Just because it’s Monday…
Getting back into the swing of things means reviving the weekly link roundup, so… here we go!
- First up, your punny pet names: Katey Seagull and Mick Wagger. (Also, please enjoy this bonus punny action. You’re welcome.)
- This is an old one, but I just can’t with the news this week… so let’s revisit some good news!
- Yes… more good news! We need some fuzzy, happy things right now.
- For all the times that the world disappoints me, there’s always some good eggs to remind me that there’s still some awesome out there. Thanks, pals.
- Let’s make this happen, guys. (Basically… I’m #TeamBob.)
- It’s been kind of rainy this week. I need to do this to help me make it through.
- It seems weird to finish this post without any holiday-related links. So, here’s a holiday DIY for the dog lovers out there.
- Oh, I can’t stop with just one. I also can’t resist sharing this amazing holiday card.
It’s not really holiday-related, but I love everything about this video (including the Hall & Oates soundtrack):
(I’m always on the lookout for these types of videos thanks to this awesome lady.)
In conclusion… meow.
Last night, I was watching TV (a rerun of The Mindy Project, if you must know – seriously, though… how great is The Mindy Project?). My local news ran a preview during one of the commercial breaks, as is wont to happen.
In the span of thirty seconds, they delivered one of those “X happened – and you won’t believe what happened next!” headlines. So… basically, it felt like I was watching some sort of Upworthy network. (Maybe they just used this handy headline generator?)
Listen, I know that this sort of sensationalized teaser is nothing new.
(Fun fact: I still say “is it peas?” on what seems to be a weekly basis.)
However, cramming two of those similarly constructed headlines into one short preview was more than I could bear. It was (almost) as bad as the time that I saw this on the Huffington Post:
You can’t put emoticons in your headlines. You just can’t, HuffPo. Get it together.
Anyway… today’s post is inspired by the Judgy Bear stare and epic amounts of shade I directed at my television last night. In an attempt to make the best of a dumb situation, I present to you… Dogworthy headlines. Just imagine them being delivered to you by Walter Cronkbite, Dan Cather, or Barbara Pawlters:
- Fido sniffed a fire hydrant – you won’t believe what happened when he tried to pee on it.
- I used to hate going to the vet. Then I saw this powerful video by a celebrity dog.
- Some call it bath time. We call it freedom’s worst enemy.
- This dog’s family named him Rover. Then they found out just how fitting that name was.
- You will shudder when you see what this Corgi’s person made him wear.
- A flea bit Fifi on the leg. It ended up changing her life for the better.
- Peanut thought that finally catching her tail would solve all of her problems. If only she’d known what would really happen.
- You never thought a cat could inspire a dog. This video will change your mind.
You’re welcome, canine journalists. I’m totally helping you take it to the next level. Instant click bait. It’s the human equivalent of “squirrel!”
I’m seriously tempted to start using Dogworthy titles on all of my posts, just to see what happens. I’ll try to resist. If I cave in, I promise to give myself a Judgy Bear Stare in the mirror every now and then. You have my word.
Instead of posting, I just sit. Instead of writing, my brain just quits. It’s a hard blog life.
Friends, it’s been too long. I wish I could tell you that I’ve been productive during my unintentional blogging hiatus.
However, while I did manage to take a real vacation (woohoo!) and attend a surprise anniversary party for my in-laws, I can’t say that I’ve been a paragon of productivity. (Although I do have a few canine capers to share with you in the coming weeks.) Continue reading
It’s time for another link roundup…
- First up, your punny pet name for the week: Lickey Mantle. (Bonus Pisces pun!)
- I know it’s an unpopular opinion, but I just adore when the clocks spring forward. I’ve been doing my own Care Bear Countdown, waiting for those extra hours of evening daylight to appear.
- Seriously, if I wasn’t so lazy, I’d be celebrating like these party animals right now. (If I’m being honest, I’m super jealous of this crew.)
- Daylight Saving Time also means that spring is on its way. After this never-ending winter, I’m ready for some warmth… and perhaps a glass of wine or two. Or maybe a picnic?
- I’m not picky. I’ll happily accept a beer instead, especially if baseball is involved.
- Wineries, ballparks, dance studios… puppies are everywhere these days!
Finally, for today’s video, I present a dramatic reenactment of how happy I will be when winter is officially over:
Oh, and in case you missed it, here’s what we’ve been up to on the blog lately:
- On procrastination, armadillos, and more…
- I’m going to need your dog’s signature on that…
- It’s maybe perhaps just a little bit chancy, but today is the time for flights of Seussical fancy
- Caption this dog: Flower child
I know they’re usually Friday links, but I’m off my schedule lately. I figure you don’t mind too much.
Well, here we are. It’s the first Friday of 2014. I was feeling kind of lazy on the post-drafting front, but it just didn’t seem right to start the year off without some Friday linkage… so, let’s get to it. (Against all odds, the topic of today’s post is science. If you knew me, you’d realize that in and of itself is weird.)
- First up, your punny pet name for this week: Albert Whinestein.
- So, apparently science has discovered that dogs do their business in line with the earth’s magnetic field. I do have one question: who funds these studies?
- In less weird scientific news, we’re one step closer to hanging out with Dug from Up. I can’t wait.
- Let’s be honest. Dogs know us better than we known ourselves, right? (That’s because dogs are awesome. Even cats can’t argue.)
- I’ve heard that a dog a day keeps the doctor away. Unless the doctor is a dog, of course. (Seriously, what can’t dogs do?)
- Also, rumor has it that dog lovers make awesome friends. Science wins again. Go science! (I’m sure science appreciates a little cheerleading every now and then.)
- I’d also like to thank science for finding cute new animals for me to squee about.
Speaking of important discoveries, scientists have discovered the theory of cute-itivity.
I melt (and I’m not scientifically savvy enough to come up with a theory to share here).
Anyway, in case you missed anything over the holidays, here’s what we’ve been up since the last round of Friday linkage:
- The creatures are stirring…
- Peeking under the tree at the Pet Blogger’s Gift Exchange
- Meet the Bloggers: Hello, my name is Dog Crazy
- What’s on your must-watch holiday list?
- From all of us to all of you: Bella Holiday Tip #56
- Introducing… The Puppy Tails: A new (and awesome) blog on the block
- 14 posts to remember from November
- In 2013, you wanted more puppies, more puns… and more cats?
- Caption these dogs: Leaping into the new year
That’s all for today, folks. See you next time!
It seems that lots of people are searching the Interwebz for punny pet names. I recently did a roundup of the punny cat names that have appeared on this blog (and I’ve done a more general roundup in the past). Today, I’m making your life easier, Internet searchers… I’m listing all of my punny dog names for you in one place.
(As a bonus, I added a few new ones. You’ll also find a few that I thought could work for both dogs and cats. If I found it somewhere else before I thought of it myself, I’ve linked to that source.) Continue reading