October 11, 2012

At the Quiet Dog Café...

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... you can bark all afternoon.

58 comments:

The Farmer said...

Decided to hold off on the iPod dock until they start figuring out how to deal with the new iPhone.

Kids' preschool has an open house tonight but it should be done before the VP debate. Hoping before then to finish listening to this great Seiji Ozawa recording of Tales of Hoffmann with Domingo and Gruberova.

Kids are watching Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein from the DVR because they get pissed when I put baseball on. Still, the Reds are getting crushed, so all is well in the world.

traditionalguy said...

Woof, woof, woof. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

Even the CNN news babes are holding Stephanie Cutter's feet to the fire on the Benghazigate timeline. The gist of CNN's spin is that Hillary is good and that Obama is bad.

Who would have thunk it?

And the early voting has started as the first debate debacle and Benghazigate are dominating the news.





Pierre said...

Althouse still puzzled about whether or not to vote for Obama again...proving that it takes a smart individual to make a really dumb mistake

Pierre said...

Althouse still puzzled about whether or not to vote for Obama again...proving that it takes a smart individual to make a really dumb mistake

Quayle said...

It's a beautiful day for a Yankee fan.

A beautiful day indeed.

Molly said...

Given the photo, this may be a more appropriate place for me to observe that Pres. Obama named his dog after himself, and to ask: "Is that weird, or what?"

Sorun said...

I bet that dog doesn't give a rat's ass about affirmative action. Probably doesn't even care much about the election.

Fprawl said...

Dad had a pooch like that when he was old. Rescue dog.
She was a sweet thing except for the time she killed a full grown raccoon in her territory.
Cinnamon laid at Dad's feet and when he moved his wheelchair, she would scuffle up on the Terrazo (mid century Florida home)and move till she was under his feet again.
She outlived him, but when it was time to go, my Brother-in-law the vet came out and walked her outside and sat with her under the grapefruit tree, sparing her that ride to his clinic.
We sprinkled her ashes on Dad's grave looking up to Newfound Gap in the Smoky Mountains.
Hospice on four paws.

edutcher said...

Ya wanna quiet dog?

Just sit someplace quiet and Sherlock will take a nap at your feet.

Molly said...

Given the photo, this may be a more appropriate place for me to observe that Pres. Obama named his dog after himself, and to ask: "Is that weird, or what?"

No, just a complete narcissist.

Although it could be worse.

Teddy Kennedy named his dog, "Splash".

Real classy, huh?

Nonapod said...

I'm interested in the debate tonight, but I doubt I'll watch more than 5 minutes or so of it. I will listen to what everyone says about it after the fact.

Generally I can't watch debates since I find what the candidates say either tedious or enraging. I can't be objective and I just get mad.

The Crack Emcee said...

Your future awaits:

Mitt & Ann: The President And First Lady Of Quackery

Shit, I didn't even check on fortunetellers,...

DrMaturin said...

Man, I really miss my dogs. Nick and Ernie, gone but never forgotten.

Alex said...

Fprawl - that was touching.

Darcy said...

Someone told me once that dogs don't really "love". Broke my heart! :)

Nathan Alexander said...

Pierre,
Ms. Althouse already decided who she will vote for. That's week-old news.

Kirby Olson said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_T3x8qBoic&feature=endscreen&NR=1

(Rasputin for moderator. He was a dogged fellow.)

Dan said...

Someone told me once that dogs don't really "love". Broke my heart! :)

You have never been loved like being loved by a dog. Unconditional, never ending, totally needing you....

alan markus said...

I can't imagine that dog (and the other one that appears here, the yellow one?) doing much barking - they always look too dignified to do much of that.

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Lem said...

Its the bottom of the 9th..

Do the Reds have a miracle left in the tank?

Lem said...

A 6 minute at bat.

Saint Croix said...

arooooooooooooo

ndspinelli said...

I love Dusty but he has issues in the postseason.

Tim said...

My S.F. Giants, behind two games to none in a five game series, win three in a row in Cincinnati, winning their NLDS Series with the Reds.

Next stop: Nats or Cards.

GO GIANTS!

Tim said...

Lem said...

"Its the bottom of the 9th..

Do the Reds have a miracle left in the tank?"


Bruce's last at bat was nearly epic. I salute him. Well done.

Latos, on the other hand...

Irene said...

I'm feeling nostalgic. Do you remember when all of the cool kids dissected the government's motives and drove around with "Question Authority" bumperstickers on their cars?

wyo sis said...

Those same cool kids now have a come-apart if you question their authority or dissect their motives.

"Like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel."

Tim said...

In a stunning upset, Stanford professor, one of two U.S. scientists, and NOT Barack Obama, to win Nobel chemistry prize.

Observers of the Nobel Prize Committee were stunned by this development, noting that Obama was no more qualified for the Nobel Peace Prize he won than he would have been for the prize in Chemistry.

Howard said...

A peak into Paul Ryan's closet:

Paul Ryan Workout

Howard said...

Tim

How did you like Sergio channeling Brian Wilson? And that GD John Miller nearly jinxing Sergio "never hit by a Red in this series" Romo??

I need a drink.

Dr Weevil said...

edutcher (2:31pm):
"Could be worse"? It is worse. Obama named his dog Bo after selecting a VP with a son named Beau. How do you think Biden's son feels about Bo?

Almost Ali said...

Obama: Articles of Impeachment

Tim said...

Howard said...

"Tim

How did you like Sergio channeling Brian Wilson? And that GD John Miller nearly jinxing Sergio "never hit by a Red in this series" Romo??

I need a drink."


Love Sergio - channeling Wilson, great: winning without Wilson, even better!

Miller is dulling - no where near as sharp as before. I didn't understand why ESPN let him go, but now I think I do.

Anyway, one has to love the heart of this team: down 0-2, go on the road to powerhouse team in a band box, and beat them, three in a row. I resigned myself to them losing (didn't everyone?!), but they did it.

Still concerned with starting pitching though.

Nonetheless, I want the Nats instead of the Cards. Cards have playoff experience, Nats don't. The one advantage of the Cards though, is home field advantage - but our boys play better on the road anyway, so who knows?

Drink? Yep. Me too.

Manhattan.

Three parts Bulleit Rye; One part Dolin Sweet Vermouth, three dashes Angostura, stirred in shaker with ice, garnished with one cherry, straight up.

Nice.

Very nice.

David said...

Bark all afternoon?

That's my dog.

She has decided that falling leaves are a threat.

David said...

Almost Ali:

The notion of impeachment on that basis is ridiculous.

We have elections. Let's vote them out. But you can't impeach for every lie.

David said...

Did Kennedy really have a dog Splash? It boggles the mind.

rhhardin said...

Mnemonic for baseball innings:

It's like undressing a girl.

First the top, then the bottom.

rhhardin said...

Sundog.

Methadras said...

Dog: Why are you bothering me?

Althouse: Cause I want your picture to put on the blog.

Dog: Hmmm, okay. Here is my good side.

Althouse: Thank you.

Dog: *yawn* Okay, away with you and let me get back to my nap.

Methadras said...

Darcy said...

Someone told me once that dogs don't really "love". Broke my heart! :)


Whoever told you that is a heartless moron. The sheer idiocy to think that a symbiotic relationship between humans and dogs isn't a reciprocal love. It may not be human love, but it is love. I see him as a member of my family, he sees me as a member of his pack. Two distinct and different points of view with different yet convergent goals, but not devoid of love from either end. This perpetual need to douse the fire of love for the cold hard steel of unemotional pragmatic living is suicidal.

rhhardin said...

Dogs will learn to ruin photographs.

You can postpone this moment by shooting while maintaining eye contact with the dog, and accepting a certain quota of mis-aimed shots.

Also turn off the camera click option.

Joe Schmoe said...

So it looks like California is the culprit for the supposed improvement in jobless claims (339,000 claims versus an expected 365,000). Allegedly they weren't necessarily trying to pump the tires on their guy Obama, in an effort to make him look better, but it appears they don't have enough staff to process all of the applications for unemployment benefits. Temporary predicament or long-term trend? CA is broke.

Irene said...

"Also turn off the camera click option."

Yes! One of our dogs runs to the window whenever he hears the camera click. He's conditioned to think that when I turn on the camera, there must be a deer in the yard.

Patrick Adkins said...

Bow wow...

Tim said...

"Temporary predicament or long-term trend? CA is broke"

That depends.

On how much longer we have Democrat government.

Vote Obama.

Because California's Present can be America's Future: High Speed Rail to Bankruptcy!

Penny said...

"rhhardin said...

Sundog."

Ooooooh boy!

That sundog bears, or bore, a remarkable resemblance to someone else, or something else, I know, or I knew?

Meade said...

Gotta hand it to the Giants. They built it.

I'm looking forward to next season's Reds and Brewers. And Cardinals - who won Meadhouse hearts last year, the way they never gave up and battled to the end. And they still look like the team to beat the rest of the way this postseason.

Penny said...

I know for sure it doesn't look like Vicki, rh.

"Ghostrider in the Sky" comes to mind first.

Meade said...

By the way, my sports heroes are all dogs. Human sports heroes are just not trustworthy enough.

Penny said...

Then all of a sudden, it HIT me!

You found a cloud that resembles Althouse!

Penny said...

Contrast and compare rh's "Ghostrider in the Sky" to Althouse's profile picture!

It's uncanny!

But you gotta squint to see it.

Rusty said...

Oh damn.
The puppy just tried to play with a skunk.
Missing the last of the debate to give the doggeh a bath.

Biden is a douche.

wyo sis said...

Rusty
My condolences.
Skunk and puppy.
You will still be smelling it next year at this time. Just a reminder of the night both the puppy and Biden stunk up the place.

rcommal said...

I'd rather offer a nice cuppa, thank you.

Rusty said...

wyo sis said...
Rusty
My condolences.
Skunk and puppy.
You will still be smelling it next year at this time. Just a reminder of the night both the puppy and Biden stunk up the place.


She got it full in the face. Silly dog. She thinks every creature she meets wants to play.
After her extensive bath we tried a paste made from hydrogenproxide and baking soda. It seems to be working.
No amount of hydrogenproxide is going to make Biden smell any better.

Darcy said...

@Dan
@Methadras

Belatedly - thank you! Made me smile.

Methadras said...

Darcy said...

@Dan
@Methadras

Belatedly - thank you! Made me smile.


:D

McTriumph said...

There is nothing more beautiful in the sporting dog world as a chocolate lab, except maybe a liver and white Springer in the field. In the sporting dog world there are no smarter or better friends than a lab or springer, and they love the shit out of kids.