Tuesday, January 09, 2007

A Big Day for the Dog


THAT DOG broke a tooth over the weekend (fortunately not one of the fang ones that would leave her chewing lopsided). She's not in any pain, but it could lead to funky bad stuff in her little mouth, so tomorrow morning she'll bound into the car when I ask, "Wanna go for a ride????" and her stubby tail will wag with glee right up to the moment when they knock her out for dental surgery. Having been through a bit of that myself in my younger days, I envy her total lack of worry, her complete certainty that things will turn out fine, and her utter optimism that there might even be a tender morsel or two that falls from the dinner table right under her nose at the end of the day. Of course, she'll likely be too stoned to notice, but hey, at least her glass is more than half full.

(And yes, her front legs are that ridiculously long. Her back legs are slightly longer, even, so when she runs her back skids out to the side like one of those drag racing cars with the fat tires in the back.)

That's really all the news from here right now. Other than that, I'm on the couch with my laptop, editing, editing, editing. February 1st is when my new year begins :)

And finally, if you find yourself in one of those places where you're wondering if your life has purpose, ask yourself, Why not a banana over Texas? and see if you don't feel...well, normal :)

14 comments:

Stacy said...

How cute is your dog! I think a banana over Texas sounds fabulous.

Or is it fabulously weird? I don't know.

Sarakastic said...

Here's wishing that dog a speedy recovery & that an entire steak may fall on the floor tommorrow!

Nancy French said...

Oh man. What a beautiful doggie! So sorry. What an inconvenience.

My book is due Feb. Yikes.

Swishy said...

She's soooo cute!

Good luck with the editing ... chocolate helps :)

e.b. said...

Look at that animal - he is adorable.

Karitown said...

What a cutie. Good luck on the edits.

Kim Stagliano said...

I'm sorry that art simply has no ap-peel to me.

Trish said...

Dogs have such great attitudes don't they? We should all be so happy and hopeful:)

Good luck with your new book.

Alyssa Goodnight said...

She's lovely. And we don't need any bananas hanging over us here in Texas--our weater is mushy enough.

Jenny Rough said...

What a cutie!

Amanda Brice said...

Aw, poor adorable doggie! I hope she gets better soon!

Holly Kennedy said...

I LOVE your dog. I have a Newfoundland, who is my muse as I struggle to meet my publishing deadline with my 3rd novel! All the best to you in 2007.

kim said...

I was going to ask about the legs -- too funny.

You made me think of a favorite "farside" -- it's a picture of a happy dog about to get in the car and he's excitedly taunting his dog buddy, "na na, I'm going to the vet to get tutored!"

...why not a banana.

ellesappelle said...

What a brave dog! Pretty too.

I read the article and found myself wondering, why not? also. $1 million seems a fair price to pay for something so random.