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Cats And Dogs As Noble Warriors (Art)

Such Regality. Much Monarch.

Japanese illustrator and sometimes manga artist, @PonkichiM, has created a series, titled "Dog Night Story," of cats and dogs dressed in medieval armor as noble warriors. 

And we're 100% here for it. 



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Natalie Kepa took her six-year-old daughter, Stella, waterskiing in Kumutoto Bay, New Zealand, when they ran into something unexpected -- orcas! 

Kepa told Storyful that upon first seeing the orcas, she simply "didn't know what to do."

As you can see in the video, Stella is absolute natural waterskiing, her mom and others cheer her on as she takes on this new activity for the very first time. However, soon those cheers turn into shouts of shock. 

"I was beside myself," Natalie told Storyful. Stella, on the other hand, "totally loved it," Natalie said. She "was crazily calm throughout" and is now keen to get out again as her friends thing she's an awesome "whale rider."

According to Whale Facts, orcas tackle large prey and won't attack a human unless threatened. Did you know that there are no known cases of humans being killed by them in the wild? Just something to chew on.

Be sure to look at the bottom of the video under the wake at 0:29 in the water... CRAZY.

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Artist Creates Ultra-Realistic Pokémon

Concept artist from the UK, Joshua Dunlop, has created some ultra-realistic Pokémon and we're speechless! 

If you're a fan of Pokémon and/or appreciate really great concept art -- you'll love this! 

All we can say is thank goodness there isn't a Mr Mime in this list, we'd never sleep again.

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Woman Builds Catio Of Her Dreams (34 Pics)

We love transformations -- especially if its cat-related! 

Imgur user, emilymartian, had decided to create the catio of her dreams and documented the process! 

The catio, named 'Pussy Palace,' has come a long way since 2012! And like any palace, there are rules that must be obeyed! 

Thankfully, they're all listed outside so you can read them before stepping into the kitty kingdom! 

Commentary below is provided by emilymartian:

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Artist Re-imagines Doggos In Historical And Fantasy Roles As Centaurs

No one ever expects the Dachshund Inquisition!

Artist Nikita Orlov has re-imaged our favorite dog breeds into roles of the past and of fantasy. But the imagination doesn't just stop there, there's an added twist -- Centaurs. 

If you're an avid D&D player, these characters will definitely spark that imagination! If not, these are still pretty darn cool to look at and enjoy!

You can follow Orlov's art on Instagram

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Gorilla's Unique Pigmentation On Fingers Goes Viral

We all know according to evolution, we are descendants of apes. Yet, it's even more clear after seeing images of just one gorilla. 

Meet Anaka, who resides at the Zoo Altanta. Anaka is unique, not only in terms of skin, but in personality as well. "[She's] often barking at her mom and others to get a prime spot for food and juice," Altanta Zoo wrote on their website. "She is often seen riding piggyback on her brother and sisters."

When the Morena Lale commented on a post from the zoo, asking if Anaka had vitiligo (a skin condition characterized by loss of skin pigmentation).

The Zoo responded, "Well, her skin pigment has always been like that and hasn't changed over the years, so we think it's just a cool birthmark."

Cool, indeed!


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Macro-photography Shows The Immense Beauty Of Mushrooms

Marco-photographer extraordinaire, Alison Pollack, focuses her photography on fungi and Myxomycetes.

Pollack's Instagram account is jam-packed with stunning photos of these minuscule hypnotic mushrooms. In an interview with PetaPixel, Pollack reveals how she got started, "I started to get serious about mushroom and Myxomycete photography a couple of years ago, when I found and photographed my first Myxomycete. I had no idea what it was, so I looked it up online. I was immediately fascinated with the Myxomycete life cycle, and I have been avidly hunting and photographing them ever since.

As I looked for the tiny Myxos, I also started noticing really tiny fungi, and started photographing them as well. These tiny organisms are all over the forest when it rains, but they are so small that people just don't see them. My goal is to reveal their beauty and magic!"

You have definitely done so! Scroll down to see some of that magic mushroom revealed by Pollack: 

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Chats With The Void: Existentialist Dread Comics That Are Actually Wholesome

Twitter artist, @ChatsVoid, has created a comic about "existentialism, creative advice, and how cool animal skulls look."

And while all that sounds really awesome, the comics about existentialist dread is way more wholesome than we ever could have imagined. 

Let's put it this way, we came for the despair but stayed for the wholesome. 

This art of animals chatting with their void selves have a lot of depth and wisdom to them, we we're now new fans of this amazing artist! 

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Japan Now Has Homes Designed For People With Cats

Japan has designed homes specially for felines and of course, we're over the moon in the love. 

With features such as built-in litter boxes under the floor, this is litter-ally the purrfect home for you and your felines. 

The brand Felissimo, has been spoiling felines around the world. They say no one loves cats as much as Felissimo and you're about to see why. Felissimo created the Buddhist statue-style halo scratchers and the crepe omelette kitty beds, but have now moved into the realtor business. 

A luxurious living space for cats on a whole new level -- a house made for them! 

Felissimo, in collaboration with Wada Kosan, have created these homes in the Hyogo Prefecture, and are currently awaiting tenants iin the city of Kobe.  

Story via Sora News

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Pokemon Characters And Their Real Life Inspirations

Not sure about you but if we found out we were inspired by a 'literal garbage bag,' we'd be less than thrilled. Yet, we're still kind of obsessed with it and believe it feels over overall mood about 138% of the time. 

Which Pokemon's real life inspiration do you like most? You already know ours. 

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Famous Mythical Creatures Of Every US State (Illustrated)

Welcome to the American bestiary catalog! A catalog full of animals, birds, and other interesting natural (or sometimes imaginary) phenomena. 

According to this 12th century author, the purpose of bestiary is "to improve the minds of ordinary people, in such a way that the soul will at least perceive physically things which it has difficulty grasping mentally: that what they have difficulty comprehending with their ears, they will perceive with their eyes."

Thanks to CashNetUSA, for assembling all the greatest mythical creatures within the US, and illustrating them so wonderfully! 

If you're living in the US, share what mythical creature your state is famous for! 

Story via CashNetUSA

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Dad Brings Kids Animal Drawings To Life (33 Pics)

Meet Tom, the dad! Or better known as Instagram's @thingsihavedrawn.

Tom transforms kid drawings of all sorts, into 3D realistic images. The imagination behind these pictures are incredible, regardless of some of them being absolutely terrifying. You cannot deny just how creative and powerful a child's imagination can be. Tom is simply bringing forth that imagination and sharing it in a different medium.


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Disney Characters Re-imaged As Pokemon Evolutions

Artist Ry Spirit, has taken some of the most cherished and beloved Disney characters and threw in a new spins -- Disney characters as Pokemon Evolutions!

And yes, it's amazing as it sound! We're pretty much obsessed and didn't realize that we needed this mash-up in our lives, until now. 

Check it up, Ry Spirit! We love your work! 

You can also check out the art on Facebook

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Dive Into This Massive Compilation Of Animal Facts (37 Facts)

Did you know a blind chameleon will still take on the colors of its surrounding environment? 

There. That's a thing you know now.

Here are 37 animal facts you may have not known, some cool, some sad, some weird as heck. 

Enjoy! 

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Pet Detective Reunites Thousands Of Pets With Owners

There's a real life Ace Ventura Pet Detective in Shanghai, Asia, and he's incredible at this job! 

Meet Private sleuth Sun Jinrong, a real-life pet detective who gets the job done, and unlike Jim Carey's Ventura -- does so without the goofiness. 

Though, we are quite fond of the goofiness. 

Anyways, Jinrong is being dubbed as the nation's FIRST pet detective! Apparently, he is completely stoney-faced but adores animals so much that he solves only animal-related cases. 7 years ago, Jinrong first launched his pet detective business and so far has reunited around 1,000 missing pets back with their worried owners.

And he solves each case with the help of high-gear tech. 

Can this dude sound any cooler? 

Story via Breaking Asia

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