Kitteh contest: Spot and Peanut

Reader Cameron presents his two cats contemplating a bubble, but gives us the extra bonus of turning it into a LOLimage.  Now I wouldn’t have known what the picture meant, since I’m the only American who has never seen Twilight, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or Angel—much less any of the Star Wars or Star Trek movies.  Fortunately, some inquiry among my friends enlightened me.  Those of you who follow Buffy and Angel will no doubt get it; the rest of us can admire the kittehs.

I made this for my wife. She got a big kick out of it and suggested I forward it to you. These are our cats – Spot and Peanut. We were making kitty-friendly bubbles for them.

I don’t watch Buffy or Angel, but it’s my understanding that in both Buffy and Angel series, the Orb of Thesulah is used in a Gypsy ritual by the Kalderash clan to restore a vampire’s soul, most notably Angel.

And remember, though the Kitteh Contest is long since over, I’m always receptive to readers sending me photos of your cats, which must be accompanied by a paragraph of winsome prose about the moggie.

FYI: the real thing:


  1. daveau
    Posted June 19, 2012 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    I wouldn’t have gotten it either. I will just assume that their comments reflect their respective personalities. Congrats to all.

    Why, I remember back in the 60s, all us kittehs would drop acid and watch Lawrence Welk, jes for teh bubleses.

  2. Cathy
    Posted June 19, 2012 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    LOL indeed! Thanks–a day brightener! Don’t need to know what the Orb of Thesulah is to enjoy this one. And no, you’re not the only American who has never seen Twilight, Buffy, or Angel.

  3. Posted June 19, 2012 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    I may be the only Canadian who has not read the Twilight series. However, when Harper Collins released an edition of Wuthering Heights directly targeted to Twilight fans, because WH is Bella & Edward’s favourite book, I tried to convince my 15 year old niece to read WH. Even though I promised to read every book in the Twilight series, my niece refused the challenge.

    • theobromine
      Posted June 21, 2012 at 10:33 am | Permalink

      I’ll join Veronica as another Canadian who has never read any of Twilight. On the other hand (perhaps because it was required in Grade 9 English), I absolutely hated Wuthering Heights.

      As for Buffy and Angel, I ignored them when they first came out, since I thought they were just teen romance+horror, but after encountering Joss Whedon’s work in Serenity and Firefly, I recently decided to give Buffy & Angel a try. I’ve been impressed, and have to agree with Egbert’s “vastly underrated pieces of existential TV art”.

  4. Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    Posted June 19, 2012 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    Spehrical kitteh reflecshun iz no boobel poof.

  5. klementz1
    Posted June 19, 2012 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    You also might appreciate this “Fruit Bat Cat” pic (#5):

  6. darrelle
    Posted June 19, 2012 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    Cats + bubbles = good times. Or cat loves bubbles of all kinds. When the kids take a bubble bath she is all over the bubbles. I am waiting for the day when she slips and falls in. Hopefully I’ll be ready with the camera when it happens.

    If you blow bubbles for her she runs around popping them. She uses her two front paws in a clapping motions to pop them in midair.

  7. Grania Spingies
    Posted June 19, 2012 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    You can’t put Twilight into the same sentence as Buffy The Vampire Slayer or Angel. That’s just wrong 😀

    • daisypierce16
      Posted June 19, 2012 at 11:23 am | Permalink

      Well put!

    • pulseteresa
      Posted June 19, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

      Not just wrong…Heresy! Blasphemy!

    • Ougaseon
      Posted June 19, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

      No kidding! It’s like lumping creationism and evolution together under the banner of ‘science’.

      There’s probably a better analogy, but hey the website(!) is called WEIT.

    • Egbert
      Posted June 20, 2012 at 3:18 am | Permalink

      I’ve nothing against the makers of the Twilight series, but Whedon’s two vampire projects are bits of television history, for all good reasons. They’re vastly underrated pieces of existential TV art. And he’s now continuing the series in comic form.

    • Launcher
      Posted June 20, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

      Agreed – I was aghast when I read that comparison. I think I even saw my beautiful longhair cat, Buffy, wince.

    • Yazhi
      Posted June 21, 2012 at 12:23 am | Permalink

      I was just about to type the same thing.

      Caveat: not the movie – BtVS the movie belongs with Twilight. But the TV series is a whole ‘nother kettle of cats.

  8. ivy privy
    Posted June 19, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    Cornell hawk cam alert: Two of the juveniles are visiting the old nest right now.

  9. Notagod
    Posted June 19, 2012 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    Often the text in pictures is lame, this one featuring the confused Spot and delightful Peanut is an exception and one of the better exception.

%d bloggers like this: