Thursday, January 14, 2010
So today a local *mom* was lamenting to me the burden of her new 65 pound St. Bernard - that she couldn't travel far without making arrangements, feeding it, shedding, etc.
So I blithely and thoughtfully suggested...
C-Nut - You know what? You should put it down!
At that her face went blank, and she frantically paused to assess the depth of my seriousness. This *mom* is a very nice lady so I cracked a smile to spare her the burden of my obliqueness.
I've used it a several times now - this *why don't you put it down?* or *you didn't put it down yet?* suggestion - and I have almost always received a *better than expected* reaction. It's got a pretty secure place now in my portable, recyclable, and formidable(!) arsenal of humor.
Dog people are mortified that one would suggest such a thing. My golfing buddy responded with "d*ckhead" in about a tenth of a nanosecond flat when I targeted his *Muffy* or whatever its name is!
The idea of putting down a beloved pet is simply absurd in pet-lovers' eyes.
Of course, aliens might objectively think humans ABSURD for their deranged pet worship!
Apparently there's much on dog eulogy poems as well.
And much on this blog on Deranged Dog People!