Halloween Contest 2013
On October 28, 2013 · 312 Comments · In Cartoons, Cat Adventures, Chickenless, Halloween
Time for my annual Halloween Contest! Complete this cartoon and you could win a Cat Adventures prize pack, which includes:
- a signed copy of my Cat Adventures book
- a Cat Adventures t-shirt
- a set of three Cat Adventures buttons
And there will be two runner-up winners, who will both win a signed copy of the Cat Adventures book. (For those who don’t win, these items will be available via the website soon – I’ll keep you posted!)
To enter the contest, tell me what the cat is thinking in the above cartoon. You can add your entry (or entries) to the comments here, tweet your answer, or send it to me via my contact form. Winners will be announced on Halloween!
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I should have eaten him five years ago.
I wonder if he said something
Darwin, what have you done to me!?
Hey Carl, still working at the nuclear plant?
Hmmm well that’s another thing for my to-do list
I knew eating that cheese would to come back to haunt me…
I think it’s time to divorce
“Sesame Street has really run out of ideas…”
Wow, i like Skeeball but Chuck E. Cheese has really gone downhill.
“Those candies must have gone bad ages ago.”
Back off my kitty litter.
We’re gonna need a bigger mouse trap.
This is why I shouldn’t do catnip
catch the mouse they said, it’ll be fun they said
oh my, this catnip-trip is somehow different
They never learn..
So that’s what happened to the refrigerator…
I thought that Catnip was off!
karma’s a %§&*#!
So that must be his bigger brother!
I made you a cookie but I eated it.
“That’s where my Mutagen went!”
Oh, _that_ must have been what Mom meant by ‘don’t play with your food or it’ll come back and play with _you_’!
Oh man, I really need to lay off the catnip.
Note to self:
No more Catnip after midnight!
Am I smaller or have you been eating transgenic cheese?
“I think I ate to many kat-nip bars”
(as opposed to kit-kat)
Maybe I didn’t think through this birthday wish
“Is this thing real, or just another catnip-induced flashback?”
“I got up from my nap for this?”
Maybe if I don’t move he won’t see me.
well that’s not macaroni!
Should have bought a bigger fridge..
I think this costume will make me look a bit too mousy. At least I can return it for being oversized…
That would be a great look for the VMA’s…
I think I need a bigger bowl.
I think I ate 1 too many buritos last night…
I don’t think you exist.
Oh, man, I gotta cut back on the catnip.
Well, this beats Tuesday so far
Everybody talks about what a genius Walt Disney was, but he never had to work with a mouse like this!
“Everything looks great. Remember to brush twice daily. See the receptionist to schedule an appointment in 6 months.”
“Look if you’re gonna be a method actor you have to dig deeper to show the emotion.”
“Hmmm? How does that riddle go. “How do you eat an 12 foot tall mouse?” Oh, yea one bite at a time.”
“mon santo, dios mio..”
“I had ONE job”
“Dude! Have you looked at your eyebrows lately?”
“Keep looking into my eyes, listen to my thoughts, you are getting sleepy, very sleepy.”
“Maybe he will go for the round of cheese over my head and never notice me.”
Good god man.. how about a tic-tac!
“Say HELLO to my little friend.”
“Nose is just a bit long, but otherwise you look just like an Ewok.”
“For the first time in my life that Schrödinger makes perfect sense.”
Oooh, on my right! A blank wall that I can just stare at. I think I was just involved with something else, but this wall is too darned interesting, so I’ll keep looking here.
Isn’t this the kangaroo from Looney Tunes? Time has not been friendly.
“humm… But I asked it well-done, not so rare!”
That’s the second biggest rat I’ve ever seen!
“Didn’t he wear that costume last year”
“I shouldn’t have super-sized that order.”
“I meant to order motzarella on my pizza not MouseZilla!”
Who moved your cheese?
Gonna love having this guy on my attorney defense team. The Incredible Catnip Hulk Mouse yeah baby.
Nice try, but if you really wanted to scare me you should have dressed up as a vacuum cleaner.
“I am disgusted and repulsed and…and I can’t look away”
Whoa…I think I need to lay off the catnip for awhile.
Sweet. I didn’t know this place was “All You Can Eat”.
Well, the presentation’s a bit off, but the portion size here is fantastic.
I’m going to need more milk to wash all this down.
Mickey looks a lot different on TV.
Ugh. I ordered the mutant salmon.
I guess the mouse has cousins in the Fire Swamp…
I need some backup for this one!
Think, now, think. I remember meeting him, but where?
Tom? Tim? Terry? Dang, what is his name?
I told you that cheese made from genetically modified cows milk wasn’t safe.
Scary…yawn. Now, move. My food bowl is behind you.
I’m going to need a bigger barbecue.
Must have been fed GMO corn.
I think I added too much water.
Edit: Title of cartoon should be “Just add water, watch it grow”.
If votes from random internet strangers counted, your entry would get mine!
“Time to review my concepts!”
I did this for my High School ESL class! They loved it! Here are their captions!
1. You thought I would get scared but I didn’t. HA HA.
2. Nice costume you got there.
3. What are you mad at?
4. That’s a costume?
5. Wow! You grew up!
6. Hey Jerry. Nice costume you got there for Halloween!
More to come later.
The number of things with GMO’s these days…
I better not get charged extra, I don’t remember supersizing that…
I specifically asked for organic…
This is awkward…
Hey Garfield – check out my “Pooky”!
That’s one hell of a meal
no,no,no, YOU were supposed to bring the potroast.
This is awkward, but it seems a couple of the cheese trays has gone missing.
“For god’s sake whatever I do don’t think Cheese…”
“You are kind of late… now, enter the pan!”
Plan A: Act adorable.
Plan B: Run like hell.
“Woah! That’s what I call an early Xmas meal!”
“I wonder if it fits in the oven.”
“Oh no… I should have got the Merlot to pair it instead of Sauvignon.”
Can’t sleep, rat will eat me…
I love this one! heh (:3
“Nice, but your corpse would be too big to leave at the back door.”
What would Garfield do?
Squeak! Just a fellow mouse here. Squeak Squeak!
“Finally something to test my George Foreman’s Xtra-Ultra-Large-Grill!”
You’re in my spot.
“Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away…”
(What would Garfield do?)
“Ok, Rufus. Bedtime!”
“You should see a dentist, your halitosis is killing me.”
Why won’t he run?
I should have joined the union.
Declaw me will they? This will show ’em.
Love your nails! Let me guess, Anita did them? She can do wonders with an emory board…
Damm! I got to cut back on the catnip.
“Third in a row! Tough day, eh!”
“These taxidermists are getting really good nowadays.”
“Ding dong!…Yey! Must be our pizza!!!”
“You are not John but… can you pet me?”
“I ate spiders bigger than you, silly!”
“Repeat with me: “- I am a big Cat”…Well done!”
I really, really want to win this time!!! I Love cats and I Love Savage Chickens!
Sorry for the number of entries, but my creativity plus my will of winning is just peaking the sky! HAUhauhe
I will keep posting some more entries though 😀
If that isn’t against the rules, of course!
I admire your determination! 🙂
Definitely – everybody can enter the contest as many times as they like! Keep them coming!
Yey!!! Thanks for the reply and the kind words! It was an incentive for me!
Today I will keep posting 🙂
Of course, you could also go and reply under each entry why Mr Savage shouldnt choose this one in the hopes it bumps yours up 😀
Just joking people… 😉
What a big rodent you are.
Hmm… it went something like “My name is Zoobar J 5 Slash 9 Dora Corn something something”… think!!
“This super-sized meal looked different in the menu”
A koala? A marsupial for sure…
which means vegetarian..?
Figures! The one day I don’t skip breakfast…
This is not how “Cats” goes!
I need to speak to my agent!
And why does he keep staring at me drooling so much?!?!
Yes, that is a big mouse; but is it fierce enough? …Casting these sify channel movies is getting way too ridiculous. At least it is now a shark…
I think someone slipped me a “mickey”..
“Hulk mad”, “Hulk smash”, yeah i have heard that before. The mouse angle is interesting though…
I love YOU more!!
So 2012. (yawn)
“I’m gonna need a bigger trap.”
Et tu, Brute?
WOW This will feed the whole family and neighbors too!!
Now that is a treat…or is it a trick?
damn rats, blocking my window view
“Is this a dagger which I see before me?”
“I can has mutant rodent?”
So you decided not to wear a costume this year!
“Willard, is that you?”
Catnip Mouse boss, we finally meet.
Well this is a new approach to “training” me…
“That furball’s gonna be a doozy.”
I have some cheesecake in the fridge.
You cut the cheese again, didn’t you…
So what you’re saying is,the five cases of cheese we ordered last month never came in…
That cheesecake was supposed to be for everyone.
So, you like cheeseburgers?
– Damn that Dutch catnip.
– Yes, I saw your date. She was wearing an emmentaler costume and went that way.
– Wait, if you got the steroids, what happened to the rat poison?
Hmm, I wonder where my glitter-ball went…
‘Sure Ralph it’s a great costume, but is it really going to scare anyone?’
Hmmm…I’m going to need more Barbecue Sauce than I originally planned.
One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach, all the damn vampire rats.
(a la Grandpa in the Lost Boys)
This is a mouse?
I’m gonna need a bigger litter box for what I’m about to do.
Lucky for me, I keep my lives numbered for just such an occasion.
“definitely bigger than a pickle”
“then who’s guarding the bridge?”
“My contract with Doug never mentioned this.”
“How did he squeeze through that hole?”
“Maybe they should have invested in a laser pointer that didn’t emit radiation.”
We’re gonna need some bigger cheese!
Why, oh why did I have to come home with Dr. Banner?
Yup. Catnip overdose.
Carnivals used to give out better prizes.
maybe he wants a hug
Darn it, Doug used the GMO cheese in the mouse trap again. Looks like I am going to be up all night with this one.
I just littered myself
Well, that explains the giant poop balls in the kitchen.
So THAT’s what happens you catch the red dot?
“Rodents of unusual size? I don’t believe they exist.”
“I hate mondays”
“I hope that’s the costume I ordered”
“Wait a minute – he doesn’t look anything like his online dating profile picture at all!”
Not hungry enough … yet
I guess enacting the Murder of Gonzago won’t help…
So, you are Beorn, right?
Mental note: if you combine bear and rat genes you don’t get a brat.
Million rats in the world and I mess with the one that has been exposed to gamma rays.
OK. Don’t make any sudden movements. Pretend you are dead.
Miley? …..Is that you?
Rattata has evolved into Raticate.
How I hate Pokémon!
“My cat fantasy is scarier than yours.”
Dr. Banner, your mouse got out again!
“Sheesh, kids’ costumes these days…always trying be so edgy”
Man, my buddies are gonna miss the litter box when I show up in this thing!
Put on your reflective vest.
Damn, this always happens! Can’t remember what I came in this room for…
“Subject located! Now, where did I put my teleport gun?”
“Can’t wait for the next season.”
“Did you eat Jack’s magic beans?”
“Seriously, that’s the best you can do? Pfff”
“Woah!!! My new scratch toy arrived!”
“In Soviet Russia, rats eat cats. That makes sense now.”
“So… that Hocus Pocus spell really worked!”
“I’d hate to see the cow who produced that cheese…”
“My midnight snacks are really getting out of hand.”
“You have got to be kitten me…”
He’d be scary if the cat didn’t have his tongue.
Nice costume, but a little cliché, don’t you think?
“Well, At least it’s not another Miley Cirus..”
Maybe radioactive rat poison wasn’t the way to go.
So… should I play with it first or just eat it right away?
Something tells me this guy wouldn’t appreciate a head bonk.
This “Cat Adventure” stuff has gotten WAY out of hand…
Monster Mouse hand puppet. Cute.
Still not impressed.
“Tell Mommy I ate the goldfish, not Mr. Fluffy.”
Well, *I’m* not a savage chicken, so it must be you.
“Gosh! What a way to use up another life. 5 left now!”
“I don’t believe this is the last trend in Miceland.”
“Let’s start: who did this to you?!”
Must have mixed up the Rat Poison with the Miracle Grow.
“Hey, I don’t taste good… I am catatonic!”
“What’s the secret of your diet?”
Wonder what’s on television tonight?
I *did* order a cordless mouse. How do I right-click?
Franz Catca’s “Metamorphosis”? Nope. Never heard of it.
So YOU’RE “Ol’ Possum”! I loved your “Book of Cats”!
bottom panel reads:
Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear
Hmm … biting off his head might pose a challenge!
Has Jeff Goldblum playing with the transporter machine again?
To meow or not to meow.. this is truly outrageous fortune.
How do I tell him we are out of cheese… hmm…
Think adorable! Act adorable! Look tasteless.
Think adorable! Act adorable! Look tasteless.
Think adorable! Act adorable! Look tasteless.
Think adorable! Act adorable! Look tasteless.
Thought bubble: (scratching post)
Caption: Indifference as a defense mechanism
“I should have invented Ratnip…”
“So they said to think about the worst scenario possible… damn!”
“I hope those Karate lessons in 60 minutes have been well spent.”
“Next time I will sing La Cucaracha instead of Rats!”
“I need a bigger Magic Flute now…”
Was actually about to enter the “We need a bigger flute” bit yesterday, but didn’t, so if this one wins I have to cat allergy myself to death.
[Don Corleone’s voice] “-Buona sera, Buona sera.”
Wonder if Doug will like my Ratzilla costume.
“?? Santa Claus is coming… to town! He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good… for goodness sake! ??
I tried to put musical symbols, but they don’t work. The interrogation marks could be deleted.
OK..not a good time to ask for my squeaky toy back.
Holy gamma rays, Ratman!
I’m about to become a cat-astrophe
Curse that Dr. Banner and his experiments!
You know that cheese you’ve been looking for?I’m afraid it’s been pepperjacked.
“M-a-r-v-e-l-o-u-s nail polishing!!”
“guess he did not like my youtube videos”
“Of course your shoe is an appropiate place. What’d you expect, fancy giftwrap or something?”
Caption: in an alternate universe, cats leave dead humans for their rat owners to find.
This level’s boss is tough. Good thing I have extra lives.
Is there time for nine lives to flash before my eyes?
I’ve been ratted out, big time!
Perhaps we should rethink this GMO thing.
“I’ll get my Hulk costume, too, then we can scare everyone out of their candy.”
“I never said, ‘MMMmmm, you dirty rat!”
Yikes! Maybe I can distract it with this thought balloon and make my getaway.
Curious how my workload seems to peak around full moon…
He doesn’t like cats AND he’s fluffy: I must get on his lap for a nap.
“Hm… did I turn off the dishwasher?”
That is the last time I mix catnip and uranium.
No, I’m not going to guess which paw the treat is in. Do we have to do this every time?
Okay…It’s a book… six words…. First word rhymes with teeth…
“Ghost of Christmas Past?”… It’s not Christmas.
The Genie warned me… “Be Careful what you wish for.”
Honey, I’m hooome. Oh, great Halloween costume, honey!Honey? Honeyyy?!?!?!
I can haz cheezburger?
I’m not sure I am comfortable being Lady Gaga’s cat any more.
Maybe I shouldn’t have opened the door saying “Don’t open, dead inside”.
This isn’t the cat you are looking for.
Wow, those new antidepressant do really weird things to me, Carl. You just changed into a huge zombiemouse!
Oh, come one, honey! When I said we should go as Tom and Jerry, I meant the cute kind, not this! Why do you always ruin everyting!
“Look what I dragged in!”
Waaa! Where is the Pied Piper of Hamelin when you need him!?
Well, this game of cat and mouse just got a lot more interesting…
Why won’t he reply? I admit my French is rusty, but still! “miaou”
Just an image of the mouse wearing boxer shorts
Pull the thorn out of your paw? Do I look like I was born yesterday?
No, I didn’t leave the seat up.
I hope this is some sort of costume… She looks nothing like her pictures on the website…
“I wonder what he ate to be that fit.”
Is someone here ? Where are my glasses ?
Stupid Genie… I guess I should have specified a giant DEAD mouse!
Bet this guy doesn’t have a cutesy tv show and his own amusement park……
Now THAT’s a Hairball, chicken will be proud of me!
” nice costume, but I can still tell you’re just a venus flytrap !!”
“Shuold I slave this one as I did with humans?”
“To pee, or Not to pee, that is the question.”
“Look behind you, a Three-Headed Monkey!”
i love this Chernobyl vacation!
have a snicker, when you’re hungry you turn into a giant rodent!
…and the plot thickens.
I’m kitten out of here right meow!
Have you tried going gluten free?
Very funny, nice costume human, now give me my dinner.
How did that R.O.U.S. escape the fire swamp?
Where’s a fire spurt when you need one?
Can I talk to you about cheeses?
For the sports statisticians out there the caption would be, ” *Steroids “
How about a ’70s tv commercial reference–“That’s a spicy meatball!”
My, what big, um, everything you have!
You got a booger.
I can totally see up your nose right meow.
Belly button lint!
I hope your Willard in costume and not Ben.
I should have been nicer to the dog.
And this, Hubert, is exactly why Dr Jekyl told us to stay out of the lab ….
“Is it me, or has this dream just gone from bad to worse?”
I shouldn’t have said “I don’t care” on that survey on animal testing.
“I’ve got this.”
“Damn Miracle Grow in the garden.”
“Someone get the dog.”
“Guess they shouldn’t have waited to patch that hole.”
Radioactivity or gamma rays?
I should have not married Kafka.
How can I put it…It can’t work between us.Last night it was catnip talking…
Ok.I will purr my way out of this.
1. Bansky is at it again.
2. Is this what my superego looks like?
3. Maybe I have pushed the boundaries of my 3D printer too far.
All I did was suggest that you use a different color post it note.
I am now sorry I gave out raisins for Halloween.
When they said Rat Pack, I thought they meant Sinatra…
“As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.”
Woah. That belly button’s an innie.
‘Giant Angry Mouse Plays Air Keyboard’ – I smell a viral video here!
This calls for….a nap.
This cat costume is way too tight…
I know it is just you, stupid human. Now, feed me.
I’d like a tunafish sandwich.
Things are looking good for my insanity defense.
Jerry….eat a Snickers, you’re just not yourself when you are hungry…..
No Geoff, you’re not fat… just a little husky.
I knew I should have got the big cat costume!
Best. Halloween Costume. Ever.
this is worse than the no pants dream
Vampurrrs laugh in the face of danger!
The expectations of this job exceed my compensation package.
“Yeah, well. The Dude abides.”
“I know a nice oversize shop.”
“At least it´s not a turtle.”
‘so that’s who’s been stealing my food’