Aug 4, 2012

E.T. the Talking Walrus Practices His Hysterical Sound Tricks

Thank goodness I watched this at home and not at work or something, because I haven't laughed this loud in a long time.

E.T. the talking walrus makes all kinds of noises on command. He speaks and stutters and growls and... wait for it... whistles (that's the part that got me!). He is one of the funniest animals ever probably.

He lives at Washington state's Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, just turned 30 in June and weighs in at 2,400 pounds. That's a whole lot of cute!

Thanks to Cute's friend, Alan, for sending over this E.T the talking walrus video. (P.S. Check out his site - he does these amazing paintings of cute fish and turtles and underwater stuff. They look like photos, but they're not!)

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Aug 3, 2012

Hospital Collects Pictures of Cats for Cat-Loving Teen Cancer Patient

A couple weeks ago, Seattle Children's Hospital posted a story on their Facebook page about Maga, a cat-loving teen cancer patient who misses her own cat, Merry, very much.

Since they know how much she adores kitties, they came up with the sweetest plan ever. They put out an all-call for everyone to post pictures of their cats on their Facebook page -- so they could present them all to Maga to cheer her up.

Thousands of people responded (including many of you Cuteheads!) and this video is how they put it all together to show her. It is one of them most wonderful things I've ever seen.

UPDATE ON WENDY: Well, Wendy had to have one of her eyes removed Wednesday. The vets couldn't save it and they think she may have had a virus that started if off. It wasn't getting any circulation and there was nothing they could do. Here's the update from her amazing new mom, Marsha (who loves her very, very much whether she has one eye or two!):

"When I picked Wendy up at the vets after surgery yesterday, he mentioned she might have had some kind of viral infection under all this. I had them give her the shot for the antibiotics so I don't have to aggravate her more than necessary. She's getting pain meds 12 hours apart (in syringe form and bitter, but she's taking it (if not quite thrilled about it) and also antibiotic ointment for the good eye as a precautionary measure. She is such a sweet, loving girl - the staff who worked with her were very impressed ♥ That's my baby and I love her. I was a wreck til they called!! She had anesthesia pre-testing, but all surgeries have risks. Keeping her confined in one of my bathrooms and she is very happy, even with one eye. And, she gets a lot of visits. I exercise Chalse in the basement so far, away from the other cats. Hopefully, in time he'll adjust to them. So glad you all are saving more kitties ♥ (she continually gets the cone off her head, but doesn't seem to be bothering the stitches at all)"

I'll keep everyone posted. Let's all think good thoughts that she heals fast!

Aug 2, 2012

Little Dog Gives Big Cat a Lift Home

Fair warning: Today's video is ridiculous!

This cat has his doggie brother so well trained that he doesn't even have to walk anywhere. The dog just swoops his head under the cat's belly and scoops him up around his neck.

Think you have it pictured? You don't. This is a little dog... and a big cat. So cute!

Thanks to Cute's friend, Rebecca C., for sharing this silly dog gives cat a ride video!

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Aug 1, 2012

Boston Terrier Lays in a Pile of Treats

Oscar the Boston terrier probably thinks he's dreaming... but he's not. He is really laying in a pile of doggie treats!

His mom set this up for a photo shoot (cute idea!) and Oscar ended up being so comfortable that he nearly fell asleep in his treat-filled bed. Even when she told him "OK!" like it was OK for him to get up, he still didn't!

Who could blame him?

Chalse's tail is a mile long!
CHALSE AND WENDY UPDATE! Chalse is doing great. He's a bundle of energy and Marsha has started introducing him to his new furry siblings. He clearly wants to be in charge, so they're taking it slow. He is doing great, though!

Wendy is having some issues. Somewhere along the way, she developed some eye problems. Her pretty eyes were all gooky by the time she got to Marsha and the vet says it's not uncommon for cats to get this kind of thing and for it to come on so quickly. It could have been a number of things that caused it, from getting something in her eye to getting it scratched if she was rough-housing (which she wasn't since she was alone in her carrier for the trip). So they're just really not sure how it happened.

Poor Wendy's eyes.
However it did, though, one of her eyes is basically not getting any circulation to it and the vets (she has had two look at her and working with her on treatment) are thinking they might have to do surgery to remove it. If not, she runs the risk of infection and things getting much worse. Her other eye seems to be healing better. She is eating well, loves to be petted and is even gaining weight, so she is otherwise doing great!

Marsha is taking her for an appointment with the vets this morning to get a final call on what they'll do. I will keep everyone posted as I hear from her.

Also, I'm not going to open up a Chipin for Wendy's treatment because we already raised so much money for these two (and we still need to get Venus and Dahlia to Cleveland!), but if you would like to help out, please email me privately - dorian (at) yourdailycute (dot) com. If she does have the surgery, they're saying it will be about $780. Marsha loves both her new babies and told me she will find a way to pay for whatever they need (did we find these Chalse and Wendy the best mom or what?!).
Wendy and Chalse and their new parents, Marsha and Ron in St. Louis!
I love that picture. It just makes me so happy! Everyone think good thoughts for Wendy today. Like I told Marsha, once a Cute kitty, always a Cute kitty. She has a big extended family here all rooting for her.

Jul 31, 2012

Two Cats Tuesday: Pimp Shines and Moo Loafs

Happy Two Cats Tuesday, Cuteheads! Today is an easy day around here because we're gearing up to set up a transport to save two black kitties! More on that later.

First, Pimp and Moo want to show off their cuteness!

Shiny, happy Pimp.
Moo loaf.
I shared the Moo Loaf picture on Facebook a few days ago and it was a hit, so I wanted to be sure I share it here, too, so all of you can see. I love that silly picture of him. Just look at his eyes!

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Jul 30, 2012

Sugar Glider Enjoys a Snack

Oh, you don't know what a sugar glider is? You're totally missing out! It's only one of the cutest animals I've ever seen.

The sugar glider (yes, I had to look it up) is actually a small gliding possum. It's native to Australia and glides through the air, a lot like a flying squirrel.

Also, it's looks ridiculously adorable when it eats.

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Jul 29, 2012

Kittens Discover a New Game!

Take six kittens, one set of stairs and more little cat toys that I can count and what do you get?

Only the silliest cat game that can somehow keep six kittens busy forever. The video says they did not lose interest in their new game for hours!

My favorite is the one kitten that goes sliding down with his toy...

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