A heartwarming holiday tradition…

November 21, 2010

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Blog Guy, this is the Sunday before Thanksgiving, our family’s favorite day of the year! Our children, Paige and Preston, know this is P-Day, the day your blog is devoted entirely to “Cute Stuff That Begins with the Letter P.”

putin dog 240The children are sitting here with their steaming mugs of cocoa, their eyes sparkling with excitement. What do you have for them?

Hi Paige, hi Preston! Gather ’round!

This year, we’ll kick off P-Day with this adorable PANDA. Is that darling, or what?

Next, on the left, we have this cute news photo from a few days ago. Awwwwww!

Er, Blog Guy, you’re saying Vladimir PUTIN is cute? Cover your eyes, kids!

No! Putin is holding a PUPPY! That’s the p-word here!

You should make that clearer. What else?

Check out the shot on the right. a really cute PENGUIN, and a PORPOISE! How about those?

Paige says that’s just a baby dolphin, not a porpoise. She says they are similar, but not the same.

penguin and dolphin 340Big deal. They’re all fish, right?

No. Preston says dolphins and porpoises are actually mammals, who give birth to live young.

So do you have something you want to say to Paige and Preston, Blog Guy?

Yeah. Just suck it up. Learn to tolerate this sort of ignorance and misinformation from grown-ups, or you’ll have miserable, depressing childhoods.

Meanwhile readers, starting next year, the Sunday before Thanksgiving will be devoted entirely to vegetables grown in Estonia.

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Top: Giant panda Basi holds a doll of the Guangzhou Asian Games mascot at Fuzhou Panda World in Fuzhou, Fujian province, China, November 12, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

Left: A Bulgarian shepherd dog looks on as Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin carries it, in Sofia, Bulgaria, November 13, 2010. REUTERS/Oleg Popov

Right: An erect-crested penguin watches a baby La Plata river dolphin in Piriapolis, Uruguay, November 5, 2010. REUTERS/Andres Stapff

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Overdose of cuteness!!! The only think missing is kittens, you know….

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I prefer the panda pleasantly propping a plaything.

Posted by skeres | Report as abusive

The best word that start with “P” on and Sunday is pork. As in bacon. On an egg sammich. Delicious!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I’m thinking that puppy must have caught a glimpse of Stalin or someone equally as frightening. Do you see the look in that pup’s eyes…and to be snuggling into Putin as the lesser of the evils….Man wonder who that pup saw?

Posted by onequartlow | Report as abusive

So what’s the right thing to do here? Start a fund for Paige and Preston’s therapy or just call Children’s Aid?

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive

What about a cute photo of Lamar with … sorry, gotta go P!

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Wow look at my previous comment.. hooked on Phonics didn’t work for me.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Is it true that Vlad named his puppy Medvedev?

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

The thousand yard stare on the panda is a bit disturbing…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

That puppy is addddddddddddddooorrrrrraaabbbble!!!
Awwwww!!! Cuteness overdose for sure, Dave!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I think the panda is holding the Easter Bunny hostage.

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Alright! Veggies from Estonia! Finally news I can use! Just 364 days and counting!

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