The smallest reindeer

…practices for flight.

Pompon is BACK!! 🙂 by the always-fabulous pyza*.



  1. kibblenibble says:

    The leetle splayed feetsies! Squeeeeee!

  2. So adorabuhls! Little puff ball is practicing against a green screen, obviously waiting to be CGI’d into a fabulous flying Santa’s sleigh scene… as the leader!

    Oh to tickle that soft fuzzy tum tum…

  3. catloveschanel says:

    On Puffy and Pompom and Cotton Ball, et all
    now dash away, dash away, dash away all!

  4. MoonCatty, I totally agree with the CGI background. Come on CO, you’ve got to put something behind the little guy to jazz this scene up a bit. Please.

  5. (looks up in the sky)
    OOOH! It’s Santa and his bajillion Reinhams YAY!!

    And it’s snowing! YAY!

    Wait…that’s not snow…

  6. Man, my cats are going to go nuts tomorrow night when they hear all the little reinham paws scrabbling on the roof.

  7. fish eye no miko says:

    @Moonkatty: Will they also CGI a little red nose on him?
    Pompom the Red-Nosed Hammie!

  8. HAMS in Spaaaaaaaacccccce!


  9. @ Metz…. LOL Incomming Reinhams


  10. Might be the cutest little “reindeer” i have ever seen!

  11. In other animal related Christmas news, the telegraph has a whole gallery of zoo animals opening Christmas presents:

    my favorite:

  12. *poit* Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

  13. CGI background indeed.
    Now where is the URL for The Squirellizer when I need it?

  14. Pom-pom the red nose hammie
    Had a very shiny nosicle
    And if you ever saw it,
    You’d think it was a hammy popsicle

    All of the other hammies
    used to laugh and call him names
    They never let poor Pom Pom
    Join in any hammie games!

    Then one snowy Christmas Eve
    CuteOverload came to say
    Pompom with your nose so cute
    Won’t you be in our CGI shoot?

    Then all the hammies loved him
    As they shouted out with glee
    Pompom the red nose hammie
    You’ll be part of internetz history!

  15. DewiCasgwent says:

    Clearly Santa is moving with the time Hammies are the Riendeer of the interwebs, proper reindeers are too big even without the antlers

  16. Cute photo! I am picturing a red nose on Pompon and snickering to myself.

    @Dustin: Great link! I will be forwarding that to many friends. I particularly like this pic:

  17. Brava, Suzanne!

  18. Nnnnneeeeerrooooom!

  19. Hooray, Suzanne!

    Pompon, you look MAHEVLOUS! Have a great flight tomorrow night! Make sure Santa Claus brings me lots of hammies to snorgle.

  20. TracyFlick says:

    its eyes are blowing my mind! gahhh

  21. To The World: I’d like to put in for Pedro the Hairy Armadillo, please…

    Reinhammsies, huh? Oh, sure, why not? What the heck does she feed those things to be so cute? She has an incredible eye for the cutest of hammies- ours were never that cute.

  22. Such a perfect name for this most adorzable of hammies.
    Oh, and … nose beep!

  23. @ Suzanne: that was fantastic! great job! enjoy your Holidays, Everyone, how ever you spend them!

    *getting in line behind Wend for nose beeping also*

  24. Mary (the first) says:

    Suzanne FTW !

  25. @ KittyAdventures

    i heart hams (pigs…) in spaceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Here, I fixed it!

  27. Jeanette, there are no words. *looks around for words*
    Nope. There simply are no words.

  28. @Jeanette: YOU WIN TEH INTARWEBZ. 😀

  29. if that reindeer stops at my house, i’m keeping him!! squeeee!!

  30. 5^^now8ing says:

    Suzanne & Jeanette — can we have TWO winners?! Yes. I think we can.

  31. resriechan says:

    Meself, I vote for Dash as “Tha Winna” (sorry, Mr. Ali).

    Then also, please note: The FuzzyWuzzy seems to me, akshually, to be attempting a Grand Jete. A Star is Born.

    Thank you for your attention to these matters.

  32. Queen of Dork says:

    Resriechan: It DOES kind of look like a Grande Jete!! Maybe Pom Pom is also auditioning for Nutcracker. With the proper costume (a Velcro attachable long tail) he could be the Mouse King.

  33. Is that really a hamster ? I thought it was a hamster/mouse (a mouster ?). Just look at that face!

    Horses used to pull carriages and wagons. Now we are training hamsters to be paperclamps! (Of a sort. At least we won’t need to bother with the electronic version now.)

    Meg, I don’t mean to be a sourham (during this festive and Holy season), but the hovertext does not seem quite right to me…

  34. resriechan says:

    @ QoD: then he could pull Double Pay !!!

    That would provide *WELL* ($$)
    for filling those mini-Guineas’ Christmas stockings, eh?

  35. Queen of Dork says:

    Resrie: Well, he doesn’t need money for filling the stockings. The Dwarf hamster elves make the stocking stuffers in the workshop up north. He might need money to buy a crown if the ballet company won’t provide that for his Mouse King costume.

    Monterri: I totally didn’t even notice that little boo-boo in the hovertext until you mentioned it! 🙂

  36. resriechan says:

    @ QoD:

    I’m surely glad you know these little logistical & planning details about hamster elves & such. I, for one, will sleep more soundly tonight, knowing that the mini-Guineas’ stocking needs are well-in-hand.


  37. If you thought the derision for Rudolph was harsh, wait till they meet this little guy.

    *stuffs in mouf*

  38. Love the tiny raindeer! Thanks for all your work this year! It makes my day to look at the furry friends on Cuteoverload every morning!! Merry Christmas to all the gang xxx

  39. Queen of Dork: Let’s blame the hovertext boo-boo on the little one. After all, the “hamsterite” was in a position to re-arrange them… 😉

  40. @Dustin, that is FANTASTIC.

  41. Ah, I love checking in on Pyza and her hammies. Imagine seeing a fleet of them soaring across the sky!

  42. OMG serious BEF. Anime artists must stare at hamsters all day to get their eyes just right.

  43. Jeanette, spectacular!! You’re my She-ro. Nice job.

  44. @Jeanette – just looked at your post.. *SPLODE* *DED*

  45. The ‘hamsterite’ is bug-eyed and afraid because he/she (probably she) is being lowered into the dank, dark dungeons of Cute Overload, wherein the hungry peeps of the world will chase the little one until they have her cornered.

    Really, is that not what we all are ? Just zombie Peeps, eager to devour the next victim to be dropped within our domain ? Just like little…um…Pompon here ? What chance does she have against our nomming selves ! For shame !

    Will we follow the example of mindless Qte zombies, or not ? That is the question…………….I think we *should* be all be mindless Qte zombies. Only as long as Cute Overload supplies us.

    But how can even the formidable forces of Cute Overload even hope to contain the madness of us peeps ? One day, they will not be able to contain us……(Halloween is over, yes, but the spirit of giving continues. Do not stop giving Qte!).

    All Qte comes from God. Christ, being part of the Holy Trinity, had something to do with it. Merry Christmas!

  46. Put that hammie down next to the entry for BEF level 11.

  47. With those nommable *awwww* little feets thus splayed out, if one were to gently drop the little one onto a sensitive keyboard, would Pompon ‘accidently’ type something intelligible ?

    (BTW, this activity is not recommended for the superstitious. It merely might be an amusing thing to do.) 😕

  48. Actually, the sentiment better expressed here is 😀 (I am still getting the hang of these things. I like them because they are round and cute, even the little b*st*rd which is my favorite): 😈

    Ahem. Pompon is so cute. Look at those little feets just trying to grip something…!

  49. Fixed, you say?

    That flying hamster is still flying around WITHOUT ANY PANTS!

  50. kibblenibble says:

    I want to wish everyone a happy holiday–whatever holiday you celebrate–or a happy day if you don’t. CO, and all who visit here, are very dear to me. Thank you for making me smile and laugh each day.

  51. *iz ded*

    I can haz one?

  52. Too cute, too clever by half, Merry Christmas Peeps!

    Yes, Shorty, go get one, tell them I told you.

  53. With that green screen background someone’s bound to make use of it!


    Maybe that’s what clouds are!??

  55. awwwww!!!! im not a rodrnt fan but that is adorable