Your Arches Have a New Enemy

No pep in your step? Try new Dr. Scowll’s Kitten Insoles, guaranteed to surprise, awaken, and revitalize tired feet — especially if you don’t know they’re in there!

Says Siobhan S.: “My new kitteh Stevie crawled into my boyfriend’s sandal and, perhaps overwhelmed by the odor, quickly fell asleep.”

Rubber Baby Ballet Bumper

Time for a do-it-yourself mashup: First, click the arrow below to start the music…

… and now that we’ve set the proper mood, please enjoy the underwater antics of six-month-old Adhama, new hippo calf at the San Diego Zoo.

Happy Caturday to You

Just in case it happens to be anyone’s birthday today…

Ellen says: “My roommate’s and my kittens, Penny and Villain, turned one. We celebrated by putting hats on them and taking pictures.”

And Now, Prairie Dog Exorcism

“… and so I say unto thee, Jezebel spirit, begone from this virtuous woman! I bind thee with chains of iron and cast thee down to the fires from whence thee came!

Hallelujah, Shari E.!

Ask the Relationship Counselor


In my practice, I encounter many couples trapped in a paradigm of codependency, a suboptimal dynamic in which disagreements are amplified until they threaten the holistic balance. In these instances, I guide the couple to seek resolution through mutually shared dialog. And if that doesn’t work, I shoo the little whiners outside.

Someday, Kid, All This Will Be Yours

This grass aye been in the proud possession o’ the MacGrooff family for nigh o’er 30 generations, laddeh. Me sainted father nibbled it, and his father, as far back as any man kinna knoo. Ach, ’tis a wee patch o’ Heaven ye’ll be tendin’ when last I leave yeh. Ye moost have soberin’ thoughts abou’ the weight of it now, aye?

TribalGirl tells us about these Nigerian dwarf goats: “They live on a suburban farm (yes, a suburban farm) which doubles as a bed and breakfast and also a summer camp.”

[apparently our sender-inner is also known in the comments section as Dances With Goats.]

Nip and Tuck

Rule of Cuteness #26: If you have four legs and can tuck yourself in, it’s cute.

Corollary: If you can do it as elegantly as Jasper here, you get a genius grant.

Slowly, Pepe Hatches a Plan

(Hmm, the water’s heavier than I am, so I can’t move. But… if… now, let’s just think this through here… If I drink the water, not only will I be able to go anywhere I want, but I can mark every tree and hydrant in town! It’s… it’s brilliant!)

Alexandria from Florida assures us that Pepe’s not going anywhere.

The Eternal Struggle of Puppy vs. Pine Cone

Hikers beware: Wilderness experts warn that certain pine cones release a powerful hallucinogen that can cause irrational behavior, such as boinging, giggling, and taking iPhone videos in portrait mode.

A Public Service Announcement About the Most Troubling Issue of Our Times

Each day, thousands of adorable puppies, kittens, squid, and hamsters face a dire fate: The complete lack of worldwide adulation that can only come from appearing in the 2012 Cute Overload Page-A-Day and Wall calendars.

Shocking as it may seem, these neglected creatures will never see their cuteness shared with the world.

Never know the simple joy of tens of thousands of faceless cubicle workers gazing at their proshness and going “awww, wookit da fuzzy haayd” all at once.

Don’t allow your precious loved one to suffer the pain of obscurity in these media-saturated times. Ensure their place in history by sending their picture to Cute Overload in time for the 2013 calendar, currently in production.

To submit photos, visit our Submissions page! Photos must meet these criteria:

  • Size: JPEG files should be about 3 MB or larger to appear in the calendar (if smaller, they can still appear on;
  • Rights: You should own the copyright to the photos (and give us permission to print them, you’ll see on the Submissions page);
  • Cute: If it reduces Meg to a gelatinous giggling glob of goo, it’s good to go.

Credits: Chmurka the original CoverHam by Pyza. Pippin “Peregrin Prince” (named after the hobbit!) sent by Sammy & Russell; Topanga the non-plussed pug by Absolutely Small. Goose Noms Calendar by Gladys Euphonia Hamspanker (oh all right, Meg).


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