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Chiikiro Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
@03:57That one guy flipping from side to side is my favorite part of this (besides the song xD)
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Marieezee Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@01:35James, James JAMES JAMES JAMES JAMES.
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Marieezee Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:49DAFUQ
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:iconpheona:
pheona Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
@04:27I still watch this when I am feeling blue :)
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:iconinkaxkirby:
inkaXkirby Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
@04:26obsession much?
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:iconkimlu1:
Kimlu1 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Student Writer
@01:43The f*ck is wrong with that girl...
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:icondicaso:
Dicaso Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
@01:29verry,verry,verry.............................................................verry fun
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:iconrhubarbzoo:
RhubarbZoo Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
@00:02Hehe thanks, it was fun to make... part of the madness probably stems from the lack of sleep we had while working on it =P

-Dane
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:iconrhubarbzoo:
RhubarbZoo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
@03:15Hehe thanks :)

-Dane
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kaleallerion Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Student Writer
Ah, 'kay. Thanks.

Great movie, by the way. It made me laugh! ^_^
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:iconrhubarbzoo:
RhubarbZoo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
@01:45Aw we all loved James when he was still around...
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:icononin07:
onin07 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Student General Artist
that's weird..
if a cat's about to die or something they do run away from home..
especially when they are taken care of..
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:icona-snapshot:
a-snapshot Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
@00:47SO. CUTE.
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XxKibaTheHunterxX Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Student General Artist
@03:27Woah...trippy....
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:iconlovissa:
Lovissa Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
@04:09? lol :+fav: quite random, yet awesome in it's own special way. Also, very well done.
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AmericanFobbie Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
@02:23haha i bet... he was eventually eaten :O
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spiffy-the-wonderkid Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
@01:26I love the music. -jams out-
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Weird-Oddball-Girl Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
@03:25JAMES JAMES JAMES! Poor James. :)
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Yanimae Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Student General Artist
@02:05AHAHAHA Poor James!

I love the animation though. It's really well done!
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xsuckxmyxkissx Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
@03:45Holy Jayzus...
I can't stop watching this video D:

I am really sorry James went missing.
Cats are quite unpredictable. He probably found himself a girlfriend on one of his outings or someone decided to pick him up and take him.
From Oliver's pictures it looks like he is a very beautiful kitty.
I am sorry to Ella and Frances and I hope they feel better soon.
My love goes out to them <3
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Fantazmagorix Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
@00:54Awww, poor James. Luv it!!
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AdventureAddict Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
@01:14The Ministry of Silly Walks... awesome, lol
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:iconpeacelovedrama:
peacelovedrama Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008   Photographer
@02:19priceless expression! xD
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audrizzle-mcninja Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008
@01:05oh god. that poor cat. this is way too cute. : )
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primategirl95majan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
@03:55wow speaking of killing the cat when you swirl it around.
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:iconsage-of-winds:
Sage-of-Winds Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
@00:53I'm addicted to this song now <333
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:icononematty:
Onematty Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
@02:38I REALY love this video! I'm so sorry to Frances, I hope James turns up...
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0defying-gravity0 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
@02:24That, right there, is priceless. XDDDDDDD
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Sky-roxorz-815 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
@04:19THE VERYGREATEST THING IEVER SAW EVER.
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Fckrat Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:59it is and stee funny but the cat wel its poor
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:iconmrconspiracy:
MrConspiracy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008   Photographer
@00:25Is that anything like a Strawberry Alarm Clock?
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:iconkinny-cat:
Kinny-Cat Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008   Digital Artist
@04:23cute. :3
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Carlotta4th Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008   General Artist
Well, you did a very good job. It's very original and clever and all... "kudos to yudos."
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Flip-Top Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008   Digital Artist
@04:07Amazing. I want a James of my own.
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GrimReaporIsHere Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
@04:15funny vid btw i was laughing through the whole thing i even sent it to a friend so she could laugh
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Carlotta4th Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008   General Artist
@03:12Agreed. That was a great idea (cats bursting out of cakes is just... funny).
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AubBeast Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:14Very creative I must say. Good, good.
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:iconppbmello:
ppbmello Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
@03:36how is the singer?
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:iconpaintedwindowz:
paintedwindowz Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
@02:53omg that was hilarious! i love the idea!!!
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mexecutionerfan Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
@03:10Best part. I love the way the cat bursts out of the cake. Amazing. Funny. Cute.
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Sneepioo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
@01:36Nice shot
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KaitlinTheGreat Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
@00:43What a weird song
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:iconmegantheartist:
MeganTheartist Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
@02:08ahahahahhahah this face is wonderfully amazing. :3
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DistillersRock Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@03:06this is so cute i love it when it got happy over the cat lol
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taotu Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
@03:05This candle-blowing animation is so smooth and cute! :D It reminds me of the simple motions of Animal Crossing characters or something.
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iaz-punk Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
@01:23WAWW.. scream sound nice, babe.. hha
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TOCZ Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
@01:59seconded. i love this part the most.
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Roushi-kun Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
@01:16i like this flavour of humour, almost surreal imo
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Freedom007 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007   Digital Artist
@04:14+fav
:D
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joeyddizon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
@00:41that was nice!!!
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--DISCLAIMER--

The way we portrayed Frances :iconmisssakura: and Oliver :icongman3k: in this film is not at all indicative of their real-world selves - we exaggerated Frances' obsession with James by making the relationship an unwittingly violent one - in real life Frances and Oliver treated James with as much love and care as you would expect. Similarly, Oliver doesn't parade around in nothing but his underwear =P.

Unfortunately James went missing several months ago, so please go and send your condolences to Frances and Oliver - and check out some of the photos of the real-world James and Ella on Oliver's page while you're there.




Download the full high-res film by right-click-saving here.
The file is a 44MB DVD sized mov with a better framerate than the DA version.




UNOFFICIAL Ruzu Animated Short
Year released: 2007
Running Time: 4:27

The Film


Ode to James is an animated music video we created for our friend Frances :iconmisssakura: for her birthday. It chronicles her untamed love for her scraggly cat James, her romantic relations with a certain Oliver Cross, and the unplumbed depths of difficulty she experiences as a result of being a British-born immigrant in New Zealand.

Ode to James is not an officially released Ruzu short - but we thought we'd put it up here for you to enjoy (and hopefully put up with all the in-jokes).

The film is absolutely not-for-profit - which hopefully excuses us from a severe legal skirmish with comedy hero John Cleese's lawyers.

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Given 2008-03-07
Ode to James by ~RhubarbZoo This is an hilarious 2D animation made with love! The soundtrack is just fantastic and was made by themsleves too. This made me want to save that poor kitty... And you? ( Featured by feawen )
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Sugar-Honey-IcedTea Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
JAMES JAMES JAMES
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xkaliber4life Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student General Artist
what.
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:iconchiikiro:
Chiikiro Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
@03:57That one guy flipping from side to side is my favorite part of this (besides the song xD)
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:iconiluvsoulevans:
ILuvSoulEvans Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist
I know somebody named james. I must show him this!!!!
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EFDonn Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
WTF did I just watch?
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:iconmarieezee:
Marieezee Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@01:35James, James JAMES JAMES JAMES JAMES.
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:iconmarieezee:
Marieezee Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
@00:49DAFUQ
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:iconpheona:
pheona Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
@04:27I still watch this when I am feeling blue :)
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:iconinkaxkirby:
inkaXkirby Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
@04:26obsession much?
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:iconkimlu1:
Kimlu1 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Student Writer
@01:43The f*ck is wrong with that girl...
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darkkittenangel Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
@04:27Oh my... O.o poor kitty, but very cute at the same time :D
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SpyroDragonXx Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
@04:27...I'm scared...
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:icondicaso:
Dicaso Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
@01:29verry,verry,verry.............................................................verry fun
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Psyartista9 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Student General Artist
@00:02... that's messed up!
But so frickin' hilarious! I loved it - magnificient!
:heart::iconpyrodanceplz::heart:
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:iconrhubarbzoo:
RhubarbZoo Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
@00:02Hehe thanks, it was fun to make... part of the madness probably stems from the lack of sleep we had while working on it =P

-Dane
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artmaster246 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
@04:27lol i love it! its so funny!she must love that cat....
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:iconrhubarbzoo:
RhubarbZoo Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
@04:27:) Glad you saw the humour in it... I'm never certain how many other people would appreciate our sense of humour =p

-Dane
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artmaster246 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
@04:27no problem, glad to hear your happy,just helping...
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:iconfellowkittyhat:
fellowkittyhat Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Student
@04:27cat hurt in making of film?
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:iconrhubarbzoo:
RhubarbZoo Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
@04:27Haha.. well... perhaps his cartoon equivalent may have been tossed about a bit but I assure you nothing of the sort happened in real life =p

-Dane
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fellowkittyhat Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Student
@04:27yah true
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:iconmadxali:
madxali Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
@03:15this is so cute and funny its alot like what i do to my kitty lol :meow: love it!
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:iconrhubarbzoo:
RhubarbZoo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
@03:15Hehe thanks :)

-Dane
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qwertypictures Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@04:27I wholeheartedly agree that the title for this animation is very fitting after hearing the sad news on the actual cat. Wherever he is, I'm sure, somehow, he'd enjoy this wild but fun animation 10 times as much as I have :)
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RhubarbZoo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
@04:27Aw thanks for the kind words :) I'm sure Fran and Oliver will appreciate it too! - J
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stuck-in-suburbia Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@04:25Wow, that was really random and awesome at the same time! :heart:
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:iconrhubarbzoo:
RhubarbZoo Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
@04:25Hehe thanks :)

-Dane
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KirstenChocolate Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Student General Artist
@04:27The chorus is so funny~ :XD:
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:iconrhubarbzoo:
RhubarbZoo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
:D
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KirstenChocolate Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Student General Artist
X)
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Griolf Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
@04:27LMAO! I couldn't stop laughing!!
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:iconrhubarbzoo:
RhubarbZoo Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
Hehe sweet :)

-Dane
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sAkora1 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@04:27The james james james parts made me laugh. XD
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:iconrhubarbzoo:
RhubarbZoo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
@04:27Hehehe thanks :)

-Dane
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sAkora1 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
@04:27Your welcome. :3
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:iconkaleallerion:
kaleallerion Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Student Writer
@02:39What's Keri Keri?
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:iconrhubarbzoo:
RhubarbZoo Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
@02:39It's a little town in NZ where Oliver and I grew up North of New Zealand. Myself, Dane, Oliver and Frances went up there to Oliver's parents place for Frances' birthday party, where we gave her this video :)

And incidentally, Dane spelt it wrong in the animation, it should be 'Kerikeri' - One word :P

- J
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kaleallerion Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Student Writer
Ah, 'kay. Thanks.

Great movie, by the way. It made me laugh! ^_^
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Wilt1993 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Student General Artist
@01:45poor kitty kitty!
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:iconrhubarbzoo:
RhubarbZoo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
@01:45Aw we all loved James when he was still around...
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:icononin07:
onin07 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Student General Artist
@03:32kewl...
is james the cat???
poor jame..
he looks like he's all worn out or somethin...
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RhubarbZoo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
@03:32Heh yep James is the cat! - J
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:icononin07:
onin07 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009  Student General Artist
@03:32i heard he's missing...
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:iconrhubarbzoo:
RhubarbZoo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
@03:32Unfortunately yes... he just disappeared one day... wandered off and didn't come back :( He was happy and was well looked after... so it's a bit of a mystery but cats do weird things sometimes.

-Dane
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:icononin07:
onin07 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Student General Artist
that's weird..
if a cat's about to die or something they do run away from home..
especially when they are taken care of..
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koukla97 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
@04:27Hahaha.
This has inspired me to name the next cat I get James, XD.
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:iconrhubarbzoo:
RhubarbZoo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
@04:27Hahaha are you serious? LOL so great :D

- J
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:iconkoukla97:
koukla97 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
@04:27Just as long it has a scraggly tail, haha.
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Coahtemoc Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
@01:33I know, right!? X3 So adorable when he's so horrified! X3
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a-snapshot Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
@00:47SO. CUTE.
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