Rule of Cuteness #22: A Curled-up or tucked paw is cute

…and if your eyes match the carpet, BONUS!


Other bonus features: head tilt, teeny tail, and I can hear the purring if I get really close to the screen… 😉 Thanks Jiminy S.



  1. Alexis says:

    I love foldy kitten paws! Gorgeous kitty. Nice lighting.

  2. Laurie says:

    I love it when it’s not just a beautiful animal, but also stunning photography.

  3. KiMbObImBo says:

    That is such a sweet kitty cat!! 🙂

  4. AWWWW, this is JUST what I needed to see on a Friday! My favourite colour, green, styled by an absolutely beautiful kitty-cat, in a photo which is the epitome of peace. All is well.

  5. p.s. I need this kitty. Now.

  6. Yes! Curl up your paw!! It’s about time this got added to the Rules of Cuteness list. My big handsome black lab curls up his paws when he stretches and it is very cute. As is this beautiful little kitten I want to take home with me.

  7. kariboo says:

    who found a sunbeam??
    bubahs found a beam!!!

    there is nothing as peaceful as a kitty in a sunbeam.

  8. Talk about well posed… this look like a cover shot for some high end magazine…. instead of Vouge maybe Purr magizine… *g*

  9. AuntieMame says:

    Wow! What a gorgeous kitty!

    That looks an awful lot like another sunbeam photo here on CO. I wonder if it’s the same photog?

  10. ahhhh… such beauty!

  11. amanda says:

    look at the stripey tail! i loves the stripes tails.

  12. Aubrey says:

    Too much kitty goodness.

    The feline-noir lighting is brilliant. Does kitty travel with her own photographer, as Marlene Dietrich did?

  13. Winner of America’s Next Top Kitty lands the cover of Vogue Feline, May Issue.

  14. Aubrey says:

    Looking healthier, calmer and happier – so insiders say – than she has for months, supermodel Cat Moss poses for fans and photographers…

  15. Ooooh, head tilt!
    What a little beauty!

  16. TheLuna says:

    I thought cat people bought carpet the color of their cat’s *food*, not eyes!

  17. Joolya says:

    WHY don’t you have any BABY SLOTHS??? Check this out for maximum cuteness:

  18. Joolya says:

    oh, sorry, i just looked in unusual animals! anyway …sloths are still darn cute.

  19. She looks like she is waiting for her lost love to show up…looking so forlorn, and waiting, ever so patiently, with her paw over her heart….”sigh”.

    AWWWW!!!! I wanna snorgle her!

  20. little miao says:

    Look at her little paw stretched out with her tiny, dainty little fingernails. I can almost see her kneading the carpet and purring!

  21. “Look at me. I am purrrrfect!”

  22. My goodness. She looks like she’s about to burst into song!

  23. wickedwendy says:

    So precious!

  24. “I’d rather… just…

    Stop that, stop that! You’re not going to do a song while I’m here.”

  25. Woods walker says:

    The photographer had a eye for the artistic. To those who don’t know what I mean the cat is stll very cute.-Wdds Walker

  26. Someone accidentally screwed a tabby tail on the back of that white cat.

  27. ♥♥♥ l.d.c.h. ☺ ♥♥♥ says:

    “I am waiting here for my long lost lover,

    Who left me long ago!

    But our love still burns thru,
    And this I know is true!”

  28. maymee says:

    and again:
    one more time:
    Ok I’m done.

  29. Michele says:

    omg the eyes! they match the carpet! ahhh! omg i saw yall on cnn or something. That rizzocks.

  30. bees on pie says:

    Hey, I just discovered you guys this week (followed link from, then, lo and behold, my Entertainment Weekly comes in the mail and is on their ‘Must List’ this week! Which means two things:

    1)I’m two steps ahead of Entertainment Weekly and

    2)Well…you’re in Entertainment Weekly! How cool is that?

  31. First of all, Entertainment Weekly is the ONLY thing I have time to read, second of all, getting on the Must List is just this side of getting Slash-dotted—CHEERS all around!

  32. This is a kitters most fine, tho the color is way better as cat eyes than as carpeting… lived with a bunch of that stuff for years, ecghh.

    But what I want to know is, if the submitter is “Jiminy S.” then what’s the “S” for? Squicket?

  33. Aubrey says:

    Entertainment Weekly: that’s 1,830,000 readers, kids – I work in PR, and getting mentioned in the ‘Must List’ is positively Grail-Like. Congratulations!

  34. So sweet!

  35. deirdre says:

    so charming…her left aft paw is kneading…i just recently found out that most cats are left pawed. interesting software wiring–explains some things about them… wonder if that had anything to do with cats being regarded as evil (what idiots thought THAT up?) in history.

  36. Lick My Pickles says:

    Just a little ray of sunshine….

  37. I have a mostly white cat (Maria) with a stripy tail and patches on her head. I’ve always wanted to know what she looked like as a kitten–and now I know! All this kitty is missing is Maria’s crossed eyes.

  38. Oh em gee. That kitten looks like ours who died last year, but with a shorter tail and not-blue eyes. Very adorable.

  39. What a sweet kitteh! She clutches the sunbeam to her soft li’l chest, not to let it go.

    “Jiminy Squicket”

    Theo, very good! Chirps to you!

  40. cutest picture EVER!

  41. ♥'s G.D. & animals ☺ says:

    deirdre, no i read something that says “you are born left handed [in this case pawed] and you become right handed after commiting your first sin” so most cats being left pawed doesn’t mean they’re evil
    O,M,G, i just did a long boring note! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!

  42. ♥'s G.D. & animals ☺ says:

    does anybodyhere have a white cat? did you know that if it has blue eyes,its deaf? and if it has one blue eye which ever side its on is the side its deaf on

  43. RavishingRoberta says:

    Wonder What The Daydreming Is About…..I’m Surrounded By Tiny Little Mice…..There’s No Where For Them To Go…..Ahhhhh I’ll Let Them Live Another Day And Just Eat My Fancy Feast

  44. Aw, what a cute kitty! I love the head tilt and the stripy tail!

  45. Brak_Silverbone says:

    What a perfect photo! This looks like it could be a greeting card!

  46. Our kitten looks just like her! Which breed is she? She’s so beautiful!

  47. I can FEEEEL the BACK FUZZ from HEEEEERE……………….

  48. This is one of the best pictures here. On this WHOLE site, this is definitly one of the best!

  49. pendlerpiken says:

    can’t you guys see she’s just done something horrible, like eat all the sunday dessert?

    “what? moi?”

  50. that cat looks exactly like the one i rescued that was hanging out in my boyfriend’s neighborhood a couple weeks ago.

    see picture:

  51. kitty!!

  52. Oh. My. Gawd. That curled paw! My granddog does that and it just melts my heart! Such tenderness and vulnerability! And this from a German Shepherd/Akita mix! Sigh…