On the Tenth Day of Cutemas,

My true lof gave to me: Ten prairie dogs a-shooting!

How’d these guys get through basic training, Peter Dutton?



  1. Fird Birfle says:

    OK. This one’s easy.
    How many of us most enjoy the lil’ guy/ gal leaning on tha Haid of his
    fellow soljer (paw on top of neighbor’s Haid)?????

    *raises own hand*

    (Also — Self – Bleen)

  2. *raises Fird’s other hand*

  3. *hears Eye of the Tiger playing somewhere*

  4. Whaaaaa?

  5. Well…somebody has to be on top. It’s a town rule.
    anybody really get that?

  6. Somewhere off camera, there is a completely ridiculous backstory to this photo…

  7. One Skunk Todd says:

    His Majesty’s Royal Prairie Artillery Regiment. 🙂

  8. faces in front look a little strange…cute in an odd way

  9. I believe that’s Teho’s platoon, right?

  10. For all the chaos on the front line, they did a lovely job stacking the wee cannon balls in the back.

  11. : )

  12. I hear that one in a gruff Sergeant voice saying, “keep you heads down, boys!”

  13. Anybody remember George Carlin’s Indian Sergeant routine? The Prairie Dog Sergeant standing up in back really needs a George to speak for him.

  14. I like how the one little guys head is being used as a paw rest 🙂

  15. We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.

  16. Raises hand too !

  17. These are my cannons ! There are many like them but these ones are mine.!…….

  18. “Fetchez la vache!” 😛

  19. La vache qui rit?

  20. Maybe I just don’t know prairie dogs, but these guys look, well, how to say it, mangy? Are they supposed to have all those what looks like bald spots? Not nu**ing, just curious. I’m sure someone can explain it.

  21. LOL!

  22. I know the story! But why not just let your imaginashons run wild for a bit!

  23. anybody? ok then, a group of prairie dogs is often called a town 🙂
    and that’s that.

  24. I don’t know if prairie dogs do this, but my pet rats sometimes over-groom each other and cause bald spots.

  25. My Chloe does that to herself. Her little back legs are all skinny because she licks too much hair off them. The doctor commented on it at her check-up the other night but didn’t seem concerned.

  26. Mary (the first) says:

    Not raising my hand. I most enjoy the little guy on far left who’s clearly more interested in sniffing for food than in anything else. That’s my kind of dog.

  27. Uh oh… not much more time to keep the promise that the boys will be home by Christmas. They say that there are no atheists in prairie dog burrows, but it’s hard to see how one could maintain one’s faith in such terror and squalor. I hope they all get home alive and not shell shocked.

  28. bob drummond says:

    Say what ??????

  29. bob drummond says:

    The way these guys are acting , they remind me of a military version of the Keystone Cops !!! 🙂 Yuk, yuk,yuk!!!

  30. I noticed that nice stacking as well! This photo gets funnier the longer I look at it…

    Are those cannons made from champagne bottles?

  31. It’s a reference to Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I believe the following is an appropriate response to Theresa:

    “Your mother was a hamster, and your father smelt of elderberry!”

  32. Oh, and I ate some Laughing Cow cheese yesterday. I still call it “La Vache Qui Rit, ” from my study abroad days in Paris.

  33. *snerk*

  34. As long as you tell us in the end…
    … pretty please, with sprinkles (red and green ones!) on top.

  35. Where do you even FIND a photo like this!?

  36. Hand up, also. 🙂

  37. Yes, they do look mangy–especially in a close-up. I second the explanations request. Please, anyone?

  38. (sprinkles! sprinkles! sprinkles!)
    According to a York Zoo Wild Kingdom visitor’s guide, “Another popular exhibit is the Alamo replica in which prairie dogs peek their heads out windows and stand sentinel.”
    Here’s another image.

  39. Cry “Havoc,” and let slip the (prairie) dogs of war!

  40. Why couldn’t I have gotten my history lessons like that? *pouts*

  41. Fird Birfle says:

    @ Birdcage 🙂

  42. Fird Birfle says:

    such effective pouting techniques, there, victoreia!!! 🙂

  43. My prairie dogs are famous! And soon they shall rule the world! Mwahahaha!