Scritch scritch scritch

Scritch scritch scritch

[pause] [paw makes beckoning ‘more’ gesture]

Scritch scritch scritch

Pygmy Marmoset, originally uploaded by joshbousel.


  1. Ze shoulderz, zey have, how you zay? Much tension. A zimple mazage vill clear zem up.

  2. gooeyctr says:

    Oh yeah, right there … ahhhhhh.

  3. Argh! No mouse-over caption?? Those are the best part!

  4. ButtaRumCake says:

    @Karen – I was thinking the same thing.

    *runs to get Meg some coffee* Cream & sugar, Meg?

  5. So. I had to look at this twice to realize that there were two marmosets and not one crazy flexible marmoset.

  6. Theresa says:

    Wha— *Scratch* the monkeh?!!

  7. Theresa says:

    So OK, that could either be *another* Peter Gabriel (“Scratch the Monkeh”) or K.C. and the Sunshine Band:
    “Scratch Scratch Scratch,
    Scratch Scratch Scratch,
    Scratch your Monkeh,
    Scratch your Monkeh!”

  8. Redbone says:

    “Touch muh munkeh.”
    *scritch scritch*
    “Touch muh munkeh aguin.”
    “Keep et it.”
    *scritch scritch scritch scritch scritch… *
    “Ahhhh…” *toes wiggle*

  9. Oh yeah, oh yah…right there…keep scratching…ahhhh…you hit the spot

  10. Sleep, eat, scratch.


  11. hon glad says:

    Happiness is having a friend eat your tics.

  12. Theresa says:


  13. Rachel Sweeden says:

    That is so cute.

  14. zeldapie says:

    und now iz zee time on Sprockets ven vee SCRITCH!

  15. compy-saur says:

    A little to the left. More. Now move down. Yes, you got it. Now, scratch!

  16. chanpon says:

    Oh noes, marmoset porn!

  17. marie_n says:

    i love how marmosets have tremendous cow-licks.

  18. caitlin says:

    I’m not normally a monkeh person, but this is so sweet & silly. I can’t stop giggling. 😀

  19. I LOVE LOVE LOVE pygmy marmosets…one of these days I’m going to break them out of our world acquarium!

  20. I got a mouse-over caption:
    “Play me like a harpshichord, O Mozart!”
    I am not sure if it was somehow added later.

  21. Oops, that should have been “clavichord”.
    I thought I should edit it in case someone finds clavichord much funnier than harpsichord…

  22. Cool! I thought of “harpsichord” first, actually. But “clavichord” is also a Salinger reference. 😉

  23. (and yes, I added it AFTER the post went live, because “Photo Sharing” was teh yawn)

  24. OMG Teho, I can’t believe you referenced JDS. “But mother said you’d be home WEDNES-day.”

    These are the “other” marmies. Equally precious as their kitteh counterparts.

  25. Liberal arts education. I know a little about a lot. 😉

    (that, and there’s this internet thing…)

  26. BeanSidhe says:

    Those lil’ marmosets are so much better than those cheesy plastic fake-hand backscratchers.
    That’s going on my birthday list.

    Am imagining the CO spa…

  27. marie_n says:

    bean- i’m going to have to request one of these guys as well. my boyfriend will not scratch hard enough, then when i complain about that, he scratches too hard and it hurts like hell and nearly bruises me. tiny furbabies will replace my boyfriend in the backscratching area. i’m sure he will not approve of this.

  28. Lucy's mommeh says:

    Luvs me some marmosets.
    I was thisclose to one in the zoo, couldn’t get over the tiny perfection of it..
    We just looked at each other for the longest time through the glass.

  29. Thank goodness for CO. I had terrible news today and really needed something cheerful. This and the great happy hamster pic were exactly what I needed.

  30. Theresa says:

    I call for a COXCU to see if that monkeh has a French manicure.

    [ZOMG PR0N!!!!1 – Ed.]

  31. Theresa says:

    Anyone else remember what was for awhile the World’s Most Famous Marmoset– the one that peed on Johnny Carson’s head?

  32. Jessica says:

    This is my husband.

  33. Er… both of them?

  34. Theresa says:

    Theo, are you TELLING me that Carson, having once had a marmoset pee on his head, allowed ANOTHER marmoset onto his head??

    Wow. The man was a consummate pro. Or something.

  35. catablob says:

    Is this the same monkey that brings coffee for breakfast while having his assistant fetch the croissants?

  36. biscuithead says:

    We need a “shock the monkey/primate” section here on CO.

    Peter Gabriel’s lyrics!
    “Fox the fox
    Rat the rat
    You can ape the ape
    I know about that
    There is one thing you must be sure of
    I can’t take any more
    Darling, don’t you monkey with the monkey
    Monkey, monkey, monkey
    Don’t you know you’re going to shock the monkey”

    I loves me some monks.

  37. I propose a Monkeys category. Or perhaps Primates more generally (not counting humans).

  38. Dona eis requiem, BiscuitHead.


  39. biscuithead says:


    Niiiice… Yes, I’m geeky enough to get the Python reference.

    So, what about having a monkeys/non-human primates section, eh?