He's more machine now than dog
October 12, 2011 8:32 AM   Subscribe

Meet Bones Mello, an Italian greyhound disguised as an AT-AT.
posted by bewilderbeast (42 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
I forsee squirrels dragging cables.
posted by Standeck at 8:34 AM on October 12, 2011 [5 favorites]


You know your taxidermist is a Star Wars nerd When ...
posted by Foci for Analysis at 8:37 AM on October 12, 2011


Of course, if you want your dog to be an AT-ST, he'll require... modification.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:43 AM on October 12, 2011 [4 favorites]


The last picture is pretty great, and greyhounds kind of freak me out. I would hug an AT-AT that look at me like that.
posted by GenjiandProust at 8:44 AM on October 12, 2011


Is Bones a Whippet or an Italian Greyound? He definitely looks like an IG to me.

THIS IS IMPORTANT, PEOPLE!
posted by muddgirl at 8:45 AM on October 12, 2011


Italian greyhounds are the cutest dogs. That statement is up for some debate, but not much. With or without the AT-AT costume.
posted by kingbenny at 8:46 AM on October 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


oh my god his little puppy face I SHALL SMISH HIM
posted by elizardbits at 8:46 AM on October 12, 2011 [4 favorites]


muddgirl, his facebook profile says IG!
posted by bewilderbeast at 8:46 AM on October 12, 2011


That's a whippet - as identified at the link and suggested by the scale in other pictures.

This is what an IG looks like.
posted by Trurl at 8:48 AM on October 12, 2011


Oh, please. Doesn't anyone know a Multiple Use Labor Element when they see one?
posted by Smart Dalek at 8:49 AM on October 12, 2011 [5 favorites]


If only he had myotonia like a fainting goat. Then you could get him to fall down like a disabled AT-AT.
posted by steef at 8:49 AM on October 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


Whippet. Whippet good.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:50 AM on October 12, 2011 [4 favorites]


What until you guys see the Death Star costume I'm building for my pet hippo.
posted by bondcliff at 8:50 AM on October 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


I can't tell if whether the dog knows he's awesome.
posted by jabberjaw at 8:52 AM on October 12, 2011


On second look, yeah, IG. Carry on.
posted by Trurl at 8:52 AM on October 12, 2011


Whippet. Whippet good.
posted by mazola at 8:53 AM on October 12, 2011


I love dressing my pets up in clothes, and if you want to know why, look at photo 5.

That look that is a vague combination of confusion, betrayal, and depressed acceptance just absolutely cracks me up, and I can't resist any opportunity to see it.

Photo 10 is pretty fantastic as well, as it strongly suggests that if the owner wants to stay healthy, there Will be some belly rubs forthcoming when all this photo shit is over.
posted by quin at 8:54 AM on October 12, 2011 [4 favorites]


Looks just like a real AT-AT.

Nope! Chuck Testa.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 8:56 AM on October 12, 2011 [3 favorites]


Lobster Corgi is at the ready to defend the Rebel Alliance from dastardly Imperial foes.
posted by kmz at 8:58 AM on October 12, 2011


Lobster Corgi says: "It's a trap!"
posted by koeselitz at 9:01 AM on October 12, 2011 [5 favorites]


That look that is a vague combination of confusion, betrayal, and depressed acceptance just absolutely cracks me up, and I can't resist any opportunity to see it.

In my experience, Italian Greyhounds react with this expression in like 99% of situations. Something about the way their spine curves communicates "I'm scared and helpless and YOU MADE ME THIS WAY."
posted by muddgirl at 9:05 AM on October 12, 2011 [1 favorite]



*golf clap for the post title*
posted by blurker at 9:10 AM on October 12, 2011


In a loosely related matter, Silken Windhound sounds like a character name George Lucas might well have come up with. Luke Skywaker, Han Solo, Boba Fett, Silken Windhound... it just seems to fit.
posted by Wolfdog at 9:11 AM on October 12, 2011


I know a Silken Windhound named Derby and I not-so-secretly call him Derpy most of the time.
posted by Wolfdog at 9:12 AM on October 12, 2011 [2 favorites]


If we dress up half a dozen kittens as ewoks we could teach them to make giant log traps and recreate the battle of Endor.
posted by biffa at 9:16 AM on October 12, 2011 [3 favorites]


The best part is that Italian Greyhounds totally walk like AT-ATs if you put boots on them.
posted by rolandcrosby at 9:23 AM on October 12, 2011 [10 favorites]


These pets that get dressed up always look like they know their dignity is being assaulted.
posted by 6550 at 9:23 AM on October 12, 2011


If we dress up half a dozen kittens as ewoks

Oh yes. I can see that.
posted by quin at 9:25 AM on October 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


I like to imagine the anthropomorphized thought process of pets in these situations -- "I don't know what the fuck is going on, but this is the person that feeds me, and I'm pretty sure I'll get more food if I do this..."
posted by spiderskull at 9:28 AM on October 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


I desperately want to dress my dog up like this, but she is not so passive. Athena would eat that costume in 13 seconds flat.
posted by amj at 9:30 AM on October 12, 2011


If we dress up half a dozen kittens as ewoks

Kittens are naturally adept at destroying mechanical beasts.
posted by orme at 9:34 AM on October 12, 2011


Presumably the cat comes running around in a T-47 Air Speeder costume and wraps grappling line around his legs?
posted by Joey Michaels at 9:41 AM on October 12, 2011


So we need a kitten riding a tortoise pulling a ball of yarn?

This is all doable people! We can remake this movie with sad animals in costumes!
posted by quin at 9:52 AM on October 12, 2011


Handsome animal and I love the body stocking.
posted by rmhsinc at 10:32 AM on October 12, 2011


No-one's posted AT-AT Afternoon yet? Behold the life of a pet AT-AT.
posted by zamboni at 11:07 AM on October 12, 2011


oh my god his little puppy face I SHALL SMISH HIM

Thank you. "Smish" is now in my personal vocabulary.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:21 AM on October 12, 2011


he was coaxed into submission at the photo shoot with “a lot of cheese.”

At what point does that go pear-shaped and you get a backed-up pooch? Or is this something I should take to AskMe?
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 11:38 AM on October 12, 2011


Consider how many Silkens named Derby there are likely to be in the entire world, I should probably just go ahead and say: Hi, Laura! Haha. I only call him Derpy in the most affectionate way, because he is so lovable.
posted by Wolfdog at 12:02 PM on October 12, 2011


6550: "These pets that get dressed up always look like they know their dignity is being assaulted."

Obligatory link to petswhowanttokillthemselves.com. Though it would seem more sensible to kill their owners, rather than themselves.
posted by workerant at 12:44 PM on October 12, 2011


Dressing Up Your Dog As Boba Fett An AT-AT Is Something You Have To Devote A Weekend To
posted by Rhaomi at 12:58 PM on October 12, 2011


Is it just me or does that dog look mortified?
posted by LarryC at 2:58 PM on October 12, 2011


These pets that get dressed up always look like they know their dignity is being assaulted.

Dignity is the price you pay for domestication. Ask my wife.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 3:35 AM on October 13, 2011


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