What we all need right now: pictures of cute animals

Kitten meowing at daisies

We’re living through a momentous time in history, which means that right now life is scary and it sucks. I know you don’t want to hear more about the coronapocalypse, so here are some cute animals to brighten your day.

I wanted to write a blog post to reach out to people who are having a hard time in the pandemic–and that’s a lot of people–but the last thing most people want to hear is more about coronavirus. And that’s a problem, because right now coronavirus is all I can think about.

Finally I figured out a solution: cute animal pictures.

You’re welcome.

Mole digging up out of the ground
Zombie mole emerges from its grave.

Curious sheep
Oi! What you doing down there?

Bunnies eating daisies
Two suspects with long ears fled the scene. Suspects are cute, fluffy, and deadly to daisies.

Mastomys heads peeping out of bread
There was a mastomys family that lived in a loaf of bread. They did not practice social distancing.

Numbat walking on a log.
Turns out a numbat is a real creature, not just an insult. Either that or this squirrel got its nose stuck in a bird feeder.

Hedgehog carrying moss
Must make a nice soft bed. Winter is coming. Unless someone stabs the Night King with an obsidian blade.

Exotic. That’s human talk for awesome.

I have a lower IQ than a glass of water, but you love me anyway because I’m adorable.

Elegant fox in the snow
I’m not cute. I’m fascinating, elegant, and deadly.

Inelegant cat
Yep. I’m elegant and deadly too.

Thanks for visiting and hang in there.

What are you doing that helps you get through the coronapocalypse?

Author: A.S. Akkalon

By day, A.S. Akkalon works in an office where the computers outnumber the suits of armour more than two-to-one. By night, she puts dreams of medieval castles, swords, and dragons onto paper.

12 thoughts on “What we all need right now: pictures of cute animals”

  1. I think you’re on the right track in talking about coronavirus by not talking about it. Thanks for the animal pics (and the fab captions), they distracted me from a draining day of puppiness and Big Bad Virus News.

    I’m coping with it by reading enough to keep me informed but not enough to start speculating and/or stressing. 🙂

    1. You’re not the only one who needs a distraction from the Big Bad Virus News. Watching it is like rubber-necking a crash. I know I should read less news, but I can’t look away.

  2. Adorable pictures, just what we need at the moment 🙂 Merlin looks very similar to a fox sometimes!
    I also decided against writing about coronapocalypse. My partner’s classed as a key worker as he’s in food retail, so whilst most people are staying indoors we’re stressed and exposed, and customers are worse than usual at the moment. We’re spending our free time gaming, especially virtual reality gaming, to escape!

    1. Go, Merlin! 🙂

      I can only imagine the stress of having to front up to agitated customers through all this. I hope at least your partner’s employer is doing what they can to protect their employees’ health. Scary times all around. VR gaming sounds like an awesome escape. Hubby and I keep looking at it, but we decided to hold off a year or two while the tech improves.

  3. First there was disbelief, (and if there’s anybody left on the planet who still thinks ‘it’s just the flu’, they’re even more idiotic than when they said it 2 months ago) then came PANICPANICMUSTBUYTOILETPAPER, and now, for most of us, it’s about sharing good stuff with each other to help us through out mourning the death of normal’ … so, thanks for the cyootness. 😀

    1. You nailed it. At least there is a lot of good stuff circulating. The problem is that the door between the good stuff and the deep dark rabbit hole of scary news doesn’t latch shut.

    1. Thank you. Hubby and I are about to start day 1 of self-isolation at home. I’m really grateful we’re well placed to sit tight through this, and even more grateful to live in New Zealand. Stay safe!

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