Dec 252013
 

Penguin here.

Blue Bear and I spent a lot of time preparing some holiday treats this year, and I will be sharing a couple of samples (in the form of photos) with you guys.

We were in charge of this year’s buche de noel, otherwise known as a Christmas log. We made it as a chocolate swiss roll covered in chocolate ganache and surrounded by meringue snowmen.

Chocolate Swiss Roll Buche de Noel with Meringue Snowmen

Chocolate Swiss Roll Buche de Noel (Christmas Log) with Meringue Snowmen

This year we made a ton of decorated cookies. This is only a small sample of them. You may notice some video game characters here, such as Link from Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Link from Wind Waker and Moogles from Final Fantasy. You may also notice that one of our Santas is Blue Bear’s dog Skunk.

Orange Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing

Orange Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing

Merry Christmas to everyone and Happy Holidays from everyone here at ACAD.

Dec 232013
 

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Which animal is more Christmas-like than a reindeer? Here in North America, reindeer are actually known as caribou. Even if these buddies may not be quite so magical in reality, they are certainly adorable. Seriously, just look at how goofy and fuzzy they are!

Baby Reindeer with Mother

Baby Reindeer with Mother

Found here: reveal.co.uk

Dec 152013
 

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Today we are starting our annual ACAD Holiday special where our next posts will feature animals in festive settings. Today, we will be decorating the tree at Blue Bear’s house, which is why I am posting a picture of this goofy hamster surrounded by Christmas ornaments.

Hamster with Christmas Ornaments

Hamster with Christmas Ornaments

Found here: Animal Animal Animal

Dec 122013
 

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Elephants are goofy by nature, but baby elephants are just absolutely GOOFY. The comparison in size between mother and baby is just too cute. I also like how the mother is trying to eat, and the baby wants in on the action.

Oh yes, and do take note of the peach fuzz on the baby elephant’s head.

Baby elephant with mother

Can I share that with you?

Found here: http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/thefw.com/files/2012/05/mothers-day-baby-elephant-with-mom.jpg

Dec 112013
 

Penguin here.

Skunk, Blue Bear’s dog and a great buddy of mine had an operation yesterday to remove a benign tumor. She’s doing very well, but has to wear this t-shirt so that she won’t bite the area, or get it dirty. We all will wish Skunk a quick and happy recovery.

By the way, doesn’t she look so adorable in a t-shirt?

Get Well Soon, Skunk!

Get Well Soon, Skunk!

Dec 072013
 

Penguin here.

I always found prairie dogs to be such adorable animals. They’re so fuzzy, soft and chubby looking after all. When I stumbled upon this specific picture of prairie dogs, though, I felt moved by the emotion it portrayed. I’m not sure if these two prairie dogs are related, are friends, or are mates, but it is undeniable that they love each other. I hope you get the opportunity to snuggle with or hug someone you love today too.

Prairie Dogs Cuddling

Prairie Dogs Cuddling

Found here: Imgur