Fighting over the leftovers

Kiara (the pekingese) and Arwen (the chihuahua) sharing a rawhide stick for Thanksgiving. Let’s give them a round of applause for not yipping at each other for a whole 2 minutos.


S.R., [holding out the wishbone in your general direction] Make a wish!



  1. These go well with the kittens in the Handfuls! post.

  2. Those of you with kittehs or puppehs already – BACK O THE LINE!!!!! Let the “withouts” go to the front, please!!!

  3. Awwwwwwwwww! 🙂

  4. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!! *thud*

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

    I’ll have a Glurp, pweeze!! 🙂

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

    “THIS MEANS YOU, Victoreia; wit’cher *shifty eyes* scam!!!” 😦

  7. Queen of Dork says:


  8. Queen of Dork says:

    *places slice of pumpkin pie under Theresa’s nose to revive her*

  9. Oooooh! How gorgeous. Perfect mini marshmallows.

  10. PS, the perfectly lit nose and the dangling paw in the 3rd photo are sweet to the 10th power.

  11. Is it bad to want to nom their little earses?

  12. I LOVE the itty bitty morsel in the manly arms of the last pic. What cute handwarmers! Takes my bweath away.

  13. Sorry wrong spelling on email. Overcome by pupposis

  14. Nom-de-nom-de-nom-nom!
    Thank you so moshe. I’ll have that with a little crème fraiche and and a shot of Drambuie!

  15. LOVE the manly arms holding bitty puppy in last pic. Puppehs make great handwarmers, belly down…

  16. Come on, I can’t be the only Briton around! Mal-teasers anyone?

  17. And with these perfect babies, let me put in a little plug for Metropolitan Maltese Rescue for those of you with a yen for Maltese in the NY, NJ, CT area!
    Their fosters take in so many of these pups who are neglected, abused, or whose owners just can’t take care of them any more — and many of these dogs need critical or extended care. They give ’em vet care and love, and then find homes for them where they will be adored forever. Can’t beat that on Thanksgiving! (And they always need donations, too, to help pay for that care, so click on the link on their site if you have anything to spare!) And they do a calendar that is beyond fabulous. (Gifts to give? Anyone?)
    …And now back to your regularly scheduled Qte!

  18. Translucent ears . . . paw dangling in soft focus . . . (spins around dizzily) Can’t . . . take . . . it . . . *plonk*

  19. tesstricks says:

    Hehe, they have Homer Simpson muzzles.

    Happy Thanksgiving to Meg, the CO crew (both past and present!), lurkers, commenters, cute-lovers, cuteologists, Winston, Maru, ‘tocks, hammies with their miniature Thanksgiving feasts, and the ever-lovable nuffs!

  20. tesstricks says:

    Wait, so I only have kitties. Since these are PUPPIES, could I maybe get into the middle of the line? I have pie if that helps any.

  21. I love chocolate covered maltese balls. Give me a couple dozen.

  22. OMG!!! What tiny little precious things!!!!!

    [squee is heard across the world]

  23. Dang! Double Dang! [hanging head]

  24. Super-sonic squeeeeeeeee!

  25. OMG… I don’t even LIKE Maltese (Malteses? Malti?), but these little noms are so flippin’ CUTE!

  26. Where’s the dippin’ sauce! I’m goin’ in!

  27. Ashley – Fellow Brit here, I well remember the advertising slogan
    “Malteasers the chocolate with the less fattening hole”

  28. kibblenibble says:

    Pupposis! 😀

  29. kibblenibble says:

    Thanks, Meg, they are yummy. Happy Thanksgiving, to my American friends, happy day to everyone. I love you all.

  30. Maltese milk balls!

  31. Ooooooooooooooh! *thud*

  32. What kind of pie? We will have to taste before we decide.

  33. ????!!!! 🙄

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

    It’s okay, V. We know you’re in Recovery.
    We love YOU but we just don’t love your Addiction!!


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

    wow only momentary therapeutic effects. Here, Theresa, how about made-from-scratch Pecan Pie? That always worked,
    for my Knuckleheaded Brudders…..

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


  37. Makes me want to put some vaseline on my UV filter, if you know what I mean.

  38. The Dutchess of Cupcake says:

    Oh my goodnessss! That is the one thing I’m missing for the perfect Thanksgiving.

  39. Mmmmm pie. Apple? I love apple pie.

  40. Oh I do, Patito . . . I do . . .

  41. puppaliscious!

  42. i will be willing to share those ears with you, only b/c it’s your guyses thanksGIVING, not thanksTAKINGALLFORMYSELF

  43. Urrrrrrrrrrrrgh! *thuddity* *drool*

  44. yum!! Fresh-borned Malteses on toast points – just hits the spot for a post-TDay snack. 🙂

  45. It’s, uhh, any kind that’s your favorite. Any kind you like. This is not at all a deception.

  46. Clear! *bzaaap!* That oughta do it.

  47. *ahem* I believe you mean pupNosis, m’dear. (Hypnosis–pupnosis.)

  48. They’re snorsels! Get it? Snorgleable morsels!

    *is proud*

    *gets bood off stage*

  49. Guzzle!

  50. Mash up of “Polos the mint with the hole” and “Malteasers the chocolate with
    the less fattening centre”

  51. Patito – As a SLR/film photographer, I know exactly what you mean. David Bailey used to use huffing on the lens for a similar effect, I’ve used it to, but you have to be quick.

  52. in film school we were watching some student homework assignments. one guy showed his three-minute assignment: he and his girlfriend sitting at a dinner table with a vase of roses and two candles. then after the teacher asked how he got the fuzzy, “romantic” effect, she very tactfully tried to discourage him (and the rest of us) from adopting the vaseline technique he’d used on the school equipment. the rest of us were very avante-garde. “vaseline? oh, how boozhwah!”

  53. Queen of Dork says:

    I don’t really get the vaseline/film connection. However, a hundred years ago when I used to dance ballet professionally, we use to smear vaseline on our teeth just before going on stage to prevent our heavily, stage-make up, lipsticked lips from sticking to our teeth when we smiled.

  54. oooh, romantic

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

    ooooo sharpy what a luuuurrrrvly photo of yew!

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

    (stifled *snerk*)

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

    yay ml 🙂

  58. Queen of Dork says:

    I’m over here totally cracking up at you guys! 🙂

  59. Queen of Dork says:

    But do we serve red or white wine with that?

  60. Colonel Jenna says:

    I nominate photo #4 with the manly arms for the “Men of Cute Overload” calendar!

  61. I haven’t tried it yet, but… hairspray is alleged to give a nice soft-focus effect. And so deliciously wrong

  62. Brandy Alexanders, I think. Just scoop the puppehs in!

  63. Wow! The table manners around here!

  64. Oooh, gotta love the ’80s! Have the bad play “It’s Raning Men” at the reception. 😆

  65. I thought it was snawesome!!!

  66. Soooo cute and um what are they?? :-/

  67. Also sotole CUTENESSNESS!!!!!!!! OMG I WANT 1!!!! :)!!!! CUTE CUTE CUUUUUUUTE!!!!!!!!!

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

    I’m certain that Theresa accurately typed
    “Have the band play ‘It’s Raining Men’ ” …&
    that her computer’s Evil Keyboard is alligned with MY computer’s Evil Keyboard (& that they’re probably
    BOTH assembled by the Acme Evil Keyboard Co,
    CEO SamKitty of Nevada)

    to undermine our Academic Skillz …

  69. Queen of Dork says:

    BURP! (excuse me).

  70. Queen of Dork says:

    victoreia, your “dang, double dang,” caused me to burst out laughing!! 🙂

  71. QoD–wow. I mean, I understand, but wow. I guess I never got high enough on the ballerina chain to experience this? I quit right before point shoe cuz I was afraid of what it would do to my toes. (This may have been a wise choi8ce–I now have problems with my plantar fascia (very important tendon) in both feet.)

  72. 😀 That’s m’job! THough I tend to get the biggest laughs when I’m not even trying to be funny…… I guess dry wit/sense, clumsiness, and craziness make for the perfect comedic combination? *shrugs*

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

    ya jist coul-n’t resist, couldja, Q?? 😉

  74. *wink*

  75. oooooh I’d buy that!!

  76. Here Here! Or is it hear hear? Or ear ear (nom, nom)….. *wanders off muttering to self*

  77. Right, and you baked every kind of pie fresh this morning after picking all the fillings yourself, while the dew was still on the fruit, and growing your own wheat, and milling it on a stone grist mill, and walking uphill both ways through the snow to do it all. 😉
    I’ll have pumpkin, please. 🙂

  78. BLEEN!

  79. Yoo hoo Theresa, I’m further down the posts than intended…Surely it should be “We’ve only just begun”, Schmaltzy it may be, but I love that song
    either sung by its composer, Paul Williams or sung by Karen Carpenter.

    or is that Charpentier

  80. Queen of Dork says:

    Here you go, Hon Glad! Got to love the “white lace and promises.” 🙂

  81. Thanks, sob, Queenie, snifle.

    Written for the Crocker Bank commercial, written by Paul Williams extended by Paul Williams, despite a lot of mis-information accompanying the video.

  82. Oh, my! Deja vu! I commented before I saw this just now!

  83. starlinguk says:

    I can just hear the soundtrack to this. A high-pitched “grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr” in two voices.

  84. I’m Canadian we have Malteasers here also.

  85. What pic #4? Are you halucinating?

  86. *BELLLLLLLLLLCH! hic!* 😯 ‘Scuse me.

  87. I’m wondering the same thing. I see only one photo that contains two cute little dogs. what do people mean by 3rd pic and 4th pic?

  88. Please tell me this adorable Chihuahua is a puppy, because I can’t believe he makes the Pekinese look big. Oh what precious little puppers! Love them very very much.

  89. I initially misread Meg’s narrative as “…..Let’s give them a round of applesauce for not yipping at each other……” *doh!*

  90. I never appreciated Karen Carpenter during my misspent ’70s youth but now in my turkey-stuffed middle age, I have to admit that damn, she had some pipes! What an utterly gorgeous voice!

  91. I miss my grandmother’s made-from-scratch banana cream pie with rum. You can move to the front of the line if you manage to come up with that one. Or else Concord grape pie would do the trick.

  92. Well, I’m absolutely kung-fused here. A bunch of y’all were referring to Maltese morsels and all I saw were an anerable chihuahua and pekingese playing tug-o-war with a rawhide chew stick. Now, apparently Kimmaroo is seeing the same post I am…halp! Lost my mind in 2007, so can’t have lost it again!!

  93. Mary (the first) says:

    I’m confuzzled also. I see a Chi. and a Pek. Others referred to Malti and to multiple photos. And cute men. I don’t see any of those! ** sob ** Although, to be honest, the two puppers I do see are plenty qte enough on their own. I just feel cheated, somehow. Especially for the cute man. ** sigh ** (No cute men around here, needless to say.)

  94. Fird Birfle says:

    To Zos peeples, who are feeling con-fuzzled about zee pick-tuah above, zee comments he-yuh, and why zere are no men (as some comments menshon) ….

    zees poste eez an “encore presentayshe” and summe of the comments hee-yuh are from Nov 2010….
    (Sp. note: the comments from “O No He/ She/ It DI-unt!!!” *MIGHT*
    be an earlier manifestation of MOI) …..

    so anything coming up with an individual dateline which shows 2011 is from THIS posting, which evidently only has one picture of two doggehs and a bone …. 🙂

  95. Yep, we have ’em Down Under too.

  96. I feel your pain, Mary (the first)… not a cute man to be seen in this area either. 😦

  97. THANK YOU!
    I thought there was a whole other lever of c.o. I wasn’t accessing. It was distressing.

  98. Don’t forget barefoot…

  99. LisaLassie says:

    Apparently several seasoned readers have a psychotic link—er, I mean psychic of course—and are referring to similar pictures shown a year ago that included good looking men. So they are snickering at the rest of us searching the page in vain for pictures of more cute doggies and manly men. It just ain’t right.

  100. *Picks at teeth* Wotchyertockinbout?

  101. @ Fird Birfle: THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I truly thought I was losing what little mind I have left! Never even noticed the different posting years!
    @fanciD: Agree! I’m embarrassed to say I actually became a tad traumatized when I couldn’t figure out what was going on *blushes*

  102. Okay. What threw me into moderation! Lots of ! marks? Use of colons? In the meantime I’m gonna track down the turkey tacos previously mentioned. *lifting covers off dishes in anticipation*

  103. Good ter have ya back! Where ya bin?

  104. a lesson from the moderation lounge: if you you have to tack on “the picture is cute however” at the end of a long comment, you’re probably not getting the whole “cuteoverload” thing.

  105. So, we read through all these posts and only the 2011 ones made sense to us?
    Guess that’ll teach us to LOOK at the DATES before reading the comments!

  106. Haha. Sharpy….I came back to see if I could find my lost mind! Lo and behold, there was your explanation and now everything is as clear as if Vaseline was smeared on my lenses lol….

  107. warrior rabbit says:

    Not only that, but she was a fantastic drummer!