Eli’s Cartoon Caption Contest No. 205

Contest No. 205 starts right now.

Here are the details: I’ll supply a drawing of one of my old cartoons that has never been published, leaving off my caption. You are invited to supply your funniest captions. To enter your caption, simply (1) click on “See Comments and Add Your Own”. Then (2) scroll down past any other submitted captions and type in your name and your caption in the spaces provided. Then (3) click “Save”. There is no charge to submit captions, and the only prize is the honor of being one of the funniest people around.

Your caption (or captions) will be posted after I review your submission. However, no captions at all will be posted for the first few days of each contest. This will give everybody a chance to submit their spontaneous, gut-instinct caption without fear of discovering that it was ripped off by somebody else’s similar spontaneous, gut-instinct caption. Every posted caption has a notation as to the date and time it was received. This is an equal opportunity contest!

There is no limit on the number of captions you may enter for each drawing, but I will only post and consider the first 15 captions from any contestant. Entries will be accepted and posted for one week, after which a winner will be announced and the winning caption will be printed. Below that I will also reveal my original caption. I am the sole judge and the winning caption will be the one I deem to be the funniest one submitted (not necessarily the one that matches or comes closest to my original caption).

The cut-off time and date for you to send in your captions is midnight Wednesday, October 25, 2023.

Below is the drawing that needs your funny captions. Once again, this is another ancient cartoon of mine — I’m guessing that I probably originally drew it about 60 or 65 years ago. Good luck, Captioneers!


  1. “I didn’t bring a puppy home. Maybe it was supposed to be in last week’s caption contest but it showed up a week late.”

  2. You know how much I love Peanuts and he’s the closest thing I could find to Snoopy. At least be glad that I didn’t bring home a doppelganger for Pig-Pen!

  3. “But dear, last night you said ‘choose either you or the dog’. I just hope you know how much we’re gonna miss you.”

  4. “So you’re saying I have to choose between you and the most beautiful, affectionate, free spirited, loving, non-judgmental, companion I’ve ever had?”

  5. “That dog is just like the rest of your family; unless he’s barking you can’t be sure if he’s coming or going.”

  6. “I’m sorry honey, I didn’t want to go out drinking and miss our ‘Anniversary dinner’, but what could I do . . . the boss’s dog died . . .
    I had to console him.”

  7. “I’m sorry honey, I didn’t want to go out drinking and miss our ‘Anniversary dinner’, but what could I do . . . after all, the boss’s dog died . . . I had to console him.”

  8. “Wipe those phony ‘crocodile tears’, they worked for the last
    ‘five’ years . . . but they’re not your “get out of ‘the dog-house’
    free” card, for this anniversary.”

  9. “His name is Liberace. The pet shop owner said ‘of all the dogs they’ve sold over the last ten years he’s the pee-n-ist’.”

  10. “Dogs and their owners often share similar facial characteristics. For example, you two share the same nose and eyes.”

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Welcome to the Eli Stein Cartoon archive. To begin, read my introduction and personal notes, and then please look at the cartoons, which are categorized by either decade, publication name or topic. I’ve included some personal comments, memories and photos below many of the cartoons. I’ll be adding cartoons, memories and photos ad infinitum. Remember, your comments are appreciated (just click on the “comment” link at the bottom of each post).