Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Good Bye 2008

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Old man 2008 is heading out, vanishing never to return again. It was a nasty old man but it did bring some nice and funny things. Short recap:

1. German polar bear Knut took the worst hits of the year. First, he was taken down from the cutie throne and replaced by a newer, fluffier, and -some say- cuter polar bear named Flocke. Knut grew old, dark, dirty and even his human daddy left him to go tend to other polar bears in the sky. Now Knut is either on sale or sold because he's too "expensive" to keep.

2. There was this crazy naked parrot on all the news programs. The bird thought he was cute and he danced and shook his featherless tail for all of us to see.

3. 2008 was great for a Bosnian bear who waited for years to be freed from abuser mobsters. He was rescued and transfered to a new caring place and he was also introduced to a female bear to live happily ever after.

4. Spaghetti Cat. Gosh! He didn't do anything but show his face and everyone either laughed or fell in love. LOL :lol:

5. Puppy Cam. Live web cams are old things by now but somehow live streaming of a bunch of puppies was something that people couldn't get enough of.

6. Election day. It was great to see that America got together and had the guts to take back what's ours. We elected change! A change in the way others see us. A change in the way we see each other. New hope for the future. Hope for peace.

7. Roomba Cat. This cat never saw a recession or a crisis. He was living the good life riding on his Roomba Vac and he looked incredibly cute doing it.

8. Barney bit a reporter. Bush's dog was so ticked off that he is leaving the White House that one day he just snapped and bit a reporter on the hand. Sorry Barney! Ciao!!!

9. One sad story was that of the many people across the country who either lost their homes to foreclosure or had to move to smaller cheaper apartments and because of this they had to abandon their animals, some on the street. Shelters were overcrowded and many dogs and cats were seen run over on the streets. Animals became too expensive to keep and many landlords had a "no pet" policy for apartments so people were caught in dilemas. Many dropped off their pets at shelters and had to say good bye to life-long friends.

10. Finally, I want to highlight the story of a street dog in Chile. One accustomed to being kicked around and abandoned. He was caught on camera trying to save another dog after the dog got hit by a car on the highway. This dog's bravery made us feel warm and fuzzy inside. There's still hope to do good things for others in this world.

Happy New Year 2009!!!!

This year has been packed with events, good, bad and ugly ones. We can all agree on one thing: 2008 is a year we will never forget. As we move on into a new time, let's all have the same hope that we as a human race will make the best of everything. We are leaders in the world and the planet and all the inhabitants in it depend on us. From the tiny hamster to the enormous whales, they all depend on us to survive. I guess we humans learn more from experience than anything and we had to live this year to realize that we can't go on living like we were: in excess, in greed, abusing resources, killing animal species, in war...

Thanks to all you guys who visited this blog during this year. I received an incredible amount of visitors this year. You bombarded my visitor map. Thank you! Gracias! Danke! Merci! Grazie! Dank U! etc. ;)

Happy New Year 2009. May it bring you peace, prosperity, hope and happiness.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Hamster Reindeer

Yay! for Christmas hamsters. LOL :lol:

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Elf Cat

Cats always look like they're cranky. We're lucky they're not "real" Santa helpers or else we'd all get coal for Christmas. Coal or...little dark pebbles...made by kitty 8O

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Friday, October 31, 2008

Chihuahua Luchador

Yes! I knew I would soon see chihuahuas in luchador masks :lol: They're Mexican so it's only fitting. Plus, everyone knows chihuahuas are tough ;)



Credit: Mario Tama, Getty Images

Elvis dog

This costume doesn't take much but it's still hilarious! :lol:



Photo Credit: Lori Sanders

Office dog

:lol: not a good time to be a stockbroker! So cute ;)

Spongebob Dog

Ha! Great photo. The poor cat in the back is not too happy about being Mr. Crabs.

3 Headed Chihuahua

:lol: This costume is so cool. I wonder what the chihuahua thinks. "OMG I grew two more heads and they're mean!"



Photo Credit: Lisa Poole AP

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Milk and Cookie

Yummy! :lol:

Being the Oreo is much more fun but you can't be a chocolate cookie if you're a yellow dog. Rules are rules.



Credit: Melinda Smilgys

Another Super Dog

All dogs think they're "Super" :roll: Labs especially!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Grease dog costumes

"You're the one that I want...ooh ooh ooh, honey!"

Grease costumes never get old! :lol:



Credit: Kim Corpus

Cute Pucca Costume

This costume is so funny :) It's actually a homemade costume. You can find the instructions here. The link is in Spanish but there are picture instructions and it looks pretty easy to make. Little kids are so cute.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Kitty Pumpkin

Oh no! Kitty is trapped :) Don't worry, it was probably warm and cozy in there and he even fell asleep.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Halloween Pigs

These little piggies are just too cute.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Toitle costume

Turtles are NOT boring. Let's erase that notion from our heads. In Halloween, they too can wear costumes...ok, maybe not "costumes" but they can be a pumpkin or wear any sort of advertisement on their shells if that counts. Anything round does the trick. :lol:

Otter Cutie

Trick or Treat!!! :lol:

This cute otter received his jack-o-lantern early at SeaWorld San Diego but instead of candy he received shrimp. He was disguised as an otter  :roll: When you're this cute you don't need a costume, right?



Photo Credit: Mike Aguilera/ AP

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Guinea pig Costume

Yes, guinea pigs can do much more than just stick their heads out of pumpkins in Halloween. If you have the patience and the piggy has the will...you too can design a costume for your tiny pet. ;)

Superdog Wannabe

Here's another Superdog. I don't know how this dog could fly through the skies though, It's packing some chunk! :lol:

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Robo Hamster Halloween

These are my hamsters in their house decorated for Halloween. I decorated their tanks last year and this year they seem to remember all their stuff.





Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Mini Flintstones

I'll be honest, it's hard to find cute kids past the age of 1 cuz most turn into little brats :lol: but these two kids are really cute in their Flintstone costumes.



Credit: Crispulpillo

Princess Costume

So sweet ;)

Monday, October 6, 2008

Superdog

Superman flies through the sky, Superdog dances like a ballerina!

Pirate Dog

He looks just like Johnny Depp, right? Riiiiiight ;)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Chihuahua Trying Out Costumes

This is Milo from California getting ready for the big day. He still can't decide which costume is better:

Devil Chihuahua

Sweet Honey Bee Chihuahua

What do you think? I like his devilish side :lol:





Thanks Angelica!

Clown Puppy

This is kind of a cross between a clown and a lizard with those balls running down the back. Clowns are scary! You can't go wrong with a clown costume for Halloween. BTW does anyone know what kind of dog this is? Is it a Yorkie?

Friday, October 3, 2008

Chihuahua in a Stroller

I'm not sure if this was a costume or just an ordinary day in the life of a pampered chihuahua. :lol:

Poodle Costume

"Look at me, I'm Poodle Dee" ;)

so pretty!



Credit: TheState.com S. Shunkwiler

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Yorkie Costumes

Yorkies look cute in everything. The lion costume is hilarious but don't laugh too much. Some of us did wear our outgrown costumes when we were kids. Have you ever seen Frankensteins in capris? Frankenstein didn't wear capris, come on! :lol:





Thanks Peter!

Pug Unicorn

Remember they just found a real-life unicorn in Italy? Well, some people claim to have seen one in the States, except it has a familiar looking face. Kind of looks like a pug. :lol:

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Shrek and Gingy

:lol: I'm sure the bulldog wanted to be Gingy but nooooo, he had to settle for Shrek. Life isn't fair!

Pumpkin Cats

Today is the first day of October and just like last year, I'll be celebrating Halloween all this month. Be sure to visit to get your dose of cuties in their best Halloween costumes.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Baby Eats Watermelon

When a baby wants watermelon, a baby gets watermelon. No teefs required. ;)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Cute Yorkie Poo

You know what they say:

A Yorkie in the hand is worth two in the bush? ;)



Thanks Peter!

Chihuahua Best Friends

Chihuahuas "esteek" together, amigos. This is Paris and Milo from California.

Chihuahua in a sexy dress

:lol: Thanks Angelica for sending the pictures. Here's...Paris?



Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Dog in Jeans

Yes, in jeans! :lol:

Ball of Bunny

It's round and fuzzy and somewhere in there there's a rabbit.

Panda Baby

Aww, we needed a dose of cute panda bear ;)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Too many Dogs

How many Jack Russell Terriers can fit through a gap in the door? You don't want to know!

Yorkie in a dress

:lol: I just hope this cutie is a girl! There are many Yorkie cross dressers out there.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Beatbox Cockatiel

This here goes to all mah birds in the hood LOL

In all seriousness, this bird has skills plus he's super cute.





Brush them teeth!

I remember Barney singing "When I brush my teeth on top, it's so much fun I hate to stop..."

Cat in Love

8) He likes 'em blond LOL

Friday, September 12, 2008

Spaghetti Cat



It took a while but there's a new cutie that has claimed a spot in the internet hall of fame. Much like the drama prairie dog , he came out of nowhere a few weeks ago and now his image is plastered all over the web and all over t-shirts, coffee mugs and so on. So who is this little guy? We know him as Spaghetti Cat. He was first seen on a TV show called The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet where Spaghetti Cat's image was used to bleep a guest. Then the show called The Soup made highlight of the event. The image of a sad looking kitty sitting at a table with a plate of spaghetti -with no sauce!- created such an enigma in people that everyone NEEDED to know his true identity. The rest, is history!

















Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Overexcited puppy!

Whoah! Calm down there, little fellow. I wouldn't grab him though, he'll probably run all over you like a mad centipede.





Cute Kitty Cat

So fuzzy wuzzy!

Obama Parrot

This is what you call annoying. "Obama, yes we can" all day.





Cute floppy eared rabbit

Rabbits are my favorite animals, sorry Manolo. Manolo's special though, he's not an animal...he's a little angel ;o)