Links: Baa, Woof, Same Diff

And finally: Hay, Fiona! What’cha Eating?

Hay, that’s what! And it’s been pre-chewed by her mother Bibi to help expose the still-developing preemie to healthy bacteria that will help her body with digestion. Fiona doesn’t have a full set of teeth yet, so the foam you see is saliva that will soften the food enough to be swallowed. Thanks for the update, Lois M.

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Super Quokka!

When a cyclist in Australia stopped to visit with a little quokka, he got a warm welcome and a once-in-a-lifetime photo. At first, the quokka just posed for a quick selfie…

But the friendly quokka wanted more. “As I walked back to my bike, the quokka chased after me,” the cyclist said. “I put down the GoPro and it jumped at me as if to say come ‘come back’.” And that’s when this happened:

I jumped at the chance to post this, Murray C. (more at The Dodo.)

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What a Grand Time We’re Having

Of all posts so far, these ten passed the test
You upvoted them higher than all of the rest.
And now I give you, as your humble host,
This wierd vid to celebrate the one thousandth post!

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Shout-outs to Sharon and Margaret for using the tip jar! Thank you!

In the comments for the post with the quokka, there was a suggestion that such a thing as a “Quokkabat” (a combination of quokka and wombat) would be a good idea, and then I said that it sounded like a quokka with bat wings, and then reader Haha decided to create some proof-of-concept artwork, and here you go:

Juxtaposer Image

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