And this McChompersons is…



Cindy R., way to capture the Elusive Kitteh Wrestle. More of her kittehs here.



  1. Is it wrong that I refresh about 100 times a day waiting for a new pic?
    [well I’d call that about normal… but consider the source – Ed.]

    This one just made me squeal!


  2. Oh the teeeeny teeth!

  3. “Owwie! Mooom! Timmy’s biting meeee!”

  4. (Cliff Clavin voice), Actually, Sammy, there’s uh, nothing elusive about the Kitten Wrestle at all. They’ll do it just about anywhere, anytime.

    Those little boogers sure are cute, though. 😉

  5. Ok, those kittens own my SOUL!! The eyes! The fuzz! The nosicles! The teeny peeenk jellybeans!! *swoon*

  6. eeeeee!
    teeny widdle marmie babehs!

    what a great action shot!

  7. Hey, I see on the Flickr page that one of those little doods is named Stinky! MY cat is named Stinky!

  8. ahhhhh

    lurves the kitten wrestle. like to lie on the floor in the middle of it. that is heaven!

  9. Gah! So cute! Must nom nom!

  10. That it IT! There can be nothing cuter.

    But then I’ve already said that about 100 times on CO.

  11. Cauliflower says:

    Kitteh must really learn to soft croncsh…or however it’s spelled…

  12. Ohohoho.

    Something tells me this will be an important lesson for the one on the left. XD

  13. I think Cuteoverload should float on the stock exchange. I’d be like so investing. 🙂

  14. circuscake says:

    awesome- i just *love* the looks in both their eyes! too funny.

    what a perfect way to send me off to the salt mines where, sadly, i shall have NO ACCESS to C.O. for 8 whole hours.

    pray for me, people, that i can survive. these two certainly have helped…

  15. Yitzysmommie says:

    Hmm, looks like my sister and I some 50 years ago….
    I would have commented sooner but Yitzy overtook my lap and insisted that I pay attenshuns to the real live kitty right in front of me instead of the adorable kittayns on the screen. We had fun snorgling!

  16. That is too adorable!

  17. Zoiks! The needle teefs of death! Not the the needle teefs!

    Circuscake: I will keep you in my thoughts as a refresh every 5 minutes.

  18. as I refresh – obviously

  19. Gah! I just went to the Flikr page and viewed the whole slideshow of these two cutie pies romping all over. I’m weak from the cute onslaught — makes me want to have a kitten again. But my four too-dignified-for-all-that- anymore are giving me that slitted eyes look. Not on your life!

  20. It’s funny to see the kitten-eyes are in the transformation-fase from kitten-blue to their adult colour. The edges of the iris are still blue, but in the middle they are turning green

  21. It’s comforting to know I’m not the only person who visits CO every five minutes.

  22. Some of us never leave.

  23. Wow. Lefty there has got a sizeable mouthfull of muzzlepouch(sp?)

    And circuscake…the salt mines? Really?! I will definitely prayin for you!

  24. I really need this pick-me-up after the morning we just had.
    One of our cats that we lovingly call Fatty passed away this morning and I’ve been crying all day so far.
    I came here though knowing that I could at least get a small smile.
    Very cute pic. Kittens are just the cutest when they’re playing with eachother.

  25. I am kitten, hear me roar
    In numbers too big to ignore
    And I know too much to go back an’ pretend
    ’cause I’ve heard it all before
    And I’ve been down there on the floor
    No one’s ever gonna keep me down again

  26. Dangit! My first double-post. Had to happen sometime. I DOUBLY pray for you, circuscake!

    [but… but… I already fixed it…? – Ed.]

  27. IHaveFurryChildren says:

    LisaL: Big {{{{{HUGS}}}}}

  28. LisaL – my thoughts are with you. My beloved Bubsy was euthanized on Mar 27, 2007 and life has been a little emptier everyday for all of us, both feline and human.

  29. luvinmalssomuch says:

    {{{{{{{Group Hug}}}}}}}

    Cute little kitties.

  30. I shall bite you, then I shall leek you, as is my want.

  31. i too want to chomp in the little kittehs.

    ever so gently tho’. just a neeble. nahm nahm.

  32. Yitzysmommie says:

    LisaL, I’m so sorry about Fatty. {{{{{Hugs}}}}}from me and purrs from Yutzy.

  33. OK. Thanks a lot. I just had a stroke. Must go home now.

  34. Oh the horror!!! Vampire kitty!!!

  35. LisaL: so sorry… I know how it hurts to lose a furry special one in your life xxx stay strong

  36. possumpiratess says:

    I’m so sorry about Fatty, Lisa. That’s very bad news.

    Right now, I am the only kitty wrestle partner for my little 4 week old kitten. He lost all his siblings within 2 days of their birth, and his Mom doesn’t “do” playtime. I’m wondering how to fill the job. He’s very happy and playful, and he loves to “wrestle” my hand when I pet him, but I don’t want to teach him to see hands as toys. Toys are too big for him just yet.

  37. Refreshing? says:

    For the refreshers, use Bloglines or Google Reader to view this site’s feed so you’ll know when there’s an update, and not have to suck down all CO’s bandwidth by refreshing the front page (with all the pics) so often. Once you get comfortable with feeds, you’ll wonder how you got by without them =)


  38. So sorry to hear about Fatty, {{{{ LisaL }}}}

  39. luvinmalssomuch says:

    How do I go about getting these bloglines or Google Reader?

  40. possumpiratess – my first thought was “get another baby kitty!” I don’t know how the mama kitty would react to that, though. I’m not very well versed in baby kitty/mama kitty.

    I was wondering if the small mice I get for my kitties would be too big for him still. I also get them crinkly balls that look kind of like Christmas ornaments which are pretty small. Both of them are pretty ubiquitous at pet stores … again, I’m not experienced with bebeh kitties so you might have already tried the mice and crinkly balls and found them too large for wee willy willikittens.

  41. Oh, the huggy front legs, the tiny teeth, sooooo gorgeous

    LisaL – you poor thing, it leaves such a gap, but the time and love Fatty gave you will always be a gift

  42. Possump…socks work great…soft for their teef and easy to hang onto…string is always good for little paws too. Or you could go to the shelter and adopt a behbeh, but maybe wait a few weeks…

  43. Wait till they get bigger. My boys — not littermates, but adoptive brothers — are seven months and they wrestle all the time. It’s cute, but when it’s happening on top of you in bed when you’re trying to sleep, you stop squeeing and start wanting to turn the hose on them.

  44. Sparrin’ marrmies!

    Thees font ees too beeg. I can’t see CO while I’m in college anymore. 😦

    (Can you resize it just a leetle, Meg? Bigger then the previous font, but smaller than this one?)

  45. ooo that is an amazing picture!!
    and I check CO roughly seven to ten times a day. same with ICHC.

  46. Awww…. babies!!

    Big hugs to LisaL! *HUG* this site always makes me feel better! 🙂

  47. Mary (the first) says:

    Possump – I’m glad you know not to have the kitn see your hand as something to wrassle with/bite. The only suggestion I can think of is get another kitten, but maybe mama cat wouldn’t like that. Baby will try to wrassle with her, maybe in time she’ll play with him too. But .. lots of kittens grow up as “only children” from a litter and do fine, so maybe it doesn’t matter all that much that bebeh doesn’t have anyone to wrassle with.

  48. *HUGS* to LisaL

    Cute kittens! I wants them, precious!

  49. a-freakin’-dorable..

    it is now my desktop photo!

  50. Momof2kitties says:

    I thought I was the only one who clicked on refresh 500 times a day? Glad to know I am not alone! Lurvs teh bebehs! Want! Badly!

    Hugs to LisaL. They sure do leave a big hole when they’re gone…

  51. {{{{Lisa}}}}
    These two are definetly cute-ins. I love the tiny sharp claw on the one screaming digging into the carpet a bit, like he’s trying to tap out or something.

  52. CUte pic of course. I like the link to – any picture of a kitteh in the sunlight is heavenly to me. Love the butt shot too!

  53. LisaL, keep watch in the coming days… Fatty will let you know that he or she is around… It may be a strategically placed whisker or fluff of fur… Or you might hear him/her meow when you know they’re not there… Just keep your eyes and ears peeled and I promise you, he/she will let you know that they’re around… They always do… Hugs to you!!!!

    As for these Marmies, what cuteness! But… them…um…. seem… so alone, yea, that’s it… Alone…

    *as Stormy swipes them gently, puts them in a pocket and heads her way to the door all the while whistling gently*

  54. What really slayed me was the mouse-over text. Cute!

  55. “Welcome, friends, to Monday Night PAWS (Prosh Animal Wrestling Society)!! Our featured match tonight – with their uninhibited kronches, their brash cuteness, we give you: MARM HARM!!!”

  56. Ooh ooh, I want to play too!!! C’mon, Marmies, let me play with you little kittehs!

  57. You could also try giving the bebeh kitten a small stuffed toy cat? When my furrygirl was a kitten, she stole one of my Pound Purries ™ and played with it constantly. They come in a variety of sizes, just check what they are filled with. I wouldn’t let her have my beanie babies because I was afraid she’d rip it open and try to eat the things inside.

  58. {{{Lisa}}}

  59. You should never eat marmies, they’re just not ripened. Especially at that size. Save up your appetite for a tortie or a siamese.

  60. I love little kitten teeth! So cute!

  61. Thanks everyone.. all of the virtual hugs are appreciated.

    Here are some pics of her…. first one is her laying in the back room that leads outside (hence the dirt on the floor).

    2nd one is her being crawled all over by our puppy Cid when we first got him.

    Anyways… sorry I brought such a downer into CO! This site really is helping me today.

  62. Lisa, I’m so sorry to hear about your baby. There’s a lot of people on this board who know how hard it is to lose a sweetie like yours.

    Such soulful eyes.

  63. Oh my, look at that tiny eye on the chomper.

  64. IHaveFurryChildren says:

    Lisa, your Fatty is lovely! And very patient if she let Cid crawl all over her! She looks much like my Willimena (Willie turned out to be a girl) who went 3 years ago, except she had a little more light brown/gold. She was also a big girl. It gets easier, but they’ll never leave the sanctuary of your heart.

  65. The Opinionator says:

    This is the best picture I’ve ever seen – really.

  66. OOOPs – that was really me up there ^^^ I was being “funny” earlier in the day.

  67. That’s a really nice shot. It captures the essence of kitten play!

  68. Momof2kitties says:

    I agree with The Opinionator. Best. Photo. Ever. Interspecies Snorling to the Nth power!

  69. berthaslave says:

    {{{{LisaL}}}} Thanks for sharing those pics. That was one big, happy kitteh, bless you for giving him a home.

    I love this kitteh picture and it will be my new desktop (replacing kitteh in a bowl from a few days ago). Baby kitteh teef are the best.

  70. possumpiratess says:

    Thanks for your suggestions, all… I’ll try the mylar crinkle balls next. They’re light enough.
    I have had a bunched-up sock in there with him for about a week. He’s a little indifferent about it, but I’ve caught him cuddling/gnawing with it some… My nice warm hands and hair, on the other hand…
    I’d get him a playmate if I didn’t already have a houseful of adults. “Gus” is in a separate “nursery” and will be going up for adoption as soon as I can summon the courage to do so. I am a foster home for rescues and well, he’s got the best chance of anyone here of finding a home at this point.
    Who am I kidding? When he pops his head up and, upon seeing me, starts that tiny little purr….I’m in love. *sigh*

  71. possumpiratess says:

    What a big, beautiful baby, that Fatty!

  72. oh my god, LisaL, i took one look at Fatty and I started crying. she’s beautiful! and so cute with the pupster! take care…

  73. Momof2kitties says:

    Oops…I meant Interspecies Snorgling, obvy. My bad.

  74. Posssumpirates-
    I’ve got the same situation, with a slightly older kitten.
    The grumpy adult cats just aren’t enough paws-on with him, so that leaves me for a sibling.
    I get some relief from a mid-sized stuffed lion – just a little bigger than he is – that he swiped from my daughter.
    I can “wrestle” him with it.
    The poor thing needs a little stuffing repair already, but if it weren’t for him, I’d need one!

  75. Wow, thanks guys!


  77. that kitten on the right seriously reminds/looks to me like a kitty version of orlando bloom! 🙂

  78. This is a really beautiful photograph, in addition to being really freakin CUTE.

    If refreshing 100 times a day is not normal, well then, i’m not a normal girl!

  79. Karen in Toronto says:

    I looked at the photo set, and wanted caption several: “My eyes — help me aim them.”

  80. We have a kitty named Stinky too!!!!

  81. I almost tried to eat my computer screen when I looked at that slide show. How can you survive in a house with THAT MUCH FREAKIN CUTE!!??

    Also: I just love how kittens are so curious about everything. They approach the normalest of objects with this sense of wonder that just makes you want to watch the discovery in fascination.

  82. the kitteh on the right looks like Thom Yorke.

  83. Yeah, Kelli, this is a still from the live video of that duet he did with PJ Harvey. I’ll remember the name in a second… it was something like “PJ Harvey Nommed My Face, Ow This Freaking Hurts” I think.

  84. You taste like FAIL

  85. IT EATS MEH!!!!!