Feb 13, 2009

Tickle Me Koala

As if this cuddly little koala wasn't cute enough just sitting there, he has to go and do that thing with his ears!

This ticklish koala lives down under in at the Featherdale Wildlife Park in Australia... which I have just added to my "Places to Visit ASAP" list.

More koala, please.

Feb 12, 2009

Frank the Duck

Frank the duck rides shotgun with Joe the truck driver, everywhere he goes. This is a really ironic story how they came to be best buds.

Like Joe says, "If more people had a duck in their life, maybe we wouldn't be all so mad at each other..."

I love Frank!

P.S. Frank the duck has no relation to my Future-Frank. :)

Firefighter Helps Thirsty Koala After a Fire

This video below is amazing... A koala survives an Australian bushfire, and this firefighter gives the thirsty little thing water. Awww! What a nice, kind firefighter this guy is!

Here's the info from the video (I can't possibly say it better...):

The firefighter in the video is David Tree.

He said he was in the middle of backburning at Mirboo North when he saw the stricken koala. "I could see she had sore feet and was in trouble, so I pulled over the fire truck. She just plonked herself down, as if to say 'I'm beat'," he said.

"I offered her a drink and she drank three bottles. The most amazing part was when she grabbed my hand. I will never forget that."

Mr Tree and his brigade then received an emergency call-out to save a house, but minutes later Sam (The name the Koala has been given) was picked up by wildlife carers.

She is one of 22 koalas, 14 ringtail possums, several wallabies and eastern grey kangaroos that have been handed into Gippsland carers.

UPDATE! Sam is recovering in an Australian Wildlife Center. Thanks to our twitter buddy @NewPetZone for the update :)

Feb 11, 2009

Dewey the Library Cat (a video!)

This is the story of Dewey Readmore Books, an fluffy orange cat who was dropped off in a library book deposit box, freezing and starving, and ended up being famous all over the world.

If you haven't read the book about him yet (Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World), what are you waiting for?! Any cat lover, or animal lover really, will love, love, love this book. It's one of those books that you don't want to put down, but you don't want to finish either.

I loved the book, but it wasn't until my mom Googled Dewey that I came to find out that there was actually video of him! It makes it even better. Meet Dewey... I know you'll love him and his story as much as I do...

UPDATE! My friend Cathy just passed this along... They're going to make a movie about Dewey! Yay!

Kitty Want a Cracker?

If I was a kitty, I'd take a graham cracker over kibble any day, too.

*crunch* *crunch* *crunch* I love the little munching noises! A sweet treat for a sweet kitty...

Feb 10, 2009

Dramatic Cupcake Dog

You've seen the Dramatic Prairie Dog and the Dramatic Kitten... now meet Stains, the Dramatic Cupcake Dog!

I'll admit, cupcakes kind of put me in a trance, too.

Doggie Speed-Eating Contest

On yoooooour left, is May the Yorkie. And on yoooooour right is Lune the poodle. It's the ultimate pint-size pup chowdown! Which one is the faster eater?

On your mark, get set... grub!

Feb 9, 2009

Fainting Goats

It's like cow tipping, but without all the work! If I had a farm, I'd have a whole gaggle (gaggle? flock? herd?) or fainting goats, and I'd sit and watch them all day.

Whenever these kooky goats get even a little excited they just topple over. Then they just get up like nothing happened and keep it moving. Crazy!

If this gets your goat, you gotta see this other goat...

Feb 8, 2009

Moonwalking Pug

This cute pug puppy could give Michael Jackson a run for his money!

Note from Cute: We lost MJ since this cute moonwalking pug was posted. It makes Cute sad, but we happily remember him with a special tribute.

More cute pugs with funky, fancy moves, please.

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