Decisions, Decisions…

("Let me think… Pan-fried in butter, with shallots and garlic?  No, I need to watch the cholesterol… Grilled, perhaps, with a lemon, pepper and herb rubbing?  Mmm, probably too stringy for that… Well, there’s always the crock-pot…")

Yes, folks, it's a baby. Remain calm, breathe normally ...

You didn’t see this post, Dan K. It never happened.



  1. Silent Meow says:

    First! 🙂

    The baby is delicious, kitty, but not in that way.

  2. *snicker*

  3. wannadance says:

    no, that’s not right…

  4. See, kid, not everyone can carry off the orange-and-white-stripes look.

  5. Cute baby, fat cuddle kitty…

  6. Hahahahahahaha! I wonder if the cat does this imitation of the baby a lot…


  7. Kitteh, perfect kid,thats the helpless pose, now when the giant face comes in for a snorgle, grab it with both paws.

  8. I’ll take the one on the left, please.

  9. Gail (the first one) says:

    Kitteh’s all like “Mom likes ME best!”

  10. snoopysnake says:

    I like the sideways orange heart on the kitteh’s belleh.

  11. All I see here is two tummies waiting for snorgles- and maybe some band-aids and some Bactine for my souveniers from the little fat kitteh.
    OOhh, fuuuuuuurrrrrrr.

  12. Dobermama says:

    The cat’s all, “Yeah, I think I’ve got this about right. Okay, people, bring on the baby talk!”

  13. The cat seems perplexed at the little one’s shoes. Can’t say I blame him. 🙂

  14. That cat is the most redonk thing I’ve ever seen. Just imagine what its paw reach is without the girth.

  15. Veruka-cat: I want an Oompa-Loompa, and I want one NOW!

  16. They’re both in yoga class, doing happy baby pose! Kyoot!

  17. Gimme a break, gimme a break, gimme a break from the kid-cat bar!

    *ducks and runs for cover…and more coffee!*

  18. @NTMTOM: Oh, yah? Did too see it! It SO happened! You’re just trying to get away with more qte, I can tell!

  19. bwah!!! i so love this…..who can manage to roll over first? bah!! yay!

  20. @Dobermama: Love it! I thought the same — that the cat was saying — if I play cute like the baby, will I get some of that attention back that I lost when the damn thing was born!?

    I do like that they’re both dressed in orange.

  21. ha ha ha ha ha!!
    Totally made my Monday morning 🙂

  22. SouthernSis says:

    So Cute! And that Cat… needs a diet I think!

  23. MATCHINGKS! The pose, the orange stripes–they’re practically twins! (And I love the cat’s head-to-belleh ratio.)

  24. I’m relaxed… I m the most mellow person I know!

    And this is too cute for words 😉

  25. w00t!!!! Too damn cute, I must say.

  26. Primates category! *snicker*

  27. berthaservant says:


  28. berthaservant says:

    Oh, and


  29. Kitty, your modesty tail is slipping!!! Won’t someone think of the children!!

  30. PS WHAT is on the baby’s slippers?

  31. i hope mama didn’t put the diaper on the wrong baybeh.

  32. “Hey baby–do you know how to roll over? I’m having some trouble over here…”

  33. I see a page-a-day 2010 calendar spot open for the cute in this one!

  34. LOL, it looks like that cat has eaten a couple babies already… maybe he should try something with a lower fat content for his next meal.

  35. lol @ berthaservant … I was thinking it too…

  36. The baby on the right is wearing a Hallowe’en outfit – the shoes are pumpkins. I can’t explain what the baby on the left is wearing.

    Oh, and Pasickie!!

  37. It wasn’t the presence of the human baby in other posts that spazzed people out, it was the absence of any non-human-animal cuteness.

  38. I’m 21 and I definitely still like a good sprawl with my cat… I hope he doesn’t plot to cook me though… :S

  39. The kitteh’s face is hilarious! He’s so trying to pose like the baby. Such a Copy Cat.

  40. Love the pic, but I would only cuddle the one on the LEFT!!!

  41. Hmm, are those duckie slippers, maybe? Soooo cute!

  42. KK3, that’s pretty much the way it works. Unless the one on the right is your own. Then this system of pheremones and genetical hardwiring kicks in.

    Makes being an adopted kid kind of a crapshoot in unforeseeable ways.

  43. Theo, my dad always said that is because otherwise you would kill ’em. Or try to sell them on Ebay.

  44. Babies in stripes always remind me a little of the stolen kid in the movie Labyrinth. Which makes me suspicious that the kitty may actually be a goblin, an impression supported by the massive pot belly…

  45. “Anything you can do, I can do better!”

  46. balamuthia says:

    Haha, love the hover text- custom made for the baby haters.

  47. ButtaRumCake says:

    Baby fingers & toe beans. What a great way to start the new year!


  48. Actually, it’s the CAT that’s thinking Pasickie…

    Or maybe he’s sizing up the width of the pan he’d need for roasting.

    This is the funniest picture EVER!

  49. Bathos Q. Hauteur says:

    Note how much more the bed sags under the one on the left. It’s like an illustration of a black hole distorting the fabric of space and sucking everything into its gravitational field.

    [Hmm, it does look that way. You were maybe a fan of that Cosmos TV series on PBS, back in the day? Carl Sagan and his dandelion-fluff Spaceship of the Imagination? – Ed.]

  50. NotAnotherMilo says:

    my biological clock seems to react equally to baby humans and baby animals… or not-so-baby animals….

  51. Silent Meow says:

    Adorable photo. 🙂

  52. That’s effin’ brilliant. “Hm… I wonder how this goes… *paws up* Now what?”

    That is such an expectational look on the kitty’s face. Pure greatness.

  53. Oh, and the file name is brilliant, too.

  54. SilentMeow says:

    I badly needed the laugh and the cuteness of this photo. I have been very bummed out lately. Thanks.

  55. Theo, how else would we have known that the word is pronounced “KOZZ-MOHSSSS!!!”?

    [or “BILLLLLLLYUNS” – Ed.]

  56. That picture could not be any more hilarious.

  57. I seriously must stick my face in both of those tummies, and snorgle, snorgle, snorgle. Good lord.

  58. Kitten: “Of course I can touch my toes! What, are ya challenging me punk! Yeah, let see you do it. C’mon, do it!”

  59. Theo, I never thought about it before, but Carl Sagan really talked like an over-educated version of Bullwinkle J. Moose.

  60. Boomer's Babysitter says:

    Kyoot little buggers, both of them. I prefer them both in pictures. The one makes me sneeze, and the other grows up to be entirely too unpredictable.

  61. Michelle S says:

    Hilarable! Adorious! I love this picture! <3

  62. omg look at that kitteh belly!!! sooooo much fur to nuzzle in…notice the the amount of fur gathering in the chest area…that kitteh needs at lease 4 hands to get a good belly rub mmhmm

  63. Silent Meow-Cheer up that is an order. (*snerk*)

    Boomer’s Babysitter- all too unpredictable, I agree.

    Bullwinke and Carl Sagan — did you ever seem them in the same room at the same time? Hmm?

  64. I think they are both adorable, I loffs me some marmies!

    My kitteh is just accepting my son now and he’s 16 month old. She would have never posed like this. Although my guess is she may have sized him up for roating.


  65. This pic gave me a heart-buzz!
    (sigh…) So soft and warm for a cold Monday, Thanks!

  66. That fat cat is biggern’ the baby!

  67. No, the cat’s saying, “Okay, kid, you’ve almost got it. Bend the hands a little. Hey! Stop drooling! Sheesh, you can’t teach these kids anything nowadays . . .”

  68. Kitty is lovely. Not sure what the other one is…some kind of shaved rodent maybe?

  69. “Hey Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!”

  70. Dancing with Cats! These two are clearly budding cat-dancers.

  71. My mother warned me about this.

  72. bees on pie says:
  73. Paunchie: Again?

  74. aaawwww! he looks like my super sweet foster cat BooBoo! Such soft belly furs! Must snorgle!

  75. “That trick NEVER works!!”

    PS If you watch NY Mets broadcasts on SNY, their broadcast team are absolutely MASTERS of vintage cartoon references. Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez are always pulling out Hanna-Barbera (“Ka-BONG!”) and Looney Toons, while Ron Darling specializes in Rocky and Bullwinkke and Mr. Peabody.

  76. scooterpants says:

    kitteh says “where is your modesty tail-io kid?”
    i know which one I would chose…

  77. Is the behbeh lying on a dryer sheet? No static cling for this cute pair!

  78. Peeps, I just want to take this opportunity to announce that I have enrolled in a distance learning program to become certified as a vet tech! I have a bachelor’s degree, but it’s in English, and while I’m personally proud of the accomplishment, it hasn’t been much good for getting a job. So I’ve been working in the medical billing salt mines for 7 years, and the time has come for a change. The only thing I’m unhappy about is that at the rate I’m going to be able to afford to take classes, this “two year” degree is going to take longer than that. But all of my core curriculum stuff should transfer, and in Level 2-4, students are required to be employed at least 10 hours a week by a vet practice. So in the not-too-distant future, I will get to work with animules!

    Comments on the above: Yeah, babies in striped jammies always make me think of “Labyrinth,” too, and how I always yell at Jennifer Connelly’s character, “You had the choice between David Bowie and the baby…and you chose the baby?!?”

    Also, what IS it about orange cats and the incredible girth they can attain? Punkin kittehs.

  79. Bathos Q. Hauteur says:

    @Ed — Yep. “Billions and billions …”

  80. nothin up my sleeve….PRESTO!

  81. Lisa (one of several) says:

    I would snorgle them both over and over again – yay for marmies – feline and human!!!

  82. Yay Noelogy! We are all behind you! Good job. Best of luck and remember not to use too mnay study hours on CO. On second thought, we do make a nice break from studying!

    Theresa – “Nuthin’up ma sleeve”…

  83. @Noelegy– congratulations– on your new life dedicated to the care and maintenance of the Qte!!

  84. ok….after three of the most hellish, mentally and emotionally draining days of my life, I SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO needed to see a picture like this one! Perfectly, deliciously hilarious and adorabubbles! And the toes…THE TOES PEOPLE!!!!

  85. I wonder if the punkin/carrot shoes make the baby look even more delectable to the kitty–he certainly seems to be giving them *the eye*…(We’d have to check in with the “meow mix” kitty from the other post to see if orange vegetables are part of the kitten food pyramid…)

  86. @Katrina, ever see Bullwinkle recite “The Raven”? “In my chamber dark and spooky, feeling weird and kind of kooky . . .”

  87. Silent Meow says:

    I’ll cheer up when I am more able to do so. I was just assaulted by my now- ex boyfriend, and am dealing with the legal matters and all that right now. I really, really need the Qte to help me cheer up right about now.

  88. Katrina- are you okay?! that must have been awful… we are behind you 100%.

    everyone else: we need more of Teh Qte, STAT!

  89. oops i meant that first message for Silent Meow, not Katrina…

  90. Silent Meow says:

    Yes, I’m OK, and I just got the date for the court hearing on a domestic violence protection order.

    The temporary protection order has been ordered. No word yet on whether it has been served.

    It is NOT fun to date a guy, have this happen, and then have to do all the court stuff.

    I need as much Qte as possible, and badly.

    Thank you, everyone, for your support.

  91. snorglepup says:

    Silent Meow, You’re a strong, smart woman.
    To not hold them accountable only makes the next-time worse.
    Snorgles to you.

  92. Noelegy-good for you! I’ve worked as a tech for 15 years and I wouldn’t want to ever do anything else.Just remember that it’s not all puppehs and kittehs…there’s a lot of poop, pee, vomit, snot, drool, anal gland goo, and sometimes those puppehs and kittehs want to eat you! Just remember to repeat to yourself as your rolling around on the ground trying to restrain a Rottie for a blood draw “I love my job! I love my job!”

  93. Silent Meow, you should change your name to Loud Roar as you are going through all of this. Hang in there!

  94. Auntyb, I’m familiar with all the byproducts that aren’t so Qte. I have a feeling the part of the job that will probably get to me is the pet owners. But as Theresa said, dedicating my life to the care and maintenance of the Qte: that’s pretty cool. Thanks for putting it that way.

    Part of my decision came from the experience we went through with three different vets during Philo’s illness. The vet techs I met seemed so dedicated and like they truly loved their jobs. I wanted to know what that felt like, just once.

    I’d like to become a veterinary RN, but in order to do that I would have to move about four hours south and go to Texas A&M, the only vet college in Texas. Sigh.

  95. Martha in Washington says:

    I think the parents of that poor, poor baby should be locked up and never let out!! How could they do that to a little defenseless creature? Those PJ’s are HORRIBLE!!

    Am I right–nobody has called matchingks yet?

  96. Martha in Washington says:

    Silent Meow–Hang in there and remember-he has to sleep sometime.

  97. Martha — it had that category tag from the get-go, but as you please.

  98. Gail (the first one) says:

    @Noelegy: Yay!!! Congratulations to you! That’s wonderful news.

    @silentmeow: Sending warm thoughts and {{{hugs}}} your way. That must be very upsetting, but it’s great that you are taking care of yourself.

  99. “Grilled with lemon pepper& herb rub?”
    NOOO !!! Pan seared with a white wine vinegar, tarragon de-glaze then everything in the oven at 275 till fork tender. Tastes like…. Nah,
    even I can’t go there . Too obvious.;oD

  100. This makes me laugh, only because just morning we were trying to keep my nine month old daughter from grabbing my in-law’s patient dalmation, and I just kept thinking about trying to take a cute picture of her and the dog, and it ending up on CuteOverload with all sorts of people saying that she’s not cute. We’d try to get cute pictures oh her with our cats, but the cats want nothing to do with her and stay away from her as much as possible. Works out pretty well that way for everyone, actually, and the cats get in all the snuggles they can with my or my husband while the baby sleeps!

  101. Silent Meow says:

    I am Silent Meow until attacked. Then this little kitty roars and shows fangs!

    This will likely catch him (the assailant) by surprise—when the police show up at his door with the temporary protection order and the date of his court hearing.

    (And the fact that he would have to miss work if he showed up to the hearing is an added bonus.)

    I am going to start taking karate lessons as soon as possible, btw.

    Thank you so much, everyone, for your very kind words!

    Oh, and by the way, I love the fact that if the permanent protection order gets implemented (which it likely will), he will have to avoid me for an entire year or else get arrested.
    Serves him right!

    It’s NEVER OK to treat a woman the way he treated me! I hope he learns that lesson!

  102. binky-mama says:

    Teh confusion! Imagine this scene at 3 in the morning…poor kitteh will get a diaper change and burped while the baby gets kibble! And the slippers! I’m still trying to figure exactly what those things are…persimmons?

  103. Silent Meow, I missed your story the first time I read this. I am sorry this happened to you! Please take care of yourself and vent as needed.

  104. Silent Meow says:

    I think those slippers are bright orange ducks with green beaks. Still, rather hideous in my opinion.

  105. Silent Meow – I’m a law student, and when I did Legal Aid work I sat in on a lot of DV cases. Made me change from criminal to civil law.

    Hang in there and be tough. The fact that you actually WENT through the process of getting a protection order makes you braver and stronger than many. Good on you.

  106. Silent Meow…I was getting sleepy, but what you are telling us gets me back-on-track. I’m really sorry…and glad you are taking the action you need.
    Are you getting emotional support? It can help just to talk to an understanding person–some kind of caring counselor/hot line or support group–the United Way in your area may put you in touch with a phone-counselor/hot line which usually respects your privacy. Please excuse if you don’t need this suggestion.

  107. AuntieMame says:

    Silent Meow, let me add my best wishes to everyone else’s. I’m so proud of you for standing up to this creep and letting him know his actions are unacceptable! It’s sad when women refuse to press charges because they’re afraid of their abusers, or because they think they “deserved” it, or because they’re afraid of being alone if they lose him. It empowers these beasts to keep on doing it, and that’s how the cycle gets passed down to the next generation. Good for you for standing up for yourself. You deserve to be treated with love and respect!

  108. Juniper Jupiter says:


    ***exhales, coughs***


    ***exhales, coughs***



    I don’t know why, but that has to be one of the most inherently, endearingly cute pictures I’ve seen in a long time! I don’t know if I wanna blow razzberries on tummehs, or hollah “NAPPY NAP TIME!” or what, but my GAHD, that is just darn CUTE! and hysterical! 😀

  109. Silent Meow says:

    Just letting everyone know, I have been talking with a lot of hotline counselors and whatnot, and am also having someone (a licensed counselor who is well educated about DV) speak to the church that is allowing my attacker to continue to go there and that advised me to go there too and said that it’s OK as long as I don’t sit near him. BAD advice! The attacker and the victim should NOT go to the same church for safety reasons because there is always the chance that he could attack again, and the next time could be worse! I have of course changed churches. It’s awful how some churches treat DV survivors, and changing this has proven to not be an easy task. I have made Youtube videos and Myspace videos on this.

  110. Silent Meow says:

    If more survivors stood up to their attackers through the police and the courts, there might be less domestic violence in the world, and a whole lot more Qte.

  111. Noelegy, where are you doing your vet tech course? I’m thinking of doing that and I was wondering about distance learning.

  112. Silent Meow says:

    Why doesn’t someone call Child Protective Services on that poor baby? Those trousers are terrible! If I went to college wearing orange stripes like that, I’d never live it down!

  113. Silent Meow- Congratulations on overcoming that bully by using the support systems available. Yes, he deserves his just desserts. I am very proud to be your friend. I really hate DV, I lived it for 18 years in my own home of origin. Nobody can take your right to safety away, nobody! Keep safe, keep sharing! Anyone else who has an abusive relationship- there are ways out where you (and kids) are safe. End the destructive behavior and you will be a happier healthier person for it and so will the kids!
    Sermon over.

  114. balamuthia says:

    @silent meow-

    Dude I would wear those pants on my campus and totally rock them! Yeah!

  115. Ledasmom, the program I am enrolled in is called DEVTP–Distance Education Veterinary Technology Program, and the website is It’s offered through Cedar Valley College (one of the Dallas, TX, community colleges). Hope that helps!

  116. darkshines says:

    I like how the baby is signing “I love you” with his/her right hand 🙂

  117. Kittehs and babies. That’s life at its best. 😀

  118. @darkshines, yes the baby is signing “I love you” with his left hand. (American Sign Language) And the kitty is signing “I’m going to eat you” with his entire body…(Feline Sign Language)

  119. mervtheflamingo says:

    Silent Meow,

    If you are unsure whether the defendant/respondent has been served, if your state uses Vinelink protective order, you can register to be notified by phone or email when he gets served. and then click on your state, go to the “protective order” section.

    I love this service where available (I’m a Domestic Violence Advocate/ Attorney), because the time after a respondent has been served with the Order can be dangerous.

  120. more kitteh, much less baby!

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