Who doesn't love a tardigrade? I think they're our greatest hope for survival of terrestrial DNA, given their ability to survive the vacuum of space, underwater, extreme heat and cold, you know, pretty much everywhere and in every condition. If you need a little bravery, a little toughness, turn to the tardigrade for inspiration.
Also, I am 100% sure if we could hear their little snoots make noise as they pop in and out of their faces, they would definitely go "noot noot!"
The red pandas at our local zoo are a little finicky and only drink first-harvest sencha brewed for exactly 2 minutes in off-boil water. Any over-steeping and they'll start over. It's very serious business.
The Great Detective as a tiny, fluffy, itty-bitty baby kitten. I don't know why either, but I needed it in my life. If Sherlock Holmes is an orange tabby, I wonder what kind of cat Watson would be? Maybe a big grey shorthaired brawler. I just might have to do that.