Dogging About

Pausing
Watching and Waiting

I’ve been trying to get my paws on this computer for days and I’m grabbing my chance now by the scruff of the neck.

I wanted to have a nose around to see what everyone is looking at when they’re glued to computers and phones. Talking about ‘glued,’ I’ve been seeing all sorts of strange ways that people are exercising their dogs around here. How about jog-the-dog? That’s the guy who’s all dressed up in his running gear and jogging around the streets with a dog on a lead. I’ve no clue what happens if the dog needs to do a bit of business. There’s also a few fellas who cycle with their dog on the lead beside  in front of them.

I’d HATE that kind of carry on cos I like to be able to do my own thing and not be latched onto someone.

Anyway, I thought you’d like to see some of the most famous breeds of dog in Ireland. Take a look here. They’re all very clean looking compared to me but anyway …..

Now, here’s a few dog quotes that took my fancy and I hope Jean will like them when she finds I’ve been messin’ around here again.

I think she’ll love this first one anyway as she’s always giving out about some American guy that’s blowing his own trumpet. Maybe, you know who that is?

I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons. ( Will Rogers)

And I know she’ll be thrilled with this ‘cos she was talking to herself about Plato the other day. See I do listen to her every word!

A dog has the soul of a philosopher. (Plato)

This is one that I think I should put in to prove a point that’s a bit contentious (wow ~ thanks Mr Spellchecker)  around here these last few months :

A wet dog is lovingest. ( James Thurber)

And this is one that will melt her heart, I know it will:

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, when doing nothing was not boring – it was peace. ( Milan Kundera.

Jeepers, humans say nice things about dogs, don’t they?  I certainly think Emily has a point but I don’t know that I’d like to live in a dog-only world. I’m terrified of some dogs, especially big ones that seem all playful and then get narky and barky and growly and vicious and try and lift me up by the neck. I need Jean to sort those lads out for me!

Dogs are better than human beings, because they know but do not tell. (Emily Dickinson)

Have to dash. She’s calling me and seems to think I’m downstairs under the kitchen table. Hope I’m not in trouble: she’s gone from: Stan to Stanny to  S T A N I E L …..

Have a great week if I don’t get back.