I Give It A Week

On their big honeymoon night, Rocky, ever the romantic, carried his new bride over the threshold.

This Cats ‘n Rack-coons was sent in by both Penelope and Ant’s Quality Foraged Links: aqfl.net

EDIT: The kitty is perfectly safe, Peeps! Thanks to Photoshop and someone’s funny imagination. -pyrit



  1. just too dammed cute…

  2. (The Original) Mel says:

    There’s a fire extinguisher if the wedding night gets too smokin’!!!

  3. (The Original) Mel says:

    I must say, though. The bride looks a little concerned. Sorta like, “Halp meh! I’s skerrd.”

  4. cubbybutt says:

    raccoons really are people in furry suits. look at those little hands!!!!

  5. tracylee says:

    he’s all
    “someone leave this outside?”

  6. “Cats ‘n Rack-coons?” I just died of pun!

    They should get along great – they have the same mask.

  7. They have the cutest grabby hands!

  8. This is just freaky.

  9. How on earth did this happen?

  10. When I first looked at the picture, I thought it more like, “Did someone order a cat?” or “Hey, look what I found!”

    With Love and Gratitude,


  11. You canNOT be serious!!!!

  12. Mary (the first) says:

    Of course, I waited to scroll down until reading the caption. I thought it was probably another baby raccy or something. But no! A confused looking kitteh! I LOL’d! Too much!!

  13. I believe that cameras and the InterWebs were invented in anticipation of memorable moments like this.

  14. Emmberrann says:

    Wha-a-a-at??? Did I just see what I thunk I seed?

  15. That’s a really tiny kitty. Or a really big raccoon.

  16. Rocky (to unseen individual): “Right, mate. This is the *last* time I bring your cat back. I am *tired* of finding it foraging through my garbage cans, knocking ’em over, scattering trash friggin’ *everywhere*! How would you like it if i did that, huh? HUH?!”

  17. caren with a k says:

    I hope Rocky didn’t come by for take-out!

  18. Oh NO WAY!!!!!!!!


    SO darn cute!

  20. Retired Hippie says:

    Rocky Raccoon stumbled back into his room
    Only to find Gideon’s tabby.
    Gideon checked out
    and he left it no doubt
    to help when poor Rocky got crabby.

    With apologies to Sir Paul.

  21. Anyone have the original photo? Without the tiny cat shopped into it?

  22. No way. I’m very sorry, but no. Way?

  23. mamabear says:

    Please, please! Someone tell me that this was photoshopped. There is just no way that this is real. It just can’t be. Nothing can be this cute, it defies the laws of…physics? cuteness-ability? I don’t know, SOMETHING.

    I might be permanently damaged now. How can I get this out of my head?! How many of my loved ones, now, will have to endure my ravings about a raccoon carrying a kitteh?!!

    OMG, I’m going to get in the tub now and try to calm down and relax.

  24. mamabear says:

    Awww, moderated? Was it the excessive use o’ exclamation points? It was an accurate way to punctuate. I was REALLY yelling when I wrote it.

  25. Ha. . love the beatles reference. .

  26. And tail!

  27. baby birdie says:


  28. crrrazycatlady says:

    Beware the Ides of March…?

  29. CO has unfortunately been Snopes’d. My link to it got modded but you can look it up.

  30. Viola de Lesseps says:

    **SNORT!** Hahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

  31. Cute picture but of course it is not real

  32. victoreia says:

    Possibly one of those May-December romances….. (Or should I say January-December romances….)

  33. victoreia says:

    Technically, only the above photo is mentioned on Snopes. There’s no mention of CO; it’s marked as originating via email.

  34. But this is REAL, I know who’s house this raccoon walked into!

  35. I posted the link.

  36. ^ Totally ruined it =(

  37. sunnylessmum says:

    I am so glad. The moment I saw the pic I admit, I was concerned for kitten. Whew! Raccoons are cute, but not so nice to small furry things like bunnehs and kittehs.

  38. thank you for clarifying

  39. okay people, now just settle down. all i can tell you is that the investigation is ongoing and we cannot make any comments at this time.

    thank you, thank you, excuse me, thank you, pardon me, excuse me.

  40. Gigi, noooooooo! You killed the dream.

    I totally bought this like the eternal sucker I am re photoshopped images. What? It’s more fun believing than not!

  41. Oooh nooo..has kitty been injured? By the raccoon? I’m immediately reminded of a very unpleasant incident my friend told me about, involving her new kittens, a hungry raccoon and the koi pool in their backyard. 😦

  42. I saw this weeks ago and immediately checked snopes. I wanted it to be real!

  43. caren with a k says:

    Still in moderation?

  44. Elge Premeau says:

    I agree! I can’t decide if this is cute or creepy.

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

    WT *OI&*(^*(&%^%??????

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

    verr’ verr’ nice adjustments!!

  47. Ahh.. I knew it had been ‘shopped.. but still, I loves it just the same.

  48. “Uh, I’m here to claim the reward …”

  49. I thought it might be shopped — the scale looked off, the edges blurred in unconvincing ways, and the cat’s pose unlikely. Actually I am GLAD it is shopped because the cat’s tail is all poofy. If this were real, that would be one scaredy cat.

    Buuut, for a shoop, it’s pretty cute and funny!

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

    WOW Sharpy sure is bizzy & efficient!!

    Lookit her clipboard!!!!

  51. At first I was kinda mad that the snoper burst my cute bubble. Then I was relieved because I was afraid the raccoon might carry the kitteh away.

  52. Is this picture real???

    So a wild raccoon just carried a kitten into the house???

  53. 😆 Still, you have to laugh 😆

  54. Darkangel2188 says:
  55. Pyrit,
    It seems you are learning much at the NTMTOM School of Making People LOL!! Good job!

  56. newp.

  57. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr*HAK*HAK*HAK*rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  58. NOTED!

    carry on!

  59. Thanks. I’ve been having fun here at CO very nearly as long as NTMTOM has.
    I couldn’t even begin to emulate his style. Or Meg’s. Or Sharpy’s. I’ve been “schooled” by Theo a few times though!
    Haven’t we all!

  60. MoonCatty says:

    ‘Shopped… but one of those fun and whimsical ones.

    I do agree with kitteh choice! Looks like a Maine Coon, and those fluffys actually have raccoon tails! So, matchingks.

    Maybe a new heartwarming, magical children’s story of a lost Main Coon kitten who was raised by a family of raccoons. Then one day mama raccoon realized that her adopted baby needed to be returned to her original home.

  61. I’m kinda glad it’s a genuine ‘shop job. I don’t think I could make this fit into my head if it was real.

  62. Thanks for clarifying that picture! I was like “what? that can’t be real???” and of course, it’s not. Phew. The logic balance of the world is back in balance.

  63. Martha in Washington says:

    *fingers in ears* nananana…I’m not listening…nananana…It is too real…I’m not listening!

  64. The original picture is pretty cute in itself. Or would be, were it not totally disturbing having a fricken RACCOON walking around your house like that.

  65. My thoughts exactly!

  66. shopped or not – ahahahahahahahahhaha {breathe} hahahahahahahha!!!!

  67. Oh dear. In the penalty box again {sigh}

  68. Hahahaha I know me too. Lala lala lala I don’t heeeeear youuuuu! Too busy listening to the sound of my own giggling at how cute the pic is!!

  69. Look what the Racoon dragged in.

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

    did a hockey game break out in the middle of the fights??? 😉

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

    Yogi Berra: “Don’t confuse me with the facts!!!”

  72. Funny thing is, the original raccoon pic was posted on CO a few years ago: http://cuteoverload.com/2008/04/21/this-is-a-stick/

  73. I laugh a lot, looking at pics and reading you guys, but… THIS ?!

    o-my-dog! The most hilarious I saw!

    (and my french friends agreed: thiz iz ze one!

  74. BatBlaster says:

    Real or not, its cute right? And thats the point of this blog so yeah.

  75. Gigi (the original one) says:

    Sorry 😦 But I knew some of the peeps would be worried about the kitty.

  76. candlestick says:

    Am I the only one who thinks this is more disturbing than cute? If I saw a giant raccoon carrying my cat, I’d be more concerned for his safety. Raccoons aren’t exactly the friendliest of creatures….

  77. I’m glad you posted the link!

    It’s the people who cry “photoshop” on E V E R Y T H I N G who are tiresome.

    When it really is one, it’s fun to know, just so we can admire the craftsmanship. I’ve tried a few photomanips, and they all suck, so I know it’s not easy.

  78. We don’t want you to try to emulate NomTom (or whatever his name is)!

    (For one thing, I don’t think the law lets us marry you both…)

    Every post here has its own flavor, and we like it that way!

  79. Before you know it, you give them cat food, and then they’ll want the whole cat!

  80. It’s somewhere on Icanhascheezburger?–saw it there about a year and a half ago.

  81. I agree, Auntie! I love CO 100% of the time! I love the variety of the posts from everyone; all cute and funny but in different ways and measures. Meg’s posts are SOOOO sweet and Sharpy is really cool! NTMTOM knows how to tell a story and deliver a line that works really well with the picture; he slays me every time!!

    And Pyrit, I apologize Pyrit! I thought you came in when Mr. Teho left! My bad!! A bunch of cute and funny in every post!! This one got me with the Cats-n’-Rack-coons! Very clever!!

  82. HAWR!

  83. wuyizidi says:

    Um, yeah, this is a little too Pepé Le Pew.

  84. Cat and Racoon are both all like “What? Don’t judge us!”

  85. The above comment was obviously ‘shopped.

  86. Oh, I noticed the pixels right away.

  87. Manips are a real pain to learn to do, but oh-so-rewarding when you fool people, hee! I have been doing them a lot for 3 years, and my last really complex one took something like 80 hours. No, I haven’t done any silliness like the above, but I must say I am tempted!

    There are some people that create new animals by manipulating photos of existing ones. Some very nice work:

  88. Aw, I don’t mind that it’s fake, it’s totally adorable! Kitty looks so relaxed to me!

  89. Oh, I don’t care if the pic was ‘Shopped. It made me laugh and go “awww!” at the same time. Well, not exactly the same time. But you know what I mean.

  90. Uh, oh. I don’t think this ends well.

  91. baby birdie says:


  92. Cat Foundation says:

    I feel just the same way….. confused… what just happened? Did I really see a photo of a raccoon carrying a kitty??? No, can’t have. But did, didn’t I? Ouh,….