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Family Dragon Cartoon Caption Contest

Now that's a pet.

Now that's a pet.

It’s Monday, and I’ve got a new cartoon that is sitting patiently, waiting for just the right caption. This cartoon desperately needs your help!

This is the Splendid Marbles Cartoon Caption Contest, and the rules are pretty simple.

  • Type a clever caption and place it in the comments section, along with a valid email address, and you win a signed copy of the cartoon, with your caption and name attached (and you’ll be added to the Splendid Marbles gallery of caption contest winners.) (Check out all the winners of the caption contest.)
  • You are allowed three submissions.
  • I will accept entries until midnight, Friday, July 31st, 2009.
  • I’ll select five finalists over the weekend, which will be voted on starting noon Monday, August 3rd, 2009.
  • That’s it!

Here’s your chance to vote on last week’s “Knight Golf” caption contest.

Please select one of the five captions listed below.

Please select one of the five captions listed below.

Time to vote for your favorite "Knight Golf" caption.

  • ”He’s in transition.” – MRF (31%, 15 Votes)
  • "They say, dress for the job you want and not for the one you have.” - Jimmy-Fiasco (29%, 14 Votes)
  • “You guys weren’t here when I had to help him out of the port-o-john!” – Jeff M. (29%, 14 Votes)
  • “If you think that’s bad you ought to see what he’s wearing underneath!”- R Causey (8%, 4 Votes)
  • This was to be the last time Rodger’s attitude got him into trouble. – DWR (3%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 48

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And here’s the winner of the “Shotgun Baby” caption contest:

The winning caption comes from Julie - nice job!

The winning caption comes from Julie - nice job!

I post brand new cartoons, with my very own captions, every Wednesday at noon, and I have a new piece of fantastic commentary for you to read every Friday at noon.

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Discussion

116 comments for “Family Dragon Cartoon Caption Contest”

  1. I said bear skin rug. You HAD to have something more exotic.

    Posted by JRusso | July 27, 2009, 11:50 am
  2. I think I know where the wild things are…

    Posted by JRusso | July 27, 2009, 11:51 am
  3. You had to invite your cousin Harry Potter to stay, and he had to bring his pet.

    Posted by Jay F | July 27, 2009, 11:58 am
  4. At least he’ll eat all the pitbulls in the neighborhood.

    Posted by Robert | July 27, 2009, 12:01 pm
  5. I thought you said you had an exotic PAST, not an exotic PET!

    Posted by DeeAnn S | July 27, 2009, 12:05 pm
  6. I think the lamp makes the room look small.

    Posted by Russ | July 27, 2009, 12:09 pm
  7. No Dear. When you play Dungeons and Dragons you can not bring the props home!

    Posted by DeeAnn S | July 27, 2009, 12:11 pm
  8. OK Sweetie. You wanted it, now you walk it. And carry a big poop bag!

    Posted by DeeAnn S | July 27, 2009, 12:13 pm
  9. When I told you to “free yourself of your demons,” I meant figuratively not literally.

    Posted by Patti Beckert | July 27, 2009, 12:14 pm
  10. That cute little lizard they smuggled from China turned out to be a dragon.

    Posted by GILBERT DOERING | July 27, 2009, 12:17 pm
  11. “Honey, either he’s got to go, or we have to get a bigger TV.”

    Posted by Cindy Lee | July 27, 2009, 12:17 pm
  12. “Look at the size of his feet,” I said. “He will grow into that size.
    But, no, you wouldn’t listen to me. Just an old urban myth you said.”

    Posted by Marilyn Brenden | July 27, 2009, 12:17 pm
  13. I said I think we should “puff” the magic dragon, not get one!

    Posted by jason h | July 27, 2009, 12:20 pm
  14. What county fair did you say you went to again?

    Posted by Chucky B | July 27, 2009, 12:20 pm
  15. I know you wanted me to find you a cute puppy, but this was what they had left and I got him at a discount!

    Posted by Cindy L. | July 27, 2009, 12:21 pm
  16. When I was a kid a half-dead gold fish was our prize

    Posted by Chucky B | July 27, 2009, 12:22 pm
  17. when The Nothing wiped out Fantasia, I thought we should help out and adopt falcor.

    Posted by jason h | July 27, 2009, 12:23 pm
  18. I just don’t get it, why are you so mad? You said I could get a pet if we let your mom stay over for two weeks

    Posted by Cindy L. | July 27, 2009, 12:24 pm
  19. The lease said no cat’s no dog’s..

    Posted by Russ | July 27, 2009, 12:25 pm
  20. I just don’t get it, why are you so mad? You said I could get a pet if we let your mom stay over the next two weeks.

    Posted by Cindy L. | July 27, 2009, 12:26 pm
  21. Boy did I misunderstand. I thought you said that you rented “Enter the Dragon”.

    Posted by tyler pomeroy | July 27, 2009, 12:29 pm
  22. Don’t just sit there staring at the dragon…answer me!!

    Posted by tyler pomeroy | July 27, 2009, 12:30 pm
  23. what do you think would happen if we put peanut-butter under his jowls?

    Posted by jason h | July 27, 2009, 12:31 pm
  24. Man I don’t know about you, but this is some good acid………

    Posted by Russ | July 27, 2009, 12:32 pm
  25. Note to self, no more steroids for Ike the Iguana.

    Posted by tyler pomeroy | July 27, 2009, 12:33 pm
  26. I don’t care how much he lowers our home heating costs, I am NOT cleaning up after it.

    Posted by Marc J Ouellette | July 27, 2009, 12:34 pm
  27. Why did you name him “Spike”?

    Posted by Steven Benson | July 27, 2009, 12:37 pm
  28. “Honey, enough with the stories already, he’s asleep.”

    “One more, one more … this one’s about dragon teeth.”

    Posted by Chucky B | July 27, 2009, 12:38 pm
  29. So… You really ARE the “Gatekeeper!”

    Posted by Steven Benson | July 27, 2009, 12:41 pm
  30. “You baby him too much Marge.”

    Posted by Bill Rabello | July 27, 2009, 12:42 pm
  31. I found him on Monster.com.

    Posted by Steven Benson | July 27, 2009, 12:43 pm
  32. “When little Suzy asked if she could keep Fluffy, you had to give in didn’t you?”

    Posted by Bill Rabello | July 27, 2009, 12:44 pm
  33. “I knew it was a bad idea saying we`d look after the Flintstones Pet while they go on vaction.”

    Posted by ken wilkinson | July 27, 2009, 1:36 pm
  34. I think you need to tell him that he has overstayed his welcome.

    Posted by Mike | July 27, 2009, 1:43 pm
  35. “Honey,wake your Mother up,we need her to start cooking the Barbecue food.”

    Posted by ken wilkinson | July 27, 2009, 1:46 pm
  36. Jerry past out at the party with his shoes on again..I think we got carried away coloring on him.

    Posted by Mike | July 27, 2009, 1:46 pm
  37. When bad teenagers happen to good people.

    Posted by Peter Hepburn | July 27, 2009, 1:54 pm
  38. I know you have this fascination with these “so called” mythical creatures, but couldn’t you at least potty train the dang thing!

    Posted by Reaunna | July 27, 2009, 2:05 pm
  39. That’s the last time I adopt a rescue animal from a satanic shelter…

    Posted by Scott | July 27, 2009, 2:26 pm
  40. He’s in front of the television again.

    Posted by Scott | July 27, 2009, 2:26 pm
  41. I know I’ve asked a hundred times, but WHICH breed did the dog groomer say he was again?

    Posted by Scott | July 27, 2009, 2:28 pm
  42. “The landlord said we could keep a small pet. How are we going to hide Spike when he comes around?”

    Posted by Bill Rabello | July 27, 2009, 2:34 pm
  43. “Yes, I remember saying that no one wants to mention the elephant in the living room. You always have to make a Broadway show of everything!”

    Posted by Beverly Justice | July 27, 2009, 3:22 pm
  44. This dish washer doesn’t work as well as our other one

    Posted by Susan | July 27, 2009, 4:11 pm
  45. Ok, in the future, ask your mother NOT to buy us a house warming gift?

    Posted by Susan | July 27, 2009, 4:11 pm
  46. Honey I know you have a thing for contemporary furniture but I can’t even sit on the new couch.

    Posted by Amber P | July 27, 2009, 4:16 pm
  47. This silly lizard always wants to take a knap after eating one of the neighbors!

    Posted by Cary Dion | July 27, 2009, 4:21 pm
  48. These two chairs are the only furniture we have left due to your pet dragon sharpening his claws on the furniture.

    Posted by Cary Dion | July 27, 2009, 4:25 pm
  49. I hate it when your mother-in-law visits.

    Posted by Marc J Ouellette | July 27, 2009, 4:38 pm
  50. At least she doesn’t shed like your darn cat did.

    Posted by Fran Welch | July 27, 2009, 5:14 pm
  51. well,you really can’t blame him… after all you’re the one who told your mother to ‘”feed” him

    Posted by OZ | July 27, 2009, 6:52 pm
  52. Spike needs to get more exercise or cut back on the Dragon Chow.

    Posted by Brian | July 27, 2009, 7:00 pm
  53. I hope the savings on heating the house outweighs the cost of Dragon Chow.

    Posted by Brian | July 27, 2009, 7:05 pm
  54. This isn’t quite what I had in mind by curling up near the fire.

    Posted by Brian | July 27, 2009, 7:08 pm
  55. “Just think, only a year ago he was very cute and cuddly.”

    Posted by Jason B. | July 27, 2009, 8:46 pm
  56. “I think I’ll go be a stray somewhere and see if a good looking woman picks me up and takes me home with her.”

    Posted by Sandy | July 27, 2009, 9:11 pm
  57. “Ethel, I think you missed a dust mite when you ran the shop vac.”

    Posted by Sandy | July 27, 2009, 9:13 pm
  58. “I can’t believe we’ve been sitting here our entire lives watching and waiting for this thing to die in its sleep.”

    Posted by Sandy | July 27, 2009, 9:15 pm
  59. “So uh… what exactly are we gonna feed him…”

    Posted by James | July 27, 2009, 9:57 pm
  60. The ‘Where Are They Now’ episode featuring Pete’s Dragon.

    Posted by James | July 27, 2009, 9:59 pm
  61. Can we just quit pretending that the cat “disappeared”?

    Posted by Jeffrey M. | July 27, 2009, 11:38 pm
  62. Junior has been experimenting with recombinant D.N.A again hasn’t he?

    Posted by Jeffrey M. | July 27, 2009, 11:43 pm
  63. Whatever you do, don’t ask him to start the fireplace again!

    Posted by Jeffrey M. | July 27, 2009, 11:44 pm
  64. Little Jackie Paper’s Law degree sure came in handy for in his waning years Puff did a lot less frolicking in autumn mist and a lot more neighbor eating.

    Posted by ACP | July 28, 2009, 12:29 am
  65. “I’m really disgusted with his choice of lifestyle.”

    Posted by DWR | July 28, 2009, 1:26 am
  66. “Sheila, I don’t care how well read they are.”

    Posted by DWR | July 28, 2009, 1:31 am
  67. (This one’s for me)

    “Wait is, is that a dragon?”

    Posted by DWR | July 28, 2009, 1:32 am
  68. “This wasn’t exactly what your mother and I pictured when we told you we wanted a grand-son…”

    Posted by Ted | July 28, 2009, 8:36 am
  69. Pretending the 800 pound monster was not in front of them did not make Greg’s impotence go away.

    Posted by jim | July 28, 2009, 9:51 am
  70. “I don’t care if he does keep your feet warm. We have to get him out of here somehow.”

    Posted by Marilyn | July 28, 2009, 12:34 pm
  71. How long will your Uncle Billy be staying with us Honey?

    Posted by Peter Hepburn | July 28, 2009, 1:04 pm
  72. “I remember when he was just a little carnivore.”

    Posted by GLR | July 28, 2009, 4:39 pm
  73. “I told you we should have gotten a dog.”

    Posted by GLR | July 28, 2009, 4:41 pm
  74. “I swear, when I picked him out they said he was a mid-sized dinosaur.”

    Posted by GLR | July 28, 2009, 4:47 pm
  75. “Fannie, at least you can cross your legs to help hold it in. I, however, have just messed on myself.”

    Posted by Sandy | July 28, 2009, 8:01 pm
  76. [...] This post was Twitted by Geevie [...]

    Posted by Twitted by Geevie | July 29, 2009, 12:06 am
  77. “Hey Louise, what kind of dragon did the facebook quiz say he was again?”

    Posted by MRF | July 29, 2009, 12:34 am
  78. It’s your turn to take him out.

    Posted by Brent Bederka | July 29, 2009, 2:38 am
  79. Seriously, I just want to know how the hell you got him in the house.

    Posted by JCL | July 29, 2009, 3:48 am
  80. Yup, I am so going to need a divorce. And sole custody is yours!

    Posted by JCL | July 29, 2009, 3:50 am
  81. Ok, I can’t take it anymore, this is absolutely ridiculous!! Must he always be happy?!

    Posted by JCL | July 29, 2009, 3:51 am
  82. He seems just a little bigger than I thought now that he is in the house.

    Posted by Jackie | July 29, 2009, 12:32 pm
  83. If he is not potty trained in one week he has to go!

    Posted by Jackie | July 29, 2009, 12:33 pm
  84. I am sorry honey but he cannot sleep in the bed!

    Posted by Jackie | July 29, 2009, 12:33 pm
  85. “..oh Harold, trim your toenails you said…well Carolyn, you really have yourself a sheet ripper now.”

    Posted by Sandy | July 29, 2009, 12:45 pm
  86. “Sweetie, correct me if I’m wrong, but I’d say we’ve taken this ignoring thing over into the fine art of ignorance.”

    Posted by Sandy | July 29, 2009, 12:56 pm
  87. “Honey,why didn`t you tell me about your Welsh relatives.”

    Posted by ken wilkinson | July 29, 2009, 1:23 pm
  88. Wisdom slept happily in the middle of the living room floor. Neither Mr. or Mrs. Johnson was quite sure how to awaken the beast or in doing so, what things may come.

    Posted by MRF | July 29, 2009, 1:49 pm
  89. “Ok, Marge, my turn. Google hologram ‘big juicy melons.’”

    Posted by MRF | July 29, 2009, 2:08 pm
  90. Jimmy’s parents deeply regretted their promise to buy him a pet dragon if he aced his trig final.

    Posted by Julie | July 29, 2009, 4:10 pm
  91. “I don’t know why you’re upset. As a marriage therapist he comes highly recommended plus he’s covered by our insurance plan.”

    Posted by Julie | July 29, 2009, 4:12 pm
  92. 1. “What happened to the TV?”
    2. “Do you smell something?”
    3. “Bad diet.”

    Posted by Karl K. | July 29, 2009, 4:22 pm
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  94. You wake him and tell him to move!

    Posted by Carolyn | July 29, 2009, 4:56 pm
  95. “They sell contaminated toys —
    How could you trust them with cloning Sparky?”

    Posted by Brent Bederka | July 30, 2009, 4:25 am
  96. “You said you wanted an anniversary gift that was unique, expensive, and hard to find. Remind me again why it is you’re upset?”

    Posted by Julie | July 31, 2009, 1:13 pm
  97. By the way, have there been any Mormans or Jehovah’s Witnesses at the door lately?

    Posted by Fran Welch | July 31, 2009, 1:45 pm
  98. I checked, he’s not covered under the town’s leash law.

    Posted by Fran Welch | July 31, 2009, 1:50 pm
  99. I understand it was abused by its previous owner, but it ate the cat, finished off your mother’s kreploch, and I think we’re next!

    Posted by Steve Singer | July 31, 2009, 5:08 pm
  100. CAPTION…

    “TIN MAN NEEDS A BAIL OUT”

    Posted by MSMARCIA25 | July 31, 2009, 11:16 pm
  101. I told you I did not want my mother in law to move in.

    Posted by Kelly | August 1, 2009, 5:51 pm
  102. I told you not to move in your mother!

    Posted by Kelly | August 1, 2009, 5:57 pm
  103. Do you think this will keep your boyfriends from knocking now, dear.

    Posted by Kelly | August 1, 2009, 6:01 pm
  104. I feel a sudden urge to play Dungeons and Dragons.

    Posted by Bernie S. | August 1, 2009, 11:41 pm
  105. Screw PETA, if he poops in the house one more time he will be slain.

    Posted by Bernie S. | August 1, 2009, 11:42 pm
  106. This is our marriage counselor?

    Posted by Lisa Masters | August 2, 2009, 12:04 pm
  107. He’s your son Rodger, I don’t need any DNA test!

    Posted by Lisa Masters | August 2, 2009, 12:05 pm
  108. A house warming gift, for our new neighbors!

    Posted by Lisa Masters | August 2, 2009, 12:11 pm
  109. “You know, that lampshade does tie the room together.”

    Posted by Greg | August 2, 2009, 12:48 pm
  110. “So much for us dancing here tonight in fly underpants.”

    Posted by Greg | August 2, 2009, 12:55 pm
  111. “could you have bought one that was potty trained? pass the garbage bag please.”

    Posted by Jacob G | August 3, 2009, 12:07 pm
  112. “the second you leave for work i’m calling frodo.”

    Posted by Jacob G | August 3, 2009, 12:08 pm
  113. “so that’s what you meant when you said you wanted a knight in shining armor”

    Posted by Jacob G | August 3, 2009, 12:10 pm
  114. he wanted to come inside, how was I to say no. HOW WAS I TO SAY NO!

    Posted by mark | August 5, 2009, 12:00 am
  115. damn pet store,medium size my ass.

    Posted by mark | August 5, 2009, 12:02 am
  116. you tell him he’s snoring, I’m not

    Posted by mark | August 5, 2009, 12:04 am

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