The Cutest Darn Animals on

We pay a good deal of focus on cherished cats and dogs here on , however we’ve never rounded up another wonderful animals that pop up into our stories. I’m very happy to introduce a few of the photographs that make us say, “Awwww, that is so adorable!” Without further ado, meet a few of the most adorable little guys and gals we’ve ever laid eyes from great houses, ranches and gardens on .

Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC

This curious and wily fox wrapped around an Acadia National Park landscape project during construction and someplace has a den full of most of the workers’ leather gloves.

Tour this fox’s beautiful coastal environment in the Maine woods

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Three chickens named Ruby, Hiko and Ash reside in this beautifully constructed chicken coop at Nevada.

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Tour the chicken coop that is modern

In producing the travel guide for Atlanta, I came across goats named Sherman, Tallulah, Daisy and Olive in The Social Goat Bed and Breakfast. The charming establishment, at Atlanta’s Grant Park area, also has cats, Spanish turkeys, chickens, roosters, rabbits, goldfish and koi.

Rikki Snyder

Seriously, composing this ideabook is making me want a pet goat, which I’m quite sure isn’t a great thought — for the goat — when you reside in a town.

Tour the rest of the wonderful farm, a suitable environment for all these men.

Suzan Fellman LLC

You readers taught me a few very intriguing things about what this goat’s levade was about in the Comments section for my narrative about an animal rescue shelter in the hills of Malibu. You also taught me that the word “levade.” Thanks!

Designs by Gollum

Among our very first house tours featured the gorgeous house of Michael Lee West of Designs from Gollum. The rustic setting and farm life inspired the gorgeous interiors.

Noelle Johnson Landscape Consulting

This is one of my favourite photographs on ; I would love to hang it in my home. These critters do not just seem feathered-and-fluffy adorable; they help produce free fertilizer to the garden.

Noelle Johnson Landscape Consulting

Does this darling cow.

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Rikki Snyder

I’ve actually never managed to come across a miniature horse and not yelled, “Mini horse!” This one’s name is Kokomo, but it bears a remarkable similarity to Li’l Sebastian. If you do not get this reference, you need to start watching Parks and Rec on NBC. I guarantee you’ll thank me.

Lisa Hallett Taylor

I adore the way this duck is looking at the photographer like it is saying, “What are you lookin’ at?” I cannot look in a duck at a swimming pool without considering the lovely James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano, so uplifted from the duck family that moved in to his swimming pool, and all of the issues that started when they flew south for the winter.

RMT Architects

In Meg Wolitzer’s new book, The Interestings, longtime runners of a summertime camp are told that they must have an alpaca farm in the camp to keep up with the times and compete with other camps.

While I’m speaking pop culture references, the moment that made me choke with laughter in Dude, Where’s My Car? Is when an ostrich approaches and Ashton Kutcher says, “Dude … it’s a llama!” Llamas were once a comparatively rare sight in the States, so perhaps one can see how a entire stoner did not understand the difference between an ostrich and a llama back before Jennifer Garner was a celebrity and Kutcher was a savvy online investor and enjoying Steve Jobs at a film. But, today these woolly animals have never been more popular.

RMT Architects

Not even this magnificent stable structure could take the attention away from those stunning creatures.

Lovebirds like cooling off atop this Arizona fountain.

More creature love:
Have a look at the Pets section for all critter-related ideabooks.
See great cats and dogs in design.

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