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Sep 22, 2008

Doppelgängeroverloäd

Hold on, you're going to see DOUBLE!

Double double double [echo echo echo]

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Hilarious wool portraiture courtesy of Amelia Makes Art!

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Is this CO's longest post evar?
Not that I'm complaining. HIlarious!

oaklandcat
 |  Sep 22, 2008 at 09:26 PM

The one with both of them on their backs had me lol'ing!

taj
 |  Sep 22, 2008 at 09:27 PM

♪♫♪ Double the pleasure, double the fun! That's the statement of the great mint in Doublemint... dogs?!

Because two tails are better than one! Aaaaaargh! Cutegasm.

Caitlin
 |  Sep 22, 2008 at 09:29 PM

bleening rule 7!

wibbler
 |  Sep 22, 2008 at 09:29 PM

Puppeh portraits in 3-dimen-shons!!! I can't take eet!

binky-mama
 |  Sep 22, 2008 at 09:35 PM

those are absolutely amazing. i might just have to save up and get one for my boyfriend, who absolutely loves his adopted dante the samoyed. the likenesses are amazing!

katiebug
 |  Sep 22, 2008 at 09:35 PM

Cute!

And I love the mouseovers. :D

KJ
 |  Sep 22, 2008 at 09:37 PM

Omg! They all look just like the dogs! Amazing craft skills. =)

Nikki
 |  Sep 22, 2008 at 09:47 PM

BLEEN!!

bleen!

blair
 |  Sep 22, 2008 at 09:52 PM

let the "overload" begin. Her art is even more striking!

sally-rah
 |  Sep 22, 2008 at 09:52 PM

too darn cute! lol

chun
 |  Sep 22, 2008 at 10:23 PM

Absolute joy and genius! So enjoyed all the babies and mini-me's. :D

Marie
 |  Sep 22, 2008 at 10:23 PM

i think it's sick someone would breed a dog just to produce a pet that matches their stuffed animal. dogs are not toys or fashion accessories! cute overload? more like UN-cute UN-loaded... all... over my screen k bye.

omgizesrs
 |  Sep 22, 2008 at 10:41 PM

Okay, this is just plain hilarious! I love it! :)

Brenda
 |  Sep 22, 2008 at 10:46 PM

I want one of these sooooo bad! I knit my dad a mini-Phoebes for Christmas a few years back. The original is a mini schnauzer... so would that make the little knit one a microschnauzer!?!?

@omgizers - Please, please tell me you're joking. Otherwise I may just have to kill myself because we inhabit the same planet, and that's just unbearable.

Lizzy
 |  Sep 22, 2008 at 10:51 PM

PS. Scowly cotton ball + mini scowly cottong ball = TEH WIN!!! They win at LIFE!!

Lizzy
 |  Sep 22, 2008 at 10:53 PM

OMG! WANT!

I'll have to get 2 doxies too...*shifty eyes*

doxnsox
 |  Sep 22, 2008 at 11:19 PM

doggy doppelgänger! ah looks just like the real thing!!

du siehst so ähnlich aus wie ich!

nismo
 |  Sep 22, 2008 at 11:27 PM

wow. at first i thought they were real. amazing!

Amanda B
 |  Sep 22, 2008 at 11:33 PM

Omg I love these! <3 I remember seeing a post a while ago showing 2 or 3 of these, but this many that look SO like their real counterparts is awesome!! I especially love the black and white dog! what is he/she? almost looks like a poodle mix, but the color is interesting. I absolutely LOLed at the upside down dog, and this one off the site is pretty redonkulous also! http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_430xN.31050188.jpg
he's all "wtf mini me?!"

Kat
 |  Sep 22, 2008 at 11:35 PM

Get in mah belleh!

gooeyctr
 |  Sep 22, 2008 at 11:40 PM

Jiminy Crickets, Meg! This might be one of your most awesomest posts ever!

Of course, I would add to the wonderful facts you provide about the term at least passing mention to Freud's brilliant essay on "The Uncanny," where he speculates about the psychic power of the doppelganger/double, specifically in the E.T.A. Hoffman short story "The Sandman." What is so frightening about seeing or confronting our double is that it is truly "uncanny" (the German word is unheimlich, meaning both "not of the the home" and "hidden"): our double is both familiar AND foreign, OF you as well as NOT of you. That kind of psychic break -- linked to the sensation of seeing, a position of (masculine) power -- is reflective of our own Oedipal struggle, a reminder of our own mortality.

But that's probably too long for the hovertext.

P.S. Freud was nuts, but he would have liked the dog pics, I bet.

berthaservant
 |  Sep 23, 2008 at 12:18 AM

best. hovertext. ever.

harlemgrrl
 |  Sep 23, 2008 at 12:36 AM

I'm going to pass out from the cuteness....do they KNOW HOW CUTE THEY ARE?

Nancy
 |  Sep 23, 2008 at 03:25 AM

Darn you, Meg! I do NOT have $165 to spend on one of these, but I so badly want a miniaturette version of my late doggy!

Oh well, still love the post

Katie
 |  Sep 23, 2008 at 03:35 AM

Somebody done's gonna makes money paw over....... clentched paw now.

milquetoast
 |  Sep 23, 2008 at 04:35 AM

I never saw myself peripherally. Or my evil twin. If I do, however, I will invite her to tea.

Jennie Mello
 |  Sep 23, 2008 at 04:38 AM

WANT WANT WANT!!!

Nicole
 |  Sep 23, 2008 at 04:52 AM

I like the Border Collie one the most. SO CUTE!

Cool Gecko
 |  Sep 23, 2008 at 04:54 AM

I am doubly slain by the double cuteness!

Jane
 |  Sep 23, 2008 at 05:17 AM

Katie: Save up! Um, five dollars a week would get you $165 in 33 weeks. Totally worth it IMO.

I wonder if they do other critters as well. My conure is cute enough to be a stuffed animal, maybe I should have one made?

platedlizard
 |  Sep 23, 2008 at 05:24 AM

It looks like the poodle is saying, "First, you give me this RIDICULOUS haircut. Now I have to put up with THIS?!?!?"

The white fluffball is saying, "I will get you for this."

Arokthis
 |  Sep 23, 2008 at 05:24 AM

Oh, and OT. Am I the only one who keeps misreading 'Cute Overload' as 'Cute Overlord?' I'm not complaining, by the way, I for one welcome our Cute Overlords.

platedlizard
 |  Sep 23, 2008 at 05:28 AM

I had ordered two of these based on photos of my BF's doggie, who passed away a few years ago. We gave one to his mom as an X-mas present, and she keeps it in a cubby-hole-wall between the kitchen and den so she can see it all the time. The likeness is UNCANNY!

And yes, the upside down pair made me snort my tea, THANK you very much.

Capt' Tightpants
 |  Sep 23, 2008 at 05:38 AM

So adorable.

e
 |  Sep 23, 2008 at 05:50 AM

PlatedLizard -- nopes.
http://www.cuteoverlord.blogspot.com/
Sadly, though, the guy hasn't updated his blog in over a year.

(There's plenty of other miscellaneous examples; just Google "cute overlord")

Theo
 |  Sep 23, 2008 at 06:01 AM

LOVED the vocab lesson! It took me 2 or 3 pictures to realize the little dogs were stuffed!

bryn
 |  Sep 23, 2008 at 06:05 AM

Once again, we receive a clear, visual embodiment of redonkulosity.

Theresa
 |  Sep 23, 2008 at 06:06 AM

Or "Ridunkelheit"

Theresa
 |  Sep 23, 2008 at 06:13 AM

@B-serv, the Doppelgänger also appears in a poem by Heine. It was set in a song by Schubert, one of his last works before he died.

Theresa
 |  Sep 23, 2008 at 06:16 AM

*clap clap clap* Thank you for the education on the etymology of the word. Now back to our regularly scheduled program of "SKWEEEEE!!! What cute little look-a-like pupsters! I wish they made these for kitties."

This program was brought to you by the little umlaut that should sit above the a in doppelganger.

chanpon
 |  Sep 23, 2008 at 06:17 AM

Uncanny. I noticed that some of the dogs seem to be deliberately looking past said "mini-me's" , as if to say, "You're not here. I don't see you. Please, please, go away."

ThreeCatNight
 |  Sep 23, 2008 at 06:24 AM

I can't tell which one is my favorite. That boxer who looks totally confused by his mini-me or that white longhaired chihuahua or pom that looks p*ssed that there's something smaller and potentially cuter than him standing right there.

kar
 |  Sep 23, 2008 at 06:26 AM

Oh, stop the madness!

Juno
 |  Sep 23, 2008 at 06:33 AM

That post was a Meisterwerk! So Meg, did the guild promote you?

Thomas
 |  Sep 23, 2008 at 06:43 AM

Stuffed doubles of your pets - INTERESTING- and no mess- hhhuuuummmmm

knightofmonarch
 |  Sep 23, 2008 at 06:45 AM

I think I'll have to save up for one of these as well. It's so cute!

Kit
 |  Sep 23, 2008 at 06:49 AM

OMG! OMG!

*hyperventilating*

OMG!

(the original) Mel
 |  Sep 23, 2008 at 07:09 AM

Ooooh, I just KNEW those would be by an Etsy seller, and I was right! (I sell on Etsy too).

Very cool!

Rumi
 |  Sep 23, 2008 at 07:11 AM

I wonder if there is a felt Hon Glad Doppelganger lurking some where.

Hon Glad
 |  Sep 23, 2008 at 07:12 AM

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