Quinn C. writes in: “Long time reader, first time err… sub-mee-tor. Can you please consider and post? This is part of my new year’s resolution to be more, err… social, with my media :). Photographer: Me. Dog’s name: Unknown (see description) from the Surry Hills Festival 2014 Dog Show. Dog breed: unknown, some sort of Doodle I presume…perhaps the Icanexplodeyourheadwithmycutenessdoodle?
Jasmine is just sitting there in The Big J doing nothing, which is something all cats do exceedingly well- when ALL OF A SUDDEN, the dreaded Epson printer sprang to life! What happens next?
“Jasmine was relaxing on the printer when all of a sudden, it starting printing,” says Okinawa’s Ms. Diary.
“This is my mum’s cat Caspar. He has the most amazingly relaxed Toebeans I have ever met! I took these myself on Christmas Day. Thanks for your (p)awsome website!” -Lucinda G. xx
We’ve made a few trips to Disapproval Island AKA Bun Island AKA Rabbit Island AKA Usagi Jima (ウサギ島)- let’s see how things are going lately, thanks to first-time Cuteporter Miranda M. She titled her email “C.O. soldier reporting from Bunny Island!” (That’s her below.)
As you might guess, this got our attention:
“So to get there you take a ferry from a little town in the southern part of the Hiroshima Prefecture, Tadanoumi. It takes about 5 hours from Tokyo. The ferry station is a short walk from the train station and you can just follow the signs, or just follow the other bun lovers, there was a whole group of us when I did it.”
“The ferry costs about $15 and takes about 20 minutes and runs about every 20. Once you dock, a shuttle takes you to a tradition Japanese hotel, a Ryokan (below,) which is the only functioning building on the island beside the employees’ apartments.”
“It cost about $200 a night to stay there, but you have to be a part of a Japanese travel society, something like AAA I think, to book a reservation. I was lucky enough to have a friend in Japan who was a member and she made the reservations.”
“You can go out and hang with buns at night after most people have left. The hotel has a great little gift shop full of bunny-themed goods and a small cafe with noodles, coffee, and ice cream. The hotel is also where you can rent a bike to explore the island. The island is only about 3 miles long and a mile wide so you can explore it in a day.”
“The bikes are the great part because the rabbits that hang out in front of the hotel are total lazy-buns from all the attention they get, but once you take a bike and get away from the busy areas all the rabbits will start running out of the bushes and putting their feet up your legs to greet you, like this guy below.”
“Important- there is no way to purchase the fresh vegs that are the buns favorite on the island. You have to plan ahead and grab some before you go. You can buy pellets to feed them on the island, but if you really want the bun love we all desire…make sure to stop by a market before you get on the ferry.”
“Also the island is tropical so it is super hot and humid most of the year but in Japan it is pretty risqué to show your shoulders and décolletage, so if you don’t want to scandalize the Japanese buns and their other visitors, come dressed in something light but covering.”
“Because it is tropical the trees in the more remote bits are filled with very un-cute black and yellow striped spiders which can get up to be the size of your palm. As un-cute as they are, they are not poisonous and won’t harm you, so just keep your eyes down on the buns…not up in the trees.”
“The island is a bit remote and rural, so not a lot of the bun hosts speak English, but I didn’t have a problem at all. We all spoke the universal language of bun-love.”
“Oh yeah, and be prepared to cry when you leave because it is the most magical, bun-filled, wonderland. I know I did.”
“I hope that helps!”
P.S.!!! BUN COOKIES!
“Hello, Cute Overload! I was holidaying in Bali and saw these Cute and Cheeky monkeys in the monkey forest in Ubud. My heart melted when I saw the new born baby monkey! All pictures taken by me :) Gina M.”
Next stop- Japan’s Disapproval Island!
This little man wants to get warm, and he’d like some cuddles, too. Do you have some time to help him out?
This little pupster is named “Holly.” Let’s check ‘er out from a few different angles, shall we? The second photo below is for scale. As you can see, Holly is quite the teeny lass.
And in this next one, Holly is so Fuzzular (new word) that she kinda resembles a…gold carpet sample.
And finally, we’re getting some Wicked Prosh Side-Eye (RoC #95) in this next one.
Stacey K. reports, “These photos were taken by Holly’s adoring owner, Katie S.”
All I can suggest is just click the button and roll with it. It’s The Big J, once more. GAAAAAAA. (BTW, speakers up, please.)
From FB, with a tip of the cap to Robin L.
Chunk The English Bulldog has become a regular on C.O. and this video does nothing to change that! Last time, he had just discovered his new bed. Today, he’s settled in quite nicely and BTW check those Beans!
Chunk buddy, just for this, ya get your own tag. (PS- speakers up for this one.)