!!! H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y M E G !!!

Please accept this leetle gift on your special day!



Sparky + C.S.O.



  1. happy hammy bday!

  2. ThreeCatNight says:

    Ham-py Birthday to You
    Ham-py Birthday to You
    Ham-py Birthday, Dear Meg –
    Ham-py Birthday to You!
    (save me somma that cupcake!)

  3. Dimitri says:

    Happy Birthday!

    Lets do lunch.


  4. Ooooooo!! Happy Happy Birthday!

  5. punkinberry says:

    Happy Birthday, and many more!


    Cute HAMMY!

  7. claudia says:

    Oh what a lovely card! *sniff sniff* Have a happy happy birthday!

  8. Jenni, Cincinnati, Ohio says:

    Happy Birthday to Meg,
    Happy Birthday to Meg,
    Happy Birthday dear Meeeeeeeeeeggggggg,
    Happy Birthday to you!!

    I love your site Meg. It makes me smile every day. Have a wonderful birthday and a wonderful year!!

  9. ~*~hApPy BiRtHdAy~*~

  10. wagthedogma says:

    Birthday greetings, Meg, from the great state of New Hamster! 🙂

  11. CUPCAKES! Does the singing bunny sing Happy Birthday as well?

  12. Hippo Birdie two Ewe,
    Hippo Birdie two Ewe,
    Hippo Birdie Deer Ewe,
    Hippo Birdie two Ewe!!!!

  13. Happy Birthday to You!
    You live in a zoo!
    Kitties, puppies and monkeys
    Wish you a happy day, too!


    Thank you for being THE purveyor of TEH QTE!!!!!!! I think I speak for many when I say our days would be much darker without the sunshine you provide!!

  15. *glomp* Happiest of berfdays to you, Meg! I hope yu receive lots of bunnehs and kittehs and puppehs and all manner of snorglable fuzzy, scaley, hoofed, and/or adorable critters.

  16. Happy Birthday! This site’s a great thing, it’s such a day brightener for so many people. 😀

  17. maijasservant says:

    Happiest of birthdays, Meg. You light up my life.

    [You give me hope, to carry on… – Ed.]

  18. happy birthday! Thanks for keeping up this great site!

  19. Kiragirl says:

    Birthday greetings, Megster, from the great state of New York!
    and many mooooore!

  20. Kiragirl says:

    “scaley” ??????

  21. binky-mama says:

    Happy Birthday from the house of Binky!

  22. BeckyMonster says:

    Sweet Potato Jesus, Meg, I think you just gave ME a present on YOUR birthday! I don’t even know what got me over there, but I just spent the last crawling hour of my workday reading the 300+ comments about the “Get out of my goddamn bathroom” caption. Priceless, fabulous, and exactly why I LOVE this site!

  23. Tara Narcross-Wyckoff says:

    Happy Birthday, Meg!!
    Thank you for the happiness you bring every day!!

  24. This is Johnna is this my bestest friend Kat?

  25. Kathryn says:

    Happy Birthday! May it be filled with all things lovely!

    Make a wish,


  26. Happy B-day!
    thnx 4 all U DO!

    sfx: tiny applause with tiny paws, tails, beaks and fins

  27. lillykitty says:

    happi burfday, megs.

  28. May your day be Overloaded with Cute ;0)!!!

    Hammi Birthday!!!!!!

  29. Meg, you deserve whatever warm-fuzzy thing you wish!

    Happy Birthday!

  30. Like OMG, have a towtally tewbular birthday, Meg!!!

  31. aw oh happy day xoxooxo

  32. Aesthetica says:

    happy hammy birfday meg!!1! thanks for all the smiles. 🙂

  33. Happy Birthday Meg!!!!!

  34. HEPPY BERTHDEY MEG!!! You make me happyyyyyy when skies are greyyyyyy!

  35. Erebella says:

    Happy Birthday from me and the kids Ookie Pookie Booger Butt (cat), Chloe Zoe Sugar Baby (cat), and Trixie Dorkus McSpooky Goldenbutt (dog). Yeah, can you tell how much I get from your wonderful site? The world wouldn’t be as bright without you and your cohorts, Meg. Have a great day!

  36. yankeebird says:

    Oooh, Happy Birthday Meg!!!! We lub you!

  37. Rosie A. says:

    Happy Birthday Meg! Thanks for teh kyute!

  38. (the original) Mel says:

    Happy Birthday to you Meg.

  39. pistache268 says:

    Happy happy buthday!

  40. Michelle says:

    Happy Birthday, Meg. Here’s hoping you get half the zilllions of smiles you give every day.


  41. geneticlemon says:

    Ha, it’s my birthday too! I’m just gonna pretend that pictures for me as well. 😀

    Happy Birthday, Meg! Thanks for all the (fish) cute!

  42. Happy Birthday, Meg! Thanks for all the sweetness you bring to us on Cute Overload. Have a wonderful year!

  43. Happy happy birthday!
    From all of us to you!
    We wish it was our birthday,
    so we could party too!
    Happy happy birthday!
    We hope your dreams come true!
    We wish it was our birthday,
    so we could party too!

    I’ve loved this site for a long time, and all thanks to you! Have a fantabulous day, Meg!

  44. Meg, I don’t know what you expected when you started this blog, but the result is a community where people who like to see the cute in things gather to have a good time. In the past few months, I’ve had to go to more than a few grief/trauma recovery meetings, and it’s amazing to me how much people talk about their pets (or the pets of lost loved ones) with such affection. When people in those groups ask me how I cope, I tell them that I look at cuteoverload as much as possible because it never fails to make me feel better about myself and the world. I’m sure you didn’t intend that as part of your mission to dominate the intertubes, but it’s meant a lot to me. So, happiest of birthdays, continued success, and thank you, thank you, thank you.

  45. Awww! Happy birthday!

  46. @Kiragirl – Just covering all my bases… y’know, gotta include those silly snuggly fishies and lizards and snakes and whathaveyou.

  47. DumBunny says:

    Hoppy Bunny Birthday, Meg

  48. Oh, and armadillos. They’re kinda scaley/fingernail-y, too, and DEFINITELY a 10 on my snorg-o-meter.

  49. Happiest of birthdays, Meg. We hope all your birthday wishes come true! You’ve brightened so many of our days. Thank you!

  50. SillyGirl says:

    ditto what Berthaservant said 🙂
    Thank you Meg and happy birthday!!!

  51. Happy MegDay!
    Thanks for all that you do for us.
    We’re lucky to have you and yours, for the leetle rays of sunshine you send for all to see, despite the Ray-Bans of lurking offensisensitivist censors, hoping to feel offended.

    Good For You! Keep It Up! Thanks for Everything!

    Yay, Meg!

  52. auntbaby says:

    How many of us can say with certainty that each and every day we bring joy to so very many? Not many! Happy Birthday to the awwwwwwwwww bringer.lol

  53. Happy Birthday, Megsie!

    Have a wonderful and happy day.

  54. Patty P says:

    Happy Birthday, Meg!
    Thanks for the best darn site evah! It makes me smile every day.

  55. sunnymum says:

    Happy birthday Meg! May your wish come true. 🙂
    Thank you (and Theo and NTMTOM too) for all the happiness you spread with your adorable blog!
    Love, Sunny and Mary

  56. Happy Birthday, Meg!

  57. Happy Birdie-day Meg!
    You are teh Queen of Qte.

  58. Happy Birthday, Meg!

  59. WickedWendy says:

    Happy Birthday Meg! Thanks for all the Qte!

  60. Happy Birdday to you!
    Happy Birdday to you!
    With hamsters and bun ‘tocks
    And three cute chow chows too!

  61. Happy Birthday, Meg! Peace, love and cuteness forever *power fist*


    And thank you thank you thank you for keeping Cute Overload one of the happiest places on earth -even though it’s in cyberspace!

    Keep up the great work, I wish you nothing but snorgable muzzlepouches, champagne wishes and caviar dreams!

    big hugs!

  63. trumanrabbit says:

    Ahem (sound of pitch pipe):
    Hammy Bird-day to Ewe.
    Hoppy Bunny tocks, too. Hippo bat wings,
    Horsie rat grins,
    And some elephant poo*.
    (*but in a good way)

    U R Delightful!

  64. Awww, today is my mom’s b’day too, and she lives in SF. Have a happy Leo birthday, and thanks for all the cute!

  65. Meg, may your day be sunny and bright, may a warm breeze caress your cheek and the grass tickle your bare toes, and may piles o’puppehs and kittehs snorgle you silly.

    Thanks for teh qte!

  66. sjandkids says:

    Happy Birthday Meg! We love your site! It’s so cute; we have to check in every day!

    sj and the kids

  67. Zaferina says:

    Happy Burtday Meg…. YAY! Thanks for the site, it rulz and so do you. xxxxxz


    Thanks for creating such a fun place on teh Intarwebs!

  69. happy birffday!!!

    meg, you know YOU are the cutest right?????


  70. funnybunny says:

    Hammy hammy burtday,
    have a burtday cake with ice’
    but remeber who is singing
    and i hope you share a slice!

    Luvs, your HAMMY (and me, to.)

  71. hey, ur the NTMTOM who played a pivotal role of the pudding fight last month, no?

    well, FYI, i’m a member of 2 broadway-show-tune-singing clubs. BEAT THAT.

  72. Happee bidet, Miss Meg the Sweet Leo Lady! Wooooo!!!!

  73. well, now that all the sweet and funny birfday wishes have been wished already, all that’s left for me to say is….


  74. Happy Birthday from the Hammywood Hills out here in shaky land.
    You and your site are fa-a-abulous!

  75. Moo-
    May the Hamster of Happiness shine on you forever. You bring great snarfles of joy into our lives.

  76. Flavia A. says:

    Happy b-day, Meg!
    You surely deserve it 😀

  77. charliewabba says:

    Happy Birthday Meg –
    to paraphrase Wallace Stevens (who I never did understand)
    The only empress is the empress of teh cute.

  78. Happy Birthday Meg and may you have many more. Also thank you for sharing this wonderful site with all of us – it never fails to put a smile on my face no matter how gloomy the day is

  79. Anonymous Coward says:

    Bonne fête, Meg!

    (that’s french for ‘happy birth-day, quite appropriate for zis site, non?)

    Many are happy you had this idea to create such a website — even my cats (monsieur Cousteau, Apostrophe duchesse de Catastrophe & madame Mystère)!


  80. gravyboat says:

    Have a good one!

  81. Happy Birthday! Thanks for all the awws and laughs.

  82. A big “H.B.” to you!

  83. Hoppy Hoppy Birthday! You’re the best! Everday is B-Day with CO around!
    Smooches and schnozzle-bumpees and keeses and leeks and weesker teekles from The Two G-Kitties and The Funky Dog
    Yaaaaaaaay Meggie!!!!!
    We lurv you!!!!! (purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  84. Happy Birthday Meg! Thanks for bringing us the cute and making the days happier for us.

  85. kittymom says:

    Happy, hippy, hoppy, birthday to you, Meg! Enjoy your special day, and may all your wishes come true!

  86. charlotte says:

    meg, you are the bestest at reminding us that cute is everywhere!!!!!

  87. happy happy happy happy birthday, meg! yay! <3

  88. thursday says:

    happy birthday, and thank you for all of this.

  89. copy the exact words of Vallie’s!!!

  90. Reminds me of the time I hid my mother’s birthday cake in the cupboard. I opened the cupboard to get it a while later, and my big orange kitty was happily nomming on it, with pink Funfetti frosting on him nose.

  91. oaklandcat says:

    Happy birthday Meg! Tks for Teh Qte. You rock.

  92. yay meg!

  93. serenity815 says:

    Happy Birthday Meg!!! I enjoy CO every single day…I don’t usually post, but I enjoy it just the same. Thanks for all you do!!!

  94. JinxtheCat says:

    Meg: Thank you, thank you, thank you for this wonderful site. It brightens every day of our mom’s life. Others too, I know. Happy happy happy happy birthday! Purrz from Rudy and Bumpy and their biped.

  95. Oh, and Lizzy – I petted an iguana for the first time a few weeks ago. I thought I would be all creeped out, but he was so anerable!

  96. scooterpants says:

    gee. i feel BAD. cuz i din’int get Meg Nothin for her birthday and she gives me something wonderful every day.
    pleeze to give an office address so’s i can send her some posies? is it allowed?

  97. Heh, Scooter, I don’t know where Meg works. No, wait, I guess I do, come to think of it… but no, I’m not going to just start handing it out. Heh. However, you might try *emailing* her at one of the appropriate addresses listed in the right-hand margin. (meg at cutelabs dot com, for non-submission correspondence) I know you can’t actually email REAL flowers, but y’know, creative license is allowed.

  98. Happiest birfday, Meggie Moo!

    Peg is right, it should be a national holiday!

  99. Happiest Hoppiest Birfday, Meg! Yay for you!


  101. Lawrence says:

    Have a very, very cute birthday Meg! Thanks for all the awwwwhhhhnnnn moments all these years. Keep it up.

  102. scooterpants says:

    ahhh! T- nudge,nudge ,wink ,wink. ok then.

  103. Totalee Puppy says:

    For Meg, charming and creative and cheers us up…Happy Birthday from
    Totalee Puppy, Mopster Puppy, and Dainty Monkey..your devoted fans!!
    The Hamster Parade, in which all floats must be
    decorated with wood-shavings, is about to start–with a banner that
    celebrates “We Love Meg!!”
    and a joyful finale of tiny

    with a

  104. veronica says:

    Happy Birthday Meggins! You deserve the BEST. You make me happy every day. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  105. Anne Boleyn says:

    HBD and thanks for what you do for all of us! Rock on!

  106. SW Cowgirl says:

    Happy Birthday Meg! Thank you for this wonderful site. Many days this is the only bright spot in my day! Hope you have a great birthday!

  107. ladecho says:

    Rooofeeees Tommy and I wish you a very happy birthday. Thanks for the QTE! Ear nibbles for you and Sparky with love.

  108. Happy birthday Meg. May the coming year be filled with love, laughter, and lemurs.

  109. (((((((meg))))))
    Hope your birthday was fabulous! You and CO have singlehandedly brought endless joy and laughter to my pathetic little life. I never squeeeeeed (or barfed rainbows) before you came along.


  110. cliffette says:

    Thank you to all at CO for regularly making my day and filling me with smiles. 🙂 HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEG! Many hammy returns!

  111. Hello Meg! Happy birthday to us! We share the same birthday… And plus I have two cute hammies too! 🙂 Take care and the very best to you. Thanks for your wonderful site.

  112. kysaviolet says:

    Happy Birthday to the baroness of cute! May you have all the joy you’ve shared with others plus extra chocolate and ponies!!!1!!!

  113. ashagato says:

    love you, meg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    happy b-day 😀

  114. kwistee says:

    Happeh birfdey, meg!! 😀

  115. Happy birthday! Be sure to nibble on plenty of cupcakes…and wee little hamster toes.

  116. Happy birthday, Meg!

  117. Thomas Rogers says:

    Yay! Happy birthday, frosty!

  118. Dr Anne says:

    Happy Birthday Meg, best webmistress in the universe. May you be leeeecked by hammies, snorgled by kittehs, disapproved of by bunnehs, and just made warm and fuzzy like you makes the rest of us! Dr Anne

  119. I can see the headline now:
    Hammy says Happy Happy Birthday to CO Star!

  120. eikoleigh says:

    Happy Birthday, Meg!

    Thanks for everything on this site and I hope all your (cute) wishes come true!


  121. Tularosabubalosa says:

    Thank you for the brightest spot in the Internets. I too, hope you get many ponies, snorgles, etc. You make this world bearable! and bunneble, kittable, et.al
    Hippo Birdee Two Ewes! (my apologies to Boynton).

  122. HAPPY BURPDAY! Hope you had a great day.

  123. I’m a bit late in the game here, but,


    Meg you’re the greatest! I hope you have a fantastic year ahead! Thank you so much for bringing something cute and adorable to us every day, so we can forget for a moment about all the ugly grumpy cares and worries we lug around with us and the big nasty world outside. I found this website in my darkest hour, because I have a tendency to do a google search for “kittens” at times when I’m extremely upset or depressed or – sometimes – even suicidal. That is literally how I stumbled across this site – and I don’t think I’ve missed a day since! (I’m happy to report that things have improved tremendously, also.)

  124. Your site roxxorz, Meg! Happy Birthday!!!

  125. Buckeye says:

    Happy Baroothday, Meg!

    Your site makes my day several times a day!! =^..^=

  126. Poohbear says:

    Happy, hippo, hammy birfday, Meggeh ! We luubbbsss you!! <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3 xxoooxxxooo

  127. Poohbear says:

    *wheew* just in the nick of time* but good for all year!

  128. misscrisp says:

    one minute past…EHN…The earth received a powerful gift on the day you were born Meg! Citizen Ruble Kopeck and I send wishes for bliss and much much gratitude.

  129. In Hawaii, so I still count. 🙂 Happy Birthday!!!

  130. Aurelie says:

    Just for the image, the stuff of sugar, why not a assiete fruit?

    The hamster prefer the sweet fruit candies and full of dye humans!

  131. Woods Walker says:

    Happy belated birthday Meg. Keep up the good work.I enjoy it eminencly.-Woods Walker

  132. Hon Glad says:

    Happee Boithday Meg
    ” May your day be merry and bright,
    and try not to, step in Dog s***e” ♥♥♥♥♥

  133. Happy Birthday!

  134. Happy belated Birthday, Meg! Do we all get a hammie in our goodie bags? Yay!

  135. Gail (the first one) says:

    I’m a bit late, here…but no less sincere in wishing you the happiest of birthdays!!!! You bring me so much happiness and and laughter!!!

    Gail and Nicky the dog, the cats Chloe, Baby, Charlie, Daisy, Sunny-Bunny, Daniel Striped Kitten and newbie kitten, Helen.

  136. hey Meg,

    Happy Birthday!

  137. Happy Birthday from Norway, Meg! Thank you for enlightening my everyday with CO.
    Hugs 🙂

  138. Happy Day after your Bithuththuthday, Meg, from all of your Peeps in the Hundred Acre Wood and me!
    Gratulare med dagen, too from Abbie!

  139. cheesybird says:

    Happy Birfday, Ms. Meg!!! Thank you for providing us with teh daily kyoot and tey daily laughs and making the world just that much sillier and happier and brighter!

    Here’s some more cupcakes to go around 😉 http://mfrost.typepad.com/cute_overload/2006/05/unbelievable_mu.html

  140. catablob says:

    Happy birthday! Many many many happy returns of the day!

  141. Happy (late) Bday 🙂 lol@ the one from Dimitri.

  142. ButtaRumCake says:

    *does happy dance on Meg’s birf’day*

    Hope you’re blessed outta your sox, Meg!!!

  143. staticgirl says:

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for cheering us all up. x x

  144. Yay! Yay for Meg! Happy Happy Joy Joy and thanks for all the cute!

  145. MandaBain says:

    Clearly, you are much loved and appreciated, Meggles, and though I am a day late, I too wish you another fabulous year and thank you for the squees and tears of joy and laughter in so many lives. God Bless!

  146. hippo birdie two hams
    hippo birdie two hams
    moist nosicles and baby lambs
    hippo birdie two hams

    (we’re not allowed to sing the real song because of copyright restrictions)

  147. Meg, I hope you had a very happy birthday! =)

  148. Meg — couldn’t be happier to hope that someone’s burp*day is “wunnerful, wunnerful”. Cannot allow myself the indulgence of time today to browse all the greetings as I wanna do … however browsed some fairly quickly & am a bit bemused by the version of the birthday song, which ends (VERY clever rhyming scheme, here) …with (drumroll, please!) …
    “elephant poo”??????????
    Was it good for you, too ?? 🙂

  149. lemurland says:

    Happy Birthday!!!!!

    You deserve to get delicious frosting all over your muzzlepuff today. Nom nom nom.

  150. Hippo birdies two ewes! Your site always cheers me up, Meg – what a gift you have, not only for the cutes, but also for brilliant commentashons. Have a wonderful day, Lady. You rock.

  151. HAPPY B-DAY MEG!!!!!

    And Thank You for making my day, every day!


  152. Lioness says:

    Hey my birthday is tomorrow! Happy Birthday fellow Leo!!!

  153. a leeeeeetle late on the uptake, but Happy Berday to you, girlie.

    your site has seriously made me laugh so hard i’ve nearly peed myself more times than i can count. this site always makes me laugh even when all the other crap of life goes wrong…i have Cute Overload.

    i hope your berfday is made of awesome!

  154. shepard says:

    Happy Birthday Meg! Thank you for making each day a little brighter.

  155. Kiragirl says:

    Lizzy, and let’s not furget the somewhat spiky, but cute, hedgeez.

  156. meowandwoof says:

    day late and a dollar short, as usual but it comes from the heart….happy birthday and thanks so much for this site. you have NO idea what it means to us….

  157. Catsquatch says:


    Its Megs birthday?!?!?!


    Betcha your younger than me ;D

  158. Well she’s younger than *me*, for starters.

  159. Dearest Meg,
    Great gratitude and blessings to you for your birthday and every day. You brighten the world with your sunny cuteness.

  160. Floyd's mom says:

    Happy Happy Bday!!!

  161. doxnsox says:

    HEY! Yesterday was my Boifday too. I wish I would have came by and wished Meg a Happy B-Day too!

    YAY US!!

  162. riolinda says:

    Happy Birthday Meg! 🙂

    You make me smile everyday! 😀

  163. NYCGirl says:

    Happy belated birthday. 🙂

  164. Katrina says:

    Now THAT is a hammie. Happy Birthday again, Meg, you are swell. You are keen. You are the cat’s meow and the walrus’ whiskers. You put the pictures and the words together and create happiness.
    Great idea, great exposition, international happiness- and you and your whimsical buddies did it!
    Brava! Thank You! YAY! Come on everybody-let’s make the biggest YaY ever! YaY!!!!!

  165. Many Happy Returns of the Day to Meg!
    With Love & Admiration,

  166. weensicka says:

    That cupcake looks deleeshous…I wants to eet it. I especially luv the hammie made out of frosting…*NOMNOMNOM*

    Oh, wait…

    Happy Bday, Meg! I hope you have many amazing and possibly fluffy adventures. And also many presents. Ditto on everything said so far, and thank you so much, always, for Teh Qte!!

  167. maijasservant says:


  168. Hammie Meg. Happy Birthday!

  169. Happy Berfday Meg!

  170. bookmonstercats says:

    BerthaS… nooooo… I’m so sad for you.

    Meggy, sorry it’s late but happy birthday from me and many thanks.

  171. thatgirlshines says:

    HB from a fellow leo!

  172. zomg-happy-birthday-pants!

  173. Totalee Puppy says:

    WEENSICKA–LOL for “frosting hamster”!!
    This has been the best moment of the day.

  174. Totalee Puppy says:

    KATRINA–I am sitting here
    at the computer going “YAY”–Trying for the
    “biggest YAY ever”–Oh,well…Life before Katrina was so dull…Let’s have another
    rousing “Happy Birthday Meg!” and “Feliz Cumpleaños
    Querida Meg!”

  175. Totalee Puppy-

    Sorry for the delay- I had an “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” that took me out of commission for a while and I didn’t venture back this far into the entries. We are, in and of, ourselves a tremendous wave of “YAY!”

  176. Leslie- Did you just make a Lawrence-a Welka-reference? I’ll probably never know because nobody looks this far back in the CO entries, but hooray for you, and hooray for your reference! Brilliant! Wunnerfullawunnerfull-a. Brings back happy memories!

  177. To Katrina — waaaaaaayyyy
    down there @ comment #177–
    Wow — someone answered my comment — what fun.
    (You can tell that I don’t spend time relaxin’ at Myspace, etc. — have heard too many stories with unpleasant endings …)

    Anyhow, yes, L. Welk. Somehow I thought that his slightly eccentric, endearing tone as an Emcee rather matched Meg’s slightly offbeat moments. Glad you felt groovy about it — Thanks to you & to MEG for the meetin’ place!