Ugly Duckling My Ass

Suck it, Hans Christian Andersen. I’ve always been gorge.

I’m sure this lovely cygnet would never say such words, Andrea M.



  1. Perfect melding of elegance and pure floofiness.

  2. Sonambulant swanlette sure seems serene! 🙂

  3. Dear, downey dreamer dozes diligently…

  4. oh, Prongs, you have such a way with words…

  5. soooo adorable

  6. Feathered skirts for fall? I’m down with that.

  7. Full of sound and floofy, cygnetifying nothing

  8. Erm, Prongs are you sure about this, and its not just someones hat thats fallen in the water.

  9. LaureninGeorgia says:

    How absolutely precious.
    Oakley – as always – your grace and wit are sublime

  10. Oakley…you’ve outdone yourself with the Shakespeare.

  11. Ah, Oakley! Ya beat me to it again!

    F-L-O-O-F-F! Doncha just want to see how soft it is? Just pat it a little?

  12. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    1: Like the floofy gal
    2: also enjoyed the wordsmithing @ #’s 2, 3, 6 & 7

    (the keyboard acrobatics needed to accurately those particular screennames, all in one list would be fairly intricate and, well…..I’m still kinda from Honk-Shu Land & see, I ….)

    Nice Picture and Clevair Words

  13. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    and also the following separate observation:

    IT’s A LIVE PEEP!!!!! (vanilla flavor, I would s’pose?) 🙂

  14. I can almost hear the soft swanlet tie-tie peeping!

  15. Is that an eye capsule? Very gorgeous indeed.

  16. Kar, I’m pretty sure that’s swan tuchus you’re looking at…

  17. Your comments are all priceless.

    Besides how OMG BEBE and OMG FLOOF it is, I love how it really does look like its elegant, prosh adult self … even though it’s babyish and adorabuhlz, it’s still majestic and regal too. ALL AT ONCE OMG

  18. No, that’s an eye folks and a rhetorical question.

  19. Can’t…stop…ACHING…to…TOUCH…it (lightly)!!!!!! *forehead into hands*

  20. love the “suck it” comment! made my day!! so pretties too…

  21. all-tutu, all-the-time

  22. doxylover79 says:

    OMG I’m still lauging at the caption!!

  23. I come here to read 260Oakley. It strengthens my literary competence. Giggle.

  24. Marshmallow floof.

  25. bookmonstercats says:

    I want a new hat, just like that. Where is Philip Treacey when you need him?

  26. Boy, it took me a while to make sense of this picture. But yes, prosh!

  27. I never thought I’d see “Suck it” and “Hans Christian Andersen” in the same sentence – now I have Kathy Griffin’s voice stuck in my head and I can’t get it out….

  28. What, really, is this?

  29. At first I couldn’t tell where the head was…

    I was like ” wait…what? What’s this? How is this a cygn… AAAAAAAWWW OOMMMGGG HOW CUUUUUUUUUTE!”

  30. Don’t worry babeh floofbird! You don’t have to hide your face. I won’t let Bjork get you.

  31. As pointed out on tvtropes, the ugly duckling, that was actually a cygnet, probably wasn’t too ugly.

    another swan

  32. So where did the term “ugly duckling” come from? Young swans aren’t unattractive at all!

  33. Mary (the first) says:

    OMG this took a moment and guidance from comments to figure out what I was looking at! Not being very conversant with duck anatomy, I did think that was his/her .. um .. anal region I was seeing. Thank goodness for those of you who identified the eye capsule! Now I can see the loveliness of this little sweetiepie.

  34. So lovely and fluffy, with sleepy eye-capsule to boot! Want want want!!

  35. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    Here is one future possibility in fashionable choices, for this sylish cygnet:

  36. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    Here is an age-enhanced fashion still from the future of this cygnet:

  37. DreamspinnerCheryl says:


  38. AWW 😀 Does that little sleeping cygnet make you want to gently pick it up and put it in a down filled nest? 😀

  39. They are so cute when they are cygnets but do not ever taunt adult swans. They will eat your shoes and try to push your row boat over the Voltava river dam.

  40. theothermolly says:

    Did someone on this site read my mind?? I was thinking like two days ago about how I don’t recall ever seeing baby swannnies/cygnets on cuteoverload, how they’re cute, & how they should be on here. Weird!

  41. Live powder puff!

  42. Hahaha!

    And I can’t help but notice how the tiny gray butthole is shaped like a gentle smile.

  43. I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who inaccurately ANALyzed this fab pic… But I blame Prongs’ heading a tad for that! :-b

  44. I love sleepy baby birdehs with their heads tucked under a wing. That’s definitely an eye with his beak tucked away to stay warm.

  45. @Wolfie
    The more the derriere.

  46. Jessy…you know that’s the eye, right? 🙂

    So floofy…it’s a shame they grow up to be such punks (in my experience, anyway!) – ah well, beautiful none-the-less!!

  47. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    @ nummum:

    Will that happen, even if you are taunting a swan in America?

  48. Quaaaaa zzzzzzz

  49. Tag it as sleppy please.

  50. nummum is correct. I spent a summer in Ketchum, Idaho many moons ago and they had a lovely park with a pond in the center of town…complete with a set of swan parents and a full nest of eggs. A little old lady tourist got too close, and Mr. Swan attacked her so badly she spend the night in the hospital.

  51. @ Jenn

    An eye?? ::blink, blink::

    Well, so it is! Hmm, Hans Christian Andersen may have had a point after all . . .

    Sorry, li’l cygnet, for mistaking your head and eye for your nether regions.

  52. Why is it bending its neck like that so its little head is on its fluffy body

  53. Anyone else see a polar bear sleeping in the water? still equality adorable…