Autumn’s Whiskers

Autumn is a lion,
Batting leaves across the ground,

Chasing leaves around and around,

Clawing leaves like a rake,

Hissing like the sound leaves make,

Turning, crunching, tumbling at play,

Lion around brown and gray.

Sender-Inners Shelley C. and Smedley, via Daily Mail



  1. This little one is killing me ded. BTW, Zooborns has a fab video of two lion cubs playing.

  2. What is it with kids and piles of leaves?

  3. Sheer joy!

  4. SoCratesX53 says:

    Such teeny tiny fierceness!!

  5. Awwww, may I please have a baby lion to come and play in my leaves???

  6. Attenborough narration:

    “The wild hunter does not cringe or withdraw in the face of an overwhelming enemy…”

  7. anonymous coward says:

    holly cr*p, it’s now my turn to say

    “omg, this is so cute!”

    which i thought i’d never say, but these pictures… 🙂

    that photographer is definitely talented, gifted, 42. colour me impressed.

  8. whatthelump says:

    haha, #4 immediately made me think of Radioactive Man–
    “My eyes! The goggles do nothingk!”

  9. Alice Shortcake says:

    These pictures make me insanely happy. Cute animal pics certainly make the Daily Mail slightly less toxic.

  10. SlaveToCat says:

    Looks like the hubby battling the leaves in the yard every year. Eventually he realizes that the solution to ridding the yard of leaves on a freezing day is a large scotch and high winds.

  11. 2nd photo = “my rawr face”. hehe

  12. That’s probably why they include them, so that all of the subscribers don’t immediately cancel.

  13. Jenny Islander says:

    Last photo = “This is the most awesome day EVER.”

  14. I read about that. It’s in Scotland, the cub’s name is Karis and he or she is eleven Weeks old.

  15. Yep 😀