Sunday 10 April 2011

Too cute??

We are having a change from science today and considering a philosophical matter.

The question I have been pondering is, can a dog really be "TOO cute"?

I see this phrase all over the dog blogging world. But to me it doesn't make any sense at all. Surely there is no limit to the amount of cuteness that is possible? I mean, have you seen the latest photos of my sweetheart Katie? Or (stop press news) the brand new Rocky Creek Scottie puppies?


I think I need a little lie down so that I can look at the issue from a different angle....


  1. I think the issue may not be how much cute a pup is capable of being, rather how much cute the human eye (and heart) can comprehend before exploding. Mom says that last picture of you is decidedly TOO CUTE and that she is in danger of dying from cuteness overload at any second ;)

  2. "Too cute" suggests a human inability to think of anything else except cuteness, for example they can't get to discipline us, they can't get angry with us, they can't even consider being firm. It means, Bertie, that you can get away with anything!
    Go Bertie!
    Lotsalicks form your pal in South Africa,
    (Who can - at times - be too cute, but Maxmom has uncovered my hooligan nature! Maybe I am no longer...TOO cute! mmmphf, those were the days...)

  3. Our Mom thinks you are "too cute". If you were any cuter, she couldn't stand it. And our new puppies........

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh, Ruairi and the "too cute babes"

  4. I think maybe it is our JOB to be TOO CUTE.. so what our peeps can't resist us and can't see any of our.. ornery behaviors. I believe it is a diversionary tactic... which works quite well.

  5. Well, Mom thinks if she looks at a picture and goes "SQUEEEEEEE", that is a definite indicator of "Too Cute". Mom is very fond of the phrase, "too cute", using it to express those times when a pup has exceeded the boundaries of just "cute"...


  6. Bertie Dear; Gail may be correct but we just can't help ourselves and must say; That final photo of you is just TOO CUTE! (Not unlike myself when the Mum puts me into my fluffy pink sweater) She says "too cute" means ones heart is close to melting. To me it means there just might be a treat coming my way.

    Big licks from;
    Pippa & Buzzy

  7. Bewtie
    That has to be one of the most talked about pill oh sopical questions of all time..I'm glad you got so comfowtable fow youw pondew. I myself have used that phwase, but now that you make me think about it, I have concluded thewe is no limit to cuteness..especially in cewtain wiwy bweeds, hehehe
    smoochie kisses

  8. As my Grandmum used to say: Pretty is, as pretty does! So goes it for cute, handsome, and charming.


  9. Cuteness is in the eye of the beholder ;) if you fancy a long read about it take a look at this web page.

    I know you under stand these things better than me.

    But to me and mom you are 10 on the cute scale ;)
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx

  10. Bertie, today your pictures are TOO CUTE. Sorry, they just are. No one could ever be mad at you for anything during the 'too cute' moments. Unfortunately, as we all know, eventually they pass... sigh...

    -Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

  11. Yes, look at your picture
    Benny & Lily

  12. OH yes!!! Just look at those two pictures of you! You're very very cute!

  13. Beauty is in the eye of he beholder Bertie. I have seen a litter of puppies and picked up the one I thought was the cutest and then saw another...then another...then...well you get it. The world needs to be filled with cuteness!!
    Hugs and wags, Mistaya, Maggie and M.O.M. Gail

  14. Cute overload can be a consequence of too much cuteness, but it can't be a bad thing. My mom person is all "SQUEEE" over how adorable you are!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  15. Awww....Bertie, you're just TOO CUTE!!

  16. Bertie, you are beyond 2 are like a 4 cute!! :)


  17. Not only are YOU too cute, but I do believe that we are ALL too Darn CUTE!!!

    The hoomans should be so lucky!

    woo woos, Tessa

  18. We've always been a bit confused about the 'too cute' tag....Too cute for what? However, it seems to be an expression that is here for awhile. We must admit that your pondering position is extremely cute.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  19. hey Bertie,

    Very interesting discussion. I, or rather my human, has been guilty of using the "Too cute!" moniker (since she types for me, she puts in her own touches). I think it comes from shortcomings of human language. If there is no word available to describe something that is degrees above "cute," then humans just add the "too" in front of "cute." That seems to satisfy them.

    I like how your brain works! Such a smart pup!


  20. One can never be too cute. Just look at YOU!


  21. This is one of those things that makes you go 'hmmmmm.' We use "too cute" a lot. Now we'll have to go take a nap and ponder what that means :)

    The Road Dogs