…Especially if they’re clean….
Steve H. sent in Mika and and Charlie…
First of all, this image comes from "HedgeHogCentral.com." It’s the most brillo name ever. Home of the INTERNATIONAL HEDGEHOG ASSOCIATION, PEOPLE! Please look at this logo—it’s a HedgeGlobe logo. Oop, I mean "IHA."
Next, let’s all take a look at this month’s winner of the "Hedgehog ofthe Month" contest; "Sable", also known as Miss March. Sable has themost prosh, teeny paws, and deserves a standing ovation. Absolutelyanerable.
Especially her one limp paw. Too much. Thanks for sending in, E to the C!
Would you please just look at Master Fluff. Yes, the same Master Fluff of "Doc-tare Pepp-are Manshons" fame. She has the smallest cutest tail ever captured on film. And if you lean really close to the screen, you can snorgle her ears.
Remember the deal; "If you bring me dee treats, I come out of dee manshon." Wise, wise, words, Master Fluff.
We all know that cheek puff is anerable. Duh!
But we have yet to document ear size. Obvy, the following otter is modeling ideal cute ear size, which is pretty much equivalent to a non-existant ear. So basically, less ear is better. I’m just sayin’.
CHEEK PUFF ALERT!
What’s an otter doing in a bed of straw, Amy L.? (I mean besides making evil plans)
For the longest time, I was planning to do Rule #16: Possums Can Never, Ever, EVER be Cute. I mean, it has ALWAYS been irrefutable—undeniable! Until now.
As my younger sister said as soon as she grew strong enough to beat _me_ up for a change: "Ah! so NOW the TABLES ARE TURNED!"
It’s true. Possums can be cute, and here is the proof, thanks to one Meg C.:
And again in an artful pose, just waiting to be re-created in your Drawing 101 class:
Big props to serg at University of SouthAustralia who posted the original photos that Meg C. found. Schweet.
Let’s just make this rule official and stop messing around. This guy is totally otterlicious—note teeny webbing in hands.
This is "Snowdrop" the otter, from the Dartmoor Wildlife Park in Devon, UK. He needs 120CCs of milk STAT!
Thanks for the tip, Lyssa B.!
// AMENDMENT! Due to the Great Jerboa Conflict of December ’07, rule #15 has been amended to include OVERSIZED ears as well as small ears. This amendment shall be named The "Burton-Oakes Corollary." Thanks to Rule-Amendment Sender-Inner Kim B-O. //
Would you just look at the size of that green Post-It® note next to this kittens’ litter box?
Now, look at the Post-Its® on your desk—now look at the kitten. Repeat!
…are instantly cute. I submit to you; “Chicken” the Pomeranian. A delightful little fellow, who travels by purse, and delights everyone he meets with his 5 pounds of energetic fluff. He’s the perfect example of a wet nose and eyes. You can almost hear him as he’s whisked away—”Listen, I’ve had it with the close-ups—this show is over!”[Click the image to see the glisten!]Thank you, Mary and Daveeda!
If there’s one thing I know, it’s everybody loves a friendly, floppy, fuzzy limb. We just want to reach out and grab it for some reason. Why do we do that? It may relate to Rule of Cuteness #2; look helpless. Does a floppy limb look ‘helpless’ and need ‘support’? Who knows.Like, check out this floppage from Laura Richmond’s family hamster and “Porkchop’s” lil’ tail from Jen Mulson: