Erin H., Here’s Yer CotD 4 Today

“Hi, Meg & company. I’m a 7th grade English teacher @ Longfellow Middle School in Falls Church, VA and every day I start my classes with something called “Cute of the Day.” It’s a photo or short video to put the kids in a happy mood. The CotD often comes from Cute Overload! I also work with a local cat rescue group. This is my cat Jack, a Maine Coon mix. I adopted when I lived in England for a few years. As you see, Jack’s a pirate cat. He’s had the hat for a few years now, and ate the feather long ago as payback for me putting the hat on him!”

P.S.: “As the rhyme I made up says, “Jack, Jack the pirate cat. He ate the feather off his hat!”



  1. I do the same thing with my college students, only it’s called the moment of silliness. And they generally love it. (Well, it takes time away from class, so what’s not to love?)

    Pirate Jack is gorgeous.

  2. Saffron says:

    What a beautiful cat Jack is!!! Maine Coon kittehs are so sweet.

  3. Thanks! He’s my sweetie pie!

  4. I think they’re both cute.

  5. Rachael says:

    What a cutie pie!! I think Jack knows how much his momma loves him so he’s willing to indulge her. 🙂

  6. Balthesia says:

    Adopted from England you say? Already the words ‘biding’ and ‘time’ spring to mind. 🙂

  7. 😆 AWW 😆 Jack the cat looks like he is enjoying his mommy’s kisses 😆

  8. Smartypants says:

    Sounds like a great way to start the day!

    Good boy, Pirate Jack – you look very swashbuckling in your hat!

  9. But not Calico Jack Rackham.