Kitteh Overload

Ya’ll, a sweet collage of kittehs has been sent in for your Desktop chaos pleasure. It’s 1600 pixels wide and 1200 pixels tall. My favorite kitteh on the sheet is the black and white cat with his muzzlepuff wrapped around the mouse. Yay!

Download the collage here! [525K]


Kittentastic, Alex H. Kitten…tastic…



  1. is it a marshmallow mouse ?

  2. The white cat near the center looks so peeved and defiant! Bratty cats rock!

  3. My Christmas present came early! You shouldn’t have, but I loves it!

  4. Oh, lordie, thank you. Just what I needed to start my Friday before Christmas off with a real kitteh-overload bang!

    Thanks, CO and Murrah, Murrah Kwissmuss!

  5. lower left hand corner…. Matrix cat… haahahahahahahahah!!!

  6. Oh thank you Miss Meg-pie… It’s a purrrrfect fit.

  7. Hooray!
    I love the one of the ginger and white “smiley” cat. So what if it’s not real–he’s so cute.
    Great job on the collage too, very nicely done.

  8. i love flying cats! matrix cat is great, as is the one that looks like he’s doing some kind of aerial dance move (in the center nearish to the top).

  9. Lovely kitties.

  10. RomeoTheCat says:

    Oh my the smiling orange an white kitteh on the second row just took my breath away.

  11. This is a great collection of feline facial expressions. It’s always amazed me that cats are able to have such expressive faces despite the fact that they’re not really very mobile. You know what I mean? You don’t generally see a furrowed brow, they don’t do all the smiling and whatnot that we do, the main thing that moves is the ear position. Yet they’re somehow able to produce all these facial expressions. Sometimes I watch my cats trying to see how they’re doing it, like, “Okay, what changed?”

  12. How can you choose JUST ONE favorite?

    And if I were to choose, it wouldn’t be the one with the poor unfortunate little mousy. Unless you were to tell me the cat and the mouse were buddies, and this is a game they play, and no little meeces were hurt in the making of that photo.

    I think if I HAD to choose, it would be the marmalade kitten peeking out of the potty!

  13. Hee! at the one eating near the top right. Mmmmm, ham. And I really hope that’s a FAKE mouse because if not, *ew* and *sob* 😦

  14. I meant the one eating at the top OTHER right.

    See? Already evidence of trauma due to the mouse carnage!

  15. Poor mousie 😦

    That’s NOT cute.

  16. The eaten mouse pic brings sadness to this site. It is not cute in any way.

  17. Poor mouse! It isn´t cute at all!!!

  18. Ummm…folks? That’s part of what cats do and the whole reason humans domesticated them in the first place. Cats are carnivores and predators that also happen to be adorably cute and loaded with personality.

    And yes, I did stick this collage up on my desktop, mousie and all. Because I accept the nature of the cat and love them all the more for it.

  19. Let’s try, love the “sinner,” hate the “sin.” I love mice, and have had pets, but that aside when my calico Minerva Gumdrop used to catch uninvited mouse guests, I was grateful. I cried for the mousies, but I was proud of her.

  20. ShelleyTambo says:

    I thought that Siamese was gnawing on the hand attached to the arm in the background at first. I like the one in the top right corner, with the typical kitty look: “Yeah, I’m licking myself. What about it?” But I think my favorite is the one middle bottom doing the wave.

  21. Wow. Totally shocked that Meg pointed out the one potentially controversial photo in the whole collage, which some people might not have noticed. So out of character.

  22. Poor mousie! I understand that is what cats do, but it is not cute, and does not belong on CUTE overload!

  23. “‘Phone bells ring, can’t you hear them,
    Papers piled, can’t you see them
    I’d work if I might,
    Can’t stop watching the sight,
    I’m looking at a kitteh wonderland.

    Kit pictures in a collage,
    In my heart they will now lodge,
    A better love song,
    You can’t take along,
    I’m looking at a kitteh wonderland.

    Meg posted this on CuteOverload, now
    It’s a web site of no small renown

    She’ll ask, ‘Are you staring?’
    I’ll say, ‘No ma’am!
    Just wish I had a kitteh
    Of my own.’

    It’s true; I’ll conspire,
    Of this dream, I don’t tire
    I walk unafraid,
    And stage a cat raid,
    Soon I’ll have my kitteh wonderland.

    I pretend that I own all the kittehs,
    Constant purrs make a delicious sound
    I’d have lots of fun with all the kittehs,
    Till real life comes to bring me down.

    The day’s pace can be killing,
    The work load – it gets chilling
    But we frolic and play, the Overload way,
    Looking at a kitteh wonderland.”

  24. Whoa … *goggle eyes*

    And as for the mouse … it’s part of a cat’s natural diet. Now if I, a vegetarian, would look at a picture of a non-vegetarian dish and start yelling “That is NOT tasty! That’s cruel! Poor chicken/ cow/ fish!” I bet you’d waste no time in fleecing me and call me bigoted. So it goes with a cat – eating a mouse, its natural prey, is a part of a cat’s identity. I admit I don’t find it appetizing and I definitely feel sad for the mouse. But that doesn’t make the cat any less cute.

  25. Dear “Um Folks Teri”…..”That’s part of what cats do…” AND??

    They take a dump a few times a day too, i don’t want to see that either.

    That pic is not cute at all. And you are warped if you think it does.

  26. My fave is the oranj kitty in the top row – he looks like he’s about to sneeze!!

  27. This is fantastic!

    As for this “OMG! Cats eat mice!?!?!” commentroversy -pictures of people in mid-chew aren’t all that flattering, either. This holiday season, remember to keep the cameras away from the dinner table.

  28. Methinks Meg enjoys “discussions.” 🙂

  29. THANK YOU, Meg, for this collage and for everything you do to keep some of us together and functional (note: I didn’t say “sane”) on a daily basis.

  30. minnesnowtah says:

    Upon seeing Meg’s post, this was the first thing that crossed my mind:
    Posted by: Wow
    “Totally shocked that Meg pointed out the one potentially controversial photo in the whole collage, which some people might not have noticed.”

    And this was my second thought:
    Posted by: Arvay
    Methinks Meg enjoys “discussions.” 🙂

    Thanks for the wallpaper, Meg!

    Methinks the “OMG bad kitty ate mousie nooooo” people could edit the pic and paste this
    over Le Très Offending CatEatMousie square.

    As for me, yes, I will edit the picture, but over Le Très Offending CatEatMousie square I will paste an equally controversial Chats Et Poitrines. ;-D
    (Was my French correct?)

  31. eee! it even has Longcat and Bikecat! 😀

  32. AuntieMame says:

    My first reaction to the mouse was “Eww!”, and then I got over it. That’s what cats do. There is nothing cruel or immoral about it.

    It’s the kitteh wearing specs in the top row that cracks me up.

  33. minnesnowtah says:

    My fave pic is Gymnastic Kitty at bottom left corner.

    Okay, I likes them all, heh.
    ‘Xcept for CatEatingMousie pic, because I also like mousies a lot.
    CatEatingMousie does not offend me, it just makes me somewhat sad for the mousie.

    But yes, that is how things happen in the real world. Le sigh.

  34. My desktop is so kitter-ific now! Whee!

    Helpful hint: if you don’t like the mouse pic, you can easily arrange your icons to cover it up.

  35. Mr. LT likes Mouse Mouf Cat too. And we <3 first row, far right marmie&white, as well as the non-edited one right below.

    I see no torties! Calicos, but no torties!

    Overall rating: two squees up.

  36. Oh and +1 and ^5 to Aubrey for her purrfectly seasonal song!

  37. Mamie…
    There is “nothing cruel or immoral about” a flea covered feral rat feeding on rotting garbage either, but i doubt that’ll show up here…

    We all know animal nature…we all know “what animals do”…apparently we don’t all think it is appropriate for a site titled “Cute Overload.”

    As far as seeing it and getting over it…we probably would if, whenever one person says “oh, i don’t think that’s cute” they didn’t get bombarded by 10 different Cute Overlordian’s screaming “NUFF…People…Get Over IT…It happens in nature…That’s what they do..BLAH…Blah…blah…” or have “The Mod” step in…

  38. Well said Egroft…

    I guess it’s also weird to post cute hammies, gerbils, and the occasional mouse on this site, but also show a mouse being eaten(possibly).

    Would you like to see a beautiful large animal of some kind eating a kitten or a puppy? Probably not. But that is “nature” too.

    And no one should really get riled up about the “commentroversy” this time since it’s the site owner who planted this particular seed in everyone’s heads.

  39. Ya know, meg could’ve put a couple of cats ‘n’ racks in the collage instead, and the commentary rate would’ve been over 100 by now. You’re not trying, people!!

  40. …..and petty instigators like dear ole Bats….”Ya know, meg could’ve put a couple of cats ‘n’ racks in the collage instead, and the commentary rate would’ve been over 100 by now. You’re not trying, people!!”

  41. What I love about it? I see a new kitteh I didn’t see before every time I look at it! ANd, it completely camouflages my desktop icons, yay!

  42. BluePlasticStraw says:

    I set this as my desktop, and it gave me good motivation to clean up my desktop, so I could see all the kittehs. Also, because I couldn’t find any of my icons. :p

  43. Bravo Aubrey!! *wanders away humming “Kitteh Wonderland”*

  44. Not Cute. I’m going back to the baby squirrel.

  45. What’s the deal with levitating cat in the middle, right above potty marmie? How did he get into that position, even with help?

  46. Hmmmmm…I see what you mean, LT. I took a closer look and now think that the yeems of the other kitteh are actually creating a type of vacuum, where no gravity exists.

    The counter yeems of the levitating kitteh don’t seem to help.

  47. Lookee! It’s the ‘watching you masturbate’ cat!

  48. Would be nicer without the photoshopped smiling cat on the top right corner.

    Fake cuteness. 😦

  49. lurkertype, they’re obviously ninja kitties, gosh

  50. Denise in Nebraska says:

    Very cute. Would someone possibly be able to do the same thing, only with bird pictures?? You would have my forever gratitude and admiration! It would be cheep!!! (get it?? “Cheep”???? *****slays self*****) :^)

  51. ereshkigal says:

    Yay! Commentroversy! Just what I wanted for Christmas!

  52. Yitzysmommie says:

    I actually replaced my desktop of Yitzy as a baby with this excellent collage. Great Grimass present. Thanks Meg.
    My fave is potty kitty although I too see new ones every time I look. No probs here with mousie for supper – My Lovey, may she rest in peace, kept our house mouse free, I’d rather see munched mouse than those little poops in my kitchen drawer!

  53. MasqueORD. How very pleasant of you to sit there and judge me because I fully accept the cat’s nature, and do not see it as either cute or not cute, but simple fact.

    It must be nice to be so superior.

  54. EEE it’s so cute! I can spy Long!Cat, KENT BE!cat, Supercat, Take This with You!cat, Ceiling!Cat, and Smiley!Cat altogether 😀

  55. What Sweeties they all are!! Every single one, even the screaming right hand side one. The one with the mouse, I hope if it happens mine doesnt come to me with it in her mouth, I’d die!!!

  56. Hate to Admit It But... says:

    Back in the ugly 70’s, my step-aunt had this wallpaper in her living room that was a giant photo of the Rockies, birch trees in the near distance, blue mountains in the background. It was horrifying.

    Suddenly, I understand the impulse. Can I get this collage as a wall-sized poster?

  57. Merry Christmas to me!
    Merry Christmas to me!
    Kitty co-llage so pretty!
    Merry Christmas to me!

  58. WHOA! Mouse getting pierced by fangs of death = NOT CUTE!!! What were you thinking, C.O.?

  59. I wish my cats would pierce the mice with fangs of death…

    That said. GO CAT! GO!

    Mice are cute. In a cage.

    Outside of a cage, they are pests, vermin, and cat food.

  60. Does anyone else think that the bratty white kitty near the middle looks a heckava lot like “Angela” from _The Office_?

  61. The great BIKECAT finally makes an appearance on CO.

  62. Critterfriend says:

    I have loved cute overload for over a year now!Awesome site! However…(I know, I know, here it comes) as a cat lover AND rodent lover, me gots ta say somthin’. Our cat has proudly hunted and shared many a vole, gopher, etc. with us. We know that is nature’s way. We praise her for being a kitteh and sharing her food with us. HOWEVER…(and I do mean HOWEVER) Cute Overload is my “go-to” place for just the cutes and fuzzies and sillies and cutes and fuzzies.

    Maybe the backend of an obviously doomed rodent hanging out of a cat’s jaw is…mmmmm…I don’t know…not so cute?

    Thanks and peace,

  63. uberkitten says:

    I’m always surprised at the things some people on here think are cute. Sick-looking eyebags, overbred kittens… half-eaten mouse??

    I love all cats dearly, and I accept that they’re predators, but I consider that an unpleasant reality, NOT CUTE! I will definitely not be using this wallpaper.

  64. Come on now, it’s y’all, not ya’ll. If you Northerners and Crazy Californians are going to try and imitate Southerners, at least do it right!

  65. Ah Teri…

    you take no position what so ever? How pc of you.

    “Hatred is the coward’s revenge for being intimidated.”

  66. MasqueORD: I would truely appreciate it if you would drop the smug act and not judge the ‘position’ of a person you’ve never seen in regards to how they might view some collage of cats on an internet blog.

    FAct in point is that I honestly don’t give a flying (*&(*& if the one corner picture has a cat doing what cats do. What the hell is the point of you getting your knickers in knots over how I bloody view it? What’s it to you anyway?

    Newsflash. If it’s a blog of animal pictures, it ain’t the place to point a finger and cry out ‘PC!” as if I were the f-ing devil.

    Get a hobby or a cause. And take it to the appropriate place.

  67. Robert Paulson says:

    Longcat is long.

  68. I respect that cats are hunters. I loved my cat, and never scoldded him when I would catch him with a kill, like a mice, a bird, and even a baby bunny!! But the last thing I ever would want to do is catch one of those moments with a photograph! YUCK CITY