Sunday, February 17, 2008

FYI- I Am Not A Sadistic Dog Owner, And Bob Is Gonna Win If y'all Let Him...


My sister sent me a backdoor email telling me to stop beating my dogs. She said she told a couple of friends about AELEOPE, and they were flabbergasted that I would brag about beating my dogs.


I went back and reread my little tale of bleeding from a small artery and imagined someone not knowing me reading that. Well, OK. Perhaps I wasn't as clear as I should have been, but I wasn't thinking I'd be critiqued by foreign dog lovers, and I assumed anyone who knew me a little, would know that I am a big dog softie...


"Beating a dog" to me amounts to a swat to the rump. "Scaring the crap out of a dog" means jumping out of the bushes and yelling "Get your butt home right now!" As to performing the "alpha dog" manuever, I find it effective if done rarely and at the appropriate time, but my sister claims it has dubious positive effects (though she admits to using the move on aggressive dogs at the dog park.)


Sigh... Hope that makes that all clear.


As to the CAPTION CONTEST, so far I've got Bob slated as the front runner. I'll wait a few more days before I declare him the champion of champions and reward him with a hand-knitted Momma cap.

9 comments:

Schmoopie said...

If you've never owned a well-behaved dog then you may not ever have used the "alpha-dog" technique. It comes in handy when they are trying to be the "boss." A dog may need to be reminded every once in a while who is in charge. It doesn't necessarily mean they have to be "beaten." I agree with you that it probably saves dogs lives when they don't run wild and they learn to mind.

Can we put in orders for 2 more "Momma Caps" from your Mum? Our children are jealous! Tell her to name a price. A. wants a dark pink one, slightly smaller than mine. Z. wants a dark purple one same size as mine. (Yes, he's 8, but has a big head!!) This is only if she has the time or inclination! Thanks! :)

amusing said...

And so a business is born....

What's that children's book?
"1,000 Caps"?

Schmoopie -- JUST DON'T WEAR THEM ON THE FERRY!

meno said...

Goddamn that Stucco, he just had to go and be all clever and get the hat. Asshole!

Cheesy said...

You big ol' meanie you!
[I know better]

Middle Ditch said...

Smacking dogs ... smacking kids ... what's the difference? Smack a kid and you might be prosecuted. ... Hey, maybe that's why there are so many gun toting kids nowadays. They have never felt a good smack on their backsides.

Jeannie said...

I never once doubted what you meant. An open handed smack on the rump lets kids, dogs and I've discovered, cats let you know you mean business. It harms only an inflated ego.

travistee said...

I knew what you meant, and still loved ya...

Billy said...

I knew what you meant. Didn't raise my eyebrows in the least.

Bernita said...

Ohferchrissake!
I knew what you meant.