Cuteporter Susan H. serves up a ROC (Rules of Cuteness) Combo Platter! “Greetings! We made a pilgrimage to the Cute Overload motherland last weekend and were delighted to find both Turtle ‘Tocks AND Bonus Haunch Splayage at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park! Hope it’s not to late for him to be included in ‘Tocktober!” [Nope! -Ed.]
Since there are a small number of the Rules of Cuteness- and there are an infinite number of Cute Possibilities, logic dictates that it’s very rare you will see more than one Rule per photo.
However, Penny-Penny-Poo-Poo (honest) proves there is an exception (or three) to every Rule.
“Here is a ‘Tocktober picture of my Chiweenie Bebeh, Penelope Ann Garcia, or, as I call her, Penny-Penny-Poo-Poo. Not only is she showing her ‘Tocks, she’s rocking Rule #20 (Showing your paw pads is Cute,) #50 (If your paws fold over one another, that’s Cute), and a little #38 (If you have a curved, plump belleh, it’s Cute.) I hope she’s Cute enough to make the cut!” -Kelly P., Smackover, Arkansas.
As we roll into the second half of ‘Tocktober, we get this big helping of ‘Tocks & Beans, c/o Rebecca B. “Here are some Doxie ‘Tocks for ‘Tocktober! Walker the Dapple Dachshund is splayed on the carpet showing off his ‘Tocks, while Penny the black and tan gives us some Upside-Down ‘Tock Action. Walker is big, about 14 pounds, while Penny has not quite hit 8 pounds.”
(“P.S.- I’m trying to get some Side-By-Side Nose Action for Nosevember, but no go so far.”)
Halfway through the Month Of ‘Tocktober and the ‘Tocks keep a-comin.’ Who do we have here?
“Hi! I would like to submit my dog’s ‘Tocks for ‘Tocktober- this is Laika (The Giant Schnauzer Puppy.) A good caption I thought of for the first photo is, ‘Two piece thighs. You want a biscuit with that?’ -Victoria L.
[*Note: ROC #32 on the second shot: "If you’re caught doing something bad, it’s cute." -Ed.]
“This is our Corgi Murphy, blending in with our hardwood floors. Just call him Camouflage dog :). Besides having adorable pants he is a Total Snuggler. Hope he makes the cut. Thanks for all the fun posts!” -Kristina C.
[*Note: Once again, we see ROC #47: Splayed haunch action is Cute. -Ed.]
Not only do we have a Double Helping of ‘Tocks here, we are also proud to showcase ROC # #07: “A thing, accompanied by a smaller version of that thing, is always Cute.” “We were very lucky to find this Mom and Bebeh Rhino at The Wilds in Ohio!” -Anne P.
[I...I went to sleep last night...I remember that. Then I wake up this morning, and this was in the living room. I wake up in the middle of 'Rule Of Cuteness #07: A thing, accompanied by a smaller version of that thing, is always cute.' What IS this? I'd better go back to sleep.]
“Meet ‘Aunt Pearl,’ our Cocker Spaniel rescue. While she’s not a proper relative to tiny Chihuahua Elsa, she does take on the role of ‘Aunt’ at our house. This is Elsa meeting Aunt Pearl for the first time.” -Christy L.
Anne S. tells us, “I think my kitty Kita is showing a possible new Rule Of Cuteness. “Sleeping in other animal’s dishes is Cute.” This is her falling asleep in our dog’s food dish. Love the Cheek Floof Action where her head rests against the edge!”