Featured Fur Monsters

Hi Burgers,

I don’t have a Featured User for us this week, but I wanted to test out a new idea to get some of our four legged community members into the spotlight. For the last few weeks, the good people running the Animal Rescues group profile have been collecting stories of pet adoption and rescue from around the community (check them out here). I even contributed the story of my pup Henry to the cause.

The Story of Henry

Bear with me, because I’m not only trying to shamelessly promote my own dog (though I certainly am a little). I think Animal Rescues has an awesome idea that we should expand upon. If you guys are interested, let me know in the comments if you want to participate and I’ll work with you to create a list like the one I made for Henry that we can then share with the community and on the site!

Your animal stories don’t have to be adoption tales either, just something fun to share with everyone. Maybe your cat does something really weird and you have pictures, or your dog can do a few amazing tricks and it’s on video. If you’re like me, you essentially have nothing but photos of your meals and pets on your phone, so I’m sure there’s a story that can be told.

Internet fame for your fur monster, feels for the community and an all around good time to be had by all! It’s a win win win.

What do you all think?

Cheers,
Cheezburger

 

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Breastober is Almost Over

Hi Burgers,

Breast Cancer Awareness month (Breastober) is coming to an end and Dr TinyCatz has been hard at work gathering community lols and spreading the word.

In a final push for awareness, he put together a few of his personal faves featuring his dynamic staff of TinyCat Nurses. Click the gif to check them out!

Dr TinyCatz Top 10 Community Breastober Lols

Thanks to everyone who made and submitted lols. You all are obviously the best.

Cheers,
Cheezburger

 

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Those Who Gif-Together, Win the Internet

Hi Burgers,

It’s that time of year and people are starting to get sick around Cheez HQ. I’m officially nervous.

Stay strong little glow barfing fish that I want.

What’s new with you guys?

Miracle Healing

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Some silliness

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Huh, Someone Talking to Me?

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Enjoyin’ a little ice fishing in the Great White North…hopin’ to reel in a big’un!!

btw fake video is fake
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How could I forget that it’s World Series Day? Good call Mike. I’m thinking these two will be packing some major heat during the series.

For the Giants, Buster Posey, of course.

And on the other side, Lorenzo Cain snagging anything in his zip code.

Who or what else will be a factor?

Plenty of vitamin C should help you ward off any colds and sniffles.

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Short story this day! We (finally) burst into autumn (or, fall, as others say)! And it fell! :P
After a recordbreaking (hottest 18/19th october in 90 yrs!) summery weekend with temperatures above 20 degrees celsius, it’s a bit harsh for a bee to bee out now! (just 10 degrees!)

And some more:

And just now:

Achoo!!! *snirff*
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Whoops, I wasn’t prepared for this GIF-together.
Luckily I still have a GIF for that.

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I am leaving this here with absolutely zero context. °-°

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Some are faced with tough decisions. Like this little guy, for example….

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That moment you remember Tuesday Gif Together on Wednesday…

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Don’t be too hard on yourself.

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Sportsball Records Broken and Records Banned

Hi Burgers,

Another week, another bit of history broken. Payton Manning broke the all time touchdown pass record this weekend with number 509. All of those TDs went to 45 different players, including a couple of defensive tackles. Dang. The most important thing to come out of this though is obviously the ensuing game of keep away with the record setting ball.

Poor 2013 NFL MVP/possibly greatest quarterback of all time/probably free Papa John’s pizza recipient for life. I will note that all of this came at the expense of the San Francisco 49ers, who were powerless in the face of history.

The World Series starts tomorrow (go Giants) and if you’re a Royals fan living in the Bay Area, be advised that New Zealand pop star Lorde’s song “Royals” has been banned in San Francisco for the duration of the Fall Classic.
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I feel Like Lorde would be more of a Giant’s fan, but that’s just personal opinion. I wonder what the punishment would be for playing the song, maybe a constant barrage of Tony Bennet’s “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” which plays after every SF win?

Either way, good luck to both teams.

The Seattle Sounders and LA Galaxy put on quite the show this weekend in the MLS as the two teams gut it out for the best record in the regular season and the Supporters’ Shield that comes with that. A well played 2-2 draw leads into what should quite the finale this coming Saturday.

Also, Boyz II Men, apparently Landon Donovan’s personal faves, stopped by to sing the national anthem and wish Donovan goodbye with a 90’s middle school heartache classic.

So many awkward slow dances..

Cheers,
Cheezburger

 

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Sissy is a Credit to the Maiden of Finland

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Hi Burgers,

This week’s Featured User hails from the Land of the Midnight Sun! I don’t know if it’s a Finnish flair for healthy living, but Sissy takes the laudable distinction of choosing salad as her favorite food, though putting bits of burger on it might be considered cheating. Either way, bravo Sissy.

We’d love to hear the story behind your username!
It’s simply my own name translated. I’ve used Sissy or Cissy online for years.

How long have you been a member of the Cheezburger community and what made you want to join?
I was probably hopping around from link to link, when I hit the Cheezburger site sometimes in 2007. I prowled through the funny captions on FP (it was possible to go through ALL of them at the time) and got hooked. I made my first lol November 3, 2007 (I’ve kept the email!), but registered as late as July 10, 2008.

What do you look for in a Cheez friend, and what’s the best way to make a new friend?
Quirky, witty things definitely attract my attention: lols that make me smile, chuckle, lol, think, enjoy. Sometimes I send a friend request, sometimes I receive one. Some friends stay, some drop off, some I never hear of again, but that’s how it goes.

What is your favorite site on Cheezburger and why?
I have enjoyed many sites, but Lolcats and I Has A Hotdog are my top faves.

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What is it about Cheezburger that makes you happy?
It’s an open, friendly place with lots of fun. And all the themes and events, like snowblol fites or books (!) often fire up my imagination.

Tell us something super interesting about yourself—an embarrassing story, a quirky habit, something that will make us laugh!
As I wear glasses, I’ve noticed I need them on when I speak on the phone. Then again, I don’t see a thing without my glasses.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Cheezburgers?
Cheezburgers are fine and tasty, but I think salads would be the thing. You can put just about everything in a salad so it wouldn’t get boring. Stretching a bit, even bits of a burger…

If you could create a new feature for Cheezburger members to use on our sites what would it be, and why do we need it?
I’ve got a lot of friends. Sometimes I need to search a friend. It’s a bit trying to try and guess which page they are on. It would be great if the Friends section had an alphabetic links thingy (A, B, C,…) or a search box.

What else do you like to do when you’re not on the Internet?
I send a lot of cards and receive about an equal amount. The addresses I do get from the Postcrossing site, though. I read a lot. I like to go for walks, often with my camera.

Here’s one of my pics:
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I’ve made bead and wire jewelry for a few years now and crocheted pull tab accessories, just for fun. It takes a lot of time to prepare the tabs, so I need to priorize a bit how I use my free time. Last summer I had my first raku ceramics class and intend to continue next year. We have a wide variety of evening classes at the local adult education center (kansalaisopisto in Finnish). I’ve joined two classes this autumn, one evening every 2nd week both, accessorizing pull tabs and learning to use Fimo clay. I could go on and on about IT related things like fractal programs and my fave terrain generator.

Here’s a pic I made with Terragen:
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I think I may have too many hobbies…

Where do you often find inspiration for your LOLs?
There’s inspiration everywhere! Sometimes it’s something someone says or does or writes (books! Monty Python!), something on tv, another lol, a dream, a picture…

If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?
I’d buy a house with a library innit. And lots of ‘pootery things.

Here’s a pic of some of my books:
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Do you have any animal companions, or have you had any in the past? What is special about them?
I don’t have any pets right now. Even my brother’s lil’ poodle went over the Rainbow Bridge some years ago. I used to babysit Pepi often. When I was a teenager, we had two small dogs and a cat: Bella (mama) and Jesse James (bebe boi) and Miki (brother from another mother).

Here they are on their sofa in our kitchen:
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(Bella in the front). Jesse was Bella’s baby even when he grew bigger than her. Jesse and Miki played a lot together, but if Jesse made she slightest whining noise, Bella would jump at Miki.

If we were coming to Finland, where should absolutely go?
I live in Savo (Savonia), in the east of Finland. One place to visit would be the Olavinlinna castle in Savonlinna. Helsinki, our capital is a must, and Lappland with Santa Claus.

Did you know, everything from the ‘waist’ up of Maiden Finland is north? And a place called North East Country (Koillismaa) is south of the North. Eastern Finland is even more to the south… Never thought it confusing till I met non-Finns. XD

For those that don’t know (me), check out the Maiden of Finland:
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I would like to live in the Arm.

What are you reading right now?
Fanfiction about dragons online and once more ‘Witches Abroad’ by Terry Pratchett

Thanks for the great interview Sissy! We’re all coming to visit for Christmas.

Cheers,
Cheezburger

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Farewell Dagmer

Hi Burgers,

Update: Here is the finished Dagmer pumpkin! (If you’re just arriving, scroll down to see the rest of the story).

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You might have seen this on Lolcats this morning, but if not I just wanted to share with everyone. Dagmer is actually the family member of one of Cheezburger’s editorial staff and thus one of our own. Here’s to you Dagmer, I’ve heard the napping conditions on the Bridge are as comfy as one million king sized mattresses with nary a pea to be found.

Artist Commemorates a Lost Feline Family Member with this “Day of the Dead” Pumpkin
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Artist Jennifer Comer Krohn and her family recently saw their 17 year old kitty companion off to the Rainbow Bridge. In honor of the deceased, Jennifer is beautifully painting a pumpkin with Dagmer’s likeness in the style of a Day of the Dead spirit.

Rest in peace Dagmer. We hope you have fun spooking trick or treaters this Halloween!

Cheers,
Cheezburger

 

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These Gif-Togethers are Changing the World

Hi Burgers,

I stand by whatever statement I make in the titles of these posts.

Mornings in formerly Sunny Seattle are officially starting to look like this every day.

I must be a Northwesterner though because I don’t mind at all, I can finally justify staying indoors and watching American Horror Story all weekend. Enjoy the sun southern hemispherians!

What are you all up to?

Darwin Award Candidates

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Napping in the barn loft

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I’ve been up to…. stuff. ¯w¯

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Mom has junior covered

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I’m recovering from Canadian Thanksgiving and celebrating the day after, aka “You’re Welcome Eh,Day”, by reenacting the Hunger Games.

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I am changing the world. No explanation required.

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A bit snozzee…

And a bit

So ai called a doctor, obviously the wrong doctor..

Better play some tunes, quickly!

Sit it thru…

Still. Could bee worse! :D

The one and only Toolbee

And I’m scrolling past ToolBee’s GIFs like:

I like your stories, ToolBee, and I’m gonna let you finish, but I got 99 problems, and the framerate can’t catch up to let me explain them.
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Football News and Fútbol News

Hi Burgers,

This is how the Cheez HQ office, and let’s be honest, around ninety eight percent of the population of Seattle looks this morning.

Alas, the Seahawks let one slip through the uprights this Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. It’s sunny in Seattle, but not in its citizens’ hearts.

Overly melodramatic? Probably. True none the less? Absolutely!

Though the result was bad for Hawks fans, there was some camaraderie on the field between two of the NFL’s most notorious mouths, wide receiver Dez Bryant and Corner Richard Sherman. Considering all of the awkward negativity surrounding football this year, it’s nice to see some good old fashioned Sports(ball)manship.

Seattle sports suffered another loss this weekend with the Seattle Sounders losing the Cascadia Cup to the Vancouver Whitecaps. We still put up an awesome TIFO on Friday. I was sitting just above the ‘N’.
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The MLS is trying something interesting next year if you happen to be a fan. Season ticket holders for each club will get the chance to have their picture inserted into the numbers on players’ jerseys. This will make us all sound slightly less ridiculous when fans (myself included, of course) say that we can’t believe ‘we’ lost a game that we actually didn’t play in.
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Click the image for the full story.

Did anything happen this weekend in sports that you guys are talking about?

Cheers,
Cheezburger

 

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The Urban Camping Adventures of Katkabob!

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Hi Burgers,

This week’s Featured User hails from the city that never sleeps and is a tried and true Hurricane Sandy Warrior! Katkabob and her kitty Wallaby are experienced indoor campers who firmly believe that setting up a tent indoors is not just for sleepovers.

We’d love to hear the story behind your username!
My user name (Katkabob) was inspired by a Monorail Cat LOL with a lineup of different sized white cat and kittens lined up like a train.

How long have you been a member of the Cheezburger community and what made you want to join?
I’ve been a member since 2008. While standing on a huge line of holiday shoppers at a local book store, I started browsing through a cleverly displayed copy of I CAN HAS CHEEZBURGER? By the time I got to the register, I had to have the book which, led me to the web site and hopeless addiction probably requiring intervention. Where else in cyberspace can you find such a warm, talented & funny group of cat & dog owned people dedicated to the simple joy of making each other laugh?

What do you look for in a Cheez friend, and what’s the best way to make a new friend?
For quite a while, I just viewed the lols and was very shy about making friends. Finally, I got the nerve to actually create an lol and some wonderful friends found me. “I usually put in “friend requests” based on lols I see and love and want to see more of from the person. A feeling that we share a sense of humor being the most significant factor. I love discovering new talent and bringing the genius of their lols to my current cherished friends. Launching themes that encourage others to participate is a major friend finder. Cheez friend “SylviaG” is a master theme coordinator (Team 1KSO) and inspiration. Our sub-culture fantasy creations Kamp Kuppykakes (created by our cheez friend “Allcatsloved” and Kuppykakes Preppy Skool for precocious kittenz & offispring of all non humin species (requested by me because I couldn’t stand the thought of doing without the hilarity of the Kamp during the off season) have both brought a lot of friends to us. ASK AUNT TABBY a Q & A advice column for kittehs of all ages is another and our cheez friend RBJ’s Brave Esplorer Kitten are just a few examples.

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KKPS Skolarz Profile inspired by our friend “betskand.”
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What is your favorite site on Cheezburger and why?
“LOLCATS” is my favorite spot because it speaks to my crazy cat-controlled personality.

What is it about Cheezburger that makes you happy?
I am constantly awed by the totally different ways we all see things. A single photo can inspire so many equally awesome interpretations and this constantly reminds me of the value of exposure to many different perspectives. The ability to share both joys and sorrows with each other is priceless.

When one our beloved furry friends is ill or passes, the rest of us really do “understand” because we’ve been there. The pain can be excruciating but the comfort extended by our cheez friends is real. There is so much shared support to help us all through the tough times. I signed on because of a love for cats and have been delighted to discover that I also love many of the people who are owned by them.

Tell us something super interesting about yourself—an embarrassing story, a quirky habit, something that will make us laugh!
I am not a morning person. I have really rotten sleep habits and am very nearsighted. One of the most embarrassing stories involves a very sleepy me, very early in the morning. I staggered into the bathroom and was preparing to brush my teeth while chatting with my screaming feline who hadn’t eaten since his mid nite snack. About to put the brush in my mouth, I noticed the stuff on it wasn’t toothpaste but rather the cat’s “prevent fur ball medicine” which comes in the same color tubes and at the time was stored on the same shelf. Note to self: WEAR GLASSES Put cat’s meds in another place.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? Cheezburgers?
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If you could create a new feature for Cheezburger members to use on our sites what would it be, and why do we need it?
Cheezburger members & ICHC would really benefit from a restoration of “YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE” When we “FAVED” an LOL, This feature would pop up suggesting 2 or 3 other LOLs from the ICHC collection on similar or related topics and thus enabled one to surf through the entire collection for hours (well I did) as each time you “FAVED” one of the YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE LOLs you got 2 or 3 more to check out. This allowed totally brilliant work that had been buried and never seen when originally launched to shown again and inspired many friendships and much enthusiasm. We often seek & receive inspiration from each other’s work and this was a wonderful way to keep it all in circulation. (TOFU and BEN will both remember the feature) I know we now need space for ads but with the brilliance of ICHC tech talent, I’m sure there’s a way of getting this feature.

Our very talented cheez friend “FARCLAN”has been designing superb logos for Kamp Kuppykakes & Kuppykakes Preppy Skool. Just a few are in the image below but her whole collection would make a wonderful quilt or poster for sale by ICHC.
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What else do you like to do when you’re not on the Internet?
When I’m not “on the Internet,” I’m giving new meaning to the phrase “amateur photographer.” I will be attempting to photograph Wallaby (aka The Whopper) the feline boss of the household. I love hanging out at the Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo and photographing their cats I’m thinking of putting a book together of the results. Possible title “Almost got it: Shots of Cats Tails”

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Where do you often find inspiration for your LOLs?
Inspiration for LOLs comes from Wallaby my cat, cheez friends’ LOLs, advertising campaigns, headlines, everywhere.

Do you have any favorite vacation spots? Is there somewhere you’ve never been that you’d like to go?
I have a defective travel gene. I did spend many wonderful summers in Amagansett on the eastern end of L.I. before it became urbanized.

If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?
A million dollars? Would my family have to know? I honestly don’t know. I’d probably check in with our cheez friends like “Pusskitty” who support animal rescue & relocation work to get their thoughts. I know of at least 3 or 4 cheez friends here that I’d want to help.

Do you have any animal companions, or have you had any in the past? What is special about them?
Wallaby (aka The Whopper) a gorgeous black 22+lb cat adopted me at our local shelter. I walked in to the play area. He walked over sat on my feet, looked up and mewed at me. We were home in time for lunch. He had been left at the shelter door with another cat in a cardboard box during the night and was within minutes of escaping when thankfully shelter staff arrived early for work the next morning. Clearly he was terrified of being outdoors….even within my carrier bag that staff placed him in for me to take him home. Once we were settled in the back of the car, I put the carrier on my lap and he snuggled right down. …until we got home and we had to exit the car and walk a few steps to the building…once inside he was fine.

Wallaby (aka The Whopper)
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It sounds like you had a quite a Hurricane Sandy experience! Care to share a story about the event?
Wallaby’s new forever home was hit by hurricane Sandy storm surge waters and we were blacked out without heat for 10 freezing days. Due to his above mentioned very recent outdoor pre adoption terrors, evacuation was not an option. Also, I had no where to go and no way to get there.

We both used sleeping bags piled on the bed as tents…snuggling together, emerging for litterbox/bathroom and food. He was a real trooper even enjoyed chasing the flashlight beams. Frankly, I kept believing the incorrect reports that power would be turned on in a day or two. Not realizing that our building’s basement and everyone else’s in the neighborhood had been flooded which meant Con Ed could NOT turn power on until the water was pumped out. I should have put up the tent I have for such no heat times. Now that I finally learned that you put the poles THROUGH THE LOOPS IN THE FABRIC & not to just try to throw the fabric over the poles. I had stored enough cat food & litter but at the last minute realized I had no people storm food. I dashed out and stocked up on Ritz crackers, peanut butter, dried cranberries, sardines which plus the Zone bars got me through.

What is the best skill to have during an indoor camping situation?
Prayer is the very best skill to have during an indoor camping situation. People keep asking me “Well what did you DO all day?” Frankly it was too cold to emerge from under the sleeping bags for anything other than necessities. I prayed a lot. For everyone: YOU NEVER HAVE ENOUGH BATTERIES. Setting tents up indoors is not as stupid as it sounds in cold temps with no heat.

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Thanks for the interview Katkabob, you are a survivor and a champion, and I’m not just saying that because you narrowly avoided brushing your teeth with hairball medicine! Although that is pretty awesome.

Cheers,
Cheezburger

 

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Leo and Sher Khan and Baloo!

Hi Burgers,

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You might have seen this image that just begs for a “Lions and Tigers and Bears” caption in our builder, but have you heard the story behind these three besties?

They have been living at the Noah’s Ark animal sanctuary for 13 years after they were rescued from a drug dealer’s home as cubs. They were all suffering from wounds and malnutrition. Sher Khan, Baloo and Leo were all nursed back to health together and have been inseparable ever since.

You can read the trio’s full story here.

Feel free to harness your feels by clicking either of the above images and creating a caption.

Cheers,
Cheezburger

 

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