Have a Nice Trip

(Cliff Clavin voice) “It’s a little known fact that dogs and cats may be good companions, but they can break your leg…

(Carla rolls her eyes as Cliff goes on) A new analysis of emergency-room data found that 86,000 people a year wind up in the hospital after tripping over a pet, its bowls, or its toys. Dogs cause nearly eight times more injuries than cats, mainly because they’re bigger and stronger, and can yank people down stairs or into holes when pulling on their leashes during walks…”

See you next fall, Dani H.

Though Cliff Clavin would have said all that, it’s really from the Dec. 24, 2010 issue of  The Week magazine.



  1. Little feetsies sticking up in the air. I love it! And I can just picture that waggly tailypo twirling in the air…heh heh heh.

  2. 260Oakley says:

    Olympic vaulter goes for the golden but fails to stick her landing.

  3. Bottoms up!

  4. Theresa says:


  5. chichi_chipotle says:

    fluffy bums, love it!

  6. Fird Birfle says:

    I bet Carla got a bonus payment, for each eye-roll she did on-camera 🙂

  7. kibblenibble says:

    Golden Retrievers are sooo wonderful! And can I just add:

    Upturned doggie ‘tocks! 😆

  8. Are you tockin’ to me?!

  9. We need a close-up of that picture! who’s with me?

  10. bubbakins says:


  11. Anonymous Coward says:

    …and me who thought it was spelt “Claven”.

    but hey, what do i know about the english language? (spot the frog in the picture…)

    …and speaking of Cliff:

    heh. 😛

  12. Anonymous Coward says:

    aw, crap, in moderation purgatory?
    Meg (or anyone else in team c-o), what are the rules that make you end up there?
    bad words, links, …what?


  13. jlamusings says:

    ha! 😀

  14. Yessirreee! We need a COXTCU. STAT!

  15. Aside from the cute dogs, I like this photo because the “mess” in the background shows that real people with lives live there.

  16. yep yep yep

  17. That “mess” makes my coffee table look even more unsightly–two sweaters in progress, yarn, remotes . . . bleah.

  18. Anonymous Noel (It's really Ayaa) says:

    Mad Dogs and Englishmen get trapped in moderation!

  19. You’re suffering for your sins in CO purgatory. Only you know what those sins are, my dear commenter.

  20. That’s a mess? Oh sure, they’re a call to A&E Hoarders from utter squalor.

  21. Whoa! Who greased the dog???

  22. Oh get a grip and perhaps learn the meaning of quotation marks. I put “mess” in quotes precisely because it’s not a real mess – the running shoes are on the coffee table and the newspapers, etc. are scattered. By the standards of Maru’s owner, the place could be considered a mess. By busy people’s standards, not really.

  23. I’m not a comment moderator, but commenting programs typically flag comments with links in them because links are trademark of spammers and/or people trying to advertise on the site for free.

  24. Ali-Baba says:

    “There will be furry ‘tocks over the white cliffs of Rover”

  25. TrixandSam says:

    I got it kermit. It’s totally a lived in look. The picture could have been taken at my house. Well, minus the big fuzzy dog. Aaand the little floof-butt. Otherwise, just like it.

  26. TrixandSam says:

    verrah verrah nice!

  27. Fird Birfle says:

    *MAJOR and noisy SNERK*

  28. ROFLMAO… I love that pomeranian pup bottom falling over the big dog.

  29. victoreia says:


  30. victoreia says:

    Oh, Cliffy, Cliffy, Cliffy. That’s clearly puppy feets sticking out on top of the Golden. [rolls eyes]

  31. victoreia says:

    I’m in moderation for correcting Cliff? 😯

    Bar-keep, can I get an Irish Coffee, please?

  32. “Really?”
    Oh nevermind, not worth the comeback.

  33. songbrdnurse says:

    Har Har Har

  34. songbrdnurse says:

    Tripping?? It’s the TAIL ya gotta worry about! Have you ever been wacked by a Golden tail? I mean, and it’s at just the right “coffee table sweeping” height too! That sucker’ll take out cups, plates, books, small children, unsuspecting poodles….you name it! And don’t get her EXCITED! *Ball….did somebody say BAAAALLLL?!?!*

  35. Alice Shortcake says:

    I’m ashamed to say that even after reading the pet-related accidents info it took me several seconds to notice the flailing ‘tocks.

  36. Alice Shortcake says:

    Hell, I’m in moderation for saying “‘tocks”.

  37. enlightenmentgirl says:

    pom-butt for the win!

  38. 260Oakley says:

    Yup, that golden is getting some serious back ‘tock.

  39. 260Oakley says:

    Yup, that golden is getting some serious back ‘tock.
    Sing it with me: Yakety Yak
    Dog ‘tock back

  40. exactly.

  41. starling says:

    Purgatory! The lattes are to die for!

  42. bob drummond says:

    Is anybody really sure of what animal those tocks belong to ? I’d really like to know who or what that critter is. Funny-yes but still a mystery !

  43. Kitteh: “DOH!”
    Puppeh: (diabolical laughter while looking innocent)

  44. MommaMackie says:

    Look at the toenails on those rear foots. Definitely pupper nails. But tail doesn’t have enough floof to be a Pom’s pom-pom, so the mystery continues……

  45. Anonymous Coward says:

    yeah, yeah, cry me a river — but then, you’ll tell me you’re feelin’ allright, you delta lady, acting like a bird on the wire, a superstar. 🙂

    yes, i still have my vinyl copy and i’m keeping it.

    (i’m not at 260oakley level, i know, and might never be. oh, well… at least i tried… :-\

  46. Shoes on the table? tsk tsk. 😛

  47. Harley's Mama says:

    Now THAT’s flexible!

  48. David Kennedy says:

    O.M.G., Looks so much like my Golden Bear. Caption: Huh, everything looks okay under the hood!

  49. Dogonit!

  50. Mom, that dog got in my way again!!!

  51. I really need to stop letting them walk all over me! Dr. Phil maybe?