Shout-out to Chase for starting a new recurring tip. “About time too,” she writes, “since your site has replaced CO as the first thing I check when I get on my computer everyday!” Thanks to you and to all the subscribers for sticking with me.
And speaking of sticking (see what I did there?), “I Voted” stickers are popping up everywhere as early voting gets underway in many states. Reader James D. writes: “My cat Dottie made it on Cute Overload in 2014 with this video:”
And now it’s 2016, and Dottie’s still stuck on her sticker. Wear it proudly, Dottie!
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I wandered, weak and weary,
On an annual hunt for candy that I gathered door to door,
There came suddenly a beating made me cease my trick-or-treating
Like a thousand souls entreating from a land of ancient lore
“It is but the wind,” I muttered, “blowing leaves across the floor–
Only this, and nothing more.”
But alas the sound persisted, my denial it resisted
As it urgently insisted my eyes downward all the more
And ’twas then I saw the pawing, the frantic, frenzied clawing
Of a dozen hands withdrawing tiny treats into their store
And just whose fiendish fingers were about this desperate chore? The raccoons beneath the floor!