Because I Love You by John Cole| December 13, 20088:39 pm| 41 CommentsThis post is in: Dog BloggingFacebookTweetEmailGinny and Guesly, duck hunting: She is a trouble maker.
(bracing self) must not get another puppy!!!!!
And a smart one at that. She pwned that duck.
South of I-10
They really make me want a little one in the house. I would really like to get a kitten, but I don’t know how that would go over with the rest of the family.
I have two JRTs as well – they are great. I have a very soft spot for them.
Also, I was noticing the two blondes video talking about how to get what they want from men posted by the same user. I don’t have the same soft spot for them…
Funny, entertainment all around.
Update: Whoops… I thought it was the same user, but it was something else.
Ummm, did I say cute dogs?
@South of I-10: Sometimes they just show up. Wink, wink, nod,nod. Say no more.
@South of I-10:
There is nothing like a kitten in the house to keep you young and amused. There is really nothing more precious in the world than a kitten doing the kitten thing of running around in all directions for no apparent reason. Why not take a mosey on down to your local pound, I am sure they have a boat load of balls of fluff just waiting for forever homes.
That sure is some Lame Duck. It’s name wouldn’t be George by any chance.
Video too short:)
Puppies like the JRT are fine, cause well they don’t really grow much bigger, it is when you get a cute cuddly puppy that turns into a 90lb behemoth is the problem.
What a (late to the party) palate cleanser!
Ahhhh…..puppy cuteness, take me away….
I was in the presence this afternoon of my good friends’ two Labradoodles (yes, they bought them from a breeder, after a life full of rescues.)
The rowdy, jumpy, chew-everything-on-the-floor, including dirty diapers, uber-annoying boys have turned into two very adorable, semi-sedate and manageable, older boys. The blond is a horse — a Lab bred with a Standard Poodle, I guess, and the red one is smaller, bred with a small poodle, probably.
It was all I could do to not bring the big, blond, scruffy "Ralph Doodle" home with me. A lover x 2.
To compensate, I got two kinds of super-stinky, blue-veined cheeses and the most rockin’ home-made trout dip on earth for the trip home.
It’s gone. Don’t ask.
South of I-10
I know the little girl would be all about a kitten. But since I would want a girl kitten, and my husband is the only male resident of the house, what with the current girl dog and cat, well, he might think that we were just letting him live here and cook for us.
Puppies are cute. It’s freezing out right now and I have to walk the 3 year old lab before she goes berserk. Puppies grow up.
@South of I-10:
You say that like it’s a bad thing.
Awww . . . . they are soooo cute.
Are they house trained yet? House training puppies in winter sounds like loads of fun.
@Laura W: Teamwork. And you still don’t know how to use that word. It’s an ordinal.
Those are sweet pups. Has anyone watched the pups from San Francisco on the webcam? They are real cuties, too.
@Delia: Oy. Reminds me of getting my Leah in early Jan 1998 when she was 6wks. The vet had to ‘splain to me that she had a tiny bladder, and thus had to go out a few times per night. Well…that was not really so convenient in CO in Jan. One night I almost killed us both falling on my ass, carrying her, down my icy back porch steps. Scary shit, for sure.
Fortunately she grew fast, and I am proud to say has the BEST bladder retention on earth. She can hold her stuff for 12 hours, if need be. I try never to test her to that degree, but it’s still a comfort to know.
@michilines: There are far more interesting people to stalk in the blogosphere than me.
Go find them.
kommrade reproductive vigor
Moar Puppiez Noaw!
You keep using that word, but I don’t know if you know what it means.
@demimondian: At this point, to continue my honest quest for WW1 morse code understanding, enlightenment, and knowledge is definitely beating a dead umpteen.
Yes, I do see how a Beyonce music video is related to this. Why do you ask?
South of I-10
So did I miss something in only skimming some of the umpteen posts on this blog?
@South of I-10: I think Elvis Costello sums it up it nicely for us:
Less than Umpteen
J. Michael Neal
The litter box is a great thing. The best part is that using it is one of the first thing a mother cat teaches her kittens. You don’t have to house break them. They do it themselves.
South of I-10
I just told Mr. South of I-10 I wanted a kitten. He said he was thinking we should get a puppy.
Stuffed animal problem as I see it:
My son and daughter-in-law got in the habit of letting their part-Basenji mixed breed have a stuffed animal to rip to shreds. Helped her channel her cat-aggression, or whatever.
Fast forward. Brand new baby. You guessed it. Tons of stuffed animals not for shredding.
Poor confused dog.
If my parents, at age 67, have a newborn, shredded stuffed dolls are the least of my concerns.
kommrade reproductive vigor
Speaking of which, how long did that Santa last?
Well, I didn’t have new babies when I got my puppy. But he sure like to shred stuffed animals. Then a couple of years later my college-aged son had girl friends who would give him stuffed animals which, actually, he didn’t want shredded by a dog. Big conflict of interest, especially as the human kept forgetting to close the door to his room and the canine proved very adept at finding ways to reach stuffed animals no matter where in the room human placed them.
What, you and your sibs didn’t leave any behind at mom and dad’s?
It’s that hunting instinct, I guess.
@John Cole: See Genesis, Chapter 21, when you talk about that, John.
Good god, the Shiba Inu pups are huge and as adorable as ever!
But, our 4 month old malamute might be just a tad more adorable… even when he shreds stuffed animals.
Mom and Dad (same general age as John’s folks) also got a bro and sis 2 years ago. Black labs. I’ve never seen two doggies be such greatest/BFF evah! The farm was never this lively.
They like playing all the time. ALL THE TIME. If you have the resources, I’d recommend getting a couple pups from the same litter…built in companion/BFF.
Best evs. (Next to my boy, Toby…)
John, the feminist in me hates to say this…but…that little girl pup is gonna be the naughty one. Those little girls are simply naughty…look at how she eyeballs her brother, paying no attention to her booty, nabbed. She’s only got eyes on him, her nemesis…
Girl puppies are the worst! (And the best.)
The nubbie tailies! Please keep the updates coming! What a sweet little girl – I’m sure she was just getting ready to share when the vid stopped. :)
How long did the duck live? My JRT kills them pretty quick.
For those here who seem to be contemplating kitten ownership, don’t forget the 3 a.m. "I want to play with your nose right now, I want to play NOW, play with me now cuz I won’t stop" as you pitifully wave an exhausted arm in their general direction hoping that will satisfy them, which it won’t. Something about 3 a.m., hmm, dammit, I knew Obama should be getting a cat! :)
That said, by all means, scoop up a furball at your local shelter and bring him/her home for hours and days of interminable cuteness.
They do grow up, of course. All three of mine need tummy tucks now. But they’re always glad to see me when they get home . . . (tuna).
they’ll be on cute overload eventually, i predict.
i had a jack russell in a previous life and cannot IMAGINE having two. watch out for your purses, watch out for your shoes, watch out for your denim, table legs, sofas, and on and on — that dog liked to chew, until he turned 3 years old and suddenly was "over" it except on bad days.
90lbs? A good friend of mine is coming over to visit me today with his 4 month old male Great Dane puppy named "Ferguson". Ferguson is already over 40lbs. His mom weighs 140lbs and his dad weighs 180lbs.
Right now Ferguson is a happy adorable puppy getting into the usual mischief. My friend had a male Great Dane in the past who weighed 180lbs. So I know this puppy stage will quickly end.
John, the whole puppy thing is a dog whistle. You’re supposed to be married and have kids by now. :D This is ‘we want grandchildren, and we’re gettin nothin so we’re helping ourselves into some bundles of joy for ourselves’.
@Cain: I think it’s an intricately crafted collaboration between John and his parents. The ladies love the puppies. John knows the ladies love the puppies. For the next year, there will be puppy posts several times per week as they grow and do more and more cute adorable puppy things. That drives, and keeps, a lot of lady traffic here. See how nicely that works out?
It would be irresponsible not to speculate.
(A perhaps unintended win in this Big Plot is that the puppy propaganda has caused many viewing this site, married or not, to want new tiny fur kids. I have to believe adoptions everywhere benefit from this whole enterprise.)