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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

A Dog's Superhero


There’s one in every neighborhood. The woman who stands by the door, policing the lawn. Making sure no dog sets foot on and bends a blade of grass, or in winter, no yellow snow appears at the perimeter. Dogs, my own always happy dog among them, do not understand and gleefully jump and run through the snow. And I pretend that this time I don’t even see her.

Her primal opposite, the neighborhood dog hero, is Biscuit Guy. (I wanted to put a cape and sparkles around that, but writing has its limitations. So, just say it in the same tone you’d say Superman!) Biscuit Guy is there on the porch with a big jar of dog biscuits. Except tonight. He wasn’t there. And believe me, there’s no explaining to a corgi. He sat and waited. And waited some more. And I tugged him around the corner. And as soon as he was around the corner, he forgot that Biscuit Guy wasn't there tonight, and he was happy again.

11 Comments:

Blogger jo(e) said...

Oh, there should be a Biscuit Guy hero in every neighborhood!

6:35 PM  
Blogger QT said...

Oh no! I hope nothing happened to Biscuit Guy...that little corgi looks VERY cuddle-worthy, BTW.

6:54 PM  
Blogger Thailand Gal said...

Dogs do seem to make their little friends along the way. This often happens when I walk my dog, too. She knows what should be where. When it's not as she expects, she'll wander in a few circles, looking around. Usually I am not observant enough to know what she's looking for ~ but in her little world, I know it must be important.!

Beautiful dog! :)


Peace,

~Chani

7:24 PM  
Blogger meno said...

I used to work as a teller in a drive-up window. I bought biscuits with my own money to give to the doggies in the cars because the bank people were too F&^@ing cheap to spend $5 every two weeks.
That is until customer's started complimenting the biscuits, then they started paying for them.

The doggies were always happy to come to the bank.

Cute cute puppy.

8:02 PM  
Blogger Sanjay said...

That dogs a cutie, also loved your last post.

8:26 PM  
Blogger jen said...

i heart biscuit guy.

terrific pooch, lucia. nothing says happiness like a bouncing dog.

12:44 AM  
Anonymous gr said...

That is one cute little dog!
As a dog owner of many years, I have noticed that neighbors I would never see and talk to become friendly, and you notice what is going on and who is up to what, in an old-fashioned neighborly way. People don't walk much, people don't know their neighbors, but our dogs give us the opportunity.

6:48 AM  
Blogger Maggie said...

This gave me a great idea. Maybe I will become the Biscuit Lady in my neighborhood! I cannot really own a dog right now, for lack of time and attention abilities. But I could be a superhero for the dogs already in the neighborhood. How fun!

8:36 AM  
Blogger Susan as herself said...

There is a woman who walks her little chihuahua by my house every day. that dog is co damn cute, and so happy---he's like a little wind-up toy. As an animal lover, I take great pleasure in other people's pets, usually.

10:44 AM  
Blogger bobealia said...

My mom has a corgi, but her's isn't furry like yours. I always thought they were rediculous dogs until I got to know her. Now everytime I see one on tv or in a movie I yell "look a Corgi!!!" like a mad woman. They have the most wonderful personalities.

5:59 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

What a sweet little pup!

He's smiling!

9:57 PM  

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