Oh, Those Wacky Papillons!

"Hey, sweetie, hold still.  You got something in your eye." (slurp, slurp)

"Wha-?  I don’t feel anything! Cut it out!"

"I’m serious," (slurp)  "There’s something in your eye."  (slurp, slurp)

"Wait, are you sure, because I swear I don’t …"

"Just" (slurp) "hold still, willya?"  (slurp, slurp) "You got something in your eye!"  (slurp)



I swear, it gets funnier every time I do it.

I suppose it’ll be "pull my paw" next, eh, Sara L.?



  1. At least she’s pleased about it! Pup can lick my face too!

  2. I hope their above the age of consent. Or are they making out in the den while mom and dad play canasta with the neighbors? I bet he doesn’t get to second base.

  3. What is it with dogs and eyeballs? Mine is always going for the eyes. They must like the taste of the crusty stuff.

  4. Put a sock on the door will ya?! 😛

  5. lurkingsmirk says:

    HAH!! Great punchline.

  6. warrior rabbit says:

    The lickee is named Comet, it looks like. S/he looks sort of bashful. And kyoot.

  7. I loved the look of giggles on the pup’s face: “Stop! Ticklz!” :))

  8. hon glad says:

    You has flavour.

  9. Ohh how sweet.I really love puppies. I believed everyone does.Hmmmmm, well i just want to share this video link http://www.clashorama.com/index.php?id=144 ,actually i love this video showing a cute pets a Rottweiller and a frechbulldog… I want to take that cute little puppies home…

  10. mberkie0 says:

    @ Hon Glad:
    Instead of saying “you have flavor,” you might have said “you have taste.” Nothing like having taste in this weary old world, hmm?

  11. Snorgle…Snorgle…SQUEE!!


  12. Ahhh papillons, so cute! My parents have a papillon/cockerspaniel mix (a pappy-cock if you will). Little black dog with GIANT EARS! Haha.

  13. Cavaliers?!
    my dog was an eyeball licker too!

  14. I adore papillons! So cute <3

  15. Alex(andria) says:

    I LOVE how the “lickee” is just smiling and has it’s little tongue out, too. Awww. My dogs always lick each others ears.

  16. ThreeCatNight says:

    Ever since I saw “Rufus” in that Zyrtec commercial years back, I have fallen in love with pappies. They’re adorable and sweet-tempered — LOVE!! 🙂

  17. BeanSidhe says:

    They always look like a good breeze in the right place would pick them up by the ears and send them sailing away…

    Ah rats. Just earwormed meself.

  18. Erebella says:

    Pappy-cock, hahaha!!!!!!!

  19. Why I eyes ya…

  20. I have a Papillon who loves–*loves*–to lick our other dog’s eyes.

    And ears, but he loves everyone’s ears. Pip is the only one whose eyes he licks.

  21. Monique says:

    I LOVE PAPILLONS! This pic is sending me off to work happy! But first I have to walk my Papillon!

  22. gosh – could I be any more oblivious?!


  23. It’s OK EV, you’re going on vacation now…it’s normal to check out ahead of time.

  24. CathyDee says:

    You earwormed me, too! Arrggh! Styx!!! Make it stop!

    Perhaps repeated viewings of Christian and Winston will cure me.

  25. Furbabies says:

    I love Papillons! Are they nice doggies? I have always wanted one, but never met one.

  26. BeanSidhe says:

    I’m hearing the Eric Cartman version. We’re doomed.

  27. CathyDee and BeanSidhe — [ahem]
    “Just a dream and the wind to carry me, soon I will be free…”

  28. CathyDee says:

    Theo, that is cruel and unusual. If you continue, I shall be forced to break out my circa-1979 Kansas and/or Triumph earworms–or perhaps the worst of all: Loverboy. You have been warned!

    Must go scrub my eardrums.

  29. I close… my… eyes…
    Only for a moment, and the moment’s gone…

  30. Kansas! Love that song. I told one of my English professors in college that I loved the images in that song and he immediately told me that that song was CRAP. Nice prof he was.

  31. warrior rabbit says:

    God, I loved Dust in the Wind. I agree with you, Kris. Your professor sucked.

  32. CathyDee says:

    Game, set, and match to Theo. I actually find Kansas quite pleasant . . . in limited quantities, of course. Perhaps I was thinking of Boston instead . . . . BTW, I teach college English my OWN self, and it is my professional opinion that everyone has the right to enjoy a little artistic crap as a means of escaping the insanity that is modern life. So there.
    BUt what do I know, really? I’m just a drop of water in an endless sea.

  33. You think I can’t do Boston? Hmm??
    [fingerpicked 12-string fading in…]

  34. Papillons? I came here thinking I was going to see butterflies! 😛

  35. Close enough.
    It’s the ears.

  36. CathyDee says:

    Ok, ok. I shall crown you king of all late 70’s AOR rock only IF you can quote a Triumph song–and no Googling to cheat. Bonus points if you know the opening lines of “Dixie Chicken.”

    This is much more fun than grading papers. I’m not sure where licky Papillons fit in, but I’m sure we could figure it out.

  37. I seem to recall that there’s probably only 1 Triumph song that’s vaguely quotable in this context, and I’m buggered if I can remember it. But hey if it’s Dixie you want, then by the hand (hand) take me by the hand, pretty mama, gonna dance with your daddy ALL night long…

  38. CathyDee says:

    Doobie Brothers don’t count.

  39. Doobie Brothers *can’t* count.

  40. …and I am NOT quoting Lynynryryryyrd Skynynynynyryryryrdyd.

  41. The only Triumph song I like is Lay it on the Line (LAY ON THE LINE, GIRL!) Lay it on THE LINE.

    Confession: for a VERY long time, I wondered what the words ‘dixielampert y mama’ meant.

  42. LOL, Kris. There’s a bathroom on the right.

  43. wagthedogma says:

    “If you’ll be my Dixie chicken, I’ll be your Tennessee lamb; and we can walk together down in Dixielaaaaand!”

    I know those aren’t the opening lines, CathyDee, but alas, all I could remember from those was something about the Commodore Hotel. (It WAS the ’70s, after all. Do I get a gimme for fricaseed brain cells? :D)

  44. wagthedogma says:

    Oh, and that was by Little Feat. That I DO remember…oddly.

  45. CathyDee says:

    Little Feat, anyone? Or does one have to be a native of the South to know it?

    If you be my Dixie chicken, I’ll be your Tennessee lamb
    And we can together down in Dixieland…
    Oh, nevermind. I guess you gotta be there.

    And speaking of Lyn-yard Skin-yard, I thought I was having an auditory hallucination the other day when I heard a “song” that I swear sampled “Werewolved of London” (may Mr. Zevon rest in peace) and “Sweet Home ALabama.” SOmeone please tell me it was just a bad dream resulting from the nachos I had at lunch!

  46. Little-known fact: I was born in 1970. August.
    I do not remember Little Feat.

  47. …but hey, if you’ve never seen THIS version of “Sweet Home Alabama” — well, here’s why I love the internet:

  48. CathyDee says:

    Congrats, Wagthedogma! You beat me to it.

    Kris: “Magic Power”
    I’m young now, I’m wild now, I want to be free. Got the magic power of the music in me.

    Lordamighty, I am old. . …

  49. Theo, Little Feat were BIG when I was in high school in the late 80s/early 90s. Lots of girls in my class went to their concerts!! Of course, my classmates were also a bunch of rich stoners, so that may explain it…

  50. CathyDee says:

    That is probably the most bizarre thing I have ever seen. Beyond that, I’m speechless.

  51. Kris — huh. I remember it being more about Beastie Boys and Run-DMC. Or, you know, Madonna and Tears for Fears, depending.

  52. I love the info about them:

    The songs, all somewhat influenced by polka and progressive rock, and performed in English, have themes such as ‘vodka’, ‘tractors’, ‘rockets’, and ‘Genghis Khan’, as well as folkloric Russian songs, rock and roll ballads and covers from bands as diverse as The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Lynyrd Skynyrd,

  53. Music pretty much stopped for me in 1979.

  54. Shame, that.

  55. BeanSidhe says:

    Oh dear. What have I done?
    So yeah, we’re dancing to the Eagles this year. Las week I was at my Evil Job, on hold for tech support at one of the phone manufacturers, and “Heartache Tonight” was on the hold music. I noticed my supervisor looking at me with great concern… apparently my eye started to twitch when the song came on. Eep.

  56. Well, I make exceptions for certain things and I admit to having a whole collection of “dance” music from the clubs from the mid to late 90s.
    Whenever people ask what “album” would you take with you if you were stranded on a desert island, I always say, “John Denver’s Live Album – An Evening with John Denver.” What can I say?
    Love me some Peter, Paul & Mary, Mamas and Papas, too. Just no Bob Dylan.

  57. Oh I would not feeel so all alo-o-o-one…

  58. If only he didn’t sing through his nose. I always feel like Tom Petty is his long lost illegitimate child…

  59. …Traveling Wilburys FTW

  60. RIP George and Roy.
    Cry-i-i-i-in’ over you…

    [Yeah. At least we still have Bob and Tom. And that other guy who sang Don’t Bring Me Down, Bbbbbruice… – Ed.]

  61. Now, I’ll have “No, no, no, no, no, a-whoo hoo…” going through my head for the rest of the evening!!! At least it gets rid of End of the Line!!
    Have a good night Commentor Peeps and Ed. :o)

  62. [bows]

  63. wagthedogma says:

    “I’ll tell you once more, before I get off the floor, don’t bring me down!” (Sorry. The power of “Bbbbruuuce” compelled me.)

  64. I’m sorry to have joined this conversation so late.

    I understand about indecision, I don’t care if I get behind.
    People livin’ in competition, all I want is to have my peace of mind.

    The jig is up, the news is out, they’ve finally found me,
    Oh renegade, you had it made….

    Someday love will find you break those chains that bind you one night will remind you how we touched and went our separate ways.

    It’s living thing, it’s a terrible thing to lose, it’s a giving thing….

    Thanks for letting me get that out of my system.

    Doggeh eyeballs!

  65. CathyDee says:

    I was hoping you would find us. I had to take a break to rest my over-earwormed synapses. I found solace the usual way: spending money at Target. Just in case your post is a quiz, here are my Google-free answers:
    Boston,Styx (pre-Roboto, Journey,ELO.

    OK, now I’m really done.



    i checked out early…my hubby took a job in Cali, we live in GA, so I am on Vac TOO till Tues.!
    I missed the discussion…..
    not LF …butt if we’re earworming….who knows:

    Give Me Silver, Blue & Gold
    The Color Of The Sky I’m Told……

  67. NutherDeb says:

    More than a feeling, when I hear that old song they used to play (more than a feeling)
    I begin dreaming (more than a feeling)…
    Wow that’s been a long time!! How did we get from pappy puppies to this?? (I read all the comments again, and I’m still not quite sure…)

  68. I love that our commentors are such musical people! On the way home from work (20 min ride) I heard not 1 but *2* Tom Petty songs, followed by a Beatles song. What are the chances? :o)

    Renegade was on the radio this morning, BS. Love that song, as it reminds me of my boys from Supernatural.

    And coming full circle… look at the cute eyeball licker.

  69. DixiesMom says:

    Kathy D- I believe you were hearing the new oeuvre
    of Mr. Kid Rock, called “All Summer Long”, which samples both…

  70. marsheeeee says:

    Mama, just killed a man
    Put a gun against his head
    Pulled the trigger now he’s de-ead
    Goodbye everybody I’ve got to go
    Got to leave it all behind and face the tru-uth
    Mama ooohoohooohooh…Didn’t mean to make you cry
    Sometimes I wish I’d never been born at all…..

    Just sayin’.

    (Not sure if I’ve got the lyrics exactly right or in order. I’m gettin’ very old.)

  71. Well… I can tell what you’re trying to sing, anyway. 😉

  72. scooterpants says:

    papies, pommies, cha-whoa-whoa’s. they ALL love the eye lickin. it’s a mothering instinct that they all share. so adorables.

  73. Christi A says:

    Me love pappions hehe