Friday Wrap-Up

Dognoses_clickGrilled hams.  Bunny fluffs.
Martha Stewart.  Fishy nuffs.
Auction bidding.  Rerun cats.
Dusty ‘chillas.  Kitty hats.
Marmie bits.  Otter pause.
Bamboo pandas.  Al-pa-cas.
Monkey mohawks.  Mugshot pugs.
You may suspect the mod’s on drugs.

(For the record, no I’m not.  Strung-out Theo?? …scary thought!)

UPDATE — forgot to mention!!  Thanks to Cheesybird for planting the seed of this idea.


Last chance for your message to appear in this space!

It’s your last chance!

Last chance, for looooooooooove

Wait wait, wait [record scratch, takes record off turntable]

What I mean to say is that the Cute Overload Custom Post Auction has only 9 hours and 12 MINUTES left!

That’s it!


Tick ‘Tocks, People!

Highest bidder gets to have the pet photo of their choice on, for tens of thousands of people to see! Your date, your time, you choose! We’ll help you with a caption! We know you aren’t funny—this is OK.  We will help you.

  1. Think of the opportunity! A proposal of marriage to your hedgehog-loving girlfriend!
  2. An unforgettable birthday wish for your annoying Mother-in-law to get her off your back!
  3. A proclamation that Tribble-like space aliens run the Internets!
  4. An public invitation to date a Cats ‘n’ Racks model!

SO, bid bid bid like a baby squid and do something fun for yourself AND cancer research at the same time.


Let’s check in on the cancer charity auction

Not bad, so far, the CuteOverload Auction post is going for $610.



In case you’re just joining us, here is what’s up for bids:

– Your pet photo and wish (such as "Happy Birthday,Sarah!) featured as a blog post on
– Posted on the day andtime of your choice.
– Perfect for a pet-lover’s birthday present, foryour own pet, a marriage proposal, announcing to the world you’re gay, WHATEVER YOU LIKE!
– All proceeds go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!



Helping cure cancer, one kitteh at a time

[clomp clomp clomp auction hammer hitting auctioneer’s desk]

…and next item up for bid is your very own personalized posting on! Your pet photo and wish (such as "Happy Birthday, Sarah!) featured as a blog post on, on the day and time of your choice. Perfect for a pet-lover’s birthday present or for yourself— get your pet the fame it deserves!


Next to securing a family compound in Hawaii, curing cancer is one of our top priorities at Cute Overload. This auction is part of a fund raiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

To see other items up for bid, (such as an ICHC T-shirt!) visit the mini auction site.

The last day! How to vote in three easy steps

Vote vote vote!

Like a baby stoat

stoat stoat stoat

cast a leetle vote!

Vote! Cute Overload for People’s Voice at the WEBBY’S! Here’s how!

1. Log in to the Webby’s People Choice site
2. Go to "Connections" section
3. Scroll to "Weird" section

Vote for Cute Overload!


Last 2 days for People’s Webby vote!

Vote vote vote!

Like a baby stoat

stoat stoat stoat

cast a leetle vote!

Vote! Cute Overload for People’s Voice at the WEBBY’S!

In the "Weird" category



"Ermine portrait" aka Stoat Snugglin’ from Wikipedia.

THIS JUST IN: New Cute Overload Hamster T’s!

That’s right, People, the wait is over.


And this time, the hamsters have wings. And pants. Still top-notch quality, natch.


And like hamsters, they’ll be around for a limited time.

A quick note on calendar submishes

BeegDearest Sender Inners!

A quick note on calendar submishes! First, I APPRECIATE the BEELLIONS of submishes ya’ll have been sending in. TRULY OUTSTANDING! [Hamsters giving standing ovation] Ya’ll would submit your grandmother if you could.

I gotta re-iterate, so that no one is disappointed 😦 that to be considered for the calendar, the photo has to be high-resolution. This means, the BIGGEST version of the photo you can find.

Got a super-huge photo you’d like to submit to our 2009 calendar?

Feel free to SUBMEET EET! This is the last week left!

Thank you,
El Mangemento

p.s. a-member, if your photo has already appeared on the website, you can RE-SUBMIT EET for the calendar!

Teh Best of Teh Best of Teh Cute 2007

[Casey Kasem voice] It’s the most, listiest time of the year, when bite-sized, potent summaries are compiled from the 2007 content you’ve enjoyed most. On this last day of the year, we give you Teh BEST of Teh Best of Teh Cute. And, thanks to the Writer’s Strike, there will be no jokes between categories, only thunderous applause.

And now, on to the Best of the Best…

In the best of the Birds category: This little guy made it just under the wire. He was submitted yesterday, and won our hearts. So he ties with Back Street Bros Cockapoo. [down-tempo Casey Kasem voice]


And now, a bird with more rhythm than most white Peeps:

[violin music] For best of Bunnehs, it was The July 27th posting from Sender-Inner Cindy C. and photographer Blake I—their take on an English-accented, odor-absorbant bun, who asked stated: "All clean Suh!" [Shaking head] adorable.


Cats ‘n’ Racks, a favorite among the Academy, gives this year’s best award to…
Making Biscuits on a Rack!
[Thunderous applause] For its amazing videography and story-telling. [Surging orchestra goes into commercial]

The best Cute or Sad? category award goes to "Blues Guitar Riff" a sweet heartbreaking rendition of "Moonshine (One Pup’s Howl)" Left everyone saying: "Baroo."

[curtain peels back to show the Cute Overload dancers]

I’ve lost all mah moneh…
my girl and mah car.
and now I got nuthin’ but…
a paw cast and mason jar

A jar of mooooooooooooonshine [howls]


In Farm Animals this year, it could ONLY BE one choice… [tyhpany drums]… From Sender-Inner Jennifer H…"MMmmmm, SNOUTLICIOUS!!!" [Standing ovaishe]


Nipping on the gross heels of the Farm Animals category, it’s the "Gee-ross!" category, with clear winner; "Um…. OK"!!!

The US Hedgehog/Kitteh Massage and Awareness Coalition is proud to present this year’s Hedgehogs category winner, Krisa B.’s entry: "Spiny Masseurs"!

Hedge: "Bonsoir—can I eentereste you in a swedeshe massage?"[dainty paws start workin’]
[thinking] what the—are these guys acupuncturists!?


[thinking] wayle, OK—maybe I’ll try a few minutos—
Hedges: Try the lavender oil—all our clients love eet [More dainty paw massages]


Kitteh: Um, this is better than buttermilk, People
Hedges: Yais—I am sensing and snorting an essence of satisfactshons here… [continues with dainty paws]


The Horses category boasts a TIE for the best, with "Miniscule Ponitude"


neck and neck with "Step Aside Travolta" [clap/clopping hooves sound]

A new popular category this year; I Shall Leeck You, brought MANY leecking images to the Academy’s attention, including this year’s winner; "People, I could not post this fast ENOUGH" sent in by Megarouge:

Another new category, Thanks to Theo [Theo stands up, takes well-deserved bow, ovation from audience follows] was Interspecies Snorgling. [Violins start] Interspecies Snorgling became the second-most popular category, after "Kittens" and produced a THREE-WAY TIE this year, with: "People, Redonkulousness @ a whole nutha leva" [Clapping]

"Double Shifty Eyes" [Clapping]


and… "CHICKEN HATCHES KITTENS!" [Overwhelming screaming]


Our most popular category, Kittens, produced A FOUR-way tie this year, with the judges awarding:

"Do NOT watch this, you can’t HANDLE it (2 Cute 2 Furry-ous)",

"Cats Talking",

"Cats Talking – Translation",

and the "Mini Meow Kitten Rescue"!

We’ll be right back after these messages.

The Cartoons category was COMPLETELY revitalized this year with the winning entry: "It’s Caturday Morning…" from Simon T. of Tandem Films, sent in by Elaine G.

The Pocket Pets category never disappoints, nor does it ever refrain from overstuffing it’s pouches, and this year is no exception. This year’s award goes to to the fabulously blobbular "Ham Overload" by Chmurka, sent in by Susan F.

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Chmurka the Hamster Egg!, originally uploaded by pyza*.

The Product Cuteness category did surprisingly well this year, even competing with Hello Kitty for Mens. The hands-down winner was "Oh Puh-lease—get out of Town"—The Pup Scouts Training School. It still boggles the mind.


The Pups category produced some unbelievably great specimens this year, but one certainly stood out—Paige the Cover Girl puppeh, who made not one but two appearances this year. Here is her latest photo shoot [violins swooooon]


This time with an Extreme Belleh Chub Close-Up—(pulling no ponches)


Watch her wrap her muzzlepowshe around a piece of fabric, AND…


Chew on your daintiest of pantaloons!!!


She’s unstoppable.


We’re up to Rule #37, People. It seems like just yesterday, "Putting your Paw Up" was enough. But now, we practically REQUIRE the coveted Cuteness Trifecta to be posted on Cute Overload. The Best New Rule of 2007 is… Rule of Cuteness #29 AND #30!

In an amazing feat, this mini tiggerlette manages to create TWO rules at once; #29; flexing paws repeatedly in the air for no reason, and #30; showing his breath by way of a fluttering belleh. Ahhhggnn.

Again, the choice was absolutely clear when it came to this category: Unusual Animals. Only ONE entry could be chosen for this top honor. And in our hearts, the Academy knew it had to be those two otters holding hands. The Otters that single-handedly (???) erased the evil reputation and made the world look afresh on Otterdom. It’s the video the Academy will tell it’s grandchildren about.

The "Good Times!" award goes to the one unusual, unexpected moment when something good happens, causing what the Academy likes to shout: "Good Tiiiiiimes!" This year, it was a surprise ‘Will you Marry Me?’ from C.O. reader Colin, to his girl Jess. She said yes. [Audience starts crying]


The first-ever 2007 Cute Overload Lifetime Achievement Award goes to that person, that animal, that event that gives SO MUCH [orchestra building] Without a doubt, the winner this year is the FABULOUS WINSTON, who graced us with his annoying meows, to his Rice Krispy Treat Halloween costume, his potato-eating and Thanksgiving gluttony, to his Santa screeching. Thank YOU, Winnie.


People’s Choice: The Best 2007 Commentroversy

At Cute Overload, we pride ourselfs with providing engaging content. Sometimes, that plan backfires! Hee! That’s when we call it a "Commentroversy." This year, it’s the People’s Choice to decide the BEST Commentroversy… What do YOU think? Choose one in the poll below.

The "Over-Snorgle!"


Chomping on Cute Animals!

I’m Sure There’s a Perfectly Good Explanation for This

Meg uses the word "Goddamn"!

And, with a whopping 3570 comments: Fat Cat on a Couch!