Impressing Spike and Snarl ... by C.L. Beck

Posted by C.L. (Cindy) Beck

The other day an astute reader—Anna Junus—commented on my recent post, Melts in Your Mouth. She asked, "When you call your dog do [you] call 'Come here Corky Porky Pie.' Do you say his whole name every time and do the other dogs like Spike and Snarl tease him?"

To answer Anna's question, yes, sometimes we do call him by his whole name, but a lot of times we just lean out and yell, "Hey you! Dog! Quit eating the neighbor's cat!" Of course, it's only for appearances' sake, to totally impress Spike and Snarl. They think Corky Porky's a big bruiser and since they can't see through our vinyl fence, they never figure out that the Corkster is actually playing with his own pet. An ugly old cat named, "Pretty Kitty," who escorts the dog around the yard, rubbing up against his face and purring his love for Corky.

But I digress ....

Corky Porky Pie comes from a long line of Pembroke Welsh Corgis, and should anyone ever give him a hard time about his name, he can always point to his heritage.

And that's a lot more than can be said about Spike and Snarl, who I'm pretty certain fit into one of the breeds listed below.

Dog Breeds That Just Didn't Make It

Deerhound + Terrier = Derriere, a dog that's true to the end.

Spitz + Chow Chow = Spitz-Chow, a dog that throws up a lot.

Kerry Blue Terrier + Skye Terrier = Blue Skye, a dog for

Great Pyrenees + Dachshund = Pyradachs, a puzzling breed.

Pekingnese + Lhasa Apso = Peekasso, an abstract dog.

Irish Water Spaniel + English Springer = Spaniel Irish
Springer, a dog fresh and clean as a whistle.

Labrador Retriever + Curly Coated Retriever = Lab Coat
Retriever, the choice of research scientists.

Newfoundland + Basset Hound = Newfound Asset Hound, a dog
for financial advisors.

Terrier + Bulldog = Terribull, a dog that makes awful

Bloodhound + Labrador = Blabador, a dog that barks (or
drools) incessantly.

Malamute + Pointer = Moot Point, owned by ... oh, well, it
doesn't matter anyway.

Collie + Malamute = Commute, a dog that travels to work with

Bloodhound + Borzoi = Bloody Bore, a dog that's not much fun.

Pointer + Setter = Poinsetter, a traditional Christmas pet.

Collie + Lhasa Apso = Collapso, a dog that folds up for easy

So, which of those breeds did you find to be the funniest? Take a sec and drop off a comment. I'd love to hear which ones you thought were a hoot. (I liked the Spitz-Chow and the Poinsetter.)

------"Dog Breeds that Didn't Make It," received from The Good Clean Funnies. Remainder of this post © C.L. (Cindy) Beck.------


Girl Tornado said...

Most definitely the Spitz-Chow, LOL... but I really loved the pic of Corky Porky Pie with the kitty.... Corky is so darned cute!!!! :)

Cindy Beck, author said...

Oz-Girl: Oh yea, I liked the Spitz-Chow , too. I have a cat that's definitely a Spitz-Chow! :)

Thanks for commenting!

Melinda said...

My favorite was Pekingnese + Lhasa Apso = Peekasso, an abstract dog! That's great.

Taffy said...

I liked Derriere and Spitz-Chow!

Cathy said...

Corky Porky is a cutie. The abstract dog gets my vote.

MTeacress said...

Peekasso - that's a good one! But all of them are. It's hard to pick. :)

Anna Maria Junus said...

How long did it take you to come up with these? And I don't believe you made them up as you went along.

I am relieved to know that you are trying to maintain Corky Porky Pie's dignity in front of the other dogs.

And thank you for mentioning me! Now I'll have to blog about being blogged about.

By the way, Aunt Madge is back. Do you remember her?