But they're still awesome! So here's your first link dump, featuring every cute thing that's happened in forever.
Gawker: Black Bear Feasts Inside Home, Rescues Stuffed Bear On Way Out
A black bear on Tuesday walked into a New Hampshire home, ate two pears, some grapes, took a sip from a fishbowl and grabbed a stuffed bear on the way out of the house. The stuffed bear was later recovered."Don't fear, my glossy-eyed compatriot! We're making it out of here together!"
Jezebel: Adorable Marines Rescue Adorable Kittens In Afghanistan; Cuddling Ensues
Brian Chambers, Chris Berry and Aaron Shaw have adopted kittens they found while on duty - and sent them back to the States to wait for them with the marines' families (with the aid of these groups.) Says Chambers, "At only 3 weeks old, their mother had disappeared and they were left alone to live rough and fend for themselves like the other cats in this area. We looked after them both and they lived in a box in the office, after a week they were allowed to roam around during the day and sleep with us in the hooch at night."PFC Fluffy McCuddlepants, reporting for duty! (Kitteny salute)
BBC News: Bionic feet for amputee cat
A cat that had its back feet severed by a combine harvester has been given two prosthetic limbs in a pioneering operation by a UK vet.
Okay, yes, there's something not-terribly-cuddly about "severed by a combine harvester," but watch the video and shed a little tear as Oscar trots around on his brand-new feet. And enjoy a cute moment with Oscar's surgeon.
"Of course, the key to all great technology is tape. Because Oscar is black, and I'm not going to put brown feet on a black cat."
Lioness shows trust in man with her newborn cubs
Itty bitty kitty cuddles! And little fearsome little lion cubs (who have already figured out what Mom's tail is for).
The Daily Show: Road to the Doghouse - Puppedential Debate
|The Daily Show With Jon Stewart||Mon - Thurs 11p / 10c|
|Road to the Doghouse - Puppedential Debate|
This is a classic, of course, since the Obamas have already selected a fluffy little fluffypants, But it remains adorable, and it's proof that it really is possible for Anderson Cooper to not be the cutest thing on screen.
Twin Rabbit in the cup
Two wiggly-nosed rabbits wiggling their noses from their cups. Watch the whole thing--otherwise, you'll miss a closeup of two wiggly-nosed rabbits wiggling their noses from their cups.
This has been your Practically Harmless cute link roundup. (Like it? Maybe consider donating to Nowzad to keep the cute kitty pictures coming from Iraq.)