The Odd Couple

15 01 2009

OK: So what I really wanted for Christmas (I thought), I didn’t get.

There is a pet shop near the Piazza del Popolo.  They sell everything.  Puppies, kittens, snakes, balls, fluffy toys, and….

Tarantulas.  I wanted one.  I really wanted one.  I tried every hint I could think of.  I dragged a few spiders, limp and dying, into the cucina.  I even ate one right in front of the cook to show how versatile a spider can be.  Nothing worked. 

Now, I realize it was fate: A good thing.  Because now, what I really, really want (and I don’t care what holiday it shows up on), is an elephant!!!

I hope they can climb stairs because even a small one will never fit into the elevator.


Just A Dog

14 11 2008

Someone anonymously wrote the following…it’s too bad they didn’t own up to it because, in my eyes, they are a hero….

“From time to time I hear people say, “lighten up, it’s just a dog,” or, “That’s a lot of money for just a dog.”  They don’t understand the distance traveled, Dog Grooming Show  by white dogtime spent, or costs involved for “Just a dog.”Dog Grooming by Svadilfari

Some of man’s proudest moments have come about with “Just a dog.”  Many hours have passed with man’s company being “Just a dog,”  A Man and His Dog by AnnieD62and not once has man felt slighted.

Some of the saddest moments can be brought about by “Just a dog.”  Brownie - Old dog waiting to be carried up the stairs by perryw1958In those days of darkness, the gentle touch of “Just a dog” provides comfort and purpose to overcome the day.Dog lick by vickygr

If you, too, think it’s “Just a dog,” you will probably understand phrases like “Just a friend,” “Just a sunrise,” or “Just a promise.”  “Just a dog” brings to life unbridled joy. Joyful Dog by Ross Hill “Just a dog” brings out the compassion and patience that makes men better human beings.She Loves Dogs by monerxz

Because of “Just a dog,” humans rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future.  Dogs are he embodiment of all man’s hopes and dreams for the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.

“Just a dog” brings out what’s good in man and diverts his thoughts away from himself and the worries of the day.Walking the dog by orlando72

Dogs are not “Just dogs.”  We give the humanity to humans.  We save them from being “Just a man ro a woman.”

The next time you hear the phrase, “Just a dog,” Walking the Dog? by Bernie Ledsmile because they “Just don’t understand.””

‘Nough said.








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