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April 24, 2015 6:02 PM   Subscribe

 
'tis a wee bit o' derp.
posted by nevercalm at 6:09 PM on April 24, 2015 [3 favorites]


blep.
posted by sebastienbailard at 6:11 PM on April 24, 2015 [15 favorites]


In cats, this type of behaviour is called a Flehmen response, allowing the sensitive vomeronasal or 'Jacobson's' organ to detect pheromones and other interesting odours.

In dogs, it is because dogs are ridiculous.
posted by the uncomplicated soups of my childhood at 6:11 PM on April 24, 2015 [45 favorites]


metafilter: a wee bit o' derp.

(Here's my dog!)
posted by moonmilk at 6:12 PM on April 24, 2015 [10 favorites]


Yessssss this is an excellent post.

I almost never catch my dog with his tongue out. He has a very tidy little mouth. Sometimes, though! Which he quickly corrects as soon as he sees me hold up my phone.
posted by phunniemee at 6:13 PM on April 24, 2015 [11 favorites]


SQUEALINGGGGGGGGGG
posted by clavicle at 6:15 PM on April 24, 2015 [4 favorites]


Only after smoking a buro.
posted by clavdivs at 6:16 PM on April 24, 2015 [2 favorites]


In dogs, it is because dogs are ridiculous.

Actually, a flehmen response in cats would involve a mouth which is completely open, since the point is to run air over the roof of the mouth where the vomeronasal organ is located. Licking the air in dogs is a sign of discomfort or nervousness, and a couple of dogs in these photos appear to be displaying that to me. That said, a little bit of tongue sticking out like that is frequently "I got my tongue stuck here and I forgot to care about it," in my experience.

Which is to say, because ridiculous.
posted by sciatrix at 6:17 PM on April 24, 2015 [23 favorites]


STOP IT
posted by So You're Saying These Are Pants? at 6:27 PM on April 24, 2015 [2 favorites]


the uncomplicated soups of my childhood: Evidently dogs have the same organ and the same response, but I still prefer to think they do the tongue thing because they know how cute they look doing it.
posted by ilama at 6:30 PM on April 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


Well, this is it. The reason for the Internet.
posted by dhens at 6:31 PM on April 24, 2015 [12 favorites]


My oldest dog, she's about 9 now, this is when she was 6ish months old.

Sleeptongue and squishface when they wake up are two of the cutest things about dogsleep. The sleepyips and sleeptwitchings are also adorable.
posted by HermitDog at 6:40 PM on April 24, 2015 [9 favorites]


I think you mean :Þ
posted by Bee'sWing at 6:47 PM on April 24, 2015 [6 favorites]


This is called in the house of winns baloney tongue.
posted by winna at 6:56 PM on April 24, 2015 [2 favorites]


Mine
posted by Tenuki at 6:57 PM on April 24, 2015 [7 favorites]


YES

YES THEY ARE
posted by griphus at 7:05 PM on April 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


People, come on. This is a canine raspberry. These dogs are expressing an opinion.
posted by datawrangler at 7:08 PM on April 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


Kenda says to tell y'all "thbbbpt."
posted by workerant at 7:14 PM on April 24, 2015 [5 favorites]


I think if I did with my tongue what dogs (and especially cats) do, I wouldn't want to be overly burdened with tongue-awareness.
posted by uosuaq at 7:15 PM on April 24, 2015 [2 favorites]


This is the best. This is the best use of the Internet. Lookit the pups!
posted by darksong at 7:25 PM on April 24, 2015 [3 favorites]


Nucky.

This derp has an almost presidential aura about it.
posted by dreamlanding at 7:28 PM on April 24, 2015 [7 favorites]


workerant: "Kenda says to tell y'all "thbbbpt.""

Fido would like to comment as well.
posted by namewithoutwords at 7:36 PM on April 24, 2015 [7 favorites]


I need to buy more favourites. Where do I buy more favourites?
posted by If only I had a penguin... at 7:40 PM on April 24, 2015 [4 favorites]


This is one of those things like babies with food on their faces that nearly everyone finds adorable even though I find it kinda gross.
posted by painquale at 7:52 PM on April 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


It's ok, painquale - the dogs will lick the food off the babies' faces and all will be well.
posted by moonmilk at 7:59 PM on April 24, 2015 [2 favorites]


His Lordship says nyaaaaa.
posted by datawrangler at 8:01 PM on April 24, 2015 [4 favorites]


Did someone say tongue? (Dogs that size should not do that)
posted by wierdo at 8:07 PM on April 24, 2015 [5 favorites]


The tongue was often seen just before the snores began.
I miss this dog so much.
posted by Mary Ellen Carter at 8:13 PM on April 24, 2015 [5 favorites]


My biggest giggle is when my pit bull gets his upper upper lip "stuck" on his teeth. Dork Dog
posted by futz at 8:13 PM on April 24, 2015 [3 favorites]


best of the Internet. dogs do this better than cats.
posted by echocollate at 8:17 PM on April 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


The Cosmic Lickatron strikes a pose.
posted by sciatrix at 8:22 PM on April 24, 2015 [6 favorites]


My dog is a High Priestess of Derp. Gaze upon her overbite and giggle! 1.2.3.
posted by gnutron at 8:30 PM on April 24, 2015 [10 favorites]


It pleases me that there are so many alaskan malamutes and samoyeds. Both are really good at this particular thing(and not much else).
posted by rockindata at 8:39 PM on April 24, 2015


I just bought Nugget a new food dish
PHBPHPHTHANK YOU DAAAAD
posted by jake at 9:17 PM on April 24, 2015 [10 favorites]


Wee corgies eeee
posted by sweetkid at 9:19 PM on April 24, 2015




Indeed, I grew up with a Samoyed who had a big goofy grin and whose tongue was perpetually hanging out of the side of her mouth in an expression of a goofy glee both wicked and sensual.

She was dumb as a post and good natured in all conditions, except when she'd escape, which she lived to do, the confines of our suburban patch. Then she revealed a wild cleverness. We'd get calls from thirty miles away to come pick her up, and she'd stink to high heaven from the dead animals she had either scavenged or killed en route. And her beautiful coat was just black and matted. And she was just happy.

That beast had flight in her genes. And her tongue was never fully withdrawn.
posted by spitbull at 9:35 PM on April 24, 2015 [7 favorites]


I took care of a Mastiff that looked like Alan Hale Jr.
He chewed PVC and wore a ball cap.
posted by clavdivs at 9:47 PM on April 24, 2015 [5 favorites]


Eeeeeee, goggies! Princess Zoe the Magnificent and Sir Rocky the Dorky approve.
posted by MissySedai at 9:54 PM on April 24, 2015 [4 favorites]


The sleepyips and sleeptwitchings are also adorable.

In my family we say a dog doing that is chasing rabbits in his sleep.
posted by scalefree at 9:54 PM on April 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


This logo is better than the new one IMO
posted by kurumi at 10:08 PM on April 24, 2015


The best tongue-hanging experience I ever had though was growing up with two neutered male cocker spaniels, when the black one suddenly started humping the tan one, tongue lolling around, having a hell of a time. I wish I had pictures, it was INCREDIBLE, but the story gets better:

10 year old sister: "DADDY???? Is ..... uhhhh... is.. BUBBA GAY???"
Dad (without missing a beat): "I believe so, my love. Is that okay with you?"
10 year old sister: "Will he still like me if I'm a girl??"
Dad (coughs, maintains perfect straight face): "Of course, sweetie! It makes no difference, he's a very good boy and he'll ALWAYS love you!"

To this day, recalling this makes me laugh so hard, I miss those two idiots
And I miss the dogs, too.
posted by jake at 10:16 PM on April 24, 2015 [14 favorites]


Aaaaaaaaah sooooo cuuuuuttttttte
posted by Pronoiac at 10:25 PM on April 24, 2015


i am not sure how these tongues got out of these doggies or why
posted by NoraReed at 11:07 PM on April 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


littlest peanut
posted by poffin boffin at 11:09 PM on April 24, 2015 [7 favorites]


Rufus aproves of this post.
posted by Mei's lost sandal at 11:20 PM on April 24, 2015 [6 favorites]


Is this too much tongue?

Cookie the Wonder Dog
posted by drewbage1847 at 11:58 PM on April 24, 2015 [5 favorites]


pleah.
posted by casarkos at 12:03 AM on April 25, 2015 [7 favorites]


best of the web
posted by isthmus at 12:05 AM on April 25, 2015


Best of the Life
posted by Potomac Avenue at 3:52 AM on April 25, 2015 [2 favorites]




Coya's always been a little advanced/special (it's the Border Collie half of her, I'm sure) so instead of a :p, she offers up a :d.
posted by Ufez Jones at 7:19 AM on April 25, 2015 [4 favorites]


It occurs to me that my brother's dog is much better at this than my dog is.
posted by phunniemee at 8:06 AM on April 25, 2015 [4 favorites]


Daphne, queen of the blep

SCREAm my little goober had the same sweatshirt
posted by poffin boffin at 8:34 AM on April 25, 2015 [3 favorites]


My parents' puppy Charlie is good at both the little bit of tongue and the LOT of tongue.
posted by chainsofreedom at 10:46 AM on April 25, 2015 [5 favorites]


Lil' Dulce says hi.
posted by azpenguin at 12:37 PM on April 25, 2015 [4 favorites]


This is the ONLY time I've seen Figlet do this, I'm lucky I was able to snap a pic!
posted by Fig at 1:27 PM on April 25, 2015 [4 favorites]


Nina expresses her joy about her third agility QQ.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 1:40 PM on April 25, 2015 [6 favorites]


You all have such wonderful dogs -- I knew metafilter had great cats, but less about the dogs. Thanks for this.
posted by ltracey at 4:17 PM on April 25, 2015 [2 favorites]


blep.

Blep is cats. For dogs, you want Blop.
posted by radwolf76 at 5:06 PM on April 25, 2015 [2 favorites]


I'm surprised there aren't more greyhounds represented here! This common occurrence is known among greyhound folk as ETS (Escaping Tongue Syndrome). All those people who tell us that our dog is so elegant! and regal! get a knowing smile. Because we know what a goofy beast she really is.
posted by mon-ma-tron at 10:09 PM on April 26, 2015 [2 favorites]


What a shame that I only found this now when I'm far away from all my own pictures of our dog with his tongue out. He sleeps with it out a little most of the time. And tends to stick the end out when HE'S THINKING REALLY REALLY HARD about something. I believe the latter happens because all the thinking just heats his brain up too much.
posted by ghostiger at 10:11 AM on April 27, 2015 [1 favorite]


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