First of all, this image comes from "HedgeHogCentral.com." It's the most brillo name ever. Home of the INTERNATIONAL HEDGEHOG ASSOCIATION, PEOPLE! Please look at this logo—it's a HedgeGlobe logo. Oop, I mean "IHA."
Next, let's all take a look at this month's winner of the "Hedgehog of the Month" contest; "Sable", also known as Miss March. Sable has the most prosh, teeny paws, and deserves a standing ovation. Absolutely anerable.
Would you please just look at Master Fluff. Yes, the same Master Fluff of "Doc-tare Pepp-are Manshons" fame. She has the smallest cutest tail ever captured on film. And if you lean really close to the screen, you can snorgle her ears.
Remember the deal; "If you bring me dee treats, I come out of dee manshon." Wise, wise, words, Master Fluff.
For the longest time, I was planning to do Rule #16: Possums Can Never, Ever, EVER be Cute. I mean, it has ALWAYS been irrefutable—undeniable! Until now.
As my younger sister said as soon as she grew strong enough to beat _me_ up for a change: "Ah! so NOW the TABLES ARE TURNED!"
It's true. Possums can be cute, and here is the proof, thanks to one Meg C.:
Big props to serg at University of SouthAustralia who posted the original photos that Meg C. found. Schweet.
Let's show this image to all World Leaders (Perhaps carried on a silver tray by UN Ambassadress Angelina Jolie?). Without a doubt, he ooh's and aah's (in their respective native languages) should lead to world peace instantly. The image may also cure cancer if used properly. Please be aware that two Cuteologists lost their lives bringing you this photo, due to head explosion.
At least Three Rules of Cuteness have been acheived, therefore earning the Coveted Cuteness Trifecta®:
#11 Cute animal + food
#6 Mimic humans
#14 An everyday, small item makes you look small
I give you... Akagami Hamster:
...are instantly cute. I submit to you; "Chicken" the Pomeranian. A delightful little fellow, who travels by purse, and delights everyone he meets with his 5 pounds of energetic fluff. He's the perfect example of a wet nose and eyes. You can almost hear him as he's whisked away—"Listen, I've had it with the close-ups—this show is over!"
[Click the image to see the glisten!]
Thank you, Mary and Daveeda!
If there's one thing I know, it's everybody loves a friendly, floppy, fuzzy limb. We just want to reach out and grab it for some reason. Why do we do that? It may relate to Rule of Cuteness #2; look helpless. Does a floppy limb look 'helpless' and need 'support'? Who knows.
Please also see my new favorite site photo, submitted by Lora Singleton, of a Daschund puppy in a bun.
And let's not forget that we must bow down to the Japanese in every category [Japanese national anthem playing in background] For their brilliant kittens and puppies as sushi and desserts sent in by Rae Wescott:
This bunnilicious photo of "Elliott" was found on Flickr, by a Heather W.
Mmm, delicious recliner... This Frodo-Footed hamster, (obviously his BHF is "Baruchito") alertly submitted by Heng Joo Seng. Heng Joo, you outdid yourself.
This rule could also be called the Japanese rule of cuteness. Japanese characters are always accompanied by a little friend that helps them along, provides humor on demand, etc. AKA the Paris Hilton rule.
Props to The Australian Embassy!
Thanks to The Statesman Journal of Salem, Oregon, for the following photo which should win an effing OSCAR. It fufills so many cuteness rules, for starters, it's more than one type of baby animal, second, it's a Chihuahua and Chipmunk combination! The only thing cuter might be the Chihuahua and the chipmunk nursing on a deer, causing a Cuteness Trifecta™—but—that would also be weird.
Apparently, a quick-thinking vet (who is obvoiusly a fan of CuteOverload.com) sent this Chihuahua home with an orphaned baby Chipmunk and hoped for the best. Holy Thanksgiving!
This image covers many cuteness factors; multiple animals, looking helpless (it would be fun to turn the water on) and mimicking humans. Humans love it! I mean, half of America's Funniest Home videos is based on animals mimicking humans (the only two things better is suddenly scared people falling down or a surprise hit to the groin).
The party continues at Cats in Sinks.com
Unless of course it's an iguana. The best example of this being the rock solid, high-cuteness factor of the Japanese calendars "The Dog" or "The Cat."