Wednesday Woof! – Future Guide Dogs

Today’s Woof is a family of adorable lab pups hopefully destined to be guide dogs.

Just check them out with their little signs that display each dog’s name:
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How in the world did they get this picture? Between having all the puppies stay in one place, to having all the signs also stay standing, this is pure puppy craziness! Maybe some Photoshop magic?

Best luck to these pups!

-Cola

Baby Dormice

These orphaned baby dormice were rescued in 2012 and taken to rescue facility over a hundred miles away by a person in England.

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Dormice are an endangered species, and these six babies were lucky enough to be found by someone who knew about them. The facility they were taken to is called Secret World, a facility that specializes in rescuing and rehabilitation of British wildlife.

These photos of the babies playing on Thistle are simply adorable:
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You can see more photos at the Daily Mail.

- Fizz

Save Arturo

Arturo the polar bear currently lives in the Mendoza Zoo in Argentina, and he appears to be rather depressed. So much so that he has been called the world’s saddest animal and his case has received international attention.

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(facebook.com/SavePolarBearArthur)

The problem appears to be that he is living in an inappropriate climate, in an enclosure with little water, and he recently lost his polar bear companion. Now he is displaying depressed behaviors like laying around, pacing, and rocking from side to side. Activists have been trying to move Arturo to a place better suited to care for him in Canada, the Assiniboine Park Conservancy, where he could be with others of his kind.

So far everything has fallen through and it seems the zoo which has him does not really wish to have him go anywhere else. The Conservancy was willing to make the risky move even with Arturo’s advanced age, but the zoo could not provide the bear’s updated medical records. Arturo’s case has taken on international attention with Facebook pages, a petition on change.org, and a Greenpeace petition that will be given to the Argentinean president.

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A more recent report on Arturo from NPR states that the Mendoza Zoo believes he is too old (28 or 29 years old) to be sedated and taken to the facility in Canada. They have cared for him this long, and removing him from his current caretakers could further depress him. A group of vets in Argentina has also reviewed the situation and also determined that Arturo is too old for the move.

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(facebook.com/SavePolarBearArthur)

It seems that this sad bear will live out his days alone. Whether moving him would be the best for Arturo we can only hope that he is well taken care of for the remainder of his life.

-Cola and Fizz

Baby Owl Learning to Fly

So our human says we need to get serious about this whole blog thing, but guinea pigs are not really serious creatures. She keeps feeding us all these topics, but we just want treats. Hopefully we will work this out in the near future and post more often – with treats.

For the moment, have a baby owl trying to fly:
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So close but so far! One day those wings will work just right.

And for a bonus, here are a couple more fuzzy baby owls:
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(funfus.com)

Because really, fuzzy owl chicks can make a lot of people smile.

- Cola and Fizz

SDCC 2014 My Little Pony Funko Exclusives

Good news to everyone who couldn’t get a ticket to SDCC and is interested in getting the Funko My Little Pony exclusives, there is a chance you can buy them online!

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Spitfire
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Gemini Collectibles, a large Funko seller, has the two listed on their website for $25.99 each: DJ here and Spitfire here.

Last year Amazon had the two SDCC exclusive ponies for sale, but I don’t know if that will happen this year as they are not available there yet. If you are really interested in these two check out Gemini!

- Cola and Fizz

Pokemon Center Site Coming Back!

If you are a Pokemon lover (and the human around here is) you might remember the American Pokemon Center stores. Even the website went away. Why did they go? Our owner laments this, especially when seeing the awesome merchandise you can still buy in Japan from Pokemon Center which then ends up on Ebay for way more than it originally cost.

Fear not!

The Pokemon Center website - pokemoncenter.com – is returning!

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Fully opening on August 6, each week they are offering three new products which you can order. Only 26 days to go! This week is a Pikachu notebook, a Froakie stuffed toy, and a stuffed Pikachu hat.

This is so exciting! Finally, access to Pokemon merchandise that you either cannot get at all or could only get for exorbitant prices from sellers on the likes of Ebay.

Anyways, our owner is excited so we are passing this along to everyone.

- Cola and Fizz

Penguin Ice Cream Bars

Looking for a way to have some fun with your kids? Or if you just love penguins, here is an easy way to make a regular ice cream bar even more fun! Not that ice cream really needs any help…

Penguin Ice Cream Bars from Handmade Charlotte

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(HandmadeCharlotte)

Ingredients:
Chocolate Covered Ice Cream Bars (as many as you would like to make, those with a curved top make a more convincing penguin but any bar would work)
Candy Eyes (two for each bar)
Orange Slice Candy (only a couple should work out for quite few depending on how you cut them)
Oreos – cookie halves removed (each whole oreo makes wings for two bars)
White Candy Melts (one bag should be enough unless you are making a lot)

Instructions:
1. Wait to remove the ice cream bars from your freezer until you have everything prepared.

2. Take the oreos and remove the cream center. Cut each cookie half down the center with a knife to make the wings for your penguin.
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3. Make beaks for your penguins by cutting the Orange Slice into triangles with kitchen scissors.
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4. Melt 6 ounces of the candy melts in a microwave safe dish, and put into a small piping bag or squeeze bottle.

5. Remove ice cream bars from freezer and remove from individual packaging.

6. Using the candy melt draw a large oval on the front lower portion of the bar to be the penguins tummy.

7. Use the candy melt to attach the wings, eyes and beak by dabbing on the back of each and then pressing lightly onto the bar.
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(HandmadeCharlotte)

8. Place the bars back into the freezer to set up before serving.

9. Enjoy!

These are super cute, great for parties or just because!

-Fizz