Monday, March 27, 2017

On puppies

Alright, folks. It’s time for something random and ridiculous and today, I have some of my favorite book characters as portrayed by pictures of puppies that I found on the internet.


This lil’ beauty is the spittin’ image of Beth March from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - if Beth was a tiny maltese puppy. Like this puppy, Beth is a) absolutely adorable, b) tiny and vulnerable, c) always wearing a shawl or blanket (at least she does in my imagination whenever I read the book…), and d) capable of making everyone want to take care of her all the time.
This little guy is being cast as Locke Lamora from Scott Lynch’s The Lies of Locke Lamora. Like this cutie, Locke a) always has his eye on the prize and goes all in to get what he’s going for, b) is kind of oblivious to the fact that what he’s doing may not always be the best idea. (Spoiler: I’m still crying.)


A+ grade for this adorable pup who is wholly dedicated to getting the part of Kaladin from “The Stormlight Archives” by Brandon Sanderson. Kaladin and this pup both a) try to escape and have freedom NO MATTER THE COST, b) get into all sorts of shenanigans by being themselves and by striving for said freedom and c) venture where they shouldn’t.


Some puppies just can’t be messed with and this little one falls into that category. So does Mattie Ross, the heroine of Charles Portis’ True Grit. Maddie and this pup have quite a bit in common: a) Both are tiny and adorable, b) both are going to mess you up if you don’t do exactly what they want, c) both are really good at getting their way by looking like they’re about to pull out their revolver to shoot you in the face.
This cutie aspires to play Ford Prefect from the Hitchhiker’s Trilogy by Douglas Adams. Like our pup here, Ford is a) typically upbeat and optimistic and beyond earnest, b) absolutely determined to get his entry into the Hitchhiker’s Guide book (among other things), and c) sweet and hilarious and wonderful. I just can’t get enough of either of them.
And finally, here is our contestant for the part of the Dormouse from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. He’s a good fit for this part because a) he’s in a teacup.

Do you know any puppies who personify characters? Do you know any characters who could pass as a puppy? DO YOU KNOW ANY CHARACTERS WHO ARE PUPPIES?! Let me know in the comments.

7 comments:

  1. Oh my god! I'm tweeting your post :D sheer genius! Put together puppies and books! Unbelievable. I had loads of awws and hahas. Amazing idea :) I feel like I should do a similar post with kitties :D

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  2. YES TO KITTENS. I'm a strong believer in the world needing more adorable animals out there. Thank you for the tweet and for the kind words:) And definitely tell me if/when you post your kittens:)

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    1. Aww, I didn't get a notification from your comment reply -.- good thing you tweeted me :)
      Yeah, I think maybe I'll do it (cause it's way too cute :D), and then I'll definitely tweet you :)

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  3. Oh yes that is such a clear Locke picture, haha.

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  4. Right? It fits him soooooo well.

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  5. Haha, I loved this post! Especially Ford and Kaladin!

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    1. Hahaha thank you:) It was fun to write!

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