“The sleigh is almost ready, Sir.”

"We’ve just got a few more tweaks to the hamster wheel and it should be running perfectly by tonight."

[practices turning nose red to light the way]

a.k.a. Santa and Mrs. Claws by Malingering, spotted by Philip P. >^•^<

Look, Just Give Them The Figgy Pudding Already!

For they won’t go until they get some, and you just know they’re going to sit there caroling all night until your ears fal-al-al-al-al-all right off. (Extortion, that’s what it is, pure and simple …)

FA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA-LA- (Aaugh! Make it stop!)

Originally submitted by the fabulous Nancy!  Yea, Nancy!

Always keep your ears at “10″ and “2″

All kitteh instructors agree: keep your ears at "10" and "2" for safe kittening.

If you don’t keep your ears in that posishe, you may LOSE ALL CONTROL OMG

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Puhlease, wipe your mouf, Karen R.!

Miniest of hisses!

Check this wicked case of Newborned Side-Ears! His ears are totally pointing at 9 and 3 o’clock respectively!

No, I can’t tell which parts are the feets either.

Maybe a smooshed-face kitteh expert can enlighten us? I think one is a tail, one is a paw?!?!?

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This mini-hissy fit brought to you by  Ann Lorraine S.

Merry Quizmas, Peeps!

Can you unwrap the brainteaser we’ve tucked under your tree?  One smart and lucky reader will win a Cute Overload Page-A-Day Calendar in time for 2009 — the rest of you get underwear.  Send your answers to competishe [at] cutelabs [dot] com today!

( G ) Where in California will you find Avalon?
( E ) Who doesn’t belong on this list (and why)? Jane Fonda, Eartha Kitt, Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor

Hah!  Just the number I wanted!

( H ) A ceramic cat with one raised paw is considered lucky in what country?
( AL ) What comic strip character has a cat named Hot Dog?

The pieces must be moved with absolute precision!

( SN ) In 2007, "Cinnamon" became the first cat to make what scientific contribution?
( SL ) What board game features a boot, a bathtub, and a bowling ball?

It calls for a steady hand, a practiced eye ...

OFFICIAL RULES

  1. Entries must be received by 9 PM PST, Tuesday, December 23, 2008.
  2. That email address, once again, is: competishe [at] cutelabs [dot] com
  3. One entry per person, please.
  4. One winning entry will be selected at random from correct entries.
  5. Contest open to all except employees of CuteLabs, their immediate families and that one loudmouth at the office party who wouldn’t stop photocopying his you-know-what.
  6. Entries will be judged by NTMTOM, who knows if you’ve been bad or good.

Your "Tikkus" is quite a playa, Rosemary W.

[As always, the comments are closed so folks don't post all the answers, ahem... - Ed.]

When What To My Wondering Eyes Should Appear …

… but the cutest darn puppy we’ve seen this whole year.  Let’s do the C.O. Math™ on this one, people:  (Serene, kissable face) PLUS (Dangling "hey, baby" arm) PLUS (Redonk-u-licious stocking pose) MULTIPLIED BY …

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… EXTREME SENDER-INNER SUPER CLOSE-UP!!! equals … Happy Holidays to one and all!

Oh, and I left you a little present too, sorry about that.

And a Happy New Year, Amanda B.

A Justifiably Obscure Christmas Jingle

Who’s that flappin’ down the chimney?  Who’s that tappin’ at the tree?
It’s the elf with the bill, and he won’t stop until every boy and girl is giddy with glee.

Every Christmas time he’s at it again, a sack full of toys and an IQ of ten,
You might get meat or you might get a doll, ’cause he’s got no clue who you are at all.

So open those presents and try your luck; it could be wood or it could be a truck,
Will Christmas be merry or will it suck?  You never can tell with Santa Duck!

Enjoy that chemistry set and/or pantyhose, kids!

Have a possibly Merry Christmas, Karen K.

Goodbye MacWorld, HELLO CUTEWORLD!

The masterminds over at the Joy of Tech have RUINED my EVIL PLANS!

The moment it was announced that there would be no MacWorld after 2009, I immediately phoned Moscone Center in San Francisco and scooped up the slot. Curses for outing us, Joy of Tech Cartoonist Man!!!

Behold today’s comic. Clickin to embiggin’:

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I’d like to see that Winston booth too, Sender-Inner Holly!

Wait—sunbeam AND a box? HEAVEN!!! [singsong]

It just doesn’t get ANY better than BOTH a sunbeam and a box. Wait, if the dog was serving him Pounce treats on a tray, that might be better. Or milk droplets via hamster bottle, or scheduled ear scratchingks every 15 minutes? THAT might be better too.

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James F. I won’t report you to boxhab authoritays this time.

I’m…. co-o-o-o-o-ld!

A reader writes: "I almost fainted when I saw this handful of preciousness.  He was dropped off in an empty box without food or water at the door of the rescue where I volunteer.  He was so cold when we brought him inside, he now just burrows into any warm thing he gets near.  Like armpits, cupped hands, jacket pockets, belly pouches…"

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Outlook

Bunday submishe from the fabu Johanna S. who volunteers at Sante D’Or.