This… This Can’t Be Real…

It’s just too perfect to be a real puppy… the shiny coat, the blue eyes… It’s like some sort of porcelain doll… Brain… melting… can’t… handle… the cuteness…


How on Earth do you cope with it, Lana N.?

Comments

  1. Mary (the first) says:

    Pupper looks like Christopher Walken!

  2. …. brain … not … functioning….

  3. it’s NOT real. it’s photoshop. =)

  4. it really doesn’t look real… not realness makes it not nearly as cute. i am underwhelmed.

  5. So shiny….

  6. It looks like someone placed an image of the puppy over the grass. Is it really real REAL? *brain not coping*

  7. Yeah, gotta say creeping me out a little. The pale eyes on dogs always do that to me. (Especially Australian Shepherds.)

  8. This dog is soooooo fake, just pay attention to the front legs. It’s a 3D model made on computer, and then photoshoped on a grass photo.

  9. Moi, Actually says:

    He’s a cute puppy but he also looks like a cut-and-paste puppy.
    It it just me?

  10. Why is this still “awaiting moderation”? 5 other comments below. Am I on someone’s black list or something?

  11. Starlinguk says:

    Welcome to the lounge! Pickles ?

  12. This really does look rather Photoshopped….mind you…a really really GOOD Photoshop job but…

  13. CGI puppy??!

  14. Looks like a spray-on porcelain garden ornament to complement the garden elves.

  15. photoshop isn’t real?

  16. Cute is cute, however that photo came to be. It’s a beautiful pup nonetheless.

  17. Faraway expression….melting blue gaze……silky fur….giant muzzlepouche….*splot*

  18. WendyLady says:

    Or CGI. :D

  19. Fird Birfle says:

    identity..William..Shatner.

  20. Fird Birfle says:

    Also: another nice bit o’ hoovertext on this ‘un :)

  21. Fird Birfle says:

    “If a leaf falls in a forest and no one is there to hear it ….”

  22. I feel like this puppy’s name should be Sunny and it should be the star of a movie called iRobodog.

  23. Je suis dans la salle de moderashun!

  24. Gotta love the people who run in screaming, “PHOTOSHOP!” Those are the kind of people that take all the fun out of living.

    ADORABLE picture, nonetheless!

  25. Fird Birfle says:
  26. It looks like a Pixar character. I want it!!!

  27. maybe they should get one to Compliment them, too?
    “Your hat is posed at such a jaunty angle!”
    “I say, sir, you’re doing a fine job leaning up against that large mushroom!”
    “Those rosy cheeks are quite becoming!”

  28. No, and neither is mayonnaise.

  29. HAW!

  30. BEEEP!

  31. Anchovies? Sardines? Truffles?

  32. Why someone said those very things to me the other day!

  33. well, the image that photoshop makes is NOT real. just look at those fashion magazines… jeez.

  34. flutterby says:

    What is CGI?

    The eyz just leave me cold {{{{}}}}} *shivers*

  35. It happens to all of us. It’s nothing personal. Relax, have a skinny cucumbertini, and some Limburger canapés. :D

  36. Was it something I said? Cucumber?

  37. Yes! The mod filter doesn’t like the vegetable that pickles are made out of! 8O

  38. Computer Generated Imagery.

  39. Mod Lounge for me, too. I’ll have some pickles!

  40. Fird Birfle says:

    Coffee? Tea?? ….

    (nope. NOT gonna offer the next one from THAT list) :)

  41. Fird Birfle says:

    *inserting unsolicited two-cents*

    I don’t like pickles OR most vegetables anyhow!!!
    Lima beans and carrots are my exceptions….

  42. Fird Birfle says:

    *shakes pompoms for tracylee*
    *returns pompoms to Theresa*

  43. Fird Birfle says:

    8-O

  44. Either Sim Pets or Petz, but still cute.

  45. I’m just not that into him. (Sorry!) He looks like a creepy frat boy. Although I’m sure he/she’s a very nice doggie (if it is, indeed, a doggie).

  46. flutterby says:

    Theresa ! Thx for ‘splainin’ CGI to technodope !

  47. skippymom says:

    Cucumbers?

  48. skippymom says:

    Holy carp, Theresa, you’re right.

  49. cocoa?

  50. darn it, that was supposed to go under FB’s post.

  51. You mean cucumber????

    (this is a test, and it’s been a while since I visited the mod lounge, I’d kind of like to see what’s shakin’ there, if I can land there. And I always wondered what the pickles in relation to the mod lounge was all about . . . Let’s see what happens, shall we?)

  52. Why, yes, she is! I’m all up for a Friday lunch-time martini in the mod lounge anyways! Skippymom, care to join me? ;)

    So THAT’S what the pickles ref is all about! But I don’t care for any with my martini, thanks.

  53. OK, I though I was replying to skippymom above – what the heck?!

  54. skippymom says:

    Mayonnaise is real. Miracle Whip is not real.

  55. Hum, I can’t even reply to myself! Anywho, I was just amazed that Theresa was right, since I tested the pickles ref and landed in the mod lounge. Anywhoo, a round of martini’s for everyone! Pickles optional.

  56. I mentioned a few weeks ago that my employer hosted a doggie charity event. I took my Husky, and someone asked me if she was blind (she has blue eyes). I wanted to ask if he had never seen a Husky before. Children sometimes don’t know what to think about her eyes and think that they look spooky, because they’re such a pale blue that they’re almost white, but her friendly nature wins them over.

  57. Yes, thank you, I was thinking it had a “rendered” quality to it. Still cute, though!

  58. No cuke umbers aloud?

  59. whistling happily, reaches down cocktail shaker, opens bottle of Beefeater, points vermouth bottle in general direction of martini glasses, hands one to Zippy

  60. Zippy, I was in the lounge mixing drinks for us, but I got put in double moderation for it. Um, this is getting sort of meta. Or something.

  61. HELP, I’M IN TRIPLE MOD!

  62. “I was just amazed that Theresa was right,”

    It is amazing, isn’t it? It happens about every third leap-year.

  63. Let me see if it minds kirbies. Kirbies!

  64. Ah, kirbies are OK. What about — gherkins?

  65. Pickles cool, kirbies cool, gherkins cool. Kyoo-kumbers not cool. So the moral is, peeps, keep a brine barrel handy.

  66. CO fans and disbelievers, I assure you that this puppy was actually sitting on the grass. I prepared the photo for posting and it is not cute-and-pasted.

  67. OK, WTH??? Theresa, how did you manage to reply to my post WAY above my post??? At least I think you’re replying to my post!

    I must be in the third sublevel of the mod lounge or entered some alternate universe or WordPress is all buggy today.

    I’m so cornfoosed!

  68. I’m right there with ya’, honey! Here’s a martini . . .

  69. ARGH – I give up! I was able to reply to Theresa, so I thought I could reply to skippymom in triple mod, but no dice! :x

    *skulks off to corner of third sublevel of mod lounge with martini in hand*

  70. Thanks, Zippy! (downs martini in one gulp) Can I have another?
    I have to do story time in a couple of minutes, this should set me up nicely.

  71. I am in quadruple mod now. This is getting scary. I heard a rumor that if you get modded more than six times in one day, you disappear. I will just be quiet now.

  72. starlinguk says:

    The pickles were supposed to go underneath Annabelle’s post, but they got lawst somehow.

  73. Queen of Dork says:

    Wow. I just finished reading (again) Laura Ingalls Wilder’s book On The Banks Of Plum Creek. (please don’t judge me for enjoying reading children’s books). This picture reminds me of Mrs. Wilder’s description of a little china dog her little sister Carrie got as a Christmas present one year! :)

  74. Huskies are beautiful and usually very nice dogs. The lighter eyes are still startling to me.

    I haven’t had good experiences with Australian shepherds, I think a lot of the rural people I’ve run into train them to be serious (vicious) guard dogs. I don’t know enough about their normal temperament.

  75. Guinea Peeg Lover says:

    If Sharpy sees that, she’s probably just going to moderate your next 2 comments just to mess with ya. If you put 2 more comments on today.

  76. Who on this board would criticize that particular author choice?? However, I would rate James Herriott’s series since this is an animal site. :) I can re-read his books over and over.

    You know it’s good if you buy it in hardbound.

  77. I meant I’d rate his series HIGHER.

    Man, I can’t tell you how many times I wished this board had an edit feature for our own posts!

    Meg? Mods? anyone listening?

  78. Guinea Peeg Lover says:

    Huh? That was supposed to go under skippymom’s last comment. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THE COMMENTING SYSTEM TODAY?!?!

  79. I think the mods (secretly) do the mod lounge thing to us so the posters can be creative with numerous “lounge” posts. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Question is: Is it for their fun or ours, or both?

  80. Guinea Peeg Lover says:

    The website is loopy today. This is my third comment today, and, as you can see, my comment are scattered in random places. What went wrong?

  81. Help I’m steppin’ into the twilight zone
    The place is a madhouse, feels like being cloned
    My beacon’s been moved under moon and star
    Where am I to go, now that I’ve gone too far

    We’ll see if this goes under the comment it’s supposed to – otherwise it won’t make much sense.

  82. Fird Birfle says:

    *calls Lassie & tells her that skippymom has gone down the well*

  83. My mom doesn’t dare say so herself, but she is thinking that once everybody gets let out, this is going to be a very interesting thread to read.

  84. Now all the modded comments are just gone?

  85. Unfortunately, someone over at this website decided to photoshop the picture of my dog! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1148394946969&set=a.1142558241055.2022928.1140420007&type=3&theater

    Not sure why they had to edit the picture that was sent in over a year ago…

    Here is a link to the album- http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1142558241055.2022928.1140420007&type=3

  86. Queen of Dork says:

    Oh dear! I’ve never read James Herriott or even heard of that. Looks like I have some Googling/book ordering/ reading to do!

  87. I knew there was something freaky about that dog…this post has all been like some Twilight Zone episode! (cue Twilight Zone theme music).

  88. Fird Birfle says:

    okay. Listed as 12:15 (Oct. 14), Susan mentioned the Twilight Zone music/ theme.
    I’ve attempted to attach my item, under her item. Not sure whether this will land *THERE*
    or just sink to the bottom of the page. But here goes:

  89. Fird Birfle says:

    Hi, Q :)

    J. Herriott was (?is?) a veterinarian in Britain. One of his most-famous titles is
    All Creatures Great & Small.

  90. There is only one real mayonnaise. Hellman’s on the East Coast a.k.a. Best Foods on the West Coast. And no refrigerator is complete without a jar.

  91. I re-read the whole series recently, and was very surprised (because I didn’t remember it that way) at how the first book featured killing and skinning and preparing and eating assorted wildlife on what seemed like every other page. Fun, fun, fun in the Big Woods! Still, I will always adore the books, regardless of the carnage. It WAS the frontier, after all!

  92. I was referring to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s literary oeuvre. Herriott is also fabulous, and the books are even better than the BBC TV series!

  93. Queen of Dork says:

    Oh! I have heard of that but never read it. I should perhaps rectify that. :)

  94. Queen of Dork says:

    jakepets: I received the whole set of Laura’s books when I was about 10 for a Christmas present and it was my favorite gift that year. Recently, I purchased the set again and have been re-reading the whole thing from start to finish. It’s a fabulous, historical telling of the actual life of pioneers in America.

  95. *snicker*

  96. Yeah, I was thinking Pixar had a hand in this…..

  97. Damn straight. Although years ago when I was more ambitious I did make my own, and that was pretty special.

  98. I say that discriminating against (wait for it) CUCUMBERS!

    Fird, I’ll trade ya my lima beans for your cucumbers.

  99. *stomps into Mod Lounge, looking for non-brined kirbies*

  100. It’s the Mod Lounge. It likes to confuse its occupants.

  101. My identity has been stolen by my cat!

  102. skippymom says:

    Hellman’s is the only one, unless you have time to make your own.

  103. Theresa, *whispering* I think it’s the naughty second syllable of cuke umbers. One also cannot refer to one’s graduating with Latinate honors, lest the moderator reach out with mighty whapping paw.

  104. (feels the urge to yell “SNUGGLEBUNNIES!” Bloom County-style)

  105. It’s totally the china dog from the book! And I won’t give you grief for rereading the wonderful “Prairie” books. I reread Madeleine L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle In Time” not too long ago.

  106. LOL. A childhood friend’s father always said that he thought it sounded like they were saying “when the bullet hits the phone.” I cannot hear that song now without thinking of Steve’s misheard lyric.

    ‘Scuse me while I kiss this guy…

  107. Queen of Dork says:

    Oh skippymom. You might not disappear but you may have to hop about on a wrinkle in time…;)

  108. Queen of Dork says:

    I have to sincerely say, I love you peeps. And I love this site. :)

  109. skippymom says:

    QD, I’m feeling very light-headed and dizzy. Do you have smelling salts?

  110. OMG! I don’t use that lightly. PLEASE RUN to your local library and read his books. There are 5 total. He has a few others like collections of dog stories, etc. but the main books are the BEST EVER!

    And you MUST read them in order! (Can you tell I LOVE these books!) Wait until you read them! He based the titles off of a poem but he started his first book title with the second line of the poem since it fit better and he probably didn’t think they would want more.

    The poem goes:

    All Things Bright and Beautiful
    All Creatures Great and Small
    All Things Wise and Wonderful
    The Lord God Made Them All

    His book titles in order are:

    1) All Creatures Great and Small
    2) All Things Bright and Beautiful
    3) All Things Wise and Wonderful
    4) The Lord God Made Them All
    5) Every Living Thing

    These books will make you laugh and cry out loud. Now GO GET THEM!

    (btw, he was a vet in Yorkshire but has passed away.)

  111. Have you also read the complete set of books of Anne of Green Gables AND all the other series/individual books by that author? I think I had over 20 at one point. All paperback. I finally sold them at a garage sale. A woman saw them and just about jumped out of her skin that I had the whole collection. She bought them ALL for her granddaughter.

  112. Yup, the books are WAY better!

  113. Sigh, this was about being lost in….dum dum dum…”The MOD ZONE”.

  114. Okay, this is just getting ridonculous. I’m going up and down figuring out what posts are meant to be responses to which other posts.

  115. Queen of Dork says:

    Jane: Thanks! That is way beyond cool of you to actually list the books for me to check out and read! I totally appreciate that! Okay. This is the last book reference I’ll make here as I know this is not a book club site. But has anyone read The Wonderful Trip To The Mushroom Planet? (by Cameron something I think). Or, The Treasure Hunters? (by Enid Blyton) Both really, really cool stories.

  116. That’s what I thought! I still kind of think so.

  117. Jane, I’ve long since given up trying to figure it out, and the martini’s aren’t helping, either. *HIC*

  118. I’ve been in the mod lounge for like, five hours now. Thank goodness for martinis.

  119. I’m in mod lounge, pacing back and forth, anxiously waiting to tell you that the puppeh is real right down to his stubular legs. Promise.

  120. Queen, you must read the Herriott books! There was also a BBC series that was very good.

  121. This response is to Queen of Dork: YES! I have that book, and I have a signed, personalized copy. Unfortunately, the dust jacket has gone the way of all flesh, but I have it. The author did an appearance at a local public library when I was a kidling. Cameron is the last name; I can’t remember her first name. Lovely bit of sci-fi (although I remember being annoyed when I first read it that the newspaper ad was only looking for boys to go on the adventure).

  122. Beetlejuice!
    Beetlejuice!
    Beet–

  123. Flop-bott!

  124. Queen of Dork says:

    Oh noes! *Immediately applies smelling salts to skippymom with the quickness! Drags skippymom up from the floor and puts her into bed. Pulls covers to her chin and tucks her in with a stuffed bear.* Whew! (that should do the trick)

    *Squeaks away down the hall…*

  125. Queen of Dork says:

    I am trying to help you, skippymom, but I’ve been flung into the Moderation Lounge. Which actually isn’t such a bad thing! I’m loving the infinity pool! When did that get installed!?! (splashes happily).

  126. Queen of Dork says:

    “Read the handbook”

  127. Queen of Dork says:

    Okay. I’m done with this for now. Every single thing gets moderated and nothing replied to other’s comments is in the right place.

  128. Me too.

  129. Oooh, I always liked “There’s a bathroom on the right.” My brother’s is “I’ll never be your pizza burger.” :lol;

  130. Wow, my references to uncured-pickle-tinis are still in the Mod Lounge. These are DEEP WATERS indeed. 8O

  131. Fird Birfle says:

    v, if yew got lima beans, yew kin have mah cucumbers!!!

  132. Fird Birfle says:

    *curtseys*

  133. Fird Birfle says:

    ??

  134. quit it! say “unborn pickle” and you should be good to go.

  135. i wish i could keep you all here with me in the mod lounge, but you must fly free. but you know the secret word now, so drop by anytime.

  136. whoa. miriam IS real.

  137. really!

  138. ohhh i’m getting dizzy. can someone come back to the mod lounge and give me a hand?

  139. okay, people. we have a serious problem. to wit:

    what puppy?

  140. They’re just de-emphasizing the pup’s acne scars. Call it a courtesy.

  141. …or simply haven’t quite figured out the whole “fun” thing.

  142. WOWZA!!!!

    Men-of-CO-Alert!

    Men-of-CO-Alert!

    and the pupster is impossibly cute too!!!

  143. okay, that’s it. i’ll never leave the house again.

  144. Tricki Woo! And let’s not forget Mrs. Pumphrey’s OTHER pet, Nugent. “But he’s doing it in…in fits and starts!” LOL!!!! :)

  145. that was fun.

  146. Dirty martini’s help EVERYTHING.

    (now watch, I’ll get moderated for the word dirty – snerk!)

  147. i’m sayin!

  148. And I just realized you made me punctuate martinis. Hopefully there are plural martinis in the mod lounge but I don’t think they possess anything. Unless they are taking possession of our common sense?

    This is one crazy thread. And highly entertaining!

  149. yeah, well that’s how it starts. next thing you know, you’ve got a cat.

  150. i know it’s fun to let a ‘photoshopped’ comment out of moderation: instant theo!

  151. see what happens? you start to get a little tipsy and the language just goes to the shitter.

  152. Is it safe to come out yet?

  153. Apparently not.

  154. That’s why I always put my purse in the freezer. So far the sneaky little beasts haven’t found my credit cards yet.

  155. Queen of Dork says:

    Hahaha! Gosh. The moderation machine going mad must be hard on you, Sharpy. You have to push all the buttons and pull all the misbehaving levers! :)

  156. DID I MENTION THAT THIS IS THE SAME PUP AS THE ONE IN TODAY’S POST?!

  157. Unborn pickle? How about pre-pickle ??

  158. Gaah! And you didn’t get moderated for that last word?

  159. of course not! i’m the moderator! that’s the funny part!

  160. yes, that’s good too.

  161. I KNOW!! THANK YOU!

  162. That right there, above, that was the comment that started all the trouble! :blush:

  163. victoreia says:

    He was sooooo teeny!!!!1!!1!!1! *squee*

  164. I need to pay better attention to people. I always comment without paying attention to names. So, mods are: Sharpy – I guess if they choose to: Meg, Pyrit and NTMTOM. That’s all I know so far.

  165. victoreia says:

    Have we been keeping you busy today, Sharpy? ;)

  166. After I left the New England, my family sent me care packages of Hellman’s.

  167. victoreia says:

    Sure! D’ya want a left hand, or a right hand? :D

  168. kibblenibble says:

    Jane, I have known MANY very sweet Aussies. They are smart, too. :-)

  169. victoreia says:

    Here, Sharpy, have another drink!

  170. Queen of Dork says:

    Okay, okay. I can’t help it. I just can’t help it. *jumping up and down gleefully* I can’t help it. (it’s almost my birthday, it’s almost my birthday, it’s almost my birthday. *does the Cabbage Patch dance* A few more hours and it’ll be my birthday, it’ll be my birthday, it’ll be my birthday) :) Hehehehe. Sorry. I can’t help it. Oh! Also, (I’ll be 47, I’ll be 47, I’ll be 47! Yay!) Yes. I know. That happy dance was dreadfully shameless of me. :) Oh well.

  171. CLAPPITY CLAPPITY CLAPPITY CLAP!!! YAYAYYYY! i hope you get a ton of presents and good wishes and love.

  172. almost. mod is me. sharpy. that’s it.

  173. and yes, of course the writers can moderate, but they never do.

  174. yes and i love it!

  175. which hand is holding the cupcake?

  176. *clink, clink!*

  177. Queen of Dork says:

    ‘kay. *clicks heels of ruby red slippers three times* and says:

    unborn pickle.
    unborn pickle.
    unborn pickle…

    Oooooh! It worked! Look at the pretty colors and munchkins! :) Wow!

  178. Queen of Dork says:

    Oh crap. Now SHE’S really mad at me:

  179. I blinked. :(

  180. real or not, mayonnaise is definitely from the devil. wouldn’t eat it if I was starving to death.

  181. LOL!

  182. i believe the phrase is CUTE-and-paste…

  183. wait, there’s a puppy in that pic?
    who cares? ;)

  184. what fun! I loved those books so much when I was a young’n.
    It never occurred to me to reread them….hmmmm….

  185. James Herriott, that is…

  186. *Wakes up from martini-induced coma*

    Uh, what the – hey! Looks like we all got sprung out of the mod lounge! Now everything makes sense (well, as much as it can on CO)!. And y’all went on partying without me after I passed out – bummer. :(

    Ugh, now my head really hurts – I think I’m going to bed and sleep it off. Night-night!

  187. me too!!!

  188. Yes, I am the daughter of an English professor, have a degree in journalism and take great pride in my spelling, grammar and punctuation, but get a little booze in me, and it just goes to he!! (don’t want to be moderated for using bad language, since I don’t have the almighty powers of moderation like Sharpy does). In any case, Jane, my apologies for throwing you off with the martini’s!

    *Also wonders if this reply will land in the proper place*

  189. Happy Birfday, Your Majesty! I turned 47 myself a few months ago. I think what bothered me the most was that I realized I’m only three years away from 50 – YIKES! I still think I’m 28. Not that it’s a bad thing turning 47, it’s just . . . different . . . for me. I’m glad that you’re reveling in turning 47, and happy dance all you want! :) I’d dance with ya, but my head is really pounding from all the martinis in the mod lounge, and I really should go to bed.

    Again, happy birthday — have fun!!!!!

  190. One more thing before I go to bed:

    CUCUMBER!!!!

    Good night Sharpy! Good night everyone! ;)

  191. @Jane, who has no “reply” button for some reason:
    Anne of Green Gables is THE BEST! I not only have all the Anne books, hardback, but have paperback editions of all of L.M. Montgomery’s other books! I used to reread the whole Anne series every other year until I was in my thirties. (Did you know there is a musical Anne of Green Gables? We performed it in junior high). I highly recommend her books!

    Also, The Little House books are an amazingly vivid account of pioneer life. I have used Little House in the Big Woods for years with my 4th grade students. They are fascinated, and many go on to read the rest of the series on their own. :-)

  192. TrixandSam says:

    I’ll join you in toasting 47! I just turned it myself on October 2nd. It was FUN!

  193. Did you read the sequels, too?

  194. I nominate this as the most bizarre posting EVER!!

  195. Oh my STINKIN GOSH! Happy Burpday Queenie! *waving pompoms frantically*

  196. Cocktails for Two!

  197. Oh shoot, I did it again! Those drinks gotta be called boy-chicken-tails!

  198. Apparently at some point you go off the right side of the page so – no reply button available.

  199. Also worth a read if you like Herriott: Alexander Cameron, another Scottish vet. Poultry in the Pulpit and Vet in the Vestry.

    And if you’ve never read Gerald Durrell, *start now*. Weren’t people talking about Achilles recently?

  200. Hmmm. Puzzled. Confused. Bewildered. I was the first to post a comment for this last night, mentioned airbrush and photoshop and the too-precise outline against the grass. That was held aside for moderation and apparently deleted, but my black list question remains ‘way down here. ??? Shall I take a hint and not post on this site anymore? OK. Bye.

  201. And now there’s no gravatar either.

  202. WHY???? What wrong with it , grass ? Is it because I’m from Holland ? Suspicious……

  203. Thank you Mary, you make me laugh hard.

  204. GO READ Miriam!!!

  205. but add the puppy and KA-BOOM!

  206. :)

  207. in real life, i’d agree with you, but my imagination can be very, very superficial.

  208. btw, my comment was intended to mean that if i leave the house for 4 hours i come back to mayhem! you’ve all turned me into a shut-in!

  209. i didn’t notice it until today! i happen to like it so i hope everyone uses the secret password (which i also didn’t notice until today) and comes down to the mod lounge to go swimming more often.

    wait a second. why is the mod lounge below everything else?

  210. in keeping with the quarky nature of this thread, can i toss out “future pickle?”

  211. i think (a dangerous thing to do, especially when i’m getting this polluted), that when the moderated comments are sprung, they go back to their proper place in line–? how would i know? it all looks very weird from where i sit. you can’t imagine the things i see. it’s even more confusing.

    oh screw it. I LOVE YOU GUYSZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZzzzzz

  212. it is a mystery

  213. Queen of Dork says:

    Gosh, I agree with that. Books? Pickles? Cocktails? Ruby Slippers? This whole thread went waaaaayyy off the original subject of the china dog. Which is what is so cool and fun about this site and everyone who comments on it! :)

  214. Queen of Dork says:

    Hooray! It’s official now! It’s October 15th! IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! Yay, finally! *runs screaming happily…around in circles not knowing quite what to do* :)

  215. Fird Birfle says:

    Izzat a Lucky 8-ball side, Sharpy???

  216. Fird Birfle says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO Q
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO Q

    Happy 19th BIRTHDAY to QUEENIE
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO Y-O-0-o-0-OOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

    Here, Q — serve the cake and have some yourself!
    (Sorry it isn’t cabbage cake. It’s chocolate instead :( )

    [Editor's Note: We were unable to verify the
    precise age involved. We are, however, certain
    of the identity and the wonderfulness of the celebrity.
    Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.]

  217. Fird Birfle says:

    oops did I mess up or did the Computers of Mystery mess up?
    I do recall doing the “copy item” step with the cake.

    Anyhow, here it is:

    http://dyn-images.hsni.com/is/image/HomeShoppingNetwork/pd300/davids-cookies-10-chocolate-fudge-birthday-cake~717040.jpg

  218. Fird Birfle says:

    (okay now the CO “things landing in weird places” bit is causing havoc. I attempted to set the chococlate Bday cake as a comment under mine of 9:52 and instead it landed, several comments later, below :( )

    *sigh*

  219. Fird Birfle says:

    WOW SKIPPY writes & types

    *Leslie hopes this lands there under Skippy’s comment, timed 12:07 pm.*

  220. The Ghosts of Pickles-Yet-To-Be? Superpickle, who flies really fast in the opposite direction to the earth’s rotation, to turn back time? So young it’s a mere pwinkle in its mother’s eye?

  221. that’s a centerfold pup for sure. The little folded paws…oh, my heart!

  222. Queen of Dork says:

    Thanks, Fird! :)

  223. His name is “Gotti” and he is very real. Just check the link above. He really is beautiful and very, very cute!

  224. How can that be considered a “problem” in any way, shape or form. Both guys are adorable.

  225. Hah! and LOL to No Legy and also “woot, woot”.

  226. You know you are expected to be at your computer at all times Sharpy. You’re responsible for a bunch of COers getting drunk on martinis yesterday at the lounge. Our bosses didn’t appreciate it.

  227. Or am I? I could just be Photoshopped.

  228. protopickle?

  229. hear, hear!

  230. you are multi-layered. ;)

  231. hippo birdie QOD!!

  232. victoreia says:

    ‘Cause it’s cooler than the attics?

  233. victoreia says:

    I still don’t see it, and that was yesterday!

  234. victoreia says:

    Hoppy birthday, Queenie! Have a drink!

  235. hep cat lounges and speakeasies are ALWAYS underground

  236. lol

  237. WHEEEE! I finally found the cake!!!! Happy Burpday, Queenie!

  238. Fird Birfle says:

    :)

  239. That is a dog from SIMS 3 Pet!!!!

  240. Seeing the “real” photo makes sense. I think people are simply reacting to how over Photoshopped it is. Using so many filters and color enhancements make the image look fake. The colors are too vibrant, the edges around the puppy outline contrast too sharply with the grass and gives that “cut-out” feel.

    I do think a little photo enhancement to the photo helps it, but the person took it way to far with the color vibrancy and filters.

    By the way, not doubting the cuteness! Just the overly heavy use of photoshop.

  241. photoshop is like make-up: a little is nice, too much can be fun and talking about it is soooo dull.

  242. CUCUMBER?

  243. all right, people, let’s not get crazy. just line up on THIS site of the velvet rope and everyone will get a cute-ini and snacks (TBD).

  244. Never heard about that kind of Australian shepherd! O_O Mine is really sweet and playfull and smart. You can see him if you follow the link to his YouTube-channel.