Tuesday, January 26, 2010

This Little Piggie Did a Nice Thing

Oh, you guys. This tale of pig friendship had me tearing up at my desk. NERD ALERT!

11-year-old pig Angie was living out her golden years on Farm Sanctuary in upstate New York. She was very social but after her pig buddies died off she withdrew, stopped eating and even stopped walking around in the pasture! Poor little gal. Oh, and she had arthritis, too. Crying yet?

The nice people at Farm Sanctuary tried introducing her to other pigs but she never took to any of them until Fiona came along. Fiona was a Babe-esque piglet full of gumption and stick-to-it-iveness, and Angie accepted her right away. And they became BFFs!

For almost a year Angie ran around with Fiona like a much younger pig, rolling around in the mud and just generally having buddy times (as evidenced below).

Angie eventually died, but in her final days Fiona stuck right by her, sleeping right up against her. (I love it when animals do that! It is their best behavior.)

Sad story! :( But also happy. Sniiiiiff.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Meet Funky

There's a new baby Nubian goat at the Central Park petting zoo! He's only a few days old, and while he hasn't been named, he bounces around a lot so the zookeepers are calling him "Funky".

Floppy-ear close-up!

I am so gonna try to visit him this weekend. CUTIE!

Thursday, January 21, 2010


I present to you a Japanese game show in which people coax different animals (including an anteater, who are my FAVES!) through a walkway surrounded on both sides by precarious dominoes. SUSPENSEFUL and exciting. But not really fair to the tortoise, since he's so big. They should have given him more room to maneuver.

Best parts:
- When they lift up the wall to reveal the animal.
- The armadillo's freaky right claw/foot/toe/whatever.
- The armadillo replay.
- Lullaby music and snoozy speech bubble for the anteater.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

PuppyCam is Back!



Thanks to Zara for the tip. Ever vigilant, ever true.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Animals in Casts

Here are photos of 25 animals in casts. Super sad and super cute.

I hate to think of what horrible things might have befallen them (hit by a car? attacked by a bear?!) so instead I imagine they broke their limbs performing adorable hi-jinks, like climbing trees or doing an obstacle course or trying to make a cheerleading pyramid.

Friday, January 15, 2010

SEAL of Approval

This is just super cute. It's from a circus in Monte-Carlo. I'm a little worried that the seal is just out and about and doesn't appear to have water nearby, but hopefully he's OK. He sure is cute, I'll tell you that much. He's trying so hard, and he's got a mustache!

Silly Kittens

Guys, you're supposed to go DOWN a slide, not up. Yeah. It's OK. It's kind of confusing.

(It's not, really. But they're kittens, so they get a pass.)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Best Dream Ever

I had the best dream last night. I dreamt I was walking past a tangle of bushes on the sidewalk and I heard mewing. I dug into the bush and there were three kittens. TINY ONES! They were gray tabbies and looked like this.

They were all tangled up and as I pulled them out I also pulled out a little pigeon wearing a tiny wreath around its neck.

In the dream it was obvious to me that they were friends and the kittens had made the wreath for the pigeon because it was special. Maybe it was the pigeon's birthday? Anyway it was an important pigeon.

I tried to convince my boyfriend to take them all home but he said the kittens were probably diseased because they'd been hanging out with the pigeon (though the pigeon was obviously distinguished, so this argument was flawed).

The end.