Nose-vember or Nom-vember? I can’t decide!


First there’s Nose-vember, our traditional homage to the month of schnozzles:


But then Sender-Inner Ann W. challenged us to consider “Nom-vember!” In light of recent nom-tastic posts, I am tempted to try this NEW DIRECTION!


But we must hear from you first! Thoughts!?

Got a better idea? Put eet in the comments, Punk!



  1. summerfuzzehpants says:

    Why not… NOM-NOSE-VEMBER? Noses are infinitely nommable!

  2. Exactly. NOM-A-NOSE-VEMBER!!!

  3. That’s so crazy, it JUST MIGHT WORK

  4. Yay!

  5. Queen of Dork says:

    Second! Nom-a-Nose-Vember! (nom. nom. nom nose. nommity nom)

  6. PS: Beep!

  7. Mmmmm puppy ears…just like mom used to make.

  8. Christina Lacio says:

    How bout Nom-Uary?
    A hearty nom of warm pup-kitties with get us through those harsh winter months.

  9. Christina Lacio says:

    As I feel the nosicles really need their own month.

  10. Yeah I could go for NomNosevembre!

  11. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:

    That first shot looks like a Halloween costume gone horribly wrong.

  12. 260Oakley says:

    Have you heard of Nosetronomus, the prophet of sniffing and snarffing?

  13. Queen of Dork says:

    260Oakley: hahahahahahahhahaha *gasp* hahahhahahahahaha!!!!

  14. Gnome-vember.

  15. There’s already the Movember charity event started over here in New Zealand.

  16. Von Zeppelin says:

    Lazarus–Movember? Do they also have months dedicated to Larry and Curly in New Zealand?

  17. earlybird1 says:

    Since November IS the month of eating giant meals, I vote for nomming.

  18. nomming isn’t just for noses……just sayin’…..

  19. I’ll go third for nom-a-nosevember. Nice compromise with never-ending possibilities.

  20. Resriechan says:

    Gertrude Stein
    “A Nose is a nose is a nose”.

    Thank you.
    The Anti-Poetry Dept.

  21. I like Nomnosevember!

    No dashes. Just one long, nommy, nosey word!

    That way everyone (or no one?) can be happy!

  22. “She walks these hills
    In a loooooooooong bluuuuue tooooooooowel . . .”

  23. I want them both Nomable or nomed babies and of course nosvember pictures
    Quickly goes to send pictures again

    Rats I wish one of my pictures was cute enough!

    LOL Maybe if I send one every day of the week that will work HEhehehe

  24. Argyle Donkeypants says:

    Nosevember vote here, but really, I’ll be happy either way. It’s a win-win. Even Shakespeare thinks so, and he’s been dead, for, like, ever:

    “What’s in a nom? That which we call a nose
    By any other name would smell as sweet.”

  25. i agree 100% with christina lacio on nom-uary!!!

    nosicles need their own month!!

  26. PS: “She visits my grave
    When the niiiiiiiight wiiiiiiiiiiinds hooooooooooowel.”

  27. I like Nom-nose-vember! That’s a good one! Why pick one or the other when you can have both? Happy medium on Teh Qte! 😀

  28. Von Zeppelin says:

    Theresa–I particularly liked the Johnny Cash/Joni Mitchell version.

  29. @VonZep, Mick Jagger also did a nice job with The Chieftains.

  30. Michael Claymore says:

    NOM-A-NOSE-VEMBER is great – if it had been in the poll i would have picked it, very creative and catchy it is.

  31. kibblenibble says:

    I like Nosevember and Nomuary. As individual categories, they are more versatile, I imagine, than in tandem. But I’ll be happy no matter what, ’cause CO always brings the Qte!

  32. Yep, I vote for Nosevember and Nomuary. We need something to look forward to after the holidays, when winter strayches out!

  33. How about all-rabbit-month: Nov-Bun-ber?

  34. earlybird1 says:

    OK you’ve all convinced me. Nosevember and Nomuary have my vote too.

  35. berthaservant says:


    It is my birf monf.


  36. pinkmariposas says:

    I likes NoseNom-vember!!! or
    NomANose-vember like M.Claymore said would have been great choice/

  37. Nom-a-nosevember. I vote for that as long as it doesn’t preclude nomming other things as well.

    Theresa and VZ, love both those versions but I’m partial to The Band, which is the first version I learned. What a great song to sing along with – when no critics are around…

  38. I was all for Nom-vember, until I scrolled down to the picture and discovered that it was not animals nomming, but animals being nommed by humans. I certainly do not want a month of that! (Though that puppy does look like a yummy nom.)

  39. LMAO! Awesome! I just squealed in all my sickiness to see my picture up there! HA! My boyfriend’s laughing his butt off- we can hardly remember when Pepper (the Boston Terrier pup) was that small!

  40. Resriechan says:

    @ AD:

    How can you be so certain that Mr. Shakespeare is deceased? Do you have forensic evidence?

    I’m (not) from Minnesooooota.
    Prove it to me…..

  41. @AmyJ, would you believe there is a version by Barry White? No lie.

  42. Von Zeppelin says:

    Barry White? The Voice of Seduction did this funeral dirge?

    What next? A version by Herman’s Hermits? Pavarotti? Spike Jones? The Marine Corps Band?

  43. Resriechan says:

    um, “Baroo?”

  44. Peeps- it is not too strong to say that I have been waiting for Nosevember since last year. I have waited like a good little Peep and month by month, no-nose week after no-nose week, patiently. Now I find that someone wants to change the whole scheme and omit Nosevember? How could you? Noms can be for anytime, noms are all the time, Nosevember is the triumph after ‘Tocktober-come on, now, Nomuary would work very nicely. I’ll get overruled, but I will stand alone and scream NOSEVEMBER-I REMEMBER!
    Nice noses, btw, Meg.

  45. Hmmm apparently we need a Mod to block a trollish thing LOL

  46. ….is Don the guy nomming the pup…?

  47. Queen of Dork says:

    Resriechan: When I read your baroo after that other thing I totally cracked up. Nomanosevember would have been good but wasn’t on the ballot.

    AG: Nomeo, Nomeo. Where for art thou, Nomeo?

  48. Queen of Dork says:

    Oops. I sit-on-the-couch-corrected. There was an other option.

  49. johnnyJohnny says:

    I vote for Nuff-Vember. An entire month devoted to images that will cause the greatest controversy.

  50. @ dog eared LOL I hadn’t thought of that

  51. Resriechan says:

    Hi QoD: I like your poetic adaptations (Nomeo, nomeo…)

    @ Katrina: (soothing) There, there, dear. How’s ’bout I send you a pic of MY nose? Would that help atall? It’ll get to you during Nosevember, I promise!!

  52. Agreed, kittyadventures – WTF?

    Theresa, I had to check into that Barry White version – it seems to be instrumental! Seems to me the song loses something without the lyrics!

    And VZ, now I have a head full of competing imagined versions, from 60s bubblegum to a four part version for brass band!

  53. Queen of Dork says:

    johnnyJohnny: That’s hilarious! (instigator) 🙂

    Hi AmyJ!

  54. Von Zeppelin says:

    Amy J, wait til you hear the cover by Happy Czermek and the Sheboygan Polka Princes. (Cue accordion and clarinet. . . )

  55. Brook Vanderford says:


  56. NOMvember. for a simple reason.
    the greatest-ever-US-holiday is celebrated in NOMvember. I refer, of course, to Thanksgiving – an entire day dedicated to nomming, lazying, nomming, lazying, rinse, lather, repeat, and make turkey-and-cranberry-on-whole-wheat-sandwiches the next morning.
    Thanksgiving – which should be renamed to ThanksNOMming while we are at it, should be honored by CO as the red-blooded-and-occasional-cold-blooded American site it is. NOMvember it is. QED

  57. Nosevember, gotta be Nosevember.

    okay, nom-a-nosevember… Oh hell, whatever you decide is fine with me. Just as long as I can see noses and nomming I’m happy.

  58. gnomevember…

  59. Hmmm Mariser Does assert a valid argument for making Nose-vember into Nom-vember.

    I of course send out the rebuttal of but Then how could we have all those shnozzels to entertain us.

    Which brings us to the perfect compromise of nomming noses in November

  60. victoreia says:

    @ the wife: Methinks you have wandered onto the wrong board…….

    [muttering about trolls butting in on the nose vs. nom issue]

  61. earlybird1 says:

    Am I missing something, or is “the wife” going through something very sad and very personal? Confused.

  62. Queen of Dork says:

    However this thing turns out, I like how Meg let us vote.

  63. victoreia says:

    Vote early, vote often!

  64. victoreia says:

    (It just occurred to me–technically, Election Day in the U.S. is Tuesday. So are we doing absentee voting until then?)

  65. Queen of Dork says:

    I have my “I Voted” sticker on my forehead! Wait! We can vote more than once? Bye!

  66. The nomming thing is going to be all pix like this one. Cute and all, but animal schnozzes are much cuter than human ones. Nosevember!

  67. kitty adventures: thank you for your support. it is much appreciated and in just a short time, the groundswell of support shall sweep NOMvember to victory

    besides, DECember should become NOSEmber: it is the beginning of the season where noses, red, stuffed, cold, dripping, rush to the front of our consciousness

  68. Queen of Dork says:

    I think December should be Deercember in honor of Santa Claus and what not. Sort of like Caturday.

  69. @johnnyJohnny-love it-Nuffember!
    Also @DogEared-hilarious!

  70. LOL Queen of Dork excellent Decembeer suggestion.

  71. OIpps that should have been Deercember.

  72. Remember, remember
    the month of Nose-vember!

    I’m totally 100% in favor of the schnozz.

  73. Queen of Dork says:

    kittyadventures: you said Decembeer at first. That’s kind of like Oktoberfest. That would be kind of cool as well if we could think of a way to make beer cute? Probably not. *sigh*

  74. Nosevember!
    Something has to win, but they’re all winners!

  75. Resriechan says:

    KA; Looks as tho’ you might have already been drinkin’ from the Decembeer….

  76. Queen of Dork says:

    snuh: How did you make your avatar circle-ie?

  77. I thought I accidentallly clicked on “Dr. Phil” there for a moment.

  78. I think that having Nosevember follow Tocktober has a beautiful sense of balance. Don’t change it.

  79. Queen of Dork says:

    Theresa: Because of “the wife?”

  80. Resriechan says:

    Q of D: I love your application of scientific principles to your descriptions !
    (How do you make your Avatar circle-y?) SO ADORABLE !!!

    Pats you on the head & coos at you & uses babytalk.
    (“She’s so cute! Yes, she is! Yes, she is!!!”)

  81. Queen of Dork says:

    Resriechan: Weeellll…I was curious. Can I have liver instead of the mouse bling thing?

    I wonder when we find out the election results. Will there be ball? Shall we wear tuxes and sequined gowns? Will Meg make a speech? Will November accept a golden award? Have I lost my mind?

  82. Queen of Dork says:

    oops. I meant “a ball” As in a fancy dance. I wasn’t talking about round things that bounce. Or those other balls that…Bye.

  83. Resriechan says:

    @ QoD:
    BWA HA HA !! ok, so Bling Mouse, goes back into the Awards Grab Bag?
    (hey now wait a minnit….didn’t you tell me that you had Liver for dinner LAST NIGHT ALREADY???? What are ya tryin’ to do over there in Nevada???)]
    Oh, okay. I suppose we could let that fly, since you were such an effective Nurse in Squeak & Humor Therapy today.

    And — how about we use the term “evening gown”? Does that work for ya??
    (It works for ME !!!: ) )

  84. Resriechan says:

    (Hey– my little smiley guy didn’t activate. Let’s try him again)


  85. things that make you go Hmmmmm!!!!

    if Don is here do you think he will respond to the wife???.. It stands to reason that Don is long gone as the wife is resorting to finding him on a cute blog…

    opps I forgot this is all about Nose vember versus nomvember

    I say we all nom a nose, or a turkey cooked of course or even one of those tofurkey if you are so inclined.

  86. Resriechan says:

    BTW @ Meg:

    “Who ya callin’ “Punk”, Punk???? !!!”

  87. Resriechan says:

    Hey, Peeps — I just checked the Survey Results & now’s the time to slip it into the direction *YOU* want: the subtotals are 49 to 40-something or other ….
    The time for Mob Action is *NOW* !!! You have nothing to lose except your shackles !!!!

  88. Nuffvember – hmmm, maybe I should change my vote…?

    Von Zep, I think my head just exploded! Gaaahh!!!

    And QofD – Hi!!!!! 😀

  89. Resriechan says:

    (maybe we should hijack the survey & change the subject to:

    Don will continue Philandering (See what I did there? Dr. Phil …..;) )
    Don’s Wife will continue presenting options to him in re. their relationship.
    Don’s many girlfriends will join in the discussion.

  90. Queen of Dork says:

    Resriechan and kittyadventures: I was soooooooooo trying to avoid this but…Why on earth would you beg someone to come back to you who left in the first place? And all on a public forum and stuff?

  91. Argyle Donkeypants says:

    @ Resriechan: Puh-leeze. Of course Shakespeare is deceased. Historians agree that he died of shame after being painted in that redonkulous foofy collar that the Siamese cats were giggling about yesterday.

  92. Resriechan says:

    @ AD:

    to quote somebody from Japan:

    “Ah, so deska !!” 😉

    Related: I have a wonderful one-of comic, from some slightly oddball comic in the Jax newspaper which I shall try to explain here w/o the assoc. graphic:
    Two dogs trotting along on their walks on the sidewalk in town. One is an elegante Yappe Dogue w/ Rhinestone Collar. The other is a big, honkin’ hairy Mutt Dog. They pass by a store window which functions as a Miroire. The Elegante Dogue looks — stops — looks again, then walks on in disgust, muttering the following:
    “Jeez — I AM one of those Foofy Little Dogs !!”

  93. How about we have Nom-day every Monday and leave Nosevember in place? If we can have Caturday and Bundday, I think we can have Nomday. What is it really to just switch a couple of letters? It’s practically Nomday already!

  94. Add Sept-nomber and everybody’s happy.

  95. Queen of Dork says:

    Dash: Brilliant!!!

  96. @ QoD I said things to make you go Hmmmmm!!!!

    Now then about that vote who suggested Nuff-vember??? I forget but you can be sure there will be at least four Nuff wars.. One per week.

  97. kitty-crap says:

    You can take away Nose-vember. You can re-name Nom-uary. But PUH-LEEEEEZE! Don’t ever do away with Tock-tober. My cheeks and I thank you!

  98. Claudia C. says:

    Ummmm… what happened to the hovertext? what does “boo314….” mean?

    My stoat is to keep Nosvember and add Nomuary.
    Thanks for asking! Love the QTE!

  99. Rosecitychild13 says:

    November is a month of feasting!!! I say maybe a combination of nom-vember and nose-vember, especially since most cute creatures have their nomming parts right next to their nosicle parts.

  100. I like Dash’s suggestion. Keep Nosevember and add Nomday!

  101. NOSEVEMBER FOR THE WIN! (Will it win by a nose? :D)

  102. mimzysmom says:

    Dash, you are a genius. I love the Monday=Nomday.

  103. tock-tober and nose-vember both have to do with body parts, while nom-vember doesn’t. it’s important to keep the parallelism here.

  104. kibblenibble says:

    I vote for hiring a divorce lawyer and…wait, what are my choices again?

  105. Jen8
    My thoughts exactly,..Oh Noes-vember FTW.
    What a great time to see all those “Uh oh,…look what happened here!” shots anything from the “Entire super large double ply roll of charmin scratching post.” to the “I haven’t seen your cooke,…Oh wait, I have cookie crumbs on my schnozzle don’t I?” images. (such a wide canvas to play with)

  106. I would just like to point out, as far as I can tell and based on extensive research in the archives, I was the first to propose Nose-vember. (in the comments, back in 2007). As for Nom-vember: I’m all for it. I’ve had my 15 minutes of anonymous fame.

  107. I stoat for Dash and Nosevember with Nomday Mondays

  108. I Stoat: 1st half of month: Nose-vember!! Second half of month: Nom-vember!!
    Although, I also like dub1’s suggestion of Nomday Mondays. It would make Mondays better. So, I could be persuaded Nose-vember only with Nomday Mondays.

  109. NoseNomber

  110. or NomNoser.

  111. Nom-Nose-Noshavember. Guys growing beards and nomming noses!

  112. Both Both Both Both Both Both Both!

  113. someone (up there in the under 10 comments) mentioned nom-uary. so i vote for that, and to nose-vember!


  114. I say “Nom-a-Nose-Vember” too!

  115. Noses on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. Noms on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Caturday on Caturday.

  116. how about we check out both noms and noses all month long, and at the end we’ll decide who’s the winner. i suspect it will be noms.

  117. Looks like we have a little bit of support, oh-those-who-have-joined-me-in-my-call-for-Nomday/Mondays!!! Let’s put the pressure on them!
    Nomday! (bangs cafeteria trays on tables)
    Nomday will let us keep our sacred Nosevember AND celebrate noms too!!

  118. thatonegirlannie says:

    its a blue snuggie for puppers!!!

  119. Nosevember. Nosevember. Nosevember. That’s all from me.

    Oh, and Don, are you ever going to call me again? I know you said you wanted us to cool down a bit till you’d straightened things out with your wife, but I’m missing you, OK? x

  120. Purplebunny says:

    I have to say, I foolishly voted before I read the comments, and now I’m really torn. I love the idea of Nomday, but I think all the ideas are good!

  121. oooohhhh i like nomday too!!

    either nomday or nomuary!! let the nosicle keep november tho!!

  122. I NOMinate July for Chew-ly. Nosevember is for schnoutts. Unless January becomes Schnozzuary.

  123. crazyweinerdoglady says:

    September = Schnozztember
    October = Tocktober
    November = Nomvember

  124. I stoat for Nosevember (I hate to change tradition), with on-going Nomday Mondays (brilliant idea).

    Now I simply must get back to Don, who told me that his wife doesn’t understand him, and they don’t sleep together, and he’s never cheated on her before, and he’s going to leave soon, really, I just have to be patient because this isn’t a good time, and . . . .

  125. Yes, I go for Nose-vember and Nom-uary, and Sept-nom-ber. Spread the joy, keep the old, add some new!

  126. And a yess to Monday/Nom-day, too.

  127. The changes will be nom-inal. And we can keep our beloved Nose-…

  128. So close they are almost neck and neck or should we say nose and nose

  129. Resriechan says:

    @ Juno (comment #127 above)

    may I suggest the following book for your enlightenment?*listing*title

    1)You’ll love the comic-book-esque woman of angst on the cover
    2) You might find it illuminates some problem areas in Don’s choices ….& helps you to make some of your own…(giggle)

    The More You Know

  130. NOSEvember. It must stay NOSEvember!!!

  131. Vote for BOTH! Isn’t November, the month of giving thanks, celebrating what others ‘bring to the table’? We should enjoy twice as much cuteness.

  132. Nosh-vember? Oh, and Jack A, that is very inappropriate lagnuage. This site is made solely for the purpose of whimsy. If you can’t get that, perhaps you should seek human contact elsewhere. Hump!

  133. “Gay” is not a derogatory word, if you meant it that way, Jack A., you need a thesaurus, now.

    Nosevember is my stoat.

  134. Thanks, Resriechan. Yes, I do love the cover.

    I am also reminded of “When Harry Met Sally,” when Marie’s friends repeatedly tell her flat out that her married boyfriend is never going to leave his wife, and every time she replies, “You’re right, you’re right, I know you’re right.”

  135. Kittenfish says:

    I nominate nom.

  136. NUB-vember for nubbular posts.

  137. Every animal has a nose of some sort–and some noses are also extremely cute! But not every picture of an animal features a nom, and that’s why I feel it is more novel and unusual. Noses are a year-round thing, but nomming is special.


  138. ok I wanted both. I vote nom a nose.
    calls my long suffering brittany over and noms.

  139. Anony"mouse" says:

    xD I think it’s close… right when I voted, it says that they were 48% each, and I can’t remember what the other was, but it was small….

  140. Sandra S. says:

    Tocktober, Nosevember, Decembaroo, Nomuary. Obviously.

  141. Sandra S. says:

    Tocktober, Nosevember, Decembaroo, Nomuary. Seriously.

    Sorry if this double posts. Don’t know if my previous try went through.

  142. I say No-vember, to salute handicapped pets. They are still cute. (like dog on wheels, or turtle with sliders)

  143. Sandra S I love Decembaroo! You got the lineup, right there. (Plus Nomday, of course.)

  144. Nom-a-nose-vember! (And yes, I realise how many other geniuses came before me!)

  145. hehehehe, what about NORM-vember, for animals named norm? (It’s been a long day)

  146. hrhsqueak says:

    Decembaroo! Genius, Sandra S.!

    I’m with Sandra – Tocktober, Nosevember, Decembaroo, Nomuary.
    And may I add Hedguary, Barkch, DisAprilval, Fray (for the nuffers!), Chewn, TooLie (Animals in racks), Awwgust (bebehs!), and Snorgtember,

  147. Either I my math sucks or polldaddy’s does because when I looked at the results so far it said 48% was for Nose-vember 49% for Nom-vember and 4% for other. Am I wrong in thinking that adds up to 101%? LOL

  148. as of 00:55h EST (-5 UTC) November 3, the NOMember vote is over the NOSEmember by – whal else – a nose.
    this is very very close. when do the polls close?

  149. hrhsqueak FTW!!! wow, what a lineup! i thought no one could beat Sandra S till you posted haha … love it!

    mariser: methinks the polls close at 5pm on Tues 11/3 =)

  150. Why not Schnozztember for the ninth month of each year and Nomvember for the eleventh month??

  151. Nosevember dot nom!

  152. What about all the nearly sleeping critters for Nod-vember?

  153. Ok, ok. Polls may or may not be closed… but I’m a purist. NOESVEMBER!!

    p.s. I like the way Sandra S. thinks. Let’s go for it.