Just cleanin’ my toes, lee lee lee loo

Nuzzlin’ and kronschein’

Loo loo loo lee

Make that a soft kronschen’

Lee lee lee loo

Footwash, originally uploaded by dallsoppuk.

Excellent Sender-Innering, Kristina R.



  1. N’awwwww! That’s adorable….
    *rolls around in the cute*

  2. as soon as finish this toe I’m movin’ on to that ear!

  3. I could have sworn I’d seen this picture on here before.

  4. Ah, that’s it. This pic was linked in the comments in two CO posts. http://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2006/12/rthhhrrrroo.html#comment-26189964

    I knew it went from here into my Flickr favorites, but couldn’t remember how.

  5. it’s so pink!

  6. I love it when you refresh CO and there’s a new post!

  7. One’s little pink toes are delish
    They make a most elegant dish
    I begin the soft kronche
    And from there I will launch
    On a meal of unending bliss

  8. berthaslave says:

    I was gonna do a “this little piggie went wee wee wee all the way home” joke, but then I saw Aubrey’s limerick.

    :: bowing before the master ::

    P.S. White mice are cute and ancient-looking.

  9. Would you please look at the fuzz on the ear! Ahn.

  10. So cute!

  11. Shadow Tiger says:

    From the glimpse of mommy’s tail in the corner, I’d guess that’s a rat, probably about 3 weeks old. Ears and eyes are open, but not old enough to leave mum. From the posishe of the ears on the head it’s probably a dumbo rat, upping it’s cuteness by a factor of 50.

  12. fish eye no miko says:

    The QTE! Awwww…

  13. …and even this adoring little rat fellow has the bloody running nosicle that afflicts all of them… what havent I tried to cure mine of this, but its hopeless.

  14. violetgreen says:

    When I was a toddler I’d do this and claim my toes were “banilla” flavored. Babymouse must have banilla toes, too.

  15. The Hon Gladys Anstruther says:

    My toes I suppose
    Would go up my nose
    but that might make me sick,
    Instead I will bend
    just like my friend
    and lick and lick and lick.

  16. The Hon Gladys Anstruther says:

    Hey Violet: How old were you, when you was doing the ‘Banilla’ I could still smell my own feet when I was 10, by contortion!

  17. *thuck, thuck, thuck*

  18. The ear fuzz, it kills me.

  19. RRRRRRaticle!!!

  20. Cheryl Robinson-Atwood says:

    Maymee, it’s the silky soft whiskerlings that get to me. Soooooo soft!

    Gotta go snorgle my HoneyPups whiskers now….jonesin’ for a fuzzfixxx….

  21. The feengers! The Feengers! The proshness burns…

  22. I want to save those ears for my dessert tonight… They look delectable.

  23. I just want to gently pinch the tail factor and may softly rub the belly until she goes to sleep.

    Excuse me ….. I have to cuddle my own kitties now

  24. Who knew this is what Kliban meant!
    Love to eat them mousies
    Mousie’s what I love to eat.
    Bite they little heads off
    Nibble on they tiny feet.
    — B. Kliban

  25. I have a phobia about little feeties, ((shudders)) but save that adorable little rose petal of an ear for my personal kronching!!! Delish!

  26. OMG! It's Carrie says:

    nahm, nahm, nahm, nahm

    can I taste?


  28. I’m afraid this is a “cute or sad” post for me, because when I was little I had a gerbil who developed arthritis in one of his hind feet in his old age… and it pained him so much that he started knawing on it until it was a bloody stump. We had to get him put down at the Humane Society 😦

    Hopefully this little rodent isn’t actually chewing!

  29. My friend’s 15-month-old daughter can do that. But this is cute, whereas she’s just disturbing.

  30. Toes…it’s what’s for dinner…

  31. Moses
    he knowses
    his toeses
    aren’t roses
    as Moses
    his toeses
    to be.

  32. luvinmalssomuch says:

    nummmy nummmmy num

  33. Rule #35 in action!

  34. Baby rat?



    ::sneaks away with the little one::

  36. berthaslave says:

    I love it when people get intertextual — Gibran! Moses supposes! And, of course, the original pieces. God bless you, cuteologists! God bless Cute Overload! God bless the widdle rodent with the teeny tiny fingernails! God bless digital photography! God bless us, everyone!!

    : Sploding in delight :

  37. berthaslave says:

    I love it when people get intertextual — Kliban! Moses supposes! And, of course, the original pieces. God bless you, cuteologists! God bless Cute Overload! God bless the widdle rodent with the teeny tiny fingernails! God bless digital photography! God bless us, everyone!!

    : Sploding in delight :

  38. oh rats, i was wrong. not gerbil 😦

  39. OMG! It's Carrie says:

    moses supposes his toeses are roses, but moses supposes erroneously, cause nobody’s toeses are posies or roses as moses supposes his toeses to be.

    is the way I learned it when playing Pass Out, that IS where you learned that isn’t it? hee hee

    Didn’t everyone play Pass Out in college?

  40. Theenk Peenk, folks!

  41. o, dah little roo! notice how his/her nose is ever so slightly directed downward towards the tasty foots. and the scaly mama tail in the background!


  42. i’m hyperventilating.
    need a paper bag please.

  43. *Yoink*

  44. AliceTanzer says:

    I once had a ratty that hated having her nails cut sssooo badly, that she took to biting them. It was very odd.

  45. YAY! the caption sounds like Butters from South Park (aka, cutest character evah!)

  46. I don’t think I could *ever* put my foot in my mouth.

    At least, not literally. I do it figuratively all the time…

  47. Oh my gosh….

  48. Luv the baby pink – twetally anerable 🙂

  49. Tineh peenk jellybean footpaddies!!

  50. Nonononononononononononono. I cannot take the tiny, silky foot. It’s too much. My heart is done full up.

  51. Is this lee lee loo a Butters reference, or am I once again seeing Butters everywhere? “Excuse me, sir, have we met?….Oh, I’m sorry. You must be the other adorable animated 8 year old poopy-pants I’ve also never met.”

  52. “…and even this adoring little rat fellow has the bloody running nosicle that afflicts all of them… what havent I tried to cure mine of this, but its hopeless.”

    That’s probably because it’s not blood, it’s just a tiny bit of porphyrin, if anything at all. It can often indicate a health problem, but often it doesn’t indicate anything at all. The reason you can’t “cure” it is because it isn’t a health problem itself. If the porphyrin discharge was excessive, included discharge from the eyes, or if the rat’s behavior changed at all, that red stuff would signal a trip to the vet. Think of it as a feature, not a flaw.

  53. He’s BRAND NEW!! Look how pink and shiney his paw pads are! Squeeeeee!!

  54. Oh, and that wee nommin’ dumbo is the cutest thing I’ve seen here all week, methinks.

  55. Well, now I want to watch “Singing in the Rain.”

    Unbelievable knuckles. Very cute!

  56. violetgreen says:

    Honorable Gladys, love your poem! I was around two or three. Now 50 and still pretty flexible but they’re no longer banilla. Feh!

  57. Oh my God. Oh my God. OH MY GOD. oh my god.

    Little bebbeh ratty is all, “Nawm nawm nawm nawm nawm.” I cannot take it. This is the embodiment of Cute Overload.

  58. Awwwww………

  59. Meeces Peeces!

  60. Zawwww. ^_^

  61. What a prosh lickle bebeh rattie! I just want to eat him up — and I bet I could probably two or three of them in my mouf at once!

    And, yes, definitely a little P.EW. dumbo rattie, I’m guessing about 3 weeks old. Check out the superb shine on the lickle finger pads, and the pristine fuzz on the ears and feet!

  62. Jupiter Star says:

    Tootsie; I thought the same thing! “Loo loo loo I got some toeses…”

  63. i don’t know what’s cuter at this point – the baby rattle or all the *dying of teh cute* comments

  64. book_monstercats says:

    Having worked my way from the top down, I definitely prefer posts just of animals… even above cute boys, even above men in kilts. Now that’s saying something.

  65. I love how his paw pads are all “squeaky” clean.

  66. been aways for so longs, and here’s what i get when i come back?!? sudden instant dumbo pew rat mind asplodin death!!!

    as if you needed another reason to go back and look agains, check the redonkulus head to body ratio – i thinks this ratling might even be a touch younger than 3 weeks.

    so young, and already so many deaths at his hands 😉

  67. Please tell me I am not the only one with ‘South Park’ Butters in their head now… “I’ve got some apples…loo loo loo….”

    Yeah, just me. Sorry. Aw, sucks.

  68. He/she’s a young’un, all right, but not brand new. They’re born nekkid and look like itty bitty sausages with tails. I’m guessing maybe 2-1/2 to 3 weeks?

    And they sure make noise! I’ll never forget waking up one morning to a surprisingly loud chorus of squeeels and squeeeks when my Snow White had just squozen out a litter of 9.

    One thing I always loved about my “ratteens” was the way they used their itty bitty pointer fingers to clean out their ears.