Feel Good Freshness! Penguin Sweaters!

Photo and caption by Claus Possberg "The emperor penguins fight for survival and to protect their only baby in the frozen Antarctic ice desert." Camera: Canon 1Ds Mark III Canon EF 500 mm

Feel Good Freshness is a beautiful thing. I saw the above picture yesterday on TBL Roundup and it made me smile. Then, a lobster (The King) sent me photos of penguins that had been injured during an oil spill: It’s a sad story with a happy twist. Blue penguins in New Zealand have been soaked with oil after a container ship ran aground near the east coast of the country’s North Island earlier this month. New Zealand’s Environment Minister Nick Smith has described the oil spill as the nation’s “most significant maritime environmental disaster.”

Toby Zerna / Newspix via Rex USA file

Yes! Penguin sweaters! “In their oil-soaked state, the birds shouldn’t preen themselves because their feathers are contaminated. They also need help staying warm before and after rescue workers do what they can to clean them up.” Not gonna lie… these little penguin sweaters are warming my heart more than they’re warming these penguins. (cheesiest, truest, bestest line ever)

AP file

Best part? You can make them sweaters. Like, YOU. Anybody can help. Lobsters can make sweaters for penguins. “You can find specifications — (for instance, they must be made of 100 percent wool yarn, and they must be just the right size) — as well as an address to send your creations, here.

Day. Made.

-bp

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5 Responses to Feel Good Freshness! Penguin Sweaters!

  1. Herm says:

    for the last 3 days….at least…you’ve posted some feel-good story. if i wanted to feel good I’d watch The View. I don’t come here to read about penguins and old people holding hands. take the rest of the weekend off and lock it up.

  2. Ben Hodge says:

    You lock it up! But seriously, sweaters for penguins? With all this supposed global warming you’d think that Billy Madison’s words would ring true: “too damn hot for a penguin to be just walkin’ around”

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