The Misadventures of Cantaloupe!

Cantaloupe! Destroyer of desktops!
Pilferer of plush ponies!
Cantaloupe! Naughty nosher of nutritious nuts!
Cantaloupe! Calamitous copper of cleverly-crafted cloth cactii!






  1. yolanda says:

    Just how do you train a dog like that? LOL! The mug was badly misspelled. “Cat make more sence than men” should be “Cats make more sense than men.” Sheesh. Cheap oriental knock-offs are annoying.

  2. dubyah1 says:

    My dog ctrl-alt-deleted my homework.
    Next chapter: Tardis cookie-jar despoilment!

  3. Third Shift says:

    I LOFFF heeem! Although he is a very bad greyhound! 🙂 Not his fault though. 🙂 First week my greyhound came home he put his paws on the kitchen counter and I body-slammed him and that was that. The klepto thing (is it unique to greyhounds?) is adorable. First week, he took his Dad’s retractable measuring tape into the crate, we just had to laugh, our boy was building an escape pod. He also had read Murakami and Ishiguro, but expressed disdain for Mishima. He loves textile and I still find a shirt or sock tangled up in his pile of things, sometimes. I’m slightly worried about Cantelope’s sproing-ing, aren’t you? They have such fragile wishbone-thin legs.
    Greyhounds are not destructive, they just want what you have. 🙂

  4. Just have to ask. Isn’t he a whippet? Seems awfully small for a greyhound.

  5. HOW IS SHE EATING THAT CACTUS? *whew* Sorry for yelling, but OMD (Oh My, DOG!)

  6. Theresa says:

    TRACYLEE! You gotta see this!!

  7. Theresa says:

    PS: NTMTOM you are a BEAST.

  8. AHAHA, I love how she yells his name at the end! What a cute name for that little guy too.

  9. Birdcage says:

    This is why the rule in my household is SHORT LEGS ONLY – dachshunds, corgis and bassets make the cut. The magnitude of the sproingification is controlled that way. Of course, I can’t explain away the fully-flighted winged creatures with whom I live. They swoop in and steal my dinner and swoop away before I know what’s happened.

  10. (I’m thinking the typos on the mug are intentional. LOLspeak and whatnot.)

  11. That’s an Italian Greyhound. They’re very sweet, very bouncy, and shameless thieves. They’re also neurotic, notoriously difficult to housebreak, and often destroy furniture with their burrowing habits. Cute video, but not my favorite breed of dog.

  12. I know! I’m sure she’s gotta have pics or videos of Ms. Schnozz doing the same! Cantaloupe would love Shakti as she too, steals stuffed animals.

  13. FancyNancy says:

    It’s an Italian Greyhound – much smaller yes….

  14. I cringed and had to look away. sheeesh. I hope NOMTOM is right and its a cloth cactus.

  15. I thought it was pretty darn funny.

  16. skippymom says:

    Um, yeah.

  17. Birdcage says:

    Um ….. don’t say that too loudly around these parts. Goose, the Chief Puppeh Occifer at CO might hear you …….

  18. One of my cats does that too… I often find the little teddy bear from my nightstand laying on the floor somewhere else in the house… no idea who does it though… 🙂

  19. skippymom says:

    My cat defnitly make more sence then men.

  20. skippymom says:

    *whispers* ceejoe…it’s the elves who move your teddy bear. Your cats told me so.

  21. No offense intended–they’re just not my cup o’ tea.

  22. Martha in Washington says:

    If I were Cantaloupe, the TARDIS would’ve been the FIRST thing I took!

  23. SlaveToCat says:

    It’s all fun and games and really cute until Cantaloupe leaves a cashew infused brownie on your key board. 😛

  24. rescue gal says:

    Maybe she is upset at they name her Cantaloupe and this is payback? 🙂

  25. 260Oakley says:

    I don’t know. “Cantaloupe” seems more appropriate for a Melon-Collie baby if you ask me.

  26. SlaveToCat says:

    Cats don’t like competition when it comes to snorgleing time.

  27. Catwhisperer says:

    I can’t tell if Yolanda’s the most literal CO devotee, or pulling our legs…

  28. CathyDee says:

    Well, just about anything does!

  29. CathyDee says:

    Whippet. Whippet good.

  30. Catwhisperer says:

    She very cleverly picked it up by the blossom, which has no tongue prickers.

  31. We really need a sarcasm font.

  32. prinsas beans says:

    I like the name – it’s kinda’ like “Antelope” but not so literal – and Cantaloupe likes like she can run and spring with the best of the wild ones!

  33. Huh. My cats often make a great deal of scents…but then, so does the husband at times. EEEEWWWW!!!

  34. *snerk*

  35. Mary (the first) says:

    That was my thought too.. she’s trying to punish them for yelling “Cantaloupe” at her! Why not a nice name like.. I don’t know .. “Slim” or “Mandy” or something?

  36. bob drummond says:

    that comment stinks !

  37. skippymom says:

    Stop trying to make sence, bob.

  38. bob drummond says:

    Must have been a “cat burglar ” !!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. Susan L. says:

    This film was entrapment. Those are dog toys Cantaloupe is taking. Now, if you don’t want your dog on your desk you don’t put the toys on it to tempt.

  40. bob drummond says:


  41. bob drummond says:

    That sounds very logical !

  42. Thorlac says:

    Unless Cantaloupe is part cat. Every night, I say to my cats: “Get offa my nightstand and leave my stuff alone!” We all have a good laugh and then they dump my books on the floor.

  43. skippymom says:

    Yes, it make a good deal of sence.
    (I’ll shut up now, before somebody starts slapping me for being obnoxious.)

  44. bob drummond says:

    Wasn’t that the kind of dog who wore that AT-AT Costume last october for Halloween ?

  45. Personally I would TOTALLY clean off my desk except for the computer just to mess with that klepto pup. Then a trip to the dollar store for a butt load of new stuffed anipals & scatter them all around the house. (on the floor)

  46. bob drummond says:

    Sounds like a prickly thing to do ! HYUK YUK YUK !!!!

  47. Theresa says:


  48. Theresa says:

    Or she might see her as a competitor for all the world’s stuffies. 😛

  49. Lol! Yes! This happens to me every. single. night. Usually between 4-4:30 a.m.

  50. Theresa says:

    NTMTOM! Appalling Applier of Awesome Alliteration!

  51. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:

    What! What’d I do?! (climbs down from desk)

  52. i see what you did there, Oak!

  53. I love that girl. She’s totally patient and chill with the right level of firmness at the end. I’d have a cage of chicken wire erected around my desk if I were Cantaloupe’s mum. Just sayin’.

  54. Fird Birfle says:


    *Testing, one, two …*
    [not certain, whether this link will accomplish what I intend. Here goes…]

    If it does the correct thing, it’s directed at/ to the marvelous skippymom.

  55. Fird Birfle says:

    Cantaloupe + floor = Not Clear on the Concept.

  56. Crissy Sanders says:

    Oh hey! I have that mug (sans spelling errors, though).

  57. CathyDee says:
  58. Oceanview says:

    Looked pretty real to me, so much so that I yelped aloud when watching it.

  59. Michael says:

    So much about this is comment worthy or confusing. Are they in chronological order? Are we seeing Cantaloupe getting better at the jump (many tries at first; later it’s automatic)? Why was the camera there, was the owner confused about why the desk was being disturbed and wanted to see why? Don’t you love how one accidental stomp turns the screen off but then another one turns it back on? WAS it entrapment? Looks like a dog toy to me, and possibly also food, but some humans keep stuffed animals around for the human’s sake. If it WAS entrapment, than shame on the owner for yelling at the end. If it wasn’t entrapment, did it all happen the same day? If not, why wait so long before applying correction? Why not simply lock the dog out of this room. I enjoyed the video and the dog’s athleticism and agility, but I hope it wasn’t a case of getting an animal to misbehave for the sake of the cute, and then disciplining it.

  60. TARDIS 🙂

  61. Yes, indeed, Bones Mello the At At Dog is an Italian Greyhound.

  62. bob drummond says:

    Isn’t that the name of Dr.Who’s ship ?

  63. Desdemona says:

    “sproingification.” Hah! I will now appropriate that word and plan to use it three times a day for the next week. “My elder kitty is losing her sproingification.” Um . . . Love it!

  64. Queen of Dork says:

    VERY determined dog! (Never give up! Never surrender!)

  65. “Quit it, Cantaloupe!” is officially now a Thing We Say In Our House.

  66. Tater Tot says:

    Can we have an update on MOMTOM? How is she doing now?

  67. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:

    I spoke to her this morning, and she’s much more cheerful and positive now. Thank you for asking! 🙂

  68. Tater Tot says:

    I love the part where C-Doggie steps on the keyboard and the screen goes sideways. My cats love to walk on the keys, too. They don’t care so much when the computer’s off, but when it’s on they want to lay on it, walk on it, play on it, . . .

  69. bob drummond says:

    Or maybe we’ll both end up in the MOD LOUNGE together !!

  70. Ah, and this is why, as much as I find dogs adorabuhls, I do not own a dog…

  71. i love cantaloupe for his disdain for mishima. mishima would never sproing.

  72. The whole world came to a stop while I marveled at David Byrne all over again. Yay, Talking Heads!!!

  73. Fird Birfle says:

    so agree. I find it just as awesome now, as when they first did that.

  74. I’ve given up on putting things on my nightstand that weigh less than 5 pounds. They will be on the floor when I wake up.

  75. I see it I see it! (sorry was w/o compy for the weekend)
    yaayyy for silly sighthounds 🙂

  76. I don’t know much about the weird fetishes of pups, but I know my kitty used to *lick* the very, very pointy and very, very stiff needles of a large cactus in our home. If you bumped into this thing, you would bleed…but we would, quite frequently, find her sitting there in front of the plant, blissfully licking away.

  77. I love me some Cantaloupe!