Dogs: A Man’s Best Friend?

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Max

The best dog in the world. May he forever RIP.

Let’s switch gears here. I know the last three topics have been, for the most part, about book related things and authorly things. And I know how much you guys were kind of looking forward to what I could pull after discussing the wonders of card catalogs (Dewey Decibel system, I put you on hold for now).

But let’s talk about dogs. (Sorry cat people!) I have been surrounded by dogs for as long as I can remember. There’s always been a dog around to cuddle, to play with, and to love. Like right now as I’m typing this, I have a miniature schnauzer laying on my lap because she thinks she belongs there. Some might say she’s spoiled. And I say to those people: Yes. Yes she is.

For reasons unknown, she believes she’s as big as the two boxers we have. I’m not exactly sure why. Maybe it’s her big ego. (Seriously, she has a Napoleon Complex). She hates to back down but knows when to flee when they get too rough with her. Most of the time, she sits on the couch and watches the two play around and the look on her face screams: My god, those two are idiots. And for anyone who has had boxers, you know she’s stating the truth. But boxers are lovable idiots, regardless.

Crazy Cat Lady

Seriously. Don't be her.

Now, for some reason men have taken a special interest in wolves from the dawn of time and domesticated them into what they are today. I could bore you with the details of this evolutionary feat with a research paper I wrote back in 10th grade, but I won’t. But for some reason men have decided to lay claim to dogs. Why can’t dogs be a woman’s best friend, too? Why do we have to be stuck with cats and be known as the Crazy Cat Lady? Boys and their dogs have some sort of special bond and people have been writing about it for years. Lassie, Where the Red Fern Grows, Shiloh, Old Yeller, and plenty more classic tales. Off the top of my head, I can only think of one book about a girl and her dog: Because of Winn Dixie, which by the way was a really cute book. Girls can have special bonds with animals too, besides cats. Like right now, I’m bonding with my miniature schnauzer. Maybe I should write a book about that.

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  1. Not a fan of house dogs, but when I lived in Tennessee I often had an outdoor dog companion. I was cool to go hiking with my dog tagging along or just hanging around outside with the dog there. They can be so loyal.

    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

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  2. Since you’ve been to my blog, you know how much I looooooove my dogs. I hadn’t realized there’s such a lack in literature about girls and their dogs. The girl protagonist in my novel has a dog that’s a big part of the beginning and end of the novel, but it’s not really about their relationship. Maybe I should figure out a way to change that. πŸ™‚

    Continued success with the A to Z challenge,
    Jocelyn

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  3. We had an adorable Shihtzu named Romie — short for Romeo, because he had a way of wooing you with his sweet face, which he would lay on your shoulder while looking up at you with the most adoring eyes you’ve ever seen. Sadly, he had several health issues and we were forced to give him away to someone who could better afford his care. We still miss him bunches. Glad I had a chance to think about him. πŸ™‚

    As you know if you’ve been to my blog, we have a cat now named Dagny, who is awesome for her own very cool reasons (she has thumbs).

    Dogs or cats — I think it speaks well of a person whose heart is owned by a loving pet. πŸ™‚

    Andi-Roo /// @theworld4realz
    http://www.theworld4realz.com/
    theworldforrealz@gmail.com

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      I’m sorry that you had to give up your dog, but I’m sure that whoever took him is taking great care of him in your stead.

      Pets are the best! I think life would be dull without them.

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