Before the Makeover

Aliaydogmus35—When is this kitten going to be ready for her big reveal!?



  1. Mary (the first) says:

    Maybe she just got up .. like I did. Love the hair clip!

  2. skippymom says:

    I think this is something like the Sad Or Evil? version of Lady Di Eyes.

  3. Kitteh is NOT amused. Blue’s a good color for her, though.

  4. Scott42 says:

    She’ll be ready after someone cleans the poor kitty’s eyes

  5. skippymom says:

    Good morning, Mary. May I offer you a cappuccino and a lemon-poppyseed muffin?

  6. sunnylessmum says:

    My exact “morning” face.
    Not a morning person

  7. 😆 The look on that kitten’s face says “Take this hair clip off my head and clean my eyes before I use my tiny, sharp claws on you, human!” 😆

  8. Once A Fish says:

    It reminds me of the “Popular” song from “Wicked”…… from Elphaba’s point of view.

  9. I am ready as I will ever be…let’s do this!

  10. SlaveToCat says:

    When I say I want Fancy Feast, I mean I want Fancy Feast now!!!

    Take this blue light special Kroger brand away, the homeless dogs in Karachi won’t even touch it.

  11. Kari Callin says:

    ” I will keel you, pathetic human. Or at the very least, expect a hairball on your head when you aren’t looking!”

  12. SlaveToCat says:

    I’ve gotten that look once before, (just once mind you) and I have the scars to prove it.

  13. Rachael says:

    Somebody is not a happy little camper. 🙂

  14. Fird Birfle says:

    comme c’est accurate 🙂

    But she IS cute, in a fuzzy,
    imperfect, rumpled curmudgeonish, Wilford Brimley kinda way ….

  15. Eye gunk is a pet peeve of mine. My cats have learned to put up with mommy and her incessant eye cleaning 😆

  16. sleekityin says:

    Ah, we’ve all had bad (fur) days like this. (Throws kitteh catnip mouse from safe distance away and rapidly retreats.)

  17. You have one of those also? My Bindi refuses to eat anything other that Francy Feast. But only the kibble, she wont even touch the wet stuff in a can!

  18. This. This is what they all look like to a non-cat-person.
    I’m convinced this darling will kill me in my sleep.

  19. Cutiepie says:

    I’s the Lindsay Lohan of kitteys!

  20. Le Bookiniste says:

    Same for me!

  21. I like the nose-liner.

  22. skippymom says:

    Yep, Chloe gets her eye boogers removed each evening right after she takes her medicine. She is very good about it, although I know she’s thinking, “What’s the big deal? They’re not bothering me.”

  23. Ditto! My poor Lola the Wonder Cat. She must endure my daily inspection and removal of any eye gunk. She hasn’t hacked up a hairball on my head…yet.

  24. skippymom says:

    Back when Skippy was an only cat, he was a strictly Fancy Feast guy. Now that we have a gazillion cats, mom can only afford it for very special occasions. Skippy resents this but he is polite about it.

  25. Beth covered in cat hair says:

    skippymom…I thought I was only one who used the term ‘eye boogers’! Very a pet peeve of mine as well.
    Kitty is quite peeved and not at all amused. Maybe her name should be Victoria, as in Queen Victoria, “We are not amused”.

  26. gazillion? [scoff]

  27. Me too – I clean up eye boogers and an occasional nose booger. Although, I have to admit that I’m probably not as efficient at keeping up on the black cats – I guess it just shows up more on the lighter cats, and therefore bothers me more…

  28. this is not eye gunk it’s war paint

  29. Gloom Raider says:

    Does Marie from The Aristocats have an evil twin?

  30. skippymom says:

    Haha, ceejoe, I was waiting for you to pick that up! Yeah, I know you have two and a half times as many as I do, but sometimes when I look around my house I feel as though I have a gazillion.
    Also, Skippy thinks three other cats in his house is WAAAAAAYYYYYY too many.

  31. skippymom says:

    Do you guys know Oliver Donovan? His sister Emmette, who is very light, is famous for her big black eye boogers.

  32. victoreia says:

    I think that’s the standard issue expression for non-morning people.

    That’s my reflection

  33. Oh Definitely! and we should all be a bit worried if you ask me!

  34. victoreia says:

    I belong to this club. Although i call them “sleepies”.

  35. YESS!!!! A wilford brimley remark 🙂 She is very curmudgeonly, but I would be too if I were her. 🙂
    Now if only I had some oatmeal…

  36. BWAHAHAHHAHAHA 🙂 hee @tracylee.

  37. DIsapproval and Seething.The photographic example! LOL

  38. skippymom says:

    Gosh, tracy, this seems extreme. Did you perhaps have a bad cat experience sometime in your childhood?

  39. hksginger says:

    me too!!

  40. hksginger says:

    This looks like she had a helluva night “on the tiles” and now must pay the price the morning after! (I’m sure we’ve all been there!) 🙂

  41. skippymom says:
  42. victoreia says:

    O. M. G! My two not only won’t eat anything but Fancy Feast, but it has to be the “Classic” style. They won’t touch the “Grilled” or the “Gravy Lovers” stuff at all; they’d rather starve…..

  43. victoreia says:

    @skippymom: Who knew?

  44. Lerrinus says:

    Fascinating! You learn something new everyday, here on CO! Yay! 🙂

  45. Lerrinus says:


  46. skippymom says:

    When Skippy was getting it regularly, it had to be beef and it had to be chunky, not smooth.

  47. victoreia says:

    Maybe this is Marie after a particularly trying day with her brothers…..

  48. noellesbootcutkittenpants says:

    LOL! “You really don’t have to do this.”

  49. noellesbootcutkittenpants says:

    @skippymom, yes! Emmette of the sad eyes, nose freckles, and eye boogies.

  50. noellesbootcutkittenpants says:

    “‘Cause I’m a lady, that’s why!”
    “You’re not a lady. You’re nothin’ but a sister!”

  51. Fird Birfle says:

    @ Cutiepie: ka-CHING !!!

    We HAZ a WINNAH!!!! And (IMHO) YOU are it, today!!

  52. skippymom says:

    Noelle, since I recently became friends with Oliver on Facebook, I am as addicted to his posts as to CO. (well, almost)

  53. Fird Birfle says:

    Do y’all remember — all those kittayns which tracylee CLAIMED to not adore and she’s a confirmed doggeh person yadda yadda yadda?????

  54. Fird Birfle says:

    Of COURSE he/ it did, skippymom!!!! 😉

    Who wears the kittypants in YOUR house???


    (Mind you, I’m only venting from jealousy,
    b/c I don’t presently live with a kitty upon whom I can lavish attenshon, kitty kisses and kitty treats ….so don’t mind me)

  55. Fird Birfle says:

    ummmm, victoreia ….

    is there ANY possibility that you would benefit from kittyhab???

    (*stifled giggle*)

  56. skippymom says:

    I just read my comment again…did that sound, um, dirty?

  57. Fird Birfle says:

    OMG IS THAT sumpthin’ an ornery brother would say OMG SO perfectly reflective.

    No reflection intended on guys who read CO who are neither ornery nor brothers.
    All three of my brothers are 98% ornery and wouldn’t open a door for a gal,
    even if THEY needed to get inside it themselves.


  58. only when I went back and read it again, thanks to *your* dirty mind. 😯

  59. Fird Birfle says:

    No,, no, hon; I was only indicating that Skppy has it
    (ie, “the good life”), good!!! Nothing gutteral intended!!

  60. My resolve to withstand the facebook pull is weakening…

  61. Fird Birfle says:

    no no ceejoe I didn’t mean that dirty EITHER

    I just meant that both your cats and skippymom’s cats are leading elegant lives !!!

    I’m sorry if I ought to have been sly but with different wording.


  62. Totally agree. The eyes have to be cleaned ASAP.

  63. Fird Birfle says:

    I’ll go sit in the corner of the Moderayshun Lounge with a Dunce Cap on my head.

    I sowwy I no gut.

  64. Lol – “in common usage: sand, eye gunk, sleepydust, sleepysand, sleepyseed, fump, winkiepies, ocular diamonds, sprinkle treasure, sleep, sleepys, sleepers, eye goop, goobers, crusties, eye bogeys or eye boogers.[citation needed]”

  65. skippymom says:

    Fird, I wasn’t suggesting that you were suggesting anything suggestive, I was just suggesting, myself, that my comment might have seemed to suggest something.
    *applies cool, calming compress to Leslie’s forehead*

  66. Dear Fird, it’s skippymom with the dirty mind, talking about poor innocent Skippy “getting it chunky.” 🙂

  67. victoreia says:

    I’d try, but my feline overlords would object…. *snort*

  68. Fird Birfle says:

    *sniffles and worries about ceejoe*

    thanks sk’mom. I genuinely and truly didn’t have ANYthing even remotely related to “hanky-panky” on my own mind; and didn’t realize that my being mischevious
    about the kitties’ Happy Meals would land there ….

    *makes plans to go to Confession*

  69. skippymom says:

    FIRD! Nobody thinks you said anything out of order! Here, have a lovely pink cupcake and some nice fresh lemonade, and here is a bunch of pretty flowers for you, plus a teddy bear and a blankie and some relaxation tapes.

  70. skippymom says:

    I think the three of us had better have a Group Hug and move on….

  71. Fird Birfle says:

    oh ceejoe thank you for the understanding.

    And now you BOTH know, what an incurably dweeby, naive “Little Catholic Gurrl” I was, back in “My YOUT’ ” …..elebenty-fourteen years ago …. and why it doesn’t add value to any party, for me to bother drinkin’ the alkyhol. I’m already out in left field, compared to yer average partyin’ folks ……8-O

    also skippymom I rather enjoyed your essay about “suggesting”.
    It almost read as a conjugation or a declension of the verb 🙂

  72. skippymom says:

    I think tonight I will say to Chloe, “Darling, may I remove your winkiepies?”

  73. Fird Birfle says:

    comme c’est parfait 🙂

  74. My bunnies get these and my vet calls them “glitter.” As in, “Oh look at you Pallina, here let me get the glitter out of your eyes.” How awesome is that?!

  75. skippymom says:

    which does NOT sound dirty!

  76. The sweetness of that darling little pink nose completely cancels out all attempts at seeming menacing that this kitty is trying to project with that hilarious expression.

  77. lds7yrs says:

    Fird… I think I married one of your brothers. I promise (myself) I will never do that again. 😡

  78. Fird Birfle says:

    lds, you have my sympathies.

    They ARE human and they occ. do something worthwhile ….
    but they don’t receive major points in social elegance ….

  79. Fird Birfle says:

    oooooh ka — “seething” is a particularly nice choice. I never think of
    using that term, yet it’s so … steamy-hot in its effect 🙂

  80. Fird Birfle says:

    phenomenally awesome.

  81. Ali-Baba says:

    I dunno, skippymom, I think we could MAKE it dirty! 😉

  82. Fird Birfle says:


  83. MarvinCat says:

    My husband and I call it eye schmeg, LOL!

  84. lds7yrs says:

    Yes, that rather describes my soon to be ex… I finally figured out that if I had to carry all the groceries and the luggage myself, that maybe I should do it…just for myself!? A much lighter load these days. 😉

  85. victoreia says:

    *sighs with Fird* *stifled giggle*

  86. Winkiepies…. that’s deffo a keeper.

  87. Why thank you Fird. Words are wonderful aren’t they. I think it is a shame that we limit ourselves to the most common ones most of the time.

  88. very bellatrix lestrange.

  89. Pretty kitty has the most amazing whiskers and eyebrows I have ever seen. I wonder if they tickle her and drive her crazy as my too long bangs do me and maybe that is what has put her in a snit?

  90. “zimmer”

  91. OWCH! SlaveToCat, that had to hurt, but you never did that again, did you? 🙂

  92. We (my brother, his male friend and me) only have two cats here and Badger acts like she wishes she was the only kitty in the house when Dooley smacks her in the bum and chases her around the house 😆

  93. Mary (the first) says:

    Not only may you offer but you’re welcome to move in rent free if you’ll do that every morning. *sigh*

  94. Mary (the first) says:

    I’m also Oliver D’s FB friend, so now we have to figure out who’ s who in the FB names vs. the CO names! 😀

  95. Mary (the first) says:

    I’m actually chortling. No stifled giggles here!

  96. Fird Birfle says:

    oh, blair!!

    Well-DONE !!!

  97. Fird Birfle says:

    you’re ever so welcome and yes, I am absolutely a FAN of etymology.

    One of the most-fun classes this wird nerd ever took, was kind/of a mishmash of
    French and linguistics ….we got to read stuff in Old Frawnsche …which in some cases was just a hair to the left of Latin. And the professor looked like some wonderful character from Antoine de Sainte Exupery The Little Prince, with tiny gold-framed oval eyeglasses…..and …and then, and after that …..blahblahblah more more more….

  98. BiancaD says:

    Kitten: “If you snap one more picture of me with this gawdawful thing…”
    Host (cheerily): “We now pause for a word from our sponsor. (covering the mike) Quick! Get some Sardines or Fancy Feast or we’re gonna hafta call 911.”

  99. Ditto! And, “This is never gonna work!”

  100. not to my knowledge… but I may be repressing something, who knows?

    nah, they’re just eeevillll

  101. Awwww, where is the AFTER photo? This baby needs some love……..

  102. ashagato says:

    I’m in the Oliver fan club as well, justsoyouknow… 🙂

  103. murkle46 says:

    Spot on.

  104. I started out slow, with furbabies before I had my naked primate baby. (Which, really, is a sensable thing to do, if you ever plan on having a naked primate baby. It gives you a chance to realize that you are but a slave to the furbabies, to work on *not* gagging when you have to clean up cat yak, and to come to the mistaken belief that if you clean out a litter box on a regular basis, changing a diaper won’t be a problem. That is until you start the naked primate baby on solid foods and then HOLY FUDGE! How did something so tiny and adorable produce that unspeakable pile of what appears to be a solid mass from the bog of eternal stench.)

    *ahem* Where was I?

    Oh yes, furbabies before naked primate babies. ANYWAY, I had a pathological need to remove the eye goobers from the kitties’ faces, and then transferred that need to my son. I wipe away his eye goobers, too. However, and unlike the cats, I have taught him to instantly respond with “Mama! Those are MY eye goobers! Leave them alone!” I’m sure that this is what my cats have been thinking for years.


    Holy BUCKETS! I am never this loquacious in the mornings? Who put a quarter in me?!?

  105. 🙂 Thank you for a very enjoyable comment! And do you now, or plan to, have more than one naked primate baby?

  106. LOL FIrd. For me it was taking College level Spanish.. I had the most wonderful Professor.. who loved language and we learned not just Spanish but lots of history too and I came to understand my own English language much better. Funny how that works! 🙂

  107. Nose needs wiping, too.

  108. Fird Birfle says:

    @ RPB:

    *bonus points for the choice of the terms “stench” and “loquacious” !!!!

  109. kodalai says:

    “I have to go.”

  110. kodalai says:

    >.> Glad I’m not the only one. When my old roommate’s cat was still living here, I had to get permission from the roommate to clean her kitty’s eyes. He was very old and his eyes tended to run and clog up a lot, I couldn’t just leave him like that!

    He was at first very confused to have this strange person poking at his face, but I think he appreciated a clean face since he was too stiff to groom his own face properly.

  111. That is the Courtney Love of kittehs!

  112. 😀
    I (we…I suppose I ought to include the husband in this) only have the one. I am open to the idea of another, but am perfectly content with our current little goober.