Welcome to the C.O. Annual Picnic!

Well, hello there!  So glad you could make it!  Grab a plate, because we’ve got chips and guacamole, three kinds of potato salad, there’s a lovely bean casserole you’ve simply got to try, and I just set out a tray of ferrets, so do help yourself to those, and save room for three-layer Jell-O mold…




  1. Alexandra says:


    I’m coming back for seconds.

  2. Looloobelle says:

    Mmm succulent bebbeh ferret, I’ll take one with extra foot chub – ah, front right looks perfect

  3. BenPanced says:

    Baby ferrets to go with the baby carrots!

  4. How come my picnics only have ants and no ferrets?

  5. Ferrets!! They are all from one litter? How many does a ferret give birth to?

    And i’m definitely coming for seconds! Super adorable!

  6. For the comment above mine, ferrets can give birth from 4 to 12 kits, being 8 to 10 the usual.

    I just got my two baby ferrets past week. They are JUST adorable

  7. Dat wun on de wite is my checond nephew twiche wemoved.
    Dat kid is gonna go pwaces wunce he gwows up an becoms as sucksesful as me.

    Avid CuteOverload Weeder,
    ur pal,
    Ferretbunny de tird.

    [Just for the record, FB, we don’t really use LOLspeak here. That’d be over at… a different blog. But with that business out of the way, welcome to the Dream Office! Lemme show you around. – Ed.]

  8. hon glad says:

    They look ferret delicious.

  9. DaytimeDeb says:

    Please, sir, I want some more?

    Food, glorious food!
    Hot Ferrets and Mustard
    While we’re in the mood some Hedgies and Custard!
    Puppies Pudding and Okapis
    what next is the question?
    Rich gentlemen have it boys

  10. Subhangi says:


    *grabby hands*


  11. Awwww, qte wittew ferrets. (Having stuffed one in mouth immediately, and grabbed another for later)

  12. there aren’t that many left, but i don’t care – i’m taking two helpings!

  13. Rachael says:

    We never have any ferrets at my company’s annual picnic.

  14. Croatin says:

    *shifty eyes*

    *stuffs two ferrets in mouth, and three more in pants pockets*

    *walks away slowly*

  15. Stunbunny says:

    But boy do they squeal when you dunk ’em in the hot cheese dip!

  16. GingerBean says:

    I want to go to this picnic! THREE types of potato salad?! woooo!

    Oh and cute ferrets. ;p

  17. Cuteness + having Oliver! stuck in my head for the rest of the day = hilarious awesomeness.

  18. Jezebel says:

    I wonder if they would taste better with ketchup or mustard? Or both? And sauerkraut?

  19. I think this post should be tagged “gee-ross!” on account of the Jell-O mold.

    The ferrets, however, are adorable. *comes back for thirds*

  20. Samantha says:

    I’m not a fan of adult ferrets, but the stubbular taillios and feetses have killed me ded.

  21. Katrina says:

    What, no ‘Ambrosia’? No tiiiiny colored marshmallows and red maraschino cherries and whatever the goo is that binds together the other fruit? Awww.
    Next time.

  22. Camille says:

    No, NTMTOM, you were supposed to put the ferrets in the Jello mold! Who ever heard of serving just plain ferrets? And they’re not even peeled!

  23. A tisket a tasket
    a ferret in a basket. ^_^

  24. It can be difficult to get your Recommended Daily Allowance of mustelid.

  25. Ankle socks!

  26. Heather in Tx says:

    It’s only a wafer thin ferret.

  27. Copperbat says:

    Well that’s just fine! While I was waiting in the face-painting line for twenty minutes, I happened to see Croatin and Cath take two ferrets each! At this rate by the time more Chinet plates get set out, they’ll be gone! Ingrates. That’s the last time I put fancy walnuts in my ambrosia salad for you people.

  28. Argyle Donkeypants says:

    What a fine way to start a Wednesday — by paying attention to a little business.

    Now, where’d I put my business socks?

  29. Argyle Donkeypants says:
  30. Katrina says:

    ding- how is that measured, ‘units’, ‘grams’, ‘mgs’, ‘poods’ perhaps? I need to keep my levels up, that’s the first thing to go with Fibromyalgia; the mustelid level. Has the Daily Recommended Minimum even been established yet? Darned FDA.

  31. Awww! I wish somebody would bring bebeh woozles to our pot lucks! All we ever get is 10 different kinds of chili and pies. Not cute.

    Ferts, however, are incredibly cute.

  32. Try as I might, I just can’t keep my sock drawer organized.

  33. chanpon says:

    Alright, who left a tray of dirty socks at my picnic?

  34. WHEEEEEE!!!-sels!!!

  35. PS Can’t we have a picnic more often?

  36. michelle says:

    what about albino animals? cute or not cute?

    look at these albino wallabies i found.. here

  37. Hmmm spread a little mustelid on a bun for me!

  38. Kim Evans says:

    *NOM* !!!

  39. Dooky!!!

  40. 5^^now8ing says:

    Oh, Ed., *thanks* for the link to the Dream Office, and especially to The Future! Can I go live there now? ‘Cause I noticed it’s past April ’08, and that future isn’t here yet.
    [What?? Looks like the future to me… – Ed.]

    And hey, don’cha kinda *hafta* talk LOLspeak when yer mouf if full o’ baby ferret? Don’cha?
    [I use a combination of semaphore, Morse Code, and whiteboard diagrams – Ed.]

  41. Mud Bug says:

    Forget mustard & ketchup try a little B.B.Q. sauce !

  42. Katrina says:

    I love you Argyle Donkeypants. I’ll send that to everyone I know.

    I love you Michelle. Please go visit Michelle’s link, and when you come back, give us an “Aawwwwwwwwww”. Theriously “Awwwww.”

    Theo- hi.

  43. Noelegy says:


  44. Kristen says:

    OOoooh! Only 7 servings left! But watch out, too much mustelid may lead to daydreaming and thoughts of extreme cuteness. (meanwhile I roll an extra one in a napkin and stuff it in my purse)

  45. If you go down to CO today
    You’re in for a big surprise
    If you go down to CO today
    You better bring apple pies

    ‘Cause ferrets are there in a blue lawn chair
    Hoping you brought a dish to share
    ‘Cause today’s the day of CO’s Annual Picnic!

    Watch out, the ferrets are really quick
    When volleyball games get under way
    You can distract them with a celery stick
    And put them under the boss’s toupee’.

    Beneath the buffet they’ll steal the cheese tray
    And hide and seek and sneak away
    That’s the way the ferrets are quick, at CO’s Annual Picnic!

  46. apotheosis says:

    I really shouldn’t, I’m trying to quit.

    Maybe just one.

  47. Minutiae says:

    Save some for me, you guys! I haven’t had ferret kit in AGES!

  48. OH, PYRIT! Niiiiiiiiiice!

    Theresa- yes, we should have more picnics, I agree. We will. Peeps- call a picnic when you need one, I’ll come running!

  49. Can those feet get any cuter?

  50. DaytimeDeb – you are sooo clever! Niiiiiiice!


  52. Rosecitychild13 says:

    They look just like baby cats to me!!! Awwwwwww!!!!!! Such cute little folded ears too. And I can’t believe how people say ferrets are bad -_-

  53. Nice songs Pyrit and Deb!! Two of my favorites.

    You know, in my home state, California (I’m a resident for three more days), you can get a prescription from a doctor and go into a store and buy all the marijuana you want (well, up to two ounces at a time).

    But ferrets are illegal.

  54. I don’t think there are enough ferrety snax for everyone! :grabs one to nom:

  55. T.U.M., ankle socks-oh, snerkity snerk!

    Perhaps these are ferret seeds, they do seem kind of small.

    I didn’t know that walnuts can go into Ambrosia- I’m from the Northeast and have to have my ambrosia fix from itinerant, kindly mid-westerners who come by. Do the walnuts get squishy or retain their crunch?

  56. NTMTOM: You’re not right, sir. (But in the bestest possible way!)

  57. Theadosia says:

    This really won’t do. Potato salad is fine with old-fashioned braised ferret (you know, with the gloppy, over-salted condensed soup sauce), but for sparkling fresh, raw baby ferret like this you really don’t need anything more than a little ponzu sauce or perhaps a drop of Tabasco. With chilled vodka of course.

  58. OMG I wanna ferret so bad!! Stupid California…..makes me wanna drive to Reno and smuggle one in.

  59. Katrina says:

    I have just learned that there is a Reno ferret connection-sheesh, what you learn on CO these days.

    Best of luck with the move, Berthaservant and Bertha.

  60. [crawls into tub, hunches over babies, bites you when you get too close]

  61. Heavens. I do believe we’re being nibbled to death by ducks. 😉

  62. You need to adjust your monocle while you say that.

  63. Quite, quite. Just so.
    [adjust adjust]

  64. Leslie (not the author!!) says:

    Theo — back to the whole Dream Office Scenario, if I may —

    It DOES contain organizational kitten file cabinets, do it not????

  65. Leslie (not the author!!) says:

    (Please read the first line in the famous “Emily Litella” voice. Thank you)

    “Never mind”.

    (slinks away, having only just now checked the link to look for the “kitty in a drawer” visual, & realizing it was in the CO glossary entry). OOps.

  66. Peckpeckpeckpeck
    “Say! Are baby ferrets more rambunctious than adult ferrets?”

  67. GreenEyedHawk says:

    I would like an extra side of small ear-to-head ratio, please.

  68. Minutiae says:

    @ Oddrey:

    It’s not that hard to do if you’re really serious about it. Erm… not that I have any personal experience at ferret smuggling or anything. Ahem.

  69. Kafkacat says:

    For live, squirmy bebeh ferret action, check out FerretCam!!

  70. FerretMommy says:

    Gorgeous they look like my little babies … when they were younger too damn cute I want more but the hubs wont have any of it! lol