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The Unsettling Truth About the World's Most Adorable Dog
Atlantic Wire ^ | 8-8-12 | Jen Doll

Posted on 08/09/2012 4:21:11 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

Boo the Pomeranian may be the most famous dog alive today, based purely on his looks. His photos are the sweetest sort of eye candy known to man, as millions of his fans on Facebook will attest.

As happens with the supremely attractive, he has an empire. He has stuffed toys made in his image. Books have been written about him. He is a public figure, liked by 4,938,017 people on Facebook. That is almost half as many who like Kim Kardashian, and he is a dog without a TV show (yet). When you Google "world's cutest dog," he is your first search result. The appeal of Boo is simple: as he writes on his heavily trafficked Facebook page, "My name is Boo. I am a dog. Life is good." ~snip~ How can a person not love Boo? When false rumors of his death spread across the Internet in that time we don't like to think about, we were devastated. ~snip~

Now we're faced with what may be the gravest conundrum yet, knowledge we're not sure we're fully equipped to deal with; actually, ~snip~ According to Mike Isaac of AllThingsD, two tipsters relayed the intel that "Boo’s adoptive human mother of the past six years is Irene Ahn, a dyed-in-the-wool Facebook employee working in a leading position in the company’s finance department.

~snip~

At first, Boo's popularity took its time. It was when Ahn created a Facebook page for Boo, with a tidy, handy little URL, that celebrities started to get involved and like things and everything went nuts, or, in the parlance, viral. "And I can’t help but think perhaps knowing a few of the right Facebook engineers helped Boo go viral a little bit faster," says Isaac.

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlanticwire.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Hobbies; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: boo; facebook; pomeranian

1 posted on 08/09/2012 4:21:24 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Joe 6-pack; gorush

Doggie ping for Joe; heads up to gorush. This author takes a slap at corgis at the original link. FR rules prevented me from posting the whole article. Check out the last line and post pictures of your pair to prove her wrong.


2 posted on 08/09/2012 4:23:39 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
That is almost half as many who like Kim Kardashian

Boo looks a damn sight smarter than Kim. Lower maintenance too. What's not to like???

3 posted on 08/09/2012 4:32:06 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Mr. Winkle has been a star for years.


4 posted on 08/09/2012 4:41:14 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

If mainstream propaganda outlets can make a community organizer president, getting doggie hits on facebook would be first tier training for new apparatchiks.


5 posted on 08/09/2012 5:00:12 AM PDT by Track9 (Ego undermines moral courage.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
two tipsters relayed the intel that "Boo’s adoptive human mother of the past six years is Irene Ahn, a dyed-in-the-wool Facebook employee working in a leading position in the company’s finance department.

NeBootism ping.


6 posted on 08/09/2012 5:14:59 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Not a big fan of Poms or Corgis, but this is a cute picture.


7 posted on 08/09/2012 5:32:29 AM PDT by Hope for the Republic (The 1st amendment is guaranteed by the 2nd amendment.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
That is almost half as many who like Kim Kardashian...

A conversation with Boo is possible, not so with Kim.

8 posted on 08/09/2012 5:35:20 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Adorable is in the eye of the beholder. That said, if given a choice between the dog and Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton, the dog wins in a landslide. There's nothing like a whining voice sounding like chalk on a blackboard to get your day off to a great start! Myself, I've got two lovable Scottie mixed breeds from the animal shelter — and no trophy bimbos.
9 posted on 08/09/2012 5:44:54 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

You think THIS is bad? I have a revisionist biography of Greyfriar’s Bobby that says he was vicious and bit tourists!!


10 posted on 08/09/2012 6:06:41 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: afraidfortherepublic

That ain’t no dawg...

That’s a moldy pair of slippers (well, one of them, anyways...)


11 posted on 08/09/2012 6:12:13 AM PDT by djf (The barbarian hordes will ALWAYS outnumber the clean-shaven. And they vote.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

Computer Hope

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

12 posted on 08/09/2012 6:42:08 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
My terrier Hairy is WAY cuter than Boo and freekitty and Eaker can attest to that. If I wasn't computer impaired I'd post Hairy’s picture to show you!

Right Eaker?

13 posted on 08/09/2012 7:07:00 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: freekitty; Eaker

I was talking about ya’ll!


14 posted on 08/09/2012 7:09:06 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: djf

LOL.

I favor big dogs myself, but he’s pretty cute.....looks sort of like a little living teddy bear.


15 posted on 08/09/2012 7:38:01 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
He's cute, in an "I look like a stuffed animal", way.

I'm partial to this sort of cuteness, myself:


16 posted on 08/09/2012 7:48:18 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: CatherineofAragon

My neighbors just got back after going away for a week... I was nominated to dog-sit while they were gone.

The of just about the most beautiful, well behaved, affectionate golden labs you could ever want to see.

One about 3 yrs old and pushing 140 lbs, kind of a bruiser because he loves to play, has alot of energy, and plays rough. The other is about 7 years old, much more mellow and much wiser.

When the owner came to pick them up and the food, the older pup was sitting on my porch with his back to me. I started rubbing behind his right ear and he let out a groan that went on for about seven seconds. My neighbors eyes got about as wide as quarters and he said he never had done that before.

He does it all the time when I scratch/rub him. Course, I’ve been a dog person my whole life!!


17 posted on 08/09/2012 8:09:18 AM PDT by djf (The barbarian hordes will ALWAYS outnumber the clean-shaven. And they vote.)
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To: Ditter; afraidfortherepublic
My terrier Hairy is WAY cuter than Boo

I fully agree!

18 posted on 08/09/2012 8:10:31 AM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Now we're faced with what may be the gravest conundrum yet, knowledge we're not sure we're fully equipped to deal with;

I was afraid I was going to read that Boo is gay.

19 posted on 08/09/2012 8:44:05 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: djf

LOL! Labs are such wonderful dogs. 140 lbs., wow....I’d love to see that boy.

My sister-in-law used to have a huge German Shepherd, trained for protection but so loving with family. He would sit on top of my feet, growling and facing whomever he perceived as a threat, until called off.

My SIL and her husband divorced, and he got the Shepherd and moved away. I miss that dog.


20 posted on 08/09/2012 9:05:08 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Ms Ahn isn’t even original:

http://www.mrwinkle.com/


21 posted on 08/09/2012 9:42:27 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
"The whole of the Balkans is not worth the bones of a single Pomeranian grenadier." - Otto von Bismark

OOPS! Wrong Pomeranians!

;)

22 posted on 08/09/2012 10:20:13 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: Ditter

Oh heck, my Pauli has a fan base on Flickr. She’s much more beautiful than any Pom. They are hardly dogs (and often ill tempered).


23 posted on 08/09/2012 12:39:11 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: Eaker; Ditter

Well of course, now you HAVE to post a photo. Pauli insists.


24 posted on 08/09/2012 12:41:07 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: brytlea; Eaker

I will have to have some help if I am going to post a picture of Hairy, can you come over and help me now? :D

(calling Eaker, calling Eaker!)


25 posted on 08/09/2012 12:56:27 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

I can help you. If you don’t mind me posting it on my flickr account I can do it easily. Otherwise you can set up a photobucket account. I have one but I can’t remember my password.


26 posted on 08/09/2012 1:37:35 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: freekitty
I love Mr. Winkle.
27 posted on 08/09/2012 5:59:02 PM PDT by austingirl
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To: Ditter; brytlea
Here is Hairy now!


28 posted on 08/09/2012 6:04:00 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: Eaker
Thank you Eaker for posting my angel dog's photo. :D
29 posted on 08/09/2012 6:10:01 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Eaker; Ditter

Oh well, there you go, and I agree, ADORABLE (and way cuter than that pom!) :)


30 posted on 08/09/2012 6:13:19 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: Ditter

Ironically I have had that photo for exactly one year today!


31 posted on 08/09/2012 6:33:48 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: Ditter

You are so right.


32 posted on 08/09/2012 8:53:21 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

You have freepmail.


33 posted on 08/10/2012 5:52:55 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: afraidfortherepublic
"Check out the last line and post pictures of your pair to prove her wrong."

Seriously, who doesn't love corgis?

Always happy to comply. :{)Photobucket

Photobucket

34 posted on 08/10/2012 7:43:34 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

Cuter any day of the week and twice on Sunday than Boo.


35 posted on 08/10/2012 8:58:03 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: djf; CatherineofAragon
When the owner came to pick them up and the food, the older pup was sitting on my porch with his back to me. I started rubbing behind his right ear and he let out a groan that went on for about seven seconds. My neighbors eyes got about as wide as quarters and he said he never had done that before.

He does it all the time when I scratch/rub him. Course, I’ve been a dog person my whole life!!

I knew a German Shepherd that would attempt to purr (if you could imagine a dog trying to purr) when I pet her. She would emit a soft, prolonged, groaning sigh, and lean against my leg.

36 posted on 08/10/2012 9:06:42 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

I totally believe it. Dogs have many vocalizations that most people never hear.


37 posted on 08/10/2012 9:11:14 PM PDT by djf (The barbarian hordes will ALWAYS outnumber the clean-shaven. And they vote.)
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