Cute Overload :D
Dog: “Oh, my little Snuggledums, I will lof you forevar! You’ll always be…”
Dog: “MY CHICK!!!!”
A Pomeranian unclear on the concept brot to you by H.M.W.
Um, a little reassurance here??
Any ever see the Dirty Jobs episode where they sex chicks and have to squeeze the poop out of ‘em? I wonder if the bird pooed itself.
EGADS! I’m a little harmed by that one. Hope the lil feller is okay.
poor little chickie, he looks so confused!
that little dewd is quite literally picking up a chick!
And then they lived happily ever after.
In which Pom the pup becomes confused by the difference between a live chick and a chew toy…
I predict Commentroversy. Imminently.
And yes.. I agree with the commentroversy prediction. ugh and *sigh*
Eek! Hah, yeah. Is chicky okay? Ahh, how correct you are, thinker… let the commentraversy commence.
I wouldn’t panic just yet. The chick doesn’t look squished in the second picture, just held. I doubt the Pom is being any rougher with the chick then it would be with a newborn puppy.
Well, there are some breeds of dog (like retreivers) who have, by nature, a very “soft” grip, aren’t there? So that, when they went hunting in the marshes for ducks with their master, they would not harm the druck, right? (Or is it revisionist-historian grey matter?) Perhaps this Pom is one of them… ?
Yeah, I think this falls under “cute or sad” – and I’m a little worried for the chickie.
But Meg would never post a picture of something being hurt because that’s just not cute.
So I’ll stop worrying and contributing to the commentroversy and go back to my spreadsheets .
As disturbing as the fact that the dog has the chick in its mouth is that the dog’s owner left the chick there at least long enough to take the photo. I usually love what I see on this site, but what’s happening in the second photo isn’t amusing.
You’re probably right about it just holding the chicky, Joe. Dogs do pick up their newborns with their mouths, after all.
Were any chicks harmed in the making of this photo?
IS THAT BLOOD?!?!?
I agree with critterlover. The second photo is DEFINITELY NOT AMUSING.
The chick does look a little squashed, but I think if it were in pain it would look more distressed– it just looks like “Put me down!”
Also, the duck has a look on its face like “I cannot BELIEVE we’re posing like this.”
Doesn’t this just bring up the whole “captured moment” idea? We don’t know what happened before, we don’t know what happens next. We can make up stories either happy or sad, according to our desire. The story we make up probably tells us more about ourselves than about the reality of the situation.
Oops, I meant chick, I swear…haven’t been off the farm THAT long.
I think Maureen’s right. I am choosing to believe this is a soft kronsche moment.
where’s the disclaimer “no chicks were harmed in the making of this…photo?” i’m a little distressed…
Whether or not the dog actually *bites* the chickie, mammals have bacteria in their mouths which is harmful to birds! This is why, say, letting your pet parrot eat out of your mouth is Not Recommended.
*thinks good thoughts for chickie*
the “red” is his feet. it’s cute.
i’m so done with this site. you don’t care what you put up here.
cute overload needs to take the “cute” out of the name.
that is absolutely a revolting picture. if you are not disgusted by that pic, then you’re a poor excuse for an animal lover.
Oh…oh…tell me when it’s over [Sam the Snowman shudder. With umbrella].
That is just aweful, thats not cute, its disturbing. I am appauled. That definately changed my idea of this site.
Call me a simple-minded pollyana, if you dare, but I believe that little Pommy thinks chicky is her baby.
Farewell, W.T.F.? We knew ye not at all. Oh, and LilyRose, back to the drawing board on your spelling, dearie.
Wait! I thought ‘chicks rule’? Quick – bring those socks n’ birkenstocks to the rescue!
And I thought it was Chick Rules in this house anyway.
Best. Scrolldown. EVAH.
Pom: “Hey man, you’re lucky my chick’s here.”
I think this is too darn cute. Frankly, I’m not worried about the chick at all. For one, they are pretty squishy lil dudes. For another, I seriously SERIOUSLY doubt someone would keep pictures of their pet eating another pet around for the purposes of aaaawing over them. In addition, if the chicken were in pain, I’d expect his wee wingys to be flapping and his wee beaky to be squawking, neither of which is visibile in that pic. The logical conclusion is that this is a cute, perfectly harmless pic. In fact, from the apparent calmness of the chicky, I’d not even be surprised if this had happened before.
Take a deep breath and then exhale aaaaaaaaaaaaaw.
I doubt the pictures would have been posted on the Internet if something bad happened to the little chicklette.
A little cringe-worthy, but nothing so bad as to stop coming to this site. Geez people, chill out.
We really need a picture-update section. >_<
Did anyone else hear a slight “squeak” upon the viewing of the second photo? Hee hee
I ate a chicken yesterday. It was darn good. No photos were taken of the event.
Oh, and if the dog wanted the chickie as a munchie, I am sure s/he would have gobbled the thing up in a second. I see no harm here.
ROFL… that was definitely NOT expected.
The dog isn’t biting down, it just looks that way because the chick is all fluff. Its treating the chick like a puppy.
My dog once stole a chicken while visiting a friends house, and ran all around the yard with it before they caught her. The chicken was probably a little scrambled, but it ran off without a scratch. This pic may be a chick rather than a full grown chicken, but its a very small dog being very gentle.
What is the matter with you people? This chick is clearly not being hurt. Think about it this way: how do you think that photographer knew that this event was going to happen? Do you think that a chick just randomly appeared next to this dog? No. I contend that the photographer knew exactly what was going to happen because it had happened before. Therefore (and follow along closely people), the photographer KNEW that the chick would BE JUST FINE. Good heavens. Some of you people need to chill the f*ck out. Stop pooping on the parade.
I own a pomeranian and he has the softest mouth of any dog I’ve ever owned. The chick is fine. If you don’t know what a soft mouth is read the Big Red series.
Oh… my gosh. This made me cry. Is the chickie okay?
James, the photos are a little contraversial, yeah, but have hardly been “scraped from the bottom of the e-mail basket”. Meg’s a smart webmistress… you don’t think she knows that she’ll get probably more than three hundred comments on this single post?
I agree with the soft mouth theory. “Look! It’s my bebeh!”
. . . you people just *thrive* on wank, don’tcha?
This is so wrong and I should be ashamed for saying it, but I sometimes think I liked this site better before everyone and his nuffingham brother discovered it. I liked the cute pix and the clever people who commentated. The cute pix and clever peeps are still here, but now they are being overrun by the ignorant masses. (web equivalent of urban sprawl?)
[runs to hide from verbal assault that is surely coming]
[hopes that maybe pudding will follow?]
Still,it is a bit disturbing. Kind of hard to see the cute in it. Sorry….
second photo NOT cute…very distressing…
Hee hee, Andi. You are very bad. I would take you over my knee and spank you, only…perhaps you’re bigger than me. No way to know.
& dollop of pudding for 2Cats.
2cats…fresh bread pudding with brandy sauce flung your way… enjoy!
I think that the cuteness at the expense of the chick is NOT cute. It’s never cute (to me at least) to see an animal in discomfort or peril. Teeth+body=discomfort. Maybe even fear. NOT CUTE. (made me sad)
If there’s something wrong about these pictures, I have yet to see it. I’m not really a dog person, nor do I particularly like little dogs, but I do love Poms and have met some very decent ones. And, yes, they do have a very soft bite. Thus, I’m going to have to agree with Julia and say that the pom carrying the chick around in its mouth is probably a very common thing if there are pictures of it. I just wish whoever sent the picture would come post and reassure everyone so they’d stop freaking out x.x
Hear, hear 2Cats. Cute dog + cute chicky + cute situation = CUTE. Plain and simple. And I think MarthainMobile stated it best
Hang in there, Teugh. Tho’ I’m one of the newcomers…
Can I stay? I’m here for the qte. 1 second after the picture the dog said “Pitooey” and the chick fluffed his feavvers in a huff and stalked away cussing quietly. Thass what I think.
Come on now people. This is clearly not a picture of carnage. There are waaaaaay too many overly sensitive people who rush to judgement without examining the facts. That chick is not at all in distress. Perhaps a little confused, but clearly not in pain. Not everything is as it seems at first glance. That is why it is cute!!!
awww no! hes been snatch-ed
who came first? the chicken or the pom? is there a heirarchy here?
How clever you all are with your made up words and snide attitudes here.
Heavan forbid someone disagrees with the site (A Thinker, Teugh Cats, Redzilla, Simple minded Pollyanna etc…etc…), you all swarm like locusts to squash the evil one with the independent thought.
WHO cares if it is a soft mouth breed? WHO cares if YOUR pom never crushed a chick in it’s mouth.
It’s a disgusting pic. that one would never expect to see on a site titled “CUTE OVERLOAD”.
Haha! I love how in the second pic the dog is looking off camera, probably at its owner, like, “did I do the trick right? Do I get a treat now?” Very cute! Lighten up, people.
That’s very disturbing. And how could anyone know the chick is not in distress unless they were there?
All one need do is look at the physical pressure being exerted on the chick (it wasn’t that thin in the first picture, right?) to know it’s in distress. Does it need to be carrying a sign saying so in order for it to be true? If someone squeezed you to half your normal width, do you think you might be in distress?
Again, that photo is quite disturbing and not at all cute. Sorry.
I laughed — and then thought, oh, poor tsicky (as my nephew used to say), and then I saw that there was no harm there — like picking up a puppy, that’s all. Then I laughed again.
I love the look on the dogs face. He’s all “What? What?! I’m not doing nothin’!” while holding the baby chick. I’m fairly certain of two things: 1) this has happened before because had the dog done this for the first time it wouldn’t be so clearly captured and 2) the chickie was not harmed because if it had been the person wouldn’t have sent in the photo. No one keeps a photo like that, and no one else would think it was cute. Additionally, had the pom wanted to eat the chicky the photographer wouldn’t have had time to take the shot – he/she would have gulped it whole!
So y’all just need to relax and not make me post such long things!
Oh god… I don’t even need to start reading the posts to KNOW that this one’s going to bring out the cute-roversy.
I’m sure the chick was fine… until it grew up and people ate it. Fact facts gang.
Hey WTF? I thought you were leaving. If you disagree, fine. And if you want to leave, go. We don’t need bashers here…we’re all here for the cute. Not everyone finds the same things cute-and thank God for that or the world would be a boring place. But if you leave, don’t come back and stir up more trouble. It’s not nice…and it’s not cute.
*looks at the leftovers of the chicken sammich she ate for lunch* Ohhhh no…..
BAD POSTS RULE #1:
If we have to try to figure out if one of the animals in the photo is in pain, then it’s not cute.
ZOMG!11!one!! Tihs bardie wuz apprntly harmeds! Calln teh SPCAZ on ur buts!
Sheesh people! Enough with the HWFO (hand-waving freaker outery)! If it offends you, do us all a favor and stop coming to this website! Unless you cannot quit the cuteness… which I cannot even if I tried…
Oh, Pillow, are you saying that a Pomeranian is more trustworthy than you? You couldn’t just nicely hold the chicky in your mouth, you had to go and chew it…
You guys crack me up. Maybe this site should be called soap-box overload. Lighten up!
I’m a little iffy about this one, too. My sister-in-law has a pom, and that dog will eat/bite/destroy ANYTHING. Looking cute while she does it, too.
Can you at least find out what happened to the chick after?
Er, WTF?, I thought you were gone.
Easier to whine about this site than to go out and help fight actual, indisputable cruelty to animals, isn’t it?
Lookit the /face/ on it. Both of ‘em! That’s not ‘Ow! Pumme down!’, that’s ‘Hey! I can see my house from here!’
Chicks are surprisingly tough, and dogs amazingly gentle when the situation calls for it.
oh my goodness! You know, this made me laugh out loud when I saw it. It was just so unexpected.
I think the chickie is fine. Someone would not post photos of their dog harming the bebe sheikhon.
You know, I see things here, and I am so surprised at the Commentroversy (TM) going on beneath. I miss the good old days of CO when I first found it. Really exceptional photos got 35 comments… And all so positive. Really, if you do not like the content, don’t ruin it for others, “if you don’t have something nice to say…”
Maybe Miss Kitty ate the puppies after the film ended. She had’em in her mouf.
I was wondering if it had been PhotoShopped. (No offense to the photographer.) Rather smooshed-looking chicklet there.
I’ll just pretend it’s a Peep. Then we’re all good.
Winter: This made you *cry*? Jesus H, don’t go watching any long distance telephone commercials, okay? You’ll be institutionalized.
Jason: “And how could anyone know the chick is not in distress unless they were there?” Ummm, how do you know it wasn’t unless *you* were there?
Personally, I laughed and laughed – well, inside my head, at least, seeing as I’m at work and all.
Cant wait to see photo #4 nothing but blood and feathers!
People who complain about this pic had BETTER be vegetarians, s’all I’m sayin’…
Rightous commentroversers (CO haters), take a TimeOut!
I’m definitely going with cute. Plus… this is something that just came out of an egg. A small, enclosed space. I would think they’d be used to being smooshed a bit, frankly, but p’raps that’s just me.
Just inter-species bonding, imho. I think it’s adorable.
Man, there certainly are some pontificators around here. Yeah, you know whom I’m referring to.
Please do not tell me what is cute and what is not from my view. Please do not sit there and assume that because I find this set of pictures cute that I “simply accept some dictum that says that animals deserve cruelty”, which frankly, is the most generalizing, pompus statement I’ve ever seen, and I’ve been around online for a decade now.
James, W.T.F., while you certainly can sit there and find the second picture to not be very cute, I personally am HIGHLY offended that you both make automatic assumptions to the negative regarding the person who took these pictures and submitted them. And that is a thousand times more disturbring than what to me appears to be a harmless picture of a dog smaller than my cats thinking that a chick is it’s baby.
Hee, this reminds me — I work at a museum with a chick hatchery, and one time this toddler (let’s call him 18mos) was watching the chicks, saying “Chick-chick! My chick-chick! Chick-chick sleepin’! Chick-chick jump!” and then he goes “I eat them!” Heh.
Funniest thing I’ve seen all day.
[grabbing a bag of cheezey poofs and getting cumfy]
oh, yea … this is gonna get good. Bring on the Nuffinghams!
Actually, i am vegan. I am also an educator and fosterer for the House Rabbit society and volunteer for the Humane Society . My apologies if i come off the wrong way, but i’ve seen things that would make most hard-hearted people break…sadly, the world is a much more cruel place that most people acknowledge. This pic is disgusting, but if you don’t see that, you’re lucky. -Peace C.O.
..Yano, there have been a lot of controversial images posted this week alone. Wow.
hehe and I was NOT saying that a pompom is more trustworthy than me, I was reading Wolf’s comment and realizing with horror that I had a chicken sandwich, and then my thoughts turned to the fact that once upon a time my sammich used to be a bebbeh chicky. ~_~;;
I used to raise the durn things….very poop-licious and very…..well, frankly, very tasty when cooked with a little rosemary. XD
i once put a peep in my mouth. no harm, no fowl.
Everyone’s so quick to blame the doggie. MAybe the chickie adopted her… Chickie might like it. Everyone put away the soapboxes, call off the SPCA, and breakout the puppies. I can’t see my hands anymore. Can you Teho?
For goodness sake! A dog wouldn’t try to eat something that fluffy! the dog and chick are obviously friends or they wouldn’t have posed so in the first pic. And if the dog DID want to eat the chicky it woulda just of bitten it, not posed cutely with the fluffy bundle in it’s mouth! Have some sense people!
OMG thats so wrong! MAD hes eatiing da chick! and i thought this was a cute site!
Pillow: That’s why I can’t eat fried eggs. Mine have to be scrambled, and I have to not think about it. Don’t care what people say, I just can’t eat fried eggs!
I love me the chicken sammitches though…
W.T.F., I’m highly disheartened that you take your personal experiences from the work that you do and apply it to people taking what appear to me to be perfectly innocent pictures, which I doubt contained any real cruelty to any animal. It seems to me that you have allowed your personal experiences to colour your perceptions of your fellow humans in general, essentially tarring us all with that brush, totally unfair and more than a little insulting.
I found this set of pictures to be cute. I seriously doubt that either the chick or the dog experienced any real harm or trauma. I highly doubt that the picture taker is a cruel and heartless pet owner.
Don’t you think it time to give us the benefit of the doubt?
owing to my cats’ love of ‘fresh food’, I cannot bear to look at that picture.
put down that camera and STOP THAT POM QUICK!!!
This is Meg’s site, and she can post any picture she wants.
End of discussion.
And I’m sure photo #3, if she’d posted it, would be of the “bleah, ptooey” variety.
James, what is bothering me is your seemingly automatic assumption that the bloody bird was harmed, your automatic assumption that the person taking the picture is somehow cruel. Got proof it was? Post it. Don’t? Then give it a bloody rest.
1. I really don’t care for birds regardless and I love this set of pics.
2. I concur with whoever first said this looks photoshopped.
3. If that chick were in pain its mouth would be open and its legs wouldn’t be neatly tucked up. My parents raised chickens when I was a kid and they let ya know if they’re upset… Some people just wanna make a big fuss. Go eat some pudding!
Hey W.T.F. I respect where you are coming from. I’ve seen some REALLY horrible things to so trench humor comes quite naturally.
I guess my feeling is that the horrors that go on LEGALLY on a regular basis in hatcheries all over the world is worth complaining about.
This just feels like an atctually innocent event by comparison. My big, scary, and blatantly aggressive black-shepard very gently collected a bunch of baby bunnies. The way he chased adults, I would have predicted a different outcome. Thankfully, our animals suprise us.
Pillow – your are EEEVILE! In the best possible way.
bread pudding and warm brandy sauce sounds really good – I’m trying to think of something nuffy so some puddins can be ‘paulted my way…
Ohmilord, hysterical!!! I love that the chick is all, ‘urk…again…grumblegrumble’ in the second picture.
To all of you eViLdOg! people: yes, there are a few dogs out there who crunch and rend things whenever possible. Note, however, that pomeranians are a particularly calm and SHY breed; presented with a strange creature at eye level, with a sharp beak, they’d more likely run behind their owner than take a nip out of the birdie, so these two are clearly good friends or that chick wouldn’t get any where the dog’s vulnerable muzzle. And if you’ve ever had your finger nibbled on by a pom, you’d know that their teeth are tiny and not tremendously sharp and that poms barely have any jaw strength at all (you only feel a pinch if the dog is really chomping down). That pom has barely got a grip on the chickie’s fuzz.
I’m inclined to agree with the skeptics. If it’s even questionable if an animal is in distress, I have a hard time finding pleasure in the image. The chick may have been fine, but if there’s even a 1% chance it wasn’t… *shudders*
OK…I’ve tried to get over the pic, but can’t. Please let us know that the chick is OK. Hopefully, the first pic is the “after” shot and not the “before” one.
Meh, granted I’ve known some poms that would have gladly taken a chomp of the lil’ chickie…and that shot might be a candid one, I mean, how on earth to you pose a pom and a baby chick in that pose? Hehe.
I will agree thought hat I doubt the chick came to any harm ~_~ Even if it DOES look rather tasteless…(no pun intended) If you guys have ever seen the way chicks are manhandled back on poultry farms you’d agree…
arbed: Whatever. Again, if someone squeezed you to half (or less) of your normal width, might you be in pain? One need only see the photo to make an easy and accurate–yes, ACCURATE–assumption in this case. It’s quite simple. High school biology should have taught you that. If it distorts the body’s natural shape, it’s probably not good.
Michele: “If you don’t have something nice to say . . .” Isn’t that supposed to work both ways? Why is it suddenly important to suppress all dissent? How Bush of you.
najjie: You are absolutely correct. If we have to try and figure it out, it’s probably not a good idea–and certainly not cute (when in doubt, don’t).
gloom raider: I’m a conservationist and naturalist. Helping animals (especially) and the environment in general means everything to me.
marie: I believe “righteous” would apply to your admonitions as well.
Vampy: Absolutely correct. Why is everyone trying to determine what should and should not be cute for everyone else? If we don’t find it cute, we say so. Is it suddenly wrong to voice an opinion? Well, in America that’s true, but I mean in general. You’ve got the right idea: people can say what they will and everyone has different likes and dislikes; none of that makes anyone right or anyone wrong no matter what side of the fence you’re on.
Ultimately, the point is that most of what’s posted here is overwhelmingly cute, but this one happened to hit a grey area. For all of you harpies complaining about those who don’t think it’s cute or are voicing concerns, get over yourselves. Wield your cookie cutters elsewhere if you must. Gosh, your worlds must be boring if everyone has to agree with you all the time.
Can’t we all just get along???
OOOO! Pass it over ‘ere, May!
Are we sure this is even a real chick and not a stuffed McChirpersons from the toy store? It’d be a shame to get all worked up over a plushy toy.
*passes pudding to Pillow*
No chicks were harmed in the making of this pudding.
Come on, everybody, PLEASE RELAX. Please? Nobody’s evil, nobody’s suppressing, we’re all just opinionated. Both sides: we really don’t have to be fighting. Really. Let each other be, please.
Huff a kitten…
*munchmunchmunch* Mmmmmmm…chickless pudding……glhhgrglhrlghlrllhhhh…*drool*
I’m going home to make a vat of brandy laced bread pudding to slow everyone down… my puddingpaut’s set on long distance scatter shot. Peace, peeps.
P.S. We all care about animals, I’m betting, or we wouldn’t be here. We’re all on the same side. OK? OK?
teehee – in my own twisted little way, I occasionally enjoy the Nuffs because they are either so outrageously simple as to not even be able to defend an idea, or they trip over themselves trying to hit every contradiction they can from their own arguments.
ah well, said enjoyment is always short-lived
Breathe in, breathe out … relax people
Hey, at least they make things interesting. Something to look at other than the sea of gasps and giggles from ogling these insanely cute pics. :p I know I’ve raised a ruckus over an image I didn’t like once or twice :/
*sigh* I think I got bored reading all the commentroversy. (I love that word)
Chill out, people.
We knew it would happen though, eh?
Well Danielle.. scootch over a little.. pass me a cheezypoof..
Burden of proof?!?
This is a personal website. Not a court of law.
Meg doesn’t owe anyone an explanation for what she chooses to post.
You don’t have to like the photos, but there is no need to be supercilious about and critical of the people who do.
TEE. POMMIES WOULD NEVER HURT ANYONE.
Maybe we could have a pic of the chick being all right at the end of this photo trail?
Just reminds me all too much of my bichon holding my pet cockiatiel (and it was not a gentle hold, let me just say. Both survived thankfully).
This is going to take relay pudding! I’ve had a couple of requests– if you want my patented CO Deep South Louisiana Bread Pudding recipe, click on my name and e mail me… recipe goes out in the morning, scattershot worldwide.
I think once this p-omlettes this chick down, it’ll find out what the pecking order really is.
Peeps, I’ve been processing FedEx shipments all day – any chance of some leftover bread pudding being tossed over here? Pudding out of pity?
KREM – That chihuahua is the POSTERDOG for eyeliner!!!!
RKEM, THANK YOU for posting that link! For the rest of you take a look at it and just chill!
MegW – Poms are SHY?!?! I can’t ever get ours to stop assaulting random strangers on the street long enough to take her durn bathroom break. I don’t think breed generalisations are ever entirely accurate. Each dog is an individual, just like each person is.
Note that I didn’t say “all poms” – I said “breed” which I meant to imply that the individual trend was toward shyness, not that every pom is shy.
Sorry for the confusion!
Lol, I guess I’m just saying one can never assume. This little girl is gregarious to a fault. Although, I will admit to being moderately amused when someone shows fear of a 4.5 lb dog. *bad*
Tank you, Aubrey. I was waiting for de puns. Gots to put up with so much Commentroversy just to get a few puns.
Aubrey — tea and sympathy (and pudding) coming your way.
Nope, not cute. Even if the chick *wasn’t* actually harmed, the visual disturbs me.
However, even though I find this extremely not-cute, I’m not going to go off on a huge rant about “OMG how KROOL and EEVILE Cute Overload is for posting it, and I’m never coming back here again”. Most of the time, I *LIKE* CO. But everyone screws up once in a while. On to the next pic… or back to the archives of tiny bunnies and kitties and micro-froggies…
In case anyone is in doubt as to how much is chicken and how much is fluff – let me say that about 1/3 to 1/2 of a chick this size is body. The rest is air, aka fluff. Hatchlings look totally gross until they dry out. If you’ve ever put a foam mattress pad on, the thing is about an inch thick to begin with. This is the same process, except the fluffery is outside. And I think the well-trained Pom is obeying a command to ‘hold’. If it were planning on eating the chick it would not have paused for a photo op.
Hmm. Baby animals tend to be soft and malleable. I mean, a few weeks ago I took on a couple of feline families whose kittens were 3 weeks old. One of the mothers looked like she was eating her baby when she tried to pick it up to carry it. But they are squishy and resilient. I love how the chicky looks like a confused marshmallow.
My mind turns to a memory of mine when my cat Mochi was only about four months old and I was raising tadpoles at the time…I walked into the living room and he turned to look at me with two lil froggy legs sticking out of his mouth. God help me after the panic went away and I’d rescued it, I decided it was the funniest thing I’d ever seen, and thankfully the froggeh was fine.
Slightly alarming until closer inspection, where both the Pom and the chicklet are looked at the camera, all “Aren’t we anerable?! Look at us pose!” Neither seems to be in distress. ‘Tis now cute.
Congratulations, you’ve shown people that they can put birds in harmful situations. Dog saliva can be incredibly toxic to birds, not to mention their TEETH. This is in incredibly poor taste, quite honestly
Just noticed that the Pom carefully put its mouth around chicky’s body, leaving the head free. This is a “carrying” hold. Killers grab the head and flip to break the neck. Sorry, I used to live on a farm & we used to train gun dogs.
well…not that I’m agreeing with the flamers, but look at that thing o_O;; His jaw is way too small to even TRY to grab just the heck of the bird without glomping the whole thing in his mouth, hehe.
If a dog, even a small, cute, fluffy dog, really wanted to kill a small(er) baby chick, it would have happened fast enough that there would be no time to catch it with camera. I think it’s cute. Oh, and the soft kronche bite can be taught to any breed of dog.
Hey ;_; I like snakes.
Just wondering how many people who objected to the pic are vegetarians?
Because although I found the pic upsetting at first (although on further examination, it looks like the chick is OK), I’d certainly be a lot more upset if somebody actually *killed* a cute little chicken for me… even if I didn’t get to see a picture of it happening!
How many of the people horrified by the pic are going to turn around and eat a chicken for dinner tonight?
Ha! I love these pics! Doggie is all, “Young KFC! Soft kronche with my watery-eyed self!” and the chick’s all, “Eeep! I’m being soft kronched!”
“the chicky looks like a confused marshmallow”…what a great analogy! And I think the CO defenders are right – the chick is certainly showing no signs of distress, nor would a dog pose if it had the intention of chomping. It would be nice, however, to get the final word from the post-er of said pic, just to quiet the crowds. :o)
LOL “unprocessed cuteness mcnugget”
I’m really in the mood for chicken for dinner tonite. I know that much. That first pick was totally anerable. I have to admit I was a bit shocked at the second pic. Glad I read thru to someone pointing out the “red” was a FOOT.
Frankly, if the chick didnt trust the pup, no way the first pic would have happened.
Not me. I prefer cow.
Yeah, it look slike he’s being squished, but as I said earlier, I used to raise these guys for my mom’s classroom (don’t ask) and they’re nothing but fluff. It really looks like the pom isn’t putting any jaw pressure on the chick at all.
Just goes to show that cuteness is relative. I think snakes are cute as hell. Sorry James, once again, no one’s taking your point. Give it up.
Morsel, “soft kronshed!”. Hee, hee.
Is “kronsh” like the french pronincuation for crunch? o.o;;
lobbing pistachio pudding on ovah to teughcats! love ya!
Pillow – go peruse Teho’s excellent glossary on this site. Go. Go now.
*hands James a cookie*
you need a reason to be happy. Take the )*%)#@*# cookie.
Her you go, have the cheezy poofs, Jenne.
Yaaaawn. This is getting old. I think I’ll snooze for a while.
Wake me up if blood starts splurting or pudding starts flying.
I think this picture is disturbing, and while I do eat chicken, I certainly don’t think it’s cute to watch animals being tortured or eaten alive. This site is called Cute Overload, and I go here to look at cute pictures, not to be reminded of the food chain.
The entry is “Cronshe”. Teho’s a genius.
Meg is bored again and trying to stir things up with some really nasty shit. Not a big surprise there.
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James…James…James…I wouldn’t bother to attempt an intelligent conversation with these hens. You spanked one of them, now they will all come running. Let it go.
MamaDawn – did you get a vox blog? Could you post a recipe there? Ohhh, we need a pudding recipe contest on our voxes…
And Pillow, yes, I remember you having a few Nuffingham moments yourself. Glad to see you stuck around and entering the Peep Society!
For me, if I see something I’m not so sure about, I just pass on commenting and move on. I have enough to worry about in my life to get exercised over these posts. But of course I have to read the commentroversies, because I’m sick like that.
Pillow, I luff yoo.
*waves “vegetarian for flavor reasons” flag*
Oh, aren’t we all. XD
Yay! WUV! *glomps Meg*
AmyH gets the award for wisest commenter EVAR. Let’s give her a hand…
And I’m guilty on both counts, by the way. If I don’t like a picture on CO I shaddap. But I still have to read the comments and wonder why we’re all so het up, dang it.
Damn, yo! That’s what? Three comment storm in as many days? Poor Meg! You know, I have to confess I get a naughty little thrill out of these things – but…Why oh why can’t people realize that this is Meg’s blog, not our website? If you don’t like the content, that’s fine. And hell, you are even given the opportunity to bitch ad nauseam about it. But – and this is a big, fat but – it is not your website. It is not your jurisdiction to dictate what content it contains. Enjoy it or not – that is your decision. There are far worse atrocities being committed than this! Dear Goddess!
P.S. The fact that this is a professional photograph would, to me at least, indicate that the photographer knew exactly what was going down. The little Pom-Pom thinks Chicken Little is her bay-bey. Awwwwww…
[snorting, waking up]
I fell asleep…are we there yet? [nawm nawm, wipes cookie crumbs from mouf]
Lordy… this IS a controversial one. I gasped… I laughed… and I awwwwwwwwwed. In that order. I understand the horror, but do take a closer look at the photo. Having seen naked chickies, you could tell the chick’s being held at a narrower region, with the longer teeth of the dog going AROUND, and not through. And whoever it was, earlier (can’t find it, now) is right… the chick’s mouth would be open if it was in distress. It LOOKS a little squish-ed, but relaxed. And momma Pom looks soooooo proud
OH,guess not… Wake me up when we get there. [falls back asleep]
yeah, that’s definitely “look this baby chick is my child” not “look ..now it’s my dinner..”
Cute as hell but a disclaimer WOULD be nice.
Mmmm, pudding. Can we get some rice pudding too?
I know it’s a little evil, but the first thing I thought was “Hmm, tastes like chicken!”
And then “I could go for some Chicklet gum.”
(I’m sorry if I’ve made jokes that have already come up; I didn’t read too thoroughly ’cause I was trying to avoid getting mired in the commentroversy. I lost a leg in one once. Speaking of losing legs, if you want an uplifting post, find Lulu the Tripod.)
LOL Don’t worry Alexis, to be honest I’ve now got an insatiable craving for broiled chicken…..
AmyH — I don’t have a blog (yet) but I’m compiling a list and will send the pudding recipe out in the morning. Just email me.
Thanks, Cerise! [blushes]
uh … Jaypo… you’ve got cookie stuck in your ear. Do you want me to get the Pom pup to get it out for you?
Whatevs, you crybabies. Where the heck do you think chicken for grilled chicken salad comes from?
And you can’t handle the barbarism of a 4-lb. dog play biting a chick. Hypocrites.
My Norwegian elkhound would occasionally catch small birds. When that happened, we’d have to chase her; she’d run and jump and dodge and feint to evade us; despite all that, when we got the bird out, it was able to fly away on its own power.
Compared to that, I think it’s quite easy for a dog to hold a bird in its mouth without hurting it.
Silly Pillow, I doubt if it’s chickless. It takes eggs to make a good bread puddy tasty and custardy.
SkyRep – Somebody was spanked?? Gosh darn it…..I’m always missing the fun.
Becky – tortured and eaten alive?? Oh heavens!
RKEM – great link – soooo cute!!!
And, this picture made someone cry?? However do they watch the news and survive it??
I grew up with access and exposure to a lot of weird animals. Baby animals of all kinds, especially birds, but also some small mammals, are incredibly squishy and flexible. They expect to be picked up and prodded by their mothers, none of whom have opposable thumbs. It seems completely obvious to me from this pair of pictures that the dog has adopted the chick and probably carries it around like a puppy.
Also, I have occasionally tested this hypothesis by carrying kittens around in my mouth, so I totally sympathize with the Pom XD
who needs bread pudding if you’ve got the brandy?
I remember when my dog (Shep/Rottie) had kittens (well, they are adopted) she would pick them up and put them in their box, from when they were not a lot bigger than this little chickie. I never heard a single squeek and the kitties are now 5 1/2 years old, so I know no harm was ever done.
…..pre-hatched chick pudding……glhgkhghlghghglll *drool*
That’s so not cute. It’s like the polar opposite of cute. It’s what cute goes dressed up as for Halloween. Uncuteness.
Oh man – if dog saliva is harmful to chicks, don’t anyone of you EVER lick a chick! Our mouths are worse than dogs!! LOL!
Lovin’ the cuuuuute fluffleness of the pom and the lil’ chickie poo! Excellent set of photographs. The chick looks ready to go for a ride with lil Pom Mom as the carrier!
Oh…and *gurgles* at the prospect of pudding. Yum!
Mmm, brandy. Rice pudding with brandy… Mmm, pudding. Brandy.
I’m gonna go have a drink. Cheers, Pillow!
Knock it off, people. No one cares how many screwed up things you see on a daily basis. You chose the job, so deal with it. If you think someone would post a pic of their pet killing or hurting another animal, you clearly have something screwed up in your head.
/ob pom story/
I was walking my mastiff one day (alas, now a late mastiff; he was such a good dog), when a pomeranian tore out of nowhere. I had Hoover lie down while the pom was jumping up and down on his head like Daffy Duck trying to squish something into a hole, going yapyapyap like you’d expect. Hoover just looked at me with a long-suffering expression of “Mom, I can take care of this if you’d just let me.”
The owner ran out of a nearby apartment building shouting “Tuffy! Tuffy!”
Least effective fight I’ve ever seen.
/end ob pom story/
Whether or not the Pom bit down, doesn’t mean the chick wasn’t in distress. I’ve seen cats pick up mice and carry them around without hurting them too… doesn’t mean the mouse had a good time. And animal distress does not equal cute.
I hope that all of you who are raving about how cute it is, and attacking those who disagree, also defended the picture of the big dog with the baby (which granted, I have no problem with, but then again, the dog’s teeth weren’t wrapped around the kid either).
Tracibub – chicky-pops for all!!
I’ve never cared for the feel of feathers on my tongue, myself, but maybe I’m in the minority there. (And I admit – I ALWAYS want to nibble on cute things!!)
OK, boozers. Liquor is NOT FUNNY. NOT CUTE. Why, just the other day I saw a guy on the street who was drunk and I don’t think you should be joking about it. So much pain in this world is spawned by alcoholism and you guys drooling over bread pudding with brandy in it is, I repeat, NOT CUTE.
Stop it or I’m leaving forever. After posting about ten more times.
Therithe, I lurv you… Yer my beshtesht frennd…
[falls off chair}
It must REALLY hurt to have your panties all bunched up like that!
Looks like blood on the second pic to me, not cool
Now that’s funny
***From Hanncoll: “That’s so not cute. It’s like the polar opposite of cute. It’s what cute goes dressed up as for Halloween. Uncuteness.”***
What a wonderful idea! October 31, I suggest that Cute Overload take a break from the cute and post images of true horror. You know stuff like this:
In other words – this world is a bad place. Bad. BAAAAD. Truly awful things happen. People and children starve to death. Diseases we scoff at in our idustrialized nations kill millions. And people have the utter gall to attack *this!* with such acrimony! I can’t wrap my mind around it. What on Earth is happening on Cute Overload?!
P.S. Cerise – *snerk!*
I meant this:
“Therithe, I lurv you… Yer my beshtesht frennd…
I just wanted to clarify before peeps began biting my noggin off
But did the Pom inhale?
Um, I’m a vegan too, and I’m not going to freak out on the picture the way WTF did. It does make me worry a little, though.
GLOOMRAIDER SAID: “Easier to whine about this site than to go out and help fight actual, indisputable cruelty to animals, isn’t it?”
Well put. How many of you individuals freaking out about this still eat chicken? Factory farms are horrible, horrible places and unless you buy organic meat, you are guilty of supporting animal cruelty whether you know it or not. I know that a lot of very caring people don’t realize this, which is why I’m pointing it out–and I’m also well-aware of the fact that there are many animal lovers on this site who may not be aware of where their meat comes from!
How many of us should be working? Ha ha haaaaaa
The chick-a-boo is thinking: “How can a chick find a good date these days? I mean, this one’s a real dog! And they’re all alike, one minute they’re just snuggling and the next minute their mouth is all over you! I mean, really, what’s a chick to do? Oh well, whatever…”
[props Alexis up, hands her a cup of joe]
Thanks, luv. Wipe your chin, sweetie. That’s it.
Bread pudding can be made (dare I say it) virgin by leaving out the booze. That’s the dull variety you get in southern restaurants, full of raisins. It’s just more fun to come home to real bread pudding and CO (or rice pudding and I have a recipe for that too). But no chicken pudding… that’s what gravy is for.
It’s true. No one here can know if the chick was or wasn’t harmed.
1. I’m not in favor of the picture. It appalls me, especially that someone trusted that pom’s pin-prick teeth long enough to take the picture.
2. That said, obviously some people find it hilarious or cute. I don’t always adore the pictures I see here, but neither does everyone else. It’s Meg’s prerogative to post what she sees fit. I’m sure she’s sorry for any offenses taken.
3. … it does sort of look like it’s being squished, doesn’t it… all that fluff and stuff…?
You’re right. My reaction to the reaction was itself an over-reaction! It just vexes me to an nth degree the really, truly, insignificant things that people choose to rally over. There are more pressing issues, more important issues worth the passion.
AMEN Oceanic Aura
GG – As a teacher I was done working a couple of hours ago.
Which was also when I started drinking. Whee!
There’ve been more than a few cute overload images that I found more cruel/ignorant than cute, but this one takes the cake. The position the chick is in is extremely awkward, what, does the chick need to be shrieking in distress for it to be considered cruel? Baby birds have delicate bone structure, shame on you people.
I’m still at work. Sad!
Have another for me!
I’m not amused. I don’t like this picture at all. I’m not going to throw a fit and go crazy… but comments are here for a reason, and I think one of those reasons is to provide feedback on the types of things we, the readers, like and dislike.
I 100% do not like the second picture.
chicks are fluffy and full of downy feathers. that is why he/she appears squished.
I’m tired of the pomtroversy. I’m heading home for bread pudding and kitten snorting. Have fun kids.
Friends let friends snort kittens.
people need to…..*sinsong* chillaa-aax
A BRIEF NOTE FROM THE PICTURED CHICK: (Bok! *clearing tiny throat, here*)
Dear loyal Cute Overload fans: I really appreciate the concern you have demonstrated for my well-being by writing in your fervent and passionate comments regarding the two photos on C.O. that have made me a famous star. Although it may appear that I am not ok in photo #2, I am actually still alive and my legs work well enough to write this note to you. I am not bruised or in any pain. In fact, my pom friend and I ordered a vegetarian pizza shortly after this photo was taken, gorged ourselves, then eloped to Jamaica, together. We love each other. I love birds more than anything, of course, because I am one. Worry not. Peace and sweet bird songs to all. love, The bird in the (famous) photos
I agree GG! I regret ever getting into this mess now that I’m in a cooler mood.
If anyone has taken offense, I really am sorry. I got a little carried away on account of the horrible day I’ve had. Again – sorry.
[hands Oceanic a kitten]
It’s cool, behbeh. Breathe deep.
[hands James a kitten]
Take it in, my brother. Kitten luving huffs to all.
Okay. Granted there are plenty of people who come here to troll, I am seeing things on this site more and more often that bother me.
It’s not so much the pictures that bother me sometimes (though this one is a BIT alarming!) but the people who think that it all is definitely in the best interest of the animal.
Just because something is posted on this site does not mean that it is automatically OK.
“Meg wouldn’t post pictures of something getting hurt.” How do you know, for sure? You don’t.
Thanks for the kitty, Cerise. I shall call him Schlopplesnip and we will have adventures.
(wanders in with a glass of D2D’s absinthe)
Anyone have an extra cube of sugar?
Meg, are you kidding me? there’s nothing cute about this, it’s really upsetting. I’m completely horrified by this picture, is this a joke? Is someone else running your site?
Yah gonna share that, Aubrey?
I’ll be right over with the sugar…
People…. Just think HAPPY thoughts. The chick is fine. The photo is cute. For &!@*#$ sake it’s on a website called CUTE OVERLOAD. If you don’t think it is cute don’t type (or gripe) about it. Wait until tomorrow…if there is still nothing cute on the site for you…. maybe it is YOU.
We’ve all been fooled. The chick is actually a Marshmellow Peep.
I have a friend whose cat took mice one at at time to their pool, dropped it in and calmly watched it struggle and drown. I come home to the occasional dead opossum that my dogs catch. Nature is cruel! Who knows if the pom is hurting the chick. Some of us will find this pic funny, some will be offended.
CO will go on, regardless.
Now someone hand me a glass of red, please.
I don’t hate CO, I thought the brouhaha over the kitten baby picture was ridiculous, the pig licking picture more so, and I found the pig in pork can cute, but this photo seriously disturbs me. I too had to look closely to assure myself that the red on the chick wasn’t blood. No, I don’t know that the chick is fine and the picture is cute simply because it’s posted– the internet is full of disturbing and violent pictures that people feel are worthy of posting. And, as evidenced by the number of puppy and kitty loving chicken eaters, some people believe that some animals are more valuable than others, and wouldn’t have a problem with a photo in a which a cute puppy fatally harmed a baby chick. I don’t come to this site to rant about vegetarianism or animal abuse, but I don’t come to see pics that make me wonder whether the animal is alive or dead either.
Yano I’ve never had Absynthe…what’s it like?
it does look a bit cruel i have to admit..poor james i feel sorry for you because they wont listen. unfortunately. and i too have seen a chick mauled badly by a german shepherd that they thought was Cute at first to let it play with! but it did live thank goodness (and it was a rooster and hated that dog!)
One of my professors took a bit of the stuff many years ago in Japan. He blames every lapse of judgement, forgotten word or pause in respiration on that one little sip. If that is any indication, anyway.
Myself – I look forward to England in a few years when I can taste it proper. Le Fee Verte, here I come, baby!
I have no idea if Meg would or would not post a picture of something getting hurt. However please remember that this is a money making site for Meg. She may wish to stir up contraversy to bring in more people and look at the ads etc.
However we have no idea what is the truth or what is not. Don’t judge Meg. Just judge the picture. Is it cute? Is it not cute? That is all.
PS Honor H, do you actually know what ‘wank’ means? “. . . you people just *thrive* on wank, don’tcha?” I take it you’re not British. I think I can comment that your post is a pile of complete wank and that you are a total wanker.
Ya I’ve seen much worse, and have kept my mouth shut about it until now.
If you think THIS is bad, watch this video below:
That’s right, it’s two children who have accidentally killed a dove. Doesn’t matter what their intentions were, it’s still dead. And everyone’s okay with this?!
I was in no way bothered by the picture, but to be honest, the response by the CO readership has made me ashamed to be a part of this site.
Have some pudding, Kyle *evil grins* ^-^;;
Enough already! I’m not listening, la, la, la, la ,laaaaaaa…
peeple — i hope that you put as much energy into the upcoming elections.
I for one thing both pictures are absolutely adorable. It is very possible for a dog to hold a baby chick in its mouth without harming it, and the dog is aware of what it’s doing. If you’re leaving this wonderful site over something like that, it’s your loss, not CO’s.
The stuff goes down like burning Nyquil. I loved it. I got beautifully drunk IMMEDIATELY. I staggered back to my room and wrote some symbolist poetry (all about floating kittehs and puppehs – funny, that), and…that’s all she wrote, actually.
Pillow, I’m SO not watching that. Thanks for the recap, though. [huffs, hands over kitten]
Ginger: [laughing] I LOVE that word. Use it more. Please?
Right, Smokeyjoe, will do. [salutes, huffs kitten]
GG: awesome picture. You keep it close for just such occasions as this, hey? Tewtally. So would I.
Cute Overload people, if you know who that person is that took the picture, I suggest you report them to the ASPCA or the National Humane Society for cruelty to animals by taking the picture rather than saving the poor chick.
While it’s possible the chick made it through ok, the dog could have easily made a mistake despite its best intentions. Also, dog and cat saliva contain bacteria that while safe to humans can be deadly to birds.
hey, pass me that kitteh…
Z. Dude. We already did the bacteria thing.
[passes kitteh to Smokey] Fresh one, bra. Still mewing.
Sorry, didn’t mean to be so graphic, I’m just trying to illuistrate that there is FAR worse in the world than a pom and a chicky, and that this image has no malicious intent whatsoever, despite any potential outcomes. ~_~
Now gimme that kitteh.
…and some absynthe while we’re at it.
I wonder off for the afternoon and when I get back y’all have been up to *this* all day.
Any tapioca out there, peeps?
Bread pudding doesn’t do it for me.
(Though I haven’t tried it soused. The pudding, that is.)
ZOMG animal cruelty!!11
I love this site. Pity the readers have to make *everything* a dire controversy.
If just the FIRST pic had been posted, it would have been soooooooo much better. — *Cute* and that’s that.
I’m just kind of sad right now because, after all the commentroversy over the previous pics, it was really a not pleasant surprise to see the SECOND picture posted. As soon as I saw it I knew that the comments would be filled with nastiness instead of people ::poit::ing and sqeeeeeing and being all silly. (Like it was “before”.)
I miss the fun and the silliness! I can find stress LOTS of other places – I come HERE for *the*cute* and the happy peeps and goofiness.
My head’s kinda reeling from all of the arguing the past couple of posts…
Aubrey, may I ask where you hang your boots to dry? You can’t get absinthe in the States but I’m soooo curious! Although, I have seen Cannabis vodka.
Yeah, you read that right. Cannabis vodka. Mind boggling.
i love this site, too, but that’s a little disturbing.
it’s nothing to get our panties in a wad about – unless there is evidencethat the chick was actually harmed. but i wonder if there were better, cuter photos in Meg’s inbox than that one.
so is he ok he better be i am praying for him… dont be cruel to a heart that’s true.
I’m with Oceanic Aura, I’ve never seen the stuff ;_; Anyone out there hail from southern california? I’ve got a big batch of cookies I just baked yesterday and I sure as heck can’t eat them myself ><
Pillow, damn you. Damn you to hell.
[sullenly goes to pop micro popcorn. Stuck at work, cookie-less]
And I’m about to leave work *big grins*
OFFER STILL STANDS if you’re in orange county, CA, hehe!
I have to say that, while the second picture made me start, I’m just flabbergasted by how much TIME people are spending writing about this. I think Meg is making a bit of fun of all of us. You do notice, don’t you, that her commentary was followed by a smiley?
Nope, I’m in Seattle.
[grumbling] She gots cookies AND better weather. @*@-ing sunuva…
Jason, not that I owe you any sort of explanation, but sheesh, that was rude! How “Bush” of me? Whatever. I didn’t say anything rude in my post. I was just amazed at the huge numbers of people willing to just spew out nastiness over t3h intarweb over something someone posted in THEIR OWN blog! I just really think that all this negativity has no place here, and it brings people’s spirits down. If you want to post fire and brimstone at animal cruelty, go to the source. You know, people who HURT ANIMALS. All she did was post something, no one gets in a huff when peta or animal planet shows videos of cruelty. Give me a break.
PS I voted for Kerry
Darn you, Pillow! I’m all the way in Michigan! You tempt me so, and then *pooft* like a fart in the wind!
This is so wrong and I should be ashamed for saying it, but I sometimes think I liked this site better before everyone and his nuffingham brother discovered it. I liked the cute pix and the clever people who commentated. The cute pix and clever peeps are still here, but now they are being overrun by the ignorant masses. (web equivalent of urban sprawl?)
Yes you should be ashamed. Who in the hell do you think you are? Cuteoverload isn’t exactly prime real estate.
Not sure what you were trying to accomplish with that dove video, but it had me rolling on the floor laughing.
Maybe if we don’t feed them, they’ll go away.
La La La La
Can’t HEAR YOU over the pudding.
Anyway. I just love the way Pommie’s box matches her fur.
I never manage that kind ofcoordination on my kitties’ pix.
There’s always a telephone wire or a kleenex or something off to one side, even assuming I get a picture of the thing that made me grab the camera.
Mostly I just get pictures of “a minute before this, she was ….”
Aw, look at all the fun I missed because of stupid work!
I suppose I’m an evil person, but I’m giggling histerically!
Reminds me of my first parakeet. My dad’s black lab took one look at the little guy on my finger, and decided, after years of careful training, that she knew exactly what to do with one of those.
In retrospect, I wish I had a photo that captured it all. The lab’s obvious pride in herself and joy in behaving well, the bird’s unharmed but somewhat shaken confusion, my panicked and indignant wailing, and my poor father’s i-just-woke-up-and-my-dog-gave-me-a -friggin-parakeet-and-my-daughter-is-screaming-WTF look.
I have to tell ya, the longer I look at the second picture, the funnier it gets. I have birds, and trust me, that bird is fine. If it wasn’t, that Pom would have little birdie beak slashes all over the nose.
days like this I truly appreciate the tyrannical mods on the TWOP boards…
In some ways..it’s cute. I worry less for the squishing of the chick, but more for the fact that mammals do have bacteria in their mouth that can easily kill a bird. as an earlier poster said…it’s a reason why parrot owners are very careful to not let their birds ingest any saliva. I just hope the little guy got washed off after this or something.
And chill out guys…people are just concerned about the chick’s well-being.
and as for Pomeranians never hurting anything…well I’ve still got the scars from when a pom attacked me when I was little…all I was doing was petting the other dog, which happened to be his mate.
lauowolf said “Pommie’s box matches her fur”.
Hee hee! Why did I find that so naughtily funny? Maybe it’s the booze.
Hey Pillow! I’m in Los Angeles – near The Miracle Mile District! Gimme dem cookies!
OceanicA: I used to make it a policty to visit England every year – and it worked for about 5 years. Then I changed jobs, vacay time and $$$ became dicey and I haven’t been since. Too sad.
This is a truly dangerous site. Here I sit, all pantyless (lest they wad), imbibing cannabis vodka, inhaling chicks, clutching the sugar cube for the absinthe and stuffing myself with bread pudding. And now you degenerates are adding cookies. What am I supposed to do – rub them on myself? I’m just too suggestible.
Cookies? I’m in L.A. – send them my way!
You’re really going away, W.T.F.??
Really? Really, really?
I’ll be watchin’ for you — all the world loathes a hypocrite.
I love this site, but I come here for a bit of a relief from all the horrible things going on in the world. This one is wrong, Meg. You made me sad
Well, in that case, of course it does.
Where’s that booze, I need to catch up.
And kittens, and cookies.
Well, if you’re sure…)
Jess, hang in there. I’m here to help.
[puffs, dragging in elliptical machine, crate of spring water, grapefruit halves, yoga mat]
[Scampering across hallway, knocking on door]
[puffs, dragging in elliptical machine, crate of spring water, grapefruit halves, yoga mat] Oh Cerise! Now THAT is truly obscene! Bleagh! Talk about your cruelty! (where did I put that absinthe…)
snusnu: I totally think the same way right after I saw the picture (not even reading the whole comments yet) XD
Glad I’m not the only one!
if this were in real life, most of the people here would be too afraid to say what’s really on their minds. while this obviously applies to me as well, i still hope that you all can accept the different opinions of everyone. how would it comfort you if everybody agreed with you? would it give you an ego boost or something?
i really dislike the anonymity that the internet provides.
One must needs assume that if the dog actually hurt the chick, the humans involved would not find these photos cute, and therefore not submit them.
Anyways, they made me laugh. My pom loved baby chicks, too. She thought they were puppies.
(holding green bottle just out of Jessarakitty’s reach)
Here it is…
I’m willing to share…just as soon as the visions evaporate…Mr. Baudelaire? Is that you?
Oh, and Cerise, I LOVE Seattle! You get plenty of sunny days out there, and you know it!
Though, there ARE fern and other woodland plants growing on the sides of buildings there… Maybe it DOES rain a lot…
Nah, it’s great here, dood. We just bitch about the weather to keep the population from essploding.
Mmm, delicious chicky! Tastes like a po-ta-to!
I have a print by Toulouse-Lautrec in the kitchen, Aubrey!
This is my kind of party! I now have the insufferable urge to go watch Moulin Rouge.
Sorry about the Cannabis vodka, Jessa!
Aubrey, I’m hip deep in cookies – nobody told me to stop rubbing them – and pantyless STILL and now you’re bringing elderly Frawnschmen into our snorglenest? This could get really interesting. I’m no spring chicken, so I’ll perch here and brood about it, with the help of that vodka (holds own bottle)
(looks innocently around)
What? What? Just because I came out of my shell–
everyone repeat after me “this is a supervised situation, and they wouldn’t have submitted if the chick was mauled after the next photo was taken.”
anyways, my friend had a retriever and a duck that lived in the pond out back that used to play “fetch” all the time. the duck would waddle off and the retriever would… retrieve him, let him go and they would start all over.
I think it’s a cute picture and I choose to believe that the doggy thought it was his/her puppy. :p
It’s pretty obvious that the chick’s spine is broken.
That also explains the lack of wing flapping & frantic squaking. Obviously it can’t if it’s paralyzed.
I would have hung up the pom by its tail, while the chick was still in its mouth, then blindfolded a 9 yr old and hand him a whiffle ball bat to see if he can break open the pinata…
…thereby helping the chickie escape the obviously vicious shaking of the chomping dog…
Jessarakitty: we’re just here to egg you on. And if the yolk hits too close to home, I’ll be white here to back you up.
OceanaA: ONE DAY I will return to the Cafe Royal; in the meantime I will be content to admire the A. Beardsley prints I have in my hallway.
And tell me more about this print!
My cats really like chicken, too.
I think we all just need a little reassurance that the chick is ok…answer us!
Let’s not get egg-streme here.
Omeletting you know, an oeuf’s an ouef.
and you’re one of those people who’ll have kids, but they’ll get wrapped in bubblewrap so tightly that by the time they’re released into the wild, they’ll get killed by an onshore breeze.
please don’t have kids. i would hate to scrape your kid off the sidewalk, bag ‘em and tag ‘em, then go tell you the news.
we live in a cruel, cruel world out here. you might not like it, but welcome.
* notices what looks like blood on chick *
I am tired of all of this. tired of the snipping, of having to defend every.single.picture. all-of-you-know-who-you-are, this is what I have to say to you: http://mariser.vox.com/library/post/the-last-few-days-in-co.html
Aubrey, I lied. >.<
It’s Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen! I’m so ashamed. Anyhoo, the print is of that other famous cabaret, Le Chat Noir.
So, I’m sure you can see how I was hopelessly confused!
I have to ask – does anyone myspace? You’re my kind of people.
Now I’m off to listen to La Boheme and dress like Theda Bara.
Ah! Let me beat! Stop meringue-ing me!
My brain’s scrambled, and I’m just fried.
I’m just not hard-boiled enough for this kind of eggs-ercise.
Long-time reader, first-time poster here…
For what it’s worth, I remember seeing these two pictures online on a news website YEARS ago.
Unfortunately, I no longer remember the details of the story, except that the dog had indeed “adopted” the chick, and that no chicks were harmed in the making of these pictures.
Yes, I know that not everything on the internet is true, and that therefore the story could be fake, but I just had to add my 0,02€.
OceanicA: Even better. I’d like to dress like Theda, for a change. Everyone needs to be re-vamped, now and then.
Am I too late for pudding and a drink?
Lauowolf, I don’t think I want to digni-fry that with an answer.
Somebody posted this on another site I frequent. I’m in a snarky mood and full of vim over the days events so, here you are…Enjoy, my loves.
Hey, mariser – I was wondering where you were. Although you could have been on other posts and I’ve just been here…
See you on the blog!
Maybalee, it’s never to late for puddin’ and a drink. Pull up a spoon and have some magical green wormwood!
You guys! Chill out – it’s not like the pom is licking pig snout! (I’m sure the chicky is fine too.)
I haven’t been around too much here. I am covering for a colleague who’s getting married this weekend; I’ve stopped by a few times, taken a few kitteh hits, ya know.
puff, huff, pass
[to the left]
Mmmm, magical green wormwood *holds up big spoon*—Thank you Oceanic Aura!
What kind of wine goes with pudding anyway?
Aubrey- I knew you’d be hatching some kind of pun.
Let’s start the Friday party early. Kittehs, puddins and alcholic beverages popular in past and present centuries for everyone!
Lauowolf: Just when I was about to leave the office, you show up. Just my cluck.
And all wines will go with puddins’! Belly up to the bar and imbibe! I’ll tend bar – or AmyH, would you rather have the honor?
WOW! THIS HAS GOT TO BE A C.O. RECORD FOR MOST POSTS FOR A SINGLE SET OF PICS EVER!!!
Too bad Theo is no where to be found … I was really looking for to THAT post
Well, I had to beak out of my shell sometime.
I’ll be happy to tend bar, Aubrey. You can be the host and mix, mingle and make sure everyone has a good time!
I’m sorry, but who cares if the chick is being squished? We eat them before they are born and after they have grown up.
Mariser, was that a real episode of Colbert? if so I must find it on youtube! let meknow?
[peeking around corner] Is it safe yet? Did the nuff puffers leave?!
[steps out in full view]
Puddy and wine?! Sherry will go nicely with flan, or maybe Marsala would…
Why doesn’t meg post herself and resolve this? Why does she just leave us all worried? THat’s not a very caring person. Come on Meg, do the right thing.
Woo. I saaaaw the debate a’comin’. Then I saw the Comments(346357484576345467). Yep. *hides* The lil chicky is cute. And I’m forever turned off to Pomeranians because of my mom’s two little TERRORS. *shudders* Ohh, they may LOOK cute at first, but they’re evil. EVIL!
Well, I’ve eaten and drunk myself into an absinthe-and-rice-pudding stupor. and nevermind the cookies… Y’all are a bunch of enablers.
Have a good night. This post had better have 400 comments by the time I wake up or someone’s gonna be sorry.
Man, I missed a lot having to feed the kids. So absinthe tastes like cheap licorice?
Jessarakitty, I would remind you that Toulouse was only navel high, so knickers might be in order.
At last count, I had 45 requests for the pudding recipe, and still haven’t seen hide nor hair of Theo. What, is he chicken?
jaypo, let’s you and me go hide in the kitchen with the sherry until the bad people go away. Theo will know where to find us when he comes back…
Meg wouldn’t post something that ended badly so why don’t you folks lighten up.
MamaDawn, I know I just said I was going to bed, but I would love the pudding recipe, but I (like lauowolf) can’t seem to get the email thing to work. If you don’t mind the trouble of emailing ME, I’d be forever — hic! — grateful.
Maybe he’s been carried off by a gigantic evil Pommie?
Or maybe mamacat is happening.
Absinthe tastes like paregoric. Or ouzo. Ouzo tastes like cheap licorice.
You know who else has been missing? TJ (Tony James). He hasn’t been here in days. Maybe even more than days.
Alexis, at last someone who seems to be in the same time zone I am. We’ll wake up tomorrow and there’ll be at least 400 posts, a pudding platter and a pile of empty bottles.
Goodnight, peeps. Till manana dawns, MamaDawn…
I think Theo is hiding — this is a scary thread to follow. Alexis, recipe will follow in the AM.
I saw someone mention that show dirty jobs with the chicks earlier. To make them poo they picked them up just like that there pomeranian and SQUEEZED them and all they did was poop. Not even a tweet.
Why has the second picture been posted on cute overload?! It’s not cute and it’s not funny it’s sick.
“jaypo, let’s you and me go hide in the kitchen with the sherry until the bad people go away.”
J.Bo, they got me all skeert now and I have to pull covies over my head. With the sherry.. [hee hee]
*eats more pudding*
…You all KNOW that there are horses being sold to slaughter houses for $3 a pound, and thousands of abused dogs/cats/bunnies/goats/llamas/elephants out there, yeah?….
considering that all the people complaining probably EAT CHICKENS. THEY SHOULD REALLY SHUT THE FUCK UP.
please everyone.. stop feeding the trolls.
if they want to say its cruel, just ignore them and they’ll go away.
this pup is picking up the chick with a “soft mouth”. meaning he is holding the chick, NOT biting down into it! think: momma dog picking up puppies and how the puppies are NOT bitten, just held onto. but in general watch out very carefully when any animal does this – esp watch out when cats try this with birds!!
OMG I AM ON THE INTERNETS SO I WILL TYPE IN ALL CAPS TO GET MY POINT ACROSS AND LET ALL OF YOU KNOW THAT I AM STUPID AND OVER-REACTING TO AN IMAGE ON MY COMPUTER SCREEN EVEN THOUGH I JUST ATE A CHICKEN FOR DINNER. OMGOMGOMG THAT ORANGE FUR ON THAT CHICK LOOKS LIKE IT COULD BE BLOOD. AND OBVIOUSLY THE CHICK IS PARALYZED. DUH.
There was a police dog shot and killed in the line of duty today here in the Tampa area. (Lakeland, FL) The suspect also killed a deputy officer, who was the K9 handler. The suspect shot the officer first, then the dog went after the suspect, and the suspect then turned and shot the dog to death. I’m not worried about the fluff ball with the fluff ball in his mouth. My heart goes out to the family of the officer and his dog.
Wise up, stop the bickering. Realize that there are other more important things to worry about or think about.
I think it’s a cute photo. Both of them.
Lauowolf, I’d scramble to my feet, but I’m a little goofy on my dear absinthe (drains bottle).
AmyH, sure – I’ll put on something Theda Bara-ish and happily glide amonst the guests.
This isn;t the same dog and chick, but it is something!
Am I the only one who thinks that chickens are evil and deserved to be mauled by Pomeranians?
Lauowolf — on the subject of Theo not being around (smart boy, dat Teho, he’ll go far, and probably has, knowing the commentroversy that would brew over this post), anyway, you conjectured that maybe mamacat was happening. Guess you didn’t hear the bad news that foster-mamacat won’t be having any kitters. I forget which post Theo broke the news on, but it was just after he got back from away. It was sad. It is sad. Sorry to be a downer.
By the by, peeps, I’m an abstainer, myself, but I could sure do with some puddin! Make mine butterscotch. (I used to know some kitters that were butterscotch colored, and their peeps called them “The Scutterbotches”. Cute kitters, them was…)
OH – MY – GOD!!!! I have NEVER read such a collection of stupid comments in my entire life!!! A 3rd picture?! -What – u think it would actually show feathers and beak splinters?! Hilarious. I swear the only ones with ANY sense whatsoever (AND made me laugh – thankyou: after wading through this ridiculous muddle, it was horribly needed), are Cerise,arbed, wolfwhocriedboy, Thorne, Jaypo, and – best of all….Danielle, I could just see you tucking your legs under yourself with your little bag of munchies and expectant smirk on your face -THAT was funny. As was the adorable pic that started it all (Have NONE of u ever had animals before?!!!!) SHEEEEEEEEESSSSHHH !!!!!!!
Butterscotch? By God you’ve given me an idea! (reaches for a bottle Johnny Walker).
I’m waiting for The Most Offensive Photo Ever. That would be, like, a big dog with a baby in its paws and a chick in its mouth, and they’re all wearing jogging costumes as they pose on a treadmill that’s powered by Lucy.
Good post, Deanna. What I fear has happened….the Pom and chick are just fine. But, the poor cat to the left was held against it’s will, a diet cherry coke box was SLAMMED onto it’s head. It was laid on the floor and photographed for all to see in it’s humiliation. AAAAAAhhhhh, the felinity!!!
*Pops six Peep Prozacs*
: – (
According to some of your logic—since we eat chicken, beef, etc, we have the right to mistreat and abuse the animals beforehand since they will be killed anyway. Truly frightening.
I see nothing wrong with people showing concern for the chick. Why do you all need to get so abusive and nasty?
Action’s definition of cute: elicites an Awwwwww….
Action’s defintion of not cute: elicites a cringe.
First picture, cute.
Second picture, not cute.
There’s a chick born every minute.
Come on people… if that chickie was hurt, she wouldn’t have posted the pic!
Maybe the pics are in the wrong order? Maybe the 1st pic is actually the end result.
At any rate- both animals are cute. I do hope the chick is ok. Enough said.
last word? no?
God I love you people. I think Meg *thrives* on a little commentraversy once in a while, if for no other reason, because it brings out the booze and desserts.
I’m an abstemious sort of gal myself, and absinthe would prolly knock me sideways into the middle of next year. But has anyone got any Grand Marnier to go with my pudding?
So sorry to hear about Theo’s fostering.
Hope Mamacat is okay.
(Maybe he should find her a litter of puppies.)
Well, I’ll just grab me a little pud, a little wine, and egg-zit stage left.
(I have a rendezvous with a LOT of laundry.)
I’m horrified!! That is not at all cute in any way! That poor little quackers!
TO CAPSLOCK … KISS MY CHICK!
You go James. You can’t reason with the smug, sanctimonious, defensive jerks on here, unfortunately.
We used to have a dog named Marcy, who was a mid-size mutt, and she rescued orphan baby bunnies. She carried every little bunny in her mouth to our home, and barely ruffled their fur. Methinks the pom is like my departed Marcy, except with baby chicks. It’s cute, dangit.
Wow~what are people thinking? Isn’t this a site for animal lovers? Some of these comments are sickening. I don’t understand why people are so threatened by WTF or James saying they found the pictures disturbing. That’s hardly being a troll. And yes, I am a vegetarian and Humane Society volunteer. Personally-I am always glad to hear someone voicing concern for the vulnerable-how on Earth is that evil?
Dear God, people expressing CONCERN about the welfare of an animal, what is the world coming to?
We need more people like you in the world, thank you.
“The heart has reasons that reason does not understand.”
“My heart goes out to the family of the officer and his dog.”
Straight up, Jan Spencer.
And to the family of the Aurora, Colorado police officer who was shot dead last week. And the family of the young girl who was shot dead by the creepy b*st*rd at the Bailey, Colorado high school yesterday.
Not animal-related, but a lot more important than some chick photo that was taken years ago.
And actually, In Awwwe, this thread isn’t even close to the record. That distinction (infamy?) is held by the dog/baby post of a few months back that ran to well over 1,000 posts.
Wow, it’s not the concern for animals that is a problem.
It’s the “and the rest of you are heartless, stupid, *&%$#” corollary that goes along with their “concern.”
I doubt many are offended by the concern about the second picture. What’s a bit ridiculous is the absolute *outrage*, which seems fueled not by a love for animals but a need for drama.
Yes, the second picture is alarming. No, it isn’t grounds for boycotting the entire site and making sure everyone knows it.
Animal body Language:
Dogs: Aggression= Ears flat.
Attentive/approval-seeking= Ears Perked Forward.
I have seen dogs slaughter newborn kittens. There was not time for a picture, there was lots of blood, and ears were not perked forward. Especially not immediately before the kittens met their grisly demise.
No snarl= soft kronshe.
AuntieMame, in that case, you need to look in a mirror.
Again, Katy, if you don’t like the actual concerned comments, then don’t comment yourself. Duh. When you do, you are being defensive.
Wow, the personal attacks are also a problem. So knock it off.
“Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it.”
I was actually defending the “concerned” crowd, wow.
AU-untieMame: You don’t think saying people are “ridiculous” is a personal attack? KNock it off then.
Cerise, Aubrey, OA, Lauri, and other nice people who have probably gone to bed…
No bread puddin’ here, but I have apple brandy. And four eminently snorgle-able cats. And… oh, darn, I have to go to work tomorrow. So much for the party. Drat.
Ummm…… I have a picture of a cute little hammie w/ his paws in the air …… anyone interested? (hopes…..against hope………….. deep sigh h h h h h ……). O. K. ‘Night – love to all….
“Cute” is an aesthetic term. This is a site dedicated to the aesthetic qualities of animals and other things, not a site for raising awareness. When you try this, it accomplishes two things:
1)It’s embarrassing, like someone giving a eulogy in a wedding toast;
2) It backfires: for the past few hours I’ve been hoping for a third photograph where that giant foot from “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” will come down and squash both animals flat, just because.
The “concerned” comments do little good and a lot of harm to the very causes youre trying to espouse.
I just skimmed this thread, qt, and I don’t see where anyone said that any “people” were ridiculous. Some of the *comments* are ridiculous. There’s a difference.
What’s also ridiculous is how this comment thread has turned into an onslaught of personal attacks. I apologize if my own comments were taken that way. But, really, can’t we just agree to disagree? Nothing can be done about that second pic, now. It’s been posted and seen. That’s all she wrote.
That’s right, “concern” always backfires. Listen up people, never show concern, especially on chat boards. Don’t raise your voice. So says gloom raider. Heed him.
“It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.”
“What’s a bit ridiculous is the absolute *outrage*, which seems fueled not by a love for animals but a need for drama.” Outrage is an emotion. Attributed to a person. Not a comment.
(waving snifter of Oregon apple brandy and protesting cat) Hic!
I haven’t read the comments cuz I don’t want to be dragged down. But, I have dogs who in the past have brought home tiny featherless baby birds, unharmed, although a bit spit-covered. It is possible this chickie was fine.
Ok, goin’ back to a safer space.
“The thing with feathers has turned out be my nephew. I must take him to a specialist in Zurich.
[Shakes head. Shakes shaker of butterscotch puddin martinis. Wonders if all the personal insults are really necessary. Sighs.]
Who’s ready for another drink?
TJ is in Syria celbrating Ramadan. Or so says his blog. Wishing him well and a safe return to Fort CO.
I’ll be up for awhile (CSI is almost on!). I’ll be at work tomorrow too – but that certainly isn’t enough to stop a party – can you smuggle in yourself and your quartet of kits, by the way? And the brandy of the apple, too (never tried it)?
And tomorrow I can brew a STRONG pot of coffee – I think we’re all going to need it.
Single Malt: Woody that I’d have thought of that one.
“One martini is alright, two is too many, three is not enough.”
Fire up the grill, ladies! And pass the margaritas, I’m still around. I ducked out to play scrabble and eat a muffin. You think I’d leave this corpse unpoked? “Ha!” says I.
“Hope is the thing with feathers, which sits in the soul and sings, and never stops, at all.”
I “hope” the trolls will go away.
Deanna…bring out Hammie pic with paws in air!!….
*slugs back a lovely Michigan semidry reisling* (anything stonger being absinthe)
Ah HAHAHAH…..(never one to leave a corpse unpoked!!)
ok Oceanic Aura, the grill is fired up…how about….brussels sprouts?
Aubrey! OA! The kitties and I will be right over. Apple brandy, coming up… I buy it for the fruitcake, really, every fall… but somehow, most of it end up in me. Real English Fruitcake, yum.
And I haven’t said much about this pic… but I, too, assumed a happy ending and a motherly Pom. I’ve heard too many sweet stories about doggies mothering chickies. I wouldn’t trust my cats around this little fluffball, though… they would be shouting, “Hors D’oevres” or similar.
(sits at the bar, arms on the counter, looks down, pushes fedora back)
Yeah, make it one for my chickie and one more for the road.
Siddown, OceanicA. No margaritas, though; I’ve moved on to Bloody Marys.
Yeth, yeth, yeth! I have dogs who have carried my chickens around unharmed! (we don’t encourage it but….poop happens)
Apple brandy…I’m for that! (good thing hubby’s gone to bed..he’d say I’m gettin’ “sloppy”)…
Laurie – is that St. Julian, by any chance?
“We ought each day to hear one little song, read a good poem, see a first-rate painting and if possible, speak a few sensible words.” Goethe
More apt feather poetry, if it doth please-
“Alas, we but chase feathers flying in the air, and tire our own spirits, for the froth and over-gilded clay of a dying life. One sight of what my Lord hath let me see within this short time, is worth a world of worlds.”
Lauri, if we’re dishing out Michigan-native brew, then I’ll take an Oberon. Production ends for the year in two days – what’ll I do without a delicious ale with an orange slice? Woe.
Oops – Lauri, sans ‘e’.
Two bloody marys comin’ right up for you and the hot chick, my friend.
[slides two right down the bar]
I have Pomtini’s! (pre mixed pomegranate martinis)… the glasses they come in are very cute! Want some?
We’re a bunch of lushes, the lot of us!
Pomegrante martini!? Surely, you jest! The recipe if you, please? All the heart health of a pomegranate, with the fun of a martini! The perfect drink.
waa… I missed everyone… Will make hot chocolate and read my Charlie Brown books… Good ol’ Charlie Brown…
Wow – I just had a pomegrante martini this evening! For realsies! Lurv the pom margaritas, too. (slurp!)
I can drink while serving at the CO bar, can’t I? Sure? Thanks!
Im sure most of you eat chicken so why does this bug you?oh I guess u dont picture what you eat do u ?
*Glugs down Oberons and bloody marys!….ok, ready for teh Pomtini!!*
Yiikes. After work, me mateys and me often head to Little Joe’s for a Bell’s Oberon, OA. I will admit I prefer a Killian’s, whilst the rest get the Oberons…but..all good stuff!!! I would love to tour the brewery!
Yeah, I’m in Ann Arbor, so I’m not too far away from the brewery, but…meh. Never the time, you know. Try Blue Moon some time, it’s delish!
yay! I also have some vodka with green tea drink… I wonder what type of pudding packs I have around… seems to be turning into a ‘fun’ party after all!
Pomtini headed your way, Ms. Lauri!
My favorite local brewpub is Four Peaks in Tempe. They brew the Kiltlifter, a nice 6% beer.
AmyH>>> a pom martini for real??? The universe has blessed us all….or…I should say, the universe has bleshed us all!
The semidry reisling I am enjoying is Chateau Grand Traverse. DeLISH. My hubby and I buy up every bottle we come across.
Ok, gonna hafta try a Pom Margarita, too! Shite. I think there is a “u” in margarita, but I can’t think where.
Hey, OA – I love Blue Moon. It’s my college football watching beer. Michigan State, that is. I’m a transplant and sometimes you MI people make me all homesick-like.
Pass me some o dem puddins, teagirl. Sniff…
Amy, megirl, I am going “up north” to Petoskey this weekend. (tomorrie)
I am gonna take some pics of the trees ….changin’ colors, the deer, the turkeys, ….stuff ta make yer heart sob….
Ah, Michigan in da autumn….tyme…
Lauri, margarita is right. The U would make it a name/Italian.
The pom margarita is a bit tart at first but then it’s yummy! Out here in Phoenix every place tries to come up with new and different margs. Yum!
If you are ever in Santa Fe, there’s an upstairs bar overlooking the square. The tequila menu is mindblogging. Tell the server how you like your margs to taste and they’ll custom blend one for you. Heaven.
We usta go to a bar in E. Lansing called Blue Moon.
When I went to college 18 was legal drinking ate. Yaaaa….ok….
The “u” turned, Lauri, so it’s hard to tell.
So ladies, what is it – Bloodys with or without horseradish? A little hair of the dog before it bites never hurt anyone. With a puddin’ chaser? Simply delush – I mean delish.
Sarcasta was going up north as well one of these days. She was supposed to box up some leaves and ship them to me.
[checks mailbox for umpteenth time]
I don’t remember that bar. But then the drinking age was 21 by the time I got there.
(Ah, threadjacking. I feel like we completed a chaos somehow.)
Oh! Thanks, Amy! So glad I didn’t really miss the U!
*Making a note in my travel list to visit Santa Fe*
Yeah, I know I said “legal drinking ate”…. I think you all know what I meant.
I like mine with clamato juice and curly fries, my own self.
Eh..screw the tomato all together. Well vokda straight up!
P.S. Does CO take html? I’ve tried and failed.
P.P.S. Is anyone on the cute map? I just used five minutes of my life perusing, and it amused me greatly.
Ha! Aubrey! I thought you was funny when I was thober. Now you are funnierer than EVAR! (hic)
Gimme one with the dog hair… (hic)
What kinda puddin’s goes with pomtinis?
This afternoon, little TK tried to get away from me but I told him “No! I’m gonna snorgle this tuxkit for all the people on CO!” And I did.
I bet chocolate pudding and Pomtini’s… If you can get those really dark chocolate ones from Germany.
ok, goin’ ta snorgle my OWn kits and pups…and evrything elsh in ma house…
Did we run out of kittens?
Thanks, LT for the TK snorg!
Ho-kay, my Elvis kitty just showed up to tell me I’ve had enough. Guesh izz time to go. Will pass out now.
I’ll be over for coffee in the morning, Aubrey!
thank you, LT.
that is the cutest thing EVAR!
soft kronsche, fer sure.
LOL!! Did not EVEN read all the comments after the whole cat raising puppies fiasco.
I’m sure duckers is fine. Dogs pich up pups all the time. I acutally thought this one was funny. hee hee!
butterscotch puddin martinis??????
My god! That sounds amazing!!! *goes to look up recipe*
It’s past my beddy-by time, and so I must depart.
Good night, all. Hugs, kisses and cookies for everyone.
See you the next controversy! I’ll bring the Oberon.
Ok, I would like to repeat what DavidboDavid said way back when..”That little dewd is literally picking up a chick.”
…”Night night….trails off into the mist….yawn….*
(puts arm around AmyH)
“I love ya man – yours beautiful! Yours all beautiful!…”
(breaks into tears)
“WAAAHHH! I wash given a snorgle-by-proxy! I’m not worthy! WAAHHH!”
So, if you ignore trolls do they go away? If you feed them they hang around forevah! Stop feeding them! Please?
No, Aubs, yous beau-ful. It’s all you. I’m sherioush.
S’okay, you tewtally deserve the prokshy shnnorgle! Here, use this kitteh to wipe your noze n’ dry your tears. Better?
Is the little chickie ok?!?!?! Come on cuteoverload, don’t make me go to sleep sad!
“I have often walked these streets before…”
(looks at kitteh in hand)
“Where did this come from?”
Holy Comments, Batman!
Oh my! I hope the little chicky is okay. If the pom has a soft grip, the chick should be okay.
A my family’s yellow lab, Brita, used to go “fetch” our pet baby ducklings from our backyard pond and bring them to us in the house. Being a retriever, Brita never injured a duckling ever…not even once.
Oh yeah…it was redonkulously cute too when Brita would waltz up to us, cheeks puffed, with a ducky inside cheeping away. The duckys came back for more than one “ride” each too so it couldn’t have been that bad, right?
Hopefully the pom is just as careful
Wow. Lots of comments.
dear lord peeps i go out for one evening and the storms rages on CO.
What is going on with Foster kitty Theo.
Now all we need is Loopy to whine about how we’ve angered his god, and the circle of shitstorm will be complete.
ive never commented on this site before, but i love looking at it. i see that there has been some dramarama, and i dont want to add to it.
i do want to say that i found the second image very upsetting. i am not an animal rights nazi or the cuteness police, but this image made me *very* upset.
i wish that a third image or a comment about the chick being ok had been posted. more importantly, i wish that the dog owner had the sense to keep it away from chicks. true, some animals can be great friends in spite of size differences. however, the difference in size between even a tiny dog an a chick is a large one. at the first sign of chick in mouth, it should have been taken away. better yet, keep chicks away from dogs, period.
yes, the fluffitude is cute. is the possibility of capturing the cuteness really worth the chance of a nasty outcome? no.
GAWD, PEOPLE!! Has anyone considered that it very likely might be ‘shopped?? *takes out pen and notebook, says in Freud voice* “And why does this photograph elicit such angry feelings? Tell me what ELSE is going on that’s making you lash out”
I’m surprised that so many people would be okay with a dog grabbing a little bird (playful, gently, or rough and tumble)and then get angry at people who really do feel bad seeing a small animal getting crushed.
Personally, I would add a 3rd pic of the chick being all right but I have a feeling this does not exist.
It’s disturbing because it reminds us of how any animal/child can be hurt.
I’m not some PETA idiot or some anima rights extremist or anything…
But that 2nd picture is a bit disturbing.
Chicks are just SO frail and it’s just well.. disturbing how it’s positioned in the dogs mouth.. NM that it’s IN THE DOG’S MOUTH. Ya know?
Think some reassurance that the chick is actually just fine would be nice.
well i like this pic. also this kinda thing prevents this site from becoming all too sugary and predictable.
Some people need to get used to the idea that the world is a baaaad place. It would be sad if this chick would die, but i find it worrying that so many people get so worked up about this. get a perspective, people!
Well I havn’t read all the comments but I hope to God that that little Chick is ok???
This was probably the worse picture ever posted on Cuteoverload….
Definately not cute…rather sick …and I agree with the poster above…I am no PETA moron but that second picture is troubling…
Bad judgement by the Site owner to be sure…
oy, i haven’t commented in months and months but i have popped out to say:
1) i too miss the days when a lot of comments meant 30-40 total and trolls were nonexistent.
2) i can’t believe i just skimmed through 300+ comments and DID NOT GET ANY TEHO as a reward for my suffering. *whimper*
I realize there’s a lot of comments on here, but I’m going to add one more…
Megs works very hard to find pics for us to oooh and ahhh over… I’m sure she goes through hundreds of pics a day… It’s obvious that she is an animal lover just as much as we are… Give her a break… Because 1 pic may not what some think of as cute, does not make her a bad site owner… She works hard for us…And might I add, that I don’t make complaints on things like this because it’s FREE folks!!! She does all this work, and yet she asks for nothing in return…
I know that most dogs are VERY careful when it comes to babies…ALL kinds of babies… How many pics do we have of different types of Moms, nursing, bathing, carrying, different types of babies on here?!?!?
So for those of you who want a conclusion, here you go… She hopped out of the basket, put the baby down, and they both walked off together with the little one cheeping and running behind the Pom…
Uggh…how is this cute? I once had a dog who caught my pet bird in her mouth (the bird had escaped from her cage) and the bird was never the same – physically, she was alright, but mentally, she was messed up.
damn, haven’t you guys ever seen an animal hold it’s baby in its mouth? do you really think meg would put up a pic if she thought the animal was in harm’s way? i’m 100% sure that this chicky is FINE.. get over it!
If someone squeezed you to half your normal width, do you think you might be in distress?
Posted by: jason
Actually I’d probably be in a corset.
(Man, things have changed since I last posted here. gah.)
Dude, chill out and stop applying human anatomy assumptions to something that isn’t human. Chicks are fluffier than the latest Harlequin romance. That’s fluff being compressed, not the chick, who looks halfway between confused and stoned.
Personally I was sorta shocked by this picture. It made me stop, stare, and think, which is not something I really expect of Cute Overload. (Relax, it’s “you got your thinking in my cute!” “You got your cute on my thinking!” “wow! this is great together!” not “CO iz stupud”) But looked at closely the chick looks simply inconvenienced not really harmed and as someone who just had a bowl of chicken soup that’s good enough for me.
Chickens do not carry their babies in their mouth! Those bones are frail. Even if the dog had a soft grip he easily could have broken its ribs. I hate that second picture. I go to cuteoverload to destress and look at cute animals, not to scroll down and see a chick get maimed.
You people are weird. :/
I think it’s cute!
That’s right, “concern” always backfires. Listen up people, never show concern, especially on chat boards. Don’t raise your voice. So says gloom raider. Heed him.–wow
Seriously, you have no idea, do you? Not of my gender nor of my point. This is NOT the place where raising SPECULATIVE concerns is going to make people care about animals. This is the place where it’s going to make you hate what you’re doing.
I just read this and pounded my arms on my desk chair till they hurt–how about a cruelty protest?
Sorry, that was make “THEM” hate what you’re doing.
By all means, turn every place I go for some sort of relief into a $%#damn rally.
433 posts later…….I’d say the predictions of a “commentroversy” were pretty much spot on. But who has the time to read all 433.
I have mixed feelings about this myself, but I’m going to assume that Meg and the person who sent in the photos made sure no little chickies were harmed in the making of this Cute Overload!
Gah! This is still going on this morning?
*eats more pudding*
*develops eating disorder*
Just a graphic reminder people. I may be fluffy and cute, but I’m still a predator, Gosh Darn It, and don’t you forget it!
– Snuggles, the pom.
Honestly….this pom is not some big scary croc. It’s not like “mmm tasy snack *chomp*” and the person taking the photo would PROBABLY not let the dog damage the bird. Our little crowd on here has seemed to forget someone is behind the camera. If they took all the time for that setup they wouldnt be taking murder photos…HELLO?
If they wanted to damage an animal for your viewing pleasure it wouldnt be a fluffy chick in a fluffy dogs mouth, I’ll tell you that much. Would you choose the two things if you were looking to take these “horribly offensive” images? You people need to take your lives seriously and not the lives of an unknown photographer. Don’t try to cause drama due to an image on a website. This site is for the cute, about the cute, SO ENJOY THE CUTE for pete’s sake. Please, get a hobby that you can take seriously like rescuing strays… or something you can apply drama to like debate club. Too much energy has been placed on this CUTE image and it makes me feel sad for those of you who actually take these images personally.
cant we get a new pic already?
Meg has sucked us in with the cuteness and now is beginning her real plan–to desensitize us to animal cruelty. She will slowing add more or more graphic pictures of animal torture until one year from today we will all be awwwing over pictures from inside a slaughterhouse. You reveal yourself Meg (or should I say “M”egacoroporation for “E”vil and “G”reed).
Holy Cow! 438 comments on this?!?!
I couldn’t help but bust out laughing at my desk when I scrolled down!
LOL @ tongueincheek!
awww such a cute lil bonesaw!
Tongueincheek … Just between u and me … I think Meg is the Evil Genius … Sometimes she just want to throw in a controversy for sheer pleasure … lol … I’m on to you Megs…….
Wow, 441 comments. I’m not sure I want to reeeeaaaaddd…
Think, if you value your state of mind, you won’t. It’s like being caught in a dark and evil pinball machine.
Why does this qualify as cute? To me, it’s horrific.
No, I’m not a troll. But I am entitled to my opinion, despite what some of the more rabid “Cuteizens” here would have me believe.
Wow…these comments a really getting out of control! voted most comments for one post I think.
I can see Meg rubbing her hands together, chuckling evilly, drooling a bit on the keyboard….”heh heh heh, this one will reeeeally get the comments flowin…”
Or then again, maybe she is writing a thesis for her doctorate on “The Human in the Internet Society”.
(Human should probably be in quotes, also.)
Just because something looks cute it dosen’t meant it wont painfully torture another cute thing, its all part of nature and no matter how your cutey-wutey image of dogs in your head trys to block it out you can’t stop it from happening.
Cuteoverload is then full of silly people who don’t understand that dogs are predators. Predators kill things.
http://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2006/06/cuteoverload_ma.html has the most comments I have seen so far..
I say we go for a thousand comments. Come on people, we can do it!
Reminds me of the old Sesame Street song, “Put Down the Duckie”
And in that one, Puck, the predator is……us!
“dark and evil pinball machine”
Thanks for the morning laughter!
This. Boggles. The. Mind. Truly. The Nature of Human Nature is something that never fails to *astound* me…
hugs to the peeps.
Aiming for 1000 comments!!! I hope this doesn’t shut down…there’s no limit on the number of comments, right? In terms of bandwidth and such?
>finishes digging, sets aside shovel, then looks around hopefully for someone to help shove this Commentroversy into its grave.
Makes one wonder, Thinkie, how come none of the unbearably anerable (as if not all of them are) don’t get upwards of 1000 comment, hmmm?! Where is everyone when there’s only something *good* to say? I’m putting my beany cap on and waiting with my arms crossed for something gooey.
I’ll help, Red! Push!!!
Okay, I admit pic #2 damn near gave me heart failure at first glance, but pic #1 is definitely cute. Thus, my contribution to the Thousand-Post Thread.
I dunno, jaypo. As I said, human nature, I guess. We’re much more vociferous when we have something to complain about
“If someone squeezed you to half your normal width, do you think you might be in distress?
Posted by: jason
Actually I’d probably be in a corset. ;)”
Hey, what about a MAMMOGRAM? Now THAT’s a squisher.
Please pass the pudding. any ‘nilla wafers left?
This one made me laugh REALLY LOUDLY.
I haven’t read all the comments. Don’t intend to actually.
oops…sorry! slow puter load.
Wow. Again I say, Wow. I guess there’s two things about this that make me think. Number one, that so many people care about the welfare of an animal. Number two, that we all seem to have so much time on our hands to post over 400 comments, ranging from personal attacks, to more generalized comments about the health of the chick. First of all, if the chick’s spine was broken as some posters assume, those little legs and toes would be dangling and open. They’re not. Therefore, no broken spine. Second, if the dog was actually biting down on it, it certainly wouldn’t be looking up at the camera. Having worked with and around dogs for several years, I think I can safely say that the Pom is holding the chick, not biting it. I guess I’m glad to see that so many people are concerned about the chick’s welfare, but I would have to agree with some of the other posters that I would like to see this care expanded to all areas of life; not just in response to one picture. How many of us (myself included) find it so easy to get worked up over something that we know we can’t change because it makes us look like we care, but when confronted with a real problem or concern, step back? I would love to see this controversy end, to see people get back to the business of life, and let CO get back to the buiness of posting cute pictures. That’s my take, and no offense to anyone intended. God bless the whole world, no exceptions. :o)
I can’t belive I wasted all this time reading half of these. Long Live CuteOverload!
That is one of my favorite sayings, alicorn! God bless the whole world. No exceptions. Well said. All of it.
And back to making Raspberry Crisps!
Wait…did someone say something about pudding??
The chick is like so totally using the dog for free rides.
1000 comments! Let’s do it. Maybe we can get Meg a guiness world record.
I think this had probably happened before and that’s how they knew to take a picture of it, by setting it up again. I am sure lil’ chicky is fine.
Cute overload is full of sanctimonious, defensive schmucks who have nothing better to do than make up their own vocabulary, in-breed and blog. You people are so pathetic that you probably go to other blogs to whine about “trolls”. The second someone voices anything but an “Anorible” you all have to run around and wiz on all the bushes and mark “your” territory.
This pic is sickening as are you “Soylent Green’s” (A thinker, Mame, Teugh Cats, Redzilla, GloomTanker, mariser ).
Been there, done that, A&J’sM.
That was in the Thread That Dare Not Speak Its Name.
Long-time peeps will know of what I speak.
Er, look over here, everyone! It’s a kitten doing something silly:
We could try to bury in under a mound of pudding–
If we all started pelting it together.
And no eating up all the ammo.
(You know who I’m looking at.)
RedZ, dat’s so kewt! Silly kitty, trying to press pants on the hanger.
Hahahaha. Yep, that’s good, Redzilla!
So we all waste our time posting the same comments over and over and over….
…and then we wonder how Bush gets away with bombing countries and causing disaster! We’re all too busy caring about some little chick (who’s safe, btw) to care about the bigger issues…
How much will one little chick matter when the whole world is at war, huh?
AAAAhhhhh *sets up the pudding repeating bazooka*
*backs up the cement mixer full of chocolate*
RRRrrrrr (truck and other construction noises, excuse me, not enough testosterone for this)
Can we bury it? Yes, we can!
Meh. I think that most people here are extremely caring people, extremely bothered by the way the world is going and just need to escape for several moments during the day for some silliness.
I can get myself physically sick over stuff I have no control over. So, I do what I can, and I will have some fun, laughs, and a little snorgle and cute when I need it.
Kittens…I got kittens…
>laying trail of kitten crumbs to lure people away from not-that-cute and apparently crazy-making pom-chick pic.
Is there an actual message from the person who runs the site saying that no animals were hurt? I’m sure once we get that this bullshit will stop…
This is in no way cute. It should be removed. And idiots who let helpless baby animals be devoured by carnivorous pets for the sake of posing them together should be tarred and feathered.
Judas Priest people. Will you shut up already!!! Meg won’t post another picture until the buzz wears off of this one.
*snorged white belly kitty*
*AAAh, backed away in fear of stuffed kitty…..oh, ok, it IS cute on second look….really really cute!*
Ooos and aaaaahs over gray kitties.
Nope. Won’t shut up. Not my strong suite.
Meg will post when she gets time. She doesn’t wait for clamoring to die down.
If the owner of the site won’t post another picture until people stop talking, maybe she should do something to clarify things?! It’s not like we have to “behave” so that she can run her site properly.
*Zelda hops onto soapbox
All of you who are so concerned about one little chick, are you vegetarians? No? Maybe you should visit a factory farm, to see all of the chicks they throw into the garbage, still alive, or perhaps visit a slaughter house. Talk about chick abuse!
If that’s a real chick in the second pic., this is a pretty scary/sad pic.
C’mon people, lighten up. I’m pretty sure the next image in the series is not one of a snarling Pom covered with baby-birdie-fluff and blood. The Pomlet is not Ozzy.
Some people might think it’s a little early in the morning to start with the kitten snorgling already,
but just *look* at that belly.
I’ll just have a little one, to go with my coffee.
Anyone else for a hit of primo kitteh, as long as I have it out?
that chick is bleeding. just sayin…
I agree completely with Zelda. I work at the ottawa humane society…I see WAY worse things happen to animals than this.
Pandas, what about pandas? Would pandas make it all go away?
Ooo, maybe the Pom beLONGS to Ozzie.
Did anyone protest when Ozzie killed stuff?
Blew up goats with dynamite?
Bit bats and chicks heads off?
Oop, is it Ozzy?
Maybe it was Ozzie Nelson who did that stuff.
People are not going to shut up until the owner of the website does the logical and responsible thing and reassures her viewers.
She’s already lost quite a few viewers, so I’m assuming if she wants to keep the rest of us she’ll reassure us the chick is fine and blah blah blah…
I don’t see blood and the chick really does not look upset. I have chickens. Have raised many chicks. I have seen them upset. This guy is not.
Naaa. She’s busy.
And I bet she’s LHAO.
look at the second photo. dark matting. that is blood. i too have mucho chicken experience.
506 comments, pretty good!
If I were her I’d be freaking out! This website has gotten really huge, but that doesn’t mean she can afford to let “her people” suffer in confusion and hatred with each other…patrons will go to other websites and not return here. I’m even thinking that myself since we all know she’s seen all these comments by now, but she hasn’t done anything. It’s misleading and sad
Lauri, you’re not working hard enough on the puddinpault.
RdZ! Handmade nanimals! [meltdown] My bookmarks keep getting overloaded. Also check out this cute link from R.Moore:
Actually, I’m getting a little worried about Meg. I’m thinking she got to laughing at us, aspirated some pudding, fell off her chair, clonked her head on the CPU, and now she’s lying on the floor and can’t get up.
Oh, and did I mention how the internet is full of pictures of %!*#ing adorable kittens and other baby animals, in case you don’t like what you see here? Did I mention that?
[Wakes up from late night butterscotch pudding martini and pom-arita binge. Rubs eyes.]
Wha? Is everyone still cranky? Ohhhh, my head. This commentroversy is so LOUD.
[shuffles off to find Aubrey and the promised pot of coffee]
If the owner of this site is laughing at all this drama and chaos she caused then she’s not the nice animal loving person we all thought she was.
umm since when have crocs been big and scary Kate?
Oh, GOD, Jaypo, that is excellent!!! Complete with piglets dressed as tigers and yikes! Huahua with a…chick in its mouth.
(And that freaky little nanimal–I wish I were craftier, that is arts and craftier. I’d make some of those.)
I think if meg had not put “Love equals PAIN” there wouldnt have been quite so much reaction? lol. the pain is what makes me go huh?
but i dont think thats blood if you look closer its the dogs bottom lip.which is black. also i dont think its capable of eating it one go its mouths too small but it could chew but i doubt it did lol.
Regardless of whether or not the chick is hurt, second pic isn’t all that cute. Or the first one for that matter.
Dog not so cute. Chick not so cute.
I’LL tell you what cute is. My cat runs in the house with what looks like fur or whiskers poking out of both side of her mouth. Natch, I think she has a mouse. Turns out so did she. However, when she came to rest and dropped her kill it was a mouthful of grass! HAHAHAHAH. She was all like I GOT ONE! Not!
*huffs her kitten until this thread finally ends*
michelle my kitty has done that too.
Um…I *know* that’s a snorgle, but, it’s looks a lot like kitty porn.
It kinda does I guess, heh. I can assure you all I did was shoved the cat over my face for a second because she was being annoying and sitting on my keyboard.
Because otherwise, that’d just be disturbing…ew.
I think it’s a real shame that people get so offended by those who merely make a comment for the maker of the site to see.
I know that I, for one, don’t care what anyone else on this comment board thinks about my comment — rather… I want the creator of the post to see me comment so they get positive or negative feedback to know what to post next.
Even if the site is named “FantasticallyYummyFood” that doesn’t mean that everything featured on the site is going to be “fantastically yummy” to everyone.
What I find disturbing, you might find cute… but it is my right to let the poster know what I thought. I am not required to “sit back and wait until the next post”… and it’s a shame that some people feel that I should, just because I don’t like one of the thousand posts on this site.
if your upset why not look at some cuter baby animals until you feel better lol
*stumbles in, rubs eyes*
Wha…? Is this thing still going? Sweet Zombie Jesus!
AmyH, Aubrey – do save me a cup!
or maybe not…!
ok I vetted this one and its ok, at least it might just choke on its food but..lol
Aubrey, Cerise, I leave for one night and you guys instantly start spamming the egg jokes! XD
and LOL to Buhttafly, I love the look on your kitteh’s face, it’s all “wtf, ok put me down already!”
Defintiely snorgle material.
Here you go, OA. Cream and sugar?
See, sabrina, that’s what I been trying to sell…I gotta ask, what is this little guy?
Is he a wombat? Whatever he is, I want to snorgle him and the consequences be damned. (Because they couldn’t be as bad as the fallout from PomChickGate.)
maybe meg can post the frog picture again
Yes, thank you! I like the chai-vanilla kind that’s deliciously full of hydrogenated soybean oil. Mmmmmm…hydrogenation.
Sabrina – I admire what you are doing. Little fuzzkins hammy made my morning.
Hi redzilla I have no idea sorry! It needs fur and fast lol. a frog looks ok nakkid. but not that. lol. out of all the cute things you picked that haha!
Looks like a baby aadrvark to me. I especially enjoy little baby mammals when they are furless. Little wriggling baby mices. Smurf yeah! So cute!
;_; I still think Meg should post my Mochipants pic ;_;
Yup, it’s a wombat. First hit on google images is that exact one.
Nope. coffee didn’t make it better.
I had a cat who *wanted* to be a hunter, but was just inept.
Fine with me.
One day he comes in all “look what I got” running around with a bird.
When I finally managed to get it away from him, I realized it was an ancient bird mummy (ick).
Current new kitty, also not a hunter, brought me a mouse-sized chip of wood that he’s been dragging about.
It doesn’t look splintery, so I’m letting him keep it.
(Bird mummy got an honorable burial.)
Oceanic glad u liked hammie he kind of made my morning too! its kinda hard finding baby animal pics that don’t look like their about to befall some kind of accident. lol.
ha ha ha, and oh my gosh, how perfect is the lighting… too prosh!
This is the Humane Society’s advice about this genre of idiocy:
What you can do about Websites re: animal cruelty and exploitation
Teh ubar cutes~!
Having had a 75 lb. Pit Bull that used to carry newborn kittens about the house in just that manner, only to plop them onto the couch to nuzzle them like they were his own…I really see this as the little pommie being more playful and loving toward the chick.
(I do wonder what reaction the old picture I have of said dog with only a little kitten tail dangling from his mouth would cause…? I should find it!)
But look at little womby. he’s holding out his little paws for a hug, and he’s all swaddled up in his blanky. PLUS, he’s got eye capsules, AND this totally zen-like wombat lama look of wisdom. “Peace to you, my child.”
Can I get a witness, peeps?
How did that double-post.
I am bewildered.
And already had my coffee.
…maybe pudding would help.
Did someone say pudding?!?
Baby wombat!! Can I keep him. I’ll love him and cuddle him and call him Squishy
Meg and Theo are conspicuoulsy silent. Perhaps they are investigating the fate of the chickie?
Think I figured it out.
Sorry about the echo peeps.
I think warm rice pudding — no raisins for me, thank you — would be good.
It’s foggy and cold and the kitties are spatting with each other instead of cuddling *me* — what do I keep them around for, anyway? They don’t pay rent, they don’t pick up their own crap.
Hmm. On the other hand, I’d be knee-deep in catfood in no time if they weren’t here to get rid of it for me.
Maybe if I turn down the heat I’ll get a cat or two…
ack! Redzilla hes BIGGER in your link lol I wanted to run and hide hehe. He looks kinda life an after shot of why kids shouldn’t get too close to a hot kettle lol. bless him I guess his mother loves him.
If your reaction was “OMG! That chick is in a DOG’S MOUTH!”:
Picture the image in your mind, but replace the chick with a squirming, fragile, newborn puppy.
Oh, for the love of Pete.
gah …not EVEN going to participate in this comment thread as it is.
I’ve been SLAMMED at work. The analogy I’ve been using is that I’m so buried in bull that I’m shoveling myself a fort, in it. A bull$#!t bivouac, if you will. So… can’t talk; shoveling.
Am psychically aware that Meg has been quite the busy little thing too, but I’m not one for spoilers. (Unless it’s episodes of “House.” There was an earthquake in Fresno. HAH!)
Fostering updates will appear here, when I have them:
Meh, Pete’s over-rated. I say, for the love of Horatio!
Horatio is exotic and swarthy. Pete is bland and pedestrian.
Horatio, my love! ‘Tis all for you!!!
Good morning, children. I’m Miss Su, your Diplomacy teacher. Today’s quote for the day is “If you don’t like someone’s opinion DON’T respond it.”
Okay? Good! Now repeat after me: “If I don’t like someone’s comment I will NOT respond to it.”
Wow, this is rediculous…
Further advice from the Umane Society of the unted States, which is applicable:
1. Do not contact the person running the site. In many cases, creators of offensive websites are encouraged by the negative attention they receive in response to their site. For this reason, we discourage people from e-mailing or otherwise contacting the individuals who run [sic] the web sites.
teho, we’ve all been buried in bull.
Sorry to hear about sweet Artemis’ illness but GLAD to know she’s in good and loving hands. Sending all you guys lots of healing thoughts and hearts.
Wombat love affair continues:
‘kay this one’s a little esoteric, but cute.
Baby wombat’s rumpus, poking out of mama’s pouch.
For the love of Augustus!!!
Damn puddin’pault/bazooka, it’s buried under a pudding avalanche!
I LURVE baby wombat!!!! And the interspecies site was amazing, jaypo!
Thank you, Miss Su, that is excellent advice. *Folds hands on desk obediently*
Wait, what??? Wombatass?
I meant snort as in “Laugh” , not as in Snort wombatass.
I’ve snorted Wombatass. It was a great pleasure, and I thoroughly reccomend the practice to anyone.
And yet, Amber continues to comment here.
The Pom doesn’t look scary in the least, the chick is probably now nestled peacefully (and alive) in a warm spot near the Pom.
And to back track a couple thousand, I guess with all the bacteria in the Pom’s mouth, the bird flu that the chick could have means nothing?
Leave it alone people, the pup and chick probably play a little ‘catch me’ game all the time!
I wants me a baby wombat. I promise I won’t sniff it (unless it likes it)
Oceanic Aura: but I’ve heard that snorting wombatass can be highly addictive. The kind of thing that makes you lose your job, house, family, self-respect.
Crap, people, I have got to do some work. Gonna go and try to do it, and carry happy baby wombat vibes with me. You do the same.
I want to put a little stretchy pink baby cap on that wombat.
Is that so wrong?
Just put yourself in the shoes of Meg… pretend you’re a Web host with delusions about fame, and your site almost always get people who just talk about “cute” and agree with you…
It would get boring wouldn’t it? Of course you’d post something tacky & sexist like the “racks” category (“hehe that’ll stir ‘em up for a while”), then edge in some subtle sadism now and then to poke the people who aren’t just here for entertainment and have a genuine connection to animals well-being. Spices it up. Keeps it from being all goody-goody, and makes Meg feel more relevant and important.
Wombats? Am I still drunk?
Good morning – strong coffee is on the brew, I should be on the mend soon and…oh, Christ I’ve left the iron on…
Describing the above as “horrific” or “disturbing” or something similiar is certainly indicative of a sheltered life. Go look at photos of kids who’ve stepped on mines or whatever if you want to see “horrific.”
Jesus Christ. Yes, we all pity the chick in its distress, but it’s likely fine. Well, it was fine at the time the photo was taken. It’s probably in someone’s belly now. (Maybe yours!)
“Is that so wrong?”
yes. yes it is. let’s never talk of it again, mmmmk?
Just so I get things straight – I didn’t propose to any of you guys last night, did I?
(OK, quick note. It’s lunch here.)
Andrew — Nice gripe. I guess jealousy will do that to ya.
There are no “delusions” going on here about CO’s fame, me boy. Time, CNN, the Webbys; I could rattle off quite a list. So when you have access to Meg’s site traffic analysis, then by all means, gripe more. Until then, please allow me to flip you a fluffy li’l bird.
Somebody track CO and the moon phases, or sunspots!
I bet when we are composing epics, songs, puns and creativity abounds will correspond to one phase, and crabbing, substance abuse and snarkiness will correspond to another.
You didn’t *mean* it?
I hate you, I hate you….
–runs from room in tears
(And now I’ll have to cancel the caterers, and take back the dresses, and tell my tuxie cat he can’t be best man!)
Love = Pain, Lauo.
Gack-the double-post demon is back.
I *will* kill this machine before my birthday.
I come here to see nice pictures that help lower my blood pressure just by looking at them.
I do NOT come here to see horrible pictures such as this one. And that opinion doesn’t make me a troll, or a sheltered person, or whatever. I *know* there’s horrible stuff going on in the world. I just don’t want to have to deal with it here. This site is by definition escapist.
Does this mean I can’t be flower girl?! I always wanted to be a pretty, pretty flower girl…
*hugs* for Lauo.
She’s a jezebell that Aubrey is.
I’m just curious if any of you who are freaking out have ever picked up a chick… At this stage, they’re basically bones and fluff, but they’re surprisingly strong! If the chick was upset, he could probably wiggle and flap his way out. If he was injured, he wouldn’t look so calm – chicks open their beaks and “pant” when they’re distressed. If these little guys can handle 2 days in a box being shipped from the hatchery, I’m sure they can handle a few seconds in a little Pom’s mouth.
Sure, it’s a little edgy, but I still think it’s cute.
Quite seriously, this should be taken down. The chick is bleeding and is folded unnaturally (its chest is caved in). It is clearly in distress. Its little winglet is folded back. And birds generally die when bitten by predators (especially cats, but dogs too), even when released– shock does them in. I had a dog that once loooooved baby chicks (not to eat, but to love like puppies); the chicks, who drowned in her saliva when she bathed and licked them in an excess of fondness, did not prosper by her affection.
Thus, without any hatred of the little carnivore beastlet, I can assure you that the picture DOES show doom and violence, and it DOES need to come down. Horrible.
” Go look at photos of kids who’ve stepped on mines or whatever if you want to see “horrific”
I am so sick of comments like that. i deal with a lot of great big horrible stuff in my real life. I come to cute overload to take a break from that. When even it’s being casually callous, that’s a problem. Please stop with the genocide comments. The fact that there are worse tragedies out there doesn’t make the lesser ones cute. Photos of Darfur don’t make Rwanda cute.
I visit all the time but rarely post, but I cam to read these comments mostly hoping to findsome reassurance, as apparently did many others– a post from Meg or the pet owner saying that all involved were well and explaining the cirumstances of this shoot would have made it cute for me. Some of the othe phoots of dogs adopting chicks do make it look as if this is probbably homeless, but that photo alone, with no explanation, and Meg’s captioning, makes it look like the bird’s being eaten, or treated like a chew toy.
I actually find Meg’s captioning clever, because I picture this dog and chic replacing Busta Rhymes and Gabrielle Union in that I love My Chick video, but I’d like a follow up captin saying everyone’s alright, so I can go back to my crappy day in which I confront real problems a little more relaxed. That is all. Chill, people who can’t tolerate alternate opinions. Ya’ll might need something stronger than absinthe if a politely stated opposing opinion gets you that worked up. This is the internet, not you’re living room, you don’t get to decide who can and can’t talk.
And *what* am I to do with this truckload of pudding???
Gah. Meant “harmless,” not homeless. That’ll teach me to post sleep deprived.
Oh dear. Another breach of contract scandalaire to muddle through.
Can’t we all just look at that little pom-pom? Have you ever seen such love in an animal’s eyes?
(runs to the lawyer’s)
A typhoon and massive power outages couldn’t keep me away! Oh this cuteness has been helping me mood. Thanks CO! You’re curling of the smile powers continue!
Funny how the owner of the site can post more puppy pictures and post useless posts here but is unable to clarify a goddamned thing. She is selfish, useless, and should be clenched between the point teeth of a giant, rabies loaded poodle.
Good GOD, people! All this stuff about offensive websites and the Humane Society and “horrific” and “terrible”! I wish I could find the pictures of my 100 lb. Lab and our chickens when they were beebs…when they were out he would pick them up and transport them back to their home when he felt that they had gone too far, and they in turn followed him like the freakin’ Messiah! Huge dog+tiny chick in its mouth=just fine. I swearz. The chick is *not* bleeding, and it looks to me like it’s just chillin’.
Please return to your regularly scheduled lives. If you’re really that concerned with animal cruelty, throw out your leather shoes, stop eating meat, volunteer at an animal shelter, adopt an abused animal, and donate money to PETA.
There are a lot of people saying “lighten up” in here, it seems odd that when someone expresses an opposing opinion it means they are over reacting. I like cute overload for it silly fluff, it brightens my day, when I see a chick in a dogs mouth I immediatly cringe. I shouldn’t have to analyze the photos to decide whether an animal is getting hurt. I should be able to just look and smile. Also never assume that because someone has taken a picture that no wrong doing has happened. the internet is full of pictures of unspeakable things, people are capable of anything.
O.k my rant is done
the first pic is wayyyyy cute.
I think you’re selfish and useless, moot. If you don’t like what you see (or DON’T see here), then leave.
Ah, but Aubrey.
What would you have to pay even a lawyer to slog through all this lot?
Oh, I’m sure we could work something out…
(Contemplates absinthe deliveries, warm pudding supplies, piles of huffable kittehs…)
But wait, I already have that.
Also, if you really want to hear about *horrific*, my ex boyfriend is a social worker and I could tell you stories that would make you cry, curl up in a little ball, and vomit, all at the same time. All of which have to do with the horrors that adults visit on tiny, innocent children. 11 year olds pregnant with their stepfather’s baby? Little girls with STD’s contracted by sexual abuse at the hands of their uncle/stepbrother/cousin? They will put the “horror” of an innocent pic of a small dog with a tiny chick in its mouth (said chick, btw, seems pretty comfy with that doggie) in perspective for you in about 30 seconds. Please email me if you need a reality check.
You know who I blame for this commentroversy?
And remember, peeps.
Don’t Feed the Trolls.
(Except pudding. They can have some pudding if they want. I’ve got lots.)
oh my god, take a chill pill. that’s directed at both sides. seriously.
So a guy walks into a bar…
…the other guy ducks!
OH – MY – GOSH…… (slowly steps into room SLIMED w/ absinthe, brandy pudding, ALL SORTS of margaritas, mixed w/ cookie crumbs, swabbed down w/ coffee (hopefully Xtremely STRONG), and snorgled kitten flur flung to the ceiling and sticking to EVERything……. Shakes head slowly, sadly; turns to walk away, pic of adorable Hammie w/ paws up flutters to the sticky-but very yummy- floor……Steps out)
JEEz, people -SOME of us have work to do. I’m just going to add to my part for the 1000 post goal: AHEM.
I’m not EVEN going to scroll back up (AAAGGGGHHHH!!!!) to find out who said this, but it was the only sensible thing mentioned frome the chickie’s point of view. (and isn’t that the ONLY thing that matters in this world now, ANYway?) “Hey- I can see my house from here”!
(Thankyou, girls – you know who you are – for the laughs last night. You are hilarious …. Do ya think we can meet in the middle and have an actual party, w/ everyone bringing thier goods – including the kittens, of course ……..)
I know one thing for certain… it’s not cute enough to justify this conversation.
For those of you saying, “THIS ain’t bad… see, this ONE time? I saw this thing that’d make your eyes bleed…” Respect people’s tolerances! People are allowed to be horrified by negligence and cruelty in their (arguably) smaller manifestations… and heck, you are ASKING them to be horrified by (arguably) more egregious examples.
The site owner is not responsible for any animal cruelty… but she is responsible for posting a controversial image. Let’s not blame her for things she didn’t do. At its best, this site is a calming oasis that restores the brain. At its worst, it’s usually just too saccharine to stomach (I have a low baby talk tolerance, I know). But it’s not usually hateful. This image is upsetting, and this debate has become heated– hateful, and loaded with drama queens. And you people going “can’t we all just get alooooooooong lalalala pudding puppies!” are contributing to the drama too, though I know you mean well and are trying to break it all up. Thanks, anyway.
For those saying, “If you don’t like animal cruelty, go do some activism”… well, some of us already do.
For those opining about the welfare of the chick (including me): you don’t know for sure. Stop being smug.
The site’s called Cute Overload. The picture isn’t cute– it’s upsetting to many people, and the conversation that has arisen from it seems to upset the ones the picture itself doesn’t appall. IMO taking it down would solve the problem. Or conversely, we can beg the site owner to kindly bury it in cuter images so we forget it…
Anyway. Please DON’T post it under “birds.” Bird lovers don’t want to see it. Maybe under “cute or sad,” if you don’t remove it?
A horse walks into a bar and the bartender looks at him and asks “Why the long face?”
“SO I’ll just wait and see which I prefer”. …… Are you kidding me? –Wow, you guys take this thing waayyyyy too seriously….. By the way, in case some of you haven’t come up for air….. there ARE new pics up now…..jes sayin’.
I saw the new pics. Very cute. but i’m staying here….i wanna hit 1,000!
Someone should photoshop the chik-fil-a logo on that second picture.
Wow, if this gets under your skin this badly, I recommend not spending much time on a farm, or for that matter owning a predatory species of pet such as a dog or cat.
my 2 cents:
On a site titled ‘cute overload’… the idea is to display ‘cute’.
Generally, some universal type of cute is prefered, but not always possible due to differing aestetic values. (For example, I may find a picture of a hamster hideous, where as a friend finds it adorable.)
However, pain or /real/ distress of any sort is generally not considered cute. I say real distress because the picture of the little boy, his face screwed up to start crying, as he stares down at the puppy licking his fallen icecream cone is jsut adorable and everyone knows that the picture was snapped at an opportune moment and that, more then likley, he was hugged, gotten a new cone, and he was told how generous he was for sharing with spot, but he should ask mommy before feeding more icecream to spot and everything was all better after.
With these statements in mind, I think it’s reasonable to say that Meg wouldn’t post any picture that was knowingly not cute. and /KNOWING/ that this chickie’s life expired moments later is not cute. and I don’t belive that meg would post the pictures thusly.
It is, of course, entierly possible that the chick met it’s end that day, but I doubt it. more so, if (and tha’ts a big if) it did, I severly doubt meg knows about this.
though I don’t belive the chick is being harmed. As said above, that is clearly a ‘carrying’ hold… not a killing hold…
and for me, ti’s not hard at all to belive that this is a dog owned by people who own chickens. and it’s nto a far step at all for me to think of a dog starting to treat chicks as her own puppies–carying them around and grooming hem etc. Maybe the chicks are a bit weird about it at first, but I imagine they’d get used to it.
This may not be so different then the cat with the litter of puppies posted here the other day, or my best friend’s dog who, after having her frist liter, would get grouchy and possessive over anything she was laying on–mom’s shoes were a favorite.
A group of nuns are housed on the third floor of their convent, and one night, the building catches fire. The nuns take their habits off, and calmly tie them together to make a rope ladder. They all climb down to safety.
Later, a reporter interviews them. “Weren’t you worried that the ladder would be torn apart since the material is so old?”
The Mother Superior smiled and said “Oh, no, not a bit. Old habits are hard to break.”
I agree with james and Gabi. People who bash others because they are sensitive towards the 2nd pic saying “oooh, you wuss, why don’t you check war pictures? go read stories about 7-year-old girls who get raped? it will put things into perspective for you” are so full of bs. I suppose they wouldn’t like if they cried a lot because someone hurt their pet and had someone said to them “hey, there are worse things in life, you know! ppl die every day! and you’re upset because an animal got hurt!”
I love CO. I’m not a PETA obsessed person, but I like animals. And I hated the second pic. And there’s no disclaimer. Nothing. And we have the right to say it. If Meg didn’t want dissent, she’d remove the comments. Isn’t that obvious?
that’s why i have bunnehs! the only thing they kill is my baseboard….and my books….and my couch….
Well, I may as well add to the 1000…
Jaypo: great links! I can’t believe the baby hippo-100 yo turtle pix!!
I’m so glad I have been useful today, and brought the love of wombats into your hearts. I didnt think it would be wombats lol but there ya go. yay. steve would be so proud of me lol.
(to the nun joke): Grooaaaannnnn. (but thanks for tryin…..)
I hope you’ve stopped sniffing them now though, or whatever it is your doing to them.
To HELP!!!: Yer welcome. I know the joke was bad…
THIS IS REALLY VERY CUTE.
I loved it.
Wow buddy, there’s a million comments. I’m sure the little pup was NOT squooshing the chick. He’s probably fine.
I’m afraid I’m in the “If I have to figure out if the animal is in distress or not – its not cute” camp.
I don’t know if I would go as far as to say it’s disgusting, or disturbing, but certainly not cute. Sure, there’s a 90% chance that the chirp-chirp is absolutely fine, but I don’t think the potentially dangerous situation is cute. *Shrug*
Everyone’s entitled to their opinion. I figure the ratio so far of cute to notcute pictures is about 500:1 since I started visiting this site. I can’t complain – and those who do, can demand a full refund of their entry price at any time..
So…. Dog climbs into his bed. His best buddy Chick is waiting; they touch noses, then pup moves in to pick him up for an intense, snuffing, snurggling snorgle, and poses for adorable photo op ….. Pic is published to mass confusion, controversy, -10000′s of work hours lost, employers going out of business, lost jobs, everyone up in arms over their ‘viewpoint’……. AH HA HA HA HA HA HA —- GOOD one!!!!!!!
So… if potentially dangerous situations are “not cute”, then why do we laugh our butts off at things like Jack Ass or America’s Funniest Home Videos where people every day are being laughed at in dangerous situations. Often times people find these stunts ‘cute’ and are amused by them. The danger to the people in those videos and shows are even FAR more precarious than the chickie-poo in this photo shoot.
Just had to say it there. *passes around after dinner mints to all*
Well, these used to be something there before the little carrot like this >. But there isn’t anymore.
Aaannnddd, has no one mentioned how the little chickie’s head is also held up in a perfect pose? a struggle would not yield something QUITE so perfect….(Oh, wait, no – that’s impossible, because, OBVIOUSLY, he’s PARALIZED!!!!!! –AAARRRGGGGHHHHHH, Noooooooooooo!!!)
(Sorry, I just missed the pudding slinging jess a lil’. No more – Promise.)
paralYzed – yes, I know – Please -no more time lost to correct my spelling —-I got it! (and I’m a writer – ha ha)
wow meg, like 600 comments and change. new record. i think you wanted to see what shit you could stir, job well done!
BROTHER DO HAVE A POINT….
there IS life outside your bubble…..LORDY, son.
lauowolf might i suggest pudding wrestling?
Or pudding spa. We can charge 50 bucks a pop for zee pooddeeng treetmant. Mais Madame eet ees zee lateest thing from Paree. All ze stars line up for our poodeeng masque and massage.
make that 100.
I know you are but what am I? ha ha.. so sorry… could not resist…. the hmmm’s are just getting a little condescending and high school like as well. Sorry Anyway, I have a job to go to, so will leave you to your computer James.
Oh my goodness….. I maybe should mention there’s no bigger animal lover on this planet than I, and BECAUSE of that, I’ve had many. ALL kinds. Ya’ll are seriously not giving our most loyal and loving species ANY credit ….. Domesticated, loved, well-treated, intelligent dogs (and others) do this sort of thing ALL the time. WHERE have you all been all your lives – I asked before – have none of you actually HAD animals -or, at least – MORE than one at a time???? I guess that’s maybe the whole problem, here – ignorance of normal behaviors. Yes, the pic is startling at 1st, ’cause u don’t xpect it, but it’s not unusual. ‘Dangerous’ would NEVER have entered my mind, if it wasn’t for ridiculous, negative ignoromuses (the adjective fits, sadly enough).
(and I’m seriously worried about that poor james….)
Most people that would find this sight will have owned a dog. I don’t know about your wondermutts, but every other dog is fallable…they are ANIMALS.
Worry about yourself…James is fine.
I know! I spelled it wrong…(note the Name!=P)
A proton and an electron walk into a bar.
The proton says to the electron, hey I think im missing something.
The electron says, are you sure?
The proton replies, I’m positive.
Can we send james some prayers (or at least positive thoughts), because I wasn’t jokin’…. there’s no doubt he’s been seriously mistreated. This goes WAAYYYY beyond the chickie thing.
AND – I’m off to hit the streets, guys – have fun!!!!
Hmm Pudding spa.
Just might work.
(Think I’ll truck it over to another post though.)
You’re all morons.
i know you are, but what am i????
mmmm’kay Deanna, maybe not so fine…..
So about that guy in a bar…
How about a frog in a bank?
“…a frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her nameplate that her name is Patricia Whack.
“Miss Whack, I’d like to get a $30,000 loan to take a holiday.”
Patty looks at the frog in disbelief and asks his name. The frog says his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger, and that it’s okay, he knows the bank manager.
Patty explains that he will need to secure the loan with some collateral.
The frog says, “Sure. I have this,” and produces a tiny porcelain elephant, about an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed.
Very confused, Patty explains that she’ll have to consult with the bank manager and disappears into a back office.
She finds the manager and says, “There’s a frog called Kermit Jagger over there who claims to know you and wants to borrow $30,000, and he wants to use this as collateral.”
She holds up the tiny pink elephant. “I mean, what in the world is this?”
(you’re gonna love this)
(its a real treat)
(wait for it)
The bank manager looks back at her and says…
“It’s a knickknack, Patty Whack. Give the frog a loan. His old man’s a Rolling Stone.”
(You’re singing it, aren’t you? Yeah, I know you are……..)…”
AAAAAAARON!!! Now i’m gonna have to sing “I Love RockNRoll” to get that out of my head!!
I can’t credit for it. I found it wandering around the internet, but it so fits the mood of this thread and my day here in Manila.
Enjoy. Laugh. Snort like I have for the past few days. I read this thing once a day…:)
I can’t believe 1000 posts and that picture is still up and Meg didn’t even comment on it.
I feel like I pictured Meg as this sweet, friendly animal lover and I was completely wrong. She could at least contact the owner of that picture and find out what happened to the chick, and if the chick was hurt, take the picture down.
“AAAAAAARON!!! Now i’m gonna have to sing “I Love RockNRoll” to get that out of my head!!”
And the circle is complete!…:P
This just isn’t cute in the least, and obviously I’m not the only one to think so.
Jokes and other attempts to change the subject won’t change my opinion either.
James, whether or not your original point was valid has now been nullified by your frequent posting. Your current comments will not change anyone’s mind. Please go away and annoy someone else, as I have a headache coming on. Too much pudding last night!
So THERE! (sticks out tongue like a three year old)
So that Jennifer Lopez. That butt of hers is so HOTTZZ! I mean, I could probably balence a cute little kitty on it or something…
Not tryin to change any minds with jokes — just make it interesting on the way to 1000!
I just got a message from the lil’ chick: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v103/Cowshark/dog_with_chicken.jpg
So now we can rest happily. Yays.
bored-by-james’ 2$ word for the day.
James has as much right as you or i do to an opinion.
just hit 700! somebody, whine about trolls or call someone a streetwalker…
(btw, i like the jokes)
This is the comment #701. This is really getting out of the hand, folks.
I really do not think that someone would post a picture of their little pup if they had done enay damage, really who wants that?
…and in walks the girl in the bubble…
JoREY, everyone is entitled to an opinion but I was trying to make the point that going on about something usually alienates people. More than 25 posts in one thread is a little excessive.
A neutron walks into a bar and asks how much for a drink. The bartender replied, for you, no charge. (waits for the thrown tomatoes)
I believe I can fly!
Well, S. Malt, I just thought of this, and it’s not as funny as your joke, but as I’m sodden with tomatoes already:
The Light Brigade walks into a bar and aks how much for a drink. The bartender replied, for you, no Charge.
…wow. this is really out of control.
I mean…really out of control.
WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE!?
Cute pics, Meg.
Aubrey?! What are you doing back in here? Have you ne sense of self-preservation? I salute you brave souls – S. Malt, Aaron DeLay.
Now, for the encore (from my fav. movie evah):
***A mom dad and baby tomato are walking down the street and the baby starts to lag behind so the dad goes back and smashes the baby and says “ketchup”***
hey aubrey – light-ning fast puns, no? [ducks saber thrust]
Seriously, I try and try to stay out of these commentroversies, and *love* to see pics of interspecies snorgling.
But this time: not so much. Prey animals and birds are prey; dogs are predators. Things can – sometimes do – go wrong when you put the two together.
Like my sweet lil’ fox terrier (family dog when I was a child) who bit a rescued bird in the neck and kilt it dead.
Sorry peeps – maybe it’s having a bunneh (prey animal) that’s addled my brains, but I’d rather see some snuggling here, not mouthage.
A few comments, aye? I don’t like the picture. It makes me sad. Period.
If people are really concerned about the number of posts, then posting things like “hey, it’s the 800 post, this is out of control.
Besides, why blame the people who are talking about the photo because there are some legit concerns about it, when like 400 of the posts in this thread are about pudding, liquor and corny jokes? I mean that’s fine, but don’t then complain that there are too many comments, when only about 100 of them are ausbtantive, and most of those have been posted by the so called “trolls”.
Aubrey! Wow! You knew W. Allen, and you made a Tennyson pun, that’s awesome!!
I’m not blaming anybody for anything, and it’s Friday, and I’m in a corny joke kinda mood. Can’t help it! Also, it’s clear that this thread sort of deteriorated a while back, so I didn’t think it would matter that much… (shrugs)
E to the C,
good to see you! I hadn’t seen you in CO forever.
I have mostly stayed out of this thread, mainly because kittehs are my thing. not so much into dogs. but I want to take the opportunity to say something:
I respect your right
and everyone else’s
to decide by themselves
whether a picture is
cute or not. also
respect everyones right
to say so. it’s a free
country (and Internet,
so far). the issue
that me and others have
is with folks (not you
dear EC!) who are not
content with expressing
their opinion and
moving on, but rather
insists on “harshing
the cute” as it were
for the rest. you know
who you are: repeating
your disagreement over
and over and over,
demanding the picture
is removed, making
aspersions on Meg
and on the rest of us,
and really E to the C is nice to see you. when are we going to see pictures of your darling bunneh?
the bunneh will appear when you least expect it…. hang onto your hat, mariser!
Agreed 100% on people who harsh the Qute.
And I know Meg-Moo has a soft spot for chickens.
But then, so did my lil’ puppeh, so to speak. [sly grin]
And ree-lee, m., “since forever”? no, last weekend. But it’s so nice to be missed! (BTW, new Vox blog post up.)
So are people upset becuz they think that other Pomeranians will see this picture and be inspired to put baby chickens in their mouths too? (mmm … chicken … )
Ok, this is the first and last comment I’m going to post on here. Yes, obviously some people were a bit…upset…about that photo. That’s fine. Did you really have to post more than once to express your dissatisfaction? Do you really think that arguing with people is going to make you more right or validated in the end? Yes, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, even if your opinion is different from everyone elses. In my opinion, the flooding of comments is why some people resort to posting jokes or things about pudding.
It’s really quite simple: If you don’t like the site, don’t look at it. Nobody is pointing a gun to your head and forcing you to. Yes, give your opinion on a photo, then move on with your life.
OH MY GOD! How cna anyone find this terribly disturbing picture anywhere near cute?! This animal is obviously in SERIOUS DANGER! Look at those vicious claws and razor sharp beak!! Won’t anybody think of the pom?!!
For the record, this illicited a simple “Aaaaw!” from me. As already stated, the perked ears and totally relaxed-looking chick almost guarantee both escape safely. Almost. I fear for his poor button nose.
Also, amongst all the commentrovery, how did no one notice the adorable little wing sticking otu and the chick’s “Not this again. T_T” expression?
Also, I pose a question to the 1000 comment commentors. Does this dog have beady eye factor? Discuss.
FirstPost, I’m glad to see your first comment. sure hope is not the last.
but if it is, that’s OK. we abide.
“Does this dog have beady eye factor? Discuss.”
Reminds me of the quote from So I Married an Ax Murderer, “The Queen, The Vatican, The Gettys, The Rothschilds, *and* Colonel Sanders before he went tits up. Oh, I hated the Colonel with is wee *beady* eye! And that smug look on his face, “Oh, you’re gonna buy my chicken! Ohhhhh!”
720 posts? Is that the best you can do, people? I thought we were going for a thousand.
Hey, don’t put pudding and cruel in the same sentence. That’s like high treason or something…:)
oh, gosh, T. I started poking in twolumps and came across this gem: http://www.twolumps.net/d/20060925.html
who knew that Eben is channeling *Aubrey*
…and Snooch is Nuffin’ it.
And the Poms of the world breathe a collective sigh of relief, james…
I’m singing “I feel like a natural woman” because it’s friday and it makes me smile. Plus Aretha’s got better pipes then me. I’m hoping this weekend will be filled with a warm bed and much sleep.
Aretha has better pipes than the entire world.
hope this weekend meets your wishes.
Heh. Aretha’s gone a little weird these days…but she’s still Aretha. If the power comes on in my apartment here in Manila, it’ll be a very good thing.
Until then, I’m just waiting for the Starbucks downstairs to open. Breakfest is comin’…!
Thanks for the kind wishes!
I love this blog.
But right now I am sooooooo ready to bring the pain.
James (and ALL you other tiresome drones) — have you ever seen “The Mikado?” Gilbert & Sullivan. Inspired Victorian silliness. Anyway, I have a little list… and a long memory.
Channeling me? Well, any port in a storm…I harbor no secrets – it’s all swell.
ooooo T. as Nanki-Poo!!
will you be wearing the delicately embroidered kimono?
[please say yes, pleaseeeeee]
It’s Kevlar, you know.
Oh, and one more thing, for everyone who wants a third picture and an explanation of the situation/outcome, I seriously doubt every email Meg gets is directly from the photographer. And even if it were, it’s unlikely they would outline every detail of the shot. If Meg was sent a third picture, she probably would have posted it, but she can’t just make one appear. o_O
Still no comment from the make-believe animal lover…meh, I give up. I used to love this site. I showed pictures from it to all my friends at work and tell them about CO…
Now whenever I read the text above/below the pics I don’t find it cute/funny anymore. I don’t picture the website creator I used too…and it’s really unfortunate because all she had to do was post an explanation. But instead, she let everyone continue to fight for her own sheer amusement. A cute/funny/animal lover does not do this. They have too much respect for living things to let them suffer (even if it is “just” mental anguish due to feared animal pain).
I don’t get the kick out of here that I used to, so I won’t be returning. It was too bad because this really was a wonderful site…but now that we know your true colors I don’t feel right coming here.
Congrats to those who have the stomach to stay!
Naked Jimmy — anyone who has any smartsness a’tall has probably just chuckled at the photos, skimmed just enough of the comment mess, and then kept right on going to the next thing. So yes, very likely Meg has not read these comments, just as *I’ve* skipped right on down to the end here.
And why then am I here now? Because it is Friday night and I am officially STOOPID! Ass assity assing frooty booty arse puddins!
..would love to hear from E to the C, to determine if we’re related. Simple curiosity. I don’t see an email address for her.
they are showing the new season of Doctor Who *right now* in the Sci-Fi channel, http://www.scifi.com/schedulebot/today.html
[at least in the Eastern time zone. check your local listings]
w00t! and !yay!
Whoa. I think everyone needs to just walk away from this post and give james plenty of space. He’s marked his this as his territory and is content to stay here for a looooong time.
oh, I do *so* hope that James approves of Doctor Who.
‘cos it would tewtally ruin my life if he didn’t…James is the ruler and final arbiter of everything that is good and decent in the world.
That’s it. I’m calling Baby Jesus.
First of all the picture is cute. Second I don’t understand all the fuss over the chick in the dog’s mouth. I mean it is so doubtful that the owner of the dog would allow him/her to eat a live chicken, I mean really think about the mess, the feathers in the throat, all that hacking. I sure the dog didn’t kill it. His owner did later when it grew up and they had it for lunch. DUH!
ADL: He’s too busy weeping.
True…but we all know what the Baby Jee does after a good cry. He likes throw things. Especially those lightening bolts…
And that’s the little guy sober. If he breaks the lock off God’s liquor cabinet again…
Mariser and i will sing the song three little maids from school. heh
Do you sing soprano or alto Mariser?
ka9q’s better half,
weeeel, what I do can *barely* be qualified as singing. even though I love to. I think I am alto. what are you?
btw, I’m terrible at harmonies, I warn you.
You know, James, for someone who has been posting so obsessively here, how did you miss the comment about the origin of the photo? Yes, I could post the link to it, but I won’t. The photo is from a news story about a dog which had adopted the chick as its puppy. Now, be a good boy, scroll back through the last 700 comments to find the post to which I’m referring, and then kindly STFU.
Meg, you rock. Ignore the Nuffinghams [tm].
This thread is ridiculously long, so I’m not sure if this was mentioned, but I REMEMBER these photos because I downloaded them before. They were taken by Reuters/Associated Press and the pictures appeared in the “Most Popular” section on news.yahoo.com in March of 2005. The accompanying story was that the owner’s pet dog (this was in China) had become lonely while the owner was away during the day, so he bought it a baby chick. The chick became the dog’s companion and his dog became happy and was supposedly protective of it. Yes, seriously. If any harm had come to the chick from the dog picking it up (I find it hard to believe that would’ve been the first time) I’m sure the article would have said so. But it was a very short article and this is a very silly discussion. The only link I have to the original article is dead.
(Wanders in from the streets, clutching hard-earned money in hand) Whaaat? Ereshkigal?, Blah? Intelligence, facts, a light in the hours (and hours, and……) of darkness? Bless you. Oh bless you abundantly. Thankyou. (Sighs. Goes to sleep w/ smile on face)
ain’t that something? you finally cracked your knuckles and came out fighting, and…
…the Nuffs are gone. now what are you going to do? back to the BCoD?
Not a snowball’s chance in my pants, Marty.
K-Wife & Mariser — that’s two so far. You’re one short… hmmm… y’know who I think would make a good third little maid from school?
720 Comments! You have got to be kidding me. Who the heck has time to read all of them? Not me!
Seems that those that predicted a “commentroversy” early on where spot on, eh!
I’m going to operate on the assumption that Meg and the folks who sent in these photos wouldn’t have posted them if the cute little chickie had been harmed in the making of this particular version of Cute Overload!
I love Single Malt. I love Theo. Meg owes me nothing, this is her turf, and I’m a guest. I’d love to see this hit 1000, but I’m not sure I have the attention span.
I am happy to note, that I just did a 300% zoom in on that pic , and while the combination of the shadowing, and the orange of one foot thats sticking out, from a normal distance looks redish, when zoomed in that tight has next to no signs of red.
While I belive that this is not what it first apears to be, I do think,if only for the sake of keeping her *SPONSORS*, which are displayed on the right side of the page, who probably belive they sponsor a humane site, and probably pay said site money, there sould SOME response from Meg, the owner.
ooooo yeah i vote meg for the third little maid from school.
BTW I can sing high alto. We may have to transpose the score abit.
Well, I know *all* of the Mikado by heart. I’ve worked five productions so far – and as you can tell from my name, I sing rather high – how ’bout it?
(Although I prefer singing the Mikado’s entrance march. Which is a real Japanese song, funnily enough, a rallying song for samurai supporting the Emperor against the Shogun. That G&S, always the kooksters.)
Too many posts…Must skim… I don’t understand the fuss. I’ve known dogs to go after chickens, but this is not a picture of carnage. The little chick seems completely undisturbed (not paralyzed) at being carried so why are so many people panicking? Two stories: Upon my first meeting with a young retriever, she figured out I was a dog lover and we were thrilled with each other’s company. When she took my hand in her mouth and kept it there, she wanted to hold my hand, not tear me to pieces. I was honored, not horrified. I’ve also seen footage of a sheepdog picking up chicks and carefully putting them back in their box—which was memorable and seriously cute. So my vote on the Pom & Chick Pic? Cute. Most definitely cute.
…and still nothing about my Drunk Baby Jesus hurtling lightening bolts from the sky?
As someone who has lost a pet bird to a dog, I hate this photo.
This board is a spectacular fagsplosion of stupid comments.
Well, I can’t speak for others on the board, Aaron. But, I was LMAO. Tee hee hee.
It’s funny until he starts asking for animal crackers. You ain’t seen “Armageddon” until the Baby J’ doesn’t get his crackers.
I got the little guy calmed down for the night. His dad finally got home after a long day at work. He almost smited me for the cabinet lock being broken but he’s a forgiving guy.
By the by, the Big Guy loves the picture at the top of this thread. He said he showed it to Steve Irwin earlier and got the token “crikey!” outta The Croc Hunter.
“This board is a spectacular fagsplosion of stupid comments.”
Case in point. Homophobia is Not Cute. Take it elsewhere, please.
Comment #732! Woot!!! (sarcasm. Just a bit, though.)
The number “733″ is actually “EEL” when you turn it upside-down.
Hmmm… looks like that wasn’t EEL after all.
This is, though.
Actually the comment counter is freaking out a little again.
735th! For real. I think.
I’m hoping that, for post 1000, Meg chimes in with “No chickens were harmed in the making of this photo. In fact, here’s a picture of said chick, now all growed up and much taller than his adoptive pommom, giving her a big ol’ nougie” …but I don’t think we’re gonna get that until the 1,000th post, so I’m just contributing one more to add to the count…
o.o…almost 750 comments, eh?
We have everything up to comparing each other to dictators (Bush) here. Fantastic!
This is the problem with having a “cute” website. You get alot of people who are only looking for the same “fwuffy widdle kitteh” pics.
Personally, I love the variety. xD
Bring me big-eyed mice and ‘possum babies and surprisingly hilarious pictures like this any day.
I can take a little of the “wince and die laughing”. I can take it. I know nothing terrible would be posted here.
I’m the kind of person that knows that children can get dirty, and little animals can play together (even a bit roughly) and everything will be ok!!
Better to find the humor and good in it, and let it brighten my day, then trying to tear a site with a bunch of wonderful people down with it.
And, before I get shot: I’m not picking on anybody! I’d just much rather see people getting along than arguing. Go ahead and say your negative things, but don’t argue about it. You disagree, we know and heard you, so leave after that.
*takes a deep breath, and smiles*
Oh go cry me a freakin river. ITS NOT A BIG DEAL.
Even if this dog WAS eating the chick, then too guess what, it’s eating the freakin chick!!
It’s not like the person could run over and snatch it out of the dogs mouth. He would have been halfway done with the chick by then, anyway.
I can’t help it! This picture makes me want to just run out and get a chicken sandwich! Or maybe a couple of chicken mcnuggets instead. Yum-yum. Dang, I love eating chicken!
C’mon people…still 300 comments to go and we might have a new world record! wihoe!
Oh, for shame! Posting dups is CHEATIN’. Tsk, Jackie. Tsk.
Ok. I was hoping someone else would settle this first, but apparently not. As an ACTUAL FarmGirl who has been around millions of ACTUAL chickens, I can tell you this is the happiest chickie in all the land. See, baby chickies live in a warm little egg, hatch, and then for a while, live under their warm little Mom’s warm little bum (which is, btw, called a “vent”). Even after they get a little too old to live under Mom, they really, really want to be squished and will cram themselves under Mom, towels, rocks, etc. etc. etc. If you have a scared or upset chickie, you just pick them up and give them a tiny little gentle squeeze and they are super-duper happy. Think of putting a clock in a puppy’s bed. Further, you can tell Chickie is happy because of the position. Chickies are deceptive looking–cute little golfballs when relaxed, but stringy, skinny, stretched out rubber bands when upset. What it looks like is Chickie got upset, stretched out, PomMom knew what to do to make him feel better, and the weird foot contortion is HappyChickie trying to golfball up again in joy.
my question is what if the second pic wans’t even posted? then waht everybody would be like “now that’s a cute pic!” what u all say bout that just pretend that the s3econd pic didn’t even get posted!
also would like some of this previuosly posted pudding……if there is any left….
Good post, FarmChick. It may even fuel a little commentroversy, but I’m afraid this thread isn’t going to make it to 1000….
“I’m afraid this thread isn’t going to make it to 1000….”
you say that like it’s a *bad* thing…
Did anybody else wonder what was going through the photographer’s mind when he/she decided to snap that shot instead of pluck the chick out of the pom’s mouth?
Laurie C: yes, good point!
also another thought ever seen a chick completely wet its like 2/3s smller then when it dry and so assome others have posted chicks are squishable and like to be squished for comfort also most dogs mouths have a large roof in the mouths so they can carry there young. yes even poms!
I don’t think the chicken was harmed. And even if…every day little chicken are treated very cruel in chicken farms – their beaks are cut of with hot wire and they are thrown in small cages, mutilated and scared. To me it looks like the chick in the picture will lead a relatively happy life -WHIT his beak and a warm place to stay…
Also I still hope that Meg will post some information about the picture soon…
Actually, I hope Meg _doesn’t_ post anything. As soon as she starts replying to the idiots on here, she’ll be enslaved by the tyrrany of their small minds, and have less time to post teh cuteness. The chick is fine, the pom is fine, and the only people harmed are the city people on here who’ve never been around a farm animal in their life. Yeesh.
Yeah, I’m glad she hasn’t responded or changed anything or added anything. It’s her site, gosh darnit! *nodnod!*
And you are totally awesome, FarmChick! I *knew* I’d heard that about chicks liking to be squished, but didn’t know confident enough in my knowledge to post it. I lived on a farm, but didn’t have chickens. (yeah, I know: what farm doesn’t have chickens?? lol)
I’ve been avoiding this whole mess, but I will say this one thing (which has already been said but probably not enough) –
Those of you who are UTTERLY HORRIFIED that this little chickie may have been injured *better* be vegetarians or vegans. But I just *know* that some of you practically peed yourselves in your morally outraged fury at this picture and then replenished those lost calories with KFC. Gah.
Thanks, FarmChick, good to know.
I found the picture a little shocking, because animals in pain is not what I expect to see on Cute Overload (my expectations at a slaughterhouse, for instance, would be quite different) and to the uninitiated, it is unclear what’s going on. Your knowledgable clarification lands the picture squarely in the realm of Cute.
A new dish at your local restaurant… Pomeranian chicken!
Will you hippies quit crying about the 2nd picture…jeez. :rollseyes:
Hippies? There’s hippies here??
…and get those kids off my lawn!
(DiPolar, moved pudding supplies to later post.
I think this one is beyond healing with pudding.)
Personally,I am a vegan, but even if I weren’t, I think people have a right to expect the stuff at cute ovelroad, even it’s not up to their personal standards of cuteness, not to be photos of raw carnage. It’s not like this is rotten.com.
The few helpful people on this thread have 90% satisfied me that the chick is not being eaten or killed, which makes the photo cute, but a caption clearing that up would have saved a lot of drama, if the site runner didn’t want it.
ooh its still going on lol!
Look, I’m happy they’re off my lawn finally, but now they’ve spray painted the words cuteoverload.com on my grass in big red letters. I’m tellin’ you this place has really gone downhill…
I can’t believe this is still going on. I really can’t believe I keep coming back to read some more!! Now, what was it everybody wanted to know? Oh, yeah… no kitties were harmed in the taking of this photo. There. That should make everyone feel better. Gotta go now, and get a life.
“Waiting for the time when I can finally say,
“This has all been wonderful but now I’m on my way…
“But when I think it’s time to leave it all behind
“I try to find a way, but there’s nothing I can say to make it stop”
Okay, so I checked out of this “discussion” HUNDREDS of posts ago, especially when the “discussion” degenerated into silly personal attacks. I mean, what the HECK does our political situation have to doe with the sitch?!
Anyhoo. Thanks FarmChick. You said exactly what many of us were trying to communicate but you did so with a great deal more grace and detail. I thank you.
Let’s keep it civil and intelligent, eh peeps?
mariser and others: Two Lumps is SOOO good. I see both of my cats in those characters, I tell you what.
All that being said, now I find a perverse delight in the idea that we might still hit 100 posts.
I acknowledge the inherent hypocrisy in this.
Erm… sorry for the triple-post. I DID mean 1000 posts, obviously.
My mom walked by, did a double take, and said “oh my god. that’s just disgusting! love=pain”?
Poor poor advertisers! Stuck supporting Meg who can’t even post a little wee note saying all is fine with the chick.
Well, THAT’S a new one. “Poor poor advertisers”? Seriously??
Yes, yes. Poor, poor advertisers. They are saying: “Oh, noes! We are paying for traffic and she’s giving us too much of it! Make it stop, Meg! We don’t want more eyeballs!”
(I may mostly lurk, but I’d like to do my part to drive this thing to a thousand. I fear, however, that Meg’s strategy is to just let this drop off the front page quickly. So post now! Comment as if your lives depended on it, People! For all we know, they may!)
I saw these pics in a news story about a year ago… The pomeranian lives in China, the dog was given a chick as a companion, and now the dog is a protective “mommy” of the chick. These pictures were taken long after the owner figured out these two were friends, and the dog wasn’t going to kill the chick on camera.
So, no pain, no suffering, no drama.
As a bird owner, I am disgusted by this and I can’t understand why people are arguing so much over it. I would NEVER let one of my birds so close to my cats or dog, especially not so that it could get BITTEN. You can argue as much as you want about whether or not the chick is actually hurt–it doesn’t matter. It’s disturbing. It could also give less-than-intelligent people the idea that, “aw, this is so cute!” and decide to give Polly to Fido and see what happens. No. Not cool. Not cute. Doesn’t matter how you slice it.
And like someone before commented, it’s not just the actual biting aspect of it–there are things in other animals’ saliva that is harmful and often fatal to birds. That isn’t safe and it’s not humane no matter how you try to argue it otherwise.
I hate this picture its horrible. The poor bird. I think the person who took the picture needs a call from the RSPCA. Some one like that should NOT have an animal at all! I see blood on the chick so either its a sick joke or a act of cruelty.
hahaha, sweet jesus. you guys will complain about anything, won’t you? you must lead very sad, boring lives.
this makes me want some chicken nuggets.
“Hello? SPCA? Yes. I’d like to report that a dog had a chick in its mouth. Where? I heard it was in China. No, no. This wasn’t recent. They say it happened a year ago. Can’t you do something about it?”
(warning: research was done)
The Pomeranian is a very active dog who is intelligent, courageous, and a loyal companion. Pomeranians respond best to firm commands and are quick to learn. They are easily trained in obedience. Their barking must be controlled or they will do so incessantly. he Pomeranian is a compact, active toy breed. They are intelligent, extremely loyal to their family, and loving. They are eager to please, gentle, and affectionate. They also exhibit an inquisitive expression and curiosity.The Pomeranian may not interact well with small children, and due to its small size can suffer abuse from children.
The Pomeranian easily adapts to life in the city, and is an excellent dog for country living with its strong hunting instincts from its wild ancestors.
….dudes….I don’t want to be rude or anything, since you all don’t know me very well…but I mean, come on, do some research before you start on how safe that is. Dogs are smart, and that one in particular looks like he’s looking up in adoration at his master~like he’s doing something right. So um yeah. That’s all. Bye!
*grins and waves silly-like*
You people are hilarious. How many of you complaining are vegans? Cute little chickies like that end up in the grinder, eventually ending up as your precious chicken nuggets. Even if that dog did eat it, that bird still had a better fate than most of its fellow birdlings. This is coming from someone who was upset about the labradoodle post: y’all, take a chill pill!
I’m noticing a trend here. When someone complains about that horrible, horrible picture, alot of you feel compelled to relate some other atrocity you’ve witness/heard about/read about. If a person complains about the picture, how does relating your story help at all?
795 and counting… c’mon peeps, this thing’s gonna drop off the “current” list soon!
Does anybody know of any cute animal pic sites who’s owner actually cares about the public/animals? I needs my fix but this place is ddirrrttyyyy
You alarmist people are ridiculous.
The chick is absolutely fine, you flippin freaks.
If you so-called animal lovers knew anything at all about animals and their capacity to relate to one another in a loving way or had the slightest ability to assess a situation rationally, you’d see that everything in that picture is kosher.
YOU should be battered and fried for dinner.
Oh Stop It — yeeks, I don’t think I’ll be coming to *your* booth at the State Fair…
One more thing, and this is for EVERYBODY:
Watch your language.
Stir up controversy, spell badly, draw unsupportable conclusions, print puns, whatever. But don’t fling obscenities directly at other folks, and do your best to keep things “PG-13.” This site is all about the cute, but if you can’t treat it that way, then on your head be it.
Also, don’t be spamming. But I don’t expect most of the CO spam is from live human beings, anyway, so this particular warning’s probably moot.
(PS — Don’t worry, “Oh Stop It”; this note specifically isn’t about you.)
people remember there’s a thing we call the food chain. and i’m on the bottom right now. i’m sure the chick is ok.
Oh Laurasuzanne, I’m sure you aren’t on the bottom of anything.
But I’ll be sure to tip when I go get my Chai later.
chickey’s okay right????
I’m amazed that some of you can see ‘blood’ on the chick’s foot. That’s funny. It couldn’t be the lighting- noooo.It has to be blood. Which is no where else on the chick. Or dripping from the dog’s mouth. Which is why the chick’s head is up in a live ‘WTF?’ position, instead of hanging downward like the neck was broken, or why the chick doesn’t look like it’s screaming in pain.
BTW- Meg has nothing better to do than put up posts to upset people. Therefore she should take the time to read EVERY COMMENT so that she can reassure people that a several year old picture isn’t an exhibit of animal torture. People who are horrified by the photo (which people have a right to be, no matter what the subject) are being forced to stay here, look at the picture, and scroll down to the bottom of the page in order to comment on how horrible and bloody the picture is, how Meg must be a sadist, how she must be a sexist because she has ‘cats in racks’photos (I guess she forces women to take them, too), and how she is putting up this website to make tons of money (which defies logic, if one knows anything about how much money one gets from blog adverts) or how she is ruining her advertizers because one picture that a lot of people think is too adorable for words will make potential customers leave in droves. She’s doesn’t have a real job and a real husband and a real life or anything. No. She started this incredibly fun and popular blog just so that she could upset maybe 4 people- one of whom who seems to have more time to make up silly pseudonyms and and post all day than to, say, put up a rival site of photographs that have been run by the local board of the SPCA, a veterinary surgeon, a professional animal photographer and at least 3 experts on Photoshop to make sure that no animal in any photo recieved as much as a potentially lethal cold germ during each amateur photoshoot that took place in someone’s house or backyard, regardless of where on the planet the photos were taken. Why? Because someone, somewhere, at some vague time in the future, might decide to see if his or her pet Pomeranian might want to also hold a chick in its mouth while someone takes a picture, after seeing these photos on CO. Because as we all know, since these photos have been all around on the CNN website and sent to who knows how many people’s e-mailboxes or even turned into gag postcards, this site which is obscure to most people on the planet (as most people on the planet do not read English-language Time and don’t look at English-language websites), can only find these evil pictures here, and in fact look here on a regular basis to see pictures Meg has chosen to exemplify her desire to mistreat and torture animals.
Yeah. Right. Uh-huh.
It’s one thing to not like a picture, to feel uncomfortable about it, to voice one’s dislike and concern. Even if one has a very high probability of being over-reactive and mistaken. It’s another thing to obsess to the point where others wonder if at least one of the posters is wearing a tinfoil hat and communicating with the mothership circling Venus- and to keep posting under pseudonyms demanding attention from the Blogger-in-Chief, who is too busy spreading joy with other photos to notice.
Loosen your hat and enjoy some pudding. Or take a sedative. You’re overheated and it’s rather pathetic.
I have 2 golden retrievers and a cockatiel, as well as 2 cats. while i wouldnt trust the cats around the birds for a second, even if they were sleeping, the dogs both can pick the bird up and carry her around no problem. They usually do it when the bird tries to fly and tumbles to the floor because her wings are clipped. the dogs will bound over, pick her up and come find someone who’s home to drop the bird off and expect a cookie in return. they werent trained to do this, and it scared the hell out of me the first time one walked up to me with the bird in its mouth, but now we just laugh and give up the cookie and put the bird back in the cage.
as hundreds have pointed out already, if the dog wanted to eat the bird, it would’ve before there was time for that picture to be taken.
I can’t believe this is still going on.. but here’s my donation to the 1000 posts goal. (No, that is NOT a football reference.)
Not even Australian Rules?
Not that I’m aware of. (My brain went from “posts goal” to “goal posts.” Sorry)
sometimes this site is better if i just look at the photos and not read the responses – everyone is SO REACTIVE. hello people – we are different and have different opinions – you don’t have to have everyone agree with you and be who you are. maybe some people need to go to a co-dependents anonymous meeting.
Is it soup yet?
(I will not use the Seinfeld cliché)
(I will not use the Seinfeld cliché)
(I will not use the Seinfeld cliché)
no soup for you.
heh. That is the only Seinfeld i ever watched. I couldn’t stand them they were so self centered and whined constantly.
not only kind of sweet but apparently Dogs herd poultry as well as sheep.
Just out of morbid curiosity: Are people still posting on the baby with the cat’s tail in it’s mouth picture???
I love how Meg’s bitches keep defending her…maybe it’s because their heads are so far up her ass they never saw the icky picture?
She’s lucky to have people whodefend her…she’s not good enough for that They respect her and stick up for her, but she can’t post a little “the chick’s okay” post…
Sad, really, to see such good friendship wasted on her.
I’m like a deer in headlights… I can’t. look. a-waaaayyy.
Well that’s “drawing unsupportable conclusions” covered. And maybe a little “whatever.”
Cute video of pom and chick playing:
Hmmmmmph. And double Hmmmph.
Maybe a little “not worth answerin’”
Awww, awwww, aawww and AWWWW! Laura, that was perfect!!!
I can’t wait to get my new batch of chicks in the spring. And, my new Pom puppy to carry them around. *tungyoo in cheeek*
you know when people resort to ad hominem attacks they have lost the arguement. Agree to disagree and move on. Insisting petulantly that you are right and attacking someone else is never ever going to make them see your viewpoint.
Or as i learned in college, facts and supporting evidence is what makes an arguement. If you know something because you are an expert then you much show your credentials otherwise you have no credibility and are merely tiresome.
Hear, hear! Well said to ka9q’s wife.
OMG Laura, that video was hysterical! Somebody needs to protect that poor Pomeranian from that possessed little chicklet devil!! A great antidote to all the anxiety over the chick. It’s going to grow up and be one crazy rooster I bet.
well this dropped off the homepage. I guess this ends at 820
WHy bother putting up a comments page if Meg “isn’t going to read it anyway”? It’s not very responsible…but after everything everyone else has said I’d just be repeating it all…so meh
Nopers — um, the “comments” section was never intended to be a way to contact the blog owner (even though we semi-seriously use it that way, once in a while). Meg’s got an email address for that.
Shockingly enough, this is supposed to be a place where you can comment on the posts.
Well, off the front page, alas.
I’m sure crazed reactions will surface again. It’s only a matter of time.
OMG, I just watched that video. How cute is THAT. The chick’s every instict is to squeeze itself up under all that warm fuzzy fur. The Pom is slightly bothered but also playful while being really very gentle. The chick getting “bowled-over” is no worse that it would suffer around other chickens.
Very cool contribution, thank you.
EEE!! that’s such a cute video!! i miss my pom pom
well peeps quick story from down in Aussie. On the farm wher I lived as a child we had a Kelpie/Border Collie cross, she was a great working dog but also a natural born mother. Over a period of some years she not only raised 3 litters of her own pups, but also a litter of pigglets and a clutch of chickens. The chickens in particualr were a hoot cuz they’d jump out of the box and she would proceed to “round them up” & carry them very gently back to the box one by one.
Oh my GOD! That VIDEO! Ack! Stroke from fluff! I love it when the chick runs for the door and can’t…quite…make…it an flips over. So sweet and gangly limby!
oh my goosh that is so HOT can u believe dat somethin can be dat cute omg like it is funny at da same time except i kind bad for da chick cause it got eaten but still it is verry cute and HOT
poor lil ducky…..
Well, this is my first visit to this website – and I have been all but drooling over the pictures. How nice to have eye candy so good for the soul!
I was initially disturbed (muchly) when I saw this pic on the birds page. If you look at the pom’s lower jaw, I believe that the tongue is between the teeth and the chick. I don’t see blood (though I can see how the spread foot and tongue could appear to be such). The upper jaw barely has any hold on the chick. So if folks take another look, you might be able to confirm that the Pom is holding and not biting down.
It would be KIND of the photographer to have included a 3rd picture of the chick cursin’ the Pom out (maybe using the “chicks rule” argument?)… to lessen the distress some are feeling. The smart thing is NOT to risk it – but the first pic is definitely “cute.” If we’d not seen the second most would have moved to the next picture.
The *responsible* thing to do in the aftermath, just out of sheer respect to those visiting this site would be for someone in a management position for this website to either issue a statement or an apology to any offended by such. That would be respectful in the sense that lots of folks have put alot of time and energy into this issue only to have silence. If the chick died, then an apology and accidents happen would at least be more honest than silence. If the outcome is unknown, then just say that. But definitely respond to those who come here and submit pictures to this site. And for the sheer purpose of KEEPING it cute!
Overall – great website and I plan to be a repeat viewer as long as this sort of media does not become repetitive!
~Currently, Mom to 2 horses, 1 cat, 26 African Waxbill Finches (mostly Cordon Bleus), one fish, and a snail.)
Chicken def died
Whoever took the picture is a jerk
My family has a boxer who loves our chicks and ducklings, and this is the sort of thing she would do. She means no harm and thinks of the chicks as her pups.
If you don’t think this image is cute, that’s fine. But don’t go insulting the photographer if you don’t have any proof that the chick was hurt. I’ll agree with those who have mentioned that chicks are mostly fluff. They came out of a tiny little egg. They can handle a little holding in a dogs mouth.
Drama much? *Eye roll* Maybe it would be better if the haters left CO.
Uh, no, I don’t think Meg needs to apologize to anyone. Bunch of drama llamas. The pup clearly isn’t hurting the chick at all.
aw i think the lil chick is perfectly fine! and after reading ALL the comments I know which seem more logical
the chick looks delicious.
Ok there appears to be one thing all you people are overlooking.. think about it.
when a dog picks something up (or at least every dog I’VE ever known) to eat/attack it, it picks it up and shakes its head rather violently back and forth. if this was occurring, there would be no clear, posed shot of chick-in-mouth-age. also, my little doxen “adopted” a baby duckling just like that chickie, and held it in her mouth perfectly safely. they’re mostly fluff! so.. yeah. think on that.
also, ADORABLE PIC!
I had a wolf-dog* when I was younger, and I can certainly say that’s -not- the body language used when hunting. Jaws would be snapped shut, ears back, neck-fur bristled, and then she/he would shake it to break its bitty neck. The babies ((pup and birdt)) look fine ^^ and Quite Adorable.
*((I didn’t -steal- it from the forest, and I didn’t keep it against its will, before -anyone- can jump me. Shoo. I saved it from being put to sleep at the pound on easter sunday, of all things.))
if anyone thinks this picture is bad, you should see what happens to chickens raised for food and egg production. baby chicks have their beaks cut or burnt off so that they don’t peck each other to death in cramped cages, egg-laying hens are kept in battery cages where they may never spread their wings in their entire lives. plus there is a lot of documentation of widespread abuse, like workers stomping on chickens, beating them with pipes, etc.
i think this chick is fine. those interested should concentrate their energies on animals that truly need their help.
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As a Pom owner, they do have soft mouths and mine loves to carry stuff and some of my other pets around. Also as someone who has been around chicks quite a bit, if the chick was in any danger, it would be squirming, squaking and raising a major fuss. It looks like it is used to being carry around.
ACK! A dangling modifier!
Guys. It’s fine. :PP Chill out. See the link:
And look at how the chi is holding IT’S CHICK.
PS: That’s not blood. That’s the poms lower lip.
jesus christ, you are ALL RETARDED.
I think this picture is so cute. I visit it sometimes when I’m stressing out. Dogs are generally good with being gentle with baby creatures. The chick looks funny with its feathers smashed.
I hope the little cheepy feller was ok after that snap-shot!
thats not cute its mean to the chick!
i have a little pomirainean too!!his name is ~~sammy~~ he is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!! ~~!!~~!!~~!!~~!!~~!~!~!~!~!~!~~~~~!!!!!!
i love that pic! i also love the pic on the front page of the racoons. were do you get those pics do people send them in? so when are you going to get new pics i visit here all the time and i always see the same old pics ohh and bye the way is the chick ok?? poiraineans have really sharp i should know i have a pomirainean.
I bet at least half the people who are outraged by this picture will still go home and happily eat their chicken nuggets or battery hen eggs. I don’t think anyone can comment on an animals welfare unless they are a veggie, livestock for food gets treated so badly. If the dog DID eat the chick, I better it was quicker and less painful than how chickens for food get killed.
MMmmmmm MMMMM mmmm Chicken! Why can’t a Pom enjoy chicken if us humans can? Chicken! It’s whats for dinner! Yummyyyyyyyy
Good Lord, people! You act like it’s a picture of a baby being cut with a rusty knife! It’s just a silly Pomeranian puppy picking up its friend/toy and leaving an overlong photo shoot.
I think the cruellest thing about this series is the cheesy 1970s flower arrangement and basket that the two models were forced to act happy about…
When’s it gonna happen? Who is going to write the first critical media studies dissertation analyzing the commentroversies on CO? Routledge’s readership is drooling already.
You saw it here first, peeps!
this picture is cute. at first i was like aawww poor chickie, but after looking at it for a bit i see nothing harmful about it. that is just me.
what a cute picture~~~
AAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!don’t eat da poor wittle chicky!NOOOOOOOOO![dramatic sobs]
oh please please me go I dont want me hurt so just put me down slowly”
OWNER:”Are you alright in there I can hear you
“SAVE THE DUCKLING! GET HIM OUT OF THERE!!!!!!!!”
OK he’s out (sigh of relief)”
I am speechless…………………………
i feel sowi 4 da dukey…
but i say GO DOGY!!!!!!whoopwhoop
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