Cat Bed Inspired by Super Mario Bros. Chain Chomp Monster

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Cat furniture company CatastrophiCreations makes all kinds of unconventional home furnishings for felines, but their latest one takes the cake. Fans of video games are going to love this, it's a cat bed that looks like Chain Chomp, a Super Mario Bros. character that looks like a a ball and chain with sharp teeth. 

Look! These two kittehs love it!

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See photos of how they made it over at Bored Panda.


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Fox Pups Steal Dog's Ball for Playtime

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When this Washington D.C. resident's motion sensor on his nighttime security lights was triggered, he went to investigate. He found these adorable fox pups who decided to play ball with his dog's toy that was left in the back yard. Young foxes are taught by their elders to hunt by doing a high jump and pounce, which is evident in their play here. -Via Tastefully Offensive


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Shetland Pony Race

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Watch this adorable Shetland Pony race at Bath Racecourse! What the ponies lack in stride, they make up in heart. And you know they have to take way more steps to get to the finish line than the average Thoroughbred. The entire time, they manage to look like toys that little girls and Bronies would play with. -via Daily Picks and Flicks


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Concerned Kitten

Remember Sam, the cat with eyebrows? Now we have a kitten with the same look. Gary is an 8-week-old kitten in Bolton, UK. He belongs to Andy and Caroline Entwistle, whose cat Luna had four kittens. They kept two, Gary and his special needs sister Amy.

Now Gary (named after Gary Barlow)  and his two eyebrow markings are internet stars under the name Concerned Kitten. You can see more pictures of Gary at his Facebook page. And the name is just about his looks -at eight weeks, Gary isn’t really concerned about anything. -via Laughing Squid


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University Creates "Puppy Room" for Stressed-Out Students


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For many college students around the world, it's time to take final exams for the end of semester or quarter. It can be an incredibly stressful time for students, so some schools offer special events that help relieve stress. The University of Central Lancashire in the UK thinks that playing with puppies can help.

That's why this Wednesday, the University has a designated Puppy Room. Research shows that playing with puppies can relieve stress, so the school invites students to visit and play for a bit. Students have to make appointments in advance in order to limit the number of interactions. Otherwise, the puppies themselves might get overwhelmed and stressed.

-via Nothing to Do with Aborath


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Hedgehog and Hamster Hang out at a Tiny Cafe


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The Cute Critter Cafe has lattes and free WiFi (provided that you purchase a drink--don't be that guy).

Humphrey J. Hedgehog and his friend Coco the hamster visited recently. They snacked on nuts and sipped coffee-like drinks. The Cute Critter Cafe is perfectly sized for them. A grande-sized frap is only the size of a thimble. The price, alas, isn't reduced to fit the volume. But you expected that.

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Grieving Mama Cat Who Lost All Three Babies Matched With Three Abandoned Kittens

Mikey is an eight-month-old cat who was in a deep depression after losing her three kittens, which were born prematurely. After the last of Mikey's kittens died, she kept searching for her babies and was obviously despondent. 

Mikey's human Hillary was hearkbroken watching her suffer, so she called a Houston cat rescue organization called Dori's Darlings. Amanda Lowe was fostering three kittens through Dori's Darlings. Lowe was presented with the kittens days before Mikey's last baby passed away. Amanda and another foster, professional photographer Kelli Nicole, cared for the kittens around the clock, naming them Teddy, Abby and Lily. But when Amanda received the call from Dori about Mikey losing her brood of kittens, she knew her fosters were the perfect solution. 

Read more about Mikey's introduction to the kittens and see some wonderful pictures of them here.

Via: Laughing Squid | Image: Kelli Nicole Photography


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Chernobyl Fox Fixes Himself A Sausage Sandwich

Many animal species have learned to survive in the irradiated wastelands surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, and not only is the radiation failing to affect their critter lifestyles, it’s apparently making some of them smarter.

Take this wily fox for instance- he could barely scramble eggs before the meltdown, but now he can make himself a quintuple decker sausage sandwich like a scavenging boss.

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Maybe this friendly fellow can use his culinary skills to get a job in the city, he'd make a great Subway Sandwich Artist!

-Via BBC News


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Cats Who Have Forgotten How To Cat

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It appears the feline pet population has let the internet fame of their furry cousins go straight to their heads, and now they’re no longer content with being mere housecats- they want to live like humans.

They’re trading in their litterboxes and flea collars for office building bathrooms and over-the-top bling, because these cats have totally forgotten how to cat!

Cats have always been the most rebellious pets in the house

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So it was only a matter of time before they decided to revolt against their human owners

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The revolution was a long time coming, and cats have been humiliated by humans for centuries

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Now That's What I Call A Dog and Pony Show

Sometimes working online leads you to run across some strange things on the net. Today though, it led me to a bright and wonderful path where I happened to run across a literal dog and pony show. I don't know much more about the image other than the fact that it was shot at a circus somwhere by Jenn Durfey -oh, and that it is purely amazing.


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Kittenwatch with Eve

The folks at Tiny Kittens have set up a webcam for a cat named Eve. She gave birth to a litter of five two days ago.  

Abandoned and pregnant, Eve took refuge under someone's porch until a kind neighbor brought her to us. Her babies were born in safety and will be raised with love, making Eve one of the lucky ones! She and her babies will be spayed/neutered and adopted into loving homes when they are old enough.

You can watch the family streaming live here, but if they aren’t doing anything, there are also a couple of videos you can enjoy. Squee! -via Metafilter


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Pecan Rings the Bell

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Pecan, the well-dressed cat, rings a bell and receives treats for his efforts. You can see who’s training who here.

watergirlmv: I’ve trained my cat to ring a bell!

Pecan: I’ve got it made. All I have to do is ring this bell, and watergirlmv gives me a bite to eat!  Even when she says we’re done, I can keep ringing it to get more. I sure trained her well!

 -via Tastefully Offensive


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90-Year Old Tortoise Now Moves Faster on Wheels

Mrs. T is a pet tortoise in Pembrokeshire, UK. She’s about 90 years old. During the past winter, she was hibernating in an outdoor shed. Rats chewed her front legs off. She had lost too much to use prosthetic feet. So her owner, Jude Ryder, and his son, an engineer, came up with this solution: wheels.

They’re from a toy airplane. The axle is fixed onto her shell with resin. Mrs. T quickly learned how to use the wheels. In fact, according to Ryder, Mrs. T can now move even faster than ever before!

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Pancake the Cheetah Cub Paired With Dayo the Ridgeback Pup, All is Right With Their World



A cheetah cub born on February 28th at Wildlife Safari in Oregon is being hand raised by staff due to her mother not being able to produce enough milk to sustain her. The female cub was named "Pancake" due to cheetahs' ability to flatten themselves when they lie down. 

As is common practice at zoos and wildlife facilities with cheetah cubs who are not being raised by their parents, cubs are paired with canine puppies. Pancake met her match on April 15th in a Rhodesian ridgeback puppy who shares her birth date. The ridgeback is named "Dayo," meaning "joy arrives."

Dayo has lived up to his name, becoming inseparable with Pancake, who likes to sleep, play and cuddle with him. The pair will live out their lives in each others' company.

Learn more and see additional pictures at Zooborns.  

Images: Wildlife Safari


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634 Corgis Converge for Corgi Beach Day

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You can remain calm when encountering a solitary corgi. After all, it's harmless by itself, right? But what about when the second one appears? And a third? What would you do if you suddenly found yourself surrounded by no fewer than 634 corgis?

Visitors to Huntington Beach in southern California got to experience that terror at the recent Corgi Beach Day. Corgi owners brought their dogs to a huge meetup on the sand. You can see many more adorable/horrifying photos of them at Dogster.

-via Jonah Goldberg


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You Can Now Rent Goats On Amazon

No one likes yardwork and chemical weed killers tend to be terrible for the environment. That's why goat rental has become a popular alternative for clearing large swatches of land. While we previously covered this trend, it was still sort of a fringe service that wasn't available commercially in many areas. 

But all that's changing thanks to Amazon's new service section which was recently launched. The company offers all the usual local services like plumbing, home cleaning, computer repair, but they also offer two unusual options in their "other" category, namely goat grazing and silk aerialists

So next time you're planning a big party in the middle of an unkempt field, just head to Amazon and rent a goat to clear out the space and a silk performer to entertain your guests. If you time things just right maybe your guests will get to enjoy a goats-only petting zoo too.

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Possums Are Surprisingly Cute While Eating

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There are a lot of people out there who don't like possums. It's not too surprising, given that when encountered in the wild, they aren't exactly friendly. But when they are raised as pets, they are actually surprisingly friendly and cuddly. These cute little snackers aren't in teddy bear mode, but they are still pretty darn precious as the munch down their sweet treats.

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Dry Dog, Wet Dog



Brisbane, Australia-based photographer Serenah Hodson captured her delightful series, aptly named "Dry Dog Wet Dog," in the most likely circumstance that a dog will throw anyone the Stink Eye. Not only are these normally fluffily coiffed pups all wet, but some of them appear to be a little miffed. And why not? To think that any human would interfere with their ripe doggy scent by giving them a bath, only then to make them sit still for a camera shoot? The incredible nerve! Hodson says of her series,

"Dry Dog Wet Dog came about with washing my own dogs. Their personalities change when they know it's bath time. So I decided to create a series of the different looks and not only personalities but the difference in look from groomed to wet. We get such great texture on the dog when the hair is wet. Some dogs look completely different when wet and this was the joy I wanted to capture."

See more of Serenah Hodson's adorable series here, and visit her website and Facebook page to follow her award-winning work. 

Images: Serenah Hodson



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