There's been a whole lot of cuteness in the past year (363 of them so far, to be exact!), so I couldn't wait to find out which ones you all liked and shared the most. Some of the winners might surprise you -- Can you believe the surprised kitten didn't make the list?! -- but I love each one of them!
#10: Kitty Cats Playing Patty Cake
Well, this one's no shocker. What might be shocking is that it's not higher on the list! We'll chalk it up to it being a fairly new video, and a pretty recent post!
Unfortunately, the video owner disabled embedding since we put it up, but you can view it here. Good thing is, someone came up with a translated version...
#9: Best Adoption Video Ever! (Must Watch!)
The Nevada Humane Society made a video like the "Wedding Dance" video to celebrate the adoption of a very lucky doggie named Cooper -- and it was brilliant! Getting adopted is just as big a day as getting married. I still get teary-eyed watching this one!
#8: Two Cats Tuesday: The Sweetest Faces You Ever Did See
This was a very special edition of Two Cats Tuesday where we featured Lenox and Diamond - two special cats looking for a forever home. Lenox is blind and Diamond has one good eye, and is Lenox's seeing-eye cat. They are STILL looking for a home if anyone has room in their heart... Please, please spread the word. Read their whole story and info here.
#7: The Most Beautiful Thing You'll Read Today
This is a beautiful poem I got about rescuing animals and why we do it. Anyone who's ever rescued an animal (or is an animal-lover, really) will be truly touched by it.
I am an Animal Rescuer.
I will never bring about world peace.
I'm not a brain surgeon and I'll never transplant an organ to save a life....
I don't have the ear of a powerful politician or world power.
I can't end world hunger.
I'm not a celebrity, and God knows I'm not glamorous!
I'm not looked up to by millions around the world. Very few people even recognize my name.
I'll never win the Nobel prize.
I'll never save the rain forest or end global warming.
There are a lot of things that I'll never do or become.
But today I placed a cat! Read the rest...
#6: Rally the Troops: Little Meow Needs a Home!
Speaking of rescuing animals... of course Little Meow made the Top 10 list! What a success story my sweet former-parking-lot-kitty is. You all know and love her, and now she has a happy loving home because of it!
Little Meow, from parking lot prowler to princess! Read the post that helped her get a home.
#5: YouTube Animals Sing "Deck the Halls"
This one sure made it to the top of the list quick, didn't it?! We just posted it a little over a week ago!
#4: Two Cats Tuesday: Pimp and Moo Want to Help!
You know Pimp and Moo had to show up on this list somewhere... and what better way than in this post where we we teamed up with Iams Home for the Holidays to help donate food to animals in shelters!
#3: Kitten Hiding in a Pile of Kittens
The title alone is enough to make this Cute a huge success. I could watch this video over and over again...
#2: Black Cats Are the New Black
YES! I'm so happy this post made the list -- and so high up, too! I have such a sweet spot for black kitties and hope this post helped more people see how beautiful and special they are. (By the way, Knight, the gorgeous man-cat in this post, is still looking for a home!)
Am I your Knight in shining fur?
Black cats are all the rage, and if you don't have one, you better go out and grab one quick before they run out. Act fast! All the cool people have them... Man, I wish this were true. Black cats are beautiful, amazing, gorgeous creatures. Read the rest...
#1: Maru's Fresh Step Commercial
Surprise, surprise... Look who's the cutest Cute of 2010. None other than the king of YouTube, the baffoon of boxes, the crazy cat we've all come to love -- Maru! And in his TV debut no less!
You know what I love about this Top 10 list? Sure, there's lots of cuteness here... but look at all the AMAZING things we've been able to do through Your Daily Cute! We find cats homes, we feed shelter animals, we raise awareness about less-adoptable pets...
I have never been prouder of my little blog than I am now. I didn't fudge this list. These are truly the things that interested all of you most. You know what? WE are amazing. All of us.
We hope you enjoyed all these Cutes and we look forward to even more cuteness next year!
*The top 10 Cutes were decided by which posts got the most views during the year.