I have been terrible at the cat blogging lately because my digital camera broke again, and I just have not replaced it. I guess I get tired of replacing cameras every 2-3 years when all I take are some pictures of my fat-arsed cat, then a few months later, I go to take some more pictures of fatty, and the camera is broken. Maybe if I used it for something else I would be more motivated to buy a new one, but right now I am not.
At any rate, to make up for the lack of Tunch-blogging, I have some pictures of my friend Tammy’s brand new “Morky,” which I am told is a Maltese/Yorkshire Terrier mix. While I generally do not like little “yippy” dogs (I like labs and mastiffs and boxers myself), I have to say that after a few hours with Samantha (the dog’s name), I can faithfully report that she is adorable. See for yourself:
What you talking about, Bubba?
Playdog Centerfold, May 2008
At any rate, I am off to Unity Pony HQ to help keep down the margins tomorrow, so I won’t be back until later tonight.
Those ears look sooooooo soft….
She should send pictures of Samantha to dailypuppy.com.
The cat’s tired of having its picture taken, so its breaking your camera. Just thought you should know.
My GF just got a…….retired racing greyhound. Absolutely perfect dog. Never barks. Ever. Skinny as hell; it’s the Kate Moss of pooches. Wicked fast. Leg muscles like Arnold’s back in the day….
Did I mention that, no matter what, where, or who, it never ever barks?
He meant “friend”. John, no reason to keep this G-rated. So…she’s hot, eh?
The Moar You Know
Not a dog guy but those who adopt/rescue racing dogs are saints, in my book.
Goodness, that first pose is so perfect for Samantha’s Puppy MySpace profile.
Actually, so’s the second one.
When I was at Michigan State I was always mystified by the students I’d see walking bunches of dogs around campus, often greyhounds. I asked a friend in the vet program and she explained that they were the vet school’s in-house blood donors, and undergrads in the vet program were assigned to walk them. The vet school would rescue the dogs from pounds, house and feed them on site for a year while drawing blood once a month for surgeries, etc., and then find them homes at the end of the year.
Kind of weird but also cool. I had never thought about veterinary blood demand before.
We have blood banks now.
Really helpful to be able to get fresh blood or fresh frozen plasma on short notice. It saves lives.
OH! You mean a MUTT!
I love mutts, even when people call them things like “morky” “chug” (the chihuahua-pug mix), “labradoodle”, or even “golden doodle”.
nice looking dog: yorkies are yappy but they’re lots of fun.
Not to be a killjoy, but “morkies” “chugs” and labradoodles’ and other “designer dog” mutts are almost always puppy mill dogs.
I’m a rescuer and rescue transporter (part of a network of fairly crazy people who spend our weekends driving dogs pulled from kill shelters like dog pounds to rescue groups for adoption). People thnk that if they pay $$ for these dogs from a store or breeder they’re getting a superior, healthy dog. Far from it. Please don’t support that.
You know, John, I didn’t even think to mention some of the animal sites when you did that favorite blog request yesterday. stuffonmycat.com, catsinsinks.com, kittenwar.com, etc. I hear cuteoverload.com is nice too.
This dog is cute too.
I have two cats and I take pictures of them incessantly.
Oh, and speaking of cat pictures, I took some here over the weekend. Big Cat Rescue. Check out the link. Good non-profit cause and worth the tour price/donation.
Sharon, I learned a little about this at Big Cat Rescue on Saturday. Cats, obviously, but same principle. These designer animals are actually very defective and borderline retarded. Inbred, basically. They showed us pictures of an actual Liger (not the Napoleon Dynamite version). It was one of the saddest things I’ve ever seen. It is what what the name implies, a lion crossbred with a tiger for human entertainment. Photos here.
It took me a few minutes to figure out the centerfold. So, your friend wears pink velvet pants or are those yours?
Does she wax or shave? Nice racing stripe!
Speaking of dog rescue……maybe someone here will be moved to rescue one.
Her name is Lassie but she sin’t a collie. She lives in a no-kill shelter in Washington state called Adopt a Pet.
I took her there on Monday of last week.
I have been feeding her for a year. She had an owner of sorts, a drunk who was in and out of jail and fianlly mmved away. Most nights she slept in a shed behind the house of an client of mine. (I do in-home health care for low income people). I fed her three times a week when I was there on one of my scheduled visits.
She’s a good, good dog. She is quiet and, to peolel she doesn’t know well, reserved but frinedly. To me she is heartbreakingly affectionate. Heartbreaking because I can’t adopt her. TO me she does the whole routine–licks my fingers, rolls for tummy tickles, wraps one leg arund mine posseisively. She’s bvery sweet.
She’s the kind of dog who really wants to be someone’s best fgriend. Not your baby. Not just out in the backyard alone. Your buddy.
She’s a brown and whtie pitbull mix with a thick coat and a plumb tail. She might be part husky or something like that. One of her back legs is damaged from an old injury but she can still run and frolic. She is friendly and social with other dcogs. I think she must be pretty smart since she has lived essentially on her own most of her life.
Of course she is not housebroken.
If you live any where near Shelton Washington you can ask about Lassie at Adopt a pet Washington. They have a wqebsite.
Well, Incertus beat me to it, but I’m sure this is actually the case. It’s exactly what a cat would do, as long as it didn’t take too much effort.
Say, just jumping up on the table where the camera sat and giving it a little paw-flick towards oblivion.
I just got a phone call from Tammy, and she was using the tone of voice that generally signifies I have fucked up big, somehow, and I am to forcefully inform everyone that Samantha is not from a puppy mill.
I don’t see how you fucked up here, but then what do I know?
Puppy mills suck, but I trust your caring about pets enough to assume you would not knowingly have anything to do with them.
I would hope and expect that other folks here would feel the same way.
The dog looks like he’s trapped in a giant vagina.
Actually, It kinda looks like one of ink blot patterns they ask you to describe in one of those “are you crazy” tests. You know the ones where they all look like vagina’s of different shapes and sizes. That’s what I read somewhere, or something.
you and me both, brother. i have a valley bulldog, a breed based on the boxer and english bulldog. imagine a fat-ass boxer with a bulldog’s face and the surly, snorty demeanor of a bully. now take the ‘cute’ dial and turn it to 11.
seriously. i know i’m saying this as the dog’s owner and all, but she is seriously the cutest dog in existence. not little shit-dog cute either, like tongue-hangin’-out bulldog cute.
next dog will likely be a mastiff. scare the neighbors.
Just curious Cole….
As a west virginian, how do you feel about the way the Obamosphere is portraying your fellow west virginians as a bunch of ignorant racists?
here’s exhibit A
this is a serious question, btw. One of Obama’s biggest problems is that people don’t know who he “really” is…. and as a result, look for clues by asking “who are Obama’s supporters?”.
And quite honestly, the Obots have not been making a very good impression on the rest of the electorate — and I’m thinking that maybe you’re having a “light bulb moment” now that you, as a west virginian, are (indirectly) on the receiving end of some of this kind of crap.
John, can you ask Tammy to give Samantha a kiss right on the top of her head (and on that floppy right ear of hers) for me?
That is one seriously, seriously cute dog. I’m envious.
Hey, My man pluk. We thought you’d crawled back down the rabbit hole till November.
However, your mastery of the facts are as piss poor as always.
Attywood, says “some” votes aren’t worth getting. Not a “bunch”. Do you know the difference? Moron.
The fact that P.Lunatic is a stupid shit that won’t vote for the democratic nominee in the fall doesn’t change anything about my view about Clinton. Nor does the hate spewed by No Quarters.
P.Lunatic should try to base his view on a candidate on what the candidate does and what his or her campaign does.
I am more tired of the media nutpicking these man on the street interviews to make the state look stupider than we really are than I am at a handful of Obama supporters mocking people who are idiots.
As to the guy in question in your link that is being mocked- he isn’t going to vote for Hillary anyway. He will probably get an email learning she is a lesbian and killed Vince Foster or something. He will vote for a “real American,” like john McCain.
Who ever they are, there’s more of them than McCain or Clinton.
okay, lets consider a similar hypothetical…
Same headline, same text, but instead of a map of west virginia, its a map of North Philadelphia (highest concentration of African Americans in Philly), and instead stupid white people at a Clinton event, the quotes were from stupid black people at an Obama event.
Do you really think that Bunch would still have a job if he’d written something like that about “some” of Obama’s supporters?
P.Lunatic, he never called those voters stupid, just ignorant. Why do you call them stupid?
But then why argue with you, you have already made up your mind…
Dear pluk, before you make the allegation that some or a bunch of black N Philly Obama supporters have made quotes the reverse of that Bunch cites in WV, please provide evidence. A link might be nice. Your fevered imagination doesn’t quite get it done. Dare I say, the people that inhabit Balloon Juice live in the real world, not the hypothetical world of pluk.
I’ve never been a fan of little dogs, though I may have gone a bit far the other way – Gus, Great White Pyrennes, 150# of mild mellow fellow. He goes to work with me and has fans all over town. He does have an attitude about square bodied trucks, UPS, Mail trucks, etc, not the drivers, the trucks. He also does not like wild animals, from squirrels to bears, they are bad and to be run off. Coyotes he takes seriously, he damn near took the door off the motor home when some coyotes started howling, he was very pissed – he only time I’ve ever seen him furious – he cares nothing about dogs.
He is one of the best mannered dogs I know, he does not beg, he won’t touch your hand to take a treat, even a popcorn, he does not jump on people, stays completely off furniture, and will not chew up anything not given to hijm for that purpose – and generally not then, he doesn’t even move if I trip over him in the dark. He has one toy, a dish soap bottle that is smashed flat, he’s had it for 4 years and it is seriously dented but that is it, no other toy is of any interest.
If he gets left home from work he pouts, he will not eat or drink or even go outside. You think he’s spoiled? I’m not sure if he’s a Democrat or not.
John, I wasn’t accusing Tammy of patronizing a puppy mill, but if she happened to get Samantha from a pet shop, it was probably puppy mill-bred.
Most people don’t realize that pet shops are where puppy mill dogs are sold, that’s all.
6-8 million adoptable animals are euthanized every year nationwide; rescue folks tend to be twitchy about people buying designer dogs. Again, not saying Tammy did that, just taking the chance to educate on the issue.