Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cute cute cuteness (sorry)

I love creatures of all kinds. I've had my share of strange pets, from geckos to guinea pigs to ducklings to turtles. Right now my happy home includes two adorable kittens and a disgruntled tarantula. I thought I'd died and gone to heaven two summers ago when I met Lilac the apricot skunk. The picture doesn't do her justice, but trust me, she was the sweetest little thing you've ever seen. Another one that I almost stole from the petting zoo was this fine fellow, a cross eyed opossum. I raised a couple of orphaned baby opossums for a while, and they were mean as snot. But this little guy was so mellow and affectionate!

But one animal I've never given a lot of thought to, other than resentment as I pulled spines out of my dog's muzzle once, was the porcupine. After watching the video below, I'm completely sold.


So...effing...adorable....

(video via lord whimsy)

4 comments:

Laurel said...

OH MY GOD! Do you know how long I have looked for this video? I saw it several years ago and tried to find it again to show you but I never could! Problem solved! Where the heck did you find it?

Kelsey said...

You know, this is why I put where I link to where I it at the bottom of the post!

J. A. Broussard said...

I've wanted to hate porcupines ever since we had to take our terrier to the vet to have five spines removed from her long and delicate shnozz, but now I can't. Thanks.

It is really cute, and is that a banana? Never would have guessed.

Tara said...

aww so cute! I'm going through pet withdrawals. The turtle has moved on finally and every time I go to the beach and see the happy dogs I just want to take one home with me, but I think this porcupine might have them beat.