Category Archives: squee

Squirrel plays with cat

It’s the end of a long week, I have finished the copyedits of the Albatross, and I’ve prepared an evolution talk for Truman State in Missouri (where I head Monday), and so it’s time to kick back with a drink and a FELID.  Here’s this Friday’s offering: Don’t ask me the circumstances here: a predator […]

And you thought it was difficult giving medicine to a cat!

According to the caption of this YouTube video, the keeper is trying to give two baby pandas their medication. I think they’d rather play.  This appears to be from the Panda Research Center near Chengdu, China: h/t: Matthew Cobb And here’s a photo of Gus the Earless Cat, just because it’s been a long day. […]

Friday squee: Petting a wombat and teaching a polar bear to walk

Okay friends, it’s been a hard day slogging over my bibliography, and I’m tired and need some cute animals. Fortunately, we have two today. Reader Lauren sent me this video with a comment: I always thought a wombat was a vicious creature with which one should engage in mortal combat.  This video proves they just […]

Seven kittens react in unison

When I first saw this video, I thought it had been edited as a loop, but now I’m pretty sure it’s a single cut. It’s clearly the Ultimate Kitten Squee, and thanks to the many readers who sent a link. Video notes: Kittens born April 10, 2014—GC Triskel Naomi Sun X GC Celtic Cats Helios of […]

Animal parents

I’m one day from finishing my book, so excuse me while I show you some animal parents from Bored Panda. There’s something here for everyone (except botanists)—even for herp lovers. My favorites are the lion cub trotting with the older ladies and, of course, the mother and baby squirrel. Identify the hard species if you can. […]

Just once, Lord, just once. . .

I’ve been a good boy, and I deserve to experience this at least once before I die. (A tiger would be better, but a bobcat will do.) What a lucky lad! The bobcat is described as a rescue animal, explaining why it doesn’t nom the kid.

A Friday cat hug

One thing is for sure: a three-cat day is better than a three-dog night.  Here, to end the weekend on a high note, is a lovely kitty asking its owner for a hug (and don’t you dare tell me that I’ve misinterpreted its behavior!). h/t: Blue

A tiny hamster eats tiny burritos

No matter how insane an idea is, you can find it somewhere on the internet, often on YouTube. Here’s one: somebody wondered what would happen if they made a VERY SMALL burrito and fed it to a hamster. This video is the result. It was put up two days ago, and already has 1.3 million […]

A baby rabbit with a backpack

I just know someone, somewhere, is gonna slam me for being “not serious” because I posted this, but really, I’m just as much a softie as anyone, and this tw**ted picture from Planet Earth was too cute not to share: I wish my students looked like that!

End-of-the-week squirrel squee

How can you not look at—or post—a piece from ABC 15 News in Arizona called “Baby squirrel falls from tree, wears little red cast, gets help from City Wildlife Rehab Center“? (It’s based on a Tw**t from City Wildlife.) First the photo, then the explanation: WASHINGTON DC – A tiny squirrel is recovering with the […]

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