Mom, Can I Keep Him?

Please, pretty please, oh please? I promise I’ll take care of him and clean up after him and play with him and feed him bananas and Monkey Chow or whatever it is they eat, please can I pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze??

Taken in Nagaon, Assam, India by Diganta Talukdar.



  1. Offically DED. Maybe cutest ever?

  2. Simply wonderful. They look so happy together.

  3. Awwwww! Bestest pals! Love it. ❤

  4. I am also DED.

    Complete 100% WIN.

  5. Yes, we may keep him if you dont bite him.

  6. This reminds me of the adorable picture of the little monkey with a pigeon. Not just cute, but also very touching. Sigh…

  7. aw, at first I thought it was the monkeh asking if he could keep the kitty! (til I read the hovertext, of course)

  8. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    BFF’s!!! 🙂

  9. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:


  10. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    Teh kitty’s coloring is muy unusual and muy pretty.
    Rather nutmeg-inspired…

  11. And we thought Maru had a monkey on his back…

  12. Dragonflye says:


  13. Let me rock you in the cradle of love.

  14. This kitteh doesn’t monkey around when it comes to inappropriate pet selection.

  15. Tough kitty has a chimp on his shoulder.

  16. oh lordy. I now want a kittayn AND a monkeh…

  17. Me too!

  18. Their fur, their eyes, their ears. This is a beautiful picture of great creatures.

  19. A “chimp” on his shoulder, LOL!
    I just wanted to mention that I’d done a volunteer stint at a zoo and was astonished to discover that monkey chow, along with freshies, was indeed what they fed the monkeys!

  20. Me three! But it’s almost cuter with the kitteh begging his mom to keep the monkeh. Interspecies snorgling always makes me weepy. ♥♥♥

  21. Marisa Daria says:

    What does DED mean?

  22. Flower Child says:

    Every time I think these pics cannot possibly get cuter…so wrong, so wrong!

  23. so many qte pictures lately.

    thanks, co.

  24. If there is ever a saying for odd couple it is this, they look so happy and content and peaceful , You just want to say ahhh! also makes you wounder what they are looking at ?

  25. Or monkhood thrust on him

  26. (The Original) Mel says:

    “I can’t see me huggin no kitty but you…for all my life.
    When you’re with me, kitty, I’ll never throw…”

    Well, I need to work on that a little.

  27. The looks on both faces are TOO SWEET! I may have to shed tears now…

  28. This gotta be another Rules of Cuteness: Animals keeping pet animals!

  29. Sorry hovertext the monkey definately has da kitteh, it’s the only way I can see it. Besides, a baby monkey would probably think a kitten ate bananas and monkey chow.

  30. Some people are born ape; some people achieve ape-ness; and some people have ape-ness thrust upon them.

  31. The cutest thing about this is not just that a monkey and a kitten are cuddling, but that they both look so relaxed and trusting.

  32. Kittehs being people too. Of course.

  33. I love everything about this picture, especially the fur. I want to pet both of them!

  34. *melts*
    What a wonderful picture of bliss. I am totally melted. I wish my cat would let me hug her like this for more than three seconds!

  35. They say Koko the Gorilla had a pet kitten named Ball.

  36. Ko-ko’s kitty was named “All-ball,” and then later she had another one she named “Ball.” Does anyone know if Ko-ko is still alive, and if so, does she have another kitty?

  37. Yes! Koko is still alive!

  38. Of course. I know my house is filled with little kitteh-people with big personalities.

  39. I like how monkeh is squooshing kitteh’s left ear.

  40. Not sure where I saw this, but I am remember reading about a chimp at a zoo who was very depressed because he was lonely. Chimps are extremely social creatures so this was very disturbing. The zoo keepers brought in a kitten one day to see how the chimp would react, and it turned out that the chimp absolutely loved the kitten and would often pick it up and cuddle, always very gently. So, they let him keep the kitten. As the cat got bigger and older, it would sometimes leave the cage to explore, but he always came back. It was a very heartwarming story.

  41. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    Well, it surely warmed MY heart!! 🙂

  42. Proof that all primates LOVE to cuddle and hold Kitties.

  43. Anyone else think ‘Sears Portrait’ and/or ‘Prom Pic’ when they saw this? So anhhh!

  44. *snort*! hee

  45. Mini-mommeh monkeh monitors muzzelpowche molecule.

  46. It’s totally in our DNA, there’s nothing we can do… must smooch da kittay and hug and cuddles…kitties are cute, I think this is what they were put on the planet for!

  47. Yup, hovertext is a WIN!

  48. Well, it’s a good thing my office-mate is on vacation today; I about blew the door out when I went “AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!1!!!!!1!!!!”

  49. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    *waves* Hi, Berg!!!

    You *might* enjoy the following 🙂

  50. It means dead. Excessive cuteness can be fatal 🙂 People on this website spell funny.

  51. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:


  52. Jeremiah Stanghini says:

    Nice! I love reading threads where someone has pulled in something tangentially related. It usually brings a smile to my face (if that’s what it’s intended to do).

    With Love and Gratitude,


  53. Martha in Washington says:

    Mike–you forgot “with a cherry on top”. That always ensures a “yes” answer.

  54. Oh, good call.

  55. Hi back atcha, O NO, and thanks for the link to the very appropriate song!

    [Walks away humming…]

  56. I think it means “so cute that it killed me dead.”

  57. “I shall hug him, and pat him, and squeeze him, and call him George.”

  58. collapsed of cuteness.
    toes curled, happy smile.
    looking at a post so anerable you can’t stand it.

  59. I agree with you 100%, Paunchie 😀

  60. SHOT — NO TIME — FOR — A

  61. tiny coward says:

    All of your comments are sweet and nice, but I find the picture worrisome. What happens when the monkey gets hungry and decides the kitten’s eyes look delicious?

  62. As sweet as can be.

  63. that’s another website entirely.

  64. It’s the effect of said excessive cuteness……. 😉

  65. Yes, methinks monkeh wants to keep baby kitty too.

  66. Yah, that box jones is a beetch…

  67. Believe it or not, Purina has a ‘chow’ for almost every critter imaginable!

  68. Me three!

  69. 😀

  70. oof! Let me try that again….

  71. bookmonstercats says:

    One of my favourite songs, evah, always brings a smile to my face 🙂

  72. bookmonstercats says:

    It’s getting there………

  73. [snort]…
    every time I think I’m finished, nope, there’s another giggle bursting forth.

  74. baby birdie says:

    Me too.

  75. baby birdie says:

    Me four! (Or five, if Rachael was going to say “me four.”)

  76. I’m getting a whole extra layer of cute with this one as the monkeh bears a striking resemblance to my late Grandad, who also loved tabbies.
    For some reason, all his cats were called Sam. (They only had one at a time)

  77. 🙂

  78. me 4! They are now the proud sponsors of my desktop background.

  79. ME too and I suspect I will giggle off and on the rest of the day!

  80. Me four!

    (It’s cute either way)

  81. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    Is there a toggle switch you use, for that? 🙂

  82. god damnit sharpy….you are a RIOT!

  83. I think we’ve just seen a glimpse of what heaven looks like. of course if there is such a place.

    I wants to hug and squeeze and love them both

  84. That’s what I want to do as well! Just don’t know how …:-(

  85. sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cute… make my heart melt…

    ❤ the cutelittle monkey and kitten

  86. Interesting colours on the kitten, something tells me that’s not a house cat. Anyone know what breed it is?

  87. Queen of Dork says:

    I don’t know what breed the kitty is but that hug has caused me to feel faint, my heart to palpitate and my toes to curl, detach from my feet and hug my shins. Also, this photo is so loving and totally sweet that my eyebrows have crawled off my face and embraced my knees. I will now try to put everything back where it’s supposed to be.

  88. O No He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    *tee hee*

  89. gorilla glue!!!!!!!! not again

  90. swimmer love says:

    where on earth did you get that photo?!? 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀