Re: What makes a animal the cutest?

BTW this is just a blatant excuse for letting cute animal pictures out into the wild.

When reading fantasy, some authors like to put in creatures that they say are adorable without really putting that much more information into it. I have always wondered just what made these animals the cutest things in the world.

Is it because of the big ears?

Perhaps the big cute eyes?
Or perhaps the murderous intent to kill and feast on the blood of the innocent?
Genuinely curious here. What do you think makes the animal cute? I think it just needs some big ol eyes and a pettable part of its body. Even snakes fill up that requirement.