Thursday, July 15, 2010


Oh hi, loyal consumers of dog blogs. Today's entry comes to us from a far away land that I call "Harrisonburg"--named, of course, after the son of Harry, Burg. Thanh lives in Harrisonburg and she has a dog named Clyde. Thanh writes:

John has balanced pepperoni on Clyde's face. Clyde must hold the position until John tells him "okay" upon which he can toss back the pepperoni and eat it.

Simple, right? I wonder if he catches every single piece of pepperoni in one bite, or if they scatter on the floor and he has to snatch them all back up as soon as possible for fear that they might be taken away? If the latter, then their floor must have some gnarly bite marks.

The dog: Clyde
The food: Pepperoni
The place: In of side
The synopsis: Imagine the restraint required for a dog--not only can he not eat what is within reach of so many sensation centers (e.g. mouth, nose, eyes) but he has to wait until they are NEATLY ARRANGED!?!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Slowly the bacon enveloped us all...and we died deliciously

This is another study of perspective. Does the dog want the bacon or does the bacon want to eat the dog!?!?! Which hand is drawing the other one? Where do the stairs go? Are those fish or birds?!?!I'm all out of references cuz I didn't go to art school!

But our submitter did. This is another Lady Gilp original--this time with her mum's pup.

The dog: Dexter
The food: Bacon
The place: Bodymore, Murderland
The synopsis: C is for baCon!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Look at those skills! What is it that's been said about rollerblading? The hardest part about it is...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

You wanted the best, you got the BEST! MABEL!

So those of you that dabble in my life know that there is one dog that brings me much joy without having to do too much. And that's good for her because she's prone to not doing much at all. But that's ok, because my Mabel long ago learned that food and shelter would come to her no matter what.

Now, two things need to be said about Mabel. First, she is a wimp. An absolute wuss. Scared of everything. So taking pictures of her for this blog proved rather hard. Because of this, the shot I was able to take is not head on. That's ok. The point is made I think. You just don't get to see her sweet face.

Second, my family and I have done a horrible job training Mabel. She's a beggar. Through and through.

The dog: Mabel

The food: I really don't know. Probably something that my mom sprinkled flax seed on and tried to convince me was good.

The place: My parents' living room

The synopsis: Honestly, my favorite thing about this photo is how well my mom matches her surroundings. Kinda like that scene in Garden State where Zach Braff matches the wallpaper. Momma gotta coooooordinate.

Monday, June 14, 2010

A lesson in perspective...

So take a look at Foxy, a dog belonging to a coworker of Amy in CA. Foxy is, from what I've heard, a regular sized dog. If Foxy was as big as this pictures purports him to be I'm sure I would have heard about him via a large news outlet (a la Einstein, the pint-sized pony). But, like Picasso skewed our points of view or like Escher exploited our architecturally imposed restraints, Foxy and his owner are challenging our notions of a regular sized dog. A few possibilities:

a) Foxy is two inches tall

b) Foxy's owner is 8 feet tall

c) There exists a tear in the fabric of space in this living room

You decide. I haven't even begun to discuss the food elements of this photo yet!

The dog: Foxy

The food: Pupcorn (HA!)

The place: Sunny California, where nothing is what it seems

The synopsis: I think there are snakes in the world that can eat horses, so I guess it's possible for a dog of this size to eat a kernal of pupcorn that is as big as the dog itself. I'll go with Possibility A.

Monday, June 7, 2010

The Flying Dutchie comes home...To doughnuts!

I recently had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of Dutch, an energetic dog from Baltimore whose love of finding mice is matched only by his love of being picked up and spun (Ed. note: Dutch was not able to confirm the latter verbally, though he seemed blissfully resigned to said activity).

The pic was submitted by Lady Giplin and it certainly does look like it was submitted by someone with an MFA! What composition!

The dog: Dutch(ie)

The food: A Wawa Doughnut

The place: The Gilpin/Martin household

The synopsis: I think this is the first one wherein the food pictured is highly appetizing to me, too. Actually, Dutch is pretty funny. I noted during my time with him that he only wanted pistachios until the nut was actually gone--he knew to avoid the shell. But they're so salty, I thought. If I was a dog I would probably chew on the shells thinking that there's GOT to be food in here. But maybe that's why I'm not a dog. Also, my parents weren't dogs.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I have no connection to this dog, yet I empathize so fiercely

So my friend Val Pal sent me a rather remarkable set of doggie pictures that her co-worker's mom made into a calendar. THEN, to further convolute this matter, she sent me photos that didn't make the final doggie calendar cut. But it is in this convolution that this gem was uncovered. Everyone, say hello to Byte. Byte the dog. HA! I can see how saying that out loud would be funny.

Anyways, I've never been a fan of set up doggie shots (Ed. note: LIAR!) but this one is pretty cute.

The dog: Byte

The food: In what is quickly becoming this blog's go-to protein, turkey.

The place: A somewhat well-lit room

The synopsis: Byte. Sorry brother. You asked for this fate being so patient and malleable. Go ahead. Grab a leg. I won't tell. You're needed at the next location in five wearing a Santa beard.