It’s Laundry Day!

Yes folks, here at Cute Overload, we like to keep Teh Qte clean and fresh.  So today, we’re taking a load of puppies down to the laundromat…

pups in laundry basket

… and now let’s check in on the kitties; they ought to be dry by now.

cats on clothesline



  1. Andi from NC says:

    talk about a 1-2 punch. I barely took a breath from the top pic and BAM!!! there’s kittehs hangin’ on a clothesline. I’m spent!!!!

  2. DOn’t forget the softener .. you know in case they aren’t floofy enough

  3. Too cute – LOVE Retriever pups!

  4. I’ve always preferred socks that come with big fuzzy pom-poms on them.

  5. If the laundry at my house was like this, I’d never have to put it in the washer. It would lick itself clean! I’ll take two please…. or three… or BEEP!!

  6. Resriechan says:

    O Em Gee.

    Mike — and here, I thought that YOU di-unt DO “CUTE” Cute!!!

    (Walks away, muttering to self: “Socks; no, I thought *I* was Socks”, etc., etc & snickering a la Muttley ….)

  7. Resriechan says:

    PS: Is anyone else, worried about the pup in the middle of the load, who looks *quite pensive & alarmed*??

    Or — alternatively, Mike, do we have any documentation that all pups & kittehs used in the making of this Post, “came out happily ever after”?? “No pups were harmed in the making of this Post”?

  8. OK, the black and white kitty…with the one leg and paw solid white! LOVE!!!
    Also, the puppy in the middle and then the puppy just to the left of him! WANT!!!

  9. there is only one legitimate claimant to the name “Socks” and that is the tuxkit 2nd-from-the-right, who is showing two lovely socked paws. (an interesting trend, too: one short sock (anklet) and a long one (knee-high) how long before we wee it on the Parisian runways?)
    grey kitteh 1st-from-the-right is at least 50% disqualified. the other three so-called-contenders, can be dismissed, as they are refusing to show their paws at all. what are they hiding?

  10. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:

    @Resriechan: Sorry, these pictures were found circulating on message boards, so we have no backstory for them. I assume both photos were staged, and that the respective photographers took good care of the animals during the process.

    This might be a good time to point out that although we write funny stories to go with the pictures, we don’t intend to depict actual events or persons.

  11. oh gorsh. the embarrassment.

    the 3rd line above, which reads
    “one short sock (anklet) and a long one (knee-high) how long before we wee it on the ”
    should read instead
    “one short sock (anklet) and a long one (knee-high) how long before we see it on the ”

    though these being teeny kittehs tiny-of-bladder and not yet litter-literate, p’haps the original line is more accurate.

  12. Puppy in the middle: Oh Lord what will she do to humiliate us next. OK keep telling yourself: I am zen with this, I am zen with this.

  13. AuntieMame says:

    Baby goldies always look a little bit worried. 🙂

  14. There’s an awful lot of “ehn!” coming from Socks #1 and Socks #2 has one of the most forlorn faces I’ve ever seen.

    @Resriechen: “Muttley” was my nickname in a couple of online contexts, and for a minute I wondered what I’d last snickered about on CO. But for the record, I don’t snicker, I sniggle.

  15. The real trick is if you can get your kittens to help you fold all that laundry:

    …although generally they are not amused by this.
    Yawn, Part III

  16. the puppies can be washed in water or they shrink that could be super cute lol

  17. Oh Stinkin’! STINKIN’ cute I tell you!

  18. paws of middle golden remind me of those little toddler humans photo’d and “posed” with their hands artfully clasped one over the other. often the tyke is trying so hard to please with holding the unnatural pose that you can see a little mini-white knuckling going on….anyone else remember those photos? for some reason those kind of photos just melt my cold, old heart…..

    @mariser: i knew you meant “see” but your slip gave me the mental image of a bunch of kittehs sliding down the runway going “weeeeeee!!!!!!” thank you!!!!

  19. Trabb's Boy says:

    Oh, those kitties are all “THIS is what I have to look forward to in life?” And sad to say, the answer is “Yes!” But there’s also tuna and belly rubs and the thrill of paying your humans back right in their shoes.

    And NOMTOM, that was a disturbingly serious and straightforward response to Resriechan up there at #10. As a civil servant, required to draft bland, bureaucratic argument killers in response to peoples’ heartbreaking troubles, I applaud you. You’re a total nuff killer.

  20. Resriechan says:

    Theresa: My effusive apologies — ahead of time — for the logic “inherent in the system”, below:
    * In enthusiasm & in theory, your comment makes all the sense in the WORLD !!!
    *But, dear, they just TOLD YA that the pups & kittehs are just coming out FRESH & CLEAN FROM the laundromat.

    But you’re right — the pics are out in the stratosphere *somewhere* in terms of Cuteness….

    Isn’t Logic an Annoyance on Mondays??

    (PS: no harm intended…I’ll grovel, if needed, if I took it too far …)

  21. Trabb's Boy says:

    Oh, and I do know you both are joking. And you’ll wanna use a little Shout on the second-t-left puppy’s nose. He’s got a bit a schmutz there.

  22. Resriechan says:

    @ Trabb’s Boy —

    ?? FWIW, I really wasn’t attempting a legitimate, horrified, indignant Nuff. I truly was certain already that the kids (puppies/ kittens) in the pics were & would eventually be fine !!!

    I just was havin’ a bit of fun re. the facial expression of the puppy. And Mike and I have bandered in a no-harm-intended manner in the past ….

    That was no Nuff, that was my Significant Other.

  23. Resriechan says:

    (PS: oops, maybe my signoff there implied…hamenah hamehah…

    Official Disclaimer:
    I was only jokin’ also, about the “Sign. Other” part …)
    (jeez, too complicated to maintain joy in all directions)

  24. @ Resriechan LOLL you explanation of your explanations of you post are getting more funny the more you’re trying to explain. I would tell you to plead Carson’s Law (if you have to explain the joke, forget it, walk away) but I’m having to much fun. 🙂

  25. Oh the horror that must be the lint traps after these loads..
    Note to self: check washer and dryer when I get home tonight.

  26. Happy Nosevember!



    Hey, there’s one nosicle for each of my fingers!

  27. OK, how on earth do you stuff a wiggly kittayn into a sock?

  28. Dreamspinner Cheryl says:

    JenJen-very carefully.

  29. OK, then, light, fresh, citrus-scented dryer-sheet cute!!

  30. skippymom says:

    I think the kittens’ names are Socks, Mookie, Socks, Fuzzhead, and Socks. At least that’s my guess.

  31. Resriechan says:

    @ Theresa:

    VERY VERY nice grammatical adjustments, ma’am !!
    And ye’re SO correct !!

  32. I think the kittehs are named Mittens, Socks, Boots, Spats, and Ringo.

  33. victoreia says:


    [sigh] I love Nose-vember!

  34. LovesDogs says:

    They look clean to me.

  35. @ Aylin
    That was one of the cutest and funniest videos I’ve ever seen! Thanks for posting it.

  36. Oh, and the OP…I’m doing laundry too and mine is coming out much less fluffy! What kind of detergent are you using anyway??

  37. Love the nervous, twitchy furbrows on those “off to the laundromat” lab pups.

  38. skippymom says:

    Their real names are Spam, Eggs, Spam, Spam, and Spam.

  39. @Bet thank yoooooou:)

  40. skippymom says:

    The puppies are Moe, Larry, Curley, Shemp, and Joe (not necessarily in that order).

  41. I think at least one is named “Tarquin Fim Bim Lim Bim Wim Bim Bus Stop F’tang-F’tang Ole Biscuit Barrel.”

  42. Von Zeppelin says:

    Theresa, I always vote the straight Silly Party ticket.

  43. PS In fact I think more than one of them is named “Tarquin Fim Bim Lim Bim Wim Bim Bus Stop F’tang-F’tang Ole Biscuit Barrel”.

  44. VonZep, right down the line.

  45. Argyle Donkeypants says:

    @ Theresa & Von Zep: You both must be from Luton, which seems to have gone completely gaga.

  46. @skippymom: metinks thou dost reveal thine age a smidge at ‘membrance of shemp! tee hee!

    what, no harpo?

  47. skippymom says:

    Aquamarine, I am older than the hills.
    I would also like to issue a disclaimer: I was forced against my will by my brother to watch the Stooges; I have from a very early age been FAR too sophisticated to find them to my taste.

  48. i think the pups names are vito, michael, sonny, fredo, and connie (‘cuz second from right is DEF a girl).

  49. @skippymom: i think the stooges are definitely a BOY thing. i am no youngster meesef and i have yet to meet one single femme who likes them or finds them remotely humorous.

  50. Resriechan says:

    @ skippymom & aquamarine:

    May I?

    I meself am registered, along with the ‘Mericun Redwood Forest, as Antiquarian (however I am still just a hair, under the deadline that Paul McCartney set in the song “When I’m 64”)…

    While I ABSO lutely hate the nature of the practical jokey, often derogatory dialogue and subject matter in the material of Los Trois Stooges….

    I herewith submit my own little disclaimer:

    I have at times, been known to use the term “COIT-anly” with relish & perhaps even abandonment.

    Thank you for your time.

  51. Von Zeppelin says:

    Names of pups: Ken Bowman, Jerry Kramer, Bob Skoronski, Fuzzy Thurston, Steve Wright (the 1966 Green Bay Packers offensive line).
    ‘Cause these boys look mighty tough to me. Potential Super Bowl material, once they come out of the dryer.

  52. @res & skip:

    okay, okay, okay–now i have to confess. it *has* on occasion come to pass that i have had reason to say, “OH! a WOIZ goi!” but i didn’t enjoy it.

    *sigh* (hangs head)

  53. Resriechan says:

    (nice mea culpa there, Aquamarine!!!
    Are you also a “recovering ex-Catholic” as am I?

    John McGivern tells the best “ex-Catholic” stories of ANYbody !!!

  54. @SkippyMom, it is a scientific fact that if you put a Nobel-winning economist and a crack whore stripper together in a room, and put on the Three Stooges, the Nobelist will say “Bwahaha, I love those guys,” and the stripper will say “I can’t believe you, this is so stupid!”

  55. Resriechan says:

    @ Theresa

    — THAT is the most HYS-terically funny thing I’ve read …in awhile.
    Does anyone fund scientific studies, in which “crack whore strippers” will participate BEFORE receiving remuneration for her (ahem) “time” (cough).???

  56. PS The kittens are named Jack, Kack, Lack, Mack, Nack, Ouack, Pack, and Quack.

  57. please take note of the pups toesies trying to squeeze outta the basket.
    i would nom them. alot.

  58. Ha ha, it’s my laundry day too. . . mine is not so cute though.

  59. victoreia says:

    I thought they were named Sleepy, Sneezy, Happy, Grumpy, Dopey, Bashful, and Doc…

    (and Jumpy……)

  60. @VonZep, and it’s getting to be time to put on the Bronko Nagurski long underwear® .

  61. Resriechan says:

    @ Theresa: Hi — did I offend you somehow?
    Truly concerned & apologetic if I’m being dense about wha’ happened???

  62. Wha happen?

  63. @Resrie, really, nothing’s wrong, no idea what you speak of.

  64. @mariser: I honestly thought you meant it the first way, and found it hysterical.

  65. Love the second cat (tuxedo) from the left. I shall call him Pappa Smurf.

  66. Nothing but (empty) unmatched socks in my laundry. No gorgeous golden pupsters, no kitty-wiggly, nothing. Flumps down on floor in front of dryer and pouts.

  67. 5^^now8ing says:

    Can I trade laundry with these people? Please?!

    Go Packers! (Tho they didn’t so much “go” yesterday, did they?)

  68. Queen of Dork says:

    Is the black and white one in the blue striped sock dry yet? Can I have him?

    Wend: Ha-ha! “Flumps” He-he-he.

  69. I will take six of one and half dozen of the other. But there are only five of each. One sock must’ve gotten lost in the dryer……
    and one golden….. oh gosh, someone help me out with a joke!
    Hats! Golden hats?
    Gloves! That’s it! I need 6 fuzzy golden gloves so I can have 3 pair. Please tell the laundress/launderer.

  70. Resriechan says:

    @ Theresa (phew) I often am not sufficiently careful & enjoy messing with a punchline quickly, and end up joking too far before I realized that “I dun it” …. By the way, I really enjoyed your # 55 above !!!

    (and the other day I answered one of yours in a silly manner & thought that perhaps you had taken it as something intended to be unkind…
    blah blah blah hamenah hamenah….)

    Thanks for the reassurance that I didn’t have any cow poo-poo in my shoe today !

    Hope that you had a WONDERFUL Monday!!

  71. Resriechan says:

    (ps @ Theresa…I’ve had to be away from me compooter for awhile tonight so I d-unt see earlier, your kind response asking for more data….only just now getting back into “mah rheum” — Inspector Clouseau)

  72. Von Zeppelin says:

    5^^now8ing, as you say, Sunday was a bad day for the Packers. I am almost finished wailing, rending my garments and heaping ashes upon my beard. That’s why, in my post #51 above, I returned to the glorious days of yesteryear in suggesting names for the pupsters.

  73. Resriechan says:

    @ VonZepp: wow, you DO take yer Feetsball, fairly seriously indeed.

    Hopefully you’re only rending garments that are already headed to the trash heap, rather than rending your favorite dress shirt????

    Otherwise, that could start to need additional budget funds pretty quickly between August & February, each year !!

    And I thought *I* knew a little something about angst !!!

  74. 😈 If I saw those five socks with a kitten in each 😈 I would take them off the line and stuff them inside my jacket 😈 and RUN as fast as I could 😈 and once I got home with those kitties :twisted I would give those sweeties plenty of SNORGLES, PETS, FOOD, and LOVE 😈

  75.… BEEP x 10!

  76. @ VonZep #51: I’ll see your ’66 Packers OLine and raise you the NHL’s Broad Street Bullies of the 70’s.

    (Note: I’m in no way a Flyers’ fan, but wouldn’t it be cool to see a NHL / NFL showdown …. on what turf? no astro and no ice. how bout playing the amazing race?)

  77. Awwww! I want the one in the middle. Both pictures.

  78. Von Zeppelin says:

    caligirl–perhaps a chess tournament?

  79. Von Zeppelin #51 – You are my hero. I may not have been born until ’72, but my grandfather had me watching the Packers from the time I left the womb. I have a room that is dedicated to football memorabilia. Packers for me, Steelers for the hubby.

    NHL/NFL showdown, eh? What about basketball? Ping pong? Backgammon? Soccer???

  80. @resrie: indeed i am–does it show that much? luckily i managed to escape before confirmation, so i don’t really have that much to recover from. phew!

    i mean, if it’s a sin to *think* about eating a hotdog on friday, shouldn’t you just go ahead and eat one since you gotta confess it anyway? or does that bump it up from venial to mortal? ah, sheesh!! i will need to look up john mcgivern!

    i can tell YOU are from your hyper-awareness of offending! which is a good thing, to be aware of others’ feelings, but i can see your self-professed tendency to angst and so i feel moved to offer you some pats on your back ~~~~~ and smooches! xxxxx

  81. @theresa: crack whore v. nobel prize winner—ROFLMFAO!!!!!!

  82. @Aquamarine & Resriechan: We should form a support group. On my FB page, I actually list Recovering Catholic as my religion. LOL!

    (I wish no offense to anyone – it’s just me. Take it or leave it.)

    Now back to your regularly scheduled program, already in progress…

  83. Von Zeppelin says:

    Blondie–Thanks for the kind words. I am sure that the names mentioned in my #51 were well known to your grandpa, and, perhaps to you as well.

    As to the great NFL/NHL titanomachia: How about a dance contest, a la “Dancing with the Stars?” I seem to recall that Emmitt Smith, the Dallas Cowboys mighty running back, did pretty well on that show a few years ago.

  84. @blondie: i agree. i only barely qualify (since, as i said, no confirmation) but i’m still hip to it!

    although i have to say i went to a catholic funeral a few years ago and it was hands down the best funeral i’ve ever been to in my life. i know that sounds weird, like what can be a good funeral, but the priest gave the most loving, human, sympathetic, just downright GREATEST homily i have ever heard. i was crying and i didn’t even know the guy.

  85. Jenn in IL says:

    I want the one in the middle!! He’s all, “Really, Mom? REALLY?”

  86. @VonZep, but Emmit’s gray facial hair has put him in a rocking chair. His stache is trash, and his beard is weird.

  87. @ Theresa, omg, I love those commercials with Keith Hernandez and Clyde Frazier! I say, “Your beard is weird” to the hubs all the time… lol, lol…

    @ all the regulars here…I’ve enjoyed this thread so much. You guys are too funny. I’m also a recovering Catholic – 12 years of parochial school. Plus 5 years of teaching in the same elementary school that I went to. Yes, a few of the same teachers were STILL there!

  88. Von Zep said “Fuzzy!”

  89. I’m gonna hang ALL my socks from the mantle this chrismas!! those are way qte stocking stuffers!

  90. Von Zeppelin says:

    Katrina, despite the CO understanding of fuzziness as a sweet and charming quality, I am not sure those characteristics apply to the gentleman I mentioned in post #51. Frederick Charles “Fuzzy” Thurston was a murderously effective guard for the Lombardi-era Green Bay Packers. He anchored the mighty Packer Power Sweep plays that dismayed so many of Green Bay’s opponents in those days.

  91. Resriechan says:

    wow it REALLY sounds like we got a lil sum’pn sum’pn goin’ heah w. the whole Recovering Ex Catholic Thing. I’ll spend another couple of lines — if the Ed’s will forgive???

    John McGivern evid now has a website(see below).
    He grew up in Minnesooooota (poss specifically Milw…??? not certain of that). In their family, if one brother was gonna be a football player, then the other brother was *of course* expected to become a Priest. And actually, he did attend seminary in a serious manner for quite some time. That is what made some later not-funny events wistful & put him into a perspective, of considering deeply the events up to that point.

    I saw (either) 2 or 3 of his one-man shows (NOT the stage shows F. Plaid, etc, with other cast members) in Tampa, Florida (where he first developed a substantial following as a prominent storyteller) and they are ABSOLUTELY the most insightful thing I ever saw on any stage (mind you, I don’t follow operas & such, so I CERTAINLY haven’t seen all the range of possible performance material).

    In Tampa (which has a pretty healthy G/L/T & associated people/ friends/ relatives population) his shows were really very popular ; I believe that most of them sold out multiple times… I never spoke with one person, who went to either of those one-man shows (nor did I ever come across any media article about those two shows) that was disapppointed that they had spent the ticket money.

    Truly I find his insights AND humor to be of the caliber of Geo Carlin, in scholarly focus but then slapstick punchlines (not all of the story has punchlines though) If I’m not breaking any Innernet rules, here is his website:


    (Editors, I won’t feel indignant if you need to zap this comment or delete the webpage)

    And here is rather his Philosophy/ Thesis Statement, and, presumably, Why He Does What He Does:

    “The sooner we all can begin to realize: that what we share, & that what is similar,
    is greater than what’s not; & the sooner we can all begin to embrace our similarities and truly begin to respect what’s different, that’s when things get easier.”

    Hoping that not too many peeps mind my use of this much space my listing his webpage.
    Glad to meet the “Recovering Ex-Catholics” at CO !!! Very meaningful to me, to know that there are peeps who are BOTH CO afficianados AND R. Ex-C’s !!

    ‘K — stick a fork in me; I’m done (for this topic ennyway)
    Thanks Ed’s & peeps for your indulgence

    On with Cuteness!!

  92. blondie & resriechan: can we continue this conversation somewhere else??

  93. Resriechan says:

    @ Aquamarine: I’m game. My preference would be to give you my following email for starters (not my primary email for now, but I wanna be a bit cautious for a few steps…)
    resriechan [at] yahoo [dot] com

    thanks for asking. Glad to hear from ya.

  94. @ Von Zep: *facepalm… no dancing w/ the stars! i like your original reply to my NFL / NHL showdown of a chess tourney. strategy! see how the brains …. yah, hm, that might not work too well for either side. from what little i know of golf, there does appear to a lot of strategy and skill employed in the game. methinks that might work out. Blondie, feel free to chime in here.

    btw what are your thoughts on Favre now playing for the Vikings? my dad is a big sports nut, so I too, like Blondie was watching sports from the womb. mom’s fave team is (still) the Packers even w/ no Favre.

    this post still makes me BEEP x 10 even the next day!

  95. Aquamarine & Resriechan: narronamy at gmail dot com

    caligirl & VZ: That’s why I came up with ping pong or some other physical sport, as I suspect these guys may not be chess material. Golf is a possibility… I am HORRIBLE at it, but I don’t do football well either. LOL! However, maybe we should think of something that has a more rapid pace. We wouldn’t want to get bored, and it would be fun to see these 250lb guys doing something completely out of character. This takes me back to the dancing suggestion – I could teach them line dances. They’re not as precision as the Dancing with the Stars thing, and would still be hilarious.

  96. Von Zeppelin says:

    Caligirl–My thoughts about Favre playing for the Vikings?
    “Favre, you are DEAD to me! You unnerstan? Dead!”

    If I may bring my more primitive emotions under control (deep. . . cleansing. . . breath),
    one can only stare in slack-jawed admiration at a 39-year-old man who can still play at the NFL level with such skill and grace. I wish things had worked out for him to still be at Green Bay, but he is amazing. Aaron Rogers is coming along well, and he’ll be one of the best some day.

    Now, I must go and light a candle before the shrine of St. Lombardi, and recite the Litany of the Saints: (intoning) “Starr and Hornung and Kramer and Gregg and Dowler and Pitts and Nitschke. ora pro nobis. . .”

  97. VZ – he turned 40 October 10. Might wanna light another candle…



  99. what detergent do u use o and make sure to get a monkey for a towel lol

  100. Resriechan says:

    @ Laura:

    My dear, didn’t you mean “My sweet Lord”? Y’know — Beatles, George (the philosophical one)????