No napping in sunbeams for Cranky McCrankersons

No sunbeams!

They hurt my eyes!


My precious blue eyeballs!!!




Turn this light OFF!


I’m getting my whiskers in a bonche!!!


You say Rule #40, I say “Nyerhe!”


Hey Sender-Inner, may I suggest SPF 145?



  1. Mary (the first) says:

    Well I love his fur but his expression, not so much.

  2. I call ear-whiskers! They’re longer than the muzzlepouche ones.

  3. doxnsox says:

    I’m guessing the Left is his “evil eye”.

  4. cookiepuss says:

    mr. kitty is not amused…then slightly amused…then cute…then not amused

    maybe just leave him be

  5. OH HEY! That’s me! Thanks guys. 😀

    PS: Melvin’s ear hair is now 2 inches long. I don’t think it’s ever going to stop growing. Lol.

  6. Claudia C. says:

    Oh My! Did someone get up on the wrong side of the sunbeam this morning? I think I’ll keep my distance from those claws.

  7. He may be the cutest grumpy kitty I have ever seen. The look on his face in the first picture just cracks me up!

  8. the fourth picture looks sooo like a pirate to me 😛

  9. aww, i love his cranky, imperious expression. and the roll-over “my kingdom for an eclipse.”

  10. oop 5th picture

  11. Noelegy says:

    Precioso! So grumpy, yet so prosh.

  12. It wants its precious..

  13. michellemybelle says:

    I love Melvin! In fact, I ordered some kitty toys from his mommy’s etsy store because (a) they are super cute and (b) he has lots of vet bills. I just want to smooch him every time I see him and his crazy ear hairs!

  14. Leilani says:

    I thought at first this kitty was missing his eyeball, but it was simply his “FEH!” expression.

  15. Jezebel says:

    Next time I read a nuffing comment, I’m gonna read it with that exact evil eye look. I’ll do it. You’ll see!

  16. Yay! Finally Melvin is on Cute Overload. Way to go!

    I’m waiting for my raise in October to order some toys from his etsy store – they are so adorable! And, there’s even video of him trying them out. Melvin and his mommy are awesome!

    My cats and I purr that he keeps getting better. What a great little munchkin.

  17. claudia says:

    Melvin… You make my heart go a pitter patter. I must like crabby looking doods… Or I just can’t quell the mothering instinct lol

  18. 5^^now8ing says:

    Didn’t know cats could squint. But here’s the photographic proof!

  19. So grumpy!

  20. Patito, I thought the same thing! This gorgeous kitlet is on his way to turning into Gollum.

  21. Melvin is a specatular name for this cat. And I must say, in my entire life, I have NEVER seen ear hair like that (on a cat or on anyone else, for that matter!) Wow.

  22. He reminds me of Bill the Cat, from Bloom County. Except not orange.

    I love grumpy kitties. Who’s the grumpiest? Who, who? You are! Mommy’s little snookie wookieiums (and so on and so forth…)

  23. holligans says:

    Yes!! as MM noted, that is the perfect Bill the Cat expression (especially first photo)

  24. tracylee says:

    someone’s got a case of the Mondays.

  25. I love little PO’d looking cats.

  26. Oh man, if looks could kill…somebody would be leaving in a basket.

  27. Space Cowgirl says:

    First pic: “Zombie Kitteh needs moar brainz.”

  28. binky-mama says:

    Mr. McGrumperson won’t be so grumpy after I braid his ear floof! *evil grin*

  29. apotheosis says:

    Orson Welles.

    This cat is possessed by Orson Welles.

  30. “Blargh! Holey mudda o poil, crinkum crankum, now who distoibs mah brooding?! thpit thpit thpit.”

    (New Yorka pirate? no idea)

    (Best photo set ever I laid me eye on! Melvin is right up there with Winston!)

  31. Oh my gawsh, I LOVE the look on his face on the last one! He wins the grump award, hands down, err paws down. Plus he wins the longest ear hair award too! WOW!

  32. AWW 😀 Looks like the poor kitty was being pestered as he was trying to find a nice comfortable place to lay in the sunbeam 😀 Like he saying “Get your own sunbeam! This one is MINE!”

  33. Kitteh looks like pirate cat. Yarr!

  34. Those are some serious, SERIOUS ear tufts.

  35. Jesus, that is one evil looking cat.

  36. kibblenibble says:

    @ Pyrit: I think Melvin actually makes Winston look almost cheerful in comparison. Well, almost. I love these grumpy-faced kittehs a lot…have one myself. (Isabella, at right.)

  37. GrumpTown… Population One

  38. Grey nose is TOO CUTE!

  39. MM and holligans, you took the words right out of my mouth — er, text-thingy (?). This is totally a cute, sepia-toned version of Bill the Cat, what with the ear tufts and the grumpy o.O expression…

  40. Bill the Cat! “He’s off the drugs and high on life!”

    I miss Bloom County, but Melvin makes my day.

  41. It’s Aughra from The Dark Crystal!

  42. First, I didn’t notice the left eye in the first pic. Then I suddenly saw it. I felt like Frodo.
    Otherwise, cute kitteh.

  43. Shannon says:

    I love the scruffiness! Always been a sucker for scruffy.

    (Who’s scruffy lookin’?)

  44. DaytimeDeb says:

    Methinks kitty is part bunneh, what with the disapproving looks and all that.

  45. Reminds me of Yoda!

  46. Looks like a feline Popeye!
    With a permanent grumpy expression like this, I couldn’t help but squish and smooch his face all day long :p

  47. misscrisp says:

    O.M.F.G. those ear floofs are making me rethink my toe-hawk obsession.

  48. It’s Chucky!!!!!!!!

  49. aww so cute sighh


  50. berthaservant says:

    I heart you Meg. This is one of the funniest things I’ve read in like a month. Perfect cap-shuns! (And tewtally Bill the Cat!)

  51. hon glad says:

    Can someone provide a link to Bill the Cat, I aint never seen him. This could be Nanny Oggs Greebo.

  52. Cecille says:

    Ooh, hon glad, I totally agree that he could be Nanny Ogg’s Greebo — he looks exactly like he’s plotting death, violence, and mayhem 😀

    … I think I’ll just stay here at the other side of the laptop screen.

  53. Noelegy says:

    No, the Bill the Cat comparisons don’t hold up. Berke Breathed has stated that he created Bill to be as unappealing as possible, the exact opposite of the eminently merchandisable (is that a word?) Garfield.

    Melvin is clearly adorable. No comparison. 🙂

  54. I love Melvin – yay for him getting on CO! Michellemybelle ^up there^ got me hooked on him. You should check out his blog and find out all about just how special he is.

  55. chanpon says:

    How can something be so slightly off-looking, but sooo cute at the same time?? *head splodes*

  56. Saffron says:

    An awesome brave fighter with an even more awesomer human. Am glad to see he is doing so well. The pictures are so cute, I want to kiss those floofy ears.

  57. love, love, LOVE the ear fluff!

  58. Valerie says:

    He has a bad case of bed head. lol
    My kitty gets lazy sleepy in the sun too.
    4th picture is cutest.

  59. Valerie says:

    Last picture look like hes looking for whoever woke him up. Id be scared!!!

  60. FINALLY Melvin makes it to the big time! He deserves every bit of fame that comes his way, brave little feller.

  61. zeldapie says:

    Melvin’s got old man ear hair! Tee hee!

    (Actually Melvin, I’d snorgle you in a New York minute!!)

  62. brinnann says:

    Yay! Congrats Mouchois and Melvin for gettingks posted!

  63. brinnann says:

    I can’t believe no one’s mentioned the TONGUE in the second picture! 😯

  64. Brinnann, I was thinking the SAME THING! It’s like, “BLAH, I’m DEAD already! Cut the LIGHT and let me rest in peace!”
    Too much cute to handle.

    And I like his toussled, scruffy version of fluffy. It’s a nice take on the puff-ball type kitty that you just don’t see very often. I’ll take some more Melvin, please!

  65. BonzoGal says:

    Here is the home of The Melvin:

    He is still just a kitayn… but so precocious in his Giving of the Stink Eye. Go, Melvin, go!

  66. bad_kittymama says:

    Just imagine that cat with short fluff instead of long, and you’ve got my Aiko, known affectionately amongst my friends as “the Angrycat.” Who’d’a thunk someone else had an Angrycat just as cute?!

  67. It’s Mrs. Norris’s handsomer cousin! ;-P

  68. Looks like a shaggy, more pissed off, less smooshied version of Winston.

  69. Mechelle says:

    I think he looks like a pirate too~

  70. I’m 8th-ing the Bill the Cat commentary… (I actually counted). Stealing this image:

  71. Cranky can be cute!!!

  72. Jimbeaux says:

    Reminds me of my friends’ kitty, who, yesterday afternoon decided it was time to pounce one of the dogs. She crept up… Creeeeept up… And then…


    She flopped on the floor and promptly forgot about pouncing. Twas very adorable.

  73. Hurray Melvin!!!! I heart you and your toys and your blog and your mom and your ear floof….Ok I just heart you all over! Glad you made it to C.O.!!!!!

  74. Holy smokes, that cat looks like Chucky!

  75. catloveschanel says:

    CHUCKY! Oh no! I saw Melvin sing once with Melvin and the Blue Notes.
    They were ok, but everything was in the minor key. The ear hair sort of works for him. If you like it than a put a ring on it. Oh oh oh
    Or a bow. Imagine getting a bow on Cranky McMelvinster

  76. ♥ Piórko ♥

  77. Such an extraordinary cat this is. I stare, then laugh, then cringe a bit, and then, when all is said and done, I just love him.

  78. Carolyn says:

    Must … have … COXCU … of … ear tuftage.

  79. mrtsmom says:

    I’m surprised noone’s made the Winston comparison yet. If you put the two of them in a room, they’d likely set off some sort of nuclear grumpiness explosion.

  80. Jimbeaux says:

    Nuclear grumpiness explosion sounds like a good band name. 🙂

  81. ♥ and Ernest Noyes Brookings ♥

  82. Looks like the guy from ShamWow.

  83. Love the fluff!

  84. “Looks like the guy from ShamWow.”

    Lolol. Oh that’s terrible!

  85. Rapwnzel says:

    I couldn’t help but laugh when I first saw his expression. Too cute.

  86. Paunchie says:

    a’sa matta’ wit dis kittaye?

  87. Sharon Z. says:

    Hi, Meg ….I was surfing the internet looking for a 2010 box calendar for my room. I am a huge fan of twisted whiskers, but they didnot have one yet and the one I brought What is your Poo like was gross, no pictures. I wanted something colorful and with lots of photos and I found your calendar. The first place was sold out but I found it again on another website store and brought it immediately. The photos are so CUTE and lovely, I love cats ,dogs, animals of all sorts and this is perfect for me. I know I will enjoy it …I can’t wait to received it and look at the photos. The photos on this website are great and funny and adoreable. Keep making calendars you have a new fan. Sincerely, Sharon J. Zarrow Phoenix Arizona.

  88. happykarenblog says: