable poodle mix Coco Hammond is presented with a milk bottle that has milk left in it, she looks at it as a tasty puzzle to be solved. She paws and turns the cap until she pops it off, and then feeds herself the bottle as if she's both mom and baby. Way to work it, Coco! Via Tastefully Offensive


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Witness the Sweet Friendship Between a Man and a Young Rescue Elephant

Six-year-old Kham La, the juvenile elephant shown in the video above, is a resident of Elephant Nature Park in the Chang Mai province of Thailand. Darrick, a tractor driver at the site, has become Kham La's favorite human. Whenever she spots Darrick, the young elephant makes a beeline to him and, under the watchful eyes of her herd, she gets attention lavished upon her in the form of pets and softly spoken greetings. 

Kham La had an unfortunate past of being taken from her mom and subjected to being "broken,” a way to make elephants submit to human demands, and subsequently trained as a performer. Thankfully, the youngster was rescued and is now free to roam (and choose friends) as she sees fit. What a wonderful ending to what could have been a tragic story! Via Slate


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Polar Bear Cub at Toronto Zoo is Stealing Hearts


Image: Toronto Zoo

Toronto Zoo
 welcomed this precious female polar bear cub on November 11, 2015 when Aurora, one of the zoo's two adult female polar bears, gave birth to two cubs. Unfortunately, the sibling of this cub did not survive his first 24 hours. The surviving cub was immediately moved to the intensive care unit of the facility to give her the best care possible. Though the staff is taking things day by day in terms of her health, it appears she's doing well thus far. 

Due to the disappearing sea ice, experts estimate that there are only 20,000-25,000 polar bears in existence. Scientists predict the worst case scenario being the loss of two-thirds of the polar bear population by the year 2050. The species is classified as "Vulnerable" on the IUCN Red List.

See additional pictures and a video of Toronto Zoo's polar bear cub at Zooborns. 


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

A Look Inside the San Diego Humane Society Kitten Nursery


YouTube Link

This footage, shot by the owner of Cole and Marmalade, is of San Diego Humane Society’s Kitten Nursery. There, orphaned kittens are given around-the-clock care by an attentive staff. The nursery was established in 2008, and provided a desperately needed refuge for these animals, who otherwise would have been subject to euthanasia. 


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Bark'N'Borrow: A Dog-Sharing Service

(Photo: Bark'N'Borrow)

I've been saying for about 20 years that there's certain to be a market for a dog rental service. After all, dogs are awesome, but not everyone is in a position to get a dog. Do you like spending time with dogs? Would you be willing to pay for it?

And that's where the kibble starts pouring in.

That hasn't happened yet, but we're getting close. Bark'N'Borrow is a new app-based business that lets people spend time with dogs by borrowing them. Maya Kosoff of Business Insider signed up and wrote about her experience.

After exchanging a set of messages and emails with his owner, I met up with Charles in a park near my apartment. I was a little nervous — I wasn't really sure what to expect at a dog meet-up. Charles, his owner, and I went for a walk together and it was surprisingly fun. But don't feel like you're limited to meeting up with a dog and its owner — once you establish a level of comfort and trust with a dog owner, you can actually borrow their dog for an overnight or for a few hours. It's up to the two of you. It might not be a service for everyone, but it's essentially the sharing economy ... for dogs. If you can't have a dog yourself for whatever reason and want to feel like you do, Bark'N'Borrow is probably the most convenient way to do it.

-via Marginal Revolution


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Cat Walks into Pet Store, Goes on a Catnip Bender


YouTube Link

In the cat version of "a man walks into a bar..." this pretty kitty wandered into an unidentified pet store. The employees later found him, gettin' crazy with the catnip toys. Eventually, his owner was called to give his pet the feline version of a SafeRide. We all need a bit of an escape from time to time, don't we kitty? Via Arbroath
 


YouTube Link


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Baby Elephant Literally Falls Asleep

VTM News in Belgium caught this funny scene. The baby elephant decided to take a nap while he was still standing upright. He promptly went for a tumble.


(Video Link)

A heartwarming note comes immediately after the baby's fall: all of the grown-ups rush over to make sure that he's okay.

-via Tastefully Offensive


Load More Comments Commenting is closed.

Got a cute pet? Email tips
neatorama.com to get your pet
featured on the Lifestyles of the
Cute and Cuddly blog!


Email This Post to a Friend
""

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.

 

Success! Your email has been sent!

close window
neat stories? Like us on Facebook!
Close: I already like you guys!