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.

Chicago, Chicago, That Puppyin’ Town…

Chicago, Chicago that Puppyin’ town
Chicago, Chicago I’ll sniff around – I love it
Bet your bottom dollar you’ll lose your bones in Chicago
The town where the best grass can be found [paw gestures over field]

 

In Chicago, my home town!

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Sender-Inner Sigrid N. says “Pictured is our prosh Miss Holly (officially Miss Holly Golightly!) who, after spending her first 9 years down south, has recently relocated to Chicago. She’s enjoying her new life in the city (and our fingers are crossed she’s still a happy pupster after her first winter!) Here she is posing with the cityscape and showing off her chic new wardrobe! Photo credit goes to Linda N.”

Mitt in a Box

Allie M: “Hi, This is a picture my sister took of my mom’s cat, Mittens. I love her big eyeballs! I like to call this picture, “It’s my Mitt in a box.” I hope one day my cute animals will make the cut for my most fave cute site ever!!”

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Wait no more, Allie, wait no more.

They Are Correct.

My Modern Met.com proclaims Miss Xuxu as the “Cutest Little Puppeh In The World.”

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They are correct. Images from Thai Hoa Pham, photographer extraordinaire.

Stressed from Exams? PLAY WITH PUPPEHS

It has come to our atten-shons that two Universities are attempting to reduce student stress by encouraging playtime. WITH PUPPEHS!

First, The Herald Extra is reporting that BYU student and entrepupneur Jenna Miller started an organization called Puppies for Rent and “is offering a wriggling batch of now seven puppies for playtime rentals, with each pup hand delivered straight to customers’ doors.”

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Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia is also using this novel way to help students de-stress.

Cuddle puppehs and cope with finals week?! Sign me up.

Animuhls are brought in by Therapeutic Paws of Canada.

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Puppies for Rent images via PuppiesforRent.com and Instagram. Puppy Room flyer via Dalhousie FB.

Humbug, Definish Of


Kelli S. says “Lilly (the early years)… thrilled to be Santa!!!” You sure on that, Kell?

Dog Looks Like an Emoticon :D

People, will you please get a load of Benny, the extremely wide-eyed Pom, enjoying his bath, set to music from—what is it, Mario Kart?! :D :D :D


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Via DListed, my other favorite site.

SPEED STACKING

HUMAN STYLE

OTTER STYLE

OPAN GANGHAM STYLE (I kid, I kid, we’re not embedding that video)

Otter-vid from the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

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