Miniest of hisses!

Check this wicked case of Newborned Side-Ears! His ears are totally pointing at 9 and 3 o’clock respectively!

No, I can’t tell which parts are the feets either.

Maybe a smooshed-face kitteh expert can enlighten us? I think one is a tail, one is a paw?!?!?


This mini-hissy fit brought to you by  Ann Lorraine S.

Merry Quizmas, Peeps!

Can you unwrap the brainteaser we’ve tucked under your tree?  One smart and lucky reader will win a Cute Overload Page-A-Day Calendar in time for 2009 — the rest of you get underwear.  Send your answers to competishe [at] cutelabs [dot] com today!

( G ) Where in California will you find Avalon?
( E ) Who doesn’t belong on this list (and why)? Jane Fonda, Eartha Kitt, Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor

Hah!  Just the number I wanted!

( H ) A ceramic cat with one raised paw is considered lucky in what country?
( AL ) What comic strip character has a cat named Hot Dog?

The pieces must be moved with absolute precision!

( SN ) In 2007, "Cinnamon" became the first cat to make what scientific contribution?
( SL ) What board game features a boot, a bathtub, and a bowling ball?

It calls for a steady hand, a practiced eye ...


  1. Entries must be received by 9 PM PST, Tuesday, December 23, 2008.
  2. That email address, once again, is: competishe [at] cutelabs [dot] com
  3. One entry per person, please.
  4. One winning entry will be selected at random from correct entries.
  5. Contest open to all except employees of CuteLabs, their immediate families and that one loudmouth at the office party who wouldn’t stop photocopying his you-know-what.
  6. Entries will be judged by NTMTOM, who knows if you’ve been bad or good.

Your "Tikkus" is quite a playa, Rosemary W.

[As always, the comments are closed so folks don’t post all the answers, ahem… – Ed.]

When What To My Wondering Eyes Should Appear …

… but the cutest darn puppy we’ve seen this whole year.  Let’s do the C.O. Math™ on this one, people:  (Serene, kissable face) PLUS (Dangling "hey, baby" arm) PLUS (Redonk-u-licious stocking pose) MULTIPLIED BY …


… EXTREME SENDER-INNER SUPER CLOSE-UP!!! equals … Happy Holidays to one and all!

Oh, and I left you a little present too, sorry about that.

And a Happy New Year, Amanda B.

A Justifiably Obscure Christmas Jingle

Who’s that flappin’ down the chimney?  Who’s that tappin’ at the tree?
It’s the elf with the bill, and he won’t stop until every boy and girl is giddy with glee.

Every Christmas time he’s at it again, a sack full of toys and an IQ of ten,
You might get meat or you might get a doll, ’cause he’s got no clue who you are at all.

So open those presents and try your luck; it could be wood or it could be a truck,
Will Christmas be merry or will it suck?  You never can tell with Santa Duck!

Enjoy that chemistry set and/or pantyhose, kids!

Have a possibly Merry Christmas, Karen K.

Goodbye MacWorld, HELLO CUTEWORLD!

The masterminds over at the Joy of Tech have RUINED my EVIL PLANS!

The moment it was announced that there would be no MacWorld after 2009, I immediately phoned Moscone Center in San Francisco and scooped up the slot. Curses for outing us, Joy of Tech Cartoonist Man!!!

Behold today’s comic. Clickin to embiggin':


I’d like to see that Winston booth too, Sender-Inner Holly!

Wait—sunbeam AND a box? HEAVEN!!! [singsong]

It just doesn’t get ANY better than BOTH a sunbeam and a box. Wait, if the dog was serving him Pounce treats on a tray, that might be better. Or milk droplets via hamster bottle, or scheduled ear scratchingks every 15 minutes? THAT might be better too.


James F. I won’t report you to boxhab authoritays this time.

I’m…. co-o-o-o-o-ld!

A reader writes: "I almost fainted when I saw this handful of preciousness.  He was dropped off in an empty box without food or water at the door of the rescue where I volunteer.  He was so cold when we brought him inside, he now just burrows into any warm thing he gets near.  Like armpits, cupped hands, jacket pockets, belly pouches…"



Bunday submishe from the fabu Johanna S. who volunteers at Sante D’Or.

Hey, Baby, You Like Fast Cars?

"… I thought we might drive up the coast highway, have some Kibble Parmesan at this little Italian place I know, then walk on the beach and watch the sun come up …"

We just need to stop at the store for fresh batteries first.

Sounds too good to be true, Cora N.

Have You Been Good This Year?

"Hyup hyup, I been a good dog all year, sure have, hyup hyup!  I didn’t chase cars, or dig in the garden, or send Nigerian scam e-mails or nothin’!"

See, this is why we can't have nice things.

"And I especially didn’t tear open the Mark Cross titanium fountain pen set with the pearl inlay that was wrapped in the pretty red paper with the little cherubs on it and smear the ink all over the Persian rug, nope, didn’t do it, never saw it, nope nope."

Ri-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-ght ...

I think we can forgo the lie detector test, Wendy F.

Baby turtle practices “release wave”

Before his release into the wild, this behbeh tur-tur shows us his "later beeyatches!" flipper wave.

Nicely done, Mr. Tur-Tur. See you back on the beach when you weigh 800 pounds.

Late! [Followed by 45 minutes of ‘ehn’ sounds crawling towards water]

and turtletrip-2 by smallflightlessbird sent in by Bobbular A.


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