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Watch two-legged kitten destroy a village while chasing a laser

Mercury is a two-legged kitten who lost his front legs in a weed whacker accident. Thanks to The Community Cat Coalition of Edmond, Mercury has a home, but not before they made some very cute videos.

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Image search of the day: "pets in lion manes"

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Typing random thoughts into Google image search is always delightful, but "pets in lion manes" was especially delightful.

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Tangled Fox cub rescued, massaged

"I'm quite surprised how cute he is". [via Arbroath.] nma

Meet the newborn 'miracle baby' panda triplets

A newborn giant panda cub, one of the triplets which were born to giant panda Juxiao, is seen inside an incubator at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou

These are the first publicly available photographs of newborn giant panda triplets born to giant panda Juxiao inside an incubator at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China.

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German shepherd cares for cougar cubs in Russian zoo

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These photos are a few years old, but worth re-sharing for Daily Squee Value.

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Julieta's at the wheel, a photo from the Boing Boing Flickr Pool

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"Julieta," a photo by Boing Boing reader Marcello Horta, shared in our Flickr Pool.

How to massage and feed strawberries to your opossum

[Video Link] This is an old internet gem, but it's still fabulous. More possum care tips: mepearl.com. Below, a delightful classic we've shared before, well worth watching: Possum Eating Strawberries.

Your daily dose of baby goats

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Derek Powazek has a lovely photo-essay on his blog about meeting baby goats in Lompoc, California. "The Kids are Alright." [Photo: Derek Powazek]

Tiny letter service

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Look at this adorable tiny letter the folks at Leaf Cutter Designs sent me (it took a while for it to get forwarded from the Make offices to my home in LA). You can place an order to send a letter like this to someone.

Wet Dogs

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Sophie Gamand's “Wet Dog” is a series of portraits of dogs photographed during their least favorite activity: bath time. (2013)

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'How to Be Happy,' by Natalya Lobanova

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Now Entering Hy-fur-space

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Kitten surfing on some pizza in rainbow outer space

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Pug levitates up stairs

[video link, HT: @harryallen]

Adorable kittens, 9 days old, cry adorably and are available for adoption (video)

Warning: THIS VIDEO MAY CAUSE YOU TO DIE OF CUTENESS.

Happy Caturday. Ah, listen to this 9-day-old kitten's adorable squeals! Boing Boing pal Miles O'Brien was learning how to fly his camera drone with one hand after becoming one-handed. At the drone flying range near Washington, DC, a friend had a few 9-day old kittens hanging out on a blanket.

If you would like to adopt one of them, contact Nikki Driver at ndriver8411@gmail.com. Nikki is a vet, so they're in good hands. She and the kittens are near Charlottesville, VA.

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Peaceful Panda Planet


'shoop: @xeni. We've been @darth'd.

Rabbit Rainbow

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Behold! The Diction-fairy! From This City's Lungs/Kelsey Parks.

"Diction-fairy" (via Seanan McGuire)

Animals from 60 different species are best pals at this Arkansas critter refuge (photos)

Via Bored Panda, photographs from Rocky Ridge Refuge in Arkansas, a facility that cares for abused and abandoned animals from some 60 domestic and wild species. [Facebook, website].

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Say it with sea otters

Deliver unpleasant news to your friends with these delightfully-sketched animal cuties. [Say it With Sea Otters via Metafilter]

Please enjoy this cute platypus video

So adorable, it almost makes me forget that I'm still pregnant over a week past my due date.

More on-topic, if you're like me, your first thought watching this was probably something like, "Wait! What about the platypus' poison barbs!"

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Snark Week - a compendium of cute things that can (and will) kill you

Last week was Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. All this week, the awesome science blog Last Word on Nothing has been running a Snark Week series — highlighting cute animals doing horrific things. Go back and check out the full series, which includes features on bunnies, pudgy little crustaceans called gribbles, and fluffy-but-destructive parrots from New Zealand.

The men who tickle rats

Apparently, if you tickle a rat it will respond with vocalizations that scientists have good reason to interpret as happy ones. Basically, it's the rat equivalent of laughter, only at ultrasonic frequencies that the human ear can't detect on its own. What's more, tickling rats on a regular basis appears to reduce the negative effects of stress in their lives. Scicurious' write up of this research includes the amazing quote: "For the “tickling treatment”, rats were tickled once daily, in two sessions of two minutes each, for two weeks." Also, there is video of this.

Chocolate Bunny family (photo)

"Lindt Bunny Family," a photo shared in the Boing Boing Flickr pool by Paul J. "Leave them alone, and they multiply."

YouTube's Harlem Shake easter egg

Harlem Shake is a bit February 2013 and all, but here's one more snippet: a great YouTube easter-egg. Wait for it. (Thanks, Fipi Lele!)

Boing Boing reader's cat photos should probably become a meme

We found this cat in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool. Bill Benson shot this photo, and the one below.

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Toddler can't seem to get to sleep, despite it totally being naptime

About this video, the parents say: "We popped open our baby monitor app in time to see what really happens when Jude is 'trying to go to sleep.' Hilarious." (Thanks, Tara McGinley!)

Scottie Puppy Pinwheel

What is a Scottie Pinwheel? Glad you asked. (HT: Joe Sabia)

A cat encounters snow for the first time

Oh, my goodness this video is sweet. Uploader "jefcharles" explains,
After being sent home from work the first thing I did on getting home was to check outside the back door to see if there were any cat paw prints. There weren't, so I thought I'd introduce Fletcher to the snow and film the results..

(thanks, Joe Sabia!)