THIS JUST IN: Pup yawn

With that mini ear-to-head ratio AND yawing action, this pup might start a cute vortex in the time/space continuum we’d be unable to close.


Amy O., don’t get sucked in!



  1. This is how I feel some mornings when I just want to hit the snooze button.

  2. Oh MY that yawn just might suck in the whole universe!

  3. The middle pic is the best.

    That is all.

  4. doforanimals says:

    And the pawses are the frosting on the cake. Ehn *sigh*.

  5. ButtaRumCake says:

    Oh no….. please…. not aga *DED*

  6. OMG Sweet Puppy Breath!!! puppy breath is wonderful.

  7. the third pic is like a little bear ‘ rooooaawwwrrrrr!!!” lol

  8. Queen of Dork says:

    Good Heavens. WTF? How can that be so cute? It sort of looks like it’s part puppy and 1/4 bear cub?! How cute!!

    ButtaRumCake? ButtaRumCake!!!!

  9. Queen of Dork says:

    Hilarious! If you look really closely at the first picture, you can see A Yawn is Born by the crinkly snout!

  10. handing Q.o.D. smellling salts for ButtaRumCake, before looking at pup again. Oh, dear there I g…

  11. The ears! -deth-

  12. Queen of Dork says:

    *rushing about to set up mobile M*A*S*H unit*

  13. Courtney S. says:

    Less than fifteen comments in and already multiple fatalities! Head for the hills!

  14. kibblenibble says:

    Paws up!

  15. puppy bref, beefy-snack flavor kind.
    is that a big puppy nose in the corner of the first pic?

  16. kibblenibble says:

    I just noticed that you cant even see teef, puppeh’s so leetle…*sigh*

  17. Queen of Dork says:

    DogEared: I believe that IS a large dog nose in the first TWO pics. Crap. This will cause many CO casualties.
    *Hawkeye, Radar, Hot Lips, Klinger, Hunicutt, Potter: To the hospital tent…STAT! And Frank…(oh. maybe you should wait here).*

    *Many feets running to the rescue*

  18. so cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee now i feel sleepy

  19. the bug man says:

    Such a treacherous, treacherous post.

    When the page loads, all you can see is the top picture, and you say to yourself, “What yawn?”

    Of course, as soon as you scroll down, you realize the terrible peril you’re in. But, by then, it’s much too late. Much much much too late.

  20. well it IS Nose-vember…….hehehehehe.

  21. Queen of Dork says:

    DogEared: You rebel, you! hehehehehe.

  22. In the third pic, the pup kind of looks like Gene Simmons, you know, if Gene Simmons were cute and fuzzy… they call him Dr. Pup.

  23. For me, its the sweet little paw pads!!! I want to touch them!

  24. OH NOES, I’VE BEEN SUCKED IN, (willingly of course !)

  25. Licorice jelly bean toesies, the tiniest of ear nubs and that scrunched up schnozle… I am in love!


  27. *waves arms in the air like little pup* Ehn! Ehn!! Cmon everyone!! Say it with me!! Ehn!!

  28. Must. Have. Puppy. NOW.

    (Teho? You listening? This puppy —> my Christmas list!)

    [Since when do YOU call me “Teho”??? 😕 – Ed.]

  29. Nicolletta says:

    Itty Bitty Rawr! 🙂

  30. What kind of dog is that?

  31. Awwww, it’s so cute!!! *3*

  32. Could be a Norwegian Elkhound or a Keeshond.

  33. Oh, STINKIN’!!!!! [ded]

  34. Queen of Dork says:

    *sigh* and *my goodness*

    Theresa: (squeak, squeak)
    Nurse Stef here: Time to come back from the ded now, dear. Sorry to take you away from the pretty lights but you have things yet to do here on Earth.
    *administering smelling salts to Theresa. cool compress applied to forehead*

  35. Jazz paws!

  36. (Gasp gasp) Where am I? Oh that’s right, the puppy yaaa-aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!

  37. Toebeans + teensy ears + cute tongue + splayed on back yawnage = death by cute. thud.

  38. Wait, just saw the big doggy nose in the lower left corner- Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!

  39. Queen of Dork says:

    Theresa: Stop this now! Stop it this instance!

  40. And, yes, even puppeh yawns are contagious (*she typed while yawning*)

  41. THIS is why the large hadron collider can not get up and working properly. The cute vortex created by this wee little scap of pup is sucking up all the Higgs bosons and hiding them behind the stubbular ears.

  42. GAH! It has sucked me into a parallel universe! OMG, Spock has a beard!

  43. pugletsrule says:

    I love that his little arms when fully extended don’t even come up to his ears – O heavens – I think I’m going to have to nom on those!
    Meg – this post is lethal!!!

    Is Teho instead of Theo too old school? So sorry if that’s the case!

    [No, see, Jaye is my actual real-world wife, if you didn’t know. Mixing in the virtual/work life like that is a little weird. – Ed.]

  44. Queen of Dork says:

    Saffron: Where are you? But…I understand the Big Bang Theory…but…what happened before that? What was there?! It boggles my mind.

    *Imm meltiinnnggg. imm meltingggg.*

  45. Saffron, just remember– a civilized man can pretend to be a barbarian, but a barbarian can’t pretend to be civilized. :mrgreen:

  46. *yawwwwwn!*

  47. Queen of Dork says:


    *Oh the melting! The MELTING!!*

    *’kay. done being silly now*

  48. i just want to hug and squeeze him!!!!!!! this is my favorite site.He my NEW screen saver….

  49. Wherefore art thou, Tongue-hance?

  50. 😀 😀 😀 @ Theresa
    Maybe puppeh was tickled by a ‘tantalizer’ and it woke him up.

    Those prosh outstretched paws!

  51. Oh, yes. He is too cute for words. But can you imagine how adorable he *sounded*? The noises and squeaks and little moans that always come with a puppy-yawn…oh, if only this were a YouTube video.

    @browngrl: I am so totally thrilled to know I’m not the only person around who knows about the Hedron. A baguette allegedly dropped by a seagull closed it down recently. Yikes!

  52. Such a cutie!! Did someone make teh rest of teh picture balck and nothin on purpose? Or is this mouth just sucking up all teh color in the universe cept for his tongue?

  53. Upturned pawpads… pink tonguersons… eye capsules… MUST KISS PUPPY! *snorfs him*

  54. *gasps* Looks like a little wolf cub! SO CUTE!
    My brother’s dog just had puppies and one of them kept yawning and my nose was right there every time to take in the best scent in the world… PUPPY BREF!

  55. comes to shaking head, looking about confusedly; eyes fall on little toofless mowf… it’s all over for me now… splot…

  56. Bird of Birdcage says:

    That yawners made me yawn.

  57. *upon seeing pic*

    (In breathless/hushed/squeaky voice)
    Ahnahnahnahnahnahnahnahnahnahnahnahnahnahnahn *breath* ahnahnahnahnahnahn *breth* ahnahnahnahnahnahnahnahnahhhnnnnn……
    Oh my goodness!

    *pause while reading comments*

    *gets to Shari’s comment (#51)*

    ahn ahn ahn ahn ahn ahn ahn ahn ahn ahn ahn ahn ahn ahn ahn ahn ahn ahn ahn ahn ahn ahn ahn……

    *pause to type this*


    Now I’m going back for more. QoD, here’s my lifeline. If I’m not out in15 minutes, pull me back no matter what.

  58. *goes back* AHN AHN AHN AHN AHN AHHHHHHHHH…….


  59. Muttluver, get back! You’re getting too much Qte Radiation!
    Step… back..
    from the.. yawning puppy with qte earsies and pawsies and tongue and..

    ahn ahn ahn ahn ahn

  60. I’ve yawned like 4 times looking at this pic……and going back for number fiver.

  61. lucky Cliff says:

    @Queen of Dork
    I often think of this metaphor sometimes, that dozens of people die every day looking at CO but there’s always somebody like you around to lead them away from the tunnel of light and back here.
    keep up the good work QOD
    and yes, thank you Meg for giving us our daily overdose of Qte Waves.


  63. I think Jaye is pretty sly to sneak her Christmas wish in under cover of Cute Overload comments. *high five*

    Another good way is to post lists on the fridge…..although my favorite is to circle items in the Sears Wish Book catalogue and leave it laying around in opportune places (a la Ralphie)

  64. @browngrl: omg lol!!!! as a science nerd I love that!
    and this is the cutest pupitude I have seen in a while!!

  65. Queen of Dork says:

    Good Heavens!

    *looks at passed out peeps all over the place*
    *Nurse Stef (and the cast of M*A*S*H) administer smelling salts and apply cold compresses to ALL passed out, fainted, swooned, dizzy and ded CO peeps*

  66. I will now proceed to KILL YOU ALL WITH CUTEIMATION.

    I barely survived creating and uploading that. ::wheeze wheeze::

  67. Queen of Dork says:

    Lakota: Wow! Cool! Thankfully, we have everyone stabilized and on IV drips. Do you yourself need medical attention? That wheeze is the first sign of Cutetosis of the things and stuff.

  68. Yawwwsome !

  69. @Lakota…best yawnimation EVAR

  70. crazyweinerdoglady says:

    Holy leathery, black, soft, essence-of-fritos, toe bean paw pads!

  71. oh Lakota! what you have done! i was trashed by the still shots of the puppeh; NOW I am fixated at the animation! no, no…(thud). ded.

  72. Must compose myself, must pull through, Hugh Jackman, we need you!

    Still dizzy, but able to type (sort of) (well, as badly as usual).

    Is this little devil kryptonite? Keeshond-Elkhound sound likely choices.

    GAAAAACKKKK- Sean Connery, can you help us? Harrison Ford?

    This goes to UCONN! (Yeah, he”ll ask for one for Hanukkah, great idea, Mom!)

  73. Queen of Dork says:

    Katrina: Mazel tov, dear! Don’t try to get up yet if you’re still dizzy. Lay back and relax. Here are some cookies and milk for you. They’re not what the doctor ordered but…meh…what the hell, right?

  74. Queen of Dork says:

    *plumping pillows for Katrina. offering her twisty straw with which to drink beverages*

    *squeak, squeak, squeak*

  75. fearthebear says:

    @Skip I’m almost certain it is a keeshond. I’ve had many in my life and indeed have two lying at my feet as I type this. They are 10 and 5 yrs old though, not wee one like in the pics. Being a keesie fan I’m DOUBLE DED


  76. dewicasgwent says:


    This might help

  77. Man, I had a heck of a time getting in here this morning, with all the ded bodies piled against the door. What the… OH NOES!!!!!! I’ve been sucked into the vortex of cute!!!!! *gasping for breath*

  78. Queen of Dork says:

    Rachael: I know. We’re working frantically over here. Don’t get to close to that… Rachael? Rachael!

  79. emily rachel says:


    thank you.

  80. @dewicasgwent: Who IS that?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! I also thank you. Really,

    Between the showering hot man and the pup above, I’m not sure I can be resuscitated… *keels over*

  81. Maybe we need a new rule of cuteness about ear to tongue ratio?

    BTW, it took me all night to recover. I saw this yesterday evening and have just now crawled back to life.

  82. ButtaRumCake says:

    *peeks one eye open @ dewicasgwent’s .gif*

    HEY!!!! I’m back! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! *drools*

    Nurse Stef – does anyone need halp in the M*A*S*H unit?

    *grabs handful of smelling salts & armful of cold compresses…*

  83. ButtaRumCake says:

    *reaches in to pull Rachel back*

    *fans Rachel frantically*

  84. Queen of Dork says:

    ButtaRumCake: Thank God, woman! We need all the help we can get!

    *helps BRC get Rachael to a bed on the ward*

  85. Queen of Dork says:

    ButtaRumCake: Maybe everybody would stop being ded if we have a game of….I don’t know…maybe…Tag?

  86. KittyMarthaPoo says:

    That’s not a pup, that has to be a baby BEAR!! 🙂

  87. Nurse Steph:

    How ’bout Musical Beds (only w/ no hanky-panky intimacy stuff)???
    That way everybody could indulge their Broadway muzik Jones’!!?

    (Hands out crooked drinking straws & O.J. to everybody on the Ward)

  88. RainbowBaby says:

    *ded*….*ded ded ded* *OH SO VEWY DED* His tongue!! Its…..GIMUNGOUS! ahhhhhh

    *still ded*

  89. What a cutie pie!

  90. Queen of Dork says:

    resriechan: Well, that would work for me. Uh-oh. crap!!
    *rushes to help RainbowBaby* (squeak, squeak, squeak).

  91. Queen of Dork says:

    Here are some flowers for everybody.

    [ 😉 – Ed.]

  92. (applies cold compress to forehead of RainbowBaby;
    stands back to admire QoD’s flower picture)

  93. (Those Ed. guys sure are helpful!!!)

  94. @Katrina:
    (harrumph harrumph, preparing Sean Connery impression)
    “I’m Sean Connerrrrrrrry, dog, and yerrrr lucky I’m in yerrrrrrrrr piece of !@#!.”

    Hmph. Big help you were, Sir Sean. 😛

  95. Queen of Dork says:

    Ed: Yay!

  96. Queen of Dork says:

    Resriechan: Everybody should see pretty flowers every day. Good medicine!

  97. True, Nurse Steph!! So True!

    This is my effort for a representative shot/ cherry blossoms:

  98. Queen of Dork says:

    Resriechan: aaawwwwwwwwww….sooo pretty!

  99. Queen of Dork says:

    I wish there would be a new cute picture.

  100. (glad you liked the ch. bl’s)

    Re. new Cute: I know — that’s why I sometimes just stick to the re. emails for several hours & just check here maybe every couple of hours, until something impressive is posted.

    By the way — I remembered to ask my mom about the other photo/ ch. blossoms (remember, the one I mailed to you? You asked whether the buildings in the photo were military bldgs onbase? You were abso. correct; they are military bldgs — not residence bldgs, but it was taken onbase, Yokosuka, Japan; mom did remember)

  101. I are ded. this is full of the adorable and the pawscles make it even better. imagine it’s little puppy breath. I heart it.

  102. It’s a gorgeous day and I can’t seem to leave my computer. I’m STILL in love with this pup and can’t decide which picture is cutest.

    Is it possible Amy O. could share more pictures of this little guy doing what puppies do best? We need a basis for comparison.

    Please, Amy? Pretty please?

  103. That puppy is obviously half bear cub. I call shenanigans.

    Seriously, though…wow, damn KEEEEYUTE!

  104. @Shari, you mean peeing on the floor?

  105. @dewicasgwent: Between puppy breath and a man who looks suspiciously like Alexander Skarsgard, I am lost.

    I weep.
    I sigh.
    I die.

  106. @QoD, splain me how you are still on your feet, ministering to all the ded. Are you immune to the cute? Did you get your vaccination before they all ran out?

  107. Queen of Dork says:

    Theresa: I’ve been overly exposed over the course of my life during torture sessions. (don’t ask) (’cause I haven’t thought of an explanation for that yet). While I’m still vulnerable to the cute, my immune system has been exposed many, many times before so I’m able to look at it, yet wink and help others.

  108. ( 😉 Plus, she trained under Mother Teresa. ?Or was it Mother “Theresa”?? 🙂 )

    (hoping that my winky-faces inside parenthesis, will turn out, correctly )

  109. There are just no words to describe this thread- CO classic! Niiicely done, everyone-pass the soap, please? Oh, it is on a rope–well pass it over will you please, I’m at the end of mine….ooooooooh, aaaaaahhhhh.

  110. He’s a little Swedish Vallhund puppy, two-weeks old! We’ve been able to visit him on weekends 🙂

  111. not even enough ahhhhs to cover it

  112. jubileeblot says:

    No teefies yet, too tiny and so new, the paw pads are still buttery soft. I’ll bet they taste just like warm, soft black licorice. I need to eat me some licorice, NOW! 🙂 Thud.

  113. OMG….have we determined what kind of pup this is? Must know. What a sweet little baby.

  114. Oops, Amy O, two posts above mine….if only I’d looked above.

  115. feathered_head says:

    He’s a Swedish Vallhund pup — three weeks old in these pictures.

  116. Dear Amy O. and feathered_head-I’ll be right over and we can go see da puppeh, ok? The bag I’m carrying? Oh, just a um, bag for my stuff, you know, um, necessities of life LIKE THAT PUPPEH_ (runs away, well lopes away). Oh, puppeh still needs mommy-I’ll just put you back carefully and stay over the next eight weeks!

    I don’t suppose there is a 24hr camera on the litter, is there?

  117. ButtaRumCake says:

    *waves smelling salts under Rainbowbaby’s nose*

    Good grief Meg!! Who’da thunk a puppy would cause such chaos?!?

    *tries not to scroll up & look @ Puppy McYawnersons*

    *fans Rainbowbaby*

  118. fearthebear says:

    Thanks AmyO! I’ve never heard of a Swedish Vallhund before. A googling I go!

    Uh oh, looked at the yawner again. *thud* *ded again*

  119. ChrisNotChrist says:

    I surrender! Don’t snorgle me!!

  120. Queen of Dork says:

    ButtaRumCake: Thanks so very much for the help!!!!

    *rushes over to treat fearthebear*

  121. Queen of Dork says:

    ButtaRumCake: If the urge to look at the puppy again overwhelmes you, just jam some smelling salts up your nose FIRST. I have found this to be effective.

  122. Queen of Dork says:

    OMG!! The Wizard of Oz is on at 8:00 here!!! Wheeeee!!!!! Yay!!!!!!
    *the cast of M*A*S*H (and maybe ButtaRumCake and Resriechan) will still be here to assist ded peeps*

  123. @Theresa: I have a feeling this puppy could do just that, and we’d all be entranced. He is that cute.

    But I was hoping for more of pictures of him sleeping, napping, and dozing. Or of him getting ready to sleep, nap, or doze. Or waking up from sleeping, napping or dozing. I’m pretty easy to please, any of those would work for me. Easy.

  124. Swedish Valhunden — a very rare breed, indeed. The pupper is cute!
    And it is no wonder that dogs are distantly related to bears. Evidence posted in pictures above.

  125. i’m i the only one yawning at the third pic ?

  126. Fleurdamour says:

    Don’t forget the paws up action – squee! It’s the last deadly ingredient in this fine example of Teh Qte.

  127. We just had Faux Thanksgiving at work today, and I could just snuggle right up with this cutie pie. Trytophan coma in 5…4…3…

  128. Daphne Moss says:

    I can almost hear the adorable little grunt and tiny growl that accompanied that yawn…Oh, da fatness….paws, nose, butterball body and fat triangle tail…Must have!
    I just want to put my face in dat belleh…

  129. Daphne Moss says:

    More on dis baby’s breed:
    The Swedish Vallhund is AKC’s 156th breed.
    At the November 2006 Board Meeting the Swedish Vallhund became eligible to participate fully in AKC Herding Events and to compete for Prefix and Suffix titles, effective January 1, 2007.

    They also come in three tail styles naturally: No tail-stumpy butt, regular tail and a curling-up the back tail. But they so look like a cross between the Corgi and German Shepherd.

  130. feathered_head says:

    The baby vallhund growl sounds a lot like a tribble.

  131. Emmberrann says:

    I must admit that knowing which breed that puppeh is seems much less important than simply sitting back and enjoying the puppeh’s awe-sum anerabilitude. I just want to kiss him, and hold him, and snorgle him, and (wait for it…) call him George! Of course, if it’s a little she-puppeh, I’ll call her George!

  132. Oh what a sweetie!! Puppy Breath is the best! Is this darling Puppeh a Norwegian Elkhound?

  133. OMG!! that is one long tongue but it’s still cute I like the middle one what’s her name?
    What breed she sorta looks like a husky.

  134. His name is Udo, and he’s a Swedish Vallhund. We’re adopting his brother Arvid in a few weeks. 🙂

  135. feathered_head says:

    “Udo the Mighty” to be exact. The litter will be six weeks on Sunday. Maybe Amy can post a follow up so you can see how he’s grown. He still looks like a teddy bear, but he’ll look a lot different when the ears start to stand up and the mask starts to appear!

  136. It’s been a while. I came back. I’m now uncontrollably laughing and making squeaking noises. So….cute… comments… so…. good…… can’t…….. *thud*