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My heart just exploded through my ribs.  If this video of a grandfather being surprised with an English Bulldog puppy/pile of chubby wrinkles doesn’t make you smile just a little bit, then I don’t know what to tell you. What I can tell you is that his tearful, raspy cries of joy, “ Oh my gawd, holy jesus! Oh my gawd, hello sweetie!” will have you making grabby hands at the nearest soft object and clutching it to your chest! We ... Read More
Anyone else out there having one of those days/weeks/millennia in which they consistently question the goodness of mankind? Most of the news cycle is designed to point to awful people doing awful things. It's hard – especially on Thursdays – to be an optimist. Anyone recall, for instance, CURRENT NFL player Michael Vick's heinous, terrible, disgusting dog-fighting ring, for which this miserable scumbag served a mere 21 months in ... Read More
In case you needed further proof that dogs are human souls in adorable furry packages, look no further than Lynn Terry's photo series of dogs in a photo booth. Apparently humans aren't the only mammals capable of posing for an adorable series of quick shoots that make your heart melt. Look at that range of emotion!  Hopefully you are smiling a little wider after that beautiful display of genuine puppy love. Thanks to Twisted Sifter and ... Read More
Given the high likelihood that you are nursing a wicked hangover (or maybe still drunk?) this Monday morning, here is a dose of zen cats, to remind you to desire for nothing, and that this too, shall pass away.  Maybe they're just napping - but we like to think they are emptying their minds of all thoughts and attachments to their kitty ... Read More
Okay, okay...so perhaps you already saw this video in 2011, shortly after PBS profiled the reunion of childhood-friend-elephants Shirley and Jenny at the Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary. But if you have even the slightest soul, you can watch it again, damn it. Separated for twenty-two years and held in captivity, these two gentle giants were afforded the chance to live free after long, lonely lives. And what happens when the two old friends meet again is possibly the ... Read More
Dreading the beginning of the work week after President's Day weekend? Regretting going a little too hard while celebrating America's founding fathers? The adorable tumblr Animals Sitting on Capybaras is guaranteed to brighten your morning. The blog (and its accompanying twitter account) feature exactly what is advertised: over 100 images of small animals sitting on your favorite oversized rodent, the capybara. How are there so many different varieties of animals ... Read More
  Meet Douglas, a beautiful growing African hippopotamus. He was found abandoned at two weeks old by rescuers with Conservation Lower Zambezi, and he now lives at Chipembele Wildlife Rescue in hopes of growing up safely and learning how to be a wild hippo. Douglas’s hobbies include swimming, splashing, strolling waterside, and sipping from a baby bottle. Oh, and playing with his two best friends, little doggies Molly and Coco. The rambunctious pair of ... Read More
Rosie the rat has made a comfortable living as a model, and she is effortlessly good at it. Before you have horrible flashbacks to the subway rats that infest your nightmares, take a gander at this mini diva and her many mini things. Rosie is a rat of many trades, thanks to her owner/photographer Ellen van Deelan who creates these portraits and the teeny items in them.  SO LOVING. Is it just me or does she look a like a pudgy old man in that ... Read More
It's the start of another week, which means it's time to face the struggles of life anew. What better to combat that with than videos of small and fuzzy animals doing ridiculous stuff?! There's nothing that says "I'll worry about those taxes later!" quite like a clip of a hamster stuffing ten carrots into his cheek pouches. In that spirit, we've prepared for you a clip-a-day to keep productivity away! Happy squealing.  MONDAY: On Monday, we are all a Bun ... Read More
Pinterest is all about sharing joyful images, and kittens are all about sharing sweet, tender love. There is one very special calico cat who lives across the street from my family’s house, and while she loves to run away and hop on our lawn for some treats and snuggles, my husband-to-be and I don’t get the curl up with her as much as we’d like. Sometimes a gal just needs some eye candy to get her through a day without kitty kisses, and luckily, ... Read More
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