No, she's not dead. She's asleep! Puppies sleep a lot, and not much will wake them. Not even being nommed.
That's my beau, Tom, nomming the precious Pepper. We had another shot set up with him pouring ketchup on her, but the ketchup started coming out, so we scrapped it.
For other words to describe this pic, please see the C.O. Glossary: [link]
*Nov. 1, 2009 Update*
Holy cow! I started a huge debate with this shot on CuteOverload! Nosevember, or Nomvember? [link]