Saturday, January 12, 2013

Meet the Happiest Creature on Earth

     While scrolling through pins on Pinterest, I came across a picture of the quokka (pronounced kwak-a), a marsupial found in southern Australia. The size of a cat, it kind of looks like a cross between a kangaroo, a koala, and a rat with a seemingly permanent grin on its face. Click here to see a video and article on this adorable creature.

     Although it may not actually be feeling the emotion of happiness or is perpetually happy as its expression implies, who can resist that cute, chubby face. One just can't help but smile in return. Let's just hope that the species' population decline stops before it's too late.

© Margj Castillo, Between You and Me, 2010 - Present.


  1. sorry it does not look cute to me.

  2. Well, the smile on the face is a catch on! The first time I saw an animal with a perennial smile. It's hard to see smiling animals-and people- these days. Nice one Margj! Advance happy birthday too. Keep smiling!

  3. Lola D, I think the photos I chose don't do it justice 😊

    Lola M, bakit panay ba nakasimangot mga nakikita mo lately? Sabihan mong, "smile, para hwag magka wrinkles!" 😁