Monday Morning Cute: Spiders (Well, Maybe…)

Can spiders ever be cute? The creator of this listicle at the website LOL Gallery Infatuation seems to think so. I generally—and rather vehemently—disagree, which is why this post does not reproduce any of the pictures displayed over there.

I have addressed the question of whether arthropods can ever meet the standard human definition of “cute” before, and I’ve even found some examples among the insects and the crustaceans. I do not feel that I am ready, however, to extend any amount of squee to the arachnids, especially the members of the order Araneae. Maybe I just need time…

Others clearly disagree with me, though: Continue reading


Monday Morning Cute: Cuteness Triumphant

I’ve been quite neglectful in posting my weekly cuteness updates, so to get the ball rolling again, I present my dog, Zeta, panting in a sunbeam like a f—ing boss.

View post on



FP edit. Last time i got nudes. Now show me your face. I dare you.

Just for the record, I have no idea what that “Last time i got nudes” thing is about. I just like the scene. (Don’t overlook the floppy tiger in the background!)


Dachshund Therapy

I haven’t been posting much of late. Rather than offer my various excuses (busy, inadequate allocation of time, who I am as a person, etc.), I instead offer this video of a dachshund on vacation on a beach in Greece:

Be sure to note the “ear wings” effect at around the 2:40 mark.

Here’s a dachshund in South Carolina trying to play with a crab: Continue reading


Don’t Feed Your Tortoise Pancakes, Please

I saw this little guy on Facebook a while back:

Yes, it’s a tiny tortoise eating tiny pancakes (originally from BuzzFeed Blue). Tiny versions of things that are normally much bigger are almost by definition cute, but there may be a darker side to this GIF, alas. Continue reading


Monday Morning Cute: It’s Not Like Sloths Will Clean Themselves….

…..right? I mean, they’re called sloths, aren’t they?

I don’t know if this little sloth is happy about this bath, but he certainly is cute.

Bonus cute: Ferrets can be jerks sometimes: Continue reading


Monday Morning Cute: The Protective Little Elephant

This little guy is either really friendly, but shy; or he feels very protective of the adults in his family, but is hesitant to reveal to them how much he has been training (you know, since they want him to focus on his schoolwork.)

Or, he’s a megalomaniacal future king of the elephants. Who among us can ever truly understand their ways?

(h/t Jean de Brunhoff) Continue reading


Monday Morning Cute: Give a Fox a Hand

A baby fox who got a bit too curious with some human litter (and let’s be clear, this is totally humans’ fault) approached some Russian hikers (or soldiers, considering the attire) to ask for help.

It’s also possible that the fox was just stumbling around blindly and happened to come across some helpful beings with opposable thumbs, but I prefer to think of this as a parable that portends an era of peace between the human and vulpine worlds.

Continue reading