Happy Anniversary, Big P!

2015-11-21 19.38.11Julie H. writes: “Dear C.O., I respectfully submit the delectable nose of Poncho. I thought this photo would be perfect for Tuesday because it is Nosevember and Tongue Out Tuesday.” (Tongue Out Tuesday? That’s a new one. -B.)

“And today is Poncho’s 1 year anniversary of coming to his new (and final) home. I adopted him from the shelter a year ago and he has brought us a lot of happiness, loyalty and surprises.
Adopt. P.S. You featured Poncho when he was adopted (Resqte Black Friday Edition.)”

[*Note: Rule of Cuteness #48: Tiny tongues are cute. -Ed.]


Processed with VSCO“Hi C.O., here’s a picture of Diego, our little tiger. He’s putting on a serious Toesday display in this picture, while engaging in some major relaxation. A few Rules Of Cuteness happening here too. #40Sleeping in a sunbeam is cute. #20Showing your paw pads is cute. #2Looking helpless is cute.” -Ashra K.

Hey Ma Is It Time To Eat? Is It Huh? Is It Huh?

Mom Donkeh easily wins the Most Patient Mother of 2015 award.

[*Note: Rule Of Cuteness #07: A thing, accompanied by a smaller version of that thing, is always cute.]

From Another Galaxy

2015-10-27 15.49.17“This is Galaxy. I found him on the street in Bucharest, Romania almost 4 weeks ago (on Monday). He grew up a lot faster than I imagined he would, but he is still the most amazing kitten I could have found on my way home.” -Diana.

[*NOTE: Rule of Cuteness #40: Sleeping in a sunbeam is cute.


477That feature photo is without a doubt one of THE finest examples of Rule Of Cuteness #47: Splayed haunch action is cute you will EVER see. Oh, this is Gadget The Mini Goldendoodle, BTW…also doing a little Rule #32 for you:




(Thanks Michael M.)

Can We Talk About…Wah Wah Butt?

IMG_5237This is usually discussed…if at all..in hushed tones, behind closed doors. But we think it’s time to bring “Wah Wah Butt” out into the open. This is an unfortunate condition whereby certain Cats are born with a Wah Wah Head stuck onto their ‘Tocks. Hence the term….Wah Wah Butt. If you happen to see one of these cats on the street- give them a smile of encouragement. We’re all in this together, after all.


Wilson The Wah Wah and Pepper The Cat demonstrating our newest Rule, c/o William H.

Attention On Deck: A New Rule Is NOW In Effect

FullSizeRenderEarlier today, we asked whether this should become Rule #61: “If you use another animal as your bed, that’s cute.” Comments below are in favor, except for BFB who wants to sleep on a bear.

“Yes, this should be a rule.” -BatBlaster.

“I say absolutely YES on this burning issue of our time!” -Squirrelyone.

“It definitely must be a rule.” -Erika.

“…I Vote YES!” -Clare.

“I want to sleep on a bear. Is that healthy? Am I normal?” -Blue Footed Booby.

“YES to new rule! And nomnomnom to those kitty beans!” -Jlamusings.

“Definitely Yes to the new rule! It’s so sweet when animals feel safe enough with each other to use each other as a bed.” -TinyChih.

Drum roll, please:

Teddy Zen AKA Rule Of Cuteness #48 Revisited

IMG_3409Nancy K. of Pembroke, New Hampsha sure nose her Rules. We have the Nose in here, some Tiny Tongue Action, some Whiskerlets (s that a word?) and of course OMGPonies!1!!1!!1!1 “For Nosevember….I submit for you an example of Rule #48: Tiny tongues are cute. Tiny being relative. This is Teddy, a quarter horse who lives at Gelinas Farm in Pembroke, NH. Whenever he takes a drink, he stares into space, sucking on his tongue for a while. His daily moment of Zen.”

Got A Couple Of Rules Here

unnamedFirst, we have #48: Tiny tongues are cute. And we guess this one is appropriate: #32: If you’re caught doing something bad, it’s cute. Only because kittehs don’t normally pound down throat lozenges.

“Hi C.O. crew! Here’s a pic my daughter Katelynn sent of her adopted kitty Cheeto. I haven’t met Cheeto yet and can’t wait to see her in person. I hear she is quite a handful! Thanks for the consideration!” -Elisha B. from W-S, N.C.

Ultimate Rule Of Cuteness #7 Noted!

6a010535647bf3970b01b8d171bcda970c-popupOK, let’s get MATCHINGKS out of the way right up front- this photo begs for it. Now then, more importantly- RULE OF CUTENESS #7: “A thing, accompanied by a smaller version of that thing, is always cute.”

“Here’s just one of a series of staggeringly cute pix of a mama and bebeh capybara, newly posted on www.zooborns.com,” says Elizabeth W. “Legal disclaimer: These are not my pix. Or, sadly, my Capybaras. But I think they exemplify the Rule of Cute about having a Mini-Me.” Pix also discovered by Smedley.


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