A Tiny Dachshund Puppy Rides Around a Big Grocery Store in a Tiny Shopping Cart

A tiny long-haired dachshund puppy named Knox the Dox rides around a big grocery store in a tiny shopping cart that’s being pushed by his normal-sized human because, as Knox says, “Sometimes I push the cart and sometimes I get to ride!”

My servants carry me in my throne wherever I want them to go. And yes, my throne is a tiny shopping cart that holds all the toys I desire. I do what I want.

Knox Being Carried

Sometimes, however, it’s up to Knox to take over.


images via knoxthedox

Dedicated Human Builds a ‘Game of Thrones’-Style Iron Throne Out of Carrots and Cardboard for His Demanding Rabbit

Wallace the rabbit has gone from being an incredibly accommodating bunny to acting as a mad king and has demanded that his human provide him with a throne. Following the mandate, his dedicated human built a Game of Thrones-style Iron Throne using carrots and cardboard.

It is beginning to feel like spring, but winter is coming. Wallace’s internet fame has completely gone to his head and now he demands a throne. Will his rule be just, or will his hunger for power be his downfall?

via Time

Loyal Felines Provide A Cat’s-Eye View of Life Inside a New York City Firehouse with Their Own Instagram Accounts

Carlow on Fender
Daydreaming of warmer days.

While the Dalmatian is the animal that most people think of when they think of fire fighters, two loyal felines named Boogie and Carlow are poised and ready to represent life inside a New York City firehouse with separate Instagram accounts that provide a cats-eye view of life inside. Boogie resides with Ladder 24 in midtown Manhattan, while Carlow is further uptown with Tower Ladder 13 in Yorkville.

My name is Carlow. I live in a firehouse in Yorkville Manhattan. Named after the local pub. I’m really a firehouse dog trapped in a cats body.

Boogie - Climbing on the Mirror
All work and no play makes for a dull boogie.

Sexy Saturday!

Boogie in Truck
But you got to force the last door, let MEow do this one!

Carlow in Front
I better see my whiskers in the reflection or these probies are going to have to deal with me.

Boogie Welcome Home
Welcome home fellas

Carlow Stretching
Wait! You can’t leave yet! You forgot to feed me!

Boogie FDNY
Thinkin about my boo. Happy Meowintines day

images via Boogie and Carlow

via DNAInfo, Gothamist

James Bond Seeks to Uncover a Closely Guarded Secret in the First Teaser Trailer for ‘SPECTRE’

You’re a kite dancing in a hurricane Mr. Bond

Sony Pictures has released the first teaser trailer for SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond film in which Agent 007 follows the trail of a closely guarded secret organization with nefarious intentions.

A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.


image via 007

Two Bright Pink Chickens Rescued on the Waterfront in Portland, Oregon

Pink chickens in Portland
photo by Emily Sinovic via Multnomah County Animal Services

Yesterday, two bright pink chickens were spotted wandering on the waterfront in Portland, Oregon. After Portland-area news organization KATU reported the runaway animals, an officer from Multnomah County Animal Services promptly picked up the chickens and brought them to the animal shelter for safe keeping.

Workers at the shelter say that food coloring is often used to dye chicks, an effect that lasts until the animal’s first molting. The practice of dyeing the animals is physically harmless to chicks, but some animal welfare groups frown upon it as it may discourage pet owners from seeing dyed chickens at Easter as a pet that requires a home and care for years.

North Portland resident Bruce Whitman came forward Friday afternoon to retrieve his two pet chickens, claiming that he purposefully abandoned his chickens—whose feathers he dyed with Kool-Aid, beet juice, and food dye—to elicit a response from the public.

Pink chicken
photo via Multnomah County Animal Services

Pink chickens
photo via Multnomah County Animal Services

Pink chickens on waterfront
photo via Emily Sinovic

Memorial Ash Beads, Heartfelt Handcrafted Jewelry Made From the Cremated Remains of Deceased Loved Ones

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Artist Merry Coor has created a line of heartfelt handmade jewelry crafted from the cremated ashes of loved ones. Coor creates the beads one at a time from her own studio in Eureka, California and accepts long-distance requests. She also does her best to understand who the person was by learning as much as she can with whatever materials the requestor provides.

If you decide to have me create an ash bead, I will send you a padded, pre-paid envelope, along with instructions and a small tin where you will place the ashes. Send me about ½ teaspoon of ashes for each bead and any photo, letter, or story about your loved one. When your bead is complete, you will receive within 2 to 4 weeks, the bead or beads you requested and any photos and information you may have sent me. The bead will be finished with your choice of an 18 inch sterling silver or gold filled chain, and clasps. Bead caps and head pins finish the bead into a pendant. If you wish, you may send a photo of your loved one, the music that they like to listen to, and even a story about them. I will listen to their music, and look at their photo, and put good intentions, and energy, and heart into their bead.

Memorial ash beads are available either through Coor’s site or through her Etsy store.

Gold Medium Silver Medium

Gold - Small Silver Small

images via Ash Beads

Thanks, Tisha Sloan!

Lacuna, A Public Art Installation and Free Library Made From 50,000 Books


Lacuna is a public temple to books that is made from 50,000 books itself. The 80-foot diameter art installation acts as a free library by encouraging observers to participate by browsing and choosing free books that have been generously donated by the Internet Archive. Its design is from the Flux Foundation, a non-profit large-scale public art organization. A crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter is running now to fund building materials and permits for the project’s completion.

Lacuna is scheduled to be on display and available to visit free of admission at the inaugural Bay Area Book Festival at Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park in Berkeley, California on June 6 and 7, 2015.

Unlike a library, the very walls of Lacuna are created from books, which means that when people remove a book from a shelf, the structure will change and morph as new gaps in the book brickwork are exposed. This is where the magic of Lacuna happens: Lacuna becomes a reflection of the community who interacts with it. It becomes a story told by the many individuals who step inside it and are swept away by the wonder of the written word.

Lacuna closer view

images via Project Lacuna

via Berkeleyside