Tuesday, August 30, 2005

My dog is looking at me. I think maybe he knows something I don't. There are times when I think maybe he's not very smart, like when he eats bark, or is startled by the squeaking of his squeeze toy.

But then, there are the times that he strategically places himself under the the baby's high chair to catch falling Cheerios, or waits until we leave the room before stealing my dirty shorts, that make me think, maybe he's sort of smart. (for a dog at least.)

He's a big mix of stuff with Husky and Shepherd and Lab, and probably other things. He can't fetch to save his life, and if a burglar broke in, he'd roll over and wait for the meth-head to rub his tummy... But then , when the baby yanks his ears and pokes his eyes, he just sits there calmly and doesn't poke, yank, or bite back. So, generally a good dog.

And then... there are times, like right now, when I'm sitting pants-less at the computer, drinking Pepsi One, listening to bad 80's music, when he gives me a very knowing look, and I suddenly realize, all in all, he's probably smarter than me, and he refrains from gnawing on my juggler, for no other reason than I'm an easy and regular source of food.

I think I'll go find that rawhide that I bought earlier.

9 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:35 AM

    If you ever get tired of your dog just let me know - he can be my new boyfriend!

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  2. Take a number...

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  3. Amanda10:30 AM

    Brian, are you sure you're not leaving the "dirty shorts" for Strider? (Or however you spell your dog's name...I know it's a character from a book, and I'm going to be crucified for not knowing it, blah.) The point being, I think you probably know exactly what you are doing with regard to your dog stealing your shorts...

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  4. Anonymous4:38 PM

    Do you normally sit around sans pants with Strider? If so, I would be cautions of that knowing look he is giving you.

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  5. Are you suggesting that Strider is gay? (not that there's anything wrong with it...)

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  6. Anonymous10:54 AM

    I'm implying nothing. But, he might be thinking to himself, "yep, I'm bigger."

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  7. Have you seen this dog? If that's what he's thinking, he'd certainly be right.

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  8. Amanda1:31 PM

    Speaking of "have you seen this dog?" Why are there no pictures on your blog? If you feel that your family's safety and security might be threatened you could always fashion black bars over the eyes of the individuals in question. After this lengthy commentary on your dog, you must share him with the world that hasn't had the pleasure of throwing something at him once, only to have the game of fetch thwarted in that he won't friggin' give the thrown item BACK.

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Be compelling.

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