Mrs. Gunderson Pauses to Reflect

"Oh, sure — he just wanted to show me his etchings, he said.  It would only take a few minutes, he said.  *sigh…*  I was happy once; I had a career, I had my figure, I went to parties every night.  And now look at me."

At least the 'only a few minutes' part was honest, grr...

What can I say, Jill?   We men are all alike.


  1. Furst! 😉

  2. It’s the sadder but Weimaraner mom for me.

  3. “Calgon, take me awaaaaaaaaay!”

  4. wagthedogma says:

    Aww, but she’s STILL got it! <3

    My dog is half Black Lab and half Weimie. We tell people she’s a Wisenheimer.

  5. Don’t miss the hovertext, people!

  6. ThreeCatNight says:

    Yes, just say it: “Men are DOGS!”

  7. OMG I thought she was sitting in the middle of a grey blanket at first. Lookit all those bebbehs!!!! They all look so soft and velvety and smooshy and and and (dives into puppeh pile)

  8. Some days they don’t grow up fast enough! Poor mama. My dog had a litter of 10 once. She had that same look.

  9. Oooh, velvet Weimeraner babies.
    Poor Mama looks BEAT!

  10. Erebella says:

    Wiemies are so cool! I just love that color! And grey ghost puppy pile, that’s the awesomest! And yes, don’t miss the hovertext – perfect!

  11. Mom looks pretty tuckered. The puppehs look beautiful, though!

    Great hovertext.

  12. Other Mike: you are on FIRE lately.
    This post is made of weapons-grade Youwinnium.

  13. TamaraRose says:

    Still, you’ve gotta admire a woman with eight nipples!

  14. 260Oakley says:

    Someone get this skinny baby a hamburger! And maybe a pitcher of martinis, ’cause it looks like she could use it.

  15. Aw, I used to have a Weimaraner. This is just too darling…

  16. I will take her to vegas with me. and get her a babysitter stat!

  17. momof2kitties says:

    1) I’m back from vacay–took me three days to get all caught up on all the posts/comments. You guys rock! Missed y’all!

    2) This momma is teh qte.

    3) Want puppeh!!! Or three…

  18. wow. that is a lot of pups-poor mrs gunderson!

  19. Erebella says:

    NTMTOM, your caption reminds me of an Eddie Izzard skit. Involving a treehouse, etchings, and “darjeeling or what?” Is that just a coincidence or do you know what I’m talking about?

  20. I know, Erebella!
    “Maid Marion, tea? Am I being too forward? And these are my etchingsss…”

    Love it! Also love Weinermanaraerererers.

  21. I feel like that nursing only ONE baby!

  22. YAY!!! A Weimy!! I have a handsome *fixed* weim that would be happy to take the poor lady on a nice night out…..not strings attached. I get the honor of pup sitting, natch.

  23. scooterpants says:

    “hep meh”

  24. Erebella says:

    MG, I love you! “Maid Marion, let us kiss with tongues. lolololololol…”

    Eddie is the best!

  25. Birdcage says:

    She looks like she has one to spare. I shall take one off her hands and make it my own and it shall live with me and my parrot happily ever after. And the parrot will learn its name, and call to it incessantly all day long, much to the chagrin of the poor confoosed pup …. but I digress……

  26. Mrs. *Gaunt*erson is more like it. Please administer Snausages, stat!

  27. The mom has a sort of exhausted/dissapointed look. Like “One of these kids better darn well grow up to be a doctor… because if they ALL take after their father… I’m done”

  28. wagthedogma says:

    Maybe you smart CO peeps can clear something up for me. Is it “Why-mah-rahr-ner” or “Why-mah-RYE-ner”? I’ve heard the second pron. used quite frequently, even though there’s no “i” or “y” in the third syllable. Judges?

  29. Mary (the first) says:

    She looks like one of those Southern belles fluffed down on the lawn with her hoop skirt around her .. anyway she does to me. Beautiful!! But yes… a mint julep or two, please, she looks like she needs one.
    And .. @wagthedogma,I’ve only heard pron. # 1 “why-ma-rah-ner” but I’m no expert.

  30. Katrina says:

    Feed the dog more. Now. Sheesh. She does look awfully thin to be nursing all of the “Babies of Weimeranernerer County.

    And rah, rah, Wagthedogma! Rah.

  31. Erebella says:

    I think why-mah-rye-ner is the Anglicized version of it. Being a German word, it’s probably really pronounced vy-mah-rah-ner. 🙂

  32. Don’t worry mommy doggeh, you still got it. It’s all in the attitude, and the young bucks are very much into the BILFs. (It’s a dirty acronym — sorry, I’m a guy).

  33. awwwww! i can’t wait for a great video of all them puppeeeeeeehs chasing someone around. *LOL* so cute!

  34. Next thing you know she’ll stop wearing make-up, walk around all day in sweats, and give up on trying to lose that baby weight.

  35. it looks like she is sitting in a puddle of her own puppies.

  36. so for the first time EVER i got to the wall first and posted a cheeky “FURST!” only to come back and find it removed…

    not sure what’s more depressing… having no evidence of FURST or seeing this puppeh mama being oh so sad! 😦

    [Kasia, if you’d said anything else at all, ANYTHING of substance besides that… – Ed.]

  37. This is our mama dog, Roxie. It is her first litter and THEY ARE SO FREAKING CUTE!! She had 10 babies – she went to visit the sketch artist 5X. She has a naughty side to her! The puppies are officially weaned today. Rox has so much more energy.
    PS – She’s nowhere near to skinny, nor has she ever been. She counter surfs too much to be on the lean side. I lost an entire roast once when I left the kitchen for a potty break.

  38. An ENTIRE roast? I bet she’s not that gaunt anymore. I hope she still has her kitchen duties and isn’t in the stockades to the right.

    BTW Mike, “At least the ‘only a few minutes’ part was honest, grr” At least we’re talking entire minutes here.

  39. scooterpants says:

    are there additional pictures of mama and the babies we can see posted somewhere?

  40. Here is a link to more pictures of the puppies. The rest of the pictures are of a trip we took in March to Kauai.

  41. browngrl says:

    Cindy you did NOT put all those puppies in baby clothes!!!
    I nearly fainted it was just so cute.

  42. I died at the hovertext. Fell off my chair, hit my head on the desk, yelped, then resumed my laughing.

    [You can go ahead & keep on laughing while I finish these stitches, only HOLD STILL, OK? – Med.]

  43. Wait till your father gets home.

  44. She isn’t in the stockade in the right of the picture. She is my favorite dog. I can say that online because my other dog is old, has cataracts, and can’t read. My weim is indoors dining on roast, like any other dog, right?

    The babies go in the kennel 2 or 3 times a day to give mama a break. Everyone sleeps indoors at night.
    And, yes, we put the babies in the doll clothes. That’s the kind of thing that should be done over summer vacation, me, the three kids, the babies, and the clothes. We laughed until we cried.
    Ugly mugs was for our Kauai pictures and the rest were added later. What can I say? I was referring to US, not the dogs!!

  45. sunnymum says:

    I’m so happy for you Cindy! What fun, and such a beautiful mama and babies to have in your life. :)Thanks for sending in the pics.

  46. LittleDende says:

    “We men are all like”? Is the webmaster of Cute Overload a guy??

    [No, but the author of this post is. There’s always a “Posted by” line at the bottom of each one that tells you who wrote it. Sometimes even *I* will do a post, like on a Friday afternoon, in which case it would say “Posted by Theo”, and I’m definitely a guy… – Ed.]

  47. binky-mama says:

    I volunteer to puppeh-sit while mommy goes for dinner and a movie!

  48. omFg..those baby clothes pix are too effing much.

    i think i’m going to be DED OF QTENESS!


    i’m glad momma has you to make sure she gets a little break and lots of roast!!! 😀

  49. MadameX says:

    [sarcasm]I am appalled – APPALLED! – that Cute Overload would stoop to posting such irresponsible FILTH! That B.I.T.C.H. has her n.i.p.p.l.e.s. EXPOSED! Children look at this site, sir! What next? Interspecies snorging? And the puppies! PUREBRED PUPPIES! A veritable MOUND of (gasp!) purebred puppies! It is wrong – WRONG, I say! – to allow dogs to breed in captivity. We must newter and spay ALL dogs and cats, until so-called “purebred” breeds peter out and disappear from the planet. You should be ashamed of yourselves![/sarcasm]

    Someone had to do it.

    That said, oh, to lie upon that grass and snorgle that pile o’ velvet puppies!

  50. Awww, poor mom looks frazzled. Love the velvety puppeh pile!

  51. Cindy,

    Your weimaraner counter surfs too? (Love the phrase, btw.) Ours is getting up there in years, but she makes sure to save plenty of energy for stealing the butter from the butter dish as often as possible.

  52. Cindy, I am so glad to hear that Mommadog is fine and dandy. No extra calories needed by a dog who knows what she wants! I got a Corgi- no counter surfing possible, but my floors are bright and shiny with dog-spit.
    The babies are beautiful thank you so much for sharing them with the world.

  53. Aw, the wee-maraners! In doll clothes! I’m with meadowgirl – it’s so cute I want to swear.

  54. they look super soft.

  55. scooterpants says:

    cindy thank you for sharing the pictures, they are all so adorable.
    glad to see i’m not the only one that dress(ed) up their pets in doll clothes, (although they would take me away if i did that now….) i love the pictures!
    one silly question, if mama dog only has 8 ‘feeding stations’ and there are 10 puppehs. how do you make sure everyone is getting enough to eat? do you suppliment their diet with something?

  56. About the feeding stations 🙂 – The puppies were on milk only for the first 3 weeks or so. Then we added soft. The ones that weren’t hooked up to a “faucet” would claw one another out of the way for a turn. Also when mama would shift, some would “lose suction” and fall off :0 and others would move on in. Everyone ended up getting enough to eat. They are weaned now.

  57. Yitzysmommie says:

    Cindy – Beautiful Mom & babies. I LOVE the long suffering Mom pic posted here.

  58. I am not to be thanked for posting this picture, but a fellow cyclist friend is. She thought the picture was a winner. I am glad she posted because reading the comments has been fun and memorable. The day that Roxie had her puppies I rode my first century ride (100 miles) (on a bike, the kind with pedals). I got a play by play of puppy delivery on the cell phone as I was out riding. Roxie had 1 puppy to commemorate every 10 miles I rode that day. A very generous way to make my day. Maybe in her own way she was thanking me for that roast she snuck off of the counter earlier in the year. I think at the end of the day we were both equally exhausted!

  59. kasia k. says:

    sigh……. i’m sorry i didn’t say anything else of substance. just got toooooo excited about the prospect of FURST on cuteoverload of all places!

    will try to better myself, promishe!

  60. Try it at ICanHasCheezburger. They LOVE that stuff there.

  61. Katrina says:

    Cindy, what does one do with 10 little blue-grey morsels of pupplence now that they are weened?

    Congratulations on doing the 100 mile bike ride. That is quite an accomplishment!
    Give yourself a roast-hide it from Roxie, but share at the table-sheessh does everyone still sleep inside? You are the best gramma ever!