Sick and tired of male models showing off their perfectly sculpted muscles? Had enough of cuddly baby animals flaunting their perfect newborn fuzzy cuteness? We didn't think so. Shirtless guys and puppy dog eyes appear together in this collection of Hot Guys and Baby Animals by Audrey Kuhner and Carolyn Newman. Hot Guys and Baby Animals features 40 photos of gorgeous guys and their fuzzy friends, along with tongue-in-cheek captions detailing the likes and dislikes of each guy and baby animal. Let the ohs and ahs begin as male models play with puppies, snuggle kittens, nuzzle lambs, and even coo at a few chicks (baby chicks, that is). Perhaps the Sundance Channel says it best in its review of the California calendar that started it all: Hot guys + baby animals = genius.
Audrey Khuner and Carolyn Newman had been looking for excuses to hang out with cute boys and adorable animals since junior high. Two decades later, they finally came up with one. This concept came to fruition when they decided to turn this dream into a reality, and at the same time, donate 25% of their profits to non-profit animal rescues and shelters. After a few phone calls to animal rescues and a post on Craigslist for male models, they held their first shoot in November 2009. By the second week of December, had been featured in Web sites and blogs, from Glamour to People Pets to the Sundance Channel. They are now expanding their grassroots concept into a worldwide brand, with greeting cards and notebooks, journals, and post-it notes.