And the answer is……

[Drum roll…]


HOOOOORAY JESS AND COLIN! All the best to you…

// PS — YAY!!! //



  1. Eater of Shades says:

    O snap!!!

  2. Congatulations to both of you!

    And to your gorgeous messenger, who looks so cute wrapped around your shoulders.

  3. paulajeanne says:



  5. Random Happy Person says:


    That’s so great. Congrats!

  6. paulajeanne says:

    Wow, this was fun!

  7. w00t w00t! So. . .is Colin B. the kitty or an actual human? (I just want to make sure 😉 ). Either way, congrats to both of you and good job Colin (the kitty or the human)!

  8. Does teh Tuna Dance for Colin and Jess. YAy for you guys.

    Whew. So glad it was Yes… ; )

  9. yaaay! congratulations!!!!
    again, jealous….
    he sounds like a fantastic guy!

  10. congrats

  11. Tracey Anne says:


  12. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

  13. Okay and Yay for shoulder Kitties too.

  14. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

  15. congrats

  16. Yay!! Loads of happiness to the three of you!

  17. Congratulations! Is the kitty going to be in the ceremony?

  18. BTW, I love how Jess just looks tickled pink.

  19. China's Mom says:

    Congratulations! Much happiness to you all!

  20. Not deleting the dupe this time, MalsBean. Nope.

  21. nightravyn says:

    WOHOOOO! Congrats to all three of you! 😀

  22. Momof2kitties says:



    Jess, that’s a nice scarf you have there…

  24. kittydumpling says:


  25. YAY now I can rest 😛 I am so happy for these people I don’t know!

  26. Elizabeth says:




  27. YAY!!!! Congratulations!


    Really really sweet!

  29. charliewabba says:

    Wow! What joy! Jess – you and kitteh are such cuties – when do we get to see a pic of Colin.
    Much happiness to you – my hubby called me at work and proposed to me this morning – we’ve been married going on 9 years. (long story)
    want some smores to celebrate?

  30. Yay wonderful news!!!!

  31. Sarah Provost says:

    This is sooooo coolio! All best to you both (and the kitteh, of course). Now that we see how freakin’ cute Jess is, can we get a pic of Colin?

  32. Shivermetimbers I gotz goosebumps!!!!
    Yippy skippy! YAY!
    We need Theo’s YAY!
    *THIS* *IS* *CUTE*!

  33. yaaaaaayyyyyyy, bunnehs for everyone!!!!!!!

  34. Eater of Shades says:

    Best of wishes for all three of ye

  35. WHEEE! Congrats!
    (Is it weird to have so many complete strangers wishing you all the best? ^_^)
    Have a wonderful life together, with many blessed years.

  36. oh thank heavens!!!! FINALLY! an answer!!!
    congrats! jess, love your glasses.

    in the meantime, while refreshing every 5 minutes on that first page, i have made my first vegan baked good–pumpkin chocolate chip brownie cake.
    *shares with those who missed out on the s’mores from last page*

  37. AWWWWWWW. This makes me smile!!!!

  38. W00000000000000000000T!!!!!!!!

  39. Yay! Cutest proposal evar will lead to cutest wedding evar, right? With coverage right here on CO? 🙂

  40. YAY! I’m so glad that other Jess was a faker. I KNEW she’d say yes!!!


  41. yaaaaaaay!!!!!!!! congrats to u both!!!!

  42. YAY! Congratulations!

  43. CoffeeCup says:

    Ohhh my gosh, this is awesome, awesome, awesome!! Soooo cute! I love that C.O. can be a way of bringing happiness to people’s lives.

  44. …sigh…I love those IKEA shelves, and they dont make the 5×5 anymore…

  45. Congrats! Cool way to get started!

  46. congratulations!
    now i can FINALLY do my homework.

  47. YAY!!!!! Congratulations to all 3 of you!!!

  48. totally bawling w/ happiness for Colin & Jess – gawd, that was precious!!

  49. Yeeey!! Congrats to you both! How very cool!

    (any smores left from the other post?)

  50. CONGRATULATIONS! Peace and blessings to you both – and kitteh, too! 🙂

    And yeah, we want to see wedding pictures. 🙂 Kitteh in tux, plzkthx. ;D

  51. Best 2 CO posts EVER! This made my day! Heck….This made my WEEK!!!! I’m beaming and I dont’ even know these people! Yaaaaaay!!!

  52. berthaslave says:


    Thanks for sharing this special moment with all of your new best friends!!!!!

  53. HOOORAYYYY!!! i got goosebumpers, too! Congrats to such cuteness and romanticness!

  54. Catherine says:

    Hooray!!!!!! Congrats!! I think we all feel like we know you now. 🙂 Btw, wish CO was around when I got engaged.




    *eyes bugging out of her head*


    *dances gleefully!*

    😀 😀 😀

  56. Winston & Charlotte's Mommy says:

    Congratulations! That’s just wonderful!!

  57. Seriously, I can’t believe I just came to CO like I always do, only to find a familiar face staring at me. THIS IS AWESOME. 😀

    I’m so happy for them!

    *runs off to tell her friends to visit CO nowwwww* :D:D

  58. Maryland grad says:

    Yay!!! Thanks to Jess and Colin for sharing this most special event with us!

  59. Oh great. Now what do I do with all these extra marshmallows?


    Congratulations to you both! (and the kitty too).

  60. Theo – Post your Yay! pic!

  61. Aw! ::: snif :::

  62. Oh great. Now what do I do with all these extra marshmallows?


    Congratulations to you both! (and the kitty too).

  63. Aw! ::: snif :::

  64. my cat is a blob says:

    this is so cute, its like something out of pushing daisies, or wonderfalls.

  65. So, we get wedding photos on CO, right???

    Congratulations to the three of you!

  66. Nice neck warmer there Jess… And CONGRATS!!

  67. CONGRATS!!! I’ve been having a horrible day/week/month, and this really made me smile:) I wish you both the best together!

  68. Catherine says:

    Hooray!!!!!! Congrats!! I think we all feel like we know you now. 🙂 Btw, wish CO was around when I got engaged.

  69. Wishes she was Jess, or cat says:

    AH! I’m so happy for you guys!

    That’s so charming…

    I’m sure your fine furry friend will make a lovely ring wanderer

  70. omg this is fkin awsome! you guys gonna have tons of kids (and kittens! :))!!!!!! lol

  71. lurkingsmirk says:

    The kitty! The dimple! The sign!

    Happiest CO day evah!

    Congratulations =)

  72. Congrats!!!
    I am so happy for you and thanks for letting everyone in on your good news

  73. whooooooohoooooooo from New Orleans!

  74. Awww…congratulations! He’s a real keeper, that Colin!


    What a CHARMING couple! 😀

  76. OK, Meg & Theo, we need a full write-up within the next 24 hours on who Colin & Jess & Kitteh are, their story, how she responded, etc. ME WANT STORY!

  77. Maryland grad says:

    That cute little kitty is named Tesla! Jess has a blog and there are more pictures of her on there and her kitty sister Mongoose (I saw this after someone posted that Jess posted on livejournal today)

  78. beautiful living space, beautiful cat – i’m sure it will be a beautiful marriage.

  79. YAY!!!! Look at the happy kitty.


  80. CarrieBlizz says:

    Can anyone say “living vicariously through this amazingly cute couple???” Congrats and multiple cheek-kisses to both of you!

  81. Maryland grad says:
  82. tulasi-priya says:

    Congratulations to Jess and Colin. Jess is even cuter than the kitteh. Which is a good thing.

  83. Hooray! Congratulations to both of you, and I wish you the best of everything!

  84. This is the single, absolute best and happiest AND cutest thing I have seen in a million years. Congratulations, Jess and Colin! 😀

  85. CONGRATS! I’m so glad you said yes. I agree with Julie: your home and cat are beautiful.

    wedding coverage? *hopeful to see cats with flower necklaces*

  86. I have some amusing photos of Colin I’d love to share with the good people of CO, but I doubt he’d appreciate the gesture. 😉

  87. Happy Birthday to Me!
    I got JUST what I wanted – a happy ending to the perfect proposal! Congrats to Colin, Jess and Tesla and Mongoose. Have a happy family forevah.

  88. AWW-ness!

    congrats Colin & Jess!!!

  90. Congratulations! 🙂

    And the kitty needs to be the Best Feline at the wedding. 🙂 Perhaps whoever is performing the wedding could ask for the rings, and they be attached to a catnip mouse the kitty is carrying? 😉

    Congratulations again, Jess, Colin and kitty! 🙂

  91. Yaay! This is so sweet. The best to you and that sweet kitteh!

  92. congrats! yay! this is the cutest thing ever.

  93. Offically overloaded with cute. I’m dyin’ over here.


    (congrats, guys!)

  94. dharlan12 says:

    and the Munchkins must sing the wedding march..

  95. kin-cat-choolayshons!!!!

  96. ::Eeeeee!!::


  97. Daphne Moss says:

    Kitteh said…Glad to have stable home! Where is food?
    Hooman say: CONGRATS! Jess is such cutie ;-D

  98. Holy cats! Fantastic ending to the photo proposal! Best wishes to all involved. Totally enjoyed the whole process with everyone. Thanks for allowing us into your lives and sharing your love.

  99. Congratulations! You are a sweet and lucky couple. Best wishes.

    What’s funny is I’m wearing that same exact green sweater as I type this. Old Navy has some cool stuff.

  100. I want to know what the kitteh’s name is!!!

  101. let’s name the kitteh congratulations or something.

  102. Wheeeee! This house busted out in cheers and whoops of joy!

    Congratulations to you both! Er, to all three of you!

    <3 true <3!

  103. Thanks for this, and congratulations, Jess, Colin and Tesla! There is, after all, still good in the world!

  104. Congrats!!! You got the the cute kitten and the smart boy! Awesome!! 🙂

  105. this is sooooo not fair. i have a gorgerous kitteh and i come to CO like every day in and day out. how come nobody is proposing to me! i don’t care if my kitteh would have to do it or if it has to be on CO. Just propose!!! 😥

  106. *sniff* our first proposal.

    Be sure to order enough h’oeuve dors for the reception. You’re going to have a lot of people attending!

    PS – We need an offical engagement pic now! Kitteh included!

  107. astrogrrrl says:

    YAY!!! congrats 🙂

  108. YAY!!! (Teho, don’t you have a picture for !!!YAY!!!)

    Kitty better be in the wedding too. But not the honeymoon, b/c ouch.

  109. Anne boleyn says:

    Well of COURSE he wants to marry her! She’s absolutely ADORABLE!
    Let’s just pretend that this is all that’s going on in the word, and we can live happily ever after.

  110. saw jess’s blog, and, um… AWESOMEST yoyo collection EVAR!!! makes me so very happy when two cool people collide and make one ubersquishycool couple! YAY!

  111. Yay! Congratulations, best wishes, and hope you have many many many happy years together!

  112. Lunch Lady says:

    YAY!! HAPPY DAY!!!

  113. AWESOME.

    I thought the kitty looked familiar.

    Congrats to both of you!

  114. What’s this welling in my cold shriveled little heart? Could it be, joy?

    Excuse me, I’ve got something in my eye….

    But seriously folks, this is so fantastic. Best CO ever.

  115. ooh aah hmm says:


  116. michellemybelle says:

    This has been quite the day! Congratulations, Jess and Colin – and the kitty too!

  117. nobabymama says:


    I hope the three of you will be very happy together, though I’m sure you already are.


  118. eaglestar says:

    Congratulations to Jess and Colin and best wishes for a long, happy life filled with love and joy and laughter and warm fuzzy kitties!!!

  119. how fantastic!!!

    what a great day!!!

  120. See? Humans ARE cute!

    Congratulations Colin and Jess!

  121. YAY pic is up. Yes, it’s CO’s first public engagement. Yes, it’s awesome. Yes, there is a purring fosterkitty in my lap (dilute calico, though). Yes, I’ll DJ the reception (call me).

  122. amen. and i want a kitteh like that!! congratulations 🙂

  123. awesomeness!! the perfect use of teh qte! is meg authorized to perform the ceremony? that would be the best. cuteness all around! oh and congrats!

  124. How wonderful! Best wishes to you both.

    This actually made me cry a little.

  125. YIPPEEE!! Such a sweet and touching story. Best of luck to both

  126. Feeling…strange…warm sensation in heart…eyes welling up with some sort of salty discharge…what’s happening to me! damn you, cuteoverload!

  127. Congrats Jess and Colin! And big thanks to the kitty for helping 🙂

  128. delighted says:


  129. The cat is thinking

    ::OMFG this means CAT TREATS as wedding GIFTS!::

    Lots of happiness to you!

  130. circuscake says:

    congrats on your engagement and thank you for letting the rest of us share in the joyous event.

    here is a bit of relationship advice that has served me well over the years:

    before marrying, keep both eyes wide open. after marriage, close one eye.

  131. woooo! there is nothing better than sharing your life — and your aminals — with your favorite person. congratulations!!!

  132. Boofus McGoofus says:

    Since I don’t know where the happy couple is registered, I’ve made a donation to CO on their behalf.

    Well done, campers.

  133. hooooooray!!!!!

    i gave it a little while and checked back, and hooray! what a great kit, too. 🙂

  134. This is so absolutely wonderful! Even though a gazillion people have said it before me, YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!! and congratulations and very warm best wishes to you! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!

    (wanders off humming the wedding march…)

  135. the kitty used for the proposal is Tesla grumblepuss. As seen by the link from maryland grad. the other kitty is really cute too!

    Congrats to the newly-engaged?

    <3 made me smile to see the update photo after a crummy evening.

  136. Yay! Congratlations! Such sweetness!

  137. CONGRATS!!!!

    That is the sweetest thing I have ever seen….

    I am teary eyed and so happy for you!!

    cute cat too. 🙂

  138. Elizabeth says:

    HOORAY!!! I am happy for the whole new family, including the KITTY!

  139. Oh my! It really IS the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!

    Yay Jess and Colin!

  140. Yitzysmommie says:

    Wunnerful wunnerful news. Gratulations, Jess, Colin and kitties. May your marriage be full of love and fun.

  141. Congratulations to the happy couple! 😀 The people demand an entire wedding of CUTE! (Complete with kitteh ringbearer.)

  142. Congratulations!!!! All the best to you both!

  143. cavvie and sapphie's mommie says:

    Well done, true and valiant Tesla Kitteh! We all wish you and your mommie and daddie much joy in your new life together.

  144. fuzzylogic says:

    i’m a long time reader, but this is my first ever comment, and it’s because this is officially the cutest thing i’ve ever seen. jess and colin, i wish you a long and happy marriage, and thanks for sharing your engagement with us all!

  145. Evilekeeper says:


  146. Congratulations!

  147. yay! sooooooooo good! congratulations!!

    (p.s. my cat is a blob – for fun here’s the link to my bff’s dad’s website. i think you’ll recognize him. even more awesome in person than in character

  148. Congrats :)Best Wishes for the future.

  149. w000000000000000000t!!!!!! It was worth the 5 hour wait for that! Big fan of Le Feline who obviously masterminded the whole shebang hehehe

  150. And the very best wishes to Jess and Colin!

  151. Shoulder cats say yes, they always say yes! Congratulations!

  152. awwww. *sniff*

    ~the kitty is entranced in a vision of wedding fish cakes~

  153. Treestar! says:


    I just came to CO after work to check what the status of this was, and AWw! It has made my night 🙂

  154. BenPanced says:

    How can you NOT say “yes” to such a sweet ickle kitteh?


    What? Who or what’s a “Colin”?

  155. AliceTanzer says:


    And Tenspeed!
    They do make them!


  157. Anonymous Coward says:

    whoa. this reminds me when CmdrTaco proposed to his better half via SlashDot.

    Man, that IntarWeb thingamabob can be handy, can’t it?


    p.s.: I think I’ll have to pull a similar trick to my g/f when things get heavy. I hope Meg won’t mind COL becoming ProposalCentral(tm)…

  158. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  159. barf

  160. Anonymous says:

    You crazy kids! Mazel Tov!

    Cute Overload, indeed.


  162. I KNEW I shouldn’t have stopped reading this blog! Thanks for posting to LJ about it. 🙂 Congratulations to you both!

    And, um, so far in my experience the only thing better than getting engaged was getting married. And I say that despite the total lack of sleep or time to relax in the last week. 🙂

  163. Have a wonderful life together

  164. Yaaaay! Congratulations to you both! May you have many many happy years together!

  165. Shannon from Boulder says:

    OMG!!!!!!!! JESS!!! I was following this but never ever ever expected it to be a Jess I KNEW!!!! I’m so so happy for you guys, best engagement story EVER and I’m so happy for you guys!! (PS I totally freaked out when I saw the pic and scared Peter) YAY!!!!!

  166. omg. that YAY pic just killed me. I love the penguin on the dude’s arm. so awesome. and very appropriate!

  167. WOnderful! Congratulations to all three of you!

  168. We’re all going to be involved in the wedding plans, right? Do we get to help choose colors? Are we on the committee to pick the song for the first dance?

  169. yankeebird says:

    Very cute. The whole thing was so very damn cute!

    And “t”, you wouldn’t feel like sharing that recipe for the vegan pumpkin chocolate chip brownie cake, would you? I’d like to add something new into my baking repertoire, and these sound MARVELOUS. Just reply if you see this and feel like sharing, and we can go by email.

    And my warmest congrats to Jess, Colin, Tesla, and Mongoose. A very happy day all around!

  170. YAY!!! So happy for Jess and Colin! Congrats 🙂

  171. Yaaaaaaaaaaaay! Congratulations! That’s brilliant … the cat is fabulous!!

  172. So, Colin…do you have a brother?

  173. I’m going to die of happiness for you! Congratulations!!!

  174. Congrats! That is a special looking kitty!!

  175. Hey – I was first in line buddy! haha – Have a happy life together! Remember – adopt all the cute little ones you can!

  176. Hey – I was first in line buddy! haha – Have a happy life together! Remember – adopt all the cute little ones you can!

  177. oaklandcat says:

    More yays!

  178. AN IDEA:
    Make a section on Cuteoverload where people can ask things like this! Make it something EVERYONE can do if they wish! Maybe the TOP 50 cute proposals! It would be a smash hit! Look at the reception you got with this – imagine if you opened a SPOT on C.O.L. for this purpose!

  179. faeriedogmother says:

    Ditto on everything! Congrats! Best Wishes! Jess and the cat are adorable! Colin (OMG his name starts w/ CO!!!) just accomplished the CUTEST PROPOSAL EVAR!

  180. Congratulations!

    Colin must be quite a dish to deserve such a beautiful Jess and lovely kitty..

  181. icanhascute says:

    AAAAWWWWWWW!!! YAY!! congrats you guys! =)

  182. Congradulations! Tesla looks like such a cool kitteh! I hope you let her and her sis-fur go to the wedding!

  183. Congratulations! This IS cute! <3

  184. Woo Hoo!!


  185. “Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder tooday.”

    Congratulations, Jess and Colin. I can only hope your wedding will include kittehs as bridesmaids, puppehs as ushers and any number of cute animals in attendance, like the animals in Lewis Carroll’s jury box.

  186. AWWWWWWWWWWWWW, this is the sweetest ever!!! I’m soooo happy!

    Hearty congratulations and we need a follow-up!


  187. Another Angela says:

    Jess, you are so very cute for a human too! Congratulations to you both!

  188. Renee in Texas says:


    Are we all invited to the wedding???? :o)

  189. Renee in Texas says:

    PS: Aubrey
    “My name is Indigo Montoya, and you killed my father”

  190. Awwwwww. Congrats!

    Is Kitty gonna be the flower girl?

  191. Catsquatch says:


    I LOVE the way they did that!

    You uys will be very happy 😀

  192. Catsquatch says:

    “Guys”, you “GUYS” will be very happy 😀

    (i hate typos…)

  193. SuzyandPhinny says:

    GREATEST POST EVER!!!!!!!!!!!
    I’ve been wondering about this all day (I do have a life, it was just so sweet and unexpected). Congratulations to you!

  194. Andrea|Nash says:

    Yeah, but didja vote? 🙂

  195. AuntieMame says:

    Aww, yay!

    And she’s as cute as the kitty is!

  196. Very creative! Congrats to you both!

  197. Wooooooooooooohooooooooo! Congrats from Spock, Hamlet, Pickle, Poobah, Bradford n Bingley and the un-named baby ham! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxz

  198. CONGRATULATIONS!! How delightful!

  199. What the heck; I’ll post here too. This is destined to be a CO classic.

    Congrats, Jess and Colin. The best I can wish for you is that you are as happy as we are. Remember to always be kind to each other. 🙂

  200. Congratulations! And a little squeeeze to the kitty. 🙂

  201. Darkflame says:

    Yay, and congratulations! All the happiness is a loverly thing 😀 November is such a good month, the 6th was my birthday as a matter of fact, so I heartly approve of all the yay-ness! Even the bunnies would approve today!

  202. Congratulations!!!

    (Cat’s all like “Hey, don’t I get a say in all this? What about my needs, my feelings? I am NOT sharing a litter box with some other cat, not no way, not no how!”)

  203. I’m such a sucker for things like this, I just went “awww” here in real life! Congratulations (and pet the kitty)!

  204. Best wishes to Jess, Colin and their owners:)

    (because you don’t own the cat, the cat owns you!!!)

  205. 1. The cat should SO be the ring bearer.


    3. Congrats, and the best of luck!!!! 🙂

  206. CONGRATULATIONS! Best proposal ever! I’m so happy for you both!

  207. How lovely!! Congrats to both (and kitty!)

  208. Yay! Congrats to you three! ♥ ♥ ♥

  209. sooo great. That cat should be an award winning actor, he makes such meaningful faces!
    It’s really nice to know stuff like this is going on while I’m just dragging through school, it’s refreshing.

  210. Juniper Jupiter says:


    Congratulations, Jess, Colin, and Kitteh!!!!

    And what a cute pic!!

    Squee!!!! >^.^<

  211. I don’t know you but I’m tearing up, I am completely verklempt! What a wonderful start to a marriage. And you’ll have your little feline love sprite to help you through the rough patches. Colin, you must be a great guy and Jess, you sure must deserve him! All the best and thanks for sharing the love!

  212. Another Angela says:

    oh no, now I am checking back in case a photo of the couple and their kitties comes up!!

  213. omg yay! I was in hawaii when I saw the first post, then I had to shut of my puter at the airport and fly home, and I couldn’t wait for the answer the whole flight. 🙂 congrats!

  214. Kitty Kupid!!! All he needs are wings and a bow. . .

    Congratulations, this has absolutely MADE my day!

  215. Totally made my night. I hope you two will be very happy. You’re the first official CO couple! 🙂

  216. YEAH! This totally brightened a gloomy day!

  217. Romance is alive and well it seems,
    When a boy falls in love with the girl of his dreams,
    And with help from a cat (and CO) he conspires
    To win the hand of the girl he admires.
    To Tesla, Colin, and adorable Jess,
    Congratulations! We’re thrilled you said “Yes!”

    Here’s wishing you many years of bliss.

  218. cute is as cute does

    i predict that they will be standing on top of their own wedding cake

  219. ColbyWolf says:

    Congratulations, you beautiful creatures 🙂

  220. So, I couldn’t be happier for these two. If any couple, ever, deserved to be on Cute Overload, it’s these guys.

    Cute Overload has a way of completely bypassing the cynical filter that most stuff has to go through. One of my first memories of CO was seeing the picture of the snow-covered baby seal, and instantly falling in love. No cynicism, no dismissiveness, nothing.

    I put it up on my work computer as the background image. For some reason, I didn’t care at all whether people thought it was weird.

    Colin & Jess are a lot like that. They’re able to do stuff like this, and it’s not sappy, or contrived, or weird. It’s awesome, full stop.

    I couldn’t be happier for them.

  221. Loveliest thing ever!

  222. acelightning says:

    This is just so sweet and beautiful and wonderful! I wish lifetimes of love and luck to Colin, Jess, and Tesla – and what a story to tell your kids and grandkids!

  223. Congrats to you both…….
    very picture perfect pittyeh to …………

  224. Whooohooo!!!1 😀

  225. Whooohooo!!!1 😀

  226. Congrats! I am practically cuted to death, here.

    I hope that kitty gets some special scritches-behind-the-ear or perhaps some delicious treat for so effectively playing the role of adorable, cuddly messenger 🙂

  227. Lady Fluff says:

    Congratulations to the both of you! This has made my day – I hope it makes the rest of your lives together amazing! 🙂

  228. Lady Fluff says:

    Congratulations to the both of you! This has made my day – I hope it makes the rest of your lives together amazing! 🙂

  229. Oh, congratulations!

  230. HOORAH!! I’m so pleased for you both. 😀

    ps. cute kitty scarfage.

  231. Woods Walker says:

    Congrats you two. That two become one each the others half. Good luck.-Woods Walker

  232. C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!! 😀

  233. I’ll add my yay to all the others: YAY!

  234. Congratulations from a very wet England too xxx

  235. Congratulayyyshons to the happy couple 🙂

  236. YAY!! Kitty filled engagements are the best!

  237. YAY!! Kitty filled engagements are the best!

  238. congrats to you both!

  239. Congratulations!

    You’re sooo cute ! CONGRATS!

    You’re sooo cute ! CONGRATS!

  242. i thought the kitteh is the groom :))

  243. the most cutest picture ever!! congratulation

  244. Jess and Colin and kitty, may love and joy be yours now and forever. Congratulations!

  245. So I leave work with no resolushons yesterday and this morning I remember about this proposal and I rush to the computer and holy smoke! There’s not only the answer, but the mysterious Jess and the kitty that was the familiar in this whole bit of magic! Wow, how mysteriously happy this makes me. My best to you both for a long and happy life. Glasses raised in your direction – peace.

    *sniff* And thanks for letting us all be a part of it.

  246. YAY!!!!!!!Congrats to you both from my 5 cats and 1 doggie and me!!!!

  247. Congrats!!! May God bless you with every happiness, and many, many kittens. 🙂

  248. OMG. What’s this world coming to??? People marrying cats is an abomination! Are the Republicans aware of this?

    Kidding. This is awesome! Congratulations!!!

  249. yaaaaaay!!!!!!

    what a great picture! will she be wearing kitty at the ceremony? something old, something new, something borrowed, something “mew”?

  250. Anne boleyn says:

    OK. So now let’s see Colin.

  251. WooHoo!!!!!

  252. ::clink::

    Catgratulations! Fuzzah! Furray! Muzzle tov!

  253. Yay! Congratulations and best wishes to you two!

  254. serenity815 says:

    Congrats!!! Love your kitteh collar.

  255. Hooray for all three of you 🙂

  256. (SCREAM) (THUD)


  257. what they said!

  258. Congratulations to the three of you, and best wishes for the future!!!!

  259. Eeeeemerleee says:

    Meeelyuns and meelyuns of congrats! Too much cuteness — I must explode now!

    CO peeps…whenever I get a boyfriend, would you kindly let him know that this is the ONLY way to propose. Thank you! 🙂

  260. Many congratulations, and a long and happy life together to all three of you. (Mr. Picky joins me in sending you purrs and good wishes (fishes).)

  261. Congratulations! <3

  262. Congratulations!!! I sure hope your life together is as wonderful and love filled as mine & my husbands! Marriage is wonderful thing.

    Many years of love & happiness to you.


  263. YAY!

    So cute!

    Jess, I love that you answered him on the CO also!

  264. I’m so relieved! Relieved she said yes and relieved that I’m not the only one getting misty-eyed over this. Congrats to you both, may your marriage be filled with all the happiness this unique proposal brought to so many CO readers!

    Hearts and flowers and flutterbyes and kitties to all!

  265. yankeebird says:

    Oh my God, seriously? People are so not cute! Why is CO posting pictures of people and their pets again?!

    (Heeheehee, how was my first attempt at nuffery?) 😀

    Once again, congrats to the happy couple. I just looked at some of your Flickr photostream and you two are a very lovely, happy-looking couple.

  266. Aw! You and kitty are the cutest.

  267. YEA!!!! Congrats to both of you (and kitteh too)!!

  268. Congratulations!!! I think kitteh needs to have an honorable place in the ceremony!

  269. Not to get too ahead of things, but…if you guys procreate, your firstborn is the official baby of CO. I hereby declare it.

  270. Thanks, Theo, for the link so we can see Colin too. He is equally adorable and they look like a perfect match. (And kitty makes three.) This whole experience has been a real phenomenon, and gives me hope for the community of humankind.

  271. That was really cute & awesome. Now the not-so-cute-&-awesome part: sifting through the kitty litter waiting for that @%#$ ring to come out!!! 😉

  272. SO sweet. Congratulations to the happy couple blessed with a cute kitteh!

  273. spacebunny says:


  274. Jess and kitty-kat look like they could be sista’s!

  275. Congrats, congrats, congrats to all three of you–and NICE work!!!

  276. Aww, congrats! Much happiness to the both of you!

  277. The bells ring out, the massed CO choir sing a paen of praise accompanied by the CO orchestra of purrs barks whinnies meeps eeks and ppbbbts.
    Yes Yes Jess said Yes
    we must confess
    we are speechless.

  278. So nobody’s gonna say it? No? Then I will:

    Yay! And congratulations!

  279. Space Cowgirl says:

    Congratulations! This may be the Cutest Overload of all, especially with such a beautiful cuddly scarf. What’s his/her name, anyway? (Along with everyone else I’m assuming the cat isn’t Colin. LOL.)

  280. Congratulations!!!!! Yay!!!! I do not know you but those pics just made my day! I wish you all the happiness in the world!

    P.S. Beautiful kitty!

  281. Wow amazing, congratulations! – Cuteoverload is the best website ever invented – always guarenteed to make me smile and especially so today – best wishes for the future Jess and colin!

  282. Babs — actually I kinda think maybe *everybody’s* saying that. But please, y’know, feel free.

  283. Space Cowgirl says:

    99% sure she was being facetious, Teoh. ;D

  284. BTW, What with holding the camera, the sign, and the kitty around the neck, Jess has to be pretty well-coordinated.

  285. Space Cowgirl — right, OK. I’m not far into my mocha yet.

  286. YAY!!!!!!!!!! You even have the kitteh stamp of approval!!!!

  287. Signed on as soon as I got to work today. Yay! (and thanks for letting us all in on it)

  288. Congratulations! Kitteh looks very happy about the whole thing, too! 🙂

  289. hooray for all 3 of you!!! and jess, you’re as cute as a button. a really cute button….

  290. Allow me to erase that 1%, Space Cowgirl. [And Teho – duh! It’s like you don’t know me at all! :”’ ]

  291. um CONGRATULATIONS! and YAY!!!

    doot de doo… [whistling]

  292. Dainty kitteh ear kronshe casserole for deh wedding dinnah? Wit pink pawsicle pad dissert?

  293. Yay!! Congratulations!!!

  294. That just proves that kitties are the truest path to love. #sigh#

    Congratulations, you guys!

  295. theloveofisis says:

    Gratz to the both of ya! That was such an awesome idea.

  296. A kitten totally beat a diamond ring.

  297. Aubrey & Renee: “Wuv, twue wuv…”

    It wouldn’t take much for Meg to be able to officiate the wedding. You can become a minister online for about $25, which would make her legal! WOO! CO wedding all around!

    Congrats, y’all!

  298. Congrats you guys! That’s awesome!

  299. So sweet! Congrats to both of you!!

  300. *happysigh*
    Yay and congratulations!

  301. Congrats x 1000000 times! Make sure to send in wedding pics!!

  302. I think the kitteh should be the ring bearer. Congrats!

  303. Oh phew!
    I totally got psyched out by the “Sorry to disappoint” post and despaired about it all last night!
    Happy, giddy, wonderful congratulations to you both, and to your electrifyingly cute cat!

  304. Nice Christine says:

    OMG I love this couple, their cat, and their apartment/office (whatever is in the background).

  305. This is among the most pathetic things I’ve ever seen. Are you going to have a blog wedding? Perhaps feed each other some blog cake?

    The guy who proposed via blog is a coward. Asking someone to marry you is a nerve-wracking experience even if you know damn well they’re going to say yes. It should be done in person so you can kiss, hug and, ideally, have crazy sex with all that adrenaline rushing through you. Way to give away one one of the most precious human experiences to cyberspace. What a damn joke.

  306. HOORAY!! It is maked me go all melty.

    And Aaron? Maybe not everybody does things the same way? I think it would be kinder to be happy for this couple rather than squashing what’s obviously a happy experience with your ideas of the “right” way to propose–every couple is different, k?

  307. Awwwwww…I gots goosey bumps!! Deys ehnerabuhl..So happaih fer yuze.. A warm cungradiashuns .. doin hapaih danz!!!


  308. yaaay congrats!!!! best of luck for the future! : D

  309. Thinker, that’s fine. I don’t know these people so it’s not terribly emotional for me. I hope they’re a wonderful couple and that they are very happy.

    My concern is with the lack of human interaction this sort of practice encourages. I believe it’s a slippery slope toward a society where people are more comfortable with electronic interaction than with living, talking and loving face-to-face.

  310. Aaron: they already live together. With 2 cats. And really nice shelving.
    In this case, methinks the problem here is strictly yours.

  311. (also, proposing on Cute Overload is just about as public as you can get)
    (“coward”, my pootin’ ass)

  312. ‘Tis a wonderfully creative way to propose. And look how much joy it’s brought thousands of random people! Lots of us have the warm fuzzies today because of it…so, I think it’s all good. (Jess obviously liked it).

  313. darkshines says:

    Congratulations Jess and Colin! Jess, you are absolutly beautiful, as is your kitty! 🙂 Couldn’t be happier! 😀

  314. Oh ya cat does all the work and we congratulating Collin lol………Good Luck u guys and congratulations kitty on a job well done!

  315. Woo hoo!!! Congrats to you both!!!

  316. this man is too good to be true.

    handsome, AND lovin the kittehs.
    its just ridiculously delicious!
    what a cute couple.
    so are we-all carpooling to the wedding or what? i got dibs on shotgun.

  317. oh Tigger-
    Where can you become a minister for 25 bucks on the internetz ?

  318. I think Colin looks just a bit like Richard Thompson.

    (also, ’52 Vincent Black Lightning is one of the best songs EVER)

  319. Dudes, OMG I almost missed all this! What’s all yer cat-erwauling!

    I shall open ze bottle of champagne du jour this evening to celebrate. Con-cat-ulations! Give me’smore!

    Theo-what’s a “pootin” ass? hmmmm, interesting.

    Heather, are u from upstate NY? do you know how to make salt potatoes?

    MamaDawn, with the long golden hair?

  320. Kiragirl — it’s less interesting than you might imagine.

  321. Space Cowgirl says:

    “…ideally, have crazy sex with all that adrenaline rushing through you”

    Too much info! We don’t need to hear about your sex life, not even your idealized one.

    As a person who’s been in an amazingly fulfilling Internet relationship for the past two years, I snort in your general direction. What constitutes “human interaction” varies by personal taste, and yours doesn’t govern us all…thankfully.

    Perhaps you’re cranky because you haven’t been getting enough “living and talking face-to-face”, and are projecting onto the happy couple?

  322. space cowgirl-
    who poo-pooed?
    i must have missed the neg comment, or i just blocked it out of my mind.
    tell me so i can join your rant on em. 😉

  323. Congrats, congrats, CONGRATS!!!!

  324. Space Cowgirl says:

    Aaron a few posts up, do a search on the page on “coward” to read his first comment.

    Glad his stuff didn’t get deleted yet, if only because I’d sound slightly deranged.

  325. Sometimes deletion isn’t the proper response.

  326. Space Cowgirl says:

    Yes, sometimes you just need to wait for the flame brigade to reinforce you. That’s me! And probably 3/4 of the rest of the site’s regular viewers before the day is done.

  327. Oh my gosh! Fabulous! Warmest congratulations and best wishes to both of you! Yayyyy!!!!!!

  328. A toast:

    Here’s to Colin and Jess,
    and kitty, too,
    May your sorrows be less,
    now that you are two.

  329. wow aaron.
    it must suck to be you. );

  330. Gizmo's Mommy says:
  331. Thanks Gizmo, i love the pizzy XCU pix, funny.

  332. Congrats to you! You are lucky to have a guy who will propose to you on CO, the bestest site on the interwebs ever!

  333. Woo, hooray to the happy couple and to Tesla, who is probably going to get extra lovin’ tonight and will have no clue why. Too cute.

    Aaron, exactly how is this different from an updated version of the old cliche of having the scoreboard flash “so-and-so, will you marry me?” at a sporting event? What makes you think Colin wasn’t standing right behind Jess saying “Check CuteOverload! Check it!”? Seems to me that Colin should be getting props for creativity.

  334. Awww . . . I don’t know who’s cuter – the kitty or Jess. Congratulations!

  335. How weird is it that I totally became teary when I saw the photo?! Congratulations! I hope the three of you will be very happy together.

  336. Holy moley, they are the cutest couple I’ve ever seen! With that loft and those kitties and that nifty proposal, they’re straight out of a film!

  337. One final word:

    Are we all invited? woo hoo

    I’ll bring hors d’ouevres!

  338. I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited for complete strangers. Congratulations!

  339. CoffeeCup says:

    Yay! Also, I just checked out the Flickr stream…the kitty in both of the proposal/acceptance photos totally looks like Hugh Laurie. Yep. He looks like Hugh Laurie, thus he is one hot cat.

  340. Congrats!!! Please, please, PLEASE let me take care of your kitty while you’re on your honeymoon!

  341. Congratulations and best wishes!

    Great proposal!

  342. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Congratulations!

  343. CONGRATULATIONS Colin + Jess !!! ^_____^

  344. wow, aaron hasnt got a clue, has he? and no romance either. putting a marriage proposal on CO blog is probably the sweetest thing I’ve seen. others go for billboards or the ring-in-the champagne-glass thingy or whatever, and Jess’s man(?) goes to the blog of her daily ritual -if she’s anything like me. THAT has to be the most well thought out proposal for Jess and therefore extremely romantic! I feel sorry for Aaron- no points for creativity.
    my only comment is that the proposal handwriting could have been a bit neater!? and cat should be wearing his best bow… ;-P
    I am soo unsanely jealous Jess! but I am happily married… a non-creative proposer…

  345. Yubi Shines says:

    This is so incredibly awesome. Congrats! Man.

  346. ow! the cutest! congrats.

  347. Congratulations!

    Wishing you both all the best for the future!!


  348. Very nice! And I’d like to add that you have like a really nice looking apt as well! Congratulations.

  349. OH YAH BABY – They hang out at Burning MAN!

  350. Karen in Toronto says:

    Is this a first for CO? And can we please have a shoulder-kitteh category? I got a great one of Handsome Stranger helping me work.

  351. YAY!!! =D

  352. Kidd&Troost says:

    I’m so glad Jess responded with a photo. With the same kitteh for identification too.


  353. Mazel tov.

  354. Wow! What a great idea!! Is this a cuteoverload first??? Maybe there should be a proposal catagory! Big Congratulations to the three of y’all and Good Luck!

  355. Seven Paws says:

    I just got in to work late, and saw the update —
    SO cute and what a happy ending!

    Mucho congrats to all!

    Seven…blinkin back a happy tear 😉

  356. Congratulations to both of you! Have fun with the engagement, wedding, and ultimately marriage.

  357. Congratulations to both of you! Have fun with the engagement, wedding, and ultimately marriage.

  358. book_monstercats says:

    Ohhhhhh. I am all squishy. Tesla G and Jess are matchinks. They both have pretty pointed faces and lovely big eyes.

    Wedding photos, please in due course.

    Warmest best wishes to you all.

  359. BookMonster — you know, it DOES sorta look like Tesla’s wearing glasses too.

  360. Mary (the first) says:

    Yep, the kitteh’s in the photo to authenticate the real “Jess” and real answer. Best to all peeps and cats in the nifty apt./loft(?) wherever it is. I’m envious in so many ways!

  361. colin’s lucky; jess is a lil cutie!! so is the kit!!!

    yay you guys!!!

  362. Yay!!! 🙂

  363. Makes you cry. And I did.

  364. OMG, she’s gonna marry that kitteh? Well, he is quite the charmer.

  365. aw, now that i can see both…jess and colin=cute couple!!

    yay you guys again!!!

  366. Christine H says:


    Being particularly partial to bunnies…I think that at the wedding, there should be a bunny ring-bearer with one ring on each ear. That would be totally awesome!

  367. Alana's mommy! says:

    That is the cutest. thing. ever! Congrats to both of you! My heart melted when I saw that, and today when I saw the response… AWWWWWW! That is so special. Yay for both of you 🙂

  368. Congratulations!!! Can we all come to the ceremony? I’ll bring the spinach poofs! 😀

  369. my cat is a blob says:

    I love this, its so cute.
    And what I especially love is that it makes everyone so happy. All us jaded techno surfers, we are all happy about dee kitteh and dee love.
    Sigh. Eees wonerful!

    (p.s. thanks for the billake site! that was cool!)

  370. So…how is this the cutest thing ever? I guess I just don’t get it. Will the wedding be on CO? Aaron is the only one that made any sense on this page. What is wrong with hugging, kissing and having crazy sex?

    [Oh, nobody has sex anymore. Where have *you* been? – Ed.]


  371. No one commented on this – feedback please 🙂
    I repeat…
    AN IDEA:
    Make a section on Cuteoverload where people can ask things like this! Make it something EVERYONE can do if they wish! Maybe the TOP 50 cute proposals! It would be a smash hit! Look at the reception you got with this – imagine if you opened a SPOT on C.O.L. for this purpose!

  372. WTF, Adam & Aaron–go spread that good cheer elsewhere, mkay?

    Congratulations Jess and Colin!!!!

    *dies of teh cuteness*

  373. this is so cool…

  374. Dave, why don’t we wait and see if we get more wedding-proposal requests, first?


  376. There better be wedding pictures.

  377. Dave — I should also say that I don’t dislike the idea. It’s very early days for it, is all.

  378. OMG I hope you put these two photos up in a place where I can see them daily. I smile looking at Jess’s face!!! Cool shelving, too.

  379. Arachnophile_grrl says:


    Congrats you two!

  380. I say pimp the cat out for other proposals and live like royalty for the rest of your lives! Congratulations!

  381. Yay yay YAYYYYYY!!! Congrats to Colin and Jess! We’re all cheering our ‘tocks off!

    Love Monica Gabe & Tiger too

  382. ONLY the CUTEST C.O. EVER!

    Love the cat’s expression looking at the sign, s/he’s like “You’re actually gonna MARRY that guy?”

  383. Heather (of the SOMC proposal) says:

    Congratulations Jess! I remember my special day on SOMC. The outpouring of well wishers from the around the globe was amazing! Love your response pic.

  384. [waves to Heather]

  385. Sigh.
    Hey Aaron and Adam-who-is-probably-Aaron, I’m not sure if anyone told you this but the point of proposing marriage isn’t actually to get “crazy sex.” The point is to get her to say “yes.” Good luck getting that to work for you.

    And yeah, if Colin and Jess want to post wedding pictures to CO, I’m sure most people would love to see them. Especially the cat parts. Do you think the kitties will get to be the ringbearer and the flower gal? I think we should at least expect little tuxes.

  386. kitteh luver says:

    WOOO HOO! Thank god she said yes! CONGRATS YOU TWO!!!

  387. kitteh luver says:

    I concur with the rest…

    AARON SUX!!!

    Why would he even be on C.O. if he is sucha partay pooper?

    get with it aaron! pull the stick outta your ‘tocks!