Some Pics of Boghan

Here is my brother Seth and his dog, Boghan, the Wired Haired Pointing Griffon who really is the goofiest and sproingiest dog I have ever met- he bounces around like Disney’s Goofy- doing agility drills. A bunch of good pics, but this is my favorite, as Boghan inexplicably makes the wrong jump and my brother gives a look of pure disgust (and he looks like Louis CK, I think):


One thing I realized when I looked at this picture that Seth posted on facebook was that he self-described this as a look of disgust, and I was confused, because 95% of the time that is what he looks like when he is around me. Then I thunk about it for a second and realized why he might have that expression 95% of the time he is around me. At any rate, some good pics below the fold.





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  1. 1
    PsiFighter37 says:

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    In an interview, the congenitally upbeat Mr. McAuliffe said, “Most people would say I had a more successful session than any first-term governor.”

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    Asshole pretty much sounds like Mitch McConnell, and McAuliffe has barely been in office for 3 months.

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    PF37 +5

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    I just realized I have been waiting all my life to see someone use the word “sproingiest” in a sentence.

  3. 3
    something fabulous says:

    That dog can get some height! Good doggie!

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    John Cole says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: I guess I made that up, didn’t I? You know what I mean, though, he is like a coiled spring and just bounces around and contorts in mid air in all these odd shapes and is just super happy and bouncy.

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    Wag says:

    FLD. Funny looking dog. Not in a bad way, mind you, just looks kinda pieced together I think it’s the hair ( you can’t really call it fur, can you?)

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    Jordan Rules says:

    Yasss! Love the sproing pup!

    Good day for hip hop, Jay Electronica and Jay Z release a freestyle collab! I’m a very happy girl.

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    Wag says:

    And sproingiest is an awesome word

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    Jordan Rules says:

    Nice pics too! Hmph, guess I know who didn’t take them.

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    StringOnAStick says:

    Reminds me of when my uncle’s sproingy dog ran face first into my pissed off/scared cat, resulting in a mutual sproinging apart of equal height and level of freak-out. I tried really, really hard not to laugh; you know how cats hate it when the joke is at their expense.

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    SiubhanDuinne says:

    @John Cole: no, it is the perfect word! I knew exactly what you meant.

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    NotMax says:

    Credit where it is due.

    Japan will announce Monday that it will turn over to Washington more than 700 pounds of weapons-grade plutonium and a large quantity of highly enriched uranium, a decades-old research stockpile that is large enough to build dozens of nuclear weapons, according to U.S. and Japanese officials.

    The announcement is the biggest single success in President Barack Obama’s five-year-long push to secure the world’s most dangerous materials, and will come as world leaders gather here Monday for a nuclear security summit. Since Obama began these meetings with world leaders – this will be the third – 13 nations have eliminated their caches of nuclear materials and scores more have hardened security at their storage facilities to prevent theft by potential terrorists. Source

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    Violet says:

    Pretty dog! And so agile and smart. Your brother does look like Louis C. K.

    How do you pronounce Boghan?

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    PurpleGirl says:

    I agree with Wag that sproingiest is an awesome word. The pictures are great.

    My friends and I took the grayhounds to a Saluki meet one time. They hoping to get some attention for retired racing grayhound adoptions. While the grays couldn’t take part in the various actions, they did let one of them run in the ending race. Sardi (a grayhound) loved being able to run. In one race when she was actively racing, she was clocked at 45 mphs. A bunch of Saluki owners came over and talked to us about the dogs. It was a fun afternoon.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: It would rather fit Tigger, yes?

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    John Cole says:

    @PurpleGirl: The best description of greyhounds I have ever heard is “50 MPH couch potatoes.”

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    NotMax says:

    @Omnes Omnibus

    Or is that now expressed as Ti-clang?

  17. 17
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @NotMax: I will leave that to the experts. Of which I am not one.

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    PurpleGirl says:

    @John Cole: Yes, off the track, especially when retired, they love sleeping and just chilling out. Their running is a burst of speed and they drop their energy all at once. Then they are the laziest critters ever.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    Completely unrelated to puppies: Shirley Manson isn’t beautiful, she isn’t really even pretty or cute, but she is dead sexy.

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    Suzanne says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Um, she’s pretty beautiful. I would not kick her out of bed.

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    TaMara (BHF) says:

    @John Cole: I had one and I can attest to that. We used to let mine run in a local field and it was a joy to see. One day he saw a rabbit and that was it, there was no way we’d catch him. We went home and waited for the inevitable phone call. Sure enough, neighbors a mile away called and said he showed up and befriended their daughters. When we went to pick him up, he was happily eating peanut butter crackers out of the little girls’ hands. But other than the occasional mad dash, he was content to be retired, curled up next to me.

    Here’s Coty after he caught the ‘big’ rabbit.

    Love the photos of Boghan. He’s a beauty. Although his sister has my heart, with her floppy ear.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Suzanne: I should amend it to say she isn’t conventionally beautiful, pretty, or cute. She is striking and sexy. There is a difference. Katy Perry fits the conventional model, but is uninteresting. Shirley, otoh, is interesting.

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    Mnemosyne says:

    Charlotte has found a small light that she thinks is a laser toy, but it’s not. And it doesn’t work anyway. She is not happy with us. You’re the monkeys, make it work!

  24. 24
    J.Ty says:

    The song from the True Detective credits is pretty easy to pick up on the guitar, I learned.

  25. 25
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @J.Ty: What’s the song?

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    Mnemosyne says:

    Have we heard from our various Washington state folks? This mudslide sounds really bad.

  27. 27
    trollhattan says:

    Who’s a good boy? Boghan’s a good boy!

    Rarely see griphons but when I do they’re relentlessly happy, good-natured doggies. Plus, who doesn’t melt at that scraggly mug? Same reason I’m helplessly smitten by Irish wolfhounds.

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    trollhattan says:


    It reads “mudslide” but when I see the pics it’s basically an entire mountainside slumped into the river. Horrid to contemplate, and reminds me of this.,2512189

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    J.Ty says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: “Far From Any Road” by The Handsome Family.

    Of course, without a couple guitars or a snare drum, not to mention a trumpet, it’s a little hard to pack the same punch…

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @trollhattan: Well sure, lion/eagle hybrids are uncommon. Blame it on Bush the Lesser.

    @J.Ty: Cool.

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    ruemara says:

    I love that dog. I want to cuddle him and watch him bounce forever. He’s gorgeous. Really nice pics, JC. Very productive weekend. Ran around doing pickups for the close, because I never think of a closer. Forgot to wear warpaint, so I rightly look tired. But the first mini-doc is done. I’m so happ-well, I’m really more tired and I just realized I forgot to send out emails to all the people I need to interview for the 2nd and 3rd docs. And I finished 2 pages of my new website. But I forgot to braid half my hair and I can’t find the motivation for anything other than lying down. Send in the clones, pls.

    Hey, double what Mem said. Anyone heard from our Wa. branch of BJ commentariat?

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    J.Ty says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: The other mister started putting that song on playlists. Came up at a dinner party last week and pretty much everybody at the table froze and went wide-eyed for a second.

    Randomly: Just got my insurance card for being on his company’s plan like ten minutes ago, and eeeeeek thanks SCOTUS!

  33. 33
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @J.Ty: Congrats.

  34. 34
    J.Ty says:

    @Omnes Omnibus: Thanks! Should make freelancing a lot easier.

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    YellowJournalism says:

    @Mnemosyne: I’m surprised I didn’t hear about that earlier when I talked to my mom. She gives me all the Washington bad news updates and political reports. I’ve seen many areas around Western Wash. where you look at a hillside and wonder how it’s even holding up. I’ve lived in an area where there was a non-lethal landslide that blocked access to town. It was a miracle no one had been seriously hurt.

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    am says:

    To echo other sentiments, that’s some nice photography there.

  37. 37
    trollhattan says:

    @Omnes Omnibus:

    Yeah, saw that after the edit thingie disappeared.

    I blame Obama.

    Who’s a cute dragon? You’re…aaaaaagh!

  38. 38
    raven says:

    Why do these really interesting posts happen in the middle of the night?

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    oldster says:

    Well, John, if you’d just quit jumping over the wrong fence, your brother wouldn’t look at you that way.

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    Luci says:

    I agree with everyone else that “sproingiest” is a great word! It’s perfect, and we all seemed to know exactly what you meant. Great doggie… great pictures… great post! Good job John Cole!

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    ET says:

    That pup looks like he is having FUN, FUN, FUN.

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    Paul in KY says:

    @SiubhanDuinne: Go see the band Cake & you can see a ‘sproinger’ in action.

    That’s the term I have for the contraption the lead singer/guitarist of band uses on about 1/3 of songs. Makes a ‘sproinging’ sound when he slaps it against his leg.

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    Paul in KY says:

    @NotMax: Great news! Go President Obama!

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    a hip hop artist from Idaho (fka Bella Q) says:

    Boghan looks like he’s having great fun over that oxer! Thanks for these.

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    ThalarctosMaritimus says:

    @ruemara: I learned about it on facebook from opiejeanne, so she’s ok herself. She may have friends up there, though–not sure.

    It’s even worse than first reports–14 confirmed dead, 108 missing.

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