TGIF! (With Bonus Rule Action)

Time for a holiday weekend TGIF! “This is my new baby, Rogue (named after my fave X-Men)” says Christina D. “I love how she splays out and sits on her butt when she gets tired. Thanks for making me smile every morning!” [*Note: Also…please note a CLASSIC example of Rule of Cuteness #47: Splayed haunch action is cute. -Ed.]




And Let’s All Recite Rule #45, OK?

All together now: Any animal with the word “pygmy” in it is cute.

So of course, we’ve got TWO of ’em for you today, with thanks to Grace at the California Academy of Sciences. First up: PYGMY SEAHORSES!

oh, but that’s not all. Give it up for some…….PYGMY SLOTHS!


The work week is at the halfway point! The perfect splayage, Toe Beans, and side-eye just put this one waaaaaay OTP OTT. (Ovah The Top.) From Flickr.

Mind If I Poke My Ears In Here?

[I’ve heard about “Photobombing” but this is my first chance. How did I do?]

“This time I send some pics of some donkeys I met and I wonder if there is a Rule about ear-to-head ratio? Seems to me donkeys can only be beaten by rabbits in this!” – Camilla E. (Chacha’s hoomin.)

Milo & Sarah

We’re gonna GUESS that is Milo on the left, but can’t really be too sure. Here’s the obligatory InstaGram, and either way, don’t forget This Rule, #07: A thing, accompanied by a smaller version of that thing, is always cute.

Thanks Marla C. of Austiiiin, Texas Y’all.

Belleh Buffett

That belleh makes you wanna dive right in for a fast snorgle, am I right? Five Rules. One photo. Such a deal.

#02: Looking helpless is cute.

#20: Showing your paw pads is cute.

#39: Nuzzable mini-chests are cute.

#41: Exposing a vulnerable area is cute.

#47: Splayed haunch action is cute.

(From the CHOTK FB.)

Bebeh Pudu Spotted In The Big Apple!

People, this is The Real Deal. A Leetle Pudu Fawn was born May 12th at the Queens Zoo. Tony J. says “Paws-up is a Rule of Cuteness, right?” Correct. Numero Uno.

When they’re born they’re only SIX inches high, and weigh less than a pound!

(H/T The Gothamist.)

I Meant To Do This

[*Update 1:04pm PT: Annette scores this time around- there were a LOT of great ones…TY all! -Ed.]

The post on Imgur called this shot “The feeling when you know that you’re guilty, but you haven’t hidden yet.” That dovetails right into Rule of Cuteness #32: If you’re caught doing something bad, it’s cute.” (Quite rare.) That said, come up with your best header and we’ll REALLY try to get this updated right at 1pm PT. Have fun, peeps!

The feeling when you know that you're guilty, but you haven't hidden yet - Imgur

From The Netherlands With Loff

“On offer, for your consideration: Bink de Ruyter.

I have lost count on how many Rules apply, but there is definitely:

* A sunbeam!
* A very fluffy tummy-area!
* Tuesday toebeans on show! With mixed colors!

Please? Pretty please? With toebeans on top?

Love from The Netherlands, Annemieke & Bink de Ruyter.”

Urgent Email From Kerry C.


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