Let’s write a children’s book called “Playground Sounds”

Rock rock rock

[Brrrrring! Turn the page!]

Climb climb climb

Bear_playground

Swing swing swing

[Brrrrring! Turn the page!]

Bridge bridge bridge

Look look look

Slide slide slide

The End.

Absolute redonkulousness brought to you by the letter "P" and Alaska Bear Playground by Umnak, Panda Cub by anitalee, Swinger by aqui-ali, queen of the castle by KCA, lookout by piggley, Sliding dog by fd.

Let’s check in on the puppy cam

Let’s see: one puppy is licking another’s crotch, most are sleeping in a PupPile, and one is biting another’s leg. Yep, everything is in order. [Thumbs up + wink]

Live streaming video by Ustream

Thanks for the reminder and supreme time waster Ken C.

Take the “First Puppy” Poll!

Takeaway_headerCute Overload and The Takeaway (a co-production of WNYC Radio and Public Radio International) are proud to present:

The "First Puppy" poll!

What pup should Obama’s girls choose for the White House!?  You must peeck!

Stop, WhiskerTime

Can’t touch this

Can’t touch this

Can’t touch this

/// Hamster photo removed at request of owner ///

WhiskerTime [checking watch] brought to you by MILKA, A TINY FLUFFY BUNNY-SNOWFLAKE, kitten by sarim, Pup nose by Phil 1979.

What “new puppy” should President-Elect Obama bring to the White House?

You all just heard him…

"Sasha and Malia, I love you both so much, and you have earned the new puppy that’s coming with us to the White House".

What kind of puppy will it be!? What would you suggest?

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Yanyg yanyg yanyg [bone chewing sound] from Nora :)

Scrub-a-dub-dub in a nasty tub-a-dub-dub

Oscar the Boston Terrier didn’t sign up for this “bathing” program, but he’s still disappointed at the lack of attention to his nails.BostonRyan, looks like you’re keeping it clean (everything except the tub, that is).

Is it me or are Corgis getting EVEN STUBBIER!?

People, we’ve always known Corgis are basically a series of nubs, but the stubbiness is getting out of hand in recent submissions. I give you:

Exhibit A:
At first, things look relatively normal here—but let’s take a closer look.

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Exhibit B:
As you can see this puppeh is mostly stubs, held together by a large mass called a "body".

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Exhibit C: [Jury gasps]
See what I mean? He’s almost one large pup mass with six nubules (four ‘feet’ and two ‘ears’)

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Exhibit D: [Jury dumbfounded at evidence]
This picture prolly explains it best. I imagine this guy can only slither across the floor at this point.

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Estimated length of "feet" one inch TOPS. First two stubbular pics by Anastasia K. Bottom two nubbular pics by Chelsea L.

Mr. Nosevember…IS BACK!

Ruhmemeber last year, People?

I know you do.

Mr. Nosevember is BACK.

Boo

Cindy L., you’ve ushered in the great month of November again. Thank you.

A Whirlwind Romance

This is a true story, about how love and kindness can carry us safely through adversity.  If this story has inspired you, please forward this message to ten of your friends and share your blessing.

(lonesome harmonica solo plays in background)

It’s the story of Rusty, a poor pooch whose home was flattened by a tornado.  Homeless and lost, Rusty was picked up by a kindly stranger with a car …

Sure, it's wreckage, but it's CUTE wreckage. It's PINK, see?

… where he met this little lady, another sad-eyed refugee with nowhere to go — and no one to love.

(forlorn oboe solo plays in background)

But Fate had other plans.  A tornado may have turned their lives upside-down, but the power of Love set things right again, and the pair became best friends.  And so they drove through the ravaged countryside …

(... and now we bring in the string section, maybe a harp glissando ...)

… and were soon joined by another dog, and … a cat.  Okay, now I’m not sure what to do here.  I mean, I was trying to work this whole romantic angle, but now … um … well, we can say that the other dog stopped by to borrow a cup of sugar, and …

... and the cat is, like, the wacky neighbor character ...

Oh, come on!!  Now I’ve got a cat and five dogs!  Sure, it’s nice that this guy is picking up all these homeless animals and all, but he’s totally screwing up my narrative!  All right, you know what?  Don’t send this to ten people, see if I care!  Man, this blows.

Oh, mellow out, Hemingway.  We got a seat right here; jump in.

Are we inspired yet, Rusty O.?

Oh Yah, You Betcha! (wink!)

"… and in my travels, it’s been such a genuine thrill and honor to meet so many of you hard-working, down-to-earth, honest-to-Betsy, meat-and-potatoes, tough-as-nails folks, what I like to call the ‘real dogs’ that form the best part of this great country of ours.

"Why, over there, I can see Carl the Car-Chaser, and there’s Fred the Frisbee-Catcher, and Bob the Barker, and Steve the Snorgler, and Larry the Leg-Lover, and Ned the Napper, and Ted the Toilet-Drinker-Outer-Ofer …"

And golly, I'm just gunna miss alla ya so darn much!

Just six more days, Melissa F. the Sender-Inner …