Aug 13, 2007

Name Calling


This baby ring-tailed lemur has been nick-named Gollum. Please, people, let's give this little one the benefit of the doubt. I really don't see how a baby primate from Madagascar could get its hands on any Ring of Power, much less the One Ring. Let's not resort to speculative name calling.


Thanks for the link, Rachel.

Photo source: Didgey






11 comments:

Sophie's Human said...

Bless its little heart! I'm sure he will *pretty up* as he grows older!

UnrulyDuckling said...

I saw the first photo of the little lemur on the stuffed tiger and thought, "Aw, he's not so bad."

But, when I scrolled down to the second picture, I definitely experienced the ugly. Poor little thing.

Whitney said...

Agree with above...I was like awww he's cute and then second picture, not so much. He's one of those, so ugly he's cute type of thing...it's a stage!!! We've all had an ugly stage.

Arachnophile said...

OMG - I almost named my dog Gollum when she was a pup. She could be cousins with this lol' guy.

I think he's adorable, in that ugly kind of way.

Candace Salima (LDS Nora Roberts) said...

That's a cute, if slightly terrifying, picture.

Found you via like interest in LDS.

Jack Ruttan said...

I think he's more of a gremlin.

Any dogs named "Dobby?"

Kritter said...

Dobby would be a great name for a French Bulldog!

Anonymous said...

Adult lemurs are so cute. This little guy must be in transition. Patchy fur, bug eyes, and scrawny limbs: not the image of cute yet. If his ears were a lttle pointy, I'd swear he was a gremlin too!

~Kit

Nebulous Grey said...

Had to comment to answer Jack - my old neighbor had a mexican hairless named Kreacher. Unfortunately, most people thought she'd named him "Creature" and were less than thrilled.
Because I'm sort of a jackass, I thought it was hilarious.

daniel renzi said...

I think it's cute just like it is.

Anonymous said...

Gollum is PERFECT for it :)