A box labeled “Schnozzle”

We hoped the movers had used enough packing bubbles.

Had the ‘Fragile’ stickers worked? Had Schnozzle made the trip in one piece?

There was only one way to find out.


Nose-out-of-the-box – Thanks! is by orangedroplet.



  1. Oh, Maru. We told you you needed boxhab.

  2. KISS!

  3. Beep boop! Beep boop on duh nose!

  4. Smooches 😀

    My dog’s nose looks just like this, I keeese 🙂

  5. This could be a corgula nose. Watch out- they lick!

  6. AuntieMame says:

    I hope those are teefmarks around the hole. That would make this photo perfect! 😀

  7. Awesome! We love the toof holes in’a cardboard too.

  8. Step 1: Cut a hole in the box
    2: Put your dog in that box
    3: Make her open the box
    That’s the way you do it!

  9. @Shadyman- LOL

    I spy a captive beeper.

  10. Trabb's Boy says:

    I live in an old Victorian house that is lovely but about as draft-proof as an open field. One of the biggest villains is the mail slot in our door, which we really should just plug up (or replace the door), but can you imagine our daily joy, coming home from a long, hard day at work or school, and pushing open the mail slot to see schnozzle EVERY DAY?!!?! I pity everyone who isn’t me.

  11. @Theresa:

    Honk! Honk!

  12. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:

    Is that all it says on the box? Just “Schnozzle”? Is it kitchen schnozzle or bedroom schnozzle?

  13. Guess the schnozzle!!

    My guess is: Yellow lab puppy snout!!! Yes? Yes??

  14. perfect for my background picture!


  15. i’m guessing collie…..? border collie…?

  16. This made me laugh really hard for some reason, what a great start to the weekend!

  17. Von Zeppelin says:

    @Katrina–“corgula nose?” Is that some kind of short-legged Welsh vampire dog?

  18. I am guessing fox terrier schnoozle

  19. resriechan says:

    I VOTE FOR A BAROO tag. Ennybody feel the same? or is it required to show the eyeballs being quizzical & the eyebrow lifted? Anybody?

    Jimmy Durante
    (that’s a nose joke, for the younger folk)

  20. I’m torn between wanting to boop and a kiss that schnozz.

    Screw it. I’m doing both!

    *boop* *mwah!* *boop*

  21. Thank You Mrs. Calabash where ever you are !!!

  22. resriechan says:

    An additional direction….anybody else think of the Laverne & Shirley song (Thanks, QoD for putting that earworm in my mind two days ago: IT’S STILL THERE!!!)…
    oh, sorry! — anyhow in the song:

    “Schlemiel [not sure if that’s an okay word or if it’s P Incorrect. If it is, plz forgive I’m just using the song lyric], schlamazel, Hazenpfeff Incorporated….”

    Schnozzel, schlamazel? any Yiddish thoughts, out there?


  23. resriechan says:

    @ MudBug:

    (please use a corny version of an Elvis voice, for the following; thank you!)


  24. resriechan says:

    @ cheesybird:

    GOOD choice of action, there! AND well-executed, too !

  25. Mary (the first). says:

    Those are definitely teef marks. I know teef marks when I see them! I picture a Snoopy-type small black and white dog. Short hair. Adorable. (natch). And @Trabb’s boy #10, I pity anyone who does not have daily schnozzle also.. including myself.

  26. Resriechan says:

    @ Mary: As an occasional Grammar Police Person (I TRY not to indulge myself EVERY incident) I would like to offer you this prize for correctly “enunciating” the dog’s “teef”.

    “Where have all the teefmarks gone? Long time, passing”

  27. AuntieMame says:

    If you click the first linkie, it takes you to a group of photos that show the pup that belongs to teh schnozzle!

  28. I will not beep teh nose, I will not beep the n-n-nose, I w-w-ill no—BEEEEP!!!
    Gosh, kinda surprised I held out as long as I did. I think it’s a new personal record.

  29. Theadosia says:


    As a person of largely Welsh extraction, I can assure you that there are no longer any Welsh vampires. The ones that weren’t killed off by the constant consumption of coal dust (from biting unwashed necks), were mistaken for English holiday homes by the Welsh National Front and burned to the ground. Of course, they were already an endangered species, since the Welsh tend to travel in packs and their first reaction to a threatened vampiric bloodsucking is to start arguing, both with the vampire and each other. Most of the vampires would just give up after the first hour and wander away, whimpering.

  30. AuntieMame says:

    Theadosia, I thought the Welsh spent all their time writing poetry and singing to the sheep? 😉

  31. Its gotta be a JRT schnozzle. I’m intimately familiar with a few of em…

  32. Hey that’s a Jack russell dog-o! Gotta be. I am an expert.

  33. Theadosia says:


    Poetry = arguing in verse (the Welsh tend more to the satirical and less to the lyrical)
    Singing = done in choirs, hence performed in packs. The arguing takes place on the tour bus and in the bar after the concert.

  34. How do we know the dog is in the box? Maybe the photographer is in the box and the dog is trying to get IN.

  35. Peeps, do click the link to the Flicker page, and see what a cutie this doggie is! Her name is Honey!

  36. @ Resriechan
    (in the same cheesy Elvis voice)

    Mud bug has left the building ;oD

  37. Resriechan says:

    @ Camille: YEW rrrrr brrrrrilllllllliante!!

  38. Resriechan says:

    @ Theadosia—

    ???the vampires that weren’t killed off….were mistaken for English castles?????

    (er, uh, see, I,
    —oh, never mind)

  39. kibblenibble says:

    And it ain’t even Nosevember yet! Yay! \o/

  40. Theadosia says:


    Celtic political in-joke. It became common in the 70’s for well-to-do English persons to buy holiday cottages in Wales. These cottages were only lived in for a few days a year and the demand drove up prices, making it difficult for locals to afford homes in their own villages. In response, the Welsh National Front started targetting and burning down English owned holiday cottages, working on the theory that this would reduce demand. They were generally polite about it and made sure that the owners were not in residence before chucking the match on. Given that ‘blood-sucking English parasites’ is an ancient Welsh term of affection for non-locally based landowners, then it’s quite understandable that WNF members would mistake a vampire for an English-owned cottage.

  41. Resriechan says:

    @ Theadosia: WOW when you make a reference, you really make a REFERENCE.

    Secondly: “Given that ‘blood-sucking English parasites’ is an ancient Welsh term of affection for “…….?????? I suppose, when two nations have had more than 200 years, to build up a grudge, evidently they are able to develop a complex backstory. Deep.

    “So, what I think I hear you saying”, is that there might not be any “Rooms with a view” available, anytime soon in Wales????

  42. my first thought: yay shnozzle smoochies!
    my second thought – ::whimper:: it’s too early for nosevember! (it rains here. a lot. like a real lot, in nosevember.)

  43. Queen of Dork says:

    I wish we had video of this so we could see the box nomming that created the toof marks.

    Theresa: The name of the dog is Honey? My grandma had a cocker spaniel named Honey Boy!

  44. Resriechan says:

    @ Trabb’s Boy /#10:
    May I suggest the following useful reference material for your perusal:


    You may find that this solution is not only effective, but is also gentle to the budget. And if the house happens to be painted silvery grey, then it’s a win-win, all-around.

    Norm Abram,
    This Old House

  45. @Resriechan, DEEPER! ‘Cause 200 years only takes us back to ca. 1809, which is just a drop in the bucket as far as that scene is concerned. Remember, those Normans arrived in 1066 (and all that), the Vikings in the 8th century AD, and the Anglo-Saxons started rolling in, in the 5th c.

    Don’t get me started on Sicily. :mrgreen:

  46. Trabb's Boy says:

    Many thanks, Resriechan. But how would I ever see schnozzle when I got home, then?

  47. My first comment (been a lurker forever, though!)…

    It looks just like my baby boy Jack’s nose. Jack is a two year old papillon pupkie (my version of the word puppy, I guess). It seriously looks just like his nose, shape, size, and even the mouf. And, given that I get puppy licks in the face every day from him, I’m very familiar with his nose and mouth area.

    I also get licks from the newest member of the family, which is the strangest thing: she’s a two year old Afghan Hound. Those of you who know the breed know how uncommon that is…but it’s wonderful.

  48. Also: how can I get an account or something so I can post a nifty avatar?

  49. Queen of Dork says:

    Sara: Wow! I actually know the answer to this test because I asked the same question a while ago. (disregard if Ed beats me to it) You have to go to Word Press and set up an account. Then after that I’m not totally sure because my daughter did the rest after I picked the picture out. But it has something to do with a thumbnail? I hope that helps a little. 🙂

  50. Yay! Thanks, O Queen. =) I was wondering if it had something to do with Word Press.

    Time for me to get another online account!

  51. Resriechan says:

    @ Trabb’s Boy:

    well, let’s see…possibly hide Kibbles in your pants pockets?

    (And I really mean Kibbles; no double-entendre there)

  52. Resriechan says:

    DoQ: didja see on another thread that you got Bday props????

  53. Resriechan says:

    @ Theresa:

    I sure do hope that the colleges gave you a couple o’ documents for all yer studies…
    and that you thoroughly enjoyed yer time in the classes or readin’ the books !!!!

    Sure sounds like you’ve got a phenom
    1) Memory or
    2)Set of encyclopedias!! (And I really mean, encyclopedias, books)

    That wasn’t a veiled reference to ANY body parts.

  54. Queen of Dork says:

    YES!!! AND THANK YOU!! It made my day, truly! (I just thought it would be far too dorky to mention). (insert confused, not-sure, smiley face thingy here).

  55. I love schnozzlies! That’s a very healthy looking schnoz I might add. *kiss*

  56. Claudia C. says:

    People, People, PEOPLE, ‘toctober is barely half over and there has been grand total of ONE ‘toc this week! And that went “un-noticed” by the powers that be!
    What is happenin’ here? Yeah, I’m talkin’ to YOU!
    Sure, nosicles are beepable and earsies are nomable but we can’t live without the other qte end.
    Give us ‘tocks or give us. . .
    whatever (as long as it’s qte.)

  57. Resriechan says:

    ….Now, now, Claudia …..

  58. Yes! (jumping on tocks bandwagon)
    What do we want? MORE TOCKS!
    When do we want them? NOW!!

  59. Queen of Dork says:

    I wish that I, on my personal body, had less tocks. But fuzzy animal tocks? By all means! Bring ’em!!

  60. jediarashi says:

    I prefer the noses, myself.

  61. Resriechan says:

    …..now, now, Theresa…..

    (I’m beginning to sense a theme, there. Can’t *quite* make it out, yet, tho….)

  62. Queen of Dork says:

    jediarashi: Nosevember is just around the corner!

  63. jediarashi says:

    Queen – oooh, didn’t think about that! Silly me.

    And I gots me my account. =)

  64. Resriechan says:

    …..I’m about to wander off to Slumberland….

    So here’s the answer ( it’s a bit early still, but I gotta be somewhere in the am; thus early to bed tonight):
    Play was called “Bye Bye Birdie”, 1960
    Paul Lynde (King o’ Sarcasm), DV Dyke, and a very floofy white doggie…

    “KIDS! What’s the matter with kids today?”
    “.They are disobedient, disrespectful oafs…noisy, crazy, sloppy, lazy…..”

    It looked like there was a re-release in the last few years..headlines seemed to indicate it wasn’t terribly successful…..

    **OFFICIAL DISCLAIMER** (Fill in all the PC gobbledygook, here, please!)

  65. Resriechan says:

    (“night ,QoD, ed’s & all CO’ers !!)

  66. @Resriechan, there’s a “Birdie” revival on Broadway right now, but reviews were pretty underwhelming.

  67. I am soooo loving this picture!

  68. Mary (the first) says:

    I was right! This is the schnozzle of a small Snoopy-like dog!

  69. Mary (the first) says:

    Small Snoopy-like pup
    Teef marks shows need for boxhab
    Here’s my late haiku

  70. Trabb’s Boy- while there is a wonderful gummint program in which one can get benefits for new windows and new doors that save indoor heat, there is nothing that I can find about mail slots. So, what is the benefit of changing?

    You have my endorsement to keep that mail slot and please know that the mental visual of your coming home everyday to such a fabulously-wonderful, loving schnoz has truly enlightened my life. I so adore seeing Abbey’s little face in the door when I come home. That little face makes pain go away and tells me that my home is animated with love and floof. It just doesn’t get any better than that. Give your little nose-bearer a kiss for me.

  71. Von Z.- ‘Corgula’ is a term we coined to pay homage to the very oral nature of our doglet. She gums, she talks, she chews (man does she chew) she licks, she uses her mouth for so many expressive things- her licking is adorable and is used for prompting us to not only feed her, but she has explicit signals for just what she wants- cookies, frozen green beans (her favorite goody), carrots, ice cubes, whatever we are eating, the whole works. She is about 5 years old now and her vocabulary has expanded significantly since last year. We owe that to reading to her every night before bed.

  72. Resriechan says:

    um…..FROZEN green beans?????????

  73. oh peeps, you gotta go to the link that shows Honey the pup…she is cuteness X 10 with some well placed beauty-mark-freckles on her…..AND THE EARS!

  74. That pic made me LOL big time! It was just what I needed at that exact moment. You know what they say? The best things in life are furry. 😀

    Note to self: Install a mail slot in the door so I can be schnozzled on a daily basis. I have no idea how I’ve lived this many years without it. 😦

  75. If it is a Welsh doggie….then…….


    It’s not unusual to get beeped…on my wet nose

  76. skippymom says:

    So, today is, wait a minute, um, okay it’s Dogturday, Nosetober ‘tockteenth. Is that right? Where’s that darned catlendar? Am I supposed to be at work or at home? I’m so confused.

  77. Queen of Dork says:

    skippymom: I think it might be Nosecaturday, 20,111. Eleventy five. (plus seven) (tocktober 32nd) I think. maybe.

  78. Queen of Dork says:

    skippymom: and that’s an official, national, thing holiday. (National Floof Day). So you’re off with pay. Stay home. Eat cookies, snorgle furry things and relax.

  79. skippymom says:

    QofD, apologies if I’m mistaken, but I somehow suspect you are trying to make me even more confused.
    Either way I think I’d be better off in bed, immobilized by the piling on and around me of multiple felines.

  80. Queen of Dork says:

    skippymom: excellent activity to do on National Floof Day. 🙂

  81. Queen of Dork says:

    sssshhhhh. skippymom has gone to bed with kittehs to observe National Floof Day.

    *backing away slowly and quietly with camera crew and cat*

  82. If arguing is a Welsh national pastime, it has been passed on to my Cardigan Welsh Corgi- Corgula, (Abbey), who now scolds me if I don’t go to bed and rest at the appointed time-and, she uses her nose to poke, too, most effectively from below, at dinner time. Being of cattle-herding dog stock, she keeps me honest with her herding instincts!

  83. skippymom says:


  84. Queen of Dork says:

    Excellent skippymom! A+++!
    Now, I must in order to observe this day, eat baconnaise sammiches and construct large buildings with Legos. quietly.

  85. ZZZZZZZZZdreaming of baconnaise on deep-fried tofuZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  86. @Saffron: LMFAO!!!!! 😀

    are old ladies going to start throwing their underwear at the cardboard box?

  87. Queen of Dork says:

    skippymom is observing the National Holiday PERFECTLY!! Now… back to my Legos. I almost have Mt. Rushmore… ehn.

  88. @ camille, re: #34: thank you for helping us think….er……this is so obvious i can’t believe no one else has done it……or maybe that’s because it’s so lame….outside…..the box?

    sorry to all…..

  89. Queen of Dork says:

    I have to fire up the barbeque…

  90. Queen of Dork says:

    Aquamarine: Outside the box? Wonderful! and *snerk*

  91. I couldn’t help myself.

  92. Queen of Dork says:

    Aquamarine: I think skippymom is in a baconaise induced coma. I don’t know what to do.

  93. notchyet? harumph!

  94. mmm….baconaise…..(snaps awake) huh?! oh! yes, shall i call 911? administer emergency vegetables? smack her in the head with a V8?

  95. Queen of Dork says:

    Aquamarine: I think rub a puppeh under her nose. STAT.

  96. Honey looks like a Jack Russell Terrier mixie muttlie type little cutie. Did you guys see in the pics, she’s got these incredible long eyebrow wisk-hairs? omGOODNESS. smoochies!

  97. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZoww, need to change positon but too many kitties on bedZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  98. Queen of Dork says:

    Almost had her…

  99. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZdon’t spell well while asleepZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  100. Queen of Dork says:

    Crap! contagious. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…(yummy)ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  101. QofD, hold my cats for a minute, I need to get up and use the bathroom.

  102. (dumps four cats on nonrespondent Queen of Dork, heads for bathroom)

  103. (make that nonresponsive–vocabulary not working so well when half-asleep)

  104. I just got a box delivered by UPS – there was no schnozzle. 😦

  105. PUPPY NOSE! And she’s sooo floofy, too!

    *ded from qte*

  106. ah, i’m back and refreshed….had to go for immediate lunch/puppeh/nap fix…..now am back to slaving over a hot computer!

  107. Queen of Dork says:

    skippymom: *yawn* nice nap. Thanks for the bedful of cats. *yawn* *stretch*

  108. skippymom says:

    I’m up now. Can I please have my cats back? It’s time for their afternoon snack, and I’ve just made Baconnaise deviled eggs for them. You can have one too.

  109. Queen of Dork says:

    skippymom: Here they are. We all had a delight playing Twister and eating cat food (for them) and other stuff for me. Yes, please pass me a devilied egg.

  110. Queen of Dork says:

    skippymom: P.S. Skippy was particularily polite.

  111. skippymom says:

    You fed them CAT FOOD? And they ate it?! Wow, obviously they were minding their manners. At home they dine exclusively on filet mignon and such. Anyway, thanks for watching them. Here’s an egg and a cup of Lapsang Souchong.

  112. skippymom says:

    Yes, Skippy is a very, very polite cat. The others tend to need reminders now and then.

  113. Resriechan says:

    @ QoD & skippymom:

    Resriechan, reading yer exchange = GUFFAW & Hardeeharhar & giggle & stuff.

    Je vous remercie pour votre joie de vivre.

  114. Queen of Dork says:

    Confession: I slipped albatore tuna in their cat food. SamKitty had some, too. he-he. Thanks for the egg! Deleesh!

  115. skippymom says:

    QD, I’m glad you liked the egg. For dinner tonight I will be preparing deep-fried bacon with baconnaise. It’s one of the cats’ favorites. Will save some for SamKitty.

  116. Darling nosicle. I think it’s a Beagle. Second guess is Jack Russell. Baby teef marks indicate box dweller is a pup, thus I say Beagle.

  117. Queen of Dork says:

    skippymom: YAY! YUM! He’ll like that. (If he gets any after I eat it) okay. I’ll give him some.

  118. *sniff,sniff,sniff*

    *beep!* 😀

  119. so cute 101 says:

    that could never happen to me … the box would be ruined!

  120. Is it me or is the schnozzle one of the cutest parts of a dog? It is so quintessentially DOG, and therefore whoppingly wonderful.

    Kish, kish, kish on your widdle wet noze. (I have been reduced to baby talk. This is what dog snouts do to me).

  121. Resriechan says:

    @ Laurie: ‘Tisn’t “just you”. Here at CO, we’re all about adorable animal bits (unless some of us have become momentarily distracted by a commentroversy & are nuffing briefly..)

    PS: re reduced to baby talk: see the short video w/ white kitty who is entirely maxxed-out with humans’ babytalk to animals …. Betcha 5c that you’ll love it.

    (if i lose that bet, may i send the iou/ c.o.d.???)

  122. SusaninMI says:

    I have this as my background, it lifts my heart every time I look at it. The teef marks are so precious . . .

  123. I wonder what he is sniffen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  124. Halloween costume, I say.

  125. I’d vote for a miniature american eskimo. I have a baby girl, and thats what her little nose looks like =3

  126. Oh… the things our pups wreck! 🙂 Good thing they are so darn cute!

  127. I made a joke at your expense using your comment as the set up. ,

  128. ririsoosoo says:

    My very first time on this site and I’m going to blow chunks from all the cuteness, but I can’t stop laughing! Such wit – lol,lol!

  129. I’m pretty sure that if you did that with my dog, she’d rip apart the box within 20 seconds. Serious dog.

  130. Where can I get a Halloween mask of just that schnozzle? I want one.

  131. Oh man, oh man, oh man, the Schnozzle, the power of the Schnozzle, I am HYP-NO-TIZED by the Schnozzle!

  132. NOTHING can beat a nose and a box i mean through in a tree and a fat guy and you got christmas!

  133. I totally think that is a Beagle. I know Beagle noses, and that is a Beagle nose.

  134. a cute dog, a cute nose 🙂