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2012-09-17 04:53:54 PM  
Not sure if this should be amusing or sappy
 
2012-09-17 04:54:47 PM  
His dog is damn cute.
 
2012-09-17 07:58:32 PM  
I like the way he drew his dog. So cute!
 
2012-09-17 08:20:30 PM  
Good find Subbybeast.
 
2012-09-17 08:20:53 PM  
This had me crying with laughter, until I realized it was a eulogy. Hugging my old pooch now.
 
2012-09-17 08:24:03 PM  
I need to hug my dog now :C.
 
2012-09-17 08:24:04 PM  
i.imgur.com

My wife and I are just starting our journey with Rory here. Almost made me cry reading this, thinking of all we have ahead of us, and that cruel inevitability...
 
2012-09-17 08:24:15 PM  
Video of his real dog.
CUTE!

Link
 
2012-09-17 08:25:57 PM  
Horsebeast?

I understand it for the horse, but not for the woman.

Secondly, shouldn't it be the one-dog canine centipede?
 
2012-09-17 08:25:57 PM  

SnakeLee: Not sure if this should be amusing or sappy


Either way, he pulled off both quite well.
 
2012-09-17 08:28:18 PM  
My dogs. Chiquis (11 years old).
24.media.tumblr.com

And Buqui (10 years old).
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2012-09-17 08:30:19 PM  
Oh God, I have three of that. The only thing I'd add is that when you walk to another room they all follow you just because if you disappear from view you cease to exist. Dogs do not believe in cause and effect.
 
2012-09-17 08:31:12 PM  

laivincolmo: [i.imgur.com image 383x640]

My wife and I are just starting our journey with Rory here. Almost made me cry reading this, thinking of all we have ahead of us, and that cruel inevitability...


That is one cute little nugget.
 
2012-09-17 08:32:53 PM  

r1niceboy: Oh God, I have three of that. The only thing I'd add is that when you walk to another room they all follow you just because if you disappear from view you cease to exist. Dogs do not believe in cause and effect.


Our dog does that. If we close the door to the bedroom, he goes nuts. It's the same reaction when we leave the house. That is, unless we say good bye. We do that, and he's good until we get home.
 
2012-09-17 08:35:01 PM  
The two loves of my life, the kiddoo and the dog:

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2012-09-17 08:36:34 PM  
this comic was the ultimate mood whiplash.
 
2012-09-17 08:40:13 PM  
I've absolutely seen the 'embracing people I want to avoid.' I guets that Harvard Square bums smell like nice dog assholes to the pooch.
 
2012-09-17 08:42:12 PM  
Is oatmeal the new "Hyperbole and a Half"?
 
2012-09-17 08:45:40 PM  

laivincolmo: [i.imgur.com image 383x640]

My wife and I are just starting our journey with Rory here. Almost made me cry reading this, thinking of all we have ahead of us, and that cruel inevitability...


You can always hope you go first. Right?
 
2012-09-17 08:55:42 PM  

JustHereForThePics: Is oatmeal the new "Hyperbole and a Half"?


Kinda what I was thinking. Still amusing, though.
 
2012-09-17 08:56:45 PM  
That was a great find, subby. I bought the poster and am gonna go hug my dog now.
 
2012-09-17 09:00:16 PM  
Not a dog person, but I found this both endearing and funny.

This also makes me hate something called "What's His Name FunnyJunk's Lawyer" a little more for some reason.
 
2012-09-17 09:07:49 PM  
Why are we greenlighting Oatmeal shiat?
 
2012-09-17 09:19:18 PM  
i208.photobucket.com

This comic made me want to go see what my monster was up to. She was humping the blanket my wife was under while my wife screamed at her. I love that dog.
 
2012-09-17 09:23:05 PM  
Cat poo aka kitty roca for dogs.

/Lucy and Ethel are having their post prandial parkour tour of the living room.
 
2012-09-17 09:28:59 PM  
You didn't give him enough vegetables.

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2012-09-17 09:37:41 PM  
our Chow-Chow is dangerously cute. the type of cute that when you have her in the car and you're at a red light you may have a hulking beast biker in the next lane looking over going "oobie doobie who's a cutie! you is the lil cutie yes yous is!" and you have to keep a straight face and pretend that isn't happening because you don't want to die.

/love my dog more than anything
 
2012-09-17 09:40:32 PM  

SnakeLee: Not sure if this should be amusing or sappy


I found it to be bittersweet. Sweet, yet sad towards the end. Like a dog's life?
Also, I always thought the term was "hosebeast". not "horsebeast". Not sure what either mean.
 
2012-09-17 09:43:14 PM  

laivincolmo: [i.imgur.com image 383x640]

My wife and I are just starting our journey with Rory here. Almost made me cry reading this, thinking of all we have ahead of us, and that cruel inevitability...


Aww, so cute. I love my cats, but they don't smile like dogs. They smile by "slow-blinking" which is cute in its own way, but not like that :-)
 
2012-09-17 09:43:39 PM  

davidphogan: laivincolmo: [i.imgur.com image 383x640]

My wife and I are just starting our journey with Rory here. Almost made me cry reading this, thinking of all we have ahead of us, and that cruel inevitability...

You can always hope you go first. Right?


I was thinking that too.
Adorable pup. Make sure he gets all his puppy vaccines and checkups! Don't want Rory to get parvo.
 
2012-09-17 09:46:07 PM  

chookbillion: SnakeLee: Not sure if this should be amusing or sappy

I found it to be bittersweet. Sweet, yet sad towards the end. Like a dog's life?
Also, I always thought the term was "hosebeast". not "horsebeast". Not sure what either mean.


Is it a eulogy, or just the realization that dogs squeeze so much happiness into such short lives? Or did I misinterpret the closing line, "May he live a thousand years"?
 
2012-09-17 09:46:39 PM  
r1niceboy: The only thing I'd add is that when you walk to another room they all follow you just because if you disappear from view you cease to exist. Dogs do not believe in cause and effect.

I think you meant "object permanence."

/ I'm not usually this pedantic, but this was driving me nuts for some reason.
// carry on
 
2012-09-17 09:51:27 PM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: chookbillion: SnakeLee: Not sure if this should be amusing or sappy

I found it to be bittersweet. Sweet, yet sad towards the end. Like a dog's life?
Also, I always thought the term was "hosebeast". not "horsebeast". Not sure what either mean.

Is it a eulogy, or just the realization that dogs squeeze so much happiness into such short lives? Or did I misinterpret the closing line, "May he live a thousand years"?


I didn't interpret it as a eulogy at all. It just happened to get sad near the end because he wrote of the eventual death of a beloved dog. Any beloved dog. I didn't even read the fine print at the end the first time around. Having read it, I'm pretty sure Rambo's still kicking/growling/humping/puking, etc.
 
2012-09-17 09:59:26 PM  
Nicely captures the fun, rewarding and all-too-short life of pups. After going through it a few times I recommend getting a puppy when your older dog turns 9. Old dog teaches the puppy manners and puppy keeps old dog active.
i53.tinypic.com
 
2012-09-17 09:59:43 PM  
Bittersweet, but true.

Recently lost our sweet girl after 15 and a half years of coast-to-coast, border-to-border adventure. Dogs may be a paradox, but they are awesome:

i172.photobucket.com

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2012-09-17 10:01:06 PM  

chookbillion: I didn't interpret it as a eulogy at all. It just happened to get sad near the end because he wrote of the eventual death of a beloved dog. Any beloved dog. I didn't even read the fine print at the end the first time around. Having read it, I'm pretty sure Rambo's still kicking/growling/humping/puking, etc.


Sorry, had you mixed up with someone else. See below.

chopit: This had me crying with laughter, until I realized it was a eulogy. Hugging my old pooch now.


Gonna go home and hug my cats, too, but that's not unusual :-)
 
2012-09-17 10:05:57 PM  

caddisfly: Nicely captures the fun, rewarding and all-too-short life of pups. After going through it a few times I recommend getting a puppy when your older dog turns 9. Old dog teaches the puppy manners and puppy keeps old dog active.
[i53.tinypic.com image 320x239]


NSDTRs?
 
2012-09-17 10:07:34 PM  

caddisfly: Nicely captures the fun, rewarding and all-too-short life of pups. After going through it a few times I recommend getting a puppy when your older dog turns 9. Old dog teaches the puppy manners and puppy keeps old dog active.


Are those Tollers? I miss mine. RIP pup.
 
2012-09-17 10:07:56 PM  

Staffist: Bittersweet, but true.

Recently lost our sweet girl after 15 and a half years of coast-to-coast, border-to-border adventure. Dogs may be a paradox, but they are awesome:

[i172.photobucket.com image 320x240]

[i172.photobucket.com image 640x480]


Your photos made me cry.
I miss my old dog too.
I think I won't come back to this thread :)
 
2012-09-17 10:34:06 PM  
imageshack.us
 
2012-09-17 10:54:48 PM  
Man, what is my life? I have a 14.5 year old chihuahua I've had since I became an adult (in the age sense) and this just ate me up. =(

/goes to get tissues before going to go snuggle all three little beastlings
 
2012-09-17 11:05:09 PM  
Diesel, 80 pounds of snuggle and slobber.

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2012-09-17 11:08:13 PM  

MaoTenDoo: Diesel, 80 pounds of snuggle and slobber.

[i486.photobucket.com image 600x530]


and death!
JK.
Okay, I came back.
 
2012-09-17 11:13:41 PM  

JustHereForThePics: Is oatmeal the new "Hyperbole and a Half"?


No, though they do have some of the same humor. Or did... we shall see if Allie Brosh actually recovers.
 
2012-09-17 11:23:07 PM  

chookbillion:
and death!


...only to tennis balls and stuffies.  Rescued dogs are the BEST!
 
2012-09-17 11:37:23 PM  
lol @ one-man human centipede
 
2012-09-17 11:46:29 PM  
Both Simon and Murphy are rescues and they both know they hit the puppy jackpot with me and Mrs. Pyynk.

i1111.photobucket.com

i1111.photobucket.com

My big guy is eleven and I'm not looking forward to the inevitable.
 
2012-09-17 11:52:55 PM  

davidphogan: laivincolmo: [i.imgur.com image 383x640]

My wife and I are just starting our journey with Rory here. Almost made me cry reading this, thinking of all we have ahead of us, and that cruel inevitability...

You can always hope you go first. Right?


Then the dog would be lonely. Not safe for dog owners.
 
2012-09-18 12:01:57 AM  
Luna turned 14 in June. It's been a great run so far.

i81.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-18 12:07:51 AM  
I have been living a sham. Each night, I go home and sit in silence with a dog for whom I feel nothing. Maybe it's my fault, for never having named him.

So... how's man's best friend today?

One of my favorite Kid's in the Hall skits.
 
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