Any Fan of the Marx Brothers would Recognize this Facial Expression Anywhere

It’s a Gookie!

Little grey Margaret Dumont kitty is nonplussed.
Katherine P. introduces us to “Gu (pronounced Goo) and Giblet. Gu has the squishy face, and Giblet is the little grey kitten.” Now if we could just get Gu to play the harp and honk a horn! Unfamiliar with Harpo Marx and the Gookie? go here.


Tiny Jimmy Durante Spotted at St. Louis Zoo

Whoops! That’s not Jimmy Durante, that’s baby Colobus monkey, Kivuli. My bad.

Here she is hanging out with her mom, Jimmy Durante Cecelia.

Via Zooborns, photo by Ray Meibaum, St. Louis Zoo

Friday Haiku: To All the Noses We’ve Booped Before

Good bye Nosevember

Schnozzes, beaks, nosicles, boops

Was nice nosing you

Gizmo says, “smell ya later”, Aileen M.

IN SOICH OF: The Lost Carrot!

The middle of the night.

You’ve got the munchies.

The fridge is empty.

You know you left a carrot in the living room somewhere.

But where?

[The smooshy little coive of the back tapering into perfect ‘tocks, + the GRAY ROUND TAIL BALL- just a bonus. -Ed]

“Attached you will find a photo of my sweet little bun, Stormy Omaha, shot by Susie Phillips. This one is of a naughty bun trying to eat my palm tree! Hope you enjoy!” -Stephanie K.

Top Fifty Nosevember Schnozzles 4.0: The Finale!

After a frantic and massive load of Cute-Mails from y’all (thank-you!)..we’ve arrived at Nosevember’s conclusion. [Insert Sadness Emoticon Here. -Ed]

But hey! 🙂 We’ve some 2013 Cute Overload Calendars to give away! We’ve received a HUMONGOUS DELUGE OF TOP QUALITY NOSES, and we’ve been poring over every little, well, pore– trying to decide which are the best. And ya know, it’s TUFF! They’re all FAB and we appreciate everyone taking the time to send ’em in.

We know your little critter is prosh to you, and they’re prosh to us, too.

And you know, we’d really like you to you keep sending us your photos! You put the “u” in Cute Overload! We like this site to be a reflection of You, Our Loyal Peeps!

Remember, JPEGs in a decent size are best. Sharp, clear images and good lighting so we can see all the REDONK DETAILS. Can’t be teeny like a thumbnail, and some big ol’ honkin’ 50mb video file that crashes GMail won’t work, either. (Anytime you send a video link, make sure it’s a YouTube link, k?)

The top three get our new calendar! Boy Howdy!

1. Numero Uno: Reilly’s Freckled Nosicles

Alaidh for the #WIN!

2. Bear

Becky T. got RIGHT UP IN THE SNOOT for thees one.

3. “Mr. Eraser Nose”

“Attached is Alex, aka Mr. Eraser Nose. He’s a big fan of CO and would be so thrilled to make the Nosevember parade of Noses. Their dad Chris took the photos, and proud mama Candace K. passes them along.”

4. Our Bison Buddy! (Yes, A Bison!)

From Gail & Steve R.: “We love our bison! Especially up close with warm grassy breath flowing all over us in big, billowing waves.” [I bet! -Ed]

5. Lucy From The Great White North, Eh?

Via Matthew A.

6. Minnie, ALSO from The Great White North, Eh

From Katia B.

7. The…Schnozzle O’ Shame?

Cello goes to the vet, from Jessie S.

8. “At Least Its Schnozz Is Booger Free”

“The Green Sea Turtle is being checked for health, it’s a young-un from San Diego Bay. At least its schnozz is booger free. I can’t say the same for the eyes.” -Trisha G.

9. Navann Da Bebeh Trunkster W@W

“I’m submitting a nose pic of smiling Navann from Elephant Nature Park. An employee at Elephant Nature Park took this particular one. He’s now 25 days old, and it’s amazing how quickly he’s learning to use his trunk! I work for the foundation at their main office in Chiang Mai, Thailand.” -Mindy P.

10. The Oatmeal

CutePorter Jayme L. checks een: “Oatmeal says, my nose may be small but it still smells big! Happy Nosevember, Cute Overload! Now can I go back to sleep?”


From Erin W. [Speedo! These names kill. -Ed]

12. Bob, King Of All Indoors

“This is our handsome Bob, the shelter told us he was a mess when he came in: broken toe, ripped up nose (see scar), he just couldn’t cut it on the mean streets of Norwalk, CT but now he is thrilled to be a gentle indoor guy, and we are glad to promise him ‘you don’t have to go out there anymore.’ -Jessie G.

13. ‘Allo Olly & Nush!

Alexis M. is the *HIC (*Hoomin In Charge) for Olly (top) & Nush (bottom.)

14. Don’t Dunk OREO In Meelk

Oreo submitted by Kell L. [Try a little dab of peanut butter on an Oreo- fab. -Ed]

15. A Nosevember Camel? Get OUT!

From Brook S. at the Giraffe Ranch in Dade City, FL.

16. RIP To Bow-Wow

“This is Bow-Wow, a dear friend’s Rottie who passed away about 3-4 years ago. We took care of him during Christmas for a whole week while his parents were away- at that point his front left leg has already been amputated due to cancer. Six months later it had spread to his chest. He was special.” [We agree, Sandra L. -Ed]

17. Manzo, Cover UP, Dude

“This is a picture of my Australian Cattle Dog, Manzo, sleeping. He always sleeps on his back, legs spread! So Adorable, not to mention his big nose!” -Louise D.

18. People, Send Some Loves to GINI STAT

Melinda says: “She is Gini, a Shar-Pei Girl. Now 5 years old, but this pic was taken in 2007. She is now very ill, has something with her kidney. So please send her some energy to get well. But I hope this nose make you cheerful.” (Eet does, and ‘specially how the PAW sticks RIGHT OUTTA the FOLDABUHL MUZZLEPUFF!)

19. His Name Is..Get Ready..TOBY SPEEDBOAT

Kaitlyn M. sent this maniac in. What a name! [Alright, enough! Just stop. -Ed]

20. Sprocket The Rocket!

“Loving the Nosevember photos! Here’s one of my whippet, Sprocket, who has the World’s Longest Nose….:)” -Sascha G. speaketh the twoof.

21. Slender Snoot + Donut Radar Lock Acquired!

Claire Z. with the 411: “Here’s our boy Briscoe from his 5th birthday a few years ago. You can see how excited he was. Photos by Steve.”

22. Oh, Henry!

From Gina: “This nose belongs to our kitty Henry. He and his sister Kella were found as feral kittens in our backyard and are now living happily as indoor cats.”

23. Lotti Is Busy Now, Can She Call You Back?

“She is Lotti the cat, taking a nap in the garden. Kitty noses rule! :)” -Erika V., Transylvania, Romania. [Wow, gotta look that one up on Google Earth. -Ed]

24. Tibbeh The Kitteh AKA Baboo

Megan S. sent thees photo een, and adds “My cat Tibby (who also goes by the nickname Baboo.)” [Like when Sally calls Linus her “Sweet Baboo?” -Ed]

25. See Ya In a Few Weeks!

“Sasha is the love of my life. A 14 year old Siamese/Persian cross member of our family whom I left behind when I moved to Singapore for my career. I miss her every day and can’t wait to see her at Christmas!” -Joanna C.

26. Corgi Schnozzle + Bonus Grasshopper Action

From Donna B.: “I named her Piper so that when she jumped on people, they would have to say, “Piper Down!”, preferably with a Scottish accent, a la’ Mike Meyers in “So I Married An Ax Murderer.” And they do say it. And it is funny. Every time.”

27. Cone O’ Shame

Puppeh is Ten-Ten, with photos by Janice P.

28. It’s Black, It’s White, Yeah Yeah Yeah

Izzy The Kitteh from Tammy C. Post title concept from MJ.

29. They Don’t Really Need These

Top photo from Marisa F., who sez: “This is Rafiki, aka Ra-FRIKI-Friday, who would make the best librarian ever. I would not mind having to pay all of my library fines if it meant that I was able to pet this adorable little book worm.” Bottom image is of one Baxter Napoleon, by Megan L.

30. Tortoise The Tortoise

From Ellie S.: “This is my tortoise, his name is Tortoise. And just look at that overbite.”

31. Ruble The Miracle Kitteh!

Mira C. sez: “Ruble is officially a miracle kitty now – he fell from a 12 story window about November 9, but magically emerged with hardly a scratch!! OMG I love him!” [Next time you buy lottery tickets, I’d haul him with you. -Ed]

32. Doodle Nom Nom

“His name is Sheriff, a 2.5 year old Golden Doodle,” adds Lisa L.

33. Rosco Da Peeg!

Alexandra G.: “Behold the awesomeness that is Rosco, the Vietnamese Potbelly Pig. No one can resist that cute nose.”

34. !New Word! “Snoozle!”

Jen & Curtis tell us: “We recently adopted her from Milo Foundation and couldn’t be happier she chose us to be her doggy parents! She’s super sweet lab/terrier mix with the funniest, scruffiest beard ever! What a great way to show off her cute snoozle!” [Toby Speedboat..Speedo..Snoozle. Killing me, I swear. Wonder if HuffPo is hiring. -Ed]

35. Ma Nose Smells Like Turkey!

Liza L. says: “This is my 9 year old border collie mix, Philo. He’s a former shelter dog. He’s named for Mount Philo, a terrific hiking spot near our home in Vermont. Important detail: Philo’s nose has a distinctive smell. It smells like leftover turkey. Not kidding.”

36. I’m Warm To The Max

“The temperature recently dropped here in TX. Max was prepared,” says Brandee S.

37. Bebeh Trunkster Schnozzle

Martin V: “Here’s a picture of my sister Laura, who is currently volunteering at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, and is getting plenty of quality time with baby Navann! She says he’s very sweet and loves to play with his ball! Best hug ever right??” [Yes. -Ed]

38. Supah ZOOM IN

From Gabriella W.

39. To-Fiiiiiiiiii

Nikki Y. checks in: “Tofi, a 5-year-old Siamese was adopted from Humane Society after being given up by her original owner whose sister developed severe allergies to cats. Our lives were made exponentially more adorabuhl by this blue-eyed sweetie! We love you Tofi-nator!”

40. Mrrmph?

Emily from hoomin Diane B. in SoCal.

41. Hola, Tai-yi

“Tai-yi makes sad puppy face at the camera,” reports Shanna T.

42. Sea Blorpitude!

“Photos from Gardner Bay, Española Island, Galapagos by me and my husband Charles!” -Virginia S.

43. Birman Sky The Blue Point (In Macro Mode!)

Zoomed to the Max by The Blue Rose.

44. OMGPONIES!!!!1!1!1111!!!!!1!!! 2

“Thank you for filling our lives with schnozzles, corgies, Marus and all the other furry fluffy things. I might have something for Nosevember for you. This is me with the love of my life: Debby, a 20 year old grandma. She is officially retired from work now and just enjoys her life. Lots of love from Berlin, Germany!”- Danke Schön, Natascha K., Danke Schön!

45. Mökö Magic!

“Chinchilla snozzle and some pawz action,” says Riikka K. [Yeah, the Pawz just put eet over the top. -Ed]

46. Happy Snowsvember!

Snows-vember! Geddit? Anyway- Karen S. sez that her doggeh Marvin loves him some Canadian snow. NO, really?

47. What’s Happening, Yakish?

Efrat W. was the sender-inner here.

48. G’Day To Aussie Noiscles, Mate!

Beth M. says, “The finest in Australian noses!” [At least no “Shrimp On The Barbie” cliche’ this time, whew. -Ed]

49. Behold, The Epic Noseness Of The Moose

Bri S.: “For Nosevember, my basset hound Moose and his epic schnozz.”

50. And THAT Is A WrapSchnozz™

Piglet The Wonder Hedgie, presented by Abby S.!

The Super-Deluxe Top 50 Nosevember Schnozzles 4.0 Finale was powered by a single pint of Graeter’s Raspberry Chip Ice Cream. All at once, a straight shot. Burp. Audio inspiration by my Jimmy Buffett iTunes playlist. See y’all next Nosev-

-ember. -Wait! -Where’d YOU Come From? We Wuz Done!

Elaine M.: “Found this little guy on a nearby path and I thought he was dead … but when I went to move him I discovered he was still breathing. Popped him in a shoebox and he perked up in the coolness of the kitchen. This is him trying to make a break for it while waiting for the wildlife rescue volunteer to collect him. His name now: Lazarus.

Workin’ The Drive-Thru Window

It would seem they’ve got a different type of drive-thru window in London. With this one- the food is brought TO the drive-thru window person sloth, not to the hoomin in the drive-thru lane.

Ah well, they drive on the wrong side of the road over there, anyways.

Leander the sloth at ZSL London Zoo.

The Pug Drawing Contest Results R Een!

Remember the contest where you could have your little Pugster Puppeh drawn by drawn by New Yorker cartoonist Victoria Roberts? Well, the results are een!

First Winner: Mila

Second Winner: Ester

Third Winner: Professor Penelope Glottis

Fourth Winner: Sled Pugs

Fifth Winner: Zoon




OPAN GANGHAM STYLE (I kid, I kid, we’re not embedding that video)

Otter-vid from the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

Maximum Max Relax

Max relaxes better than anyone else. Note the pokey Stubbular Pawz and the Left and Right Ears that go ZOINK in each direction, like they’re pullin’ in DirecTV or sumfin’.  #Givemeabreakwillyouplease.

Kathleen S. sent in thees photo (that’s actually Teddy but they’re all MAX to us.)

Three Not-Pug* Night

True fact: According to Wikipedia, the classic rock group Three Dog Night took its name from indigenous Australians, who curled up with dogs at night for warmth. Most nights, one dog would do, but on the coldest nights three dogs were needed.

Joy to the world, Joyce K. (via

* OK, so they’re French Bulldogs.