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Your Afternoon Animal Fix

by Prince Of Petworth July 6, 2016 at 3:25 pm 5 Comments

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and your neighborhood. Your photos will go into the queue (usually 2 weeks wait) and will be posted in the order I receive them. If you’ve already entered your pet and would like to do so again – that’s no problem – just space the entries out a bit. Please try to send horizontal photos 640×480 (medium size on your iphone) if possible. If you’re not using an iphone any size is fine.


“Name:Joplin (full name Janis Joplin)

Found: streets of Baltimore as a kitten.

Lives: Ft Totten.

Favorite pastimes: doing parkour from 1am to 3am and sleeping 23 hours a day.”

ripley dumb tongue

This is Lt. Ripley, Ellen, Last Surviving Member of the Starfreighter Nostromo. She is doing her “dumb tongue” pose here. Yes, she is a greyhound; she is not a whippet. Yes, she’s a rescue and she used to race. No, she was not a good racer, which is why we adopted her at 2 and she now lives the good life in Glover Park. Yes, we have seen the other greyhounds in the neighborhood. Yes, she is very fast; she can run faster than 40MPH. No, she doesn’t need a lot of exercise; she sleeps pretty much all the time. She’s basically a giant, skinny cat. (Just preempting all of the usual questions :) )

She lives with her big brother Iggy Pop The Cat, who tolerates her existence. He was enjoying New Years in this picture.

iggy new years

  • dcd

    Joplin – you’re very cute. Your owner is bad at math, though, unless you do parkour in your sleep.

  • palisades

    Oh boy – I think you won the derp face lottery with Ellen and Iggy. And I mean that in the nicest way possible. My cat’s tongue sticks out randomly and that always puts a smile on my face. Can’t imagine having twice that joy all the time.

    • textdoc

      Palisades, has your kitty been in AAF yet? Or are you still waiting for the perfect photo?

  • Emmaleigh504

    Joplin is a cute kitty.
    Iggy Pop looks like he’s up to something bad.
    I love greyhounds! ahhhhhh so cute!

  • Claire

    Anyone who’s ever had a greyhound knows all about the “usual questions”!

    What’s described by the person here as “dumb tongue” is jokingly referred to by many as “Escaping Tongue Syndrome” — http://houndlife.blogspot.com/2008/03/greyhound-glossary.html


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