Cuteness aggression

Cuteness aggression

Definition: An urge to squeeze, eat or squish anything that is deemed extremely cute

 

Cuteness aggression by proxy

Definition: An uncontrollable urge to squeeze, slap or punch the closest person when you see anything that is deemed extremely cute.

 

Now, unless you’ve been exposed to cuteness aggression you may be wondering what on earth I am talking about. There has been an epidemic of cuteness aggression in my clinic recently. We have had a run of EXTREMELY CUTE animals coming into the clinic. This has resulted in a couple of things. One of my vets, whom I love dearly, has cuteness aggression by proxy. We all run for the hills whenever she sees a cutie pie as well all know that we’re going to cop it – a great big thump to the arm as she gets super excited and oh’s and ah’s over the puppy, kitten, dog, cat, rabbit, guinea pig, duckling etc. And the rest of us looking end up looking at the face and fighting the urges to squeeze it, eat it or squash it.

 

Meet Bella - she is my trigger...
Meet Bella - she is my trigger...

 

I know this sounds completely insane! Whilst our hearts are filled with extreme love for these animals, we do have these bizarre urges to eat/squeeze/squish our patients. I assure you none of us would act on it! It generally has us rolling around in stitches about the very strange words that pop out of our mouths.

 

Please stop squeezing me - I know I'm cute and all... but please stop!
Please stop squeezing me - I know I'm cute and all... but please stop!

 

Now if you can relate to any of these feelings I warn you from scrolling down. I have included in this post some graphically cute pictures which can set suffers into a squeezing frenzy…

 

An adorable little duckling came into the clinic and all of the staff proceeded to loose their minds!
An adorable little duckling came into the clinic and all of the staff proceeded to loose their minds!
Those wrinkles, those eyes, that nose & those ears - I'm in love!
Those wrinkles, those eyes, that nose & those ears - I'm in love!
Swat!
Swat!
Smiling chihuahuas
Smiling chihuahuas
Shaggy - sweet little shaggy
Shaggy - sweet little shaggy
Schnitzel - perfect name for a mini dachshund - only makes him cuter!
Schnitzel - perfect name for a mini dachshund - only makes him cuter!

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Not even 24 hours old and maxing out on the cuteness scale
Not even 24 hours old and maxing out on the cuteness scale
Twice as much cuteness with these little kittens
Twice as much cuteness with these little kittens
Sleeping beauty - those rolls, love those rolls/wrinkles
Sleeping beauty - those rolls, love those rolls/wrinkles
Ringtail possum - cutie pie
Ringtail possum - cutie pie
Jack, in a bow tie!!!!!
Jack, in a bow tie!!!!!
Puppy paws, puppy eyes, puppy ears, puppy nose - I'm in love!
Puppy paws, puppy eyes, puppy ears, puppy nose - I'm in love!
Sleeping kitten - I just want to put him in my pocket and squeeze him to bits
Sleeping kitten - I just want to put him in my pocket and squeeze him to bits
Nose to nose love!
Nose to nose love!
Sweet sleepy puppy...
Sweet sleepy puppy...
Chunky guinea pig cheeks, cute little nose
Chunky guinea pig cheeks, cute little nose
THOSE BIG EYES! THAT NOSE! Love love love love
THOSE BIG EYES! THAT NOSE! Love love love love
Sleeping with squished cheeks in a cone of shame - perfection!
Sleeping with squished cheeks in a cone of shame - perfection!
Those lips, those, eyes and those ears - what's not to love
Those lips, those, eyes and those ears - what's not to love
OMG - puppy with a santa hat on... Christmas has come early!
OMG - puppy with a santa hat on... Christmas has come early!
Folded over ear, cute little tongue poking out - argh! I just want to squeeze the cuteness from her!
Folded over ear, cute little tongue poking out - argh! I just want to squeeze the cuteness from her!
Sleepy, happy ferret -
Sleepy, happy ferret -
Those ears, that spot on the nose - I feel some cuteness aggression coming on!
Those ears, that spot on the nose - I feel some cuteness aggression coming on!
Those eyes - simply beautiful!
Those eyes - simply beautiful!
Is there anything cuter than a baby little meow from a kitten?
Is there anything cuter than a baby little meow from a kitten?

4 Responses

  1. Arghhhh…have just fallen off my chair from frustrated cuteness aggression by proxy….. now need to squeeze Nina the Staffy while she tries to lick all over my face…

  2. You’ve named it!! Definitely experienced ‘cuteness aggression’ (on a daily basis for the last 4 years with my dog Keiko and then frequent bouts with many other animals online and in person!). But is there a cure….?

    • I have tried immersing myself in cuteness to see if I can overdose – the answer is no. No I don’t seem to be able to “make myself sick” with cuteness aggression to stop me from doing it. Given my line of work there is no way I’m not going to be exposed to cuteness so I’ve just accepted that it will have to be a part of my life…

  3. Oh my goodness, I think cuteness aggression is what I’ve been suffering from all these years! My inability to get work done has been the result of my compulsion to look at cute kitteh pictures on the Internets…thanks for the smile! 😀

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