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...a sweatshop of moxie

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Westminster Sham

(Welcome Pastor_Jeff readers! Pastor_jeff, you may recall, coined my pet's 'net name for posterity)

(See note below for an important request)

There I was, minding my own biness, watching the 130th edition of the Westminster Dog Show (not a patch on Crufts, but hey), when I was utterly, utterly shocked to see this THING representing his breed, in the Toy category.





Now listen. I am a reasonable woman.

I pay my taxes on time.

I make a full stop at 4-way crossings.

And I have never, ever, ever, torn a tag off of a mattress.

But this infamy witnessed today, is a bridge too far for me.

Are you going to tell me that white furball up top is the best chihuahua this country has to offer?

No. NO! NO!!!

I will not accept this.

For on my lap as we speak, lies gently snoring, the most wonderful examplar of this breed, not only of the United States of America (& Guam), but indeed, of all corners of Mother Earth.

I give you...my SCHMOOPSIE!

Please. It's not even close. Fixed.

P.S.: Don't anyone say a darn thing against the trendy adorable awfulness of chihuahuas.

Not when there are these mutts running around.



Blech.

NOTE: That above was fun and games, but you know, sometimes life interrupts us with more sober tidings.

Your friend and mine, Reader_Iam, is facing a devastating family loss today, and really needs your prayers and affection.

I know all too well what she is feeling, having been in the exact same position, three times before.

And let me tell you, scoff if you will, but the pain is overhelming.

Stay strong, RIA.

13 Comments:

  • But of course you don't like zee poodles. Zey are Fronch, no?

    Oui.

    By Blogger Ruth Anne Adams, at Tue Feb 14, 06:56:00 am GMT-5  

  • It would be cool if we could train chihuahuas to be hood ornaments... that photo makes that puffball look pink, ala Doris Day!

    By Blogger Ron, at Tue Feb 14, 07:38:00 am GMT-5  

  • While I prefer the larger breeds (I have two lovable Boxers!); I must admit yours is pretty cute!

    Happy Valentines Day Victoria!!!

    By Blogger Jose Aguirre, at Tue Feb 14, 09:57:00 am GMT-5  

  • But of course you don't like zee poodles. Zey are Fronch, no?

    Oui.


    Dude, you have SO egg on your face, for my family have had 3 French poodles before our recent change to the rat dogs.

    French poodles are wonderful dogs -- the best family pet imaginable, so patient with kids, and loyal to a fault.

    And smart as a whip, it goes without saying.

    But they are high-maintenance dogs as far as grooming is concerned. We used to spend over $150 p/m on keeping our babies coiffed (although not like the poofter cut you see on that huge Fifi above).

    Our Schmoopsie gets a bath once a month, if, and still smells pretty all the time.

    And he keeps me very warm in bed, at night.

    I haven't really lost a French poodle. I've just gained blanket.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Feb 14, 12:26:00 pm GMT-5  

  • It would be cool if we could train chihuahuas to be hood ornaments... that photo makes that puffball look pink, ala Doris Day!

    And the poodle below looks like Rock Hudson? ;)

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Feb 14, 12:27:00 pm GMT-5  

  • While I prefer the larger breeds (I have two lovable Boxers!);

    Boxer!! I knew it.

    Whenever I think of people, I tend to associate dog breeds with them.

    You were clearly a boxer or pug guy.

    Paul is a blond labrador.

    Ron is a frisky Cairn.

    Ruth Anne is a greyhound.

    RIA is a collie.

    Etc!

    I must admit yours is pretty cute!

    He a'ight. :)

    Happy Valentines Day Victoria!!!

    FELIZ DIA DE LOS ENAMORADOS JOSE!!!

    Besos y abrazos!

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Feb 14, 12:30:00 pm GMT-5  

  • I'll have you know that one of my two cairn terriers [may they rest in peace] took a nip out of a greyhound once. They ran away and the nice greyhound rescue lady down the street kept them all together until I arrived.

    Of course I paid the vet bill.

    Greyhound?? Meh.

    By Blogger Ruth Anne Adams, at Tue Feb 14, 01:31:00 pm GMT-5  

  • I'll have you know that one of my two cairn terriers [may they rest in peace] took a nip out of a greyhound once. They ran away and the nice greyhound rescue lady down the street kept them all together until I arrived.

    Cairns! I love them too, and I'm glad you had the decency of paying for the vet bill.

    I know many another who wouldn't have. :(

    Greyhound?? Meh.

    See, I have no visual of you (nor do I really need one).

    So I go by people's intelligence and spirit in likening them to a dog.

    Yours reminds me of the lightning-quick greyhound, who can pounce on a rat before you can say Snoopy, but who also has a loving, kindly nature.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Feb 14, 02:01:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Victoria,

    Did I actually create your dog's 'net name? Cool! But where's the love?

    Your dog is adorable, by the way.

    And we have a fun-loving, energetic, chew anything, 40 lb. lab/border collie mix from the Humane Society. The kids love her.

    You can see her here (with a link back at you).

    By Blogger Pastor_Jeff, at Tue Feb 14, 06:59:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Dear Victoria:

    Thank you for your kindness and compassion today. I did thank back at my site, but neglected to do so here.

    Also, I want to thank you, love Sundries readers, for your visits. It was comforting to know that complete strangers cared enough to come over.

    And it really did help, when we did what we had to do earlier this evening, to know that there's a lot of compassion in this old world.

    Warm regards,

    RIA

    By Blogger reader_iam, at Tue Feb 14, 10:00:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Did I actually create your dog's 'net name? Cool! But where's the love?

    Yes you did! And it's a telling part of the net, isn't it, that my dog has to have an net-name/alias.

    Brave new world. ;)

    Your dog is adorable, by the way.

    Thanks, Pastor_Jeff! :)

    And we have a fun-loving, energetic, chew anything, 40 lb. lab/border collie mix from the Humane Society. The kids love her.

    Awww. That is wonderful.

    I know many people who didn't grow up around pets, and I just find that sad.

    Having pets, as painful as incidents like their death can be, is so important for a child's development, IMHO.

    It teaches you about loyalty, responsibility and love, all in one hairy package.

    You can see her here (with a link back at you).

    As mentioned in your link, SHE'S BEAUTIFUL!

    I love Border collies, especially after watching "Babe". :)

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Feb 16, 02:13:00 am GMT-5  

  • And it really did help, when we did what we had to do earlier this evening, to know that there's a lot of compassion in this old world.

    My deepest condolences, my dear 'net friend...

    Ever,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Thu Feb 16, 02:14:00 am GMT-5  

  • Paul is a blond labrador.

    A what? I remind you of a what!

    You? A breed apart. A faithful, honorable, trustworthy friend, of unquestionable beauty and devotion too, if earned.

    Me? A blond Labrador? Is that good?

    By Blogger Paul, at Fri Feb 17, 12:24:00 am GMT-5  

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