BY Michelle Beiter
on Mar 27, 2014
Get ready to smile your face completely off. If animals doing people things isn't a phenomenon you're aware of — you're welcome, because it's my favorite way to de-stress. Some prefer yoga, some like to meditate, but that's probably because they've never spent ten minutes watching budgies kick-flip into the sunset. Six years ago, Trieste Visier of Sydney, Australia, started training her birds to skateboard (and do other, decidedly human things). After finding model success with her budgie, Willow, Visier made a photography project of parakeets-in-action. And I am so, so SO glad she did. Read More
BY Claire Filipek
on Mar 27, 2014
This is the cutest thing I have seen today:
Major props to American Eagle Outfitters for making a fake line for animals (complete with a mockumentary) to help raise money for rescue organizations.
...their creative team deserves to be showered in sloppy, wonderful, St. Bernard kisses.
Also, the “American Beagle Outfitters Dogumentary” is a must-watch! Really high caliber parody. Sample soundbyte: “Do you know what it is like to go to the mall, and all they have for you is Halloween costumes? That’s what [my dog] is dealing with. Read More
BY Emma Pacchiana
on Feb 18, 2014
Dreading the beginning of the work week after President's Day weekend? Regretting going a little too hard while celebrating America's founding fathers? The adorable tumblr Animals Sitting on Capybaras is guaranteed to brighten your morning. The blog (and its accompanying twitter account) feature exactly what is advertised: over 100 images of small animals sitting on your favorite oversized rodent, the capybara. Read More
There’s nothing like being read to; simply put, being told a story makes ya feel loved.Shelter animals around the world deserve to feel special and cared for, and the Animal Rescue League of Berks County thought of an unusual way to nurture their underprivileged cats. As part of the shelter’s new program, kids from Grade 1 to Grade 8 visit the animals and read to them; the shelter reports that the kids’ reading improves and the animals are calmed by the voices. Read More
By now you might be acquainted with Theo and Beau, a dog and his boy. There’re kind of a big deal: Theo, a mixed breed puppy was adopted in early November by Jessica Shyba, and he quickly bonded with her human son Beau. The two began taking naps together every day; Theo just can’t wait for Beau to settle down for his afternoon nap and get the snuggle party started.
Now that we’re well into the new year, 22 Words decided to catch up with the Shyba family. Turns out that all’s still right with the world. Read More
It’s finally time for the 8th annual BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular & Food Fair! It’s all goin’ down this weekend, December 14th and 15th, from 10 AM to 7 PM. Head to the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 West 18th Street, one of the most in-demand event locations in Manhattan, with high-ceilings and easy train access right in the heart of Chelsea!
This year, we have some truly amazing vendors and organizations lined up to spread holiday cheer. Read More
Oh look, it’s Agent Dana Scully of the X-Files carrying a wounded alien! This photograph of a nude Gillian Anderson, adorned with a deceased conger eel, is actually part of Fish Love’s new campaign to end overfishing. The British organization, founded by Nicholas Rohl and Greta Scacchi, released Denis Rouvre’s images of celebrities and dead fish in attempt to raise awareness about deep sea trawling, a practice that continues to fatally damage the ocean floor, killing many creatures in its by-catch. Read More
Have you heard of Harlow and Sage? Harlow is a dashing and giddy weimaraner whose expressive face recalls the work of William Wegman's beloved beasts. Sage is his majestic and slightly graying dachshund friend. Well, just in time for the holidays, Harlow is ready to introduce us to the newest member of their family, Indi the dachshund puppy. Read More
Meet Peter, an elephant and resident of the Royal Elephant Kraal & Village’s non-profit program Elephantstay in Thailand. He also likes to play the piano. Peter’s human companion, a Mr. PaulBartonPiano, submitted a video of his beautiful concert with our favorite pianist. He says of the experience, “I’ve noticed elephants such as Peter have moods at different times of day. Usually in the cooler evening before nightfall [...] they are in a more relaxed and playful mood. Read More
BY Katie Fustich
on Nov 18, 2013
It's the start of another week, which means it's time to face the struggles of life anew. What better to combat that with than videos of small and fuzzy animals doing ridiculous stuff?! There's nothing that says "I'll worry about those taxes later!" quite like a clip of a hamster stuffing ten carrots into his cheek pouches. In that spirit, we've prepared for you a clip-a-day to keep productivity away! Happy squealing.
On Monday, we are all a Bun Bun...a.k.a. a kitten so confused with the universe that he seems capable of little more than walking in horizontal lines. Read More