Your Thought for Today

When you’re feeling small and alone, and the world doesn’t make any sense, all you need is a really good friend with a really good grip.


Something to make you go “aw,” from deeleea.



  1. OK. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww………………..

    Looks like a cuddle I could use! 😉

  2. brinnann says:

    Mission accomplished: I did go “awwww,” after I giggled at the caption. 😆

  3. Just adorable!!!

  4. It really did make me go “aww”! Thanks for starting my day off right.

  5. eternalcanadian says:

    awwwwww! baby koala and mama. so sweet.

  6. very aw!

  7. I see Momma koala giving a little smile there as she does her morning moms’n’tots morning yoga…..

  8. 260Oakley says:

    Grin and koala bear it.

  9. Katrina says:

    Awwwww. NOMTOM, you are Awwww, too.

  10. Lerrinus says:

    Awwwww! Wish I was the little baby koala bear! Cute!

  11. brinnann says:

    Katie, I love the idea of a Koala Mom’n’Tots Yoga Class!

  12. Camille says:

    The little fella seems to be doing the Downward Facing Koala pose.

  13. “Cheer up sleepy Jean….”


  14. zeldapie says:

    Awwwwwww! So sweet.

    I had a stuffed toy Koala when I was little. I named her Matilda. Now I really miss her!

  15. hon glad says:

    If your feeling lonely and don’t know what to do,
    just take all your clothes off and say ee i oh oh ooh.

  16. Aweeeee this is adorable.

  17. Kristabelle says:

    Momma Koala certainly has some longs legs! (She’s got legs…she knows how to use them…)

    What a cute little baby!

  18. punkinberry says:


  19. Darin (Baykon Cheezburger) says:

    CO, thank you SOOOO much for your help for the IBKC. Not only have you been spreading the word but you also made a kick-butt donation on top of it!

    I am so impressed and proud that one of the websites I visit every day isn’t just about making us go “awwww”.

  20. Awww…. makes me feel all snuggly.

    And… I love the hovertext. I’ve been thinking lately about those old posters (anyone else remember them?) and how, saccharine as they may have been, they really were the precursor to lolcats, i can has cheezburgers, and — of course — CO. The new is just a funnier, sillier, and more irreverent twist on the old.

  21. AWWWWW is right! 🙂

  22. @Hon Glad, how open-minded of you. I would say to that (except it’s the wrong time of year) Ladies and Gentlemen, take my advice, pull down your bloomers and slide on the ice.

  23. eastiegirl says:

    Definitely got an awww out of me!

  24. claudemarie says:

    I did go aw! Except it was more like AWWWWW!!!!

  25. charliewabba says:

    I sometimes stretch like that to get the kinks out om by back, but I don’t have a baby k’wallie to sit in my lap while I do it. Why?

  26. charliewabba says:

    out OF MY back.
    I don’t even have a head cold.

  27. PS @Gail– And heah again is the famous koala beah, a symbol of God’s Own, and ahguably the cutest lil bahstad on the planet. Obsuhv the affictionet bond between mum and baby. Pahdon, suh, back theah, would you mind controlling those hilthily rambunctious Aussie children? Pouring the amber down the enimals is definitely not on. Ta.

  28. hon glad says:

    @ Theresa- Thank you for that sound advise about the ice sounds nice.

  29. hon glad says:

    erm advice.

  30. kibblenibble says:

    Soooo fuzzzzzy! 🙂

  31. alwayscataddict says:

    What I would give to be a baby koala right now!

  32. Okay I admit it first I thought Ohhh look My moment of Zen for the day and then I saw the baby and OMG I went AWWWWW too!

  33. brinnann says:

    We can haz walla-hance on teh bebeh? Plzkthx.

  34. Slightly older baby koala with mom, still cute, plus wittle tiger and a happy zebra.

  35. January says:

    You betcha.

  36. santipryia says:

    how synchronistic! this morning i was thinking if i someone asked me what kind of animal i was i would say a koala bear – they’re always so fuzzy, and sleepy and cuddly.

  37. brinnann says:

    I think there should be a “Honk-Shu” tag.

  38. Awwwww, wow… massive surprise and compliment! Thanks for the Add!!

  39. chanpon says:

    Looks like the koala’s version of a chaise lounge! Love it!

  40. skippymom says:

    A friend of mine who visited Australia said she was told by people there that it’s possible to hug a wild koala if one sneaks up from behind it. (She declined to try it.) Anybody here done this?

  41. Mary (the first) says:

    AWWWWW. I wish I could snuggle up with a fluffy koala and sleep in a tree.. instead of WORK:(

  42. …Friday’s coming!!!

  43. @Skippymom, sounds like the Aussies were having her on– what, Aussies BS tourists? Nah, that NEVER happens. 🙄

    Seems highly unlikely to me. Koalas, left on their own, don’t particularly want to be seen by us hoomins, and live in trees, so they’re not generally in hugging range. I was in a koala preserve near Canberra once (Tidbinbilla), and I wouldn’t have known there were any koalas there except for the koala poop falling from above.

    They don’t drop from the trees and bury their fangs in you, either.

  44. skippymom says:

    “koala poop falling from above” heh heh
    Theresa, I’m feeling the need to incorporate that line in a poem…there’s something so peaceful and soothing-sounding about it….

    Something like

    Whisper to me softly words of love
    While koala poop falls from above.
    Time flees as on the wings of a dove
    And koala poop is falling from above.

  45. Noelle (the First) says:

    Thanks NTMTOM, I really needed this affirmation today! I’ve been in a bad way the last week and this really helped! CO has been the one bright spot in this week and I love you guys for it!

    BTW, I did go awwwww. How clever of you to know!

  46. The Koala Poop of Mercy is not strained
    It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven. :mrgreen:

  47. skippymom says:

    The koala poop of mercy is not strained.
    It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
    On tourists underneath. This poop is best:
    It smeareth him that gawks and him that hugs.
    ‘Tis stinkier than the stinkiest; it beslimes
    The hapless tourist better when it’s fresh.

  48. danielie says:

    Definitely aww-ing. 🙂 I love how the baby looks so comfortable and safe.

  49. Ah, iambic pentameter is not dead!

  50. Paunchie says:

    LOL@ koala poop poetry! Well done, ladies.

    Sneak up on a koala and hug it? A wild animule? Yeah, you go first.

  51. skippymom says:

    Paunchie, I happen to be animal-crazy enough, and definitely gullible enough, that if I were in Australia and a koala was nearby and someone told me I could hug it, I would go for it IN A HEARTBEAT.

  52. Paunchie says:

    @skippymom: I bet you would try to kiss that vintage sealio on the haid too!

    too bad kit didna wanna be inside house!

  53. kibblenibble says:

    Skippymom, good job with the “quality of mercy” send-up. 😀

  54. Hey, I STARTED it. 😥

    SkippyMom, you should see the fairy penguins — unbelievable.

  55. skippymom says:

    Yes, Theresa, credit where credit is due. (But I introduced the idea of using it in a poem!) (But you introduced “koala poop falling from above!) Fair is fair, you really started it.
    So, do fairy penguins let people hug them?

    Paunchie, I would try to kiss that seal on the LIPS! Um, do seals have lips?

    (p.s. kitty may not want to be in house, but kitty is going to be spayed soon.)

    [PPS – ♫ Every time it rains, it rains… bear drops from Heaven… 😛 – Ed.]

  56. skippymom says:

    Bear drops? That’s a kind of hard candy, yes?

  57. skippymom says:

    …a kind of PENNY candy, get it?

  58. Aww… makes miss my Mom who died almost 16 years ago!

  59. Katrina says:

    You know, if you sneak up from behind an Australian….

  60. Koala limbs!!

    Look at those outstretched fuzzy legs! Stretched animal limbs are my weakeness. I just want to tickle, scratch and most of all nom nom.

  61. @SkippyMom, the fairy or “little” penguins of Phillips Island should really get a CO posting one of these days. They are about the height of a large cell phone, and arrive on shore en masse at sunset, and scurry up the beach to their burrows. An incredibly adorable sight:

  62. @Katrina, you get a tin of Fosters or Victoria Bitter.

  63. ok all right i’ll just do it… awwwwwww

  64. He seems depressed.

  65. rafafoo says:

    If the cute bebe and mama pic didn’t do it-The koala poop of mercy is not strained. It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven-Really made me smile (and chuckle a bit) and if you knew what happened to me in the last hour…well you deserve a medal! Thankyou CO

  66. kibblenibble says:

    Theresa: Ooops, my bad. You did first recognize the poetic quality of koala poop from above. I’m not as sharp as I used to be. 😦

  67. puddlepeppers says:

    Theresa and skippymom,
    Thanks so much for the poetry about the koala poop of mercy. Really
    delightful! I believe that Theresa has played Portia.

  68. If you’re all keen on more koala photos… follow my link above and you’ll see the rest, both from that day at Taronga Zoo and later on when I came across some in the wild. And no, they’re generally unamenable to being snuck up on for cuddles… also, if an Australian ever takes you bush walking and warns you about drop-bears… well… let’s just say, they’re pulling your leg too…

  69. How much can a koala bare?

    Ha ha!

    (sorry dee!)

  70. Waxwork says:

    Koala poop smells like Eucalyptus oil and falls in little pellets like black jelly beans. As someone that used to have the hard hard job of cleaning out Koala enclosures (and sneaking in pats when no one was looking) a rain of Koala poop falling from above is not unpleasant.

    There pee however is lethal, still smells like Eucalyptus but is hard to wash out of your clothes. Please don’t ask me how I know

  71. Paunchie says:

    @waxwork: EW!!

  72. Love this pic! reminds me of my mom 🙂 OMG I miss her so much 😦

  73. Awwww, so cute. I love koala

  74. jasmine says:

    O M G that is so adorable. but aren’t koalas supposed 2 be on bamboo and not a tree. GET IT RIGHT !!!!!!! just