The Rule #35 Scroll-Down

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Quick! What # is the Rule of Cuteness for a curled tail!?

Photographer Xan R. from DogHouseStudios submitted this beaut.



  1. Bluemenro says:

    Love the coy stare! Cute!

  2. jujjyfruit says:

    If I drink all my milk and eat all my veggies, will it grow big like Daddy’s?

  3. Kinda freaky the way one eye blends in with the background…but who cares, the cuteness/attitude combo (EXCUUUSE me, what do YOU want?) makes up for it.

    Eye chihuahua!

  4. Tailioooooooo!

  5. The caption is perfect! Lurv the piglet tail!

  6. Noelle (the First) says:

    Oh, that one did me in for the day. Just too adorable. I’m ded!

  7. Great shot. Absolutely priceless.

  8. 80’s glamor shot alert!!!!
    puppys all like, ” you know you want *wink*”

  9. skippymom says:

    Hey, wait, isn’t curled tail Number 34?

  10. Chi is saying, “Gaze upon mi pequeno Talio Iglesias and melt, joo seely jumans!”

  11. sushiomelette says:

    Yes, rule #35 is if you try to eat your own appendage, it’s cute. That tail does look cute enough to nom on…

  12. leetle wet pink noses! And leetle teeny body. My god, too much cuteness.

  13. skippymom says:

    So, by calling this 35 are we supposed to imagine that the puppy is giving serious thought to eating his own tail, and as soon as we stop staring at him he is going to go at it?

  14. Or maybe that he’s already eaten it and that’s why it’s so short?

  15. skippymom says:

    Or he, um, maybe really wants to eat his tail, see, but he also wants to keep his dignity (of which he thinks he has some, ha ha), so he’s resisting the urge to embody a rule of cuteness because then, um, we would giggle at him, so, ah….yeah, like that, kind of.

  16. Adorable puppy! (Though looks like you’re link iz broked for 😦 )

  17. Delta Sierra says:

    Dis puppeh, his butt is a beaut.

  18. Michelleology says:

    Rule 35 is: “If you try to eat your own appendage, it’s cute.” I think this falls under Rule 34: “If your tail curls up, it’s cute.” Thank you. Carry on.

  19. skippymom says:

    Michelle: ahem, this has already been addressed, if you scroll up….carry on.

  20. GingerBean says:

    My bf pronounces it chi-hooah-hooah, which makes me giggle each time. The link to DogHouseStudios sends me to a 404, btw.

  21. I bet he can wag that nub of a tail really REALLY fast.

  22. Ah, I just spent most of the afternoon snorgling a chihuahua … and here’s a little nubbins on CO! Can’t get enough of those itty bitties.

  23. berthaservant says:

    I can haz eyeball? (jk, this is tewtally cute)

  24. ☼Rainbowstar☼ says:

    Very cute, but what is Rule #35? A tilted head? Huge ears? A tiny tail?

  25. The reason the itty bitty goggie’s eye is blending in with the background because it is just getting ready to break out into a knowing wink; this signifies that this delicious little morsel of a pup is having a giggle at our expense: because he knew, ahead of time, all the controversy his photo would stir up re: rule 34 & rule 35; ( so he would laugh up his little sleeve, if he had one…… ) 😉

  26. AuntieMame says:

    My screen doesn’t scroll smoothly, so the first thing it jumped to was the very tip of the little piglet ear. And I almost squealed aloud when I reached the curly piglet tail at the bottom (hee!).

  27. This pic is actually rule #34 (curly tailio):

    Rule #35 has to do with eating one’s own appendage – just sayin.

  28. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    Is that attached to moi?

  29. i lopve him he is so cute

  30. Wawa: “You can’t help looking at my curly-q tail, can you?”

  31. kibblenibble says:

    This one made me squee so loud, I scared George the cat. 🙂

  32. I think there is a MM portrait using the same coy pose – ‘sept she didn’t have a shiny schnozzle or flaunt a curly tailio.

    Happy birthday, mister pres-i-dent…

  33. TAILIO!!!

  34. duck au vin says:

    Who’s widdle? Who’s cute? (rhetorical questions) There’s something under the drape that is supporting his little butt…Wish I had that kind of help in tough times.

  35. Glad you enjoyed the Chi pic. There’s zillions more where that came from! I think they got the link fixed, but just in case, it’s
    [Yep, oughtta be OK now… – Ed.]

    Thanx again for the love. If you want to follow me on Twitter and see new pics as they arrive, my Twitter name is Xanaru!

  36. @duck au vin “widdle” is outlawed at C.O. OUTLAWED! TOO CUTESY!

  37. Looks like there’s a gap in the market for tail extensions. Made from Himalayan Nuns hair of course.

  38. earlybird1 says:

    NOT TO MENTION… eye chubs! Moist nosesicle! Pink velvet earses! Round baby belleh! SO MANY rules of cuteness all in one… sigh!

    [Holy crap, your gravatar is a KILLER… *ded* – Ed.]

  39. [snicker] …yeah, “widdew” is a big no-no, yet “bettoi” gets the green light. Mm-hmm.

  40. What is ‘bettoi’? I’m sorry Meg doesn’t like that ‘w’ word, but really can it be any worse than pasicke, can it? Come on now! Oh, it IS your blog and I’m very happy for your efforts. Thanks, Meg.

  41. Ummmm; are there any other words that are outlawed on CO? (Kynda worries me because I doan wanna be breaking any rools…… 😳 )

    [Yes. Yes, there are. And no, you’re not tricking me into saying them. 😛 – Ed.]

  42. Then how am I to know what gets me in trouble? How about a Flaming Glossary of Firey Death?

    [Scroll to the top of the page & scout around… – Ed.]

  43. duck au vin says:

    Actually the “w” word is clearly outlawed in the glossary. Didn’t see any other
    words outlawed, but take a look for yourselves. At least we have clear guidelines posted. This offense will cost me part of a duck. > *

  44. yepyepyep says:

    He looks just like my chihuahua as a puppy

  45. love the iglesias…