Cutest animals of 2010, O come let us adore them…
Regular readers know this blog normally overflows with irony, sarcasm and the absurd, and is no place for sloppy sentiment.
Except where animals are concerned. Several times a year, I feature animal photos that I hope will bring a smile and make readers happy to be alive.
Today, to kick off my best-of-the-year series of blog posts, I’m bringing back a few of the sweetest animal shots of 2010 in case you missed them the first time around.
I don’t like picking a “winner” in this category. There are no losers among animals. Except maybe scorpions. And mosquitoes. Nobody likes those.
Meanwhile, for a good time, send these photos to your friends. If you don’t know anybody who would appreciate them, you’re hanging with totally the wrong crowd.
For an even better time, do something nice for a helpless animal, or at least for an organization that helps the helpless animals. Tell them the Blog Guy sent you.
Kittens are presented in a bucket to Britain’s Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during her visit to open the new cattery at the 150 year old Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in London October 27, 2010. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/pool
An erect-crested penguin watches a baby La Plata river dolphin in Piriapolis, Uruguay, November 5, 2010. The dolphin, which was found on the beach in the city four days ago, is recovering at the reserve from injuries believed to have been caused by a fishing net. REUTERS/Andres Stapff
Four-day-old Elephant calf Bimas walks in an enclosure during his first day in public in the Tierpark zoo in Berlin March 19, 2010. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
A squirrel plays with a kitten at the house of resident Ruben Gaviria in Envigado, near Medellin, Colombia, February 16, 2010. Tita, the mother of the kitten, has been nursing the injured squirrel since Gaviria rescued it six days ago in a park. REUTERS/Albeiro Lopera
A three-month old bear cub looks at journalists during a media session outside its cage at the zoo in Russia’s southern city of Stavropol, April 21, 2010. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko
A dog licks a two-day-old lion cub at the Royev Ruchey zoo in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, March 18, 2010. The zoo employees are using the mongrel dog to suckle the newborn cub, the only survivor, after its mother and her three cubs died during the delivery. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
Bottom right: My own pets, all of them rescue animals…