In unrelated news, I bought this t-shirt because it made me laugh. But then I had to try to explain it. Does it have something to do with YOLO being an acronym for "You Only Live Once"? I do not know. But I did have a suspicion that owls are an arty crafty Thing. And I confirmed they are a Thing, without even counting macrame owls. You thought that ducks and chickens were overdone on home decorations? Owls are the trendiest fowl by far. In my totally scientific study based on Etsy search totals, here is the order of popularity of animals in kitsch:
* I subtracted the hits for pet accessories, because there's handmade dog and cat collars, beds, and toys, which don't count as Cute Handmade [Animal] Themed Tchotchkes. If you just count housewares, for example, owls beat cats.
** Turns out, half the mouses on Etsy are Minnie.
*** You think you're cute, panda? You're small-time, niche, pissant cute. You can't even reach the tail of a stuffed owl. I mean, really, you got beat out by crabs. Go home and eat shoots and leaves.
***** Tiger and Zebra were omitted due to the hard-to-control-for number of results with tiger eye gems, tiger stripe and zebra stripe fabrics. ***** <-- self-referential footnote