Double Paw Tuckage

Double Rule #20, ya’ll! And yes if you have two paws curled up, then it’s DOUBLE TWENNY! [slot machine sound]


What are the odds, Matthew R.?



  1. squee!

  2. oh my goodness! how sweet!

    and first post to boot…

  3. oh well….

  4. Michelle says:

    What a beautiful cat. His face looks like velvet.

  5. Aw. Such a sweet sleepy kitty. And such a funny position, to boot…

  6. I ♥ this kitteh!

    And WHO CARES if you’re first post, stoopid!

    Don’t make me sic Theo on you!

  7. Granny Moon says:

    Looks just like our family’s first pet, Spotty the grey striped tabby. She used to sleep double-tuckked after a catnip high… left us years ago….. or did she???? -add your own x-files theme music here 🙂


    …I note that Le Purr is demonstrating one of the classic Helpful Kitty maneuvers, i.e. sleeping on your reading material.

  9. Tabby cats always have such wonderful markings. I love how it looks like there is eyeliner around its nose. Ah, I also love the “M” above the kitty’s eyes….

  10. Jay Fry says:

    Beautiful tuckage! I lurvs it.

  11. The tabby’s “M” stands for “Master” (naturally).

  12. mariser says:

    the mark of “M” for ‘Mahvelous’ dahlink

  13. jenni joon says:

    Resistance is futile. (please say in automaton, flat-affect, robot-like voice)

    ps: *clearly,* the borg knew about cuteoverload LOOONG before we did!

  14. looks like it was a hard day at the office.(note the computer in the backround and paper cutie is laying on) so cute!!!

  15. Oh, great prosh paws
    there are no laws
    to govern your might
    so curl thee tight
    and sleep…
    Good night.

  16. Nice snout, for a cat.

  17. “For a cat”???!
    I’ll let that slide, since “Bob NinjaFerret” is an awesome email addy. This time.

  18. I luf de pink-pinky nose on dis kitteh. I welcome him to sleep on my papers anytime.

  19. Tony James says:

    YAY! The start of an All Kitty Thursday! Thank you, Meg! 🙂

  20. Theo, I also noticed some papers underneath kittie’s right fluffy fist. Could it be Feline Finals week?

  21. That is a georgeous cat!!

  22. Leilani says:

    Awwww, beautiful silvery kitty!

  23. Kris, in New England says:

    The nose, oh the sweet pink nose. And please – there is cheek puffage going on, it’s just a little squoshed by the paws – double curled paws.

    And the eyebrows…falling over with the cuteness now.

  24. That totally looks like what I did during finals with Plato’s Republic. 😛

  25. I LOVE tabby kitties. I have one myself, Summer. She’s all gray and stripey, too. Love the “M”! In fact, I sent in some pics of her to Cute Overload some time ago…, now why haven’t THEY been posted, lol? This kitty is adorable, but so’s my girl, and you should just SEE some of the positions she gets herself into, lol!

  26. Cold, real cold…must tuck paws…ahh, much better.

  27. So adorable! I must have one!

  28. Dang – what a hangover…that pommy can throw one SAVAGE party!

  29. I have only one thing to say.


  30. Dustbunny says:

    “I’m sorry, professor, that I didn’t turn in my term paper today, but ya see, my kitteh was sleeping on it. She doesn’t like it when I wake her up…what could I do??”

  31. Dustbunny, you don’t KNOW how many times I have actually SAID:

    “I can’t finish vacuuming the living room cuz kitteh’s asleep on the sofa in there…”

  32. Oh, the bliss!

  33. Christabel says:

    OK, not to be a total skeptic, but I believe this kitty only has one paw tucked under. I think the left one is outstretched. I’m just sayin’…

    I mean, he’s still cute.

  34. punkpie says:

    I agree with Michelle… his face looks like velvet!

  35. willendorf venus says:

    by the
    pink nose

  36. If Mothra was a cat…

    (I hope someone has seen ‘Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster’, or else this comment makes no sense at all!)

  37. Gizmo, I can’t make the bed until the cat gets up either. I just hate to disturb her!

  38. What a beautiful little guy! And I’m not saying that just because I have a particular weakness for gray and silver kitties.

    It’s also that face, framed by those sweet little bent-under paws.

  39. The kit’s adorable, but its yet another example of animals sleeping in positions that cannot possibly be comfortable 🙂


  40. if it is uncomfortable,
    a kitty does not do it.

  41. Laurie C says:

    Christabel, I believe both paws are tucked under. The way the fur is fanning and flaring on the very left of the screen indicates the joint is bent, not straight. If the joint wasn’t bent, those hairs would be lying flatter.

    (Many years of close observation of cats went into this post.)

  42. I sent them a double-fold (not a tuck, but still). I think it’s cute 🙂

  43. Josh — that’s a FANTASTIC Qute™ shot! Looks like the poor kit has a migraine, tho…

  44. I agree, my caption for josh’s kitty is “Oy, my achin’ head!”

  45. lauowolf says:

    So is this a Collapsed Catloaf?
    At times a cat is so busy sitting perfectly that they fail to notice when they fall asleep.
    This looks as if Kitty was sitting perfectly positioned, paws tucked under, and then someone let the air out of the cat.
    (I have one who falls over on her nose on a regular basis.)

  46. Josh, wonderful shot!

    I believe that is Cats ‘n’ Laps.

    and LOL’ing at lauowolf’s cat “falling over on her nose” 😀

  47. I think it also helps if the sum of your paws is greater than your head.

  48. Muse: ( 1 + 1 > 1 ) generally evaluates to TRUE

  49. er… so does ( 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 > 1 ) and I need to go home now.

  50. Barely related… just saw this on — another “helpful” kitty:

  51. TwoShedsJackson says:

    Beauoootiful pusskat.
    Sorry to do this but… the M on tabby cats is – legend has it- supposed to commemorate the prophet Mohammed. The word tabby is thought to come from a sort of watered silk from Baghdad which looks like tabby patterns. Sheesh – there’s just no room in my bonce for anything useful – too much useless info taking up space.

  52. Tony James says:

    Lauowolf – the technical term for what you’re describing is felis deflatus, a condition that only now is becoming understood by the vetinary profession. It is understood to arise when the cat, weakened by lack of food, simply keels over in whatever position they were in to start with. While the visual is amusing to the lay person, I cannot stress the dangers of this little-known illness. The only remedy is immediate feeding of the cat (some believe that the illness is in fact a ploy by the cat to elicit food, but these theories are groundless). It is also imperative to take a picture of it as soon as it happens, and send it to Meg, in order that she can bring us an All-Kitty Day.

  53. TwoShedsJackson says:

    Tony James – You do cause much chortalage!!

  54. I agree with Cristabel, and I too have decades of kitty behavior observation under my belt: it looks to me like this sweet soft kitty has one paw tucked under and the other outstretched and turned over and is using it like a pillow. I have seen this position demonstrated by numerous kitties over the years.

    Perhaps Matthew R. will clarify for us?

  55. so cute…

  56. awww it reminds me of my baby…my kitty has an M on his forehead too…and this morning because I haven’t seen him in months because I’m far from home my mom held him up on the webcam…and started making baby noises…which kind of freaked me out…
    but still…this cat is adorable

  57. Diane N says:

    The M on tabby foreheads is CLEARLY a hidden reference to Mary Magdalene’s Marriage to Jesus. C’mon, haven’t you read/seen The Da Vinci Code yet?

  58. DianeN — no, that’s what the 3M company has been hiding. “Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing” my mooshy tuckus.

  59. Divergent Reality says:

    Double twenty.

    I do believe that is a cricital hit sir.

  60. StarCat says:

    The “M” Folklore can be found in different religions..just add your favorite diety. Islam legend tells us that Mohammed loved cats. One story says that he once cut off a sleeve of a garment when he had to leave to attend prayer, rather than to disturb his cat, Muezza, who was sleeping upon the sleeve. It is said that the reason he loved cats so much is that one once saved his life when a snake crawled into his sleeve. (This may be a variation of the well-known Muezza story.) Legend also claims that Mohammed bestowed on cats the ability to always land on their feet. A writing of Mohammed tells about his vision of a woman punished in Hell for starving her cat to death. These stories have all come down to the assumption that the “M” symbolizes the enormous esteem which Mohammed felt for cats and that the sight of the “M” on a cat’s forehead invokes memories of Mohammed. If you’re a christian/catholic, a tabby cat kept baby Jesus warm and Mary bestowed her initial on the kitty as a thank you! A sardine would have been nice!

  61. What a beautiful face, especially muzzle, on that kitcat