His agent called. The hamster got the part. Corey Hochachka/Newscom/File
Looks as though it's time for this horse to gallop to the dentist. Corey Hochachka/Newscom/File
Can your dog do this? Wenn.com/Newscom/File
Sure, this dolphin looks happy, but he doesn't know the difference between that fish and your hand, so watch out. Solent News/Splash News/Newscom/File
Who needs a surfboard when you've got moves like this penguin? Andy Rouse/Newscom/File
That's the thing about cheetah humor. You had to be there. Imago Stock & People/Newscom/File
National Geographic has started hiring marmots to get a different photographic perspective. Imago Stock & People/Newscom/File
It ain't easy being a deer. Newscom/File
Don't you step on my blue suede shoes. A blue-footed booby does a courtship dance. Nick Garbutt/Evolve/Photoshot/Newscom/File
Hope this baboon just ate a breath mint. Imago Stock & People/Newscom/File
Who says cats are uncooperative? What you can't see is the big dish of caviar just outside the frame. Index Stock Imagery/Newscom/File
Apparently this goat dances, serves as a surrogate guard dog, and lets owner Zhao Huaiyun of Beijing know when his cellphone is ringing. No word on whether it can streamline his e-mail inbox. Quirky News/Splash News/Newscom/File
The bear crashed through the screen door and there, a mere five feet in front of me, was a jumbo-sized snout.
Debra Larson /
March 22, 2012
A little voice in my head told me to stop and check the clatter, which, it seemed, wasn't coming from outside, but rather from the boys' bedroom. This was the same voice that plays in your head during horror movies: "Yeah, right. Dumb girl. She has to do the stupidest things or there would be no movie. I'd never open the door."