Chief Puppeh Officer: Goose!

Where's my mocha, damn it!?!?

My name is Goose and I’m pleased to announce that I’ve accepted the position of Chief Puppeh Officer at Cute Overload. Meg has graciously given me the use of Sparkster as my lackey, I mean, assistant, so any typos or spelling errors are his fault, natch.

A little about me.  I am of Italian Greyhound descent and am of blue coloring. Anyone who says I look “grey” will be immediately fired. Although I’m only 13 weeks old, I have had most of my shots and bring a wealth of experience to the organization. As a bonus I just had a recent stool sample with no parasites! At the top of my list to focus on, cut wasteful spending. (I’m looking at you, Sparkster…)

Additionally, I’ll spend a good part of my day seeking out cozy sunbeams, whimpering for attention, napping, trying to find the most toxic substances on the floor to eat, napping, chewing on electrical cords and leather goods, napping and finally pooping in closets and other out of the way places. Surprise!

You’ve got to keep the staff on their toes…



  1. Welcome, welcome, welcome! We look forward to documentation of the Goose Step, the Goose Call, and “Goosing” any and all CO staff. Hopefully there will be no adolescent Goose Pimples, or loosey-Goosey behavior.

    And, ahem, is Goose a girl or a boy? The modesty tail is doing a good job in the photo.

  2. mischievous madchen says:

    We are pleased to meet you, Goose…may your reign be a long and fruitful one…ripe with opportunities to cause mayhem and bring joy to your people!

  3. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    …….Sir……..who is assigned to analyze the stool???

    (shifty eyes)

  4. Martha in Washington says:

    Mr Goose, Sir,
    I would like to be taken into consideration for the job of lackey, er, assistant also. I’m sure you will need more than one. Thank You for your time.
    Your Obediant Servant,
    Martha the Lackey

  5. Dear Goose:

    Sparkster likes to have to his ear chewed on.

    Here’s photographic proof:

    Auntie B.

  6. Queen of Dork says:

    Goose is beautiful!

  7. warrior rabbit says:

    Yay! So glad you joined the land of servitude… and what a cutie, to boot! (But I thought the Sparkster was allergic, thus no pets? Does this mean a Zyrtec future?)

  8. 260Oakley says:

    I would like to propose a more exalted title for Goose. Taking into consideration both his Italian heritage and his particular “talents”, might I suggest “Il Dookie?”

    (as dictators go, he looks pretty benevolent)

  9. Congrats on the addition to the family…. Italian Greyhounds are “hypoallergenic” dogs, to any one who may not yet be aware of this marvelous fact. We looked into them when we were thinking of getting a dog (mu husband is so allergic, his eyes water at the mention of the WORD.) Couldn’t find a reputable breeder within our “driving radius” however. Looking forward to seeing this one “grow Up” on CO. 🙂

  10. Yay! Official Cute Overload Office Pet! Finally! 😀

  11. OMG ! That warm wriggling velvet body !!!

    I would ask if it sounds weird that I want to rub my face all over it but some how I think to most of the folks reading this it wouldn’t sound weird at all.
    That’s why I love it here !!!

  12. Goose…I am smitten with you. 🙂

  13. aquasaline says:

    Yes SIR, SIR!!!

  14. I second the face rubbing!

  15. Fluffernugget says:

    Hooray a beautiful heat seeking Iggy. Enjoy the little cutie and keep him nice and warm during the cold SF winters.


    This seems like an appropriate shirt

  17. Pick me Sir. I would be a great assistant/lackey.
    I have a bachelors degree in belly rub.

  18. If it pleases you, your worship, I have sunbeams available daily in my humble abode. I would be well pleased to reserve them for you. Thank you suh.

  19. Congratulations to the new CPO! Now maybe someone will get this place into shape.


  21. True! We don’t want Goose to get goosebumps!

  22. PS: Does Roofees know about this?

  23. Welcome to the world of Iggy Owners. Best. Dogs. Evah. My IG, Einstein (Steiny) says “Bon Giorno!”

  24. okay, everyone, get ready to learn the official chief puppeh officer secret phrase and holy benediction. just repeat after me:






  25. 260Oakley says:

    The stool pigeon, of course.

  26. So exciting! Hi Goose! You are exsqueezeet!
    My friend has a big ol’ Ches. Bay Retriever named Goose!

  27. Goose, you are beautiful! Tell your humans that Basenji’s are hypoallergenic dogs as well. Bon apetit with the leather and cords!

  28. Candace Williams says:

    You got an Iggy – yay!!! I have three rescues and two fosters. (You do know these things are like potato chips, right?)

  29. kittens not kids says:


    already, a thoroughly, delightfully pampered pup. Congrats on being adopted by Goose.
    I think there should be a substantial number of photographs featuring Goose in cozy vests and sweaters. I always see greyhounds in clothes, walking around the city, so they must need/like it.

  30. kibblenibble says:

    Velvety puppeh goodness…check.
    Earses slightly askew…check.
    Plinkabuhl eye capsules…check.

    I iz officially daid from teh Qte. *sigh*

  31. TrixAndSam says:

    *bows to Oakley’s superior pun power*

  32. Martha in Washington says:

    Ummm…with the risk of sounding crude…is the sock monkey doing pilates or is he just happy to see me?

  33. TrixAndSam says:

    Might we say “stinkin’ cute!”, Ms.Th?

  34. Congrats on the negative stool sample. Welcome aboard the CO Express.

  35. Mary (the first) says:


  36. Mary (the first) says:

    That is one heavenly looking velvet creature. Although I’m also wondering if it’s a “he” or a “she” that I’m coveting.

  37. Just look at that sweet little body! Greyhounds, Italian or otherwise, have almost no body fat, so they’re always cold. I used to petsit for a couple and they wore PJs at home all winter long, PLUS jackets for going outside. Even then, the littlest one would just shiver and refuse to walk or do his business. Poor frozen pupcycle.

  38. *falls over laughing* 🙂

    *cough* No, I think he’s waving. Yes, that has to be it. I’m sure he wouldn’t want to offend the esteemed Mr. Goose. *firm nod*

  39. i’d let him walk all over me

    a little lower and to the left, espesh

  40. Oh how fabulous!!!! Well, we are all obviously so pleased for Meg and Sparky!! What fun! We look forward to overloading on all things Goose! Welcome!!

  41. (The Original) Mel says:

    Stop it! Just stop! You are killing me.

  42. Six words: you only have to feed them once. Heh.

  43. (The Original) Mel says:

    He’s cute. He could give Roofees a run for his money, methinks.

  44. I have a 15 year old IG named Claudia. IGs are snuggle-bunnies, in bed with you under the covers! Claudia was raised by a cat and adores cats. IGs are awesome!

  45. I shall be at your service young master !

  46. Oooh I just love greyhounds, galgos, whippets and italian piccolos. ❤

    I used to work in a galgo rescue here in Spain, it was amazing how all the dogs were friendly.
    They are such lazy dogs, but full of love and fun to play with! In my opinion they are like giant cats. xD

    Very adorable!

  47. DOH! (yes I smacked my forehead way to hard on that one!)

  48. ..Is standing in line behind you, copying your applicashions… and tying your shoelaces together.

  49. I wrote it down…and repeated repeatedly..( i promise I did not smirk) amen!

  50. ‘Tis a casual thing ’round here, that face rubbinks!

  51. I laughed so loud my dog perked up like there was an emergency!! Whoa.

  52. Felicityanne says:

    Looking forward to having a gander at what you post…is this exclusively a Brit expression? Only I think it must be, as no-one else has yet made the excruciating joke!

  53. LadyGalga says:

    the more skinny dogs, the better!

    Welcome!! 😀

  54. LadyGalga says:

    So true!
    *looks at 2 giant cats on the couch while sitting on the ground*

  55. Welcome, so glad to see that the cute is finally moving in with our Chief Cutologists and fearless leaders.

  56. muttluver says:

    Psh. I have a MASTERS in full body rubs with a specialization in ear scritches and back thumps. Pick ME. I’m CLEARLY the most qualified for the dog. I mean job.

  57. muttluver says:

    Ain’t that how it is? My dog thinks my bed is his. (He also has his own chair, and his own bed, and he’s allowed on the couch when we’re up there.)

  58. muttluver says:



  59. TheIglets says:

    OMG, my favorite website owner has fallen for my dogs – Italian Greyhounds! I will always have at least one, I currently have two.

    Caution –

    They OWN people, people merely have the privilege of being owned.
    Do not gaze into their eyes. That is how they establish total control.
    They are like potato chips, impossible to have just one.

    Iggies are the most wonderful breed I have ever met, and I’d move heaven and earth for mine.

    Congratulations, I seriously hope it works out for you because they give so much and LOVE their humans.

  60. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    COLD sf winters = 60s????

    ya wimps.
    Talk to tha mitten!!

  61. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    I”m glad to know that I wasn’t the only one, whut noticed el Monkee du Soc in the dusty background.

  62. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    not just Britain, but perhaps less frequently used here in recent years. Y’know, things that don’t sound street-tough don’t get as much coverage/ use in some media here ….

  63. I, for one, welcome our new puppeh overlord!

  64. Aw, so glad my favourite purveyors of cute finally got a cutie of their own! More pictures, please.

  65. p.s. Chief Sister Officer and Sparky – Bitter Yuck works very well on electrical cords. My beagle chewed through a TV cord and a laptop adaptor before I figured that out. Good for safety and your sanity too! I don’t know why they love cords so much.

  66. Oh congratulations Meg and Sparky! What a gorgeous dog. And obviously already surrounded by loads of toys and running the house. Sunbeams appear on demand. Sock monkeys bow before him.

    In honor of Goose, and to keep the CPO happy, I vote for creating a new day. Tuesdays could become Goosedays and you could post a weekly pic of the CPO’s antics! 🙂 Please?

  67. Ohmydog, what a beauty!

    I’m with Nikki – we need a Goose day!

  68. Queen of Dork says:

    Okay. *dons brown, hooded monk robe or something like that. closes eyes*


    TAGU (is that like Ragu? mmmmmmm. spaghetti sounds good. Wait! concentrate!)



  69. yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!

  70. I want to zerbert his puppeh belleh…
    He is soooo cute!

  71. Fantastic news – congrats to all!

  72. all italian greyhounds are. there the cutest dog breed on teh planet! Its a proven fact!

  73. Mew mew mew I has a cute says:

    Welcome welcome welcommmeee welcome welcome welcommeee welcome welcome welcoooooooooooooooommmmmmmmeeeeee -pant pant pant- WELCOME TO C.O!

  74. Queen of Dork says:

    The flopptitude of the soft-looking gray ears. The concerned expression of, “Huh? T’is nary meal time but photo shoot time?” The gracefully, doe-like folded back limbs countered fashionably with the elegantly outstreched front limbs. All in a comfy-looking, toy filled dog bed nestled happily in a golden sunbeam = yay!

  75. kittens not kids says:

    THEY WORE PAJAMAS?!?!?!?!?!?!

    oh dear lord, i need a greyhound and some jammies to put him in.
    (for the record: i was very fond of greyhounds before knowing they *need* to wear pajamas)

  76. Goose is a beautiful overlord for the Overload crew.

    Italian Greyhounds remind me of Whippets, which always make me think of this wonderful scene from “Frasier” (begins at 3:15):

  77. Candace Williams says:

    My Iggys wear jammies and playsuits indoors in the winter, and coats outdoors, usually from HoundzintheHood, which is kinda expensive, but they’re so darn cute! There are also matching scarves for the hoomins.

  78. elizabeth talbot says:

    hi puppy

  79. bookmonstercats says:

    Thanks, Martha. I was just a bit worried I was the only one who’d looked past the gorgeous puppitude to see something highly questionable.

  80. This one is TO DIE: 🙂 (be sure to click to enlarge)

  81. Actually that should be keep him warm during the cold San Francisco Summers LOLOL!

    I know I live in the bay area… nothing is as cold as that ocean breeze(Roaring Wind) coming off the ocean in the middle of the summer.

    IT is a temperate delightful winter most of the time.

  82. dawnkeyotie says:

    Awwww! What a happy occasion!

    We have an iggy.. they are gazers. At first, we thought he was plotting something, he spent so much time staring at us, but then we realized he was staring with love!

    Also, ours wears pajamas (with feet, tyvm). Dogs in pajamas are reedonkuloously cute. Get some RIGHT NOW!!! Also, hats, sweaters, faux fur lined coat for winter, etc. They are sooo pitiful when they are cold. Mine gets excited when we get his clothes out. He loves them. And yes, Goose’s ilk are known snugglers and cuddlers.

  83. My dad loved that joke (yes, the spit-bath, loud sneezing man).

  84. Reeking!

  85. Won’t somebody think of the puppies!!??

  86. Queen of Dork says:

    Ewwwww. Spit-bath sounds gross.

  87. Yo yo yo homes, what’s not street about the gander? Gander be gangsta.

  88. Niles Crane FTW!!

    “Sit Girl sit. . . . OK.”

    PS, “Girl” to the contrary, iggies and whippets are delightful, friendly dogs.

  89. HE is Adorable Dear GOose welcome to your new CO family and have fun with your new servants Meg and Sparky… they will serve yu well.

    PS as to hypo allergenic pets we have had the good fortune to twice get cats that did not irritate peoples allergies… one we called Charlie he was a long haired swirl tabby … and the one we had right after him Tuffy who was also long haired was a white and black kitty.

    We didn’t go seeking them out we just lucked upon them(they adopted us)… all my current kitties would send an allergic person running for their meds…LOL This means I do lots of Vaccuuming and cleaning before parties at our house.

  90. “…trying to find the most toxic substances on the floor to eat…”

    Funny, that’s still a favorite pastime of my adult dogs! Dangerous, biting bugs and things like black widows are even better.

    Anyway, gaaah, Goose looks SO soft and warm and smoochable!

  91. Welcome, Goose! What a darling little dear. I’ve always wanted an Italian Greyhound and now I want one even more since their nickname is “Iggy”.

  92. warrior rabbit says:

    Hmm, now they just need two more for the Star Wars joke.

  93. kibblenibble says:

    Thanks for this, CathyDee! Did anyone notice how the doggie was trying to climb into Niles’ lap? 🙂 BTW, I love Frasier, and Niles is my favorite character.

  94. warrior rabbit says:

    Um… Michiganders…

    I’d try to do something clever with that, but I’m sick and my head is fuzzy.

  95. Oh My How Adorable!

  96. Where the heck did I put my resume? Must locate it and edit to include “recent stool sample with no parasites”. Not looking for a job now, thank goodness, but it’s always wise to keep that thing up to date and polished. While I’m thinking about it, am I due for any shots?

  97. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    In Re:

    ” The gracefully, doe-like folded back limbs
    countered fashionably with the elegantly outstreched front limbs…”

    Queen, formerly of Dork, is now Queen of litt’rachua

    The End.

  98. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    not to mensh. “flopptitude”.

    (but I did).

  99. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    very nice, ma’am!!! 🙂

  100. Why has no one commented on the fact that the doggy toy looks like something very inappropriate?? I can’t be the only person here with an immature mind ;D

  101. warrior rabbit says:

    Someone did… last night. See Martha in Washington, 8:21pm.

  102. Queenie, you never got the spit-bath from one of your parental units? Or imposed it upon your offspring? It is an essential parental function! It consists of:
    1. Parental unit scrutinizes your face critically
    2. P.U. produces tissue, or napkin, or handkerchief, or other wiping implement.
    3. P.U. spits on or licks implement.
    4.P.U. vigorously scrubs your face (usually a single isolated area thereof) with spitty implement.
    5. Repeat Steps 1-4 if necessary.

  103. Had a sock monkey. Goose decided to rip all of its’ limbs off and start eating the precious interior floof.

    Oh, and Goose is a she!

  104. I want one!! Is Goose a girl or boy. Perfect doggie for the job too!!!!

  105. I recall my Mom saying “Give us some spit” on to her kercheif then wiping chocolate ice cream and general glop from round my mouth. So that’s a spit bath, you live and learn.

  106. haha, I know! But I don’t care, they deserve it!

  107. I like to sniff them, erm not including the bum area.

  108. @gryt: Squeeeee! I LOVE THAT – they didn’t have that color when I bought a dark gray one for my smallest (10 lb) Iggy, Miss Augustina Olympia. Also, if you’re looking for jammies or other outfits, there’s a lady at TIGR (Texas Italian Greyhound Rescue – a non-profit org.) that custom makes stuff at a lower price than those on the web, benefiting the rescue group.

  109. *snerk*

  110. Heh. Good girl Goose! You show that sock monkey whose the boss:)

  111. kittens not kids says:

    PLAYSUITS?!?!?! playsuits and jammies.

    oh. my. god.

  112. We need a nurse, here! STAT! [makes calming noises] It’ll be okay.

    muttering Where’s the happy juice?

  113. warrior rabbit says:

    I know Goose threatened termination if we strayed from describing him as blue… but I couldn’t help wondering why no one’s made a vodka joke yet.

  114. ROFLMAO!!! I almost fell off my chair! Thanks, I really needed that. Oh, and I do believe Mr. Sock Money is waving. oOnsidering what Ms. Goose did to him, I think he’s waving goodbye!

  115. Yes, it’s what he was waving that had people in a dither.

  116. {{{{{Healing rays for the warrior rabbit}}}}} Also, unless you’re a vegetarian, lots of chicken noodle soup. It really works. Scientists have proved it and everything

  117. People from Detroit are Michiganders! I rest my case.

  118. Goose! You beautiful puppeh you! I’ve learned some very nice things about your kind by reading this post, so if a dog was in my future I’d want one just like you! BTW, isn’t it inconsistent to say you’re cutting wasteful spending while, at the same time, you happily accept lavish gifts like sock monkehs and plushie bones? Just wondering (admiringly).

  119. This time, I fell off the chair. Love the edit on your resume. I assume yo will also mention that you are flea- and tick-free?

  120. Diane Jones says:

    Dear Adorable Mr/Ms Goose: I would like to inform you that if you should ever want
    for a change of career, I would like to offer my humble corporation (umm home), we have a small staff of two kittehs and myself, but we think you would make a fine addition to our family. You would be perfect in the “Make your heart melt” department.

  121. Diane Jones says:

    Btw Congratulations Meg and Sparky so happy to know this cutie will be well loved. Give a hug for me.

  122. OMG you were in Boy Scouts too?!! What troop?

    Lord, it’s been 25 years and I still remember that one. (I may or may not have used it myself years later when I was a camp counselor.)

  123. I miiiight have been wondering along the same lines.

  124. muttluver says:

    I am a proud wimp! I laugh whenever people say 90 degrees is hot. It hits over 100 here. I’m used to it. However, as soon as the thermometer dips to 60, I start breaking out my long sleeve shirts. I can adjust to it–I’ve learned from experience that the cold isn’t so bad if I’ve becomed accustomed to it after it’s been cold for a while–but I much prefer the heat. Give me the blazing summer sun! Give me persperiation! Take this chilly air awaaaaaayyy!!!! This is Texas!! It’s unnatural!!!

  125. muttluver says:






  126. So help me out here… just to be tediously clear: Cute Overload FINALLY has its own mascot? For really and for true? AWESOME

    PS – Sock monkeys deserve whatever they get. Creepy bastards.

    PPS – Please promise never to watch Top Gun with our new family member. Not ever. OK?

  127. muttluver says:

    Eh, I dunno about deserving it….. but they’re pretty darn cute. And if I want them to move I just give em a shove. (Not hard, peoples.) They usually give me an annoyed grunt before settling back down to sleep.

  128. muttluver says:

    *sob* I just wanted to pet the puppy….. that’s all…. just one touch…… just once….

  129. skippymom says:

    Fern, shhh–please don’t say anything about my little flea problem. I’m still working on that.

  130. Mrs. Kravitz says:

    “As a bonus I just had a recent stool sample with no parasites!”

    And truly, how many new employees can say that and get a round of admiring nods. You go, liddle puppy!

  131. muttluver says:

    PERFECT!!! It’s the pupday solution we’ve been waiting for!!! (……..I didn’t miss the creation of pupday……. did I?)

  132. muttluver says:

    I second that.

  133. Yesss I am so happy to see an italian greyhound on cuteoverload!! They’re my fav<33

  134. muttluver says:

    My doggehs aren’t the right breed…. their fur/hair mostly protects them, and they don’t really like clothes. Maybe the little one will need something if/when it gets really cold, but the big one’s never needed anything more than a blanket. That, and if we put him a doggie suit, he would probably refuse to move.

  135. skippymom says:

    Theo, do you have nightmares about sock monkeys? Have you had a bad experience with a sock monkey? You seem to be very bitter.

  136. muttluver says:

    THANK YOU FOR DOING THAT. My mom is allergic to cats, and it kills her to sit in a room where cats live. Also, just a friendly reminder: don’t give guests blankets that may have cat allergens on them. She was fine at one party until the hostess offered blankets to keep them warm. She regretted accepting the offer. Anyway. Even though I don’t know you/will probably never see you, because of my mom, I really appreciate the vacuuming.

  137. muttluver says:

    I have a bug zapper!!! Can I try it out? -crazed look-


    -puts it away-


  138. muttluver says:




  139. Oh I thought ’em (vodka jokes), but they were all too dry.

  140. kibblenibble says:

    My sentiments exactly. Things always seem more like home here whenever you appear, Theo.

  141. skippymom says:

    How about FLYING sock monkeys?

  142. skippymom says:

    Well said.

  143. 😀
    Proud New Englander here…I laugh at less than 3 feet of snow, but when it goes over 50…man that is HOT!

  144. muttluver says:

    ………….could someone let me in the joke? Or whatever it is?

  145. 260Oakley says:

    Perhaps an Iggy pop for the designated drivers in the crowd?

  146. Queen of Dork says:

    Hi Theo! Nice to hear from you again. I hope all is really good! 🙂
    Theresa: My mom didn’t do the spit bath to me but she used to hold her two index fingers out and come at my face like crab claws in the dreaded Zit Popping Operation.

  147. muttluver says:


  148. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    ml, as one would imagine, I’m not sure about the Boy Scouts bit …howsomever …

    the whole owa tagu siam

    thing is a rubric (fancy word du jour) by which a Tricky Person would get a young’un to say in actuality: “Oh, what a Goose I am” ….leading everyone except the young’un to be delighted with their humor.

    + the doggeh in story is named Goose
    ….etc etc & so forth.

  149. muttluver says:

    Ohhhhhhhhhh. I figured it was something like that, but I couldn’t understand what it was trying to make me say……. I even said it out loud and couldn’t get it. 😛

  150. Theo! Yay! It’s so nice to see your little blue name. I hope you are well!

  151. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    (cue the background myoozic
    from the Castle Chase Scene in Wizard of Oz)
    OK kids, I’m gonna indulge in a Moment of Thomas Family Histoire.
    Have ya got yer popcorn & soda? Settle down, now.

    –When I was a Wee Sprout, our den was furnished
    in 100% Scandinavian Middle ‘Mericun, including an apricot-orange sidechair w/ swingy back. This was ‘way back BCTV
    (Before Cable Television) …every year at certain seasons, the Major Networks would air certain films: Sound of Music, The Ten Commandments, etc.
    Whenever the W of Oz came on, when it got to the scenes w/ either the Wicked Witch (evil cackle laughter in background) or ESPECIALLY those creepeh Flying Monkeh Troops, I would sit BEHIND whoever was in the orange chair so I could hide and NOT SEE the tv screen while they were on it.

    I was always relieved later, when Dorothy and Toto lived happileh ever after; although I’m still undergoing therapeh over the fact that she never got to see the C. Lion or the Scarecrow or the Tin Man again.

    (DON”T TELL ME that they were really the handymen on the Farm!)

    The End.

  152. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    skippymom, you’re sounding quite Freudian today 😉 )

  153. I was looking at the toy bone in the bed, I didn’t even see the monkey! 8D

  154. Dear Goose, I am so touched by folks here describing Iggys! You are destined to be greatly loved by all. Now let’s get this pup some jammies!!

  155. it!!!

  156. Welcme Goose! You are beautiful. I hope we get pics of you as you grow & mature.

  157. you know, i always thought it was a marx brothers routine or something. i mean, i AM a girl. i didn’t go to boy scouts, silly. the wiki told me it was boy sprouts AND that it’s racist! wheee!

  158. Martha in Washington says:

    That reminds me…where are my sandals? *looks around for non-tying shoes*

  159. Meg and Sparkster, I would like to apply for the coveted position of “Wardrobe Mistress to the Goose”. I have my knitting needles in hand and am prepared to knit a stylish, fancy and really long tube-shaped robe, properly adorned and accessorized as is befitting a Chief Puppeh Officer…

  160. Queen of Dork says:

    Orange chairs? Okay. Now I want to sit in an orange chair atop burnt orange shag carpet and watch the green-faced wicked witch on The Wizard of Oz. 😯

  161. Congrats CO! I look forward to more updates on Goose! 🙂 great name BTW

  162. I have an 18 week old allover fawn iggy and her name is Goose also! Everyone laughed when I named the darling Goose. She is the best! Hope your goosey girl is too!

  163. hi, Your blog is very bealtiful kiss

  164. I’m on leave. 🙂

  165. That’s right. No more beatin’ my brains. With the liquor and drugs.

  166. Y’all gonna make me say things like “Awww shucks” now. 😀 😛 😉

  167. Now THAT is the stuff of nightmares. 😯

  168. You don’t understand how awesome it is that there are still people out there who remember these classic posts and aren’t me. Makes me feel all validated and stuff. [raises a glass in toast to the CO Peeps]

    (This wine isn’t half bad, either. 🙂 Bogle “Phantom”, FYI.)

  169. Oh I’m sure you could’ve figured something out. It would simply have been a matter of motivation.

  170. *snert*

  171. Don’t do that.

  172. KNITTING RABIEEEEEES [wibbly teeth] 😯

  173. PPPS – one thing we need to get straight right now, though, Goosey girl: The mocha is MINE. Capisce?

    My wild-rice summer sausage and manchego, however? …negotiable.

  174. :mrgreen:

  175. Jeez, they’re really setting that bar high these days. :mrgreen:

  176. I’m right there wit ya, only I’m even wimpier, whining like all get out when it drops below 70. and I was born in teh colder regions.
    Welcome Goose. Hope you don’t mind us crazy Cuteologists, we’re just fresh from the wilds.
    Pardon me while I snorgle this guy.

  177. Especially apt, since Goose is an– wait for it– IGGY! Yay!

  178. I’ll see your orange chairs, and raise you lime-green velvet bucket chairs on swivels. :mrgreen:

  179. Or “Sock Monkeys on the Lam”?

  180. Jane Anderson says:

    Italian Greyhounds are notorious for being difficult to housebreak. I have just mutts, and have hit on a good way to give them an indoor toilet. Go to a hardware store like Menard’s. They have a large square plastic pan that fits under a clothes washer. The side are just a couple inches high. Then go to WalMart and get the disposible pads that are used for house breaking dogs. The largest size exactly fits the plastic pan. Because the pads have a scent that attracts the dog, they will use it. I have 2 pans as dogs will not use any that have solid waste. Which of course I get rid of right away.

    I still let the dogs out every two hours and the pans really help when I am not home. Best thing I ever did.

  181. Jane Anderson says:

    Sorry, didn’t mean to break into a thread. Thought I was brand new!

  182. Sorry to push in here, but QUEEN of DORK you haven’t up dated us about Sam Kitty, as far a I’m aware.

  183. 1. Excellennnttt photo!
    2. Exquisite puppeh!
    3. Cutest name evar!
    4. Congrats to Meg & Sparks.
    5. HI THEO!!!! We miss you.

  184. Dona non vidi mai.

  185. I’m a patient person, but at the moment every posting I make is being moderated, I fail to understand why, it’s seriously pissing me off, getting my goat, cat chimpanzee Gnu aardvark and blindmole rat.

  186. There it’s happened again.

  187. and again… it’s not because I’m posting too quickly after my previous post 😦

  188. I say gander alot…I’ll have a gander at, etc…I’m the only one I know who does, though.

  189. Just don’t put it in your back pocket, mmmkay

  190. Queen of Dork says:

    Theo, remember that time you had Tenille as your avatar for awhile? (chuckle) Good times, good times! I hope you’re enjoying your leave and I’ll bet Jaye is thrilled! 🙂

  191. Theo, are you afraid I’ll knit another sock monkey?! 🙂

  192. One of my Iggys prefers to pee on one of those housebreaking pads you’re talking about. I put it on a tray they sell at the pet store for the purpose. There’s a top part that snaps together so the pad stays in one place (the Iggy can’t paw it and crumple it up.) The other Iggys go outside through the dog door. Eh, most of the time, unless it’s raining. On those days, I have a large re-washable pad that hospitals use. I’ve read that some Iggys can be trained to use cat litter.

  193. Nah. Goose has my back. 8)

  194. That lady’s teeth occupied half her face.

  195. Lucy's Mommeh says:

    Dear Goose:
    Don’t be surpised if, during a trip to chew on them wires you suddenly encounter a flavor slightly like a Buffalo Wing. ‘Round these parts, hot sauce (which now comes is slightly more owchie flavors like chipotle or habernaro) was put on cords when Miss Lucy was young, as she had the same shocking habit. Trust me, in the end, you will be glad you came across that.

    And this is for Gooses’ staff-use rubber gloves & cotton makeup pads to apply said deterrent. 🙂

    All in love, mind you.

  196. Lucy's Mommeh says:

    And PS, Miss Lucy is also “blue” specifically, the vet said she was “blue smoke” and thought she was beautiful. Which she very much is. When sunlight hits the furs just right, you can see that blue. Kind of like old lady hair…

  197. bookmonstercats says:

    Hellooooo Theo. I hope it’s all going well.

  198. cellarmouse says:

    you know, if someone just tuned in and read that last line, they might spit out their coffee…

  199. cellarmouse says:

    nice, amiable visit … i’m still stuck on “I meant the bone in the bed; I didn’t even see the monkey!” …

  200. them, and their bigger cousins, regular greyhounds

    (see picture for proof :D)

  201. would you consider a regular greyhound? can’t recommend them enough!

  202. my grey is wearing her fleece jacket right now : )

  203. Nibble nibble squeeze squeeze pokey pokey BEEP! :mrgreen:

  204. “Lady Galga”– bwahahahahahaha!

  205. Hahahahahaha wow I’ve been thinking you’re a boy. 😛 My bad!

  206. Um…. Hon Glad….. isn’t that a given???

  207. :D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  208. Teho, you’re more genrous than I…… I would NEVER give up sausage and cheese. The puppeh can have the mocha (No wait, that’s bad for her!) but I loves me meat and cheese!!!

  209. I’m with Teho on this one. (And it’s homies.)

  210. We did it in Girl Scouts too and LOL I did it as a leader to my scouts. Yes I am evil..

  211. LOL his sock Monkey tail… poor thing he was waving goodbye with his sock monkey tail… 🙂

  212. I’m so glad I’m not the only one who had trouble figuring that one out! (feeling a little less dumb now)

  213. I second the sentiment about sock monkeys! (There’s that one car commercial with the giant sock monkey…..**shudder**)

    And welcome back, Theo!

  214. What a sweet puppy, and what an excellent name. I hope you’ll all be very happy together!
    Is Goose related to Roofees?

  215. muttluver – Not if you are another dog. 🙂

  216. Congrats Meg and Sparkster on your new puppeh. She is gorgeous. Now you can legitimately say you have a Christmas Goose this year. Looking forward to her pj fashions (Meg was very taken with the Corgies in the onsie pjs so this may happen).

    It is also delightful to see/read Theo again!

  217. hehehehe

  218. muttluver says:

    Voice of experience?

  219. actually yes, that’s the most likely reason. though sometimes the Modatron3000© does detect unspoken evil.

  220. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    (shaking my fist in the air in sympathetic mob-rule indignation for / with
    Hon Glad): “Hell NO, we won’t go!!!”

    (oh, sorry; is that protest expired now?)

  221. Hey-that could be kin to Woofus@ Fair Park in Tx!

  222. Just like to add in here: I’ve had experience w/ IGs and they are indeed cute, BUT
    they are high maintenance dogs. as any owner will tell you. They are very needy and are velcro dogs. They are very reactive, being sighthounds–which means they will chase anything that moves, and get very excited at the least little thing.
    They are fragile, so care must be taken that they don’t break a leg jumping on things.
    And…being HOUNDS they are not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
    IGs are notoriously hard to housebreak, and usually never achieve 100% reliability.
    Here is some info on them

    they are darlings, but it’s like having a toddler for 18 yrs!!!

  223. But, the pup in your pic looks brown. Not grey. Can greyhounds be un-grey? 😕

  224. Warm Texans unite! Ban the cold! Bring the heat!

    *cough* Sorry, I spent the weekend at the camp, outside, in cold weather. I miss the summer! 😥

  225. *dials 911*

    Yes, I’d like to report an incident: Breaking and entering.

    *glares at Jane*

    The nerve of some peeps…


  226. I thought it was a redneck thing…

  227. emmberrann says:

    (no need to ahsk) she’s just a smoooooth operater, smooooth operater……..

  228. What an absolute regal beauty! The elegant muzzle, the dainty paws, the sheen of pretty pink skin under the white blaze on her chest! Not to mention the pretty ears. Blue is such a beautiful color too! Little princess.
    [I will feel terrible if Goose ends up being a boy… incidentally the drummer of my man’s band is called Goose o.O]

  229. muttluver says:

    Hahaha of course. They come in different colors, as most breeds do.

  230. muttluver says:

    But……. Hon Glad……. you’re not a dog.

  231. Meg gets a puppy, and we get one measley photo? How do I complain to the management!?!?!?!

    JK, congrats on the adorable munchkin pup!

  232. Yay!!!! Theo!!!! Stop by more often!!

  233. Jane Anderson says:

    I know what you mean about the frame snapping together, tried it but the washing machine tray is working out the bestl for me and the dogs. I added on a porch (just for the dogs of course) and had a vinyl fence put in, inside of my regular fence. The vinyl is maybe 5 feet by 15 feet. This way the dogs can use the doggie door whenever they want and go out in this smaller very safe area. Then every 2 hours I let them out in the yard that is surrounded by a fence.

    What is this washable pad? That sounds interesting.

  234. Candace Williams says:

    Jane, the washable pads are cotton on one side and some kind of waterproof material on the other. I think they’re called bed pads, and hospitals and nursing homes put them between the patient and the bottom sheet. They cover about half the surface of a hospital bed. There’s a local source here (Dallas) for the rescue groups. Jane, it sounds like your guys have a greyt setup! I recently saw an Iggy doghouse the owners made out of the same brick, siding, and roof as their home. It’s attached to the big house, and has heating and air-conditioning, plus a skylight, and of course a dog door that goes to the lawn. The owners are going to extend the roof so the Iggys will have a covered area when they go out to pee. The roof extension will have a sun deck. From inside the dog house, the Iggys can come into a fenced area in the living room, complete with pillows and a water fountain. It is to squee. 🙂

  235. Belated congrats on the prosh pup. Meg. yay! I was thinking about Rufees the other day and wondering when you were going to pop up with your own pup.

  236. and us louisianians 2!

  237. mine too!