Bad day? This may help.
August 3, 2014 10:13 AM   Subscribe

 
Posted because there's been so much horror and ugly all around the world lately, I figured we could all use a break.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 10:15 AM on August 3, 2014 [11 favorites]


I've been having a pretty good day, actually, and having watched this video, I feel immune to any possible negative changes in the quality of the day.

Also, people who will get face-down on the floor to play with pets (or kids) are the best kinds of people.

Also: SQUEEEEE!
posted by obfuscation at 10:18 AM on August 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


That little dictatorial monster is repeatedly putting its foot down. Don't be fooled by the cuteness of that boss.
posted by srboisvert at 10:22 AM on August 3, 2014 [3 favorites]


Just to confirm: yep, it's adorable.
posted by mixedmetaphors at 10:32 AM on August 3, 2014


Yep.
posted by Glinn at 10:51 AM on August 3, 2014


Posted because there's been so much horror and ugly all around the world lately

After the above the fold FPP I was thinking "boy he didn't really monger any fear at all". Thanks (?) for rectifying this!

Anyway: I feel like Jim Henson just have seen one of these at a formative age.
posted by aubilenon at 11:05 AM on August 3, 2014


This is why I do not have a little dog: my productivity would drop to zero as I spent all day every day lying on the floor and scratching his little tummy and letting him nibble my ears.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 11:16 AM on August 3, 2014 [3 favorites]


Meet Rooney.
posted by pjern at 11:18 AM on August 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


I saw this a few days ago, and ever since then I've been trying to figure out what the opening notes to the music are reminding me of. I think it might be the theme song to some Japanese or American cartoon show, where those opening notes accompany the name of the show or something. Argh!

Oh yeah, also, that is a cute puppy.

Waaait, my brain just burped up "Spinning on Air - with host David Garland" to match the tune. That can't possibly be right, can it?
posted by moonmilk at 11:19 AM on August 3, 2014


Rooney is also adorbs!
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 11:20 AM on August 3, 2014


When it comes to body language, the only way this guy could be more fluent in dog is if he had done the "shoulders down / ass up" pose, because clearly, he wanted to play.
posted by radwolf76 at 11:28 AM on August 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


Do you have anything in spaniel?
posted by biffa at 11:46 AM on August 3, 2014 [2 favorites]


I RSS a couple "cute animals" tumblrs specifically as 'life chasers', and recently I've been treated to a puppy so cute he considers his own mirror reflection a threat, this gif of somebody's dog-headed roommate, and this puppy who you can apparently get at your local theater's concession stand (let's all go to the lobby!)

It's good to be reminded the cats do NOT have a monopoly on the kyooot.
posted by oneswellfoop at 11:57 AM on August 3, 2014 [4 favorites]


"I saw this a few days ago, and ever since then I've been trying to figure out what the opening notes to the music are reminding me of. I think it might be the theme song to some Japanese or American cartoon show, where those opening notes accompany the name of the show or something. Argh!"

I was spinning my wheels trying to figure out where I'd heard this before and finally recalled that it's the theme music from "My Name is Nobody" Not sure if that'll scratch your itch, but it took care of mine.
posted by calamari kid at 11:58 AM on August 3, 2014 [3 favorites]


Does this puppy have adorable big floppy ears and huge paws like a German Shepherd puppy does?

Because, if it does not, then I fear you may be mistaken re: its status as most adorbs puppy in the universe.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 11:59 AM on August 3, 2014 [4 favorites]


I am not mistaken. Pls see Exhibit A.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 12:00 PM on August 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


Can't. Too busy watching German Shepherd puppy videos.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 12:05 PM on August 3, 2014 [2 favorites]


Related.
posted by oneswellfoop at 12:43 PM on August 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


"shoulders down / ass up" pose

That's the "play bow" in dog body language. That's a real term.
posted by sidereal at 12:47 PM on August 3, 2014 [1 favorite]




Thanks fffm! Today I was stressed but now I am a puddle of bliss. I want to loop this and watch it for approximately the rest of my life.
posted by billiebee at 1:26 PM on August 3, 2014


++++ WOULD PUPPY AGAIN
posted by dhartung at 1:50 PM on August 3, 2014 [3 favorites]


I think you folks saved my bacon today. I was totally all "fuck it, I'm selling everything I own and moving to the Outer Hebrides" before. Now I'm smiling and a little more content with the world. And I'm not even a big fan of little foofy dogs.

But these videos are great, and are giving me hearts-ease.
posted by Archer25 at 2:01 PM on August 3, 2014 [2 favorites]


This is a nice side dish to the kittencams from earlier this week. I may be a cat person, but I have a soft spot for shih tzus.
posted by monopas at 3:53 PM on August 3, 2014


oh my g-d that is the best thing ever.
the music makes it perfect.
posted by Conrad-Casserole at 4:05 PM on August 3, 2014


And I so recently talked my husband out of adopting a small army of tiny dogs (he suggested ten) after a chance encounter with a teacup yorkie. Well. Crap.
posted by deludingmyself at 5:05 PM on August 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


That's the "play bow" in dog body language. That's a real term.

Yep! I know, was just going for the description instead of the jargon, for the benefit of those not in the know.
posted by radwolf76 at 5:33 PM on August 3, 2014


When he was a kitten, one of my cats used to suck on my earlobes while I was sleeping. I think my wife facilitated that. It was really cute, though his teeth were wicked sharp. We named him Nibbler.

When she was a tiny puppy, our black lab was shiny like a black jellybean. So we named her Jellybean. She was great to sleep with then. She still is, but now she pushes me out of the bed at night.
posted by double block and bleed at 5:57 PM on August 3, 2014


Oh my God. The foot thing. Too too cute.

Husband: If i had that puppy, I would get nothing done. I would lie around on the floor all day long just like that guy.

Me: I think it says in the comments that the guy has already lost his home, savings and marriage to that dog. It is the crack of pets.
posted by kinnakeet at 8:09 PM on August 3, 2014 [1 favorite]


Was there a puppy in this video? I was too focused on the hot dilf to notice.
posted by yellowcandy at 8:27 PM on August 3, 2014 [2 favorites]


Our Lipsie does that very same paw thing and it is similarly 'dorbs.

In case you're wondering, no, I do not know why she has a D4 taped to her head in that picture.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 9:04 PM on August 3, 2014


You guys I watched this and it IS adorable.
posted by pkingdesign at 10:20 PM on August 3, 2014


We had a shih tzu that we got when I was about 13. It is utterly impossible not to get down on the floor like this to play with them. My elderly grandfather, who didn't like dogs, got down on the floor to play with our puppy. THERE IS NO RESISTING. FOOT THING!!
posted by desuetude at 10:43 PM on August 3, 2014


Glad to see Stephen Sondheim got a puppy!
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 12:38 AM on August 4, 2014


I wasn't having a bad day, til I read the word "adorbs"...
posted by thingonaspring at 2:24 AM on August 4, 2014


When I was young, my father used to raise litters of English Pointers, and I used to love to let them all out and lay on the ground and let them all assault me. I miss the puppy snuggles/attacks.
posted by 4ster at 6:14 PM on August 4, 2014


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