great dane and duck friends

Respite Open Thread: Some Serious Respite

Okay, before I turn everything off for the night, I needed some respite. And then suddenly babies started showing up everywhere. So here they all are.

And my very own daily cuteness. Sometimes I just sit in the backyard and watch everyone play together. Dogs, cats and ducks.

great dane and duck friends

Feel free to add to the momentary relief with cuteness of your own.

Respite open thread.

24 replies
  1. 1
    Mary G says:

    Scout and Pearl/Penelope FTW!

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    lahke says:

    I think that the dog was actually in tune….

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    Elizabelle says:

    I love that musical beagle.

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    BCHS Class of 1980 says:

    Well the last picture should satisfy the Blogfather’s appetite for pictures of Pearlnelope.

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    Rob says:

    I wish I were that beagle

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    lamh36 says:

    You missed one!

    John Legend and his son steal hearts in piano duet

    Singer John Legend and his son play “My Favorite Things” on the piano in a video posted by his wife Chrissy

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    Aleta says:


    This anxious dog didn’t feel safe in his new house — so his dad built him his own room under the stairs

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    Mary G says:

    @Aleta: That was wonderful – he threw the teddy bear out because it was HIS room.

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    Aleta says:

    @Mary G: The two of them melted me down.

    Dog + ducks theme
    A dog who raised a family of ducklings and helped them learn how to swim

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    Mike in NC says:

    There was a report on the evening news that over-the-hill grifter rock band KISS is planning an ‘underwater concert’ someplace in Australia. Rooting for the sharks to attend in great numbers.

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    @Aleta: Okay, that just made my night. Thank you

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    Aleta says:

    amazing: a woman moved to an island and saw a need, a flamingo shelter to feed starving flamingos

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    spudgun says:

    Depending on the day I’ve had, I sometimes LIVE on The Dodo and Bored Panda websites…

    Critters make everything better!

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    The dog in that first video sings better than I do. I’m jealous!

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    @Mike in NC: So they’ll be underwater with concert goers? Or they’ll be underwater while their fans will be on land? Sounds idiotic but I guess they’re trying desperately to be different.

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    Jim, Foolish Literalist says:

    @Mike in NC: My best friend in fifth grade was part of the KISS army. I used to know all their names, and I remember the KISS (TV) movie. “Rip, rip, rip, rip and destroy”

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    mrmoshpotato says:


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    Mnemosyne says:

    Watching Horror Hotel on TCM. It’s very odd to see Christopher Lee doing an American accent, but he does a good job.

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    Percysowner says:

    I will share my love for Mia the Beagle at the Westminster Dog Show 2017

    Note: I have a beagle and yep that’s how they are, but lovable as all get out.

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    mrmoshpotato says:

    @Mnemosyne: Does it have a rockin’ soundtrack like Suspiria?

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    Mnemosyne says:


    It’s more like Satanic Gregorian chants.

    But there must have been something odd in the air in 1960, because there were two different movies made in two different countries at the same time that had the same plot twist at the midpoint — the other one was Psycho.

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    eclare says:


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    rikyrah says:

    Scout and Pearl😍😍😍

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