From the Bottom of My Heart

I want to give a special shout-out to a reader in Germany who took the time to mail a tip via check because PayPal wasn’t quite working out over there. Thank you very much. This is a good time for me to thank all who have contributed and helped, via the tip jar, by shopping at Amazon, by sending in Teh Qte, by creating a safe and lively discussion space. Thank you all.

As Cutetropolis enters its third year, I am enjoying myself as much as ever, and I hope you are too. This is my heart now, the thing I do to make myself smile as the world gets crazier, and I know some of you feel the same way. Let’s enjoy the holidays together and have more fun in 2018.

It really gets ya… right here.

Via Twitter.

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58 thoughts on “From the Bottom of My Heart

  1. allein 🐾 December 6, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    We love you, Mike! Thanks for all you do!

  2. N. Fritz December 6, 2017 / 1:02 pm

    Mike, we should be thanking you! You stepped up to fill the void left by CO, and you entertain us EVERY DAY with your amazing talents (especially epic scroll-downs and literary masterpieces). We salute you!!!

    • bananabreadhead December 6, 2017 / 2:39 pm

      My thoughts exactly, N. Fritz!

      • debg December 6, 2017 / 4:33 pm

        What N. Fritz said!

        • jerzowa December 6, 2017 / 4:51 pm


    • jlamusings December 6, 2017 / 8:08 pm

      Agreed! Many heartfelt thanks for providing a funny, cute, and kind corner in the midst of the crazy

  3. Claire December 6, 2017 / 1:07 pm

    Yes! Thank you! This is just how I felt when I turned the Cutetropolis calendar to December and read the wonderful poem caption. This is my favorite virtual place.

  4. Gigi The cat lady December 6, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    • Laura December 6, 2017 / 2:58 pm

      Perfect, Gigi! I know that’s how we all feel! Mike is such a treasure, and it’s our privilege to come here and partake of Teh Cute, as filtered through his wondrous mind and sense of humor. This place is what it is because of you, Mike. Thank you from the bottom of my ♥!

  5. Birdcage December 6, 2017 / 1:30 pm

    Love you for all you do, Mike! You’ve helped get me through a tough year with the smiles you cause and the qte you bring!!!!

  6. Dana December 6, 2017 / 2:15 pm

    Three years already?!

    Thank you Mike for the cute everyday! Ditto the “epic scrolldowns and literary masterpieces”.

    My calendar is supposed to arrive by Friday, and I’m waiting with baited breath!

  7. birdlady26 December 6, 2017 / 2:17 pm

    Eloquently said Mike. We’re with you 100% and look forward eagerly to each of your posts. That kitty says how we feel too.

  8. Emsthemonster December 6, 2017 / 2:39 pm

    We thank you for what you do, Mike.
    It is awesome to see how you have built such a nice, intelligent community by writing brilliant posts.

  9. Doug December 6, 2017 / 2:51 pm

    Kitty looks like he/she has heartburn from all the cuteness supplied by Mike

    That evil .. evil man *wink*

  10. Catwhisperer December 6, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    Yay! Mike, I’m so happy that Cutetropolis is as much a refuge for you as it is for all of us.

  11. Ricky's Mom December 6, 2017 / 3:30 pm

    Back atcha, Mike, a thousand-fold!

  12. Luv Bunny December 6, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    To Mike – All the others have said how I feel, but I do want to thank you for all the laughter and smiles you bring daily to myself and all your qte fans. I hope you continue to enjoy sharing your sometimes quirky sense of humor and witty comments. That cat pic says it all from us to you.

    • Annimator December 6, 2017 / 4:37 pm

      Sometimes quirky?

      • BB/VA December 6, 2017 / 8:48 pm

        Where is the sometimes? It’s ALWAYS quirky – but that’s is what makes you the best, Mike!! Thanks for stepping up for all of us.

  13. Brouhaha December 6, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    We heart you too!

    Don’t tell anyone, but this is the first thing I check in the morning when I get to work.

    • LunaChickFringe December 6, 2017 / 3:54 pm

      Me, too! In fact I keep it open all day on a separate browser and everyone knows it. I describe it as free stress relief.

  14. Duckie 🐥 December 6, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    Love you, Mike!

  15. Yadre December 6, 2017 / 4:04 pm

    Three years…well, time flies when you are having fun :). I remember I was so sad when CuteO was gone, but then Mike came up with something even better (sorry CuteO) 😻😊. Cutetropolis has become part of my daily routine, so Thank you, Mike!

    • allein 🐾 December 6, 2017 / 4:05 pm

      Well, Mike was always my favorite writer there, so All NTMTOM, All the Time is awesome! 😉

      • NURI December 6, 2017 / 4:51 pm


      • dubravkamcvmd December 6, 2017 / 5:01 pm

        Mike was my favorite on CO too. I did not comment on CO but I feel at home on this site. I am SO happy to hear that Mike is really enjoying it because, after all, he does the heavy lifting. THANK YOU NTMTOM!

        • allein 🐾 December 6, 2017 / 5:13 pm

          Yeah, I didn’t comment much there, either (and under a different name when I did). But I read every post (well, not every post, but all the ones after I found the place), and a lot of the comments as well.

          • dubravkamcvmd December 6, 2017 / 5:47 pm

            When CO ended I went back and started reading the posts from the beginning and realized, to my surprise, that I had started reading it, and religiously, within its first few months. But I’m with you Allein – All NTMTOM, All The Time is the cat’s pajamas and the bee’s knees!

            • BB/VA December 6, 2017 / 8:49 pm

              What Dub said!!! I can’t say it better!

  16. NURI December 6, 2017 / 4:53 pm

    What everybody else has said. Thank *you*, Mike!!

  17. tara December 6, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    Thank YOU!!! I am so grateful for you and your website Mike. I have appreciated every time I was down and came here and found something to lift my spirits, or I was having a pretty good day and you made it even better! Thank you for keeping us supplied with cute and laughs. This website is 1000% Cute Satisfaction! Guaranteed.
    And thank you to all the Cutropolitans who keep this space a respite. Your kindness and caring for each other often overwhelms me. For you I am also truly grateful.

  18. CAZ December 6, 2017 / 6:52 pm

    I agree with all of the above! Thank you for letting me share pics of Yoyo the chickens ‘tocks and silly videos of our little misfit gang! This site brings a smile to my face every day, actually throughout the day as i check often, from your amazing writing skills to the wonderful comments, I don’t comment too often as i’m just not as funny as the rest of them, but Cutetropolis rules!! <3

  19. Puddleglum December 6, 2017 / 7:30 pm

    I’m late to the party and not feeling especially articulate so I will just agree with what everyone else said! Thanks for a great site Mike and all that you do to keep us ROFLing. 😀

  20. Patty December 6, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    Three years already? Funny, it seems shorter than that, but it feels like this site has always been here at the same time.
    I love this place, cute, but with funny stories. One of these days I will have some money for that tip jar. Thanks for letting me hang out here, Mike, and entertaining us.

  21. Flowerfanatic December 6, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    I don’t comment often but believe me I read each and every Qte email and can’t imagine a day without them. I didn’t realize we’re going into our 3rd year. Yes, time DOES fly when you’re having fun!! I got hooked on CO and was really sad when it ended but was so excited to see Cutetropolis show up one day and enjoy every picture and all the comments. Mike’s ability to take a mundane looking picture and creating a writing masterpiece is above anything I’ve ever experienced before. That’s pure genius thinking and we’re so fortunate to have him here. Creative thinking has never been my forte but he’s got it BIG TIME!! We all enjoy how he can create a fabulous story every time. I love the captions on the pictures that bring the picture to a new level. Thank you for being you, Mike. From another of your ‘fans’!!

  22. Wuyizidi December 6, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    Mike – Thank you so much for providing this much needed place – a true antidote to the daily madness that is the last 2 years. I simply can’t imagine life without this site.

    Thanks again from the bottom of my heart, and happy holidays!

  23. Murray C December 6, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    Oh, my, there isn’t a thing written here that I don’t agree with in spades – Mike you are, pure and simply, a joy. I’m glad you feel as you do about this little community – and a community it is! isn’t it amazing? I was a mess when CuteO stopped publishing and I didn’t even know enough to read the comments, I just looked at the pictures. So finding out about Cutetropolis and NTMTOM went a long way to lift me out of the big, dark, empty space that CO left.

    AND, joy of joys – I got my calendar today! What I’ve gotten to see of it so far is so good and hilarious – Mike, I love that you’re making comments about the designations for each day. It’s fab and I hope it’s selling well? It’s the best calendar ever.

  24. Annette December 6, 2017 / 11:39 pm

    I can’t believe it’s been three years. Thank you taking over went Cute Overload went offline. I love your site. It gives me my daily dose of happiness. I would like to see a few stotes in 2018. 😺💙❗

  25. HaHa December 7, 2017 / 2:55 am

    Raises hands!
    Yay Mike!
    Yay Cutetropolis!
    Yay Peeps!
    Woot Woot!
    And Huzzah!
    Does a little wiggly jig!

  26. Benvolio December 7, 2017 / 8:07 am

    Thank you, Mike, for sharing your talents with us. Cutetropolis is one of the funniest and cleverest sites on the whole Interwebs. And these days, we need it more than ever.

  27. Sandra December 7, 2017 / 8:18 am

    All the above! And thank you once more for providing this qte space for us to gather and be happy 🙂
    (I clicked the 100th like!!! Do I get to have a puppy in my drawer now? Do I???)

  28. fkaWaldenPond December 7, 2017 / 9:33 am

    Holy smokes, I am late to this party! 😀 I had to go to bed early last night (and actually slept!!) so here I am racing in, grabbing a glass of bubbly and some canapés, raising all and cheering, “Mike, you are the best for creating this wonderful, blessing of a space!”
    Plus what everyone else said! 🙂

  29. Skimpy December 7, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    Thank you Mike!
    There are four sites I check every single day, and yours is one of them.

    • allein 🐾 December 7, 2017 / 2:26 pm

      I subscribe to new post emails so The Cute comes to me!

      • Skimpy December 7, 2017 / 2:31 pm

        clever you 🙂

        • allein 🐾 December 7, 2017 / 2:42 pm

          It ensures I don’t miss anything on days when I can’t check until later in the day. I might not always comment on a slightly older post but I will still get to see it. 🙂

  30. linda December 7, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    I don’t post much either, but agree with everything already said. I actually like this site a tiny bit more that CO! (altho the one thing I miss are updates from that Australian farm animal rescue (name?)).

    Our oldest cat had to be put down Tues, and it was my birthday, so it was a pretty crummy day, but coming here made it a little less horrible.

    Thanks Mike

    • allein 🐾 December 7, 2017 / 2:40 pm

      Edgar’s Mission?

      • linda December 7, 2017 / 2:48 pm

        that sounds right, thanks!

    • Murray C December 7, 2017 / 2:44 pm

      Oh, how crappy to have to put down your cat – and on your birthday! I’m so sorry, Linda.

      • linda December 7, 2017 / 2:51 pm

        Thanks. It was so sudden. Was fine when we went to bed, but about 3 am, something happened. She was almost 20, but still.

        • Murray C December 7, 2017 / 3:03 pm

          Our cat is about 18 so anytime she exhibits any unusual behavior I get a bit anxious – I know we face the same as you in the not-too-distant future. IF this is how I deal with my furbabies I’m kinda glad I don’t have kids.

        • dubravkamcvmd December 7, 2017 / 4:18 pm

          I’m so sorry. I euthanized Minkette two years ago when she was 22. 20 – you lived with this being for a LONG time and it’s really hard to say goodbye.

          • Emsthemonster December 7, 2017 / 4:33 pm

            You are all very good cat-parents. I have never had a kitty with such a long life. Our oldest ever cat was 15 years old. I guess thug life didnt do them any good. Only my childhood doggie lived to be 18.

  31. julie December 7, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    Hi Mike – Thank you for this site. You bring joy and laughter to peoples’ lives and that might be one of the most honorable activities on the planet. You make my day better every day.

    • Sedro6 December 7, 2017 / 7:33 pm

      And me too!

  32. Tamara December 7, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    Huge supporter here even though I rarely comment! Thank you, Mike, for bringing light and laughter into people’s lives every day! You’ve built an amazing community!

  33. Ed C. December 9, 2017 / 4:57 am

    Mike, your site is an oasis of calm in a crazy world. So glad you’re enjoying it as much as we are!

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