Bring on the Swiss Alpos!

Base camp.

My attempt at the summit of Mt. Everest is not to be.

Sherpa bear is showing signs of severe frostbite.

It’s all downhill from here, George.



  1. I love this pic!! Wow, Sherpa Bear’s got some serious condition on his paws …

  2. (The Original) Mel says:

    Pom-pom hands. A sure sign of frostbite.

  3. Jowls….

  4. Martha in Washington says:

    All I can come up with is…What a Gorgeous Doggie!

  5. muttluver says:

    …I just had to say. I love the name. Was it influenced by ramune at all?

  6. 260Oakley says:

    I believe this is a rare photograph from the Doggoner Party… when they’d started to get hungry.

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


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

    PS: Does “Swiss Alpos” have tiny leetle marshmallows in it????

  9. “I fell eight thousand feet onto a pile of jagged rocks. Of course, folks were tougher in those days. I was jitterbugging that very night. But that skunk McAllister was never seen again.”

  10. With that hair that dog’s name has to be Fabio or Farrah.

  11. kibblenibble says:

    Check out how extremely silky-soft that muzzlepowsche looks. 😯

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

    even the “S” shaped-curly hair sections, on each side of the face

  13. Gigi (the original one) says:

    AWWW! wittle goggie has a witle teddy bearsie.

  14. Gigi (the original one) says:

    Sorry about that it was the cute I lost my bear-ing for a minute. I’m better now.

  15. After enjoying a meteoric rise and fleeting 15 minutes of fame, Fabio’s career has really gone to the dogs.

  16. What a beautiful dog. Gorgeous hair! Wish my hair was that gorgeous.

  17. Heehee….somehow that bite has gotten kind of warm and drooly.

  18. That’s not the Himalayas, that’s the beach!!! Do you think I just fell off the turnip truck?

  19. CatViccer says:

    Muzzlepowche! And love slightly worried-looking eyebrows.

  20. Mary (the first) says:

    “Help! Sherpa bear’s fingers are turning blue! Please help him!” (slightly worried-looking eyebrows)

  21. The hair! The hair is killing me!

  22. We need a two-person team here! I will snuggle the bear, I need a volunteer to snuggle the dog!
    Help is on the way!

  23. I will courageously step in to snuggle the goggie!

    BTW, my hair has never looked that good. Ever.

  24. FABIO DOGGIE!!!!!

  25. KittyMarthaPoo says:

    Her hair is gorgeous.

  26. could spend just hours brushing and combing and styling those flowing locks….i bet he/she uses pantene pro-v….

  27. Nah, not turnip… beet, maybe… 😉

  28. Queen of Dork says:

    Thanks pyrit! As a HUGE fan and follower of mountaineers who attempt Everest and other mountains, this made my day. Sherpa Bear does, indeed look to be in need of frost bite treatment! I think Dog got him off the mountain for medical attention just in time. Tenzing Norbear should be able to keep all of his claws.

  29. I think I saw him drinking a piña colada at Trader Vic´s…

  30. I had hair like that one summer.


  31. Pretty dog, but… an afghan mix, or an Irish setter that just got out of the wash?

  32. Queen of Dork says:

    Donner? Donner? Party of….

    Okay. Totally corny and tasteless joke. *say in Beavus and Butthead voice* heheheheheh. heh. heh.heh.heh. heheh.heheheheheheheheheheheh. Heh.heh. heh. hehheheheheheheheheheheheheh. Heh. heh. She said “corn” and “taste”

  33. Afghan Hound!!! I used to have one that was a beautiful champagne color with a dark brown face who loved to jump in the swimming pool. These dogs require a lot of dedication by their humans for their grooming needs even in dry conditions, but trying to brush one out that is dripping wet right out of the pool, trying to shake it’s tall gangly-legged self dry, while enthusiastically rolling around the lawn is something that has to be experienced by the human member of the family. Dang, I miss that soggy doggy.

  34. I’m thinking, purebred Irish Setter. Partly because I’ve “owned” two. And there’s three others on one side o’ my family, so there are.

  35. I think it is an Irish Setter, but one that put a little too much lemon juice in her hair when she was sitting by the pool . . .

  36. Aww, she looks worried. XD

  37. I think it is an Irish Setter. The muzzle is not quite so narrow and pointy as an Afghan.

  38. That left a bad taste in my mouth. 😛

  39. My niece and nephew have this thing where they’re always trying to fool me, or generally convince me of silly, nonsensical things– basically, they’re trying out on my what I’m always doing to them. 😀 So when they do this, I always ask them “Do you think I just fell off the turnip truck?” and this gets a huge giggle from them. I am really basking in the glory of being such a panic . . . all too soon, I know I will become just another lame adult. :mrgreen:

  40. “Hey! My hat has ear-flaps!”
    Whatever flavour it is to get those ear-flaps, what a good dog to have rescued emo-bear in time. Don’t worry, pup, we’ll save teddy!

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

    ….whether Afghan or Irish? —
    L’s story eez heartwarming & goggy eez lurvely
    (if his/her facial expreshe might be a touch melancholy) ….!!!!

  42. PS, Hi, Queenie. What’s in those nachos? 😯

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

    @ Q:
    Think about this detail: “tasteless” = ??


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


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

    I’m more worried about Sherpa’s eyes.
    Those are gonna need a well-trained opthalmologist’s techniques …

  46. Susan Murphy says:

    Having bred/raised/rescued Irish Setters for 28 years and 9 living with me right now I can tell you this is a un-groomed Irish Setter with a spay/neuter coat, very common. I’m always cutting that top growth off their heads.

  47. Martha in Washington says:

    Perhaps a mix? Afrish? Irghan?

  48. Once A Fish says:

    I have a friend who has a dog, and this doggy, since she was a puppy, has had her “babies”. Her babies are all from Salvation Army and/or Goodwill, and are from the cheap worn-out stuffed animal section. She carries them everywhere, and sleeps with them, and nibbles their ears. All you have to do is say, “Wanna go out? Get your baby!” and she runs and gets her latest one and sits by the door with the same expression this Everest doggy has.

    Now, you would think, since she loves them so much, why doesn’t my friend buy more expensive ones from a real doggy pet shop? Because this doggy likes to very gently and lovingly disembowel them. And replacing this poor loved-to-death baby with a $3 Goodwill special is better than a $20 toy from Petco. She’s gone through at least one a fortnight since puppyhood.

  49. I do bleeve it is an Afhgan puppy. Not quite all growed up…. t

  50. No, but my nachos do. :mrgreen:

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


  52. Alice Shortcake says:

    THAT’S who the intrepid mountaineer reminds me of – Fabio! This dog should be on the cover of a bad romantic novel!

    “For Love of a Red-haired Rogue”
    “Sweet Savage Sherpa”
    “Pyrenean Passion”
    “Frostbitten Lovebites”
    “Then He Licked Me”

    …you get the idea.

  53. Yes, the Cute Overload Doggoner Party Special Alpo-n-Marshmallow Nachos! Warsh ’em down with some Schblatz Beer!

  54. No, I think it’s a she! One of those fiery, independent Titian-haired beauties.

  55. photogirl says:

    Have we ascertained the breed yet? I hafta go with a DOODLE.

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


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

    sooooooo courageous!!!


  58. Fluffybutt says:


  59. wannadance says:

    my hair looks exactly like this, all the time…sigh…only on my haid, though…

  60. Ha-ha. Another Simpson fan.

  61. Queen of Dork says:

    This is for you Theresa, just because it’s weird and I think you’ll like it. 🙂

  62. (The Original) Mel says:

    Aaaaaoooooooo, Weredogs of Ev-rest…


  63. it must have been an ordeal getting her back into her burka.

  64. Ha!

  65. I think….this is an Irish Afghan Retriever GoggyHound

  66. It has been ascertained as ungroomed, shaggy Irish Setter, with a few calls of Afghan hound. From my own very limited experience, I’d go toward the setter.

  67. Wht oh why did they choose that song to go with the gooseberry pictures LOL. Very weird indeed.

  68. Felicityanne says:

    Surely, this poor bear has been…er…’modified’ to act as a cheerleader?

  69. Actually, my real last name is Bottle (no, really) so it’s a pun on ‘Message in a Bottle’. Coz I really love manga.
    Lame, I know ^_^;

  70. haw!

  71. *turning green with jealous envy*

  72. Do you have dry flyaway hair? try Dogolux shampoo as reccomended by Lassie.

  73. doh recommended.

  74. bookmonstercats says:


  75. Queeniefarie says:

    This is what happens to an Irish Setter coat when they have been neutered.

    A lovely looking dog inspite of the floofy coat xxx

  76. Wow. 😯

  77. NINE IRISH SETTERS?? *splode*

  78. Surely, it’s Saint Susan?

  79. Masterful titling, CO! And yes gorgeous goggy too… life is so krool to us ungoggables…

  80. Mary (the first) says:

    I’m confused, why would neutering him affect his fur? Seriously?

  81. Yeah, why????

  82. ARGH! It’s his muzzle, not his jowls! D’oh!

    But still… *starts playing with doggy lips*

  83. I was curious so I looked it up- apparently the hormone changes can affect the color and texture of their coat, some think this looks “less desirable”. Who knew? I think this dog is beautiful anyway. :o)

  84. “mom look what I found, Can I keep it!

  85. Martha in Washington says:

    Brought to you by the Gooseberry Growers of America?
    Do they taste similar to schnozberries?

  86. Martha in Washington says:

    Hmmm…would I get gorgeous red, flowy, wavy hair if I had my ovaries removed? *calls doctor to schedule appointment*

  87. photogirl says:

    I stand corrected. I actually saw this pup’s doppleganger in the park! Had to show the owner CO on my iPhone!

  88. SheepishKitty says:

    aww…That reminds me of my Wolfgang(German shepherd) with his Mr.Froggy (stuff frog). He’ll shred all other stuff toy that is not the exact look and color of the original stuff frog he picked out by himself from Petsmart when he was just a pup. He likes to lay down quietly and suck on Mr.Froggy like a pacifier, and when he thinks we are not paying attention or could hear him, he makes a whinny noise while he sucks on it. He is 7 human years right now, not a puppy anymore, so I guess he gets a bit embarrassed. Opps, I hope he don’t mind me blabbing his secret… LOL!!!

  89. SheepishKitty says:

    I think I just realize why that post would be in moderation. oops.

  90. makes you feel kinda icky when you have to read your comments the way a spam filter does, doesn’t it?

  91. SheepishKitty says:

    yup. LOL!

  92. Not a chance is this an afghan ..hahaha. It is most definately a pure bread irish setter… google both breeds and see for yourself (my aunt breeds irish setters like the one in this picture).
    afghans are a tad uglier in my opinion