Days are getting gloomier and colder, and soft blankets are yet again becoming our seasonal best friends. With pumpkin spiced lattes flying off shelves and golden leaves covering the streets, you realize that careless summer days are over.

So this post is basically a savior from autumn blues, proven to work wonders in warming hearts and melting souls. Thanks to the great people on the “Aww'' Reddit community, this cuddly collection of the cutest animal pics features animals from tiny birbs to clueless hamsters, ginger foxies and floppy-eared bunnies and… there’s a place for everyone!

Scroll down, upvote your favorite photos and don’t forget to share the post with anyone who’s feeling a little down today.

#1

Walking Bearfoot On The Beach

Walking Bearfoot On The Beach

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rebel _ phoenix
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1 month ago

Perfect timing!

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#2

Look At This Mother Quokka Enjoying Her Leaf!

Look At This Mother Quokka Enjoying Her Leaf!

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Shona
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1 month ago

Aw look at that little one it seems just as happy as mummy is!!!

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#3

Saw These Ducklings Cuddling Because Of The Cold Weather Today

Saw These Ducklings Cuddling Because Of The Cold Weather Today

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rebel _ phoenix
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1 month ago

Whoa they're forming a flower!

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To find out more about where the human/animal bond stands in our hectic world, we reached out to Dr. Ivan Zak, the CEO at Galaxy Vets. When asked if we've grown distant from animals and the natural world, Ivan fortunately assured us that the connection between humans and animals “is only getting tighter as more and more pet owners strongly identify themselves with their pets.”

“Humanization of companion animals is a growing trend, as a recent survey revealed that 87 percent of pet parents say their pets are a core part of their overall happiness and well-being,” he explained.

#4

A Fawn Resting On A Field Of Flowers

A Fawn Resting On A Field Of Flowers

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Grasie MoonFlower
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1 month ago

Bambi!!

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#5

Smol Bun

Smol Bun

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Ms.M.
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1 month ago

bun bol

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#6

We Fed Our Backyard Squirrel Once... Meet Frankie At Our Backyard Door Waiting For More Nuts

We Fed Our Backyard Squirrel Once... Meet Frankie At Our Backyard Door Waiting For More Nuts

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KJ
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1 month ago

Waiting very politely.

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Dr. Ivan also stressed that having empathy towards all the critters on earth is something essential to our core of being humans. “Being kind to all creatures, great or small, is an essential element of compassion and humility,” he said and added that “It’s important to teach children to respect and care about animals so that they grow into more empathetic individuals and live more fulfilling lives.”

#7

I've Never Seen A Mouse That Looks So Much Like A Mouse Before

I've Never Seen A Mouse That Looks So Much Like A Mouse Before

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Rissie
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1 month ago

He was practicing for his Disney audition. The lady with the car key and birb will accompany him.

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#8

Fox Sleeping On Skylight

Fox Sleeping On Skylight

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Swathika Venkatesan
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1 month ago

I shall name you squishy and you shall be mine.

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#9

That's Not A Banana

That's Not A Banana

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Shona
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1 month ago

Awww! More upvotes for you little snek

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Moreover, “research shows that animals are also capable of compassion; they can display empathy in many different ways such as comforting and responding to humans crying,” Dr. Ivan said. He added that when humans are going through a physical or emotional struggle, they can empathize with their furry friends and even mourn.

#10

A Pair Of Young Stoats Crossing The Street

A Pair Of Young Stoats Crossing The Street

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Shona
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1 month ago

What a pretty countryside!!

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#11

Putting A Brave Foot Forward

Putting A Brave Foot Forward

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Shona
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1 month ago

Such Teenie weenie toesies

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#12

A Very Fine Cheetah

A Very Fine Cheetah

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rebel _ phoenix
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1 month ago

Those eyes🥺✨

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On the other hand, owning a pet requires great responsibility and it’s one thing to look at cute pictures of animals and fall in love with them, and a whole other when you really have to take care of them in joy and in misery. “Owning a pet is like having children. Anybody who gets a pet without researching what it takes to look after one is in the same boat as people who have kids because they are cute. This is why I’m such a strong advocate for wellness plans and pet insurance,” Dr. Ivan concluded.

#13

Hedgehog With Plushie

Hedgehog With Plushie

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Brian Bennett
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1 month ago

Comfort and safe!

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#14

Everyone Sending Mammals And Birbs, But Baby Pufferfish Is Very Cute!

Everyone Sending Mammals And Birbs, But Baby Pufferfish Is Very Cute!

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Brian Bennett
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1 month ago

I am cute! I only puff when I get scared!

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#15

So This Happened To Me Today

So This Happened To Me Today

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KJ
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1 month ago

Congratulations, you have ascended to becoming a Disney princess.

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#16

Baby Fox Sleeping On A Branch

Baby Fox Sleeping On A Branch

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Brian Bennett
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks comfy - sometimes I sleep with my tongue out too!

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#17

Baby Sheep

Baby Sheep

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Shona
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1 month ago

Aw he/she is even smiling for the picture!!!

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#18

Occupado

Occupado

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Mari
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1 month ago

So small!

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#19

A Very Polite Bee

A Very Polite Bee

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Shona
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1 month ago

Precious!!!

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#20

I Consider This Aww

I Consider This Aww

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Brian Bennett
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1 month ago

If I would have had a smile like this I would have been married much sooner!

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#21

A Puppy Named Marley With Her Bunny Friend Beau

A Puppy Named Marley With Her Bunny Friend Beau

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Shona
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1 month ago

Marley And Beau! gorgeous friends!

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#22

Nature Just Being Cute

Nature Just Being Cute

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Shona
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1 month ago

Look at the front teeth LOL

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#23

Small Bunny Sleeping In Bunny Bed

Small Bunny Sleeping In Bunny Bed

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BMcG
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1 month ago

This needs more votes!!

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#24

A Bowl Full Of Baby Otters!

A Bowl Full Of Baby Otters!

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Kookamunga
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1 month ago

Ah, linguini with fresh otters, my favorite!

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#25

Baby Snek

Baby Snek

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MagicalUnicorn
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1 month ago

cutest danger noodle ever <3

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#26

A Baby Tiger Quoll, A Marsupial Native To Eastern Australia

A Baby Tiger Quoll, A Marsupial Native To Eastern Australia

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Kookamunga
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1 month ago (edited)

These are also known as "Nature's Chainsaw" - very very sharp teeth.

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#27

Draw Me Like One Of Your French Girls

Draw Me Like One Of Your French Girls

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The Cheshire Cat
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1 month ago

Look at it's tiny feeeeeet! <3

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#28

That Time I Became A Mother In Antarctica

That Time I Became A Mother In Antarctica

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Otter
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1 month ago

Antarctic penguins are totally unbothered by humans. Penguins in a colony are too busy yelling and chasing each other to bother with humans.

Devil's Advocate
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1 month ago

Only because they've not seen enough humans to realise they should run away from us.

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lazy panda
Community Member
1 month ago

I would have left my entire life behind to become this penguin's mama.

Janine B.
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh my goodness. I would have died of so much cuteness.

Elli Rahim
Community Member
1 month ago

Bet it was tough when you needed to go to the bathroom

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
1 month ago

protest him with your life!

Rose the Cook
Community Member
1 month ago

Is that you mummy?

Brian Bennett
Community Member
1 month ago

Hey kid! That does not have the feet or fluff to be mama! (what a wonderful experience!)

Cindy Kester
Community Member
1 month ago

Aw, so cuddly!

Susie Swearingen-Kamachi
Community Member
1 month ago

So how long did you have to stand there?

Adira Bennett
Community Member
1 month ago

I wonder if this type of penguin has orange/red feet and the baby was drawn to this person's shoes? Or maybe just an adorable coincidence!

Potato
Community Member
1 month ago

You have been chosen.

LJ Robinson
Community Member
1 month ago

You lucky duck!! Did it find it's mama?

Susan Mercurio
Community Member
1 month ago

Lucky you

Julie Telfer
Community Member
1 month ago

Awwww...

Susann Campbell
Community Member
1 month ago

Momma is gone and this little penguins is cold and hungry and the other penguins don't care for other babies , just their own. Makes me tear up,

Doris Bennett
Community Member
1 month ago

MaMa?

Jenna B.
Community Member
1 month ago

OP is now an honorary Disney Princess.

Amy Beckler
Community Member
1 month ago

OK. Now it is necessary for you to maintain that position till your mate returns with the groceries.

ZEFCAT
Community Member
1 month ago

I had never left Antarctic again after such a meeting ...

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 month ago

The babies are too cute !!!

Riley Quinn
Community Member
1 month ago

Please don't personalize this behavior. I'm cold and any warm body will do.

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
1 month ago

they don't see us as a threat.. .how wonderful our planet would be if Nature did not see us that way ever...

Nola Dorothy
Community Member
1 month ago

How good are you at regurgitating fish?

Katie S
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh my god, that’s both amazing and so horribly sad at the same time.

Lisa Tetlow
Community Member
1 month ago

"Pick me up, Mom!"

Maple Chan
Community Member
1 month ago

I would so love that!!!

Rcath
Community Member
1 month ago

My heart would have melted.

Carolyn Legg
Community Member
1 month ago

Congratulations!!

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#29

My 3 Week Old Guinea Pig, Pippin She’s A Bit Special

My 3 Week Old Guinea Pig, Pippin She’s A Bit Special

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Pheeb Carter
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1 month ago

Ewok!

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#30

Smol And Round

Smol And Round

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Shona
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1 month ago

Looks So Floofy!

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#31

Some Adorable, Curious Baby Deer

Some Adorable, Curious Baby Deer

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Brian Bennett
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1 month ago

Now we've posed for you how a bout a little nourishment?

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#32

Looks Pretty Cute

Looks Pretty Cute

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Brian Bennett
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1 month ago

Hey pops would you rather be woke up by a rooster?

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#33

Baby Elephants Waiting For Their Mom

Baby Elephants Waiting For Their Mom

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Brian Bennett
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1 month ago

Where the heck can she be? Hey bird fly up and see if you can spot her!

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#34

I Am So Pretty

I Am So Pretty

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Otter
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1 month ago

IT'S A QUETZAL! Where did you get a chance to take a closeup of a quetzal???

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#35

I Hear You Were Looking For The Cutest Photo On The Internet?

I Hear You Were Looking For The Cutest Photo On The Internet?

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glowworm2
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1 month ago

Adorable, but this is definitely a stuffed animal.

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#36

This Lil Sea Otter Pup Was Napping Outside My Window (I Live In A Floathouse In Alaska)

This Lil Sea Otter Pup Was Napping Outside My Window (I Live In A Floathouse In Alaska)

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Madam Butterfly
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1 month ago

I need to live in a float house in Alaska.

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#37

Happy Little Man

Happy Little Man

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rebel _ phoenix
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1 month ago

He's def happy for a home! So precious!

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#38

This Cute Goat Baby

This Cute Goat Baby

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Missy Moo Moo
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1 month ago

There's something about baby goats that make me want eeeeeekkkkkk!!!

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#39

Not The Usual Animals You See Here But. I Love Those

Not The Usual Animals You See Here But. I Love Those

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Brian Bennett
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1 month ago

You guys are terrific - got one of you boys I feed every night - but you're still afraid of me!

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#40

The Void Bean

The Void Bean

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I’m A Black Cat
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1 month ago

Brother from another mother

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#41

Mr. Dracula, The Vampire Hedgehog

Mr. Dracula, The Vampire Hedgehog

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rebel _ phoenix
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1 month ago

Those teethhh

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#42

In Case You Needed It Today, Here Are Some Hyena Cubs

In Case You Needed It Today, Here Are Some Hyena Cubs

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Brian Bennett
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1 month ago

Hi Hyena! You guys is cute - misunderstood - just a clean up crew!

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#43

Mr. Duck Muchly Happy Under Sun

Mr. Duck Muchly Happy Under Sun

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Elli Rahim
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1 month ago

If you looked searched for a picture of happiness this is what the algorithm will serve.

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#44

This Rare Blue Eyed Box Turtle Has Such A Contagious Smile

This Rare Blue Eyed Box Turtle Has Such A Contagious Smile

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Brian Bennett
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1 month ago

Blue eyes smilin at me nothin but blue eyes do I see!

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#45

The Definition Of Cute!

The Definition Of Cute!

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E B
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1 month ago

He comin!

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#46

Sleepo Beepo

Sleepo Beepo

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Brian Bennett
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1 month ago

Just don't move I am so comfortable!

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#47

Lord Farquaad

Lord Farquaad

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Otter
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1 month ago

I think there's about an ounce of actual rabbit under all that fluff.

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#48

Bath Time

Bath Time

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Brian Bennett
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1 month ago

And why not? It's udderly possible! (sorry I had to say it!)

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#49

Golden Bun Hour

Golden Bun Hour

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Brian Bennett
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1 month ago

I'm comfy - I will not walk on that dirty sand -thank you!

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#50

Maybe A Koala

Maybe A Koala

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PjandBolt
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1 month ago

angy

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#51

Lots Of These Little Cuties Running Around When We Were On Holiday

Lots Of These Little Cuties Running Around When We Were On Holiday

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Victor
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1 month ago

So cute. Baby goat is nice too.

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