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CHEATIN’ DOG EXPOSED

Herbie’s dog knows he isn’t allowed on the couch. But he thinks Daily Telegraph colleague Herbie and wife Karen are out of the house:
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BUSTED by Karen:
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Posted by Tim B. on 11/30/2007 at 01:01 PM
  1. All dogs do that. Can you blame them? And look how there are comfy pillows and blankets conveniently placed in the corner near the head rest. It was a set up!

    Posted by Redd on 2007 11 30 at 01:24 PM • permalink

  2. Aw, he would have to fight the Beast for that couch space!

    Posted by Mr. Bingley on 2007 11 30 at 01:24 PM • permalink

  3. The shock on his face,

    Like he just got caught eating his own ear wax.

    Posted by Zonc on 2007 11 30 at 01:26 PM • permalink

  4. #3: I wouldn’t call it “shock” exactly. More like, “Can you turn off the auto-flash?”

    These pictures, incidentally, are a wonderful palate cleanser after the last photo, Tim.

    Posted by paco on 2007 11 30 at 01:37 PM • permalink

  5. Cute. Achewood’s got nothing on them.

    Well, maybe some things.

    Posted by bovious on 2007 11 30 at 01:39 PM • permalink

  6. Hmmmm.

    These are moments made for compressed air powered horns!

    See that dog hanging from the ceiling after one good blast.

    Posted by memomachine on 2007 11 30 at 01:53 PM • permalink

  7. That’s one handsome dog there!

    By the way, what’s he doing stealing my spot on the couch?!

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 11 30 at 02:00 PM • permalink

  8. Dogs!

    You can’t trust’em…that’s why they’re called dogs!

    Posted by rinardman on 2007 11 30 at 02:47 PM • permalink

  9. I Was Having a Pretty Nice
    Day Until You Showed Up

    Okay, so you caught me, now what?
    You knew I was that kind of mutt.
    And you know it’s true:
    Whatever you do,
    Your pillow will smell like my butt.

    Posted by lyle on 2007 11 30 at 02:58 PM • permalink

  10. #9: Truly, and literally, LOL!

    Posted by paco on 2007 11 30 at 03:01 PM • permalink

  11. What breed of dog is he?

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 11 30 at 03:02 PM • permalink

  12. #9 Excellent, as usual, Lyle!

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 11 30 at 03:03 PM • permalink

  13. #11 Ash: I believe that’s the rare “white-stockinged couch potato terrier”. Looks like a prize-winning specimen, too.

    Posted by paco on 2007 11 30 at 03:25 PM • permalink

  14. Confession:
    I sneak a nap on the couch whenever I think I can get away with it.

    Posted by Harry Bergeron on 2007 11 30 at 03:30 PM • permalink

  15. #13 Not to mention… comfortable!

    Do I look like that on the couch?

    No. I look like Homer Simpson

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 11 30 at 03:36 PM • permalink

  16. #15 Ash has taken care of us again.

    Posted by Ash_ on 2007 11 30 at 05:19 PM • permalink

  17. Reminds me of Wolf Dog’s quick repositioning of himself from the forbidden leather sofa to an oh-so-innocuous floor pose when he hears the car approaching.

    Shepherds are sometimes too smart for their own good.

    Posted by Rittenhouse on 2007 11 30 at 05:20 PM • permalink

  18. Rittenhouse, that’s one mighty fine looking animal, even if he does only have three legs.

    Posted by Nilknarf Arbed on 2007 11 30 at 05:55 PM • permalink

  19. I would say he raided the bar fridge as well.

    Posted by gin&tonic on 2007 11 30 at 06:26 PM • permalink

  20. Say, how did the Swedes beat the Canadians to this?

    Posted by paco on 2007 11 30 at 06:32 PM • permalink

  21. #17 I love shepherds.

    It’s great having pets, they’re so rewarding, and unlike children, they only break your heart once.

    (No, I don’t mean that they are a replacement for children!! Sheesh!)

    Children are great, too. I wish I had some.

    (Quits while ahead.)

    Friend many years ago was tired of the cat next door lying in the empty fish tank on her verandah for it’s dose of morning sun - out of the wind in the empty glass fish tank. (The cat had also been terrorising her cats.) The cat would approach the tank and just leap into it, curl up, and have a nap.

    Until the morning she filled the tank up to the brim with water.

    Posted by kae on 2007 11 30 at 06:32 PM • permalink

  22. “Now Karen knows how I felt when I caught her eating out of my bowl. ‘Course, she has opposable thumbs, and a camera, so I’m the one who’s splashed all over Blair’s site like a fucking idiot.”

    Posted by Mambo Bananapatch on 2007 11 30 at 06:42 PM • permalink

  23. Betcha only had to wait until Karen left the room before giving the dog another beer, though!

    Posted by TimT on 2007 11 30 at 07:01 PM • permalink

  24. My uncle, a farmer in Wisconsin, has a liking for Australian Cattle Dogs.  They are a tough dog, you have to be tough to surive a Wisconsin winter.  The problem is they have a propensity to bite whatever it is they are trying to herd.

    This usually isn’t a problem except when they try to bite the high flotation tires on his John Deere.  The last couple of dogs only lost a tooth or two before they learned better.

    His last dog lasted 13 years then went missing about two months ago and so he decided to get a new 6 month old cattle dog.  This one however lasted only a few weeks.

    The problem is that high flotation tires are very soft and when the dog bites them their teeth sink in and don’t easily come out without some effort.

    Well the enevitable occured and after being rotated several times around the circumference of a 7 foot tall tire the dog pulled a Rachel Corrie.

    I don’t know why I’m telling this story as there is no moral other than it concerns dogs and Australia.

    Posted by joe bagadonuts on 2007 11 30 at 07:31 PM • permalink

  25. I think it’s some kind of border collie cross. Kelpie?

    Joe Bagadonuts.
    Farmer friend has dumb dog which follows him everywhere, even when he’s ploughing and cutting lucerne hay. Dumb dog has been run over by the lucerne cutter three times, chopping his same foot every time. He’s still going.

    Farm dogs learn what not to do, or die learning. A bit like what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.

    Like the ALP will.

    Posted by kae on 2007 11 30 at 07:51 PM • permalink

  26. I remember catching my dog doing that years ago.  The hilarious thing was his reaction. He thought everyone was in bed and got up on the couch.  I came into the room and didn’t see him up there. I walked right past him to the kitchen, opened the fridge door and then noticed him.  He had been sitting stock still the whole time I was in the room. The look on his face actually told me his thought process - “She hasn’t seen me yet so if I stay really, really still and don’t attract her attention I might get away with this”. I scolded him but he was so cute I had absolutely no conviction.

    Posted by Jodie73 on 2007 11 30 at 09:17 PM • permalink

  27. What’s wrong with a little doggy on the lounge once in a while?

    #25
    Was thinking the same, quintessential Oz doggy, prolly lotsa smarts.

    Posted by egg_ on 2007 11 30 at 10:56 PM • permalink

  28. Yeah, egg. The colour says border collie, the flappers on the head say Kelpie.

    The eyes say sharp as a tack. (“Look out you humans, I’m in charge here!”)

    Posted by kae on 2007 11 30 at 11:17 PM • permalink

  29. It’s harmless to let dogs on furniture.  This chair has hosted three generations of Dobermans, for instance.

    Posted by rhhardin on 2007 12 01 at 11:16 AM • permalink

  30. I kan has steak pleeze?

    Posted by Some0Seppo on 2007 12 01 at 12:32 PM • permalink


  31. #25
    I think it’s some kind of border collie cross. Kelpie?

    That’s exactly what he is.
    Magnificent beasts one and all!

    Posted by Bonmot on 2007 12 01 at 11:40 PM • permalink

  32. Hmm. Reminds me of Franklin Foer on the Beauchamp affair at TNR. {See LGF for details.)

    Posted by andycanuck on 2007 12 02 at 12:27 AM • permalink

  33. Bonmot

    <grinning>

    I have had cattle crosses mostly (three of four) and they are pretty smart. My latest is red cattledog/kelpie/bitza cross. She’s a jumper. And smart. With amazing big ears. Funnily enough she’s got excellent hearing.

    Posted by kae on 2007 12 02 at 12:42 AM • permalink

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