Melina Knows Her Rules!

The Rules Of Cuteness were established for a reason- to provide the definitive guideline to what IS, and what ISN’T….cute. So Melina in Singapore got to thinking, and fired off this email that pretty well states what the Rules are all about.

Dear Cute Overload,

Long time fan of your website! I have an adorable new baby piggy and I think she qualifies to be on your site according to Rules of Cuteness:

Rule #02 Looking helpless is cute.
Rule #14 If an everyday, small item makes you look small, it’s cute.
Rule #19 Dainty paws are cute.

She fits in a tiny coffee cup! And aside from fact i practically live on coffee, my top choice of name for her is Macchiato! [Not 'Caffeine?' -Ed.]

Best regards,
Melina

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Rule of Cuteness #50: Chico IS The Man

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I took this picture. I would say that Chico is my dog, but I think we all know the truth – I am his human.”

Suggestion For A New Rule Of Cuteness

DSC03283eE“Getting really excited over a snack is cute.” Whadya think?

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Photos provided by KB, from Coast & Canyon Wildlife Rehabilitation in Malibu, CA.

The Prime Rule Of Cuteness, Part II

10256613_10152417651261505_5353464475752881260_oIn the Friday post mentioning Rule Of Cuteness #1: Putting A Paw Up Is Cute, we forgot to add this shot of Tenzing The Red Panda at the SF Zoo. C.O. regrets the omission. Photo by The Furrtographer.

(Modified) Rule Of Cuteness #44

Rule Of Cuteness #44 (quite properly) states: “Ears at 9 and 3 o’clock are cute.” We might just amend that to read “Ears between 9am/noon and 3 o’clock are cute.” These look to be around 11ish.

Any objections? Didn’t think so.

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Numero Uno: The Prime Rule Of Cuteness!

From waaay back in November of 2005!

Rule Of Cuteness Number 1: Putting a paw up is cute.

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“This is Marty!” -Charles P.

Foxy, No?

Stand by for your head melting off your shoulders in 5…4…3…2…

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Rule Of Cuteness #97

This is a rare Rule. It’s so rare, I didn’t know that it existed. And it was created precisely a year ago. Who knew? Well, I did. But I forgot. So here it is, Rule of Cuteness #97.

HEAD TO BODY RATIO: If your head is exponentially larger than the rest of your entire body, that’s cute.

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Taken at Saving Grace Rescue. From The Furrtographer, who adds “That’s Murcy. She was born with twisted hind legs that just stick out behind her and kind of lay there. It doesn’t bother her at all and she was adopted recently from Saving Grace.”

[To be fair, C.O. Facebook commenter Bruno G. spotted this Rule. Bruno BTW, il y a une lacune dans les règles parce que je ne sais pas pourquoi. -Ed.]

The Legend O’ Buksnort

Every puppeh name has SOME sort of history behind it. Take…Buksnort for example! Cuteporter Chelsea R. explains:

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“He was named on a road trip when I was first told I could get a puppy and somewhere in Nebraska we passed a sign that said “Visit the Historical Pub Bucksnort.”

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“His favorite activities include chewing on sticks, following other cute puppies on Instagram, chewing on boots and assisting his daddy in the photo studio.”

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Photos by Mommy and Daddy!

ResQte Of The Week (Part 2) (Pucker Up, Buttercup!)

“Buttercup is a baby goat, just a few days old. She lives at Soledad Goat Farm in Mojave, California —a rescue farm where all the animals get to live out their happy lives, and one of the very few goat farm dairies that does not take babies away from mom. Buttercup needed an extra helping hand from the humans today and decided that was a pretty good spot for a nap. Such a happy place!” -KB.

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(P.S.- Please note new Rule Of Cuteness #50!)