02:05 PM EDT 03/03/2014
Originally posted 02/07/2014 12:00PM
You know the weather has been bad when even the penguins are getting bummed out.
The Humboldt penguins who live at the Sea Life Center in the U.K. have become so depressed by England's notoriously gloomy weather that their keepers decided the birds were in need of a major medical pick-me-up. The solution? Antidepressants.
Originally posted 02/07/2014 09:00AM
You probably won't catch Lil Bub twerking any time soon.
But if you find her sticking her tongue out like Miley Cyrus, you should know: She started that, like, fur-ever ago.
"Bub's been sticking her tongue out for like millions of years," Bub's owner, Mike Bridavsky, told PEOPLE while stopping by the studio with the famous feline. "Miley started like a week ago."
Originally posted 02/01/2014 09:00AM
Talk about a game for the history books.
Originally posted 01/30/2014 06:00PM
Colonel Meow, the record holder for furriest cat in the world who amassed a faithful following of Internet fans – called minions – has died.
"Colonel Meow passed away yesterday evening. I will post more about the details when I've had a few days to grieve," read a message posted Thursday on the cat's Facebook page. "Thank you so much for your understanding, Minions. Your love and support has meant the world to us both."
Originally posted 01/29/2014 11:20AM
Originally posted 01/28/2014 07:00AM
You know what they say: When it rains – or, likewise, when a Beluga whale sprays water at you – it pours.
This little guy learned that the hard way – not once, but twice – when he visited China's Hangzhou Polar Ocean Park in the country's Zhejiang province. (Watch the video above.) There, the youngster encountered the overzealous (or, perhaps, delightfully sassy) mammal. It was not very kind.
The real take-away here: Sometimes, life throws things your way, and it's not always pleasant.
Originally posted 01/27/2014 04:00PM
Well, this story will warm your heart.
While out dog-walking five pooches on Sunday, an N.Y.C. woman jumped into freezing waters to rescue one of the pooches who had gotten away from her, reports the New York Post.
The woman was walking in Central Park when one of the dogs under her care dove into the Harlem Meer, a small lake. Despite low temperatures and warning signs around the body of water, the woman immediately waded in after her dog, said cops.
Originally posted 01/22/2014 10:00AM
Oh c'mon, not again.
Mere weeks after most of the country battled through the polar vortex, which itself followed winter storm Hercules, another serious set of snowfall has struck the East Coast thanks to winter storm Janus.
Freezing temperatures and slippery sidewalks are here again ... not to mention cold paws and frosty fur.
Originally posted 01/25/2014 07:45AM
The boys who break Taylor Swift's heart are not all that different from cats when you think about it.
Charming, handsome, furry (we're looking at you, Jake Gyllenhaal), cunning, indignant ... you get the point. So it's no surprise Swift, mom to a kitty named Meredith, loves both.
But it's her unabashed ability to turn said boys into hit songs that's sending her to Sunday's Grammy Awards, where the four-time nominee is hoping to add some more accolades to her name. Her album Red, in all its tear-stained, girl-power glory, is up for album of the year and best country album.
Until Sunday, we'll be listening to our favorite cat lady's Grammy contender. But instead of dissecting each lyric to figure out which famous ex she's singing about, we'll leave the interpretations, track by track, up to these felines.
Originally posted 01/24/2014 12:40PM
Once upon a time, a walk in the park was anything but easy for Stockings the kitten, who was born with a deformity that resulted in his hind legs being turned inward and fixed into a "W" shape, like a pretzel.
The kitten, who was rescued from a suspected hoarding situation, was brought to Chicago's Tree House Humane Society last year, where veterinarians embarked on a challenging form of treatment involving multiple surgeries. "A traditional shelter would most likely have viewed Stockings as a lost cause and simply euthanized him," reads the shelter's site. "We, however, believe that Stockings truly deserves to have a chance at a long and happy life."
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