Landing Gear… UP!



Matt S. says that Otto is competing in a Portrait Photo contest. VOTE FOR OTTO!



  1. WOW! 😯

  2. WOW! 😯

  3. Hovertext #2: Do we have clearance, Clarence?

  4. roger over…

  5. TrixandSam says:

    THIS is the sheer joy of running (galloping??)

  6. What your vector, Victor?

    Oh. Muh. Gah. Love this little dude.

  7. tracylee says:

    did you file your flight plan, Stan?

  8. Mary (the first) says:

    What’s your alti-tude, Dude?

  9. Nervous?


    First time?

    No, I’ve been nervous lots of times.

  10. victoreia says:

    @Theresa: That was exactly what popped into my head!

  11. cubbybutt says:


  12. 260Oakley says:

    Flying on Otto Pilot

  13. Sharpy says:


  14. And don’t call me Shirley 🙂

  15. Yay! :mrgreen:

  16. I am mad at all of you for beating me to the punch-line!

  17. Hop! Hop! An awayyyyyy!

  18. I can fly!!!

  19. Guinea Peeg Lover says:

    “Psheeeew! We hab liftoff! Woo hoo! LoolooloolooloolooloolooWoo hoo! There’s Mars! Uh-oh. Oh no. I’m gonna cra-” GAME OVER

  20. Martha in Washington says:

    The white zone is for loading and unloading only.

  21. Announcer: Captain Oveur, white courtesy phone. Captain Clarence Oveur, white courtesy phone.

    And yes, that is one very happy doggy!

  22. ashagato says:

    i speak….french bulldog…

  23. ashagato says:

    picked the wrong week to quit….cute overload!!!

  24. Hey, mama, I dug her rap!

  25. I’m out there busting my buns every night. Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes.

  26. I haven’t seen anything like this since the Anita Bryant concert!

  27. Chump don’t want no help, chump don’t GET no help!

  28. Heeee! It happened to Barbara Stanwyck!

  29. Lillith says:


    I wonder if he’s ever seen a gladiator movie?

    I’ll show myself out…

  30. The cuteness.


    Might be going into cardiac arrest over the cuteness.

    Have I mentioned the cuteness?

    Ok. Off to go vote…

  31. Miriam says:

    Voted Matt S. Kudos from a pro photo editor.

  32. victoreia says:

    Can we get a “Hover-pup” tag? Please?

  33. Airborne happiness. Just LOVE this little guy!

  34. BOW WOW!

  35. warrior rabbit says:

    Hahahahahahahha ha!!

    God, I loved that movie.

    Nick, Heath, Jared! The barn’s on fire!

  36. Ali-baba says:

    “This is Major Otto to Ground Control
    I’m stepping through the door
    And I’m floating in a most peculiar way
    And the stars look very different today”

  37. He looks like a happy little Pacman ghost!

  38. oaklandcat says:

    I have a kitteh named Otto! Yay for Ottos!

  39. Wow! I wonder how many takes it took to get that photo! Well, now that I think about it, cameras have really evolved since I’ve used them, so it probably wasn’t as hard as I’m making it out to be with shutter-shots or something like that, right?

    Nonetheless — I hope you win the competition!

    With Love and Gratitude,


  40. Fird Birfle says:


  41. Fird Birfle says:

    “A hospital? What is it?”

    “It’s a big building with sick people in it. But that’s not important now ….”

    So many [technically] lame jokes BUT SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!

  42. bookmonstercats says:

    And me.

  43. bookmonstercats says:

    I stoated for Otto. Any pup worthy of “Airplane” HT and comments is worth my vote.

    Surely, Shirley.

  44. ashagato says:

    “Otto Parts!”

  45. 260Oakley says:

    …and he eats at the Otto-mat

  46. what’s your altitude, dude?

  47. Roger, Roger !

  48. I stoated too!

  49. Rachael says:

    I stoated as well. And don’t call me Shirley!

  50. I voted! Great action shots.

  51. tracylee says:

    and his woofs are Otto-tuned

  52. DaytimeDeb says:

    But he only eats Otto-Pups

  53. Noelegy says:

    The name so nice you can like it forward and backward!

  54. Gail White says:

    Looks like Otto and Hoverball Cat should swear eternal friendship.

  55. …and flies on Otto-pilot

  56. Can hover-cat meet hover-dog? Please! Please! Please!

  57. “Bolt” ??? hehehe

  58. “Look Mom I’m flying”!

  59. Now maybe it’s because I have a hankering to watch Black Swan again, but I see picture #1 and want to exclaim “I’m the Swan Queen!” in a doofy voice.

  60. Noelegy says:

    Dance, ballerina, dance…

  61. iyes triyed tew VOTE for OTTO, but ahs coudent figgyas how to on da paige leenk.
    But ah a-DAWS dah Otto.

  62. wannadance says:

    for the win! as always….

  63. wannadance says:

    i keep laffing. at the dawg, deeeeelight. comments are funny but i have never seen such a happily decorated dawg, ah mean, ya know. lools like a sharpie pic except the thrill of this babe is genuuuuine…

    ah luff him..

  64. Fird Birfle says:


  65. I tried to vote for Otto on the site, but I can’t figure it out. I DID however figure out that among all the Matt S’s in the contest, Matt Shallenberger is the right Matt S. (Cool stuff, Matt.) Anyways, I’m gonna spend about another 3 mins trying to figure out how to vote before I give up…

  66. Empressgoth says:

    Scary…he’s flying too low!! pull up pull up!!!!

  67. Samantha says:

    Affirmative, Houston. We have lift off!

  68. bob drummond says:

    I know I’m a little late suggesting this ,but can somebody do a page on airborne animals-Please? Hoverball Cat, flying Dog, etc.,etc…. no birds ,bats or insects necessarilly included. Afterall ,they are all frequent fliers to begin with. Think about it ,Okay?