May 2, 2012

At the Puppy Dog Café...



... don't eat the puppies!

71 comments:

Original Mike said...

"... don't eat the puppies!"

Yes, we must fatten them up by Thanksgiving!

Don Jansen said...

Share with your stressed out students! http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/cuddly-puppies-help-law-students-de-stress-before-exams/2011/12/01/gIQA0s9LIO_story.html

prairie wind said...

Don't shoot the puppies, either.

bagoh20 said...

It's happening. The power of love will win in the end, and the submission will never be regretted.

chickenlittle said...

Meade's hopes of keeping that puppy is going down at a 45 degree angle.

Saint Croix said...

Happiness is a warm puppy.

DADvocate said...

Amazon is pushing a Glenn Reynolds model blender just for puppies.

yashu said...

Speaking of puppy dog cuteness, Hey Girl, It's Paul Ryan.

Well I think he's adorable.

traditionalguy said...

Loving a loyal dog is one of the best blessings in life. They re-connect "thinkers" with the good earth and the cycles of life.

You love that puppy, Professor. Pictures don't lie.

viator said...

Stewed Dog (wedding style)

RecipeSource

Lyssa said...

yashu, that's awesome.

Original Mike said...

New meaning to the label "Puppy Chow".

garage mahal said...

I posted a pic of the pup on Facebook about 3 weeks ago, and some of the commenter were asking me if I was trying to something. I looked at it again, here, and realized, "ooops".

FedkaTheConvict said...

The capitalist running dogs at Chief Executive magazine today released their annual ranking of Best & Worst states.

Due to the reforms enacted by Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican legislature, Wisconsin rose in the rankings from from 41st in 2010 to 24th in 2011.

See entire article here: Best/Worst States for Business 2011

"Wisconsin and Louisiana posted the two biggest gains since 2010, with the latter, along with Oklahoma, also showing the biggest gains over the last five years. By proactively reshaping its posture toward business taxation and regulation, Louisiana has been quietly stealing pages from the Texas playbook.

By contrast, Illinois has dropped 40 places in five years and is now in a death spiral. Its bond ranking is 49th, ahead of only California. The state may play host to fugitive state senators from nearby Wisconsin and Indiana who avoid voting in their home legislatures, but businesses are heading for the exits."

FedkaTheConvict said...

Cue the predictable responses from garage mahal, Allie, etc.

Original Mike said...

Damn you, garage! ANOTHER bogus link.

Sigivald said...

Reminds me of my saying:

Without puppy mills, where would we get puppy meal?

pm317 said...

"... don't eat the puppies!"

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Don't show them to Obama!

garage mahal said...

Damn you, garage! ANOTHER bogus link.

?? Works for me.

I thought you didn't click on any of my links anyway

AllenS said...

garage --

I got this, re your link:

Sorry, that page was not found.

Quayle said...

Obama - Forward

Original Mike said...

"I thought you didn't click on any of my links anyway"

I figured what could be the harm of a puppy picture. Serves me right. My congratulations to you.

lemondog said...

CHICAGO area story. She should have contacted the White House for cooking instructions.
Woman bites dog, police say

"The bulldog finally did bite her back in self-defense," Smith said. "There were no charges against the dog."

edutcher said...

Every time Ann picks up a pup, that look gets a little more intense.

PS Looks like nice weather up there. They're talking about 85 for tomorrow. For early May, that's a little unreal.

lemondog said...

Might want to consider should you have a spare $80 million laying around.

Patrick said...

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of attending the funeral of a very good man. The loss was not mine; he was the father of a friend. Worked hard and well at what he did. Volunteered frequently and regularly for nearly twenty years after he retired. Stayed married and faithful to the woman he married over 60 years ago, and raised fine children.

He lived a long, full life, so his death is not tragic. Still, he died suddenly, and it is sad for all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

We need more men like this, not fewer. Instead, earlier this week, we buried one.

garage mahal said...

fixed. I hope.

Original Mike said...

Forgetaboutit.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

I think this is the link garage meant to use

Patrick said...

Apparently, he's not fixed, Garage.

yashu said...

I don't know enough about the circumstances to make a definitive judgment re the Obama admin's treatment of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng.

But from cursory reading about it, I feel sick to my stomach. I feel awful for Guangcheng. Actually feel shame on behalf of my country.

Bushman of the Kohlrabi said...

Althouse ponders; "I wonder what goes best with puppy? Red or white? Dry or sweet?"

rhhardin said...

Wildflowers measured video.

Chuck66 said...

AA, you should have put one of his ears in your mouth for the photo. People would have gotten it.

AllieOop said...

AA, you should have put one of his ears in your mouth for the photo. People would have gotten it.

5/2/12 4:34 PM

Ew, dog hair in one's mouth? Best to remove fur before eating.

AllenS said...

Go to the nearest animal shelter and pay them for a dog. Please, think about buying a black mutt dog. And, while your at it, why not get a black cat also. They are the hardest color animal that people want to adopt. Most of them are eventually put to death because of their inability to be adopted.

I don't have a dog anymore, since Larry of Star Prairie, a black mutt, but all of my cats, who live in the barn are black. I call them the Obama's. I have no mice. Please think about adopting an animal that nobody wants.

Original Mike said...

"AA, you should have put one of his ears in your mouth for the photo. People would have gotten it."

Perhaps she didn't trust herself.

Blue@9 said...

Altogether now, channel your inner Obama:

My fellow Americans,
I want my
babybackbabybackbabyback

Blue@9 said...

Please think about adopting an animal that nobody wants.

I second this statement by AllenS. There are millions of great dogs and cats waiting to be adopted at local shelters. Don't buy a breed for vanity--mutts tend to be smarter anyway.

Irene said...

Has anyone seen "Bo" recently?

borgjess said...

@garage:
Heh, I thought the first (bad) link was subtle humor. Second link: still a good-looking pup. Those things happen :)

Amartel said...

At the Puppy Dog Cafe we are very tempted to adopt a cute little pup.

AllieOop said...

Nick, see what you've done, you made me go look at Garage's doggy link. Rockets red glare, doggy porn on Althouse!

Phil said...

Ann - get a rescue. Go to the pound. They will love you just as much as any purebred, and they need your help so much more.

garage mahal said...

Oh and Garage, get that dog laid so we don't have to see his red rocket!

He has a girlfriend! Freda, the big stuffed St Bernard. I think it is.

Spaying is mandatory, but I don't feel neutering is. I have my reasons, and I'm probably a heretic because I think neutering puppies [particularly so young many times] isn't ideal. I've had 4 male dogs now and I've never neutered any of them. Something about lopping body parts off animals...ears, tails, etc.

Ron said...

You may vote for him...but this is one puppy he's not snacking on!

Michael K said...

"There are millions of great dogs and cats waiting to be adopted at local shelters. "

You should be aware that there are also many shelters that are breed specific. In the Los Angeles area, for example, there is a shelter for basset hounds. They have over 100 of them and many volunteers who keep it running. No tax money involved. I got one of my basset hounds from there. He was an angel although handicapped with spinal stenosis. We had him three years before he got too bad to keep going. I still miss him.

Palladian said...

If the dog is not used for breeding, it is irresponsible pet ownership not to have a male dog neutered. In addition to the potential behavior problems of an intact male dog, their health is at risk from the significant incidence of testicular cancer. Other than keeping an active breeding animal, there is no reason not to neuter a male dog other than to stoke the vanity and bullshit machismo of its owner.

edutcher said...

Irene said...

Has anyone seen "Bo" recently?

I had the same thought.

Nichole said...

Must. Have. One. Mmmm...

rhhardin said...

Puppies are merely babe magnets. They don't know anything.

It's old dogs that you want.

garage mahal said...

Palladian
Sorry don't really buy that whole argument. Show me an irresponsible dog and I'll show you an irresponsible owner. At some point you have to be smarter than the dog, and demand obedience. I've witnessed 2 dogs in the last year, by happenstance, that had complications because they were neutered too young. it's highly unnatural to me. Pay a little more and feed them good food, give them lots of attention - that's the sign of a serious owner.

rhhardin said...

Actually the dog is diminished by neutering and spaying.

Those behavior problems are willingness to work, just not taught yet.

It's training that's the pound problem - people giving their dogs up when they can't deal with it, instead of getting decent instruction on how to do it.

Saint Croix said...

Ann - get a rescue. Go to the pound. They will love you just as much as any purebred, and they need your help so much more.

In my experience, I've never rescued a dog. The dog rescues me.

bagoh20 said...

Being deep into dog rescue for years now, I can't imagine letting a dog breed. I get many emails every single day just from local shelters with photos of cute sweet loving dogs who will be executed in the next 24 hours if I or someone does not immediately come and get them.

That is their fate after a few days locked in a cold stinking cement cell terrified and lost. They always have stories attached of how affectionate and loving they are, or how they were found standing with their companion dog who was lying dead next to them on the road. All sizes, ages, and breeds.

That's just the ones who caught someone heart enough to get them that extra effort. Most simply follow a path similar to an Auschwitz victim without ever hearing a kind voice or feeling a gentle hand.

Thousands every single day, and WE are responsible. We even pay for this running atrocity. Every dog born sends one more to this fate. Adopt a rescue dog.

Besides that, they're draining me of cash and time. I'd appreciate it personally.

bagoh20 said...

Any breed can be found purebred or mixed from a rescue. They all network to find what you are looking for. Rescue dogs seem to know somehow what you did for them. They already know what life is like without you, so they love you just for existing. You won't get that from a puppy mill dog.

garage mahal said...

Those behavior problems are willingness to work, just not taught yet

I bet 95% of "behavioral" problems in dogs is lack of exercise and/or not knowing their place in the world. They're just miserable. Ball cures almost everything.

"Wheresurball!"

bagoh20 said...

Most dogs in shelters are not there due to behavior problems - not their's anyway. Most are lost or relinquished by people who simply didn't love them enough to continue to take care of them or look for them when they finally escaped. Just like with kids, some people should never have them.

It happens when people break up, move, lose a job, outgrow them, get sick, or die. Our rescue has adopted out about 4,000 dogs over 9 years. That's not really a lot, but we rarely get dogs with behavior problems that are not anything more than stress from neglect, which goes away very quickly when they are treated with a little love and attention.

Rescues avoid dogs with problems. There are so many that you can pick and choose who to save, and if we pick the tough cases, we end up saving fewer.

Titus said...

I thought Bedlington's were white?

Terriers, generally can't be off a leash.

No rare clumbers in Wisconsin?

I have never seen one in Dairyland.

Have any of you seen the tanning mom? What a freak.

tits.

deborah said...

"It's old dogs that you want."

As my current five dwindle down, they will be replaced with senior dogs, with a goal of three total.

bagoh20 said...

"As my current five dwindle down, they will be replaced with senior dogs..."

You are an angel. Senior dogs are the hardest to adopt out, and they really break the hearts of rescue people. We've had some for years, and nothing makes us break down like sobbing pussies as much as when one finally finds a home. Thanks for loving us old farts.

Michael Haz said...

What AllenS said.

I've always had used dogs - large ones, usually goldens, or labs or some mix including either one of those. They've been dogs that someone could no longer keep due to housing issues, or old age, or something else.

Every one has been a joy, like having an older aunt or uncle in the house. They come with their character already developed and the humans have to adapt.

When they had to be put down it was the closest thing to losing a beloved close relative. Awful. heartbreaking.

One of them was so smart, I swear, if it could have figured out how to hold a pencil it would have balanced my checkbook.

The ghost of one of them is still in my house. My wife and I have each caught brief glimpses of it, usually late at night, when it just pokes a cloudy head out from under the piano and then turns away.

You need a dog. When you come home for wherever, a walk, a meal and a scratch will set the worst day right again.

Original Mike said...

Please "don't eat the puppies!"

Yes, I can see the Doris Day resemblance.

Meade said...

Well said, Haz. Beautiful.

Ralph L said...

Dadgumit, OM ruined my line about the Blondie saying Please don't eat Daisy.

Chip Ahoy said...

I made a Sue flay. I mean a soufflé. Wanna sea Yit? I mean see it?

Don't Tread 2012 said...

"Ball cures almost everything.

"Wheresurball!"

This, garage, is some killer insight worth sharing. Well done.

On this, we can agree.

Clyde said...

Not like President Dogleg, who is constantly either playing one or eating one!

Rusty said...

garage mahal said...
Those behavior problems are willingness to work, just not taught yet

I bet 95% of "behavioral" problems in dogs is lack of exercise and/or not knowing their place in the world. They're just miserable. Ball cures almost everything.

"Wheresurball!"

Our Siberian Husky is a rescue. She was taken away from her previous owners because of ill treatment. She is very sweet she only barks when she wants something. When we first got her she didn't know what a doggie toy was. She will not chew on or fetch anything except her pull rope and he rawhide bone de jure. Oh. And bottle tops on plastic bottles. Once she chews the top off and spits it out she's done.

Gitcherbone!

Good luck opening day.

deborah said...

Said one angel to another :)

deborah said...

President Dogleg...I'd like to see that catch on.