Saturday, January 20, 2007

A dog’s life proves less is always more.

Original art work by Dean Russo

Here’s a list of fifty things we can’t teach our dogs to understand, appreciate or even care about.
No doubt they're better off for it.

1. Dogs don’t care about money.
Money means nothing to a dog because there’s nothing dogs need but care and affection and even a dog knows that can’t be bought.

2. Dogs are not materialistic.
They don’t measure their self-worth by what’s in their toy box.

3. Dogs don’t care where they came from.
All that matters is that they’re here now.

4. Dogs are not impressed by what you do for a living.
They’re only hope is that when your work is done, you come home to them.

5. Dogs don’t care what kind of car you drive or how much it cost.
All that matters is that it has a window so they can stick their head out.

6. Dogs don’t care about our technology.
Computers, cell phones, and flat screen TVs, these are merely toys for people. If you tie a rope to your ipod and throw it, it magically becomes a dog toy.

7. Dogs don’t care how or why things work.
They’re just smart enough to know, that all things need not be understood to be appreciated.

8. Dogs never try to act smarter then they really are.
They’re much too wise for that.

9. Dogs haven’t the slightest idea what time it is, nor do they care.
Except when it comes to feeding time.

10. Dogs never worry about being late for anything.
That’s because they know nothing really happens until they get there.

11. Dogs have no appreciation for fine art.
If you were to show a dog a painting by Jackson Pollock, all they’d see is a lot of paint, dripped haphazardly onto a large canvas. Only humans can be convinced they see more.

12. Dogs pay no attention to what’s in fashion.
But they probably don’t like people who wear fur.

13. Dogs have no sense of fairness.
Fairness is strictly a human concept and appears nowhere else in nature.

14. Dogs are in no way influenced by the media.
That’s because they prefer to think for themselves.

15. Dogs have no use for books.
They’re too hard to carry around and too uncomfortably to lie on.

16. Dogs don’t care if something in your house smells bad.
To a dog, nothing smells bad.

17. Dogs see no shame in eating from the trash or drinking from a toilet.
Shame appears only after they’ve been caught.

18. Dogs are not judgmental
They don’t care what the world thinks of you, and they’ll love you no matter how many bumper stickers you have on your car.

19. Dog’s don’t care what color their owner’s skin is.
This has nothing to due with being colorblind; they honestly don’t care.

20. Dogs don’t care if your house is a mess.
It just saves them the trouble of doing it themselves.

21. Dogs don’t have good manners; nor would they want them.
Manners are simply a way to teach people not to act like dogs.

22. Dogs don’t care who wins the Westminster dog show.
No. They really don’t.

23. Dogs have no interest in politics.
They couldn’t be bothered with such pettiness.

24. Dogs don’t care about religion.
They worship only that which worships them back. Us.

25. Dogs don’t worry about what might happen tomorrow, next week, or next year.
They live only in the present moment; nothing else matters.

26. Dog’s don’t whish to be our equals.
They’re perfectly happy knowing we’re here to serve them.

27. Dogs don’t go around thinking the world revolves around them.
They know it.

28. Dog have no interest in ruling the world.
They’ll gladly settle for the back yard.

29. Dogs don’t require a lot of fancy foods.
They’ll eat just about anything you put in front of them; as well as anything they happen to find lying dead at the side of the road.

30. Dogs have no interest in building things.
They do on occasion enjoy tearing things apart.

31. Dogs don’t feel the slightest need to put on clothes.
They come fully outfitted, and prefer to wear nothing more then their own custom-made fur coat. And yes, it’s as sexy as it sounds.

32. Dogs never have to think about their diets.
This could be the single greatest thing about being a dog.

33. Dogs don’t sit around and wonder where dog treats come from.
They know. They come from a box.

34. Dogs are embarrassed by nothing.
They just don’t take themselves that seriously.

35. Dogs don’t need a lot of expensive toys to make them happy.
A stick will do just fine.

36. Dogs never make fun of other dogs.
Instead they prefer to have fun with other dogs.

37. Dogs don’t suffer from low self-esteem.
They’re proud of who they are, and yet, they’re never too proud to beg.

38. Dogs are not obsessed with their appearance.
They instinctively know that real beautiful is something that can’t be seen with a mirror.

39. Dogs are not monogamous.
They are however, fiercely loyal to their owner.

40. Dogs have no vices.
They are inherently pure, and have no inner demons that need to be indulged.

41. Dogs don’t have to pay taxes.
Probably the second best thing about being a dog.

42. Dogs harbor no secrets.
A dog’s life is an open book; what you see is what you get. Besides, they probably couldn’t keep a secret even if they knew one.

43. Dogs are not narcissistic.
Unless they live in Hollywood.

44. Dogs are not mean by nature.
They learn meanness only by observing us.

45. Dogs never hold a grudge.
It’s within their nature to always forgive, but rarely do they forget.

46. Dogs live their lives without regret.
They know better then to waste their time looking back, lamenting their past

47. Dogs don’t worry about getting old.
A dog knows life has its rewards at any age

48. Dogs never worry about getting sick.
If and when illness strikes, they accept it for what it is, and deal with it as best they can.

49. Dogs don’t waste their time dreaming of a life that could have been.
The only life a dog knows is the one it’s living, and that’s enough.

50. Dogs don’t ever worry about dying.
This is because all dogs are born with the knowledge that no matter where they end up in life, in the end, there will always be a warm spot for them in heaven, and they’ll always have a place to run.

Besides, only cats go to hell.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Don't Touch my Wubba !

I have something new to play with. Something Mom bought me that could make the bumpy ball all but obsolete. It's a new toy I've been breaking in for the past week or so. It's called a Wubba, and I can't get enough of the thing. As you can see, it has an interesting shape. Dad says it looks something like an octopus. Of course I haven't the slightest idea what he's talking about, I've never seen an octopus and I'm not sure I care to, it sounds dirty.

But I will say this: these Wubbas are a thing of beauty,
great for throwing, great for catching and great for pulling.
I haven't had this much fun with a pull-toy since the time Zoe and I played tug-of-war with one of Mom's bras.
We got in trouble for that one.

I should mention the wubba I'm currently playing with is actually my second Wubba. My first was a model they call a Snugga Wubba, which turned out to be a little too soft for me. It probably would of been fine for some wimpy French poodle but I don't think that particular Wubba was made for an active BC, such as myself. This new model is more to my liking, it’s called a Wubba Wubba, it's specially made for rough play so it should last me a good long time.

Yeah, okay, I know what you’re thinking, that name, sounds kind of stupid, maybe so, but then,you probably though the name Google sounded stupid too the first time you heard it, and now nobody could live without it.

I should also point out that there are several other models to choose from.

They have something called a Water Wubba, which sounds like it would be great fun for the pool.

They have one called a Wubba Warrior, which is all in camouflage. Probably great fun for police dogs, you know how they are. The only problem I can see with that one is that it's sure to get lost in the shrubs.

They even have a Night Wubba. That one you can play with at night.


Anyway, call me crazy, but I think these Wubbas a great fun and I highly recommend then.
Besides, those bumpy balls were starting to get on my nerves.

So check them out At I think I might buy stock in this company.