The last Rats, It’s Monday for ‘Tocktober. This time next week….Nosevember! (He’d qualify for that, too!) From Shutterstock.
Arggh, another Monday morning. We can help you make it through the day, though- presenting Sweetibelle!
“Here are three photos of my diva Sweetibelle whose poses perfectly capture my attitude towards Mondays. In reality though, she’s just being overly dramatic being introduced to her new hunky friend Oliver, the other rat in two of the photos.”
“No worries though – both are spayed and neutered. These lovely Ratties were adopted from the amazing North Star Rescue in the SF Bay Area.” -Lee.
From The C.O. Mailbag…
“Many thanks for featuring Oskar and Bran! Very proud rat mama here. Just for you, here are some photos of their brother, Franklin, enjoying his burger, fries and Coke. Many hugs to Cute Overload! Frankie O.”
Internashunal Bizness/CEO Martin “Marty” Mouse sez, come back tomorrow.
“The black hooded boy pictured alone is Linkovich Chomofsky. The black rat in the other picture is The Stoney Crusty Dude. They were both adopted from Rattie Ratz Rescue a little over a year ago. The fawn hooded girl was adopted from a local pet store last year after her previous owner abandoned her there. Her name is Lolli as in in “lollipop” because she suckered me into adopting her. And before I get any nuffers about keeping boys and girls together, everybody is spayed and neutered.” -Victoria O.
And……we’re ready to kick off another week with this pair of maniacs. Please say hello to Oskar on the bookshelf, and Bran in the teacup!
“I see you interviewed Marty two weeks ago. He is a fantastic rat ambassador! My rats want to join the crusade!” -Frankie O.
Ah, another start to the work week. Let’s brighten that trudge into the office with Maxwell!
“I sent a few pics of Maxwell (
Department Head Rat Mascot who lives in the Psychology Department at Oral Roberts University) last year, so I thought I would send these- one of them may make a cute “Nosevember” photo. Hope you enjoy! -Sandy T.
[Oh, we're not holding Maxie 'til Nosevember! -Ed.]
Hopefully you got a chance to see our YAY It’s Friday Feature with Martin “Marty” Mouse, who is now our Official Favorite Ratso Ever. Over the weekend, we interviewed Marty to find out how he got to be the life of the party.
Marty, thanks for taking time to chat. We know with all your social media accounts, you’re a busy fella. Anyway- you just took the Yogie Bucket Challenge. How’d that go?
I’d often dreamed of it waining yogies, and den one day it did! I scooped up all I could and took dem to my hidey hole.
Ah, I see. OK, moving on- U were rescued from a pet store. What was that like?
I was living at the PetSmart® #1314, and dey were weally nice to me and took good care ob me, but I was dere a long time and I got bored. All my brothers and sisters got adopted. When my mom came by, I saw her and said “Hey! You, take me home!” So she did, and my life is awesome. I hab my berry own office building dat goes wiff me from da office where me and mom work all day, then to the bedroom at night for sleeping. I do internashunal bizness, I have a band called Marty & the Corms, I hab an adbice column called “Deer Marty” and I love snuggles wiff my mom and dad.
And now it’s Life In The Fast Lane- Facebook, Twitter, Cute Overload. We saw a rumor on Twitter that you met Beyoncé. True?
Um, no. I did win an Oscar® last year and met lots of famouse peoples, but Beyoncé was not dere.
Hab, er, HAVE you been in touch with Lil’ Bub or Grumpy Cat or Maru- you know, how to deal with the fame?
How about a book deal? Anything there yet? Movies?
I do hab a book in the works, with illustrator Nadya Slenders. I hab a line of pillows with artist Steph Laberis, and I hab my own line of shirts, coffee mugs, mouse pads and stuff.
We see you aren’t shy about, well, stuffing your face. Favorite snack is…..?
Dat is berry hard question! I love corms and yogies best I fink. Although Milano cookies make me weally happy! But I only get little tiny tastes ob good stuff like dat.
Any final words for your C.O. fans?
Important bizness adbice….it’s berry important to remember to balance your diribitibs and your interest ratios wiffout forgetting to dibest your forfeitures wiff taxashuns. Split your stocks and inbest your monies wiff smarts. P.S. I don’t like Mondays.
[*Note: If you are considering getting a rat, please know that rats are very social animals and only do well in pairs or groups. It is a rare case for a rat to prefer to be a lone rat, like Marty and his hoomins are with him ALL day. So if you are considering a rat adoption, please consider getting two or more and double your fun! We want all rats to be happy and healthy!” -Marty’s Hoomin.
Martin “Marty” Mouse is in the house! Having a tough day today? Marty will cheer you right up! After all…it’s FRIDAY! (BTW- A C.O. exclusive interview with the
man rat himself, coming Monday morning!)
According to this BuzzFeed story, Marty was rescued from a pet shop last year. (And he’s actually a Dumbo Ratster, BTW.)
Now look! He’s a Social Media PLAYA.
And then we’ve got YouTube videos….
Pinterest…(whew, getting tired..of…typing…)
What, no My Space? Are they still around?
You must admit, though- Marty might be THE most excellent Ratso EVAH on The Cute Overload Dot Com.
Big Thanks to Andrew Y. for the spot.
There is NO WAY that this little McRatso is wearing AN EARRING AND A PIRATE HAT! “Talk Like A Pirate Day” isn’t ‘til September 19th! Arrrrrrr!!
“Attached please find photos of Blackbeard, a pie-rat (seriously) I met while at the recent Los Angeles Tall Ships Festival, ” says Amanda B.
“The earring was attached to the hat. No rat piercings, thankfully. I thought he was pretty adorable, as was the GIANT RUBBER DUCK!”
[*Sure, it's a holiday in the US, but not EVERYWHERE! -Ed.]