Ride ’em Cowboy

Yee haw, I’ve got ‘im, I’ve got ‘im! I think I can break ‘im in!

Start the can opener! I’m goin’ fer the record!

King Arthur, the rescue squirrel and Lexie, the rottweiler, trying to make a buck, Samantha H.



  1. “You. Smell. Delicious.”

  2. That dog looks horrified.

  3. I can almost see the saliva building in the dogs mouth! nom nom squirrel 😉

  4. Kari Callin says:

    I believe rubbing a nut on that growth will remove it fairly quickly.

  5. HRH QueenCat says:

    NOT seeing eye to eye 🙂

    as in not on the same page

  6. Or ROT seeing eye to eye… (is that a rottie?)

  7. Queen of Dork says:

    Crap. It’s the staring contest. *prepares eye drops*

  8. The drama! The tension! The possible impending doom! The opportunity for inter-species snorgling (me + rottie + babeh squirrelio)!

    This is too much to handle on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

  9. A baby sqwerl on a rottie snoot!!?? omg. done.

  10. Fird Birfle says:

    *looks around, furtively to ensure that Shawpie isn’t neawby….”

    “oooooooh, DA POAH widdwe DAWGGIE …..”

    or, alternatively, but less daringly,
    “OH the PUPMANITY…..”

    *shifty eyes*

  11. Fird Birfle says:

    very nicely summarized, T&S 🙂

  12. 😀

  13. Rotties… the best baby sitters on earth!

  14. OMG the crossed eyes on the dog…the completely oblivious bravery of the baby squirrel. Such a great photo. 🙂

  15. King Arthur vs. Sir Glance-a-lot

  16. Wow, this is like a cartoon. That skwerl has balls of steel!

  17. Looks to me as if poor doggie is about to cry: “Mooom he’s doing it again!” 😉

  18. I’ll bet that squerl tail is tickling ever-so-patient Rottie’s nosie!

    …I want to see a video of Lexie sneezing, & the bitty bebeh squerl go flying off & landing on a strategically-placed cushion. :^)

  19. Grazie!

    *wanders off to watch the Bears / Packers game*

  20. Can’t imagine what those widdle clawsies feel like on Lexie’s upper leep and bridge of nose…..owsche or teeckle?

  21. Eh.. trying to be all cute in my spelling of ouch and flubbed it up!! Sowwy…my bad!

  22. Carl!

  23. “My bonny lass, she liketh to dance a lot.” 😛

  24. Aw, aw you afwaid of the widdle Shawpie?

  25. Start the can opener? 😆

  26. HRH QueenCat says:

    yup, it’s a Rottie, Skip;

    your comment is waaay better than mine *thunderous applawz*

  27. Look into my eye!
    You are under my power!
    You hear only the voice of SQUIRRELGALI !

  28. Exactly.

  29. As a girl born and raised in Wisconsin, I am contractually obligated to say “GO PACK!!!” (Even if I don’t know a football from a hockey puck.)

  30. Arthur! Did you just pee in my nose?????

  31. Queen of Dork says:

    Hey! *looks around* Where HAS Sharpie been lately? Where is she?

    Oh where, oh where did our Sharpie-poo go?
    Oh WHERE or where has she gone?
    With her claws so sharp,
    Digs us out of Mod Lounge,
    Oh WHERE, oh where did she go?

  32. Aww, Rottie looks a little unsure of this, maybe because she’s about to get a squirrel foot up her nose. What a sweet bobble-head squirrely, though.

    And, since it’s relevant – I don’t know if any you remember my saying a few months back that my own Rottie, Blue, had developed lymphoma, but in any event, after 20 weeks of chemotherapy, the cancer is officially in recession! I’m still grateful to everyone who sent well wishes her way, and I’m certain Blue is, too. o3o

  33. Queen of Dork says:

    Oh Zeki! That IS wonderful news! Yay for Blue! I’m so happy to hear that Blue is doing better. That must have been hard for both of you. I’m totally happy for this outcome, Zeki.

  34. Oh Kari ! I’ve worked in too many bars & this is such a nice place I just can’t go there ! I’m just going to hang my head, snicker & go straight to the mod. lounge without passing “Go” & with out collecting my $200.dollars.

  35. AMEN!

  36. Fird Birfle says:

    yeh. I wasn’t clear on that part, either but since with me that’s often the case, I
    decided not to request clarification — esp since the pic is *SO ADORable*

  37. Fird Birfle says:

    @ Theresa ….while I know that my frequent puzzlement is sad ….
    I’ll admit that “Carl?” is yet another item, about which I no haz unnerstandin’ ….

  38. Hey Zeki ! As a former Rottie owner your & Blue’s news makes me extremely happy for for two even though we’ve total strangers. (the funny part is here on C.O. that’s NOT weird) Congrats to you both & give Blue a big hug , kiss & belleh rub for me !

  39. Fird Birfle says:


  40. Fird Birfle says:

    @ Theresa: who, ME?????? NEVer.

    *runs away*

  41. He He ! That pup looks like it’s not sure if that’s a real squirrel or a cleverly disguised “milk bone”.

  42. Fird Birfle says:

    *obligatory reference to the term “Spam-a-lot” ….*

  43. Excellent news, Zeki! That must be a huge relief. I’m so glad for both you and sweet Blue!

  44. Yeah for Blue and you !!!!!!

  45. I know! He’s like “getitoffgetitoffGETITOFFFF!!!!”

  46. Oh Zeki, 20 weeks! That’s tough. So, so so glad to hear it’s in remission!1!!!!!11!!!!

  47. Kari Callin says:

    LMAO…Bad mudbug! Climb out of the gutter and go to your corner! 😉

  48. Carl is a Rottie babysitter in a series of children’s picture books.

  49. I assumed starting the can opener would have the same result as prodding the bull, as it were. Rottie goes wild, squirrel hangs on for points.

  50. I thought it meant to get the dog excited for can food like a faster mechanical bull ride.

  51. LMAO did I really say recession instead of remission? Excuse me while I go drown myself. I’m blushing like a schoolgirl in a stripclub. 8|

    Thanks everyone! XD The chemo was rough on her, but she’s a tough girl!

  52. Yay, another Rottie fan!

    Blue sure does love her belly rubs, so I’ll give her an extra long one for ya. ;3

  53. is this one of those skwerl agility things, where they have to scurry through the tube, jump to the platform, negotiate the rope with the rollery things, to get to the treats?

    cuz this is one or two levels above the young-un’s experience, i bet

  54. HAW!

  55. My goodness, that is great news! Bless the doggie!

  56. I might as well join you there cause that’s where my mind went. I have this immature portion of my mind…

  57. This looks like an extreme version of those tricks where the poor hungry doggeh has to balance a treat on his nose for just short of eternity until the cruel owners FINALLY go “OK” or “Eatit” or whatever the command is.

    It’s Extreeeeeeeme!

  58. ohhh! that makes sense and makes it even funnier 🙂

  59. Exactly what I was thinking.

    However, THIS treat seems to be hanging on.

  60. Squirrel is playing nose tackle! Looks like a personal foul, illegal use of beeping, automatic first down.

  61. Despite being a native Illinoisan thus required to respond with “Go Bears!” I must confess I love watching the Packers play, esp Aaron Rodgers. He is firmly ensconced in my Interdimensional Stable of something-or-other Husbands (dang, Theresa, I can never remember the entire name of it…)

  62. Fird Birfle says:

    @ Zeke:

    “us & you, & a dog named Blue …..” Hooray for remission!

    [wondering whether that song, was the source of her name???…]

  63. Fird Birfle says:

    Ooooooooooooooooooooh thankx, Rhea 🙂

    There is a fair quantity of chilren’s lit, with which I’m familiar, but that one is DEFINITELY new to me. But then, the last time when I worked at a
    library(Gastonia NC) ‘s childrens’ dept, was in approx 1987 or so.
    By a few yrs later, the rest of my career was in adult reference/ research departments.

  64. Awesome! Go Blue!

  65. Um, would this by chance qualify for a Marc Anthony tag?! Cause I think that rottie is in luv! 🙂

  66. Now look here, seeee, Im the big guy in town, seeee, the names shorty, Im going to tell you how things are run around here, seeeee, and if you know whats good for you, you’re going to keep your trap shut.

  67. Invisible Stable of Interdimensional Husbands™ 😀

  68. Must Chase Squirrel… but Squirrel on Face…Must Chase Squirrel… but Squirrel on Face…Must Chase Squirrel… but Squirrel on Face…Must Chase Squirrel… but Squirrel on Face…Must Chase Squirrel… but Squirrel on Face…Must Chase Squirrel… but Squirrel on Face…Must Chase Squirrel… but Squirrel on Face…Must Chase Squirrel… but Squirrel on Face…AIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  69. reminds me of an old song my mum used to sing:

    oh dear, what could the matter be?
    three old maids got stuck in the lava-tree
    they were there from friday to satur-dee
    nobody knew they were there!

  70. yay blue! love the name, too 🙂

  71. I was feeling kind squirrely and now I’mm seeing double…wonder what I
    should eat…

  72. Terrie Esquivel says:

    One move buster and your tomorrow’s lunch!!!

  73. Terrie Esquivel says:

    I think it was Me and You and a dog named Boo

  74. HA! No fear in these bones….ya mangy mutt! Now what ‘cha gonna do???

  75. OMG this smells like that Jerky they eat only I never noticed the eyes and feet before

  76. Tracy Moore says:

    Look into my eyes, deep into my eyes and repeat after me. I love Squirrels, they rule the world.

  77. Mom, put down the camera and get it off, get it off…GET IT OFF…GET IT OFFFFFFF…..NOOOWWWWWW…GET IT OFF OF ME!!!!!!!!!!! MOOMMMMM…PUT THE CAMERA DOWN, THIS ISN”T FUNNY ANYMORE…GET IT OFF!!!!!!!

  78. Now you’re going to listen to me you hear, STOP CHASING ME OK!!!!!!

  79. Hold on, big guy. Lemme grab ya a Nyla, they last longer, really…

  80. LMAO, great comment!!!

  81. LOL, another great comment

  82. lol, sad and funny at the same time 😉

  83. Hey buddy, can you give me a lift?

  84. Okay here’s the deal squirrel, staring contest….go

  85. “Oh! Fancy meeting you here!”

  86. …MAMMA?

  87. Oh, that Meg, she is such a nut…..hmmm, sounds like a drink!!!

  88. “It’s what ALL the dogs are wearing this season!”