Daddy’s girl

KonaSometimes I think my husband loves this little beast more than he does me or any of our daughters. Why? Because she loves him with a selfless devotion that would be sickening in a human being, and obeys him instantly and without fail. The dog is indifferent to me, and obeys me about as well as Eric Cartman obeys any authority figure. Dogs aren’t stupid; they know who really cares about them and who doesn’t, and this canine has got my number.

Don’t think I’m an animal hater. I’m not, really. Before the maddening Kona — and more importantly, before children — we had another Cairn terrier, the late and greatly lamented Tuffy. When you don’t have children, your pets can take on an importance which, once you do have children, seems ludicrous in hindsight. I still like dogs, and I even like my dog, though I’d like her a little better if she minded me and wasn’t quite so shameless in her preference for Dad.

Comments 5

  1. Bowden Russell wrote:

    Blog owner:

    Dogs have a very good intuition about humans. Perhaps that adorable dog sees something about your husband that you don’t see?

    All I know is that dogs are an excellent judge of human beings.

    Except pitbulls. The world would be better off without these “Assault Dogs”.

    Posted 23 Jun 2008 at 8:17 pm
  2. Brigette Russell wrote:

    How did I know a post about your beloved dog would be the thing it took finally to get you to comment?

    Posted 23 Jun 2008 at 8:26 pm
  3. Bowden Russell wrote:

    Because if she could type she would have written the very words I put up.

    Thus, I had to speak up on her behalf.

    Posted 23 Jun 2008 at 8:30 pm
  4. Ms. Rubenacker wrote:

    Woof!

    Posted 24 Jun 2008 at 3:51 pm
  5. Alex wrote:

    I’ve study not one post in your weblog. You are a big lad

    Posted 20 Aug 2013 at 7:01 am

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