Wizard of Oz, the Pixar Version?

This is what there would be if the munchkins and the flying monkeys got together.

“They (National Geographic?) just keep taking beautiful shots.” Lennaert R.

Is There Something in Particular You Wish?

Lemme guess. I can see it in your eyes, right now you wish to feed a red-ruffed lemur slices of yuh-huuummy banana.

Via Redditor divellent

Wild Thing, U Make Our Hearts Sing

“This is JUST too moische!” -Cuteporter Margaret R.

“And seriously, all cuteness aside, how cool is it that we are still discovering new species on such a crowded little planet? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Mother Nature is a badass.” -Cuteporter Nicole K.


Ever heard of an Olinguito? Neither has anyone else! NBC News Science says: “The Olinguito, described as a cross between a house cat and a teddy bear, is the first new carnivorous mammal identified in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years, and it’s considered one of the cutest scientific finds in recent memory.” More from the guys who discovered this little knucklehead right heah!



Color photos by Mark Gurney. B&W shot by I. Poglayen-Neuwall. Olinguito Facts from Smithsonian Science Dot Org. THANK U for all the emails received from Cuteporters Debra R., Yasmin N., Margaret R., Nicole K., Fleurdamour1, Laurelei P., Xenia S., Betsey G., Tracy G., Toni B., Claire S., Robin C. PhD, Patricia H. (of Red Bank, NJ) & Smedley.

Sacramento’s Answer To Maru: NORM!

Not all of Sacramento’s Fat Cats are in the Capitol Building. Please say hi to Norm Lopez! Norm accidentally ended up at the Sacramento Front Street Shelter when a stranger mistook him for a pregnant cat in distress. A shelter employee recognized Norm and he was soon reunited with his owner. As a result, Norm now has instant Internet Cult Hero Status– he’ll be hosting a pub crawl August 31st to benefit the shelter!

CO caught up last night with Norm’s Official Hoomin, and we asked Tyler Lopez about his name. Why Norm? “Sounds like a big boy name- it just suited him!”







First two images from Martin Christian Photography. Third photo from Chris Rylee Photography via Norm’s FB. Fourth image from Ritchie Argue’s Tumblr. All other photos from the very talented Sue Morrow/AP via SFGate and SacBee.

Is The 10:15 Running Late, Tama?

Japan is just piling on at this point.

“Please, please consider adding this to the Japan Cute Assault arsenal: Tama the cat saved the train line AND spawned a cat-themed train!” -Amy H.



We featured Tama several years back. Tama is “Super Station Master and Operating Officer at Kishi Station in Kinokawa, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.” From FB.


Nuts, the plush Tama stuffies are out of stock. Maybe you’d like the book instead? (Of course there’s a book.)




It Started With One Chick

After that everything is fuzzy.

It all went real blurry.

Rubbing eyes, blinking. It’s all out of focus. Gettin’ dizzy – thud!

“I was told by friends to submit some pics to your site. These are chicks that I hatched out myself, and were photographed by me.” -Kaitlyn H.

No Blizzards Out There Today

But there’s an unstable area of disturbance in here!  This storm will bring a few inches of the white stuff.

“This is my cat Tokie Wartooth. She is a lady cat and likes all types of paper in roll form.” -Ariel (Does this kitteh’s name mean something? Anybody know?) (And do you see the other kitteh in the background?)

Oooh Dat’s the Spot

I have a tag in my collar and it has been itching me ALL DAY. There’s only one thing worse, the itchy underwear tag.

Toby Time as seen on the YouTube

USS Enter-purrrrise

To boldly nap where no cat has napped before!

“You don’t need to be a ‘Trekkie*’ to love this cat tree. If you use this I’m Gigi- keep the cute stuff coming! (The cat is not mine, his name is Saavik according to the web site. I was looking for a cat tree for my cats when I found this amazing one.)”

(*Everyone knows that’s a Romulan Bird Of Prey down below, duh.)

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Rise and shiiiine! (throws open curtains) It’s a beautiful daaaayyyy outside! (birds singing) Wakey wakeeeez! (Vivaldi’s Four Seasons starts in background)

“This is our (probable) chiweenie, Lucky, wondering who disturbed his third post-morning-walk nap. Now he has to start all over. Cassie (possible maltipoo with more poo than malti) is in the background wondering if there’s going to be a rumble. Picture by the hoomin in trouble.” -Liz L


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