Monday, January 09, 2006

Happy half-birthday, Butterstick



Click the picture to see the cuteness live...right now he's sleeping. Such a sweet little roly-poly thing. Of course, baby bears in tubs are, by definition, adorable! Six months ago, he didn't exist, and now he's "the most popular baby in Washington". Amazing how a few months can change things, it really is.

Twenty-seven pounds! He's called "Butterstick" by many people because he was, as the Washington Post and the Zoo spokespeople kept saying, "the size of a stick of butter" at birth. Panda babies must have skin and bones like rubber!

Dr. Deborah Serani and the Pobble say cute is good for the soul, so I'm indulging myself! :-)

7 comments:

sttropezbutler said...

Thank goodness people can't buy Pandas as pets......cause we know they would!

STB

Traci said...

It is most definitely good for the soul! Rock on!

BostonPobble said...

Yep, Butterstick counts as cute enough to be good for the soul.

Inanna said...

That came very close to making my day, matter of fact, I think it did!! I heart Butterstick.

Nancy said...

Cute and cuddly! Has to be good for the soul.

The Fat Lady Sings said...

I just love critters - any and all of them - critters warm up your life. That particular critter is beyond cute - he makes you just want to cuddle him in your arms till he was snoring asleep.

Trish said...

There's nothing quite like a stick of butter that looks, smells and acts like the cutest bear EVER.

Thanks for visiting my site. I'm now a convert to cuteness overload. Paku to you!

TD