Animals of the Internet
The viral pets that make us squeal, aww, and cry. Making your newsfeed cuter each and every day.
The Blind Puppy That Saw Right Through Me
Working in a veterinary hospital means either having such a slow day that you’re detailing kennels and reorganizing cabinets, or so busy you skip lunch and suddenly it’s midnight - there’s no in between. On this particular day, when I noticed a persistent whining noise coming from a kennel in the hospitalization area, it was the latter. It’s literally my job to keep track of everything going on with any patients in the hospital, so I quickly investigated the source of this noise and found a tiny culprit was causing the ear-numbing sound.
The Station 57 Cat
There was a “meow” coming from somewhere in front of our station. We heard it at random intervals, desperate but also elusive. Two of the Emergency Medical Technicians I work with helped me canvas the area, using whatever meat products we could find in our break room refrigerator as bait. We are situated in a busy area of Brooklyn and there are many feral cats nearby, but none had ever called out to us before.
Heather the Hamster
I hate thinking of Heather as being a ‘purchase’. I often forget that I actually paid to have my little friend in my life. If anyone ever asked me ‘what do you think has been your best ever purchase’ I had maybe mentioned a new piece of filming equipment that had advanced my filmmaking or a new book that brought insight to a fictional world I loved, but now?
Adopting a Dinosaur
You know how when you're eighteen and you make dumb choices? Yeah. This is one of those stories I was still a teenager, barely an adult, when I moved out with my boyfriend to a brand new city. For the first few months we lived in someone else's house; a mattress on the floor in the corner, cardboard boxes filled with our meagre belongings stacked against the opposite wall, living off cereal, hotdogs, and Sidekicks noodles.
My Chickens Wear Diapers
You no longer need a backyard coop to enjoy the companionship of chickens. Our feathered friends are low-maintenance, intelligent, and goofy birds that make great indoor pets.
I was always told that when you find baby animals in the wild to leave them alone. In most cases, the mother is usually nearby and will care for the infant after your unwanted presence is gone. But in this case, I had put a 'hit' out on the baby's parents.
How did my Home Become a Sanctuary for Random Creatures?
Perhaps the title should read: How did my home become an involuntary sanctuary for random creatures? I certainly didn't send out invitations. Oddly enough, this is not a complaint. Each unique encounter has been either intriguing, entertaining, or at the very least educational. Only one of our visitors cost us money to remove. Perhaps I'll file that one under complaints.
I was adopted by a cat....
So I was adopted by a cat. It was the winter of 2019...a simpler time before the chaos of 2020 and my dad spotted a small gray cat in our backyard. He said that she was as feral as could be, a stray that was only a few months old. Six or seven months at best.
My name is Noodle. I am a domestic shorthair cat, or Felis Catus, if you want to be precise. Mom and Dad just call me "cat" though.
The Curious Life of Pablo
Pablo the panda isn’t a pet, he’s a friend. Let's get to know the greatest gift to mankind, you know, before the panda uprising and we must surrender to all bearkind.
This year I'm celebrate Halloween at home with my cat
This year on Saturday, October 31st people are celebrating Halloween. Most common celebration ceremony is called Trick-or-treating where one goes around houses for treats or treating. As 2020 becomes a year of social distancing, Halloween would be unlike the norms of what we know. People would be careful of human interactions and receiving treats in both could spread the virus. As a result, I would be celebrating at my home with close ones in my house. In this case it would be my cat, Coco Pang Pang.
What are you doing on a scanner?
Have you seen a cat on a scanner before? Well, @cocopangpang on TikTok you can see a video of a white cat sitting on a scanner. In the introduction phase the video starts by a white cat playing on a scanner. Then a girl filming says "Oh my god, what are you doing on a scanner?" to the cat. Right at that moment, the cat acts like nothing is happening by covering the scanner with her feet and an innocent look towards the camera. Then the camera shutter sound triggers three images from the scanner. Each image shows different looks of the cat on a scanner where the image above shows the second image from the video. The other two images are different from the one above. You can visit the video though the link here. (https://www.tiktok.com/@cocopangpang/video/6839751024983510277)