Friday, February 02, 2007

The Part Where I Drive Away Anyone Who’s Still Reading This Blog


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Originally uploaded by MrsBrandt.
Nine Reasons Why My Dog Is Awesome

1. His muzzle is soft and spotted. You have to kiss it all the time.
2. His eyes when he’s asleep are squinty and so cute like he has to work at sleeping.
3. He gives hugs.
4. His coat is like, six different colors. His top and spots are mostly black, his chest is white, other parts are gray, and several shades of brown show up in various places and various lights.
5. He has, as Ben says, a little bit of a hairdo. His head and ears are soft and downy, the rest of his coat is soft but a little more coarse, but along his backbone, it’s thick and wavy, and kind of looks like he styled it that way.
6. The tip of his black tail is white and fluffy like a very well used paintbrush.
7. When he sleeps, sometimes he curls up into a little ball with his tail under his chin.
8. Sometimes he sits up in Ben’s armchair and looks like a man.
9. He loves to play with other dogs, but sometimes in a group he gets cornered by the other dogs at the park – but he always breaks away and when he does he leaves them in the dust because he’s always the fastest dog in the park! He reminds me of this great story by Dave Eggers in the voice of a dog and the first line is like, Hooooooooo!!!! Hoooooooo!!!! I’m a fast dog!

11 comments:

kfoz said...

Does his tummy smell like corn chips?

Anonymous said...

More Percy pictures and commentary, please!

P.S. I just discovered your work (bought Messenger at a library sale), loved it, bought Heavenly the next day, and am DYING to read #3.

Betsy said...

Are you trying to tell me one of your dogs tummy smells like corn chips? No his tummy doesn't smell like anything. The top of his head smells good. Other parts of him, not so much.
Thanks, Anonymous! Not to worry, I'm sure there will be more...

kfoz said...

Many dog tummies smell like chips. In fact, it was a joke on Will and Grace once and I was shocked to discover that it wasn't just my dog--although as a puppy I thought he smelled more like Christmas cookies. Other people probably thought he smelled like poop.

J. Elizabeth said...

I actually like you more because of this post. Your original list had more like 15 reasons, didn't it?

carolyn said...

he looks very awesome! i'm jealous! maybe he and i can have a play date!

DAM said...

Percy sounds perfect!

aem said...

ummm, speaking of book #3, this better be the author photo on the back.

spotonk9s said...

I love, love your list. Aem is right, this would be a beautiful author photo.

Did you know that the latest trend in owner-dog portraiture is to sling the dog (no matter the size) across your shoulders? I'm glad you didn't subject Percy to that. For one thing, it would mess up his hairdo.

Kisses to my favorite blue leopard boy ...

Betsy said...

Thanks Anne and Spoton!
It wouldn't have occurred to me to actually pose with him - this was just a cuddly moment. I'm sure Percy would not cooperate with shoulder slinging anyway. A little too wiggly puppy for that.

megan said...

Mojo smells like toast.

And also he wants to play with Percy soon. Hooooo!!! Hooooo!!