06:46 AM EDT 05/20/2013
Animals & Pets
Originally posted 05/06/2013 01:35PM
In the world of small, furry animals, we weren't sure it got better than gerbils competing in a pageant. We were wrong.
Japan-based designer Maki Yamada creates specialty guinea pig attire, turning these otherwise adorable rodents into runway-worthy, four-legged fashionistas. Hats? Check. Wedding dresses? You got it.
"Pet fashion is very popular in Japan. Hundreds and thousands of dog clothes exist," he told the U.K.'s Metro. "But I had never encountered guinea pig clothes."
Originally posted 05/06/2013 06:00AM
The most-coveted accessory this weekend? A hat, hands down. But in close second: a wet nap or some rawhide, depending on whether you were partying with Mama June or Kevin Spacey.
5. If the Hat Fits ... Dear Princess Beatrice, we've spent precisely two years and six days thinking about that fascinator you wore to the royal wedding. Good news: We think we're finally ready to move on from all that pretzel-like, bow-ish goodness, and we have Miranda Lambert to thank. The Southern belle-worthy hat she wore to Saturday's Kentucky Derby in a nod to tradition ruined our college baseball caps forever, while Coco Rocha left us wondering what would happen if we showed up to work wearing orchids on our heads.
(Girls, we tip our hats to you)
Originally posted 05/05/2013 10:20AM
Kevin Spacey found a very special – and, well, very adorable – way to honor an American city that has seen both tragedy and triumph in the last few weeks.
"New member of the family," he Tweeted Saturday, sharing a photo of his new puppy (seemingly adopted from the North Shore Animal League America). "Her name is Boston in honor of the city."
Since three people were killed and more than 260 injured on April 15 when two bombs exploded near the Boston Marathon finish line, the actor, 53, has visited both victims and the cops who came to their aid.
Originally posted 05/03/2013 02:00PM
When we last saw Uggie, the adorable Jack Russell terrier from 2011's The Artist, he was taking the stage at the 84th annual Academy Awards to accept his Best Picture Oscar with his castmates. But these days, the beloved pooch is up to something, well, a little different.
Originally posted 05/03/2013 06:45AM
Now, there's a lesson in purr-severance.
Brigitta, a cat who lost use of her hind legs after being shot with an air rifle, has a new lease on life thanks to the help of a wheelchair specially crafted for her. The once-injured kitty was brought to Celle, Germany, from her home in Bulgaria to be fitted with the piece.
And Brigitta's accessory is proving to be as fashionable as it is practical: Just check out that pretty prink paint job! Plus, the rear wheels give her the freedom to explore her grassy green habitat just as well as any other adventurous feline.
Originally posted 05/01/2013 04:40PM
They don't agree on everything, and it's not always easy finding time in their busy schedules to hang out. They can't even, like, share the same clothes.
But someway, somehow, this baby monkey, tiger and lion have secured BFF – best friends fur-ever! – status in Shenyang, China, where they met in a zoo's kindergarten class.
Sure, they have their differences. But they snuggle through them. Brunch recipes, workout tips, crushes – we bet these buddies talk about it all. And, to top it all off, they don't even get jealous of each other's cuteness.
Originally posted 04/30/2013 05:00PM
Dogs, you're off the hook.
Months after we first started calling out canines around the world for their most indecent (and repeated) indiscretions in the online phenomenon that is dogshaming, it looks like it's someone else's turn to take a little Internet heat.
Introducing bunny shaming, an increasingly popular way for rabbit owners to air out their dirty laundry (often literally) on Facebook and Tumblr.
Originally posted 04/30/2013 02:00PM
Feathers were ruffled at Monday's Arrested Development premiere. Literally.
As the show's most famous faces, from Jason Bateman to Portia de Rossi, stepped out to celebrate the much-awaited new season, it was a flawlessly coiffed, well-mannered ostrich who emerged as the night's biggest star.
The bird walked the red carpet with all the grace and composure of a veteran actor, so much so, we couldn't tell if the feathered star was just winging it. And no stylist, no problem: This buddy went all-natural for the event, which celebrated the show's comeback season launching May 26 on Netflix.
Originally posted 04/29/2013 02:00PM
This red panda is totally grounded as soon as his mom sees this.
While indulging in a meal of bamboo leaves, a red panda in Krefeld, Germany, got a little overzealous with his favorite tasty treat on Monday and completely forgot the cardinal rule at the dinner table. Despite a fully-formed, uneaten leaf still protruding from his mouth, the cute critter couldn't help but go in for another lick, chewing with his mouth open (gasp!).
Though we're normally partial to proper etiquette, we're inclined to let this red panda's behavior go on account of his un-bear-able cuteness.
Originally posted 04/24/2013 12:00PM
We think Albert Einstein would agree: Einstein the fish is the owner of one impressive invention.
After the goldfish developed swim bladder disorder, a common affliction for aquarium dwellers, Einstein's owner crafted a makeshift life jacket to keep his buddy from struggling.
"He's always been a fighter, so when he sunk to the bottom one day and couldn't get back up, it was a very sorry sight," warehouse worker Leighton Naylor of Blackpool, England, tells The Telegraph. "It broke my heart to see him so helpless. He looked so depressed."
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