This Week in Cute History

1958: In a frantic bid to reclaim the momentum in the space race from the Soviet Union, the United States enlists Mrs. Jingles to be the first cat in orbit.

It’s Stinky, from Justin F.

OMGPONIES!!!!1!1!1111!!!!!1!!! [Wearing Sweaters]

Cuteporter Susan L. first sent this one in. You’re not gonna believe it.

She writes, “Check out the video for some extreme close-up, ponies-in-knitwear action. Their names, apparently, are Fivla of Finnister and Millhouse Vitamin. You can’t make this stuff up.”

The Daily Mail says all this REDONK is to promote The Year Of Natural Scotland.

Then we got another email on these horsehs from Steph M. “These are my friend Frances Taylor’s Shetland ponies, Fivla (aka Whiffy) in the lovely red Fair Isle sweater and Vitamin in the tan. You should also check out Frances’ funny blog, which is full of adorable ponies (although usually not in sweaters). She is awesome and a fantastic photographer!!!”


Photos by Rob McDougall.

#YAY for Photo Assignment Day (The Encore!)

Cat PCJanuary 16th was Photo Assignment Day, our first for the 2013 Cute Overload Calendar! The task, if you chose to accept it, was “Take a picture of your pet with a computer.”

We already put up a first batch, but the submeeshes kept rollin’ in, so here’s your Encore Presentayshe™. Next Photo Assignment Day is March 13th! (Scurry to CO Calendar, flip pages, careful not to tear.) SUBMISH DEETS R HERE.

Bob W. sends us Lola who’s absorbed with Bob’s FB.

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“Here is my silly kitten Greg Brady [Here’s a story, about a cat named Brady. -Ed] occupying my laptop on my work at home day. He is always very helpful, as you can see! He’s a one-year-old ball of crazy.” Thanks to Morgen D.

Pinky Boy IN the computer, from Katherine.

“This is Jay the Papillon getting some assistance from his man-slave to surf the Web for cute toy poodles. He’d do it himself except for…the lack of thumbs. His tongue drags on the keyboard and makes it more frustrating to type things in Google search.” [Well, yeah, problem. -Ed] -Christina V.

“Dear Masters of the Cute, [Nice Suck-Up Touch! -Ed] I know I’m late for the assignment and all, but my galga* Alba helping me finish my master thesis is too cute not to be shared. Hope you enjoy the nosicle on the ‘pooter!” -Janne V.

*JANNE UPDATE!: “Lecturing modus on: A galga is a female galgo which is a spanish greyhound, they are the ancestors of all other breeds of sighthounds. Alba was rescued, as galgos are used for hunting in Spain and are very often mistreated, abandoned and killed, especially at the end of the hunting season. They are the most laid back and lovely pets you could imagine!” [Quiz on this later -Ed]

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Selvi P.: “This is Mavi, short for Maverick. We kitten-sat for his owners while they were on vacation and needless to say, we were heartbroken when they came back.”

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“This is Ciccio. Sometimes he gets a little obsessed trying to peek at what I’m doing on the computer.” -Sent by Mariana A., photo by Jade.


Also from Mariana A., “This is Amy. When she came to us a year ago she was malnourished and a lot smaller for her age. Since she was so cold all the time, her favorite spot was on top of our overheating computer. Needless to say, she grew very quickly and is doing much better now!”

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Maui The Kitteh from Gavin B.

“Our dogs are being greedy keyboard hogs. They love to sit on our laps while we use our computers, but sometimes they use the keyboard as a a pillow. The white one is Potato and the black/white one is Whistler.” Thanks to Megan for this one!

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“My name is Roni C. and this is my 2 year old cat Stewart. Stewart is very happy that the NHL is back in action. This picture is of him setting his fantasy hockey team a few years ago.”

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From Anita A.: “This is Vern. In the second shot, he is helping his dad David A. surf the net.”

“This is Theo on the keyboard at 2-1/2 months old, just after he came home with me from the SPCA.” From Tony Z.

“This is Penny. She occasionally likes having her picture taken, but more often will be content to open the door to our laundry closet in the middle of the night and hide behind the dryer.” -David W.

“This is Tiny, my rescue chihuahua and precious fur-baby. Thank you so much, CO, for the best, happiest website on the interwebs! Love you guys!!” Thank you, Jenn K!

Christine W.: “J. Tiberius “Tibby” Kitty taking a big stretch break from her favorite iPad game.” [J. Tiberius..sounds like our..favorite…Starship…captain. -Ed]

Katherine O. tells us: “Oz likes the computer warm from use so he can cuddle with it.”

“Our kitty, Marmie has an affinity for Macs it seems, but not to worry, she only needs a little “byte.” -Stephanie S.

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Angela C.’s kitteh loves Bruce Willis.

Mr. Giles is his name, sleeping is his game. From Alison S.

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Dolores S. sent in this photo of a snoozin’ Mr. H.

And Step Right Up, Try Yer Luck!

Come right on over, Ladies n’ Gents. Step right up, everyone’s a winner!

Kido The Kitteh has more videos for you to look at!

Tuna-Safe Dolphin?

Yum! My favorite!

(Note: Some content at source website may be NSFW.)

Schoep Update, People!

Sounds like The Schoep-Meister is doing well! Let’s go to John & Schoep’s FB page, to see what’s what. Quoting John Unger, his hoomin:

“Fantastic day today. Five-six inches of new snow, 17 deg.f. and Schoep is on fire. Very quick and happy, he did not want to come in! Moderation is key with him, he cannot over do it. Rest and we will go out again tonight. Hope your day is just as good – John”


Here’s the famous shot from last summer that made Schoep a celeb. Photo by Hannah Stonehouse Hudson.

Let’s Check in on Teddy Bear

New news from Teddy Bear!

Here, TB looks like he’s rockin’ a ‘Fro with his fur hair quills.


And here, T-Man doesn’t know what to make of the white stuff…much like Maru.


Ewok Alert!

We’ve seen this look before. Augie the 4-month-old shih-tzu sure has that Ewok thing going, Gail R.



Here’s a cool idea: Flickr user PhotKing, in England, decided to build his dog Rosemary an igloo, hiding treats inside to encourage her to explore.

As an added bonus, the igloo is powered by a genuine Mr. Fusion™ home reactor!


Déjà Vu All Over Again

This fellow looks familiar. Um…lessee…ah! In last week’s CO Calendar shot! Go for it, Katie M.: “Hey! Bones is the picture of the day today! I never look ahead at the pictures so I was very surprised. Here is a pic of Bones sitting proudly next to his calendar page. If you notice that the plastic holder is the wrong color, my new one broke so I glued the new pages to the old one.”



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