Archive for the Category Pets

01.08.13 | 0

Fluffy White Dog Update

So it’s been hot in LA. It’s been hot for a while, and the Fluffy White Dog has stopped going for walks. My first reaction was that he’s old, and an invalid, and wasn’t up to the stroll. I was, once again, wrong. Saturday morning somebody from some local government agency is trimming the trees […]

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A neighbor arrives with a warning about diseased squirrels dropping poisoned food into her yard. Her dog had been very sick, and she didn’t want anyone else to go through what she’d experienced. Neighbor: I wanted to warn you.  My dog has been very sick. Programmer: Mine too. Neighbor: No, my dog went to the […]

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26.10.10 | 0

Vaudeville Dog

Or perhaps ‘Pratfall Puppy’ ? Whilst taking the ‘Fluffy Little White Dust Mop Dog’ for walks he exhibits unusual behavior.  At least one hopes that it’s unusual.  It would be sort of depressing if all dogs were this loopy. Upon seeing rival, and smaller, dogs across the street it seems to be necessary to assume […]

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The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, the sun is (barely) over the horizon.  A programmer is awakened by the incessant ringing of his front door bell.  He stumbles to the front door, opens it, and is confronted by two friendly tradesmen in matching T-shirts.  Programmer: Yes? Tradesman #1: We’re here. Programmer: <pause> Good […]

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06.07.09 | 0

My Dog Needs Eyeglasses

I know enough about dogs, mostly from TV documentaries, to realize that they live in a different world from ours. According to numerous actors narrating for PBS, we live in a visual world, looking at things, and dogs live in an olfactory world, smelling things. Dogs do look at some stuff. As I’ve indicated several […]

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07.04.09 | 0

Canine Victory

At least victory of a sort. The little white dust mop dog is, apparently, no longer afraid of the kitchen floor. As is evidenced by the following. 1.) He now stands in the middle of the kitchen floor and barks at me, presumably in hopes of receiving bits of toast, whilst I prepare breakfast. 2.) […]

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I should have noticed this earlier, but yesterday I discovered that my dog is also afraid of the patio. Now by this I do not mean that he’s afraid of the patio, as in the back garden. No, he’s not afraid to go out into the back yard, because of some unseen, and thus unnoticed […]

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01.01.09 | 0

The Little White Dog

This is an animal that is always a source of educational experiences, or at least amusing ones. My dog is now afraid of the kitchen. Or perhaps more accurately, he is now afraid of the kitchen floor. I’m not exactly certain when this began, because the little white dog has certain communication problems. When he […]

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I suspect that it’s no great insight to claim that pets are a great deal like children. In at least as much as the proud ‘parent’ is firmly convinced of inherent intelligence and superiority. I know that my dog is a consistent under achiever at every new ‘Dog IQ’ test that comes down the pike. […]

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For those unfamiliar with the ‘Little White Dust Mop Dog’ suffice it to say that one of his many idiosyncrasies is considering the TV not as an electronic entertainment device, but rather a window onto the outside world. A window that reveals an intermittent and unpredictable series of threatening animals, only some of which must […]

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