Who's a good boy? Is it you? IS IT YOU?
July 29, 2011 12:17 PM   Subscribe

Here are some photos of dogs shaking off water, and here are some dogs that are having a great time running, and here are some more, and here are some awesome dogs doing some awesome jumps, and here are some dogs all dressed up in wacky costumes, and here are some plain-old handsome dogs posing for the camera.
posted by jbickers (62 comments total) 110 users marked this as a favorite

 
THIS POST IS THE BEST POST
posted by elizardbits at 12:22 PM on July 29, 2011 [13 favorites]


Gonna favorite this. Don't care what people gonna think. Gonna favorite this.
posted by entropone at 12:22 PM on July 29, 2011


I know I'm not the only one who saw these awesome pics and immediately recalled that one PJ Harvey album cover.
posted by Pants McCracky at 12:23 PM on July 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


WHO'S A GOOD FRONT PAGE POSTER? IS IT YOU? YES YOU ARE! YES YOU ARE!
posted by amy lecteur at 12:24 PM on July 29, 2011 [10 favorites]


Immediate laughter! This is awesome. Thanks so much.
posted by OmieWise at 12:27 PM on July 29, 2011


Previously
posted by baf at 12:32 PM on July 29, 2011


I so want to be that second dog in the running dogs link. Or at least feel exactly the same feeling he's feeling at that moment.
Seems like pure joy to me.
posted by newpotato at 12:33 PM on July 29, 2011


Oh YAY dogs! Happy smiles on Friday. Yes!

Aww, love these. Happy flying dog used to be my FaceBook profile pic.

Ready for Woodstock. Ha!

Adding melting dog, harem dog, coon hound, heart-rending coming back from the brink story dog, colorblind dog and reborn into the mix.
posted by nickyskye at 12:33 PM on July 29, 2011 [5 favorites]


These pictures make me feel very happy. Thank you!
posted by parakeetdog at 12:36 PM on July 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Awww, those greyhound pups in the running link remind me of my late, great grey Trai. He was a racetrack rescue and we had him for 11 wonderful years. Unlike most dogs who express their joy and happiness by licking your face silly and jumping up and putting paws on shoulders, he exhibited joy by running. Every day when I returned home from work (even though Mr. Adams, who worked from home, had been there all day with him...Trai was my baby) Trai would "nose" the doorknob and whimper when he heard my footsteps on the front porch, and then run several laps around the coffee table in joy when I entered the house. Whenever I got his leash out for his daily walk, we could never just step outside and start walking. I had to first let him loose in the back yard where he'd run many laps to express his excitement of one of his favorite things - a walk! Yay! Only when he was ready would he trot over to the gate and wait for me to attach his leash.
posted by Oriole Adams at 12:37 PM on July 29, 2011 [6 favorites]


Aw, these dogs are so cute, look at the one with the smile and SQUIRREL!
posted by misha at 12:37 PM on July 29, 2011


YAYpuppypuppypuppypuppypuppyYAY! Today is ALL BETTER! YAY!
posted by Kpele at 12:39 PM on July 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


I wonder why "running dog" ever became an insult.
posted by Trurl at 12:41 PM on July 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


October 23, 2001
12:52 PM Subscribe

Dogs on treadmills. Dogs wearing diapers. Dogs watching TV. Dogs depressed about Sept. 11. Dogs on dates. No point really, there just seems to be lots of cool dogs out there doing human stuff. Rock on, dogs!
posted by luser (21 comments total) [add to favorites] [!]

All to say that this kind of post never gets old. Rock on dogs, indeed.
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 12:45 PM on July 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


Careful there dogs, this here internet belongs to the cats.
posted by auto-correct at 12:45 PM on July 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


Right, time to take our girl to the beach as soon as possible for a "THIS is what I was barking about!!" moment. Photos are good but the real thing is even better.
posted by N-stoff at 12:47 PM on July 29, 2011


Reminds me why my dogs are far better for my health than any drug. Thanks for these!
posted by blucevalo at 12:55 PM on July 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Now, this is great: Puppy fakes her own death while playing.
posted by ericb at 12:55 PM on July 29, 2011 [12 favorites]


Sad dog.
Happy dog.
REALLY happy dog.
posted by elsietheeel at 1:00 PM on July 29, 2011


baf: Previously

Basset Hounds running made me think of this post, featuring people running in silly ways, in slow motion (to Nujabes, RIP).
posted by filthy light thief at 1:06 PM on July 29, 2011


I approve of this post. However, it is sadly highlighting my dog-less state of existence.
posted by graxe at 1:15 PM on July 29, 2011 [4 favorites]


I thought I'd never see anything sillier than beedogs. But the dogs shaking water off themselves have utterly replaced beedogs as my new favorite pictures of dogs in utterly silly positions.
posted by sotonohito at 1:16 PM on July 29, 2011


HURRAY FOR DOGS!
posted by trip and a half at 1:25 PM on July 29, 2011


I usually look for rabbits and squirrels in the back yard before I "release the hounds" - our two hunting dogs - not so much because I care about the wildlife. After all, they got through the fence, they can get back out of it. However, they can carry fleas and disease and I don't want to encourage the dogs.

Not that they need encouraging - they are vicious apex predators after all.

The other day, I looked and didn't see the rabbit there when I let the dogs out. My youngest dog, a German Shorthaired Pointer, locked up in a full point when the rabbit twitched. Then, it gave a nervous hop, and the game was afoot. The rabbit got three hops in by the time the dog cleared the 50 or so feet to it. And the dog hit it like a great white on a seal. The dog caught the rabbit midstride in a full sprint and flung it into the air a good 20 feet or so, and managed to do a 180 and almost catch it in the time the parabola was traversed. When the rabbit hit the ground it was stunned and probably broken. The dog picked up the rabbit, who, with what fight it had left screeched and scratched and bit the hell out of his face - but the dog with the nonchalance of something nonchalant, merely shook the life out of it.

The whole event was over before I really even realized it had happened.

When he brought me his catch, he was wiggling and shaking and wagging and very, very proud of himself. He literally pranced. "Did you see that, human ? I GOT US DINNER! YEAH!!!!" He had executed the perfect ambush and he was alight with the thrill of it. He probably didn't even realize he was bleeding from his face and lips.

As bad as I felt for the rabbit - and it was a fine specimen at that - it was hard not to take some joy in the dog's thrill. After he gave me the prey - what he thought might be his dinner - he went to work on finding any other game might be in the yard. The rush of adrenaline and the thrill of the hunt meant that it took him another 30 minutes to settle down enough to poop and come back in, even in the rain.

He was bouncy all night, but even at that, this vicious killer settled down enough to let me tend to his painful looking wounds before curling up in my lap to sleep and dream of large fields full of game.

If you have never worked with a hunting dog - I highly encourage you to do it. It is an amazing thing. I will tell you, with all sincerity, that I don't care if I ever shoot a bird - the thrill of hunting with a dog is entirely in the joy that exudes from every movement they make.

Here he is last spring at a training event.
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 1:31 PM on July 29, 2011 [12 favorites]


Here is a dog who wants an indoor swimming pool and, goddammit, he is going to have one.
posted by The Bellman at 1:33 PM on July 29, 2011 [17 favorites]


This is what I think of this post.
posted by rewil at 1:37 PM on July 29, 2011 [13 favorites]


Also: Here is a picture of a dog who is running and who is the best dog only partly because he is my dog. You may download it at full resolution if you wish. It makes an excellent desktop for people who like my dog. Which is everybody who matters.
posted by The Bellman at 1:40 PM on July 29, 2011 [10 favorites]


I know they're kind of ridiculous and I generally don't care for small dogs, but Bichon Frises are fucking adorable.
posted by nathancaswell at 1:43 PM on July 29, 2011


This is my boy Dexter, drying off at a beach on Lake Erie.
posted by IAmBroom at 1:48 PM on July 29, 2011 [5 favorites]


"I'm the Alpha."
"I knooow"

posted by Sweetie Darling at 1:55 PM on July 29, 2011 [8 favorites]


Here is one of our dogs, Nina, doing an awesome jump. And having a great time running. And dressed as Dracula.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 2:06 PM on July 29, 2011 [4 favorites]


Our greyhound running. Some dogs in mid-air at our local park.
posted by nev at 2:09 PM on July 29, 2011 [5 favorites]


related
posted by nickyskye at 2:11 PM on July 29, 2011


The site with the dogs in costumes somehow knows me on a deep and meaningful level.

You might also like 12 Most Amazing Dog Shaped Cakes, it says.

OH GOD YES DOG SHAPED CAKES CLICK CLICK CLICK.

I would feel really very conflicted about cutting into the second one especially. Even more so about the sad cakey bassett hound head looking accusingly up from my plate with its soulful eyes.
posted by emmtee at 2:13 PM on July 29, 2011


But I'll bet none of these can beg for food as well as my dog. (Who is now a full year and about 130 pounds bigger, but no less whiny.)
posted by ThatSomething at 2:44 PM on July 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


I would feel really very conflicted about cutting into the second one especially.

It would really really have to be red velvet cake.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 2:46 PM on July 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


Some of those dogs aren't running or jumping. They're levitating from sheer joy.
posted by deborah at 3:01 PM on July 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


Flying angel Boxer (not my dog, I just love the picture)

Shit picture of my dog jumping.

This is the best MeFi post in ages.
posted by Ufez Jones at 3:08 PM on July 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


DOOOOOOOOOOOG VOOOOOOOORRRRRTTTTTTEEEEEXXXXXXXXXX
posted by Uppity Pigeon #2 at 3:30 PM on July 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


THIS POST IS THE BEST POST
posted by elizardbits


Yes. Yes it is.
posted by dogmom at 3:45 PM on July 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


This one makes my eyes leak. Treats for everyone!
posted by Standeck at 3:53 PM on July 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


My dog Kenda jumping into the lake
Smiling on Folly Beach
Running, somewhat derpishly
posted by workerant at 5:00 PM on July 29, 2011 [3 favorites]


little puppy big slipper, on the run
posted by nickyskye at 5:08 PM on July 29, 2011 [6 favorites]


TDIF: Thank Dog It's Friday.
posted by oneswellfoop at 5:43 PM on July 29, 2011 [3 favorites]


Is it just me or are the ads (or links to other posts?) at the bottom of that 2nd link (dogs running) more than a little NSFW? I mean, I'm glad I wasn't just scrolling down looking at cute puppies with my daughter... Is this something I should flag or is it somehow a fluke?
posted by zorrine at 6:03 PM on July 29, 2011


I’ll just leave this here.
posted by spitefulcrow at 6:42 PM on July 29, 2011 [2 favorites]


GOGGIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!
posted by liza at 6:43 PM on July 29, 2011


Thank you.
posted by dig_duggler at 7:22 PM on July 29, 2011 [1 favorite]


Dogs in Slow Motion
posted by empath at 9:09 PM on July 29, 2011


Thank you everybody. This really is the best post.

I submit a crappy video of my girl knocking me on my ass as I tried to capture the beauty that she is when she runs.
Notice at the end of the video that she is actually sitting on me.
posted by msali at 10:04 PM on July 29, 2011 [8 favorites]


Animals close-up with a wide-angle lens! Wearing hats!

Well, they are pretty cute...

spitefulcrow ... Funny how the beedogs site is still great even though it hasn't been updated in five years.

I only wish Carli Davidson didn't put her watermark right in the middle of each shot. I understand unauthorized use is a problem with digital images, but kinda ruins what are otherwise great photos. Her set for the handicapped pet project don't have this problem, and they're worth checking out. Especially this one.
posted by krinklyfig at 11:15 PM on July 29, 2011


Hee hee, bee dogs. About six years ago I had a friend and her dog come to a Halloween party with matching bee costumes. The dog for some reason came nude (and happy and excited) and got its costume put on mid-party. Never before had I seen a dog start trying to hide out of obvious embarrassment.
posted by fantabulous timewaster at 12:05 AM on July 30, 2011


Squeee! Love this post.
This is the perfect excuse for me to post the video of my dog Abby commuting to work.
posted by heatherbeth at 8:05 AM on July 30, 2011 [3 favorites]


Just wanted to add an upsidedowndog.
posted by likeso at 10:10 AM on July 30, 2011


I have some depressive tendencies + can't have a dog in my place right now. Let me tell you this is the BEST antidote for sadness, depression, etc EVER. Thanks for making my day. (Bookmarked and paid forward!)
posted by snap_dragon at 12:23 PM on July 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


There are many, many bad things about dogs, but I think the worst is that they're not cats.
posted by Decani at 1:17 PM on July 30, 2011


...and yet, if someone made this post about cute, well-dressed genitalia doing interesting things, it would be frowned upon, even with a NSFW! Where's the justice?!
posted by markkraft at 3:20 AM on July 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


DOGGIES!

DoggiesDoggiesDoggiesDoggiesDoggiesDoggies...oh, hell, just see previous link.







(doggies!)
posted by magstheaxe at 2:51 PM on July 31, 2011 [1 favorite]


I know they're kind of ridiculous and I generally don't care for small dogs, but Bichon Frises are fucking adorable.

I grew up with a Bichon. I was about 8 when I convinced my parents we needed a dog. I dreamed every night after they agreed about having a huge Golden Retriever named Einstein and we would go out and play fetch and run around every day.

Instead, we got a Bichon. My brother is allergic to dogs and it was the only breed that wouldn't make him miserable. We drove out to a Mennonite farm in western Pennsylvania, where the owner was breeding Bichons as a hobby. Gizmo (for that is what we named her) was tiny and wet (it was raining) and miserable, and we took her home.

That dog was the biggest contradiction I have ever met. A huge prima donna, she would only ever sleep in my parents' bed, was incredibly picky with what she ate (her food had to be warmed up and a little liverwurst included), and generally had the run of the house. However, she was the big dog I always wanted in a ten pound frame. When strangers came to the door, they always thought we had a German Shepherd because of the big, throaty barking that would come from this prissy little animal. We would take her on bike rides and she would outrun us while we were pedaling flat out. She got in the habit of chasing rocks that we would throw.

She was energetic and playful right up until the very end. My parents have since gotten another Bichon, slightly more mellow, but these little pups are not lapdogs.
posted by backseatpilot at 8:02 AM on August 1, 2011


But I'll bet none of these can beg for food as well as my dog yt . (Who is now a full year and about 130 pounds bigger, but no less whiny.)

That is exactly the way my Dexter lets me know I've let his water dish go dry, ThatSomething. (He's now 15 mos and 60 lb.)
posted by IAmBroom at 11:54 AM on August 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Her set for the handicapped pet project don't have this problem, and they're worth checking out. Especially this one.

Davidson has a gallery of pictures devoted to Ramen Noodle, who appears to be an awesome little dog.
posted by zamboni at 7:24 AM on August 5, 2011


Ramen Noodle, the double amputee poodle, playing with his kitten.
posted by zamboni at 7:31 AM on August 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


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