Wednesday, April 20, 2011

She's not even Embarrassed

Is there such a thing as Doggy Pride?  Do dogs feel a strong sense of duty and fidelity to dogdom the way Americans do to their country?  Or is Doggy Pride more like loyalty to a team?  Could it be that dogs just sort of hang out, possessing only a vague notion of self respect like a forty year old who has never done anything his entire life other than be a student? Or is the dog thing all unthinking instinct?

Like most seemingly inscrutable questions, the answer is probably a combination of things.  Inscrutable things, probably.

A close friend of mine is a sheepdog.  (Please see Hairballs- not just a cat thing, May 24, 2010).  She has had a problem with hairballs for some time now.  Today we visited the veterinarian and left with a tube of "Cat Lax".  The label reads: a palatable formula for the elimination and prevention of hairballs in cats".  And as of today- Cats and Lois.

I gave her a dose just now.  She's not even embarrassed.

Why the heck am I so embarrassed?  It's not like she's using a litterbox.

8 comments:

  1. As long as she doesn't start meowing.

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  2. Cats have pride. Not so sure about dogs.

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  3. So that's pride...I figured the cat thing for Attitude.

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  4. Did you draw these adorable pencil drawings?
    If you did, I just want to say, I love them.
    Thanks for all your posts!

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  5. Thanks Eve. Yes, I am the one wielding the pencil!

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  6. Thank you for stopping by. Cute blog!

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  7. Love the pencil drawings! I didn't even know dogs had problems with hair balls. Poor thing!

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  8. Lovely drawings and great post! It made me giggle out loud.

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