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Today: OMG! Baby koalas!

Remember when I was like, OMG!  Baby hippos!?  Baby hippos are like my secret weapon for battling grouchiness, stress, headaches and gangrene.  Actually, they don’t battle gangrene, but they do cure just about everything else.  If you don’t believe me, click the link and see for yourself.  You can’t not smile.  Today, I am going to offset that double-negative with something almost as cute a baby hippo.

I give you… OMG!  Baby koalas!

Holy crap.  This one just popped out of nowhere!

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And this one.  It’s holding on for dear life.  I want twelve.  I’ll pass on the thumb ring, though.

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Okay, I think this one just hatched.  It hasn’t grown into its fingers yet.  They’re really long and sort of un-koala looking.

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These two are the Tia and Tamera Mowry of the koala community.  Twins!

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Wait, this one definitely just hatched.  And it comes with its own Snuggie!

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This one has really good balance!  It looks extra fluffy, too.

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I think this one is looking for some food.  Eucalyptus, probably.

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I’m huuuungry!  For real!

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Ahhh! It’s a baby koala backpack attack!

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I guess baby koalas like to spoon.

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Can you stand to see one more?  They like to kiss, too!

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I’ve heard that koalas get sort of high on eucalyptus, and sometimes they are so relaxed that they fall right out of their trees.  I feel like I am high on cuteness. Maybe, if you have a real baby, you can dress him or her like a baby koala.  Just an idea.

I don’t think I’ve even seen a koala in real life, but I know my sister has.  She studied in Australia and (jealoooous) got to see them all the time.  Apparently they’re not as friendly and snuggly as one might think.  She said they are pesky like raccoons.  And they bite.  And sadly, they end up as roadkill occasionally.  I would probably cry if I saw that.  What else can I tell you… let’s see… once she held a grown-up koala named Desmond (extremely jealooooous).  If I think of any other koala facts or hearsay, I’ll be sure to let you know.

In the meantime, enjoy the baby koalas.  And hippos.

Also On Tap for Today:

If you could have any member of the animal kingdom as your personal pet, which would you choose?

Today: OMG! Baby hippos!

[tweetmeme source=”elizabethev” only_single=false] Few things make me happier than approximately 992,ooo photos of baby hippos available via Google Images or as I like to call it, OMG!  10 million pages of baby hippos! dot com. In 2009, I saw a real, live baby pygmy hippopotamus at the Portland Zoo.  It’s a good thing the zoo has human-sized defibrillators on hand.  I basically died of happiness and came back to life, just so I could tell you about how cute that little nugget was.

 

According to scientists one British psychologist, Monday, January 17th was the most depressing day of the year.  I am not sure if that’s true, but I do feel rather grouchy this time of year.  Probably because some turd stole my boots.  Plus, it’s snowing again.  The psychologist, Dr. Arnall, surmised that many people are fretting about holiday debt and broken New Year’s Resolutions (helloooo, that’s why I don’t make them).  Maybe the nerd is on to something.  The good news is that it can only get better from here.  Until June 17th (the alleged happiest day of the year, according to Arnall), then it’s all downhill again.

Whatever.  Let’s look at little hippos and get happy, shall we?

This swimming baby hippo's mom is a total butt head. Get it?

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He's snack-sized! Like a Little Debbie in hippo-form!

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Yo, break me off a piece of that grass. I just hatched and I'm very hungry!

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Ahhhh! Baby hippos were cute even in the olden days!

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This little dude could use a little Crest Whitestrips action.

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Given the opportunity, I would steal this little buddy. And name her Polly Pocket Hippo.

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Hey, wait for me, shiny bums!

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And last, but not least… one final dose of hippo happiness.

You better work!

I like that baby hippos look like they’re made out of Crayola Model Magic.  And that they bear a slight resemblance to my dog.  I think it’s the ears.  Did you know that more people are killed by hippopotamuses than sharks each year?  It’s true.  I bet none of the murderous hippos are babies, though.  They’re just too cute to do anything naughty.  And I am pretty sure they were invented for the sole purpose of making people like us happy.  Well, that, and to turn into adult hippos eventually.

I don’t know about you, but I feel better already.

Also On Tap for Today:

What’s your favorite thing to (new verb alert!) Google-image-search?