Thank you for a Decade of Cute!

Dearest Cute Overload Peeps,

It’s hard to believe that Cute Overload has chronicled and celebrated over ten years of the most anerable, prosh, sweetest ani-pals and commentary. It’s been over ten years, with hundreds of thousands of comments, millions of page views, thousands of photos, countless awards, including five Webbys, and of course, hilarious captioning from Brinke, Mike, Pyrit, Prongs, Theo, Lisadorable, Chief Sister Officer, and Sparkster. But most of all, it’s always been about you, the faithful Cute Overload community. You made the site what it is, the best place to enjoy, barf rainbows and feel TEH QTE.

Today is our last day, and our last post. The time has come to say thank you to you all, our dear Peeps, and everyone that has worked so hard to make Cute Overload a decade of laughter, outraaaageous vocabulary, and endless squeals of delight. Your submeeshons over the years have given us great joy. And ‘tocks.

42bc036e46e29_3-4310-_tphqSo why are we shutting down? Or giving up?! (kitten at left.) The landscape has changed for us over the last few years, personally and professionally. We’ve had two wonderful kids join Chief Puppy Officer in our home! At the same time, blogs like us that rely on advertising have struggled. You know we have downsized. We feel it’s time to say goodbye, and celebrate the tewtelly adorbs times we had, and not continue to cut back or change quality. We want to remember Cute Overload as the juggernaut that brought you joy. The brand, audience and content should be respected. Sure, there are a lot of ways to shut down or sell—whatever—we’ve considered it all, for a long time, and this is the way we’d like to go. We have a great copyrighted name, and may be back in some form at a later date, we’ll see.

We want to thank our tireless vendors WordPress VIP, The fine folks at BlogAds, the good people over at Workman Publishing, Google ads, and Cute Labs.

We’d like to encourage you to link to your favorite post in the comments. What was your favorite C.O. moment in the last decade? Favorite commentroversy? Favorite caption? Favorite glossary term or rule of Cuteness? We’d love to know. See you there.

Thank you, Everyone. It’s been redonk.

Love always,

– Meg

P.S. OMGPONIES!!!!1!1!1111!!!

 

#TBT 01/14/2008: Wouldja Look At Those Meaty Drumsticks!

100_0085-1625-_tphqAt least, that’s what Sender-Inner Scott B. said. He asked me to “Look at those meaty drumsticks.”
Scott. I don’t think that’s approooo—OMG LOOK AT THOSE MEATY DRUMSTICKS! No, seriously, Scott, you have a problem. [licking lips]

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#TBT: 01/07/2008: I Am Too Sopheesticated Forr Zus Website

He’s all: “I am too sopheesticated forr zees website. I am een zuh black un white film! Look at moi!”

[Puffs on Gauloise and walks away]

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Noora L., Awesome photo! But to be in the calendar, the photo has to be HUGE! Got another larger copy!?

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#TBT: 12/24/2007: “Delivered…Too…Many…Prezzies…So… Tie-Tie”

Must…. deliver… mo’ prezzzies…But first… moste… nap…a…roo….

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Sender Inner Eric N. says Lolly the Puppitude has her own Blizzogg over at Super Gaijin!

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#TBT: 12/17/2007: Nod From National Geographic, Heard Of Them?

How tewtelly sweet that National Geographic has a quote from Cute Overload on their site. The quote is in reference to this guy below. Apparently, they liked what we called him…🙂 See for yourself.

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Thanks to all of you who sent this one in. And a special thanks to you, Eddie McBlobbules. [head tilt]

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#TBT: 12/10/2007: Put On A Coat Before You Watch This

Sure it’s cold, but I’m gonna JOOMP into it ANYWAY!

rrrRRRRRR-UP!


Kat S., my temperature just dropped 10 degrees watching that video

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#TBT: 12/03/2007: Small Kitteh With Cataloons

This kitteh has his own cataloon-pants built right on in. When standing, you can see his “pants.” The best part, however, is the ‘paddle paddle paddle’ ‘ehn ehn ehn’ of batting the toy…


Anjie S. more evidence that Scottish Folds OWN US.

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#TBT 2: (Throwback Thanksgiving, 11/26/2009:) The Food Coma

Coco the Boston Terrier has some guidelines for you to make it through Thanksgiving successfully.

1. Unbuttoned pants (or cataloons) so stomach can expand beyond normal parameters.
2. Take a short nap.
3. Eat a large dessert.

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M & J C. Thank you for these thoughtful tips.

[Throwback Thursday Original Posting™. -Ed.]

#TBT: Happy Thanksgiving! And Now, A Thanksgiving Song

A Thanksgiving Song

Let’s sing it together, everyone.

Ready?

“I aaaate too moishe
Too moishe is what I ate
I ate too moishe
I ate too moishe
I ate too moishe
IIIIIIII aaaaaaaaate too mooooishe!”

[Throwback Thursday Original Posting™. -Ed.]

#TBT: 11/19/06: Natalie Dee Has It Right

They’re FDA-approved and a little squirmy, but that’s OK.

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Good work KHyde and Natalie Dee!

[Throwback Thursday Original Posting™. -Ed.]

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