No Panda Cam After Tonight? (Updated With PonchoCam!)

“With the recent warning that the Smithsonian Panda Cam at the National Zoo might stop in the event of a looming U.S. government shutdown tonight, my 24-pound cat Poncho and I were getting our final fix…maybe I can offer a substitute “PonchoCam” until Congress lets us see Mei Xiang and the baby again?” -Cuteporter Donna R.



And we’ve got ourselves a PonchoCam!

Live streaming video by Ustream

These Catwalks Go One. Step. Beyond!

Earlier on CO we featured some fantastical doghouses and now we have some cat-centric designs that are awesometastic. Amazing inspiration a’plenty here!

House Designed for Cats by Asahi Kasei




Willy and MC of Brooklyn, New York, built this custom made staircase and platform called the “Kitty Loft” for their pets Miles and Atila.

Schuyler Samperton designed this fantastic cat shelves and stairs

Russian design studio Mojorno designed the Catissa four-story cat house.

Oakland, California-based design-build studio Because We Can built this steampunk-inspired cat tube


Diane Less Baird and Polly Wardle’s “Tree of Marie” cat tree – a 24 foot high, $100,000 cat tree with 36 branches named after donor Marie Stillings.

4 of 9 of Bob Walker and Frances Mooney’s cats – check out all of their house in the video below!

For all the neat deets go to Neatorama.

Want to see more outrrageousness?

Via YouTube

Hat Trick

And now, ladies and gentlemen, we present The Amazing Hedgeini, the mystifying reappearing, then re-disappearing hedgehog!


[I’ve never seen one of these before. And these little “mewing” noises? Must investigate. I can haz kitteh?]

Retired Military Working Dog Chef H067 sees a kitten for the first time. From Doris V.N.

Sweet! Thank You So Much

Man, this is great. I LOVE flowers!


CO Pet-Safe Reminder: Lots of plants are toxic and best kept out of pets’ reach! 
“Hi there, I thought you’d like to know that George, the chocolate border collie, has just celebrated his Fourth birthday on the weekend just gone, and he is now properly grown up. Thanks for making us smile each day.”  -Rohan and Dave

One Big Happy Family!

67813ae427b34d14340fc16bf614764eSay, People! We’ve got another terrific book giveaway for you! One Big Happy Family by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Rogak tells the stories about animals that rescue babies of other species, and raise ’em as their own! (Interspecies snorgling, anyone?) It’s not even on sale ’til tomorrow!

We’ve got a pair of signed One Big Happy Family books to give away! Send an email by clicking this link: cuteoverload at gmail dot com. Include your complete mailing address and phone. We’ll take entries ’til 9am PT on ‘Tocktober 1st, and choose two names at random. We’ll announce the winners on ‘Tocktober 2nd. (One entry per person, please – entries outside the US are fine!)

(Update 9am PT 10/1: And thanks for your emails, a lot of them, too! We’ll announce the winners mid-morning PT on Wednesday 10/2.)


Hi-Who, Hi-Who, Off to Work I Gooo

Ah, Monday morning! Sun is shining, the smell of owl breath in the air.

The owl work week begins with owl keeses goodbye.

The working owl making it’s way to the owl office.

Waiting for the owl bus.

Checking the owl inbox.

Listening to owl presentation on owl business.

Working for a tough owl boss.

Owl work quitting time! Heading for owl home.

Stopping at Owl Mart to pick up owl stuff.

Hi Owl Honey, I’m home.

Keep up the good work My Modern Met

One More Day

‘Tocktober’s alllllmost here. Super ‘Tocks all month! We kick things off tonight at midnight PT..with 24 Hours Of ‘Tocks. Every hour, all day long. (Yeah, set that case of Red Bull down over there. With the Candy-Corn Oreos® from Target®.)

[Disclaimer: We run only 100% CO-Certified Prime ‘Tocks. Only the best will do. They’ve been checked out by Inspector 1, or…someone. Be here with your jams on…starting at 12:00am PT!]

Send us your pet’s ‘Tock Shot! We might just use it sometime next month! This photo is from Norm’s Instagram!

Bow Ties Make You Smart!

Monty here is thinkin’, “If I wear a bow tie I can be on Cute Overload? Really?”

“Then I’m going to wear a bow tie all the time so I can be on Cute Overload every day.”

Pshhh, not enough CO posts in the world for you, Monty!

“With summer coming to an end, Monty is breaking out his fall wardrobe. Monty is seen here modeling a brown tweed bow tie. Perfect for any occasion.” -Megan & Monty

O Hai I Can Haz Carrot Cake?

“After 7 long weeks, Pixel is out of his cast and, in celebration, we made him a puppeh cake (Basically carrot cake iced in peanut butter and topped with a Milkbone.) We took some fantastic pictures and thought we should pass the highlights on (more viewable on his FB page.) Enjoy!” -Claudia, Brett, and Pixel (the newly doctor-certified quadruped.)

pixel cake


pixel waiting


the first lick (1)



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