Lhasa Oopsie

Ah, those poodley Apsos, those curly munchkins, those inspirational figures for the denizens of George Lhucas’ verdant Endor, those lhithe and lhovely (alhbeit a lhittle lhazy) lhemur-lhicking lhunatics… OK I’ll stop. From the Meg Files, circa December 19th, 2007.


You might infer from the photo above that Buster, the Lhasa-poo, gets to choose where he sleeps, and he chose the big bed. This would be false. Hali, the bigger dog, likes the little bed.

Anna C.— Suuure we believe you. Kinda like these two guys—remember them?



  1. I believe her! My old golden retriever pal likes to squeeze himself into small spaces, including laps.

  2. Aw, poor Buster looks all lonely in that great big bed.

  3. “Really, he stole my bed! I didn’t want the big one, but he stole it! Honest!”

  4. snorglepup says:

    Ahh, sweet puppers.
    They should both share the big bed: Mom’s!

  5. I’m sorry to tell you this but Hali is a wuss

  6. kibblenibble says:

    Awww! 🙂

  7. Big dog does look more relaxed than the wee one.

  8. Isn’t that always the case, big dog thinks he’s little and little dog thinks he’s big.

  9. coprogirl says:

    Oohhh, I want to slip in next to Ewok and cuddle with him, should be just enough room for me….snorgle into curly neck……aaaaahhhhh that’s it…..zzzzzzzzzz

  10. Resriechan says:

    @ Gigi: some of us female humans have the same self-deception: I often wish that I had long, smooth flowing golden locks, rather than curly thick auburn hair…..
    (been pricin’ wigs on the sly …..)

  11. That is too funny!

  12. @resriechan…I love auburn hair and lots of us female humans would give our right arms to have curls!

    As for the picture, hehe! My sister has a big old mutt and almost every night the very self-confident cat plops herself in the middle of the dog bed, while the dog looks on with a woebegone “Now what do I do expression?” on his face until my sister shoos the cat out.
    Pets are endlessly entertaining!

  13. Angelique Vinkestijn says:

    I did remeber that scene from my home… where the dog used to take the cats place… because he was jalous… we actually took the big place away… and now he is using the cats place to sleep…

  14. LOL!

  15. Queen of Dork says:

    That’s too funny! So is the picutre of the cat in the big bed and the poor dog sitting up in that little basket! I love the expression of “what the heck am I supposed to do now?” on his face.

  16. @ Resriechan shall we make an exchange? I have medium long strait blond hair (well from a bottle but it’s blond) I would give up my big bed to you if you gave me your curls, I don’t care what color they are.

  17. Hali’s take on all the controversy:


  18. Resriechan says:

    @ Gigi ….welllllllllll……….c’mon over here gurl & let’s have a chat, shall we? Is this a nice new mattress or are you offerin’ me the stank one out in the backyard?

    (snort). Just kidding I know that you wouldn’t be “that kind of WO-man” !!!

    I believe that the following consideration, is somewhat relavant, to you & me negotiating a hair trade: It seems several of my relatives/ friends have pithy phrases with which to divert topics of conversation & my friend from Queens NYC (who runs a secondhand computer & computer repair ‘bidness…) uses the phrase “Here’s the thing….”
    Whenever you hear anyone utter those words, don’t stand still; RUN the OTHER DIRECTION LIKE YOU ARE A CHARACTER IN HITCHCOCK’s FILM “THE BIRDS” !!!! He uses that phrase & really he doesn’t even have to finish the thought. I already know that whatever I was gonna ask for, ain’t happenin’ in my lifetime.

    Tell ya what. I’ll have my people call YOUR people; they’ll have lunch & then we’ll have a briefing, over the best mutual plan of action. Howzat sound? Does Wednesday sound good?

  19. Resriechan says:

    OMG “relevant” not the way I spelled it there. Mea culpa.

  20. Reminds of my brother and myself, I am 18 months older. Me “It’s not fair I shouldn’t have to go to bed at the same time as him, I’m older.”

  21. Resriechan, I too have curly hair and long ago decided it would be much more fun were it red rather than brown. I’ve been a redhead for nearly 20 years. It is more fun (for me!) than my natural hair color (which is now, sadly, easily as much gray as brown). So if your deal with Gigi doesn’t work out, a quick trip to the drug store will set you up for under $10!

  22. Queen of Dork says:

    AmyJ and Resriechan: Sounds like you have boootiful, lovely curly hair! Yay for you! (Actually, I’ve seen Resrie’s and it’s great)! I love how these discussions get so off the wall. Mine (hair I mean) is really kinky so I have worn long (neat) dreadlocks for many years. (Except when it’s cut short). 🙂 I wonder what Theo and Hon Glad’s is like?

  23. Dreadlocks – very nice! When I was young curly hair wasn’t acceptable – all hair had to be straight (Joan Baez-straight). I spent a lot of time and energy trying to get there (anyone else try Curl Free? and those huge rollers or juice cans?) but I always ended up with a head of frizz. Now I’m very happy with my curls, thanks!

  24. Queen of Dork says:

    AmyJ: I heard that some girls even tried to straighten their hair with mayonaise and and an iron? Is that true? How weird when naturally curly hair is gorgeous.

  25. Queen of Dork says:

    Oops. Sorry about the double “and.”

  26. Queen of Dork says:

    Lawrence Welk is on PBS now. Must…go…watch.

  27. QofD – I tried ironing once but no mayonnaise! Don’t know what that would do to the iron… Thanks for the curly hair appreciation – it’s hard to remember back to the 60s when everyone had straight hair. It’s much nicer now with choice and variety!

  28. Queen of Dork says:

    AmyJ: Well, I just heard that girls of the straight hair, caucasion race used to…I don’t know…I guess put mayonaise on their hair in some way and they would maybe wash it out and then lay the longness of it on an ironing board and then iron it? I don’t know…I’m black and probably don’t maybe really understand how that worked? I read it in a book. I think it was called something about somebody called Alice? Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore? Crap. I’m probably stepping out of bounds. 😦 Don’t mean to, though. Crap. But I think curly hair on white girls looks REALLY pretty! 🙂 I don’t know…I’m probably f—-ing this all up… I love all people myself and don’t mean to start anything…

  29. Resriechan says:

    @ QoD: I would venture, to suggest the possibility, that you are …..groovy & fine !!

    And — for ONCE, I really DO mean that “in the best possible way” !!
    (“winky, winky”!!)

  30. QofD, you know way more about that than I do, so I bow to you! I would say both black and white women have spent a lot of time and money torturing their hair. The good news is we are all pretty much free to wear our hair anyway we want now. I remember there was a movie Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, maybe she put mayonnaise in her hair in the movie? And thanks about the curly hair – I feel the same way about lovingly tended dreadlocks! Beautiful, on men and women!

  31. Ah yes! I remember the mayo treatment well! And the mashed avocado. And the olive oil… I wore a veritable salad on my hair to get that healthy shine! I never ironed it, though. Although once, in the early 80’s, I did perm it – wore an awsome faux-Afro for a while. Now I wear it short, and red.

    Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
    Flow it, show it
    Long as God can grow it
    My hair

    I want it long, straight, curly, fuzzy
    Snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty
    Oily, greasy, fleecy
    Shining, gleaming, streaming
    Flaxen, waxen
    Knotted, polka-dotted
    Twisted, beaded, braided
    Powdered, flowered, and confettied
    Bangled, tangled, spangled, and spaghettied!

    BTW, dreadlocks ROCK!

  32. Queen of Dork says:

    Hair is good, no matter what!!! As black chicks, we have always been taught that our hair is “not good.” But it is! Thanks, you two!!

  33. Queen of Dork says:

    Madame X: The song from Hair! Yay!

  34. Gimme it down to there, Shoulder length or longer…!

    That was pretty much the era when I was trying to straighten my hair. QofD, I grew up with black women trying to tame their hair – I hope those days are over for all of us! It’s a great time for hair! (And Madame X – let’s hear it for red hair, natural or from a bottle!)

  35. Queen of Dork says:

    Yeah! We should all leave our beautiful hair alone to do what it does! Or color it or relax it from a bottle or what the heck ever we feel like doing to our own personal mo fo hair!!! All for that! (Isn’t it interesting that no guys come on here to respond to the whole hair thing? What’s THAT all about)?

  36. Oh, say, can you see
    With your eyes?
    If you can, then
    Your hair’s too short.

  37. Queen of Dork says:

    Theo!! What the heck does your hair look like?!!? (Btw…good to hear from you)! I’m guessing it’s brown.

    [Bright green, actually. I make Perez Hilton look positively chic. :mrgreen: – Ed.]

  38. Queen of Dork says:

    P.S. My daughter says that we are the dorkiest adults ever. What a compliment, eh?

  39. Queen of Dork says:

    Oooooooo. Bright green. Pretty! Coooolll! I think I ruv you!!

  40. Pfft, linkey poo din’t work, lemme try this instead.
    dog bed graph

    [You’d made your HTML tags just fine, but then you didn’t put them around any text. I fixed it. – Ed.]

  41. janet2buns says:

    @Q of D: I think you are a very cool mom to allow the P of D to see what you’re posting. We freak out the kids because they think the Interwebs belong to them. I freak my kids out by sending them friend requests on Facebook, which they hurriedly refuse.

  42. Queen of Dork says:

    Hi Janet2buns! I so agree with you thinking the kids are in charge of the internet. My daughter is always telling me to get off the computer so she can go on myspace or whatever.

  43. Queen of Dork says:

    Hi Theo. What the heck is up with you? You’ve been so silent lately. Cat got your tongue? (Tongue. tongue. have you ever noticed what a strangely spelled word “tongue” is)? Why is it spelled like that? why not, toung? or tung? Wouldn’t that make more since? (sense. cinse. cents?)

  44. (adjusts glasses some more)
    Thank yew Mistah T(Ed.) 🙂

  45. I have blond wavy hair that will go ito curls if left to grow.Some where in the Cute Towers archive you can find a picture of Theo posing with a States large somthing or other, sorry about the oscurity of this, but i’ts all I can remember.

  46. into curls obscurity

  47. Resriechan says:

    @ MadameX: in re, your #32 above:
    Please, ma’am, to elucidate us.

    To the best of my pitty-poo memoire, the point of wearing “a natural Afro” would — it seems to ME — be its qualities of oh, let’s say “naturalness”. We all can agree with that, don’t you think? All right. Please ma’am: Then what is the expected benefit, or indeed the POINT, of wearing a “faux Afro” ???????????
    Is that not, perhaps, even a self-contradiction???????????????????????????

    I remain, ma’am,

    Your Humble Servant.

  48. Queen of Dork says:

    Hon Glad: That really was one of the most gorgeously vague things I’ve ever heard: “a States large something or other” (?) That could be any or many things. I wonder what it is?

    *sooooooooooo curious. curiouser and curiouser…….*

    btw: Wow. curious is a kind of a hard word to spell and curiouser is even worse. Thanks, Winnie-the-Pooh. (I think he’s the one that started that word).

  49. Tractatus Blorpico-Philosophicus says:

    Peeps, did you hear about this new documentary, *Good Hair*, about black women’s hair? Was just reviewed fav’ly in *NYT*.

  50. Queen of Dork says:

    No! I hadn’t heard about this. What channel? What the freak is NYT?! I would like to watch this show. I hope it’s on PBS.

    Holy m_____F____Crap!!!! My stupid cat is seriously FREAKING OUT right now!!! Must go try to calm him or help him or…I don’t know. It just seems like I must do SOMETHING right now. He is seriously freaking out. Bye.

  51. Theo, hope you don’t mind…

    Here’s the link (or at least URL) for the post where you can see Theo’s hair, along with a giant otter:


  52. PS QofD, I live in NY, and at least here NYT is New York Times. Not sure if that’s what T B-P is referring to but here’s a link to the review in the NYTimes:


  53. Q Of D- The large somthing or other was a symbol of that state or the largest ball of string or things of that nature, I keep thinking of a large brown rat, big enough to climb on and a model, I hasten to add.

  54. Queen of Dork says:

    Hon Glad: I’m so totally cracking up right now at your reply. It really doesn’t help. Whhaaaattt?

  55. Queen of Dork says:

    AmyJ…Sorry. Am so laughing right now at Hon Glad’s wierd thing. I can’t click on stuff. Plus I’m in tears at something my daughter is doing. dying here from hilarity. what? ehlp.

  56. Queen of Dork says:

    Hon Glad: Whaaatt?! HAHAHHAAA! I’m dying laughing over here! Huh? Ball of string…large brown rat…model? Huuhhh? What?! Haahahahhhhaahha! WTF?! That is totally cracking me up!!!! What?!! You ROCK!!!

  57. QofD – laughter is contagious even over the internet! Now you’ve got me giggling – most excellent, thanks!! The post is in “Unusual Animals” and it’s from Aug 4, 2008 – will that help you find it? It’s a photo of Theo perched atop a giant otter – sort of looks like a giant rat, sort of maybe…

  58. Oh – and if you can’t click on links, the documentary Tractatus Blorpico-Philosophicus referred to is a movie made by Chris Rock on the relationship between black women and their hair. It sounds very good.

  59. Queen of Dork says:

    Sorry peeps. *wiping eyes*

    Don’t mean to be the only commenter on here but Wow! That was hilarious! the funny thing, Hon Glad, is that we probably DO have some weird giant ball of string with a large brown rat posing with a model somewhere in this glorious U.S. of A!!! It’s just the way you said it!

    *in fits of laughter again!…thanks!*

  60. Queen of Dork says:

    Thanks, AmyJ!

  61. Queen of Dork says:

    Wait..AmyJ. I just saw your comment about Theo perched on a what?!! Now I’m cracking up again. How does that have anything to do with Hon Glad’s “ball of string?!” Hahahahahhhaaahahhhaaahahah! Dying again over here!!!!

  62. Queen of Dork says:

    I have to log off now. I can’t be in the same room with you peeps! I can’t stop laughing.

  63. Ah yes, the giant fibercrete otter post. Good ol’ Fergus Falls. Another interesting thing about that particular town is that it’s a stop-off point for migratory birds, so essentially the whole down is a sanctuary. When we were there, visiting the brother- and sister-in-law, Fergus was positively SWARMING (er, flocking?) with ducks and geese. They were EVERYWHERE.

  64. Theo, did you check for those green cigars geese leave everywhere before you climbed on that otter’s head?!?

    [Oddly, the geese stayed down on the ground. – Ed.]

  65. Queen of Dork says:

    Theo: Whhhaaatt? Hahahahahah! Stop! *my tum hurts*

    What town? Where?

    [Follow AmyJ’s link & you can see for yourself – Ed.]

  66. Queen of Dork says:

    Theo: It’s quite possible that I’m being slow here, but I clicked on AmyJ’s link and found pictures of dreadlocks. I have those so I know what they look like. I was actually trying to see a pciture of you. I’ve seen Meg (in her mighty magnificent-ness) on the Martha Stewart Show. But I was trying to see you. Not dreadlocks! Not trying to flirt or anything…too old for that. But I was just asking for a picture of your dum ass self! 🙂

  67. sarah-jane says:

    I think everyone who has a big dog and a little dog can say this has happened to them.

  68. QofD – first link (#53) – Theo and otter. Second link (#54) – review of “Good Hair”

  69. Queen of Dork says:

    Oh! Saw it! That’s you?!! Great picture, Theo!! Wow! cool. Thanks! However, I still don’t know what that has to do with Hon Glad’s ball or string. Maybe he made that part up. But Theo, you are a cutie pie!

    [He might have been referring to this “controversy” – Ed.]

  70. Phew!

  71. Queen of Dork says:


  72. Queen of Dork says:

    Oh. I’ve never heard of “sisal” before. I’ve heard of twine, but never “sisal” Have you?! It’s kind of fun to say….sisal…sisal…..sisal…to the max…sisall..llll..lllll.

  73. My dearest Resriechan,

    As to my not-so-short-lived faux-Afro (hair grows at its own pace, does it not?), as a curl-challenged human of the female persuassion I spent an inordinate amount of time (and money) trying to achieve the bouncy, gleaming tresses Madison Avenue assured me awaited in every shampoo bottle (I was young. And naive. And an idiot, as only naive young women trying to conform with somene else’s idea of beauty can be) . Alas, it was not to be, and I succumbed to the temptation to chemically alter my limp, lifeless locks. The result was an impressive mass of very tightly wound curls. A faux-Afro. I wore it with pride while it lasted, but my hair was left dry and brittle by the chemicals, so I just let it grow out.

    It was an epiphany of sorts, though. I realized hair is just… hair. That who I am is much more than what I look like. And that beauty and happiness cannot be bottled or sold.

    So there you have it.

    Your humble servant,

    Madame X

  74. Queen of Dork says:

    Amen, Madame X, Amen.

  75. Madame X – how great is it that hair grows out, so when we make mistakes it’s not permanent? Because of that I’ve decided it’s ok to experiment with my hair – cut it short, try different colors… if someone wants to try curly hair, why not? Just like I decided to try red 20 years ago and haven’t gone back since. Hair is fun!

  76. Queen of Dork says:

    AmyJ: So cool!

  77. Queen of Dork says:

    time to wake up mom and dad again. shhhhhh (sneaking into their bedroom in ordrer to jump up and down on their bed). shhhhhhhhh. Mom. Dad. get up. Wake up guys! shhhhhhhhhh time to wake up. shhhhhh

  78. Resriechan says:

    @ MadameX:

    1) Thank you for your edifying information. I feel your pain. I also see how profound & philosophical you are at this time in your life. You are also an awesome writer.

    2)While I will admit to the possibility that you were young & possibly naive, I must *strenuously* defer with you that there is NO POSSIBLE way that I can believe you to ever have even tickled the edges of idiocy.
    So there. (See? I’M very mature, myself, don’tcha think!!!???)

    Peace & philosophy (& whatever kinda hair ya want) to ALL

  79. Resriechan says:

    @ QoD:

    Why are the parents always so grumpy, about waking up?????
    It’s really unfair, dontcha think????? Jeez.