I read an article once detailing how dogs were not man’s best friend but, in fact, highly evolved parasites. They learned how to manipulate humans and as a result were taken in, fed, housed, loved in exchange for very little. Sure, there are working dogs out there that work hard for the food, shelter and love they receive, but I think that they are in the minority.
Let’s use….hmmm…Ghengis as an example here. He knows exactly which facial expressions will get him more hugs and cuddling and he uses them liberally. He also knows exactly how to sit up and pout his lip a little (yes, he pouts his lower lip) to get a dorito from me.
In his slickest move thus far, he offered me a chunk of chewed up rawhide in exchange for another dorito. He kept plopping the gross little rawhide nubbin on my lap then looking at the bag of chips. I naturally gave him a dorito which he ate. Then he deftly picked up the rawhide he had given me, settled in net to me and started chewing on it.
He offered something to me in exchange for a dorito knowing that i would not want to keep it. He got his dorito AND his rawhide AND i will continue to look down upon him as though he were a little furry angel sent to make me happy.
I’m such a sucker.


Sigh, i killed my first squirrel this morning. I didn’t mean to, I’m totally that crazy chick who stops for squirrels in the middle of the road. A bus was bearing down on him and he panicked and jumped into my lane. I wasn’t even sure what happened until I saw him in my rearview mirror.
I’m still floating in this happy bubble from the weekend. Happy happy happy bubble.
Happy bubbles help alleviate squirrel murder guilt.
So does Mexican food. Bryan, David and I are off to chow down on tamales and molé (or Ethiopian, I can’t decide, but I seem to recall David saying he doesn’t like injeera and that’s kind of a staple of ethiopian food. He needs to call me so i can figure this out and call Bryan and set up the plans. Sigh.)
Speaking of plans, birthday party on saturday. We’re going bowling. I don’t know where yet. You’ll be informed.
This dude is the coolest guy ever. I want him to go bowling with me.
David bought banilla flavored yogurt. It’s banana/vanilla, they call it banilla. I’m in love with banilla, I love to say it. Banilla.