Dec 31, 2009

Top 10 Cutes of 2009!

WARNING: Massive amounts of cuteness below! You've been warned...

And now, without further ado, the Top 10 Cutest Posts of the year, according to how popular each one was.

#10 Cutest Cute: Surprised Kitty

No surprise that this on make the Top 10 list! If anything, I'm surprised it's only #10. This cute little surprised kitty was one of the most watched videos of the whole year!

#9 Cutest Cute: My Little Pony - Baby Miniature Horse!

This is the cutest horse you've ever seen. Ever. I imagine she could probably live in my house quite comfortable, and even snuggle in the bed. Click on the picture for even more!

#8 Cutest Cute: When a Cat Betrays his Girlfriend...

...its just as bad as when humans do it! This orange cat is spitting mad, and lets the other know juuuuust how their feeling. Watch the video >>

#7 Cutest Cute: Kitlers: Cats With Hitler Mustaches

Sometimes kitties have the silliest markings, and this kind of marking even has its own name! Kitlers have a little smudge of a mustache...

#6 Cutest Cute: Cute Bulldog Petsmart Commercial

The moment when you bring a new furry "kid" into the family can be a tough one. You hope he gets along with your other furry kids... and sometimes he does. This is such a sweet commercial! Watch the video >>

#5 Cutest Cute: 9 Kitties Versus Toilet Paper

I don't have to tell you how this kitties vs. toilet paper story ends. You've seen it before. And try and you might to get rid of those precious bundles of floof... you just melt every time they look at you. Watch the video >>

#4 Cutest Cute: Soldier Reunited with his Dog

If this video doesn't bring a tear to your eye (a happy one!), nothing will. This guy just got home from serving overseas, and his doggie was heartbreakingly happy to see him! Watch the video >>

#3 Cutest Cute: How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You

While death by cat may not sound cute, believe me it is... and you all thought so too! Here's one way your cat may kill you -- click on it for the rest!

#2 Cutest Cute: America's Next Top Cat Model

Remember when Your Daily Cute held the first America's Next Top Model competition back in March? You all voted on the five finalists, and these are them! Congrats to @Monkey_Cat who ended up winning!

#1 Cutest Cute of 2009: Big Dog Adopts Cute Little Piggy!

This sweet mama dog stole all of your cute little hearts this year, running away with the #1 spot. Here's one of the pictures you loved -- click on it to see the rest of the mommy doggie and her baby piggy!

I hope you enjoyed this Top 10 Cutes list! I had a blast all year posting videos and pictures for all of you. Your Daily Cute is one of my absolute favorite parts of my life right now. I've met so many great people, watched so many cute videos and hopefully caused so many smiles.

Here's to an even cuter 2010!

Dec 30, 2009

Shooted Kitty

I always love seeing cats who do tricks, and the whole "getting shot" trick is one of my favorites! I can't imagine my cats learning to do this... (unless there were piles and piles and possibly some magical video editing involved).

But Willow does is with drama, with finesse -- a purrfect execution!

Let's see some Bang, Bang Doggies next!

Dec 29, 2009

Two Cats Tuesday: Shhhh... We're Sleeping...

Sometimes I wish I was a cat. The past couple days I've been feeling a little run down and sick, and lounging around and napping all day sounds like it would be fabulous.

So, just to rub it in, Pimp and Moo have been making it look extra good lately...

Moo likes to sprawl out like a chicken. The size of the cat bed is irrelevant.

Pimp likes to use his paw as a pillow. If I had those big lion paws, I'd probably do that, too!

Is there anything cuter than an upside-down cow kitty? I think not.

Don't you just want to kiss his little nose? I do! And I do all the time...

How is it that cats make even the craziest positions look comfortable? Comfortable and CUTE!

Dec 28, 2009

Infrared Kitty Footprints!

Today's Cute is cute and educational! Imagine that... Cute is good for your mind!

Did you know that warm kitties leave little warm-kitty footprints all over the place when they walk around? It's true! Just check out this cute infrared video. They also glow in the dark, apparently. ;)

More cute toesies, please.

Dec 27, 2009

Crazy Kitten Dance

If this video doesn't put a smile on your face, then I think you should rush right to the dentist... your smile is broken! :)

I love kittens that are figuring out their feet. These little guys, according to the video info are "learning to walk. Or hop. Or bounce. Or dance. Not sure." We'll take all of the above, please!

How about a kitten doing the hokey pokey next, please.

Dec 26, 2009

Kitty Cat Tug-of-War

Just give a couple kitties a piece of string and a door and they're sure to find a fun game to play! How about tug-of-war...

Then there's even more kitten tug-of-war!

Dec 25, 2009

Merry Christmas from Cute!

Merry Christmas to all our friends! We hope everyone has a happy holiday and gets lots of love and treats and presents!

Today's Cute is a fun one -- because Pimp is in it! Last year I was just looking at cute videos (like I always do), and I happen to come across this Christmas Cats video. So I watched it. And I was so surprised to see Pimp in it!

It's the same picture I have up there on Cute's header. Can you believe it?! I think I must have uploaded it to I Can Haz Cheeseburger and whoever made this video found it. He's famous! :)

Dec 24, 2009

Miracle Kitty is Having a Bad Hair Day

Miracle's mommy got a present... and Miracle got a bag and some tissue! (Way more fun than whatever was in the bag, I'm sure!)

Thing is, Miracle didn't realize she'd be on camera, so she didn't bother to brush her floof... Look at what a cute mess it is!

Dec 23, 2009

Kitty Tail Pacifier

Kitties don't have real pacifiers. That would be just silly. So what do they use instead (when they're not nomming on your finger, of course)? Their tails!


Note from Cute: I am so happy to share with everyone that I dropped of the Santa Paws Drive toys and treats to the kitties at Cats Exclusive yesterday! Check out some pictures and videos of the happy cats getting their presents on the Santa Paws Drive blog!

Dec 22, 2009

Two Cats Tuesday: Flower Kitties

Happy Two Cats Tuesday! (See how I remembered? Still can't believe we had to do Two Cats Wednesday last week...) This week is a quick one, but a good one!

I love having fresh flowers in my house. I'm usually buying them for myself (my boyfriend doesn't read my blog, so he won't even get the hint here), but I don't mind -- they make the house beautiful and they make me happy.

...And they also make for a beautiful backdrop for kitty portraits!

Moo sniffing some pretty tulips. Doesn't he look like he's in a jungle of them?

Pimp by some orchids. We got these flowers from @frugaldougal and his mom thanking us for doing Santa Paws Drive with her. Wasn't that nice?

If we don't tweet or see you before Christmas -- even though we're sure we will! -- me, Pimp and Moo wish all of you a happy holiday! We hope you all get lots of toys and treats and cookies and NIP and some good, quality family time!

Also, if you donated to Santa Paws Drive (thank you!), be sure to check your email today for a note from us and all the final totals of treats, toys and donations collected. It was a ton!

Dec 21, 2009

Smart Kitten Opens Bedroom Door

Now, let's see. I know this is how the humans do it. They just grab this round thing, and Tada! the door just opens. If a human can do it, surely a kitty can, too...

Another cute kitten opening a door, please.

Smart Cat Opens Bedroom Door - Watch more Funny Videos

Dec 20, 2009

C is for Cat: Office Cat Files Papers

Oh, kitty, can you please pull the file on "cats" for us?

Sure thing! Let me just purruse the file cabinet...

Dec 19, 2009

Santa's Little Helpers Decorate for the Howlidays!

Where were these guys when it was time to decorate my place? I love it!

Also, just want to take a quick second to say THANK YOU to all of you who donated to and supported Santa Paws Drive. We met (and exceeded!) our goal! We have already shipped out all the toys and treats to the shelter animals -- pictures to come, we hope... we asked for some! -- and will be sending the cash donations shortly.

Santa Paws Drive was the huge success that it was because of all of our great friends and furriends. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. This has been one of the greatest projects I've ever, ever been a part of. And now on to the festivities...

Dec 18, 2009

Doggie is the BEST Listener!

Sky is a good listener. Maybe the best listener. She listens so hard that at one point, I thought her head might actually turn all the way around!

More head-tilting doggies, please. (Three pugs for three times the cute!)

Dec 17, 2009

Rescue Kitten Gets Cleaned by an Unlikely New Friend

This kitten was rescued by two friends on the road to a concert one day. The little baby was about 5 weeks old and they couldn't exactly tell if it was a boy or a girl. What they did know, though, was that the poor baby was covered in fleas.

When they got it home, they sat the little sweetie on the couch, and let their their bird, Mulder, meet him -- and Mulder knew just want to do! He immediately starting picking the fleas off the baby! He was very gentle, and even got some of the boogers from the kitty's eyes...

How about a parrot petting a cat next, please.

Dec 16, 2009

Two Cats Wednesday: Moo Visits Santa!

Oops! Somehow I totally forgot about Two Cats Tuesday yesterday, so we're doing Two Cats Wednesday instead! That's OK, right?

I hope so, because this one is really cute! I took Moo to visit Santa this weekend! It was his first visit to Santa (it's his first Christmas officially as my cat -- last year he was just starting to make his case on my back porch for me to bring him in).

Moo was such a good boy with Santa! I was worried that he'd either raise hell and claw me all up trying to get away from him or that he's be just scared stiff and cling to me when it was time to sit with Santa.

He did neither! He was the BEST boy.

Me, Moo and Santa! Click on it to biggify... that's him licking his nose at the exact second of the picture. Silly Moo.

Look how GOOD he was! He even let Santa hold him! (Pimp would have never, ever stood for this.)

You will bring me LOTS of treats for Christmas or else I will get you with my laser eyes!

Wondering where Pimp was for this Santa visit? Well... Pimp has taken to making his dislike for travel known in a couple ways, better known as #1 and #2. I figured Santa would not appreciate having #1 or #2 on his lap, so Pimp stayed home this year.

He has been plenty of times in the past though! Here are some pictures of his past pictures (sorry about the quality -- I literally took pictures of the pictures!).

I think this was one of our first visits with Santa. Pimp looks little here (and I look ridiculously young).

In this one Pimp's sporting his big Santa hat. Big hat means bigger presents, right?

Here's a more recent one of Pimp and Santa... Look at that belly! I love how it's brown.

Hope you enjoyed Two Cats Wednesday. Next week we'll be back on schedule... for Two Cats Tuesday! :)

Dec 15, 2009

Boxing Kitty Says Prepare to Meet Da Feet!

We've seen boxing kitties before, but none with as cute a stance as this one! Just look at how his tummy protects his footsies!

But how can we meet da feet if you want see da feet?

Dec 14, 2009

MacGyver Cat

Meet Steve McQueen, MacGyver cat. The info with this video said this is the intro to his TV show... and we can only hope that one day he really will have a show!

But I wonder if he can fix an engine with a paper clip and a stick of gum... (or maybe a hairball and a little cat nip?).

Want more TV kitties? Check out Wilbur the cat's episode of Cat Cribs.

Dec 13, 2009

How a Cat Opens a Jar

Show of hands: How many of you keep your cat's treats in a jar thinking they won't know how to open it? All of you raising your hands? That's what I thought.

Well, this cat has us all scratching our heads. This is by far the most clever, most fool-proof way I've ever seen for a jar to open. Guess what happens at the end of the video... (and listen to the LOUD purrs!)

Note from Cute: We're soooo close to our goal for Santa Paws Drive! If you haven't already heard, me and a couple friends started a charity drive to raise toys and money for shelter animals for Christmas. We just need a few hundred dollars to reach our goal... If you have can spare any pocket change, we'd appreciate the support!

Dec 12, 2009

Bottle Kitty is Noisy!

This little sweetheart makes the cutest little noises when he drinks his bottle. But that's not all that makes him cute -- he comes with a cute story, too.

This is Shio the kitty. His human found him on her way home from teaching a class one day. His mom was nowhere in sight and there was a typhoon on the way. She took him in and nursed him into, and she said, "a perpetual state of purr."

Dec 11, 2009

How Many Licks...

...does it take to get through this wall?!

I wonder what flavor it is? Looks like maybe a vanilla wall. Or maybe a marshmallow or whipped cream flavor? Mmm... Can we share your wall, little doggie?

Dec 10, 2009

The Funeral of Lucky the Fish

Now, I'm sure that funerals don't necessarily make our normal idea of "cute," but this one is something special. Maya does such a great, touching job of saying goodbye to her fishy friend, Lucky...

We hope you think it's cute, too. Kids are precious!

More cute fishies, please. (Alive ones, this time!)

Dec 9, 2009

Doggie Dances the Tango

This tango-dancing dog dances better than I could ever hope to! I wonder how in the world her daddy taught her all these fun moves?!

How about merengue dancing dogs next, please.

Dec 8, 2009

Two Cats Tuesday: Pimp and Moo are Festive Felines!

Before we get started with Two Cats Tuesday, one random question: Doesn't "feline" sound like kind of a feminine word? Pimp and Moo are MACHO man-cats, just to be clear. Hmph.

Now, on to the fun!

Today we have a bunch of festive excitement! First, Pimp and Moo are getting in the holiday spirit for the Anipal Holiday Party tonight on Twitter (everyone is invited!) -- we made a silly Elf Yourself video of them! They're disco elves!

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Next, we got our SECRET SANTA gift in the mail today! Pimp and Moo got some yummy nip cookies and brownies from Riley and Titan of @Ri_Guy! Here they are opening up their present! (I hope Santa doesn't mind that they opened it early... it smelled too good not to!)

Oooh! Something good is in there...

Pimp and Moo each got a Christmas stocking!

Pimp can't wait to see what's in his. Moo is a very discerning kitty, but believe me, he's happy here.

OMC!!! It's NIP cookies and brownies from Laineys Pawtique! How did @Ri_Guy know they love those?!

Nom nom nommy! Thanks Riley and Titan! Pimp and Moo LOVE their Secret Santa present!

One last Christmas thing for the day: Today is the last day to donate toys and treats for Santa Paws Drive. We will be dividing up all we have after today and sending them off as holiday gifts to the animal shelters so they get there in time for Christmas! If you haven't already donated, please take a look around our Santa Paws Drive shop and send a shelter animal some holiday cheer! :)

(Cash donations will remain open till the 18th, but we need to close off the toys earlier because 3 of our shelter are international and it takes longer to ship. Happy holidays!)

Dec 7, 2009

How to Handle the Annoying Pawparazzi

Kitties and doggies, we know you're constantly being followed by crazy pawparazzi. These humans endlessly point the flashy box and you or film you during your most embarrassing or private moments.

Well, the time has come to fight back. Here's how one kitty deals with it...

Dec 6, 2009

Sleepy Kitty (with Super Cute Extreme Close-Up!)

It's been a while since I've posted an extreme close-up (which is amazing, considering how much I LOVE a good extreme close-up...), so here's a fun one.

I know it's not Toesies Tuesday, but maybe we'll start something new... Sleepy Sunday, anyone?

Dec 5, 2009

Return of the Ninja Cat

The secret to a good sneak attack is having the perfect stop-freeze reaction. If you need a purrfectly executed demonstration, check out this ninja kitty stalking his feather...

Remember the original ninja cat video?

Return of the Ninja Cat - Watch more Funny Videos

Dec 4, 2009

Kitty Cat Supremes!

I picture these three kitties as Diana Ross and the Supremes. Kind of synchronized, doing a few simple little moves... Now if they could just sing, too!

More dancing kitties, please. (She dances like no one's watching!)

Dec 3, 2009

Sleepy Dreaming Hamster

Yesterday we had the doggie tucking himself in for bed... Today we have a little hamster already all asleep! Wonder what this little guy is dreaming about with all the cute twitching?

More cute sleepy hamsters, please.

Note from Cute: The holidays are getting closer and it's almost time to close off donations for Santa Paws Drive so we can ship all the toys off to shelter animals in time for Christmas! If you have even just a dollar or two, it all goes to a great cause!

Dec 2, 2009

Doggie Tucks Himself In for Bed

Even little doggies know it's important to get your beauty sleep. One must have a comfy bed with soft, fresh sheets. And then you have to get in just the right position...

Another sleepy doggie, please! (That one is adorable, trust me.)

Also, big thanks to Cute's bloggy friend Marg for this great award! Her blog, Marg's Pets, is great so go by and check it out if you have a minute.

Dec 1, 2009

Two Cats Tuesday: Crazy Moo and his Cube

Happy Two Cats Tuesday! A while ago Moo got a kitty cube, and he still loves it! It's one of his favorite things to play with.

Thing is, he doesn't "cube" like other kitties (I assume, anyway). Every morning when I get up, the cube is somewhere else in the living room, and inevitably turned over or on it's side somehow.

What he does with the cube I never knew... until now! I caught him in the middle of his crazy cube antics!

What? Just me and my cube here...

I turn my cube ON ITS SIDE! See that pink? That's the bottom!

Then I turn around and come out the top! Um, the side...

And then back out the other side! Making your own cube games is fun!

Thanks for coming by for Two Cats Tuesday! Next week, Pimp will get some time, too. Moo just had a cute moment for this one!

Also, a little reminder from Cute -- don't forget that I'm donating 5 cents to Santa Paws Drive (the charity drive I helped start!) to everyone who follows @SantaPawsDrive on Twitter. All the toys and money we raise go to lonely shelter animals this holiday!

Nov 30, 2009

Fireman Kitty Slides Down the Stair Pole

There's a 4-alarm emergency! Someone needs some emergency kitty snuggles! Where is a kitty when you desperately need one

No worries, says fireman kitty! Let me just slide down my pole real quick and I'll save the day! Cute little kitty on the way!

Nov 29, 2009

Surprised Kitty (the cutest video in a long time!)

I am going to admit myself to Surprise Kitties Anonymous rehab. I am completely addicted to this adorable Surprised Kitty video!

So far, I've watched it five times in a row (and counting...). Hope it brings a smile to your face!

*Thanks to Cute's friends at @TheKittenCrew for showing this to us!

Nov 28, 2009

Baby Goats Sheep Surfing!

This little goat is totally tubular, dude. Just catch a sheep and hang hoof, little buddy!

I bet Pricilla has seen some stuff like this before...

Note from Cute: See that Santa Paws Drive widget on my sidebar? If you haven't already heard, it's a charity drive I helped start to raise toys and treats to give to shelter animals for the holidays! For more info, click on the widget!

Plus, I've offered to donate 5 cents for everyone who follows Santa Paws Drive on Twitter to help spread the word! Follow @SantaPawsDrive and tell your friends so I can donate as much as possible!

Nov 27, 2009

Dog's Stick Won't Fit Through Doggie Door

Toby wants to play with his stick! Toby wants to play with his stick outside! There's only one problem... Toby's stick is way bigger than the doggie door.

I bet she opened the door for him right away. Yay, Toby!

Nov 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving from Cute!

Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends!

While we're all enjoying our turkey today, let's not forget to show our family and friends how much we love them -- like this kitty.

See? Not all birds are meant to be eaten; some are meant to be loved. :) Will Donate 5 Cents for Everyone Who Follows @SantaPawsDrive!

As one of the team members behind Santa Paws Drive, Your Daily Cute is donating 5 cents for every person who follows @SantaPawsDrive on Twitter -- up to 4,000 followers!

Santa Paws Drive's mission is to bring holiday cheer and presents to shelter animals who are often overlooked during the holidays. Pets who are lucky enough to have forever homes are showered with gifts and love, while our furry friends in shelters miss out...

Through Santa Paws Drive, six shelters worldwide will get great holiday care packages full of toys and treats, plus an additional cash donation for each! Our goal is to put some big smiles on the faces of as many shelter cats and dogs as we can!

See the counter widget on the Cute's sidebar to see how much we've raised so far!

How can you help?
It's easy to donate toys or money! Simply visit and click either "Cash" or "Gifts." Simply choose the toys, treats or dollar amount you'd like to give!

There are no shipping charges for any of the items purchased for Santa Paws Drive!

Support Santa Paws Drive and help us make this holiday a great one for the animals by telling your friends and following @SantaPawsDrive, becoming a fan on Facebook and making your own donation today!

You can also get great Santa Paws Drive badges and widgets to post on your own blog!

Nov 25, 2009

Can I Borrow a Cup of Cat?

A cup of cat? OK, that might have been a stretch, but I was really trying hard not to title this one 2 Cats, 1 Cup. You understand. :)

These two Maine Coons are Roxy and Rambo J. Licious, and they love their Ceaser's Palace cup. Here's the game: Stick your head in the cup. That's it. Even a kitten could do it!

Then check out another game: Ginger Kitty Patty Cake!

Also, if you haven't already, please check out Santa Paws Drive -- a charity drive I'm co-sponsoring to raise toys and treats for shelter animals for the holidays! Shelter babies need holiday love, too!

Nov 24, 2009

Two Cats Tuesday: Baby Pimp and Gotcha Moo!

Happy Two Cats Tuesday! Pimp and Moo are thrilled to be back on the Cute this week! (They weren't feeling very "cute" last week. Poor babies had tapeworms, but they're better now.)

Today I'm going to do what every proud mommy does -- show baby pictures! Unfortunately, Pimp came along before digital cameras were huge (to me, at least) and I've switched computers three times since then, so a lot of his baby pictures are lost somewhere... but I do have a few!

Moo was a rescue baby (bless his little cow-cat butt) who showed up on my back porch and adopted me when he was already over a year old, so I don't have official baby pictures of him -- but I do have "before he came inside" pictures that are oh-so-cute.

Without further ado... Let's start out with Baby Pimp!

And here he is being wild with the door frame. I can't get over how tiny he was. And look at his black nose -- it's pinkish orange now! Is this normal? (Whatever it is, I know it's CUTE.)

This is my little guy when he was just a tiny baby. He's about the size of that bear now... if not bigger!

Look! This is him and the same bear now. Can you believe it?! (And leave my dingy bear alone... I've had him forever and he's staying forever. Hmph!)

And now Moo's "when I was still an outside kitty without a home" pictures. He was a little over a year old then. It's been almost a year since I decided he was mine and brought him inside, and he's gotten so chunky and healthy since then!

This is where he spent almost all his time in the three weeks he was working on adopting me -- in my purple Adirondack chair on my back porch. I set up him with a towel, food, water, a box in case it got cold or windy...

Here's Moo wanting to be inside so bad. He broke my little heart. How could someone not love that crazy cat?!

The face that melted me. Here he is staring inside from my back porch through the screen. Such a love! I am the luckiest person in the world that he picked my porch to camp out on. :)

Hope you enjoyed the boys' baby pictures! Come back next week for more Two Cats Tuesday!

Special note from Cute: If you didn't already know, is one of the team members behind Santa Paws Drive. So excited about this project! We're helping bring holiday cheer and toys to shelter animals for the holidays.

We had such a great day yesterday... Santa Paws Drive made the News section of! See their story on us here: First-Ever Santa Paws Drive to Raise Toys for Shelter Pets

Nov 23, 2009

3 Cats, 1 Steak

Three kitties chomp it out in the ultimate Battle for the Beef... the Steak Tug-of-War... the Sirloin Standoff! (OK, I'm done. Promise.)

To the winner go the noms!

Nov 22, 2009

Kitty Cat Sign Language

Snoopy here has developed his own kind of cat sign language to communicate. According to his owner, whenever he is out of food, water or wants a toy or something, this is how he asks for it...

Another begging kitty, please.

Nov 21, 2009

Dog Singing and Playing Piano!

Move over Elton John, Billy Joel and Alicia Keys... we have a new piano-playing singing sensation in town!

Be sure to check out the cute doggie duet, too!

Nov 20, 2009

Kitten vs. Fan

This kitty is confused. The fan is blowing something at him -- he can feel it. But he just can't seem to catch it. What the heck is this "air" stuff anyway?!

How about kitty vs. choo-choo next, please.

Nov 19, 2009

Baby Otters Like Cat Toys!

This is Sidney the baby sea otter... and she's having a blast! I never knew baby otters like to hang out in living rooms and play with cat toys. How cute!

He's just like a little kitten playing -- running around, grabbing a toy and dashing off, stalking them... Adorable.

More cute otters (holding hands!), please.

Nov 18, 2009

Have You Seen My Cell Phone?

Have you ever lost your cell phone, but you know it has to be here somewhere? You look low. You look high. You look places you know that phone couldn't possibly be anyway.

But there's one place you didn't think to look...

Note from Cute: If you came by expecting to see Two Cats Tuesday, don't worry -- Pimp and Moo will be back on the Cute next Tuesday. Both of them have tapeworm somehow (They're OK, though. Got some shots, some flea stuff and are just resting a lot), and haven't been feeling the most photo/videogenic the past couple days. They're doing much better today, though. Feel free to leave them a note below. :)

Nov 17, 2009

See If You Can Sniff Out this Trick...

As I watched this video, I just found myself laughing at all the random stuff this doggie was balancing on his nose... So ridiculous, but so cute!

Note from Cute: Big thanks to everyone who came out for Santa Paws Drive's "Pet Prize Power Hour" Monday night. We had a blast, gave away a bunch of prizes and gained a ton of awareness about Santa Paws Drive! See how we're helping shelter animals have a happy holidays here:

Nov 16, 2009

Comfy or Cramped? Awkward Box-Cat Moment

We all know cats like boxes. (Exhibit A, your honarable cutehead: Moo's box obsession.)

Some cats like big boxes... (Exhibit B, Maru in the big box.)

And some cats like boxes that are just a smidge -- a big smidge! -- to small. (See Exhibit C video below.) Case closed.

Nov 15, 2009

Kitty Cat Hideout - Behind the Couch

Behind the couch is the perfect place for a kitty -- just enough space for lots of fun and still feel sneaky at the same time!

Enjoy the wonders of "behind the couch," little guy... When you get bigger, you probably won't fit back there anymore!

Nov 14, 2009

Chopsticks Kitty

I remember thinking the cat eating with a fork was cute and amazing. Well, little did we know we'd find a kitty eating with chopsticks!

To be fair, it's her human using the chopsticks, but that's not the point, is it? Nope. The point is that is cute! Super cute, even!

Nov 13, 2009

James - Kitty I Rescued Yesterday

So yesterday was a great day. It started normal -- work, work, work -- until an instant message from a coworker popped up on my computer screen: "I just fed a blind kitty downstairs some sardines."

Whaaaa? A blind kitty? Downstairs in my office parking lot? No way, I thought. I feed all the cats around here. I'd have known about a new kitty.

"Do you think the Humane Society would come pick him up if I called?" he asked. No, not really. Animal Control might, but we all know what would happen there.

Is he blind because he's too little to open his eyes, I asked him, or because he's grown and really blind? (This is a valid question, no?) He said he wasn't that small and asked if I wanted him to take me to the kitty.

YES. Someone's got to help this poor guy! He won't make it out there like that. So I called in the troops -- my friend Kelly from the next building over who carries a cat carrier in her car like it's her job to do these kind of things... and what a great job that would be!

James (that's my coworker) brought me to some some bushes where the messiest, shakiest, frailiest, little crusty-looking kitty was huddled up at. Oh my goodness, I said. Poor little one!

Clearly this kitty needed help. And now. We'd worry about the cost and the rest later. So Kelly and I loaded the poor little guy into the carrier and drove off to the vet we went.

Out of the way, everyone, crazy cat ladies coming through!

We didn't even know if the little kitty could be saved -- he had mange, we were pretty sure, and pretty bad. The nurse called him messy. The vet made a face of sad sympathy... and said he should be OK with a little treatment! Turns out he wasn't blind either, it was just that his eyes were all shut from his bad skin condition, and they'd get better, too!

Kitty 1, Mange 0.

He gave him a little Revolution treatment on the back of his neck and told us he'd probably be a whole new kitten in just five or six days. Yay! We left him there for some more tests, to be sure he didn't have anything real bad and said we'd be back.

But now... what to do with him when we pick him up? We're both maxed out on cats in our homes.

Enter the amazing people at Animal Aid! (You may remember them as the ones who helped me before with The Meows.) I called and emailed and they said they'd take James in (we named the kitty after the guy who found him!) and care for him.

James 2, Mange 0!

So I dropped him off with one of the nicest, kindest, sweetest animal people you'll ever meet. James will be staying in her bedroom for a little while until he's healthier and stronger. And when he's all better, I just know he's going to be the cutest thing and get a GREAT forever home!

Not bad for a mangey kitty who probably wouldn't have lasted one more day in that parking lot! I'll keep you updated, but I'm hoping for a score of James 3, Mange 0 in a few weeks!

James update, 12:45 p.m.: Sad news. Just read an email from the woman who watched over him last night. James stayed in her bedroom with her, and she checked on him three times during the night. He was warm, sleeping and breathing all three times. She had him a carrier with blankets, and the whole thing on a heating pad to keep him warm like the vet suggested. He was fine all three times, but when she woke up this morning, he had gone to the Rainbow Bridge.

I know we did all we could have for this little guy. I'm happy he got some love an attention in his last few hours, but it breaks my heart that he didn't make it. Thanks for all your kind comments so far. R.I.P. little James -- you're with good friends at the Bridge now and happy and not suffering any more. :(

Nov 12, 2009

Kitty vs. Kitty -- Smackdown!

These two silly kitties belong to a good friend of mine. Mouchette is the one with the prime spot in the drawer, and Fitzroy is the orange guy down there on the floor.

Clearly Mouchette has the upper paw...

Another cute boxing kitty, please.

Nov 11, 2009

Amazing Dog Walks on Ball

I have no idea how this trick came to be, but I do know this dog has better balance than me! (I sit on one of these balls at my desk at work every day -- but that's sitting, and I have to admit I've almost rolled off a few times by accident.)

At first I wondered why he was even on the ball, but keep watching... he jumps up there all by himself. He must love being the star of the sidewalk!

Nov 10, 2009

Two Cats Tuesday: I Haz a Profile

Today we're going to take a look at Pimp and Moo from a different angle... from the side! My boys have some supermodel profiles.

Pimp my profile, indeed.

Pimp is a profile-picture-taking pro! He loves to pose juuuuust right.

Moo, on the other hand... when he sees the flashy thing, he lunges right for it -- making a profile shot nearly impossible. He's such a ham.

Don't you love that last picture? That's my Moo!

Nov 9, 2009

How to Take a Cat Family Portrait

Anyone who's tried to take a picture of their pet knows how difficult (read: impossible) it can be to get a good shot. Plus, the more pets you have, the bigger the challenge becomes.

I know Halloween's come and gone, but this video was too funny not to post. I've so been here before... but I think his turned out great at the end!

*Special thanks to @Quadpawd from Cats Who Twitter for sharing this video!

Nov 8, 2009

Kitty Does the Laser Dance

I know Sundays are supposed to be lazy, but I figured we'd get a little funky instead with the Kitty Laser Dance!

Get loose, cute kitty... laser loose!

Nov 7, 2009

Kitten Feeding Frenzy!

Today's Cute is something I stumbled on while doing my regular blog trolling (I love checking out all the cute animal blogs every day!). This one is from one of my absolute fave, Love and Hisses.

These are the Wonkas -- they're all named after Charlie and the Chocolate Factory characters -- at snack time. Notice how they each have their own little kitty bowl...

They are Veruca, Violet, Gus and Mike... each at their own bowls, eating like good little kittens.

Except that Gus is starting to think Mike's snack looks pretty good...

But then Violet make a move first, going right to Veruca's plate -- and Gus moves in to check on Violet's plate!

But Violet had already nommed all her snack, so Gus went back to his.

I think we all know who the piggy is here -- it looks like it's Violet! But that's OK, she's a growing girl.

Love and Hisses is all about the kittens this woman fosters. And she takes the most adorable photos (plus she always has the most adorable kittens), and tells stories about them in the most adorable, heartfelt way.

I laughed out loud when I saw this snack-time photo series and had to repost it here. Hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did.
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