Demeter Fragrance Library is known for their wacky and weird colognes, including the Play-Doh fragrance we've previously covered. Now they've developed a new and fantastic scent based on that warm, cuddly smell of a kitten. No word on whether or not it will affect those with cat allergies, but I guess there's one easy way to find out.
Dogs don't care about home decor, cleanliness or whether they live in a pile of filth, but their humans do- which is why people who want to keep their house clean shouldn't leave their dog home alone for long.
This goes double for breeds like Huskies, who make messes and tear stuff up even when their humans are home, and if you leave a Husky home alone you'll learn this lesson the hard way.
The canine interior designer behind this renovation disaster was left home alone for a mere 3 hours, which was plenty of time for the pooch to find some calligraphy ink and leave his mark all over the house.
He even left a single paw print signature on the comforter as his final gesture of flippancy towards the home owners. I've heard interior designers can be moody but this is ridiculous!
You might not expect that animals would care much about tetherball, but Rambo the ram can't pass by any challenge without giving it his best. As this video demonstrates, here's what happens when you give a ram a ball on a string -the end result doesn't leave the ball in great condition, showing why you should never mess with a ram.
We've posted about the quokka on Neatorama a couple of times before. If you haven't seen it before, however, its worth visiting instaquokka, an Instagram page dedicated to "the happiest animal on Earth." Instant mood lifter!
Seriously, folks - quokkas can't look sad or grumpy even if they tried. No wonder they love taking selfies!
Daniel and Lincoln from the What's Inside? channel dissected a rattlesnake's tail to see how it rattles, and even though Lincoln was totally grossed out he learned one thing- there ain't no balls in there!
When wildlife expert Caitlin Raynor spotted a bird mesmerized by its own reflection in a window, she thought that people might be worried about what it was doing. So Raynor posted a little note that reads, "I'm a Bush Stone Curlew. I'm fine. I just like to stare at myself in the window."
Little did Raynor knew that she'd be launching the bird into Internet stardom, with images of the "Narcissist bird" rattled 'round the web. But Raynor said that the behavior was actually quite normal for this bird species.
"They're primarily nocturnal so they're not used to seeing their reflection," she told the BBC, "They're not being aggressive. They're just fascinated with the 'other bird' in the reflection."
If I were that cute, I'd stare at myself that much, too!
Puppies will learn soon enough, with a little growth and a lot of practice, so enjoy them when they're little, and be sure to take video. Enjoy this compilation from MrFunnyMals. -via Tastefully Offensive
Unfortunately for Marianne, she ate the snake from the tail end and the snake saw a convenient hole to escape in, which happened to be her nose. Marianne's humans were there to help remove the snake, but while the kitty was obviously happy about having the snake pulled from its nose, the snake didn't survive the encounter.
Justine Kobylka is a snake breeder who specializes in making creatures with new and fascinating scale patterns. Her newest creation took eight years to perfect, and it has made her quite famous on the internet as she created a snake adorned with emojis.
A lot of people dislike snakes, whether because they think they look gross, because they aren't cuddly or because they don't seem as loving as other pets, but these smiley pythons might change some of those perceptions (though they still won't feel very cuddly).
Canine Freestyle Dancing has come a long way since we last posted a routine. At the Cruft's Dog Show over the weekend, Lucy Creek and her dog Skiffle King performed a spooky little act to "Danse Macabre" flawlessly. Skiffle not only dances, but sets up the props, too!
Creek and Skiffle King took top honors in the Freestyle Heelwork To Music competition. And then there's Flyball, a competition that's new to me. It's competitive relay fetch with hurdles! Here are the final four teams competing at Cruft's; skip to about 5:30 to watch the dogs fly.
This little kitty just wanted to play, but her pup buddy was ignoring her -so she found a new fun toy to play with instead. Surprisingly, the dog doesn't seem to mind all that much even though it seems like biting and scratching on the testicles might be a little uncomfortable at the very least.
Chris Newsome noticed that night after night, the same toad kept showing up on his porch. He loved seeing his toad friend every day and decided to help improve the little guy's life by adding a little flair to his style by making him stylish foam hats.
The toad kept coming back after he gave him the first hat, so Chris kept making him new hats every day.
Maybe the toad liked getting to play dress up or maybe he just liked having a friend to hang out with every day, but either way, the two certainly have a strange and wonderful relationship.
The Crufts Dog Show is going on this weekend in Birmingham, England. Here we see Olly the Jack Russell terrier taking part in the agility competition, in the class for rescue dogs. Olly steals the show with his performance.
I love how the announcer blows off the technicalities in favor of praising Olly's energy and joy, especially during his grand exit: "You'll never catch him now!" A good time was had by all. There's a version of this video with sound effects added, too. -via Tastefully Offensive
Simon Tofield and Nicky Trevorrow bring us another edition of Simon's Cat Logic, in which they address a cat's complicated relationship with water. The average cat knows there's a big difference between water for drinking and water that gets on one's fur. And there's a difference between falling rain and water one can drown in, like a bath.
There's also a difference between the water in a cat's water dish and the more delicious water found anywhere else. You'll find some really good tips for cat owners in this video. It ends with two Simon's Cat cartoons about cats and water.
This parrot must be around a baby 24/7 because he sure has all of those cries and wines down. To test how accurate his sounds are, I made sure to crank the volume up to see if my dog noticed -he is fascinated by baby cries. Sure enough, he sure fell for it, so it must be dead on.
What do you parents think about the bird's impression? Dead on, or dead wrong?
Firefighters in Nanticoke City, Pennsylvania, were called to a home last week over a report there was a dog on the roof. A husky inside the second floor had managed to open a window, popped out the screen, and went outside on the slanted porch roof. His owner was not at home. A firefighter climbed to the roof and got the dog back inside, then closed the window. But that wasn't the end of the story.
About an hour later, firefighters received another public assist call to same location for the dog on the roof. The dog apparently wanted to be back outside again and reopened the window and let himself out again.
That's one determined pooch! So they got the ladder out again and a firefighter once again got the dog back inside. This time, they made sure the window was secure. -Thanks, John Farrier!
If you follow news on endangered species, it can get pretty depressing to see so many animals facing extinction. But not all news about endangered animals is bad news. In fact, on TopTenz, you can read about 10 animals who have been removed from the endangered species list -including the panda that has served as an icon for conservation of endangered species since the WWF chose the bear as their icon in 1961. And while we so often hear about poachers decimating rhino populations in Africa, their cousins in India have also been taken off the endangered species list in the last decade.
There might still be a lot of animals that need our help out there, but articles like this are a reminder that we can make a difference and bring animal populations back from the brink. So see the whole list over at TopTenz.
Nature is as ugly as it is beautiful -and it's very, very dangerous. In this incredible video, you can see the horrifying mob violence that occurs when spider crabs get their claws on an octopus -and completely rip it open.
One thing's for sure -the video will make you think twice before messing with these spider crabs.
It's a question nearly as age long as which came first the chicken or the egg or if a tree falls in the woods, and the debate still rages on- how would a dog wear pants? On all four of its legs and half its body or just on the back legs?
This topic has been discussed online quite a bit, and the debate heated up again when writer Jared Keller posted this meme on Twitter:
Darla the chicken dares to defy convention- when folks said she was going to die she lived, when they said chickens don't wear clothes she put on a tutu, and when they said chickens aren't therapy animals she became fully certified.
Darla was brought home by rescue group Green Dogs Unleashed founder Erika Proctor and her son Finn, who raised Darla to be an individualist and a survivor.
She sports her tutu and hair bow with pride, uses the doggy door and likes to hang out with the Proctor's other pets, and her laid back nature made it possible for her to become a certified therapy animal.
The Proctors hope to get Darla approved for a school therapy animal program someday soon so kids can see how cool a chicken can be.
In 2008, a farmer in the Chita region of Russia (north of Mongolia) found that a new litter of kittens had been born in his barn. They were unlike any kittens he'd seen before. He called the office of the Daursky Nature Reserve, and an officer came who identified the kittens as Pallas's cats, also called manul. They waited for the mother to return, but she didn't, so the kittens were taken to the wildlife office. The Fedotov family volunteered two nursing mother cats, and brought them in (with a remaining kitten) to feed the wild kittens.
The nature reserve sheltered the kittens for six months, then released them with radio collars. But it was autumn, and the hand-raised Pallas's cats had trouble hunting in winter, so they were found and brought back to the preserve.
When cats have chosen your home to be their new home there's nothing you can do but accept their choice and make their stay a little more comfortable. But what if the cat has chosen a police station as her new home?
If you're the Boston Police Department's SWAT Team you build your furry little calico colored guest a cozy cat condo so she can stay warm in those chilly winter months yet maintain her outdoor lifestyle.
Officer Jaime Pietrosk spearheaded the campaign to build SWAT Cat a home she can call her own, and now the station is safe from mice and invading birds, but criminals not so much...
Rachel and Jun (previously at Neatorama) already had two cats, but then they found Poki, injured and malnourished, on a highway. After his recovery, he showed his true personality. Poki is annoying, selfish, persistent, obsessive, and won't take "no" for an answer. Those traits are fairly typical of cats, and we find them endearing up to a point. Poki takes them to extreme.
In this video, Poki has become obsessed with the plastic recycling bin, in addition to his other annoying habits. What can Rachel come up with to keep him out of it? Nothing, it seems. Poki is going into the garbage bin again. -via Metafilter
Pigs are surprisingly intelligent animals that make excellent pets. In fact, they're very similar to dogs as far as personality goes. And while porcines may not be as popular as pooches, they still have their loyal fans.
This Mental Floss article by our own Miss C features 15 of the most popular pet pigs on Instagram. Aside from reading their individual stories on the article, you can also see their profile links to see more of their pictures and see just how adorably endearing a pet pig can be -like Bitsy the Mini Pig above and Kana the Surfing Pig below.