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Tik Tok Apocalypse does Day of the Dead Halloween Chic

It is almost Halloween! And to celebrate my favorite day of the year I actually decided to buy a Halloween costume for Tik Tok this year and see if she would wear it. For a little back story, Tik Tok loves being under the sheets so I figured she wouldn’t necessarily mind having a costume that mimicked wearing a bed sheet. Luckily, I found this cute little Day of the Dead dress with a tutu and a sugar skull design and since it’s small, soft, made of cotton and is basically worn as a tiny cape – it seemed like a winner. And Tikky definitely wore the dress for a good 5 minutes  until it was abundantly clear she was done playing dress up. Luckily I was able to capture this adorable Halloween moment on film. Happy Hauntings from the Treehouse of Love.

Cute Halloween Cat Costume - Day of the Dead

Tik Tok ready to go Trick or Treating for Cat Nip

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Michonne & Her Pets: a Walking Dead POP! Vinyl Diorama

I had so much fun making my Wizard of Oz POP! Vinyl Diorama a few weeks ago I that decided I would continue creating silly new display boxes if any additional POP! Vinyls should happen to join my rather random toy collection. I didn’t really anticipate buying any new figures so quickly, but I went to Tate’s Comics last week for an art opening in the Bear + Bird Gallery (featuring amazing Lenticular Artwork by Kerry Tichenor)  and while I was there I spotted my all time favorite Walking Dead character (books & show), Michonne! And the set even included her two pets. It wasn’t even a question, Michonne was coming home with me. She is like Queen BAMF of my heart.

And so I went about finding the right size shoebox and collecting twigs and sorting through my stash of moss to create a desolate woodland setting for her to conquer with bad-assery.  I went with a pretty simplistic layout, mostly because they included so much detail on the vinyls (check out that splatter), I just wanted them to remain the most interesting part of the scene.

Which POP Vinyls! should I get next?

Michonne Walking Dead Pets POP! Vinyls

“They Don’t Feel a Thing”


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Sloth & Cat are BFFs, Make a Snuggle Video for the Ages

Let’s just be honest for a moment. It’s been a tough week. With the recent tragedies in Boston and now West, Texas, I think we can all use something cute to get our heads and hearts into a brighter space. And what better way is there than watching this adorable sloth and her best kitten friend (Daisy) have a snuggle session? So take a deep breath, prepare to get your smile on and know that there are still so many wonderful things in this crazy world of ours.

This post is dedicated to my dear friend Tricia Woolfenden-Boot and her amazing family – and all the hugs to come.

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The Day I Met a Penguin

Hey Friends!

In what can only be described as the best possible thing to ever happen, I have made contact with a real life penguin. Kaleb and I drove up to Tampa over the weekend and went to the Florida Aquarium and purchased the Penguin Backstage Pass and we met, touched and cuddled with a real life penguin — actually, we got to hang out in a room full of penguins and got to pet and interact with a few of them. I KNOW, it’s like I dreamed it into being! After all these years of talking about going to Cape Town and hoping for some weird universe where I could find myself in actual proximity to a real life penguin without a sheet of glass between us, it actually happened.

And you know what? They are super soft!

I thought the feathers were gonna feel sort of slick and maybe even a little oily (they did feel sleeker once they were wet — yes I also got a pet a penguin while it was splashing around in a kiddie pool — I CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP). It was surreal and wonderful and the excessive cap locks tell you just how serious I am.  But yeah, super soft like short-haired puppy. Who knew? But enough of all this rambling on, I know what you came here for. Check out my amazing penguin encounter:

We had such a fun time learning more about the penguins and watching them get all excited when you pet them. The cute little guys we met were really socialized so they LOVED all the attention and cuddles from everyone (the group was thankfully super small, just 8 of us total). If anyone finds themselves in the Tampa Bay Area I would highly suggest going to the Aquarium. In addition to these amazing penguins, they had a lot of really cool exhibits and I’ll be posting some new cute animal pics in the days to come. Need a little more cute to make your day complete? Ok, I live to serve:

Meeting a Penguin at Florida Aquarium Cute Penguin Portrait Penguins Kissing


March 12, 2013 · 3:00 pm

Pablo’s Newest Penguin Babies

Another successful mating season has gone by for my adopted penguin Pablo, who you may recall lives on Magdalena Island off the coast of Chile. I always look forward to my Pablo updates, but of course pictures of my new penguin grandbabies are an especially wonderful treat. Look at the fuzz on these little guys! Have you ever seen more adorable penguin chicks? I’m sure everyone says that about their grandkids, but it’s hard to argue when you look at those sweet little faces.

Cute Baby Penguin Chicks

Baby Penguins from Magdalena Island, Chile

These aren’t my first penguin grandbabies, but they are a very welcome and very adorable addition to the family. Pablo’s adoption is through Seabirds.org, which is a great organization that does a lot of important penguin research and conversation efforts in Chile and Argentina. You can adopt your own Penguin friend through Seabirds or buy an adoption as a gift for the penguin appreciator in your life. Pablo’s adoption was actually an anniversary present from Kaleb about 5 or so years ago, and we renew the adoption every year as part of our anniversary celebrations. Pretty sweet, I know. I told you it’s a good gift.

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Swimming Sloths Wednesday

Saw this super cute swimming sloth video on Jezebel and just couldn’t resist. Not only does it feature an adorable assortment of sloths rockin’ the doggy paddle, but it’s also educational. Did you know sloths can swim? Did you know you should not pick up said swimming sloth and drive it around in yr speedboat even though it looks super chill and squee-inducing with its sloth hair blowing in the wind? Truth. It’s cute, but don’t do it. Luckily we can all enjoy this educational sloth video instead and tell all your friends when boating in Costa Rica, leave the swimming sloths to their aquatic business (just take lots of pics and send them to me).

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Ticklish Penguin Laughing Up a Storm

OK, breathe….breathe…..This is kind of a big deal. Penguins are apparently ticklish and they have something resembling a laugh. I feel like I have to qualify it a little bit because YES it is obviously totally adorable and wonderous and heart melting to see Cookie the tiny penguin (I can’t even with that name, will the cuteness ever cease?!?!) buckle over from getting the tickle giggles, and yet, even I can appreciate that the noises coming out of this adorable penguin from the Cincinnati Zoo kinda sound like a demon possession from a B horror film.

But let’s stay focused shall we? What we know: At least some Penguins can feel the tickles and make resulting happy noises!!! Rejoice!

What we can assume: I will soon be planning an extended visit to Ohio

You’re seriously going to pee yourself from the squeeing.

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