Time for another edition of Look Closely. Maybe we need to adjust the contrast on this one. Or the color. Or the Gamma Saturation. Or…something.
“So, about 8 years ago, we met Jack The Mystery Terrier at the shelter. He was about 12 weeks old and as far as we can tell, he’s a cross between a Build-A-Bear and…Tub Floof.”
[*Note- the original photo shown above was titled “Muppet Dog,” so there’s that, too. -Ed.]
“We adopted him mostly due to a series of shameless lies that involved his ability and eagerness to do laundry and windows. By the time we realized we’d been swindled, it was too late to take him back. Here’s Jack as a puppy so you have an idea of the level of grifter we were up against.” -Michelle B.
Ya really don’t see many puppehs with the Look, right? Well, meet Charlie, who is quite (un)happy to disprove that theory. Marissa W. says “I’d like to submit for cute consideration my pseudo-dog-in-law (boyfriend’s parent’s dog) Charlie, who is a girl Golden Retriever. She also goes by Chuck, Bob, and Charliepants. Photo by her dog-mom, Pam.”
Noodle is back, and he brought the Rules Of Cuteness with him! Let’s see what we have here: first, the feature photo above has so much Side-Eye it’s amazing. (Also #41: Exposing a vulnerable area is Cute.)
And here we have some #48: Tiny tongues are Cute.
There’s no Rule for Billy Idol Hair..maybe there should be.
And below, plenty of #20: Showing your paw pads is Cute.
“Noodle loves stuffed food plushies, walks in the park and hugging his Toe Beans. He’s not the biggest fan of being in costume.” -Zlata and Don.
[Here’s how you work that thing. Now, watch what I’m doing- there’s a test later. Wait- you can’t write. Or read. Or speak. Never mind about the test part.]
Stars shining bright above you
Night breezes seem to whisper, I loff you
Birds singin’ in the sycamore tree
Dream a little dream of me…
There’s just somethin’ ’bout a Little White Scruffster than makes ya wanna Snorgle him or her, right? Take Cassie, for example!
“Here is a series of attached pics I took of my Maltipoo, Cassie,” Liz L. tells us. “She also answers to Cass-Cass, Cassiepoo, and (my favorite) Cassipillar, among others.”
“She has yet to catch up with her brother (Lucky) and sister (Sweetie,) both of whom are C.O. alums. As you can see, she basically a sea of white fluff punctuated by a black nose and, when you can see them, two black eyes. She thought this combo was Primo Nosevember material, so I obliged. Enjoy!”
It’s hard to tell, isn’t it! “Can you see Mitzi she has been mistaken for a soft toy!! I wonder why!!! Picture taken by Gina C., proud owner of a Real Live Cutie Pie!”
I mean, who’s getting who to do their bidding here?
A Smedley find.