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Jul 24, 2006

Der teh Der

Der teh der

der der der.




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Awwwwwwwww. So sweet and mournful. And yes, I looove soft, warm, velvety doggy ears. Mmmmmmmf.


 |  Jul 24, 2006 at 11:41 PM

those ears look like velvet... so soft!

 |  Jul 24, 2006 at 11:43 PM

Looks like Lord Farquarson-Chomoldley-Twisleton-Flange "Charmed to meet you my dear"

The Honourable Gadys Anstruther
 |  Jul 24, 2006 at 11:44 PM

So what if I never caught a rabbit? And it's immaterial of I 'ain't' no friend of yours!

 |  Jul 24, 2006 at 11:49 PM

that's ADORABLE!!!! =]

 |  Jul 24, 2006 at 11:59 PM

floppyness is luff!

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 12:14 AM

Hmm, hw who thinks

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 12:43 AM

god good. i first saw this from an angle, sitting at another computer, and it looked utterly terrifying.

but then i moved over (chittering with fear and hugging myself) and found it was just a big lump of chocolate-brown cuteness. so that's okay then.

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 12:58 AM

god good?? i do believe i reversed things a bit there.

it's the fear i tells ya!

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 12:59 AM

Those ears are adorable! Hard to imagine her going from all lazy looking like that to racing after a rabit.

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 01:19 AM

"I... am... SOOOOO... bored..."

J. Bo
 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 03:22 AM



 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 03:26 AM

What's the "der teh der"?

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 03:55 AM

It's phonetic, LaurieM. Just say it aloud, with as goofy a voice as you can manage, and you'll get a vocal expression of idiotic goofiness.

(Yes, I refuse to reference Carlos Mencia, before any of the rest of you complain. I don't care. You can't make me. So there...)

J. Bo
 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 04:20 AM

still dont get it. what does it mean?

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 04:37 AM

Feel the warmth of a cold nose, right? Ahh... I just want to hug'm and kiss'm right on his head. So cute. (my head cocked to the side, soft fuzzy glowing feeling of goodness - all from looking at that pic; Tuesday will be a *good* day now!)

jenni joon
 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 05:04 AM

dwine, it doesn't mean anything more than "doh-tee-doh" or "lah-dee-dah" or "doop-de-doop."

It is (and I can't believe I'm playing semantics playground monitor again) merely "vocal expression of idiotic goofiness." Look at the dog's face! Say the syllables out loud! This is all you need to know!


J. Bo
 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 05:10 AM

Theo, exactly.

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 05:50 AM


 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 05:56 AM

Meg, your captions perfectly capture what J. Bo so aptly calls the "idiotic goofiness" of this flopped-out dog.

A thinker
 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 06:00 AM

Yes, Moooom. Yes I KNOW it's important to get good grades in obedience school. Yes, I KNOW the top doggie universities accept only the best. (eye roll) Can I turn on my xbox now?

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 06:01 AM

Soft soft soft soft!
Warm warm warm warm!

Don't despair, Dwine. Here is another foreigner who has no idea what the point/fun/what's-it is with the "der teh der" thingie. :)

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 06:05 AM

I thought maybe we had the Sweish Chef's dog.

Ryan Blackhawke
 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 06:09 AM

"what J. Bo so aptly calls the 'idiotic goofiness'"

Villeline, dwine--You know Goofy (of Mickey Mouse fame)? It's something Goofy would say.

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 06:10 AM

Forget about the ears (which are lovely) I am all about the eyes. Those droopy, lovable eyes.

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 06:18 AM

I think he's melting.

Laurie C
 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 06:21 AM

I hereby apologize for my "Sheesh!" impatience. I forgot what an international phenomenon CO has become, and therefore just ASSUMED all readers were well-versed in American goofiness slang.

Mea culpas all around, y'all...

J. Bo
 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 06:22 AM


 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 06:26 AM

I love doggy noses. The shape is so cool.

der teh der, is like, hum-de-dum, would you call that an onomaotopoeia?
and the people who don't get it...onomatopoeians? Sorry, I couldn't resist...:^ P

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 06:28 AM

ceebs, onomatopoeia (sp?) is when a word sounds like the thing it is, like "slushy" or "gulp."

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 06:35 AM

Yeah, I know, but I thought it was close enuf.
dic.com had "buzz" and "murmur" as examples (I had to check the spelling)

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 06:38 AM

I LURVE this guy (gal?). There's something about a huge, pink nose...

His thought bubble (in Of Mice and Men Lennie voice):

I wish I had a little friend
A little friend to pet and play with...
I used to have a little friend,
but he don't move no more.

(heaves a sigh)

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 06:45 AM

Well I'm Canadian and didn't get the caption either. I mean, I understood what Meg was going for, but the "sounds" don't register much with me. To each country its own goofiness and goofy noises! :-)

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 06:54 AM

ohhhh the sad mournful doggie eyes and the ears they totally own you people makes you wanna take him home and spoil him awwwww

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 06:54 AM

Do you guys do the Winningest/Loosingest Cutetracker thing? I always stop when both pictures are wugly. Like the first picture is of a dog with 3 teeth and one eye and the other photo is of a hairless cat.

Yeeesh. Don't make me pick one of those!

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 07:01 AM

DH, it's even worse when they're both so cuuuuuuute. Don't make me choooooose!

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 07:08 AM

arbed, I'm with you. I'm from the U.S. and I've never heard those noises. However, I figured it out when I said them out loud.

Oh, and those ears look so silky soft!

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 07:24 AM

the ears are delectable...BUT...what about those jowls drooping down to a soft smoosh on the floor?

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 07:29 AM

A plain case of what happens when beloved pooch somehow manages to steal the wrong brownies...

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 07:34 AM

Awww! Chocolatey goodness!

As for "der teh der" or "Doh!" or any other Americanism...

If you're not from here and if you don't get it, so sorry so sad. Once something like that is explained to death, it has effectively lost its humorous power.


But the dawg is still sweet.

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 07:48 AM

Nah, it's still funny. You just have to translate it to your own familiar version. ;-)

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 07:57 AM

He is adorable. Hehe! That is exactly my expression after 6 hours of morning classes following working the night before.

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 08:07 AM

Squishy jowls! Flappy jowls! I'm in soft velvet brown ears heaven! *faints* (near doggie for a hug of course!)

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 08:12 AM

So what do you canadians, or wherever else say or mimic, when someone is being a dumb, idiot.. Like you know those cartoons of a barefooted Hillbilly that usually has a jug of moonshine under his arm? In other words, what's your version of "Der teh Der"?

(being from Arkansas, I am so not offended by the barefooted hillbilly thing!)*grin*

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 08:39 AM

well I dont think hes "baroo" because hes not... conscious enough. thats more for curious puppies. but Zelda I totally agree he is Lennie from "of mice and men" in dog form

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 08:44 AM

" D'uh " tends to be a popular choice here in southern Ontario.

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 08:45 AM

More along the lines of what J. Bo said way back when. Stuff like "doh-tee-doh" or "lah-dee-dah" or "doop-de-doop." Like I said, I knew right away what it meant, it was just different, that's all.

I just came back from a visit to my sister's place and she has a Newfoundland dog. He spends almost all of his time in this very position, occasionally issuing forth grumbles and sighs. Very funny!

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 08:52 AM

where I come from, we don't have hillbillies. thats why i didnt understand in the first place..


 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 08:52 AM

I don't think it's a "hillbilly" thing, or even specifically an American thing. If you just make a droopy face, and mouth out nonsense syllables like "hurr doy buh wubbuh-wubbuh urk pshooo" then I'm pretty sure anybody would get the basic idea.

 |  Jul 25, 2006 at 08:57 AM

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