At the Hide-and-Seek Training Academy

Well, the 2008 Olympics may be a memory, but the hopefuls for 2012 are already getting a head start in the rigorous training for this demanding and often time-consuming event:

...three thousand, six hundred and twenty-SEVEN, three thousand, six hundred and twenty-EIGHT...

And here’s Diego El Kabonngg of Portugal, demonstrating the advanced eye-covering technique that swept him to the silver in 2000:

... five million, seven hundred thousand, two hundred and NINE, ...

Ready or not, here we come, Paula E! (top photo)



Chicken !, originally uploaded by WelcomeToTheDoghouse.


Flying Una!, originally uploaded by WelcomeToTheDoghouse.

You are now free to move about the country, Eva H.

Successful take-off courtesy of custom pet portrait artist and photographer WelcomeToTheDoghouse.

Ma’am, I think we’ve located the problem

The bad news is that you have a major clog.

The good news is if you give the clog a treat it might fix the problem.


I think you should do what we’re suggesting!!! AmandG.A..!

Cute Is Their Strong Suit

Cuteologist brothers Ron M. and Nick M. have talent in spades, bless their hearts, because they just dealt us this expert recreation of the classic "Dogs Playing Poker" paintings.

Says Ron, "After a hard weeks work chasing rabbits and chewin’ bones, my 2 dawgsRoxie (right) and Meg (left) like to chill out in the kitchen and betsome biscuits on a poker game. As usual, Meg’s gotten carried away and drank more than she can handle while Roxie dominates the game."

Hello, and welcome to every rec room in 1962.

Fun fact: In 2005, a pair of original poker-playing dog paintings sold for US $590,400 at auction.  Too rich for my blood; I fold.

A Reminder from Planetary Maintenance

Due to scheduled system upgrades, Gravity will be temporarily shut down from 2 PM to 4 PM EST.  Please secure all outdoor furniture and keep pets indoors.  We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience.

(insert 'Blue Danube Waltz' here)

We all float down here, Karen G.

People, THIS is why it’s The frakking Overload

Will you PLEASE get a load of this pic that is pushing Cuteness to it’s XREME limits.


Oh Don’t enhance! NO! we can’t take—


AAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGHHHH! (In other words, thank you, Tundra B.)

Put the vacuum back in the closet

I already vacuumed up the food bits left under the dinner table.

I think the vacuum is still hungry though.


I really like the super schnozzle suction on this model, Karen G.

p.s. you’re hosed! ;)

After Labor Day, Pre-Easter Fashion Rules

I hate that I can’t wear white shoes after labor day—who made up this stupid rule anyway?

F&#k it. I’m going to put on a linen suit right now.

cute puppy, originally uploaded by .klash.

Thanks to the always fashionable C.S.O.

Synchronized Sleeping

And let’s check in on the canine semi-finals now … looks like Bozie and Monty are in good form here as they enter their second hour …

And snore, two, three ... and yawn, two, three ...

And meanwhile, in the kitten division …

What's our secret?  MAGNETS!

Thanks to coaches Blythe J. (top photo) and Grace B. (bottom photo)

C.O. Travels The Globe!

And this week, we take you to the Swiss Alps, where the renowned Sludgemüller Brothers perform on the Handemonium, a traditional Swiss horn shaped like the left hand of Napoleon III.


May I have the next polka, Jennifer B.?


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