Warm fuzzies

Cutsie animal photos and other fluffy stuff

Ooooh: One critter, one cup

(and if that doesn’t mean anything to you, I’m not going to explain it. I’m not even going to tell you where to find the explanation on the net because if you are one of the 7 people in the entire world who have managed to get through your life without seeing the somewhat disturbing video I’m alluding to, congratulations! I envy you because as we all know, what has been seen can’t be unseen)


The underdog (or undermouse)

I’m not sure what Seymour the Wonder Cat would do if a mouse stood up to him but a cat somewhere in the Northern Hemisphere got such a shock when that very thing happened that it’s prey ended up escaping. Go the mouse!

(I’m guessing, the story doesn’t actually say where it took place but there’s lots of snow).



Public debut a wee bit clumsy

It’s hard work being cute and furry, especially when you’re expected to do complicated things like climb trees. Just ask the wee panda cub who fell out of a tree when making his public debut!


Something to make you go ‘awwww’


Brave wee squirrel sees off dog

There are probably a few parents out there who could learn a thing or two from this little squirrel: when a dog tried to eat her baby she came down from the tree and gave the dog a clout around the head.

The result? Two safe squirrels and one dog with a bruised ego.



Amazing photos of the natural world

If you’ve got some spare time up your sleeve, check out the amazing photographs of Birte Ragland Photography. There’s something here, from tigers and monkeys to landscapes, flowers, birds and the most incredible close-ups of insects and arachnids.


Don’t mind me, just cleaning the screen


Cute (in a weird kinda way)

We have new arrivals at Wellington Zoo: pygmy marmosets. I don’t know about you, but I reckon they look a bit like a Furby, minus the ears. You remember Furbys don’t you? (Please say yes, or I’ll feel even more old).

These are pygmy marmosets. All eyes and sharp teeth, apparently.


Furbies: Batteries not included.


Fuelling my otter obsession

Anyone who was reading my weekly internet column during the time Jin the otter was on the run from Auckland Zoo will know that I developed something of an obsession with the adorable wee critter.

Now, I have her two nephews to obsess over. Her sister Jana became a mum to a couple of otter pups six weeks ago and they are very, very, very cute. Click on the image below to view the video.

I wonder if Seymour the Wonder cat would be interested in a pet?



Software update?

funny pictures of cats with captions



Jillian "George" Allison-Aitken

I live in the deep south of New Zealand, where smelly dairy cows are taking over from sheep in the livestock stakes. My hometown is the small but perfectly formed city of Invercargill, which is also the hometown of the original boy racer, Burt Munro. Find out more about me here.


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