We Need to Talk

Listen, we both know this hasn’t been working for a while. We’ve been drifting apart for some time, and well…there’s someone else. You can’t be surprised. I mean, what did you expect? He gives me everything you wouldn’t – namely, table scraps.

It's not you, it's me...OK, it's you.

Ouch, Sarah V. Photo by Elizabeth V.



  1. crazyweinerdoglady says:

    OMG, this has made my oh-so crappy Monday blissfully happy! I love love love love Vizslas! That liver colored nose KILLS!

  2. beardediris says:

    Please don’t leave me, puppeh! I can change, I swear. We’ll go for as many walks around the park as you want, and I promise to let you roll in every dead squirrel we come across! *copious sob* No one can love like I can! Can’t you please give me a second chance? After all we’ve been through?

  3. Andi from NC says:

    Bunnies have a lock on disapproval, but this guy is ooozing “boredom!” Similar to the 5 bunnies rating scale of disapproval, I recommend a 5 cute puppeh scale of boredom…

    If his ears were any silkier I’d lose my mind!

  4. Noooooo, puppy, are you breaking up with me..?!?! *bawls*

  5. I just want to grab his cheeks and hug him and squeeze him and call him George.

  6. What I wouldn’t give to snorgle a vizsla on this fine Monday morning! All silky and smooth with floppy ears…..

  7. Bunnyfluffs says:

    Flibs on feeties. Best thing ever.

    Flibs = flibbertygibbets = floppy dog lips.

    Learn it. Live it. Love it.

  8. Muzzlepowshe is just not that in to you……

    Our relationship:
    First we watched Oprah and enjoyed hearing stories on one show of couples in love.
    Then we watched Regis and Kelly on location in the Bahamas and thought “let’s honeymoon there!”
    Then we watched Ellen and practiced the dance we will do at our wedding.
    Then we watched Rachel Ray and started to realize our food tastes are different.
    Then we watched The View and started arguing about politics
    Then we watched Dr Phil and realized (said loudly) WEEEE don’t KNOOOW WHAT’s IN IT FEEER YEEEEEEEEEEEEWWW.
    Then we watched Maury and realized I am not your puppeh daddy.
    Then we watched Springer and threw chairs at each other and broke up.

  9. 260Oakley says:

    Love on the rocks.

  10. Courtney S. says:

    “I am not your puppeh daddy” may just be the best phrase ever used on CO. Just sayin’.

    Not to do a minor threadjack or anything (yoink) but I would like to suggest to the fine individuals at CO to make Cute Overload wrapping paper for the various upcoming gift-giving winter holidays. Seriously, wrapping paper with hams, buns, puppehs, and guinea pigs (and maybe a wallaby or two) would be teh Qte.

    What say ye, oh great and mighty NTMTOM/Meg/Theo/Prongs, etc.?

  11. *Pfffffffffffttttttttt*
    *Coffee all over the screen*

    260Oakley FTW!!!!

  12. Who is this Saffron person and why isn’t he/she (I suspect “she”) writing for a hit cable comedy show? Why, I ask, why????

    Little pupster, I love you enough to deny you the artery clogging table scraps. Pwease don’t leave me!!!! *gut wrenching sobs*

  13. Can’t…go to work.
    Must…stare into puppy eyes….all….day….

    oh well, i can dream.

  14. CO wrapping paper. I LOVE EET!

  15. Love the leeps on the feets. And moist nosicle.
    And splayage ’round back.


  16. Resriechan says:


    (Sorry, Meg. Y’know, I bet you could use a vacation, from all that hard work of choosing cute pictures. You’ve been looking a little peaked lately. All that stress about using the Corporate Parking Lot, etc. The rest will do you good, really!!).

    That revolution being under way , I would like to address one further detail about this wonderful vizla & his/ her visage & his/her story…which character (the dog or the recipient of the msg?) is the one named John? You can’t have a “Dear John” encounter without someone named John, can you?

    Hi. My name is Leslie and I’m a Vizlaholic.

  17. Baaah daaah, baaah-da DA-dah,
    Baaah daaah, baaah-da DA-dah,

    Monday Monday, can’t trust that day,
    Monday Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way
    Oh Monday morning, you gave me no warning of what was to be
    Oh Monday Monday, how could you leave and not take me.


  18. Resriechan says:

    YAY Mommas & the Papas!!
    YAY “Monday, Monday” !!

    YAY!! Perfect song description of events which have transpired.

  19. Hi Resrie! *waves*

    I hope you’re feeling better. Here…. *hands Resrie some Kool-Aid she’s smuggled in, in a travel mug.*

  20. Resriechan says:

    PS @ BeardedIris: Very, very eloquent apology. I predict he’ll come back to you & feel guilty for putting (puddin’) you through such anguish.

  21. Copperbat says:


  22. Yay, I knew she was a Vizla! LURVE those dogs!!!

  23. Resriechan says:

    @ cath:
    (waves back)
    WOW you have a great memory for details — thanks — yeah the Nurses around this CO Hospital are evidently pretty strict about the whole Kool-Aid thing.

    Thanks for the well wishes. I’m sure that they’ve gone into my immune system & will take effect before long. The most significant improvements that I can currently report are:
    1) NO-body is knocking on my door all day (usually about 8 people a day knock, wanting me to do, or to give or otherwise asking me to fix things for them. Ya get a little case of the Pestilence, & suddenly they’re all adults, able to handle their OWN needs — whoda thunk it?)
    2) As of this morning, my nose has finally eased up from the stage of running constantly like an open faucet. I can breathe THROUGH MY OWN nose again. Simple pleasures, y’know?

    Again — thanks for the pos. vibes & esp for the Kool-Aid. Hope it’s Black Cherry; that’s my favorite !!
    (waves again)

  24. NurseNoir says:

    Popcorn scented Vizsla toes + silken ears + heat-radiating russet chest + last lingering whiff of puppy breath = BLISS!

  25. wish this post came any day but the day i broke up with my fiance of 5 years…sigh….

  26. MIchelle, I’m so sorry to hear that. I hope your heart heals soon, and that life brings you plenty of good things to comfort you in the meantime.

  27. @260Oakley #9. Excellent.

  28. Hang in there Miss Michelle. Let CO brighten your day.

  29. I can hear the echos of the sigh this puppeh made when he flopped down.

  30. Does anyone else want to take those floppy ears and tie them up on top of the head together? Sorry, love the ears and just want to play wiff them!!

    *flop flop flop nom nom*

  31. AuntieMame says:

    Aww! Hugs for michelle. Do you have a puppeh to snorgle? That will help. Hope you feel better soon!

  32. Oh Sweetie, I love you TOO MUCH to give you table scraps.

  33. pinkmariposas says:

    Ohh sweetface pup, come to me!
    I will give you my entire dinner plate
    filled with chicken (boiled), white rice and
    carrots and green beans.
    yes, the entire plate no table scraps for you
    my prince..you deserve the world!

  34. Dear michelle-one day at a time, I’m very sorry. Hang in with us, it is nice and cozy, and you’re in the middle…we even took the pillows off the couch and made a fort for you! And, look Maru and Winston are inside! Fluff and ears and noses-we’ve got it all right here for you!. One of your many, many fellow Peeps, Katrina

    It isn’t a competition, but the doctor just told me my lungs are infected, and we’ll see if it is pneumonia-I won’t cough on you, promise! I wear one of those dumb masks…

  35. What a cutie! And such a wonderful picture too!

  36. Bunnyfluffs, I always call it “Nose Between Toes” whenever doggies lie like that. But I think “Flibs on Feeties” has a nice ring to it!

  37. Funny, Storm Cat, that you should mention ear-tying. When my darling Vizsla, Dash, was at a wonky growth spurt stage, his ears were so long that our neighbor actually DID get them tied over his head, ever so gently. The silly goof loved it, as he did everything else about people. Wish I had a picture…
    GO V’s!!!!!

  38. Resriechan says:

    @ Michelle: You’re DEF among folks who can help w/ coping…sometimes it’s a few MINUTES at a time, y’know??? Some of us have Been There & Recuperated!

    @ Katrina: You’re very skilled at this whole empathy thing.
    I’m sorry about your Internal Crud. Maybe Nurse Q has a therapy for that, as well!
    (Just *DON’T* ask her for any Kool-Aid. Non-negotiable issue there !!)

  39. those eyes and the nose it just killeed me

  40. NurseNoir, do vizsla toes smell like popcorn? Chihuahua toes smell like fritos. Must be a cultural thing. 😀

  41. Blythe B. From CT says:

    Awww, this is my best friend’s dog seriously….they grow up so fast *sniffle* *sniffle*

  42. Courtney S. says:

    That totally makes sense. My schnauzer’s feet smell like Doritos. Specifically, Nacho Cheese Doritos.

  43. Von Zeppelin says:

    My semi-greyhound Max smells like Fritos, though not around the feet. A reliable source (that is, some random website I Googled) attributes this to corn in the dog’s diet. This smell does correlate with a change in diet (trying a cheaper dogfood). Now I’m trying to figure out how to get the dachsobeagle Sam to smell like a nice spicy pico de gallo.

  44. victoreia says:

    [singing] “And they called it…Puppy Love.”

  45. Dear cath, blondie, AuntieMame, katrina, and Resriechan,

    Thank you SO much for the kind words. I needed someone to listen today and your words have really helped me get through today. Actually, I was just about to leave work in tears but didn’t after reading your comments. It makes me smile just to think of the compassion that total strangers have for one another here on CO. For that I’m so appreciative. You guys are truly great.

  46. Resriechan says:

    (Michelle: how nice for you, that “the kindness of ” almost-strangers made such an impact on your workday. You deserve ALL the kind words & MORE, besides & we’re here for ya!)

  47. and you wonder why i named myself DogEared….seriously, look at ’em.
    nom-able to the core. although my current fav ears are brown-triangle-shaped-with-black-edging (Mommy loves you Molly!)

  48. Feeling a bit choked up because of the Kindness here……
    Or it could be because it’s Nosevember. Yeah that’s it, and pensive puppeh face…

  49. Queen of Dork says:


    *sending prayers and healing energy to you*

  50. Queen of Dork says:

    Michelle: There may be a better and brighter future in store for you! You could go and do something really fun to YOU! Treat yourself to something fabulous. Ooooo! Buy yourself a lovely bouquet of flowers! Things will look up for you I’ll bet!

  51. Michelle: ((hugs)) Treat yourself right. You deserve it! Yes, it’s an ending, and that’s sad; but it will be a beginning, too, and I hope better and better things comes your way!

  52. crazyweinerdoglady says:

    All dogs feet smell like Fritos or corn chips!

  53. kibblenibble says:

    What a gorgeous pup. I love the doggy popcorn smell. My kitty George smells like Asian candy. Kind of a sweet rice/Karo syrup kind of smell.

  54. KittyMarthaPoo says:

    OMG! I thought I was nuts because I think my Beagle’s tumny smells like cheese popcorn!

  55. We have a King Charles spaniel called Albert & his ears smell like digestive biscuits. Soooooo nommable…

  56. Resriechan says:

    @ Ed: Egad noted & filed accurately in the Archives.

    Been there & done that SO many times, meself ….

    PS: Thx

  57. Vizslas…the Velcro dog….you will never be alone in the bathroom again…eveh! We’ve been owned by 2 Vs now and they are amazing doggers. V puppies are the Qtest…blue eyes that slowly turn amber as they grow up…high energy love…boing, boing, boing (from couch to chair to floor and back again)…I’ve loved lots of dogs but for bird hunters such as my sweetie and I, Vs are THE dog of choice. And this is A Very Handsome puppy V!!!

    @Michelle: This is a fine group of caring peeps…and Maru and Winston ain’t bad, either! Hope you heal well as your new life adventures begin…..

  58. SusaninMI says:

    Love “flibs”, Bunnyfluffs 🙂