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Lucy has a VERY particular palette. She is also a premiere HamsterTracker athlete. Let’s check in on the latest dishes Chef Mathijs has prepared.

Today’s menu is Pasta Primavera. Sketti al dente, bell pepper, parsley…


…and Parmesan.


If Lucy disapproves, she will most definitely flip her table over IN DISGUST


A cautious, tentative taste shows proves to be…




Sender-Inner Mathijs claims “It took Lucy less than three minutes to pouch it!” I shall use ‘pouch’ as a verb from now on too. More cooking adventures with Lucy and her athletic prowress over at


Rule of Cuteness #43: Protruding bottom lips are cute

Espesh if they glisten in the light. This and many other rules modeled by pup Parker Promise Yoshi Deucenstein:

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Pic by Erinne. Rule discovered by Mark M.

Vintage G’day

Australia, 1942:  A visiting American soldier comments on how much smaller the rats are compared to his native Brooklyn.


More classic cuteness from Flickr Commons.

I Can Never Find Anything In This Place!

Oh man, (rummage, rummage) I am in such trouble!  My big presentation (shuffle, shuffle) is due in ten minutes (rustle, rustle), and I can’t find my kitten! (panic, panic)  I could swear I put it (slam, slam, slam, slam) in one of these (slam) drawers, but…


Psssst — I’m right over here, genius.  You know, where you filed me?


Uh, right.  I knew that.


In today’s post, the role of “frantic bunny” was played by Jessica H., and the role of “sarcastic kitten” was played by Matt and Brandi.

The Axis of Snorgling. A Refresher Course.

Class, CLASS! Quiet!

We’re going to review a very important lesson, the definition of the axis of Snorgling. If you recall, this essential cuddling area was first coined in October ’07 on this very website. It goes like this;

First, Find a limp, sleeping kitteh, preferably warm to the toche.

Second, locate warm, defenseless neck area. For example:

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Third, locate the “Axis of Snorgling“, an elusive concave area, created by the crook of a neck—it must be large enough for one human nose (see green circle in figure A)aos_2-1989-3-_tphq

Lastly, Bury nose into Axis of Snorgling, and stay there until someone tells you you’re weird and that you should act like an adult. Repeat as needed, until kitteh/boy/girlfriend runs away.

AoS samples provided by Clark and Claire T. and Kat in Vancouver. Not sure what snorgling is? Get a clue.

At first, this situation looks pretty typical…

…A gorgeous little pup, lying around, looking completely innocents.


But then, someone asks—”Hey, what happened to our pet bird? Where’d he go?”




Jason and Shannon F. say this is all that was left…

Ah, those flambéed flies with white wine reduction, MWAH!

They were delicious! My compliments to the chef!


Don’t think for second that I missed those cute suction-cup hands, Michèle M.

[UPDATE — this CGI frog is from a TV ad in Belgium.  Well spotted, FCB! – Ed.]

Top 3 Excuses for no posts yet this morning:

1. “The bartender wouldn’t let me leave.”
2. “It takes a lot of time to dump a body.”
3. “Your wife didn’t have my breakfast ready on time.”

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What’s YOUR excuse, Tali K.? Excuses carefully culled from Keepers of Lists.

Attention 2010 Calendar sender-inners!

Great news, Peeps. Workman Publishing is busily printing the 2010 Cute Overload Calendars, and preparing them for shipment. Yay!

As promised, folks who submitted featured photos will receive a free calendar.

Trouble is, we can’t find some of you! If you submitted photos for the calendar and your name appears on the list below, we’re looking for you. Please contact us at “Workman2010 [at] CuteLabs [dot] com”.

Pug Pictures

Alun & Juliet
Bryan H. (Cable One)
Daniel P. (DSL extreme)
Erica G. (Indiana U.)
Holly H. (Whirlpool)
Jasmine B. (AOL)
Jen L.C. (Gmail)
Jennifer G. (Ajilon)
Jessica D.S. (UIUC)
Kate G. (Hotmail)
Kristin D. (Laika)
Mark H. (UNH)
Sarah S. (Henrico)
Scarlett R. (Comcast)

Topanga is non-plussed by her calendar appearance taken by 2009 Sender-Inner Absolutely Small.

Hey Buddy, my eyes are up here

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Geeshe. Some guys, like, only stare at your boobs, Danielle M.