Er, lemme check again, may not 47. There are too many McSquirmersons in there, paddling for shore in their little life-raft thingie…


C.S.O. just turned me on to GATO ISLAND. Arriba!


  1. Aesthetica says:

    one, two, three, four…

    …twenty-seven, twenty-eight, twenty-nine…

    man, that’s a lot of litter scooping.

  2. Quick! Somebody hand me a spoon! yum.

  3. Chelsea says:

    That’s a whole lot of kittens to spay and neuter…. cute.. but a lot.

  4. I can just hear all the tiny mews!

  5. chanpon says:

    (O_O) Is Gato Island anything like Fantasy Island? Because I would love to have 47 of those anerable little fuzzies.

  6. Bluemenro says:

    Whoa. Talk about cute overload!

  7. RosieLB says:

    OMG! Tell me that that is not one Miss Kitty’s litter…tell me that there is more than one Mama Cat!

  8. We need to come up with a new collective noun for a group of kittens. A squirm of kittens, perhaps?

  9. arielle says:

    can i sit in the middle? c’mon guys, move over…

  10. I second Decca, “a squirm of kittens” is POIFECT!

  11. Karebear says:

    *packs bags* I’m SOooOooO moving to Gato Island! *punches location into GPS* take me there STAT!

  12. Daphne Moss says:

    Moar info, pleeze!
    I must know why there was fuzz explosion!

  13. OMG LOVE!
    I must find where this is! <3

  14. Methinks Meg had hit the Merlot a bit heavy as her vision seems to have tripled:)

  15. FUN SCIENCE FACT: As we know, red blood cells play a vital role in carrying oxygen from the lungs into the bloodstream. But this ultra high-frequency magnification reveals a lesser-known fact: Each red blood cell contains dozens of microscopic kitten-like organisms, which scientists have dubbed “fluffulates.” These microorganisms are thought to aid in oxygen transfer by playfully batting the oxygen molecules into the bloodstream.

  16. Raemie L. says:

    @Not That Other Mike The Other Mike: LOL! That brings new meaning to “huffing” kittehs.

  17. JinxtheCat says:

    Thud, thud, thud, thud, thud, etc. oh I give up. Cute overload.

  18. Furbabies says:

    I just want to lay down in the middle of the room and let all them kittehs romp all over me! Heaven on earth!

  19. Aesthetica says:

    lmao at mike and the fluffulates.


  20. carolion says:

    47 strikes again!


  21. LMAO! The Other Mike strikes again!

  22. Juniper Jupiter says:

    I wouldn’t mind that bukket o’ kittehs dumped on me!!

  23. Hon Glad says:

    Stand back, I’m diving in, kafloof.

  24. binky-mama says:

    ‘Kay bear with me cause this is kinda random…but does everybody remember Ralphie’s little brother in “The Christmas Story”? How the mom got him to eat his mashed potatoes by eating like a little piggy? THAT’S what I wanna do with this bowl ‘o bebeh kittehs!!!! (snort-giggle-snort)

  25. @ Not That Mike the Other Mike: LOLOLOLOLOL!!! That was most excellent, sir! Way to be a bio nerd (like me!).
    But oh man, that’d totally get me through any day. I’d like that bed of kittens delivered to my bed, pleez.

  26. What breed of kitteh are these?

  27. Methinks Meg is see triples-I count, oh wait, squeee!!! Nevermind. 16, 47. Whatever.

  28. Do they purr in harmony?

  29. Gato Island is now my new favorite internet island.

    I’ve got kittehs in my blood? That actually makes a LOT of sense, thanks Mike (the other one).

    I counted 17 heads. 17 probably has a website, too (Heck, “23” has a movie!)

    A squirm of kittehs? Sure.
    A kaboodle of kittehs? Clever.

    A SQUEE of kittehs?

    Just throwin’ it out there….

  30. Lauralu says:

    I counted 16 lovely kittens 🙂

    And lol at the other mike! If only that were true….

  31. ZePenguinMuffin says:

    my word.
    all them kittehs in one place….can you just HEAR the teeny tiny kitteh mewlings?? One teeny tiny kitteh mewling is enough but this, surely this is a sign of the end of the world. doom doom dooom mewling doom

  32. Wow! I just want to lay down in the middle of the floor and let those kitties run amuck!

  33. Hope my writing is getting better…One of my human partners is teaching me…My dream is to write for kids–maybe for one of the nice publishers of News for Kids. Sooooo…..
    Coast Guard Alert as Gato
    Island Situation Worsens
    by Totalee Puppy
    Due to the scarcity of bananas and fish on Gato Island, kittens are taking to the sea in small boats and other flotation devices. The Coast Guard
    continues a rescue effort
    as the kittens risk dehydration before the boats reach the mainland.
    Thanks to international relief efforts, kittens are returned to Gato Island with a year’s supply of age-appropriate
    cat food, a goat for milk
    and pajama pants to shred.
    Relief efforts are monitored by Cute Overload.
    A CO spokesperson comments,

  34. katiedid says:

    I counted 18 but maybe 19… some kitties are being used as chairs to help the others exsopey

  35. Yitzysmommie says:

    A squirm or a SQUEEEE of kittens….fluffulates….Who need reality, I think I’lll just move into CuteOverload & live happily ever after in here. What else do I need in life other than kittayns, puppehs, hammies, bunnehs, skwerls, and various and assorted other critters. I don’t need no steeenkin’ taxes or candidates or wars to harsh my mellow, srsly.
    Wave to me when ya’ll come calling here in my little world.

  36. A squirm of worms! jeesh people.

    A squee of kittens and a wiggle of puppies! kaboodle of kittens? kanoodle of kittens?

  37. Yitzysmommie says:

    What about a SNORGLE of kittens??
    P.S. Meg and/or (T)Ed: Is there a problem with my SNRGL license pic? I haven’t seen it posted yet & I sent it 3 weeks ago???

  38. Yitzy – it was on here a while back! Hang on!

  39. Oh wait, it was Baroo… sorry duh!

  40. Yitzysmommie says:

    thnx for looking, Carrie! My pic showcases my lovely bright red Patty O’Jeep (it’s a Patriot, hence the Patty….)

  41. O
    could you just imagine being in that room????

  42. I see 17 heads, but there may be more.

  43. I tried to count, I tried!! one, two, three, eleventydozen squirmy kitties!!! -plops on floor to snuzzle them all-

  44. OMG check out this beautiful white mini-lion!!!


    Such a handsome kitteh! And love that doggybone collar! ^_^

  45. I group of kittens is a clowder. Kind of like chowder. I like squirm better!

  46. Other Mike: That makes a lot of sense. I could nap, like, all the time. I’ve always suspected I’m part kitteh, and now you’ve confirmed it! Excellent.

  47. leah b. says:

    I would not mind sitting in the middle of that pile of squirm-a-tude. But I would not want to be there when there hungry…..

  48. Theresa says:

    “Playfully batting the oxygen molecules” Bwahahahahaha!

  49. A bleen of kittehs?

  50. Ackshully, a group of cats is a clowder, a group of kittens is a kindle (I used to obsessively collect collective nouns). Cuter than clowder, but not as cute as squirm!

  51. Catsquatch says:

    17 kittens?


    Oh the poor poor mommy….

    :feeling all sympathetic and stuff:

  52. Must be 2 or 3 momma cats…
    (are these Abyssians?)

    I think I need an infusion of fluffulates, I’m feeling run down lately.

  53. Katrina says:

    Imagine all of those sticky-uppy little tails when they walk! OOhh, ok, I have to go to something else, well, maybe in a few minutes…..
    I know I have fluffulates and I am feeling them now. Better than medichlorians…

  54. Jupiter Star says:

    Yitzysmommy, maybe it was because they already had an almost-identical SNORGL license plate on here? (http://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2008/02/oh-no-you-di-in.html ) *Shrug* Could explain it. Or they just haven’t gotten around to posting it yet if they were planning to, probably.

    *Squee* Squirmy kitties so many little bitty pieces of baby kitty fluff everywhere sensory overload commencing in 3…2…1… *Poof*

    [fixed URL, and spelling… as for Meg’s content choices, I suspect you’re right – Ed.]

  55. I am a massive cat freak but this picture kind of creeped me out. Like, maybe there is too much of a thing.

  56. ILoveKitnz says:

    I counted 17 for sure, maybe 18. I do also hope this is more than one momma but judging by the apparent healthiness if the bebehs, I think it must be. A breeder (GOOD one not puppy-mill type!) with a handful if mommas all bred at once might come up with a bunch (sorry .. kindle!) of kitnz like this. HOw will they tell them apart though?? (I’m thinkin’ blue-point Siamese??)

  57. ILoveKitnz says:

    “handful OF .. ” probably makes more sense..

  58. Are these all part of the same litter???

  59. Ava Cartier says:

    Cute, yes. Irresponsible? Aye. Who would allow all these kittens to be born knowing what the homeless and neglected numbers are? I’m not trying to rain on anyone’s parade, but come on, facts are facts and disregarding them isn’t going to make them go away, just as disregarding a cat will not make it go away–except by death.

  60. mberkie0 says:

    @Ava Cartier:
    & NUFF to you! Can’t we all just adore the anerable together, peeps? (Can I get a “SQUEE” from the congregaysh, plz?)

  61. indigoreiki says:

    Kitten Mosh Pit !!!

  62. Catsquatch says:




  63. In my household, we see “tangles of tabbies” all the time. Seven cats, with six various shades of grey. The oddball isn’t ours–we’re storing him for friends.

  64. momof2kitties says:



    *readies pudding*

  65. I’d love to snorgle them, but I don’t want to clean up after them! They look like siamese! Cute, cute!


  67. Tell me that’s not one litter. Poor mama if it is!

  68. Ava Cartier says:

    Okay, let me see if I have this right: if the critter is cute, it’s okay to have as many as possible so others can comment on how cute they are and make up new names for what a pile of ’em are? Too bad we won’t know where they all are in five years. I guess common sense and sensitivity toward animal homelessness and abuse have no place in this website, or at least in this thread.

  69. Poohbear says:

    My own C.S.O. says they’re lilac and blue Burmese kittens. So :
    1. this is three or four litters, the moms are around
    2. must be a cat farm (breeder)
    3. you can say what you want about breeders but they don’t let their kittens go to homeless, most responsible ones find good homes for them.
    4. yes, it’s better to adopt from shelters but you won’t stop people from wanting cats with pedigrees and breeders from raising and selling them.
    5. these bebehs look healthy.
    6. I support shelters and encourage peeps to adopt from shelters.

  70. Poohbear says:

    Oops, *don’t let them go homeless*, been a long day.

  71. Ava Cartier says:

    I agree with everything you say, but generally speaking, in an ideal world, there would be no breeders for the sole purpose of making money on pedigreed animals. Therein lies my dilemma.

    All of my animals are used. 🙂

  72. Paw, we got us a nuff. Let’s load us some puddin’ into the trebuchet over hyar ‘n get ready fer when it pops up next.

    Seriously, so many kittens all looking so similar makes me think it’s someone who’s breeding purebred cats. It’s not difficult to find homes for purebred kittens. People *pay money* for purebred kittens in many cases. (Click my username for pictures of my own rescue kitty as well as some other junk.)

  73. snoopysnake says:

    A squeeeeeee of kittehs. Yes. Too bad the two Viking Kittens (look for them on youtube) aren’t there to row them ashore to the tune of LedZep’s “Immigrant Song.”

  74. catablob says:

    Wow, all together they make up about one blob-sized cat.
    Most impressive.

    I’ll take five with a side order of hedgehogs.

  75. Daphne Moss says:

    The more I know about pet breeding, the less I like it.

  76. NTMTOM has solved another great question of science.

    Also, SQUEE! Mosh pit kitnz!

  77. theoneflyinvet says:


  78. I count seventeen little purring miracles and yes, may they all be speutered and remain in forever loving homes. Their mama too.

  79. Furbabies says:

    They look like meezer babies to me! If you want to see a unique look at Siamese cats, go to “Youtube” and enter “Blue-Eyed, Long-Tailed, Crotch-Dwelling Froot Bat” by madderhatter. Wonderful, you won’t be sorry.

  80. I vote for a “SQUEEE” of kittehs!!!

    I refer to my own little family of 6 as “Kattens” (5 of the 6 don’t qualify as Kittehs anymore!).

  81. how many kittens do you think are there?cause all I see is………. wooooow there is at lest 22 cats in there

  82. i just wanna dive in and enjoy the ultimate cuddle

  83. Totalee Puppy says:

    Let’s hear it for “A Squeee
    of Kittens”!

  84. I can’t count ’em – they keep moving around!

  85. Actually that would be a kindle of kittens, officially.
    Unofficially, they should be a cuddle of kittens in my book!