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Tiny puppies napping on tiny couches! (SLYT)

BEHOLD it is 5-day-old yorkie puppies snoozing pudgily on (and occasionally off of) little leather couches.
posted by elizardbits (40 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
Just wait until those puppies learn to use the remote! They will never get off those couches again!
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:17 AM on November 8, 2013 [3 favorites]


Where does one even buy tiny puppy sized couches. Is this an entire world of which I have known nothing? IS THERE A TINY PUPPY IKEA PLEASE TELL ME.
posted by elizardbits at 9:19 AM on November 8, 2013 [16 favorites]


They are very cute and all, but my biggest reaction was to be jealous of those tiny puppies for their super-comfortable looking couches that are just the right size for them. I'm kind of confused by this, because I have a super-comfortable couch that is the right size for me.
posted by aubilenon at 9:22 AM on November 8, 2013 [11 favorites]


I did not know how much I needed to be able to rub a dog's entire belly with just two fingers. But right now it feels like I need it very much.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:27 AM on November 8, 2013 [3 favorites]


Metafilter: IS THERE A TINY PUPPY IKEA PLEASE TELL ME.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 9:27 AM on November 8, 2013 [4 favorites]


Love the tiny puppy ottomans
posted by JohnnyGunn at 9:30 AM on November 8, 2013


How did they get footage of me waking up after a long nap? Yes I am dog.
posted by 2bucksplus at 9:30 AM on November 8, 2013


I went to meet my puppy when he was five days old and approximately that size. He didn't have his own couch, though.

The best part was that my breeder kept trying to pry me away from the tiny ones go go see the other, older puppies, and said, "you really should go outside to see the other ones...these guys are basically just potatoes right now."

Teeny widdle delicious puppy potatoes.
posted by phunniemee at 9:30 AM on November 8, 2013 [8 favorites]


I've prepared a pie chart of elizardbits's FPPs by topic.
posted by jcreigh at 9:31 AM on November 8, 2013 [68 favorites]


Now, see - what's great about this is that one day those tiny Ikeas are going to grow up and their bodies will grow into the paws and they will have long, pink tongues. Their fur will be warm, and occasionally smell like damp earth, garbage and heat.

But the best kind of heat because those same tiny Ikeas will one day dominate the headboard space on your bed and you'll wake up with a warm furry Ikea paw in your mouf.

Because one day those tiny Ikeas will want to play catch with you, and do zoomies down the hallway and get spastic after bath time.

Because one day those tiny Ikeas. Because.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 9:31 AM on November 8, 2013 [6 favorites]


Love the tiny puppy ottomans

You wouldn't be so quick to say that if you were a tiny puppy byzantine.
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:33 AM on November 8, 2013 [50 favorites]


When my mother was young in the 60's she worked in a veterinary hospital. Mostly this glamorous work involved moving poop from one place to another.

One day, however, there was an entire litter of stillborn puppies. The dog who had just given birth was too exhausted to interact with them. The head vet called everyone in to the room and handed out little dead puppies. He told them how to gently rub them and get their breathing started.

To this day my mother describes rubbing a dead puppy in her hands and having it suddenly come alive as one of the most magical experiences she has ever had.

Every puppy was saved.
posted by poe at 9:39 AM on November 8, 2013 [103 favorites]


Those couches seem like a poor substitute for the warmth of a mother's tummy.
posted by Atom Eyes at 9:48 AM on November 8, 2013 [4 favorites]


Those couches seem like a poor substitute for the warmth of a mother's tummy.

Each couch is actually filled with even tinier puppies (ETPs), so they are all pretty warm. The ETPs tend to wiggle, thus all the falling off the couches. Strange but true!
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:52 AM on November 8, 2013 [7 favorites]


One day around my 8th birthday my parents woke me with some sad news; my beloved hamster was found dead, cold and stiff, in his cage that morning. They asked if I wanted to see and perhaps hold him before they made preparations for his final disposition, I said yes. Tearfully I held my little friend's cold, rigid body for what I believed was the last time. As I hugged his little furry body against mine it seemed as if his body was becoming more and more pliable, soon I could have sworn I saw his nose twitch. My father said it was just my imagination, but then it did it again and he saw! Then again and again and soon, as his body warmed with our touch he was twitching and wiggling as if nothing had happened!

This rigor vitalis would happen from time to time from there on out for about a year. Each time we had a protocol. Out would come dad's electric heat pad that he used on his sore back and we'd dutifully roll his little body up like a little burrito until out of its end would emerge a tiny twitching resurrected nose!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 9:56 AM on November 8, 2013 [24 favorites]


Those couches seem like a poor substitute for the warmth of a mother's tummy.

It's not a big deal to pop them out and interact with them for a little while, and mostly it's the puppies that keep each other warm anyhow. We do this when we have litters after a day or two -- scoop one up, lie down on the couch, plop puppy on tummy or chest and pat it for a few minutes while watching tv. At the next commercial, swap puppies.

It's always nice (except when one has been shat upon), but honestly pretty dull for the first couple weeks -- they're mostly just warm slightly wiggly blobs, and at most they might try to nurse on your chin or nose hard enough to leave a hickey. Once their eyes open they start being a lot more interactive.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 10:30 AM on November 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Every puppy was saved.

Just this once, every puppy lives!
posted by Lemurrhea at 10:38 AM on November 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


Is this *really* the best of the w.... OH MY GOD HE FELL OFF THE COUCH AND HIS LEGS WENT STRAIGHT UP!
posted by cacofonie at 10:38 AM on November 8, 2013 [8 favorites]


The 10th Regiment of Foot: "
This rigor vitalis would happen from time to time from there on out for about a year. Each time we had a protocol. Out would come dad's electric heat pad that he used on his
"

Your hamster was attempting to hibernate through the cold spell.

My mother found my gerbil doing the same thing, and stuck the poor thing under the hot air exhaust vent. It died within a day from the trauma.

I like your upbringing better.
posted by IAmBroom at 10:43 AM on November 8, 2013 [3 favorites]


ROU_Xenophobe: "and at most they might try to nurse on your chin or nose hard enough to leave a hickey"

Gads, now I want a puppy hicky...
posted by IAmBroom at 10:46 AM on November 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


Actually it can hurt a little.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 11:07 AM on November 8, 2013


I mean, not much. Nothing like the shredding you get when their little needle teeth come in. But it can go from schnuffle-schnuffle-schnuffle AWWWWWW to hey-stop-it pretty quickly.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 11:19 AM on November 8, 2013


This rigor vitalis would happen from time to time from there on out for about a year.

I like this story. It's like Pet Cemetery, only not as scary.
posted by GenjiandProust at 11:47 AM on November 8, 2013


MY VOICE IS SO HIGH PITCHED RIGHT NOW IT MIGHT NEVER COME BACK DOWN
posted by billiebee at 12:15 PM on November 8, 2013 [13 favorites]


This rigor vitalis would happen from time to time from there on out for about a year.

We had something similar happen to my parents' old cat. Somehow she'd gotten into the chest freezer in the shed and my father found her a couple of hours later, when she was almost frozen stiff. He took her into the living room and into the warmest spot in the house to get her body temperature up and my mum was calling the vet to ask what to do. All of kids were panicking of course, frantic with worry, but the vet had a tip. Cats when they get so undercooled need some stimulant to wake up, something harmless but irritating to get everything working again. So my dad got some petroleum, lighter fluid or something and carefully opened her mouth and dripped some in her throat.

The cat remained still while we were holding our breath, then suddenly she coughed and woke up, her eyes huge and panicky. Before we could do anything she suddenly jumped out of her little cat bed and started racing around the living room, up the couches, behind the telly, under the cupboards, up into the curtains, down again, faster and faster while we tried to catch her and calm her down.

This continued for several minutes and we couldn't catch her, then suddenly she stopped and flopped on her side, motionless.

You know what happened?

That's right, she ran out of fuel.
posted by MartinWisse at 12:35 PM on November 8, 2013 [4 favorites]


this video is proof that leather couches are too damn slippery
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 12:38 PM on November 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


Aww, those puppies aren't so tiny.
posted by moonmilk at 1:48 PM on November 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


That's right, she ran out of fuel.

Aww, what about after that, was she okay?
posted by JHarris at 2:09 PM on November 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


I think I'm broken. That does not look cute to me, it looks cruel. They can't see and can barely move. All they want is mom and a pile of siblings to cuddle with. : (
posted by double bubble at 3:52 PM on November 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Them puppies ain't done yet.
posted by KingEdRa at 6:18 PM on November 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Those puppies are tiny!

The couches upon which they are napping are tiny!

They are tiny puppies napping on tiny couches!
posted by jaguar at 7:05 PM on November 8, 2013


I was reading this for the happy puppy comments, but now I'm freaking out that when I buried my son's poor cold dead hamster, he was only poor and cold, but not really dead...this may haunt my dreams. So potentially sorry, Mr. Hampsty.
posted by Cloudberry Sky at 7:24 PM on November 8, 2013 [5 favorites]


Yeah, I'm wondering the same thing, Cloudberry Sky. Does that same phenomenon happen to rabbits? I wonder. Poor things.

Anyway :( going to watch this again and go to sleep with thoughts of cute, tiny puppies!
posted by one teak forest at 10:39 PM on November 8, 2013


I love how baby animals sleep so hard.

Cutest of all were the baby rabbits we bottle-fed* after finding them in their burrow which had been smashed by a cow walking over it. Sitting on the floor at 3am, with a lapful of taut tummies and milky bunny moustaches, I'd nod off, to be wakened by the "thud" "plop" "boing" of comatose bunnies hitting the floor.
They never twitched.

My two year old also occasionally rolls onto the floor, gives one yell loud enough to rip the household from sleep, and then immediately resumes snoring in situ.

*We weren't particularly good at being hard-hearted and practical farmers. Countless generations of farming in our blood and we still get excited about "lambie-baas".
posted by Catch at 2:18 AM on November 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Something wrong with me, I can't bear watching the puppy fall off the tacky couch and not understand how to roll over while people film and laugh. They need their nest where they can pile on each other and get to mama.

But the elizardbit's compilation was fun.
posted by thinkpiece at 10:00 AM on November 9, 2013


I'm freaking out that when I buried my son's poor cold dead hamster, he was only poor and cold, but not really dead

When my sister got married I was charged with looking after their goldfish when they were on honeymoon. For two weeks I made the 45 minute round trip every other day to check on him and feed him. He was freakishly old for a fish and had been my now BIL's since he was a student. The day before they got home I arrived for my final visit, only to to find him floating at the top of the bowl and smelling decidedly, well, fishy. I was gutted he'd died on my watch. The little bastard couldn't wait one more day?! It was traumatic enough flushing him, then having to pick them up at the airport and break the news. But the worst bit was when I told my friend a few days later and she said "You know sometimes they just look dead but if you change the water they come around?" No. No I did not know that. Crap.

RIP Mr Miyagi.
posted by billiebee at 10:48 AM on November 9, 2013


They are tiny puppies napping on tiny couches!

Actually, I am beginning to imagine that this is a prank by elizardbits, and those are actually gigantic puppies on full-sized couches!
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:00 PM on November 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


thinkpiece: "They need their nest where they can pile on each other and get to mama."

Ah, not to worry. They do plenty of falling off the pile when they're with their siblings and mama too.
posted by SuperSquirrel at 6:25 PM on November 9, 2013


I keep wanting the giant hand to cover it with a tiny hideously-colored afghan, because that's the best way to couch nap.
posted by MsDaniB at 11:10 PM on November 9, 2013 [3 favorites]


When I was in junior high, my dad (always one to do what he thought was OK, even if it ever so slightly wasn't) live-trapped a golden mantled ground squirrel in the forests of northern Idaho. Ignoring (or unaware of) the dangers of rabies and the fact that we might or might not have trapped the squirrel on National Forest land, we took her home, set up a cage with a wheel and a hollowed out log, and commenced to make her a pet.

Chipper (yes, we thought she was a chipmunk at first, the markings are similar) lived in captivity for five or six years, and she never stopped hibernating in the winter. She would disappear into her hollowed-out log, cover herself in shredded newspaper, and sleep for days or weeks at time. Occasionally we would take her out and hold her cool little body, not trying to warm it, but just to hold her, since she never let herself be held or petted while she was awake.

Today I can't justify my family having owned a wild squirrel as a pet (she wasn't rabid, but then she never seriously bit us, either), but she was an important part of the family while I was growing up, and this little view of natural behavior, the actual seeing and touching an animal while hibernating, was fascinating.

Oh, and I think these puppies are ardorkable.
posted by lhauser at 1:10 PM on November 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


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