Love’s commercial break

By Mir
December 16, 2010

Feeling down? Stressed? Beset by flu and stupidity? Suffering from the heartbreak of psoriasis did-you-know-your-kid-is-autistic-itis?

It may be time to take two pictures of a long-suffering little dog and apply directly to the eyeballs! (Fluffy puppy… apply to your eyesockets for immediate relief!)

Happy Love Thursday, everyone—here’s to whatever cheers you up in the midst of stress. (Sorry, Licorice. Extra rawhide for you!)


  1. Leandra

    She’s going to be thankful for that little coat in a couple of weeks! So cute!

  2. Jennifer

    “You realize I’m going to go poop on your pillow, right?” – I love “Licorice’s” spunk!

  3. Em

    Looking sharp, Licorice!

  4. Karen

    LOL.. atleast it’s not the boots.

    About pillow poop – when I was a kid we had a lovely mutt named Sandy. My mother and Sandy didn’t see eye to eye on things, and when the dispute led to a scolding or swat with a newspaper, Sandy would take revenge by pooping on my mother’s side of the bed when she left for work. Either that or he would take all her shoes from her closet and drop them down the stairs, so when we came home at the end of the day, we’de open the door and there would be shoes at our feet. …Many. and only my moms.

    Gotta love those smart mutts.

  5. Jennifer the Iowa Expat

    Tell her the speed stripes are slimming. Then give her a snuggle for me, too (nowhere near the pillow.)

  6. Sarah G.

    At least she isn’t suffering from dog coat paralysis. I’ve had dogs that when shoved into a dog coat would stand there completely unable to move until the offending coat was removed.

  7. J from Ireland

    Hahaha very funny and cute doggy.

  8. Mamadragon

    I love the racing stripes. Tell Licorice that her fellow little dog Lucky says the walk is worth the humiliation of the coat. And it does keep the dog from shivering so violently that the leash vibrates in your hand.

  9. Flea

    So. CUTE.

    Mir, I know you probably have something you really like, but I can’t rave enough about this stuff: – it even soothes and heals poison ivy. Totally rocks the cat box.

    And her soap? To die for. I love the Almond Creme.

    Sorry. Didn’t mean to be a commercial myself. It’s just the best stuff out there. :)

  10. Debbi

    I love it!! That was the smile I needed this morning. Hugs to Licorice, she is so cute (and snuggly looking!)

  11. Brigitte

    At least you picked a fashionable coat, not some knit horrible Christmas-patterned thing! She should be grateful.

  12. Megan

    V stylish. And let her know that our dog in Alaska escaped the coat but had the ignominy of wearing dog booties (at least when we could wrestle her into them). I told her all the cool dogs did it – I even showed her evidence from the Iditarod. She was not impressed. I think Licorice is getting off lightly!

  13. Lisa

    Adorable . . . where did you find it?? I’ve been trying to locate something like that for my 2 small dogs . . . who HATE to be dressed in anything. That coat looks comfortable and not confining and it fits her perfectly.

  14. Sara

    While you give her the much deserved rawhide – tell her she looks super speedy and fit! Sporty Licorice!

  15. RuthWells

    If it makes Licorice feel any better, tell her I wore my Santa Troll earrings to work today. So, you know.

  16. Dsilkotch

    Happy Love Thursday, Mir! Looking good, Licorice!

  17. MomCat

    Awwwwww!!! Who’s a fwuffy widdle puppeh girl?? Who’s the cutest fwuffiest fing EVAH????

  18. Wendy

    So cute! We bought a sweater a few years ago when taking our small dog up North for Christmas (we live in Florida). We also got her a t-shirt to wear in the car to minimize the dog hair everywhere. She was very put out at first, but then decided that she liked it so much that we ended up keeping a t-shirt on her year-round. If she wasn’t wearing one, she would run over to us as soon a we held one up.

    FYI – Target often has snarky dog tees for $5 or less – you’re welcome. :)

  19. Angela

    Aww she’s such a good wittle puppy! I have a little poodle who looks just like Licorice except white. A friend of mine gave her a doggy Snuggy for Christmas last year, it is TOOO freakin’ cute and my dog HATES it! She will barely move, and just sits there and glares at me when I put it on her. Then she flops down all dramatically and heaves a big SIGH. It’s hilarious, of course.

  20. Aimee

    Duuuuuuuude. Licorice has racing stripes, yo.

  21. Amy

    The first photo is the absolute definition of longsuffering!

  22. Scottsdale Girl

    Awww she looks like a bumble bee! CYOOT!

  23. Heather

    Heeee! I love it. It’s like, speedy racing stripe! Bumble-bee clad adorableness! Win!

  24. meghann

    Am I the only one that read that one line as “autistic tits”?


    ok, then nevermind.

  25. Katie in MA

    But…you didn’t remind us 80 more times in a row to APPLY DIRECTLY TO OUR EYESOCKETS! Not that I would need to be reminded because she’s such a cute widdle puppy! Yes, she is! :) Right. Yes. Ahem. Keep calm and carry on….

  26. Jan

    In this type of situation, our dogs always “say”: Mean People Suck.

  27. Tracy B

    Awww, she’s so precious. Just wanna cuddle with her! Now, take that off of her! LOL

  28. KMayer

    At least she’s warm and toasty! the rest of us a freezing our poopers off!

  29. Julie

    LOL ~ they just LOVE when we dress them up huh? It’s like they give you this look like they know where you live and will take you out in your sleep :)

  30. Athalia

    Haaaaaaa haaaaaaaaa!

  31. Aubri

    (Yes I know I’m really late on commenting)

    The heartbreak of psoriasis reference! Am I the only one who laughed at that? Ha ha ha!!

    Mir, you rock.

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