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Dog Blogging May 21, 2006

Posted by Michael in Personal Experiences.
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Muslihoon comments:

Why is there cat-blogging but little dog-blogging (except for Dave in Texas, of course)?

I’m beginning to like dogs more and more.

 Meet Casey:

Casey 

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1. kevlarchick - May 21, 2006

Look at the puppy! That’s a sweet old puppy. Look at her little bow. She has cataracts too.

2. elzbth - May 21, 2006

What a cute little dog! Do you make her sleep on a cookie sheet?

3. michael - May 21, 2006

That's the tile floor in the kitchen. It really doesn't have that silvery look at all; it's sort of a marbled off-white but the lighting in this shot makes it look different. The oak on the right is trim at the edge of the kitchen floor where there are a couple of steps down to the family room. Casey is camped out at the edge of the steps where she will be in everone's way, but she can keep track of anyone who looks like they might want to rub her belly.

The picture was taken by Daughter Michael.

4. Mrs. Peel - May 21, 2006

Musli, there’s little dog blogging because pet blogging is something that only women and Andrew Sullivan do, and women tend to like cats.

Anyway, my wittle Pepper was the cutest puppy ever. Awwww, she was so cute. I’ll have to dig up some of my puppy pictures of her and scan them for y’all.

I have mixed feelings on the dog vs. cat question. When it comes to my own pets, I strongly prefer a well-behaved dog, because a) I’m allergic as shit to cats and b) cats are not loving. But when it comes to other people’s pets, I definitely prefer cats, because very few people bother to train their dogs properly, and do allow them on furniture. So there are a lot of houses where I can’t sit down because I’ll be jumped on, or in the case of oily dogs, because my clothing will be ruined due to the oily residue on the couches. It makes me mad.

My parents are the only people I know who have the common consideration to get the dog out of the way when people who don’t like dogs come over. I even know someone, Person A, who knows that Person B is afraid of dogs because she can’t determine whether they’re friendly due to her extremely poor eyesight. Naturally, when Person B visits, we lock up our dog so she won’t have to be nervous. So what does Person A do? She lets the damn dog out and lets her get all over Person B. (Pepper is friendly, of course…unless you attack one of us or are the UPS guy…but she is scary if you’re not used to her thunderous bark and smile full of gleaming fangs, and Person B is afraid of all dogs anyway.)

And Person A has a dog, too, which she allows on the furniture at her place and expects Person B to pet and play with, despite knowing Person B’s antipathy toward dogs. Ugh. My sister is the same way – expects us to pet and play with her useless filthy little rat dogs, and to be happy when she brings them over. (They’re not housebroken.)

Anyway, I guess the point of this comment was to remind dog owners that not everyone thinks it’s cute or funny when your dog misbehaves. Just like it’s not cute or funny when your kids misbehave. I actually have a theory that the manner in which a person’s dog is trained is indicative of the manner in which his children will be trained, which suggests that my future niece(s) and/or nephew(s) won’t be potty-trained until they’re in middle school, and that my own future children will be frequently caged.

5. Rightwingsparkle - May 22, 2006

ohhh, that’s the cooest lil puppywuppy!!!! Jus wanna eat her up!

6. michael - May 22, 2006

She's actually the sweetest and most well mannered dog we've ever had. We have an unfenced yard, but she stays in it.  Mrs. Peel would like this dog; she's actually very shy with visitors.  She does one trick that Daughter Michael taught her — you can say "High Five" and hold up your hand, and she will bat it with her paw. We do this with her when the Spurs win. She gets all excited (possibly because there is a cookie coming, but I'm sure she is a genuine Spurs fan).

Another funny thing about Casey is that she knows when a movie is over. When the credits start rolling, she will go sit in front of the TV to get attention. It's uncanny.  We can be completely stationary at the end of a movie, but when the theme music starts and the credits roll she's looking to get petted.  Needless to say, Mrs. Michael is a sucker for this.

7. Muslihoon - May 22, 2006

Thanks all! This is so educational! And so heart-warming. That’s such a cute doggie, Michael! Awwwwwwwwww.

8. steve_in_hb - May 22, 2006

Mrs. Peel –

So your saying its wrong to let my dog terroririze the neighborhood children to the point that they call him “The Bad Dog”? What about the fact that I let him sleep under the covers when a girl and I are in bed naked? He keeps his nose to himself, is it still wrong?

9. kevlarchick - May 22, 2006

Steve, I’mjust curious as to why you’re still single. You and Jake are like a matching set. Two sides of the same warm cuddly coin.

10. Moses - May 22, 2006

Woof!

11. Mrs. Peel - May 22, 2006

Steve, there are so many things wrong with the second sentence in that comment that I can’t begin to list them.

12. Judi - November 26, 2006

My dog has CRF (Chronic renal failure) w/liver probs. Now her rectum is blistered & severely inflamed. what can I apply to the area to relieve her discomfort?

13. Retired Geezer - November 26, 2006

Hi Judi, I would try that Triple Antibiotic Ointment from Wal*Mart.


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