I apologize in advance.

me:  Victor, come in here.  I think maybe Hunter S. Thomcat has a cold.

Victor:  Why?

me:  Because he’s feeling a little horse.

Victor:  That?  Is a terrible joke.

me:  You’re just upset you didn’t make it first.

Victor:  Fair enough.

PS.  Even Hunter seems chagrined at being involved in this bad of a pun.  I’m so, so sorry.  I couldn’t help myself.

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  1. I thought it was funny. But I hang around 11 year olds all day.

  2. I laughed. :)

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  3. Nicely done!

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  4. Can’t decide if funny or facepalm.

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  5. I’d be disappointed if you DIDN’T make that joke.
    *starts the slow clap*

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  6. Kitteh is not amused.

  7. He does seem to be giving the eyeball-equivalent of the facepalm.

  8. Well done, Jenny and Hunter.
    Well. Done.

  9. Orange juice. Nose. Ow. Love bad puns. Love visual puns more than you can imagine.

  10. HA!

  11. HA! That’s just the pick-me-up I needed this morning! :D

  12. Brilliant!

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  13. Is it a cold or is Hunter just horsing around? yuk.

  14. I feel I should explain a bit more as the first comment, lol. (How was *I* the first comment?)

    I am having a really bad month. I am getting divorced/separated, my kid is sick, and I have no family in the area to help.

    Laughter is far and few between, but this was laugh out loud funny to me, and definitely made my morning a bit less glum. Thank you. :)

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  15. That’s one reason why I love your blog. Sometimes it is just the boost of silly laughter needed in the middle of the day.

  16. Horse d’oevres. . . .

  17. I heard the rimtap!

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  18. Victor’s just jealous. You have nothing to apologize for.

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  19. I like how it looks like your zombie head is coming out of his head.

    It also looks like the horse is tickling his throat, maybe making his cold worse?

  20. Awesome! It’s a funny facepalm.

  21. …But being ‘punny’ is what keeps a marriage strong, no?

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  22. Quit horsing around!

  23. Okay…that was funny. Not screamingly. But chuckleable.

    You can always ask Victor how he’s feeling after his humorectomy.

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  24. Well, at least you’re sorry :D

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  25. So are you going to do a blog explaining all the things on your wall?

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  26. Humor at the expense of cats – I love it!

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  27. Lol! Victor has no sense of humor.

  28. Well, I laughed out loud.

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  29. I laughed OUT LOUD. Thank you.

  30. Next you could try putting a frog in his throat!

  31. It’s funny…. I love your humor!!! To think, you could have gone the other way and talked about that horse being surrounded by a big pussy…cat.

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  32. Leg slapping funny, that one was. Ba dum dum.

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  33. So the basis of my doctoral thesis (which I never got around to writing) was the correlation of intelligence and sense of humor. Stupid people don’t get puns. You are one hysterically intelligent human.

  34. Oh dear god. This is what we’ve come to?


    I read an article yesterday that informed me that my cat is actually controlling my mind. I’m very upset, and have been trying to test it out all morning by staring deeply into her eyes. I think this proves the article was correct, because according to the article, her non-response indicates that she considers me prey. Dammit.

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  35. I loved it! Hilarious! I’m also jealous that my dog doesn’t do funny stuff. He mostly just lies around like he has mono. I need to become a cat person…

  36. I don’t hang out with 11 year olds all day and I thought it was amazing

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  37. I cracked up hysterically, while reading this to my boyfriend and all I got was an eye roll. Our humor is wasted on these men!

  38. That is one handsome cat, I must say.

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  39. badum tsss….
    Thank you ladies and gentlemen, I’ll be here all week.

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    Janet Coburn

    I’d have done it myself. Or my husband would have. Whichever of us saw it first.

  41. Just about wet myself, this is horrifyingly funny.

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  42. Hi Jenny,

    I just posted a comment on FB, but it occurred to me it might be easier to reach you here.
    So a fellow blogger – not-your-average-mom.com – who is a dear friend (though we’ve never met) posted something yesterday that caused me concern. She has 7 children, many still in diapers, no money, she’s just filed for bankruptcy, and it’s put her over the edge. I forced her to call me and she confirmed that she’s as the end of her rope. I rallied the on-line troops I know live near her and she’s now on her way to an overnight spa day so she can rest for 24 hours. She’s open about having borderline PD and has blogged about it, but is not getting treatment because, again, no money. And she’s in that place where the prospect of taking out the trash – let alone finding a therapist – is overwhelming. Might you be aware of a resource or be willing to reach out to your online community to see if there’s something someone knows of in her area? She’s in Brookfield Connecticut. Thank you!

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  43. I love horrible puns!! I work at a bank and someone who gives us weekly emails about the mortgage rates and at the end of every email is a really bad pun. The last one was, what did the monkey say when he got his tail stuck in the door? Won’t be long now!!! Horrible but she was referencing to coming into the new year! Haha horrible but funny some how.

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  44. Puns are my favorite!

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  45. good thing he didn’t try to feel a big horse……..

  46. That’s hilarious.

  47. Well played.

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  48. Cats plus bad puns? I must be in Heaven.

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  49. *slow clap*

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  50. Hmmm. I’ll come back and read this again after I’ve gone home and had my dinner with a glass of wine. I’m sure it will be funnier then. Ya know, because wine.

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  51. I love seeing your cats and all the fun stuff you have in your house. That looks like the Mini Book Pendant I made for you of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened hanging on the wall behind Hunter, just above the Day of the Dead Portrait of you.

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  52. Muwahahahahaha, I love bad puns, Victor just doesn’t realize how lucky he is.

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  53. Hilarious! It’s not every day you get the opportunity for a pun like that, AND your brain manages to think of it! All comedy doesn’t have to be highbrow. Well done!

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    John Kirkpatrick

    Looks like a Kitty Selfie to me.

  55. I thought it was funny, especially since Victor fell for it. :-)

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  56. I totally lol’d, then had to show my friend, which caused her to start coughing lol. Never apologize for anything you blog ahhhahahahah.

  57. Thank you Jenny, I love puns.

  58. I saw a meme on Facebook of Puma (in Canada we call it a cougar. LOL) and it said something like “Stop it before I Puma pants!” I love bad puns! LOL

  59. I don’t mean to give you anything else to worry about, but Hunter *so* looks like he’s gonna scratch your face the next time you’re asleep.

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  60. That Victor. So jealous.

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  61. The horse cannot defend itself from a cuddle like that, but it’s doing its best.

    Bad puns make the world go round. It’s the look of sheer joy on my husband’s face when he comes up with a particularly awful one that I enjoy most. :)

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  62. I just startled my colleagues with my sudden burst of laughter. Thanks! That is exactly what this day needed! :D

  63. i seriously busted out laughing!! thanks.

    ps. please tell me that apology was a doctor who reference, because i TOTALLY read it in Ten’s voice. ^^; #whovianproblems

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  64. Ooh, that is some good stuff.

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  65. It’s is a G rated Summer Mummer joke. :-)

  66. He is not upset about the pun — he is upset becausse you caught him red-pawed molesting a defenceless pony.

  67. Snort.

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  68. That’s punderful.

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  69. I’d feline if I said I didn’t laugh.

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  70. Well, we must somehow be related. I inherited that same humor gene from my father. My to my family’s dismay.

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  71. Also – LOVE some of the other comments. Kindred spirits indeed.

  72. I bartend. So, one day this guy walks into the bar, and he’s wearing a big rubber mask. Normally that might be concerning, cause what if he’s a robber, right? But, no, he’s just a guy in a mask. But, YOU GUYS!

    It was a horse mask.

    A guy in a horse mask walks into my bar and I say, “Why the long face?”

    Best day ever.

  73. Never, ever, EVER apologize for a pun.

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  74. I laughed out loud and my co-worker had to come see what was so funny. *snicker.

  75. Cats are the most fantastic creatures ever.

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  76. I come from a punny, punny family. I don’t see how you could have resisted that.

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  77. That was great–neigh–brilliant!

  78. It’s reassuring to know that we all make bad jokes sometimes. Even people in the spotlight.

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  79. It’s not as if you had Hunter pose with an actual little horse. Jeez, Victor.

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  80. Never apologize for a pun, especially when it’s accompanied by a picture.

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  81. Oh how I wish you’d said Hunter was sick. Then Victor could have replied, “No, he’s not really sick. It’s just a colt.”

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  82. Well, I laughed. Hunter doesn’t look too amused, though.

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  83. I. Am. Speechless.

    But, thanks for the laugh, I needed that!

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  84. Ha!

    The guy in the next cube asked me why Snoop Dogg carries and umbrella…I said..I don’t know..he said..fo drizzle.

    And I laughed. Which only encouraged him.

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  85. I recently told my husband this joke: What do you call an alligator in a vest? AN INVESTIGATOR. He and his buddy both didn’t laugh AT ALL, and said it must be a “wife thing”. LOOKS LIKE IT IS A WIFE THING. Thanks for perpetuating the “wife thing” with bad puns and jokes, Jenny. You’re my hero.

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  86. No, they’re just having a meeting. See — it’s on the calendar. (I should have apologized in advance for that.)

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  87. That cat!! Always such a jokester! And you shouldn’t feel bad- at my house last night, my nine year old was helping with dinner and I said “can you please cut the cheese? ” without realizing what I was saying and then laughed my head off like a four year old! Much to the disgust of my 14 year old, I might add! It’s the little things…

  88. You can lead a blogger to the comments section but you can’t make them think of an awesome horse pun. Or maybe I’m old and should just be put out to pasture.

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  89. I am on the fence about this one.

  90. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nothing like a good groaner to start the day! Do you know when a car is not a car? When it turns into a driveway! GROAN!!!

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  91. With that it is official-you rule the planet!!! It is a planet I am glad I’m sometimes on!!!

  92. Oh, and Happy New Year!!!

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  93. That was funny but in a horrible way, so you must be pun-ished.

  94. Hmmmm… Hmmmmmmmm

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  95. Can’t say I wouldn’t make the same joke….

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  96. You could say, “Hunter S. Tomcat, why the long face?” ha ha ha ha ha ha. hmmm.

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  97. Made me smile :-)

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  98. This made my day :’)

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    Lisa Rhudy

    I laughed. And I want the horse. (The thing you have with dolls? I have it for plastic horses. )

  100. 105

    Mr. Thomcat is Not Amused. I think you owe him many chin and ear scritchies and a few handfuls of Friskies Party Mix–oh, I know he likes to party.

  101. First I laughed, then I recognized the horse and grinned even wider.

    My daughter & I painted that horse! Hers looks a bit zombie-ish because she wanted a pink&white horse, and she was only 5 at the time. So now I suspect hers was the one that got away from a Hunter.

    Keep up the good puns. I’m an incorrigible punster… please incorrige.

  102. Very cute.

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  103. I have two “yellow” cats as they call them here, and neither one are half as entertaining as Hunter S. Thomcat.

  104. Smiled big.
    Thanks :)

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  105. What a cat-tastrophe!

  106. I took my boys to play tennis (OK scream and run alot) and I had to go get some BALLS first.
    I have not lived that one down yet.
    HST is supremely Handsome even though he is…sick…cough…cough.

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  107. This is awesome. I only hope I’d be quick enough to come up with something like this.

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  108. I love you more than should be okay considering I’m heterosexual, married, and also don’t actually know you.

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  109. As we would say in french Hunter is “Chat-griné” :)

  110. I thought it was funny. But I also have the maturity of a 7 year old.

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  111. Love it! LOL

    Hunter looks very dignified for a cat who is feeling “horse” or (according to that pic) feeling up a horse (hee hee)

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  112. I am hysterically laughing, to myself, at my desk at work… Looking like a fool. I love it!

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  113. Does it make me lame that I laughed quite a bit at that?

  114. I needed this today. It made me smile. On the inside too. Thanks!

    And I thought I would share with you something you may enjoy. Do you know this show HitRecord? They did a song “you’re not the only one”. Awesome. Starts at about 16:00. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl_wdODKGtM&feature=youtube_gdata_player

  115. The model horse nerd in me can identify that Breyer horse in .2 seconds and find the set it came from in 1 minute. And wants to know what happened to his tail.
    The rest of me is cracking up.

    (Hailey collects them. The horses tail fell off and now there’s a giant hole in his butt. It’s ridiculous and I can’t stop laughing at it. ~ Jenny)

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    Puns get a very bad rap.

    Puns require INTELLIGENCE.
    Think about it. Stupid people don’t make puns.

    Puns require a good vocabulary, and a playful sense of words and sounds.

    Society should celebrate, not denigrate, puns and paranomasts in general.

  117. Jenny – If you don’t run for Mare of Puntown, I’ll feel downTROTten because I’d FOALlow you anywhere. Oh Man, I CANTER believe I posted such drivel.

  118. Just Kitten.

  119. punny. very punny. (I am also sorry.)

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  120. I’ve been trying to come up with a witty pun in reply but I can’t get past the starting gate. Why did I bother? Can’t compete with you Jenny :)

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  121. My pun-o-meter works as such: the more terrible the pun, the wider my grin. I’m grinning pretty big right now. (Internally though. This IS the internet afterall.)

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  122. Well I personally thought it was hilarious and your cat is adorable.

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  123. Just don’t try to take his horse. You will draw back a bloody stump. Oh! and close your door when you go to bed tonite, after making sure the room is clear.

  124. At least your cat didn’t try to eat you while you were sleeping.

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  125. Imagine what you’d say if you had a pony…

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  126. I wish we were friends.

    My autocorrect changed that to fish. Which is weird. But oddly, fits.

    And now I look like a crazy stalker. Great. I promise, I’m not. Anxiety would never allow me to be a stalker. And I’m lazy.

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  127. I laughed more than I probably should have, but I’m okay with that. 8D

  128. I hate how much I giggled at this.

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  129. And now I am trying to think of things to put with my cats so I can take pics of them and make bad jokes…

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  130. I enjoyed it. But then I have a genetic predisposition to cherish bad puns. It’s from my father.

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  131. If he didn’t want to be implicated in a bad joke then he shouldn’t have done anything. Nothing at all. That’s the only way to be safe. Maybe.

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  132. If I ever become a zombie, can I eat your brain first?

  133. Oh and PS. No need to apologize :-)

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  134. Thanks for the smile! :)

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  135. Jenny,
    That joke qualifies as a WMD…
    My daughter LOVED it though.
    Well done, good lady.

  136. Hey. you stole my cat.
    When I brought home a new cat he got pissed and stepped out, apparently all the way to Texas. Um you’re in Texas right?

    It’s ok. He’s probably happier there. I never let him play with the horses here.

  137. ha! i love it…. but i do love me a bad joke.

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  138. Aweee, it doesn’t look like he feels like “horsing” around. Ba-dum-cha!

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  139. you could attach a horn to the horse and make an entirely new joke.

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  140. At least Victor didn’t say, “Are you nagging me again? ” Ba dum ba!

  141. That was 2/3 of a pun. P.U.

  142. Seems like you guys are always horsing around

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  143. What a doll. Um..Hunter. not the – *ahem*

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    I needed my hips replaced-I was born with hip dysplasia- I went to the manager to get the needed paperwork to fill out for the time off. Told him what I wanted, he said, “Walk this way.” I could NOT believe that he said that…I said “If I could walk that way, I wouldn’t need my hips replaced.”

  145. I wished I saw the behinds the scene set up of that picture! Or did kitty start it all?

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    Hahahaha I make similar jokes quite often. My husband is often just as bemused as Victor. Still, I will continue. I feel it is my life’s work.

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  147. Ha! So much win! :D

  148. Indulging in horse play again? ;)

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  149. I like that Victor conceded that he was envious.

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  150. On a very special episode of My Little Pony….

  151. Ha! Good one.

  152. Cats themselves never experience chagrin — he’s only expressing his sadness at should surely be yours (and that you’ll never get to be a cat).

  153. just found the most perfect “uniform” for hunter s thomcat… it is battle armor… hehe http://www.etsy.com/listing/175112598/cat-battle-armor?utm_source=OpenGraph&utm_medium=PageTools&utm_campaign=Share

  154. Sharing this with the Hubs when he gets home. :D

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  155. I feel compelled to comment because 1) I laughed and 2) there are never, and I mean never, enough pictures of Hunter S. Thomcat. I love that silly ass cat. More HST please!!!

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    Shelter, food, air, puns: all necessary for life.

  157. I got that one immediately. Not sure what that says about me, other than…you’re probably the equivalent of my online BFF, in a totally noncreepy, unstalker-ish way. :)

  158. Apology accepted. Thanks for the laugh!

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  159. That was amazing, thank you. And just what I needed, as I try to transition into working on my own personal “soon” project. Good luck on yours!

  160. Hunter doesn’t look chagrined — he looks totally wasted. You know providing alcohol to cats is a form of animal cruelty, right? :)

  161. Well, I’ve been laughing all morning about the meme of a big cat captioned, “Don’t make me laugh, I might puma pants!” so I’m probably your target demographic. You’re welcome.

  162. I read the conversation, was confused, scrolled down, saw your cat and promptly laughed so loud that I scared my 14 year old daughter. AWESOME joke!!! :D :D :D

  163. you’re very naughty, but I tweeted it anyway

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  164. OMG! Don’t apologize!! That shit is SO funny I about choked on the gulp of coffee I just took!! (:

  165. You just hit my funny bone and knocked me off my chair. Thanks for that!

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  166. Completely. Awe. Some.

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  167. THAT just made my day!!!!

  168. It might be because it’s early early morning late-night here but I just laughed so hard at this, for a few glorious moments.

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  169. I thought it was hilarious, but then again, I love Bazooka Joe jokes!

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  170. Laughing hysterically, til I cry. My husband says, “alright, let’s see…” he just shakes his head….I wipe tears away. Nuff said. : )

  171. Following up: I did go home and drink a glass of wine and read this again…and it was freaking hiliarious! Because wine. And I just now remembered to post this follow up…because wine.

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  172. You have no IDEA how much I LOOOOOVE this!!! Bad puns are one of my weaknesses…and I don’t mean that I’m weak in making them…I make them all the dang time! What I mean is I get wobbly knees when they happen, because I laugh hysterically. Of course…no one around me is generally laughing, so as usual, I just come off as some crazy person….or co-worker….

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  173. That is the kind of shite I do with/to my cats….hairlarious!! :)

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