Go Ahead TSA

Pat me down. You know you want to.

This is Merlin, for whom the security wand is not an issue! Thank you, Rolf Hawkins.



  1. Ph Merlin I certainly want to pat you down you cute pup you!!!

  2. kibblenibble says:

    Now thats a happy face! 🙂

  3. kibblenibble says:

    Oops, that’s, not thats. 😳

  4. April's NaNa says:

    where’d my comment go?

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

    Is there a Nose Booping Attachment (N. B. A.) on the Scanner?
    or are the human technicians assigned to that task?

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

    @ April’s NaNa:

    “it’s a conspiracy”. Not sure, *WHICH* conspiracy; but rest assured,
    it’s *most assuradly* a conspiracy. 🙂

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

    Also @ pyrit: your hovertext is competishe for NTM today!!!!

  8. Never before has a future as a TSA employee looked so bright

  9. Princess of Insolence says:

    Oooh! Please to be nominating myself as Chief Executive Booper….

  10. Gigi (the original one) says:

    Who wouldn’t want to pat down that little morsel of fluffiness!

  11. Shoot all i can think of is R rated Comments.

    well that and nose beeping LOL

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

    You’re first among the applicants for the Posishe!!! 🙂

  13. He does need to be scanned. I think he’s smugging qte.

  14. And I guess I’m smuggling an L

  15. squeeee!

  16. Honestly, it’s obvious they’re smuggling a happy hand puppet. I am just waiting for those little paws to wave around as he goes “Yaaaaay”like Kermit

  17. If that doesnt make you smile nothing will. =D

  18. I had a contract job a while back training TSA screeners. I had to learn to pat down a dog, and I met someone who had to pat down a pony


    Love the happy, smiling face of a Bichon. This little guy is perfection. I’ve had four of them (Teddy, Nellie, Toni and now Trixie, who is my latest) and they’re smart, loving, happy-go-lucky and sweet as can be. Thank you CO for posting this little ball of fluffulence!

  20. Re: Hovertext: Almost made me lose my 3+ oz. of liquid!

  21. PS: BEEP!

  22. Okay and this picture makes me think of this song

    you can ring my bell, you can ring my bell!

    not sure why but there you have it.

  23. Heck, I’d join the TSA if my job was to pat this puppeh down all day! :mrgreen:

  24. Lol! I hope they knew in advance where the pony’s ticklish spots were!

  25. I was thinking Muppet, too! Really cute little guy.

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

    Wow here we have Wendy AND Wend!!! (NTWTOW!!!)

    @ Wendy (time-stamped 12:28): I WANT THAT JOB!!!!!!

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

    “you can ‘boop’ my no-oh-ose; ‘boop’ my nose !!!”

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

    And Random Alternative Capshon #57, is:
    “Go ahead, T.S.A. !!… Make my day!!!!” 🙂

    w/ apologies to Clint Eastwood

  29. You probably don’t.

    Given the general ridiculousness of the whole pat-down, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if they made TSA agents search up the dog’s heiny.

  30. Someone take me to Merlin NOW!!!! OMG cutest dog on the planet!!!!

  31. First Merlin performed a miracle in making me smile tonight, and now I’m actually laughing! Thanks ONHSID!

  32. crazy wienerdog lady says:

    HAPPY DOG! 🙂

  33. baileysgrandmom says:

    Kinda looks a teeny bit like my Grandpuppy (see my avatar), only she’s a little Maltese girl.
    I could get used to patting this little cutie, however. Where do I sign up?

  34. Hahaha…love the hovertext…”guess who is carrying more than 3 oz of fluids?” Hahaha…good one

  35. Merlin, you’re a security risk. No less than two pat downs for you.

  36. TSA should introduce a full snorgle test, but not for humans, think of the embarassment.

  37. THIS is why I keep clicking on CuteOverload. Merlin made my morning. Thanks for the really cute pic — and caption. 🙂

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

    Glad to have provided this Public Service 🙂

  39. Fluff-i-tude people……happy of course!
    Great hover text too!
    Thanks for the smile this AM, I needed it 😉

  40. The rationale behind it was that everyone human or otherwise goes through the scanner. Usually guide dogs have a harness on with lots of metal bits, so of course it sets off the metal detector. So if it was a long-haired animal, you had to pat it down to make sure that the harness was the ONLY metal on it. I patted down a collie in the practice session.

    The pony was a guide-miniature-horse and had little rubber sneaker-things on her hoofs.

    At the time there were also two pages of instructions in the SOP describing how to properly screen a service monkey.

  41. I want a full-time job just doing security pat downs on puppehs. 🙂

  42. SheepishKitty says:

    what does the service monkey do?

  43. SheepishKitty says:

    so, how many oz can he hold?

  44. I have 5 bichons right now. I have never been so happy! 🙂 They are fluffy, friendly, snuggly and love people!!!


  45. Service Monkeys are trained to help Parapalegics with eating and getting things … they become hands for the person and companion etc..

  46. Well in defense of the patdown… when I traveled home with My Mom’s Kitties when She had to go to Nursing home… not only did the kitties get a search (Especially Little one.. with her long hair). but they and their carriers got the sniffer.. (it is a wand spectrometer thing that electronically registers chemicals… and actually minute traces of drugs… ) in case you are smuggling… and the two guys who did our screening were telling me people have all kinds of ingenius ways of smuggling stuff.

  47. Im back again…Looks like hes about to show you the punch line…on how many oz he can hold. lol

  48. great face poodles are awesome companions!

  49. Lol! There’s two for ya! 😉

  50. This happy dog face made me LOL when I saw it! YAY! And 3 oz of liquids….HEE!!

  51. I was at the Minneapolis airport this morning at 5:30. The place was PACKED. I saw two girls, each holding a cat in her arms, patiently waiting to pass through security. The cats were amazingly patient, didn’t struggle at all for the 20 minutes they had to be there. I don’t know what the girls’ secrets are. Then again, maybe I do:

    Earlier last night at the same airport, a little girl (<4) asked her mom: "Mommy, I want my 'happy medicine'." Mom: "Later sweetie, our flight is delayed. I'll give it to you before we get on." Everyone within earshot burst out with laughter. I suspect some of them, like me, were also in desperate need of said 'happy medicine'.

  52. Goodness knows, I was (before I saw this happy little face)! I think this pupster
    IS the “happy medecine”! 😉

  53. Bichons are the sweetest, baaaadest doggies on Earth. They are otherworldly in their qte… they might be aliens, even.

  54. Daphne Moss says:

    Old patdowns; reasonable.
    New patdowns…grrrrr

  55. So.


  56. Queen of Dork says:

    This pup is totally adorable! I think of a couple of things here which are:
    1) I just flew across the country and back and had no problems whatsoever with the TSA. In fact, they were quite helpful and nice.
    2) I miss being bossed around by a cat and am thinking a trip to the local shelter may be in order. When I stayed with my Aunt over the holiday, I fell totally and absolutely in love with the cat who lives there.

  57. I just flew this weekend too and I didn’t have issues with the TSA either. The guy before me went into the body scanner and I asked with a worried look on my face if I had to go through, and the lady just laughed at me and said “did I ask you to?” and I passed through the regular metal detector.
    I now want a bichon sooooooo badly!! But my fiance and I are in the process of socializing our rambunctious bulldog puppy.