I’m thankful for you Lil’ Buddy [LICK]

burnese mountain dog and friend

What are you thankful for Annie J?



  1. I’m thankful for being with my family today!

  2. Queen of Dork says:

    I’m thankful to be spending the day with my teenage daughter (with a roof over our heads) laughing and cooking and eating.

  3. Today, I’m thankful I have extra notches on my belt.

  4. I love the fall colors today.

  5. Von Zeppelin says:

    Thankful for a quiet day off, for a beautiful afternoon, for the lovely Countess Von Zeppelin, for my distant and scattered family, for Sam and Max (Freelance Dogs), and for Packers over Lions 34-12. ‘Tis truly a good day.

  6. What kind of dog is this? So beautiful!!

  7. Stephie – it’s a Burmese Mountain Dog. A verreh handsome one. o3o

  8. thankful for family, negative test results, and doggies of all shapes/sizes/colors here on CO…. and the kitties…and hammies…and squirlios…and bears…….well, you get the idea….

  9. I’m pretty sure it’s actually a Bernese Mountain Dog. They originally came from the Canton of Berne in Switzerland, not Burma as everyone always asks when they meet my puppy! Either way, what a cutie pie!

  10. Yep thats a BERner baby! The funny thing is I have the SAME stuffed animal, and my berner baby loves it to death! So when I loaded the page I was like
    ‘Gavin…?’ Hehe! I showed him the piccy and he ignored it for licking gravy from the plates.
    I’m thankful for this amazing breed of dog who makes every day of my life something special. ❤

  11. these dogs are so sweet

  12. Mary (the first) says:

    I’m thankful for almost everything!

  13. I am thankful for Cute Overload. A bright spot in so many days. And I’m thankful for Meg, Teho, NomTom, Prongs and all the other funny peeps and commentators. And for the photographers who take the qte photos, and the videographers who make the videography……and for the internets.

  14. ….OH and for cute bebehs that sometimes make for long commentroversies that are fun to read.

  15. Aaagh, I typed ‘Burmese’ instead of ‘Bernese!’ *headdesk* I am shamed.

  16. I’m thankful for peeps like you guys.
    Having all of you gives me reasons to smile on even the darkest of days.

  17. Queen of Dork says:

    Birdcage and Metz: Amen to that! Sometimes this site can be just what’s needed for a great laugh on a bad day.

  18. Though it is not Thanksgiving where I am, I too am grateful for the internet, for the inspiration that created, and recreates daily, the wonder that is CO. I am thankful for Meg, NTMTOM, Theo, Prongs, all the sender-inners, and all of you who comment, and make me smile, giggle, snork, and guffaw.
    You are the bright spot in what has been a rather dark month. Thank you.

    [ 😀 Cheers! *clink* – Ed.]

  19. *clinking glasses with Wend and others*

  20. i am thankful for good health, my loved ones and their good health, for my job, the service men and women who protect our country. i am also thankful for CO, where there’s never a day off, it’s never “closed”, and has provided smiles and laughter for me in my darkest days. thank you meg, teho, NOMTOM, prongs, the photographers, and you peeps… today and every day.

  21. Oh my gosh. Adorable!!

    I’m thankful that it’s not mass-turkey-genocide day in Canada today. 🙂 🙂

  22. I’m thankful that my mom’s chemo is over, and that by brother and his wife could come to the east coast for the first time in years. Also that we had Thanksgiving dinner yesterday so we could just bum around today. Oh, and of course Teh Qte!

  23. Thank YOU, Mini-me.

  24. I’m thankful for the two little rescue sisters who came to live with me last week to help fill the hole in my heart from the sudden and unexpected death of my beloved Portuguese Water Dog. One is mostly a Jack Russell Terrier and the other is, um, well, perhaps what would result if an Ewok mated with a squirrel. But she has a
    lovely personality!

  25. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:

    I’m thankful for CO, Meg, Teho, Prongs, Sparkster, Chief Sister Ossifer, and all you nice people who make writing this stuff so much fun.

    I’m also thankful I was able to track down a wireless connection so I could post this.

  26. I am thankful for pretty much being alive. It’s great to be alive. I’m also grateful that my friends and family are alive, and don’t seem to have any reason to change that anytime soon.
    I’m also grateful for cute animals to snorgle, and cuteoverload of course!

  27. So cuteeee love big dogs

  28. Queen of Dork says:

    NTMTOM: Very cool!

  29. Queen of Dork says:

    PS – (I’m stuffed)

  30. It isn’t Thanksgiving here today (Canada), but I try to be grateful everday so I will take this opportunity to say Thanks to all the wonderful people who make CO so darned pee-your-pants-funny. You are the bright spot in my day. I don’t post often (shy…and still learning the language), but I visit everyday and love everything about this site. I hope you all have a wonderfluffyful holiday.

  31. I’m thankful that there are such awesome people in the world. People who take time to bring the rest of us a little joy. Thanks Cuteoverload for putting a smile on my face (at the least) everyday!

  32. Queen of Dork says:

    Well, nobody has mentioned this yet and of course I understand if Eds feel this is inappropriate for this forum but…I feel thankful to God, whatever anyone may feel he/she/it/whatever personally/ may be.

  33. I’m going to concentrate on being thankful for some of the little things that tend to get overlooked. I’m thankful for clean hot and cold running water and an indoor toilet, for bright electric lights and for getting to sleep in a real bed with box springs and blankets and pillows. I’m thankful to be able to cook food inside my home without much risk of burning it down, thanks to having a stove and not just an open wood or charcoal fire. And that’s not to mention being thankful for consistently having any food to cook on that stove. And I’m thankful to have a cute husband and super cute cat to enjoy these miraculous amenities with me. Wow I could go on for a long time this way, I think I must be a rich woman. =^..^=

  34. Queen of Dork says:

    Zanna: You are super rich! I’m still sleeping on an air mattress that I have to blow air into every now and then when it hurts my back and makes me wake up with my arms numb, but I’m thankful that the parents of my ex are bringing me the REAL mattress from their guest bedroom after the holidays!!! (yay)

  35. Since no one has done it yet, I’m thankful for Amy for posting such a sweet goggie.

    To everyone at CO, I’m so thankful to y’all for keeping me sane by providing such a wonderful blog. The internet would be a much more dreary place if it wasn’t for you.

  36. Queen of Dork says:

    Gosh. I was just petting my cat and realized how really, really thankful I am for him! He’s just so soft and pretty and glossy. Even though he bosses me around all the time I really love that cat!

  37. I’m thankful for…
    Moist nosicles

  38. I’m thankful for Mooey, Sparky, Otis aka Trey, Trader Judy, crab with O.L. & Nelle, my sweet Grandma Helen whose belly jiggles when she giggles and all my aunts and uncles and cousins and bebes who broke bread in Ohio today. Love ya, mean it!

  39. AND OF COURSE the C.O. Team – Theo, Mike and Sarah!!!!!!!!!

  40. Queen of Dork says:

    I’m thankful for how I met my new friend Resriechan through CO. I’m NOT very thankful about how the way my cat just plopped himself down on my favorite spot on the couch and refuses to move so now I have to sit somewhere else. *pouts*

  41. I am thankful for stretchy jeans.
    And I am thankful that today my sons dachsies finally laid still
    while next to my cat…and she is thankful for that too.

  42. Bernese have the sweetest personalities. Ours thought she was still a puppy and lap dog even when she was 90 lbs, and she was super friendly to every person or animal she met.

  43. I know, I’m bringing up the dreaded BABY word, so those not interested can pass over this post. But my little girl, who was born in early August ’08, *should* have been born Thanksgiving week. She was born at 24weeks, 2 days gestation and weighed 1lb, 1oz (480g). Today, I am so very to the wonderful NICU RNs, Doctors, and Respiratory Therapists who took care of her; to the guardian angels who watched over her; and finally, to her very own strength, feistiness, and determination which enabled her to grow and continue to get healthy so that she was able to leave the hospital after 4 1/2 months. Having her home this year, instead of visiting her in the NICU, is all I need to be grateful.

  44. Sandi's Mom says:

    @Portie Mom- so sorry for your loss. I know how you feel. I lost my cocker Sandi suddenly in August this year and I am thankful for my newish kittie Enzo. 6 months old and full of well you know. He is a handfull. but loveable .

  45. One more thing: I am thankful for a lot of other things, too! But, I’ll just mention one more. To my fur babies, I am thankful for your tolerance and your acceptance of my human baby. Especially now that she is mobile, because you were her motivation to begin crawling.

  46. Queen of Dork says:

    DaytimeDeb: I’m soooooThankful for your BABY! I Love your baby and that she is okay. Who gives a crap about people who don’t like babies?! I Love your baby and I really am so glad that she’s well!!! My daughter is now a teen and we adore one another. I’m wishing the same for you and your baby!!!

  47. kibblenibble says:

    Vicki: Yes, I’m glad you said it, I’m grateful to Amy for posting this, because it inspired all these sweet comments. I’m also curious, and wondering who she is. Hi, Amy! 🙂

  48. Queen of Dork says:

    Love, happiness, peace, strength, and glory (and many bouquets of flowers) to DaytimeDeb and her daughter!

  49. QOD, thank you! RE: Adoring each other — so far, so good! 🙂

  50. Puppies&kitties says:

    I am immeasurably thankful for my people, my animals, my home, my garden, my job, my health and my life. I regret that I over ate and over drank tonight, and now I must stay up until my stomach settles. I’m thankful for cute overload, and y’all out there who make it.

  51. resriechan says:

    I am deeply thankful for a deep and wide selection of blessings from the Creator — as well as blessings that fellow hominids and various fluffy, furry critters have provided to my life. I am most deeply thankful to my Nana (Hutt, RIP) & to my father (also RIP) — the two family members who caused the most good in my upbringing (lots of other family members looked out for adequate food, shelter & educational stabililty & I’m thankful to those people for those blessings).

    I’m quite moved by several comments/ posts above: esp
    # 22 Anner (I hope your whole family have a relaxed, joyous holiday weekend);
    #24 (my sincere condolences in your sad loss. Have you named the “rescue sisters”? Are they going to stay with you or are you only fostering them temporarily?
    #30 Pipsqueak: Try not to feel overly shy/anxious here. Other than an occasional interpersonal stumble or a post where lots of people gripe about what Meg & her Troops choose/ select …..you’ll probably find that CO people are among the most affirming/nurturing yet clever folks, I’ve ever met anywhere & my family have lived in small town Florida, then in Washington DC for 8 yrs (Dad was a 25 yr Captain/ Navy, offices in the Pentagon for 8 yrs) as well as living in Japan for 5 yrs.
    #33 Zanna: The simplest *short* description I can give about your post, is that your lines are among the most-moving thing I’ve read in a very long time. It’s entirely refreshing to read of someone who is *NOT* in 24/7 “Entitlement” Mode, but knows how to be grateful for things that are basic to (at least middle-class American households)…while people all over the globe are still trying to reach a situation of a house with plumbing, etc. You have delightful values in life.

    And of course to QoD: YOU, maam are the single *BEST* blessing that has occurred in my group of very dear friends, in probably 10 yrs time. Not at all trying to exaggerate. Generally it takes me about 3 years to trust someone as deeply as I value our new friendship. I sincerely hope we can both set aside just a bit….& that sometime in 2010 or 2011 we can travel to meet in person. (Financially the timing is difficult for that just now; I’m already trying to pay to move from one apt property to another, by perhaps March, which will cost several hundred $$)..

    Sorry for the length of this post. CO IS A GREAT thing/place/webpage/Blog/whateveryawannacallit!!!!

    Peace & Fuzziness to all !!!!

  52. I’m too late for Thanksgiving but it’s never too late to give thanks. I’m most thankful for my furkids who bless my life every day with their abundant joyfulness. I’m thankful for good health and good friends, a good job and a nice home. I’m thankful that even though I suffered the heartbreaking loss of my big brother earlier this year, it allowed me to re-connect with my niece. She is as much a blessing as my dogs, though not nearly as furry. 😀

    I’m thankful for this site and for all of you. You make every day a little brighter and richer and for that I am eternally grateful.

  53. Queen of Dork says:

    Rachael: I’m very sorry about the loss of your brother. I know how horribly painful that is as I lost my big sister, who was my best friend on the planet, very suddenly in 2004. I totally understand your loss and send you many prayers.

  54. TrixandSam says:

    I’m thankful for my two pups: Trixie who is too smart for her own good, and Sam (aka Samma-lamma-ding-dong) who is the sweetest dumb dog in the world.
    I’m thankful for my twin sister who nursed me through a leg fracture the past two months.
    I’m thankful for my family; our Dad is showing the onset of dementia and we’ve all joined arms to help him and help my Mom as we come to terms with it.
    I’m thankful to the vets that have taken care of my parents’ dog, little Sonia, who was attacked by a youngish Rottweiler (not bashing here) and is going through a long, painful, recovery.
    I’m thankful I have CO to come to everyday. As others have said, it’s the bright spot that makes things just a bit more tolerable.
    Finally, I’m thankful for the courageous men and women who serve our country and stand in harm’s way to defend freedom for all.

  55. Awww… my aunt and uncle have a Bernese. His name is Hank, and he’s about 140 lbs. Beautiful Dogs.

  56. I am thankful for my 8 irreplaceable years with the beautiful dog in this photo, Madison the Berner. She was 4 in this picture and never became any less confused by the mini-me stuffed animal before her. Maddie Moo was the sweetest, gentlest, quirkiest, overall most sensational dog I could imagine parenting, and I’ll be forever grateful for the good fortune that brought her into my life. Sweet dreams, precious M.

  57. Cheryl Robinson-Atwood says:

    I’m thankful that I just got word….my SSI benefits have been approved!!! YAYYY!!!! Now, for a nice, restful nap.

  58. Saintstryfe says:

    Not feeling super thankful. Taking your grandmom to a nursing home 10 hours before our meal does that. Add in due student loans and no job prospects and the down side of this year looks kinda dumpy.

  59. I am thankful to the Lord for helping me to cope with my health problems, and many other things too extensive to list here now; and all the CuteOverLoad Frendz who make me laff and cheer me up when I rlly, rlly needz it…… 😆

  60. Emmberrann says:

    @saintstryfe: I’m fighting depression with you and sending you healing vibes. No work here since March. Thank heaven for unemployment compensation! Just trying to keep my head above water, and not feeling real good about myself just now. Even my temp agency has suggested I work with “other agencies.” And I shouldn’t take it personal? Puh-leeeze!
    If it weren’t for CO, and my beloved aged (19) Picky-pants Cat, who makes me smile every day, I’d be in real trouble. Thanks, guys, for helping me hold on, however shakily, to what sanity I may have left!

  61. Queen of Dork says:

    Emmberrann and saintstryfe: Man, I so totally hate when anybody is sad. I really mean it. I feel it. I sincerely wish that everything was great for everybody but of course this is Earth, not Heaven. I myself have been through such horrors, including homelessness that caused me to have to send my daughter away to live with my aunt across the country because I couldn’t have her suffer on the street with me, a beating that caused hospitalization (which I’m still paying the bill for although this was six years ago) and many other horrible things. I’m just saying this because at the time, I thought, well this is it for me. This is how my life just is. But things turned around and got better. I worked at a horrible job for a year in order to make enough money in 2004 to go and get my daughter back. I hated every day at that job but I did it. Things have progressed steadily. Life isn’t as difficult anymore. I’m absolutely sure that circumstances will improve for you! I’m sure of it and will be thinking positive thoughts about you two even though I don’t even know you.

  62. HEY! I’m an Annie J. as well 😀

  63. I’m late, but so thankful for Kirk my big moose-boy and Sato my sugar girl. Whatever they’re mixed with, they’re still my best friends. I’m thankful for turkey and for stuffing and baked sweet potatoes with curry mayo [it’s delicious, try it].

  64. The Great Squee says:

    Oh! For some reason I thought the name of this submission was almost cuter than the picture! (Almost.) Beautiful! Just… *sniff* …beautiful…

  65. I LOVE Bernese Mountain Dogs! I have two Newfies, but I’d also LOVE a Bernese!

    Wow, CO Community! I am so moved by so many who shared what they are thankful for! Even for those in other countries, or who don’t eat turkey (like me, vegetarian)… bless you all for sharing, and I send you all condolences on the bittersweet longings and good vibes for having what you all have! Thank you CO and CO Community!

  66. daytimedeb: thanks for sharing your story! i am so glad (and thankful) that your baby is now home safe and sound! you must be so relieved! sending good wishes that the little one (and your whole family) stay healthy! oh, and if i could, i would send you a pause button on life so you can get some shut-eye, because i think you could use it!

  67. this is adorable!!

  68. so cute it looks like a “mini me” in austin powers movie..