Chris Poole and his cats Cole and Marmalade (previously at Neatorama) demonstrate the signs of a crazy cat person. None of them are surprising, but the cats sure are cute acting their parts in the list. My family has four cats, and my husband and I spend an inordinate amount of time during the day catering to their needs and desires. But my oldest daughter is the one who wears cat clothing, hangs artwork of our cats, and sleeps surrounded by them. She’s a textbook case. -via Tastefully Offensive
Charlie Brown the Labradoodle apparently got a bum haircut by his dog groomer, so of course, pulling out the big guns was necessary. A Labradoodle with bad hair? Unthinkable! So Charlie sits patiently in the stylist's chair as he waits for his new 'do to be did. I can only hope he wasn't late for his next appointment with the tailor! (Warning: One F-Bomb was dropped during the video -- and it wasn't by Charlie!) -Via Tastefully Offensive
Eclipse, a black Labrador retriever/bullmastiff mix from Seattle, has learned to take public transportation on her own in order to get to a local dog park. The senior female dog first took the trip of her own accord, without specific instruction. Evidently, Eclipse simply wanted to get to her destination a bit faster than her companion, who lagged behind. Don't miss seeing this adorable dog in action and learning the story behind her use of the Seattle bus lines. -Via Tastefully Offensive
Cesar Zamora took his adorable corgi Pancake to Disneyland for a day of fun and photography. It wasn’t Pancake’s first trip to the the Happiest Place on Earth, but it was a memorable one, as she posed with Alladin, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Merida, Stitch, Peter Pan, Ariel, Donald Duck, and Cinderella. But the real highlight was meeting the Disney dogs Pluto and Dug. You can see the entire photo shoot at Zamora’s blog. -via The Daily Dot
(Images credit: Roxie Cohen)
Meow Parlour, New York City’s first permanent cat café, is newly open on the Lower East Side. The café is booking customers online, which for the most part will eliminate one issue common to all popular NYC establishments: long lines. Customers can book from 30 minutes to a maximum of five hours at the café.
A sister shop called Meow Parlour Patisserie is around the corner to sell treats and coffee to customers wanting to bring a bite to eat during their stay. Inside Meow Parlour, customers enjoy free wifi and the company of adoptable shelter cats from KittyKind, a local no-kill shelter. The café was established by Christine Ha, the founder of the Macaron Parlour, and her employee, Emilie LeGrande.
Learn more or book time at Meow Parlour via their website and see more images at their Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Via Laughing Squid | Images: Meow Parlour
It would be easy to assume that these surreal captures are Photoshopped, yet they actually represent an unusual aspect of life in Japan, specifically in the city of Nara and on Miyajima Island. In these regions, wild deer were once considered sacred, and presently they are a common sight, even in the most urban of areas. Nara has a population of half a million human residents and 1000+ deer, which are a familiar sight to humans who regularly navigate around them.
This photo series by photographer Yoko Ishii captures the phenomenon in these interesting shots. To learn more, see video of the deer as well as view more photos by Ishii, visit this link.
Sometimes the overwhelming urge to pet a cat will trump common sense. This cat obviously does not want to be petted, but the guy is so determined that he puts an oven mitt on his hand. The cat is having none of it. The man should’ve stopped while he was ahead, but no, he had to go and invade the cat’s sense of space and dignity. The cat chases him completely out of the house! I thought, well, he won’t be back for a while. But that wasn’t enough for the cat: stay until the end of the video for even more feline payback. -via Viral Viral Videos
Jackonsonville, Florida-based photographer Graham McGeorge searches wooded regions and swamps to find the owls shown here. These subjects are eastern screech owls that inhabit the Okefenokee Swamp area in Georgia. In an interview with My Modern Met, McGeorge said it takes “patience, a keen eye and a good ear” to make such wonderful captures.
Visit McGeorge's website to see more of his work.
John Farrier posted the first battle in this bed war two days ago. At the time, Pixel the French bulldog was having little luck getting his cat housemate to see reason on the matter of his bed, but not for lack of valiant effort. Cat appropriated bed, remained firmly in place and was unmoved by puppy persistence. Now, in this second battle, Pixel scores the right to lie in his own bed from the feline overlord. It's those little victories that make the bed seem so luxuriously comfy, Pixel. -Via Tastefully Offensive
Tuesday, a picture of dog in Scotland went viral. He had been tied to a railing at Ayr station, and was found with a small suitcase containing his belongings: a food dish, a pillow, a dog toy, and some dog food. The dog, a mixed breed resembling a shar-pei, was taken to the SSPCA. Officials there found a microchip, but the last record said the dog named Kai had been sold on the internet site Gumtree in 2013, but not to whom.
Today, the Daily Record identified the woman who left the dog at the station as Fin Rayner. Rayner said she met a man to buy a dog through Gumtree, but the dog was not as advertised and the man fled with a £150 deposit, leaving her with Kai. Rayner does not believe she did anything wrong by leaving the dog at the station. Meanwhile, the SSPCA has received many calls from people who want Kai. -via Fark
Can you find the cat in this living room? Sometimes they don’t want to be found, and sometimes they just want to enjoy us looking stupid while searching for them. Redditor cewallace9 says he spent ten minutes looking before he found him. We don’t expect you to spend that much time, but give it a try. You can enlarge the picture at imgur if necessary, or if you give up you can look at an alternate version of the image for the answer.
While out on a snowy walk, a man with a camera is approached by a playful fox. The fox is probably looking for a handout, which he gets in the form of something resembling a Slim Jim. A good time was had by all. But wait a minute, where is this? This delightful little walk happened in Pripyat, Ukraine, which you might recall is the town where the Chernobyl nuclear power plant suffered a meltdown a few years back. Now we have to wonder what this fox would do to a Geiger counter. -via Tastefully Offensive
Linton Zoological Gardens in Cambridgeshire, England asked for donations of something that most people regard as post-holdiay trash: used, real Christmas trees. Linton's director Kim Simmons told the BBC that the trees are "like catnip" to lions; the fondness that African lion Zuri feels for his tree is evident in the video below.
Overage in tree donations is used to provide additional heat for zoo buildings. Donated trees with intact root balls are planted in a meadow area of the zoo and in the enclosure in which the snowy owls reside. Sounds like a win/win all around.
-Via Distractify | Images: Linton Zoo
Batdog and Robin are, respectively, Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund and some other dog. Really, who can keep track of the Robins? They die or retire so quickly. So let's focus on Batdog. In this 15-second adventure, Batdog and his partner catch and overpower a burglar. They're adorably menacing!
The furry critters who live all around us are looking forward to a new year full of fun, food and friends, and they're so happy they can hardly contain themselves!
Animals aren't generally very good at hiding their emotions, so when they're upset everyone knows it, but when all is right in their world they can't help but smile the day away
There's something about seeing an animal in the throes of pure, unadulterated bliss that makes everything seem right in the world, and their love of the simple things serves as a reminder of what's really important in life- yummy snacks!
We humans often rush through life trying to carve out our own happy place, but in the process we lose touch with the simple things that used to make us happy, like swinging or rocking the day away on the playground
I like olives, too, but this is ridiculous! Just a whiff of a can of olives makes this cat react rather strangely. She comes back for more, but really doesn’t know what to do. Then it has the same odd effect again! There’s no telling what would happen if you actually gave her one to eat, or play with, or maybe she’d just sniff it. -via Daily Picks and Flicks
Brody Brixton the tiny, twelve-week-old French bulldog wants to show you a trick or two. More like a trick or six, tricks which he learned in only four days! Brody's trick repertoire is a lot richer than that of my two-year-old "puppy" Jasper. He was watching my laptop screen as Brody showed him up in the trick department, and I do believe he was jealous. Or maybe just resentful of his lack of a good teacher! Oops. -Via Tastefully Offensive
This Shiba Inu puppy named Kibo is eager to please. Though the sight of his puppy food makes him jump with excitement, he is willing to leave it until instructed otherwise. This pup always has a willing paw when it comes to congratulations in the form of a high five. And in the unlikely event that this instruction-abiding puppy should ever get busted by the authorities, he's trained in the proper posture. What's your next move, Kibo? -Via Viral Viral Videos
This majestic cat is named Meatball. It’s not a funny angle, his eyes always look like that. Someone described him as “a pure bred snarf snarf,” a Thundercats reference that came up several times. But even more people were reminded of Gimli. Does he remind you of anyone?
Personally, I wouldn't mind if Meatball became a meme or even an internet cat, just because I'd like to see more pictures of him.
There are no more tolerant and loving dogs than those who are the companions of children. These faithful canines put up with whatever the child's whim of the day may be. In this case, a sweet little girl named Sierra attempts to teach her Newfoundland how to hula hoop. He likely knows right away that isn't a move in his repertoire, but that doesn't stop him from patiently watching and listening. -Via Tastefully Offensive
When you see a dog photobombing a picture chances are the canine in question just wandered into the shot, unaware of what’s going on around them, but cats have made an artform out of photobombing pictures taken by their pesky humans.
Cat photobombers seem to come out of nowhere, situating themselves perfectly in the shot and mugging the camera like a total pro.
No animal breaks the fourth wall quite like a cat, and if you’ve ever wondered if a cat understands how a camera works look at this shot:
Is there any denying that clever photobomber cat knows exactly what their human was up to as she prepared to take a selfie? The concerned cat was probably just trying to stop her human from posting another humiliating fake moustache + duckface selfie to the interwebs!
Henri the Existential Cat lives a life filled with meaninglessness and ennui. What could possibly cheer him up? Maybe a new companion? Let’s see what happens when Henri’s family gets a dog. As you’d guess, Henri feels nothing but disdain for the “sack of drool,” but he eventually finds that the situation is not altogether as dreary as he first thought. -via Tastefully Offensive
See more from Henri, le Chat Noir.
C.J. Huffman came home from work and found this his roommate’s dog, Lilo, had chewed up her new bed. He didn’t yell or make a big deal, just had a serious talk with her about it. When he threatened to tell on her, Lilo figured it was time for some serious begging, affection, and flattery. -via Daily Picks and Flicks