Hippie Puppies

Ya gotta meet the Rainbow pups, man.

Lessee, we got Astral Granola, Ziggy Blue, Chakra Breeze, Dharma Deva, and Paisley Shrooms. And there’s Patchouli River, Joplin Dream, Skye Dancer, Ripple Destiny, Flower Moonbeam, Kerouac Morning, Luna Dance, and Doobie Dude, yeeaaahhh.

Freaky cool, Maureen K., www.cci.org


  1. A Baker’s Dogzen!

  2. skippymom says:

    Barker’s Dogzen!

  3. 8O that’s a lotta puppehs!!
    (maybe momma won’t notice if I snatch one *grabby grabby!!*)

  4. Fird Birfle says:

    but weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee’ll notice …… *shifty eyes*

  5. skippymom says:

    She had THIRTEEN babies inside her? Holy something or other.

  6. My mind was boggled when I counted up the pups. All I can come up with are expletives. Great googlimoogli.

  7. More pups than feeding stations… there most be some jostling at the gas pumps at feeding times!

  8. Or she should of said not tonight dear I have a headach

  9. Somebody let her watch 101 Dalmations too many times!!!!

  10. She looks exhausted.

  11. I thought the same thing: but I don’t suppose we should be surprised. Poooor mama.

  12. Mary (the first) says:

    I counted lucky 13 adorable babehs too!! Very sweet but no wonder mama looks a litlle.. exhausted!

  13. Supah Puppeh Mom!!!

  14. Mary (the first) says:

    I just noticed, they’ve been corralled into a wading pool! Smart!!!

  15. snoopysnake says:

    Keep Gus the bulldog away! Please!

  16. love the ric rac! memories from when my mom used to make our clothes…

  17. skippymom says:

    According to the stories, when my father was a little boy and his pants got too short, my grandmother would just add rick rack to the bottom. So eventually after a few years of him growing taller he’d be wearing these pants that were just layers of rick rack from the knees down.

  18. 8O

  19. oh i bet the neighborhood kids loved that.

  20. skippymom says:

    Yeah I bet he took some crap. But he was a big kid so he probably just beat up anybody who made fun of his goofypants.

  21. I’m trying to picture this and can’t stop laughing. Thank goodness it’s Friday afternoon!

  22. Pleeez tell me you have pictures?!

  23. I think the hovertext is missing a word?
    That being said, adorable puppers!

  24. skippymom says:

    “I totally these up”? What word do you suppose is missing?

  25. I totally don’t know!

  26. skippymom says:

    I totally coughed these up?

  27. If only. Poor mama, must have been one long laborious labor. Hope she’s getting pampered to bits, despite nursing and all that.

  28. I think it’s talking about the names of the pups.

    “Mellow out ya’ll, I totally *made* these up. Did I miss any?”

  29. Yep! I’ll fix it now. :-)

  30. One Eyed Daruma says:

    Almost as impressive as momma lab giving birth to 13 bebehs is the fact that the humans had 13 different colors of ric rac on hand.

  31. Ha! Good point. I wonder if they’ve done that so they can tell them apart and to help mama make sure everyone’s getting a fair turn at meal times?

  32. baby birdie says:

    That’s what I was thinking.

  33. Do you know many crafters? *shifty eyes*

  34. I’m impressed that ric rac even comes in 13 different colors!

  35. I mean, most crafters I know would attack you with a glue gun and rickracak if you stay still too long.

  36. skippymom says:

    So you do know many crafters?

  37. TrixandSam says:

    methinks Theresa IS a crafter, hence her confident knowledge of their predilection to hot glue ric rac on anything that’s not moving.

  38. skippymom says:

    Well, she’s crafty, anyway….

  39. Queen of Dork says:

    I think Theresa might be a very, very, very crafty sort of a crafter. With a glue gun. And some glue. And some glitter. Oh, and some ric-rac. Oh. And also a Brooklyn sort of an attitude. And a smile. (and some glue)

    *love you, Theresa!* :)

  40. victoreia says:

    Just remember: not all crafters hoard rick-rack. Some of them hoard other things, like paper. Or ribbon. *shifty eyes*

  41. or yarn, beads and fabric at my house…! :-)

  42. Fird Birfle says:

    beads. BEADS. bEaDs. BeAdS. beads. BEADS. bEaDs. BeAdS. beads. BEADS. bEaDs. BeAdS. beads. BEADS. bEaDs. BeAdS. beads. BEADS. bEaDs. BeAdS. beads. BEADS. bEaDs. BeAdS. beads. BEADS. bEaDs. BeAdS. beads. BEADS. bEaDs. BeAdS. beads. BEADS. bEaDs. BeAdS. beads. BEADS. bEaDs. BeAdS.

    [etc.] *shifty eyes*

  43. “I totally ADDED these up”?

  44. I totally MADE these (names) up?

  45. I went to a VERRYYY hippie college, and these names sound pretty familiar… I think I knew a Patchouli River… and definitely lived down the hall from a Doobie Dude.

  46. skippymom says:

    Did you go to Hampshire?

  47. nope, a little one buried in the middle of the NC mountains

  48. Fird Birfle says:

    @ Boone, by any chance?
    I interviewed for a First Professional Librarian Job at a library in Boone…as well as in Gastonia. Took the job offered in Gastonia.

    (Gastonia’s a lovely area too; but ….*sigh* oh Boone & the Blue Ridge Mtns !!!!)

  49. ding ding ding! we have a winnah! I’m an App State Mountaineer :)

  50. Fird Birfle says:


    That THEY-uh eez a BEEE-yootimous place!!!!

    *shakes pompoms enthusiastically for Appalachian (sp?) State University & for tracylee specifically*

  51. Tracylee are you a Tar Heel?

    I used to work in a library where we had college and younger students as pages, and they were the dearest, sweetest, most adorable kids. My special favorite was a lovely young man who was a NC basketball fan, and wore their regalia. One day, he told me, he came home from work with a Tar Heel baseball cap, and his grandfather told him, “You ain’t no damn Tar Heel.” :lol:

  52. oh he-double-EL-to-the-NO I ain’t no Tar Heel!
    ‘cuz the other school I went to was NCSU – I’m a Wolfpack girl :D

  53. You mean you ain’t no damn Tar Heel!

  54. I went to Hendrix.

  55. Bumble The Bunny says:

    reminds me of a dog a few months back with seven puppehs, all with ribbon collars. everyone was trying to find cute seven letter words. think we might struggle with these though! :D

  56. 260Oakley says:

    Those are some pretty astonishing Lab results. I hope she doesn’t get fined for littering.

  57. Hahahahaha!

  58. RIMSHOT!

    that’s all folks. Don’t forget to tip your server!

  59. i clap in awe.

  60. Welcome to the CO Laff Cottage! Two drink minimum! Try the nachos!

  61. *groan* :)

  62. baby birdie says:

    “Astral Granola”?

  63. 260Oakley says:

    … for that heavenly crunch.

  64. earlybird1 says:


  65. you’re on a roll, aren’t you?

  66. baby birdie says:

    (looking in 260Oakley’s direction) How DOES he/she do that??

  67. Fird Birfle says:

    “Got Milk????” :)

  68. lololol
    that is all.

  69. If I were those puppies, I’d switch collars, just to screw with the hoomins. Specially between the girls and guys.

  70. skippymom says:

    I like the way you think.

  71. It would be funny if the one wearing pink was a girl. I guess their Momma had to start a nipple timeshare.

  72. I mean to say if the pink was a boy.

  73. omg i want to nosh on those tiny little earsies!!

  74. I count fourteen puppers….there’s one waaaaay to the right, almost under the towels (and her/his siblings…)

  75. Once the litter-count hits the double digits, it’s all the same anyway . . . .

  76. Queen of Dork says:

    Yeah Cathy. Kind of like once it’s over 100 degrees it’s just stupidly hot. :)

  77. I think that’s Mama’s leg. I only count the thirteen, but wow, does Mama have a right to be tired!

  78. Ah, you’re right! Now I see her big ol’ toebeans, lol. :)

  79. You’re not alone Rumi,
    I thought there were 14 at first too.

  80. Bumble The Bunny says:

    red, pink, light pink, yellow, lime, light blue, dark green, purple, black, orange, grey, navy and… hey! light pink! move so i can see your sibling!

  81. serenpoly says:

    That’s little Lavender Creme, dear, hiding behind her sister. (If you look really carefully, there’s just a hint of pale purple…) (and lavender creme brulee is yummy…)

  82. Ooooooooh ! I like the way you think (& eat ) Serenpoly !
    “lavender creme brulee” sounds like a food-gasim !

  83. Great names for Ben & Jerry flavors!

  84. Tell me these people didn’t go to the fabric store and get thirteen different pieces of trim in thirteen different colors! Tell me they didn’t. Oh go ahead, tell me cuz I totally love it!

  85. Can’t you just imagine the sales clerk wondering why in the world you need thirteen 8 inch long pieces of rick rack in thirteen different colors?!?

    Of course, you would never be able to hold in the glee long enough to leave them wondering.

  86. LOL! Yes, indeed. ;D

    I’d be so curious if I were the clerk. And yes, no doubt the reason was shared. Hee-hee! I love those “collars.”

  87. rescue gal says:

    It so VERY VERY rare that posts here upset me, but this does. Dogs give birth to litters this size when they have been bred over and over. Somewhere in a shelter there are 13 puppies going “BAROOOOOO! What about us”. *sigh*

  88. Not always the case. And in this case, they are assistance dogs — well, future assistance dogs — so thirteen people who deal with very difficult life challenges will be given these pups after they have been raised and trained by volunteers. Rescue is always best for the rest of us, but in this case, well, not such a bad thing after all!

  89. okiebooks says:

    Isn’t there a superstition or bad luck associaed with 13 at a dinner table? Oh well, these little ones are too cute for bad luck!

  90. Plus, all of them don’t fit at the table at one time.

  91. I’ll take a pink one, a lime green, uuuummm, yep throw in a dark blue and purple. Lemme go getta cart, I’ll be right back.

  92. earlybird1 says:

    BEST names ever! WIN.

  93. (The Original) Mel says:

    This is a massive infestation. This is a mongrel hoard.

  94. Fird Birfle says:


    But ya gotta admit, it’s a CUTE mongrel horde !!! :)

    (BTW a “hoard” is actually a different item than a “horde”. But I’m not intending any harm or ickiness, just a wee bit o’ clarification)

  95. earlybird1 says:

    I have been known to hoard mongrels myself on occasion. *shifty eyes*

  96. Fird Birfle says:

    now THAT is a good application of BOTH meanings :)

    You get an A+, both in Vocabulary Comprehension *AND* coolness, earlybird1 !!!

  97. OMGAHD! That’s a lot of dang puppies!

  98. why goodness gracious me, that’s cuter than rickrack on a puppeh!

    errrr…wait a sec

  99. Heheheh

  100. And I thought the feral cat that had 8 kittens was a heck of a job (we got said cat fixed when we caught her). This Momma deserves a prize.

  101. I had a Newfie who conceived, I think it was 15 puppies. Unfortunately, she died in her pregnancy. The doctor explained that 15 Newfie puppies were too heavy and the sheer weight of them was too much for her internal organs. I was seven years old and it was quite devastating for me. First pet I lost.

    My next Newfie was sterile. I always thought it was kinda funny that one went overboard to reproduce and the next didn’t even go through the motions.

  102. Thats the saddest thing I have ever heard. I am so sorry. Newfies are wonderful creatures. 15 puppies?!! That is INSANE!!!!

  103. Fird Birfle says:

    I feel so achy for the one who passed away :(

  104. Mama deservedly passed out after that delivery. Sheesh!

  105. SlaveToCat says:

    Way to go DAD!!!
    You old dirty dog you.

  106. Mom’s in Oxytocinville.

  107. Poor mama! She must be completely exhausted. I hope all the babies are doing well!

  108. Queen of Dork says:

    Oh Gosh, pyrit! I LOVE the names you came up with for the puppies! This causes a smile! :)

  109. baby birdie says:

    Especially “Patchouli River”.

  110. Queen of Dork says:

    That was my favorite, too!!

  111. LOOOOOVE the collars!

  112. Right now, I think they’re hush puppies.

  113. Aaahaha, these names are priceless. I now want a second cat just so I can name it Ziggy Blue…

  114. luvstehQte says:

    i once encountered a student named ziggy; another teacher (clearly cooler than me) thought it was a reference to ziggy marley, but all i could think of was the rotund, depressive cartoon guy. it seemed to me like a good lesson in REALLY THINKING THROUGH the name you give your child.

  115. Hee, and the funny thing is, I think only of Ziggy Stardust when I see that name. I don’t even know about any cartoon, though I’ve heard of Ziggy Marley. :-)

    But yeah, it’s not a great name for a kid, though (IMO) awesome for a cat, especially one of those white haired ones with bi-colour eyes.

  116. Hope they helped her out with a little bottle assistance. That’s an awful lot of mouths to feed!

    Just imagine when they can all gallumph around in a mighty pup-horde!

  117. Octa-mom! +5, that is ;)

  118. Sweeeeeeeet puppies : )

  119. So adorable! Mommy deserves a big juicy steak as a reward and to keep the milk jugs filled.


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