Posts Tagged ‘Tournament of Cuteness’

The Great Blog Tournament of 2013

After the success of the Battle Royale of Cuteness and the Tournament of Awkwardness, I’ve been trying to figure out what the next tournament would be. It needs to be something that combines photos and storytelling, as well as something that people would be excited to share with their friends. And I need to put […]


The Battle Royale of Cuteness

The Battle Royale of Cuteness

The day hath cometh. In one corner we have Ben, who rode through the gauntlet of the original Tournament of Cuteness like Benjamin Button on a horse made of regrets and seedy bars. In the other we have Charlotte, who, although her path to greatness was but a single poll, we can all agree deserves […]


Mini Tournament of Cuteness

Mini Tournament of Cuteness

Yesterday as I was writing the blog entry for the Tournament of Awkwardness, I realized that I had a few Tournament of Cuteness entries leftover from last year. A few people sent in entries during the tournament, which I pledged to use for a future tournament. Now that I’ve changed plans, I still want to […]


Ben Is the Cutest Creature Alive! (Out of 27 Contestants)

Ben Is the Cutest Creature Alive! (Out of 27 Contestants)

We have a winner. Dominating the finale with 104 votes to Llewelyn’s 69, Ben has won the first-ever Tournament of Cuteness. Congratulations to Ben! So in the end, a baby beats all the cute cats and dogs. I’m not sure if there’s a lesson in that. If Llewelyn would have dressed up in a rumpled […]


Tournament of Cuteness Final

Tournament of Cuteness Final

It comes down to man vs. dog. Just as nature intended it. In one corner we have Ben, who, with a whopping 152 votes, eclipsed the juggernaut that was Tessi. Ben is adorable, overworked, and delightfully frumpy. In the other corner we have Llewelyn, whose name I can’t seem to ever get right, and it […]


Dog vs. Dog

Dog vs. Dog

Llewyln:¬†When Llewelyn was just five months old, he found a little space in the fence big enough to crawl through and got out of the backyard. Unfortunately, he was hit by a car when he was running across the street. After a few surgeries and a lot of rehab, he is now 3-1/2 years old […]


Tournament of Cuteness Final Four

Tournament of Cuteness Final Four

As we enter the final two weeks of this tournament, the contestants have been pared down to four: Tessi, Ben,¬†Llewellyn, and surprise winner Mario. The rules are the same as always: Vote once for the cutest animal/human by Sunday at noon. For the final matchups, I asked the contestants’ owners/parents to write about something really […]


Texts from My Roommate

Texts from My Roommate

I’ve lived with my roommate, Jess, for over two months now. She’s a great roommate, and I’ve discovered that one of her special abilities is that she composes hilarious texts. By that I don’t mean that Jess texts a lot and mixes in some humor. I mean that Jess carefully composes the majority of her […]


Pet Please #47: Finishing a Bottle of Chocolate Syrup

Pet Please #47: Finishing a Bottle of Chocolate Syrup

When I was a kid, chocolate milk was a treat. I’d come home from school, get some pretzels out of the cupboard, and sit down with a glass of cold, delicious chocolate milk. Or Ovaltine. We went through an Ovaltine phase. Now, as a mature, full-size, adult man, I have a big glass of chocolate […]


Round 2 Begins!

Round 2 Begins!

12 contestants. 16 grueling days of cuteness. 1 champion. 1 prize package. Round 2 begins! Preview the bracket below to see the winners and their scores. The winners so far: 2 cats, 4 humans, and 6 dogs. I see a pattern emerging. In fact, cats only won all-cat matchups. Although Biddy got enough votes to […]


The Last 7 Contestants of Round 1

The Last 7 Contestants of Round 1

So here we are on the final day of Round 1. Except it’s not really the final day, since voting will remain open until Sunday at noon. Here’s how this is going to work: I’ll close the polls on Sunday at noon. I’ll update the bracket, and 12 competitors will remain, 3 in each group. […]


Biddy’s Birthday

Biddy's Birthday

For all you newcomers to the blog, it probably seems like this blog is exclusively about pets. I swear it’s about other things too! But today, March 9, happens to be Biddy’s 4th birthday, so I thought I’d honor him with a list of my top 7 quirks about him. Biddy greets me at the […]


Pet Please #46: Broken Parking Meters

Pet Please #46: Broken Parking Meters

You’re late for happy hour. You know your friends are waiting. You see a parking spot not far from the bar. You parallel park like a pro. You reach for some coins for the parking meter… …and it’s empty. Great, just great. You could be sipping a fuzzy navel right now, but instead, you have […]


The Tournament of Cuteness

The Tournament of Cuteness

Let the games begin! Last week in an entry about how we all think our own pet or baby is the cutest of all pets and babies, I decided to create a Tournament of Cuteness. The blog will continue as usual, but included in each daily entry will be at least one head-to-head matchup for […]