Friday, February 13, 2009


I love taking my dog, Murray, on walks. He grabs the nearest tennis ball (or the Frisbee, but only when he can't find a ball), lays it obediently before my path, and waits, almost shaking in anticipation, for me to kick it. He then bounds after it, and brings it back as fast as he can.

Delilah, on the other paw, must be on a leash all times she is outside. Greyhounds have only two speeds - racingfastblurofdogpassingby, and couchpotatoe. And they have one direction - straight ahead. No reverse available on these models.

When I take them both on a walk, however, they are completely unified on one particular thing - a bush, tree, tumbleweed, cactus... anything where another animal has urinated.

I used to think of dogs sniffing at each other's private parts as just disgusting, and would get impatient with my own dog sticking his nose literally up my ass.

But today, a huge light bulb went off over my head.

It's a dogs' blog.

"Wow, Ruckus met this little sweet bitch, and he thinks this may be the one! And Ragman had to have surgery - man, he already lost his nuts, how much else can they take from this poor guy?"

"Well, over here Hank says he almost caught two illegals last night; Border Patrol was just ahead of him. Geronimo has a crush on that little poodle, and WOW, it sounds like... oh, forget that, it's just a rabbit's pee."

We have gossip via the internet - canines have it through pee.


Lisa said...

I love dogs too . . . after all our kids are potty-trained I will actually think about adopting one.

What's with the 'chicken salad' subject descriptions?

Sailing Past Maturity Straight into Senility said...

I'm glad someone finally noticed! I'm learning more about getting your blog 'noticed', and since I obviously have an unhealthy need for recognition and praise (I could write volumes about that), I was running an experiment with 'chicken salad' and seeing how many more hits I would get.

And you know what? It's worked.

Let's see what else I should use... how do you think BLT would work?