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Prairie Dog First Date Ends in Embarrassment
by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent
Frank was never one for romance - that is, until he met Leila.
"He’s a bit of a workaholic, and it’s just him in his burrow right now," says Ryan Bing, a friend. "It took some prodding, but he finally fired up his old OkCupid account a few weeks ago. They randomly just started chatting."
The two hit it off so well that they decided to meet last Friday.
"Frank was a bit apprehensive, but they ended up having a really nice time," says Bing. "He took her to dinner at this new Thai fusion place, and then they went up to the lookout point to check out the stars."
The evening had gone off without a hitch - until the time came for the pair to say goodnight.
"He went in for the kiss, and apparently she was just going for a hug," says Bing. "They bonked heads, and is was really embarrassing - he could barely muster a ‘bye.’ He’s a bit down right now, but he’ll get back on the horse - or whatever the appropriate prairie dog saying is."
Via John Morris.
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Prairie Dog First Date Ends in Embarrassment

by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent

Frank was never one for romance - that is, until he met Leila.

"He’s a bit of a workaholic, and it’s just him in his burrow right now," says Ryan Bing, a friend. "It took some prodding, but he finally fired up his old OkCupid account a few weeks ago. They randomly just started chatting."

The two hit it off so well that they decided to meet last Friday.

"Frank was a bit apprehensive, but they ended up having a really nice time," says Bing. "He took her to dinner at this new Thai fusion place, and then they went up to the lookout point to check out the stars."

The evening had gone off without a hitch - until the time came for the pair to say goodnight.

"He went in for the kiss, and apparently she was just going for a hug," says Bing. "They bonked heads, and is was really embarrassing - he could barely muster a ‘bye.’ He’s a bit down right now, but he’ll get back on the horse - or whatever the appropriate prairie dog saying is."

Via John Morris.

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Hamster Boosts Producivity With ‘Yes’ Button
by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent
As any procrastinator knows, even the simplest project can be delayed by indecisiveness. Knowing that full well, Carl the hamster tries to make things easier by investing in a “yes” button.
"It’s literally just a button that says ‘yes,’" says Paul Brandt, a friend. "He keeps it at his desk, and looks at it when he’s not sure about doing something. It’s really made all the difference."
Indeed, Carl is now more productive than ever.
"I haven’t sen him on his wheel in weeks," says Brandt. "I think he realized that it was only slowing him down, as ironic as that is. He’s written five blog posts, two short stories and a third of a screenplay - and that was just last week."
Things have picked up so much for Carl, he’s now considering the unthinkable.
"He told me he wants to delete his Facebook," says Brandt. "I don’t think he’s going to — at least, I hope he doesn’t. He’s already making me look bad."
Via Phyllis Buchanan.
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Hamster Boosts Producivity With ‘Yes’ Button

by Scott Friedstein, FluffPo Correspondent

As any procrastinator knows, even the simplest project can be delayed by indecisiveness. Knowing that full well, Carl the hamster tries to make things easier by investing in a “yes” button.

"It’s literally just a button that says ‘yes,’" says Paul Brandt, a friend. "He keeps it at his desk, and looks at it when he’s not sure about doing something. It’s really made all the difference."

Indeed, Carl is now more productive than ever.

"I haven’t sen him on his wheel in weeks," says Brandt. "I think he realized that it was only slowing him down, as ironic as that is. He’s written five blog posts, two short stories and a third of a screenplay - and that was just last week."

Things have picked up so much for Carl, he’s now considering the unthinkable.

"He told me he wants to delete his Facebook," says Brandt. "I don’t think he’s going to — at least, I hope he doesn’t. He’s already making me look bad."

Via Phyllis Buchanan.

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SCANDAL: World Cup Groups Were Chosen by Chinchilla
A new scandal has rocked the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) this week after a report leaked to the French press that alleged that the groups for this year’s opening stage of the World Cup were determined by a Chinchilla.
French newspaper L’Express reported this week that it had obtained documents showing that FIFA had given complete control of the group selection process to an ill-prepared Chinchilla named Mr. Porkchop. 
"He really had no idea what he was doing," one source told the paper on condition of anonymity. "He just locked himself in his cage for two days, and when he came out, the groups were set. It made no sense."
Already embroiled in a corruption scandal involving how Qatar won its bid for the 2022 World Cup, another scandal could take even more attention away from the current games being played in Brazil.  
"This could be very bad for FIFA," said football historian Hans Friedrichs. “Taking bribes and awarding bids to undeserving countries is just par for the course with a corrupt organization like FIFA, but letting a chinchilla decide match groupings? This affects the sanctity of the sport. This people might not stand for.”
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SCANDAL: World Cup Groups Were Chosen by Chinchilla

A new scandal has rocked the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) this week after a report leaked to the French press that alleged that the groups for this year’s opening stage of the World Cup were determined by a Chinchilla.

French newspaper L’Express reported this week that it had obtained documents showing that FIFA had given complete control of the group selection process to an ill-prepared Chinchilla named Mr. Porkchop

"He really had no idea what he was doing," one source told the paper on condition of anonymity. "He just locked himself in his cage for two days, and when he came out, the groups were set. It made no sense."

Already embroiled in a corruption scandal involving how Qatar won its bid for the 2022 World Cup, another scandal could take even more attention away from the current games being played in Brazil.  

"This could be very bad for FIFA," said football historian Hans Friedrichs. “Taking bribes and awarding bids to undeserving countries is just par for the course with a corrupt organization like FIFA, but letting a chinchilla decide match groupings? This affects the sanctity of the sport. This people might not stand for.”

Via little_mr.porkchop.

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Neighbors Complain About Hamster House
Police have responded to noise complaints at the home of one JC the hamster seven times in the past two weeks and have issued him four citations for disturbing the piece.
Other residents of Baker Street, where the hamster resides, describe the small rodent as easy going.
"He was never a problem until these past couple of weeks," said one neighbor, Alan Fleischmann. "I know he’s a hamster, but he was always quiet as a mouse."
Then JC got a wheel.
"That damn wheel," said Mary Blevins, who lives next door. "He’s always on that goddamn wheel. Squeak, squeak, squeak. It never stops."
Police indicated that JC has agreed to try WD-40, but if that doesn’t work, they’ll be forced to confiscate the wheel.
Via jczhamster.

Neighbors Complain About Hamster House

Police have responded to noise complaints at the home of one JC the hamster seven times in the past two weeks and have issued him four citations for disturbing the piece.

Other residents of Baker Street, where the hamster resides, describe the small rodent as easy going.

"He was never a problem until these past couple of weeks," said one neighbor, Alan Fleischmann. "I know he’s a hamster, but he was always quiet as a mouse."

Then JC got a wheel.

"That damn wheel," said Mary Blevins, who lives next door. "He’s always on that goddamn wheel. Squeak, squeak, squeak. It never stops."

Police indicated that JC has agreed to try WD-40, but if that doesn’t work, they’ll be forced to confiscate the wheel.

Via jczhamster.

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Hamsters Find Lasting Love on Tinder
The much-maligned mobile dating app Tinder isn’t all superficial judgement and random hookups. There are a handful of success stories like that of Mike and Abigail — two hamsters who found a real connection.
"Abigail was just swiping through a bunch of losers last weekend," says Hannah Pohl, a girlfriend of the love-struck rodent. "Then she spotted Mike’s profile. What a hunk!"
She indicated her interest, and before she knew it, the couple was taking a romantic walk around the living room in a giant plastic sphere.
"They hit it off right away," says Pohl. "They’re even talking about moving in together."
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Hamsters Find Lasting Love on Tinder

The much-maligned mobile dating app Tinder isn’t all superficial judgement and random hookups. There are a handful of success stories like that of Mike and Abigail — two hamsters who found a real connection.

"Abigail was just swiping through a bunch of losers last weekend," says Hannah Pohl, a girlfriend of the love-struck rodent. "Then she spotted Mike’s profile. What a hunk!"

She indicated her interest, and before she knew it, the couple was taking a romantic walk around the living room in a giant plastic sphere.

"They hit it off right away," says Pohl. "They’re even talking about moving in together."

Via blazeum.

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Hamster Gives Up on New Year’s Resolution
Just three months into 2014, a local hamster named Phillip has abandoned his New Year’s resolution to get off the couch and get fit.
"He struggles with willpower sometimes," says Mary Cambridge, a friend of the unmotivated rodent. "It’s like, why would he expend all that energy running around in a transparent ball when there are 9 seasons of X-Files to watch on Netflix?”
The bags of sunflower seeds in Phillip’s pantry aren’t helping either, according to sources close to the situation.
Via angela713.

Hamster Gives Up on New Year’s Resolution

Just three months into 2014, a local hamster named Phillip has abandoned his New Year’s resolution to get off the couch and get fit.

"He struggles with willpower sometimes," says Mary Cambridge, a friend of the unmotivated rodent. "It’s like, why would he expend all that energy running around in a transparent ball when there are 9 seasons of X-Files to watch on Netflix?”

The bags of sunflower seeds in Phillip’s pantry aren’t helping either, according to sources close to the situation.

Via angela713.

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BREAKING: Squirrel May Have Been Spotted
The squirrel community is on high alert today after reports that one of their own may have been spotted while on a nut gathering mission in the backyard.
The Fluffington Post has obtained surveillance photos taken by Squirrel Team Alpha, the elite nut procurement intelligence agency within the squirrel nation.
"Team Alpha monitors their agents very closely," said squirrel expert Professor Keith Hanson from Fordham University. "They watch the squirrels they have in the field to make sure they can pull them out quickly if anything goes wrong."
Hanson thinks this may have been part of a training exercise, though.
"If they were on true high alert, and these photos actually leaked, I think you’d see a squirrel community on total lock down," he said. "As it is, I saw at least twelve squirrels in the park on my walk over here."
Via Corey Seeman.

BREAKING: Squirrel May Have Been Spotted

The squirrel community is on high alert today after reports that one of their own may have been spotted while on a nut gathering mission in the backyard.

The Fluffington Post has obtained surveillance photos taken by Squirrel Team Alpha, the elite nut procurement intelligence agency within the squirrel nation.

"Team Alpha monitors their agents very closely," said squirrel expert Professor Keith Hanson from Fordham University. "They watch the squirrels they have in the field to make sure they can pull them out quickly if anything goes wrong."

Hanson thinks this may have been part of a training exercise, though.

"If they were on true high alert, and these photos actually leaked, I think you’d see a squirrel community on total lock down," he said. "As it is, I saw at least twelve squirrels in the park on my walk over here."

Via Corey Seeman.