Rule of Cuteness #7: A thing, accompanied by a smaller version of that thing, is always cute

This rule could also be called the Japanese rule of cuteness. Japanese characters are always accompanied by a little friend that helps them along, provides humor on demand, etc. AKA the Paris Hilton rule.
Props to The Australian Embassy!

Mee-allgh? does it again with their kitten photos. Kitten-Pants here can hardly keep his eyes open.


Meanwhile, on the U.S.S. Chinchilla…

My friends—dee time has come for my perfect plans to be REALIZED! Say hello to my Giant LAZER! As soon as Colonel Hamster joins me on dee deck, we shall take over dee WORRRRRLD! [sweeping gestures with paws]

Ah, screw eet. He’s napping again!

-Special thanks to Alert reader Wendy Nelson!-

Your flu shot can’t save you now

The flu season really doesn’t seem so bad, with adorable plush microbes from Think Who wouldn’t want a festive Ebola or Gonnorhea microbe infecting their Christmas stocking this year?

Oh no you di-int

Don’t yell ‘AHNNNNNN!” so loud! Your boss might hear you.
Thanks so much, Yayhooray!

Cute gets props on Rocketboom!

I’m at 14 and a half minutes of fame, People!


Paris Hilton eat your heart out

More from the Sugar Glider flying Squirrel department, this frat bro seems to be enjoying the company of a fabulous lil’ pet.

This just in: Shelley’s Sugargliders

Alert reader Shelley sends the following delectable photo of her former roommate’s sugargliders to We greatly appreciate such a fine submission! Their names are "Kai" (boy) and "Rin" (girl) (natch) and are absolutely prosh.


What do Sugargliders look like mid-glide in your living room, when you least expect it just as you place your Thanksgiving Turkey on the table? Why this, of course! Perfectly caught mid-flight by the apt-named Squirrels R



High-Beady_eye-factor, yet high fabulousness factor!

There are those occasions where a perfect little nose leads to a not-so-cute animal (see possum or rat for instance) but in this case, the little head fufills all cuteness expectations! Kudos “Leah” who posted these Flying squirrel photos to the Isadore of Seville web site (whatever that means!).P5190103postP5190101post


What is there to say about the Dormouse, the cutest animal in the world? First of all, the dormouse sleep three quarters of the year in a nest, which is instantly adorable. They weigh 15 to 30 grams, which is a totally portable Paris Hilton Pet™-sized, and they’re English, so you know when they talk, it’s absolutely charming.Mhd002sleepingdormice
Terry Whitaker, Dormice photographer extraordinaireDormouse_ns1b9479Photo from Smart Images UK


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