She Was a Seaside Sittin’ Just a Smokin’ and Drinkin’ On Ringside by John Cole| April 18, 20123:01 am| 35 CommentsThis post is in: Dog BloggingFacebookTweetEmailI LOVE THIS DOG: Lily is Neo. She is the one.
Odie Hugh Manatee
Little do you know she just let loose the mother of all dog farts.
Good thing it’s the middle of the night. And that I don’t have a job, also too.
Dogs are hilarious.
Puts a new twist on the phrase “pooch shots.”
Looks like a your average “This is my bed, pink ape” pose to me. Hope you’ve got a comfy couch.
Looking at my calendar, May is Lily month. Every other month of the year has a Tunch lurking around…
strap her to the roof of your car!
Rick Santorum warn us this would happen.
This is what Gays in the Military leads to! Also too, straight men using prostitutes.
She looks to me like she’s playing air guitar while singing a really raunchy song.
I’m 200 miles from home and 250 miles from my destination and my motorcycle has developed some top end noise. It’s going to be a long, long day tomorrow.
Ha! The Lily is a tramp.
She’s too cute, Cole. And I know what you mean by The One. I have this big galoot of a fuzzy golden laying at my feet for whom I feel the exact same way.
Ugh, up early to drive the fifty miles to Monroeville for a regional VA certifying officials meeting. Which, because I have to drive through the city, will take me an hour and a half to two hours. I hate driving through the city during rush hour.
Remind me not to come by here if anything ever happens to this dog. I cry every time TBogg loses one of his boys. :-/
I suspect from the picture this dog loves you and the home it landed in, too. One lucky dog.
I am reminded when I read posts and comments by people who love their animals of one of the greatest anthropomorphic comic strips of all time, Pogo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pogo_%28comic_strip%29
One of the characters introduced a meme in the strip, spoonerizing the phrase “nature’s creatures” as “nature’s screechers”, and it has stuck with me for half a century.
Walt Kelly’s humane nature came through in the animals he portrayed in this, one of the greatest anthropomorphic strips of all time.
I have realized lately that at my age I am now dealing with new generations who have never even heard of Pogo, much less read the strip.
If you have missed it, I encourage you to track it down and read it. You will not regret it. All the early newspaper strips are available in a number of different collected paperback editions, and the independently published books from the fifties into the sixties can be found with a little work. Plus there are various selected special editions collecting the best of, or certain themes.
Don’t let your lie go by without getting to know Pogo.
@HeartlandLiberal: This. Walt Kelly was one of a kind. He did stuff in his strip that I will never forget. His heirs tried to continue after he was gone, but even though you could tell that their hearts were in it, it just wasn’t the same.
#funnypagesirony: I mis-typed “could” up above, with a “g”–and the spell-checker helpfully capitalized it for me…think about it.
Is that the money shot?
When did Balloon Juice become Penthouse Kennel?
She just doesn’t trust you at all, does she? Such a wary, defensive beastie.
BTW: the fur between her toe pads needs a trim, methinks.
Jesus! Come on, man! My kids read this blog!
That is one yellow dog.
Walt Kelly wd surely have something to say about that.
I agree on the Pogo praise. Nobody has any idea what Pogo is anymore, and that’s a darn shame. He was the greatest political cartoonist in comic strip form.
Careful. Limbaugh’s gonna call her a slut!
@HeartlandLiberal: I loved Pogo.
My favorite quote from the strip: “We have met the enemy and he is us.”
What a GREAT picture! I love that cutie.
These posts are starting to sounds a lot like puppy love. It’s half a step removed from syrupy conversations about
“I love you so much”
“I love you more”
“no, I love you more”
“no, I love YOU more”
“no, I love yoooouuuuuu more.”
[wash rinse repeat]
And how can I not love Lily! Slightly OT–I bookmarked the first photo of John’s godson and at least once a day I spend 30 to 60 seconds letting that beautiful baby and his smile make my life better.
What a brazen hussy.
Lily always looks like a lady in her photos, but it’s also fun to see her looking like a goofball in this one. How great that she’s got that big yawn going at that same time that she’s lounging on the bed waiting for a tummy rub. So sweet.
Human, dog, child, cat, even a bunny… doesn’t matter what species, it’s good to love someone that much.
Marcellus Shale, Public Dick
can’t you just take the 76 around to monroeville?
How do you know that’s what she’s waiting for?
Oh well, I don’t judge…
You can sniff it, if you want to…
My dog tries to lure me like that too. No thanks.
Well…someday, “something” WILL happen to this dog. It’s the cycle of life. It’s horrible, the human/dog connection, which given the natural difference in life spans, leads inevitably to heart break.
BUT I like to believe our doglets are here to teach us about loving and accepting what that means all at the same time. Love does NOT come without inevitable separation and pain, and yet it is STILL worth it. Pets teach us that over and over again, if we let them.
At least this is true of my own rescues, Ted and Hellen. When I’m consciously aware of my love for them, I often think of the fact that someday they will have to go…and that I will have to let them. And I try to embrace and accept that fact, because there is no choice other than denial, which is no way to live.
And then I hug them some more and toss another stick…
Stop, You are coming off as a slobbering fool over that dog.
@ Clime Acts-Believe me, I know about there will be an end. I’ve had the horrible decision to make about my pets/children three times already, and have three more that will likely break my heart. But as I tell my wife, the joy they bring is worth any pain they may incur.
I just worry about Cole. This is his first, far as I know, and as they say, the first cut is the deepest.
(Sorry to be a downer about that really cute pic.)