micropigs smiles
May 22nd, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

Micropigs. Nuff said.

They are probably the cutest thing in the world. Vines and similar videos that are only a few seconds long have become very popular and this is another fine example of how wonderful it could be.

This should 5 second clip will make sure there are loads of smiles going around. Micropigs are just some of the cutest things in the whole world!

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cuteness overload baby elephant
May 20th, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

Sadly they are not pets that you can keep at home. Most people absolutely love elephants and the baby elephants are hectically cute.

This is a quick 22 second clip. From second 16 the cuteness overload starts

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hug a trash can
April 24th, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

Trashcans these days get no respect. They are all over the place doing a thankless job for a society that doesn’t pay them any real attention… even if they try to look nice for you!

hug a trash can

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sleeping anywhere cat 1
April 14th, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

These cats have the right idea. I must agree, coming off a school holiday I also feel like this. The kids would spend their days lounging around. I think it is now time for us adults to follow the lead of these cats.

It is a very easy two step process:
1. Find any spot
2. Sleep

#1 Because I wanted to be on the internet

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#2 My chiropractor said this should do the trick

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#3 Kitten cuteness overload!!!

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#4 If you can’t go to the coast any time soon, just should help with the illusion…

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#5 The classic criss-cross couch arm relaxing method

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#6 The tiredness when you couldn’t go one more step and just drop your head

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#7 The I-really-don’t-care-how-it-looks-I-am-sleeping-like-this nap time

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#8 When you can’t braai, but you want to dream of it

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#9 When shoe shopping gets the best of you

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#10 I slipped and got my leg stuck… let’s nap

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#11 I just bathed myself. This is where I belong

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#12 Almost fitting, not caring, still napping

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#13 I wanted to read some then the afternoon sun got me and I napped instead

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#14 I R FLOWER

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#15 Yoga Master move #135: “the declining back breaker”

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The dachshund detective
March 22nd, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

I have to confess that I am not the biggest fans of dachshunds. This was however too cute not to share.

These days the police regularly get a bad rap (and often well deserved). If they want improve their image they need to hire a few of these. Everyone will literally start to fall in love with the police!

Don’t keep the cuteness to yoursel! Share it!

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Elephant Orphanage in Kenya - Daphne Sheldrick
March 21st, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

There are stories out there that are both beautiful and sad and this is one of them. The video is 12:30 long, but believe me it is worth the watch.

It covers the amazing work that Daphne Sheldrick is doing in Kenya at her elephant orphanage. The takes orphaned baby elephants and nurse them back to health until they can be transferred back into the wild with other orphans.

As you watch this you will also start to understand how amazing these animals are. They are extraordinary and need to be protected from ruthless and evil people who would hunt them to extinction for profit.

The plight of the elephant and rhino throughout Africa is dire. We often feel helpless in our efforts to try and help them. A first step we can take however is spreading the word and getting the message in front of as many people as possible. This in turn gives it the best chance to be seen by those in power and will help to add pressure to them to fight for these animals.

PLEASE Share this post with friends and family!

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baby and the sloth
March 14th, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

The Heckathorns adopted Daisy the sloth around the same time as their baby Alia was born. Since then the two have been almost inseparable.

The animal-loving family perfectly hit the nail on the head when they gave this little fury critter a new home and there is definitely a special kind of relationship between the baby and the sloth.

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Both girls showing off their beautiful bows in their hair

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Nothing make parents happier than when their kids grow up together smiling, laughing and playing.

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They don’t have problems sharing their toys either and play together regularly

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They are however the best at taking naps together…

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They do however sometimes spend a little time with their mom Julia as well.

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Julia is also writes children’s story books and story time becomes very interesting for this pair.

I don’t think it is possible to get a cuter combo than this. All I know is I need a sloth now.

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elephant meets his handlers
March 12th, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

Ndume is an elephant bull that is 26 years old and lives in the Tsavo National Park. When he was just a 3 month old baby he was rescued by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Over the past few decades they have been responsible for both the rescue and subsequent successful release of over 150 orphaned infant elephants in Kenya. Ndume is however special and the focus of this amazing video.

For years Ndume was only spotted from time to time and this had everyone worried about how well he was doing. This however all changed when in February 2015 he came closer to home and it resulted in an astonishing reunion with his former keepers.

So often the work of great men like these go unnoticed. When something like this happens you can see what it means to them and just once again shows why people talk of a “memory like an elephant”. It is definitely not just an idiom.

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re-gifting gift cards
March 12th, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

One of the most elusive arts to perfect is the art of re-gifting. Some get it right and some just miss the mark ever so slightly. I am a bit divided on where these guys fit into the picture as they went for re-gifting greeting cards.

On the one hand it is exceptionally easy to see that it was definitely not meant to be the card it turned out to be, but these are one-of-a-kind cards. No one else will have one like it, so in fact the person that gave you this card cared so much that they custom made you a card.

What do you think of these masterpieces?

The college celebration card

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Birthday card – that kinda sounds like a 50 Cent song

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Birthday card – that shows they care enough to read it

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Birthday card – parents that understand

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Mother’s day card – when your son can improvise

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Birthday card – actually quite clever

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Birthday card – brotherly love

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Christmas card – the 100% miss

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Engagement card – good re-gifting conversion

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Mother’s day card – the full conversion

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oh to be a cat
March 12th, 2015 by Thys Du Plooy

Many people envy the lives of cats. Sleep for up to 20 hours a day… get carried around… a live of active and professional rest and relaxation.

Cats are however also some of the weirdest creatures out there and they don’t really let anything come between them and a nap. These pictures make you wonder about whether or not cats aren’t in fact aliens of some sort…

And no cats were harmed in the taking of these photos. They decided all by themselves to go to sleep like this. Crazy Cats.

Just getting away from it all

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Bootleg edition

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The sink ninja…now you see me… now you don’t

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A hard day at the office

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Hide and seek winner – 2 days and not found yet!

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Reached the summit and now I need to rest

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Serious multi-direction catting

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Need a hug?

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So a 3d printer can do that?!?!

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