Rule #23 Knobby knees are cute

Rule #23, People! It’s been a while since we’ve seen a new rule, and this is long overdue. Spindly lil’ legs with knobby hocks are a must. Don’t fight me on this!


Little mobile fawn is from Heather C., the Seashepardess!



  1. Knobby doe!

  2. Second first! 🙂

  3. Constance says:

    …oh my God. That’s just…that’s just…too much *headdesk*

    and the look!

    “Whatchu lookin at?”

  4. TheLuna says:

    Am I seeing things, or does he have *eyebrows*?!

  5. Michelle says:

    Gah! How is it possible that blades of grass are bigger than the fawn? sigh.

  6. little sweetie!
    must snorgle!
    little romping legs!

  7. We need one huge chorus of the ‘Bambi Squee’.

  8. oh deer sweet lord, how cute is that? are they crate-training bambi?

  9. fer shure, greenighs.
    i love it here.

  10. More…more…more pictures please.

  11. Oh my goodness! This reminds me of a photo my husband just took:

  12. I can’t stop fawning over this photo.

  13. Aubrey:

    : : g r o a n : :

  14. Oh, Aubrey…

  15. He kinda looks like he just woke up…

    Bambi need coffi

  16. cue the fark “sharp knees” cliche:

  17. Amy,
    your husband’s picture is jus’ beetiful. how did he come across that beauty?

  18. That’s not knees. That’s ankles.

    Still cute, though.

  19. Katherine says:

    Those look like knobbly heels to me.

  20. gah! bambi!
    what a deer!

  21. gold star for Nickole in proper cute-fawn-anatomy-identification =-)

  22. aww it’s bambi in real life

  23. I don’t want to get all technical, but technically what we’re fawning over are “hocks” and not “knees”.

  24. This photo is from my sister’s blog!

  25. I prefer my hock in a glass.

  26. aww deer are so beautiful! I cant believe that cuteness has its own house and bowl. I need a bebe deer!

  27. It looks so angry! As if it’s saying “I’ve told you not to take pictures of me from that angle; it makes my butt look big!”

  28. Way to disambiguate, Aubrey. You have the eyes of a hock.

  29. Shannon – what great pics on your sister’s blog! The otter with the food mush all over his face made me giggle.

  30. It’s my new policy, Theo: Hock and Awe.

  31. Bambi askes – ‘DOES MY BUM LOOK BIG IN THIS??”

  32. One o’clock.
    Two o’clock.
    Three o’clock.

  33. Thanks for using my pic!!!!

    This is one of many cute animals I get to work with at Wolf Hollow Wildlife Rehab Center here on San Juan Island. I am keeping a blog of my weekly volunteer stints at and this is from one of the recent postings, taken after moving the fawns to ourdoor mobile pens during the day!

  34. Heather, Thanks for writing, I could NOT find your name after sifting through eight-billion emails. Crediting you now!

  35. ahhhhh! the best part is his/her EXPRESSION– s/he’s scowling at his/her wobbly knees. so cute!

  36. Under Rule #22:

    “See also: foals.”

  37. the honourable Gladys Anstruther says:

    I’m all for Rule#22:

  38. Sorry, Meg … I’m getting my boxing gloves on … I challenge rule number 22! Where it would work fine with fawns … well … please note the spindly legs and knobby hocks of evidence “A”:

  39. The Guy Over There says:

    Much more nerds out there would be getting the love if this rule applied. Sadly, there are no women out there I know of that remark on how cute that guy looks with his spindly legs and knobby knees.

  40. It’s starting to get creepy how many of these rules apply to…me. Giant forehead, knobby knees & spindly legs, floppy limbs, dainty “paws”, helpless look in eyes, and yes–everyday small items make me look small. I’m trying to convince myself that I’m cute, and not a freak of nature.

  41. I think those are knobby elbows actually. The knees are in the front.

  42. <3333 I love deer. Not so much the rule, (maybe sometimes) but I love those beautiful, beautiful animals. :') It's wondering why it's legs are so funny.

  43. TGOT: actually, I have this thing for skinny guys (blushes and looks around sheepishly).

    Meaghan: those are hocks, actually. All animals in the world, except the elephant, who possesses four knees, have hocks on their hind legs.

  44. old people have skinny knobby knees…

  45. musicchick2 says:

    Shannon, does Heather need volunteers? I live in Seattle. I could take the ferry over. Denise