Thursday, July 28, 2011

Miss Goofus and Mr. Gallant

 It was just the other day that I had the epiphany: our pooches were just like Goofus and Gallant from Highlights magazines. These characters look similar, but they aren't twins. Gallant is always nice and respectful, while Goofus just does whatever he wants. Let me show you what I mean.
Mr. B is appreciative and happy to be bathed:
While Miss M lets them know they aren't working hard enough:
Mr. B enjoys laying contemplatively by the flowers:
While Miss M is critical of our decorating decisions:
 Mr. B is loyal and loves spending time with his family:
While Miss M is always interviewing and campaigning for a new home:
In most dog duos, will there always be a Goofus and a Gallant? Or does anyone have the misfortune to have 2 Goofuses?

27 comments:

loveandaleash said...

This cracked me up. It's rare that I actually laugh aloud at a blog post, but I did just now. Thanks for a great start to the morning. Our Lollie Wonderdog was definitely Miss Gallant, but we don't really have either of these in our house right now. I am going to have to think hard on which cartoons match our Chick and Stevie-girl though.

Carissa Hickey-Barclay said...

I laughed too! Our two are definitely some characters, but it might be hard to say which is which in my case. I think they ro-sham-bo in the morning to see who will be Goofus and who will be Galant that day. LOVE IT. Thank you for cracking me up this morning!

Of Pit Bulls and Patience said...

Miss M has 101 ridiculous faces! The majority of the time, Parker is Gallant and Skye is Goofus. Actually, I'd say 99.9% of the time. We usually associate them with Pinkie and the Brain, which was my brother's favorite cartoon growing up. I'd say one Goofus is enough for any house!

waldobungie said...

That is hilarious! I love the photo of Mr. B in the bath - he just looks so pleased with himself - and Ms. M shaking hands and "campaigning for a new home?" Ridiculous! I might be looking up that Highlights cartoon this afternoon.... :)

Lindsay said...

Oh yes, we've got a Goofus and Gallant over here!!

Muchadoaboutnothing said...

I'd have to say Roxy and Jordie are more Gallant (even if Roxy is a diva) while the new kid, Zach, is a bit more like Goofus.

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

OMG this is HILARIOUS! I love their personalities. Ms. M would make a great politician with that handshake!

Barbara said...

Oh yes, we have a set here!

I love Miss M's face - she looks perpetually pissed off. I love that.

Two Crazy Coaches said...

I love that you can catch all of their different facial expressions. I really think Flash and Miss M would be fast friends as they both like to look for new homes! Flash is a total mama's girl, but will hang out with anyone she can!

Patty said...

That was a great entry! I loved the pictures of Goofus and Galant.

Trissi_V said...

Another morning set right by looking at pics of Miss M and Mr. B (they are too funny). I think our dogs are a little bit of both, but not enough of either. They don't campaign to hard for a new home (though my Laci girl was smitten with a friend I had over for dinner the other night, it was embarrassing...I think she would have left with them if I had let her).

A&A Friese said...

Love this post! I love how you guys interpret what the pooches are thinking and it always seems to be right on the money. Molly would have definately been the Gallant and Janie the Goofus :) I wonder if our next foster will be a goofus as well?

iheartsnark said...

I have a Goofus/Gallant and a Gallant/Goofus. In the house Sketcher is the alpha, making sure Angel knows her place. Outside, it is a complete role reversal. Angel takes charge and Sketcher is the hapless side kick.

Vanessa said...

or....does one have the misfortune of having two Gallants? I mean, come on! Miss M makes life a little more hilarious, doesn't she? :wink wink: It's a nice balance :o)

Two Grad Students and a Pittie said...

Im laughing so hard this is so funny!

Benny and Lily said...

The expression on that face!! Hilarious. Some buddy doesn't like the pool?
Benny & Lily

brooke said...

thats cute!
I like wet Mr B!

Sarah said...

Great Post! I'm thinking I have a Pinky and the Brain combo in my house.

Tucker The Crestie said...

Tucker is definitely Gallant and Phoebe is definitely Goofus around here. Great post! Miss M.'s facial expressions are priceless!

Laura and Hans said...

Wow! I so remember Goofus and Gallant from my days of reading Highlights in the dentist office waiting room, and I sooooo didn't want to behave like Goofus (I also didn't want to be at the dentist's but that's a whole different story!).
Personally, I think Miss M would be less likely to critique the flower situation if someone would only send her a dozen long stemmed roses!

Faye said...

Miss Goofus thinks you may have cut the flower stems too short for the vase. :-) Love seeing your pitties every day.

kissa-bull said...

so funny but we have a gallant and a goofus for each pair lol. the boys alwyays seem to be the gallants. im just in love with your doggies

ForPetsSake said...

Great pics and post - I think we might be lucky enough to have mostly Gallant traits over here. Well, mostly...

Chris said...

Too funny! They both have such beautiful, expressive faces, but next to my Edgrrr, Mr. B is my dream dog.

Mr. Pip said...

I just love Miss M's expressions! Too funny.

KT said...

I have one big Gallant and two little Goofus'. Gallant (Bello) is a big heeler cross and my Goofus'(Gertrude and Herman) are a chihuahua and a dachshund cross :)

loveandaleash said...

I just came back to this post b/c of your link, and once again, the one of evil Ms M giving the stink-eye in the dog wash made me laugh out lout. Awesome.

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