Mid-Month ‘Tock Revue

[In order to fully appreciate 'Tocks, you have to understand exactly what is it you're looking at. As the month is half over, let's review a few basic 'Tock Features. Creditos in hovers as noted.-Ed]

1. Splayage: Believed to be first referenced here back in ’08. Thought to have been perfected in Japan by His Thickness.


2. Texture: While it’s true that most ‘Tocks are silky smooth, some ‘Tocks can be, well, not smooth. As Cuteporter Josh Norem says, “Giraffe from the Oakland Zoo. It’s kind of bumpy.” Just so.


3. Stealth: Sometimes you don’t want to show ‘em off…so you blend in.


4. Size Matters: The Littlest ‘Tock of all. ‘Nuff said.


A Horse Is A Horse, Of Course Of Course

So far this ‘Tocktober, we’ve had Heffalumps, Puppehs, Pigs, you name it. Now we’ve got a horse of a different color kind.

“This from the Draft Horse Inn, Arcadia, WI.” -Dave V.

If Looks Could Chill

Oh, I love to catch snowflakes on my tongue…

What, you think that looks silly?

Luckily, my tongue has other applications…

Via Mark Dumont.

THIS JUST IN: Hana Goes Bonkers

Hana the kitteh goes absolutely bananas on Maru. His Royal Thickness, meanwhile, remains placid.

Bentley’s Beans

Earlier we had a great photo of Little’s Beans. Well, one good set o’ Beans deserves another!

“Does my picture suit your requirements? It’s one of my favourite ties. P.S. His name is Bentley and he loves looking sharp. Thanks, Hannah (Bentley’s owner) all the way from the UK.”


Sprocket? Yo….Sprocket?

This may be the best Toebeans shot ever.

Snoozing Sprocket, from Ingrid H.

The Unbearable Lightness of Beans

Pure, light peenk wrapped in marshmallow fluff with a dash of prosh and little hints of delish that dance on top of your tastebuds, beans!

“This is Dolly (Parton). Her hobbies include: waking mommy up at 6am for food, creeping around the stairs, chasing mommy’s roommate’s cat Lionel, and taking naps underneath the couch.” -Yolin

Little’s Beans

“My cat Little owns this paw. She says you can borrow it.” -The Furrtographer.


‘Tocks N Beans For Breakfast, Please

That’s what the CO kitchen’s serving up on Toesday morning! (It’s always swell when you can combine TWO different topics into ONE post!) Wassup, Indy?

“My name is Indy D. and this is my 13 week old Bernese Mountain Dog named Eiger! He loves ‘Tocktober! WE LOVE CUTEOVERLOAD!”


Caught In The Act

Animuhls (like kids) can do the darndest things. Sometimes, if you’re a great photographer (like these folks as seen on My Modern Met) you can get a terrific shot by just being in the right place at the right time. Talent and a great camera helps, of course!

These were a part of The Mammal Society’s Photographer of the Year competition earlier this year. (The 2014 competition is now open.) Individual photo creditos in the hovers.

First Place Winner: Jumping Rat


Second Place Winner: Licking Fox


3rd Place Winner: Wood Mouse with Blackberry


Gray Seals Laughing


Leaping Squirrel