Must… play…. ball….

Must… continue… to…. play…   but…    I…

"Gilbert" pup gets tired playing ball and opts for a nap-a-roo.


You rawk, Lee-Ann. And FYI, she took this photo of Gilbert 15 years ago. Ahn.



  1. littlelizard says:

    Awwwww 🙂
    Nice red ball.

  2. I know I’ve been this tired 🙂

  3. Quick! Get a golden retriever to perform the Heimlich!!!

  4. I’m waiting for the launch…
    [honk shu spi-TU]

  5. The Honourable Gladys Anstruther says:

    I’m asleeping but I will NOT let go.

  6. Laurie C says:

    In the dream he’s having, he’s still playing.

  7. “Ooh I think I’ll just play over here next to the . . .” *thunk*

  8. Oh my goodness, how precious. Puppies are so hyper one second, and then this happens! I want to turn off his light and tuck him in!

  9. cranberry says:

    aahhhww I feel that sleepy right now. silly puppy, i hope i don’t fall asleep with a toy in my mouth!

  10. bunnyslave says:

    Reminds me of the little kids I worked with one summer.
    Running, climbing, etc–
    then 5 minutes into the movie THUNK! Suddenly they weigh 1,000 pounds and they’re asleep right on your bladder.

  11. Rhea Harding says:

    It’s like falling asleep on your laptop! >_<

  12. Christine says:

    This photo is 15 years old? Excellent job scanning, in that case. Unless the submitter had a digital camera back in those days…like the first one EVER MADE!

  13. zeldapie says:

    So sweet. Gilbert sure lurves his ball!

  14. I totally feel like that dog right now… >.<


  15. He looks so delightfully snuggly. CO is doing nothing for my dogological clock, which is demanding puppeh ownership immediately and to once.

  16. I’m on your floor, eating my ballzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…

  17. LOL Mello.

  18. I feel ya puppers. Just barely noon and I’m already pretty wiped out.

    I don’t have a shiny red ball though…

  19. Adorable!

    So is the new site background! (Hey, when did that happen?)


  20. Snooze on, Little Gilbert! Hee!

  21. LOL Mello! Holy crap that was funny.

  22. How small does that ball have to be?! It looks smaller than a ping pong ball…. awwwwww 🙂

  23. Awww… what a little sweet heart! 🙂 Here is something cute and funny for you to enjoy.

  24. Awwwww!

  25. Awwww, poor tired pup.

  26. Soooooo sweet

  27. I knew a dog once who was very old. This dog had a huge red rubber ball that he was absolutely *obsessed* with. He would spend his days trying to put this ball into his mouth and pick it up, but it was far too big. Nevertheless, he’d never stop trying, and he’d done so all his life. Talk about one-track minds…

  28. He’s having little puppy dreams about chasing a ball. Boy is he going to be happy when he wakes up and discovers he caught it!

  29. Ok I don’t think I can feel love today. We took our dog to the park now that hell, uh, I mean Cleveland, has unfroze and when I sat down on a bench he peed on my foot. Wrecked my flip flops. They were pretty cute flip flops.

  30. SCREAM

  31. I bet if you took the ball away he’d wake up real quick

  32. oaklandcat says:

    Theo- kittens yet?? when when when?

  33. hehe yay,people got my joke! 😀

  34. OaklandCat — that’s a very good question…

  35. Good one, Mello! 🙂

    That story has been giving me a serious happy the last couple of days. *sigh* I luff goldens.

  36. Kittenpie says:

    That pup is the absolute definition of “so…tie-tie…” Love it!

  37. Persephone says:

    Aimee– that was priceless. 🙂 I love how confusing technology is to animals.

    Theo — kitten pool! Such a great idea.

  38. I may have to get in on the kitten pool, Teho….anything to distract me from my poor Jayhawks losing the Elite 8 in the NCAA tourney last weekend 😦

  39. Mello, I didn’t get it :((
    ::blushes:: Please explain…

  40. Helene – I hope this works:

  41. luvinmalssomuch says:

    His ball is his binky.

  42. this is da cutest puppy i have ever seen in my life !

  43. Paw-print shaped bruises?! (heimlich_hound) Wow – we should all be so lucky – how ’bout paw-print tattoos? (Hope my daughter doesn’t see this ; kitty paw tattoos all over …..)

  44. DKN & Persephone — that’d be great! Just put your pool comments on my Vox… and I guess you’ll need your own Vox ID to do that, but Vox is free and there’s no rule saying you HAVE to keep your Vox blog up-to-date. 😉

  45. I love how the ball is just baaaaaarely inside his widdle mouf, ready to be slyly snatched away by his hoomahn, waking him up and inciting another round of play / keep away / grrrfightingtugs!

  46. oaklandcat says:

    Kenya looks like she has some Maine coon, maybe? Lemme astrally project into her belly, gently poke around in there, & then I’ll place my bet.

  47. Galgh… shuu… galgh… shuu…

  48. OaklandCat — well *all* long-haired tabbies look like Maine Coons, really. Kenya doesn’t have the bobcatty ear tufts, though, and there’s those lovely white paws…

  49. Helene, no worries!

    The link that was posted was the one I was going to use.

    Yea, so the dog saved the master by performing the Heimlich maneuver. Doggy style, of course.

  50. (so wrong, Mello… so very, very wrong)

  51. Dial 999!! says:

    Help! I am falling into a cuteness coma! Send help. . .

  52. Puppy… I love him.. I want to take a nap with him..

  53. Aww, Gilbert was so fluffy and cute! I wonder whether he’s still alive.

    Digital cameras were around 10 years ago, I know because we had them in high school journalism class in 1996/97. I don’t know about 15 though.

  54. That picture probably still looks crisp & clear, because it looks like it may have been a good camera…like a SLR. She may have taken care of the picture better too. 15 years…1992…my family has lots of pictures from that time period that still look good…it’s just the clothing style that’s horrible. LOL

  55. I can imagine this pup was zooming all over the house with that ball in his mouth. Then, all of a sudden, BLAMMO! Nappie time 😀

  56. OMG Mello, you totally upstaged my joke! And I thought I was sooo clever! and then… doggy style?? LMAO

  57. What kind of sweet little pupper is this?? A schnauzer?

  58. Lerrinus says:

    Galgh… shuu… galgh… shuu…

    That was perfect, Yubi Shines!

    and dez, he’s hot a schnauzer, he’s a snoozer!

    Qtest puppymuffin!

  59. Theo, I just noticed this isn’t in the Pups category…

    I can hardly breathe!