Someone pass the ketchup.

I am, Corgi Courageous, destroyer of hot dogs. And now, by the power of the Amazing Polycoated Paper Plate, I shall exterminate this hot dog in a single nom! Your buns are mine. The wolf comes for you. Feel its breath.

And the wiener is, Laddie, James R.!



  1. emmberrann says:

    I’ll ketchup to you in a minute, Laddie.

  2. Ketchup? Why? I don’t see any fries on that plate. Oh, wait…you meant…(shudder)…on the hot dog? Corgi Courageous deserves a properly dressed hot dog!

    Why, yes. I’m from the Midwest. Why do you ask?

  3. Ha. Corgi Courageous has such a laser focus–that hot dog doesn’t stand a chance. Adorable.

  4. 260Oakley says:

    It’s a dog eat dog world. The loser is a weenie.

  5. Fird Birfle says:

    oooooooh TRES nice 🙂


  6. Fird Birfle says:

    The only thing missing from pyrit’s build-up, is this:

    “dun-dun DUN…..”

  7. Lol, agree, that hotdog should consider itself well and truly herded, and not so much ‘hand to hand’ as ‘salchicha en la boca’

  8. I would go for mustard & relish!

  9. “Nobody, but NOBODY puts ketchup on a hot dog.”
    – Dirty Harry, 1970

  10. Coming right up, ceejoe! With or without onion?

  11. I can’t take much more of this – I need a corgi in my life!!

  12. LOL I love that we can actually see the plate of hot dog in his eyes.

  13. that hotdog mustard done something wrong to get in a pickle like that

    (mutley snicker)

  14. Ketchup! I know people who would ostracize you for ketchup on a hot dog!

    I don’t know why. It’s fine with me. it’s nothing like (shudder) cutting your pizza in a cross-hatched pattern instead of in wedges (shudder).

  15. Or eating it with a fork…

  16. I know whatchya mean! I was at the pet store once & there was a puppy class just finishing up. There was this wee lil’ butterball of adorability in the form of a girl Corgi. I nearly squeeed myself right then and there! Corgis are definitely on my gotta have list! 🙂

  17. TrixandSam says:

    You do mean that neon green relish, correct? Any sport peppers?

  18. Ah, yes, Killer Corgi approves highly! “And the wiener is” – too wonderful!

  19. Or folding it . . .

  20. [golf clap]

  21. or ketchup on scrambled eggs… [shudder]

  22. Sport peppers ROCK the dog.

  23. *Wild and thunderous applause* Magnifico, 260O, Magnifico!

  24. Fird Birfle says:

    *standing ovation*

  25. Fird Birfle says:


    Not only have I been known to have ketchup on scr. Aigs, I also eat pizza with not ONLY a fork BUT a knife as well.

    Proud Nerd.

  26. 260Oakley says:

    Corgi says: Franks for the memories.

  27. I LOVE ketchup on hot dogs! There ain’t nuthin wrong with that! Chili-n-chez with mustard is good too, though fer some strange reason I don’t like mustard alone on a hot dog, but I like a good mustard alone on a brat dog. Yes, I’m weird like that.

    But no pickles, sorry, y’all – it’s just yucky to me.

    And I used to like ketchup on scrambled eggs as a teenager, but then I discovered the wonders of salsa on eggs when I started eating breakfast tacos – Yum!

    Don’t Judge Me on My Condiment Choices, Y’all

  28. Ask Dirty Harry what he thinks of folks who put ketchup on hot dogs!

  29. Now I’m hungry for a hot dog and need to snorgle a Corgi.

  30. Pizza with a fork and knife? That’s just wrong. Unless you wear pearls while eating it. 😉

    Non-dainty Pizza Eater

  31. What are sport peppers?

  32. I’m visualizing little animated peppers in team uniforms.

  33. NO NO NO. FOLDING IT is what you’re SUPPOSED to DO.

  34. I have no problem with knife and fork if the pizza is very hot. That’s how they eat it in Italy, after all.

  35. MMMMMMMMMM ! B.B.Q hot dogs !!!!!!! I’m a fan of both ketchup & mustard , Ketchup with raw onions, yellow mustard with shredded cheddar & sweet relish or with sour kraut. Heck, as a kid I used both at the same time for a sweet & sour thing but my hubby just grosses me out . He likes ketchup & miracle whip on his dogs ! Ewwwwwwww ! I’ve tried to break him of this with new combos but no luck. Is there a mod lounge for nasty condiments on hot dogs ?

  36. Well it depends on the pizza. The really thin crust crispy pizza you can eat with you hand but with thick pizza with lots of topping you must use a knife and fork or you end up wearing most of it.

  37. I do relish your post Oakley.

  38. skippymom says:

    As a kid, I put ketchup on hot dogs until I realized that it was just horrible and wrong. I also used to put ketchup on scrambled eggs. As an adult I don’t use ketchup at all, but I could face a plate of scrambles with it if I had to; however, on a hot dog–no way, gross.
    And, I make my own pizza and always eat it with a fork and knife. So there.

  39. 260Oakley says:

    Thanks for the condiment, Gigi.

  40. Flutter-by says:

    Ahh…a perfect nose for Nosevember -boop-beep.

    The longingks in those eyes ees keeling me.

    Also, thanks for the education on sport peppers (of all things) !! Are those things hot? Peppers are very deceptive and difficult to read. Still chuckling over Theresa’s description of little uniforms….*snort*

  41. Ketchup only on hotdogs.

    Mustard doesn’t belong on anything. And neither do pickles. Blech!

    And don’t anyone reach for this doggeh’s hotdog or you’ll be drawing back a bloody stump.

  42. I eat my pizza with a fork and knife, too. I hate getting my fingers all greasy.

    That’s why I don’t eat ribs. Too messy. And not enough reward for the effort expended.

  43. I do decla-yer that the doggeh’s laser eye-beams cooked that hot-dog AND teleported it to the bun on the plate.

  44. In the corgi’s dreams…………

  45. “Thick pizza with lots of topping”?

    How much topping we talking about?

  46. This site ( says they are medium hot, and are an essential condiment in a Chicago-style hotdog. 🙂

  47. [laff-snort]

  48. Deep dish or it didn’t happen.

  49. Sigh! Cooling my heels and having double-veg/half cheese in the mod lounge, all because of my crust preference.
    Attica! Attica! (with my latte mug)

  50. A classic Chicago dog has mustard, onion, neon-green relish, a pickle wedge, tomato slices, sport peppers, and a sprinkle of celery salt. A true Chicago joint will not put ketchup on your dog. They MIGHT give you ketchup packs, but will not be nice about it.

    I’m not only from Chicago, I’m in it!

  51. AuntiBellum, you have obviously not partaken of country-style ribs — my personal best recipe would knock your socks off and there’s plenty of meat on them thar bones. As a Kansas City citizen, it ees required that we know our BBQ!

  52. Thin crust pizza gets the Chicago box-cut, but deep dish gets the wedge and can only be eaten with a knife and fork. They are two completely different pizzas, can’t be compared. And I love New York thin crust pizza – it rocks!

    And there is, too, something wrong with ketchup on a dog. It’s just too sweet and, well, icky. Sorry, guys!

  53. Mary (the first) says:

    See, I’ve never understood the “relish” AND “pickle” thing. Isn’t relish just chopped up pickle??

  54. Mary (the first) says:

    Hey, some of us are forced to eat it with a fork if we have “bite problems”. Have a little compassion for the disadvantaged. Snf.

  55. I wish we had good BBQ in Chicago. We have it, but it does NOT compare to KC, Memphis, the Carolinas or Texas. (pouts enviously)

  56. Mary (the first) says:

    Or salsa! (shudder)

  57. Mary (the first) says:

    Personally, I like mustard and relish on the dog if I’m inside/in town, but ketchup and relish if I’m out camping. (Basically, never anymore. But if I were, and there were a campfire, I’d want ketchup).

  58. Mary (the first) says:

    The only thing Miracle Whip is good for is tuna salad. Certainly not on hot dogs.

  59. There are those who would hesitate to call Chicago pizza “pizza.” 😛

    Pizza Dogmatist

  60. Ribs….BBQ…hot dogs….pizza…I’m hungry. Who’s cooking?

  61. you wouldn’t happen to be a new yorker, Theresa, are you? 😉

    and since we’re on the subject of pizza:
    up here in Canada they have this ubiquitous franchise called “Boston Pizza,” which totally cracks me up. what the hell is that? I tell my (Canadian) husband it’s like naming a restaurant “Kansas City Lobster” or “Idaho Lox & Bagels” or “Philadelphia Tacos” ( none of which probably register as weird to him, either, come to think of it!) but it makes no sense, right?

  62. I have a (3 year old) niece who won’t eat her eggs without tabasco sauce. Kids these days….

  63. Miracle Whip is NOT food. My husband used to insist that we have it in the house because it was what he grew up with. I would wear a paper bag over my head when buying it.

  64. I must be from a midwestern pocket of mutants, because I have always eaten my hot dogs with ketchup. (I also drink from a bubbler, but that’s neither here nor there.)

  65. Dude, my family has always cut our pizza into square-ish squares. My husband has banned that behavior in our household, though.

  66. I’m shocked the hot dog was there long enough for them to take a picture!


  68. This way to the Mod Lounge!

  69. PS: I wonder where you stand on bagels with cream cheese and jalapenos? Now that’s an innovation I heartily embrace. 😀

  70. Miracle Whip? Can’t you use that as a substitute for 3-in-1 oil?

  71. S-Mom, if you make your own pizza, you can do whatever you like with it.

  72. Presumably Bears unis. Or Sox or Cubbies.

  73. And to go back to what mudbug said, I can’t imagine Miracle Whip and ketchup together – wouldn’t it make a nasty pink goo? Eeeewww…

  74. Lewis n' Clark says:

    Bubblers! Yay! Do you live in Wisconsin, my old home town? And do you drink ‘pop”?

  75. Anonynonynony says:

    Funny story. In college I discovered that it is only people from Rhode Island and Wisconsin who call it a bubbler. Which strikes me as the weirdest distribution in the world.

    (This happened when my Wisconsinite friend told me where the “bubbler” was and I was like, cool. Everyone else in the room was like WHAAAAAAT). Does this story make sense? Oh well, still true.

  76. Anonynonynony says:

    Wonder what’s on the menu in the mod-cafe today? Hmmmm…..

  77. Yep, that is major self control for a Corgilator! I used to say that if there was still food left in their dish after 20 seconds, we would go directly to the emergency room cuz something was really wrong! Now I have to hand feed my 17 year old so the old rules don’t apply.

  78. I’ll second that BWAHAHAHAHA! Who decided Boston was famous for pizza?

  79. skippymom says:

    Thank you, Theresa. I feel validated.

  80. Replying to my own post in hopes that my new Corgi-related avatar will display!

  81. TrixandSam says:

    In addition to ceejoe’s helpful info, what makes them appealing for the Chicago style dog is their vinegary goodness. They’re essentially a pickled pepper.

  82. Fird Birfle says:

    heh heh

  83. Fird Birfle says:

    he he “Pizza Dogmatist” 🙂

  84. Fird Birfle says:

    OMG this thread = ha HA

  85. Fird Birfle says:


  86. Fird Birfle says:


    While I do intellectually comprehend that vinegar is contained within ketchup ingredients ….I prefer to remain in Denialville and to insist “EW I don’t Liiiiiiike
    vinegary” things, mommie …..

    Thank you for your attention to this matter.

  87. warrior rabbit says:

    Hmm. Otherwise known as jalapenos.

  88. Fird Birfle says:

    yay CORGIS!!!!

  89. re: “I nearly squeeed myself”
    sigh… happens all the time!

  90. I see your corgis! They are kee-ute!

    And bless your heart for hand feeding your 17 year old!

  91. You relished that, didn’t you?

    I need to golf clap myself.

  92. Yep – Wisconsin (Southeast corner). I do indeed drink pop. When driving, I also have to obey those Stop-n-Go lights. I have also used a tyme machine.

  93. Fird Birfle says:

    @ Theresa: while these individuals aren’t wearing FEETSBALL uniforms, you might enjoy this webpage with some pepper characters:

  94. MMmmm…I’ll be right over! :mrgreen:

  95. Fird Birfle says:

    oooooo yippee Theresa !!!
    The same joint also has pizza clipart

  96. And what’s missing from this treat, WI – ites? How about some kraut?!!

    Mary (the first): the pickles are usually garlic dills and the relish is usually sweet pickle relish, more like gherkins than dills but not exactly the same. Man, now I am missing my mom’s homemade pickle relish (she didn’t put the neon green dye in it, though)!
    Any of you live Up North? Are you old enough to remember the best pop of all— Grandpa Graf’s 50/50? Man, now I am missing 50/50 floats made with 50/50 and custard! (It’s not pudding for those of you not from WI; it’s super rich, super yummy ice cream type loveliness.)

  97. There is a large Italian population in Boston; maybe they are referring to that.

  98. Not so! It’s good for more than that! If you rub Miracle Whip on your knees, elbows and heels, it will get rid of the dead dry skin and make it roll up in little dermite balls.

  99. victoreia says:

    So…..I was nobody for putting ketchup on my hot dogs when I was a kid?

    (I don’t put ketchup on hot dogs now, because I don’t eat them anymore…..)

  100. What is a bubbler?

  101. Completely agree with Theresa on the Chicago “pizza” issue. And cream cheese and jalepenos on a bagel is yummy. I also like cream cheese and green olives on my NY bagels. Hard to find a decent pizza or bagel here in northern Virginia, but on the hot dog front, DC has half-smokes which are fantastic!

  102. Francesca says:


    I love it when people put food on the ground so much trouble! I was at a birthday party for a 6 year old a couple weeks ago, when the kiddos started eating cake sitting on the floor. I’d wrangled my corgi on my lap so she couldn’t consume the chocolate cake. She then would proceed to drape across me harder and harder trying to ooze her way out of my grasp. Ahhhh Corgis such buttheads. and such cute butts.

  103. Lewis n' Clark says:

    a bubbler is a public drinking fountain. I think the term got started partly because water would run continously (e.g. “bubble” out); you didn’t have to turn it on to drink. And Scout C, I couldn’t agree more about the kraut. I don’t remember Grandpa Graf’s 50/50, but going to an A & W for root beer floats was always a big treat

  104. The rest of the world knows it as a drinking fountain. They were called bubblers because that was a brand name of a continuous flow drinking fountain, from which the water “bubbled,” that was commonly found on street corners in Milwaukee and other parts of WI.

  105. I know the dog would love to eat the hot dog But please take away the onions because they are very bad for dogs and could end up with a quick trip to the vet

  106. i thought it was a bubblah through New England.

  107. We call “Ketchup” “Tomato Sauce” Down Under…..and I love it on scrambled eggs.

  108. Hahahhahah

  109. Onions? I don’t see any onions. *Worried expression over possible poor eyesight*

  110. She then would proceed to drape across me harder and harder trying to ooze her way out of my grasp.

    HA! perfect description of doggie physics! how do they make themselves heavier when you have to go somewhere without them?!

  111. Thanks! So many new things to learn about today: bubblers, sport peppers, and the surprising dermatological use of Miracle Whip! 😯

  112. A hot dog for a Hot Dog

  113. 😯 !!

  114. Eat the hot dog,skip the bun…..too many carbs…..

  115. 😯

  116. Dead ‘oss. 😀

  117. victoreia says:

    “…essentially a pickled pepper.” Brought by Peter Piper, I presume?

  118. earlybird1 says:

    I didn’t know what a bubbler even was until I read this post, and I’m from neighboring MN! So yes, it must be a purely Wisconsin thing. How cool! We just call them plain old unoriginal drinking fountains.

  119. earlybird1 says:

    Deep dish! Like 2 inches of topping, otherwise known as a pizza pie. YEAH!!

  120. earlybird1 says:

    ?????? Confuzzled.

  121. earlybird1 says:

    DERMITE BALLS??! On my SKIN? *runs to hide under bed*

  122. earlybird1 says:

    HAHA, so true!! LOL

  123. luvstehQte says:

    the neon green relish isn’t as pickle-y as the kind you get in a jar. it’s more like finely chopped and chemically color-enhanced cucumbers, so it’s still necessary to have the spear of pickle on the dog. also, the sport peppers are smaller than your typical jalapeño, more bite-sized.

    also in chicago

  124. luvstehQte says:

    oooh, shari have you been to smoque? on pulaski, just south of irving? be prepared to wait in line down the block…

  125. Alexandra Noel says:

    After reading the whole thread, i must put my 2 or 3 (inflation ya know) cents in.
    Ketchup on hotdog, yes. I’ve done it, and ketchup and mustard. yes. But by far the best way to dress a dog, is with homemade chili and shredded cheddar cheese.
    Mm-mm- good.
    Pizza? well heck knife and fork when you’re on a date, to keep tidy, but at home? I just dig in.
    And last but defiantly not least, for the best ribs, I go to Spring Creek BBQ. They are big, juicy, the meat is falling off the bone, and their is plenty of it!
    -Deep in the Heart of Texas.
    p.s. the Corgi is Adorgi.
    p.p.s. Yeah that was bad. 🙂

  126. Fird Birfle says:

    or, perhaps by Mr. Pepper!!!! (the beverage….)

  127. The vinegar in Miracle Whip must have something to do with it. The acid must work as an exfoliant or something. I’m not sure of the “science” behind it, but it works. I heard/read about this when I was a kid and conducted an experiment with MW (which I had to buy with my own money as my mother detested it and refused to purchase, even for scientific purposes) and mayonnaise. The MW, applied to one foot, resulted in dermites; the mayo, applied to the other, did not. But, MW applied to the mayo foot afterward did. (I was an experimental science geek from earliest youth and parents fostered that quirk. Thanks, Mom & Dad!) The only bad thing to come of it was that I had to eat the rest of the jar of MW. GACK! (On sandwiches and such, not straight out of the jar. Now, THAT would have been an experiment!)

  128. skippymom says:

    That’s DOCTOR Pepper to you, missie.

  129. What ARE dermites anyway? I can’t find an English language definition for it. I get a French definition: Dermite: Inflammation de la peau.

    I mean, it also rhymes with termites!

  130. SOMEBODY or other had a commercial for their hot dogs during the World Series (sorry, Texas), and the music was incredibly annoying, but the dogs looked delicious.

  131. I LIKE “the corgi is adorgi”!

    My two cents:
    1. the only thing that belongs on a hotdog is French’s mustard and a bun.
    2. This corgi is adorgi, and of COURSE him name is Laddie. That makes him even more adorgibale.

  132. That’s great control for any kind of dog! I have Great Danes, and any food that touches the floor vanishes in seconds – if it reaches the floor at all!

    You are wonderful pet owner to hand-feed your 17 year old, Maribeth. And yes, your avatar is working – they’re very cute!

  133. skippymom says:

    We called it a bubbler in Massachusetts when I was a kid.
    We also drank soda; people from the wrong side of the tracks drank tonic.

  134. skippymom says:

    “defiantly not least” –even if that’s a typo, I love it. It works!

  135. Dermites is a word we made up as kids to describe any loose, dead skin flakes, but especially those balls of dead skin you could rub off from the crook of your elbow after a long hard day of play in the hot summer sun. Sunburn peelings can form dermites too. I know, I know — I’m weird. We grew up in household with a giant dictionary on a stand next to the kitchen table and we had to look up any words we didn’t know, so early on we developed a sense of how words were put together (prefixes, suffixes, etc.) and made up several of our own to describe things that we all knew but couldn’t find the actual names of. I still love flipping open a dictionary and reading random definitions and following where they take me. I kick butt at Scrabble and other word games, if I do say so myself.

  136. Alexandra Noel says:

    at Theresa, I’m sure they did 🙂
    at Deb, thank you 🙂
    at Skippymom, yes I’m afraid that was a typo, but I’m glad it ended up being amusing 😉

  137. Chiming in on the knife and fork! If I wait for it to cool down enough to be able to eat it with only hands, it gets gross!

  138. Scout C: I’m sure they have great pizza in Boston, no disrespect, it’s just not a place normally associated with or famous for pizza, you know? but chowder, THAT’s a different story….

    Nikki: yay for Ben’s Chili Bowl! used to live 5 minutes walk from there when I lived in DC…I miss DC so much…

  139. There is no such thing as thin crust pizza in New York. St. Louis pizza is the ONLY true thin crust pizza. That New York stuff is thick crust to anyone from St.Louis.

  140. Miracle Whip+ Heinz chili sauce = dipping sauce for boiled shrimp. I can’t stand Hellman’s since they changed the recipe. Duke’s is where it’s at.

  141. St. Louis ribs would change your mind, AB! Can’t get ’em in any restaurant. They have to be slow BBQ’d in a backyard over a charcoal fire and basted near the end with Maull’s barbecue sauce. C’mon over and wear your bathing suit. We’ll hose you down after dessert.

  142. *snerk*

  143. Only way to eat a tube steak is with plenty of melted cheddar or Colby, bacon (whole strip or strips only) plenty of Gulden’s spicy brown mustard and sweet pickle relish or Howard’s sweet hot pickle relish. Must wash down with ice cold diet Sunkist or a frosty lager.

  144. ashagato, Boston probably has some of the most authentic Neapolitan pizza in the U.S. Pizza was invented in Naples (which you probably know) and many of the Italians who have lived/live in Boston’s North End were/are descended from Neapolitans. I’ve had Neapolitan pizza in Boston that compares with the Neapolitan pizza I’ve had in Italy and you can’t get any more famous or authentic than that when it comes to pizza.

  145. And there are no hot dogs in Rhode Island. Only weenies. I think they arrest people for ordering hot dogs. And order a frappe (pronounced “frap”) if you want a milkshake. Otherwise, they’ll ask to see your passport.

  146. Fird Birfle says:

    OOPS D’OH!!!!!

  147. Fird Birfle says:

    *giggle* at “hose you down after dessert”

  148. Fird Birfle says:

    @ Theresa: “de la peau” = “of the skin” , pa-Angliskii

  149. Fird Birfle says:

    @ Theresa re. Simpsons 30 sec’s: one imagines,
    that this customer was reeeeeeeeeeeeally popular a la Paris, n’est-ce pas???

  150. Kimmaroo, thanks for the knowledge, I honestly had no idea. and my Mom’s from Boston! I’m just gonna have to plan a trip there soon and remedy that situation. Yum! 🙂

  151. it needs to be said, though: the “Boston Pizza” here in Canada is nowhere near Naples, if you know what I mean.

  152. baby birdie says:

    It’s dog cannibalism!