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02/16/2012

Guilty-Ass Cats Photo Gallery: They’re guilty as hell and they know it!  »

Rachel found this AWESOME picture that kicks off our gallery (because Rachel is AWESOME) and it inspired me to make a Guilty-Ass Cats collection! I’m trying to be like Buzzfeed but I don’t know if I can pull it off. Let’s see! Enjoy! 

1. “Ok, now who did this?” kitty

{From @JoelRama via @VeganMainstream]

2. Ashamed kitty

[From Sanitaryum]

3. “…nothing.” kitty

[From Cutestlife]

4. “It’s perfectly natural!” kitty

[From Dailypicksandflicks]

5. Denial kitty

[From Lovemeow]

6. Puppy-eyes kitty

[From Furrytalk]

7. Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold* kitty

[From Furrytalk]

8. Then of course there’s the infamous guilty cat video:

Ok now what have we learned?: That cats are hilar and I am not Buzzfeed!

*Broke out the William Carlos Williams on you! I’m just keeping you on your toes!

02/07/2012

It’s a CHICKEN sitting on a DOG, via COK. I give up! The internet wins! I feel like the only way things could get cuter is if they were sitting on top of an elephant and if THAT happened, I honestly would kill myself because that’s IT. That is IT.

It’s a CHICKEN sitting on a DOG, via COK. I give up! The internet wins! I feel like the only way things could get cuter is if they were sitting on top of an elephant and if THAT happened, I honestly would kill myself because that’s IT. That is IT.

11/29/2011

Hey San Francisco: This “guide cat” and her brother need a new home  »


This is Allie and Noah, two South San Franciscans who need a new home
. This is a very special pair of cats: Noah is blind and Allie has taken on the role of his “guide cat.” Their former owners, who are being being sent to Korea by the army, put a collar with a bell on Allie so Noah would always know where she is. A few days after they put the bell on Allie, Noah was getting around the house like a champ. Initially, Noah followed Allie around but now that he’s more confident, he leads the way with Allie close behind to make sure he’s all right. Allie sleeps with Noah and helps him groom himself. She even checks the litter box after he uses it to make sure he sufficiently covered his business.

Aren’t animals the sweetest? Always taking care of each other. And look at Noah’s eyes, so big! They don’t know why he went blind shortly after birth but they think, because of the size of his eyes, that it may just be a birth defect. Allie looks just like my little Mitsy and Mitsy is the best cat ever. Do we have any other owners of gray cats in the crowd? I think they must be the best! 

Allie and Noah are being fostered by the Nine Lives Foundation. If you can help the pair, call Debbie Mueller at (650) 670-7056.

09/30/2011

The Wild Dolphin Project! You mean you don’t need to cut animals open to study them? Stop the presses!

My grandpa sent me this article from the New York Times and it rules. Denise Herzing is trying to talk to dolphins! Well, communicate with them. Well, even more basically, Herzing wants the dolphins to initiate contact with her, as opposed to her initiating contact with treats or whatever. She wants the dolphins to be like, “OMG, Dr. H! You’re back! GirI, we have so much to tell you!” 

The system they’ve designed to get this two-way communication going sounds dope:

The two-way system she will test next year is being developed with artificial intelligence scientists at Georgia Tech. It consists of a wearable underwater computer that can make dolphin sounds, but also record and differentiate them in real time. It must also distinguish which dolphin is making the sound, a common challenge since dolphins rarely open their mouths.

In the new system, two human divers interact in front of dolphins: First they play a synthesized whistle sound, then one hands the other a scarf or a piece of seaweed. The idea is to establish an association between sound and object. Dolphins are excellent mimics, and the hope is that they will imitate the whistle to request an object or initiate play.

Do you know what this could mean? Dolphin Scuba instructors! Or some sort of Planet of the Apes-style dolphin takeover. I’m down with either.

[P.S. Have you bought your super-sexy Vegansaurus shirt yet? They’re going fast!]

07/05/2011

Crested black macaque steals camera, gets his Facebook pic ready.  »


Photographer David Slater was on a mission to photograph these endangered animals in a national park north of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Turns out, these bros are totally friendly! They were just really curious about his equipment. They got a hold of a camera and took some great self-portraits. Slater thinks they were very excited to see their own reflection. Best. Profile. Pics. EVER. Since they’re already topless (sassy!), someone needs to let them know about the Myspace Angle so they can truly WORK IT. This cat knows what’s up.

03/29/2010

Decorating dog cones is funny! I can’t believe this hasn’t become an internet meme yet. Wait for it…
Until then, enjoy this photo from local dog walker Lucia Rose’s flickr. Her dog photos are off the hook, including some of my very own little lady, Hazel (LOOK AT THAT FACE). Actually, Hazel is her own woman so please don’t tell her I said that. Hazel, if you read this, YOU’RE THE BOSS. I’ll stop down now.

Decorating dog cones is funny! I can’t believe this hasn’t become an internet meme yet. Wait for it…

Until then, enjoy this photo from local dog walker Lucia Rose’s flickr. Her dog photos are off the hook, including some of my very own little lady, Hazel (LOOK AT THAT FACE). Actually, Hazel is her own woman so please don’t tell her I said that. Hazel, if you read this, YOU’RE THE BOSS. I’ll stop down now.

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