Leesten to thees, my Babies

Rufus, of "Feets!" fame, wrote in recently, asking if he could send out a special note to the "Luzadies". I’m not sure what he means, but he wanted me to have this photo accompany his "Note of Dee Love".

"Luzadies," Rufus writes, "You know I haf been thinkingk of you seence my last veesit on the site." [swigs a muzzle full of Brandy] "I haf been keeping your lovely faces in my mind, even een my dreams, seence I sleep so moishe. Ladies, I send you my love—dee love off a thousand Ee-talian greyhounds. I weesh you—no, don’t speak—[paw covering your mouth] dee best for dee Valentine’s day…You deserve eet."

Then he snuck under the covers again. Go figure.


Tom and Claire, you better hide heem, or he might get napped! Oh, and Happy Valentines Day 😉



  1. Your commentary is great XD

    And this pup is adorable, I just want to snuggle up to him like a little teddy bear!

  2. Hahahahahahahaha!!!! That was a riot!! I’m STILL laughing! I could totally picture him tossing back the brandy. (snorts)

    I needed that, thanks Rufus. 😉 (smooch)

  3. lmao, you made my mornin’. Specially seeing as no-one sent me a card. 😦
    But i got Sledge Hammer in the post from amazon… that counts, right? Yay, amazon loves me!

  4. Gimmee Gimmee……TOO CUTE!

  5. rufus — you are the perfect man: simpatico. svelte. precious-footed. and o! those bedroom eyes. (because you are alvays in zee bedroom, no??)

    you have stolen my heart (and so many others’!), you canine casanova.

  6. Oooohhh Rufus…Run away with me, you hot stud you!! I’m without a Valentine this year, and you would be perfect..We’d snuggle together under the covers and I’d rub your ears…

    That is until you started stealing all the covers and taking up all the bed… (after all, isn’t that what most Pooches do?) Hmmmm Maybe we’d be better off just sharing my dinner?

  7. Roofy… I want you… especially your little toes!

  8. rufus…..
    you’re the perfect valantine for all us ladies!
    much hugs to you too!

  9. Beauregard says:

    Meg, the past few days you have out done yourself. It’s the cutest CO has ever been! Great job and Happy Vday to you and yours!

  10. hello, i LOVE italian greyhounds. my friend has one named titon. they are marvelous creatures, and this one is exceptionally cute!!!

  11. Rufus, you stud you. I may be of the larger greyhound variety, but I think you are man enough for me.

    Come, join me on my couch and we will lounge together in mahvelous splendor. (Click my username to see my picture.)

    Alina, aka Beans

  12. oh. my. gawd. i’ve already been obsessed with your site, partly b/c you are an amazing writer. but then i saw this picture (love italian greyhounds), and THEN i read the caption, and i almost passed out.

    hee-larious! it’s genius. i love the “don’t speak” part.

    rufus can put his paw on my mouth any ol’ time.


  13. I’m *THIS* close to ‘shopping in an eye patch and bandanna and putting him on the Black Pearl…I’ll have to get my husband to reinstall my Wacom art pad for me when he gets off of work…*grin*

    That pic is so begging to be played with, seriously!! HEE!


  14. Darn, italics HTML doesn’t work…

    …The Black Pearl was the ship in “Pirates of the Carribean”, BTW. For those two people in the entire world who didn’t know that…*grin*


  15. nabbed?

  16. bedroom eyes and devil may care ears – take me you fool….swoon

  17. Nana Terri says:

    This is my grand dog. I miss him everyday. He is the handsomest grand dog ever!!!! I am proud to be his nana. Happy Valentines Day Ruffie. Love Nana & Papa

  18. good gracious he’s adorable.

  19. cuteness! looks kind of like a floppy-eared basenji there all snuggled up in the cub cubs…! good doggie!

  20. Oh my. Oh….my. You naughty dog you.

  21. i love ziss dog

  22. E. Collison says:

    He’s watched “Bullets Over Broadway” one two many times, but hey – it’s a great line! (“Don’t speak,” that is.)

  23. He’s already got the eyes going, all he needs is big black eyebrows and a moustache to twirl.

    TOOO cute!

  24. Those Eye-talian boys… talking trash like there’s no tomorrow!

  25. Dosn’t he have some reasembleance toward people?
    Translations: He’s SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Best dog i’ve ever seen in my life. can i have him?!

  27. Another classic case of commentary making a picture exponentially cuter <3

  28. I love italian greyhounds!