Look! [whispers] a couch straddler…

Hefty kitteh “Buddy” is a [ahem] a couch straddler and paw dangler.

Straddlin'

The sender-inner’s sister was kind enough to have a local artistCAPTURE the REDONKULOUSNESS by making a miniature version of “Buddy”too. Hee!

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Oooooof!

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Kate V., somehow I suspect you’re not the ONLY ONE with a couchstraddlerpawdangler. Nice work.

Comments

  1. Holy cow, that’s a hefty kitty! Cute, though.

  2. cranberry says:

    haha, imagine the work it took to get up there… way to go, mr. buddy! he looks comfy and proud.

    although i do have to say that is an unhealthy weight, and if you cur-tail (pun?) the food, it will probably increase buddy’s lifespan.

  3. cranberry says:

    erm, i didn’t mean starve him. just make sure he rolls around a little more, eh? 🙂

  4. Catman Dude =^-.-^= says:

    The furniture must be STEEL-FRAMED ones in order to not collapse from the poody’s weight. Fat moggy has got to lay off the catnip fries!

  5. Peg of Tilling says:

    *Squeeze* paw. *Squeeze* paw. *Squeeze* paw. *Squeeze* paw. Tug tail!

  6. He’s beautiful!

  7. Holy cow, is the little statue a bobble head? I NEEEEEEEED a bobble headed statue that looks like my cat!

  8. Yitzysmommie says:

    Buddy: “Does this couch make my butt look fat?”
    YM: “Yes, dear, and all the more adorable”.
    GREAT pix, and I lurves the sculpture – watta cool thing.

  9. Lawrence says:

    Peg of Tilling I agree with you. There’s only one thing to do in times & situations like these… Squeeze paw squeeze paw pull tail pull tail… and snorg side of tummy =D

  10. Peg of Tilling says:

    Mmm, I think a chin-skritch is called for too…

  11. Can’t resist… gotta tickle da toes! *tickle, tickle, tickle.* He he.

  12. Steve's Mom says:

    OMG that kitteh looks just like my baby Steve, only Steve is about 1/4 the size…

  13. Sad how overweight he is….I feel sorry for him.

  14. Kowabunga !!!

    That’s a lotta cat …

    more to luv, tho

  15. My boyfriend’s cat Spooky is about that size and it’s all due to the food he needs to eat to reduce crystals in his urine.

    So there is the chance that he’s on medicine that makes him so lovably Jabba the Hut like.

  16. every cat gets to be a FLOPPYCAT!

  17. why do people think its okay and cute to let their cats get that overweight?

  18. Maybe he’s not fat…maybe he’s just all spread out, or maybe that’s just a very tiny sofa…

  19. christylee says:

    So, this could be a new category, no?
    Would you call it Sofa-Saddle? Cat-Saddle? Pet Saddle? Pet Straddle? Oh, the possibiliteeeeeessss.

  20. Oh that cat is hilarious! I love it! It’s so cute!!

  21. AuntieMame says:

    Another poster suggested a legitimate medical reason, too. Why do people always assume the worst?

    I think the cat is flabulous!

    The little figurine, though, looks a little too much like a tick for my blood. (My blood…BWAH! I kill myself!)

  22. Kate is definitely not the only one with a couch-straddling cat. I thought all cats did that! haha I guess not.. Mine does it all the time. He also drinks from the sink.

  23. Martha in Washington says:

    I sincerely hope that Buddy does NOT try to sleep on Kate’s chest at night. But then again… What A Way to Die!!😉

  24. Tessa, NYC says:

    My male cat is a perfectly normal weight, but I once took a photo of him straddling a kitchen chair…and he looked absolutely huge. I think it has something to do with the camera angle. Okay, maybe not in Buddy’s case, but he’s definitely adorable.

  25. Man, some people take issue with everything. My kitties are the same way, just kinda floomping and smooshing out when they do that. It’s mostly fur.

    Anyway, that art thing is just too cute for words!

  26. I wanna give him a little kiss on the forehead.

    As someone who has tried and failed to keep one of her kitties from getting fat, let me say his. Buddy’s people may not like his weight, may be trying to slim him down, and may still find him cuter than cute through it all!!

    I’d rather snorgle a healthy belly, but even while my kitty’s fat she is snorg-worthy!

    Ya know?

  27. oaklandcat says:

    Fat cats rule.

  28. I love the one peenk toe…

  29. darkshines says:

    Our cat Fluffy was enormous, but it was all fur. She got wet once by falling into a water butt and got soaked, when she came running in I didn’t recognise her!

  30. acelightning says:

    Wow, that’s an awful lot of gloriously relaxed comfy-cat!

  31. Buddy says…”im NOT fat..Im fluffy…LOL!!!!!!!

  32. pistache268 says:

    Heeeeee fattyyyyyy

  33. My one kitty is dependent on cortisone for an auto immune disease, and she gets a good workout every day to keep weight at bay, and she still looks feisty🙂 But I lurve her a lot. My two kitties are like Steve and Laurel🙂 even from the character.

    Proof of floofines:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/43126982@N00/431710728/

  34. My kitty dangled like that all the time and, like Ronni’s cat, both my kitties drank from the sink exclusively (yes they had a water bowl). They would sit lined up on the bathroom counter waiting for me to turn on the water! Cats rule!

  35. Is it just me or is he a little… fat? He must be afwully soft thought.

  36. Suzy's Mom says:

    Is there some unwritten rule that all fat black & white kitties are named buddy. My sister’s cat buddy lived to be 17. Although she’ll tell you he was just big boned. ;)He was such a sweety!

  37. Suzy's Mom says:

    Is there some unwritten rule that all fat black & white kitties are named buddy. My sister’s cat buddy lived to be 17. Although she’ll tell you he was just big boned. ;)He was such a sweety!

  38. Suzy's Mom says:

    Is there some unwritten rule that all fat black & white kitties are named buddy. My sister’s cat buddy lived to be 17. Although she’ll tell you he was just big boned. ;)He was such a sweety!

  39. Suzy's Mom says:

    Is there some unwritten rule that all fat black & white kitties are named buddy. My sister’s cat buddy lived to be 17. Although she’ll tell you he was just big boned. ;)He was such a sweety!

  40. Suzy's Mom says:

    Is there some unwritten rule that all fat black & white kitties are named buddy. My sister’s cat buddy lived to be 17. Although she’ll tell you he was just big boned. ;)He was such a sweety!

  41. Suzy's Mom says:

    Is there some unwritten rule that all fat black & white kitties are named buddy. My sister’s cat buddy lived to be 17. Although she’ll tell you he was just big boned. ;)He was such a sweety!

  42. Jasy Jammin :P says:

    That is one gorgeous cat ! i got two of em, Bynx and Bandit. Bynx looks almost exactly the same as buddy, he’s a bit on the podgy side too lol but he lovely, Bandit we call ninja coz he sleek n black, Bynx does the sofa-straddling thing too lol… Bandit licks soap n also loves to sit half in a sink full of water, dont ask lol.😛

  43. i’ve heard of this species but i had never seen photographic evidence until now.

  44. Snorgle Pup says:

    I ustahava black & white kitty named Oreo. After she was fixed she chubbed out. Her belly hung down like udders. My moo kitty.

  45. Chill on the fat comments people – who cares????? He’s gorgeous and yummy and HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY! I LOVE BUDDY!

  46. girlnextdoortn says:

    My kitty is incredibly fat, and he’s been on a (veterinarian-supervised)diet for years. Doesn’t change his gi-normousness a bit, though.

  47. i agree with Kat. enough with the fat comments. this kitty is healthy and happy, probably looks bigger than he really is because of the position and camera angles. i’ve seen unhealthy obese cats and this isnt one of them.

    he’s beautiful. look at the spot on the end of his tail! eeep!

    the artists rendition is a riot.

  48. Ugh – I wish this site wouldn’t post pictures of overweight animals. I understand that sometimes there’s a medical reason of whatever, but it’s really not cute. It’s sad. Way to glorify unhealthy cats and bad pet owners.

  49. I too have a big Kitty… We feed her the lite diet food, she gets lots of exercise with her sister and brother and I play with her with a feather duster… But she continues to stay around 17 pounds… BUT she’s healthy, as per her Kitty Vet, so I’m happy…

    I used to have a Russian Blue who sat like this big boy does… It was her favorite position and I have many pics of her that way… I love that pose!!!

    I’d love that little art work too, wonder where I can get one??

  50. An Antimacatsar! How useful. You could also drape him over a lamp to dim the light, or over the edge of the tub for a bathmat or the front of your car for a bug guard- The possibilities are endless. You could fling him around your shoulders in a jaunty way when it is chilleh…

  51. I wanted to get some help from the folks of Cuteoverload…

    My best friend lives in south central North Carolina and her kitty is missing… The kitty’s name is Mia (ironically enough it stands for Missing in Action), she’s a long hair and pure white… I’m asking for folks to send up a small prayer for Mia so that she can find her way home… Her Mommy misses her something awful and is very worried about her…

    Thanks folks!!

  52. ctotheatothet says:

    Fat kitteh is adorable! I get the impression that once he gets settled he will not budge from that couch for love nor money (nor snorgles nor poking).
    Is it just me, or were the sculptures inspired by that nude pregnant Britney statue? http://www.stereogum.com/archives/002424.html

  53. I also use too have a black and white cat his name was donnie eugene, he was so wonderful ,and yet such a pain but I loved him so much, he did not live past 7 yrs old rip donnie e.

  54. fat cats, fat cats. It is sad, b/c so unhealthy for them. I had my cat on a new diet w/ that m/d prescription diet food and she lost a whole pound! but I just found out that it was involved in the pet food recall, so we’ve had to shift her feed.

    Here’s my two cents, tho’, in re photos of the cute cats: not only have I had my cat on lots of diets, but she’s even doing well and lost significant weight…but a photo of her would still look fat. And I know it’s my fault she got fat in the first place, but it happened while my other cat was seriously ill.

    My point is: there can be a long complicated tale behind a fat cat photo!

    actually my cat has a new problem: as she loses weight, she’s developing a big flopping belly skin in place of her belly. If she was a Real Housewife of Orang County she’d be heading in for a little surgery to tuck it back in!

  55. Poeples live and let live, quit b****ing about evry thing, these are here for us to enjoy. You don’t like don’t post.

  56. ctotheatothet says:

    Oops. I missed that last message.
    😦
    (sends love out to Mia)

  57. And another thing…
    I think this cat is super cute. He has awesome markings, all marbley.
    I think he looks like vanilla ice cream with fudge sauce melting on top…
    he just needs a maraschino cherry…
    yeah, i’m crazy!

  58. The mixed pink and black jellybeans are keeeling me!

    Two of my three kitties have udder-bellies, even though they are not overweight. I think it must be genetic for many cats.

  59. Buddy is a cutie! I love that they commissioned artwork in his honor- awwww.

    Just want to add my two cents- some cats are pre-disposed to be overweight, and it’s very difficult to do anything about it. My two cats are sisters, but one of them is naturally very thin and the other fat. The fat one is on a strict prescription diet, and it doesn’t make much of a difference.

    They’re the same age, the same gender, but not the same size-take a look
    here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bzms/397849239/in/set-72157594548631318/

  60. Susannah says “Ugh – I wish this site wouldn’t post pictures of overweight animals. I understand that sometimes there’s a medical reason of whatever, but it’s really not cute. It’s sad. Way to glorify unhealthy cats and bad pet owners.”

    BAD pet owners? Are you serial? Unhealthy – how do you know? How DARE you, dude. You don’t know this cat or this cat’s owner so WTF is up with the judgement calls, here?

    People need to stop putting their own screwed up, twisted and likely AMERICAN BS weight standards onto a CAT that they don’t even know. God this pisses me off. This cat could live to 20 for all anyone knows.

    OK. I feel better.

  61. Tygress22 says:

    I think this cat is absolutely adorable! 🙂

    And DKN, just out of curiousity, what does “AMERICAN” have to do with any of this?

  62. Tygress22- I’m just mad and spouting off. But as an American who has lived in other cultures believe me when I say we are among the worst of those in the world when it comes to judging others simply by their weight. And when I see people put these sorts of standards on animals where it probably shouldn’t even apply it makes me mental.

    To everyone – I apologize for my generalization.

  63. I’ve gotta’ know who that artist is! I want a bobble-head of my cats! Or even just a replica of Buddy – he’s sooooo cute! So what if he’s big boned!

  64. my cat Spooky (who is also overweight, and we’ve been working on it for years, but it’s difficult with another cat in the house, etc.) used to do this a lot. We called it “humping the couch”.

    Buddy rocks. I rescued a black and white cat once, and named him Buddy, cause I would call him that while he was recovering from his various injuries. My cats didn’t get along with him, so I had to take him to a shelter, but i found a good no-kill shelter. While he was there, he made friends with a black-and-white kitten named Archie, and they were adopted together! It still makes me happy to think about.

  65. Tygress22 says:

    DKN – That’s cool🙂 I wasn’t offended or anything, like i said, i was just curious what you meant so i thought i would ask🙂

    I hate when people (*cough* Nuffs) automatically think the worst when they see a picture. It is just a split second, frozen in time and they feel the need to fill in the blanks with unfounded assumptions. Oh well, whatcanyado🙂 I guess i am just a glass-half-full kinda girl. I just ignore them and enjoy the cute! And as i’ve said before…cute is in the eye of the beholder!😉

    (sorry, i guess i just wanted to vent a little too..hehe)

  66. A Cool Cat! Every home needs one. (OK, let’s make it two.)

  67. Tygress22 – I hear ya. I usually ignore them too but for some reason this AM seeing someone accused of being a bad pet owner pushed me over the edge. 🙂

  68. Couch slouch.

  69. My cats are overweight (not quite this much, but still) and I put them on a diet….they got fatter!!! It’s hard to keep inside kitties in shape (other than round).

  70. DKN – I can tell that you’re totally serial!😄

    Cute kitters, too.

  71. As far as the extra kitty skin on the belly after a kitty loses weight — cats are supposed to have a fair amount of extra skin and stretch there, it’s what allows them to jump so well and high, and what lets a foot-long cat streeeeeeeeetch to about three feet long, lol. Just think of cats as slinkies!

  72. Those accusing a pet owner of being ‘bad’ because the pet in question is overweight…shut the hell up.

    My girl is overweight in that you have to press in on her sides to feel her ribcage. She is also in perfect health. This as per the vet. *I* am *not* a ‘bad pet owner’ or an ‘irresponsible pet owner’. I do not over feed her, do not feed her garbage food. I play with her every day in a manner that gets her running around. You think you can do better? Well come on over and ‘cure’ her then.

    So shut the hell up.

    And Buddy and his effegy is perfectly adorable!

  73. Cutebabfix: you win for my big laugh of the morning. “An Antimacatsar!” Snort–been ages since I saw one of those.

    It’s okay, Buddy, don’t listen to all those people hatin’ on your fat. From one boombalatty to another, I’m saying, being skinny won’t make you a better person, er, cat.

  74. I have part-ownership of a (saved from shelter) ragdoll kitteh, and apparently that breed is prone to fattness. Add in an older kitteh who has hypothyroidism in the same house, and boom! Monster sized kitteh. He’s adorable, though, fluffy and lovey!

  75. That cat *is* a couch! Seriously, one cool kitty who probably makes for a very nice head rest😉

    Good one!

  76. nycat:

    Peppercorn looks just like one of my cats, Willie! Their faces are a little differently shaped, but markings look all the same.

  77. ThreeCatNight says:

    Buddy’s a big boy, but he’s got the sweetest face. Positively makes my three look like midgets, even my big tom tabby, who’s about 14 pounds. Some animals, like some people, have a natural proclivity towards “largeness”, whether they eat loads of food or not. However, IMPO, a little less weight would be a healthier option for this boy.

  78. DKN – As I said, I realize that sometimes there’s medical problems or whatever. I didn’t mean that the owner of THIS cat is necessarily a bad pet owner, but in general I think that people who let their pets get obese are bad pet owners, much like I think parents who let their children get obese are bad parents.

    And I wish that people would stop thinking obese animals are cute. Think about it – would you be happy if you were obese? Probably not.

  79. ShelleyTambo says:

    ctotheatothet, the Britney statue is EXACTLY what I thought of when I saw the kitteh bobblehead. And while I think that having a statue of your kit is a great idea, bobbleheads totally creep me out (as does the Britney statue).

  80. Susannah! OMG, you’re SO right. What a valuable public service you’re performing. I know now that everyone with an overweight pet was just BLIND to how bad they were being, and only needed your scolding to put them right.

    Bless you!!!!!

  81. Tygress22 says:

    Susannah, a lot of people are overweight and happy. I am perfectly comfortable with myself. As long as someone is healthy, then who cares if they are larger. The same goes for animals. I do know what you mean about people that disregard the health issue for children/pets though. They depend on us to take care of them so we need to do that to be best of our ability but also, things aren’t always what they seem. That is why people shouldn’t judge, especially without knowing all the facts. (this isn’t accusatory
    or anything, just making a statement)

  82. luvthekitteh says:

    Love the hanging gardens of cat feet. Don’t all cats do this? All mine have. Once had a 16 pound kitteh, not an ounce of fat on him, just really big boned, double pawed cats really are!

  83. luvthekitteh says:

    by the way, my black and white was named Heinekin, got him from a beer lover, obs.

  84. I can’t believe this cute series of pictures sparked inflammatory comments about bad owners and unhealthy, overweight cats. Jeebus, a lot of people take themselves way too seriously.

  85. I love Buddy’s “What are *you* lookin’ at” expression in the first picture! And love the muzzlepuff!

  86. Buddy is soooooooooo like my kitteh (Louis)! Slightly larger but very same markings. Same slightly bored expression too – what’s with that?

  87. DumBunny says:

    To Leah:
    My room mate’s name is Donie Eugene, and he’s a “fat cat” as well. No black and white spots, just a mustache.

  88. BWAH! BWAHAHAHAHAHA! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    And I’m spent.

  89. lol – stop it – all of you – *stop bickering* – I *hate* bickering!

    just go home and *luv* on your aminals… or go adopt another aminal… that should make you all happy

    and Buddy rocks! I don’t remember who said it, but my biggest snort came from “couch humper.” :o)

  90. SnorglePup, I know what you mean about draggy post-fixed kitties. Vets call that condition “spay sway.” It’s not necessarily fat, just flab, sort of like a woman who’s had a C-section and doesn’t gain back the muscle tone (yes, Nuffs, I know that some do, but some don’t, okay?). My Gypsy, since gone to live with my ex-husband, nearly drags the floor, but she’s not overweight. You pick her up and you can feel she’s just floofy and selectively flabby.

    Re: Buddy. GORGEOUS kitty, adorable pose, BEYOND adorable little bobblehead statue.

  91. All this debate over fat and NOBODY NOTICED THE TOES? The mixed toes? The pink and black jellybean toes on the back feet? Shame, shame.

  92. luckynumbers says:

    That’s not cute, that’s sad. Should be classified as animal abuse, actually. Any pet owner who lets their pet get that way is insane. No animal is naturally born like that. Imagine how much pain and discomfort it must be in, and, if it’s not already, how much more pain it will be in once it becomes diabetic.

    I have much respect for cuteoverload, but, c’mon, you put your ads up about the fight against seal-clubbing and that kind of thing, and then you find humor in this? This cat has a disease, people. Would you laugh at a cat who was diseased or crippled in some other way, or dying even?

    Poor thing isn’t a circus show, people. He’s an animal.

  93. That’s not cute, that’s sad. It should be in the Cute or Sad? category. Actually, it should be in the animal abuse category. Any pet owner who lets their pet get that way is insane. No animal is naturally born like that. Imagine how much pain and discomfort it must be in, and, if it’s not already, how much more pain it will be in once it becomes diabetic and gets arthritis and other problems.

    I have much respect for cuteoverload, but, c’mon, you put your ads up about the fight against seal-clubbing and that kind of thing, and then you find humor in this? This cat has a disease. Would you laugh at a cat who was diseased or crippled in some other way, or dying even?

    Poor thing isn’t a circus show, people. He’s an animal. Think.

  94. Noelegy — I noticed! See above.

  95. AliceTanzer says:

    luckynumbers –

    Have you somehow glossed over ALL of the posts ahead of yours? The ones stating Perfectly Reasonable reasons for a cat to be overweight?

  96. I love bit fat kittehs!

  97. Disregard the first comment. Tried to go back and edit but it had already posted.

    Anyway, I wanted to add to the above poster who said that they’re comfortable being overweight. That is a lie. Ask anyone who has been overweight and has lost the weight and kept it off – they’ll say something like they would rather lose an arm or an eye than go back to being overweight. You are lying to yourself, and you know it. You’re just using that as a sugarcoated excuse not to do anything about it, or that you’ve tried and not succeeded, or that you haven’t really tried and you’ve chosen to just give up and live with it. You know you would be happier being fit and healthy. And by the way, anyone who is overweight is automatically classified as unhealthy. Being overweight in itself is a symptom of being unhealthy. And people who say that the ones making a fuss over this are taking themselves too seriously… well, how serious is death? Anyone who comes to this site has a sense of humor and a desire to find light and cuteness in animals, but a post like this needs to be taken seriously. My grandmother’s cat recently died from having been overweight for years and finally developing diabetes. What if it were your child? A lot of people think of their pets as their children. So, how serious is it if you’re pet/child is in risk of getting all kinds of diseases and/or dying? Think, people. Anyone who’s calling that too serious, is seriously f*cked in the head.

  98. luckynumbers,

    You don’t know this cat. You don’t know this cat’s situation, medical history, vet history, or anything of the like. You have no knowledge of whether or not his vet has given him a clean bill of health. You also know nothing of his homelife, his diet, or his activity level. You have access to approximately 1/356,789,432th of this cat’s life via these photos, and yet have the gall to call this animal abuse? Reserve your (kneejerk) judgment for a situation where you’re clear on the facts, and find a more constructive way to put your obvious passionate love of animals to good use.

  99. AliceTanzer –

    That is bullsh*t. There is no Perfectly Reasonable reason for a cat or any animal to be overweight. Stop and think for a second… do you ever see any stray cats or other wild animals overweight? No, because they hunt for their own food and eat it the way that nature intended for them to. They aren’t being fed contaminated pet food by a person. They aren’t being given cow’s milk which is designed for a 2000 lb. animal. They aren’t being given medicines for diseases that they shouldn’t have in the first place – medicines that are only making things worse for them by screwing with their metabolism and thyroid and other parts of their body.

    Any of you who are saying that this is reasonable have no reasonable reasons to call yourselves animal rights activists or anything else to do with animal welfare.

  100. llism –

    I don’t have to know any of those things. I already have a pretty good idea of them just by looking at this cat, and if this cat’s vet gave him a clean bill of health then he shouldn’t be a vet, should he?

    I’ve stated my case, no need to argue any further. I’m just saying, you don’t have to be a genius or veteranarian professional in order to see that this is not normal, and that it’s nonsense to try to “gloss over” it by saying that it is.

    Salut.

  101. Hey anonymous underscore-character no-screen-name person above:

    Oh and noes.

  102. you guys r silly says:

    My calico, Toe, used to drape herself over the top of the tv set this way. She LOVED it there because of the tv’s warmth. So, alot of the time when we would watch tv, there would be Toe’s two legs hanging down in front of the picture. She would slep VERY SOUNDLY there, & eventually — one minute you’re watching tv just kind of ignoring the 2 legs hanging in front of the picture – then SUDDENLY an entire kitty BODY would DROP down past the picture! It always took her by surprise and she’d stand there, disoriented, for a couple of minutes, then lick herself off (like “what? … I MEANT to do that … what’s everybody looking at…”) and then she’d climb back up on top of the tv — soon she’d be dangling & dozin’ again…
    &:o)
    And also — Buddy looks like a sweetheart! — I’d LOVE to have a beefy kitty like heem to schmurgle! &:o)

  103. Awwwwww, Buddy, you are A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E. (And the bigga the betta. Holy camera angles!)

    And that replica of yours is FABULOUS! Awwwwww.

  104. anonymous underscore-character no-screen name person says:

    What do you mean by that, Theo?

  105. I swear, right about now if I were face to face with any of these people claiming animal abuse over the weight, they’d have some very painful and bloody noses.

    Way to f-ing judge perfect strangers.

    And way to make me furious and reduce me to tears at my desk at work because some wanker at the other end of a computer screen is calling *me* a bad pet owner, when I am NOT.

    Thanks ever so much you thoughtless little bastards.

  106. Too bad cats can’t talk. Maybe he could give us a perfectly reasonable reason as to why cats can be overweight.

  107. Hurt ’em, Teho.

  108. luckynumbers (now _),

    Agreed. Stray cats and other wild animals aren’t overweight because they have to hunt for their food. However, many stray cats and other wild animals that live in cities are hit by cars. They are also at risk for all kinds of diseases, exposure to toxic chemicals/waste, contaminated food, contaminated water, and the like. Outdoors would certainly be healthier if we all lived in the country, but that just isn’t the case. I personally have indoor cats because I chose to rescue them from animal control rather than letting them be euthanized. So I should let them outside and run around when I live off of a busy road? I think not. So that means I “have no reasonable reason to call [myself an] animal rights activist or anything else to do with animal welfare”? Ridiculous. I would rather have a cat that’s a little pudgy than have one that’s roadkill or dying from kidney failure due to coolant ingestion.

    Also, your statement about “anyone who is overweight is automatically classified as unhealthy” is preposterous. Weight is a number on a scale and doesn’t measure bone density, body fat percentage, or frame. My personal trainer would be considered “overweight” if she stepped on a scale, but her body fat percentage is under 10%.

    Your sweeping generalizations are most amusing.

  109. Tygress22 says:

    He/she who judges yet posts anonymously-

    How dare you presume to know what i think but that is all i am going to say about that. I don’t need to defend myself and especially not here.

    Also, you said something about not seeing fat wild animals and such? They also don’t generally live to a nice, ripe old age.

    Ok… No more feeding the Nuffs.

  110. Teri –

    So, you don’t want to be called an abuser, but you’d be willing to give me a very painful and bloody nose?

    Look, I didn’t mean to be so harsh. But it is a serious matter. Most people are probably just unaware of the harm they’re really doing in most cases like this, or are just oblivious or lying to themselves for whatever “perfectly reasonable reasons”. Like I said, my grandmother’s cat died from being overweight and diabetic, and I’ve seen other cases similar to that. It’s not enough that it’s become an epidemic among people and children these days, but it’s starting to happen in pets too. It’s just something that I feel very strongly about, and I wish people could understand what they’re doing. If you’re not overweight, then imagine if you had to walk around with 10 – 20 or more lbs. of pressure on your back, weighing down your stomach and legs, all the time? You wouldn’t be happy, would you?

    Sorry for upsetting you, but this upset me too.

  111. Genetics for a bloody start you *&^*&^%*%^%

    Or would you be happier if I took my cat, who has known nothing but love, affection, security and safety for 11 years, baring the 3 months before she came to me, and take her to the humane society because her size is, to you, a clear indication that I am a horrible, thoughtless, evil human being?

  112. Yitzysmommie says:

    Wow, who let the Nuffs in? Geezum Crow peoples, Buddy is a GORGEOUS puddy tat and not everything in this world has to have 10% body fat.
    Nana – LOVE your werkin’-on-the-comp-shoulder-protector. Yitzy likes to drape on my chest, wherein I get nosefuls of Tuxedo floof and can only post with one finger. And ya’ll know which finger I’m usin’ at the ree-diculous masses of Nuffs on here today.

  113. “Ask anyone who has been overweight and has lost the weight and kept it off – they’ll say something like they would rather lose an arm or an eye than go back to being overweight.”

    I wonder if the person who posted this would be willing to lose an arm or an eye to stop being a stupid jerk. Such a small price to pay.

  114. An abuser and a person in a fit of fustration and hurt and anger over being accused of something they are not are not the same thing.

    You did more than upset me, and your apology is not accepted.

  115. _,

    “I don’t have to know any of those things. I already have a pretty good idea of them just by looking at this cat, and if this cat’s vet gave him a clean bill of health then he shouldn’t be a vet, should he?”

    So you yourself are a vet? A vet tech? Anyone remotely qualified to make this kind of sweeping assumption based off just looking at a picture?

    Or maybe you just work for Miss Cleo?

  116. re: “What do you mean by that, Theo?” (nice, very nice, touché…)
    OK, I’ll answer because I don’t think you’re really a troll.

    In general, whenever somebody climbs up onto their pet soapbox, especially in the context of a fluff/humor blog like Cute Overload, that somebody just ends up sounding foolish. Not always, but I’d say 99% of the time it’s true. You *can* see that, right? You might as well be getting all shrill about marshmallow rights at a campfire.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m NOT saying “shut up”. By all means, rant all you like; it tends to drive readership here and I’m all for that. But dude. Right now I’m laughing at you, not with you.

    Maybe, just MAYBE, the sky ISN’T falling on the big couch kitty, y’know?

  117. Aren't we all anonymous? says:

    llism (and any one else who’s battling me against this):

    What you’re saying is half-true. We don’t live in an ideal world, and if you live in a city, then it’s fine to have indoor pets. I’m not against having indoor pets. What I am against is the food people feed to their pets. This whole contamination outbreak is bad, but the food was already bad anyway. I’ve researched this kind of thing quite a bit, and, in order to manufacture and distribute typical pet food as cheaply as possible, they use diseased animals and the worst possible quality vegetables and other things, fillers and chemicals, and none of this is good for your pet. Then if people feed their pet scraps from their own food, that makes it even worse. Cats are designed as carnivores who are supposed to kill and eat their food raw. That’s not to say that you have to let your cats out and let them go kill their own food. But there is something called the BARF diet that advocates feeding pets in the way that they were most closely designed to eat. They sell raw pet food now I think that’s already ground up with the right the amount of nutrients and everything. People who have put their pets on this food have seen really miraculous transformations – diseases gone, weight lost, their fur is healthier and shinier, and they don’t smell as bad (that’s always a plus).

    The same thing that’s going on with sick and overweight humans is happening with sick and overweight pets. The more processed and chemically altered the food is, the worse.

    But I won’t go any further into the whole debate over weight and health, as people have all kinds of different ideas about that. But I would suggest thinking about how it’s naturally supposed to be, and try to get closer to that if you can.

    And the other poster – the reason why some strays don’t live to be very long is for the same reason – too much city life and traffic and polution and things caused by humans. If it were an ideal world, animals would be able to thrive, as would humans.

  118. Aren't we all anonymous? says:

    llism (and any one else who’s battling me against this):

    What you’re saying is half-true. We don’t live in an ideal world, and if you live in a city, then it’s fine to have indoor pets. I’m not against having indoor pets. What I am against is the food people feed to their pets. This whole contamination outbreak is bad, but the food was already bad anyway. I’ve researched this kind of thing quite a bit, and, in order to manufacture and distribute typical pet food as cheaply as possible, they use diseased animals and the worst possible quality vegetables and other things, fillers and chemicals, and none of this is good for your pet. Then if people feed their pet scraps from their own food, that makes it even worse. Cats are designed as carnivores who are supposed to kill and eat their food raw. That’s not to say that you have to let your cats out and let them go kill their own food. But there is something called the BARF diet that advocates feeding pets in the way that they were most closely designed to eat. They sell raw pet food now I think that’s already ground up with the right the amount of nutrients and everything. People who have put their pets on this food have seen really miraculous transformations – diseases gone, weight lost, their fur is healthier and shinier, and they don’t smell as bad (that’s always a plus).

    The same thing that’s going on with sick and overweight humans is happening with sick and overweight pets. The more processed and chemically altered the food is, the worse.

    But I won’t go any further into the whole debate over weight and health, as people have all kinds of different ideas about that. But I would suggest thinking about how it’s naturally supposed to be, and try to get closer to that if you can.

    And the other poster – the reason why some strays don’t live to be very long is for the same reason – too much city life and traffic and polution and things caused by humans. If it were an ideal world, animals would be able to thrive, as would humans.

  119. Aren't we all anonymous? says:

    llism (and any one else who’s battling me against this):

    What you’re saying is half-true. We don’t live in an ideal world, and if you live in a city, then it’s fine to have indoor pets. I’m not against having indoor pets. What I am against is the food people feed to their pets. This whole contamination outbreak is bad, but the food was already bad anyway. I’ve researched this kind of thing quite a bit, and, in order to manufacture and distribute typical pet food as cheaply as possible, they use diseased animals and the worst possible quality vegetables and other things, fillers and chemicals, and none of this is good for your pet. Then if people feed their pet scraps from their own food, that makes it even worse. Cats are designed as carnivores who are supposed to kill and eat their food raw. That’s not to say that you have to let your cats out and let them go kill their own food. But there is something called the BARF diet that advocates feeding pets in the way that they were most closely designed to eat. They sell raw pet food now I think that’s already ground up with the right the amount of nutrients and everything. People who have put their pets on this food have seen really miraculous transformations – diseases gone, weight lost, their fur is healthier and shinier, and they don’t smell as bad (that’s always a plus).

    The same thing that’s going on with sick and overweight humans is happening with sick and overweight pets. The more processed and chemically altered the food is, the worse.

    But I won’t go any further into the whole debate over weight and health, as people have all kinds of different ideas about that. But I would suggest thinking about how it’s naturally supposed to be, and try to get closer to that if you can.

    And the other poster – the reason why some strays don’t live to be very long is for the same reason – too much city life and traffic and polution and things caused by humans. If it were an ideal world, animals would be able to thrive, as would humans.

  120. Aren't we all anonymous? says:

    llism (and any one else who’s battling me against this):

    What you’re saying is half-true. We don’t live in an ideal world, and if you live in a city, then it’s fine to have indoor pets. I’m not against having indoor pets. What I am against is the food people feed to their pets. This whole contamination outbreak is bad, but the food was already bad anyway. I’ve researched this kind of thing quite a bit, and, in order to manufacture and distribute typical pet food as cheaply as possible, they use diseased animals and the worst possible quality vegetables and other things, fillers and chemicals, and none of this is good for your pet. Then if people feed their pet scraps from their own food, that makes it even worse. Cats are designed as carnivores who are supposed to kill and eat their food raw. That’s not to say that you have to let your cats out and let them go kill their own food. But there is something called the BARF diet that advocates feeding pets in the way that they were most closely designed to eat. They sell raw pet food now I think that’s already ground up with the right the amount of nutrients and everything. People who have put their pets on this food have seen really miraculous transformations – diseases gone, weight lost, their fur is healthier and shinier, and they don’t smell as bad (that’s always a plus).

    The same thing that’s going on with sick and overweight humans is happening with sick and overweight pets. The more processed and chemically altered the food is, the worse.

    But I won’t go any further into the whole debate over weight and health, as people have all kinds of different ideas about that. But I would suggest thinking about how it’s naturally supposed to be, and try to get closer to that if you can.

    And the other poster – the reason why some strays don’t live to be very long is for the same reason – too much city life and traffic and polution and things caused by humans. If it were an ideal world, animals would be able to thrive, as would humans.

  121. Aren't we all anonymous? says:

    llism (and any one else who’s battling me against this):

    What you’re saying is half-true. We don’t live in an ideal world, and if you live in a city, then it’s fine to have indoor pets. I’m not against having indoor pets. What I am against is the food people feed to their pets. This whole contamination outbreak is bad, but the food was already bad anyway. I’ve researched this kind of thing quite a bit, and, in order to manufacture and distribute typical pet food as cheaply as possible, they use diseased animals and the worst possible quality vegetables and other things, fillers and chemicals, and none of this is good for your pet. Then if people feed their pet scraps from their own food, that makes it even worse. Cats are designed as carnivores who are supposed to kill and eat their food raw. That’s not to say that you have to let your cats out and let them go kill their own food. But there is something called the BARF diet that advocates feeding pets in the way that they were most closely designed to eat. They sell raw pet food now I think that’s already ground up with the right the amount of nutrients and everything. People who have put their pets on this food have seen really miraculous transformations – diseases gone, weight lost, their fur is healthier and shinier, and they don’t smell as bad (that’s always a plus).

    The same thing that’s going on with sick and overweight humans is happening with sick and overweight pets. The more processed and chemically altered the food is, the worse.

    But I won’t go any further into the whole debate over weight and health, as people have all kinds of different ideas about that. But I would suggest thinking about how it’s naturally supposed to be, and try to get closer to that if you can.

    And the other poster – the reason why some strays don’t live to be very long is for the same reason – too much city life and traffic and polution and things caused by humans. If it were an ideal world, animals would be able to thrive, as would humans.

  122. Aren't we all anonymous? says:

    llism (and any one else who’s battling me against this):

    What you’re saying is half-true. We don’t live in an ideal world, and if you live in a city, then it’s fine to have indoor pets. I’m not against having indoor pets. What I am against is the food people feed to their pets. This whole contamination outbreak is bad, but the food was already bad anyway. I’ve researched this kind of thing quite a bit, and, in order to manufacture and distribute typical pet food as cheaply as possible, they use diseased animals and the worst possible quality vegetables and other things, fillers and chemicals, and none of this is good for your pet. Then if people feed their pet scraps from their own food, that makes it even worse. Cats are designed as carnivores who are supposed to kill and eat their food raw. That’s not to say that you have to let your cats out and let them go kill their own food. But there is something called the BARF diet that advocates feeding pets in the way that they were most closely designed to eat. They sell raw pet food now I think that’s already ground up with the right the amount of nutrients and everything. People who have put their pets on this food have seen really miraculous transformations – diseases gone, weight lost, their fur is healthier and shinier, and they don’t smell as bad (that’s always a plus).

    The same thing that’s going on with sick and overweight humans is happening with sick and overweight pets. The more processed and chemically altered the food is, the worse.

    But I won’t go any further into the whole debate over weight and health, as people have all kinds of different ideas about that. But I would suggest thinking about how it’s naturally supposed to be, and try to get closer to that if you can.

    And the other poster – the reason why some strays don’t live to be very long is for the same reason – too much city life and traffic and polution and things caused by humans. If it were an ideal world, animals would be able to thrive, as would humans.

  123. gloom raider says:

    Of course, that’s the real issue, isn’t it? It’s not fat or thin, tall or short, small noses or whatever–we want everything, including people and now pets, to be functionally optimal. Sick animal? You don’t fit the shape we think is healthy right now? Well, what did you do WRONG?? And heaven forfend we should really think that living creatures have a right to exist in all shapes and sizes–if we do that, it’ll just ENCOURAGE them!

    Er…cute cat, though! You know, cute…like the website name?

  124. one of the erins says:

    Ok… Luckynumbers… you’re wasting your breath. Having grown up in the country, I have seen more than my share of wild animals, and while I have not seen one that is overweight, I *have* seen many species where some are BIGGER than others. Sometimes, depending on fur and body flexibility, when they lie down, their torsos *squish* until they LOOK wide. Even squirrels straddling branches this way.

    And by the way, all points bulletin to nuffs everywhere, but especially to you: when you swear, scold, and taunt people, they never listen. EVER. They defend themselves. If you want people to listen to you, BE KIND.

  125. I had two cats, one that became very very thin as he aged. I was told to give him whatever he would eat. (no not junk food but well made pet food). While keeping his weight up, my other cat, who shared his meals, got kind of pudgy. So what? Should I have put them both on a diet and let my boy starve? I think not.

  126. Such a stupid and thoughtless little troll.

  127. hey peeps

    can’t we all just get along, puhhleez?

    🙂

  128. oh and I almost forgot, love the kitteh, the bobblehead replica and the mixed jelly bean toes. YUM

  129. …’scuse me… but… “BARF diet”!??? Sorry, I seem to be having a sudden attack of the WTFs.

  130. Aren't we all anonymous? says:

    I’m not a vet, but I’ve researched health for quite some time, and it ain’t that different from animal health.

    Genetics is not that relevant, especially to being overweight. People use that as an excuse all the time. My parents and grandparents were mostly all overweight, and I was as a child because I was fed the same things that they were eating, so of course I gained weight. But I became a vegan around the age of 14, and lost a considerable amount of weight. It wasn’t until a little later that I swayed off of the vegan path and had some health problems and was put on medications that screwed with my hormones and thyroid that I gained weight again. I’m losing it again now because I’m not on any medications and because I’m eating right, the way nature intended. And I believe that would be the same case for animals, regardless of “genetics”.

  131. Aren't we all anonymous? says:

    I’m not a vet, but I’ve researched health for quite some time, and it ain’t that different from animal health.

    Genetics is not that relevant, especially to being overweight. People use that as an excuse all the time. My parents and grandparents were mostly all overweight, and I was as a child because I was fed the same things that they were eating, so of course I gained weight. But I became a vegan around the age of 14, and lost a considerable amount of weight. It wasn’t until a little later that I swayed off of the vegan path and had some health problems and was put on medications that screwed with my hormones and thyroid that I gained weight again. I’m losing it again now because I’m not on any medications and because I’m eating right, the way nature intended. And I believe that would be the same case for animals, regardless of “genetics”.

  132. Aren't we all anonymous? says:

    I’m not a vet, but I’ve researched health for quite some time, and it ain’t that different from animal health.

    Genetics is not that relevant, especially to being overweight. People use that as an excuse all the time. My parents and grandparents were mostly all overweight, and I was as a child because I was fed the same things that they were eating, so of course I gained weight. But I became a vegan around the age of 14, and lost a considerable amount of weight. It wasn’t until a little later that I swayed off of the vegan path and had some health problems and was put on medications that screwed with my hormones and thyroid that I gained weight again. I’m losing it again now because I’m not on any medications and because I’m eating right, the way nature intended. And I believe that would be the same case for animals, regardless of “genetics”.

  133. Aren't we all anonymous? says:

    I’m not a vet, but I’ve researched health for quite some time, and it ain’t that different from animal health.

    Genetics is not that relevant, especially to being overweight. People use that as an excuse all the time. My parents and grandparents were mostly all overweight, and I was as a child because I was fed the same things that they were eating, so of course I gained weight. But I became a vegan around the age of 14, and lost a considerable amount of weight. It wasn’t until a little later that I swayed off of the vegan path and had some health problems and was put on medications that screwed with my hormones and thyroid that I gained weight again. I’m losing it again now because I’m not on any medications and because I’m eating right, the way nature intended. And I believe that would be the same case for animals, regardless of “genetics”.

  134. Aren't we all anonymous? says:

    I’m not a vet, but I’ve researched health for quite some time, and it ain’t that different from animal health.

    Genetics is not that relevant, especially to being overweight. People use that as an excuse all the time. My parents and grandparents were mostly all overweight, and I was as a child because I was fed the same things that they were eating, so of course I gained weight. But I became a vegan around the age of 14, and lost a considerable amount of weight. It wasn’t until a little later that I swayed off of the vegan path and had some health problems and was put on medications that screwed with my hormones and thyroid that I gained weight again. I’m losing it again now because I’m not on any medications and because I’m eating right, the way nature intended. And I believe that would be the same case for animals, regardless of “genetics”.

  135. Aren't we all anonymous? says:

    I’m not a vet, but I’ve researched health for quite some time, and it ain’t that different from animal health.

    Genetics is not that relevant, especially to being overweight. People use that as an excuse all the time. My parents and grandparents were mostly all overweight, and I was as a child because I was fed the same things that they were eating, so of course I gained weight. But I became a vegan around the age of 14, and lost a considerable amount of weight. It wasn’t until a little later that I swayed off of the vegan path and had some health problems and was put on medications that screwed with my hormones and thyroid that I gained weight again. I’m losing it again now because I’m not on any medications and because I’m eating right, the way nature intended. And I believe that would be the same case for animals, regardless of “genetics”.

  136. Ah… the nuff is a BARF salesman in disguise.

  137. Aren't we all anonymous? says:

    Okay, I will be kind. And I don’t care if my apology is accepted or not. It’s a situation that I feel very strongly about, and I know that not many people are going to back me up on it. I’m pretty sure that even if I was being kind, I would have still gotten attacked and called an idiot and jerk or whatever else I skimmed over up there.

    Anyway. I’m done. My opinions have been stated, and anyone who disagrees can continue to state theirs. But I choose to look to the light instead of the dark, and hopefully someone will eventually see that the things I’ve said might just make sense.

    Thanks.

    And I still love you, cuteoverload.

  138. Aren't we all anonymous? says:

    Okay, I will be kind. And I don’t care if my apology is accepted or not. It’s a situation that I feel very strongly about, and I know that not many people are going to back me up on it. I’m pretty sure that even if I was being kind, I would have still gotten attacked and called an idiot and jerk or whatever else I skimmed over up there.

    Anyway. I’m done. My opinions have been stated, and anyone who disagrees can continue to state theirs. But I choose to look to the light instead of the dark, and hopefully someone will eventually see that the things I’ve said might just make sense.

    Thanks.

    And I still love you, cuteoverload.

  139. Aren't we all anonymous? says:

    Okay, I will be kind. And I don’t care if my apology is accepted or not. It’s a situation that I feel very strongly about, and I know that not many people are going to back me up on it. I’m pretty sure that even if I was being kind, I would have still gotten attacked and called an idiot and jerk or whatever else I skimmed over up there.

    Anyway. I’m done. My opinions have been stated, and anyone who disagrees can continue to state theirs. But I choose to look to the light instead of the dark, and hopefully someone will eventually see that the things I’ve said might just make sense.

    Thanks.

    And I still love you, cuteoverload.

  140. Aren't we all anonymous? says:

    Okay, I will be kind. And I don’t care if my apology is accepted or not. It’s a situation that I feel very strongly about, and I know that not many people are going to back me up on it. I’m pretty sure that even if I was being kind, I would have still gotten attacked and called an idiot and jerk or whatever else I skimmed over up there.

    Anyway. I’m done. My opinions have been stated, and anyone who disagrees can continue to state theirs. But I choose to look to the light instead of the dark, and hopefully someone will eventually see that the things I’ve said might just make sense.

    Thanks.

    And I still love you, cuteoverload.

  141. Aren't we all anonymous? says:

    Okay, I will be kind. And I don’t care if my apology is accepted or not. It’s a situation that I feel very strongly about, and I know that not many people are going to back me up on it. I’m pretty sure that even if I was being kind, I would have still gotten attacked and called an idiot and jerk or whatever else I skimmed over up there.

    Anyway. I’m done. My opinions have been stated, and anyone who disagrees can continue to state theirs. But I choose to look to the light instead of the dark, and hopefully someone will eventually see that the things I’ve said might just make sense.

    Thanks.

    And I still love you, cuteoverload.

  142. Aren't we all anonymous? says:

    Okay, I will be kind. And I don’t care if my apology is accepted or not. It’s a situation that I feel very strongly about, and I know that not many people are going to back me up on it. I’m pretty sure that even if I was being kind, I would have still gotten attacked and called an idiot and jerk or whatever else I skimmed over up there.

    Anyway. I’m done. My opinions have been stated, and anyone who disagrees can continue to state theirs. But I choose to look to the light instead of the dark, and hopefully someone will eventually see that the things I’ve said might just make sense.

    Thanks.

    And I still love you, cuteoverload.

  143. Aren't we all anonymous? says:

    Nope, not a BARF salesman. Just an advocate. I don’t even have pets of my own, I’ve just witnessed a lot of sad situations.

    So yeah, again, I’m done.

    Thanks.

  144. Aren't we all anonymous? says:

    Nope, not a BARF salesman. Just an advocate. I don’t even have pets of my own, I’ve just witnessed a lot of sad situations.

    So yeah, again, I’m done.

    Thanks.

  145. Aren't we all anonymous? says:

    Nope, not a BARF salesman. Just an advocate. I don’t even have pets of my own, I’ve just witnessed a lot of sad situations.

    So yeah, again, I’m done.

    Thanks.

  146. Aren't we all anonymous? says:

    Nope, not a BARF salesman. Just an advocate. I don’t even have pets of my own, I’ve just witnessed a lot of sad situations.

    So yeah, again, I’m done.

    Thanks.

  147. Aren't we all anonymous? says:

    Nope, not a BARF salesman. Just an advocate. I don’t even have pets of my own, I’ve just witnessed a lot of sad situations.

    So yeah, again, I’m done.

    Thanks.

  148. Aren't we all anonymous? says:

    Nope, not a BARF salesman. Just an advocate. I don’t even have pets of my own, I’ve just witnessed a lot of sad situations.

    So yeah, again, I’m done.

    Thanks.

  149. Yitzysmommie says:

    Nicely said, Teho.
    Howz the kitten snorgling business these days?

  150. one of the erins says:

    And yes, in the fray I also forgot to mention, I loooove the pink and black jellybean toesies, that kills me every time! Adorable cat, Teri. And seriously, thank you for sending in your pictures. Don’t let this discourage you. I really seriously don’t understand where all the commentroversy came from.

  151. lol…one of the erins…that’s not my baby up there and I didn’t send in those pics.

    I just took personal offence at the generalization that if a person’s cat is overweight, then that person is automatically a bad pet owner and an animal abuser. And I continue to take personal offence at that. I’m still very upset, angry and hurt over it.

    Because my cat is well loved, safe and *gasp* perfectly healthy. And I am not a bad or abusive pet owner, no matter the spewings of that person who thinks their ever so much smarter and better than the rest of us.

  152. Teri-

    I am truly sorry, whether you choose to accept it or not. You had a strong reaction to my comments – I had a strong reaction to this post. I don’t think I’m smarter or better than anyone, I just get bothered by things like this. Despite any of it, though, I know that love is the most important thing about having a pet, and if you love your pet, then you’re a good pet owner. So, I am sorry for my hurtful comments.

  153. http://www.barfworld.com/
    http://www.njboxers.com/faqs.htm
    Unbelievable… it’s for real. Worst acronym EVER.

    “Hi, I’m Theo! Would you like to try my new exercise program? I call it Labor And Recreation Daily, or for short…”

  154. My Jester did this all the time. I’ll have to see if I have any pictures.

  155. Tygress22 says:

    hehe…you crack me up, Theo🙂

    I’m a long time lurker and don’t post much but i really love you guys! *sniffle*😉

  156. Aren’t we all anonymous,

    “I’m pretty sure that even if I was being kind, I would have still gotten attacked and called an idiot and jerk or whatever else I skimmed over up there.”

    Not true. If you had stated a well-formed, thoughtful opinion rather than acting dictatorial with your ideas, had actually listened to what other people said, and hadn’t offended everyone by making sweeping generalizations and assuming that you knew everything about everyone else’s situation, you would have found people much more receptive to your point of view. This community is all about constructive discussions; we’re NOT about people breaking their soapboxes over our heads and bullying us just because they’re discussing something they feel strongly about. We’re ALL passionate about animals or else we wouln’t frequent this site.

    Argument is an art. If you want someone to come around to your way of thinking, it’s best not to start by giving them the finger.

  157. you guys r silly says:

    Plus — in the midst of all the fat stupidity, I (and everyone else…ahem…) forgot to mention that they would think positive thoughts for fuzzy MIA to find her way safely home again. (Stormcat’s earlier comment…)
    I hope MIA’s safely home by now.

  158. Usually I just watch the sparks fly, but I have to get in on this one. Anyone who recommends BARF needs their head examined. Plenty of dogs and cats have died from bone shards ripping their insides. Plenty of nasty parasites are passed along through that unreliable food supply you describe (and yes, I know what “animal digest” is in processed pet food, and that so-called natural pet foods don’t contain the remains of shelter animals — just farmed animals. But the farmed animal supply is sufficiently problematic in this country as to render raw meat quite risky. Use your computer skills to Google “BARF diet” and read about people whose dear pets have died from it. Ask your vet why she doesn’t recommend BARF (and no, it’s no just because Hill’s pays American vets a fortune). For someone who clearly wants to be an iconoclast, you’ve readily swallowed propaganda. And you don’t even feed BARF? You’re just relying on others’ tales? Oh, my.

    Look, I’m sure you mean well, but any time I see anyone touting BARF as a miracle solution, I get nervous that someone else will unwittingly harm their pooch or kitty.

  159. Theo-

    Good point. You’re a funny guy. I probably shouldn’t have used that term. Maybe just stated it as a raw, natural pet food diet, or something. It beats the hell out of contaminated food. And if anyone wants to say anything about raw animal food being contaminated, well, whatever brands were included in the contamination outbreak were processed and heated so high that anything contamination should have been destroyed… but it wasn’t.

    llism-

    Yes, you’re right. I did it the wrong way out of anger and getting upset. Still, I’ve been in situations before where I’ve stated a well-thought out opinion after having done years of research and been through my own personal battles with weight and illness and witnessed and read about countless other individual situations, all with a pretty common denominator. And even then, it seems to be something that people either don’t want to hear or don’t want to believe, so they either attack me or ridicule what I’m saying or just don’t listen at all. I’m used to it by now. But yes, you’re right.

    So, I apologize to everyone for the way in which I presented my opinions, but I will continue to stand by them.

  160. Carol Halsey says:

    Check out the Oregon Humane Society about “Goliath”, the very large cat that made headlines awhile back. They said that in spite of his size, he was only a little overweight, not obese (in a feline sort of way)!
    My daughter has two black cats – brothers- one is slim and trim, the other looks like Buddy, and has the best purr in the world!

  161. Perf-

    I’ve read a lot on the diet, and I have yet to see any cases of pet deaths from it. If you can send me some links, I’d appreciate it.

    I’m just backing up what has worked for me, and I think what could work for everyone, humans and pets. And that is getting as close as possible to the way we were all naturally designed to eat. We weren’t naturally designed to eat chemicals and all the other shit that’s put in our food and our pets’ food. If a person tries to do that or tries to do that for their pet, and contamination still exists, then it lies in the fault of mankind. Pesticides and growth hormones and antibiotics in farm animals. Purity is a rare thing to find these days.

  162. newmoonpie says:

    Well, I wasn’t going to say anything, but as long as Theo brought it up, I think it’s HIGH TIME we all discussed a sorely overlooked topic: marshmallow rights…

    (Oh, and my cats seem to be on the BARF diet themselves, but it’s usually the result of them gnawing the houseplants, or licking themselves… blehhhhhhh…)

  163. People seem to be accusing me of not knowing anything about certain situations and just generalizing my opinions and being an ass. Well, to those of you who are doing the same thing in terms of the raw natural diet for pets, and to Perf, here’s some info that you might want to read:

    http://www.workingdogs.com/vcbarf.htm

    It discusses the pros and cons of it, and Dr. Billinghurst, the creater of the BARF diet, and a veterinary surgeon, by the way, gives a lot of information on it with scientific data to back it up.

  164. I’m sorry, I have to chime in here and say I to have a “fat cat” and she has been that way ever since she was spayed. She eats ONE can (the little palm sized peel top kind) ONE time a day.
    Ok so that being said, basiclly my cat has had a hystorectomy… have you ever seen a woman with one? 9 times out of 10 their stomachs protrude. THEY aren’t fat, but they have a pooch. FOR THAT FACT, my cat has had a litter of kittens… have you ever seen a woman who has had more than one child??? Certainly you wouldn’t have the NERVE to say a woman who has had more than one child, whose body is stretched out, and no matter what diet she tries the skin is still stretched, and who has also had her uterus removed, that SHE is fat? HUH?
    Point here folks is that you don’t know the whole story as to WHY this cat is bigger than YOU think he should be. You saying that his/her owner MUST be a bad pet owner, is the same as saying all jews are good with money or all mexicans are sleepy. *southpark pun intended* No people shouldn’t over feed their animals, yes they should get exercise but you don’t know that THIS cat gets overfed or under exercised so shut the hell up.

  165. YAAAAAWWWWNNNNN….

    These Nuffers are making me tired. I’m going to take a nap. Will somebody let me know when the cookies and pudding are passed? Nite-nite.

    z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z

  166. I haven’t read the other comments but it appears there’s another nuff war / commentroversy going on? Over THESE kitty photos? Please people….. gaze again at the floofilicious kitteh stradling the couch. My Pooh does the exact same thing and is about as “full-figured” as Buddy! heh heh

  167. Well, after looking at the photo again, I think Buddy wins in the heavyweight cat-egory. Sorry I ever doubted ya’ Bud!

  168. Heather S.-

    I agree, a hysterectomy can make a person (or an animal) gain weight. But I am personally not for hysterectomies in humans or animals unless you have a very particular situation where it is very necessary. When you have a hysterectomy, it completely throws your hormones off-balance and when that happens, especially with women (or female cats), it can make you gain weight. This happened to me when I had to be put on Prednisone – it did a lot of damange to my hormones and thyroid and I put on weight because of it. I never said that weight gain is purely the result of overfeeding your pet. But weight gain in pets is the result of some kind of human interference. Did you really NEED to spay your cat? Did she have a serious problem with her uterus, or did you just not want her to have anymore litters? Couldn’t you have just gotten any male cats neutered? It’s not as much of a dramatic thing with males.

  169. My mom did the BARF diet for our golden for a few months and he loved it. But it petered off…I’m not sure why she stopped it so I won’t comment on that. But anyway, yes, it’s totally legit and is pretty much the only way to guarantee that no artificial anything is getting into your pet’s food. It’s best to use free range meat.

    Anyway, I just think that when it comes to looking at a site like this, jumping to a conclusion on an animal’s experience is always a mistake – I think that’s what Theo was getting at earlier.

  170. NUUUUUUUUU! My kitty beats it! He’s a “healthy” 17 pounds, and I still insist he’s not fat. He’s always been a friggin’ huge kitty.

    He’s a cuddler too. Nothing beats being woken up at 2 in the morning cause your Fluffmonger Bowling Ball decided to take a nap on your chest. :p

  171. THANK YOU, Heather S., owner of Buddy. As any one with common sense can figure out, pregnancy stretches the abdominal muscles out of their original shape. Add a hysterectomy, which involves cutting through the abdominal muscles, and it’s going to be hard to get that girlish figure back. Anyone who has had a hysterectomy or c-section should know this. Female cats almost always have floppy bellies after spaying. That said, these picture also involve foreshortening, and I think that Buddy is a very beautiful, content-looking cat. So please, no more gloom & doom.

  172. On a side note….LOOK AT THAT LIL’ DIPSTICK WHITE SPOT ON HIS TAIL! ROFFLE! I lurve it! <3

  173. newmoonpie says:

    ebee – wait, there’s cookies?? and PUDDING?

  174. S. _ whoever – Yes you NEED to spay/neuter your cat. There is evidence that fixed cats and dogs live longer. Just like cats and dogs with good diets live longer. that being said – AGAIN – the issue here is that we should not assume anything about the situations the animals are in when they are posted on this site. Meg, surely, knows how to use discretion when it comes to submissions. Also – when it comes to humans getting hysterectomies as opposed to cats, you simply cannot compare the two.

  175. No pudding. Just Mochi.

    (see how I did that thar?)

  176. Oh, yeah, and Heather S.:

    I have known women who have had more than one child and have had that protruding stomach, but I have also known women who have had more than one child and have had a completely flat stomach – some even after a few days following birth. Those women with the flat stomachs ate healthy natural diets, without chemicals and processed foods and milk.

  177. newmoonpie says:

    Oh. Deal’s off if there’s no pudding.

  178. I’ve just got to say that I love the way cats are put together. They are like giant pillowcases with four tiny paws at the corners. They can be stretched out like kites (like Buddy here) or curled up into impossibly tiny balls, or stretch up at huge length to peek over a counter.

    I love all animals and snuggle every dog I meet, but the cats – oh the CATS! – they are just the most fabulous fluffy sacks of purr on the whole planet.

  179. DKN-

    I would appreciate it if you would give me a link or some kind of resource to the evidence that fixed cats and dogs live longer. I’m not saying that I don’t believe you – I’d just like to see it backed up.

    And yes, I think you can compare the two. No shit that humans and cats are different, but they are both mammals, and if the symptoms of having a hysterectomy are pretty much the same in both humans and cats, then why can’t it be compared? And by the way, don’t just tell me that – tell it to Heather S. who began the comparison in the first place.

    Take any illness or condition – the symptoms are usually the same in humans and animals. So, I guess, given what you’re telling me, then it’s safe to say that if more women had hysterectomies and more men got snipped, we would all live longer? LOL.

  180. Aww, Moonie, why would ya need pudding? Ya already got pie!

  181. OH my goodness that is sooo funny. And cute, in his/her own way. 😉

  182. That’s a really big cat… also beautiful! How much does he weight?

  183. S, humans are NOT cats. to compare the two is laughable.

    Anyone who argues that cats should not be spayed is just…RAWR! Words can’t even describe!

    Oh, by the way you want your proof, here’s your proof:

    http://www.kittenrescue.org/spayneuter.htm

    It doesn’t say they’re GUARANTEED to live longer, but it DOES reduce the chance of getting ovarian cancer, which has known to be a problem in female kitties, especially pure breeds. So THAR. Yarrr.

  184. Gee, then I guess we’ve been lied too all these years about getting out pets spayed/netured and therefore we are all being evil when we do it.

  185. I have also read a lot about BARF. Most of the pro-BARF things I have seen are individual testimonials…”my cat loved it,” “my dog looks great,” and so on. Now I’m all for that kind of thing. But there are also testimonials about the situations that don’t work out so well. And there are plenty of them, too.

    But these are all anecdotes. We can string together anecdotes all day and not find out much that helps us make decisions. I mean, there are plenty of people who could testify that they’ve been using cocaine for years without it interfering with their lives…but that doesn’t make them good predictors of what cocaine addiction does to the average person, right?

    I’m a social scientist, and I want evidence, not anecdotes. So I look for controlled studies, and this is what I find:

    From the Journal of the American Veterinary Association:
    http://www.avma.org/onlnews/javma/jan05/050115ww.asp

    From the University of Guelph (In case you’re not Canadian — it’s a reliable source!) Veterinary School newsletter:
    http://www.uoguelph.ca/News6-2/ANwsl6-2.pdf

    From the journal Better Nutrition:
    http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_mOFKA/is_6_67/ai_n13788104

    Yes, some meat is cleaner than other meat…and you’re right that the worst meat of all (are tumors “meat”?) go into most commercial pet food. But one study I read (sorry, I couldn’t find it online quickly…I’ll keep looking) found that 8 of 10 samples from raw meat diets contained Salmonella. I’ve also seen reports of E. coli, as you’ll see in the links above.

    Some people may have success with BARF. Some people also have great success with regular commercial diets. But the risks of BARF are too high for me to trust my beloved kitties with deadly diseases. BARF is contaminated to the same degree as traditional foods, it’s just contaminated with different things. My cats eat meat that may have hideous hormones. BARF kitties eat meat that may have live parasites, and bones that may rip their intestines.

    I’ve seen cats live healthily to nearly 20 on high-quality conventional food, and that’s the way I’m betting.

    By the way, if you want testimonials about dogs dying from BARF, I’m pretty sure you can find one at
    http://www.secondchanceranch.org/training/raw_meat/index.html
    but I haven’t checked that link for sure.

  186. Simonsmom says:

    I’m a long-time lurker and first-time commenter — just finally couldn’t help myself. I love Buddy — he reminds me so much of Simon, my tuxedo kitty. He weighs 27 pounds and is diabetic and he was that way when came to live with me. I took him off the tuna and he eats weight maintenance dry cat food along with my other four cats. But like a lot of big guys, he has a heart of gold. He’s just big ole Uncle Simon to all the other smaller cats, and he spends lots of time cuddling and licking them. They like to lie around kneading each other and purring. To get him to lose more weight, I’d have to lock him away from all the others. What kind of life would that be? Maybe he won’t live as long as most kitties, but he’s happy. He’s a great cat and we have a happy household. So yes, I’m sad about Simon’s health, but ya know, we’re doing the best we can.

  187. my cat is a sphere says:

    We have a really fat kitty, everything we have tried to unfat her doesn’t work.
    Before we got her she was actually found by the humane society, starving to death because her little old lady owner had died. Even now, after years of plumpitude, if the food (yes, diet food) bowl is even half empty she freaks out and sits next to it and stares at it until we put food in. Or, if its actually empty she’ll start barfing up spit, as though she hasn’t eaten in so long that she has stomach acid (even though her last meal might have been 2 hours ago).
    I do worry for her health, but food is her life, and I’m not going to make her miserable just so she can lose weight. We have tried food restriction and it just makes her terribly chronically anxious and unhappy.
    Every creature is unique, and sometimes you just have to do the best you can to give them a happy life. Things can’t always be perfect. I’m sure anyone who posts or reads this site loves their creatures as much as I do. We all just do our best.
    Ironically our other non-fat kitteh is the one with diabetes…

  188. newmoonpie says:

    1. So Bob Barker really IS the antichrist… “Spay and neuter your pets! BWA-HA-HAAAaaaaaaaaa!”

    2. Show me the rule that says I can’t have pudding AND pie… I want proof! (Totally unintentional pun, thar, with proof being in the pudding, and all.)

    3. Dude. It is SO naptime. For everyone.

  189. I’m very happy. ^-^ In CA, there’s a bill in Sacramento that would make it mandatory to spay and neuter all pets before they hit 6 months old, with exceptions to specific screened cat breeders, I think. The law would apply to anyone who owned a cat, if you let it romp around outside unneutered (dunno how on earth the authorities would kep track), you can get fined. I think this is a spectacular idea.

  190. Simonsmom says:

    And p.s. — I truly love Cute Overload — you’re exactly the right antidote for the too-serious world these days! Keep it up!

  191. When I said proof, I meant like scientific data. Thanks.

    And it’s not laughable to compare the basic body parts and functions of mammals or all animals. There are a lot of things that are different, but when it comes to what I was talking about – hysterectomies – they can be looked at as similar. It’s still a uterus and a reproductive system, human or animal. And by the way, the reproductive system is the very thing that links all mammals – so if you’re going to compare something, that’s the thing to compare. So, THAR.

    And, actually, Teri, yes, we probably have been lied to. We’ve been lied to by a lot of things. Take for example, the pet food that was supposedly safe has now had contamination. And the government used to lie to us that tobacco wasn’t harmful, when they knew damned well that it was. We’ve been lied to about medicines and the whole medical industry and charities and foundations really using our money for a good purpose. You’re not evil, but you are naive if you think that you haven’t been lied to.

  192. HI MOM!

  193. A couple of those links I posted aren’t working, even though I checked the sites just before posting. Sorry. I’m looking into it now…

  194. And S. – don’t try and tell me that the humane society et al doesn’t have scientific evidence to back themselves up.

  195. Thanks, Perf, I’ll take a look at those.

    I don’t deny that it probably didn’t work out so well for some pets. All pets are different, just as all humans are different. I’m guessing that most of the cause of the ones that didn’t work out was due to buying poor quality meats for their pets. I’m all for a raw vegan diet for humans, but of course it’s not all for humans, and it can vary from different percentages. And some people don’t understand that it’s better to get organic stuff than non-organic, or even if they do understand, they still get non-organic and they wonder why they’re still feeling shitty to a certain degree. So I do get it.

    Thanks again for the links – glad somebody is actually providing backup to their statements.

  196. ***rolls eyes***

    Even before i opened this, i could feel the heat of the “overweight/abused cat” nuffs…

    Shoooo! Go Way!!!

    He’s a beautiful contented puttin’ tat!

    (Theo, belated congrats on the bebbies!!!)

  197. newmoonpie says:

    Simonsmom: I have to say – and this is NOT a judgment – 27 lbs is danged impressive. He must be impossible to pick up.🙂 And good for you, for taking care of a special needs kitteh.

    And “mycatisasphere” is the funniest name I’ve heard in the past few minutes. Just sayin’.

    It absolutely sucks to think about the life animals have before they get rescued, what with the starving and abuse and abandonment.

    (And to pre-empt the Nuffs, if you’re thinking about commenting on the CRUELLE MIStreatment of animals AHHFter they get rescued, by people who OHHBviously cram food down their pets’ throats using pogo sticks and funnels, just shh. Right there. Shh. Really now.)

  198. Buddy is adorable, he looks quite comfy and floofy!
    His peoples have great attention to detail as well, not one bit of stray fluff on that couch, that is admirable!

    My kitty Cleo has a bit of pudge during the summer when she slims down for chipmunk season. It’s pretty funny to watch her waddle as she’s going out to her hunting grounds🙂

    There’s nothin wrong with a big kitty, except when you hafta pull them out of places they don’t belong, teehee🙂

  199. Thanks too, DKN. Never said the humane society didn’t have scientific evidence. Just that one kittenrescue link didn’t really seem to be too scientific.

  200. newmoonpie-

    You’re exaggerating a bit, I already stated that I never said overweight cats are the result of cramming food down your pets’ throats with pogo sticks, etc. Go back up and read before making your silly comments.

    And I apparently I’m the only “Nuff” here.

  201. And here’s the right URL for the Guelph newsletter. The relevant article (on weak bones in puppies) is on p. 23.

    http://ahl.uoguelph.ca/News6-2/ANwsl6-2.pdf

  202. CuteOverload needs an Ignore function, imo x_x

  203. newmoonpie says:

    s: No, I’m exaggerating a LOT. I do that. Attempting a bit of levity. Clearly, it’s working. (Not.)

    And I don’t recall reading anything about pogo sticks at all, by you, or anyone. I was just throwing it out there.

    You’re the only “nuff” who stuck around to actually discuss anything… there were a few earlier who just nuffed and ran.

  204. Thank you, Perf. Still reading those, but I just wanted to add also that a lot of people using that diet for their pets buy regular raw meat like they would by for themselves to cook. Usually this is just muscle meat with some fat. Carnivorous animals in nature like cats and dogs usually tend to go for the organs first, and don’t really eat much of the muscle tissue or other parts that could be contaminated. People make this honest mistake, which could be where some of the problems come from on the BARF diet.

  205. newmoonpie-

    I understand, and it did work. Thanks for your levity.

    And thanks for the compliments. I’m not much of a runner.

  206. Crimony!
    I had a feeling with the floofy-butt kitty there would be the “oh noes! fat cats bad! fat cats unhealthy!” crew.
    But wow.

    I’d go grab some popcorn and a beer to read the controversy a little closer, but it sounds like it’s getting a tad hostile. Or at least a little snotty.
    Neither of which are cute.

  207. newmoonpie says:

    Nothing wrong with debate. A lot of interesting links are coming out of this thread, and there’s nothing saying anybody has to agree with any/all of it. (Is there? Crap. I don’t think I signed anything.)

  208. Uhhh…I don’t get it. When cats (or any animal, for that matter) lay like this, all their stuffings get pushed out to the sides, making them look chubbsier than they are…

    I didn’t look at this cat and gasp because he’s an overweight cat, I laughed at the redonkulousness of his posture and how he looks so completely comfterbuls.

    I think the cat may have a little extra meat on his bones. But I don’t think he’s unhealthily so, nor do I think people need to be punished for letting their pets eat well.

    And that’s my non-vetrinarianly-trained opinion.

  209. I tend to feed my babies a VERY large assortment of foods, one of which is a weekly “treat” of raw meat, but this is more so they can get the pure protein and get a taste for meat, something they were born to do. I also buy them wet food, which already incorporates the organs of an animal (anything that mentins “meal” such as chicken meal, will already have organs in it). They seem to prefer their dry food over it, but they get their wet meals about three to four times a week to keep up their health. Also, on occasion when it’s available I will request a liver or gizzard from the meat section of the supermarket to cook up for the bebbes. Every time I cook up some raw poultry, guess who gets the giblets? :p No wonder I’ve got such rotund kitties. :p Actually the orange one’s fine, but Mochi is…well, he’s aptly named. He’s very round, very squishy, and very very sweet. ^-^

  210. simonsmom says:

    Thanks, Newmoonpie. Yes, Simon is hard to pick up. Once in awhile his little lovin’ heart just overflows and in an excess of affection, he suddenly jumps up on me, pins me down, and, purring madly, washes my face. There’s not much I can do about it (if I would want to). He’s the boss around here. So, here’s to sweet-tempered, big-lovin’ big boy cats everywhere!

  211. Jenn Jordan says:

    I have a kitten named Simon too, simonsmom! He turns one next month.

  212. AWWWW! He sounds like the perfect loving kitty! You’re very blessed to have your Simon. ^-^

    (getting back in track) I think Buddy should be nominated for Cat Of The Month on SO!

  213. omigoodnes…i feel kinda bad for the pet owner–I mean, I’d die of joy if my pet got on co, and then to have the comments turn on the evils of my pet abuse and then about how people are fat slobs becuase of eating chemicals and god knows what else!

    so I feel the need to say–this was one cute cat. And you can be cute even if you have ‘issues’!

    and thanks to everyone’s thoughts on the tummy drag…I’m proud of my kitty losin’ weight, and you are probably right that it’s partly from other stuff that she drags. She had kittens and then was spayed all before I got her, so I guess her bod’s just showing what it went through.
    She’s beautiful even if she’s swingin’ low

  214. When Buddy here, lays around the house, … he LAYS AROUND the house. Don’t forget it.
    When Buddy purrs…it’s surround sound. Talkin’ Richter scale.
    Buddy is twice the cat I’ll ever be. Go, Buddy.

  215. newmoonpie says:

    Simonsmom: Snorgle that floofyboy for me! It sounds like he won’t mind.🙂

    Pillow: OHHHHH. Duh. Mochi is your KITTEHHHHHH. I am so slow on the uptake. (I’m all like, “wait, no pudding, but I can have a mocha instead? Well, I do like mochas… wait, what…?)

    /duh

  216. S,

    “Carnivorous animals in nature like cats and dogs usually tend to go for the organs first, and don’t really eat much of the muscle tissue or other parts that could be contaminated.”

    Sorry–you’re mistaken. Carinvores eat the whole mess: Meat, cartilage, fur/feathers, skin/hide, fats, marrow, blood, etc. They may eat the “good parts” first, but will usually come back for the other stuff later. Any bone splinters that are eaten, and not digested, become wrapped in the fur/hide of the prey animal and are passed through the digestive system. That’s why the BARF diet is so bad–the bone is ground up, but there isn’t that natural (albeit icky) protective barrier of fur/hide to coat it and protect the animal’s gut from getting perforated. These “packets” are either passed in scat, or, as in the case of owls, regurgiated.

  217. Cathryn Bauer says:

    One of the many mysteries about cats is how they can be balanced on a relatively narrow space and yet look so comfortably that it’s like they’ve melted into it.

    I want to cuddle Buddy! I want to scratch him between his ears! He looks like such a love.

  218. :p Them’s mah Mochers!

  219. DumBunny says:

    Having had a hysterectomy, (because of cancer, unless you thing that wasn’t a good enough reason), and 3 additional adominal surgeries, I can tell you it has nothing to do with my weight. I eat to much and don’t get enough excersize.

    Having said that, it is also because I come from a family of heavy people. Except for 1 of my 4 siblings, we are all overweight. That is why it is hard for me to take and keep the weight off. As far as having kids, I’ve had 4, I have a freind who I haven’t seen in years who had 9 kids the last time I saw her, and she was as skinny as a rail, almost an unhealth skinny. In humans, geines do make a BIG difference.

    Now, as to our pets, the same can be true, litter mates raised in the same home one will be plump, and one slim, one will be a lay-about, the other bounce off the walls, age and gender also make a difference. I little extra weight is not going to hurt the average animal. (I was raised on a farm and do know something about which I speak.) We had an old Moma cat called Brownnose, and she was our barn mouser, and cought her own food, she was a BIG cat and would have made Buddy look tiny. She was 18lbs, and not an ounce of it was fat. So, I have to say, know the animal before making harsh statements.

    On the other side, it is not good for any creator to be obece. And as animal owners we need to watch our animals health. But I would still rather see a Fat Cat with a good home then a skinny stray.

    And as to your comment about fat people not being happy, I am 5’6″ tall and 230lbs, and I am happier in my life now then I ever was at the 135lbs I carried in my youth.

  220. AAAARRRRGGGHHHHHHH! Where are the new posts for today???? Theo!!! Post something!

  221. lol, I’m with Helene…
    Theo! Save us!!!!
    pleeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzz

  222. Theo, your pick… I’ve been waiting for ever for my big break on The CO.

    http://www.ratemykitten.com/pictures/helene23/

  223. Okay, #1: I am a (former) vet tech. Buddy is just fine.

    #2: On the fat debate: like humans, cats are individuals, and the effect of fat on their bodies is different with regard to their health. I won’t debate what fat is or isn’t, but I will say this: *lack* of fat is no proof against any particular health problem.

    #3: I consider the Nuffy comments to be hate language, and therefore *wildly* inappropriate for this forum.

    #4: I think my beloved Inigo beat out Buddy for the big-belly championship, but I’ll let y’all decide for yourselves:

    http://members.cox.net/mdase/photos/Melis%20&%20Inigo4.jpg

    Somebody pass the puddin’!
    M.

  224. Melissa L. says:

    Adorable kitteh, who I feel an uncontrollable urge to snorgle!

    But man, I hate self-righteous people. Especially self-righteous people who take their personal experiences to be universal.

  225. I agree! We need something else to take everyones minds away from this.
    That reminds me of the pictures of the bunnies with something on their heads… saying something like “You’re a tard, now here’s a bunny with a pancake on it’s head”

  226. >>I’ve just got to say that I love the way cats are put together. They are like giant pillowcases with four tiny paws at the corners. They can be stretched out like kites (like Buddy here) or curled up into impossibly tiny balls, or stretch up at huge length to peek over a counter.

    >>I love all animals and snuggle every dog I meet, but the cats – oh the CATS! – they are just the most fabulous fluffy sacks of purr on the whole planet.

    mleiv — that was just wonderful!

    For the folks who talked about having one skinny cat and one fat cat, here’s something that worked in our household. At feeding time, Skinny Cat would go in the bathroom and be shut in to eat in peace without Fat Cat horning in on his dinner. Then Fat Cat’s portion could be controlled separately. After an hour or so, Skinny Cat could come out, and any leftovers could be put away. For cats used to free-feeding, that could spark some riots, but if there’s a concern for Fat Cat’s health, it’s an approach they might be persuaded to accept (just make sure they don’t know how to order pizza online).

  227. Cyclo Kitty says:

    I love Buddy and his buddylicious couch poses! My cat Tiger was a big big cat – he weighed in at 16 lbs, stretched himself up on his bag legs and easilyb reached up past my waist. When he splashed himself on the top of the sofa he totally spilled over the sides. All Maine Coon, all gorgeous, all delightfully dim! The vet said he was a big breed and was in perfect health. He did have a wide fluffy belly, but apparently fixed cats have a tendency to sag a bit in the gut-teral area. Anyhoo, Tiggy was a sweet tempered and fun and goofy pal! He passed away a couple of years ago and our family misses him loads.

  228. *beep beep beep* (sound of a truck backing up coming to take Buddy away and make room for one of Helene’s kitties)

  229. you guys r silly says:

    I hope I don’t regret putting my 2 cents in here.
    One more good reason to spay:
    s. :
    Have you ever lived with a female cat when she’s in heat???
    Try it sometime.
    It ain’t pretty…(for the humans OR the cat…)

  230. This perching must be another calico quirk. My fat calico perches on the corner edge of the futon mattress. It looks precarious, but she’ll stay there for ages. Wierdo.

  231. Melissa L,

    “But man, I hate self-righteous people. Especially self-righteous people who take their personal experiences to be universal.”

    THANK YOU. This is what I’ve been arguing against all day, but it’s akin to trying to have an intelligent discussion about sin with a fundamentalist Christian.

    ‘Nough of the nuffs. On to Teh Qte!

  232. I have to throw in my 2 cents to the anonymous troll…
    Your comparison of women getting hysterectomies and cats being spayed has another fatal flaw – cats are supposed to be spayed before sexual maturity, which means their ovaries etc. haven’t fully developed, making the surgery much less significant and quicker-healing.

    Also, I had a sweet fat kitty who died of liver disease before she could get diabetes. So there. She used to sit under the bird-feeder like a giant furry rock until some silly little bird would land on the ground near her and then GLOMPH! Dinner for fatty. Good hunters, them fatties…
    🙂
    I heart Buddy. Stay fat my friend!

  233. So much that was said while I was gone. Well, I’m getting pretty tired of this too, but I will respond to a few final riduculous things that I think need to be responded to.

    llism-

    Where did you read this stuff about carnivorous animals? To my knowledge, carnivorous animals like cats and dogs go for the organ meats, while most of the other stuff that’s left is what vultures and other scavengers feed on.

    DumBunny-

    I will re-state that genetics has little to do with weight. Usually the reason why fat people seem to come from fat families is because the parents feed the same fattening things to their children that they eat themselves. It’s more of a food chain reaction than it is genetics. Also, if you were truly happy with your weight, you wouldn’t be putting your energy into commenting about all of this. That shows that you are focused on your weight. I’ve been focused on my weight for some time, and I know what a struggle it is, but I’m finally losing it and getting it back to normal. That doesn’t make me RIGHTEOUS, it just makes me a human being who knows what pain is. And I know that when I see the same problems elsewhere, in humans or animals, it’s nothing to be happy about.

    Melis-

    Congrats on your “vet tech” status – why weren’t you a real vet? Hell, who cares? Even if you were a real vet, you’d still probably be saying those kinds of ridiculous things. Animal or human, it is fact that excess weight causes all kinds of problems – cardiovascular problems, joint problems, breathing problems, inflammation, risk of heart attack, diabetes, etc., just to name a few. These are all obesity-related diseases, that can occur even in someone who isn’t overweight, but being overweight makes it that much more complicated and can lead to these problems at a more serious and accelerated rate than in someone who would otherwise be fit and healthy.

    Again, I’m not a vet or a doctor or certified in any way with anything to do with health, but I have knowledge and resources and have done extensive research, as well as have had firsthand experience. Still, these are just my opinions and I get that no one will be agreeing with them any time soon.

    So, thanks, and sorry again for the harshness, everyone.

  234. By the way, llism, that last link you posted is talking about BIRDS, not cats or dogs.

    And I try not to trust too much of what’s on wikipedia, as it can be written by anyone.

  235. oaklandcat says:

    S-
    or whatever name you are using now…you “choose to look to the light instead of the dark”???? I so beg to differ. You looked at these cute pix and chose to pick the darkest, most negative aspect and start RANTING about it.
    I’m not perfect either. I have physical shortcomings and potential health problems. Does that mean I’m not allowed to be cute? I think not. Cats with health problems are cute too, and are still squee-worthy. If he’s on his deathbed from his dangerous weight problem, all the more reason to appreciate him while he’s still around…

    p.s. Veganism is not the way humans are “naturally” supposed to eat, either.

  236. *skipping all the commentroversy, have WAY more important things to get worked up about*

    These pics are fantastic! What a precious pile o’ floof. He looks so comfortable and happy! What a loved kitty.

  237. S,

    The pellet factor with predatory birds and the scat factor with larger predatory animals (felines and canines) functions the same way–the bones that are ingested are wrapped in hair so they don’t damage the critter’s digestive tract.

    This is an excellent resource for BARF diet issues:

    http://www.dogpeople.org/BARF%20Myth.htm

    Another link to owl pellets, if you’re interested:

    http://www.carolina.com/owls/guide/pellets.asp

  238. oaklandcat-

    My name has been s. for quite some time now, thanks.

    And yes, you’re right to some extent, it was pretty dark of me to just start ranting angrily. But if you’ll read all of the comments I’ve made up there, I’ve already admitted to my mistakes. I get that it was wrong to do it that way, alright? But I never attacked the CAT for being overweight. I was angry at owners who let their pets get that way. I am all for animals, of any shape or size, healthy or not healthy. I sympathize with ones that aren’t and support anyone who really supports the health of animals.

    And don’t even get me started on your bullshit about how veganism is wrong, especially if all you’re going to do is just make that one statement and then not back it up with any reasoning. I’ve heard this already, so much, that it’s just not even worth it to fight back, but, in anticipation of your reasoning, I’ll go ahead and put mine out there:

    I believe veganism is the natural way humans are supposed to eat because:

    1. Humans do not have carnivorous teeth – not like other carnivorous animals such as cats and dogs. Our couple of teeth that are slightly pointy were, in my opinion, designed to crack nuts and things like that, primordially.

    2. I don’t want to get into the whole Darwin thing, but there is only about a 2% difference in our DNA and the DNA of monkeys. Monkeys are vegans.

    3. I believe that anything that appears to be unhealthy to the human body is not naturally designed for the human body, i.e. meat – frequent and excessive consumption of meat can cause constipation, cardiovascular problems, high blood pressure, body odor, etc.

    4. No other animal in nature continues to drink milk after they are weaned in infancy. No other infant animal in nature drinks the milk of a different species unless it is orphaned and has to in order to survive. Humans who think it’s okay to drink cows’ milk do not realize that the milk of a cow is genetically designed (yes, GENETICALLY designed – all those people who are so conerned with genetics) – for an animal who gets to be about 2000 lbs. It is designed for a calf who grows very fast, at a much faster rate than humans.

    So, all of the increasing problems with illness of pretty much every kind can in some way be blamed on diet. When you cut out what isn’t naturally designed for the human body, the human body functions the way it’s supposed to.

  239. I guess our Hunter Gatherer ancestors were right up the creek in trouble with their diet’s MEAT portion.

    Humans are omnivores (sp?). This means we obtain nutrients from both animal and vegetable sources and yes, we can, if we make the choice, abstain from meat and animal products without undue effect on our health. This does not mean that Veganism is our natural state. I’ll go with what archeology has told me about the diet of our collective ancestors thanks ever so much.

  240. oaklandcat-

    And one important thing I forgot to mention that most anti-vegan/vegetarian people seem to bring up is the issue of protein. Vegans can get a perfectly healthy amount of protein from nuts and grains, and it’s actually healthier to get protein from vegetable sources than animal sources. Protein from animal sources clogs the digestive tract and can cause gout. And as for vitamin B12 or anything else that people mistakenly think only comes from meat – how do you think the cow got B12? Cows are vegan animals. Then anti-vegan people are going to tell me that I have to eat some beef or something to get B12. How do you think the cow got it?

    So just don’t even waste your time trying to babble on about your bullshit. I’ve studied nutrition and specifically veganism for almost 10 years. I’ve looked at both sides of the issue. All you have is your side.

  241. To S.:

    RE: “Monkeys are vegans.”

    If by monkeys you include apes then you are incorrect:

    http://www.psgb.org/BookReviews/TheHuntingApes1999.html

    Chimpanzees hunt smaller monkeys for meat. And since we’re technically apes as well, that makes at least 2 ape species carnivores.

  242. As an owner of two 15 year old maine coon cats, I’ll take a fat cat over a dead cat any day.

    We have had all sorts of medical tribulations. Both started around a very healthy 16 lbs. Both have been treated for congenital heart murmurs typical of coons (one is on atenolol for the rest of his life). The other developed a thyroid tumor, but we can’t remove it per the doctor, so he is on tapazole the rest of his life. He lost lots of weight, down to 11 lbs.

    His brother developed serious diarrhea which our vets had a horrible time diagnosing. After nearly 8 months of B-vitamin shots (I hope I never have to give another one), thousands of dollars of tests, and no less than 12 different foods we discovered he was allergic to grains. A couple bouts of cystis later and he is around 10 lbs.

    After changing their food to Innova Evo the thyroid kitty has ballooned to over 18lbs and looks like a puffball with all his bloody hair. He is really a chunky little monkey now, but I wish I could put any sort of weight on the other cat.

    They are both happy and very active, and they look and act like kittens still… big coon kittens that is! I’m thankful for any additional days I can have with them.

    SHAME on those of you who pass judgment on ANY image without knowing the story. I’ve worked up the costs on my two cats – we could have had new matching BMWs instead of healthy geriatric kitties. Those who judge owners or cats by their weight are no better than the same awful people who “recycle” their animals when they are no longer kittens, puppies, or bunnies.

    Buddy is a cow-colored cutie! He looks content though unwilling to leave a favorite spot under ANY circumstances… I would not dare!

  243. Teri-

    That’s fine. I never said people were wrong or would be condemned if they didn’t switch over to a vegan diet. I’m just saying what works for me, and I am ready to defend myself against people like oaklandcat who want to attack me without providing backup.

  244. Veganism is a political term – you make a choice to be a vegan.

    Animals don’t have an agenda. They are herbivores (plant eaters only), carnivores (primarily meat eaters) and omnivores (both plant and meat).

    I don’t care what people choose to eat, but at the very least know the terminology you are throwing around.

  245. You made reference to it being the human being’s natural diet. To which I disagree, based on archological findings connected with our early ancestors, who subsisted on a meat and vegetable diet.

  246. One more thing – why the hell do people automatically think that anyone who thinks that overweight animals are unhealthy must automatically be an advocate for skinny shriveled starving or dead animals? WTF? Same thing with people. If you try to lose weight or don’t want to be fat and don’t advocate fat acceptance, then it must automatically mean that you are all pro-anorexia and all that. There is a middleground, people. It’s called health.

  247. AmyH-

    It’s more than just a political term for me, and my choice was not at all for political reasons. It was for health reasons. Thanks.

    Teri-

    By saying that it’s the natural human diet, I did not mean to imply that it had to work for everyone. It works for me, and I am the human being that I watch out for the most. People can live perfectly fine on a balanced diet of healthy lean meat and vegetables. Just stating what works for me.

  248. oaklandcat says:

    S-
    hmmm…”babble on about my bullshit”…. that would be you, sweetie.

    My mistake for feeding the nuff.

  249. Ok, everybody get with me on this… Everybody *stop* talking to her!
    Let’s just talk about how cute Buddy is, and Helene’s and Melis’s kittehs…
    Cute! Cute! We’re here for Cute!

  250. Get off the flaming s. or GTFO *does the happy happy cuty fluffeh kitteh dance*

  251. Then change the term you used in describing it. You have chosen a Vegan diet, not the natural diet of a human being.

    By calling a vegan diet the human’s natural diet, you are implying that eating meat is a relatively new aspect of our diet. This is false. What is relatively new to our diet is preservatives, growth hormone, pesticides and other chemicals put in our food by manufacturers.

    Therefore a ‘natural’ diet for a human would be organic meat and vegetables. (being that these foods are minus, for the most part, the aforementioned chemicals)

    Veganism is a diet of choice, either for health, religious or personal beliefs.

  252. My father has many cats, all of them strays that he’s taken in and loved with all his heart. They are all fat. But I would *never* presume to say that he is a bad pet owner or that he’s shortened their lifespans.

    Wthout his love and care, frankly,l most of those cats probably would’ve been dead long ago, of starvation, predation, or harsh northern Minnesota winters.

    These animals were abandoned and unloved. In several cases they were feral cats that nobody else on earth would’ve had his endless patience to tame. Far from judging him for their obesity, I admire him for unconditionally loving creatures that other human beings had discarded like garbage.

    Buddy is *adorable*, and obviously a lucky, much loved kitty.

  253. oaklandcat-

    You’re just pissed because you have nothing to say to back up your comment.

    ceejoe-

    Thank you. I would like to stop talking now as well. I’ve put way too much energy into this when I just wanted to make one simple comment – one that I do admit I should have been nicer about. Never meant to attack anyone about anything or bring my personal life into it to get more people riled up. I will stop now. I’ll be cute now.

    .

  254. AuntieMame says:

    I’ve been checking in every 30 minutes or so, and the post count on this thread keeps rising and rising. This must be how Noah felt when the flood waters kept on rising. I’m torn whether I should keep watching, in morbid fascination, or run for high ground.

    I would add my 2¢ to the discussion, but there’s no point beating a dead horse.

    I will only request, please, that people refrain from bashing anyone–Americans, Christians, whomever. I’ve met a lot of both (I AM both, as a matter of fact) and we aren’t all anything, any more than all fat cat owners are anything.

    *Goes back to look at kitty slouching on the couch.* I hope the kitties I’m sitting for next week haven’t put on a lot of weight, ‘cos they’re both lapcats. Not that a couple of 8# cats matter when the two German Shorthaired Pointers decide they want to climb up, too…

  255. “By saying that it’s the natural human diet, I did not mean to imply that it had to work for everyone.”

    By saying that a vegan diet is the natural human diet, which is highly doubtful in and of itself, you are saying that all other diets are not natural, or at least developed un-naturally, however that’s supposed to work. Since you further link good health to having a natural diet, viz “3. I believe that anything that appears to be unhealthy to the human body is not naturally designed for the human body…”, it goes to assume that we shouldn’t be eating a non-vegan diet if we want to stay healthy.

    Just saying, that’s what the vox populi would hear in your posts…

    In any event, cute kitty!

  256. ceejoe,

    Yes–Buddy is cute as hell, and I LOVE his racing stripes.

    These are my boys, Monkey and Pickle (who, coincidentally, are a bit smaller since they’ve been switched to weight control food :-):

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/christyc/282933826/

    The regal Monkey:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/christyc/282924347/

    And then there’s Tank:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/christyc/282933832/

    And Maggie:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/christyc/282935606/

    I adore my kids!🙂

  257. LAST COMMENT BY ME

    Teri-

    Okay, you’re right. I don’t even like calling myself a vegan because I know the kind of reaction so many people have to it. So, it won’t be mentioned anymore. And a diet of organic meat and vegetables is a lot better than a diet of preservatives and growth hormones and all of that.

    Jaye-

    Again, I never judged the cat. I love animals, regardless of their conditions. It’s just that I care as much if not more about how they might feel as how cute they look.

    Okay, so, I REALLY AM DONE THIS TIME! My apologies to everyone that I offended or hurt – I am sincerely sorry…

  258. you guys r silly says:

    I’m with you, ceejoe!

  259. s. – I do hope that works for you. We all have to take responsibility for our health.

    My overlying point was misidentification. Some people might consider it semantics, but it drives me batty to hear people use ‘vegetarian’ or ‘vegan’ when it comes to animals. Those terms are about choices, not about biology. Animals are not vegetarians, they are herbivores (or carnivores or omnivores). That was all. I’m a word nerd and I was raised by a herd of large, milk-producing ruminants.
    *backs out of room slowly*

  260. Throw my tux cat Sam into the contest! 20.2 pounds at his last vet visit. The male vet (with large hands) was unable to get his hand around Sam’s skull to open his mouth. He said he’d never seen a cat with such a large head! I’m not sure if that’s a compliment….Anyway, yes, Sam is overweight, but he is a hefty boy to begin with.

  261. Hey ceejoe – didn’t see your post ’till too late.

    How about that hockey team? Go Green!

  262. oaklandcat says:

    S-
    peace and love! Lots of other folks backed me up. I didn’t provide evidence because this is a comment on a blog, for heaven’s sake. Your relentlessly negative comments just got to me after a while. Lighten up! Cute, fat, cat. Great owner.
    Go grind your axes somewhere else.

  263. ceejoe…

    is this like high school when you mad at someone, everyone had to be mad at them? Pass…i grew up.

  264. Okay, one more comment and then I’m done:

    Since when am I a she? I thought I was a he earlier? I mean, I am a she, but when I first started commenting I think somebody referred to me as a he, probably because I seemed to be smart and well-read, right? And now all of a sudden I’m a she, probably because I said that I was a vegan? Come on people, break the molds.

    AmyH-

    Yes, I get what you’re saying now. I didn’t really see much a difference between the terminology before – I was just trying to state it in terms of diet, not of political choice. But yes, I get it.

  265. AMY’S BACK!!!! *glomp-nuzzlenuzzle*

  266. oaklandcat-

    I get that, way too much negative comments from me, way too much energy poured into this. I’m sorry. I am going now. I have no axes to grind.

    salut, everyone… for real this time.

    /\ /\
    =^.^=

  267. AuntieMame says:

    “I think somebody referred to me as a he, probably because I seemed to be smart and well-read, right?”

    “And now all of a sudden I’m a she, probably because I said that I was a vegan?”

    Where did anyone imply anything of the sort???

    Sounds to me like we’re not the ones with molds that need to be broken…

  268. I am FEELING the love! Thanks, Pillow! I haven’t been around these parts lately, but do check in from time to time.

    And considering this pile o’ floof looks like my big, fat and happy (and healthy) old Elvis, I thought I’d see what everyone was saying. Hoo wee! What a day people are having.🙂

  269. DumBunny says:

    S,

    I am not focused on my weight, but it is clear you are and are progecting you phobias on to other things. If you want to be a vegan, go for it, but don’t expect everyone to agree. I once met a dry alcoholic who claimed that ANYONE who had EVER had even a sip of alcohol was an alaholic, even if they never had another drop in there life. Where I ask her if this ment that ever cathlic who had ever had communion was an alcoholic she said yes. Your thinging is alone the same lines. Everyone who is no at their “ideal” weigh is misserable and obsessed with their weight. Most people are like me, they no they need to loose weight, but they really don’t care enough to do anything about it. I’m fat, and I really don’t care if I am, because I like who I am, and from all the things you have said here, I’m not sure the same can be said about you.

    I this it’s time for you to quite trying to force you oppinions on others, and to take a good hard look at yourself.

  270. YOUVE SAID THAT LIKE TEN TIES NOW JUST DROP IT! Yeeesh!

    *snorgles her kitty* Yeeesh….the Fuzz Therapy…make all the badness goway….

  271. >.>;; Elvis….omg *dies* Best. Name. Evarrr.

  272. DumBunny says:

    P.S. Sorry about the bad spelling, I was in a hurry, I’m off to the doctors so he can tell me I’m fat also.

    P.P.S. He’s a cute cat and has some of the cutes little toes I’ve seen in a long time. the first thing I wanted to do was tickle those toes.

  273. S. —
    Advise just letting ’em get it all out. Having the last word ain’t all that.

  274. floppycat says:

    254 comments!!! Dang. So, what’s the record on that anyway?

    (I was almost afraid to post…)

  275. floppyC – It’s a lot. And the record post is filled with far more vitriol than what you are looking at here.

    Babies were involved. People hate babies even more than they hate fat cats.

    If another post has surpassed the Post That Dares Not Speak Its Name, then I missed it.

  276. chelonianmobile says:

    “Humans aren’t supposed to eat chemicals”?

    Newsflash; amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins, and water are necessary for life. Guess what? They are in fact CHEMICALS.

    Please at least think your wording through.

    Excuse my joining in the Nuffyness.

    That cat’s cute.

  277. floppycat says:

    AmyH – That’s a shame.

    I LOVE these pictures though. Cats in comfy poses rock…well, any pets or animals in comfy, redonk poses like this one make me cheshire-cat grin.

  278. AmyH — you haven’t missed it.

  279. AuntieMame says:

    “Having the last word ain’t all that.”

    Yes, it is.

    And caffeine is a chemical that is CRITICAL to life. =)

  280. beenclawed says:

    what a tweetie pie Buddy is! “yeah this nice soft couch is as good a place as any to floompf… here goes… ahhhhhh” My cat only spreads out that much when it’s hot out. She’s my 10 lb. baby and she’s got the “spay sway.” But she gets told she’s soooooo preetttyyyy about 10 million times every day so she’s pretty vain. I thought she was looking a bit chubby but she just had a vet appt. a few weeks ago and her doc said she was just fine. A very healthy and happy guurrrllll. Purrs!

  281. No it’s NOT! Nyahh!! (AuntieM)

    Wait, no, I don’t mean caffeine. Coffee goooooooood.

  282. Holy crap! I used to enjoy digging into a good commentroversy, but it’s no fun anymore… At least this one seems to have some validity, but c’mon, people, do you honestly think you’re going to change anyone’s opinion by ranting on a blog whose purpose is entertainment, and NOT health or “how to care for pets”? People looking for that go to *serious* boards. This one is for fun.🙂

    I like fat kitty, though I, too, would put him on a diet.🙂 I would squish his toes, too.🙂

  283. I, too, have a large tuxedo kitty. She’s on my lap as I type, in fact. Sometimes my big girl will lie on her back, perfectly splayed out. Not exactly dignified, but darn funny.

  284. AliceTanzer says:

    AutieM, Theo-
    Zomg! I just bought an espresso machine!
    Fantastic, I tell you! Fantastic!

  285. suda nim says:

    Re chemicals, life and reflexive do-gooding:

    Enjoy the controversy over dihydrogen monoxide:

    http://www.dhmo.org/facts.html

    (snickers to self and tiptoes away….)

  286. AuntieMame says:

    Actually, coffee is nasty. Or, at least, *this* coffee is. Bitter. But I keep drinking it.🙂

    Espresso is a bit much for me, AliceT. I can’t even take two extra strength excedrins, otherwise I start climbing the walls.

  287. Hey, I just realized it’s TOESday again! Yippee!

  288. Glad I’ve seen that before Pseudo, or I might have been lured onto the bandwagon by that site.

  289. Jupiter Star says:

    Luckynumbers/_/Aren’t We All Anonymous/S.: Somehow, you claiming to be the expert on pet health here because you’ve done research into animal health and veterinary procedures smacks of Tom Cruise claiming to be an expert on psychiarty and psychology. In terms of medical issues, including those involving animals, unless you’ve been to the proper school for it (not necessarily gotten a degree, but been to school), your knowledge is not the be all, end all on the subject.

    Being overweight =/= fat. According to the BMI, I should not weight more than 121lbs, but I weight 149. According to a body fat analysis, my ideal weigth should be around 132-138lbs because of all the muscle I have, and according to all tests, even though I have a slightly higher percentage of body fat that would normally be considered healthy, I am in better shape than 72% of people my age and 0 risk of any obesity related illnesses as long as I continue to stay in shape. And genetics can play a role in things. I do the all natural diet thing and have been all of my life…it’s been 12 years since I’ve eaten any meat other than fish, anything that wasn’t low-fat and low-calorie but also natural, touched any sweet things other than fruit, or drank anything other than my own fruit juice, water, or milk. And guess what? Three years ago I was diagnosed with a GENETIC DISORDER that shut down my metabolism entirely, which is why even eating 1200 calories a day and exercising daily wasn’t stopping me from gaining weight. I started taking the medication, and while it’s still a struggle, I’ve put on muscle. Which is not unhealthy. My fat percentage has dropped but my weight in terms of numbers hasn’t. Homigosh, I’m so unhealthy! My parents must be abusing me!

    There ARE reasons for animals to be overweight, too. And it is possible for them, just the same as humans, to be overweight but HEALTHY as well. For all we know, when he isn’t chillin’ oh so cutely on the couch there, Buddy runs around and climbs the furniture and gets just as much exercise as any other cat. Just because he’s big doesn’t mean he’s unhealthy or that his owners are abusing him. But, you know, if you think that letting your pet get a little cushier even if it doesn’t affect their health is a crime on par with starving them or beating them or using a choke chain just to make them be quiet, by all means, take up your concerns with the animal rights associations out there. I’m sure they’ll agree. It’s so obviously the exact same situation, after all.

    *Headdesk*

  290. AliceTanzer says:

    AuntieM –
    Did you know that the darker the roast, the less caffeine in the coffee?
    And that espresso actually has _less_ caffeine than regular drip coffee? That is, of course, taking into account serving size. If you drank a cup full of espresso like you drink a cup full of coffee, you’d be off the walls.
    Oh, Yeah, the excedrin, Each pill has the caffeine content of a shot of espresso🙂

  291. I know I shouldn’t worry about having the last word, but…

    DumBunny-

    Why are you bothering to tell me to take a good look at myself, if I myself said in my comment to you that I have also been focused on my weight. But I am doing something about it.

    And I’m not even going to bother scrolling back up to see who said what, but yeah, I remember something about chemicals. Amino acids, vitamins, all that are necessary for the human body, in their natural amounts. Chemicals like MSG, aspartame (in diet sodas), food colorings, artificial flavorings, etc. etc. are not necessary for the human body. Those are the chemicals I was talking about. So whoever the dumbass was that made that comment… use come common sense.

  292. Jupiter Star says:

    Sorry about that. Those arguments really built up the annoyance factor for me. I’ll say nothing more on that particular subject.

    Incidentally, since no one has said it yet; HOMIGOSHPUDDYTOCKSYAY!!!!!!!!!

  293. Wow- I can’t believe I actually read through all those comments!! I figured I would post one now that I’ve made it here to the bottom of the page.

    The drama really spices up my day, but isn’t time for another post so that we can enjoy the QTE and finish the day with a little less trauma??

    (Oh please, oh please, oh please?)

  294. AliceTanzer says:

    I know allot of random food facts. ^^;

  295. And yeah, I know I’m never going to have the last word, but I will have my last word. I won’t bother to read any thing else here, so you’ll be wasting your time responding to me. I’m tired of wasting my energy on this, I’m sorry that I did in the first place, and I would suggest everyone else who keeps throwing things at me to focus your energy elsewhere as well, on good things.

  296. AuntieMame says:

    LOL, suda! I thought there was something suspicious about that site. It seemed a little overwrought and hysterical, even for the kind of wackos who usually get worked up over crap like that.

  297. Stop it! Stop it! Stoooop it! All you veteranarians, health experts, dietitions, nutrionists, gym rats, etc… just stop it. We’ve agreed – Buddy’s big. Some cats are big. Some cats are not big. Get the eff over it. We’re done with that…
    Now, has everyone seen “the kitty cat dance”???


  298. AuntieMame says:

    I didn’t know that, Alice. Interesting…

    That would also explain why one excedrin on an empty stomach has the same effect. =)

  299. Jupiter Star says:

    *Cracks up at the kitty dance* Oh wow…that’s almost as good as this kitty’s pinchable tocks…superspecialawesomeyay!

  300. What a big handsome floppy cowtuxie cat! When Buddy lies around the house, he lies around the house! And inspires lovely art. Smoochies on the multicolored toesies.

  301. OK I couldn’t resist.

    1) Melis — you should submit that as a Cat and Rack.🙂

    2) s.–I’ve been kind of agreeing with you (in a hand-waving sort of way), because I agree with your premise, but you could seriously learn some tact. But “Congrats on your “vet tech” status – why weren’t you a real vet?”–GEEZE, how rude can you be? Do you have any idea how difficult it is to get funding for an advanced degree? It took me a total of six years to get my master’s. But that’s beside the point. Vet techs, like human nurses, human dental technicians, x-ray technicians, and the like, also require extensive training, very little of which serves as prerequisites for vet or med school. It’s not like vet school lite, or The Scrapings Vet School For Vet School Dropouts. It’s a very challenging and worthy program of its own. I know, because I considered going at one point (but changed my mind to remain a physicist instead). I wonder how you have the gall to insult strangers (owner of fat cats, fat humans, vet techs) as you have been.

    *inhales*

    –AND–

    3) “when I first started commenting I think somebody referred to me as a he, probably because I seemed to be smart and well-read”

    WAHAHAHAHAhahahahaha! Only boys are smart!🙂

  302. OMG, “kitty cat dance” has totally redeemed my craptastic day. Thank you, anonymous dancing kitty and klawmama!

  303. Arvay —

    Re gender mixups:

    Many years and pounds ago, I lived in San Francisco and owned a spectacular velvet-and-sequin “Hello Dolly” dress. I wore it to the Castro district one year for Halloween, with huge wig, feather boa, gloves, the whole schmear.

    A guy who looked like he was a tourist from Akron came up very close to me, squinted, and said “Oh. You’re real.”

    He was truly disappointed. He *so* wanted me to be a drag queen.

  304. suda, that’s sort of like a Victor/Victoria premise then, eh?🙂

  305. Yep. I also did male drag for a while, for which I sometimes wore a very high-quality fake beard. And once again, I disappointed someone who was headed my way with great interest until he got close.

    Seems I can’t win. Or at least those around me can’t. 😉

  306. Ya know, looking again at these pics has added a brand new pre-requisit for our new sofas.

    Our current ones have pillowbacks, meaning Cujo and The Dude can’t hang out on them like Buddy (although Cujo makes a ‘hammock’ of the pillowback). So therefore, new sofas will allow my babies to sprawl out like this fella. As well as be of soft fabric, comfy filler and a colour that nicely compliments their eyes.

  307. WILL SOMEONE AT CUTE OVERLOAD PUT UP A NEW POST SO THAT THIS LONG OVERDONE B.S. STOPS !!!!
    I LOVE THIS SITE BUT TODAY I AM BEGINING TO WONDER IF ITS WORTH GETTING A LITTLE JOY FROM LOOKING AT OTHER PEOPLES ANIMAILS IS WORTH THIS.
    LIFE IS AN EXPERIANCE THAT WE HAVE BE GIVEN, PEOPLE REMEMBER THAT ALWAYS.
    I HAVE DONE NOTHING BUT PRAISE THIS SITE AND TELL PEOPLE ABOUT SO THEY CAN GET A LITTLE JOY OR STRESS BREAKER IN THERE DAY.

  308. leah, please don’t shout! And if the comments bother you, don’t read the comments. You can just look at all the cute phots on the main page and click no further!🙂

  309. S. Weetie. says:

    Not to be the devil’s spawn or anything, but….

    I kind of agree with S.

    It is really sad when pets are obese. And it’s also really sad when people are obese.

    I think we all need to make an effort to do our best to stay helthy for ourselves and for our families, and we need to be extra to take care of those who can’t take care of themselves- like our indoor pets and children. (And our children who sometimes act like indoor pets).

    Not that you need to be a vegan, or feed your pets the BARF diet, but I’m sure everyone can try and do just one thing every day to try and make themselves more healthy.

    Buddy does look a bit plump, but it might be fluff, or the way he’s laying, or perhaps a medical reason for some other health problem.

    But you know what I REALLY have a problem with?? All those huge, pornographic boobie postings in the cats&racks category. I mean, I’m not a prude, but….

    (And, yes, that last part was sarcastic, so everyone chuckle. Hehehe.)

  310. Arvay-

    They were being equally rude to me. And I don’t care how prestigous you think your career is or how hard it is to get there. I have self-taught myself things that people have to go to business school for 4 years or more to learn, and have learned things that they don’t even bother teaching doctors in medical school. With all of that extensive training, doctors never learn about disease prevention, self-healing, alternative medicine, natural treatments, any of those things. I have had really bad experiences with doctors, dentists. It doesn’t matter how long someone goes to school or what they did to get there – they are still a human being who makes a load of cash and will sometimes, oftentimes, do evil things to make more. I am not saying that every doctor/dentist/vet/etc. is greedy and cold-hearted, but I do not revere these people as a whole just because of the amount of time they spent in school. People spend a lot of time learning things outside of school, and no one ever seems to think that matters.

    The whole he/she thing was a little out of line. I just thought it was a little funny how people seemed to see me as a he and then the moment I mention something about veganism, it’s like they associate it with being weak and frail, and, therefore, feminine.

    Yeah, adios.

  311. S. Weetie-

    Thank you. That was what I meant to say originally. I didn’t mean to be all mean and throw veganism and BARF at everyone. We should all make an effort to be healthy, and, more importantly, make an effort to be friendly… and kind… and just love. That’s what I was missing up there in all of those comments.

    I ain’t the devil…

  312. I guess folks should just chuck out the time and effort of obtaining a university education, degree/diploma then. Apparently it’s worthless in the face of research done on one’s own to understand things affecting one’s own life.

    Seriously, methinks you’ll be plunking out yet another apology shortly. Cause just there you shortchanged a whole heck of a lot of time, effort, hard work and hard earned money from a LOT of people.

  313. AuntieMame says:

    S. Weetie, you are not devil spawn. You made your point politely and rationally, without resorting to cheap insults. S. chose to be rude and spiteful. That’s why nobody is listening to her.

    (And S., you said you were leaving about four hours ago. How ’bout you actually DO it this time, huh?)

  314. I had jello today.

  315. My cat’s breath smells like cat food

  316. s, you missed the point of what I was saying. But I won’t re-attempt because you are clearly looking to be insulted and won’t see otherwise.

    And yes, you are rude, and tactless. And from your writing style, I took you for a high-school student. That’s why I put off responding to you for so long–I was giving you credit for having your heart in the right place, but forgiving what I took to be your inexperience in matters of human relationships. Clearly I was mistaken.

  317. Arvey,

    I will yell if it makes some people stop being a pain, this site I thought was for fun not to grip at everyone else. I am just amazed at how people are acting today.

  318. Drama's Mama says:

    S.

    I also have studied a ton of things on my own, and I have learned a ton- but people don’t take me seriously either just because I didn’t go to some fancy-pants school.

    Like, I studied Astro-physics and I know how to create a jet propulsion system to launch a space ship, but I can’t get a job from NASA without some fancy degree from MIT.

    I also used to make clay models of people from play-doh, and I would perform surgery on them according to the internet, but no one will hire me as their surgeon!

    Also, I studied French on my own, and when I was in Paris and talking French, everyone looked at me like I was crazy and like they didn’t understand what I was saying just because I didn’t go to school for it!!

    I totally agree with you.

  319. Drama's Mama says:

    S.

    I also have studied a ton of things on my own, and I have learned a ton- but people don’t take me seriously either just because I didn’t go to some fancy-pants school.

    Like, I studied Astro-physics and I know how to create a jet propulsion system to launch a space ship, but I can’t get a job from NASA without some fancy degree from MIT.

    I also used to make clay models of people from play-doh, and I would perform surgery on them according to the internet, but no one will hire me as their surgeon!

    Also, I studied French on my own, and when I was in Paris and talking French, everyone looked at me like I was crazy and like they didn’t understand what I was saying just because I didn’t go to school for it!!

    I totally agree with you.

  320. Drama's Mama says:

    S.

    I also have studied a ton of things on my own, and I have learned a ton- but people don’t take me seriously either just because I didn’t go to some fancy-pants school.

    Like, I studied Astro-physics and I know how to create a jet propulsion system to launch a space ship, but I can’t get a job from NASA without some fancy degree from MIT.

    I also used to make clay models of people from play-doh, and I would perform surgery on them according to the internet, but no one will hire me as their surgeon!

    Also, I studied French on my own, and when I was in Paris and talking French, everyone looked at me like I was crazy and like they didn’t understand what I was saying just because I didn’t go to school for it!!

    I totally agree with you.

  321. Drama's Mama says:

    S.

    I also have studied a ton of things on my own, and I have learned a ton- but people don’t take me seriously either just because I didn’t go to some fancy-pants school.

    Like, I studied Astro-physics and I know how to create a jet propulsion system to launch a space ship, but I can’t get a job from NASA without some fancy degree from MIT.

    I also used to make clay models of people from play-doh, and I would perform surgery on them according to the internet, but no one will hire me as their surgeon!

    Also, I studied French on my own, and when I was in Paris and talking French, everyone looked at me like I was crazy and like they didn’t understand what I was saying just because I didn’t go to school for it!!

    I totally agree with you.

  322. Drama's Mama says:

    S.

    I also have studied a ton of things on my own, and I have learned a ton- but people don’t take me seriously either just because I didn’t go to some fancy-pants school.

    Like, I studied Astro-physics and I know how to create a jet propulsion system to launch a space ship, but I can’t get a job from NASA without some fancy degree from MIT.

    I also used to make clay models of people from play-doh, and I would perform surgery on them according to the internet, but no one will hire me as their surgeon!

    Also, I studied French on my own, and when I was in Paris and talking French, everyone looked at me like I was crazy and like they didn’t understand what I was saying just because I didn’t go to school for it!!

    I totally agree with you.

  323. Drama's Mama says:

    S.

    I also have studied a ton of things on my own, and I have learned a ton- but people don’t take me seriously either just because I didn’t go to some fancy-pants school.

    Like, I studied Astro-physics and I know how to create a jet propulsion system to launch a space ship, but I can’t get a job from NASA without some fancy degree from MIT.

    I also used to make clay models of people from play-doh, and I would perform surgery on them according to the internet, but no one will hire me as their surgeon!

    Also, I studied French on my own, and when I was in Paris and talking French, everyone looked at me like I was crazy and like they didn’t understand what I was saying just because I didn’t go to school for it!!

    I totally agree with you.

  324. Teri-

    Why are you so all or nothing? I’m just saying that one person shouldn’t be more important than another just based on how much time they spend in school. I’d love to go to school, but I don’t have the money or the time at the moment. I don’t think I’m all hauty-tauty for learning things on my own. I’m just saying that it can be done. And just because I’m saying that it can be done, doesn’t mean I’m saying that it can’t not be done. Geez. Lighten up.

  325. Is there any puddin Being passed around? Shall I make some?

    Oo! Yesterday was National Chocolate-Bunnies-for-Half-Price Day! Have you all gotten yours? I got FOUR!😀

  326. How about you try lightening up first? All I’m doing is pointing out exactly where you are stating things that get people upset with you. Invalidating someone who was a Vet Tech and went to school for it and had a job in that field because you can learn the same things on one’s off time (but I might point out, not get the same job even remotely) is going to piss people off.

    Time you figured that out. Like the whole reason I got peeved at you in the first place. Your generalization regarding owners of overweight pets.

  327. “this site I thought was for fun not to grip at everyone else”

    leah, I agree! But I lack the self-control to stay away from these commentroversies! They are so train-wreck fascinating! I also find that they help me get over some of my own prejudices, because sometimes I find that the biggest jerks, I actually agree with at heart, and that there are thoughtful, articulate arguments to the contrary.

  328. Drama’s Mama-

    Merci! And bravo to you🙂

  329. I’m really not a jerk. Promise. I’m cute.

  330. Drama’s Mama–

    “I also have studied a ton of things on my own, and I have learned a ton- but people don’t take me seriously either just because I didn’t go to some fancy-pants school.”

    If you’ll do ctrl-f and find s’s first post on this particular topic, (s)he was implying that a vet tech is not as good as someone with a DVM. Now (s)he is all hot and bothered because apparently people only value fancy degrees and not self-learners. Ironic, isn’t it?

  331. Teri-

    I didn’t invalidate them because they were a vet tech. I was rude to them because they were to me (even though that’s not really a justified reason). I was mad not that they were a vet tech, but because they were a vet tech saying that it’s okay for animals to be obese.

    I’m trying to drop it, Teri – why don’t you?

  332. AuntieMame says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but wasn’t Drama’s Mama’s post intended to be ironic?

  333. Arvay-

    Again, what I told Teri, I didn’t really care whether or not they were a vet tech or a veteranarian. It was because they were supposedly a professional in the field of animal health and they STILL thought that it’s okay for animals to be fat.

    DROP IT!

  334. *scrolls up*

    Then actually drop it like you’ve been saying repeatedly.

    Two wrongs don’t make a right btw.

  335. AuntieMame, I think you’re right. That crossed my mind after I posted my response. She’s very clever, that one.🙂

  336. I love you, Arvay.

    *Munchies discount chocolate bunny, settles in to watch commentroversies*

    And jello is great. On a related note: When we talk about our vacations, Mom always says, “The food in China was really good, but I never saw any jello.” I really wish she wouldn’t say stuff like that in public.

  337. Drama's Mama says:

    Just wanted to clarify that my comments on learning things on my own was sacastic…

    I mean- play-doh equivalent to med school? And the reason Frenchies didn’t get my French was because I learned it incorrectly on my own…

    It was a little obscure, but I was going for subtly hilarious…

    Subtleness is also something I’ve studied on my own.

  338. Drama's Mama says:

    Just wanted to clarify that my comments on learning things on my own was sacastic…

    I mean- play-doh equivalent to med school? And the reason Frenchies didn’t get my French was because I learned it incorrectly on my own…

    It was a little obscure, but I was going for subtly hilarious…

    Subtleness is also something I’ve studied on my own.

  339. Drama's Mama says:

    Just wanted to clarify that my comments on learning things on my own was sacastic…

    I mean- play-doh equivalent to med school? And the reason Frenchies didn’t get my French was because I learned it incorrectly on my own…

    It was a little obscure, but I was going for subtly hilarious…

    Subtleness is also something I’ve studied on my own.

  340. Drama's Mama says:

    Just wanted to clarify that my comments on learning things on my own was sacastic…

    I mean- play-doh equivalent to med school? And the reason Frenchies didn’t get my French was because I learned it incorrectly on my own…

    It was a little obscure, but I was going for subtly hilarious…

    Subtleness is also something I’ve studied on my own.

  341. Drama's Mama says:

    Just wanted to clarify that my comments on learning things on my own was sacastic…

    I mean- play-doh equivalent to med school? And the reason Frenchies didn’t get my French was because I learned it incorrectly on my own…

    It was a little obscure, but I was going for subtly hilarious…

    Subtleness is also something I’ve studied on my own.

  342. Drama's Mama says:

    Just wanted to clarify that my comments on learning things on my own was sacastic…

    I mean- play-doh equivalent to med school? And the reason Frenchies didn’t get my French was because I learned it incorrectly on my own…

    It was a little obscure, but I was going for subtly hilarious…

    Subtleness is also something I’ve studied on my own.

  343. NOOO Drama’s Mama! Don’t change on my imbecilic account! That was brilliant, brilliant!🙂

  344. Teri-

    I’m aware that two wrongs don’t make a right. Did you not read the part about that not being a justified reason?

    And by the way, if two wrongs don’t make a right, why are you still arguing with me?

  345. OK – i just want say before i go off to watch American Idol that “Drama’s Mama” just may be the funniest effing screen name i’ve seen on here. Play on playa.

  346. AmyH, back atcha, babe.🙂

    What I miss most in China (where I have to go sometimes for work) is CHEESE! OMG on the way home I almost always gorge myself silly on cheese in Hong Kong!

  347. AuntieMame says:

    “And by the way, if two wrongs don’t make a right, why are you still arguing with me?”

    Because TERI isn’t the one misbehaving…

    Repeating yourself endlessly and screaming at everyone to shut up isn’t how you win arguments, s. I suggest that you take your own advice and drop it.

    And then leave, like you’ve been threatening to for half the day.

  348. Oh yeah, I’m just now getting Drama’s Mama’s sarcasm, I think. But yeah, when I said that I’ve self-taught myself things that people have to go through 4 years of business school to learn – well, I do have my own business. And I’m no medical professional yet, but I will be. Sorry for the slow lightbulb going off – they probably wouldn’t hire me as an electrician, eh?

  349. AuntiMame-

    If I’m the one misbehaving and Teri (and yourself and others) are taking their time to also spend half the day here arguing with me, how is that not wrong? The only difference is I’ve admitted my wrongs, and I’m trying to make light of things now. You know, like my above lightbulb commment.

    So yeah.

  350. When we were little, my brother used to pick on me and pick on me and pick on me because I would always respond to it. I would get soo mad, yell and scream.

    Then my mom told me, “All he is trying to do is get you to react. If you pay attention to him, he won’t ever stop.”

    It sure felt good to have the power to walk away and regain control.

    I’m jus’ saying.

  351. Cheese? Love cheese. When I was in China, I missed chocolate. I popped into a grocery store and found some really waxy crap, but it was still chocolate.

    As long as I have access to beer, I really don’t miss much of anything else.🙂

  352. oaklandcat says:

    Let’s see how many times S. will say it’s his/her last comment.

  353. Beer is all I drink in China. Well, and tea. They tell us not to drink the water. Imagine how sad I am, poor me, having to drink beer!

    I recently learned that something like 2/3 of nonwhites are lactose intolerant. When I heard that I was like, WHA? Whuh… GAH! Holy COW, did I EVER dodge a bullet! For my ability to eat cheese alone, I consider myself the luckiest girl alive! (Well, along with the other 1/3 of us!)

  354. Arguing and pointing things out are two VERY different things.

    Learn the difference.

  355. You’re still here oakland? Thought you weren’t feeding the “Nuff”? Looks like you’re just feeding off it, huh?

  356. oaklandcat, don’t forget the other part of the format–after “this is my last comment” it’s “And shut UP, all of youse!”

  357. oaklandcat says:

    AmyH I just read your last few comments– you’re so right– I need a beer and a chubby kitty to purr at me.
    OMGPONIES!1!!!11~!

  358. AuntieMame says:

    I get it, s. We’re arguing with you. Therefore, we’re wrong.

    Thanks for pointing that out…

  359. My vet had a poster entitled “Fat Cat Capsizing” that was a series of pictures of a fat cat slowly, erm, well, you know. This bundle of love reminded me of that. Cheers!

  360. Avary….I didn’t know that about lactose intolerance!

  361. Someone said up there earlier that I’m rude and evil and all that, and that’s why no one is listening to me. Why the hell is everyone still talking to/about me?

  362. Teri–I know! I know, OMG holy cow holy crap I still get spasmodic about it! Whenever I think about it, I feel like someone’s just pushed me from in front of a speeding train, just in time, all over again!

  363. Boredom? Enjoying sparring on difference of opinion?

    Me, I get irked over broad generalizations and backtracking myself.

  364. The more aged the cheese, the less lactose it has. Which could come in handy for people who didn’t know that. As for me, I’ll eat cottage cheese straight from the carton with only crackers or pita bread as my utensils.

    Vietnam was the same – drink beer, not water. It was hard, but I sucked it up.🙂

  365. Finally.

    At any rate, I’m still sorry for the offensive/rude/hurtful comments and wish everyone a good day… be good to yourselves and each other.. .

  366. “sucked it up”

    You talented punster, you!

  367. Avary….lol! I suppose dodging a lactose intolerance condition like that would be like that.

  368. AliceTanzer says:

    I have beer! but no cat ;_;

  369. AuntieMame says:

    Starts stopwatch…

  370. AliceTanzer says:

    s.
    OMG!
    Lastword

  371. Ah! I’m not the only one who eats cottage cheese like that! YAY!

  372. Hee – AuntieM

    I know a gal who is allergic to garlic. How sad is that?

    Alice – Maybe if you drink enough beer and an imaginary kitty will show up.

  373. AuntieMame says:

    Cottage cheese with fruit is also really good.

    I thank God every day that I’m not lactose intolerant. I think I’d starve if I couldn’t eat cheese.

  374. Cottage Cheese with pears is the absolute best!

  375. AliceTanzer says:

    AmyH – Sadly, I’m diabetic and that many beers will probably kill me. I could, on the other hand, break into my aunts house and steal her rather large lazy tuxcat.
    Who, btw, is in fact fat because he’s sick. And he’s not sick because he’s fat, he’s sick because he got into a fight with a neighborcat and got an infection that hurt his kidneys, and yeah.

  376. oaklandcat says:

    I have beer, and cheese, and kitties at home. Yay! Life is good.

    If only Buddy knew what commentroversy he’d caused… he would open one eye, smirk at us, and go back to his nap on his comfy perch.

  377. Damn now I’m hungry. Think it’s worth a trip to the supermarket for a cheese fix now, when I’m two hours to the end of my workday?

    BTW, this guy whose blog I’ve been reading offers occasional cheese reviews. His rating system is hilarious:
    http://www.minortweaks.com/archives/cheeseratings.html

    I like that the mediocre rating is described as “Well, it’s cheese.”🙂

  378. That guy is a hoot! Thanks for sharing. Love the cheese rating system. Will post post haste on own blog.

  379. Wow, poor tubby kitty sparked a lot of controversy.

  380. Oh my dood-neth people! Can we just agree to disagree (cause no one’s mind’s gettin’ changed) and focus on the snorgaliciousness? I mean 300+ comments and the poor kitteh’s the subject of all too few of ’em.

  381. OMG, did S. just quote Jerry Springer? How appropo!

    Also, I’m going to steal some of S.’s rationalities–like verbally sucker punching people, apologizing for it and then doing it AGAIN. That works with physical violence, too, doesn’t it? “Oh my gosh, baby, I didn’t mean to hit you. It’ll never happen again. I’ll be cute now . . . until you piss me off again.”

    Or blaming other people for my own behavior–that’s goooood!

    “But they kept ARGUING with me even after I said I was done! I HAD to respond!”

    I wish my cats were fat enough to lay on my couch like this–maybe then they’d stop scratching it to bits!

  382. I just wanted to say that I have a Jack Russell x Maltese who sits on the back of the couch and dangles his paws, too.

    Anyone else have a dog that does that?

  383. http://www.tubcat.com = lots of fat cats.

  384. NiteOwl-

    You’re exactly right, and if I took a minute to bitch at myself that’s probably exactly what I would have said.

  385. Except for the physical violence part, ’cause I ain’t like that. I really am cute. Meow.

  386. AuntieMame says:

    *clicks off stopwatch*

    42 minutes, peeps.

  387. At least I wasn’t attacking.

    No need for your stopwatch anymore, I’m gone.

  388. s.

    have you ever heard of screen-hogs ???

    if not, look in the mirror

  389. S. — I’ll believe THAT when I no longer see it.

    I’m-a upload some new kitten video over at my Vox soon, if folks are still jonesing…
    😉

  390. Snorgle Pup says:

    Sadly looks down at own “spay sway”. Runs to bathroom to start my own barf diet.
    Quick, pass me a fat cat and a puddin.

  391. Okay, just one more.

    I wish I had a stopwatch for how many of you have been here all day too, refreshing the page and waiting for another response from me, so that you can think of a clever response in return. Come on, I’m not the only pathetic one.

    Yeah, I never wanted to be a screen-hog. Is there any way that I can get these comments deleted? Who’s the moderator or whatever? Can you delete all of my shit?

  392. LOL!
    S. — that’d be me. And, no.

  393. We always tease our Puddy when he climbs onto the back of the couch, and tell him he thinks he’s a kitty.

  394. Why not? Were they that entertaining?

  395. Jupiter Star says:

    Awww, I’m almost mad that S. came back and didn’t jump on me for my comment to him/her/them/it. Meh.

    I’m going to start taking hypnotic shots everytime S. posts their “last post” on here. Seriously. I’ll be drunk enough to pass out and forget about finals within the hour or less!

  396. Theo’s into RATINGS, s,

    that’s why …

    he’s sitting back, chillin’ out and laffing his (fat?) ass off

  397. Jupiter Star says:

    Oh, wow, just while I was writing that comments! *Downs two* Anyone to join in? This bids to be fun!

  398. It’s probably because you had already said things that other people had said and I’d already covered all of that. You were a little late.

    Just be careful not to drown in your own barf. Ouch…

  399. WOAH! Looks like I just witnessed my first Commentroversy.

    Anyway, this B&W kitty just lolling around is too funny- but the bobblehead model is just too much (in a awesome way)!

  400. oaklandcat says:

    I’m in ur living room, straddling ur couch.

    (I’m pathetic too. Not because I’ve been refreshing all day. I do that because this is FAR more entertaining than my job. No, I’m pathetic because after the whole day, this is the best I got.)

  401. so – no one else has a dog that does what this pictured cat does?

  402. Jupiter Star says:

    Mmm, BARF…but you said BARF was healthy!

    (To all of you who had valid arguments on here and were nice and rational with them…sorry. I had to use that!)

  403. haha oakland. That’s better than anything I’ve got.

  404. Niteowl,

    sorry to tell you fat kitties scratch couches too…even brand new ones….that you’ve only had for like 5 days…;o(

  405. amaretto_bunny says:

    alivicwil-

    I’ve been visiting the site for a while, but this is my first comment. I have a Min Pin that likes to curl up on the back of the couch. It’s a pillow-back couch, so she’s able to get pretty comfertuhbuls up there. She’s been doing it for a really long time, and when my mom and step-dad rescued a stray boxer a couple of years ago, she started imitating our Min Pin by jumping up and settling down on the back of the couch. It’s so funny seeing this 55 lb. boxer curled up on the back of one side of the couch and a little 12 lb. Min Pin on the other side. ^_^

  406. Jupiter-

    That was my attempt at making light of my arguments and everyone else’s. Other people seemed to be making good jokes out of the barf thing, so I thought I’d take a crack at it.

  407. Jupiter Star says:

    Amaretto_bunny: I bet! That sounds SO cute! Don’t suppose you have any pictures?

  408. oh no, Tiffany!

    We’ve always had dogs.
    Now that I’m living in an apartment, I think a kitty might be the way to go – but I’m worried about the scratching.

  409. SeaBreeze says:

    There’s just more of him to love. =)

    And squirt with the water bottle if he starts tearing up the couch.😉

  410. amaretto:

    Seriously? The boxer gets up on the back of the couch? That’s too funny, you need to post a picture.

  411. Jupiter Star says:

    S.: Exactly. And I joined in.

  412. My ass is NOT fat.
    Hrumpf.

  413. aliv:

    Actually, check out http://www.softclaws.com or http://www.softpaws.com. I’ve just put some on in the past few days and SO FAR they’re working and the cats don’t mind them a bit (they hated them for the first day, though).

  414. oaklandcat says:

    amaretto bunny, what an adorable story! What is a Min Pin? I’ve never heard that term before.

  415. guineapiggin9 says:

    phat kat
    🙂

  416. oak:

    Minpin stands for mini pinscher….they’re tiny little dogs that look like doberman pinschers….they’re cute, but a little yappy.

  417. Amaretto_bunny – our Puddy is about 16 pounds. He started by climbing onto the back of the couch that sits against the wall. Then, he started sitting on the back of the free-standing armchairs. He’s pretty good – hasn’t overbalanced yet (unlike his klutzy owner!).

    Our 25 pound Cairn Terrier x Poodle can’t get up to the back of the couch. (Whe he was a pup, many years ago, I had to teach him to jump onto the couch, by running through the kitchen calling him, then jumping onto the couch myself. Took a while with his little legs, but he got it in the end!)

  418. Tiffany – those coloured softclaws are awesome!
    (They need to come in football team colours)

  419. it’s sad that even on cuteoverload we can’t have world peace =(

    i don’t like fat and fat related diseases, but that’s one happy kitty who doesn’t have to deal with social pressures and will still live longer on that couch than it would on the streets. so leave it alone please, and learn some simple pleasures (like couch straddling) from it. =D

  420. “My ass is NOT fat,” Hrumpfs Theo …

    how come ???

    everybody else’s is, according to many nuffers

  421. NotANuff says:

    Here’s the real controversy:

    Why haven’t there been any new pics posted for today?!?!

    Let’s put this fat cat behind us and bring on some more cute, please!!!

  422. Got it, Stella. Thank you.

  423. It may have been explained earlier, but I AM NOT reading all these posts. What’s a Nuff?

  424. katherine says:

    My kitty looks just like that kitty. Like I had to do a double take when the picture loaded. She is indeed obese and is on a vet supervised diet but we have 4 other cats so she steals food. hell, she’ll steal dog food if she gets hungry enough.
    My dog is on the BARF diet🙂 It’s pretty nasty. He gets all excited when he hears one of the cats heaving.
    I don’t think Arvay knows this, but I love her.

  425. This is the first commentroversy I’ve ever read the whole way through! I feel like I passed a test or something.🙂

    Having done so, I ijust wanted to say that I really, honestly did laugh out loud when “_” posted this comment, about a quarter of the way down the page: “There is no Perfectly Reasonable reason for a cat or any animal to be overweight.” She then asked for a list of reasons, obviously expecting no one to come up with any.

    About 3/4 of the posts above her had been discussing valid medical reasons why a cat might be chubby.

    lol!

    Anyway, I LOVE it when cats sprawl out on their tummies like that. My cat does that on the recliner, right behind my head, when I’m sitting in it. I guess it’s her way of letting me know I’M living in HER house, y’know?

    And Buddy’s toes are mind-numbingly cute.

  426. amaretto_bunny says:

    I wish I had a picture of both of them on the couch at the same time. Oh well, here’s the ones I have.

    This is Shyla, our Miniature Pinscher:

    http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a39/coreyslilbunny/Shyla.jpg

    Here’s another of her sleeping:

    http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a39/coreyslilbunny/So-Sleepy.jpg

    And here’s Adrienne, our Boxer:

    http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a39/coreyslilbunny/Sleepy-Sleepy.jpg

  427. Drama's Mama says:

    We’re on the verge of 400 comments- and I think we can all agree that many comments is enough to break the scales!

    Our comments need to go on a diet! I would recommend the SPEW diet-

    S-queezable
    P-rosh
    E-dorable (Yes, E-dorable, deal with it)
    W-ildlife

  428. Drama's Mama says:

    We’re on the verge of 400 comments- and I think we can all agree that many comments is enough to break the scales!

    Our comments need to go on a diet! I would recommend the SPEW diet-

    S-queezable
    P-rosh
    E-dorable (Yes, E-dorable, deal with it)
    W-ildlife

  429. Drama's Mama says:

    We’re on the verge of 400 comments- and I think we can all agree that many comments is enough to break the scales!

    Our comments need to go on a diet! I would recommend the SPEW diet-

    S-queezable
    P-rosh
    E-dorable (Yes, E-dorable, deal with it)
    W-ildlife

  430. Drama's Mama says:

    We’re on the verge of 400 comments- and I think we can all agree that many comments is enough to break the scales!

    Our comments need to go on a diet! I would recommend the SPEW diet-

    S-queezable
    P-rosh
    E-dorable (Yes, E-dorable, deal with it)
    W-ildlife

  431. Drama's Mama says:

    We’re on the verge of 400 comments- and I think we can all agree that many comments is enough to break the scales!

    Our comments need to go on a diet! I would recommend the SPEW diet-

    S-queezable
    P-rosh
    E-dorable (Yes, E-dorable, deal with it)
    W-ildlife

  432. Drama's Mama says:

    We’re on the verge of 400 comments- and I think we can all agree that many comments is enough to break the scales!

    Our comments need to go on a diet! I would recommend the SPEW diet-

    S-queezable
    P-rosh
    E-dorable (Yes, E-dorable, deal with it)
    W-ildlife

  433. very cute, Amaretto_bunny!
    Thanks for sharing🙂

  434. Kita-

    You sure you read through all my comments? I said a lot more funnier stuff than that.

    Good one Drama’s.

  435. Jupiter Star says:

    Ah yes, the SPEW diet. The healthies and most natural diet out there for humans and snurgly little animals alike! ^_^. (Thanks, Drama’s Mama!)

  436. katherine–awww… Dunno how I earned the love, but thanks. You just made me feel like how I felt when I first met my Milliebun. After years of lagomorphic abuse from Mr. Grumphus Bumfus Bunn B. Doofus, she nuzzled her nose into my neck and I thought, “Reeeeeaaaally? This, for meeeeee?”🙂

  437. Yes, please post a new photo…

  438. Very cute amaretto…that might be the first red minpin I’ve ever seen….LOVE HER!

  439. Really though, what’s a nuff? I understand generally the types of folks it refers to, but where does it come from?

  440. Love the min pin. My chihuahua perches like that, but only when I’m sitting in the chair. Come to think of it, she actually kind sits on my shoulder and leans against the back of the chair. Okay, so my chihuahua is officially a parrot.

  441. Referring to Nutmeg:

    Someone’s owned. =)

  442. You can find out what a nuff/nuffingham is in the Official C.O. Glossary:

    http://www.squidgrid.com/cute/Glossary.htm

  443. Duude.

    I hope I never see this many comments again on cuteoverload.

    He looks so soft. I want to blow all the fuzz sticking out at the bottom of his bellay. Mmmm yummy tummy snorgle.

    Who wants PUDDIN?

    Tears the top off a puddin cup. Throws it directly in Theo’s EAR. IN THE EAR!!!!!!!!

  444. nutmeg! Are you the nutmeg of the blue-eyed bunbun? If so, I’m glad you haven’t been appalled away from us!🙂 Hope your two bunnies are doing well.🙂

    …”appalled away from us”? Is that an okay grammatical construct? Hmmm *scratches head*

  445. Yeah, I know I am. And my bunnies have more living space than I do in my bedroom and I sleep in the fetal position so all four of my dogs can fit on the bed (one boxer, one shepherd/greyhound, one shih-tzu, and one chihuahua).
    All of my pets own me, and that’s the way I like it.

  446. Yes I am the proud owner of Mickey and Audrey, and it would take a lot more than some ill-tempered nuffers to end my allegiance to C.O.

  447. Ewwwwww.
    I need 29 Q-Tips plskthxbye.

  448. Nutmeg — each entry in the Glossary has its own URL… click the one you want, then copy THAT link from the address bar. Like this:
    http://www.squidgrid.com/cute/Glossary.htm#Nuff

  449. I always wondered how people did that….

  450. amaretto_bunny says:

    Tiffany-

    I haven’t really seen too many red Min Pins either. I miss her, and my two other doggies so much (Adrienne and our old girl, Ripley(boxer/cocker spaniel mix)…she will be 11 this year)! I live in town with my husband, and my mom and step-dad took my puppies and moved out to the country. They live about an hour away, so it’s not too bad, but they were living in a tiny little trailer that wasn’t convenient for company. They finally built a good-sized house out there, so hopefully I will get to visit more often.

  451. oaklandcat says:

    didn’t there used to be a link to the glossary on the main page? I couldn’t find it. Am I *ahem* blind?

  452. Wow, it has been a long day. [stretch, crick, yawn]

    Think I’ll sit back and check out the Qte….

    [!…?…!!!!…!!?!?!?!; pant, pant..whew!]

    Um, I think the kitty is cute. I want to pet it. I like that they toy version seems to be modeled on the pic of the red chair with globe. Wow, that Barf diet sounds like a lot of work and has a gross name. Fat is controversial. I like cheese. And pudding. Maybe too much? S’ok, so did my near and far ancestors. Kitty!!! Miao, purr, purr.

    Ok, I’m done.
    [briskly claps off the dust from the commentostorm]
    On to the next post…

  453. Shannon Johnson says:

    That’s the way my cat Rudy used to sit on the back of my dad’s chair. He was so funny

  454. To _ person, whomever you are. Who are you to decide that everyone & every animal who is overweight is that way because they’re lazy or stupid or abused?

    I have very severe rheumatoid arthritis, to the point that now I have to use a walker to get around. And I’m only 50! For YEARS the Dr’s had me on a steroid drug called Prednisone, which was prescribed for pain. One of the KNOWN side effects is weight gain. I can tell you from personal experience that even with dieting I did not begin to really lose weight until I went off of that drug. And then I dropped a LOT really pretty fast. I am NOT advocating anyone quit their medications. I’m just saying that you would have categorized me as big dumb and lazy, but I was fat FROM THE MEDICATION. Get your head out of your ass, please. Don’t make statements that you obviously can’t back up with scientific data. I can’t say that I am happier now being thin and on narcotic pain meds vs fat & on drugs that made me that way.

    Same thing with cats. LOTS of reasons they’re fat. I switched my guys to the Senior weight control cat food several months ago and if they’ve lost any weight, you can’t tell by looking.

  455. Easy there MC2 — you may have some catching up to do… (long comment thread)

  456. What the bloody hell…

    S. has said ‘this is my last post’ and ‘I’m not reading anymore’ about 20 times now…I’m just wondering when we’ll get to the REAL last post. Self control probs much? Sigh.

  457. This is truly amazing. Over 400 comments. I haven’t seen such commentraversy since Cats’n Racks. Heather S. stated the facts quite well, I just have to say that it always seems to be the people least in touch with reality who take offense at it–the people without pets who want to criticize everyone else’s pets (and their owners); and the people whose racks have long since sagged to their ankles who want to cry and moan that someone else has a visible rack.

    Meg and Theo, you guys have a great site. It’s a shame that pure cuteness doesn’t get the attention that cuteness with controversy does. That is an adorable, comfy, happy kitty, whose state of health no one can discern from three such photographs.

    Lastly, I wonder why this adorable kitty has somehow led to so much argument, but none for “Sir Puddles”? He was pretty big, he just was in a different position and looked angry instead of comfy.

    http://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2006/10/i_know_cats_lik.html

  458. Yeah, Snorga! And no one even congratulated me on my first “first post,” which I previously alluded to, but is now gone (for some reason). =(

  459. Thanks, Theo. musichick, if you had read more carefully, you would have seen that I myself was on Prednisone, so I know all about that side effect. And I am very much past this whole debate and this whole day, so let’s all just calm down and sleep sweet.

    And Sneezy, my last post was going to be my last post, but I didn’t know there’d be another person still stuck on my ranting. It’s over now. Don’t care ’bout last words anymore.

  460. I like cheese.

    My cat’s breath smells like cat food.

    Best. Fat. Cat. Ever.

  461. floppycat says:

    psst, hey guys…there’s a new picture posted.
    you can leave now…

  462. Suda Nim says:

    I’d quibble with the definition of the second photo of that MinPin as “sleeping.” I’d say that’s more of a a photo of a MinPin saying “Get that camera out of my face or never put on your shoes in security again.”

  463. R. Moore says:

    My GOSH what drama in comments. No need to shout so, people! Let CO be a happy place of peaceful communication, a haven from the weary world we live in.

    Besides, stress is bad for your heart.

  464. I haven’t read all the comments, at least up to this one, but I gotta argue this –
    ————————
    Oh, by the way you want your proof, here’s your proof:

    http://www.kittenrescue.org/spayneuter.htm

    It doesn’t say they’re GUARANTEED to live longer, but it DOES reduce the chance of getting ovarian cancer, which has known to be a problem in female kitties, especially pure breeds. So THAR. Yarrr.

    Posted by: pillow
    ———————
    I can’t speak for kitties, and I’m sure you’re right pillow, but in male dogs there is growing evidence that neutering actually increases a certain kind of cancer more than it decreases another kind of cancer. I haven’t saved any kind of proof but I’m sure anyone interested can google it. Also, not neutering them allows them to develop physically to their best advantage. This of course only really matters for actual working dogs, sporting dogs, agility dogs, and of course show dogs. Also, if there’s any question of keeping the dog from breeding, um, indiscriminately, by all means neuter. It’s all a matter of weighing the pros and cons.

    I have lots more to say about all this stuff. I’m pro feeding raw, and totally anti PETA, which is really the same thing as “animal rights.” (Don’t even get me started about breed-specific legislation!) Any questions about that, just look up some of the quotes from Ingrid Newkirk, head of PETA.

    Sorry all, I wouldn’t normally bring all this stuff here, I know it’s really not appropriate for Meg’s blog, but it’s just that kind of comment section. People interested in all these arguments will read them, and those that just want the fun comments will just skip it, I imagine. Either way it’s all good. :o)

  465. acelightning says:

    Holy Bast – 400-and-some comments! Quick, I need some non-controversial, adorable, “look-at-how-cute-I-am!” bunnies and kittens. And maybe a baby moose.

  466. LuckyNumbers, aka S, aka whatever…

    So you don’t agree with spaying? That’s completely and utterly REDICULOUS. No spaying = more kittens. More kittens that will have a harder time finding a home, or living on the street starving for what they can catch. More kittens that will be euthanized. More kittens that possibly won’t find anyone to love them. You disgust me. Seriously.

  467. I haven’t read all of the comments, but I’ve read a lot of them. In any event, I think the person who submitted this photo deserves an apology. I think it’s horrible that the submitter was attacked as a bad owner and actually had to come back on and post a comment in her defense. That’s ridiculous! She was only trying to provide us with our daily dose of cuteness and instead she was attacked! I only hope this doesn’t prevent her from submitting any photos in the future. And seriously, next time a nuff pops up, just ignore them because they’re clearly just trying to rain on the parade that is cuteoverload. I just find this whole thing so sad, and that poor kitty didn’t get all the posts he deserves because most of the posts weren’t even about him! Anyway, I think this kitty is adorable and I wish I could snorgle him! So cute, so cute.

  468. caroline says:

    He is adorable!… That’s what Cuteoverload is all about.. I want to hug the stuffing out of this sweet kitty…
    I love the white tipped tail!

  469. amaretto_bunny says:

    Suda Nim,

    Lol! I’m pretty sure she was sleeping just before we took that pic, but she sensed that someone was sneaking up on her and was all, “Hmm?”

  470. lauowolf says:

    Beautiful kitty.
    I have such a soft spot for tuxedo cats.
    My couch wants one of these.
    And, damn, I want to pounce his tail.
    But 400 odd (some *very* odd) posts?
    Gad!
    I’m off to find the puddin.

  471. oh, my cat Mozart is a fat cat and a couch-straddler as well. however, the vet says he’s just fine and doesn’t need a diet because he’s really a LARGE cat (almost Maine coon size). maybe Buddy is just as big. as long as he’s happy, taken to the vet for his health, and taken care of, then i don’t see what the big fuss is about.
    STOP TRYING TO MAKE ANOREXIC KITTEHS!

  472. i cant believe this listing has over 400 comments. too bad that so many of them are negative. i hope CO doesnt feel underappreciated, and i hope the kitty’s owner isn’t torn up about it. my kitty made it on CO last week and i would have been so, so sad if a bunch of ’nuffs rained on my parade.
    thanks, CO.
    buddy is a beautiful kitteh.

  473. LOL @ the BARF diet!!! Seems my kitteh is on it as he left me a lil’ surprise all over my bed yesterday…

    As for buddy… looks like someone dipped his tail in white paint!! (sing-song)

  474. Wow, I woke up this morning, did that blog checkin thing- and no one even got my antimacatsar joke because of all the nuffin. (Except for Redzilla, thank you darlink.) What an exciting night you all have been having. So let me get this straight:
    Fat=bad
    barf=good
    puddin=delishous
    Theo=hilarious
    s=crazy
    cat=redonkulous
    cheese=depends
    CO=teh Qte

    There. That should sum it up all the late comin peeps.

  475. cutebaby, where were you yesterday night? This seems to have happened in between my last CO check (perhaps at 4pm ET) and my first CO check at home at around 6.30 pm… It was RUSH HOUR on Teh Qte!!!

  476. Where was I between 4 and 6? Well, let’s see I gots 4 kids, some of em little yet, a dog, two cats, two bunns, and a hardworkin man who have this annoying habit of deciding they are “Starving” between the hours aformentioned. But I guess that would get me in trouble now, cause I gots the chubbiest babies in town. I haven’t bothered to have their teeth analyzed to make sure they aren’t carnivores. As far as I ken tell, the baby naturally loves bacon and hates spinach. Go figure.

  477. cutebaby,

    OMG that bun bun pic on your site is too much!!! OMG here’s another one! SQEEEEEE!!

    Now geez, you gotta tell those 4 kids and hubby that you’re on CO between 4 and 6!! That’s when all the action is!

  478. Wow, I’m with the owner.I really feel like kicking the asses of the people making fat comments.

    I have four cats. Two (a sister and brother) are fat, one is normal sized, one is downright scrawny (you can see his ribs). They all have equal access to the food bowls and they’re all active (spend hours pouncing on each other and running around).

    Different animals react differently to food and environment, just like humans, and the reason why is largely genetic (notice the two fat kitties are siblings). It has nothing to do with being a bad owner.

    So everyone who has a problem with these pics needs to shut the hell up and keep their eating disorders to themselves.

  479. newmoonpie says:

    good LORD, people. I go home, do some sleeping, and come back to THIS?? you could power a small country with the angst in this thread.

    and yes. i’d love to see a boxer sleeping on the back of the sofa cushions. my cats do the dangle all the time, but my dog never does.

    pudding!

  480. Pudding!???
    …Marshmallow Banana!

  481. cfhistorian says:

    Cute kitty…my parents have 4 Jack Russell terriers and they do this, too! *schemes to get pictures the next time she visits*

  482. klawmama says:

    I have been perusing the comments that took place all night and there’s one that really stuck out because it was soooo sad.
    AMY H – you really know a girl who’s allergic to garlic? Poor, poor thing. Is there no cure??? Maybe she’s a vampire?

  483. Theo!!!! There you are! Where’s my big CO debut, hmmmm?? (taps foot)

  484. klawmama says:

    I’m putting this back up because I love it and want to share. I posted it soooooooo many comments ago, but it was kind of lost in the mix.



    : )

  485. Helene — don’t look at me, I haven’t misplaced it.

  486. First, very sweet cat.
    Second, someone mentioned a link between neutering and weight gain in cats. Maybe no one is still interested in this topic, but I found a paper from 2001 that had some info on that. Sorry the abstract is kind of long. (By the way, this is just information that I thought was interesting, not an attempt to take any sides on any issues that may or may not have come up recently).

    J Small Anim Pract. 2001 Sep;42(9):433-8.The effects of ovariohysterectomy on bodyweight, composition and condition score were evaluated in 49 cats that were fed ad libitum and 11 cats that had their food allowances controlled with the aim of maintaining a stable bodyweight. In cats fed ad libitum, bodyweight increased by an average of 31 per cent in the 12 months following ovariohysterectomy compared with 3.1 per cent over the 12 months before surgery, and this was largely due to increased body fat content. There was no difference in weight gain between cats fed dry or canned foods, but weight gain was inversely related to age and bodyweight at the time of neutering. Mean bodyweight increased by 7.5 per cent in the controlled feeding group, compared with 3.6 per cent over the 12 months before surgery, and individual bodyweights were maintained to within 10 per cent of pre-neutering values in nine cats. The other two cats experienced substantial weight gain (+20 per cent and +36 per cent), despite being fed only 40 kcal/kg/day. There were no significant changes in body composition of cats with controlled dietary allowances and their condition scores were significantly lower than those of cats fed ad libitum. The results confirm a link between ovariohysterectomy and the development of obesity in cats with free access to food, and indicate that substantial reductions in energy intake are required to prevent weight gain in such cats.

  487. klawmama – I’ve seen her out and about in daylight hours, so no, she’s not a vampire. It is horribly sad. Almost as sad as being allergic to chocolate (the horror!) but perhaps worse because garlic is in so much yummy food.

  488. eikoleigh says:

    lol. These pics are funny. That is one fat kitty….

  489. *I* *love* *cheese.*

    Commentroversies? [yawns, rolls over and goes back to sleep]

    Also, this seems to be a seasonal phenom. About this time last year, AnimalMommy did her thing on another thread.

    Like Gilda Radner said, it’s always *something.*😉

  490. First time poster long time lurker. This could be my cat, she looks almost just like her from behind. My cat started gaining weight in a big way after we got her spade and I’m kinda at a loss what to do about it. I have 2 cats and my 2nd cat is very old (almost 20 years) and underweight so I don’t want to start feeding them diet food. And I hate the idea of forcing her on a diet even though i know that would be in her best interest. I just don’t like the thought of her going hungry. Anyone have any suggestions what to do when you have an overweight cat and an underweight cat in the same house?

    Aside from that – very snorgly kitty!

  491. My kids are allergic to garlic, chocolate AND pie. Which is why we have so many animals, because there has to be SOME joy. I keep a secret shoebox full of all the forbidden foods for my self, because otherwise I *would* die…mmmmm puddin.

  492. And I’m not sure but I think one of them may be a vampire, yes.

  493. They’re allergic to pie? All pie? How do they formulate the area of a circle??? (*bad* joke).

    Honestly though, allergic to garlic & chocolate? Did you piss off some gypsies a long time ago or something?

  494. Keli,

    Here’s what I did when I had a kitten and an adult cat and didn’t want the adult to eat the fattening kitten food. I took a big box, taped it shut and cut opening just big enough for the kitten to get in. The bowl was inside. To refill, I had to use a 1-cup mesuring cup and reach in🙂

    It’s fun because you can also cut tiny holes to let the light in, and to play “shredded fingers” with the kitten.

    I would make the hole bigger as the kitten grew until it was big enough for both cats. That meant it was time for adult food for both of them!

  495. Keli – I had to separate my cats for a while too and I fed one of them in the bathroom. This obviously doesn’t work for grazers, but when you have a set feeding time it’s perfect!

  496. lauowolf says:

    I LOVED antimicatsir.
    It’s just
    I only got to this post at the 400+ stage and was too overwhelmed to react.

    So put out cereal and milk (think of it as people kibble) at 4:00, and let them fend for themselves — there are such things as priorities!

  497. one of the erins says:

    Sorry about my mistaken sender-inner identity earlier. I guess I need to read better.

    Also, I have always said that everyone should have snacktime and naptime as adults, just like in kindergarten (or preschool?)… but let’s add the pet of your choice to snorgle too.

  498. Thanks for the tips! I think separate feeding rooms and different foods are going to be the way to go.

  499. s – I apologize. I guess I didn’t read that closely. Thanks for acknowledging that sometimes overweight is due to outside circumstances.

  500. Semi-related…
    Paula Scher has diagrammed the progression of what we call “commentroversy” here on Teh Qte™, and you can practically trace it step by step through this thread:
    http://www.nowpublic.com/paula_scher_diagrams_the_blog

  501. guineapiggin9 says:

    Guys, you must admit that a FAT cat is way way way better than a FLAT cat!!! (cuz if it was flat it would b dead…LOL)

  502. That’s a great diagram! I love it when someone puts their creativity behind something so silly and turns it into art : )

  503. you guys r silly says:

    hee-hee…
    I heart that picture of Flat Kenya… &:o)

  504. Ah, cats are so good at luxuriating. =)

  505. Klawmama-
    Yes, pretty much all pie. I don’t remember any gypsies, but my husband was pretty wild in college- I blame him. He did date a girl named Ingrid- maybe she did it. Ironically, the kid with the most allergies is a genius and is currently memorizing the digits of pi. For fun. She can do double digits. She is the spooky one that is prolly a vampire.

  506. So who is the genius who makes full-sized individualized bobble-headed cat?????
    We’re only wondering if this comes under the heading of worshiping of idols.

  507. musicchick- No problem.

  508. this is hil-arious!!and super cute!!!

  509. That blog diagram is a hoot. Wow. It’s so true. I’m glad I started during the lighthearted section at the end.

  510. Wow – 479 comments and still going. I couldn’t read them all but I’m glad I saw the one about the blog diagram. What a hoot!

    And Buddy is still tempting me to hit my forehead on the glass with an attempted snorgle.. I will resist.

  511. OMG AmyH and I both said “what a hoot” at the same time!

  512. Hmm not at the same time. I apparently accidentally plagiarized. So sorry! But I do stand by the statement.. what a hoot!:)

  513. I think this is what Domino would look like if she ate Dat Fat Cat.

    Cannibowlism izn’t cute, tho.

  514. My cat’s name is Buddy too! Yaaayyyyy!!!!!!

  515. Poor cat.

  516. acelightning says:

    I’m violently allergic to garlic and onions (and anything else in that family, like scallions, leeks, shallots, chives, etc.). Also tomatoes, all olive products, almost the entire family of cabbage vegetables (including broccoli), mushrooms, vinegar, fish and seafood, and strawberries. This makes dining in restaurants complicated, and eating airline food almost impossible.

  517. That is quite a list acelightning, but you can’t beat me. In fact, I doubt any one could beat me at this game. My kids and Husband are allergic to all gluten which is wheat, rye, oats, and barley, all dairy products, corn, millet, potatoes, pork, tuna, apples, grapes, bananas, cabbages, lettuce, garlic, tomatoes, all nuts, sunflower seeds, chocolate, broccoli, watermelon, soy products, strawberries, and a bunch of different things like colorings and pretty much artificial anything. I probably forgot some stuff, this is just the list off the top of my head. I double dog dare anyone to beat that! For those of you who will now worry about our weight because there is not enough food to eat, don’t worry, we all pretty much look like buddy.

  518. Ok, I’m this cat’s mom. I haven’t read all bajillion posts, but I will say this:

    1) The couch straddling makes him look 10lbs heavier – he’s only 13 lbs! NOT obese.

    2) I used to be a vet tech. Thats how I got him…from a client whose boyfriend had allergies. He’s been the same size pretty much his whole life (working at a vet, he got special weight-control attention) and is on special, controlled food.

    3) This is a positive website. Be nice and enjoy these angels on earth.Thanks to Meg for celebrating them here!

  519. Hmm. I’m guessing with the amount of comments, there’s some kind of Commentroversy going on.

    I’m not even going to look at it. I’m just going to say:

    I heart Buddy. He is easily the most awesome cat I have seen in a long time. I would like to hug him.

  520. Thank you🙂

    (to both “A thinker” and all of the supportive, nice people here!)

  521. I am incredibly amazed at the judgmental people that are posting on this site. You must be so unhappy considering you think it’s necessary to make negative comments about an adorable animal you’ve never seen in person AND the owner who could very well be the kindest person you’ll ever know. Too bad you fill your life and others with such negativity. So sorry for you.

    Thanks for sharing Buddy’s adorable shot with all of us! Squeezes to both of you.

  522. Pssst Kate, it’s the camera that adds 10 pounds, not the couch!! ;-D

  523. He’s not fat…he’s husky.

    I think the bobblehead kitty is too awesome for words-your sister is so cool to have it made for you.

    My Fat Cat only weighs 14lbs, but whenever anyone sees her, they’re all “Dang, that’s the fattest cat I’ve ever seen!”

    She bit a vet tech the other day, right after the girl called her fat.😛

    The vet just told her it served her right for insulting the customer…heehee!

    She was stomped as a kitten, and her insides were really messed up, so her stomach bulges. With her super thick coat, she looks like a furry beach ball on little stick legs.

    They didn’t think she’d make it past kittenhood, but she just turned twelve.

  524. Kate, sorry you had to read all this garbage. Buddy is lucky to have such a loving mommy.

  525. I wonder what is the record for commentroversy on this site? Even the puffer fish didn’t get that many posts…

  526. foxsoxfurver says:

    HOLY CRAP!! 0: that cat has some serious obisity issuses.

  527. I think the record is about a thousand with the baby biting the kitty’s tail. Buddy probably made the top 5, though. He’s the shiznit.

  528. You’re right, it was the baby-biter! I didn’t read much of it, but enough to see one comment where the lady said to discipline the child to show him to respect animals. Discipline a tiny baby that won’t understand why you do it? LOL! Amazing!

  529. Karen in Toronto says:

    498.

    I have a shoulderstraddler/ head-in-towelstraddler (aka Handsome Stranger).

  530. I wonder who will get Comment #500?…
    (no, I’m not going to cheap out & go for it)

  531. 500th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    (that THAT ‘firsters’! HA!)

  532. [schnickerment]

  533. So- according to the chart that Theo posted, what happens to a blog thread that goes through all the phases, but keeps going? Does it just start over, or does it evolve, turning into something totally new? We could find out….(C’mon peeps it’s a challenge)

  534. Maybe it is like at a party where if it goes too late, everybody gets to that slap happy stage where everything is funny. That would be cool.

  535. Holy shlamoly. Go away, come back. 503 comments. Methinks, Hmmmmmm, fat kitty, lotsa nuffers.

    I was right!! Mr. Theo, do I get a prize, pleeze? And willya look at that teensy tiny scrollbar over there——->>

  536. Is s still here? The reason the cow can get great stuff like protein and B12 from grass is that she has a rumen. Do you have a rumen?

  537. Jaypo — umm… prize?
    I suppose I’ve got plenty of bleen here…?

  538. OMG that is a FAT but CUTE cat!

  539. This thread is (Bee Gees Voices)Ehn Ehn Ehn Ehn Stayin Alive!

  540. MY cat Handsome, a black & white we nicknamed Bubsy, was chubby from the time we neutered him until he developed cancer. All these people yelling about cat abuse would probably have been enraged with me if I hadn’t neutered him. Being neutered is not natural either, but many many cats gain a substantial amount of weight after that. Chill out. Unless you want all cats to be feral, there’s going to be chubby cats.

    RIP Handsome, we miss you.

  541. Shandawg says:

    This is my very first visit to this site and I looooooove the cutie kitty pics!! but at the risk of stirring up the pot again (and i really don’t mean to, but i just can’t leave this alone!) “s” said : “I didn’t mean to be all mean and throw veganism and BARF at everyone.”

    I am soooooo glad I wasn’t here when “BARF was being thrown at people!! ewwwwww!=-)

  542. I seem to remember someone threw puddin in Theos ear. Puddin is way better than BARF.

  543. Congrats, Teri, on the 500th comment! Is there a blog term for such an accomplishment?

  544. Amen, CBF.

  545. I’ve no idea if there is a special term for it. I’ve never managed such a milestone before.

    So, let’s make up a term! Make it fitting for the CO Glossary too. Make it something we can all aspire to!

  546. Shnikes. I’ll brainstorm…Theo would be better at this.

  547. I dunno about the 500 comments thang but I have decided to aspire to be the last poster on this thread. Some people are all “woot” when they are the first poster, but I am gonna be last. Dead last. And I have some OCD people, so don’t even think you can outlast me. I’m tenacious:)

  548. Best o’luck, there, CBF.

    And as far as a word for scoring Comment #500… how about “500th”? And then there’s the exceedingly rare “1,000th” of course…

  549. *I* shall have the last word here.

  550. *sticks out tongue at Helene*
    Nah nah nah nah nah you can’t outpost me cause I’m reeeeally obnoxious.

  551. Oh yeah? Well… THERE!

  552. Just so y’all know.
    It’s Meg & me what has access to the “close comments” button for these CO posts here.
    Carry on.
    😉

  553. Then it’s a race!!!

  554. LAST!

  555. Oh no you don’t!

  556. It is *I* who am last in this commentroversy!

    Hahahahahahahahahhaaaaa!

    *whew*

  557. Nope.

  558. HA! You thought you all beat me, but you didn’t. It was just a clever ruse to make you all overconfident. I’m last. I know I will be cause all the kids always picked me last for everything…

  559. You wish.

  560. LEAST!!!
    [snicker]

  561. *raspberries*

  562. *strawberry fields forever*

  563. *sour grapes*

  564. *crème brûlée*
    (you know, as a nice canvas for all this fresh seasonal fruit)

  565. blueberries!!!

  566. mmm creme brulee. I am totally on a diet tho. I ken only eat meat now, because I am hoping ketosis will set in before I have to wear a swimsuit.
    Sorry animals:(

    last

  567. Aww, dang, I just realized this might bait the troll. I didn’t even think about that until I hit post. fwiw, I tried being a vegetarian. It made me get really fat, and gave me migraines. So there.

  568. Yeah yeah bla bla bla. You’re only rambling on to post something, but I’m still here posting away!!

    ;-D

  569. Pot, meet kettle…

  570. Theo, you use a kettle for that?

  571. Yay, I get to be kettle! Which is all witchy and mysterious, but pot is just y’know, illegal and for Losers. And at least I’m makin an effort here,trying to post *something*

    So here’s my stump speech for Theo and Meg:

    I believe that you should choose me to be the last poster here, on Buddy’s thread because I feel the time has come for all Americans who have red blood flowing in their veins to embrace the principles of Cuteness, Pie , and Pudding. If chosen, I promise to fight Nuffinghams with what ever force is necessary, nothing is off the table. Like our Forefathers, I believe in Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of bunnies who are hopping away from you. Fellow Cuteologists, I know these days seem bleak, but if we band together in the spirit of Buddy, we will all be much more comfortabuhls, and less likely to say Ehn. Amen.

  572. Prickly pear.

  573. Your lips are moving but all I hear is bla bla bla.

    😉

    As a real French speaking Canadian, I believe onlee *I* can trewly combine zee Outrrageoous Frawnsh Occents and ze cute.

  574. Eau, rillay? Zen, vy deed yeau not zay, “bleu berets!”? Hmmm, non?

  575. Uh..
    Fraunch Dressing…
    Fraunch fries…
    Fraunch Toast….
    and PERU!

    (First person to get the reference is tewtelly awesome…)

  576. Yeah, I don’t get the reference. But my mom thinks I’m tewtelly awesome. haha

    Empire Berries!
    (yummy jam…good for eating AND throwing at http://berriesinajar.com/ )

  577. I cheated by looking it up, Monique, I mean, cutebabyfix. There, I didn’t give it away.
    ~Bleenberry.~

  578. no need for me to look it up…BETTER OFF DEAD!

  579. Pyrit — sounds yummy! On a posser roll?

  580. Pyrit, eets becauze eets not “blue berets” but “bleuets”! Or “myrtilles”…

  581. It’s got raisins- you like raisins…

  582. (chuckleberry)
    You Peeps are peachy.

  583. I gave my buns some banana and I think I heard them go squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

    last.

  584. Your mahder was a hamster and your fader smeltte ov elle-there-bear-izes.

  585. You got me there. Yer Dead on.
    But that’s why I love CO so much- Hamster Genes. I was wondering when my huge buckteeth would give it away.

  586. Can you name the reference?

  587. MP & Holy Grail of course…

  588. What is this the Spanish Inquisition? If you are relying on fear and surprise to get last post your going to have to work a little harder than that.

  589. …and a fanatical devotion to Teh Qte. (THREE!)

  590. Three? Three what? Three posts left? Ok.

  591. I am

  592. last

  593. Une…

  594. Deux…

  595. Trois!!!

  596. Last

  597. ded last

  598. last

  599. last

  600. Je suis la dernière!!!

  601. Wow you are an awesome opponent Helene. I unfortunately have a life, so I have to go for now.

    *I’ll be back* (said in my best Guhvuhnuh of Caleefohneea voice)

  602. Are you saying I don’t have a life?

  603. CBF — the THREE! thing was just part of the MP “Spanish Inquisition” sketch. I got it slightly wrong, though… the “fanatical devotion” bit would’ve made it FOUR! whereas THREE! came after Fear, Surprise, and Ruthless Efficiency. Ah well.
    😉
    http://people.csail.mit.edu/paulfitz/spanish/script.html


  604. Tootie fruity, Oh Cutie.

  605. I’m still here, lurking in the shadows…

  606. Doesn’t “lurking” mean “reading but not commenting”?
    Y’know, just to be technical.

    Song, sung, blue,
    Weepin’ like a willow…

  607. It means I’m working a bit, then check if there are new comments…

    Dum dum dum… Another bites the dust!

  608. I tried to sneak one in there when the new (rainbow) post went up.
    Desperado,
    why don’t you come to your senses?

  609. For the record, my lyrical snippet wasn’t a non sequitur. Check the meter against Helene’s comment, immediately preceding. [tsk]

  610. I don’t get it.

  611. Theee-Oh is, such a funny singer!
    Theee-Oh is, not much of a swinger!
    But when he can
    He’s the man
    Who will sing the blue-ue-ues
    Then he sings a little more,
    After drinkin’ some brews…

  612. heh, Pyrit… the “brew” today was from here:
    http://www.cariboucoffee.com/menu/coffee.asp

  613. Helene’s still here,
    Lurking in the shadows.
    Helene’s still a dear,
    Even when she’s bad-oh.
    She’s got style
    She perserveres
    Despite all that has passed,
    Yet I feel she’ll post again
    ‘Cause she wants to be last!

  614. No- I’m saying I don’t have a life- the autistic teenager is home from school, and autism waits for no man. Or blog…

  615. +1 to Pyrit for the obscure hidden track. (Can you do one for “Fall At Your Feet”?)

  616. Oh and Theo, I knew that, about “three” It was all a lame move on my part to get you to call this race so I don’t have to concede this battle to Helene who obviously has the fanatical devotion and ruthless efficiency down pat.
    I however, am merely a humble servant of the cute, who ekes out my spare minutes for the greater good of lastness.

    And you have to admit this is pretty hilarious. I have 8, no make that 9, million things to do today, and all I can do is hit refresh. The internets are a taxing master.

  617. LOL.
    I have no intention of calling this “race”. And yes, teh funnys has us.

  618. Oh I get it – It’s a conspiracy, and Theo has decided he wants all the glory for himself. *shifty eyes, wrings hands* I must be last… must…*Mutters incoherently*

  619. Theo – Sure I can! Whoops!
    Splat.

  620. LOL! Again!
    Pyrit silly.

  621. Dayum you guys, close to 20 posts just during the time it took me to commute home!

  622. Kate Vietze says:

    What does the v stand 4 in kate.v cause i was just looking through abd it was kinda freaky when i saw kate.v cause my name is kate .v

  623. It is a beautiful morning everyone. And we do well to honor the vastness that is Buddy by posting continuously on his thread. Biting babies will be as naught to the thread that is Buddy. The sun is shining, the grass is green, I am privileged to live in the home of the brave and the land of the Free, and Buddy is snorgling his sofa. It doesn’t get any better than this.

  624. Nice try, cutebabyfix.😉
    ‘scuse me, my turn.
    And the first shall be last and the last shall be first, and I shall be the first to be last.

  625. Just keep sayin’ it ’til you believe it. If that helps.

  626. I do believe in posts,
    I do believe in posts,
    I do, I do, I do believe in posts.

  627. posting- it’s the gift that keeps on giving.

  628. Hey guys, missed me?

  629. I think that the quality of the post should have some bearing on who posts last, don’t you? Just posting “Last” does not seem worthy of Buddy. Although quantity is and attribute that Buddy embodies, I also feel he is a quality cat, and deserves the best we have to offer.

  630. In the spirit of quality, I offer The first in a series of “famous cats”.

    For your enjoyment: The first scene of MacBeth, by the Bard himself.

    SCENE I. A desert place.

    Thunder and lightning. Enter three Witches

    First Witch

    When shall we three meet again
    In thunder, lightning, or in rain?

    Second Witch

    When the hurlyburly’s done,
    When the battle’s lost and won.

    Third Witch

    That will be ere the set of sun.

    First Witch

    Where the place?

    Second Witch

    Upon the heath.

    Third Witch

    There to meet with Macbeth.

    First Witch

    I come, Graymalkin!

    Second Witch

    Paddock calls.

    Third Witch

    Anon.

    ALL

    Fair is foul, and foul is fair:
    Hover through the fog and filthy air.

    Exeunt

  631. *beep!*

  632. I don’t really think you could beep Graymalkin and live.

  633. Did you know that before he was known as “The King,” they called Elvis Presley “The Hillbilly Cat”?

    mee yow.

  634. That settles it then, Helene, cutebabyfix and I *are* the 3 witches of Macbeth?
    Full of potions, and rhymed speech. Slightly ridiculous. Supernatural. Casting omens?
    “Double, double, toil and trouble.
    Fire burn and cauldron bubble”

  635. Kewl. Only I get to be Granny Weatherwax.

  636. I want to be Witch Hazel!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witch_Hazel_%28Looney_Tunes%29

    Like my hair?

  637. “I’m not a witch, I’m your wife!”

    Source?

  638. Helene — don’t think you’re going to stump anybody with Princess Bride, ’round here.

  639. The book of the Princess Bride is much better than the movie, but nobody has ever read it. Except me. I think I must be very odd, because no one ever gets my references.

    By the way, In the first Tom and Jerry cartoon, Tom was not Tom. They called him Jasper. Just so you know.

  640. CBF — both the Goldman book AND the Reiner movie, in this household.
    😉

  641. yay Theo! I am always saying things like, in the history of posting, this post takes them all…
    did you ever send in to the author for the secret bottom of the ravine bits? I liked the movie Wesley, but he was just slightly smarmier than the book one, who is the perfect man. I’m sure guys every where love hearing how women are holding them to this totally fictional standard.
    And all of the history of Fezzik and Inigo- how can the movie even compare? The end where the 6 fingered man gets it is kind of creepy in the movie, but in the book I always cry because I’m sappy like that.
    But the best part of the whole book is how you find out about his cold wife and fat kid and how life is not fair. When I was in 5th grade that was very comforting to find out- because I always thought only my life sucked- it turns out everyone’s does!

  642. In the first episode of the Brady Bunch, the girls had a cat named Fluffy, who was never seen again in any other episode. I’m assuming their evil new step dad made them get rid of it. Dang, I loved that show.
    Greg was so hot.
    Marsha Marsha Marsha!

  643. *walks into thread, hears her footsteps echo* Am I alone in here? Could that mean I’m Last?

  644. It’s my birthday today, so as a gift to me, I shall be last here!!! Happy birthday to ME!!! 33!

  645. CBF — (re: private ravine scene) no, never did. But we can fill in the blanks.

    You’re right about book vs. movie with the character development, but there’s been bigger gaps with other stories, notably “Dune”.

  646. Gee Theo, thanks for the birthday wishes! :-p

  647. OK then, Helene — happy birthday!
    […then quickly closes the comments]
    [snicker!]
    [jus’ kiddingks]

  648. Don’t you DARE!!!

    And thank you.🙂

    [Oh, I’d dare. I WOULD DARE. – Ed.]
    😉

  649. OMG you didn’t!!!! That’s it. You owe me a kitty. I’ll take the one with the striped tail. No the gray one. No the black one. Can I have the mommy too?

  650. Yes, very much the same with Dune, but the book is very serious, whilst the movie is so unintentionally hilarious, and of course there is Sting in all of his youthful glory. It was weird, I went to a Sting concert last year, and he looked like my grandpa.
    Your new site is very awesome Theo, my husband has been drooling over all the wordpressy goodness.

    Happy Birthday, Helene- but I am two years older so if age goes before beauty, I am Last.

  651. CBF — my new site? Eh wot??
    If you’re talking about ICanHasCheezburger (are you?) that’s not mine… I’m just a fan (and occasional content submitter). More “info” here:
    http://icanhascheezburger.wordpress.com/about/

  652. Ha! I thought it was yers!

  653. Pfffft to you CBF. I’m the age of the Christ, doesn’t that count for something? Act your age, not your shoe size. So since I’m the youngster here, I’m allowed to be a big baby and keep posting, but YOU should be more mature and beyond that sort of childish pursuits. Tsk tsk.

    Theo, I still want that kitty. Ignoring me won’t make me go away.

  654. Not my kitties, y’know. We’re just the foster family.

  655. Actually Helene, that is a lot funnier than you know. I was a real serious kid, and people would tease me that I have been 40 since the day I was born. Now that I am skidding towards 40, my husband swears I am aging backwards. Like Mork from Ork. Go figure;)

    last. ppplllbbbt.

  656. Theo, you mean the mommy isn’t yours?

    CBF, pppplllllbbbbttttttt (drool splashing everywhere)

  657. Morning, Peeps. Here’s a cat factiod for this ayem:
    Pepper was a gray alley cat who became the 1st cat movie star when she wandered onto a set; disappeared soon after the death of her fave costar, a great Dane named Teddy. She appeared in many Charlie Chaplain films, which is awesome, because Charlie Chaplain was a genius. I showed my kids some clips from his old movies and they were cracking up. It is hard to phase the jaded kids of today, but Charlie’s still got it.

    coo coo cachoo.

  658. “The book of the Princess Bride is much better than the movie, but nobody has ever read it. Except me.”

    Heh. CBF, I read it long before there was a movie. All the author’s supposed travails in tracking down a copy of the rare book…only to find out his kid thinks it’s BORING.

  659. I never read that book. But I’m French so it doesn’t count.

  660. FYI – sometimes people com back to old threads just to join back in on all the fun. I want to be a part of your little game. : )
    *last*

  661. The pot’s still simmering. All these cooks keep stopping by, lifting the lid, and adding another ingredient…..

  662. Yes, but we must focus people, we’re here for Buddy, that’s all that matters.

    (last)

  663. I’m not here for buddy, I’m here to crush your spirits.

    BWAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH

  664. (quickly hides the rum, fake smile at Helene)

  665. I don’t care, I’m still winning.

  666. …but winning *what*?

  667. ABSOLUTE AND TOTAL WORLD DOMINATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    All your asses belong to me. Wait. Never mind.

  668. (nudges Theo, shush!);-)
    Yes, yes, Helene, you are winning, oh you are in the lead, oh my, how will we ever compete against Helene? I might as well give up I guess. SIGH.

  669. Thank you for your cooperation and swift recognition of my superiority. You obviously know what’s good for you. Bow to ze Frawnch Canadian!

  670. …………sniff……….belch.

  671. How DARE you question my infinite superiority!! Bow I say!

  672. “Parleley, parlelellylelooo, par le nee, partner, par… snip, parsley…
    Parley?”

  673. Parley vous français?

  674. “Parley? Damn to the depths whatever man what thought of “Parley”.”

    Captain Jack Sparrow: “That would be the French.”

  675. Don’t blame me, it was my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great- great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great- great-great-great-grandparents!

  676. Well still, I am not bowing.
    Have you got a flag?

  677. My flag boy and your flag boy
    Sitting by the fire
    My flag boy said to your flag boy
    Gonna set your flag on fire
    (talkin bout)
    Hey now (hey now)
    Hey now (hey now)
    Aiko aiko annee (whoa-oh-oh)
    Ja ca mo fee na a na ne
    Ja ca mo fee na ne

  678. My Grandma and your Grandma sitting by the fire,
    My Grandma says to your Grandma,
    I can set your flag on fiyah,
    Talkin’ ’bout Hey now, (boomboomboom) Hey now, (boomboomboom) Iko Iko wane, chakamo feena, ah nah nay, chakamo feena nay.(sic – sp.? phonetical.)

  679. Phonetical, hypothetical, and completely THEOretical, boyee!

  680. Look at my king all dressed in red
    Iko, Iko, Anay
    I betcha five dollars he’ll kill you dead
    Ja ca mo fee na ne
    Talkin’ ’bout Hey now, Hey now
    Hey now, Hey now
    Iko Iko Anay
    Jacamo feeno ana ne
    Jacamo fee na ne

  681. Look at that guy all dressed in green,
    Iko Iko kowanne, He’s not a man, he’s a lovin’ machine,
    Chakamo fee nah nay,
    Chakamo fee nah nay,
    Chakamo fee nah nay,
    Chakamo fee nah nay.

    Years ago I searched all over for the meaning of those words. Try asking your local librarian and see what reaction you get. Oh well.

  682. And what a nice flag it is yes, yes, very nice. Ooh, not one but four fleur des lis. Nice.
    Still, …not bowing.

  683. really? I’m a bit Fraunch on my grandmudders side, but mostly I’m of Scottish and British decent. Line of Stewart. Royalty actually. But I don’t care about any of that because I’m an American and dang proud. The last shall be first and the first shall be LAST.

  684. [segue to:]
    GIT UP! (get on up)
    GIT UP! (get on up)
    Stay on the scene…

  685. [or:]
    Chaka Khan
    Chaka Khan
    Chaka Khan Chaka Khan

    Chaka Khan lemme rock you
    Lemme rock you Chaka Khan…

  686. LOL! I Loff Chaka Kahn! No lie- my first trip to the record store when I was 11, I got Chaka, Madonna’s like a virgin, and Thompson Twins, hold me now 45s. I heart the 80s! I am listening to mike and the mechanics right now!

  687. Say it loud, say it clear…

  688. OMGorgonzola Theo, that was the song- are you psychotic or something?!?

  689. But now the itunes are cranking out the New Order goodness. And Alas I must depart and feed the starving hordes that infest my humble abode. Adieu Helene, until next time.

  690. CBF — psycho, maybe; psychic, no. That was the only M+M song that really got airplay.

  691. Well, now we are easing into the Crowded House mix as all the babehs finally head to bed. And it is very apropriate:
    Hey now hey now
    don’t dream it’s over…

    This is the thread that will not die. Evah.

  692. …it just goes on and on, my friends
    Some people started commenting, not knowing what it was…

  693. Theo, starting a round of the song that never ends at our house is a hangin offense. It is right up there with the gem my son brought home from the school bus:
    I know a song that gets on everbody’s nerves…

  694. …take one down, pass it around…

  695. Oh I’m not allowed to sing that one- I’m a Mormon, and we are very sober. My mom would go ballistic when we sang it as kids.
    But how about “the cat came back, the very next day, oh the cat came back, we thought he was a gonner but the cat came back, just couldn’t stay awaaay, oh no, no no no noes…”

  696. (not the same tune as 100 b
    bottles of beer, more of a strollin’-along-the-lane kinda-do-do-do tune.)

    100 green bottles, hanging on the wall
    100 green bottles, hanging on the wall,
    If one green bottle, should happen to fall,
    There’ll be 99 green bottles, hanging on the wall….. (grin)

    We made up our own versions:
    -or-
    100 little babies, just learning to crawl,
    -or-
    100 big daddies, kicking a soccer ball,
    -or-
    100 happy mommies, shopping at the mall,

    (ehrm)

  697. oopses, should be:
    100 little babies, learning how to crawl. The “just” don’t cut it.

  698. 100 pound Buddy, up there on the couch,
    100 pound Buddy, Up there
    Try to take him down, fall on the ground,
    100 pound Buddy up there on the couch1!

  699. Heck, CBF, this is the internet. You can PRETEND to be whatever/whomever you like. For instance, sometimes I *pretend* to be this worldly tried-everything sort of person, re: booze & dope & whatnot… when the truth is I pretty much only like the music that lifestyle tends to be associated with; I have maybe one beer & one glass of wine a month, total. I could even pretend to be LDS, as long as you never ask me about my mission work. 😉

  700. (I’ve been to Utah, though. For real.)

  701. PS — I’ve added a QUICK LINK to this thread. Let’s see who can find it first. [snicker]

  702. Ya, well I was BORNED in Utah, and my ancestors drug themselves across the plains in covered wagons to git there. It’s kinda in my bones. I LOVE being LDS. (really!) But I pretend on the internets all right. I’m usually vewy sewious. For Reals:)

  703. LOL- I found your link- now everyone is going to want to be last! Thwarted!

  704. We seem to have no Helene tonite. I hope she’s ok, cause I gotta go. I’m having a very Harry Potter type of day:
    “it’s not everyday your young man turns 11.” I can still remember when he was a new baby! But kids will grow up, I suppose…

  705. I had 2 comments lined up next, depending upon relevancy of course.
    1. How do you guys get to this thread? Click April? Sizzearch “couch”? Other?
    Theo – yoo r da man. I vill find zay qvik linka – tanka.

    2. ‘Round and ’round and ’round she goes, where she stops no BUDDY knows!
    (I keel mesself!)

    erm. No pretending by me here. I is.

    CBF – thx. for singing along.

    I been to Utah via Amtrak cross-country train trip years ago. My family physician is LDS.

  706. Paws Up for OCOOTDOAUE !

  707. [to the tune of “O Tannenbaum”]

    OCOOTDOAUE, OCOOTDOAUE
    Let’s all pretend we’re Mormon now
    OCOOTDOAUE, OCOOTDOAUE
    Or maybe not, ’cause I don’t know how

    Some of my best friends are trains…

  708. brinnann says:

    This is the song that never ends;
    It just goes on and on my friends;
    Some people started singing it,
    Not knowing what it was;
    And they’ll keep on a-singing it,
    Forever just because…

    (btw, I’ve read the WHOLE commentroversy)

  709. OMG CBF, “I know a song that gets on everbody’s nerves…”?? I didn’t know there was an english version of this!!!

    Moi je connais une chanson
    Pour écoeurer le monde!
    (repeat ad nauseam or until someone smashes your face off)

  710. Theo, you posted what where?

  711. “It’s a small world after all.
    It’s a small world after all.
    It’s a small world after all.
    It’s a small, bleen world.”

  712. Wow. Just…wow.

    All I can say is that Buddy totally deserves to be associated with such a long thread. I loff him. And he’s on my lap right now. (No, he’s not cutting off my circulation…he’s not actually that fat)

    Last?

  713. We should let Kate, Buddy’s mom be last.

    oh noes this would make me last!

  714. No way, I’m crushing Kate’s spirits too!!

    And seriously, why end this thread now? Didn’t we say we wanted to beat the kitten-eater baby? We got 300-or-so posts to go peeps!

  715. Woops, it’s 1215 posts, not 1015. So we got 530 posts to go. So let’s go, no slacking!

    *cracks whip*

  716. owww.

  717. crybabyfix ;-P

  718. OK peeps, it’s Friday!
    [tosses some ice cubes into a shaker]
    [adds a sprig of catnip]
    [pours in a jigger of chicken broth]
    [shooka shooka shooka]
    …who’s up for an early start?

  719. Pina Colada here… with a side of Cairo kitten.

  720. Sorry, we don’t have fosters on tap. Maybe you’d like one of these?
    http://teho.vox.com/library/photo/6a00c2252668128e1d00d4142248436a47.html

  721. Ewwwwww, it’s been pre-licked! No thanks.

  722. brinnann says:

    If we wanna keep this thread going for another 500 or so posts, I could restart the commentroversy…from an omnivore’s point of view. Think anonymous/_/luckynumber/s. is still hanging around in the wings?

  723. brinnann says:

    btw, I luuuurrve pudgy animals.

  724. brinnann says:

    Theo, strawberry margarita, w/patron, no salt, bebeh kittehs on the side (they might get cold if we actually put them in the drink).

  725. Brinn — coming right up! [urrp]
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6569657.stm

  726. brinnann says:

    Thanks, Theo! That just gave me reinforcement for my Wednesday nights @ the Chili’s bar. I’m not getting tipsy, I’m preventing cancer here.

  727. brinnann says:

    Thanks, Theo! That just gave me reinforcement for my Wednesday nights @ the Chili’s bar. I’m not getting tipsy, I’m preventing cancer here.

  728. brinnann says:

    Oops, I’ve got a Friday double up there.

  729. You must’ve got a double shot, Brinnann.

  730. Twofer twofer!

  731. Hey no fair, *I* didn’t get my kitteh!

    Double posting = cheating. Let’s stay true and honest to reach our goal.

  732. 511 to go…

  733. Laurie C says:

    Aha, I found the quicklink. One still needs to scroll way, way down, though.

  734. Helene — it ain’t science. The comment count has always been wonky. For instance, I’ve seen it “add” a new comment after I edit something (bleen out a swear, fix somebody’s URL, add something I forgot, etc.)

    Anyway, how is a whole comment of “511 to go” any less of a cheat, hmmmm?
    😉

  735. Theo, I was simply informing the population of the task at hand. I’m all about the people.

  736. Laurie, where? where?

    I’m not even sure what a “quicklink” is, how different is it from a simple link? A double link? A double link dipped in chocolate with a cherry on top?

  737. Don’t overthink The Link.

  738. But whère ees eet??

  739. Oooooooooohhhh I found eet!

  740. brinnann says:

    Oh! I’m so proud! I found eet too!

  741. cuff link, chain link, golf link, satellite link, …

  742. Don’t forget sausage.
    NEVER FORGET THE SAUSAGE.

  743. My sentiments ‘xactly in my comment under Mr. Wrinkles McSmooshersons, Esquire the Third.

  744. beep beep

  745. Helene – Zo, awhat do you zink of zee veray Frawnsh accentsah on C.O.? Eh, theenk eet ovair, take yoair tiyem, naw rush eef you plez. Que sera, sera. Bon nuit.

  746. …and don’t forget Poland, either.

  747. Polish sausage link?

  748. Dang- I leave this place for one day cuz it is my boy’s birthday, and all the peeps start finding the link! We went and saw Meet the Robinsons- and teho, I think we should NEVER underestimate the power of teh sausage for sheer physical bodily harm.
    As for drinkies, I Like milk. Preferably whole, and not homogenized. And the kittehs dig it too.

  749. cutebabyfix – Belated Happy 11th Birthday to your little man.

  750. I adore ze frawnch accènt!

  751. HAI YOU GUYZ

  752. Theo – bleensicle…is that a catnip margarita for reals???

  753. Kate — did you check out the “source image” link?

  754. Ahhh…I see. If anyone’s actually made a chicken broth and catnip-sicle, I’d love to hear about it…

  755. Honestly, I *have* been considering it. Plenty o’cats around our place to try.

  756. HALLO YOU MARISER

  757. ewww- for the bleenscicle you could use the totally gross water from the tuna can. My cats would go crazy.

  758. Yeah, Bud would TOTALLY prefer tuna water. He dances around everytime I bring the can opener out.

    This calls for an experiment…

  759. Kitteh Popsicle Surprise

    1 cup gross tuna water
    1 cup dead chicken juice
    1 tblsp. catnip
    1 tblsp. cream
    1 cup day old fish heads

    Puree in blender on high for one minute. Try not to gag. Freeze in dixie cups with a popsicle stick stuck in. Hold out to your cat with one hand whilst trying to take a picture of your kitteh with the other hand so you can get posted on CO. Cat looks at you with disapproval and stalks away tail in the air. Cat hates the popsicle. (This is the surprise.)

  760. oh-and Kate, honey? I think we *need* to see some video of Buddy dancin around for the tuna water, ‘kay?

  761. I love the can opener dance! Tails up everybody! And! Ready! Paw over paw, meow-meow, rub head on stuff, and turn, now paw over paw, meow-meow, rub head on stuff, and turn and, UP, stretch up high, meow-meow, and down again, don’t forget that tail!, paw over paw, meow-meow. “Fosse, Fosse, Fosse! You do Martha Graham, Martha Graham, Martha Graham! Or Twyla, Twyla, Twyla! Or Michael Kidd, Michael Kidd, Michael Kidd, Michael Kidd! Or Madonna, Madonna, Madonna!…”

  762. CBF, I hate your popsicle too! (spits out fish bone)

  763. CBF with the perfect punchline! Yeee HAW! (Haw ha ha ha haaawwww…)

    And Pyrit — good flick. Nathan Lane, Robin Williams, and Moe (from Moe’s Tavern)

  764. “Fish heads, fish heads, roly poly fish heads.
    Fish heads, fish heads,
    eat them up, yumm.”

  765. brinnann says:

    I’m so glad to see everyone’s here after the weekend.

    Pyrit: Fish heads sounds familiar. What’s it from?

  766. IT’S FROM FISH!

  767. brinnann says:

    huh? I’m missin’ something here.

  768. Probably only a head, give or take. Nothing important.

  769. Fish Heads is a song, erm, of sorts. Old Saturday Night Live material. There’s a You Tube vid of it, or you can read about it:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_Heads
    Earworm warning!

  770. Fish Heads was from SNL?? I thought it was only Dr. Demento.

  771. Yeah, you’re probably right. I must have seen it on SNL.

  772. beep beep

  773. brinnann says:

    Helene, who you beepin’ at?

  774. First!

    (sits back and waits)

  775. [lets Pyrit *keep* waiting]

  776. brinnann says:

    Second!

    (what are we waiting for?)

  777. FISH!!!

  778. brinnann says:

    Sorry, Theo. I musta hit enter right after you did.

  779. brinnann says:

    Are we making fishsicles? Aw, man, not again tonight.

  780. No problem. I was answering *you* anyways.
    😉

  781. GAH! Out of order again!

  782. Fickle!

  783. brinnann says:

    fickle-sicle? huh? whu?

  784. Ish!

  785. brinnann says:

    One fish;
    Two fish;
    Red fish;
    Blue fish.

  786. This one has a little star
    This one can has a little car
    What a lotta fish there are

  787. Thanks for the earworms. No really! I just hadda sit through my boy’s 2nd grade concert where they were singing Home Home on the Range. It was very cute but I couldn’t get it outta mah hey-ed. I’d much rather be thinking:
    You never see them drinking cappachino in italian restaurants with oriental women…Yeah!

  788. And all this talk of fish made me think:
    You get absolutely nothing!
    You’re so stupid Weavah!

  789. cbf – Yes. Yes, we need video of the tuna dance STAT.

    But in the meantime, pyrit’s rendition was divine. Only Buddy adds the “flop and roll” which consists of falling on his side and using all his strength to roll on his back from side to side. Much like my old pup used to rub her back in goose poo in the backyard.

    Ever done our favorite trick, the “belly buffet”??? When you flip your cat so he’s belly-up and you hold him up to your face and, essentially, have a snorgle fest?

  790. Btw, happy 3-week thread-iversary everyone! Seems like only yesterday that…(I’ll leave this one open)

    *takes deep breath* Ahhh…the good ole days.

  791. BrianMPLS says:

    Wow!
    To think I missed all the fun just by skipping past a post I found uninteresting. Fat kitty – neh; seen dozens of ’em. Quasi-sexual bobblehead cat decoration – bleh; one is too many seen!

    So all that time ago I moved on to the next cuteness and never got to enjoy the commentroversy OR the later stream of semi-sequiters — my two favorite forms of (word-related) communication!

    People, please! If you’re gonna be all weird or arguey, is it too much to ask to shoot me an email and get me in on it? =)

  792. Join on in BrianMPLS! As far as I ken tell, this party is just getting started- no threadjacking necessary. Although we seem to be mostly weird, less arguey. This thread has turned into almost the secret thread where all the cool kids hang out. wow. I don’t think I’ve EVER been cool before.

  793. SUPER secret, CBF. Shhh! Don’t tell the Chinese or Karl Rove or Billy Ray Cyrus or even MEG!

  794. brinnann says:

    ohemgee! Meg doesn’t know?!?!

  795. oks I will just put the plans into this little r2 unit and run away to fix mah hair donuts…

  796. first AND last!!! (pliiiiiiiiz, Theo)

  797. brinnann says:

    agd, you can’t be last; we’ve only got 772 comments.

  798. brinnann says:

    CBF, what are ‘hair donuts’?

  799. brinnann says:

    Nvmd, I got it. I always thought they looked like honey-buns.

  800. CINNAMON ROLLS, people. Leia had CINNABON hair.

  801. Helene says:

    I go beep beep when I got nothing but still want to contribute to the insanity.

  802. brinnann says:

    Ahhh, it makes so much more sense now that you’ve cleared that up, Helene….

  803. “Baby you can drive my car
    “And baby I love you
    “BEEP BEEP, BEEP BEEP, YEAH!”

  804. brinnann says:

    Beep beep;
    Who’s got the keys to the jeep.
    Vroom.

  805. Helene says:

    I love you too Theo.

  806. brinnann says:

    Hey, I want some luv!

  807. [ahem] No offense, but that was John and Paul talking, Helene.

  808. Helene says:

    I love you Brinnann.

  809. brinnann says:

    Awwww, thanks Helene. I feel all warm and fuzzy, almost as if I was snorgling flooffy Buddy’s belleh up there.

  810. JOHN AND PAUL
    LOVE YOU ALL!

    Love is all you need.

  811. brinnann says:

    Actually, I could really use Buddy about now. It’s always cold in my office, and a nice, toasty kitteh on my lap would help out greatly.

  812. “You’d think that people had enough of silly love songs, but I look around and I see it isn’t so,
    woah no.”

  813. wow. Teho you are spooky. We did this babeh at 4 am this morning. No lie.

    http://cutebabyfix.com/2007/05/01/baby-you-can-drive-my-car/

    spooky.

  814. Huh. Well, maybe I *am* psychic. Cool.

    (PS — fixed your link.)

  815. thx- I am not so good at the computery stuff I usually leave it all to the geek in charge here. My whole fambly are geeks, but I am the least geeky of them all, and it makes me ashamed:)

    And Helene, if you go beep beep, I think that makes you r2d2- you’re our only hope!

  816. Helene says:

    Brinnann, kittehs are also nice under bare feet, the soft fur between the toesies… Toasty… toasty toesies…

  817. Helene says:

    beep beep

  818. By the way, CBF, that’s a really cute-but-mindbendery kid, there. Wooo wooo….

  819. Yes, a very weird submishe-
    check this babeh-so prosh and also mind bendery:
    http://cutebabyfix.com/2007/03/28/the-birthday-girl/

  820. I am C3BF, Human cyborg…

  821. Helene says:

    Resistance is futile

  822. Resistance to cuteness? Resistance to Buddy?
    I think resistance to Buddy would go like this: Buddy comes over, you resist him. By looking away. He does the tuna dance. You peek outta the corner of yer eye. You hold in the laughinks by biting your cheek. He comes over to the computer and WHOMP. Lays down on yer hands on the keyboard, crushing it all mercilessly. You give up and flomp yer hay-ed into his fur and snorgle obediently. Game over.

  823. It is your destiny.

  824. More like my density!

  825. Wow, cbf…it’s like you live with us. Nice portrayal.

  826. Nah, my cats do this alla time. There will be no reading in our house because her royal highness Nairobi has deemed it absolutely necessary. All books will be sat upon with out mercy.

  827. Awesome. Nairobi needs a thread. (both blog and cotton versions)

  828. One Bleen to rule them all,
    One Bleen to find them,
    One Bleen to bring them all,
    and in the darkness bind them.

    Bleen.

  829. [sigh] …people get that wrong ALL THE TIME. Once more, that third line is:

    “One Bleen to bring the war”

    …Tolbleen doesn’t just repeat himself, ya bleening frist possers.

  830. This Nairobi, her tortiness, giving you the old wax on, wax off.
    http://cutebabyfix.com/images/ninjacat.jpg

    She can has some sweet threads already Kate.

  831. Cutebabyfix. I really like your webpage? site? blog? (ehn I get so confused now.. too many options)those mindbendy baby pictures are awesome.

  832. Ninja cat is hilarious! Nice Japanglish? Is that what its called?

  833. “Engrish”

  834. Thx Annie- we do what we can to educate people that babies are cute. Really.

    As for Engrish, has you ever seen this?
    http://www.engrish.com/
    They have a sweet hammie background too.

  835. Yes! I actually went to that site about a month ago and allllllmost bought a “no staring at monkey” t-shirt. Hysterical.

  836. brinnann says:

    This one takes Engrish a step further:

    LOL-Kitteh as a Second Language (LKSL-101) in Five Easy Steps

  837. brinnann says:
  838. [contemplates ICHC from an acquisitions-and-mergers perspective]

    OK, yes I’m kitting.

  839. Helene says:

    OMG wau!! Dat beesings a kiti vary ful ov tewtul kutenis!! Bees wif da lukingz!! Omg him gotz da bowwagez on himz hed lyk WTF?!? OMG I tewtul wuntz to grabz dat kiti and fuzziez himz awl ovar … him sooooooo mooshy an fullz ov win!! Don werry lil kiti, I no eetz u! I luvz kitiz! I can has bunchiz ov dem! Mah kitiz luvz bowwagez too! YETH!! GIMME!! Kthxbai!

  840. brinnann says:

    Theo, I don theenk ur kitting.

  841. Helene says:

    Theo… ICHC??? Like wat teh fuk?

  842. brinnann says:

    Helene, I hope you didn’t hurt yourself.

  843. brinnann says:

    ICHC: I Can Has Cheezburger?

  844. TCMAM!*

    .

    .

    .

    *(“They Call Me… Acronym Man”)

  845. Helene says:

    Brie, nah, I copy-pasted the example. But it did hurt my brains to read that with likezz.

    Forgive my ignolence (ignorance/insolence), but… are you a boy or a girl? (omits comment about how one would check a kitten’s sex)

  846. brinnann says:

    Are you sure that’s what they’re really calling you?

  847. brinnann says:

    It’s okay, I’ve heard Brinn used for both. I’m a girl.

  848. Ooh — brie? Who has brie?? En croute?? I’ll get some pears! Anyone got a nice white zin?

  849. brinnann says:

    Oooh, I luuurve me some white wine!

  850. Helene says:

    *takes out the bleu, the port and dark chocolate*

  851. brinnann says:

    bleu & dark chocolate?

  852. oooh the chocolate…I am on a diet, I *need* to lose about 2 million pounds:( So nothing but mung beans and celery for me I’m afraid.

  853. brinnann says:

    “Diet” is a dirty word in my house.

  854. brinnann says:

    But ya know dark chocolate is an excellent anti-oxidant, right? Good enough excuse for me.

  855. Helene says:

    CBF, you can allow yourself one bite of dark chocolate, it’s good for you! Antioxydants and all!

    Brie, sure, especially if it’s a Stilton. Amazing. The bitterness of the chocolate and of that of the cheese… the creaminess…

  856. dark chocolate is mah favorite. No nuts, no flavorings, no sugar really, no cheese, just dark dark chocolate. It should be unadulterated. It is kind of a problem, hence the diet…

  857. Whats everyone else’s poison?

  858. brinnann says:

    Usually tonight would be margarita night (preferably strawberry margaritas), but I’ve got no money so it’ll be sammiches for me tonight. I guess tequila would be the only thing I could call ‘poison’ since I don’t have a favorite junkfood – almost anything will do.

  859. anything with chocolate and sugar. Must be dark chocolate. Oh and Margaritas. I love margaritas.

  860. brinnann says:

    Sometimes chocolate, sometimes fruity, sometimes salty, sometimes tangy – though sweet usually needs to be balanced out with something salty.

  861. Coo Coo Cachoo.

  862. gesundheit

  863. My non-alcoholic poison is italian sodas.

    But if we’re going alcoholic, then gin-n-tonics or a Guinness.

  864. OOOh when I was a little girl growing up in New Yawk, we would eat italian ice. Nostalgia…

  865. “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.”
    I’ll drink to that.

  866. Oh I see – the link. I though there was a bit of “The Emperor’s New clothes” going on here.

  867. Fred: oh we’re dressed alright, in real fancy clothes. You can see em right? *wink,wink*

  868. clothes?
    [blinking]
    [rubbing eyes]
    i gots pjs…
    [YAWWWWWWN]

  869. Wooeee, not me I’m all dressed up. Ditched the stay at home mom clothes and gots a suit on. Big IEP meetings at school today. I’m skeered, but Buddy is giving me some ballast to hold on to.

  870. Good morning from me and Bud. (looking behind me, I see this: http://kataboots.typepad.com/morningbud.jpg )

    Someone loves his basket.

    [gotta leave a little whitespace at the end of your URLs here… – Ed.]

  871. Did Buddy shrink???

  872. brinnann says:

    All kittehs can shrink to any size when it comes to the matter of fitting where they want to.

  873. I told you guys he wasn’t that fat🙂

    Thanks for fixing the link – I actually realized that right after I posted…but that whole late for work thing, ya know…haha

  874. Oh Kate he is even more snorgable from the front. What a handsome Kitty. I have a big white tom and he also looks fatter in some posses. Stupid Nuffs.

  875. Helene says:

    *poke poke*

    My poison is poking people in the face when they least expect it. Very very bad for my health.

    And digging my toes in cat belly fur… Mmmmm soft and warm…

  876. I don’t think Sister would go for me digging my toes in her belly fur, though she is quite soft. She’s basically a short-hair mix, but her fur feels more like rabbit fur.

  877. Helene says:

    My Matou is veree veree pa-she-ant!! I put my foot in, wiggle the toes, he starts waving his tail, I wiggle some more, he gives me a dirty look, I wiggle some more, he takes a blood sample.

  878. Thanks for the Buddy Pic!! I just had a very long unpleasant day, and I come here, and there is good old Buddy, saying it’s ok Babeh, come on in mah basket and get cozy. He has amazing eyes. Very eloquent. Is he a talker?

  879. Thanks! It’s nice to know others think your bebeh is handsome, too.🙂 I’m pretty much sold on that (deformed claws and all).

    And, yes, oh my…he is a talker. Pretty much the Kathy Griffin of domestic short hairs. But I loff his jabberings cuz he tells me allll about his day when i get home from work.

    You got a talker, too?

  880. Helene – love the toe-wiggling and blood sampling! Might have to try that one.

  881. Yes, I gots a talker. Miss Nairobi Ninja cat. Well, her full name is Obi Wan Nairobi. We went to the shelter, and she stuck her paw out of the bars and laid it on my shoulder and asked me to take her home so sweetly that it was love at first sight. I actually cried, and I am not soppy about animals, much more pragmatic. The boy who was picking a cat for his birfday was told unceremoniously that the supercilious tomcat he was looking at would not do, and we were taking Nairobi. It is something about the eyes, you can see the intelligence there in some animals. In others you look in their eyes and there is nuffin. Like our other cat, The Stupid Bup. She doesn’t have a single brain. Not one.

  882. CBF – you don’t know how pleased I am that you cried when you got your cat! My husband and I are picking up our FIRST PUP EVER tonight!!!!! I’ve been crying for days. So embarrassing!!!

  883. Oh my…I looooove stories about how a pet chose their owner!! They’re always so sweet! Thanks CBF! My friend, Heather, is perfectly matched with her shelter dog…with all the other wiggling, cute puppies, her dog just walked up to her, leaned against her leg and looked up. Stick a fork in her. She was done.

    “Fred”: congratulations!!!! Breed? Name? Pics??

  884. She’s a 6 month old Rhodesian Ridgeback named Kazi. She has an overbite so she kind of looks like someone strapped a pit bull nose on her. SO CUTE. Her previous owner returned her to the breeder underweight and without her second and third vaccinations – and who knows what worming ETC. I’m glad I never met them or I may have been forced to whack them over the head with my George Forman Grill!!!!!!

    I will be taking hundreds of pics over the weekend, then I plan on diving into Blogsville – then I will link, link, link!!!!

    I’m VERY over excited at the mo. 1 MORE HOUR TO GO!!!

  885. ps. no, we aren’t going to pick up our pup at 11 at night – I’m in Oz. It’s 3:40 Friday afternoon

  886. Sooo, we are all dyin in here- how is Kazi from Oz?

  887. Wow, I wish it was already 3:40 Friday afternoon for me.

  888. Helene says:

    I have a talker too! He’s a tuxedo as well, but he looks more like this cat :

    http://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2007/04/this_just_in_th.html

    He has the exact same face. And he’s super intelligent too! And veree verre patient!!

  889. I am concocting an eevil plan to breed a batch of hyperintelligent talking cats, no “I can has” anything, brainy ones who would rule this planet in peace.

  890. hee hee… best thread ever.

  891. it’s gettin kinda quiet in here…

  892. Today is one of those days where it would have been better just to stay home & have the kittens use me for tooth & claw practice. The end result would be the same, but it would’ve been a lot more fun getting there.

  893. Poor Teho…. I hope your day gets better. Just remember there are kittens at home to snorgle at the end of the day

  894. Teho, bad day @ the office? I’m sorry. I’m just having a sleepy day at the office.

  895. Hey, I’m gonna adopt a kitteh soon from our local Humane Society, and I’ve got a question:

    Would it be a good idea to bring Sister with me to be sure they get along? I haven’t contacted them yet to see if it’s allowed, but I’ve been giving it a lot of thought.

  896. Helene says:

    Poor Theo…

    A few questions. Does Meg know about this thread and Teh Leenk©?

    And… why does everyone spell your name Teho, is there an inside joke or nickname I should know about?

  897. Helene says:

    Brie, bad idea. She’ll be overwhelmed and stressed. You can be almost sure she’ll react badly. Best that they meet when she is in her environment. My opinion anyway.

  898. Snorgles and licks to Teho. Via Buddy. Not me.🙂

  899. brinnann, Best not to put them face to face for a couple of days after you bring the newest home either.

  900. Helene, you partially answered your own question. You know how people tend to misspell “the” as “teh” on the internet? I’m pretty sure that’s where “Teho” came from.

  901. If I don’t pick one I know she’ll get along with, how will I know which one to pick? I’ve pretty much settled on an adult cat, not just because they’re pretty much already self-sufficient (don’t think I’d have the time to raise a kitteh), but more so because I know it’s harder for shelters to adopt them out. Most people want a cutsie little baby to take home, so the older ones get left behind.

  902. Helene says:

    Brie, I don’t know why, but I never mispell “the” But I always mispell “client” (cleint) at work!

    Oh, and check out myu comment on here, because I’m soooooo clever!!! (or foul-mouthed)

    http://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2007/05/lets_check_in_o.html

  903. Helene says:

    Brie, does your cat tend to be dominant? Scaredy-cat? Maybe your best bet is a cat that’s on the submissive side? I never had that problem, so I guess I’m lucky. I tend to think that unless you put 2 dominants or 2 males together, most cats will get along in due time. Or is that wishful thinking?

  904. FYI… “Teho” was a common (intentional) misspelling of my name, which stuck, and I used it when I started up my Vox page.

  905. Helene says:

    What’s her name, Virginia Plain.

  906. Sister is dominant when it comes to Honey, but that’s because Honey’s the scaredy-cat…um, dog. She adapted very quickly to Honey, though, when Sister first came to live with us. I guess if she can stand Honey, she’ll put up with about anything.

  907. I love you Helene!

  908. Helene says:

    Thanks Teho!

  909. Funny. Somebody thinks they’re me.
    They’re not.

    (Cut it out, Helene.)

  910. Helene says:

    Who? Where?

    Alright😦

  911. KaitouJuliet says:

    I see that even in the basket, Buddy is still a paw-dangler!

  912. brinnann, Here is my experience. I just brought my Mom’s two cats home to live with my current two darlings.
    One of the new cats is a siamese(bossy, curious and thinks she should be top cat as she was at my Moms), the other is shy and quiet) Of my two darlings the male Darin is social and a lovable lug. The other one is a Female, her name is Magneto(YEs from the x-men She fits her name)Is the boss at our house. It has taken them one month to find an uneasy peace. They are all still jumpy. I do not go up and pet a sleeping cat. THey have to be awake when I pet them or I might have no hand left. This morning I had Darin, MAgneto and Little One (the Shy kitty all on my bed for about 15 minutes. There is still a lot of friction with the siamese(her name is Lilac) I think because she tries to push everyone else around.

  913. Is it best that I get another female? Not sure why, but that’s my first inclination.

  914. Helene says:

    Yes, you don’t want 2 males, even if they’re fixed.

  915. But 2 females, both fixed, is okay?

  916. Helene says:

    Yeah, because females are less territorial. Plus males would fight for the females, even when fixed, no? Anyway, that’s what my vet told me and I trust him because he teaches at the vet dept at Université de Montréal. And he’s on TV. And he writes a column in the newspaper. And he’s from France. And he has a mustache. And he allays says “Allez, courage!” to everyone after they leave his office (even if your pet is in good health, LOL).😀

    http://extranet.assemblee-afe.fr/IMG/gif/lubrina_f.gif

  917. Oh my god, I wish I had your vet.

    Buddy has a new one (we recently relocated to California) and he doesn’t like her. In fact, during the one and only appt. we’ve had so far out here, he escaped the clutches of 2 beefy male vet assistants, flew through the heavy double doors as someone was walking through, and made it all the way to the waiting room to me. He was promptly snatched up by the aformentioned assistants and brought back to the room for his tests…legs stretched out, face all “harumpf” and whining just a little. Funny but so sad.

  918. Helene says:

    LOL, come over, it’s only 3000 miles away. Hee az ehn outrrageoous Frawnsh occent.

  919. Thanks for the help everyone; and thanks for the vet description, Helene! That one had me grinning from ear to ear.

    Kate, since he’s only been to this vet once, have you considered trying another one near you? Thankfully, I love my vet. My aunt has used him for years to treat her larger animals (horses, goats, etc) and recommended him to me. When I first brought Honey to see him, he was almost 30 minutes out of the way, but I’d only had her home for a few days when she decided to get sick and the local vet was on vacation. Now that I’ve moved, he’s only 10 minutes away, so it looks like I made a good choice in keeping him after that.

  920. Yeah, I’m actually moving closer to my job so I will be finding a different vet for him.🙂 We’ll find someone good!

  921. The Crapture says:

    wilford brimleycat ponders the diabeetus

  922. I theenk I detects an excapee from dee Cheezburger circuses!

  923. brinnann, I hope you find an awesome new kitty, Cause kittys are the best.

  924. /me shakes her head at Annie…. nah uh! bunnies.

  925. Hahh I agree with Theo. The bebeh kitteys are getting so big and they are half siamese.( I am believing this is a plus since Lilac has come to live with me…. well except for all the stuff she knocks off onto the floor on purpose) Cute very cute. Thanks Theo.

    Off course I do like bunnehs too.

  926. Here’s looking at you, Buddy! Cheers!

    You deserve at least 1 000 comments.

  927. Norty, You crazey but the bunneh is verrrr cute! Congrats on your new rabbit and the cage may seem big now but bigger is always better. Who is Walter and what have you done with him?

  928. hee hee… Walter was the winningest name chosen for the bunneh.. but when he came home, he was very much a Phennius Fynn Findley… hanging on to the name for now… who knows what will happen/ who will follow me home😉

    still snickering about the Wilford Brimleycat….♥

  929. yeah he is awesome did you see his other basket picture up there. He isn’t that fat actually. It’s up above where Theo askes Kate if Buddy shrunk.
    Tee Hee he is adorable.

    and hopefully Walter/Phennius doesn’t turn into a Penelope/Wanda. OR maybe that would be a good thing. I love his cutsy brown spots. Be sure you give him an occasional apple. Ours used to love those. Oh and nasturtiums apparently are particularly tasty. Have you been to the house rabit website too they are I think the best I saw when we had our Bunnys.

  930. Thanks for keepin’ it real, Annie. Bud appreciates it! haha

    And thanks to echo for his/her support🙂

    Norty – um, SO ca-yute! Looks like Fynn’s been sniffing around a fireplace! Love him.

  931. …IKO!!

    (sorry, what were we saying?)

  932. Theo, your mind must be going. Glad I don’t have that problem, knock on wood.
    Oh, that must be the door, I’ll get it.

  933. Dunno, but what is “IKO”?

  934. I’m Knocked Out?
    I Know One?
    In Kansas OverTheRainbow?

  935. Yep, that part made no sense to me whatsoever.

  936. Go to Wikipedia and search “Iko Iko”. It’s a song; a catchy, jaunty, edgy li’l song.

  937. Helene says:

    beep beep!

    I really have nothing to say.

  938. Roadrunner, the coyote’s after you.
    Roadrunner, if he catches you you’re through…

  939. Helene, Beep Beep indeed! I saw you were one of the people who posted on that little ditty up above.

    😀

  940. “Iko Iko” (annee)
    “Beep Beep” (roadrunner)
    “Naughty Naughty” (stupid 80s song)
    “Shoop Shoop Shoop” (it’s in his kiss, that’s where it is)

  941. Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’
    Though the streams are swollen
    Keep them doggies rollin’
    Rawhide!!!

  942. Awww, Kate! Was that really necessary?!? Aaagh, worst earworm ev-ar!

  943. “Exxxxcellent”
    (touching fingertips together)

  944. Chewin’ a wheat stalk, pulls brim down a bit, plants boots firmly in the dust, spits, shrugs, squints hard, uncoils and swings lasso ’round ‘n ’round overhead, takes aim and ropes Kate in. “Little lady, I’m afraid this here town aint big enough for you and the Blues Brothers.”

  945. Pyrit, ever actually swung a lasso? Just bein’ curious. I grew up around that sort of thing (Dad used to calf rope and taught me how – but I only practiced on the dummy), so the comment just jumped out at me. It’s been a while, though.

  946. Ahh the smell of the dust devils. sage brush, and them doggies… Reminds me of….
    Rolling Rolling Rolling,
    Keep those doggies rolling
    Rawhide…

    Damn the earworm got me.

  947. oh crap oh crap I forgot…
    “Manuh Manuh” (doot doo, doo doo doot)

  948. ‘scuse me Theo, (pulls strip of duct tape), brinnann, nope, never rode the range or lassoed nuthin’. (tears duct tape) Only ropes I know are sailing ropes, or sheets, as they’re called on a boat. (plops duct tape on Theo’s mouf.)

  949. [can still type]
    [inward snicker]

  950. And I’m the opposite: I’ve never been sailing, but I bet I’d love it. The closest I’ve ever been is riding the ferry to Galveston Island (Southeast Texas, Gulf of Mexico, ya know, brown water).



  951. I don’t know if this works but Bwahahahaha

    Opps Maybe I don’t wnat to do that if my mouth is gonna get duct taped.

    Runs and Hides from Pyrit

  952. Oh, look! It’s 4:30 here. Time to go home to the Honey and the Sister.

  953. Hey, I can sail too! [starts humming a little Christopher Cross]

  954. For anyone interested, I mentions about getting my FIRST PUP EVER on Friday (or Thursday for all you non Aussies) Well, I JUST HAD THE BEST LONG WEEKEND END IN MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And I’d like to say I didn’t cry like a big baby when I left for work this morning – but – I’m too honest. The Shame.

  955. Manuh Manuh??? Just. Saw. For the First Time. And I will never forgive you, Teho and Annie.🙂 J/k, I friggin’ luv it.

    It appears I’ve been lasso’ed and sitting here on Pyrit’s front porch for, oh, seven hours now. :::Promptly wiggles out, readjusts petticoats:::

    I demand a mint julep and a proper escort home. No funny business.

  956. Buddy’s Limrick

    There once was a
    couch stradling Cat

    Who some people thought
    dangerously fat.

    But the fat was a fact
    of his lying quite flat

    and dangling his feet
    off the couch back.

  957. congrats on your new puppy Fred. They get really big. A friend of mine has one and it is the cutest big old dog. a pussycat(opps did I say that). Don’t forget to post pictures. How is She doing after the weekend home with you? has she been on her first walk with you yet.

  958. a new puppy????????????

    squeeeeee!
    thud.

  959. a new puppy????????????

    squeeeeee!
    thud.

  960. yes… two times … to the floor.

  961. Good one, Annie.

    Fred, I suggest pictures pronto before the puddin’ starts to fly.

  962. Helene says:

    Nice limerick! did you know Asimov was a famous dirty limerick writer?

    http://www.dickstodghill.com/isaacasimovslimerick.htm

  963. wow. I have had a busy and not so happy week end, (the compy asploded a bit) and I come back to the thread that does not end and find it vibrant and full of peeps. What wonders I have wrought by simply aspiring to be…

    last.

  964. Helen, That Asimov limerick is amazing. It took me like part of yesterday to think about doing Buddy’s and then a good half hour to get it to rhyme and work out. The last line was the hardest. And here is Mr Isaak popping one out half drunk no less. On a napkin. I never realized what a prolific writer he was and on every subject. What a treasure. I am going to have to see if I can find some of his stuff to read The more obscure. After I read that link I searched for a list of his books and writings there must be thousands.

    Opps sorry that kind of went on and on did’nt it.

    On a lighter note Someone still needs to make Kate a mint Julep and escort her home now that she escaped from being tied up on the front porch.

  965. I imagine Kate whistling, and Buddy comes gallumphing up. She jumps on his back, and they ride off inta the sunset. Then she makes her own mint julep, and a bleensicle for the Budster.

  966. ok, so I clicked on the link for the limerick, and read the profile of the guy who posted it- turns out he is an 81 year old guy who fought in the battle of Normandy, a sports writer, sounds very tough. Under his interests? Hamsters. The man likes hamsters. Cute reigns.

  967. CBF.. That is too Prosh. I love it. I am going to go back and check that out.

    Kate on the back of Buddy too funny.

    Helen if you still are looking for some Commentroversy you may want to hit the Deer Picture today(no Pun intended) it is Vegitarian and Hunter land over there.

    Let the Puding fight begin.

  968. I didn’t wanna start a pudding fight there. I just wanted to point out the other side. Though I must admit I do realize (belatedly) that simply pointing something out is how commentroversies get started. I’ve just never been in the middle of one before and didn’t think it’d go there. So far, it’s not been too bad.

  969. Helene says:

    Annie, you’ve no idea.

    I read his biography, and one of my favorite stories in it was when Arthur C. Clarke sent a newpaper clipping about a man saying how his plane had almost crashed and he kept calm by reading a Arthur C Clarke novel. Arthur included a note saying “If he had been reading one of your novels, he would’ve fell asleep!” To which Asimov replied “Of course he was reading one of yours, so that if the plane had crashed, it would’ve come as a blessed relief!”

  970. furbabies says:

    I like puddin, chocolate puddin.

  971. Oooh, I have chocolate puddin mix at home. Gotsta make it tonight.

  972. Well, if we wants commentroversy, what we really need to talk about is tapioca, the kind wif the leetle balls. I have found it angers people.

  973. Leetle balls of what?
    **looks around slightly frightened of flying balls**

  974. Brinnann Not to worry I added my two cents in it too. I figured it was headed that way anyway and what difference if I also pointed out that most hunters are hunting for food. Not sport.
    Then I ran away. I figured the fur would start to fly no matter what.

    I’ll have to go over and Look a little later today.

    Helen, sounds like there was some competetion going on between those two. They should teach more of this kind of stuff in school. It is way more interesting.

  975. Tapioka?? anger people???? WOw, who Knew. I must remember that in my next pudin fight!

    It must be the little balls. Heheheh

  976. (runs past in quite a hurry and is not sure but thinks a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy is lapping tapioca pudding whilst 2 famous science fiction writers sip mint juleps during Annie’s limerick debut, applause!, as Kate and Theo ponder the uses of duct tape and rope. Pats Buddy and the fawn on their fuzzy heads, pat-pat, tosses a new computer to cutebabyfix, keeps running, manuh-manuh.)

  977. Heheheh.

  978. I’m oh-so-glad my boss wasn’t standing nearby when I read your last comment, Pyrit.

  979. furbabies says:

    I make yummy appitoca with the beeg round blobs. Almost as good as chocolate puddin.

  980. Would someone pu-lease tell me what the blobs are? I don’t think I’ve ever had tapioca.

  981. Kewl. Thanks for the new lappy. In my mind’s eye it is all tricked out wif so much bits and bytes- and it runs on tapioca. Also, the case is candy apple red. It only has two channels, CO, and cutebabyfix.com. No more work. Just cute.

  982. Weel, the blobs are these tiny leetle globular white balls that feel not entirely unlike fish eyes in your mouth, but taste of teh pudding. I loff them, but others find the texture disturbing.