Making Fun of Poor Defenseless Housepets: Sport or Viable Career Path?

Give me your best caption for this photo I found on Nate's computer today--I know you have a good one in mind--and I'll donate $50 in your name to Daring Young Mom's admirable volunteer efforts to help the good folks of Washington State. Otherwise Nate's utter and complete disregard for any dignity that our poor little Emily might have left had will be for naught.


Meanwhile, thank you so much for the wonderful questions for the Toy Industry Association - the ones posted and the ones emailed to me. I'm so glad to see so many thoughtful, concerned parents who have more to say than just "Arggghhhhhh!"

Hopefully answers will be posted within the week.

Oh, and if this is true, it's awesome. Maybe Nate will get Trump at his table when he goes back to waiting tables next week.


Blogger NotAMeanGirl said...

Who's Playin Jumanji????

12/9/07, 10:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geez, I HATE playing dodge ball with these guys. They ALWAYS get me.

Amy aka Kvetch, who for some reason cannot leave a normal comment.

12/9/07, 10:49 PM  
Blogger mkoleary said...

Don't move a muscle. We got'cha surrounded!!

12/9/07, 11:10 PM  
Blogger The Dad Diaries said...

The intervention once again fails to move Emily into giving up what has become a 14 a day Schmacko habit.

12/9/07, 11:14 PM  
Blogger josetteplank.com said...

"Well let me tell you. Being 'real' is fine and dandy...until you barf on the bed. Then the humans get all crazy. The Skin Horse never mentioned that part."

12/10/07, 1:05 AM  
Blogger Procrastamom said...

Noah felt defeated. He had been told to take the animals two by two, but species after species his efforts were thwarted. To calm his nerves, he decided to take a nap.


12/10/07, 1:11 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

"No, it is NOT story time. It is NAP time."

12/10/07, 1:29 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

"Tomorrow I'm changing my name to NoEL!"


12/10/07, 1:58 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Thalia and Sage spent the entire day running wild at the zoo, and all I got were these damn figurines.

12/10/07, 2:25 AM  
Blogger Motherhood Uncensored said...

Gulliver's Travels Gone Dog


"Isn't Gulliver supposed to be a dude not a dog?"

"Yeah, but we're so not Liliputians so what's the difference. Tie her down."

12/10/07, 10:03 AM  
Blogger ImpostorMom said...

And the standoff continues as both parties refuse to compromise couch real estate.

12/10/07, 10:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're going to pay for this, think unexpected "presents" in surprising places.

(unlurking temporarily to post)

12/10/07, 10:58 AM  
Blogger Two Shews said...

"I can haz gigantism?"

"Dogzilla must haz ur plastic?"

"Stop looking at me! Stop it!"

"I always lose the staring contests..."

12/10/07, 11:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Owl: Alright, who put that DRINK ME bottle where the dog could reach it? This isn't Emily In Wonderland, people. Pig, go find mushrooms, STAT!

12/10/07, 11:57 AM  
Blogger Becoming Mommy said...

Tired of being used as chew toys, the plastic zoo residents decided to surround the beast...

12/10/07, 12:51 PM  
Blogger Marketing Mommy said...

At least I have my dignity.

12/10/07, 2:17 PM  
Blogger caramama said...

I see motherhood uncensored went the Gulliver route, but I'm going to add mine anyway.

"Meanwhile, Gulliver's dog discovered that the Liliputian's pets included a variety of animals.

12/10/07, 2:48 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

You might as well come out; we have you surrounded.

12/10/07, 3:04 PM  
Blogger Julie Marsh said...

Yo, white tiger. You're lucky I'm worn out, or else your endangered ass would be my breakfast.

12/10/07, 3:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and I for one welcome our plastic animal overlords...

12/10/07, 4:32 PM  
Blogger NG said...

"Ever since that lead-paint-from-China scare, chewing toys just doesn't seem as appealing as it once did."

12/10/07, 4:37 PM  
Blogger Michelle Nelson Beaulieu said...

No point in staring, if you were real, you would have wrinkles as well.

12/10/07, 5:57 PM  
Blogger Susan Getgood said...

Procrastimom and I were thinking alike on this one, but I'll do mine anyway:
"I thought they boarded two by two..."

12/10/07, 7:13 PM  
Blogger the new girl said...

You there with the camera? You REALLY need to get a job.

12/10/07, 7:59 PM  
Blogger Gray Matter Matters said...

They'd better hope none of them falls into a well...they are so dead.


Very funny. But not as funny as "Guess where I took a dump."

12/10/07, 8:28 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Others already covered it, but...

"Now I know how Gulliver felt."

12/10/07, 8:40 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

"Listen up...in the wild you all have me trumped, here, this is my domaine...I'm the king pin!"

Love it!

12/10/07, 9:32 PM  
Blogger Zellmer said...

"I should have stopped at that second martini."


"Are you guys as stoned as I am?"

12/10/07, 10:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Expend 1 to reroll dwarven spell damage.

12/11/07, 12:36 AM  
Blogger Los Francos said...


12/11/07, 12:47 AM  
Blogger Maggie Ginsberg-Schutz said...


I vote for zellmer's "Are you guys as stoned as I am?"

TOO funny.

12/11/07, 9:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "Animal Pride" entry was scrapped from the parade after their balloon deflated.

12/11/07, 2:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are the odds that she tastes like chicken?

12/11/07, 7:06 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

Soon, it became clear the zookeeper had a favorite at mealtimes.

12/11/07, 8:38 PM  
Blogger Holly {ArtistMotherTeacher} said...

"Fucking Humans."

12/11/07, 9:06 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth @claritychaos said...

OH, my gosh. Your dog is so ridiculously cute that I can barely stand it. That's not a caption, that's just me loving your dog. :)

6/24/09, 9:46 AM  

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