‘Shopped or Not? A Handy Guide

From time to time, readers claim that some photos on our site are digitally altered, or ” ‘shopped,” in the common vernacular. What they may not know is that all photos featured in this blog undergo a rigorous screening process designed to weed out such deceit, and assure the viewer of genuine cuteness.

For a glimpse into this process, let us consider the image below. The casual viewer may be quick to declare this a forgery, pointing to the curious lack of shadows beneath the squirrel’s paws. However, this can be easily explained by the clouds in the background diffusing the sunlight. Verdict: Not ‘shopped.

In this comical scene, the meerkat on the left appears to have been stretched to a height taller than the others, and it’s tempting to believe that it has been cloned from the similar meerkat on the right.  However, a closer inspection of their faces and hand positions reveals that they are unique. Verdict: Not ‘shopped.

Finally, let us turn our attention to this scene of urban chaos. Sharp-eyed viewers will note that an overturned vehicle in front of the cat has been duplicated in reverse just to its right. In addition, the cat’s front paws are too far apart to hold the taxicab, which has obviously been substituted for a much larger vehicle, such as an ambulance or FedEx truck. Verdict: This looks ‘shopped.

Credit: Squirrelzilla by Genista. Meerkats submitted by Victoria M.

I’m never staying in this hospital again

You pay extra for a room with a private nurse, and then she just goes to sleep on the job, while I’m stuck sneezing my head off!

My Pig-Fu Is Invincible!

“Your skills are weak, young pup. You are no match for my advanced spinning-laying-down-surprise-attack technique!  Hah!”

Found on Your Morning Adorable at the L.A. Times.

Welcome to the Katucky Derby!

This is the big one, race fans!  It’s almost scratching-post time, so let’s review the lineup: Chicken of the Seabiscuit in stall one, followed by Secretaricat, Milkmaid, Great Hairballs O’Fire, Chasing Tail, Cat Outta Hell, Safety Pin has been scratched… and at twenty to one, Feetlebaum.

So who do you like in the fifth, Susy P.? (Found at The Daily Tail.)

Your Services Are No Longer Required

Oh, chortle all you want, Mr. Video Camera Holding Person, but now that kitties can get their own food, what do they need us for? Soon they’ll be driving our cars! Taking our jobs! Rounding us up into special camps! Laughing at our comical antics on brightly-colored websites! You fools! Wake up before it’s too late!

It’s Hrothghar, Chihuahua of Destiny!

[Cue jaunty marching music: ♫ HRUM-pum-pum-pumpity-PUM-pum-pum... ♫]

Highwaymen, beware! Blaggards and knaves, take care!
For a hero roams the forest with a might beyond compare!
With his faithful St. Bernard, he is always on his guard,
Fighting evil and injustice with a proud and piercing stare!

For this brave and bold chihuahua
will not fail his finest howah,
And he’ll make the cowards cowah
With his mighty Yap of Powah!

So sing his praises from the rocks and from the tallest tree,
He’s the Wa-Wa of Des-tin-eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

I feel safer already, Ant.

Uh, we need to talk…

Look, I know you meant well. It was a thoughtful gesture; I mean that, really. And goodness knows, we were long overdue for an outing, seeing how cooped-up we all get during the rainy season.

But seriously, check the five-day forecast before planning the picnic, mmm-keh?

Better not put the galoshes away just yet, Aaron.

Ultimate Smackdown!

In this corner, in black and white trunks, the undefeated champion… Killer Kitteh!

And in this corner, wearing the baby blue jumper… Gorgeous Gigglin’ George!

RhinoPhone includes Charging Cradle

This just in from the Cuter Image Catalog: Make your corner office feel like the vast plains of Africa, with the new RhinoPhone from QT&T. Rendered in rich earth tones, the cordless RhinoPhone helps you get your point across in style.

Order today!

You’re the Cute in My Coffee

Meet GiGi, the chihuahua who fits in a coffee cup — well, up to her ears, anyway. Since we seem to be having a mini-outbreak of pups in cups lately, maybe it’s time for a new Rule of Cuteness; what think you, peeps?

Speaking of outbreaks, Nancy H., that cup looks like it has measles.

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