I couldn't tell you how many hours I've spent checking in on my favorite puppies, whales, and lions this year, but I can tell you that live zoo and streaming puppy cams are in your computer and taking over your Internets. With over 4,200 followers on UStream, the live Shiba Inu Puppy Cam became an overnight sensation, and your daily destination for "Awwww!"

Plus, more and more zoos are taking to the Internet with live cameras, so you're able see lots of different animals in their habitats, and view what goes on from day to day in the comfort of your desk chair. From the looks of things, it's pretty relaxed. Must be nice.