I see we have uh, some pumpkins here

[Cliff Claven voice] It’s a little-known fact that the, uh, pumpkin is actually a fruit. [twiddles paws]


They won’t mind if I, uh, have a taste, there. [chews seeds]


Just a little gnawin’ woooon’t hurt ’em. Perfectly reasonable for this time of, uh year there.


Well, I might as well climb on in. [sighs]

Did you know the name pumpkin orginated from "pepon"—the uh, Greek word for "large melon"?


Hey! [echoes] even more seeds!


You know, roasted, they make a nice uh, snack, there.


[chews] You know, it’s a little known fact that, uh, the largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,140 pounds.

Well, that about, does it there. [Looks around]


Nice work, sender-inner and T-shirt designer Tom 😉


Could sugar gliders be ANY cuter?

No, sugar gliders simply could not be any cuter… I mean, look at this little guy crawlin’ around. They’re totally Beady-eye Central Pocket Pets. Paris Hilton is soooo gittin’ one ASAP.


Krista H., what’s his lil’ name!?

Remember when times were good and you could fall asleep in a bowl?

Señor FerretPants here remembers. [say in Pepperidge Farm voice]

In fact, he’s dreaming about it right now.

Those were good times.


BEST EARS of the week, Sarah A.!

Kumanoko, thrilling children everywhere

With his tiny honk-shus:


hernnnk-sherh. hernk-sherh.


Seattle Roll, nobody does it better…

Das Hammen und das Rakken

It was only a matter of time before hams got in on the action. Little hams everywhere are prolly shoving cats out of racks with a mighty "EHN!" so THEY can have the place to themselves. And whatever hams want—HAMS GIT.


tiny white muzzlepouch thanks to the girl that sent in this delightful photo whom i can’t find in the bajillion email C.O. mailbag after searching for an hour. If you recognize your rack, write in!

Das Hammen und das Rakken

It was ONLY A MATTER OF TIME before hams got in on the action. Move over KITTEHS! THE HAMS WANT IN! (Oh, and whatever hams want? Hams GIT.)


Right, Sender-inner who’s email just got placed into the swirling vortex that is the C.O. mailbag and I can’t find it after an hour of searching—<gasp> right?


THIS is completely unacceptable.

What a CRUMBELIEVABLE way to start off the week.

I swear—WHO SENT THIS IN!? [Looking around the room shifty-eyed]


LOL, ‘Tock-sniffin-ham-owner Jane H.! 😉

Pass the Haagen Paaws

I just LOOOVE that Dulce de Leche.

Passitover. C’mon.



Squirreltastic image from Chelsea W.

This is the LAST place he’ll look!

LOL—this is "Ratty" the rat hidingk under "Hemingway" the cat. Apparently, Hemingway spent 15 years chasing rats and has had it. This is soooo Tom and Jerry, I love it.


Rock and roll, Jordan D.

The first ever bat on C.O.

We’re not against bats here at C.O. headquarters. Really. It’s just hard to find a prosh-enough bat to post. Well, those days are over thanks to alert reader Melissa S. Melissa spied this previously "overlooked source of BEF!" from a mile away. I like his little wing nubbins.


Bats off to you <groooooan> Melissa S. 😉