Virus Update: Possible Squishage?


Sorry for all the trouble in the past week. It appears we’ve finally identified the source of the Windows Trojan. After scouring our site content, mistakenly investigating some of the ad providers, we still couldn’t find anything. Still reports kept coming in, so we knew it was still there. It turns out, it looks like our hosting provider system configuration had been compromised and was periodically serving up a page with an embedded JavaScript Trojan within a File Not Found page. The error triggering that 404 has been resolved and we’ve notified our provider. Once we hear back from them, we’ll do a final update, but for now we think we’re back to the QTE.

Windows users, please make sure your browser cache is clear if you’ve visited the site within the past week and make sure you always run good anti-malware solutions. Mac users, you’re free and clear, as usual.

If you’re still seeing problems, please email


Vote for C.O. in the Peta awards…

GetimagezgiBok Bok!

Vote vote vote, like a baby stoat!

The Peta awards has nommed (not to be confused with ‘nom nom nom’) Cute Overload in their pet blog category.

So, take time out from eating tofu to vote, Peeps!


Annoying virus :(

Commoncold_2If you’re on Internet Explorer, you may be seeing warnings about a virus when you attempt to see Cute A virus appeared on this site about a week ago, and we’ve been trying to fight it, but have not killed it yet.

Thank you for all your notes and concern. Please know that we are working on killing it, but it’s an elusive little bugger.

We will follow up with more news ASAP, and in the meantime thank you for your patience…

"Common Cold" from Giant!

Whut up, Self Peeps!

Thanks for the mayn-shons, Self magazine.I agree, C.O, is all about de-stressing. And paws. And muzzlepowshes. And chomping on kitten ears while no one is looking.


Josée L., thank you for the SCAN-tabulous submishe!!!

Just a note of THANKS [head tilt]


People, you’re really doing a GREAT job of it. Serious. Have I told you that lately? GIve yourself a PAT ON THE BACK!

The traffic of this site continues to grow, and it’s all because of YOU. I mean, I can only hit this site so many times a day. (3? 4?) But ya’ll consistently bring the trafeek numbers Juuuuust past 4.

It’s truly amazing to see the continued growth—traffic is hurtling forward faster and furiouser than a kitteh trying to get out of a swimming pool.

“Paws Up” THE RESORT!?

Pu_baybeeOMG, People.

Get a load of the "Paws Up" luxury resort in Montana! You thought "Paws Up" was a Cute Overload saying? Well, no mo’. It’s a seriously sweet luxury resort, with cattle drives, treasure hunts on ATVs, fly fishing, 5-star dining, you name it. Eagle-eyed reader Hillary N. has brought this to our atten-shons.

I did NOT trademark it fast enough. At least the place looks hella sweet.



And the winner is…

YA’LL are officially crazypaaaants! [singsong]

There were TONS of great captions, and almost imposs to pick a winner. Here are my absolute favorites, AND THE WINNER! below:

Picture 1:

hihihi, stop tickling me!!!, originally uploaded by SophieMuc.

"Whaaa?! We’re on Animal Planet??? Quick, look busy!"

"Wake up, wake up! We’re on Cute Overload!"

"Bottom ‘Kat: Dude, yer doin’ the CPR wrong! You gotta flip me over first! We’ll never get our certification."


"John! John! Speak to me! SAY something!"

"Scene from ‘From Meer to Eternity’ starring Dirt Lankatster"

"oh, please- you KNOW I WAS safe."

"…and I do some graphic design work on the side, you know, between jobs…"
"…so one of my clients gave me this Burke Williams gift certificate for Arbor Day…"
"…and I thought, what the heck! I never do anything for myself…"
"…so I signed-up for the Extremely Buff and the Pure Relaxation…"
"…niiiiiice…well our 50 minutes is up, so I’m going to go outside after I take your robe out of the warmer. Just come out when you’re ready, ok? Just take your time. You’ll want to drink lots of water, ok? Thaaaanks."

"This is just gonna show up as "miscellaneous" on the credit card, right, Sheila?"

"I said I wanted a "fat grub," NOT a "back rub"!!!!!"

"Dr. Challenger pressed the secret entrance to the broken meerbots’ treasure compartment. There it was…the meercrofilm!"

"Eh, how aboutta some mouf to mouf?"

Picture 2:

Where… where… ?, originally uploaded by Hyggelig Photography.

"Da plane! Da plane!"

"That boom mike is sooo close to being in the shot, totally gonna ruin the whole reality show feel here, boys…"

Meerkat !: Nope. Don’t see him.
Meerkat 2: If he’s more thatn thirty minutes late, it’s free!
Meerkat 3: Dang! Shoulda asked for extra larvae!

"Look guys, this family portrait is never gonna come together if you don’t look directly at the camera."

"Hey, mom" "Yes, dear?" "Can rheenoskerusus fly?" "No,why would. . . oh my, RUNNNN!"

Picture 3:

[Meerkat on the left] "I don’t even know you any more."

"Um … hon? You gotta keep your teeth IN."


Picture 4:

wildveronica, originally uploaded by Veronica Belmont.

"After three hours in the meerkat exhibit, no one had the heart to tell Veronica the truth."

"Down on her luck and no place to call home. Mr. and Mrs. Meerkat took Veronica into their home."

"Sure you can invite her to Thanksgiving, but don’t be surprised if Grandpa Meerkat says she doesn’t fit in."

"She knew where her allegiances burrowed."

"Reassured that her lips were still in place, Veronica pondered her next move."

"Now, I just have to get one of the males to notice me…."

"Hmm… I think I took a wrong turn at Albequerque…"

"Um, there are meerkats waiting down here you know!"

AND THE WINNER IS…. [Drum roll]

Picture One; "This is just gonna show up as "miscellaneous" on the credit card, right, Sheila?!!"

Posted by: Jim L., Aug 10, 2007 at 04:52 PM!
Psst, Hey Jim, write moi for your prize pack!

Congratulations, Jim, and to EVERYONE that kicked arse in this contest.

I’m stheriouswee impressed. Thank you!

Meerkat Friday: Caption Contest!


Ruhmember, Meerkat Manor season 3 premieres TONIGHT at 8:30PM e/p On Animal Planet. Check out the Meerkat Manor preview here…

Caption any one of the redonkulous pics below and you could win a prize pack of: an adorable Stuffed Dog, a Dog Bowl, A T-Shirt, Small Meerkat Stuffed Animal, AKC Dog Championship DVD, Hat, and Meerkat Mask. All from Animal Planet.

One winner, with the best caption, will be announced Monday morningk. Go for eet!

Picture 1:

hihihi, stop tickling me!!!, originally uploaded by SophieMuc.

Picture 2:

Where… where… ?, originally uploaded by Hyggelig Photography.

Picture 3:

Good luck! We’re ANXIOUSLY AWAITING your capshuns! 

wildveronica, originally uploaded by Veronica Belmont.


Happy Birthday Sparky, Chief Significant Other!

Hedge6Happy Birthday Spark-a-ru, the manly inspiration for Cute Overload!Looking forward to celebrating many, many, many more with you!Enjoy this hedgie (thanks Parsley Soup!) with some delish salted caramel ice cream!XoXo,AmoiseP.S. Meg and Sparky are celebrating, she will be back with loads of cuteness tomorrow!

Happy Birthday Meg!


Happy Birthday to You, 
Happy Birthday to You,
Happy Birthday Dear Meg Moo,
Happy Birthday to You!


Chief Sister Officer