Depression Can Suck It

Cuteologist Barbara B. writes: “I just wanted to say thank you to all of you that put the calendar together. I was really bummed out last year when I was lamely wandering through my grocery store, shuffling toward some overpriced chocolate in ratty sweatpants. Through the fog of depression I picked up the 2011 Cute Overload calendar and instantly felt better.”

“I brought it home and scribbled down a few birthdays coming up and my roommates and I planned a few parties, the calender made us laugh and gave me things to look forward to. Any day I just wanted to go back to bed and give up, I’d check the calender and laugh at the cute animals.”

She continued; “As months passed the pictures got cut out and put into letters to my best friend Ashley. She’s in peace corps in Zambia. After we left college we both explored new areas and she too was homesick and alone in a new place (and fighting malaria, dysentery, etc). One of the few bright spots for Ash are letters and the cuteoverload pictures and captions are exactly her style of humor.”

“Looking back at 2011, that calendar kept me organized and upbeat. You really dont know how much it helped. I’m sure sometimes you guys feel like your job is a tad silly, but truly you’re doing a valuable service. Thanks and I can’t wait for the new year to start so I can put up my new 2012 Cute Overload calendar.”

PS I’m doing really awesome now. Depression can suck it!”

Thank you so much for your inspiring story and for letting us post it, Barbara B. Photos of Waffles the kitteh by Lisa M. Astounding hover facts from Uplift Program.

Woke Up, Fell Out of Bed

Ruh-roh.

Someone has been hitting the ooze button.


Rise and shine, Cocoa! [sing-song.] You too Alexis A.

Let’s play: Name Those ‘Tocks

No two pairs of ‘tocks are alike (wait, wha!?) And this pair is no exception.

I CHALLENGE THEE

What type of animal has these ‘tocks!?


For the answer, keep on scrollin’!


Selphie B. says koalas are the new face of disapproval.

Another C.O. Good Deed Done!

Here’s one of those life-affirming moments that makes you happy to be alive, and it happened right here: A reader named Lermin K. tells us that her cat Cashmere, quite by accident, stumbled across a photo of her long-lost cousin here on Cute Overload. We’re told that the two already plan to meet for dinner later this week.

Maru: Box Heaven or Hell!?

Everyone knows Maru is a fiend for boxes—so this new box (with a hole for his head and paws) must be perfect…right!?

Thanks for the head’s up, Ant!

Is Santa here yet!?


Not yet?


Well, Boo.


Betsy W. teamed up with photographer Ryan Benyi for these awesome shots.

“Let’s play Twucks!”

“You play the dwiver!”

“Zzzzzzzzzzz.”

Iris R. playtime at your house is anerabuhls.

Lil’ Drac

Will you please check out this prosy lil’ baby bat rescue action. This little guy is so sweet, and handled so gently:


Bats off to you, Michelle C.

Welcome To My Igloo

Come in, I have lots of iceberg lettuce and snow peas…


When Barnaby Seymour Jones III wants to hibunnate, can spring be far behind him, Jess W.?

Are You the Lady of the House?

Pardon me, is this who I think it is?


How embarrassing, you look just like Mrs. Bucket from the back!


Paul Bunyan says, “It’s Bouquet!”, Chris.

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