Chinchillas! With! Cheerios!

Masumi T. and husband Chadsen K. just blew the roof off of CO. Gone.

Whaddawehavehere, Masumi? “White Chinchilla (Dad): Shifu. Black chinchilla (Mom): Boba. Gray Chinchilla (daughter): Mimi.”

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“Plain Cheerios were recommended by their vet as a snack, so they’re safe to eat! :)”

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“Shifu one day kept a Cheerio in his mouth for about a minute before deciding to eat it.”

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“I probably squirm every day because of their immense cuteness!” [Imagine that. -Ed]


“If this is submitted you don’t have to use the description I gave at all to describe them, it was just so you get an idea of what was happening. :)” [Oh, we got it. -Ed]
UPDATE! We got another batch JUST IN!

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THIS JUST IN: Scottie Pinwheel

[Scottish accent]

“Here’s to the heath, the hill and the heather, the bonnet, the plaid, the kilt and the feather!”

[GULPS MILK VORACIOUSLY]

Sent in by bonny lass Molly B.

The Science Of Snorgling

We’ve all done it.

You see a cute puppeh or kitt-tayns or even an OMGPONIES!!!!1 and you must SNORGLE it, STAT!

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NBC News.com says there’s a reason for that. (Thanks to Cuteporter Michele R. for the story tip.) In this article, they say “New research finds that seemingly strange aggressive responses to cuteness are actually the norm.” The story goes on to quote study researcher Rebecca Dyer, a graduate student in psychology at Yale. “We think it’s about high positive-affect, an approach orientation and almost a sense of lost control,” said Dyer. “You know, you can’t stand it, you can’t handle it, that kind of thing.”

Um, Duh.

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Roxy the pup from Lincy A.

Ewok Alert!

We’ve seen this look before. Augie the 4-month-old shih-tzu sure has that Ewok thing going, Gail R.

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Face Puddle

People, you must get a load of this puppulence and the completely redonk amount of facial chub:

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Have a great weekend. Thanks Life with Dogs Facebooks stream. Thank you.

THIS JUST IN: HAMSTER STUFFAGE

OMG People, alert Sender-Inner Damian W. took this shot in a Taipei pet store and it’s completely redonk and you need to get  load of it:

Top Ten Cutest Videos of 2012

top-10Back with one more 2012 Greatest Hits Rewind (sounds like MTV from back in the day, doncha’ know) AKA the OFFICIAL Cute Overload Top Ten Cutest Videos of 2012. As with our Top 10 Cutest Photos of 2012, we uploaded all the data to the DOE Twenty-Petaflop Supercomputer “Titan” to determine the list. Totally scientific and such; close prox to Silicon Valley has its perks.

#10 Cutest Video of 2012:
The Bark Side

No, they did not just trot in a whippet wearing the AT-AT costume at the end…


MobileMeeshe does it again!

#9 Cutest Video of 2012:
THIS JUST IN! Sloths in onesies!

GET OUT! [pushing you against a wall] this is PURE REDONKULOUSNESS!


Chief Sister Occifer spotted this one on our other favorite site, Dlisted.

#8 Cutest Video of 2012:
Gee, We Just Had Cupcakes at Mine

Bet your going-away party wasn’t as awesome as this: On his last day with four lion cubs, this “Men of C.O.” calendar candidate gets in some serious snuggling.

#7 Cutest Video of 2012:
The squeakingks!

The chubbular regions!

The learning to walkings!

It’s entirely too moshe! — wait, is that a poop on the floor? [facepalm]

And introducing: FAVE FRAME™ (My favorite part of this movie, the new video equivalent to the Cute Overload Xtreme Close-Up)

Super-Sender-Inner Josh N. sent this one in after emitting a Super Squeal.

#6 Cutest Video of 2012:
Somebody Switched to a New Shampoo

The kind that adds extra bounce.

Maybe this time they should’ve tested it on animals first? Sent in by Miriam who found it on DogWork

#5 Cutest Video of 2012:
The Four Stages of Waking Up

Denial. Denial. Denial. Bargaining.

Ingrid H. sent us these sleepy British Shorthair kittens looking for the snooze button.

#4 Cutest Video of 2012:
Scottish Fold Demands Pettin’

Those Scottish Folds are sooooo demanding.

[tap tap tap]


A link found and dutifully brought back to the colony by Ant.

#3 Cutest Video of 2012:
Bathtime for Sloths

OMG 28 seconds in!
OMG 28 seconds in!
OMG 28 seconds in!


Brinkie McBrinkersons sent this anerabuhl video in. Holy crap.

#2 Cutest Video of 2012:
Happy Caturday, Citizen

The cat you see before you is real. It is the happiest cat you have ever seen. You watch the video many times. Soon, it becomes hard to move. You feel a happy melting sensation in your brain. Speech becomes difficult.

Remain calm. Doctors are coming for you. They will take you to a nice room with other happy people. You will share your opinions about soft drinks and political candidates. You will rate movie trailers. The doctors will write down what you say.

When you awaken, you will be at your desk. You will remember nothing. Thank you.

#1 Cutest Video of 2012:
Rambo, the Paradox Paradog

In the webcomic The Oatmeal, cartoonist Matthew Inman sometimes shares the eccentric habits of his Shi Tzu puppy Rambo, such as in the recent comic My dog: the paradox (not safe for work and perhaps lunch). Inman recently shared a video of Rambo in a less eccentric mood from his Facebook page.

There eet is, the Top Ten Cutest Videos of 2012. We’d love to have your video in THIS SAME SPACE for next year, so keep those submissions coming! (Helpful Hint: don’t send in a whompin’ huge video file the size of New Hampsha, or link to Vimeo or sumfin’–upload to YouTube and then email the link. It’s for the best.)

Top Ten Archives! (RIP to 2008, MIA and no one knows why)
Top Ten Cutest Photos of 2012
Top Ten Cutest Photos of 2011
Top Ten Cutest Photos of 2010
Top Ten Cutest Videos of 2010
Top Ten Cutest Photos of 2009
Top Ten Cutest Photos of 2007

Top Ten Cutest Photos of 2012!

top-10 (1)People! Voilà the OFFICIAL Cute Overload Top Ten Cutest Photos of 2012. How did we come up with such a ranking? With the help of the Department of Energy’s Twenty-Petaflop (20,000 trillion calculations a second) Supercomputer “Titan,” we were able to crunch tonz of data to come up with the best of the best. Here we go- fasten your lap straps, trays in the upright position!

[Top 10 Videos up next! -Ed]

Cue the Cute Lang Syne music!

#10 Cutest Photo of 2012:
Experience the Hedgie-Gro™ Difference!

We treated the hedgehog on the right with Hedgie-Gro™ brand Hedgehog Chow; the hedgehog on the left, another leading brand. And just look at the difference!


Mama hedgehog and baby hedgehog (who looks like it is riding a roller coaster and yelling “whee!”), found by Heather!

#9 Cutest Photo of 2012:
Rainforest fluffballs

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People, please check out these fluffy little Tribble-like dudes. The Honduran White Bat! According to Wikipedia, Honduran White Bats have snow-white fur and a yellow nose and ears. These bats are tiny, only 37-47 mm long. They live in leaf tents in the rainforest, natch. I’d never seen these creatures before alert Cuteporter Terri H. informed us.

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#8 Cutest Photo of 2012:
The Happiest Tortoises on the Planet

Ladies and Gentlemen, We Give You:  The Happiest Tortoises on the Planet.

“A strawberry?! My favorite!!

A strawberry?  MY FAVORITE!!

Raspberries Another strawberry?!?!?!? MY FAVORARRGTHMMGPTHOMNOMNOM!!!!!!!1!!!

RASPERRIES??!!?!!  MY FAVORITE!!!!1!!!!!1!

#7 Cutest Photo of 2012:
My parents asked me to puppy sit. This is what I sent them 15 minutes after they left.


Brilliant poster Massachoosite posted this image and cap-shons over on Reddit. Bone Appétit! [groan]

#6 Cutest Photo of 2012:
BFF’s To The Max: Misao And Fukumaru

Cuteporters Saffron & Nancy F. are reportin’ that photographer Miyoko Ihara has been taking photos of her grandmother Misao and kitteh Fukumaru for the last 13 years. One day, Grandma found an odd-eyed kitten in the shed…

It’s all captured in the new book Misao the Big Mama and Fukumaru the Cat.





























Via Buzzfeed Animals.

#5 Cutest Photo of 2012:
It’s Been a Long Week


Ready to face the world again!

Thank you for sharing your sudsy buddy, 四川 成都

#4 Cutest Photo of 2012:
Wow-worthy Pet Portraiture

Amazingly creative pet-tographer Seth Casteel has a new series of Underwater pup photos:


We like it (officially, on Facebook!) See much more over at Seth’s Little Friends Photo site.

#3 Cutest Photo of 2012:
I’ll Miss You All Summer

I can’t believe that you’ll be moving up a grade and they’re holding me back, just because they say I’m… (snif!) slow! It’s not my fault! I’m supposed to be slow!


Another of Ant’s Quality Foraged Links.

#2 Cutest Photo of 2012:
Well Would You Look at That

A pig in a blanket.

…A PIG IN A BLANKET!


Brock, you sent us this picture. I do not think it means what you think it means.

#1 Cutest photo of 2012:
Seventeen Dynamic Duos

There all sorts of reasons why things pair up. We have recently received a glut of awesome duos. We have compiled and organized some of them for your viewing and squeeing pleasure.

Parent and Child Duos: Bound together by blood and love and stuff.




One sided Duos: When one is an inanimate object.




Friendship Duos: Sisters and brothers from other mothers.








Duos of Convenience: Sometimes it’s handy to hook up.



Uncertain Duos: When the outcome is unknown.



Our thanks to (in order of appearance): Ajdin Samurai, Christof Stache, 1-Ace, JChip (puppy with stuffy and girl with dog), Fanpop.com, Cutestpaw.com, Skip, JGState 1 (grey kitty with tan dog and Cavalier with tortois), No Name, Pixdaus, Isleshocky, Attack of the Cute, Ajay Vichra, Picturedude and Artemis.

There eet is, the Top Ten Cutest Photos of 2012. Lotta copying/pasting on this one, yep! We’re already hard at work on the Top Ten for 2013, so keep those submissions coming!

And how about the Top Ten Archives! (RIP to 2008, MIA and no one knows why)
Top Ten Cutest Photos of 2011
Top Ten Cutest Photos of 2010
Top Ten Cutest Videos of 2010
Top Ten Cutest Photos of 2009
Top Ten Cutest Photos of 2007

These ‘Tocks Speak For Themselves.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v98EPBNMpjY

And HEY let’s go to the Fave Frame™ Action, why not?

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Bouncing Chubbular Fur Heads from Stephanie T.

Fird Birfle: 2012 Commenter Of The Year!

Let’s face eet, People. You are the reason why Cute Overload is so popular. You support our site and then Tweet or Facebook your friends, and that way, The QTE grows. So here we are, heading towards the last day of the year, and we wanted to recognize our Commenter Of The Year. Someone who always visits the site and always chimes in with an engaging comment or two four. So Fird Birfle, thank you and Congratulations. You’re our very first Commenter Of The Year. A new 2013 CO Calendar zooming your way!

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Photo from The Interwebs.

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