Wow, It’s a Real Leprechaun!

Sure’n I am, me blarney! Mornin’ at the top to ye, and, um, shillelagh me begorra! I see you’ve noticed me authentic magical leprechaun hat, begorra.

And now, I’ll lead you to me pot o’gold! (For just a wee helpin’ o’steak, begorra.)

“Our pet is called RIBBY and he is a funny pet,” says T.F.



  1. WOW! That is . . round! 😯

  2. JacksonsGirl says:

    What is Begorra?

  3. JacksonsGirl says:

    PS. SO CUTE!!!!! 😀 I want one for my cats!

  4. He looks like he’s had a bit more than a wee helpin’ o’steak.

  5. Lewis n' Clark says:

    “Does this hat make me look fat?” Uhhhhhh…welllll……

  6. Auntie Meme says:

    I eated him and stole his hat.

  7. Anglo-Irish alteration of the expletive by God Rarely heard in current speech. (claims the OED)

  8. JacksonsGirl says:

    Thanks! 😀

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

    Ask and ye shall receive (espesh around these parts; lotsa research and libraryish geeks around CuteOverload!!!!)
    **Note: one or two little bits of phrasing/ clarification., below, are my adjustments; cannot use different fonts, to so indicate, here **



    an exclamation of surprise traditionally attributed to the Irish.

    Origin: mid 19th century
    [which produces the 1800s]: alteration of phrase “by God” as pronounced/ accent in Ireland (potential Irish or Gaelic)

    Celtic language of Ireland

    from a webpage for the Oxford English Dictionary

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

    or “floofy”, if you wanted to adhere to Politically Correct Terminology…..but I know, that that might not be “how you roll” 🙂

  11. GingerBean says:

    He looks like he ATE the leprechaun

  12. ScoutsMom says:

    That nose needs to be kissed. Kiss him – He’s irish! (for today, at least)

  13. Is that a dog or a fuzzy seal?

  14. Amazing coincidence: I was watching the episode of Scrubs where Turk attempts to eat half a dozen or so steaks. This is a picture of a professional carnidivoggler.

  15. Looks more like a Tribble (albeit a really cute Tribble) with a little green hat.

  16. Don’t mean to be unkind, but why is he called “Ribby”? (poor old sausage)

  17. Christopher says:

    Are you sure that’s a pup? Looks like a floof to me.

  18. Mary (the first) says:

    My thoughts also.. “Who can even tell if he has one rib much less “Ribby”??” No discernible ribs, at all.

  19. 260Oakley says:

    Yeah, looks like he’s been Dublin down on the soda bread.
    (still a real Cork-er, though.)

  20. LOL! That was a beguiling talk speech, I think Ribby kissed Blarney Stone or licked it anyway.

  21. Darn! Is there a Blarney Stone for typing ???

  22. Ribby, your floof is breathtaking! and the hat is just the cherry on top!

    Happy St. Patty’s Day CO peeps 🙂

  23. Somebody take that dog out for a walk!

  24. Ahahahahah that FACE. Too much.

  25. Methinks perhaps this lil’ guy’s lucky…charms…were already stolen, and perhaps this time of year is a sad reminder of that. That’s what I gather from his expression, anyway.

    He’s not fat, he’s just fluffy 🙂

  26. sunnylessmum says:

    My first thought was… blorpitude. But he’s soooooooooooooooo cute! LOVE the hat!

  27. happypiano says:

    he’s cute… but probably should lose a little weight… >.>

  28. victoreia says:

    [golf clap]

  29. Nah man, that puppy has some serious florfitude going on. I bet if you dumped a bucket of water over his head he would deflate like a balloon 😛

  30. starling says:

    That’s cos it’s an Oirish Tribble. Never heard of those? When you feed them Guinness you see three of them. Or something.

  31. starling says:

    It’s an American imitating an Irishman.

  32. starling says:

    Yeah, are they sure they didn’t find it under the bed?

  33. No, it’s a BLOOPrechaun!

  34. oh that’s good. very nice.

  35. victoreia says:

    A rather elongated Tribble!

  36. For St Patrick’s Day:

  37. That is one of the most tribble-looking pets I’ve ever seen.

  38. Plus some Guinness.

  39. 260Oakley says:

    Poms are a pint-sized breed.

  40. T.F., your adorable fuzzy will soon have diabetes and arthritis if you don’t get the
    weight off him. Sorry to post a downer, but this is really serious corpulence.

  41. kibblenibble says:

    Poms have a LOT of hair. They look heavier than they are. You can’t tell if a pom is overweight from a picture. This one is so well-groomed and sweet. Happy St. Paddy’s day, little fella!

  42. A Real “FAT” Leprechaun which I adore….


  44. reminds me of a baby harp seal

  45. April's NaNa says:

    Happy St. Paddy’s little guy and to all CO peeps!

  46. o no he/ she/ it DI-unt!!!! says:


    (‘course, I mean that “in the BEST POSSIBLE way”!!!)

    (with apologies to either Craig Ferguson, or to his Joke Writers — if he EMPLOYS joke writers? — )

    I look forward, to your letters.

  47. o no he/ she/ it DI-unt!!!! says:

    Not one, of which I”M aware.

    However, I do find my Sledgehammer to be rather handy around a computer keyboard ….and rather therapeutic to my nerves ….

  48. o no he/ she/ it DI-unt!!!! says:

    (Please see my reply to Theresa, above 🙂 )

  49. He’s wonderful! He made my entire team at work giggle when I sent it to them 🙂

  50. o no he/ she/ it DI-unt!!!! says:

    “Fascinating.” — Spock

  51. o no he/ she/ it DI-unt!!!! says:

    HOW DO you do that, Theresa??
    No, on second thought, I’m happier being blissfully i’nnerant, on this one, methinks….

  52. I’ve seen poms that big and when you put your hands around them all the weight disappears into fur XD lets just hope that’s all!

  53. A real live leprechaun! I’ll capture him and make him take me to his pot o’ gold.

    Yes, I watched too many Tex Avery cartoons when I was a kid.

  54. O_O Somebody cloned my Charlie Bear!!

  55. And in green!

  56. 4leafclover says:

    I love you, Ribby!!! You have the sweetest little face that I have ever seen!!

  57. Hon Glad says:

    At least they didn’t dye his fur green.

  58. baby birdie says:

    I wonder how much all that floof weighs. That could take some getting used to.

  59. Gigi coined the phrase, “Blarney Stone for Typing”. I think that describes NTMTOM to a tee!! The gift of tellin’ a story that’s not 100% accurate on the internet! Perfect!!

  60. kittehgalore says:

    I give it 9.8 for roundness. 😀

  61. Mr. O’Muggles!

  62. brinnann says:

    During the winter I tend to forget just how wee they are. But as the weather warms up and my friend starts getting her two Pommies shaved, I’m reminded that they’re just tiny little bodies hiding under a mass of fur!

  63. Becky, Bubba's mum says:

    He is definitely not fat. He is simply fluffy. What a spectacular coat! Love you, little leprechaun!

  64. mamabear says:

    As one who deals with mountains of hair each day and hairy dogs and cats who are often not brushed and have to be shaved down, I gotta give serious kudos to Ribby’s owners! I know what ‘hurry and brush him out’ (and just the surface gets touched) and a REAL undercoat-gettin’-brushing looks like. It is obvious that you take the time to really brush him. I bet your groomer LOVES you guys!

    Also, I know someone mentioned that he’d probably shrink when wet, you are absolutely correct. Until you’ve soaked down a pom or chow, or any other floofy dog, you’ll just never really believe just how much volume their coat give ’em, especially right after a grooming.

    Also, as a groomer of 15+ yrs, and a vet tech of 10+ years who plays with and pampers cute dogs and cats all day, you gotta be pretty dang cute in my book for me to actually click on a dog or cat pic and tell you how cute he or she is. I must say, even after a long, long day at work and having had a bunch o’ wild ones today, I can say with verve, “OMG he’s soooo cute!”

  65. Copperbat says:

    Awww jes lookit himself.


  67. It’s Humpty Dumpty covered in hair!

  68. I really wish people would take fluffitude into account before getting all nuffy. I used to have a maine coon/persian mix that was right smack in the middle of his healthy weight range, but I was CONSTANTLY getting lectured on how “fat” he was.

    I don’t think anything that floofy should be worried about unless you’ve had a chance to hold/weigh him.

  69. Copperbat says:

    Why don’t my posts ever get posted? They haven’t for months.

  70. i see one from 10 days ago…?

  71. Queen of Dork says:

    As always, I’m late to the party because I can only comment during the weekends when I’m home because the Computer Police at my work won’t let me play. I have to comment on this photo. Okay. This dog is wearing a wee little, green top hat. This amount of cuteness is pretty lethal. It’s caused me to suffer a tad of A.B.E.S. (Acute Brain Explosion Syndrome). *performs Hiemlich (sp?) manuever upon self. Slams chest area into back of desk chair to dislodge blockage* (which has nothing to do with the head area but I was eating something when I looked at this picture and I began to choke suddenly and very conclusively)

  72. Queen of Dork says:

    P.S. – Not to mention the “TOP O’ THE MORNING!” expression on the dog’s face. (gah!)

  73. o no he/ she/ it DI-unt!!!! says:

    *a very merry and affectionately-intended
    “snerkity snerk* , over QoD’s attempted rehabilitative strategies,
    and about her wording, here 🙂