Steampunk Guinea Pig Wings

Are you or your guinea pig interested in Steampunk? Need some wings?

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This costume was created by SkyPiratesCreations on Etsy and cost $75.60. The leather armor in the pictures was created specifically for this guinea, and what is created for you will be unique and to your pet’s measurements.

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Caution: not for long term wear! A few pictures and something of this size should be removed from your guinea’s back.

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I for one wouldn’t want to wear this, a shirt perhaps, but nothing this large!

-Cola

If you are interested in human size steampunk clothing items you can also find those at SkyPirateCreations on Etsy and Facebook.

Dog Elected Mayor

Meet Duke, a 7 year old dog who was elected mayor of Cormorant Minnesota:

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Duke won by a landslide vote, from the 12 people who live in Cormorant who each paid $1 to vote. After winning he received 5 hours of grooming and a cute outfit with a bandanna and hat.

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Duke doesn’t have any true formal governmental duties and will receive a year’s supply of dog food donated from a local pet store.

If you lived in a small town/village without a true governmental body, would you vote for a dog to be your mayor? Other Minnesota towns in the same position have elected strange mayors, like a three year old.

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Personally, I think that a guinea pig could also do a good job. I mean, we cannot do guard duty like a dog can, but we are really cute! Carrots and hay for all!

— Fizz

Goodbye Robin Williams

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He brought so much laughter to the world, and he is missed by so many. Depression is a heavy burden. Even those who seem to have it all together, making others laugh, can really be hurting on the inside. May his sad passing help others who are depressed know that even though they may feel alone, they are not. There are so many people who want to help – family, friends, and even medical professionals. If you are in the US, and feel you have no one to talk to, the National Suicide Prevention number is 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

Goodbye Robin Williams, may you rest in peace.

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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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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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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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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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