Somewhere online that I can't possibly recall or find again, I recently read a story about how the internet has been taken over by excessive cuteness. The writer attributed this phenomenon to pursuit of relief from our collective hard times.
I'm not sure I buy that explanation, but I have noticed an uptick in the number of way too adorable cat videos two of which I am inflicting upon you this holiday. The first, of a baby tiger, is stolen from Frank Paynter's blog, listics. The accompanying music raises the saccharine level to near fatal, but the little tiger will melt your heart.
If that didn't send you into sugar shock, this one might. It is mercifully short and nothing as exotic as a baby tiger - just an ordinary house kitten being so silly and wonderful that I promise you'll be grinning from ear to ear.
Hanukkah begins this afternoon at just past 4PM eastern time. I'll be lighting the first-night candle about then. It's not that I do much about being Jewish but if nothing else, I always enjoy the Hanukkah candles for eight nights. And I like the story.
At The Elder Storytelling Place today, Nancy Leitz: Pop Pop and the Oatmeal