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January 26, 2012 7:05 AM   Subscribe

Here's a 30-second Video of a Snoring Dormouse. [SLYT]
posted by Devils Rancher (39 comments total) 20 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh my god I want it I'll put it in a large Victorian birdcage with levels and tiny dollhouse furnishings and clean its bedding everyday and knit him a tiny sleeping cap gimmie gimmie gimmie
posted by The Whelk at 7:09 AM on January 26, 2012 [32 favorites]


I think I've found my spirit animal.
posted by fight or flight at 7:11 AM on January 26, 2012 [14 favorites]


Aw wook at the ickle dormouse.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 7:14 AM on January 26, 2012


I remember what the Dormouse said.
posted by tommasz at 7:14 AM on January 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


Turn off that rock racket I'm trying to sleep?
posted by The Whelk at 7:16 AM on January 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Put him in the teapot!
posted by bitslayer at 7:18 AM on January 26, 2012 [5 favorites]


I popped in to see if anyone made an Alice in Wonderland reference yet and can't decide if tommasz's comment counts. on preview: there it is.
posted by neuromodulator at 7:19 AM on January 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


I LOVE TINY SNORING ANIMALS.

Slightly related: our male cat is one helluva snorer once he hits deep REM. It's a little unnerving when you're not expecting it.
posted by Kitteh at 7:20 AM on January 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


every time I see a dormouse my alice in wonderland thoughts come in second place, after my "wtf were the ancient roman cooks thinking?" thoughts.

because srsly, wtf.
posted by elizardbits at 7:25 AM on January 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


You can get them very very very fat elizardbits, if you're using them as a kitchen scrap remover. Fat, slow roasted, covered in honey and fruit, think chicken wings.
posted by The Whelk at 7:29 AM on January 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


“You might just as well say,” added the Dormouse, which seemed to be talking in its sleep, “that ’I breathe when I sleep’ is the same thing as ’I sleep when I breathe’!”
posted by Fizz at 7:30 AM on January 26, 2012


Slightly related: our male cat is one helluva snorer once he hits deep REM. It's a little unnerving when you're not expecting it.

My male cat does the same thing. Particularly unnerving if you only realise he's under your duvet when he starts snoring loudly...
posted by anaximander at 7:45 AM on January 26, 2012


Someone get that poor little guy a CPAP mask!
posted by Burhanistan at 7:47 AM on January 26, 2012 [4 favorites]


Loud snoring during hibernation? I guess this is how you find them.
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 7:47 AM on January 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


When they're sleeping like that, you can take their corn away and they won't even notice.

And while I was trying to find an appropriate lullaby, I found this instead, which has nothing to do with dormice, but looks amazing.
posted by maudlin at 7:47 AM on January 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


I look just as cute when I'm on my back snoring.
posted by marxchivist at 7:49 AM on January 26, 2012 [4 favorites]


You can get them very very very fat elizardbits, if you're using them as a kitchen scrap remover. Fat, slow roasted...

FYI, this is the traditional role of guinea pigs as well.
posted by clarknova at 7:50 AM on January 26, 2012


Yeah - it seems kind of a bad strategy evolutionarily - are they really hibernating there or just in a deep sleep? Kind of loud for a creature who needs to hide away from predators.

It's totally adorable. It just needs an itty bitty CPAP machine and mask!
posted by symbioid at 7:54 AM on January 26, 2012


That might be the cutest thing since the pygmy jerboa. Good job nature!
posted by Ad hominem at 7:58 AM on January 26, 2012


And much less depressing than the pygmy shrew.
posted by maudlin at 8:06 AM on January 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


My kingdom for YouTube at work.
posted by desjardins at 8:20 AM on January 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


Someone needs to get that mouse a little tiny CPAP machine.
posted by Kadin2048 at 8:24 AM on January 26, 2012


(Clearly, symbioid and I are of one mind.)
posted by Kadin2048 at 8:26 AM on January 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Ahem.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:29 AM on January 26, 2012 [2 favorites]


Agreed: the poor dormouse probably suffers from chronic obstructive sleep apnea, needs a CPAP machine badly, and is probably grumpy on waking from lack thereof.

Other than that, it's sooooooo cuuuuuuuuute!
posted by kinnakeet at 8:42 AM on January 26, 2012


My husband was watching this on his iPad last night, across the room from me. I heard the sound and said "what the hell is that ruckus?" He swore it was a snoring mouse, but I refused to believe him until he showed me proof.

I still can't believe what a sound sleeper it is. So soft and furry in that person's hand. *sigh*
posted by librarianamy at 8:43 AM on January 26, 2012


I will stand by its bedside till springtime with a tray bearing a tiny, tiny breakfast.
posted by Pallas Athena at 9:49 AM on January 26, 2012 [13 favorites]


I happen to be a published rodent biologist (really), and as such I have a detailed scientific knowledge of the physiological advantages of hiber...OMG THAT'S SO FREAKING CUTE
posted by mcstayinskool at 9:59 AM on January 26, 2012 [5 favorites]


I totally broke my squee gland!

ow.
posted by Space Kitty at 11:42 AM on January 26, 2012 [3 favorites]


I totally broke my squee gland!

Also known as the squeedlyspooch.
posted by The otter lady at 11:46 AM on January 26, 2012


"Squeedlyspooch"

Is this term original to you or is it from somewhere? Because I'm definitely going to be putting it to work. It's going to be doing some heavy lifting around this particular household.
posted by kavasa at 12:32 PM on January 26, 2012


It sounds like a Care Bear came.
posted by Burhanistan at 12:45 PM on January 26, 2012


Squeedlyspooch is a Irken organ of some sort, according to Invader Zim exclaiming about his in pain.
posted by flaterik at 1:33 PM on January 26, 2012


Pokemon: I CHOOSE YOU SQUEEDLYSPOOCH!
posted by Devils Rancher at 2:04 PM on January 26, 2012 [1 favorite]


Feed your head!
posted by battleshipkropotkin at 2:56 PM on January 26, 2012


I will stop reading YouTube comments.
I will stop reading YouTube comments.
I will stop reading YouTube comments.
I will stop reading YouTube comments.
I will stop reading YouTube comments.
I will stop reading YouTube comments.
posted by brennen at 3:15 PM on January 26, 2012


My partner sounds like that when she falls asleep watching TV. (Don't tell her I said that.)
posted by infinitywaltz at 3:26 PM on January 26, 2012


Snoring? Or choking to death?
posted by gjc at 5:27 PM on January 26, 2012


Oh, "Dormouse" = "dors" + "mouse" = sleep-mouse!

That's something one would think to have realized before just now.
posted by nobody at 7:36 AM on January 27, 2012 [2 favorites]


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