Rule of Cuteness #40! A lil’ bulging gut is cute

Now, please, People, don’t extrapolate this rule to any large guts. I’m talking about a Rule of Cuteness for SMALL baby tummies here. Not your husband’s Miller High Life-fueled spare tire.


Boy-yoi-yoi-yoi-yoing! [Gut and Cute Overload Xtreme Close up bulges out]


Greg M., I hope I have your support on this.



  1. JediPirate says:

    Aw… Full tummy! *gently pokes the fully, bulging tumminess*

  2. momof2kitties says:

    Does this mean that my bulging tummeh is bleenin’ cute , too?

    *crosses fingers and hopes*

  3. JediPirate says:

    er… full, bulging, rather. *facepalm*

  4. chanpon says:

    Really?? All beer-bellied guys rejoice!

    Er, not that I fall into that category. I’m all about the cute, spotted tailio.

  5. ThreeCatNight says:

    That’s what we in the know call a “Prairie Pouch”.

  6. I refer to that as a ‘watermelon’ belly. if you painted him green with lighter green strips it would look like a watermelon, with a head and legs.

  7. Pleease tell that to my girlfriend who keeps pestering me to go to the gym more than 2x a week. ;P

  8. Eeeee, first baby lions, now baby gophers!

  9. Erebella says:

    Ah, would you like a wafer-thin mint, sir?

  10. msut nuzzle the cute tummy bulge. Ker THUD!!!!!

  11. see what you did? you can say that it doesn’t translate to men over 21, but we only hear “gut = cute”

    and here i was starting to make mine go away for the tour de france, too

    (scampers into kitchen for another ho-ho)

  12. Now isn’t that just like a kid? His belly is bulging full and he’s begging for Mom’s bite. And, like any loving mother, she’ll probably give it to him too. ;x

  13. Whatcher eatin’??? Kin I have sum, huh, huh, huh?!?

  14. hon glad says:

    So you don’t like my white wine bulge huh.

  15. cowdoctor says:

    actually folks, like puppies, the bulging tum is most likely the result of ascrids (round worms) sorry to be factual.

  16. Katrina says:

    Dear cowdoctor, ascrids be darned, it is cute! Um, are ascrid worms maybe not so bad? Do all gophers have them? Please tell me they aren’t anything awful. Lies are OK. Thanks…

  17. Ermine_Violin says:


    i only wish my gutulance was as adorable.

  18. cowdoctor says:

    roundworms are very common in young mammles they are transmitted from momma transplacentally in response to pregnancy hormones. as the critter matures it’s own immune system will generally clear them. it’s the reason you take your young puppies and kittens to the vet to be vax. and dewormed

  19. Hm, had this look going when trying to dress in a t-shirt and jeans this a.m. Managed to disguise the visible-but-not-very-big bulges … and now I find out I didn’t have to because they’re cute. Assuming this applies to humans, too. Which it does. Right? Please?

  20. cowdoctor says:

    and yah, very cute i agree

  21. Ooooh, he’s tummular!

  22. Doesn’t this also fall under the rule about “a thing, accompanied by a smaller version of that thing”?

  23. Katrina says:

    Thank you cowdoctor, now I know why puppies and kittens are so susceptible and almost always have them.

    So, no, the worms aren’t cute but the tummmy is!

  24. Juniper Jupiter says:

    Kinda hard to be dramatic with a paunch like that, eh? 😀

  25. Winni-Pig says:

    Stubbular tail!!

    And, “oh mommie, you KNOW how much I love you! Just a little bite??”

  26. Wouldn’t mind a COXCU of the paw-to-paw action there, too. “Put your little hand in mine…”

  27. I wish the “gut rule” applied to humans….I’d be the cutest thing going! 😉

  28. hmmmm. This new rule is suspiciously similar to #38 re: curved, plump bellehs…

  29. Chubby tummys are more fun to poke 😉

  30. cute, yes. possibility of fat tummy = worms, yes.

  31. That little tail is far cuter. I want to touch it.

  32. Can I just say the real cuteness is that WE HAVE PROOF THAT PRAIRIE DOGS HAVE DANCE LESSONS!!!!

    Thank you. I said it.

  33. CUTE! I love chubby bellehs…even my hubby’s belleh which I call my personal “porta-pillow”, it comes in handy when I need a nap.

  34. My mother HATES prarie dogs (some genius in my hometown decided to relocate them all to an empty field across the street from two schools and they overran her playground to the point where it was declared a biohazard and the school had to be closed until the school board could figure out where to relocate them again in the face of all the PETA people screaming that they were traumatizing the poor animals by moving them a second time), HATES them like no other. And even she squealed over this picture.

    The tiny tummeh triumphs!

  35. zeldapie says:

    Pudgie Wudgie!!

  36. I have to disagree with Meg on this one–poochy tummies on adult humans can be cute too!

  37. Am I the only one who noticed the cuteness quotient of mama’s fur-pants gutulence?

    …okay, back to lion-cam.

  38. isn’t rule #40 basically the same as rule #38?

  39. Yeah, alcohol sucks. And so do people who drink it!

  40. Jmuhj — ohhhhhhh NO you don’t. Not on Friday!

  41. crystal says:

    Why has no one mentioned the neck and arm rolls on the mom? … And let’s not neglect the teeny tiny ears!

  42. TheBladeRoden says:

    “Rule of Cuteness #40! A lil’ bulging gut is cute”

    That’s what I keep trying to tell the ladies! That, and that I really don’t have round worms

  43. I think I see a subtle difference between rule #38 and rule #40 – bulging as opposed to curving maybe? Two different kinds of plump, both soft and fluffy and waiting for my nose to be buried in them. This little guy’s tummy poops right out of his body, totally bulging, as opposed to the perfect curve of kitty #38’s belleh.


  44. Juniper Jupiter says:

    WHOA, jmuhj…just a little bit holier-than-thou today are we?

    I have a sister who is JUST starting to be a “recovering alcoholic”…this after “bottoming out” THREE times. Bottoming out=basically losing all faculties and needing to go to the hospital because of it. The third time this happened we thought we were going to lose her because she had done so much damage to herself that they had to put her in a drug-induced coma for two weeks…and she told them that if it didn’t heal her enough to have her breathe on her own to go on ahead and pull the plug. This happened just after my 29th birthday and just two months before her 50th. This happened five years ago, but she’s been sober just under a year now, and now has Alcohol-related Dementia. Yes, she did do this to herself, and I really don’t have full knowledge WHY she became an alcoholic (only she does), but I love her to pieces and I’ll be DAMNED if anybody gets in my face and gets all high’n’mighty about people sucking just because of his or her choice of vice.

    To this day, though, I’m STILL surprised she’s alive, despite liquefying her liver, and NEVER driving drunk. Never!

    The Dementia thing was just found out yesterday.

  45. does this mean I’m bleening cute, i gots a bulging tummeh to 😛

  46. I am now official cute-ed out! And the hubby beer belly comment got me rolling.

  47. alcohol schmalcohol…that’s not what counts here, it’s the fat mini-mammal tummy. I love me some fat little tummies!

  48. cowdoctor: My tummy bulges a little, does that mean I have roundworms? 😉

  49. Xenobiologista says:

    My lab-mate was doing virus experiments in prairie dogs and felt bad about making them sick, she complained that I was torturing her by sending her cute photos of PDs. Debating whether or not to send this one, she’s gonna kill me…

  50. stay away from the poop, unless you want worms that is.

  51. binky-mama says:

    Juniper Jupiter- I’m so sorry to hear about your sister. Addiction is a disease and I wish more people understood that you don’t just “snap out of it”. Sending positive thoughts your way…

    On a lighter note- Mama NEEDS to be wearing a gingham apron.

  52. Juniper Jupiter- Odd, isn’t it, that there are some wildly varying opinions on the subject of alcohol, and yet, when a loved on has the disease of Alcoholism people are so silent.
    I wish you strength and I wish your sister hope and willingness to heal. You are her advocate, and your comment here is an indication that you are most probably a really good one.
    Hang in there- there are many of us ‘walking wounded’, bystanders in one of the most insidious and family-damaging diseases of all time. Keep talking, keep sharing. Keep spreading hope!

  53. Being a ‘Friend of Bill W’, can I just say that AA works and my family are living proof!

    Also I need Prairie Dogs Anonymous coz those things are so darn cute, I am getting a Cuteoverload Co-dependency relationship with fluffy, furry things on the internet!

    I miss my late hammie too 😦

  54. eets naht ah tumor…

  55. MILK BELLEH!!!

  56. Katrina says:

    I’m sorry, SSsss, what did you just write? In English this time, please.

  57. Chubby tummies are cute, regardless of the age! Or species! 🙂

  58. Lerrinus says:

    Lol! SSsss! I think the Ah-nold nails it! 😀

  59. Try reading it phonetically, Katrina.

  60. Anasztaizia says:

    My hubby was very sad to hear that beer bellies aren’t cute =P

  61. Katrina: Ahhl be bahhk.