a challenge of squee!
November 6, 2012 11:48 AM   Subscribe

Can you make it through this post without squealing?
Plus hedgehog bath time! & other moments of squee, within

videos of squee:
*baby polar bear learns how to walk - with bonus bath time!
*cat plays Fruit Ninja on an iPad!
*broccoli kitten loves broccoli!
*otters holding hands!
*kitty massage!

If you can't get enough video of cute animals, VICE's The Cute Show will scratch that itch (warning: autoplays most recent episode) - "For each episode of The Cute Show we pick one cute thing and squeeze the stuffing out of it. And that’s about it. Cute ain’t complicated." A whole list of mini-episodes at the link - wiener dogs, sugar gliders, bunnies, sloths, and wombats (plus much more), oh my!

If you prefer pictures of cute animals you could check out attack of the cute or super cute.
Or 22 of the cutest animal babies you've never seen before!

But perhaps you would prefer a very large list of very tiny things.

a small sampling of previous squee on MeFi:
*rescued ducks see water for the first time
*the fluffington post
*liz climo's animal cartoons
*wildlife rehabilitation videos
*hot buttered sloths in pajamas
posted by flex (44 comments total) 37 users marked this as a favorite

 
I made it to the meerkats without squealing. TOUGH AS NAILS.

BTW, where can I get a hedgehog? They seem like the cutest pets. Can I have one as a pet? Seriously. Do I have to catch one in the wild?
posted by Admiral Haddock at 11:51 AM on November 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


It was the bunny in the pottery bowl that did it for me. I admit it.
posted by dlugoczaj at 11:55 AM on November 6, 2012


I made it as far as the ducks.

The toddler at the end is all kinds of awesome.
posted by unSane at 11:57 AM on November 6, 2012 [2 favorites]


I made it as far as the hedgehog. There is something wonderful about small spiny animals in water.
posted by ruhroh at 11:59 AM on November 6, 2012


Admiral, here is a list of hedgehog breeders, including your QTH in Massachusetts. They aren't legal as pets in every state, but you're in luck.
posted by mykescipark at 12:02 PM on November 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


I came here to get away from anxiety-inducing election coverage but the commercial that played before the Fruit Ninja video was a Romney ad. :(
posted by leesh at 12:04 PM on November 6, 2012


I like the fact that the hedgehog had, what I am hoping, its own toothbrush for scrubbin' right in there with the other toothbrushes. Wonder if anyone ever woke up bleary eyed and grabbed the hedgehog brush by accident.
posted by Ad hominem at 12:04 PM on November 6, 2012


Damn. Once again foiled by my meerkat weakness.
posted by quarsan at 12:07 PM on November 6, 2012


Answer: No.
posted by cirhosis at 12:09 PM on November 6, 2012


I already want a hedgehog. I cannot have a hedgehog (or any other pet) since I travel too much and am bad at caring for things.

This post is making me tear up.
posted by nat at 12:10 PM on November 6, 2012


And the answer is none. None more cute.
posted by gauche at 12:13 PM on November 6, 2012


I cannot believe there is a hedgehog breeder in walking distance of my apartment.

I will be having a conversation with my wife about this tonight. Thanks, Mykescipark.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 12:15 PM on November 6, 2012 [2 favorites]


I used up all my squealing in the politics threads. (And not in a good way) Still, I'd rather have a hedgehog than the cat I kinda-adopted when a neighbor died... but I think that cat hunts hedgehogs in the hills behind the property. And now, I have to worry about the cat stealing my broccoli? Sigh.
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:24 PM on November 6, 2012


Actually, I was tough as nails until I reached that last video.

"How big is a whale?" *cheers* "How big is a whale?" *cheers*

Oh, I do so hope that I feel like that crowd tomorrow.
posted by kinnakeet at 12:27 PM on November 6, 2012


Ohhh, SQUEE-

Shit. Fell at the first hurdle.

(thanks, flex. needed this!)
posted by likeso at 12:32 PM on November 6, 2012


I was fine until that #6 two-parter.
posted by sparklemotion at 12:34 PM on November 6, 2012


There has been nonstop squealing, giggling, and clapping at my house thanks to this post. Toddler snickerdoodle thinks you're made of magic.
posted by snickerdoodle at 12:49 PM on November 6, 2012


I used to be a part of a club that cleaned cages and bathed animals for our science lab in Elementary school. We had a very mean old hedgehog. After a bath, he bit clean through my finger, blood shot everywhere.

I don't think they're cute anymore.
posted by Malice at 1:00 PM on November 6, 2012


Goddamn meerkats get me every time! BAH!!
posted by helmutdog at 1:00 PM on November 6, 2012


I thought I was going to make it. Butterball was ticking me off and gave me a lot of "just DO it, you dumb dog" grump fuel, and I thought it was going to take me all the way.

And then they hit me with a baby pony, when I am particularly pony-vulnerable. I mean, the darn thing looks like it's wearing eye shadow in that particular '40s Disney sort of way. And a curly mane and socksies and widdle hoofsies and DAMMIT.
posted by darksasami at 1:03 PM on November 6, 2012


THAT GUY LOVES HIS HEDGEHOG SO. MUCH.

Although I wonder what's like for the hedgie, "calm down just let me put my FACE THAT IS BIGGER THAN YOUR ENTIRE BODY RIGHT UP TO YOUR OWN."
posted by The Whelk at 1:06 PM on November 6, 2012


OMG SIGN LANGUAGE CAT WANTS TO BE YOUR LITTLE FRIEND
posted by The Whelk at 1:08 PM on November 6, 2012 [10 favorites]


I shall not watch fluffy fluffy kitten videos all night. I shall not watch fluffy fluffy kitten videos all night. I shall not watch fluffy fluffy kitten videos all night. I shall not -- oh heck SIGN LANGUAGE KITTEN -- you bastard.
posted by MartinWisse at 1:20 PM on November 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


I really like teeny tiny things.

Or, rather, I like other people's photos of teeny tiny things. I myself do not feel organized or tidy enough for a teeny-tiny-thing lifestyle, but I will gladly gawk.
posted by theatro at 1:38 PM on November 6, 2012


I so wish hedgehogs were legal pets in CA.
posted by smirkette at 1:53 PM on November 6, 2012


I only made it to the hedgehog. I'm so weak.
posted by like_neon at 2:23 PM on November 6, 2012


Was on the verge of squeeing when I saw the Swan. Swans are evil fuckers. Urge to squee dropping... Chow Chow and boy. Shit, I lose.
posted by Hactar at 2:45 PM on November 6, 2012


My new favorite cat is Simon the depressed cat. Wish I had some video of him moping.
posted by Ad hominem at 3:27 PM on November 6, 2012 [1 favorite]


Does hedgehog bath guy have a shaker of salt in his medicine cabinet?
posted by rossination at 3:44 PM on November 6, 2012


I made it to the mom cat hugging the kitten before gleeful, near hysterical, laughter erupted from me like puke from a Bush twin after a frat party.

I don't know where it came from but it came back for the baby/crowd video.

Oh, internet, is there no sound you can't wrench from my innermost places?
posted by mer2113 at 4:54 PM on November 6, 2012


Long years of practice have made me impervious to cute. Bring it on!
posted by telstar at 5:54 PM on November 6, 2012


Does hedgehog bath guy have a shaker of salt in his medicine cabinet?

actually the thing that got me was that it took him a while to select a brush to clean hedgie with - dude, don't you know which is your toothbrush and which is the hedgebrush?????
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 6:17 PM on November 6, 2012


Oh wow, I don't think I've ever tried stifling an Awww response before. It is hard! Somehow I thought that not Awwwing would be as easy as not talking, but it's a much more automatic reaction.
posted by painquale at 6:35 PM on November 6, 2012


Maternal instinct porn.
posted by mammary16 at 7:27 PM on November 6, 2012


Dog adopts abandoned kitten

Rare white lion cub nursed by dog
posted by homunculus at 11:58 PM on November 6, 2012


Butterball slayed me. I was irritated at the lady though- he's just a tiny puppums, surely you can carry him up and down a few weeks more!
posted by winna at 4:19 AM on November 7, 2012


AUGH! MINIATURE HORSE. MY KRYPTONITE.
posted by fuzzypantalones at 10:15 AM on November 7, 2012


I made it all the way to #6.

OVARIES OF STEEL. Oh yeah.
posted by DarlingBri at 10:38 AM on November 7, 2012


dear god sign language kitteh! how can that man just sit there all chill as if the CUTEST THING IN ALL CUTENESS isn't repeatedly happening right in front of him?

/collapse

Well I know how I'm spending my evening.

NOSY? Wanna treat?!
posted by Space Kitty at 8:30 PM on November 7, 2012


Animal Odd Couples
posted by homunculus at 9:20 PM on November 7, 2012


1. Think of all of those cute animals taking a mean one in that coffee cup, etc. There goes the awww real quick.

2. The toddler--isnt' that how Eva Peron worked it?
posted by stormpooper at 6:53 AM on November 8, 2012


I made it all the way through with only internal moaning, except now my jaws are in pain and my eyes are teary and bulging.

Don't stifle the squees. It's like trying to stop sneezing.
posted by Celsius1414 at 7:22 PM on November 8, 2012


An Original DUCKumentary
posted by homunculus at 8:11 PM on November 14, 2012


Dog And Duck Play Fetch
posted by homunculus at 10:53 AM on November 22, 2012


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