Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Quintessentially Cute

"You Looking At Me? Yes I'm quite adorable" 

One Quite cute critter giving me the eye. Question - what is it? I think it is a ground squirrel with that fluffy tail but we don't have any in these quarters so my knowledge is questionable.  At first glance I thought it was a meerkat
Meerkat family
but no their more pointy faces are here as they chill out having some quiet time together.
Humboldt Penguins
Maybe the penguins forming an orderly queue for lunch in Antwerp Zoo know.
These quadrupeds don't know they have only seen our native squirrels but lambs are quintessentially cute, I just long to stroke those ears.
One ball of fluff wandering on the road. It looks like a Silkie chicken. Their name comes from their feathers feeling like silk, their placid nature making them ideal pets.  For the purpose of this post of course they are also quite cute.

An entry to ABC Wednesday. A journey through the alphabet.


Leslie: said...

Quintessentially adorable!

abcw team

ChrisJ said...

Could it be a mink or a mongoose? He certainly is cute!

Roger Owen Green said...

it doesn't look like any squirrel I'VE ever seen!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Definitely adorable ~ squirrel? ~ Wonderful wildlife photography ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Rajesh said...

Wow! they are all really cute.

photowannabe said...

It looks like a meerkat to me. Cute photo.

Mara said...

I like that silkie chicken, I have never seen that before. And you're right: the squirrel looks a bit like a meerkat!

Gattina said...

I love the ground squirrel !

e Joops said...

How cute how he posed for you!

Would you mind pitching an answer?

Chubskulit Rose said...

Love that first shot, he is so cute!

Que Sera Sera
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Pride In Photos said...

Even though they don't start with a "Q"...the penguins steal the show for me♥

Ann said...

That first little guy looks like the Marmots we saw in Switzerland years ago. Thanks for your visit today.

Dave said...

I think they are meercats Joy. If you go to my blog at cimba7200.blogger.com and go to the first dated set of my zoo photos there is a photo of meercats and these look like them. Tails might be a wee bit bushier - Dave

Laloofah said...

What an adorable face! I'd love to cuddle her (him?), though I have no idea what species s/he might be a member of. I love all the other critters in your photos too, they're all precious. (But then I love all critters, cute or not!) I hope the little white flufferball found a safer place to hang out than the road!