August 29, 2014
"Why? Because it’s Friday, that’s why."
Photo by ©vonkrankipantzen

"Why? Because it’s Friday, that’s why."

Photo by ©vonkrankipantzen

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Filed under: cats crochet wig Friday neko 
August 29, 2014
Comic by ©muttscomicsofficial:

No worry.

Comic by ©muttscomicsofficial:

No worry.

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Filed under: comics Mutts cats dogs beach 
August 29, 2014
Photo/caption by ©boyexemplified:

Earl helped me model my new shirt.

Photo/caption by ©boyexemplified:

Earl helped me model my new shirt.

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Filed under: cats cute boys neko kittens Earl 
August 28, 2014

"You need a massage, Mommy!"

Video by ©Bruna Soares

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Filed under: cats aww cute massage kittens 
August 28, 2014

Hello Kitty Is Not A Cat

Hello Kitty is not a cat, the company behind Japan’s global icon of cute insisted Thursday, despite an uproar from Internet users who spluttered: “But she’s got whiskers!”
The moon-faced creation that adorns everything from pencil cases to pajamas the world over is, in fact, human. “Hello Kitty is a cheerful and happy little girl with a heart of gold,” brand owner Sanrio says on its website.

Read more on Japan Today

August 28, 2014
"Can’t believe they forgot the parmesan cheese again…"
Photo by ©studspunkmusicdyedhair

"Can’t believe they forgot the parmesan cheese again…"

Photo by ©studspunkmusicdyedhair

August 28, 2014
Illustration by ©DoodleCats

Illustration by ©DoodleCats

August 28, 2014

Happy 1 year rescue anniversary, Samuel!

From Veal Crate to Sanctuary: The Beautiful Rescue Story of Samuel the Calf 

After defying all odds of ending up at the slaughterhouse, Samuel was given a second chance at life, and he is certainly making the most of this opportunity at his new home, Gaia Sanctuary.
Capturing the hearts of people from all over the world, Samuel and his incredible story allows us to see how intelligent and emotionally complex farm animals really are. Rescues like Samuel’s, while they remind us of the cruel and barbaric practices taking place each and every day, simultaneously give us hope of the beautiful world we can create when we start to see animals as our friends and not as our food.
It’s obvious when you look at Samuel’s lust for life that he doesn’t want to die. He wants to live just like the rest of us. He wants to feel love and experience friendship. He wants to be free to eat, play, and sleep as he pleases, and thankfully, now he can.
Samuel was born into an industry which does not value the life of each individual animal. The almost inevitable fate of a calf like him is to spend their few short months on this planet confined in tiny veal crates, near to starvation, unable to walk, and crying out for their mothers.
Samuel was born a twin, and twins born into the industrialized farming industry are seen as surplus as they are often smaller and weaker than their sibling, and farmers do not want to spend money raising them. This would usually result in slaughter in the first few weeks of life, but in a strange twist of fate, this same fact ended up being the very thing that saved him. As the farmer did not consider Samuel’s life to have any value, he agreed to let him be rescued by Gaia Sanctuary, an animal rescue located nearby.
Like all calves born into the dairy industry, Samuel was torn away from his mother just hours after birth and confined to a tiny crate, only just big enough to stand up and turn around in. Scared and unaware of what was happening, he and all of the other calves in the farm cried endlessly to be reunited with their mothers. When the rescuers arrived to take Samuel away to his new life, he saw them and immediately tried to escape through the cage.
Sadly, his twin brother was to suffer a different fate as the farmer would not agree to release them both. With a heavy heart, they put Samuel into the van and headed back to the sanctuary leaving his brother and all the other crying calves behind with the heartbreaking knowledge of what their future held.
Having been awaiting an early trip to the slaughter house, Samuel was extremely underweight and in a seriously poor condition. The milk he was supposed to have from his mother to nourish him and build strength in the first few hours and days after birth was instead being collected for human consumption. Thankfully, with a lot of love, care, and bottle feeding, Samuel began to recover and gain strength. He was ready to begin enjoying life outside of a veal crate.
Since his rescue, Samuel has gained a huge following of people who have completely fallen in love with his gentle, inquisitive, and fun nature. To see a cow come from such a desperate situation, enjoying the sunshine, wagging his tail as he eats the fresh grass, and springing around with excitement when he feels happy is a reminder of what life should be like for all animals. Thanks to the photographs and videos from the sanctuary, we have been able to catch an intimate glimpse into Samuel’s life as he grows up.
It has been an emotional roller coaster for all involved to say the least, especially after complications with a hernia operation left him bedridden, unable to go outside in fear of infection to the wound. Having been cooped up indoors, watching Samuel return to the field which he so loved was a truly touching moment.
Captured on video, Samuel was so excited to be outside again in the sunshine, with the grass under his feet, and his new friends in sight once more, he began to leap around with excitement, running around the pen like a child in a playground.
Samuel has befriended many different animals at the sanctuary including goats, dogs, sheep, chickens, and of course, humans. He has inspired change in the way people view cows, with many of his new found fans pledging to give up meat and dairy after falling in love with his special story, a story which has now been made into a beautiful children’s book.
Being able to watch Samuel grow from a scared, lonely, and debilitated veal calf, into a gentle, loving, and friendly creature, able to explore the world without fear of abuse or torment, reminds us all of how different the future of this planet could be if we continue to reject the widespread exploitation of animals.

Photos by ©Gaia Sanctuary - Text by One Green Planet

August 28, 2014
Comic by ©FATAWESOME

Comic by ©FATAWESOME

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Filed under: comics whale baleia sea beach 
August 27, 2014
Spot the Differences
Comic by ©Catscratch: the webcomic

Spot the Differences

Comic by ©Catscratch: the webcomic

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Filed under: cats comics kittens neko ghost 
August 27, 2014
Are you a Bathroom Singer?
Photo by ©Andrew d’Entremont

Are you a Bathroom Singer?

Photo by ©Andrew d’Entremont

August 27, 2014

"In space no one can hear you purr."

All by ©khan and kittens:

In space no one can hear you purr. 

The last one is just a picture of Ripley and Jonesy, not an edit - it didn’t feel right not to acknowledge the ACTUAL cat!

(I’ve officially weirded myself out, I don’t think I’m going to do any squicky ones any more. Khan&Kittens will stick to fluff, thank you very much. As much as I love this movie, I don’t really want to edit blood splatter any more.)

This is for you wonderful people who messaged me asking for the Alien movies with kittens: adventuretimemommy, ultra-ones-world, aardvark13, cassiekiyomi, wateryphotons, peace-blaster and ladiesplusjunk. 

August 27, 2014

Cheeto sits weird.

Photos/caption by ©charlie—sheen

August 27, 2014

First to blink loses!

Photos via Flickr (please click each photo for credits) 

August 26, 2014
Mother Gaia
Illustration by ©Humon

Mother Gaia

Illustration by ©Humon