Your Concern is Very Touching

Tell us where you last saw your rack, ma’am. I’ll form the search party.

It will turn up sooner or later, Veronica H.



  1. Just one more thing ma’am…

  2. Ham and eggs?

  3. I know we’ll have nuffers, and I have plenty of popcorn ready for the inevitable . . . (passes around white ceramic bowl with “popcorn” in blue letters, filled to the brim with salted buttery goodness . . . )
    But I’ve gotta be honest. . . a rack is a great place to carry stuff ‘specially when your hands are full. Not to mention that it is a lovely, soft, warm, calming place for wee vulnerable ones to snuggle in, which, frankly, is why we have las boobitas in the first place.

  4. i was going to go with Ham and Glam

    cuz you never see supermodels carrying kittehs in their cleavage which you also never see them carrying

    but yours is teh wins

  5. kibblenibble says:

    Hammie looks a bit squooshed, but content. 🙂

  6. Either that’s a huge hamster or a very petite woman.

  7. Hams ‘n’ Mams

  8. Automated zipper puller upper.

  9. umm….is this a dig about the girl being somewhat petite on the chest area?

  10. i wonder if you have just written the official explanation for our love of the boobehs on CO.

  11. is this unusual? i always keep my hammies there.

  12. Lol, we ALL need a fuzzy zipper-puller-upper!
    Dibs on the Pallas’s cat for me!

  13. I love everything about this, but particularly I love that he seems to be doing the Tiniest Gangsta Lean.

  14. That’s not a nice thing to say to a lady!

    (They’re not THAT small… I mean, they probably aren’t! I wouldn’t know, ’cause I didn’t look! Honestly!)

  15. Hahahahaha!

  16. He does! That one casual arm (leg).

  17. We all do it.

  18. I think it’s actually a guinea pig.

  19. So true that it’s a safe place for little ones. My rat liked to hide there now and then, especially if we were in a scary place (i.e. the Vet or sometimes the World). Mystery writer Patricia Highsmith was said to keep pet snails in her bra–now that’s dedication.

  20. That works. 😉

  21. A rack of ham.

  22. Las boobitas (or biocides as my phone helpfully suggested) = yayy!

  23. Which one?

  24. Fird Birfle says:

    heh heh

    To those who are fewer than 25 yrs old …thees ees a specific reference,
    to a tv cops show BEFORE CABLE television existed !!!! [dun dun DUN]

    [actually I’m goin’ out on a limb sayin’ that but I’m pretty certain of the dates involved]

  25. Fird Birfle says:

    *excusing self from this round,
    since I’m sometimes a bit nuffy about Racks photos ….*

    I DEFINITELY ‘got milk’.

  26. Fird Birfle says:

    I’m so nerdy and unaware, that I di-unt even KNOW ’bout a
    Gangsta Lean. Color me impressed with this social information. Thx!

  27. Yeeeeowwwch!

  28. Gangsta hamstah!

  29. Itsa hamsta.

  30. ♪ ♫ innocent whistle ♪ ♫

  31. It is not meant to be a dig. O:-)

  32. Plus, a rack is a handy place to stash your big bills. Not that I’ve ever tried that. I’m just sayin’….. *looks up and whistles innocently*

  33. You are being kind, the original series was from 1971 to 1978, that’s the one I remember most. But there were Columbo TV movies after that and they ended in 2003. I always forget that not everyone is as old as I am 😆

  34. *blinks and rubs eyes with fists*

    “Scuse me, Miss. Is that a hedgehog in your Maidenform or…….????”


  35. I attended high school and college from 1971 to 1978 and I remember Columbo (and that line) very well. I actually saw Peter Falk in person on a business trip to L.A. in 1991. We were driving thru a residential section of Beverly Hills and he was driving a Jeep Wrangler with the top down. He was stopped to make a left turn and we were headed in the opposite direction. If I hadn’t been with business colleagues, I probably would have rolled the window down and asked him to repeat after me, “Just one more thing ma’am…”

  36. What do we get six more weeks of, if he sees his shadow?

  37. TIS! Doesn’t hurt though.

  38. I believe you’re thinking of a groundhog. So I don’t think she will do anything.

  39. Hey, it’s warm and cushy, and full of snacks! Oh don’t go there….

  40. So cute! I can see why you smile every time hedgie munches. Such a cute sound. And the nose *beep* is the perfect finale.

  41. How can you NOT boop it?!?!?! HOW?!?!?!

  42. No wonder she wrote about Mr. Ripley!!!!!

  43. Thank you Melissa for this post. I LOVE Penelope and haven’t seen her in much too long.

  44. I once lost a twenty dollar bill in las boobitas and was embarrassed to have to fish for it. Now I stash my cash in my wallet. Gack!

  45. I have a pic of a rat that has a ‘gangsta lean’, not in my rack though, or it would’ve been more of a falling off the edge of a cliff kind of look….

    I should submische it!

  46. Columbo rocks!!! I wasn’t even born till ’83, but I have seen every movie and episode. Love that show.

  47. Pet snails?!?!? 😯

  48. Love her books and the Ripley movie was pretty good too! Didn’t know about the snail thing, that might explain a lot….

  49. whew, thank god…
    not that i’m quick to defend women in that particular situation because of painful junior high school insecurity or anything! 😉

  50. I loved his car. We had two like it, except they were sedans, not convertibles.

  51. Also good for spare Kleenex. I learned that from my MIL.

  52. Fird Birfle says:

    @ pyrit ….
    your phrase “Gangsta hamstah” leads, nearly unavoidably, to the observation
    “It’s HAMSTA time !!!!!”

    …… [at least, it did, within the cobwebs in MY cerebellum…. 🙂 ]

  53. Fird Birfle says:

    pyrit, melikes yo’ “contraction action”, there ! Nicely done, as ALWAYS 🙂

  54. Fird Birfle says:

    @ kimmarroo —
    ??? There are “BIG” bills ????? who knew? Certainly not moi.

    *goes over to search behind sofa cushions,
    for spare change to buy Ramen for dinner*

  55. Fird Birfle says:

    You were tres observant, in knowing it was he !!!!
    and enjoyable story!

  56. Not to mention, a natural repository for escaped popcorn while at the movies……

  57. And they feel safe and warm. Contented hammies!

  58. Just go on Facebook an type in Penelope Pickles. I update daily. 🙂
    I wish I could get her up on this site, but it seems damn near impossible.