Friday Night Happy Hour

sardiniCome on in, it’s two-for-one ’til closing time!  We’re mixing up a few CO classics, nice and casual.  Really.  Cheers!

6 parts gin
2 parts vodka
1 part Lillet blanc
Lemon twist Kitty head

Combine liquid ingredients in a cocktail shaker with cracked ice and shake well. Strain into a chillin’ martini glass and garnish with lemon twist kitty head.


We maded you a martini, Sandy B., but we drinked it.
(Recipe based on the classic James Bond martini. More recipes here.)

Sender-inner Jessica L. writes: “Okay, here’s a strange one for you. But every time I look at these pictures I think how cute it is, so I thought I’d send it on in. It is a turkey made out of a pine cone who has clearly befriended a sprouted onion. Seriously, check it out. Or maybe I’m just strange.”

[shifty eyes] Thanks… [looks over shoulder]

Oh hey, I found the onions.

Yeah, it’s strange. But in a good butter duck or tree sweater way.

Behold a gaggle of color-coded Peeps riding multi-colored horses.

Even stranger is the text accompanying the submission: “These little guys deserve fun too.”

Um. OK. [shifty eyes in disbelief]


Katy M., unique. Very unique.

Attention 2010 Calendar sender-inners!

Great news, Peeps. Workman Publishing is busily printing the 2010 Cute Overload Calendars, and preparing them for shipment. Yay!

As promised, folks who submitted featured photos will receive a free calendar.

Trouble is, we can’t find some of you! If you submitted photos for the calendar and your name appears on the list below, we’re looking for you. Please contact us at “Workman2010 [at] CuteLabs [dot] com”.

Pug Pictures

Alun & Juliet
Bryan H. (Cable One)
Daniel P. (DSL extreme)
Erica G. (Indiana U.)
Holly H. (Whirlpool)
Jasmine B. (AOL)
Jen L.C. (Gmail)
Jennifer G. (Ajilon)
Jessica D.S. (UIUC)
Kate G. (Hotmail)
Kristin D. (Laika)
Mark H. (UNH)
Sarah S. (Henrico)
Scarlett R. (Comcast)

Topanga is non-plussed by her calendar appearance taken by 2009 Sender-Inner Absolutely Small.

Some of you are already saying “NOOOOOOOO”

Peeps, you got your comment controversies, y’know, sometimes it seems like every other post. Then there’s your capital-C Commentroversy, at which point you’ve pretty much seen it all.

THEN, along comes Buddy. And this hepcat was never emo. :lol:

Hefty kitteh “Buddy” is a [ahem] a couch straddler and paw dangler.
The internet is just weird.  Fact of life.
The sender-inner’s sister was kind enough to have a local artist CAPTURE the REDONKULOUSNESS by making a miniature version of “Buddy” too. Hee!


You might think folks would have better things to do.  I might agree.
Kate V., somehow I suspect you’re not the ONLY ONE with a couchstraddlerpawdangler. Nice work.

Summer in the Suburbs

It was a gorgeous, gorgeous day yesterday.  Nice breeze, no rain, big back yard full of family & friends & food.  Even the deck was in good shape, finally.

Sadly, though, not everybody was allowed outside... ;)

Oh, I hear you back there. Making “kitty kissing noises” trying to get my atten-shons.

Well go ahead and beg. Caturday was yesterday. You’ll never make it up to me.

...and on a LEASH, no less.  I ask you!

Ali B. Good luck — [shaking head]

Boxhab, Big Time

Size doesn’t matter, you know.  It’s true.
lion cub plays in box
Kittens are kittens, and boxes are boxes.  (CBS/AP)

Harrumph Day

Caturday? HAH!! Saturday is the new Wednesday!  It’s like “Hump Day”, only different.  Remember, you heard it here first on Cute Overload — the internet’s premier cutting-edge authority on what day it isn’t.  And it certainly isn’t September 18, 2008.

In the remote plains of Wazoolooland, we come upon an all-too-familiar scene: A fierce camel locked in mortal combat with the small but wily plastic bucket.

Ah, we meet again, my old nemesis ...

Saracen pig! Roman cow! Take THIS! And THIS!

For the bucket, its only chance is to raise its defenses and hope his adversary tires …

... there's the kick, aaaannnd -- GOOOOOOAAAL!!!

Yeah, I'd like to see that lame-o walrus pull this off.

Alas, even the bucket’s tough protective shell is no match for the camel’s ruthless onslaught …

No, we're not making a new "nomming" tag.  Please stop asking.

… and with one final bite, the struggle is over.


Victorious, the mighty camel cries out his call of triumph.

We’ll be back with more of “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” after these messages.

They sell bucket insurance, by the way.  I'm just saying.

Yes, sir, Gelosia … that’s your “Baby.” ( More photos here )

Caturday Schmaturday

Peeps, I am sooooo over the whole “caturday” deal. Puhlease. What we need is a nice shiny SATURDAY MARSUPIAL SNOUT. From two-thousand-seven!

Well-intentioned Rebecca M. assures moi that Opossums are PERFECTLY wonderful and not the slightest bit evil, and sends this photo as proof.
possum pinup
Rebecca M. claims:

-They RULE in the Moist Nosicle category.
-They have a thumb without a nail on their back feet.
-They have elaborate whiskers.
-Their ears are pink when they’re babies and turn black as they grow up.
-And let’s not forget they carry their babies in a pouch – North America’s only marsupial

Hmmm. I’m thinking. I’m thinking… LET ME THINK! [shifty eyes]


Go ahead.  Click my nose.  I know you want to.

It’s Friday. Long weekend ahead. Cheers! ;)

Friday Remix ♫

Come on, C.O., come on C.O.
Come on, you can’t play coy
I’m homeless & unemployedfawn_and_bobcat_cub

Come on, take it easy
Come on, don’t get cheesy
Rat pix make me queasy, make me queasyrodentistry

Everybody’s got something to hide, except fortabby_kitten_and_monkey

(So, the Beatles are on iTunes & Amazon now, right? …No? Really?)

The Mother of All Encores

This may not have been our first-ever Interspecies Snorgling post, but it’s definitely a CO Classic: Holy inter-species bonding!”
(Also, have you called your mother yet?  You know, she’s done a lot for you.) ;)

Here’s the deal. “Finnegan” the squirrel was found under a tree in Renton WA. Finnegan was brought to the home of Debby “Sure I’ll take care of him!” Cantlon for care. Meanwhile, Debby’s papillion pup “Mademoiselle Giselle” (I am not making this up) decides she can help out too, and brings Finnegan in with her new puppies. Finnegan proves to be one sweet squirrel, riding mosh pits of puppies and cuddling with his littermates.


Riding the puppy mosh pit

aw crap I dropped my damn keys... guys?

Cuddle Central™

me, and my pi-i-i-i-il-low...

“Dood. wot’s up?”

y'know Buster, I'm starting to think there's something funny about Finn...

Puppy: “ZZZZZ” Squirrel: “zzz”

muzzular triskelion

Thanks, Michelle Matthews.
(ADDENDUM: Huge apoloprops to Elisabeth who sent us this back in the ’05.)


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