Top Ten Cutest Photos of 2011

People, this year’s Top Ten Cutest Photos list blows 2010 and 2009 AWAY—see for yourselfs. This morning, we checked the Xtreme Cute Overload Stat-o-Meter™ which tracks every post, checks the amount of screeching per image, and reports back. Then we know we got ya. Based on that metering system, and without further ado, here are the Top Ten Photos of 2011.

Cue the Cute Lang Syne music!

#10 Cutest Photo of 2011:
Goosey Two Shoes

Just when we thought Red Goose Shoes went out of business decades ago, they go and make a comeback. Sender-inner Rebecca B. explains:

These nice folks were staying with us at the St. Francis Inn in St. Augustine, FL. They let me photograph their pet goose, who goes by the name of “Gator.”


While walking alongside his owners in urban or suburban areas, Gator often has to cross many blocks of asphalt and concrete. All that rough terrain takes a toll on his feet, so his people commissioned a special pair of Teva sandals for their bird.


They say it’s totally worth the expense, and Gator seems to like the shoes just fine …


… though sometimes it looks like he “marches” more than he walks. Very deliberate steps.

#9 Cutest Photo of 2011:
You’re my Puppy

According a story floating around the Internets, this little ginger foster kitten named Cheech was introduced to a teeny tiny five-day old orphaned chihuahua puppy named Casanova.


Cheech took to the little puppy, immediately grooming and cleaning him.


The puppy responded to his every touch, snuggling up to his new friend like a pup to his mother.


When Cheech was tired, he would climb into the puppy’s box and cuddle, sharing the heating blanket.


To Cheech, he was “his” puppy and best friend.


You have GOT to be kidding me [cross-eyed head tilt], Holly F. Photos may be by Kimberly J, we’re not sure…

[ooh ooh, lookit who popped up in the comments! the original story!]

#8 Cutest Photo of 2011:
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Cutest Kitten in the World.

For your Caturday pleasure, this is an encore Presentayshe of Meme, originally posted April 2008.

There are really no sufficient words to accurately describe the proshness you are about to witness. Rest-assured the Japanese [shaking fist to sky] beat us AGAIN on this one. This time with the delectable dollop named “Memebon”

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See a LOT more of Memebon, her family and tons of merch over at Memebon.jp ;)

#7 Cutest Photo of 2011:
Release the Dweebs!

OBOY OBOY HERE I GO HYUP HYUP LEMMIE ATTEM HERP DERP


HUFFA PUFFA WAIT FER ME CHUFFA CHUFFA WHEEZE


BLARRFLE NARFLE FLAPPITY-FLAFFLE MARGLE PLEARF BLAP


Submitterated by Mischa M. More poise and grace here.

#6 Cutest Photo of 2011:
Plankittening

Kitten Planking! IT’S THE NEW OWLING! TEAPOTTING!

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Elizabeth V., you are a TRENDSETTER

#5 Cutest Photo of 2011:
The Tiniest Snorfer

(…is also the tiniest hoofer, schnozzle and ear flaps coincidentally.)


You absolutely must click to see the other shot of this piglet by whisker snaps photo.

#4 Cutest Photo of 2011:
THIS JUST IN: Pug wearing Pug Slippères

Redonk. Scroll down for proshness:


Sender-Inner Megan B. likes things in triplicate to be safe. Photo by Wombatarama.

#3 Cutest Photo of 2011:
Baby ferret dreams of changing THE WORLD!

One day, [dreamily] ferrets won’t be seen just as furry knee socks with eyes, or hammock-dwelling, mischievous ne’er do-wells!

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No! [shifts anerable feets] we ferrets will stand up and — Mmm, delicious blankie — lead other Pocket Pets by example!

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No more shoe stealing, constant cat swiping or hiding under bed covers surprising humans when they least expect eet! —Yawn—

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That day will come, Claire. It will.

#2 Cutest Photo of 2011:
Ladies and Gentlemen, the best pet Halloween costume of all time.

For the record:
1. Yes, I am biased because I have (and adore) Italian Greyhounds
2. Yes, I am biased because I love Star Wars
3. Yes, I am biased because I appreciate my local “inspiration” for AT-ATs

Still, you cannot deny this remains the best Halloween pet costume you’ve seen since “Croc Munches Pup


Inspiring work, Katie M.! Pup “Bones” has a FaceBook page, natch.

#1 Cutest photo of 2011:
How to Pick Up a Baby Red Panda in 5 Easy Steps

Step 1: Locate Cub. Snorf cub neck to determine if said cub is indeed the correct cub that needs a pickin’ (up.)

Chester Zoo - Red Panda Baby
Step 2: Brace self with nearby log (or chair leg) for support

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Step 3:  Grip cub firmly with patented Double-Wrap-Around-Huggular-Neck-Chomp-n-Claw™ motion!

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Step 4: If cub grip loosens, perform extra snarfing action at nape of neck

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Step 5: Finally, carry cub around like you own the place!

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Oh and, try not to swing the baby to and fro, it’s bad form.

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Cuteporter Sarah A. discovered these gems by RomeoOliverPool.

So there you have it, the Top Ten Cutest Photos of 2011. We hope your mind is sufficiently blown. Our Stat-o-meter™ will register it, you cannot hide!

Don’t miss the older (but in no way better!) Top Tens!
Top Ten Cutest Photos of 2010
Top Ten Cutest Videos of 2010
Top Ten Cutest Photos of 2009
I can’t for the life of me find 2008! Anyone in the comments let me know!
Top Ten Cutest Photos of 2007

Holiday pupcakes are almost done

Der teh der. Will juuuuust take a moment.

Ding! Tanguera, they’re…ready?

Plankittening 2

Sender-Inner Julie R. *just* caught her kitten planking on dee cowsche:


At least this kitten has skills…


At least she’s better at it that *these* hoodlums!

Oh Little Town of BethlahaaaaAAAAGGGGHHH!

MARY! MARY! Are you all right!?!?!?

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OMG, NICE mauled crêche set, Susan D.

Fighting over the leftovers

Kiara (the pekingese) and Arwen (the chihuahua) sharing a rawhide stick for Thanksgiving. Let’s give them a round of applause for not yipping at each other for a whole 2 minutos.

Sharing

S.R., [holding out the wishbone in your general direction] Make a wish!

Tick-Tock, ‘Tocktober’s Done…

… we know by the setting of the sun.
But there’s time for one more ‘tock, we see,
As snapped by Terry in D.C.

We thank all sender-inning folks
For giving us the butts of jokes.
But one month’s far too much confinement
So send more ‘tocks; that’s your assignment.

Mooning Lincoln? That's just WRONG, man.

I am your DJ spinnin’ the requests

You may have noticed it’s ‘Tocktober, People. We’ve had many insistent requests to acknowledge October as we have for years—WITH ‘TOCKS!

Now put on your Bonnie Raitt wig (I know you have one) and sing it with me!

Turtles are tockin’, tockin’ ’bout turtles,
This one needs Shoehab, would you believe it?

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And then these bunnies, doin’ one-eighty,
Try to ignore it but they keep singin’…

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‘Tocks just a little too round,
‘Tocks just a little too close,

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You stare just a little too long.
Maybe you’re seein’, same thin’ we do darlin’.

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Let’s give ‘em somethin’ to ‘tock about
(Somethin’ to ‘tock about) [stoats singing backup]
Let’s give ‘em somethin’ to ‘tock about
(Somethin’ to ‘tock about) [hamsters singing backup]
Let’s give ‘em somethin’ to ‘tock about
How ’bout buttoooocks?

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I feel so foolish, I never noticed
Your ‘tocks are bulbous, could you be posin’ for me?
It took this website to make me wonder,
Now I’m convinced that I’m goin’ under.

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Thinkin’ ’bout ‘em every day,
Dreamin’ ’bout ‘em every night.
I’m hopin’ that they feel the same way,
But that’s impossible—’tocks can’t have feelin’s darlin!

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Let’s give ‘em somethin’ to ‘tock about
(Somethin’ to ‘tock about) [frogs singing backup]
A little mystery to figure out
(Somethin’ to ‘tock about) [baby seals singing backup]
Let’s give ‘em somethin’ to ‘tock about
How ’bout buttoooooooocks?

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Let’s give ‘em somethin’ to ‘tock about babe,
A little bee butt to figure out.
Let’s give ‘em somethin’ to ‘tock about,
How ’bout buttooooooocks? Ooh…

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Listen to ‘em baby
(Somethin’ to ‘tock about) [frogs singing backup again]

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A little tailio won’t hurt ‘em
(Somethin’ to ‘tock about) [baboons singing backup]

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Let’s give ‘em somethin’ to ‘tock about
How about love, love, spots, and love

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Whoowhoo mmmm hey oohh whoowhoo
About love, love, love, love

How about they ‘tock about it? uh huh
‘Tock about love……..

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Apologies to Bonnie Raitt. Take a bow, ‘Tocktober! Excellent pic spotting, Chief Sister Officuh.

Turtle ‘Tocks by Kasey S., Bun’Tocks by Debra R., elephant log ‘tocks by Sheri, Frog ‘Tocks by Mary Jo E., Sprawled Bunneh ‘Tocks by Heather R., French Bulldog ‘Tocks photo by Carolyn M. sent in by Carolyn C. NBC ‘Tocks by Elena A., Bee ‘Tockage by Uncle Andrew, Alpaca Night ‘Tocks by Julie K., Duck! Duck! ‘Tocks! by Melissa S., Pan-‘Tocks by Roxanne S., Giraffe ‘Tocks by Kellene F., ‘Phant ‘Tocks Sent in by Kate E. taken by Carolyn G.

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Cutest Kitten in the World

For your Caturday pleasure, this is an encore Presentayshe of Meme, originally posted April 2008.

There are really no sufficient words to accurately describe the proshness you are about to witness. Rest-assured the Japanese [shaking fist to sky] beat us AGAIN on this one. This time with the delectable dollop named “Memebon”

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See a LOT more of Memebon, her family and tons of merch over at Memebon.jp ;)

The Tiniest Ho

Friend of the site Sharon M. reminds us of the tiniest Ho story out of a New Hampshire Mini Horse Farm.


3 Days old in this pic, Einstein the mini ho stands near a giggling St. Bernard.


Einstein’s scale is insanely obvy when standing next to a traditionally-sized ho.


Einstein weighed just six pounds and 14-inches tall at birf.


Here he is IN ACTION!

Pint-sized Pinto facts and photos via Fox News.

Baby Ferret dreams of CHANGING THE WORLD!

One day, [dreamily] ferrets won’t be seen just as furry knee socks with eyes, or hammock-dwelling, mischievous ne’er do-wells!

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No! [shifts anerable feets] we ferrets will stand up and — Mmm, delicious blankie — lead other Pocket Pets by example!

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No more shoe stealing, constant cat swiping or hiding under bed covers surprising humans when they least expect eet! —Yawn—

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That day will come, Claire. It will.

This Encore Presentayshe was originally published on August 24, 2010.

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