Thursday, May 31, 2007

La la la laaaaaaaaaa.....

Although rejected as a t-shirt design, its cuteness lives forever on this blog.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I'm only sleeping...

Vote on the cute - which sleeping kitten do you like better? Kitten in a salad bowl or kitten on the tablecloth? Or are they both just equally cute-a-licious?

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Keep them pandas rolling...

Tarepanda (たれぱんだ), which means "lazy" panda or "droopy" panda in Japanese, is a panda character who gets around by rolling, since he is so lazy (at 2.75 meters per hour, according to company literature). [1] "Tare" means lying on the tummy. He loves to eat mochi and relax in teacups.

Friday, May 25, 2007

the cute has landed

At long last, after a month of anticipation, our cute has arrived from Japan (sans "out of stock" plush seal). This is a good day indeed.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

I think he's come back for his noon feeding.

Jaws in 30 seconds, re-enacted by bunnies.

"Y'all know me. Know how I earn a livin'. I'll catch this bird for you, but it ain't gonna be easy. Bad fish. Not like going down to the pond and chasing bluegills and tommycocks. This shark, swallow you whole. No shakin', no tenderizin', down you go. And we gotta do it quick, that'll bring back your tourists, put all your businesses on a payin' basis. But it's not gonna be pleasant. I value my neck a lot more than three thousand bucks, chief. I'll find him for three, but I'll catch him, and kill him, for ten. But you've gotta make up your minds. If you want to stay alive, then ante up. If you want to play it cheap, be on welfare the whole winter. I don't want no volunteers, I don't want no mates, there's too many captains on this island. Ten thousand dollars for me by myself. For that you get the head, the tail, the whole damn thing."
Quint, from Jaws

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Happy birthday to me, is how is ought to be...

This is Frances. She is a badger, and a little girl. She is drawn by Lillian Hoban, and featured in books by Russel Hoban. My favorite of these books is titled, "Bread and Jam for Frances". If you have read these books, what is your favorite scene or Frances song from them? I like her friend Albert, and her little sister, Gloria.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Make mine a CUB sandwich

Snow leopards - dont miss the featurette in "Planet Earth" on them. They are rare, but excellent zoo breeders. And they are adorable, although I am partial to cats.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Friday, May 18, 2007

bunnies from france

I couldn't wait for real life cute day to post this little guy. I found him while googling university logos. I think it was fate. Someday I'm going to go to France, find him, and take him home with me.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Life Aquatic

This is a nudibranch. It is a type of sea snail, and is carnivorous. There are many different types and colors of nudibranchs, and many are brightly colored and fantastic. Some are cute. This nudibranch is cute.

The word "nudibranch" comes from Latin nudus meaning "naked", and Greek brankhia meaning "gills". The name is appropriate since the dorids (infraclass Anthobranchia) breathe through a branchial plume of bushy extremities on their back, rather than using gills. By contrast, on the back of the aeolids in infraclass Cladobranchia there are brightly colored sets of tentacles called cerata.


Wednesday, May 16, 2007


This sleepy little mouse has been a favorite of mine since I was very little. Thank you, Leo Leonini!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Hedgehogs are an animal close to my heart. Like me, they are nocturnal, lactose intolerant, enjoy warm climates, and have a tendency to hibernate (which is something I've always wanted to do). Unlike me, they enjoy eating bugs - but they also like berries and melons. When avoiding predators, they roll into a ball with all of their spines pointing out. (*note: their spines are hollow hairs and are not barbed) They are difficult to maintain as pets, but someday I may try.

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Monday, May 14, 2007

Happy Meal

I'm not sure whether to cuddle with it or eat it. Waiter, Waiter...there are kittens in my food! I hope they have all had their shots...

Friday, May 11, 2007

Can you bear it?

Fisher - Price retro could do a whole blog on them alone. This little bear makes me absolutely happy and filled with happy plastic feelings.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

birthday cute

We interrupt your regularly scheduled cute in honor of our birthday! This was presented to me today from Sophia and may go down in the record books as the cutest birthday present EVER.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Smells Like Skunk

"Skunk in Plaid" is a reminder that cute animals can always be improved upon with the addition of clothing.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Fraggle Dog

My 4 lb. long haired chihuahua, Scarlett, looks like a Fraggle. Enough said...

Monday, May 7, 2007

Pokemon is cute

Two pichu, one pikachu. Pichu is one of my favorite cuties when playing Nintendo's "Super Smash Brothers". Not too tough, but who cares?

Friday, May 4, 2007

Winning Marsupial

The Sugar Glider is around 16 to 20 cm (6.3 to 7.5 inches) in length, with a tail almost as long as the body and almost as thick as a human thumb, and weighs between 90 and 150 grams (3 to 5.3 oz). The fur is generally pearl grey, with black and cream patches at the base of the black or grey ears. Other colour variations include leucistic and albino recessive traits. The tail tapers only moderately and the last quarter of it is black, often with a dark tip. The muzzle is short and rounded. Northern forms tend to be brown coloured rather than grey and, as predicted by Bergmann's Rule, smaller.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Yearnin' for Yoda

Green skin, wrinkly forehead, wispy barely-there hair, bulgy eyes, serious (borderline grumpy) expression… on paper it seems impossible that a creature bearing this description could ever find its way to the Land of Cute. But thanks to his endearing personality, voice a la Frank Oz, and clever merchandising, Yoda has broken down all of the barriers and blazed a trail into the cute recesses of our hearts.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Penguin Island

Penguin chicks are all the rage. Anything with an amorphous body and twinkly eyes has a home in the Land of Cute.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Tuesday Tiger

It's hard to deny the supreme cuteness of this image - combining the sweet piglet with a tiger. The image is from a zoo in China, where they frequently try a variety of animal stunts to entertain visitors. The image was taken in 2004.