Milhouse we talked about this.

TenderHeart Bear or whatever that thing is not going to the vet this time.

Just drop it, Milhouse.

Drop it.

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WHy am I imagining Milhouse "Rrrr Rrrrr Rrrrr"-ing and shaking his head like it’s friggin’ Shark Week, Sherry V.?

Lemme show you my muzzlepowshe collection

[Motioning you down a loooonnng, ridiculous hallway]

"And here are the more common muzzlepowshes… this beady-eyed stuffed pug was owned by a French Baron."

"Over there is my famous whisker collection…"

Pug

"Let me show you more, Alison F.! this way!"  [More over at Etsy!]

How Do I Get Out Of This Chicken Outfit?

I wanna be the first dog to piddle on the moon!Now, I was told there'd be an in-flight movie...

Sender-inner Jennifer W. loved her pups Flossie (left) and Dougal so much, she shot them into space. Well, not for real, but with the help of Pets in Uniform, she put them in matching space suits, ready for blast-off.

"Everyone asks me how I got the dogs to pose so nicely," says Jennifer, "and how did I ever get them into the uniforms—they don’t know they’re photoshopped!" (Tip: You can tell from the pixels and from seeing a lot of Photoshops in your day.)

But it isn’t just space suits; for a reasonable fee, Pets in Uniform will enlist your pet into any branch of the armed forces, as this sampling demonstrates:

Hrrphth mrrpth ith glurrphtth! Fancy a spot of sherry in the officer's club, old bean? Workers arise! You have nothing to lose but your leashes!
Sgt. Hubert "Biff" Miffman,
101st Tennis-Ball Battalion
Admiral Reginald Snarf-Bixby,
Captain, HMS Redonkulous
Jalea "El Gigante" Buñuelo,
President-for-life, Spanielvania
N-no c-c-coffee for m-me, th-thanks... I've ... SEEN things. (shudder) Lick that fur, soldier! You're a disgrace to this cat's Army!
Cpl. Percival "Twitchy" Limpet,
Specialist, Bomb Disposal
Lt. Marguerite Flang,
(position classified), Area 51
Sgt. Hank "The Tank" MgGuire,
Drill Sergeant, Camp Hairball

Chapter 27: Showdown in the Moonlight

Later that evening, Rosalie lingered with Hector on the veranda.  He was silent as usual, his lush brown eyes locked upon some distant horizon that only his heart could know.  She had learned not to disturb these moods, but tonight she yearned more than ever to reach him.

I feel I owe you people an apology:  Hundreds of posts since June...

"Please tell me what you’re feeling," she whispered.  As always, there was no reply, only the unblinking, haunted stare that masked untold heartbreak and madness.  Her aching for him was greater now than she had ever known, and slowly, hesitantly, she lowered her face to him.

...and I haven't dropped one F-bomb.  Maybe it's age, or upbringing...

It was only a flutter at first, a brief sensation as her lips brushed against his, but it felt like forbidden fire coursing through her entire body.  Drunk with passion, she pressed her mouth ever more urgently to his, desperately seeking some sign, some ray of hope that he hungered for her as well.

...but I owe you more than excuses; I owe you mean-spirited

But there was no hint of validation from his warm yet unyielding eyes, and Rosalie felt her passion turn to anger.  "Well, I hope you’re proud ofth yourthelfth!" she blurted.  "All thith thime I waitedth for you, praying thath you could thare my feelingth!  And now, ifth you’ll let go of my thounge, I’m leaving you fthorever!"

And I solemnly pledge to you that I will be more frick'in vulgar in 2009.

Pass the Kleenex, Molly C.

The Year In Cute: And Now, Here It Is, Your Moment of Zen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMf8ysOL6YM&rel=0

♫ We represent ... the Electrician's Guild ... ♫

Like them?  They're from Frederick's of Hollywood!

♫ She's a very special girl ... ♫♫ ... The kind you don't take home to mother ... ♫

My god, it's full of stars...

Bird

I've got ... HAPPY MEAL FEET!
Prints of this shot available hee-yah.

Clo G.

Andrew C., Jon V., Quentin and Jessica D., Johanna S.

Marlene W.

The Year In Cute: Is That A Ferret In Your Blouse …

… or are we just happy to see you?  2008 was a diverse year for Cats ‘n’ Racks™: Ferrets, waterfowl, stuffed animals, and even the occasional cat.  And now, a little somethin’ for the fellas:

Nothing says 'you're just getting a handshake tonight' quite like ferrets.

Accessory Tip: A strategically-placed duckling can be very beak-oming …

Ugh, we're going to pretend we didn't hear that.

And finally, perhaps the most enchanting creature ever to grace these pages: Warm, inviting smile; eyes that sparkle like moonlight across distant waters … and a really nice beav — No.  No, I won’t say it.  I won’t sully this vision of radiance and purity with such vulgarity.

Like hell I won't: NICE BEAVER!!

Thanks for the mammaries, Jennie W., Arlo R., Brittany F., and (sigh) Sasha V.

Should I wear the Disapproving pair today?

I like the super passive-aggressive saying on the slippers. Makes me want to skip around in them.

Slippers

Awesome buns Babs & King and slippers from Sender-Inner Joyce W.

Let’s check in on the Holidays Chez Snailio Iglesias

What up, Snailio yo!

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Good thing you’re staying warm it’s cooooold out there, Man!

How are yer holidays goin’ my Snail Bruthuh!?

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Right on. Slime you laaaater. [antenna bump]

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Rachel H., how you found this, I will never know but forever admire. Check out Resurrection Fern for many more pics…

And Our Winner Is…

Our latest quiz was a categorical success!  And our winners, randomly selected, are Wylie and Betty M.!  Congratulations, and we’ll be dropping your Cute Overload Page-A-Day Calendar down your chimney soon.

Now, the answers:

( G ) Where in California will you find Avalon?  Answer: Santa Catalina Island
( E ) Who doesn’t belong on this list (and why)?  Our preferred answer was Katharine Hepburn.  All the others played characters with "cat" in their names (Cat Ballou, Catwoman, Maggie the Cat).  However, many peeps found other equally accurate answers, which we accepted.

... not that Kate didn't know about cats ...

( H ) A ceramic cat with one raised paw is considered lucky in what country?  Answer: Japan
( AL ) What comic strip character has a cat named Hot Dog?  Answer: "Dennis the Menace" (AKA "Dennis" in the UK)

Cute-nichiwa!

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

Sequence THIS, pal! (WHAP!)

More cute ceramics at the Magic Ketchup blog.

You can still order for Christmas delivery!

CHECK IT OUT! only $10.39 at Amazon*. Swears! Also available in stores wherever calendars are sold! They’re at those seasonal vendor carts in the mall, even.

Don’t miss out on giving the hilariousness and proshness you’ve come to expect from Cute Overload, only in daily, tear-offable, print form:

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Yay! Goes great with Gerbera daisies and Red Pandas on your desk. Pencil and/or doing actual work is optional.

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Look how easy it is to change the day! [Ffffffftttt]

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Here’s what some of the pages look like—check it! [wiki wiki wiki! hand on turntables]

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Shuh-zaaam! Look at these helpful tips!

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Yes, yes! To answer your questions—all your favorite posts are in there…

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Available wherever calendars are sold. Yes, everywhere.

Check it out!

[*Updated 12/20 - Ed.]

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