Thanx To Scooter, We Revisit Rule #96

IMG_1406Last week, we rolled out a new Rule, and it’s proven to be quite pup-ular. To refresh your memory: “If your (or someone else’s) ears or tail cover your face for the purposes of sleeping, that’s cute.”

Damn straight.

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“This is my friend’s puppy, Scooter. I think if you were to look up Rule of Cuteness #96, you’d see this pic of Scooter beside it!! There must be another cute rule about “Vogue-ing” for the camera in this second pic.” [Sorry, no Madonna here. -Ed.] -Forever a fan of CO., Ellen F.”

Yo! Rocky! Rocko!

image“This is Rocko. I sent pictures a few months ago. Just wanted to update everyone- he recently turned two and he loves being pampered at the groomers! PS: Check out that head!” -Lydia R.
(Plus: Rule Of Cuteness #97: “If your head is exponentially larger than the rest of your entire body, that’s cute.”)

Rule Of Cuteness #96 (Continued)

As readers of These Pages know, we introduced a new Rule on Thursday. This prompted an email from Julia and John M. who write, “Our cat Marmalade loved to sleep upside down with his paws over his eyes. Sadly, he crossed the Rainbow Bridge in April. I know he would be thrilled to be on your site. Thanks for keeping The QTE™ coming and for bringing a smile to our faces every day.”

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OK, THAT’S A New Rule (Updated!)

Earlier today, we mentioned that maybe there should be a new Rule: “If you cover up your eyes with your tail while you’re sleeping, that’s cute.”

Let’s expand that a bit. Hear Ye, Hear Ye. All Rise. This Rule is now ADOPTED as of this date, 07/24/14 at 12:29pm PT: Rule of Cuteness 96: “If your (or someone else’s) ears or tail cover your face for the purposes of sleeping, that’s cute.”

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(These little angels/demons are Boots and Petunia. They are sisters from the same litter and have slept together since they were puppies. Boots is the one with the white muzzle.” -J.E.

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UPDATE! From Ginette C.: “This is my 6 year old little girl Mia relaxing on my bed, demonstrating new Rule #96.” (Now, strictly speaking- that’s a paw. But we can be flexible.)

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ResQte(s) Of The Week: Raz -N- Maggie

razGot a double-play combo for ya this week, everyone. Please meet (above) Raz, short for “Rasputin,” two months old, a lover boy, purrs up a storm. Below is Maggie, also two months old, loves having her belly rubbed, runs into your hand for head rubs. WHAT. (Also In Effect: Rule Of Cuteness #97: “If your head is exponentially larger than the rest of your entire body, that’s cute.”)

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Both shots c/o The Furrtographer, who told us both these critters are at SF ACC this very moment. (You might not be in SF, but you know someone who is- let ‘em know!)

It’s Either The Space Shuttle Or The Liberty Bell, I’d Say

photo2“This is my white calico, Dot. She has many moods, as you can see. I hope you can find a photo or two that matches the rules of cuteness. I personally think she makes up her own rules, but hey – she’s a cat. All photos taken by moi. Thanks! Janie F.”

[Hmmmm. Maybe: "If you cover up your eyes with your tail while you're sleeping, that's cute." -Ed.]

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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

unnamed“This is Chico displaying Rule of Cuteness #50- (If your paws fold over one another, that’s cute.) I feel like he’s having a Zoolander moment – this is one of his best “Blue Steel” looks.
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.

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