Category Archives: squee

An afternoon otter

We had only a soupçon of science today, but there will be more tomorrow. In the meantime, enjoy this baby otter and its friend the Bengal cat: PIP IS TOO CUTE TO PROCESS 😍😭 — Cute Emergency (@CuteEmergency) April 22, 2017

Hips don’t lie: Fat squirrel stuck in manhole cover rescued; then eats more

I’m going to shamelessly steal this entire story from the BBC site because it’s so damn funny. Click on the headline to go to it, but the entire text is below: A red squirrel who got stuck halfway through a manhole cover thanks to his curvy hips is recovering after a lengthy rescue operation in […]

Damien, a baby kangaroo

I suppose this is a juvenile of the big red kangaroo, but Aussies can weigh in here. At any rate, it’s adorable:

Afternoon squee: capybara with ducklings on its back

I’ve noticed that the evening news on television always ends on an upbeat note, clearly designed to leave the audience feeling good—and perhaps to tune in the next day. So today I’ll do the same, showing two adorable beasts interacting in the bathtub. The capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris), is, of course, the world’s largest rodent, and can weigh […]

Baby pandas make it hard to get work done

. . . and I mean that in two ways: not only eating up your time on the Internet, but interrupting this cleaner at the Panda breeding sanctuary in Szechuan. I actually visited the place some years ago and got to touch a giant panda. I doubt this worker was upset at the interruption! Is there […]

Friday squee: three rescued animals in love with their mentors

It’s the end of most people’s work week, and I like to finish it off with some heartwarming squee. This week I’ve been sent, or found, four items. Let’s start with this: And then go to Ozzie the Desk Weasel. Don’t get any ideas about adopting one, as this is a rescued orphan and weasels can […]

Tuesday: Hili dialogue

It’s March 8: International Women’s Day (see next post), so women should be demanding cakes and goodies and stuff along with their rights. On this day in history, Johannes Kepler discovered his third law of planetary motion: “The square of the orbital period of a planet is proportional to the cube of thes emi-major axis of […]

Monday kitten

Among domestic animals, there’s nothing—nothing—cuter than a kitten at about 7 weeks of age. I brook no dissent here. Here’s a tw**t from Whiskas Ireland (sent, of course, by Grania) that makes me want to get a cat now.  It’s a short video, so be sure to press the arrow.

Breakfast in bed

It’s time for end-of-the-week squee. This Japanese video of a carrot-nomming hamster comes with the translated title, “Mike’s favorite food is carrot.” I believe it! Matthew sent me a link to this video a while back. Speaking of anthropomorphizing animals, this Guardian article will show you how low the Internet has fallen.

Baby rabbits sleeping in glasses

. . .  water glasses, not spectacles! You can find anything on the internet, e.g., this: