Friday, February 25, 2011

after the havoc that I'm gonna wreak no more words will critics have to speak

It's been all quiet on the western front around here because maybe, just maybe, I was busy watching the last three years of the Westminster Dog Show on Hulu. And maybe I got a teensy little bit misty-eyed when the Scottish Deerhound won Best in Show. You guys, she was retiring. It was dang poignant.

As you can guess, I'm in the throes of dog fever again. I hate when I get like this. I just want a dog that will love me, love my kids, love my cats and goats and chickens (not in an eating kind of way), love my family and friends, be kind to trusted visitors, and eat the face of anybody mean and/or dangerous. That seems pretty reasonable to me.

If I do get a dog it will probably be the final straw, and my mom will disown me once and for all, but I'll be laughing all the way to the bank when my dog sniffs out the Terminators/Borg. I'm just ahead of the curve, as usual.


highdeekay said...

Some day you and I should have a discussion about the year I spent transcribing a professor's audio tapes of interviews conducted at various dog shows. Entertaining stuff! Of course she had a government grant for her research (and to pay me). Our taxes at work!

All8 said...

May you find the dog of your dreams, when it's time for it no longer to be a dream. For now, just consider how blessed you are not to be shoveling up dog dukie too.

kacy faulconer said...

I get that dog fever too. It's weird. And fervent.

Tori said...

You can have my dog! I promise to even poke holes in the priority mail box before I try to mail him to you.

Melissa Cunningham said...

You want a dog that is all heart, loyal to a fault and fun to play with? Get a golden retriever. We've had two and they are wonderful, smart and playful. They also don't seem to chew as much as labs. Granted, they shed like there's no tomorrow, but hey. You can't have your cake and eat it too!