Introducing the Socially Awkward…Doug

Hey Sweets, you hang here often? Do you wanna climb up and see me some time? If not, no biggie, because falling for you would be a short trip.

Like the late, great Swayze said, “She’s like the wind…in my tree.”

Photo by Erik V.



  1. fuzz ball

  2. Hi, I just escaped from the Build-A-Bear shop!

  3. kibblenibble says:


  4. victoreia says:

    Yup, need to add him to my stuffed animal shelf!

  5. Hey I could fall for a socially awkward Koala!.

  6. BStrange says:

    Koala noses, viewed from the front, always put me in mind of tapirs. And his ears look like mouse ears wearing baggy chenille sweaters. His furry mitts look like owl feet, complete with sharp, sharp clawsies. All attached to a blobulous, dryer-lint-covered body.

    …And I am totally, absolutely, utterly ‘sploded by the sheer floofy cuteness of it all. *happy sigh!*

  7. Mom is right behind me isn’t she?

  8. They look so calm. Want to snorgle.

  9. JohnnieCanuck says:

    He’s quite the swinger, given that he looks very pre-adolescent.

  10. Sweet little thing. Looks like we haven’t quite grown into our head and ears yet.

  11. cafegrrl says:

    Oh, those sweet little eyes. Adorable.

  12. Hon Glad says:

    Would you like to come out for a Eucalyptus burger, Eucalyptus fries and a Eucalyptus soda, thought not, kinda samey aint they.

  13. Aww, crikey it’s the famous koala beah? It’s been donkeys since we’ve had one? Struth, it’s a cute little buggah?

  14. BabyOpossum says:

    With claws like that, I bet he has some impressive etchings.

  15. Martha in Washington says:

    You had me at hello, little brillopad fella.

  16. 260Oakley says:

    Gimme your number, baby. I promise I’ll koala you soon.

  17. Lerrinus says:

    *sprays tea all over keyboard*
    Nice one Oakley! 😆

  18. Melissa says:

    BabyOpossum….. FTW!!!! And you Oakley!
    He kinda looks a little smug, I don’t blame him. You want me. You can’t halp eet. I know.

  19. Steve in NH says:

    I thought I was the only one on earth who remembered that line “she’s like the wind in my tree”. Possibly the worst similie ever written.

  20. Andi from NC says:

    he makes me think of a cute version of the uber-nerd-guy on Glee that writes for the school paper and keeps trying to blackmail Rachel….

  21. These little guys are so sweet! I swear they don’t look real! They’re little stuffed animals! 🙂

  22. chanpon says:

    Pot belleh koala! *beep*

  23. Look out for the drop bears?

  24. So anorable.

  25. “I’m not a bear. I’m not even related to any bears. I don’t have a frontal rib cage. This helps me stay in the trees without falling out. So if you pick me up, just let me hold you, don’t hug me or you’ll crush my insides! My daddy has a smelly spot on his tummy so he can mark our territory and keep the family together. It’s pretty cool!”

  26. Oh my, that is impossibly cute!
    I have to say Bstrange’s description and BabyOppossum’s wink wink nudge nudge totally won this one.

  27. Socially awkward? With a face like that he’s sure to win all the laydees.
    Got ME, anyway!

  28. This Koala reminds me of Bobby Lee from MadTV lol…

  29. There’s just something about those little fingers gripping the tree in the close-up that makes me happy sigh. Of course, I did just have a Vicodin so I’m happy sighing at pretty much everything.

  30. She rides the night…next to me…

  31. Scout C says:

    Pot belly, big nose, fuzzy ears, goofy smile….. What’s not to love? Although I have heard that they tend toward impressive incontinence and have a rather strong effluvium so you might not want to actually hold one; admiring a pic is probably more pleasant.

  32. Check out my snow pants, ladies!

  33. What I can’t get over is the weee little ultra-sweet smile hiding at the south end of that shnozz.

  34. WANT want want want want W.A.N.T!!!!!!!!
    Koalas are my favorite – tied with red panderers.

  35. Lula Mae says:

    She’s taken my heart

  36. victoreia says:

    Okay, now I have an earworm……!

  37. Paunchie says:

    “plink plink”

  38. Toulalan says:

    ❤ Gwen

  39. knittinkitten says:

    nose beep!

  40. Debbieln60 says:

    Oh my goodness that face. The little tiger cub the other day, now this…I don’t know if I can anymore! Ah well, I’ll go happy.

  41. rubber duck says:


  42. MamaLana says:

    I suspect it was a face like this that originally inspired Cute Overload. Am I right?

  43. Queen of Dork says:

    Adorable! Is that a bigger koala in the background of the first pic? I heard somewhere that pandas and racoons are actually related. (?)

  44. ‘It ain’t easy to knock out a fool and still look CUTE AS A BUTTON!’

  45. atejapan says:

    D’awww, I love Koalas.

  46. BStrange says:

    QoD: Yes, it is! I’m seeing part of an ear and side, back there. And there’s no relationship between koalas and raccoons as far as I can find. I think their closest kin would be the wombat, which does look (and act) sort of like a koala romanced a badger and had kids. Maybe it was Doug. 😀

  47. BStrange says:

    …*facepalm* Duh?

    You typed “pandas and raccoons”, I read “koalas and raccoons”. And I read it three times. Clearly the decaffeinated life does not agree with me. 🙄

    I’ve seen mention of raccoons and pandas being related, and I’ve seen it stated that they aren’t close kin at all. Apparently it’s been debated for awhile, although the “no’s” seem to be winning from what I can see. Or at least more numerous. The best answer I can offer is an excerpt from WikiAnswers:

    “Is the giant panda more like a bear or raccoon? They certainly LOOK bear-ish, but they have a few unusual features that led people to believe they were not a bear. After almost a century of debate, scientists were finally able to test the genes from pandas and determine that they actually are a species of bear. Pandas are the rarest of bears.”

  48. BStrange says:

    Though if you meant the red panda (I’ve been conditioned to think big, roly-poly black-and-white thing when I hear “panda”), there was argument about whether they’re related most closely to giant pandas, raccoons, or apparently even weasels. It looks like they may have or may soon be getting their own classification.

    Ok. I’m done. Brain died.

  49. Yeah, I totes just booped my computer screen for reals. I mean, LOOK AT HIM. Aww.

  50. Queen of Dork says:

    BStrange: Thanks for looking all of that up! When I first heard the panda/racoon connection I was like, “barooooo?!”

  51. Queen of Dork says:

    Aaaaaand while on the subject of pandas, this is for you Hon Glad because I know it cracks you up! 🙂

  52. BStrange says:

    Happy to obleeje. Besides – once you asked I knew I was gonna wonder until I found a reasonably accurate answer. Like song lyrics that come halfway back at 3 AM. 😉

    *giggles at the clip* So that’s what “What the bleeping neep!?” looks like on a panda…

  53. Queen of Dork says:

    BStrange and Peeps: Holy crap! I’m working my butt off here. I stripped my bed so that I could wash my linens. Whew. Everything is dry and fluffy. So I’m trying to make my bed. SamKitty and Boots jump up on to the bed as I’m trying to put the sheet on. And REFUSE to move. So now I have this nicely made up, clean bed with two cat lumps under the covers. Gosh! (stupid cats)

  54. BStrange says:

    “Tuck us in, Mom?” …or… “Indoor-Urban Camouflage Kittehs prepare for covert operationseses.”

  55. Queen of Dork says:

    BStrange: Now they’re in the yard giving me dirty looks. Like, what the heck did I do wrong? I was just trying to make my bed.
    *polishes halo and whistles tunelessly*

  56. Paunchie says:

    “prepare for covert operationses” hee hee hee!

    Boots?? Who? Loretta? Wha?

  57. Queen of Dork says:

    Paunchie: Turns out Boots IS Loretta. Boots is a boy, not a girl. And his guy he lives with told me his name is Boots. (Boots the cat that is. Not the human guy. I didn’t catch the human guy’s name. I was more interested in the cat’s name. Ooops! I guess I’m not very sociable. Except to animals.)

  58. WHERE can I get desktop wallpaper of this felleh??

  59. Paunchie says:

    Oh but I just love the name Loretta!

  60. There is nothing cuter!

  61. Looking at this pic is like a virtual hug. I will call him Baby face.