CO Real Best Picture: Rock The Stoat!

Badge - 2008 electionROCK THE STOAT PEOPLE!

FOIST of all, thanks to all the CO Peeps that took the time to send in their photos. We’ve had huddled discussions all weekend to choose the finalists, with officials from PricewaterhouseCoopers (the suits that come out during the Oscars.)

Check the NOM NOM NOMinees, vote for your favorite, from now ’til tonight at midnight PT. Tomorrow morning at precisely 8am PT, they will be declared WINNER of the Cute Overload Real Best Picture contest!

OK, let’s go! (Posted here in no particular order- voting box at the very bottom.)

Louise (Italian Greyhound) and Rocky (Boxer), from Virath D.

Shilow, from Jennifer B.

Kingston Pappy Van Winkle III, from Kara E.

Kodie, from Angela C.

Dermot, from Amy F.

Steve & Milo, from Mrs. 4444

Domino, from Carina M.

Mouse, from Morgan W.

Sofia, from Viviana A.

Areia, from Ana P.

Voting Now Closed: check back at 8am PT Tuesday morning!

FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: The ‘Audrey Hepburn of Bunnies’ for Best Picture

Only a couple of days left to get your entry in for Cute Overload’s The REAL BEST PICTURE!

On Monday morning, (the day after the Oscars,) we’ll have voting (From You, Our Peeps, our ACADEMY). There is still time to send in your best animuhl photo!

Maybe this BUN NAMED PERSEY will show up on Bunday Monday for the FINAL VOTING! Amanda C. says “She’s the Audrey Hepburn of rabbits.”



THIS JUST IN: Maddie On The Road!

Remember Maddie The Coon Hound? The celebrated author? She stopped by THE QTE last fall, and now she is ON THE ROAD! The tour kicks off March 8th in Austin, TX.

Maddie tells us on her website: “I’m pumped to hit the road and meet all of ya’ll! We are making 35+ official bookstore stops, countless photo meetups and telling 50 stories in every state for Why We Rescue!”

Maddie Book Tour! from This Wild Idea on Vimeo

Thanks to Mo (Michael O’Neal) via Chief Sister Officer for the teep.

Pine Martin–Sounds Like a Name on a Soap Opera

This email just came turbo-screaming in from Johanna S. We thought THEY’RE PINE MARTENS WHY NOT PUT ‘EM UP THERE.

And so we deed.

[Are these maniacs related to Stoats? Need follow-up by EOD. -Ed]

Photo 1 from Best-Animals. Photo 2 from The InterTubes. Photo 3 from The Beauty of Wildlife.

The Cat Did It

Sender-Inner Gila C. explains: “These are pictures of what we came home to the other day. Our 8 month old boxer bull dog named Silly Lilly Boom Boom had a party…without us.”


24 Hours Of Cute: Happy Valentine’s Day @ 8:00AM

True Lof! Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone.

Photos excerpted from the National Geographic book True Love: 24 Surprising Stories Of Animal Affection. Pic 1: Photo by Klein-Hubert/Kimball Stock/National Geographic. Pic 2: Photo by Piotr Gatlik/123RF/National Geographic. Pic 3 Photo by Terri Moore/National Geographic My Shot/National Geographic.Pic 4: Photo by Richard Gwin/Lawrence Journal World/National Geographic. Pic 5: Photo by Norbert Rosing/National Geographic Stock/National Geographic. Pic 6: Photo by Adam Harnett/Caters News Agency/National Geographic. Pic 7: Photo by Tom & Pat Leeson/ Geographic. Pic 8: Photo by Klein-Hubert/Kimball Stock/National Geographic. Last pic: Yak ‘n’ Duck by Rebecca Grunwell/The Gisborne Herald/National Geographic.

24 Hours Of Cute: Happy Valentine’s Day continues…

Welcome Chinese New Year!

Today marks the start of Chinese New Year! This happens to be the Year Of The Snake.

So let’s have a little snake-a-bration shall we?

This snake is OBVIOUSLY trying to hug the monitor—But he has no arms…

So he’s all: “Ehn!” [head curls around monitor in lieu of arms]

Meanwhile, this little McSnakersons is all: “Now I’ve never been one to fear much of anything, but if I’m a 500-pound, 33-foot anaconda, then HOW FREAKING BIG IS THIS LADY????”

Then there’s this guy: “Hmmmmm,” [slither slither] “I enjoy surfing Cute Overload, [Hits Enter key with head] but sometimes it’s not enough! I want more. MORE!” [slither slither]

“What’s this I see!? A daily, paper version of the site? That corresponds with days of the week!?

“Brilliant! If I flash my beady eyes it may distract folks long enough for me to steeeeeeeal eeet” [Tears off page with mouf, proceeds to eat whole]

If Mr. McSnakersons isn’t your deal- then HOW ABOUT SOME CHINESE CRESTED PUPPEHS!

Nice Hawaiian shirt mousepad and anerable snake-a-tude, Lesley C. Since this behbeh snake doesn’t have fur, please expect major Nuff action on this one… Does your home come with a bean stalk, Alana M.? Photo by Trish H. Grey-banded baby snakersons brought to you by Lesley C. Get your free Cute Overload 2011 calendar with every accepted photo. Submeet your photo tuhday! Chinese Crested Pups from The InterTubes.

GET OFFA MY LAWN! [Scream in old man voice]

Rita R. sent this in. “We are wintering in Florida and my husband watched this drama unfold.”


THIS JUST IN: The Nine Cutest Things That Ever Happened

OK, who in the world is Gordon Hamilton and how does he and his Australian Voices choir know so much ABOUT THE CUTE!? Check them sing about the top 9 Cutest things—they picked some damn good ones. Thanks to alert cuteporter (and member of Australian Voices his own self) Scott Griffin. Hey Scott, which one are you in the video?! Don’t be shy now.

UPDATE FROM SCOTT DOWN UNDAH: “Yes, I’m in the background on the right at 0:12 :-)”

Meanwhile, over at the Bat Clinic

Crankez-vous the volume up, People, and don’t say we didn’t warn you:


Lydia sent this in. That’s Trish Wimberley on bat feeding duty over at the Australian Bat Clinic.


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