Sunday, March 23, 2008

WORLD'S THIRD BEST MEDIUM SIZED DOG.


Ejay: How could you possibly say that you don't like dogs, this is Jasmin, the world's third best medium sized dog, as you can see she's lovely.

11 comments:

Frogprincess said...

Gorgeous dog. I love dogs but am not so hot in cats. Do you all subscribe to the theory that it's either/or... Or is that a load of cr-p?

ejaydee said...

Sure she looks cute on a picture, but what about when she starts barking, jumping all over my leg, growling, acting generally too servile and eager to my taste? I knew it was a mistake to admit being part of the dog-dislikers community, we're so misunderstood.

I know of household that contain both dogs and cats, but it's the kind of home where you'll also find a hamster, a canary, a bunny, a goldfish and maybe a ferret.

TracyK said...

Hot IN cats, Princess? Fnar, fnar...

I like cats and dogs: brought up with dogs, had a couple of cats when I was older, desperately wanting a pet now but have to wait till after the wedding. Cats are just shading it 'cos I am bone idle and watching my brother pander to his gorgeous but mollycoddled alsation has rather put me off a bit.

Mnemonic said...

Being licked by a St Bernard at a young age put me off dogs for life. I have learnt to like individual (non-licking) dogs but my default position is of wary tolerance. I know puppies are almost unbearably cute and some breeds very beautiful but I prefer them to keep their distance.

goneforeign said...

Ejay: She never barks, except on very rare occasions when she needs to take a leak at night, she'll let out one sharp bark. I've never heard her growl, she could care less about your leg but she'll lick your hand if you let her when you first meet and she's too noble to be servile; but she's extremely friendly and will wag her tiny tail endlessly for you. If you ignore her she'll go away.
We also have Seamus, a German Shepherd, he's the world's best big dog plus two cats one of whom is the worlds second best medium sized dog.

ejaydee said...

That's my kind of dog then. Apologies if I was a bit insensitive about dogs, it's just that my neighbour has this tiny hyperactive dog that barks all day and night, jumps around me, and has now assumed that that was enough courting, so keeps humping my leg, not matter how much I push him away. Take a hint! It's not all his fault, he never goes out.
Usually feel the exact same way as Mnemonic, except my reluctance is due to an old fear of dogs.

steenbeck said...

I wasn't going to contribute to this one, because people can certainly dislike dogs if they want to, but I had this theory when I was little that people either like cats, vinegar and onions or dogs, olive oil and garlic. Now I know it's crazy, because I like all of those things (Well, not onions really, but shallots...) Off to the computer-free wilds of Pennsyltucky for a few days.

goneforeign said...

Ejay: I must admit that I took advantage of your comment to post that pic; if we had a topic 'What picture makes you laugh?' it would have to be that for me, so I put it up to see if anyone else thought the same.
It's on my computer and everytime I see it I smile and everytime I see her and Seamus playing together, which is endless, I smile again, couldn't conceive my life without them.

ejaydee said...

It IS a funny picture. The Guardian's daily slideshow's got some funny ones too, like this one:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2008/mar/24/photography?picture=333223496

DarceysDad said...

Cats for me, every time. Several reasons for it:

1. I'm bone idle, and cats don't need route-marching or toilet-cleaning twice daily.

2. When I was young, I seemed to taste nice to dogs. Even ones I had never met before or done anything to make eye contact with would jump up and take a bite out of me. The most recounted tale was when our football coach's dog took a coin-sized piece out of my thigh and pierced my ear (with the same bite!) just before a rather important game. Punchline? I played in the match BEFORE going to hospital for my stitches & tetanus jab, and - VERY unusually - scored twice: once with my 'wrong' foot, once with a glancing header. Yes, both where I was bitten!! Every subsequent game for months had to include the obligatory offer to set the dog on me first. :o(

3. Aside from exempting working dogs (Guide Dogs are one of my charities of choice) I subscribe to the theory that if you're going to have a dog, have a big dog. If you want a small dog, get a cat. Anything small&canine should be christened "Dropkick" and treated accordingly. [Only semi-joking; please don't ask!]

4. I'm really badly phobic about vermin. A good mouser is worth his weight in Warfarin.



Unfortunately, both Darcey and Sis seem to be developing a dislike for our remaining cat, so when he goes I'm anticipating the battle-lines being drawn over the next household pet.

Catcher said...

I hate dogs and I love cats. That's it, goodnight.