El Toro of Love, and a Puppy!

And what’s romance? Usually, a nice little tale where you have everything as you like it, where rain never wets your jacket and gnats never bite your nose, and it’s always daisy-time.

~ D.H. Lawrence

I scored big time this Valentine’s Day when I picked up one of these for my lovely wife . . .


And that newborn I mentioned a while back?

Meet Lola!

Everybody loves her except Bubba, who, because he has a . . . thing . . . hanging down under, is often mistaken for mama.

Gotta run. Taking my better nature out for some ice cream.

In winter.

Yeah, we’re weird like that . . .

[Flickr photo is by marcdroberts and is protected]


25 thoughts on “El Toro of Love, and a Puppy!

  1. that’s an adorable little critter… congratulations!

  2. As you already know, I love me some Lola. Let me know if you want to facilitate a hook up with Mr. Potter…who is fixed and totally harmless. Congrats! Lola is too pretty!

  3. That makes me want a dog. Now.

    1. My in-laws breed pugs and American bulldogs. Got ’em coming out their ears. And they’re good to every one of ’em. I can hook you up . . .

  4. The whole Valentine’s day thing drives me crazy. First off it’s so commercialised and secondly it would seem that so many of us have bought into it, that there is a lingering feeling of guilt if one rejects it as a concept.

    How about we all be nice to our loved ones every day and not wait to be told by business to go out and buy something to assuage our guilt? Not that I’m suggesting your purchase was made because of such reasons.

    This whole buying something for one day of the year reminds me of Jack Dupree’s “Bring me Flowers While I’m Living”

    1. El Toro of Love? Five bucks. It stopped being about the gifts a long time ago . . .

      And I do agree wholeheartedly with the gifts-year-round mentality. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than giving a gift for absolutely no reason at all . . .

      And commercialization? Ever stand in line at a Walmart on Valentine’s Day afternoon? I don’t care who you are, that’s scary!

      1. And dude. That song? Priceless . . .

    2. Hey there Razz!

      Trust me, Tysdaddy is the KING of gift giving! He rarely gives a dud gift! He listens which is more than I can say for a lot of guys, like my friend’s husband who bought her a rifle simply because she said once many months ago that she’d go out target shooting with him sometime. Trust me, the good stuff comes throughout the year – But getting El Toro of Love to guard my chocolate on Valentine’s day was super sweet!

  5. mmmm….. a rifle as a Valentine’s day gift….. now that put a smile on my face!

  6. EL Toro…. reminds me a lot of the old Pepe le Peu cartoons. Whatever happened to those? They were awesome.

  7. I have an El Toro of Love too, it’s awesome! And the puppy is damn adorable.

  8. Personally, I think ice cream goes well with cold weather. I don’t know WHY but I have wanted it lately. Of course, that could also be pregnancy…

  9. We went out for icecream a couple weeks ago. It was delicious.

    The pregnant lady wanted a banana split (which normally I DONT care for) and like the typical pregnant lady I only had like 3 bites before I was finished.



  11. Wow, both are too cute for mere words.

    And i’ll echo the sentiment on making every day Valentine’s Day. 🙂

  12. OMG! Puppy!!!

    I’m thinking I would really like a pug next time I’m in the market for a new dog. Which likely won’t be for another ten years, but still… a girl can dream, right?

  13. El Toro of Love made me giggle. Very cute.

    Lola? She’s just adorable! And her eyes! Pugs are those kinds of dogs that melt women’s hearts. I don’t know why. How’s it going with your “newborn?” Is she ruling the roost yet? 🙂

  14. adorable puppy!

    my husband only craves ice cream when it’s really cold outside.

  15. Love the puppy, Brian. I get the feeling your wife knows she has a real find. What other wife gets hot peppers and a puppy for Valentine’s Day? 🙂


  16. Ice cream is good under any conditions. Of course it is 84 out here so we don’t know from cold. 😉

  17. Too cute for words! My daughter has been begging for a puppy. I keep telling her that one dog is enough. That pic ALMOST got me to change my mind.

  18. AAAAAAH! Are you kidding me with this dog? That is a fucking adorable creature. And I dislike dogs mostly. But not this one. Not at all.

    Good luck with your “newborn”. Enjoy the puppy breath!

  19. Oh my goodness, Lola is adorable!

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