Look, I’m sure there is a perfectly good explanation for this

OK, OK, People, calm down.

I’m sure there is an explanation for all of this.

I’m sure the cat in the foreground was simply reaching for his morning porridge, and there was a simple misunderstanding that caused a ‘Head chomp’, and the kitten in the background was not scarred for life.

NO MATTER WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE!

Gaaallllgh

I mean, what could have caused this "GAALGH" action, Tiffany L.?

Comments

  1. Bleen??

    Aw, poor little kitten, seeing what dogs are capable of.

  2. EEEE! heeeeeeeheeeheheheeeeee

  3. PHOTOSHOP!

  4. Um, a little help here?

  5. The kitten looks shocked while the big cat looks like he’s all…

    “Are you kidding me with this. Quit drolling on me! Oh… it’s on! I’m so kicking your furry tocks.”

  6. That would be “drooling” not “drolling” …..ooops…

  7. I’m with you, Ali. Something’s not right with the kitten…funny idea though.

  8. stevebr242 says:

    You can tell by the look on the cats face that this is a common occurance. This is the look my sisters cat gets when her golden retriever pins it to the couch with her chin.

  9. Wow, Ali! What a good eye you have! That bowl is like TOTALLY fake! All hail you!

    Because I care.

  10. Painfully obvious terrible photoshopping. Would one even deem the photo cute? Are Cuteologist licenses under threat of revocation?

  11. The kitten in the back is like “OMG!WTF?! He just totally put your head in his mouf!”

    Grown cat: “He does this all the time…you’re next, you know!”

    Dog: “Mmmmfffph!”

  12. I think it’s shopped, too–the dawg’s lips are being pulled back by something invisible.

    The first set, however, does not look shopped. And it also looks like more realistic playing.

  13. There’s something not quite right about this picture… The chomp is in a different light than the kitten is which is in a different light as the bowl… I call foul play (or fowl play, whichever you like).

  14. Uhhh, I’m not sure how I feel about this picture.

  15. “My name is Inigo…aw, hell, no it isn’t; prepare to die, anyway.”

  16. Chanel's Momma says:

    Big Dog: “I’ll teach you to eat my porridge!”

    Cat: “Whatevs. I’m so over you right now.”

    Kitten: “What is going on here?”

  17. Chanel's Momma says:

    Big Dog: “I’ll teach you to eat my porridge!”

    Cat: “Whatevs. I’m so over you right now.”

    Kitten: “What is going on here?”

  18. Chanel's Momma says:

    Big Dog: “I’ll teach you to eat my porridge!”

    Cat: “Whatevs. I’m so over you right now.”

    Kitten: “What is going on here?”

  19. Chanel's Momma says:

    Big Dog: “I’ll teach you to eat my porridge!”

    Cat: “Whatevs. I’m so over you right now.”

    Kitten: “What is going on here?”

  20. Chanel's Momma says:

    Big Dog: “I’ll teach you to eat my porridge!”

    Cat: “Whatevs. I’m so over you right now.”

    Kitten: “What is going on here?”

  21. Chanel's Momma says:

    Big Dog: “I’ll teach you to eat my porridge!”

    Cat: “Whatevs. I’m so over you right now.”

    Kitten: “What is going on here?”

  22. NebraskaErin says:

    ‘Shopped or not, the expression on the kronsched-kitteh’s face is priceless.

    You can just hear him thinking, “We’ve been over this, you royal idiot. Le Sigh.”

  23. Bitter Kitty says:

    Kitty says, “Aaaah. . . that feels so good. Puppy moishe head massage. . .”

  24. The lil dude in back is adorables..

  25. I’m having such a frustrating day that I haven’t even checked in on CO until now. And I get this!?!?! Everything is all better. Thanks!
    And I don’t care about the ‘shop debate. The photo is hilarious and it makes me happy.

  26. What the photo does not show is the dog previously scheming with the kitten to make the Cat stop bullying the kitten and saying that dogs are stupid.

  27. Kitten: “MOmmmEEEEEEE!!!”
    Cat: “*sihg* Not again.”
    Dog: “Hmmm…tastes like…nah…”

  28. methinks this is just some very bad photoshopping…

  29. Ok, so maybe it’s ‘shopped, maybe it ain’t – the expression on the face of the kittin in the background is worth it :)
    Background pik looks like it may have been lifted from a video source, and if there was a problem then the guy in the stripy shirt probably wouldn’t be sitting there as calmly as he is (if it is ‘shopped then the ‘shopper needs some schoolin’, though).

  30. Totally faked, I’m afraid. Follow at the line of the edge of the table, between the front kitties paws — it’s like they didn’t even try to match it.

  31. like it’s already been said, this pic may be shopped but it’s not so uncommon in our house for our labradoodle to gnaw on our ever tolerant ginger cat. it started from being a puppy and the cat just put up with it. now our dog is way bigger but it’s only a gronsch not a crunch…so they can do it again another time…

  32. It’s photoshopped. It started with the picture of the guy and the kitten–the kitten’s popping up to try and steal his food, I think, though the kitten may have been photoshopped in to a picture of just the guy and bowl. But the one I’ve seen before was guy and kitten.

    The rest has been added in, although it looks like the dog and cat could be from one picture. I don’t know what else would have made the cat’s ear take on that shape. I have no idea why someone felt the need to cut them out of their original setting and put them in this one, though.

  33. LOL!!! THE single most wonderful animal tableau EVER caught on film!

    I think this one’s a classic for the caption contest ;)

    (wanders off chuckling)

  34. BEST PICTURE EVER!!!

    That poor tabby has the same put upon expression my kitties get when our Chow mix gets overly frisky and sucks on their heads.

    The look of terror on little Mr. Kitty Pants is priceless.

  35. …or on Photochop, whatever. Still funny.

  36. I know I’ll be criticized, but the look on the face of the background cat is hilarious! Photoshopped or not, its a riot.

  37. so what if it’s ‘shopped? It’s funny as hell!
    That a person could be that creative to even think of such a thing just amazes me!
    Thanks to the creator and to Meg for posting it!

    (back to work chuckling)

  38. I love the look on the face of the background cat.

    He’s like OMGOMGWTFBBQ!!!!!

  39. “That poor tabby has the same put upon expression my kitties get when our Chow mix gets overly frisky and sucks on their heads.”

    For a moment, I thought you wrote ‘Chex Mix’, and I thought, ‘whoa – you mean those mini-pretzels and bagel chips can stage a snack attack?’

    Sorry-I haven’t had lunch yet, and I’m getting a cold.

  40. photoshop or not, it’s still freakin’ cute!

  41. I agree, it is still cute nonetheless. Siiigh. I wanna dawg.

  42. Aubrey – LOL

    Be sure to eat something.

  43. minnesnowtah says:

    sammy, to me that is conclusive proof that this is ‘SHOPPED. Unless they have a niched table, eh?

    That kitten is SO cute. Does anybody have a link to the original kitten pic?

  44. minnesnowtah says:

    sammy, to me that is conclusive proof that this is ‘SHOPPED. Unless they have a niched table, eh?

    That kitten is SO cute. Does anybody have a link to the original kitten pic?

  45. lurkertype says:

    I wants to see marmie kittn by himself.

  46. LMAO, real or fake, that’s a funny pic!

  47. minnesnowtah says:

    Sorry for the double post. My computer farted.

    So sorry.

    “I wants to see marmie kittn by himself.” — me too!

    I was digging the webs for the kitten when I discovered kittenwar.com and then forgot what I was looking for…

    kittenwar = kitten huffing when no kits are at hand!

  48. Photoshopped, but still made me grin. The dawg chomping the cat head seems real. Is it just me?

  49. I didnt even notice the line of the table! i was too busy checking out how the side of the cats head thats in the dogs mouth is way bigger than the other side! (obviously they cloned the cat fur inside the mouth).

    i still think this is a really funny picture though. but poor photoshop attempt!

  50. I LOVE the little kitty’s expression: “Holy s**t, did I just SEE THAT?!?!?”

  51. Sigh. I think I’m DONE with this site. Honestly, all the sumbissions that surely come to her inbox, Meg posts a small, poor resolution, horribly photo-shopped, semi-funny but potentially controversial photo. It’s so transparent. And not funny. And not cute.

    Yeah, yeah. Meg can post whatever she wants. But she also WANTS a comment section, presumably for negative ones as well as positive. So there.

  52. Yeah ok so its photoshopped but it is funny. The marmie cat still has a cute expression. Excellent demonstration of “soft kronsche.” Not everything funny has to be real, or movies and sitcoms wouldn’t exist. Just enjoy and let your imagination run with it.

  53. i like how bebe kitteh is all like,
    “OH SNAP!! dawg!!!
    oh no you di’nt!!!!”

  54. All hail Christine! And I thought there was no intelligent life left here! Way to go, girl.

  55. This is obviously a photoshop, as I have seen a great many shops in my time.

  56. Wow, I just realized they’re all sitting in a human’s lap. That must’ve been some hell of a breakfast!

  57. Sammy and minnesnowtah:
    I’m pretty sure the big cat is just partially pushed up on the table. If it were ‘shopped, they probably would’ve lined it up. Furthermore, the guy’s left hand is touching the big kitty, too…that’s be pretty hard to put together correctly.

  58. OMG really? it’s photoshopped? Well, golly gee, I liked it before but now it’s not cute!!! Also, thanks for repeating it 20 times because I didn’t hear you the first 19 times!

    Wow. Shut up about photoshopping, it doesn’t matter. Most of us aren’t really impressed that you have sharp enough eyes to pick it out.

    This is not isitshopped.com, it is cuteoverload.com, and it is cute.

  59. Waaaahhhh, Christine. Boo effing hoo.

    The “Cute Overload Charter” (such as it is) says nothing like “All photos posted on this site must adhere to strict standards of authenticity, as thousands of potentially innocent lives routinely depend on them in various courts of law. Additionally, ever time you use Photoshop, Domo-Kun kills a kitten. Please, think of the kittens.”

    It DOES say something about cute pictures which are fun to look at, as I recall.

    Since you’re DONE with this site, that ought to mean you’re DONE with the comments sections as well, shouldn’t it? Anyway, that’s how I see it.

  60. Hmmm… maybe *I’m* done with the comments sections for the day. I need fur therapy.

  61. CBG: That dog-biting-cat photo was, without a doubt, the worst ‘shopped photo ever on C.O. Rest assured I was on the internet within minutes registering my disgust throughout the world.

    Bart: Hey, I know it wasn’t great, but what right do you have to complain?

    CBG: As a loyal lurker, I feel they owe me.

    Bart: What? They’re giving you thousands of adorable photos for free. What could they possibly owe you? I mean, if anything, you owe them.

    CBG: Worst photo ever.

  62. Um, just in regards to the table being irrefutable proof of photoshopping – methinks that’s some flawed logic. If you look at the table level on the far right, and then on the far left (past kitty’s outstretched paw), they are the same. The bit in the middle (between kitty’s paws) is distorted because some of its chest/tummy fluff is plopped over (because of the reaching action), and is resting on the table.
    It still may be ‘shopped, but don’t look to that for the proof… Personally, I couldn’t care less – it’s totally prosh.

  63. My computer must be doing strange things again. On my Main CO page I’ve got the kitten in casts, the lap ferret, the polar bear, the otters, the break dancin’ hammie, the frog with the lovely hat, the piglet and this photo. How can anyone not find cute somewhere in that mix? I’m confused.

  64. For those who want to see one of the photos used in the ‘shop, it’s here (and very cute):

    http://www.nozomionline.com/pussy/pics2.html

    Fifth photo down.

  65. I dunno, CreepyGirl… well, sure, that’s the source image. Nicely done. (Your net-fu is strong.) But I think the NINTH photo down, on that same page, is the real troublemaker.

  66. creepygirl – awesome. Thanks for that.

    Okay, so now we really do have proof of the photoshopping, but geez…

    It still made me laugh my sizable rear off. Is it really worth all the argument?

  67. I love creepygirl’s link. All those nosies and pawsies and fluffies! Dog snoots with kitties! *happy sigh*

  68. And am I the only person who finds ESL charming? Filthy Teho, doing ruin it! :)

  69. Oh as IF.

    And hey, the Yin Yang Kitties are on that page too.
    http://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2006/02/what.html

  70. Teehee… I wonder if the guy who wrote that “pussy pics” page is aware that almost every caption is a euphemism. Probably, and that makes it all the funnier.

  71. Correction: girl who wrote the page.

  72. i love people who complain about people who complain. and then don’t see the irony. it’s very funny.

  73. Arvay, if you like that: Try this- http://www.engrish.com
    Ah, engrish. It is rocking!

  74. The obvious fakery doesn’t make it any less funny. :)

    The look on the kitten in the background there is priceless, even in the original photo.

  75. ‘Creepygirl’…MST3K reference (Catalina Caper)? Had to ask.

    And I’m loving the link!

  76. The irony, ali, is that people aren’t complaining about complaining. They’re complaining about what people are complaining about.

    Legitimate concerns are welcome. Tiresome, repetitive, pointless whinges are not.

    If you’re gonna post, read what’s already been said, and if 4,782 people have already pointed out that the photo is photoshopped, then comment #4,783 saying the same thing is probably extraneous.

    But that’s just me. I thought the photo was hilarious, and being photoshopped doesn’t make it unfunny, as some people seem to think.

  77. TOTALLY ‘shopped, but nevertheless HILARIOUS!

    And the kitten definitely qualifies for cuteoverload, just on its on. Good one! Hoorah!

    I mean, there isn’t a Rule of Cuteness AGAINST Photoshopping, is there?

  78. Hahaha i love how the kitten is all: Oh my god!! Somebody do something!
    And you know, we only need like…. one ‘SHOPPED’ comment to know it’s shopped, not 204058440… but keep it up anyways. *shrug*

  79. “My name is Inigo…aw, hell, no it isn’t; prepare to die, anyway.”

    *ded from Aubrey*

  80. And “gaalgh” is my favorite word ever.

  81. Boo to the haters.

    Creepygirl — thanks for the link. The captions are making me spit hot tea out of my nose.

  82. PHOTOSHOP ALERT!!! I’ve seen the actual picture with the little “shocked” kitten in the background. This is a 100% false picture. And done horribly, I might add. But no worries mates, this is not a real picture. Let me reiterate: THIS IS NOT A REAL PICTURE PEOPLE!!!

  83. Holy crap. Some people really need to relax. Some people really need to hug a newfie.

  84. Brianne,

    Ya think??!?

    (4,784…)

  85. Who the frak cares about editing! I screamed and then fell off the couch laughing at this picture!! This site is better than Prozac!! (I think that should be the website motto: “CuteOverload, Better Than Prozac (or the generic equivalent) I am still laughing about this picture, while lying on the floor w/ the laptop. I can’t get up!! The cute/funny overload has rendered my stomach muscles useless!!

  86. Anerable kitty expression in the background! Makes me want one. Oh, well. I have my piggy princess with the barrett in her hair in my arms now. She’ll have to do. “wheek” “wheek” ;)

  87. Oh! No, No, No! BAD DOGGIE!!!

  88. I agree with Alison — I get panic attacks sometimes, and I found CO in the first place in an attempt to find some soothing kitties/puppies to look at, to calm myself down. Well, it worked — and I’ve been hooked ever since. :) Thanks, Meg!

  89. Instead of commenting on all the ridiculous comments, I’ll just comment on the beauty of a nice soft kronsche. Yesterday, I got in the elevator of my building and there was a guy in there with a golden retriever puppy.

    I repeat, a golden retriever puppy. (Surely one of the top five cutest forms of life on earth.)

    So I said hi to the little puppy and learned that his name is Spencer, and Spencer proceeded to go kronsche kronsche kronsche kronsche on my hand with the utmost gentleness. There wasn’t even a single graze from a tooth. Good soft kronsches are magic. :)

  90. I dunno. I’ve dogsat a couple golden puppies, and when those buggers nip, it hurts!

    And suddenly my work computer is blocking photos, so I’ll have to look at arvay’s link when I get home. It thinks they’re porn or something, I guess. Poo!

  91. Yes! Hott dawg Pr0n! :~D

  92. I actually LOL’ed.

    We type “LOL” for “laugh out loud”, but c’mon people, how often do you actually laugh out loud when you type LOL.

    But I had an honest-to-goodness LOL here.

  93. Meg! Get this picture off of here! If you start posting photoshopped cute imagery (and very poorly photoshopped at that…not to mention not very cute) you will lose all credibility as the arbiter of cuteness.

  94. Ok I didn’t literally LOL but I certainly smiled happily at the soft kronsche and the “aw man, there he goes again” look on the kitteh’s face. I don’t care how the image came to be.

    But I did gasp in delight at Arvay’s link to the golden puppies.. omg.. I want one!!

    Gasp, I tell you! Literally!

  95. Aubrey,

    Yup, Catalina Caper. One of the first Mst3k episodes I watched.

    Glad you like the link. :)

  96. Yeah, this is why I usually avoid the comments section. Yes it’s shopped and it’s not a wonderful shop, but who cares? It’s cute and/or funny and no one gets hurt. So shut up and get over it. ZOMG ITZ SHOPED IM SOOOO DUN W/ THIZ SITE LOL!!1!1!!1! … idiots.

  97. I know! Mary, I did too the first time I saw themz! And then I went around grabbing people by the lapels and going, “Did you know that… guh… buh… golden retriever puppies are like… guh… buh… WAY cute?!?”

    Imagine how bright they thought I was after that! :)

  98. And, am I mad for loving golden mama most of all? She’s just ssssoooooo sweet and hugglable. sssiiiggghhh

    http://www.picturesfree.org/sam/puppies/dsc05531.jpg

  99. Ok, the pussy page that creepygirl linked to is as fake as this photoshopped picture. There are just too many double entendres for it to be real.

  100. If you look in the upper left hand corner there is a date that has been quite obviously blurred out …like form a video camera perhaps?

    not that it really matters I;m just trying to ignore my research project right now so bring on the cute

  101. from not form sorry need caffiene or kittens

  102. contraryMary says:

    wow. I can tell it’s getting close to Christmas because people start getting REALLY mean and nasty. You all need a good shnorgling session

  103. Aubrey-

    And the second e is because otherwise it would be creppy girl….

    And I don’t care who did what with what, because I just love seeing the tabby get kronsched.

    (Missing my fat tabby and my neighbor’s golden retriever, both off being mellow in their next lives.)

  104. For you fat puppy lovers (and who isn’t?), I invite you to suffer with me by google imaging “berner pup”, “newfie puppy”, and “retriever pup”.

    I do this when I need a work break. I think I’m reducing my life expectancy, though, from the high blood pressure.

  105. I’m in ur cute overload, bein’ a baby.

    What Creepygirl doesn’t tell you is how she found that page. ;)

  106. creepygirl – thank you for the pussy page. Made my night much better now.

  107. AuntieMame says:
  108. the thing is AuntieMame, let’s not fight.

  109. Upon a second look-see, it does appear to be ‘shopped. But I don’t care – it’s hilarious!

  110. Yowza. That is ‘shopped and badly. But I don’t think noticing this makes me an idiot. I think it makes me a designer who never really leaves her work at the office3. ;)

  111. LMAO @ “the kitten in the background was not scarred for life”

    *looks at the kitten’s expression*

    …. ahahahahahaha!!

  112. Photoshoped, sure…

    Funny? YEAH!!!

    LMAO!!!!

  113. Regardless of any photoshopping, the look on that kitten’s face is hilarious.

  114. Oh HA HA HAHAA!!! That is all.

  115. Another Angela says:

    Waaaahhhh, Christine. Boo effing hoo.

    Since you’re DONE with this site, that ought to mean you’re DONE with the comments sections as well, shouldn’t it? Anyway, that’s how I see it.

    Posted by: Theo | Dec 14, 2006 at 02:15 PM

    Theo, if you are going to be a mod, maybe you need to remember to huff a kitten before harshing the Nuffs. They bring ad dollars in too. If EVERYONE found EVERY PICTURE cute, then we wouldn’t need cuteologists.

    I like the original kitty with shocked expression best. I think the ‘shopped version does kind of blatantly cry out for Nuff-type responses.

  116. useta hada kitteh says:

    As a (hopeful) writer of fiction, which is sort of Photoshopped reality, it doesn’t bother me in the least that this is or isn’t photochopped. What bothers me is that from the look on that kitten’s face, I think it probably was scarred for life! It likely will never be able to look at any photo-editing software ever again without its cute little eyeses going all “boing!!!!”

    Having just LOL’d, literally, at both this picture and at the belated b.d. card my cousin sent, which is a turtle with a rabbit ears headband, a furry fluffy tail, and a present on its back, obviously I must have no understanding of the finer things of life, and I’m totally out of touch with reality. But hey, I’m LOLing and I’m happy! (And I think this picture or pictures is/are really funny and definitely CUTE), and because of this picture, I’m going to just have to keep coming back to this site over and over and having a great time! Oh what shall I do???

    :)

  117. Another Angela — you’ve noticed I didn’t delete the comment, then. Nor did I ban her. And there endeth my modly obligations.

    I don’t *like* loudmouth ignoramuses spouting off without the slightest thought about how this site works, or what might be going on out of the public eye, and thankfully I don’t have to.

    Your point about bringing in ad dollars is well made. But controversy in the comments drives eyeballs in front of the ads, too. And if it’s an earnest, well-articulated gripe, then wouldn’t you have to call that all to the good, from that same pragmatic perspective?

    Anyway. I actually do have kittens on my lap now. They just happen to still be waiting inside Maya the foster mama.

  118. AuntieMame says:

    Oh, I’m not trying to start a fight, ali. I’m just trying to clarify why it’s annoying to have people pointing out the obvious for the nine hundred and umpteenth time.

    And Angela, I believe people have to click the ads before it counts, and the drive-by whiners are probably not ad-clickers.

    Yes, the photo is a crappy ‘chop job. Why is it critical for that fact to be pointed out over and over and over and over ad infinitum, ad nauseum? We’re all fairly bright. We can see it for ourselves.

  119. …and it does. Not. MATTER.

  120. Another Angela says:

    I’m just sayin’, the name-calling harshes my cute more than comments *I* find stupid or ignorant. We’re all different and we find different things annoying or cute. All I’m sayin. Peace out!

  121. bees on pie says:

    Lyle Waggoner’s a jerk

    Second only to Tommy Kirk

    Could you find it in your heart to love a ‘bot like me-he-he?….

    ….my-eye-eye-eye Cree-ee-pee gir-rl!

    Funny picture. Yay Cute Overload!

  122. Peg of Tilling says:

    Can’t we all just get a thong?

    Sorry–looking at the ads.

  123. I’m in your lapz… eating your kittehs.

  124. It’s a cute and funny photoshopped picture, which is still a cute and funny picture. Heck, “Hamster Implants” was drawn in MSPaint, and it was still cute and funny! :p

    I love the soft kronche.

  125. who CARES if it’s photoshopped? I legit laughed out loud for like a minute at this picture… I like it! Stop harshing on Meg for putting up a photoshopped picture — photoshopped things can be cute too!

  126. Bees – take a seat, and I’ll tell you a story about the little fishes…

  127. You people chanting “photoshopped” over and over must be real geniuses.

    I couldn’t care less if every pixel in the image came from a different source – the IDEA of this site “CUTE OVERLOAD.” It never says “cute photography,” “cute photoshops,” or anything else. If you don’t like it, PLEASE find somewhere else to scream and bitch about it. Nobody cares to see 5000 comments chanting “photoshop.”

    Rrgh.

    Other than that, yes. It is a very cute pic and made me laugh. :D

  128. Gahahahaha the expression on the kitteh.

  129. warrior rabbit says:

    I’m all for ‘shopped, hilarious cat photos. This one had me laughing hysterically, and I also enjoy ‘Who Brought the Cat?’.

  130. Come on now. I came here to look at cute pictures not to see everyone complain. Besides who cares if it was, just sit back and enjoy the pictures, because life is just too short and precious to be worrying about a small matter like that. (comeing off the soapbox)

  131. I hope that hilarious marmie kitty gets shopped into another photo soon. It’d be fun to see it again.

  132. Smaller kitty: “Dad, that big white aminal is eating my main course.”

  133. Hmmm…. must be a full moon or something. Peeps getting their panties all in a knot over a photo of kitties and a dawg? Some of you are definitely going through UMS (Not to be confused with PMS). Ugly Mood Swings.

    Now let’s all play nice or SOMEBODY will be sitting in the corner with their nosie pressed to the wall.

  134. Lmao, that poor kitten!!

  135. The kitten in the background looks like one of the Olsen twins from the Full House era.

  136. Heathers dead baby says:

    can someone photoshop a funny line under a domokun ?

    something about crap or politics?

    that would be hilaaarial!@!

    lame

  137. minnesnowtah says:

    “Can’t we all just get a thong?
    Sorry–looking at the ads.”
    Posted by: Peg of Tilling

    Ha ha ha ha ha!!! Whew,(wipes eyes) LOL! Briliant comment!

    Great google skills, creepygirl. You rock.

  138. There is enough real cuteness in the world that it shouldn’t try to be faked. Or, if it must be faked, then I think there should be caption or something on it. The photo *is* cute, but for people like me and many others who have commented – who pick up that it is a ‘shopped images, it throws us off the cuteness.

  139. You think bebee goldies are cute??? http://www.zanevillemanorfarm.com/images/collie_puppy.jpg yea, thats right. and the kittens’s look in the background is priceless, even if s/he wasn’t there.

  140. Christine – take that stick out of your ass. It’s not healthy.

  141. is that cat ok? are they just playing? :(

  142. I’m just most amused that all the loyal, regular commenters on her were all acting like it wasn’t photoshopped until creepygirl pointed out the source image. Now the story is, “well, so what if it’s ‘shopped, it’s still funny!”

    No one said it wasn’t funny. 900 people in a row said it was ‘shopped because 900 other people were saying it wasn’t. That’s how arguments and debate work.

    The regulars really take this site WAY too seriously.

    And FWIW, Meg CLEARLY posts things like this to get the debate going. It’s good for business, and I have no problem with that. But don’t deny it and get all huffy and holier than thou. It’s just not becoming.

  143. I’m just most amused that all the loyal, regular commenters on her were all acting like it wasn’t photoshopped until creepygirl pointed out the source image. Now the story is, “well, so what if it’s ‘shopped, it’s still funny!”

    No one said it wasn’t funny. 900 people in a row said it was ‘shopped because 900 other people were saying it wasn’t. That’s how arguments and debate work.

    The regulars really take this site WAY too seriously.

    And FWIW, Meg CLEARLY posts things like this to get the debate going. It’s good for business, and I have no problem with that. But don’t deny it and get all huffy and holier than thou. It’s just not becoming.

  144. I’m just most amused that all the loyal, regular commenters on her were all acting like it wasn’t photoshopped until creepygirl pointed out the source image. Now the story is, “well, so what if it’s ‘shopped, it’s still funny!”

    No one said it wasn’t funny. 900 people in a row said it was ‘shopped because 900 other people were saying it wasn’t. That’s how arguments and debate work.

    The regulars really take this site WAY too seriously.

    And FWIW, Meg CLEARLY posts things like this to get the debate going. It’s good for business, and I have no problem with that. But don’t deny it and get all huffy and holier than thou. It’s just not becoming.

  145. I’m just most amused that all the loyal, regular commenters on her were all acting like it wasn’t photoshopped until creepygirl pointed out the source image. Now the story is, “well, so what if it’s ‘shopped, it’s still funny!”

    No one said it wasn’t funny. 900 people in a row said it was ‘shopped because 900 other people were saying it wasn’t. That’s how arguments and debate work.

    The regulars really take this site WAY too seriously.

    And FWIW, Meg CLEARLY posts things like this to get the debate going. It’s good for business, and I have no problem with that. But don’t deny it and get all huffy and holier than thou. It’s just not becoming.

  146. I’m just most amused that all the loyal, regular commenters on her were all acting like it wasn’t photoshopped until creepygirl pointed out the source image. Now the story is, “well, so what if it’s ‘shopped, it’s still funny!”

    No one said it wasn’t funny. 900 people in a row said it was ‘shopped because 900 other people were saying it wasn’t. That’s how arguments and debate work.

    The regulars really take this site WAY too seriously.

    And FWIW, Meg CLEARLY posts things like this to get the debate going. It’s good for business, and I have no problem with that. But don’t deny it and get all huffy and holier than thou. It’s just not becoming.

  147. I’m just most amused that all the loyal, regular commenters on her were all acting like it wasn’t photoshopped until creepygirl pointed out the source image. Now the story is, “well, so what if it’s ‘shopped, it’s still funny!”

    No one said it wasn’t funny. 900 people in a row said it was ‘shopped because 900 other people were saying it wasn’t. That’s how arguments and debate work.

    The regulars really take this site WAY too seriously.

    And FWIW, Meg CLEARLY posts things like this to get the debate going. It’s good for business, and I have no problem with that. But don’t deny it and get all huffy and holier than thou. It’s just not becoming.

  148. AuntieMame, ok good. don’t start fights. people should have the right to post what they think about something, even if they didn’t read every other single comment on the page before doing so. people commenting about what other people have already said DOESN’T HURT ANYONE. just leave people alone, and let them say whatever they want. it’s cuteoverload, for heaven’s sake! lighten up!

  149. I think Peg of Tilling said it best. *still giggling*

    And, Auntiemame, the puppy prOn picture! Teeeeeheee!

    Arvay….golden puppies! Yeaaaaah!!

    Teho….aawwwwww, Mayamomma w/babies! Awwww!

  150. P of T. – Late comment here:
    “Two thongs don’t make a right.”

  151. maybe what we all would like is a–hey, it’s photoshopped but it’s still cute–kind of comment. Of course, if Meg wrote it, the comment would actually be funny and smart, but that’s why I don’t have a blog ;)
    I think ‘art’ is still ‘cute,’ but ‘faked reality’ is not so cute. Is it a rule of cuteness that one know if the cute is natural or man-made in advance? yeah, probably not. Again, that’s why i don’t have my own site ;) that and the fact I only know one or two web-face doohickies :(

  152. Sweet Lady says:

    *Big Kitteh* “I am not for eating, you furry moron.”

    *Little Kitteh* “Holy Doggie-chomp, Batman!”

  153. sorry, I meant “Caption” not “comment.”

  154. Thing
    Thing a thong
    Thing out loud
    Thing out strong
    Thing of good things, not bad
    Thing of happy, not thad

  155. Peg of Tilling says:

    Yes, pyrit, but with a smile and a thong all the world seems a bright sunny day…

  156. Lauri-

    A wicked earworm!
    Eek.

    (wanders off humming “Thing a thong…”)
    Just what Friday needed.

  157. Hi, Teho. I hope you got several furberts in yesterday. They say that’s just the thing to cure all “photoshop vs. authentic” argument ailments!

    Peace & Kittehs!

  158. lauowolf – Only Robinson Crusoe got all his work done by Friday. ;-)

  159. AuntieMame says:

    ali, check the thread. I’m not the one you started this particular snit. You are. So don’t preach at me about commenting on other people’s posts.

    People *are* posting whatever they want. That includes me and others criticizing them for it.

    And repetitive posts take up bandwidth that somebody has to pay for, so saying that they are harmless is not the truth.

    Just sayin’, we were not unaware that it was photoshopped. We were simply not commenting about it, since the photo’s provenance is completely irrelevant. It wasn’t until the newbies started harping on it that it became an issue.

    That’s the way the Internet works. You show up on someone else’s forum and start throwing a tantrum like a 2-year-old, the regulars are going to tell you to grow up.

    You can deal with it and change your ways, or you can get your feelings hurt. Your choice.

  160. Theo – You are too nice to me. Know that I notice. I harshed Meg when she revamped CO and you let it be. May one of your new kittens be named, Aretha, and may it mean r-e-s-p-e-c-t, and may you huff it as needed, but I think I can speak for the Peeps that you and Meg, are very much respected here.
    And, surely, *my* record shows that I believe sucking up is a very spurious matter, I mean, serious matter. ;-)

  161. Theo thing a thong of thixthpenth.

  162. Theo! You have a PREGGERS foster kitty? How cool is that?!

    [goes to check Theo's blog in hopes of pix]

  163. *grin* pyrit!

    Six thick thistle sticks. Thay that with a lithp.

  164. God bless you Meg, I don’t know how you take it some days. Keep ‘em comin, though. Love this site to pieces.

  165. Oh Pyrit Pyrit Pyrit… the kittens will most certainly be well named.
    (And I’m nice to you ’cause you play nice.)

    “Just Sayin” — you’re right, I take CO seriously… when it’s called for. Other times, it’s all puddins and bunnehcremes and ass coffee. Like Fridays, for instance. M. F. B. T. (Anyone who cares to explain that one, can just go right on ahead.) [snicker]

  166. MFBT – Mother [Luvvin'] Bunny Tocks?

  167. 2Cats — this’ll make it easy:
    http://teho.vox.com/library/posts/tags/fostering/

  168. …Booze Time, TJ. It’s one of the early “cartoons” on http://www.MarriedToTheSea.com .
    Fine stuff for obnoxious moods, that.

  169. minnesnowtah says:

    Monstrously Fursome Bunny Tocks. They’re HUGE, man.

  170. “It theems tho long thince I could thay,
    “Thister Thusie thitting on a thistle!”
    Gosh oh gee, how happy I’d be,
    if I could only whistle (thhhh, thhhh).

    All I want for Christmas
    is my two front teeth,
    my two front teeth,
    see my two front teeth.”

    Thit-eating grin.

  171. Teh-0 – ah yes – although one of my faves is a recent one: Weave It Like You Stole It.

  172. Tho. Who’th got the booth? Leth micth uth up thome cocktailth, with thparkling thoda and grenadine. (Thay! There’th no lithpy thoundth in “grenadine!” THENTHATIONAL.)

  173. OMG I just remembered the thinger, Leo Sayer. Think about it. Theo Thayer.

  174. Did people have this much of a problem with the picture of the cat on the innertube? That was shopped, too!

  175. Danmit, now I have to take a bath, cause i got dog slober all over my fur!!!! I really hate dogs.

  176. The name’th Thpade. Tham Thpade. That’th what it thays on the door of my offith, at leatht. Well, it actually thays Thpade and Marley, Private Invethtigatorth, but Marley, my partner, hath been dead thinth thomeone drilled him with a 38 latht Thaturday night.

  177. /threadjack
    Since it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, take a moment to show your appreciation for all the CUTE by visiting the C.O. tip jar (right column, almost at the bottom). Please note: This is just my way of rewarding the cute, since I don’t have Meg’s address to send a big ass stuffed hamster in pants! All proceeds from the tip jar will help Meg and friends keep Cute Overload up & running for all of us to enjoy. Disclaimer: This suggestion is totally my own and not solicited by the good folks at the C.O. Dream Office.
    Merry Christmas, Meg & Theo!
    /end threadjack

  178. Marley wath dead to begin with.
    There ith no doubt whatever abouth that….
    Old Marley wath ath dead ath a doornail.

    Gee, people named Marley don’t have much luck with partnerships, do they?

  179. Theo, TJ, lauowolf – Pithyful, just pithy-full.

  180. Thuffering Thuckatath!
    TJ geth “invethtigatorth” and all I geth ith “wath ath”…
    Thith thucth.

  181. pyrit-
    It was only pithy after I elided the bits about who signed the register.
    Or should that be regithter.

  182. Which puts me in mind of a story I once heard about a young lady who went to the doctor’s for a checkup. He said, “Now, I’m going to listen to your chest, so big breaths.”
    “Yeth,” she replied, “and I’m only thixteen…”

  183. Karen in Toronto says:

    I haven’t been able to get a good pic of Handsome Stranger yet, but he’s still at the kitten stage when the look on his face 99.9 percent of the time is round-eyed wonder, like the kit in this post. He looks at me like I just pulled a treat out of my nose. Then he looks at Big Brother Peabo like HE just pulled a treat out of his nose. Then he looks at the wall as if he’s expecting IT to pull a treat out from, uh, somehwere. Kinda cuSQUEEEEEEEEEEE — who’m I kidding?

  184. Great photo! Just what I needed today.

    Thanks very much!

  185. That is so mean >)

  186. *suspects that the people who complain about Meg’s photo choices are just mad because it wasn’t one they submitted*

    Meanwhile, if this picture IS shopped, I want to know what was really squishing the kitty to put that look on its face.

  187. I always thought that pithiness had its own ap-peel. But the appreciation came slowly, by
    or-inches, actually.

  188. Thtrange… there theemth to be an ecthtra thpathe after your thcreen name, Aubrey.
    Thee it?

  189. musicchick2 passes the hat
    While we chat
    Doing her part
    From the heart
    If we don’t put tips in the jar
    The “tip-arillos” are
    “Close, but no cigar.”

  190. Total photoshop

  191. T -
    Baroo?

  192. I think – more than anything else, people say they come to this site to get a break from their work day, to make them smile, and to get a laugh -or an ‘AWWW….’,or an ‘EEEEKK!’. I would say that is the ONLY criteria for ANY pic on here. Get a life, people. This pic has all those bases covered. The pic I laughed the most over -more than any other one I ever saw on here – was ‘Who brought the cat’? (innertube) Absolutely hilarious – lol w/out warning. But—that shouldn’t be allowed? (or, it ahould come w/ a disclaimer???)- Give me a break. (OY).

  193. ShelleyTambo says:

    Ok, so this has nothing to do with the current “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth” convo–BUT I’m dutifully working on one of my books (work projects), quivering in anticipation of our Christmas party at the boss’s house tonight, and what do I see but an author whose last name is “Mirkin.” Of course, my brain sees this is “merkin,” and I immediately burst out laughing–and then can’t explain to my coworkers what’s so funny.

  194. Will Von Wizzlepig says:

    I’m pretty sure it’s a photoshop job, but who cares?

    We pay professionals good money to make things up to make us laugh all the time, directly or indirectly.

    Did you laugh, smirk, grin, chuckle, or at least derive some sort of satisfaction from trying to figure out if it was photoshopped?

    Isn’t that good enough?

  195. ROFLOMG.

    Total photothhop.

    I am stheriouthly amathed at the humorouth peepth. Anothther thmathing therieth of pothtth.

    Mahahahahaha….

  196. Oh, I apologithe. Not pothtth. I meant commentth.

  197. Lauri – pothtths? Muthingth? Wefwectionth? Thoughtth?

  198. Aubrey, I at first thought your ‘Baroo?’ was aimed at the brilliant observation of laina right above you – much funnier that way !

  199. TJ, exthactly!

    Flow of conthciouthnethth.

  200. de, use my ‘baroo’ as a baroom to sweep away any distasteful comments.

    And then join me in the bar-room.

  201. i’m sorry – i meant: ‘obthervathion’ (the dmn rules just keep constantly changing on this site ….sheeesh)

  202. Aub. – what’th bein therved?

  203. I love the look in the little kitten’s eyes… “OMGN! HE’S GAALGHING MY MOMMA’S HEAD!”
    Classic.

  204. (oh, dear)

    (takes a deep breath)

    de, ath many glatheth of abthinth ath you can conthume.

  205. Pyrit – (Elvis voice) Thank you, thank you very much! :-D

  206. ABTHINTH ???? – REALLY? I’ve heard rumorth, but never dreameth itdth to be thrue!!!!

  207. Heeee! Don’t forget, guyth.

    Loothe lipth think thhipth.

    I am done. *Removes bib*

  208. abthinth…o yeth. oooo yethththth.

  209. Oh muh god.

    PREGNANT KITTY?

    That thought (it doesn’t even have to be a picture!) is probably the cutest thing this site has provided me with all week. I want a pregnant kitty! But alas, mom’s all “spay, spay, spay!” when we get kitties. Boo.

    Tell me there’ll be some newborn kitteh pics up here whenever mommy kitty bursts? PLEASE?!

  210. You guyth get thilly on Friday.
    (Acthually, you thart being thilly by Thurthday.)
    And if I thip any abthinthe it will be flow of unconthiuouthneth thoon

  211. Rachel — Maya’th pweggerth, yeth, but sthe thowed up that way at the sthelter. [wipe, wipe] Sthe’ll be thpayed thoon enuff.

    (Where’th that thtupid Windecth? Thith ith tho nathty!)

  212. de,

    abthinth exisths,
    on it I substiths
    the taste I can’t resisths

  213. Tho CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I want’th a kitteh.

    CHOMPCHOMPCHOMPCHOMPCHOMP!!!!!!

    It’th eatable kittehth!!!!!

    OH! AND THEO!!!! Your kitty is a pretty one!!! Congrats and more congrats!!!

    And even more congrats!!

  214. gigglingpear says:

    aha, this pic is awesomely funny… i love the facial expressions!

  215. I HATE DOGS.

    I’d love to see a pic where a cat is eating a dog.

  216. RavishingRoberta says:

    i think it’s real. afterall; my animals did the same thing.
    “GAALGH” action,

  217. BRie: “I HATE DOGS.

    I’d love to see a pic where a cat is eating a dog.”

    hee hee points for original commentary. Cut through Shiloh Pitt about photoshop and get to the real issue. dogs stank!

    i luv the 200 snarky comments on photoshop and then the comments like: “super cute!” in total ignorance! not that anyone has time to read fourzillion comments anyway. heck we don’t really have to write em either.

  218. RavR — it’s probably all real, except that the dog chomp and tabby head were originally part of some other photograph & got spliced into this one:
    http://www.nozomionline.com/pussy/foundpussy3.jpg

  219. OK – WHY does that hand
    (and forearm) look -like – TOtally shopped? – even more than the dog and cat …. Seriously – ?

  220. RavishingRoberta says:

    thanks theo. been gone for awhile; but trying to get back regularly again. i totally love the cuteness of all the pictures. if this one or any were shopped; it took keen eyes to see the potential cuteness. bah humbug to the criticisers.
    happy holidays to all
    roberta

  221. Come on, CO. its OBVIOUSLY shopped. omg. obvious.

  222. no – ya think- yo?
    I didn’t clarify – I meant the hand and forearm in the ORIGINAL pic (http: above – ala Theo ….)

  223. The kitten’s expression at the background is priceless! It looked like a human being.

  224. ‘Shopped or not, this is adorable. The “ugggh. hate you.” look of the chomped kitten is the best!

  225. de (seahorse1) –
    In the original pic, there’s definite motion blurring around the edges of both (human) arms. The kitten’s sitting relatively still.

  226. Meggers needs to get off teh wine for a littel while and do a some time as a vet’s assistant.

  227. one: the dog is eating the gray cat!

    two:the cat in the back is like”mommy is getting eaten

    three: Its funny

    Four: the cat in the dogs mouth is saing” Why me

  228. Great picture! Bet the dog is very gentle. Also bet if cats could talk..she would have plenty to say to the dog!
    Onlooker is adorable!

  229. “I’m Rick James, Bitch!”

  230. LOL that’s the cutest picture ever!!!!!!!!!

  231. ok…the cat getting eaten looks stoonnnneeddd!!! the kitty in the back looks umm…completely terrified and the dog just looks hungry! :P
    Great pic tho!!

  232. Amber Lake says:

    Omg!! This is by Faaaar my favorite!!! I LAUGH everytime I look at it. I even find myself coming back throughout the work day for a laugh. Hahahaahah!! The kitteh’s face is priceless!!!

  233. For Sure says:

    Dogs are known to bite without breaking skin as a sign of affection..

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