Seeeeeeeeeeeeealed, weeth a keeeeeeeeesss!


Sender-inner Elizabeth B. says her friend Elysa B took this photo in New Zealand and Australia. Holy pristine beaches.



  1. Awww, seals keesing!

  2. seal muzzles are the best!

  3. New Zealand AND Australia? Holy seal kisses, Batman! That was quite a feat!


    Seriously, this picture says “I lof you” so schweetly.

  4. nose2nose

  5. “I love you, mommy.”
    “I love you too, son – now off you go to school.”

  6. How does a seal go to school?
    On an octobus.

  7. chet's momma says:

    oh, sho schweetly, a thinker! awwwwwwww.

  8. Silly Pyrit – seals don’t live in schools – that’s fish! Seals live in pods (like peas, but bigger, cuter, and less green).
    Although according to Wikipedia, their method of locomotion is called galumphing…
    “Now then, son – you know what I’ve told you about galumphing in the house…”

  9. Eh, it just looks like the smaller one is positioned behind the other.. doesnt look like a kiss to me.

  10. Blubber Love

  11. How does a seal go to school?
    An ga lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus).
    Over to you TJ!

    But I hafta go now. Have fun.

  12. Edit. “On” not, “An”.

  13. “Mom is it water time now please-“

  14. in New Zealand AND Australia? *confused*

    Very schweet..


    Galumphing! Perfect.. it sounds like a CO word!

  15. NebraskaErin says:


  16. “but mooooom! all the otter kids are out surfing!”
    “doesnt matter. you sit here until you’ve digested the 6 lbs of fish you just ate”

  17. “Galumphing” is a Lewis Carroll word, from…

  18. “He left it dead and with its head he went galumphing back.”

    Now I know what that looks like. Thanks TJ!

  19. mariser, that’s hilarious!

    the pic is yet another reason to travel to the land down under (and to lotr territory). who wants to escape the snow and go along?

    galumphing is now my new favorite word =)

  20. and Teho:)

  21. “galumphing” is from Jabberwocky? live and learn…
    I’d always thought it was a *real* word, yanno, like “galoshing”.

  22. It’s real *now*, like “chortle”. That was Carroll’s genius.
    [tip o’the Mad Hat]

  23. Elizabeth B. says:

    It’s “New Zealand and Australia” because she’s been taking pictures in both places, and I’m not entirely certain where this one fit into her grand tour. 🙂 Yay!!! My dog may not have made it on, but I’m happy Elysa’s seals did.

  24. I wish to be a seal, so I can galumph. Maybe I will galumph, anyway. Hmm.

  25. Tink – there are galumphing classes every Wednesday at the Y, 7-9pm, $20 for a 6 week course. Bring your own seal.

  26. I shall galumph in galoshes while chortling at the weather…

    T., I meant to say I thought “galumph/galumphing” had originated outside of “Jabberwocky”. though the English language owes much to Mr. Carroll.

  27. All right, I have purchased my seal, so now to sign up. See you there, Teej.

  28. It’s the opposite of the disapproving bunny… a seal of approval.

  29. wow…and i mean …..wow..

  30. If I close my eyes tight enough, maybe I’ll be there…

  31. Look at their shadows! they’re not actually touching at all.

  32. I was wondering when someone would point that out, actually.

  33. sealed with a kiss!

  34. Such great words, chortle and galumping. I didn’t know Lewis Carroll made them! Yay for him! 🙂

  35. Yay for seals!

    If I only could be there too… *big sigh*

  36. Yes, Australia and NZ are definitely on my “things to do” list.

  37. Shopping a shadow in there would be oh so ez. 😛

  38. TK is very good at galumphing, too. But it’s PERFECT to describe seal locomotion. Hurray Prof. Carroll!

  39. Elizabeth says:

    Ah! Clarification. The picture was taken in Australia when she was on a “vacation from her vacation” in New Zealand.

  40. New Zealand & Australia!? Wow, I must have slept through the merging of our countries. Hee hee.

    In related news, my brother was chased by a sea lion. They live near his house.

  41. I wonder if nose rubbin’ for seals is the same as dogs. That’s usually a sign of friendship in the k-9 world so maybe they’re saying, “Let’s be buddies.”
    http://www.petafoo.com – We Love Animals

  42. Does anyone remember that movie, The Golden Seal? Makes me want to cry just thinking about it.