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Jan 26, 2009


You can't tell the difference between this puppeh and a Totoro Dust Ball.

OK, the pup has a collar. But if the dust ball had a collar, you couldn't tell.


Check it: [double take neck spasm]


Dust Balls! Now available without collars at Skankazon!

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TO-to-ro, to-To-ro

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 02:00 PM

What tiny little perfect creature is that? Breed? Je love!!!!

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 02:02 PM

You say TO-to-ro, and I say to-TO-ro,
You say po-TAY-to and I say po-TAH-to ...

Not That Mike The Other Mike
 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 02:03 PM

A totoro reference! YAY!

I actually have a soot sprite purse, heh. Looks just like the puppy.

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 02:04 PM

Makurokurosuke, dete oite!!!

What is that?!

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 02:06 PM

I would like one of the ones in the first photo, plase. The second one, no.

Mary (the first)
 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 02:10 PM

I have the Totoro Dustball hanging from my rear-view mirror. I was just waiting for it to be featured on CU :)

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 02:13 PM



Michelle S.
 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 02:18 PM

Those eyes! Like a little Oliver, but even cuter - "Please, sir, can I have some more?"

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 02:21 PM

it'll be the perrrrfect present to hayao miyazaki:)
a real dustbunny:)

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 02:21 PM

Oh my goodness! Also a Soot Sprite from Spirited Away!

I am in looooove!

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 02:27 PM

Anyone on here who hasn't seen Totoro is missing out!!! Go rent it and watch the adorableness!!!

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 02:28 PM


Almost loox like Dust Puppy from User Friendly! :D

Now THAT's Kyoot!

Juniper Jupiter
 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 02:29 PM

I cannot handle the cuteness!!!!

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 02:29 PM

Googly eyes!

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 02:36 PM


Linda H.
 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 02:41 PM

i say 'aaah.door.AAAAAH.bul'

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 02:50 PM

I too thought it might be an affenpinscher - is that for sure or just a guess?

I have an affenpinscher cross and nobody ever knows the breed...

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 02:55 PM

Awesome...a little bit of Fizzgig, too, no? Like that mouf is gonna open real wide and growl atcha....

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 03:00 PM

A friend just pointed out that the little dustball should be named "Tribble".

Tee hee..

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 03:08 PM

Plenty of squee-ing all over the place.

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 03:17 PM


 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 03:19 PM

Makuro Kurosuke, with legs!

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 03:39 PM

If that's not a purebred Affenpinscher I'll eat a dust bunny.

That reminds me. Where DO crosses of rare breeds come from? Yeah, yeah. I mean I know where they come from... I just mean whenever I encounter folks with mixed breed dogs, there seems to be an unusually high number of "Foxhound, Spinone, Norbottenspets, Puli, etc." mixes. How does that happen? Or do people just guess at the mix?

Michelle S.
 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 03:51 PM


 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 03:51 PM

Actually she's a Brussels Griffon named Beatrix first hilighted at Apartmenttherapy.com - http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/chicago/roundup/simple-joys-of-working-at-home-067800

At least one more pic of her over there!

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 03:58 PM


Response to 2nd pic:
WTF? lol

In Awwwe
 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 03:59 PM

I've heard the saying "so ugly it's cute," but I think this dog stops just short of that line. Not ugly enough to be cute, not cute enough to overcome the ugly. No thanks.

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 03:59 PM

A face only a mother could love.

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 04:24 PM

it's a soot sprite!!

to toro to toooro
to toro to tooooro!!!

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 04:24 PM

Seriously you guys are awesome. First, Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers references, then xkcd, now Totoro! You're in my head I tell ya!

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 04:25 PM

Is anybody else freaked out by that animated Ana Bagayan drawing?

It's scawy.

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 04:27 PM

Paging Dr. Seuss...

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 04:31 PM

What a sweetieface! This is the dog Marvin the Martian should have had.

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 04:33 PM

What an education. Never heard of Totoro until now. I don't have kids, that may be why. The dog AND the dustball are kinda cute. Cute in a shocked sort of way.

Boomer's Babysitter
 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 04:44 PM

D'awwwww, soot sprites. I want a real-life one so bad. Especially with those little stars they eat in Spirited Away. I think I need to break out the Miyazaki box set now.
As for the pup? Meh. I've never really been one for teeny-tiny dogs anyway...

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 04:52 PM

This Zink likes to drink ink. He likes to drink pink ink, I think.

Jennie Mello
 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 05:04 PM


 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 05:10 PM

Isn't there an "eyes too big for your head" rule of cuteness? Or is that ears?

I'd go check, but every time I click the "Next" page link, it opens another &^%$#(* window. I'll have 75 windows open before I find all the rules.

Someone please tell Typepad that their "improvements" aren't improving anything.

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 05:13 PM

AuntieM, that new-window thing doesn't happen for me. Maybe this is something you could take care of right in your browser settings; what are you using? (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari...?)

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 05:36 PM

AHHH! I love that movie! THE ORIGINAL VHS! Not any of that horrid new dvd :/ ewwww

But damn, that dog is the spitting image of a soot sprite! :D

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 05:46 PM

Aww, cute puppy! And a Miyazaki reference - he's one of my very favourite filmmakers!

(And berth, I have a Fizzgig. He came with my Kira collector's-figurine-not-a-doll. Jen came with his panpipe thing. Yay Jim Henson!)

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 05:55 PM

How silly! How cute!

Annie J
 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 06:13 PM

@Theo, inquiring minds want to know. How did you fix your browser so you don't get multiple new windows opening up? *Sits in the front row with a notepad and pen ready to take notes...*

Thanks Yoda.

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 06:32 PM

I cannot even believe this. I want this little person so bad I cannot even begin to tell you. FedEx his 'tocks to me STAT!!!!!

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 06:32 PM

Who could turn away from
those puppy eyes?

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 06:40 PM

I thought you might find it cute to know that (according to my Dad's knowledge of japanese) makurokurosuke means literally "very black black thing".

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 06:52 PM

Nik (and AuntieM) -- I wrote up a long answer about how to set your Internet Explorer to work right, and not open new windows all the time... but then I tested it out, and all it did instead was open new TABS all the time.

The better work-around appears to be: Use Firefox.

(Honestly I don't know how TypePad has coded their new pagination feature. However, I do know that they're still working on it.)

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 06:57 PM

Perfectly round black button eyes...what a sweetie!

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 07:20 PM

Theo, thanks! This is really helpful. (But then I wouldn't have expected anything less from you!)

 |  Jan 26, 2009 at 07:22 PM

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