Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr! [pause] Brrrrr!

Sender Inner Alyssa B. says Mushi does not like being wet. 😉



  1. yes yes… brrrrrrr, brrrrrr (upside down brrrrr)… cold and wet!

  2. Ali-baba says:

    That’s the LAST time I go off the dock for a doggy treat!!

  3. BStrange says:

    *cranks head wayyyyy over to the right*

    I dunno. There’s something about that expression that suggests to me somebody’s gonna be getting in touch with Vinny the Kneecapper Dog real soon-like. 😉

  4. Hon Glad says:

    Looks like a miniaturised sheep dog, a wet one.

  5. Help: I was cleaning unused rooms this morning prepare for some activities that would last a month. Found a litter of kittens, very little, about finger-length. The mother ran away. Stopped cleaning and left them as were. What should I do? Will the mom cat return and move the kittens herself? Should I check back this evening?

  6. Why is Mushi, erm, sideways? Is she climbingks the wall? 😉

  7. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:

    Why is that doggie glued to the wall? 😉

  8. Not That Mike The Other Mike says:

    Theresa: Ya beat me to it. Maybe this is a scene from a lost episode of “Batman.”

  9. German Boi says:

    In German slang “muschi” (pronounced as mushi) means pussy, so…ehem!

  10. ybfelix, you can probably check with the local humane society/aspca about getting a humane trap for Mom. Then bundle mom and babes to the local shelter.

  11. Why sideways?

  12. NoooOOOOoooOOOO!!! You should NEVER get your mogwai wet! Did you feed him after midnight, too? Sheesh… Someone call Phoebe Cates.

  13. Xtineebee says:

    Oh Mushi!! Ginko will find a way to dry you – and set your right way up – that will keep balance! Such is the way of the MushiShi!

  14. Is poor Mushi out on the broad walk? Maybe a cosy sea spray cover up is the solution–perhaps a crochet (!) reefbreak hoodie.

  15. Spider Dog!
    Spider Dog.
    Does whatever a Spider Dog does
    Can he fly?
    No he can’t.
    That’s because he’s just a dog…..

  16. Mega: Spider Dog song FTW!

    Poor sweet wet Mushi puppeh. I just want to throw a big warm towel over her and warm her up.

    *plink plink*

  17. Rachael says:

    Mushi needs a big floofy towel and my arms to cuddle her/him.

  18. Well, yeah, you get cold climbing mountains. Especially those steep ones.

  19. Kid Charlemagne says:

    Did someone say Phoebe Cates? I’ll be in my bunk.

  20. baahhahahah you beat me to it, Mega.

  21. Awwww! Pathetic little wet dog. I had a dog just like this, who was only part Pappillon but still had the pathetic thing down pat.

  22. O NO he (she/it) DI-unt says:

    papillion pup + soaking wet + adorable/ pathetic expreshe = WIN

    and to add another “erm”

    What ’bout it, Ed’s???? “Kin we git a ‘Sad or Cute’ Tag, hhhhhmmmmmmmmmmm???

  23. no i did not chew open a bottle of super-glue

    why do you ask?

  24. O NO he (she/it) DI-unt says:

    @ blair:

    me, reading your “scenario” = (*snerkity snerk snerk!!*)

  25. cellarmouse says:

    @ german boi – thanks… i was about to ask… in the 50’s we lived in germany and had a cat named muschi … my mom told me it meant “little girl”… but “pussy” makes more sense … unless you’re a dog and then it’s kinda mean (like getting her all wet when she hates it)

  26. Clearly, Mushi hates being wet. She’s climbing the walls!

    @ybfelix, I think she will come back when she is engorged with milk and becomes uncomfortable. Are you equipped or inclined to give her a safe place for her kittens and to find homes for them? If so, food may help you gaiin her trust.

  27. So cute!! I love the look she’s giving 🙂

  28. Jerilyn says:

    Perhaps Muschi just got a little tipsy touring the wineries in Napa Valley and woke up to find herself wet from the sprinklers and Sideways???

  29. Michele says:

    Why is the pic sideways? Mushi would be just as cute if he is upside down wet…or wet in the normal earth rotating frame.

  30. Heather and the Boston Terriers says:

    Muh Neck Hurtz. Almost a Muchtz As the COOOLD Whet Dawgie.

  31. mushi means “bug” in japanese 🙂 she is a 3 1/2lbs chihuahua papillon mix who decided she wanted to play with my yorkie in his wading pool, then immediately regretted her decision

  32. Now I want to see the Yorkie in the wading pool!

  33. oh it’s quite cute, he carries the hose around in his mouth then sets it down and paws at it.

  34. Does she like being sideways?

  35. Jennifer says:

    @ybfelix I think she will be back. Maybe peek in this evening, hopefully they’ll be gone.

  36. Needs cute or sad tag?

  37. N. Fritz says:

    Just for the record… the “m” word in German is the translation of the x-rated meaning of pussy. So, as german boi rightly points out… ehem! (won’t somebody think of the children?!)

  38. Just guessing here but I suspect in considering the size of the dog that the reference to Mushi is to this


    Rather than a german word for pussy.

    Just guessing here but can’t imagine someone naming their beloved dog something bad.

  39. mushi means bug in japanese, because she is so small

  40. About the Kittens! says:

    ybfelix, please definitely check back and bring food for the mom. But, you may still not see her if she runs when she hears you coming. If it seems she has not been back please save the kittens! take to shelter

  41. cellarmouse says:

    Oh! My! Mom would be mortified … i wonder if she was tricked into naming our cat muschi (or maybe in the 50’s it hadn’t yet taken on “that” connotation)

    anyway clearly risuchan is not at all unkind to her sweet little ladybug who has now learned that water is wet…

  42. skippymom says:

    Hey, if you pretend that the pup isn’t wet, but is actually wearing a hair “product”, it looks kind of sporty and stylish, no?
    Well, okay, no.

  43. I think Mushi is on the deck of a ship, which has listed dangerously to the right;
    ahem, because of a lot of rather rotund passengers being concentrated there, nomming festive cruise fare; O….someone’s putting a little life-jacket on Mushi;
    JUMP Mushi, save yourself……..!!! 😯

  44. Mushi is the best dog ever! I can say im one of the lucky ones that have met her! lol she is the best!

  45. Aww, poor thing. He was cold. 😦

  46. BStrange says:

    Oof. Yeah, I can picture it now.

    “The Yorkie looks like he’s having fun! I’ll go try it.”

    *BLOP!, flounder flounder splish splash scramble shiver brrrrrr*

  47. Scout C says:

    “Damn it people! Put down the camera and get me a towel and cup of steaming hot beef broth ASAP!”

  48. Laura M says:

    “Uhhhh, I thought you knew how to sail this thing!”

  49. Someone beat me to the inappropriate German slang reference…

  50. fhasai da-nga says:

    Hey! you make me feel cold and wet.

  51. Hee! Meg made us all do a baroo – bet you all turned your heads 90 degrees with a quizical expression too!

  52. BStrange says:


    Earwig’s right. I feel so used…. *snicker*

  53. O NO he (she/it) DI-unt says:

    @ cellarmouse:

    (“…that water is wet”…)

    (*snerkity snerk*)

    My Life is Now Complete.

  54. BStrange says:

    I just stumbled across a reminder of something sort of-kind of appropriate to add here… sorta. Storytime:

    For a while, when I was a kid, there was an inground swimming pool… and we had cats… and there was no fence to separate the two. So one day I decided for my own peace of mind to make sure whether the cats could get out if they fell in. But, kid that I was, it did not immediately occur to me to just set a cat on the ladder in the two inches of water that rose above the top step. Nope. Brilliant young me carried our big, battle-scarred former tomcat in with me, held up over my head, almost to the middle of the pool. He just kinda hung there, chilling out, until I set him down and he realized that blue, shiny stuff was water.

    He didn’t flip out, but the look he gave me could have melted the paint off a car and he made for dry land double-time. He was out over the side and dripping before the scorchmarks of his glare had finished smoldering. I count myself lucky now, since many cats would have pop-eyed and climbed to the nearest high ground – me – none too gently.

    Lesson learned, and I think he knew it, he didn’t hold a grudge – although he did give me a “you’re such a twit” look the next time I spoke to him.

    angry cat swimming

    This is not him, but turn that cat from marmie to black, lose half an ear, and that’s pretty much the look. Ah, memories. 😀

  55. @ybfelix Regarding the idea of bringing the babies to a shelter, do approach that idea with caution. Some shelters that receive very young babies will just euthanize them, stating that they can’t devote the necessary time to save them. They give the reason that kittens that aren’t eating solid food and require bottle feeding require too much time & round-the-clock care, and kill them for “humane reasons.”

    If mama cat still hasn’t shown up, here is a guide to bottle feeding the babies:

    If you are one of the lucky folks who is near a no-kill shelter that can take them, that would be ok… just be careful as I mentioned the average “shelter” may not help them at all.

  56. cellarmouse says:

    ok, it’s not important, but i was able to google this up :

    “Just as with dogs, there are some typical, clichéd names for cats. The German equivalent of “kitty” is Mieze or Miezekatze (pussycat). Muschi is a very common cat name, but since it carries all the same meanings as “pussy” in English, you need to be careful about throwing it into a German conversation! (But there’s nothing wrong with the word as a name for your cat.)”

    that’s from about.com german names for cats and dogs (part 2)… i just love the internet …

  57. BStrange says:

    ybfelix – She may well come back, they often do, so give it a little time and space. She might not necessarily move them, though. If they have to be moved, a livetrap works. As for where to take them, hopefully there are other animal rescue options available in your area; they’re as chronically overloaded and underfunded as the shelters are, but it’s worth asking. http://www.nokillnetwork.org/ may help if you’re in the US.

    If she doesn’t return, ask the shelter what their policy is on nursing-age kittens (momless or otherwise), before taking them there. If it’s bad news – that “feeding and wiping and making sure they stay warm, every couple of hours around the clock” thing is a killer. (Renee, great link by the way.) But hand-raised orphaned/abandoned kittens have been the sweetest cats I’ve ever known, so if you or someone you know has the time and can spare the sleep, it’s worth it. I was the “someone you know”, when I could do this myself, and while I have a lingering violent hatred of my alarm clock (beep-beep-beeSMASH!*groan*… every two hours) it was well worth it.

  58. it’s hard when a shelter has 10 or so employees and 40, 50, 60 infant kittens that all need to be bottle fed every 2 hours. not to mention bottle fed puppies as well, and the hundreds and hundreds of other animals. it’s not that they don’t care.

  59. cranks head wayyyyy over to the right*

  60. Scrat!