Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Nora Picture Post -- Dorkface101

Nora is one of the most fun puppies I've ever had. She imbues every action with glee and enthusiasm yet she is also one of the most affectionate puppies I've ever raised. I keep saying that I have to find a home for her soon or I'll be a goner--I'm more than half in love already. Yesterday's photo session has not helped me out. She's almost 13 weeks now and has moments of grace and loveliness in between the stream of spaz and dorkface.

Nora makes excellent use of her floppy ears to explore the various permutations of puppy dorkface, omgcuteness, and spaztasticness.


Beginner Dorkface

Now, at 13 weeks, she's begun perfecting her expressions and even adding other elements such as Action!Dorkface and Dorkface with a Toy.

Dorkface with a tug

Dorkface with special lip distortion and ironical eye contact
An action shot without dorkface
Demonstrating that the ear CAN stand up when she is not seeking dorkfacedness

Look at that ear, reach for dorkface even while focused on the tug

Dorkface with Grandma Nike demonstrating the pro!dorkface maneuver
Nora concentrates hard on her first attempt at pro!dorkface
Testing the pro!dorkface in action
Eyes closed dorkface maneuver
I don't even know
Tug and Dorkface achieved
Joint action!faces with Nemo (right)

Taking a break, but unable to resist a profile dork-squint
This picture just makes me want to hug her.

Just to show that she isn't stuck in perma-dorkface....
Nora and Nemo, 13 weeks
As always, the full album is available on Picasa.


kitiara said...

We are all members of the Dorkface Fan Club!!!

samccall said...

My name is Scott McCall. Im a police offier for the West Memphis Police Department in West Memphis Arkansas. I was involved with the Walmart shooting in May where we lost two of our officers. I am looking for a GSD to utilize as protection dog at mt resides while Iam away. I have a 5 year old son and due to retaliation from the shooting I would feel more comfortable having protection for my son. I would also like convience my department that having a patrol dog would be benefical to the city. I would appreciate any information that you may have. Thank You, Scott McCall

Christine said...

Hey Scott,

I'd be happy to talk to you further--can you send me an email at


Lauri said...


Stop making me want a puppy! Specifically, this one!