Are you sitting comfortably, then I’ll begin…

Once upon a time, there was a great sphinx who awoke from a deep slumber and being very hungry, demanded fudz from all passersby, saying,

“Cheops the Tuna comin’ in tomb my fez.”

Tut-tut, Heinrich. Thank you, Nichole!



  1. Guinea Peeg Lover says:

    Isn’t it just so cute when aminals use their paws as hands?

  2. TutanCATmon.

  3. bashful says:

    Luffink the teeny tiny perfectly centered lil’ freckle under Marmie’s schnozz.

  4. 260Oakley says:

    Cleocatra sez: I like my gods and my tuna Ra.

  5. SlaveToCat says:

    Twas the night before Christmas…and all through the house….not a creature was
    stirring…not even a mouse.

    Was Tut sniffing the end of a black magic marker again?

  6. kibblenibble says:

    Inscrutabuhl kitteh is… inscrutabuhls

  7. Lillith says:

    The Sphinx stands guard in front of the Great Purramids. And loves life in the Bast lane.

  8. Dadcat, tell us the story of your steak heist and dining room escape again.

  9. swallowing books says:

    Cat’s expression: You are disturbing me from my reading, human.

  10. My first thought… Morris! he’s doing special appearances!!

  11. Ali-baba says:

    Kitteh sez, “Is the tuna fresh tonight?”

  12. Hey, a Platinum Blonde reference! Cool beans!

  13. Fird Birfle says:

    Methinks that Orunj Kitteh’s instructions, when he deigns to provide them,
    shall begin with the expression “Thou shalt”.

    *hopes there’s enough tuna in the pantry and that the canopener is working*

  14. Lewis n' Clark says:

    Heinrich! What a perfect name for that face!

  15. Fird Birfle says:

    (I’m imagining los Kittayes, saying nearly the same sentence to each other,
    but using the word “those people” instead of “animals”; and switching the order of the words “paws” and “hands” …..)

  16. Fird Birfle says:

    A Most Excellent Vocabularic Selection!!! 🙂

    (ie: quite descriptive of Senor Kittaye’s facial expression)

  17. hot tams says:

    curled paws., WHATTA BADD Y!!!!!!!!!!!!! BAD!!!! RUDE!! BAD!!!!!!!

  18. victoreia says:


  19. I’m sorry, you were saying something? I was deeply enchanted by your golden eyes.

  20. *kees*

  21. PS: He is magnificent.

  22. kibblenibble says:

    Thanks, FB! 🙂

  23. Lion! Smooooch!

  24. PS: I dare you (anyone) to go up to him and call him “Heinie.” :mrgreen:

  25. Martha in Washington says:

    Why is it that I feel absolutely no need to beep his nose? I think I’m afraid to. Kitteh seems to be telling me “beep my nose and you’ll draw back a bloody stub.”

  26. “Cheops the Tuna comin’ in tomb my fez.” That is obviously a reference. If you say it quickly, if you move the sounds from one word to the other — it means something, it sounds like something else. Otherwise there’d be no reason to type it — it’s just nonsense as it is. But I am darned if I can figure out what the reference is to. How frustrating. “Chops the tuna?” (Even though I think Cheops is pronounced Kee-ops.) But even if that’s it, what do a tomb and a fez have to do with anything? I’m baffled. I’m gonna feel SO stupid when someone explains it. Maybe it’s a parody of the lyric to a song I’ve never heard.

  27. JenDeyan says:

    It confused me too. I thought something like “Chops the tuna coming into my face”?! *shrug*

  28. bookmonstercats says:

    Props to the Oak for that one 🙂

  29. musicnote says:

    Michael, I was struggling with this, too. You lit my lightbulb when you surmised that ‘Cheops’ is pronounced ‘Kee-ops.’ I believe this big handsome kitty is ‘commanding’ that humans, ‘Keep the tuna comin’ in to my face.’ Makes sense to me so I’m going with it!

  30. Andi from NC says:


  31. Andi from NC says:

    *forehead slap* oooooh!

  32. Thank you!!!! It was driving me nuts not understanding it.

  33. Such a good looking gentleman.

  34. I think you’ve got it . . . I was trying to figure it out, too.

  35. baby birdie says:

    *rolls eyes, but still gives Lillith a thumbs-up*

  36. Fezzes are cool.

  37. baby birdie says:

    There are several different things that SuperOrangeKitteh might be saying:
    “The End. Don’t you just love happy endings?”
    “NOBODY can solve the Riddle of the Sphinx!! Except you, who just did.”
    “Oh, no, I didn’t see where that fish went. I’ve been sitting here reading all day.”

  38. Guinea Peeg Lover says:

    I’ll do it. But it’s probably not the best idea to accept your dare. I know I wouldn’t do it to my neighbors’ cat, Frankie, because even though he had his front paws declawed, I don’t like messing with a twelve year old cat. (That cat HATES people.)

  39. jlamusings says:

    And stetsons. Don’t forget those. 😉
    In fact, this kitteh would look adorable with a little fez atop his noggin.

  40. mamabear says:

    I have taken a few moments out of busy day to study this pic (I mean, really study it) to get my mind around what makes it so gosh darn cute. I have come to these conclusions:

    1. His eyes are slightly squinty-eyed and mischevious, like the listener is really in for a rousing tale(tail) of cat-and-mouse.

    2. His smile is inviting, yet on the sinister side (in a good way); kinda like Dr. Evil.

    3. That collar around his neck is to tell us that while he might have an owner, it is HE that owns them, as what other feline in the world can read a book?! He’s a special kitteh and he flaunts his ‘owner’s’ beliefs about this whole ‘ownership’ thing.

    4. Sure the book is cute, but look at his paws!! He’s not clutching the thing to keep ahold of it, no. He is clutching it in a ‘squeee’ manner. He KNOWS that we are waiting with baited breath for this next installment in the ‘Cat with the Mouse Tattoo’ trilogy. He KNOWS that we will love it as much as he will love reading it to us!

    THAT’S why it’s cute…to me, at least! 😀

  41. bob drummond says:

    Methinks that CHEOPS was an ancient Egyptian Pharoah,
    yeah verily.

  42. bob drummond says:

    He does remind me of Morris the cat…

  43. I noticed that, too–boop boop (once on the nose and once on the cute little freckle)!

    What a gorgeous kitty.

  44. And of course, 5. He’s a marmie! I just loff the oranj & white boys!

  45. at first glance i’d expected ”Harry Potter pets Mrs. Norris while a Penguin watches enviously”

    can’t judge a book by its cover

  46. Musicnote – Thank you and a big thumbs up. 🙂

  47. He looks very wise. I love the loooooong nose.

  48. I also love the freckle on his philtrum.

  49. kimmaroo says:


    “What? Me? Sniff a Sharpie? What Sharpie? I don’t know nuthin’ ’bout no Sharpie. I’m just a cat, Man. We got no use for office supplies an’ such.”

  50. kimmaroo says:

    5.a. Hees orange floofiness ees so theeck and reech I want to spread heem on a homemade waffle and slurp heem uuuuup even tho to do so would Shirley lead to hairballzzzz.

  51. Fird Birfle says:

    wow “philtrum” = new word to me. THANKS!!

    I luv vocab’lary.

  52. J, he does look very wise to me also! My grey tabby boy often gives me a similiar look when he’s sitting like that, very wise and knowing. It often gives me great comfort, like he’s saying to me, “Everything is going to work out just great.” I truly think most kitties are little Buddhas wrapped in fur! 🙂

  53. kimmaroo says:

    Many thanks, musicnote! That makes WAY more sense than “Keep the tuna comin’ in to my tasseled Moroccan hat.”

  54. That was really brilliant!

    And I like the kitteh too.

  55. Across the room stood the four thousand year old sarcophagus of King Rootin-Tootin-Kitten-Kabootin…

  56. nosebeep!

  57. The paws, the whiskers, the orange, the pose..they all add up to one great cat!


  59. Doctor: The Master is back, and he’s going to regenerate!

    Amy: Who’s the Master?

    Doctor: Didn’t you read the book I gave you?

    Amy: I perused it….looked at the pictures….okay, I looked at the cover!

    Master: Doctor, your nemesis is back

    Doctor: Why are you a kitty?

    Master: Because I can give you evil looks like this.

  60. baileysgrandmom says:

    Um, did you mean magnifi-cat?

  61. i know most people go gaga over toe-beans, and i appreciate them, too, but i also adore the soft covered part of the paws, that look like little tiny mounds, and are oh-so-soft!

  62. Noelegy says:

    Awww, something tells me this oranj kitteh is an older gentleman. My late Oscar started getting freckles like this around his mouf in his later years.

  63. victoreia says:

    I wouldn’t want to risk the scratches, trying to place the fez on his head, though……

  64. musicnote says:

    @kimmaroo … I literally LOL at your comment!

    And thanks for all the ‘thanks’ from everyone. Happy to know I helped. I must share the gratitude with Michael … his comments solved the mystery for me.

  65. AWW 😀 Another sweet kitty 😀

  66. Thanks, Musicnote. I totally whiffed on this one — tomb for to, fez for face, Egyptian puns. I’m glad the Cheops pronunciation gave you a clue to unravel it.

  67. Fird Birfle says:

    “The Mighty Oak” 🙂

  68. To day children the story is about how the cat got the mouse